Relive the best (Crystal) and worst (Tim, Paige) of Tuesday's Billboard Hot 100 Night performances
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Michael Lynche of 'American Idol' performs on Billboard Hot 100 Night
Singer: Michael Lynche
Song: "When a Man Loves a Woman"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Miley has no advice for Big Mike, but she does get two big bear hugs. There's Earnest Soulful Big Mike and then there's Bouncy High Energy Mike. It's the first one who makes Kara cry. That's who Big Mike is being tonight. Big Mike is good. He doesn't have Crystal's musicianship, but he rarely makes vocal missteps. If anything, this is a bit too much Earnest Soulful Big Mike. It's like we know that whenever he sings songs like this, he's singing to his wife, but this performance is practically wandering out into the audience, sitting on her lap and stroking her cheek. Still, nice to listen to.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: It wasn't Randy's favorite Big Mike performance, but he says Mike knows who he is. Ellen calls it safe, but say she loves him. Uh-oh. Kara was bored, calling it "lounge-y" and "over-indulgent" and says she lost her connection. "It's like you want one scoop of ice cream and you got 11," Simon says. He didn't think Big Mike made the song current and relevant. Simon gives Big Mike some advice and says that he enjoys having this mentorship opportunity. Mentorship? Like on "The X Factor"? Like on "Simon Cowell's X Factor"?