I love Jamie Foxx. I think he’s probably my favorite celebrity crush. He’s beautiful, funny, and his voice is like buttah. I remember watching his comedy special in the early 90s…and that’s when I fell.
Tonight Jamie came back to Fox to mentor the idols. Kris, Allison, Matt, Danny, and Adam.
Kris was low-key as always and no big deal. Allison’s Someone to Watch Over Me was predictably lovely, though I would’ve liked her to do a little more with the melody. I was completely embarrassed for Matt because he came off as a know-it-all in front of Jamie, and he wasn’t that great. Then he performed and he was his same-ol’ reliable self: a bad performer.
Then, I was completely embarrassed for Danny because he was dressed exactly like Matt had been and looked like a total dork [just like Matt had]. But his rapport with Jamie was real, so I forgave him for his fashion faux pas. Then he sang the crap out of a song I don’t remember hearing before. Best performance of the night, IMO.
Adam’s rendition of Feeling Good was totally his own, and I hated it. For me it almost bordered on disrespectful, even though I know it wasn’t necessarily intentional. I just hated it very strongly, although I agree that it was performed well. UGH – I just thought it was awful.
Personally, I’ll stick with Jamie – old and new: