American Idol Instant Recap: MacKenzie Bourg, “Titanium”

Really just an excuse to run this.

Really just an excuse to run this.

I was gonna have a hard time being unbiased with MacKenzie singing “Titanium” because The Kendrick sings it in Pitch Perfect and I was fangurling fanguying like a MF because I like that movie more than any straight dude on the planet.

This was more of MacKenzie being MacKenzie. The arrangement wasn’t crazy different than the song – he really just folkified it – but his vocals were solid and the falsetto note was OK. It wasn’t something that had me jumping out of my seat, like when Rayvon would hammer something home last season.

All in all, good night for MacKenzie – but it’s gonna be a nailbiter for that third spot.

(And yes, these are later than I expected but the back-to-backs set me behind and then Trent Trent’d everywhere).