So I was really looking forward to Disco night on American Idol 2. But man, was I disappointed. For one, no one sang “Last Dance” by Donna Summer. C’mon people – why not? That’s a seminal disco song, in my mind. But Kimberly Caldwell DID attempt “Knock on Wood”, which is my second favorite disco song of all time. But she didn’t do it well.
In fact, no one really sang WELL other than Clay and Rickey. In fact, Clay did SO well (finally, an up-tempo song), that I was shocked when Simon said it was dreadful. As for Rooo-ben, sure he sang impeccably, but he managed to make a Barry White song be BORING. I didn’t think that was possible. For once Carmen Whats-Her-Name sang well (although her vibrato has GOT to go). Trenyce was okay, but she was trying to hard to sound like Whitney – that’s a big turnoff for me when a singer tries to emulate another performer.
Picking a bottom three is so tough because other than Clay, no one else really stood out in any way. They were all sub-par.
So for the bottom three I’d start with Josh Gracin, who was TOTALLY out of his element and knew it (and his song choice was terrible). Then add in Kimberly Locke, who FINISHED her song well, but started off very rocky. And finish the trio with Trenyce, who has an amazing voice – when she’s not attempting to channel Whitney.