Last night was Latin Night on American Idol with guest mentor Jennifer Lopez. The show started off with Melinda Doolittle stepping out of her shell and getting a little saucy. As always the vocals were nice but overall I thought the performance was weak. Simon Cowell agreed and for once was able to say he wasn’t all that impressed with a Melinda Doolittle performance.
As you all know I’m a Jordin Sparks fan but last night I really thought she fell flat. She didn’t step it up, she just stayed in her safe little comfort zone. My favorite of the night was…drum roll please…Blake Lewis. Yes I have even stepped out of my comfort zone of usually preferring one of the 3 divas and have chosen a male performance as my favorite. Blake Lewis bravely chose a Marc Anthony (Jennifer Lopez’s husband) song; I Need To Know. He did a fantastic job, I enjoyed his voice, I enjoyed the performance, I enjoyed everything about it. Lewis went out there and kicked it up a notch or two and the judges agreed. Randy Jackson felt it was the “best song choice of the night…hot performance.” Paula Abdul called it a “very smart performance” and Simon Cowell agreed saying “best choice of song of the night, best performance so far.”
Who knows how tonight’s voting is going to go. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the bottom three will be Haley Scarnato, Phil Stacy, and Chris Richardson. Sanjaya Malakar made too many lovey eyes at the camera so we know the tweenagers of America will unite and ensure his continuance in the competition.