Anyone planning to serve up a witty "That Don't Impress Me Much" joke after Tuesday's "American Idol" probably turned off the TV disappointed.
When the top six "Idol" contestants performed Shania Twain songs, there weren't any major train wrecks.
Surprisingly, Casey James -- who usually fits into the bar singer realm -- led the pack with his cover of "Don't!" The acoustic performance was heartfelt, genuine and vulnerable...just what Casey needed.
Front-runner Crystal Bowersox got her first quasi-negative reviews of the season for a folksy version of "No One Needs to Know." The song was a bit too subdued for the judges' tastes, although they all said they still liked her. The most memorable part of the performance was Crystal's decision to dedicate it to her boyfriend, hoping he'll "man up." That was likely an engagement hint.
At the bottom of the pack? For me, it was Siobhan Magnus. She opted for a fast-paced song, "Any Man of Mine." It didn't do much to showcase her vocals, however. Siobhan topped things off with her token big note, which entered full-fledged screaming territory. Judge Simon Cowell was spot-on when he said it sounded like she was giving birth.
Will Siobhan go home, or will shaky Aaron Kelly be eliminated on the week devoted to his genre of choice? And was anyone else creeped out when Aaron dedicated "You've Got a Way" to his mom?
Here are my rankings:
1. Casey James, "Dont!"
2. Crystal Bowersox, "No One Needs to Know"
3. Michael Lynche, "It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing"
4. Lee DeWyze, "You're Still the One"
5. Aaron Kelly, "You've Got a Way"
6. Siobhan Magnus, "Any Man Of Mine"