Phillip Phillips Loves Fat-Bottomed Girls?
Last night’s American Idol was the performance show for the top six contestants. Among the great performances, there were a couple of favorites.
I was fighting back tears of emotion through my favorite of the night, Jessica Sanchez’ performance of ‘Dance with My Father’. I don’t usually come to tears, but this performance was different – perhaps because I immediately thought of my own father, who passed away a few years ago. For a sixteen-year old, this girl has immense poise and skill. Her voice and performance level are always outstanding.
Then, of course, my perennial favorite – Phillip Phillips. A key part of Phillip Phillips’ charm is his awkwardness and it seems all the more pronounced when he’s performing without his guitar. His first selection, a rendition of Queen’s ‘Fat-Bottomed Girls’ was a total surprise. His awkwardness without his guitar made him appear to be in physical pain, the veins prominent on his forehead while performing, but ultimately coming across as honestly passionate.
Phillip Phillips’ second selection was a Dave Matthews’ song, ‘The Stone’. This, I believe, was my least favorite of all of Phillip Phillips’ performances. Very obscure and oddly disjointed, it was lacking the usual Phillip Phillips charm I’ve grown to love. At first, I thought it was just my shocked reaction to his song choice, but after listening to and watching the video of the performance, I still felt the same.
Jessica Sanchez – Dance with My Father
Phillip Phillips – Fat-Bottomed Girls
Phillip Phillips – The Stone