Relive all of Wednesday night's dreadful performances for the 'Idol' men in gallery form
Alex Lambert of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Alex Lambert
Song: "Wonderful World"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Mary Powers' whipping boy is doing a song I don't know. Is he trying to be robotic? Is that the joke? Can he not move his shoulders or turn his head and that's an intentional thing he's doing? Like when David Byrne wearing a suit that doesn't fit and he knows that it doesn't fit, but he's being ironic or over-sized? And is he staring dead-eyed into the camera for a reason? Is he blinking "Get Me Out Of Here" in Morse Code? Alex's awful through the verse, but when he gets to the chorus, three odd things happen: 1) I recognize the song. 2) He loosens up considerable and starts at least rocking up and down, bending his knees and 3) He starts sounding good. By the end, Alex managed to pull himself safely out of my Bottom Two for the night. Miraculous!
Ellen, Randy, Kara and Simon Say: "I don't know who was happier for that to end, you or me," Simon says, calling it the evening's most uncomfortable performance. Simon actually clarifies that Alex's voice isn't the problem, it's his nerves. Kara raves that Alex sounds so much like James Morrison, which she means as a compliment. Yes, Kara insulted multiple girls last night for sounding too much like successful recording stars. It's Randy's favorite tone of voice. Randy likes him. Randy mentions nothing about this performance. Ellen loves Alex's mullet and she compares him to an unripe banana. This is Ellen's best comment of the night.