For his Round Two song, James is going to sing “Love Potion Number Nine.” Really? Okay, dude. It’s your show. (…)
James starts the song so high it makes me nervous, because he only ever goes higher. His patterns are as predictable as the tides themselves. I’m sure all the women who’ve been watching James since auditions have synced up by now, you know what I’m saying? We’re all adults here. James runs all around the crowd before returning to the stage for a torturous, Zeppelinic ending. This is way more drama than this very slight song deserves. I’m sure even Lieber and Stoller would probably admit ”Love Potion Number Nine” was never meant to stand the test of time and was written solely to buy that nice bottle-green leather couch they’d had an eye on for their Brill Building office.
PS: after watching her last night, I’ve concluded that Lady Gaga is a very nice lady — with some very bad ideas, which she thinks are totally normal.
A deadly combination.