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Anoop Desai of 'American Idol'
Singer: ANOOP DESAI
Song: "Everything I Do, I Do It For You"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: QT wants Anoop to kill the vocals. The first note sounds like it's going to be a straight-forward Bryan Adams impression, but the song has been very slightly rearranged, some of the notes slightly elongated. It's the second straight utterly banal song salvaged by smart and small tweaks and by a very good solid vocal performance from Anoop. He's not overflowing with energy and intensity and I don't know that he brought the roughness QT wanted, but he sounds strong.
Mean Joe Green, L.C. Greenwood, Ernie Holmes and Simon Say: Randy was worried about the song choice, but he thinks that Anoop is "rockin' the house, right about now." He congratulates Anoop. Kara tells Anoop that it was one of his best vocals and that he's found his place and that the changes in the melody were right. Simon gives a raised eyebrow as if he'd beg to differ. No time! Well, there's no time for judging, but plenty of time for Ryan to tease Anoop about his lack-of-girlfriend.