Randy thinks it was "definitely" the right song for Bucky. You can tell Randy is psyched to finally be able to say that without reservation. I love that this evening has a fully formed plot arc for Randy. Hopefulness to disillusionment to frustration and despondency, and now he's finally arriving at vindication. Paula notes Bucky's "comfort" with the country style. No shit, lady. Paula's only real criticism is this: "Be careful of your diction when you're up there onstage so we can hear everything you're saying." First of all, I originally thought she said "be careful of your addiction," which would have been super-funny in an AA sponsor kind of way. Second of all, 99\% sure that was a pre-fabricated comment, because I don't recall Bucky saying anything particularly unintelligible this time. I mean, it's a valid criticism, to be sure, but it's mostly when he talks that you can't tell what he's saying, not when he sings. And third of all: Paula! Abdul! Telling people to speak more clearly! It's like me telling Jacob to ease up on the Bucky's-disease-of-the-week stuff. Simon says he agrees with Paula: he couldn't understand a damn word. Paula's like, "But don't make it mean!" Moreover, Simon thought it was merely "okay," and not worth paying to see. That's pretty much been my reaction to Bucky all season, so you know I'm cool with that. The crowd boos obediently. Bucky smiles unadvisedly.
Episode Report CardJoe R: C- | 577 USERS: B-
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