Relive all of Wednesday night's dreadful performances for the 'Idol' men in gallery form
John Park of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: John Park
Song: "God Bless the Child"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Oooh, this is a ballsy choice. And probably not a good choice. I mean, if you're going to do "God Bless the Child," it helps if you're Lakisha Jones. I'm intrigued by John's range, even if his lower register isn't exactly on point. I'm still grading on a curve, so his vocals aren't so bad. Definitely in the top half of tonight's singers, singing-wise. But "Idol" isn't all about singing, as you may have heard. John's stage presence is sleepy and his enunciation is really poor, which is a problem when you're singing a standard like this. There isn't very much noticeable emotion to what he's doing either. I'm willing to forgive and I'd certainly give John another week. I fear voters won't.
Ellen, Randy, Kara and Simon Say: Simon says you have to have an incredible voice to sing the song and John hasn't. The audience mishears and starts to cheer. Simon has to correct them. Kara agrees with Simon, that there was no connection and that it was lounge-y and sleepy. She reassures him that he can sing. Ellen thinks the song choice won't help with young girls, but she liked the performance and thought he sounded great.