Last night on American Idol, the issue of which female put on the best performance was far from grey. In fact, it was black and white.
The quiet crooner sat on a stool, strummed her guitar and performaned a perfect version of Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain.” Consider what Simon Cowell – the judge about whom that song could have been written – said about the audition:
I absolutely loved it. The absolute perfect song for you. It was one of the rare occasions where I felt the artist had genuinely chosen the song. It absolutely connected; I thought you sang it very well. The song didn’t sound old-fashioned. This is why we put you through into the latter stages.
Take a look and a listen for yourself and let us know: is Brooke White now the female favorite?Â
Also earning praise last night from the judges were:
- Kristy Lee Cook: Bounced back from last week with a rendition of “You’re No Good” by Betty Everett that was a “100% improvement” from the prior week, according to Randy Jackson.
- Carly Smithson: Simon didn’t love the song choice of “Crazy on You” by Heart, but did tell the Irish singer that “I don’t think any of these girls can touch you vocally.”