I loved his performance last night. I don't think it was vocally challenging enough for him and yes, I would have preferred a different song. But since he made that choice, I thought he did wonderful with it. He always is a performer and he had everyone smiling and loving him bigtime.
I loved how he dressed with the theme and just brought you right into the middle of the 50's, I would have loved to see a few girls dancing beside him wearing poodle skirts!
I like Taylor when he does his kind of music...he will win the competition for sure. He has all of the right ingredients: Southern, popular, and has a story to tell. He is more "deserving" to win than the others I think.
I hope he dyes his hair--it would be fun to see how he would look!
Why would he dye his hair to look like "everybody else" when he is a stellar standout for his gray hair, alone?
Simply put, the man is a joy!
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I`m starting to like Taylor , last week was a great show.
But what he did yesterday didn`t work for me at all.
Didn't work for me either. He and Lisa basically grabbed any aspect of the 50's no matter how cheesy and built a everything 50's themed performance.
The only difference is that Taylor's 50's theme worked much better than Lisa's. Where most everybody took the more timeless and cool aspects, he took a risk with Buddy Holly. I think I can see why Taylor chose that song and get up, but if this wasn't AI, I don't think people would have warmed up to his performance as easily.
Taylor didn't choose a song that would show his voice so much, but, he did give a great performance. I've always loved when the contestants try to dress for the theme - good times when Tamyra, Kelly, Trenyce had fun with it. Remember Rickey Smith in the afro wig? Keep bringin' it, Taylor - you & Mandisa make me smile.
Sing & dance the night away!
Not Taylor's best performance vocally - I got bored. I enjoy watching him though and his personality is terrific. Although, most of the time, he's great - not the best, but consistently good.
i think Taylor can sing any genre of music, and sing it very well. That, along with his personality and love of music make him outstanding, IMO.
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Gang, Taylor's version of "Georgia" has been floating around the Internet lately. I listened to it today, and if he performs it on AI, he could bring the house down with it. He is loaded with feeling and great vocal tones. I might not be allowed to post the link to it, but if you nose around long enough on the Web, you'll find it. [Tho, since Taylor recorded it long before his AI appearance, I don't think Fox can claim copyright to it retroactively.]