Relive the best and worst of Tuesday's Shania Twain performances from the 'Idol' Top 6
Lee Dewyze of 'American Idol' performs on Shania Twain Night
Singer: Lee Dewyze
Song: "You're Still The One"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: The arrangement is nicely stripped down so that all we're listening to is Lee's raspy interpretation, which couldn't be more different tonally from Shania's original version. I like how, at the end of the chorus, Lee does a little singing-out-of-the-side-of-his-mouth thing that's totally out of the Kris Allen playbook (not The Kris Allen Songbook). My reservation would be that the song just takes too long to get going in this version and that by the time he gets to the end of the chorus and he's sounding great, the song is over. Too much build, not enough crest.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Randy calls it one of the greatest songs ever written and says that Lee found a way to make the song his own. One of the greatest songs ever written? Hmmm... I would say that Orleans' "Still The One" is a better song with a nearly identical title. If you're not the best song of all-time with your title, you're not one of the best songs ever written. Ellen says Lee couldn't look cuter and that he made it his own. She invites us all to hop aboard the Shania Twain. Is that like the Hot Tamale Twain? If so, Mary Murphy may need to consult an attorney. Kara says that the tone of his voice makes every song relevant. I have no idea what that means, Kara. Simon thought it was the perfect song. Simon liked the performance, but accuses Lee of pulling some strange faces. I think he's talking about the Kris Allen mannerisms, but Kara just flaps her arms and tells Simon that "It's called smiling." [Note: This is night's first song co-written by "Mutt" Lange without any mention.]