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"American Idol" - Top Five Performance Show - May 4, 2010
Mentor:Harry Connick, Jr. We get video packages on both Frank and Harry and the art of interpretation. Harry is not only serving as mentor but he's also writing the arrangements and playing live with the band behind them.
In the audience: Anthony Hopkins; Rob Reiner; Nancy and Tina Sinatra (who give Simon, a big Sinatra fan, one of their dad's handkerchiefs);
Contestant #1: Aaron Kelly Harry jokes with him and and Aaron sits at the piano and Harry works with him on specific notes and harmonic chords. Harry likes him.
Song: "Fly Me to the Moon"
Performance: He starts slow with just piano and voice. It's a little shaky in spots. The tempo picks up, he looks a little lost or disconnected. The arrangement swings but he doesn't. He hits some good notes, some bad ones, and some just adequate ones.
Randy: Was worried about him and thinks he did a really good job.
Ellen: Ellen agrees calling it beautiful.
Kara: Thought ...