American Idol Instant Recap: Sonika Vaid, “Clarity”

If you’re going to pick an up-tempo song with the emotional depth of my kid’s wading pool, you need to sit back and think about who are the majority of Idol voters. You… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: Trent Harmon, “Simple Man”

So you want to punch people in the heart with a performance? Trent just did. I can’t think of a better song selection for the show’s resident southern boy – or at leas… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: MacKenzie Bourg, “Billie Jean”

MacKenzie delivered again. You can’t take on legends’ songs and it might be harder to sing an American Idol legends’ song and as far as anyone who’s ever watched the show is concerned,… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: Dalton Rapattoni, “Sound of Silence”

Just another good performance from Dalton on a night where he desperately needed them. My problem is was it too much performance? He sang and definitely took a couple steps away from being… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: Sonika Vaid, “Let It Go”

One of the downsides to fatherhood is being forced to listen to princess movie soundtracks and as someone who has listened to Frozen more than probably any album I’ve ever personally owned, I… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: Tristan McIntosh, “Independence Day”

All she needed was a little fire under her ass to make her start singing. Who knew? Other than La’Porsha, Tristan’s probably been the best performer since the Top 10. The last three… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: MacKenzie Bourg, “Wild World”

That was sneaky good. There’s no doubt MacKenzie has more cheese in his performances than Wisconsin, but there’s something about it that’s fun. His take on Wild World was fun and different. It… Continue reading

American Idol Instant Recap: La’Porsha Renae, “Ready For Love”

That was perfect. Not gonna waste words here because there’s a good chance I’ll be pounding out another 750 on how awesome La’Porsha Renae is. How’s that for insight?

American Idol Instant Recap: Dalton Rapattoni, “Numb”

Let’s be honest – nobody thought that was going to be remotely listenable, especially when you saw the song, the band and based on Dalton’s recent performances, who was singing it. I didn’t… Continue reading