I've been quite underwhelmed with this year's American Idol. While I rarely give the show my full attention, I at least usually remember the names of the contestants, and can root for somebody. Until last night, it all seemed sort of old hat. . .been there, done that.
But last night's show, though still littered with bland-to-slightly above average performances, contained one standout. Young David Archuleta, shown singing Dreamgirls' "I'm Tellin' You, I'm Not Goin'" as a child in a video clip, then performed the night's last song. He chose John Lennon's "Imagine," a disastrous choice for almost any singer. And he knocked the judges socks off--and mine too. Simply outstanding, especially for a kid.
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