American Idol Instant Recap: Dalton Rapattoni, “Eleanor Rigby”

How I feel now when Dalton performs

How I feel now when Dalton performs

Dalton has become white Qaasim.

He can clearly sing better than the dreadlocked disaster, but there ain’t a lot left in Dalton’s tank right now. I don’t know if he’s battling an illness or just the pressure put on him by judges constantly reminding all of us how original and great he was, but Dalton doesn’t look like the American Idol Season 15 champion the show wanted us to believe he was.

The arrangement was a little too theatrical. Yes, the show is about performance and singing but if you’re getting more performance than vocal, it’s not good. Dalton’s vocals leaned more toward screeching for a good portion and it wasn’t until the end that he sounded like he was in control of his own pipes.

I get that Idol wants him to win and will do everything possible for him to succeed, but at this point there has to be some credibility in the final season of this show and him moving on next week will pretty much kill it.