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Scott MacIntyre of 'American Idol'
Singer: SCOTT MACINTYRE
Song: "Wild Angels"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Another bland, adult contemporary performance from Scott. He's one of those singers who can't hit notes properly immediately and has to pull everything into pitch. This song starts lower and is more in his comfortable range, but when it picks up tempo, it also rises higher and his voice gets thinner and thinner and thinner. Like Kris and Michael, Scott is already beginning to become monotonous. Unlike Kris, he doesn't have the voice to get away with the every-week sameness.
Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Simon Say: It was another lovely performance for Paula, who respects that he works harder than most singers. She warns him that the piano may become a crutch for him. Simon thinks Paula's criticism is stupid and that there's nothing wrong Scott sitting behind a piano if he wants to. Simon, though, wants him to choose better songs, though Scott says that he's lost a couple hat-picks. Do we figure the other contenders are lying to him and telling him he's picking a lower number? Randy wants more of the "hot, crazy, unbelievable vocals" from Scott. Kara also wants Scott to up his game. This is a hoot. It took exactly three weeks for the judges to get bored with Scott and realize that they pushed him through for reasons that had nothing to do with his skills. Randy, Scott never possessed "hot, crazy, unbelievable vocals," so it probably isn't fair to complain when they're missing. Just celebrate his heroism and noble spirit and be done with it.