This darker song is an excellent choice by Brooke to lead off Dolly Parton night, but her voice sounds tight and she seems a bit tense and rushed on the first verse or so. (Unlike the judges, I thought she connected with the song at the end, though.) One problem: the classic Idol disease, smiley-itis. You're pleading with her not to take your man, not asking her if she wants to get an Orange Julius.
by James Poniewozik
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