"Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" was fine, except it's always going to pale next to the original. "Living For the City" was pretty lively, and darn if I didn't like Taylor's purple suit.
Help! Katharine has fallen and she can't get up... Again... Singing "Over the Rainbow"... again... Make love to the camera some more, McPhee... Even her teeth are glistening.
Awww, her dad's crying.
If she ends up winning this turkey, she owes Simon her soul (although I assume the soul is included in the standard 19 Entertainment contract).
Taylor's voice sounds a little thin on "Levon," although he picked it up toward the end. Not a great performance, though. Plus, he always looks pudgy in a suit.
My god, Katharine's mom looks just like her. How did her pudgy moustache of a father land that hottie?
I don't know what song she's singing, but it sucks pretty bad. Her voice is all over the place and she looks like she knows she's blowing it... right... this... moment. Some grand finale: Hand it to Taylor.
Simon must reeeeeally not want to rep Taylor, because I've never seen him cover for anyone as much as he just did for McPhee.
Taylor is oddly static on his final song, but he sounds pretty good, albeit with a big help from the choir.
Love Simon's send-off "Assuming that I was right, that the show was tied, then you have just won 'American Idol.'"