American Idol Instant Recap: Trent Harmon, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”
Feel like Simon Fuller sat down, said “well, they totally fucked up this season and everyone loves Motown Week and we didn’t get one so I’m gonna give them the closest thing to it with my picks.”
Trent’s a heavy underdog, but if he wanted a fighting chance this was it. A great song that requires vocals and a range that only the real Idols possess. It’s a towel-grabber for the women at home, the type of performance that gets people pregnant without knowing it.
There was no room for error and Trent didn’t make one. He looked smooth, sang smoother and managed to only awkwardly stare at J-Lo’s boobs once: