Relive all of Wednesday night's dreadful performances for the 'Idol' men in gallery form
Aaron Kelly of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Aaron Kelly
Song: "Here Comes Good-Bye"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Aaron Kelly looks like the missing sibling from "Malcolm in the Middle." He's pretty much unformed and pre-pubescent and his presence is negligible. He is, however, doing a simple and solid karaoke version of a mediocre song, so this may be what the judges are listening for tonight. He sings completely out of his nose and I'm going to forget this performance within seconds, which means the young ladies are gonna LOVE Aaron Kelly. That also means he's better than Kevin Covais, who I may need to compare Aaron to for a couple months, because this kid isn't going anywhere any time soon.
Ellen, Randy, Kara and Simon Say: Simon calls it "quite a good performance," clearly grading on a curve. He says Aaron looks embarrassed to be there and that he needs more confidence. Aaron is Kelly's favorite kind of contestant, because he doesn't know how talented he is. She recommends Aaron goes down this pop-country road. Randy at least notices that Aaron didn't hit all of the notes on the chorus, but he's a big fan. Ellen loves how 'umble Aaron is, raving about his potential for growth.