Goodbye Paul/Hello Casey & Haley!
It was no surpise that Haley Reinhart and Paul McDonald ended up in Idol’s dreaded Bottom Three this week. It all came down to song choice. Haley’s performance of Blondie’s “Call Me” was not a good showcase for her voice. As the judges mentioned…it was not a “singer’s song.” Paul chose Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock n Roll” and it just didn’t hold a candle up to the original.
Stefano Langone is all too familiar with the Bottom Three and he was there again this week. However, his performance of Boys2Men’s “End of the Road” was enough to save him.
It came down to Stefano and Paul in Bottom Two. (I wonder if JLo’s comment about not wantting to lose another female from the competition helped garner Haley some votes.) In the end…we say goodbye to Paul. His kooky performances and dance moves will definitely be missed.
But the highlight of the night for me was when Casey and Haley performed “Moanin’”. I don’t know that it could be a hit today, but either way…what talent!!! Check it!