First off, I never watched American Idol until halfway through this season. I never cared and only started watching it because my Dad has been digging it for a few seasons and we watch it together. There’s two guys that I’ve been supporting (no, I don’t vote) since I first checked it out a few weeks ago. The first is a Dave Matthews-type who could be a great indie-folksy guy if he tried. His name is Phillip Phillips (yeah, that’s right). The other is Joshua Ledet, the second coming of James Brown and might as well be Bruno Mars’ little brother.
Tonight they each blew me away for different reasons. Phillips covered Damien Rice’s “Volcano” and Ledet make me lose control by taking on the Godfather of Soul’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” Let me just say: wow.
Phillips’ rendition of “Volcano”
Ledet’s “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”