Chet Baker’s version of “My Funny Valentine” is an icon of American musical culture. How would he have fared on American Idol?
Randy: Wow, dog, does Richard Rogers know what you’re doing with his song? His people are probably calling your people right now, you might be in trouble. I was having a good time man, but you’re bumming me out.
Paula: I see that you love that song, but I don’t think it was a good choice for you. I’m not sure what a good song choice for you would be. You had trouble with the notes, I’m not sure that you could hear the band, you were all over the place. I’m pretty sure that singing is not what you should be doing.
Simon: I thought that I had heard everything. Let me ask you: do you know what we’re doing here? That was horrible, just horrible. I apologize to anyone who is still watching. Now please give us back our show.
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