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For the first time ever contestants are now allowed to play instruments during the live performances. Jason Castro becomes the first person on AI to do so.
The boys go first this year for the second straight year. Before it was boy, girl, boy, so this year should have the girls start first.
Simon: (on Luke's performance) You fell into the absolute worst trap you can fall into, which is that nobody is going to remember you.
(After Jason Yeager performed):
Randy: You definitely did a pretty good job with that song ... You had a couple of problems ... pitch-wise ... stay in it, stay in it.
Paula: I did my first ballet recital to that song. (This is literally her contribution and critique.)
Simon: You came over much older on that song ... It was very cruise ship ... It was neither here nor there; you didn't go the Frank Sinatra route ... It was very middle of the road.
(After David Cook performed):
Randy: You started and it was a little weird for me ... you worked it out and made a rock joint of "Happy Together" ... if he can pull this off, he can do anything, Paula.
Paula: It was a bit worthy ... it's worthy of great praise. You rocked it, you made something original.
Simon: I thought it was good ... you shouted the song a little bit in the middle. It's a weird song to choose because I never heard that song sung like that before ... you almost made it believable.
(After Chikezie Eze performed):
Randy: It was pretty good ... *sigh* ... you're kind of an old-fashioned singer ... make it new fresh, young ... it was a'ight.
Paula: You've come a long way and you're here ... you're a throwback to great R&B ... you did a very nice job.
Simon: Here's my problem Chikoozie ... I absolutely hated the whole performance ... the suit is hideous ... corny, cheesy, this could have been something filmed forty years ago.
(After David Hernandez performed):
Randy: I like that you started with a whole kind of gospel vibe in the front ... it fell a little apart at the end ... but way to start it off, yo! The competition is on!
Paula: You've got brilliant vocals to rely on .. Perfect vibrato where you needed it ... Good job.
Simon: It was better than I thought it would be ... beginning was terrific, middle part was all a little bit rabbit in the headlights, end I didn't like ... you've got to loosen up a bit. Very stiff, very nervous ... didn't hear anything distinct in your voice.
Randy: It was a little pitchy for me, and I know that's a word Paula and I use a lot.
Simon: Danny, I don't care whether this one thinks you're yellow, orange, or purple, because all this--
Randy: Oh ho ho.
Paula: Guess what...
Simon: -- colors nonsense is just ridiculous.
Paula: I just -- I think that there's going to be a lot of colors of Danny coming out. Yeah. (loud cheers and applause)
Simon: I just -- I don't understand a word of what you just said. Not a word. What color was that?
Audience Member: Purple!
Randy: Blue. Blue.
Simon: Danny, I thought the performance was verging on grotesque.
Simon: When you got it, you got it, and David that was by a comfortable mile the best performance of the night--
Simon: -- so far.
Paula: How many dogs have you really raised from puppies?
Randy: We love dogs.
Simon: A lot. A lot.
Randy: We love dogs. We love dogs.
Ryan: And, Paula, as we start to vote now, what should America really look for?
Paula: Uh, first, and foremost to just give it up to Randy -- he only said two "dawgs" and three "mans."
Just like last year the contestants record full studio versions of their performances, but this year AI teamed up with iTunes and sell them there.
List of Songs Sung By The Contestants:
Jason Castro - Daydream (what a day for a) by Lovin' Spoonful
Michael Johns - Light My Fire by The Doors
David Hernandez - In the Midnight hour by Wilson Pickett
Chikezie - More Today Than Yesterday by Spiral Staircase
David Cook - Happy Together by The Turtles
Jason Yeager - Moon River by Audrey Hepburn
Robbie Carrico - One (is the Loneliest Number) by Three Dog Night
David Archuleta - Shop Around by The Miracles
Danny Noriega - Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
Luke Menard - Everybody's Talkin' by Harry Nilsson
Colton Berry - Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
Garrett Haley - Breakin' up is Hard to Do by Neil Sedaka
The contestants will perform a song from the 60's. This is the first time the Semi-Finals have a theme.
House is pre-empted tonight.
This is a 2 hour episode
Ryan: (After announcing the girls and seeing them dancing) "Hey Nigel, that reminds me of your show."
Nigel Lithgow who is a producer on AI, is also a judge on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance?"
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