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Alex Lambert of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Alex Lambert
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Time for another vintage Alex Lambert performance! His hideous awkwardness hasn't been mitigated at all, but if I just look away from the screen, his voice is so pleasing I don't much care. You get the feeling that if he could perform inside a cardboard box, he probably would. If he could find a big enough guitar to cover his whole body, he'd do that as well. But Alex has a problem. The more surprising he is, the better he seems to be. After Week One, last week was a huge surprise. After Week Two, this week gets a grade of "Lives Up to Expectations," but it stops his upward climb.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy likes the song choice, but wasn't exactly wowed. The crowd boos Randy. "You're becoming a mushy banana," Ellen says. Next week? I look forward to Alex becoming banana bread next week. She warns him not to become a cocky banana. Kara tells Alex that he's the only thing standing in the way of Alex winning. Simon wants to see Alex relax and have a good thing. Simon advises, "You've kinda got to imagine Randy in a bikini." No, Alex. Don't listen.