We haven’t seen a huge improvement in the American Idol boys this week and one of the weaker candidates had to be Jermaine Sellers.
Jermaine tried to give a soulful rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On”, but in the end it was unconvincing and very, very weak. We like the song and it could have been a great choice but feel like it didn’t really get going until the very end.
Randy Jackson thought there were a “couple of bright moments” but added that it just wasn’t a great performance.
Ellen DeGeneres loved his style, but said that it just didn’t work for her and it was “off a little bit”.
Kara DioGuardi said what he can do is impressive but he is “doing too much” adding that “we don’t need every trick in every performance.”
Simon Cowell thinks that the judges are “frustrated and disappointed” because Jermaine “waters down” the songs, making them lose their importance. Jermaine then invited the judges to go to church, and Simon says ok!