For Kris Allen, Simon Fuller picks "What's Goin' On."
Hmm. I think I picked this tune for Kris for Motown week. Just saying. Anyway, the tune is right in Kris' zone, with the exception of a couple shaky low notes at the beginning. Kris takes the stage with just his guitar and a couple bongo players, and delivers some nice vocals and a good emotion-driven finish. Unfortunately, parts of the song seem to lack feeling and it really doesn't add anything to what we already know about Kris' vocal range. Decent overall, but not incredibly memorable.
Randy: "You sang it great, it was just a little light for me."
Kara: "You've been true to yourself since day one."
Paula: "You tore that song up and made Marvin Gaye proud."
Simon: "It was like three friends in their bedrooms strumming along to Marvin Gaye...I thought it was too laid-back for a night like this."
Simon said Adam wins round two "a million and 10 percent."