Anoop Desai and Lil Rounds were sent home in American Idol 8 Episode 32, which brings us down to the top 5 performing tonight.
Tonight’s theme is the rat pack era. Since everybody from that time is dead, the surprise mentor for the week is Jamie Foxx, the guy from In Living Color who’s apparently now a singer. According to Seacrest, this is the perfect mentor for this week.
Song: The Way You Look Tonight from Swing Time
Randy: Your best performance to date. Mad nice vocals.
Kara: Set the technical standard so incredibly high.
Paula: Near impeccable.
Simon: Good. A little bit wet (aka not dry). Safe. Don’t get the feeling you can win the competition.
Numbers: 1-866-IDOLS-01 or 1-866-IDOLS-06
Song: Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh, Kay!
Randy: Loved it.
Kara: Ain’t nervous for you any more. Not a one trick pony. If that doesn’t land you in the finals, I don’t know what will.
Paula: Alluring and very tender.
Simon: Don’t feel the self belief from you. Horrible feeling you could be in trouble.
Numbers: 1-866-IDOLS-02 or 1-866-IDOLS-07
Song: My Funny Valentine from Babes in Arms
Randy: A little pitchy. Didn’t all quite come together.
Kara: Didn’t feel the emotional connection.
Paula: Pure, simple, really impressive.
Simon: The only authentic song tonight. Brilliant.
Numbers: 1-866-IDOLS-03 or 1-866-IDOLS-08
Song: Come Rain or Come Shine from St. Louis Woman
Randy: Could actually have an album of songs like that.
Kara: You had swag tonight (that’s a good thing).
Simon: Proved a point. Best vocals from you in weeks.
Numbers: 1-866-IDOLS-04 or 1-866-IDOLS-09
Song: Feeling Good from the Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd
Randy: A little too Broadway for me, but another good performance.
Kara: Shocking in a good way.
Paula: You make me feel better than good.
Simon: Get the feeling you want to win.
Numbers: 1-866-IDOLS-05 or 1-866-IDOLS-10