The boys were getting a tad mushy this week, dedicating their performances to people in their lives who inspire them.
Phil Stacey was the first to go on, and he sent his version of “I Ain’t Missin’ You” to his buddies in the Navy Band Southeast. He said that he enlisted after 9-11, and somehow ended up singing in the Navy Band … not in Iraq. Well, good for him. Anyway, Phil’s looking more casual this week and avoided the cheesy rocker-kicks, so I found him less annoying. But that very naked head-and-face of his still gives me the skeevies. It wasn’t a strong vocal performance, but it didn’t totally suck either. It was nice, but the original song is so fucking great only a real powerhouse could top it, and Phil is no powerhouse.
Next up was Jared Cotter, looking smooth in a sharp suit. He tried his hand at Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” and dedicated it to … his mom and dad? Ooh, that’s a bit creepy-weird. Read the rest of this entry »