)–coaches the kids on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” which I’m guessing will be part of tonight’s group sing. In a musical genre this guy is well suited for, he opens the night with “Let’s Get It On.” He starts out at the piano, and then–right when he has to look into our eyes and convince us he’s sexy–he gets up and walks toward the audience to sing the title lyric. Anyway, there’s something about Kris that’s perfect…
Kara shamelessly pipes in with “My Guy.” Paula says Megan’s beautiful but she didn’t find “the pocket.” Simon tells her to fire whoever is advising her. Anoop’s going for a “sensual” rendition of “Ooh Baby Baby.” “I would not change a thing,” says Smokey. He starts out okay, but there are some pitch problems on his falsetto. Michael coughs at the end, to inform us that he, too, is afflicted by the disease that buys you another week on the show.
The finalists visit Smokey Robinson and Berry Gordy (“founder of Motown”) in Hitsville, USA (Detroit) where they were “greeted by screaming fans”–appearing to be about six or seven of them. Ryan says that last week we saw Kris’s sensitive side. Smokey tells him it’s perfect–but I wonder how genuine he is. Paula says those “ladies” brought new life to his performance.
“We bumped into each other at a club in New York a couple weeks ago and had few drinks with our friends. “He texted me and we were laughing so hard, we were like, what the hell!
We next got to see “The Journey of Kris Allen” and those montages always give me the chills.
Sam Smith heads through Heathrow airport on his way to catch a flight on Friday (March 18) in London, England.
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It started with a great recap of the best judges moments from this year which, of course, included some clips of Kara Dio Guardi. ” I am not sure why they picked this since I don’t think it works well as a group number. Kudos to Scott Mac Intyre (season 7 winner, David Cook, performed a song called “Permanent” and I really liked it.
The Carolina Inn now occupies the site of the original chapel.