Brooke brings us back from commercial with an introduction for Josh, who this week "chose a tune with a little more rock" than the Black Crowes number he sang last week. And then she tells us he's singing Creed's "With Arms Wide Open." Now, both of those statements can't be true. Josh takes the stage in alt-rocker regalia: jeans, flannel shirt, and questionable jewelry. Unfortunately, this song doesn't come anywhere near showcasing his voice the way last week's did. A chick in the front row is even glaring up at him like, What have you done with my Josh? His voice comes close to being overpowered by the band, especially when he tosses in a bunch of those American Idol note runs they're always doing on that show. Thanks, Josh, but that shit's one of the reasons I don't watch AI any more. If he'd sang this last week, he wouldn't have stood out at all. And Dave agrees with me. He says that Josh is one of the best singers he's heard in a long time, "But that was kinda average." Jason not only agrees with me, but also read last week's recap, as shown by the fact that he drops a Stevie Wonder comparison. Jason tells him to be careful with that. Dave adds that if Josh does it all the time, "we build up a tolerance to it, but when you bust it out at the right moment it just gives people chills." Josh sincerely thanks Dave and everyone else for their feedback. I'm beginning to have a sneaking suspicion that Josh may be a class act. That won't do at all.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 414 USERS: C+
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