It’s a battle of three guys during Tuesday’s performance night of “American Idol”.
Alex Lambert, Michael Lynche and Lee Dewyze were the three frontrunners on Tuesday’s show, getting not just the nods but praises from the judges who critiqued their performances last week.
The Top 10 male hopefuls were supposed to perform Wednesday, but due to the unexpected hospitalization of female contender Crystal Bowersox, the order of events this week was switched.
Regardless, almost all the men were in good shape upon doing their numbers. Lynche was the first to garner praise after doing a heartwarming version of the classic hit, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”
“This is how I feel about that dog, I gotta give it to you,” says Randy Jackson while giving Lynche a standing ovation. “Crazy, crazy, unbelievable. R&B star right there.”
Kara DioGuardi meanwhile also offered a seemingly odd comment for the new dad. “Tonight you went from being a singer to someone who could potentially be a great artist. You owned it tonight. I don’t know what you ate between last week and this week…”
Lambert, who confessed that he’s only did a performance in front of an audience three times, rose from “Idol” hopeful to “one to watch,” as he showed his skills of via John Legend’s “Everybody Knows.”
Ellen DeGeneres says, “Under that mullet there’s a little Sam Cooke’s voice. You’ve got a great voice and of everybody here, I think you have the most unique style… you are somebody I’ve never seen before. I like it.”
But it was Dewyze who bagged the top praise that night, which came from Simon Cowell. He did a rendition of Hinder’s “Lips Of an Angel.”
“Let me tell you, vocally… you are head and shoulders above everyone else in your side of the competition right now,” he said. “But… [you need] self belief, I mean, you look terrified right now.”