DeAndre Brackensick Struggles Through Billy Joel Cover

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This just in: DeAndre Brackensick is no Billy Joel.

The curly-haired American Idol hopeful took to the stage last night as part of the top 10, but clearly struggled through one of Joel's best known tracks, "Only The Good Die Young." Perhaps Tommy Hilfiger's advice for DeAndre to let his hair hang all the way down threw this singer off his game.

Because he appeared to only enunciate about half the words. Watch the performance now and see what we mean:

Brackensick isn't devoid of talent by any means, but when you compare him to Colton Dixon and that finalist's "Piano Man," it's like we're watching two different shows.

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The performance was horrendous. The words mean something. If you cannot understand what the song means and what the song writer intended it's hard to sing it well. It can be pitch perfect and it can still stink. His performance was bouncy and upbeat as if it was intended to be a happy go lucky song about how bad guys end up winning in the end. Worst performance of a Billy Joel song that evening.

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Hate hate hate this poseur! Hate that fake ass swishy falsetto. He can't enunciate even when he speaks. Good lord he sucks! Be gone!

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The author of the above article is the typical let's jump on board writer, please be honest when you evaluate, look at the original Billy Joel song and you'll find Jimmy and the judges have never seen the original version, or they would of praised this rendition, compared to the other pitchy preformances by the other artists' this young man is still yet to hit a bad note in this competition. Jimmy has not helped him at all, the only good advice he received was from Mary J. whose been the only real guest artist on the show, not autotune Wil I Am. Regardless of all the talent on the show they'll only be 1 or 2 that will have a impact on the music scene, and i'm betting on this young man to be one of them.

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OKAY, I LISTEN TO THE SONG "ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG" BY BILLY JOEL IN A CONCERT, AND LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING,DEANDRE DID IT SO SO SO EXCELLENT,AMAZING, I LIKE DEANDRE'S VERSION 100% MORE THAN BILLY JOELS' ORIGINAL....AND ANOTHER THING, CLEAN YOUR EARS BECAUSE DEANDRE SAYS EVERY WORD IN THAT SONG CLEAR!....HE SAYS "YOUNG" VERY CLEAR AT THE END OF THE SONG, HE SAYS IT VERY FAST, BECAUSE HIS VERSION IS MORE ENERGETIC MORE HAPPY, WITH MORE MOVEMENT, BUT THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT HE SAID EVERY WORD IN THAT SONG, AND HIS PERFORMANCE WAS GREAT AS ALWAYS...TO ME, EVERY SONG HAS BEEN PERFECT, BEAUTIFUL, EVEN "THE ENDLESS LOVE" ,EVEN THOUGH THEY SAY THAT SONG ISN'T APPROPIATE FOR HIS AGE HE INTERPRETED THAT SONG ABSOLUTELY WONDEROUS WITH SUCH PASSION AND DELICATENESS. AND HE'S MY IDOL!!!

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American idol chooses the icons of the music industry that these contests have to choose from and to date, they have not featured artist that would compliment DeAndres voice. I would like to see them have the Bee Gees night, or EWF, or Lionel Richie for that matter! All of the aforementioned groups or singer have had tons of hit music to select from. Then lets do a fair comparison between DeAndre And the rest of the contestants! DeAndre has the musical talent of a star

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SARA NIEMIETZ YOU TUBE SENSATION! !

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