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"American Idol" - Top Five Perform - April 28, 2009
Theme: Standards from the Rat Pack Era
Video: The Idols meet their mystery mentor, it's... Jamie Foxx. So we get a video package on Jamie's acting and music career. He wants to teach them that these songs are going to live forever. He tells them about Vegas, the Rat Pack, and the gangsters. He promises to say what's on his mind.
Contestant #1: Kris Allen
Video: Jamie likes how he's not into doing "throat olympics." Jamie wants to make a record with him. Kris likes that. Jamie calls him his number one.
Song: "The Way You Look Tonight"
Performance: He does a slow, up-a-lazy-river version that's sexily soporific. Like Jamie said, Kris will not be winning the throat olympics with this but it's pleasant. It switches to a slightly zippier tempo halfway through that also sounds fine and then settles back down. He ends on a sweet falsetto note.
Randy: Thinks it's his best performance to date, he took his time, told his story, and had mad nice ...