If Paula, Simon and Randy decided the results on “American Idol,” David Archuleta would probably be safe this week. Here is a quick look at what the judges had to say about David’s performances Tuesday night:
“And So It Goes” – Billy Joel
“You can sing anything, dude. The Billy Joel thing works well on you. You are in the zone. You are in it to win it, baby!”
“It was a pure and stunning performance. I really felt that you were a storyteller. It was a beautiful performance.”
“It was very good. No surprises. A bit predictable. It was good. I didn’t think it was outstanding. Good.”
“With You” – Chris Brown
“I’m not sure it was the right song. Seeing you singing ‘my boo’ was like – I couldn’t believe it.”
“I think you should be singing songs like this. I think you’re so used to singing ballads, but this is another part of who you are. I think you did a great job.”
“It was a little bit like a chihuahua trying to be a tiger, insomuch as it’s not really you. I thought it was all a bit awkward – the dancing.
“Longer” – Dan Fogelberg
“Listen, dude, you could sing the phone book. It doesn’t matter. You’re in the zone, vocally. It was another hot one for you! Hot! Hot! Hot!”
“It was a lovely performance, David. I expect nothing more. It was just very lovely.”
“I’m not going to criticize you, because I think you sang the song very well. However, I thought the song and the lyrics was absolutely horrible. It was so gooey and something you’d choose for, like, a 90-year-old. And you’re 17 years old. Having said that, I do think you’ve done enough to get into the finals next week.
Be sure to watch FOX on Wednesday night to see who makes it into the top two (other than David Archuleta, of course). 🙂