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Scott MacIntyre of 'American Idol'
Singer: SCOTT MACINTYRE
Song: "You Can't Hurry Love"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Admit it. You thought Scott was going to do Stevie Wonder for sure, right? You're just judgmental. Get over it. And get over the fact that Scott just keeps on singing songs written for women. And get over the fact that Scott really isn't good enough vocally to be around anymore and that Matt Giraud has repeatedly showed him up on the piano. It doesn't matter anymore. His performance is monotonous and one-dimensional and he isn't immediately comfortable singing with the backing singers, who lean over the piano like they're trying to be the Rayettes. If the backing singers are going to be that close to the singer, there has to be some sort of interplay (again, see Ray and the Rayettes), but Scott is chilly and distant.
Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Simon Say: Paula disagrees. She thinks the backing singers added new dimension to his performance, saying that when he feels it, the audience feels it, too. Because he's blind. Simon said Scott's piano playing was terrible, the backing singers were a mess and it was the wrong song. Randy agrees with Simon, calling a hotel type of performance. Kara liked the different tempo, but she didn't like the liberties Scott took with the melody. Since we have time to kill, a debate ensues about whether Scott should sing fast or slow. Simon keeps interrupting Paula, so she pulls out crayons and a coloring book. That felt really spontaneous. This is what happens when you have a two-hour episode with only three performances in the first 45 minutes.