'American Idol' Top 10 Recap: The Guys, By Golly (Page 1/4)
'American Idol' Top 10 Recap: The Guys, By Golly (Page 1/4)
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Fingers crossed America, if you thought last week was a disaster, tonight has the makings of a repeat performance. We all know that Tuesday is Ladies' Night on Idol, but tonight, with little warning it's the fellas' of season 9 who will be taking the stage. Word broke this afternoon that an unidentified medical issue would prevent Crystal Bowersox from performing, so the guys proved that chivalry is not in fact dead, by sacrificing a day of practice to perform.

We're glad to know the season 9 fellas' would be the type of guys who opened the door for you, but we're not nearly as excited about how they'll do with one less day of practice. Watch along with me tonight as this "freaky Friday" edition of American Idol unfolds and the remaining top 10 guys are tested. Do they have what it takes to survive in the ever-changing life of a live performer? Tonight will be a true test.



If the guys are going to succeed tonight, I have some song recommendations for them. How do you think the guys will fare with tonight's additional pressure? And how freaked out do you think Alex Lambert and Tim Urban are right about now? Lord knows if anyone needed that extra day of practice...

Ryan addresses why the ladies' won't be performing tonight. Crystal Bowersox was rushed to the hospital this morning and on doctor's orders will not be able to perform. Get well Crystal!

If the intro order is to be believed as the performance order my dark horse Lee Dewyze got the pimp spot, I can live with that.

The judges' say they don't think the switch up and day less of practice will effect the guys, I think the judges' are fricking crazy.

Big Mike Lynche

"This is a Man's World" by James Brown

Idol Intro Confessional: Big Mike is BIG into theater. And football. And curling Aaron Kelly:

bigmikebenchpress.jpgBig Mike sort of took our advice and went with a big soul tune and left the ukulele guitar at home. Singing a soul ballad, Big Mike's voice seems almost as big as his biceps. He still gets a bit nasal on his high notes, but it is by far his best vocal performance and he's still supremely likable without seeming like a caricature. Big Mike is bringing that theater background and performing like a pro. Perhaps he won't be making the finals on personality alone.

Simon Says (best judges' comment):

Randy Jackson gives Big Mike and a standing ovation and calls him an "R&B star." Simon says it was like "going from a pussy cat to a lion in one week."

Safe, Shaky, or Should Be Packing: Super Safe

John Park

"Gravity" by John Mayer


Idol Intro Confessional: English is John's second language. He's "honest" and "authentic." (Side convo John: when you have to say that over and over and over again, you're usually not.)

Yikes, John Park doing John Mayer. Cocky guy covers cocky guy. Makes me nervous. John's voice sounds worlds better than last week and it works with the blue-eyed soul sound. However, sitting down on a stool the entire time and not moving around the stage at all takes us back to the same snooze-fest style performance that John performed last week. This is not your collegiate glee group, this is about being a star. You John Park, are not a star. You're a zzzzzz.... Hate to say it, but I think John will be going home this week in the same way and for the same reason that Ashley Rodriguez was sent home.

Simon Says:

Everyone says it's way better than last week, but that he's painfully safe and there was nothing special. Simon says, "I think Purple Haze may get their lead singer back this week. It's a performance we'll forget in 20 minutes." Ellen takes the Paula position and says, "but I really like your look!"

Safe, Shaky, or Should Be Packing: Should be packing

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