Am I the only one who finds these theme nights stupid. I like it better when they have theme nights that are - sing anything during the 90's etc.
I also think Taylor takes these theme nights to heart. Just as he tried to be somebody from the 50's - I think he thought John Denver is country - and I think he sings better then John Denver. He definitely was not the worst last night - if you watch it over. Ace was worse, Bucky was worse, I thought Mandisa was terrible. I agreed with Simon that Paris was good too.
I agree. I don't think Taylor was the worst by ANY means. Not even close.
I thought his performance was just as good as most last night. I thought ace's performance was worse, too.
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." ~ Orhan Pamuk
I think he mailed it in. First time I was unimpressed with Taylor, but the Soul Patrol will certainly save him.
Awwww Taylor...what gives?? How can you not pull off John friggin Denver??? (That's ok, I still love you.)
I posted on the spoiler thread already as to why I think he blew but I'll sum it up here.
A: He was the first performer and usually they don't do well (right? I have no long term memory so someone can dispute this.)
B: He's concentrating too hard on singing and not being spastic. Let it out my man...If you're crazy and you know it clap your hands!
Last night and last week Taylor reminded me of Bo last year during that 3-week slump that ended with him being in the bottom 3. At that time Bo seemed like he was just along for the ride, and Taylor kind of seemed like that last night too. But the other AI memory that comes to mind is Clay on "country rock" night in AI2, when he sat on a stool and sang "Someone Else's Star." He sounded great but the performance didn't have a lot of energy; he was sick with the flu or something at the time. Taylor sort of seemed like he might have been a bit under the weather last night too. Or maybe Miss Libby is onto something:Yeah!... He's concentrating too hard on singing and not being spastic. Let it out my man...If you're crazy and you know it clap your hands!
One of the Foxes On Idol columnists wondered why Taylor he didn't do one of the country songs that Ray Charles recorded, and I do too. Were they not on the "cleared" list? (Someone said last year that 19E has permission for only about 600 songs for the contestants to choose from.)
But re-watching my tape, I think Taylor sounded fine, and I don't think he'll be going home this week, even if he does end up in the bottom 3. The votes may be pretty evenly split this year, so almost anyone can end up in the bottom 3 on a given week.
Last edited by Grisabella; 04-05-2006 at 05:45 PM.
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I've seen some posts elsewhere that Taylor is ill with strep throat. If so, he did a heck of a job to just show up and sing that well. And an even better compliment to him is not using it as an excuse - standing up there like a man and taking the criticism, especially that "lazy" comment of Simon's. The first thing that came to my mind, when I noticed Taylor wasn't himself, is that he didn't look well. That would also explain him staying off to the side from the group.
Sing & dance the night away!
Does anyone know how true it is that he was ill with strep throat? That would explain why he didn't sing well, put much effort into the song.
Sick or not, he could have given the song new life ... at least he could have attempted that so that we wouldn't have to blame it on him being sick.
"An apple a day may keep the doctor at bay" ... but on top of that, an Apple™ consumer won't get any viruses either!!!
Maybe he just didn't feel the song and couldn't get into it. I could see that as being a possibility.
"...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!