A goofy, dorky night on "Idol."
Elliott -- his first song was pretty good. It wasn't much more than an imitation of George Benson's "On Broadway," but it was a good imitation. His cover of "Home," (the Michael Buble song) was poor, though, weak and colorless. Just not a fan of his voice.
Paris -- smart of her to play young. But Paris brought no style to Prince's "Kiss." She did a little better with Mary J. Blige, but still...I think this was her last week.
Chris -- his first performance was far, far better than anyone else. His second was an uninspiring take of an uninspiring song and he did indeed sound like he was going to blow out his vocal cords in the middle of it. So much more of a pro than the others.
Katharine -- a dull, meandering take on a Phil Collins song followed by one of her most delightful performances (from on her knees) of some light ditty I'd never heard of. Just when I'd written her off again.
Taylor -- "Play That Funky Music" is such an obvious choice for Taylor, but he still did okay by it. If I saw him in a tiny bar, I'd think, 'This guy is fun.' But he doesn't seem to have the chops for anything more than a good covers band. His cover of the Beatles's "Something" was typical -- a few moments that capture the ear but as a whole just a guy working his way through a song, not a "performance" that really captures you.
Judges -- Simon accidentally said Katharine's first performance was "by far your best" when he meant to say "far from your best." But apparently Ryan and the others have stopped listening to him. When he tried to correct himself, Ryan acted like Simon had lost his mind.
Bye Paris. Join a jazz band, start studying the standards and see us in 10 years.