I have to admit, I love it when someone on Idol slaughters a song that Bo already made his own, because then all the reviewers and bloggers remember Bo and I get to read all the glowing comments.
Last night someone called Chris Richardson, who looked a little bit like Justin Timberlake but sadly didn’t sound anything like him, attempted IDWB. And hey presto! Blogs, website and forums lit up with Bo’s name.
sjohnston found just a few:
Chris Richardson – I liked the song choice, but I thought his vocals weren’t that great. I can’t help but think of Bo Bice’s performance of it, which I loved.
Chris Richardson â€“ I Donâ€™t Wanna Be â€“ Bo Bice did this two years ago and thanks to him Gavin DeGrawâ€™s original version got played more on the radio.
I think Chris runs the risk of being compared to Bo Bice, who sang the song two seasons ago. The fact that I remember that performance says it all – I remember that night – I remember I replayed Bice’s performace like four times because it was so good. Chris is really going to have to do something special to avoid being compared – and found lacking.
Why is no one having that Bo Bice “Drift Away” top 24 performance? They’re all picking crappy songs.
Richardson gave himself a tough task by picking Gavin DeGrawâ€™s â€œI Donâ€™t Want to Be.â€ Not only was his performance not as good as DeGrawâ€™s, it wasnâ€™t as good as Bo Biceâ€™s version from the fourth season of the show. On the other hand, it was a lot better than the singers who came before him.
Holy shit, Bo Bice ripped this song…and this sounds awful. This is painful. oh God get off the stage. I’m dizzy. Well, I guess if JT was singing this song, this is what it would sound like. But really Boy Band version of Bo = dooky.
Why would someone sing Bo Bice’s breakout song? He does not even come close to generating the goosebumps Bice inspired. Thought he was off-key the whole song. He may have been an octave too high. Yecch.
Chris Richardson sucked ASS and I hope he goes HOME. He has this nasally reedy voice that I can’t stand. (And using that nasally reedy voice on a song that Bo Bice did so well two seasons ago? Dumb.)
A famous alum will perform tomorrow night and break some very exciting news. Oh yeah? Which alum is that? Maybe Bo Bice will sing a song and talk about how heâ€™s getting far, far away from Clive, and will encourage the other contestants to do the same. Iâ€™d like to see that.
Word to the wise for future contestants – if you see a song on the list that Bo already killed on, avoid it like the plague unless you KNOW you can do it better. Hint: You may be OK with “Corner of the Sky” from the musical Pippen (but even then, I’m saying don’t be complacent!)