This should have been the week to use the save, because there is a good chance that Danny, who did a horrible rendition of Aerosmith, may likely need it to be saved from his first painful performance of the season.
But let’s get to the show. (Audio Performances at the end of the post)
Adam Lambert- “Whole Lotta Love” – Led Zeppelin – First was Adam. We had said weeks ago that Adam sounds like Robert Plant, but Plant required a studio to pull off the screams, and Adam can do it effortlessly live. We knew, if he didn’t majorly screw up and try to do the song too differently from the original, he would kill it. He got advise from the weekly mentor “Slash” to not improvise the song too much. Adam listened, and it was awesome rock. He is the only person in Idol history that could have pulled off that song. (10/10)
Allison Iraheta- “Cry Baby” – Janis Joplin – Second was Allison. This is a classic song, which requires an amazing vocal range to pull off well. Allison was not challenged by what was a classic Joplin tune. She belted it out as well as Janis ever did live. We loved it, but there is no way she could outdo Adam. (9/10)
Kris Allen- “Come Together“ – Beatles – Kris did this OK. It was a bit mundane and not overly thrilling to watch. He was on key throughout and did it well, but we wouldn’t break down a door to see him perform it. (7/10)
Danny Go Off-key- “Dream On” – Aerosmith – Nothing could save Danny here. He was already out of his element and there are so many bluesy rock songs he could have chosen instead. He tried to be Adam and scream, and that is not only not Danny’s style, but it is way out of character and his vocal range. Where Danny shines is the blues, and instead of choosing a Stones tune or a Joe Cocker song he could have nailed, he chose to do Aerosmith? Their biggest hit no less? Bad idea Danny. (5/10)
There were some duets, but none were worth much and none would make a difference in the voters minds. The solos placed Danny so far behind it was pathetic and one bad week could send him home because the judges totaly blew the save two weeks ago.
Danny Gokey could lose to Kris and Allison for the first time in this competition on one bad performance. And we coined the phrase Danny Offkey to express how bad this performance was. After weeks of greatness, Danny could well go home, unless the audience gives him a chance because he has been so great in past weeks.
As a note to our readers, Danny made votefortheworst.com, and if you vote for Danny tonight, you would be.