After Dilana does the first encore of the season, we discover that the contestants will get to pick the song they want on elimination night! Sounds like a big advantage for the performers, doesn't it?
Chris comes on first, and sets the bar low with a spotty performance of "LA Woman". He could have really used the song to display some vocal gymnastics, but there were none. Phil goes next and has an equally questionable performance. By the time Matt came on stage, I was thinking if I was Tommy I'd tell Matt not to bother, and just kick Chris AND Phil out.
Matt's got a great voice, and probably shouldn't have been in the bottom three. He certainly wasn't one of the three worst performances from night #1. Then... Matt informs them he's going to do Duran Duran's "Planet Earth". I'm still okay with that, because it's a well written song and played with balls and guitars could really rock.
Instead, we were treated to the standard Duran Duran arrangement, and Phil even through in a little Simon le Bon dance step at one point.
Matt might tear up Idol or America's got Tallent, or some other show, but not here. Not when you pull that tune out to display your hard rock credibility.