David A. is immune to anything I write anyway, so I'll say it: I despised this performance. He took one of the finest pure pop songs and abused it, turning it into a soupy mess, oversinging, overmugging and losing the melody in a slalom of runs. This tasteless, theme-park performance is an example of everything that is wrong with him, and of why he will probably win Idol.
by James Poniewozik
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