Relive the best (Crystal, Siobhan) and worst (Paige, Katie) of Tuesday's 'Idol' performances from the Top 8 Women
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Paige Miles of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Paige Miles
Monkeys As Critics' Take: I love "Smile," but this is one of those inexplicable "Idol" favorites. Does anybody tonight other than Siobhan have a killer instinct? Or have all of the ladies gone into the musical equivalent of a Prevent Defense. Didi, Lacey and Katelyn were trying to see who can make the fewest viewers forget them, without alienating or exciting anybody. Paige at least has the decency to be bad. Very bad. She oversings every little bit of the sing, with weak vibrato, thin head-voice and brutal runs. She's not in tune. She's not on rhythm. She has no spirit. And she can't sing the song.
Randy, Ellen, Karen and Simon Say: It didn't work at all for Randy. Ellen wonders why we didn't get to see any personality here. Kara asks Paige if she knows that she blew it. Paige can't really come up with an answer. Simon says the arrangement was awful, calling it a Peanut Performance from the Holiday Inn in 1974. Simon says it's a shame, because Paige has so much potential. Simon has said this for three straight weeks. It's nice that the judges got to see her potential. We haven't. Paige cries and pays tribute to Michael Jackson. She also throws the musical directors under the bus by blaming the arrangement. And was that also the case last week, Paige? And the week before? I'd say Paige is done, except that as the worst singer of the night, that's going to stand out.