Relive all of Wednesday night's dreadful performances for the 'Idol' men in gallery form
Michael Lynche of 'American Idol' performs
Singer: Michael Lynche
Song: "This Love"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: The thing I love here is that this may be the biggest physical gap between original singer and "Idol" cover-artist in show history, insofar as Michael could fit Adam Levine of Maroon 5 in his front pocket. Or Michael could floss his teeth with Adam Levine. For a large dude, Michael is very high energy and bouncy and his performance is similarly spirited and high energy. Vocally? Meh. Maybe not even "meh." There's no singing, but he barks out the words, keeps the audience engaged and brings a smile to my face. Hey, so am I the only one beginning to feel like Todrick Hall got a really raw deal in retrospect?
Ellen, Randy, Kara and Simon Say: Ellen loves Michael's personality and she doesn't care about pitch problems. Because Ellen is useless. Randy raves about Michael's gregarious character. Kara thinks Michael rescued the night from being too depressing, but she makes the great point that one a different, better night, they'd be more critical. Simon says Michael was "like the support act before the mail act." Simon adds that Michael will look back and regret this performance.