On the 28th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death (RIP, King), it's fitting that I've OD'd on J.D. His prima-donna posturing last night and during Sunday's original-song challenge left me all shook up. I just can't take him seriously any longer, and I bet the viewers are starting to feel the same way. Listen to the bell, J.D., it will soon toll for thee. Here's the rock recap.
Jordis: "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" got Dana booted back in Week 1, but in Jordis' capable hands, it sounds like the classic it is. In fact, Navarro says he's psyched to be a "member of this planet" when Jordis sings. I'm right there with you, Dave.
Jessica: I'll admit that Natalie Imbruglia's version of "Torn" is a guilty pleasure of mine. As are women who pair boots with a skirt. Jess indulges me in both voice and style.
Ty: What's with the wagging tongue, Ty? It's not forked, studded or Gene Simmons-y in length, so put it away already, man. Otherwise, "Maggie May" was good but glossy.
Suzie: Her flapper hairdo and smoky delivery of "Bring It on Home to Me" makes me wish I was roaring in the '20s with a Jack on the rocks in one hand and a Pall Mall in the other. And, yes, I know that rockers are supposed to drink Jack Daniel's out of the bottle.
Marty: As far as I'm aware, Scottish band Travis was the first to rework Britney's "Baby One More Time" into an acoustic number. Their version was a bit jocular; Marty's was lonesome, ornery and downright mean not to mention excellent.
Deanna: "I Can't Make You Love Me" was one of her most nuanced and controlled numbers yet, but I still think she's got one foot out the stage door.
J.D.: Which one of the Backstreet Boys were you trying to be, J.D.? "As Tears Go By" didn't sound like no Stones song I've ever heard.
MiG: Wow, MiG comes alive with Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way." And all Navarro could think about when MiG was singing was how much he loves his wife, Carmen Electra. Which is funny, cause all I could think about was how much I love Carmen, too.
Bottom three tonight? I'm saying Ty, Deanna and J.D.
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