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Matt Giraud of 'American Idol'
Singer: MATT GIRAUD
Song: "Staying Alive"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Damn you, Matt Giraud. He starts off the slightly groovy arrangement and I'm thinking, "This isn't a bad different take on 'Staying Alive.'" And then he unleashes a totally inappropriate, off-key falsetto sequel that adds nothing and things spiral downhill from there. In fact, the way the song has been arranged, he only sings the opening verse of the song and it's chaos from there. Even the last note, it starts soulful and strong and then he adds two extra runs to kill it. Last week, Matt promised he'd learn from the judges telling him not to oversing. This week, he proved to be just as thick-headed as Lil Rounds.
Athos, Porthos, Aramis and Simon Say: Check it out. So listen. Randy didn't love the song choice or the arrangement, but that Matt can sing. He calls this one of the most talented groups of seven the show has had. He's incorrect. Kara's relieved that Matt brought Disco back and that it was a solid performance. "You pick songs like I bowl," Paula's assistant writes for her. This week was a strike, it seems. Simon didn't like the performance, that he needs to leave Idol Land and go to the Real World. If by that, he means that it's time for Matt to go home and that the judges never should have wasted the Save on him, I'm in total agreement.