Relive the best and worst of Tuesday's Elvis performances from the 'Idol' Top 9
Andrew Garcia of 'American Idol' performs on Elvis Night
Singer: Andrew Garcia
Song: "Hound Dog"
Monkeys As Critics' Take: Andrew is one of the contestants the producers would love to see go home tomorrow. And if Crystal was in a dangerous slot, Andrew's place is even more dangerous, especially if he isn't memorable and even Adam Lambert calls his initial performance "boring." Andrew likes the microphone. It's his friend. And he's decided that without a guitar in his hands, he's going to cradle the mic and the mic stand as he lumbers around the stage. As vocals go, this was one of Andrew's more managed performances. But he's having so little fun with the performance it's contagious. Go ahead, tell me what Andrew has added to the song. Tell me what his arrangement has allowed you to recognize about this piece of music. Tell me how it's better or even distinctively changed. He's slurring some of the words drunkenly? Is that "interpretation"? This was just a waste of time and you can be sure that Adam Lambert never would have done something so dull in a million years.
Randy, Ellen, Kara and Simon Say: Yo. Yo. Check it out. Randy calls it "not good karaoke." Kara disagrees, though she wanted a little more swagger. Kara wanted Andrew to own the stage, calling the mic his crutch. Simon thought it was lazy and unpredictable, rather than a star performance. He also feels like Andrew has lost his coolness. Man, Andrew lost his coolness weeks ago and this performance is one that virtually guarantees elimination.