Relive the best (Crystal) and worst (Tim, Paige) of Tuesday's Billboard Hot 100 Night performances
Andrew Garcia of 'American Idol' performs on Billboard Hot 100 Night
Singer: Andrew Garcia
Song: "Heard It Through the Grapevine"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Miley Cyrus' advice to Andrew is to lose the guitar. Is she trying to kill him? She would tell Samson to cut his hair also. Alas, Andrew isn't backed by a quartet of singing raisins. Ummm... What Miley didn't understand is that Andrew has no idea what to do on the stage without a guitar. He stands in place and occasionally points at his ear to imply the hearing that he was doing through the grapevine. WAIT. DID ANDREW JUST MOONWALK? And was the director showing the backup singers instead? That's his only moment of stagecraft in this entire immobile performance and the director missed it? DUDE. The arrangement has Andrew doing roughly as much singing here as Tim Urban did. I used to think he was better than that, but now I'm not so sure. Miley looks uninterested and I don't blame her. If Andrew goes home, he has three people to blame: Miley Cyrus, Bruce Gowers and, of course, Andrew Garcia.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Dude. Man. Yo. Randy didn't think it was good. Ellen, who loves everybody, hopes that people will vote for him, even though it wasn't good. Kara thinks he's confused. She tells him to go back to "Straight Up." "Maybe we just overrated that moment in hindsight," Simon says on "Straight Up." He tells Andrew he doesn't know who he is as an artist and pretty well tears him to shreds.