It’s no secret that I (AmyH, aka peaches) am no fan of American Idol. That’s okay! I don’t hold it against anyone if they are and hopefully there are no hard feelings at my not being a fan. However, I was (and am) a HUGE fan of Taylor Hicks on American Idol.
Where am I going with this? Well, apparently it was Elvis week on AI recently. I know this because of the Google alerts I have been receiving that compare Taylor’s rendition of In the Ghetto and what’s-his-name’s version. Some have been rather balanced between the two, some have said this new guy did it better, but most have said nobody can touch Taylor’s ItG – it’s just. that. good.
Personally, I had been hoping for Kentucky Rain, but Taylor’s ItG was above and beyond what I expected. He sounded great, he emoted with depth and resonance, and he looked damn good, too!
Check it out:
What did I tell ya’? 🙂