The Soul Patrolman “reported for duty” on AI5′s April 11 show.
The American Idol 5 contestant with the runaway rampant fan base that’s putting all other contestant AI boards to shame, delivered what his fans had begged for all the previous week; he tore up the Idol stage.
The silver-maned Soulman’s passionate performances have drawn rave reviews from his fans and criticisms from his detractors. He is an acquired taste and not for the faint of heart — most likely the folks who don’t understand his dance moves or his appeal probably would have been in the crowd that derided Elvis Presley in his early days. (You know The King had his own ‘spaztastic’ moves that caught plenty of criticism…)
Taylor Hicks chose the frolicky, fun Queen song “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and turned it into a dynamic high energy performance. Simon Cowell previously had been interviewed as saying he was afraid that Hicks could possibly be voted the next American Idol. (Be afraid Simon, very afraid…) After the April 11th endeavor by Hicks, Simon looked positively pale. Cowell managed to sputter how he thought the performance was “ridiculous”, and he asked Hicks, “Are you drunk?” I could see how it may be difficult for Simon to imagine being as forceful and passionate as Hicks clearly demonstrates he is – while being sober…[ADBLOCKHERE]Currently, there are rumors in circulation that in fact, American Idol, 19E and Cowell may be in bed together to try and influence the public to seat rocker Chris Daughtry as the next contestant to be crowned Idol. Conspiracy theories are not new to this runaway popular program and have besieged it throughout its five year history with the exception of the first year. I must add, rumors are just that: “Rumours.” (Great Fleetwood Mac album – oops my A.D.D. side surfacing!)
Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul were the two judges who passed Taylor through and enabled him to get to where he is in the current standings. The Taylor Hicks fan boards ripped after his performance Tuesday night like Neon. Check out e.Bay, Dial Idol or any of the gambling on Idol betting sites, the numbers on Taylor Hicks are steadily rising, steadily on top, not to yet be matched by anyone in the competition with exception of Miss Pick-Pickler. Kellie is holding her own — this gal may not act like she knows what a ‘ballsy’ is but she definitely has a brass pair. (AI5 watchers and fans, do not underestimate this little gal. She is a 500 lb. tiger in a 100 lb. girl body. Seriously.)
Back to my favorite topic — Taylor Hicks. So gorgeous, complete with spot-on vocals; I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, the force, the energy, the very Big Cahones he is obviously endowed with to enable him to pull off the type of performances he delivers to the American Idol stage. He is “The Mack Daddy” and the force to be reckoned with on American Idol this year. Dance critics, 19E and AI5 be damned.
Groove on Soulman!