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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Casey Abrams Channels Joe Cocker and Ashthon Jones Does Diana Ross

Casey Abrams, “With a Little Help From My Friends”: 16
The arrangement was great, but I’m just not that crazy about the song choice. I’ve got no problem with Joe Cocker, but I just don’t think of that one as a singer’s song. And notice that Casey didn’t take Jimmy’s advice about staring down the judges at the beginning…

Ashthon Jones, “When You Tell Me You Love Me”: 13
I like Ashthon, but this one just totally fell flat for me. She is all about attitude and that song didn’t show any. And that beginning was a tad on the rough side. Rodney Jerkins did her a real service by talking her into hitting those higher notes, but I think he would have done her a bigger service if he had steered her toward another song…