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Just for Hicks: It’s raining 10


taylor hicksTaylor Hicks kicked off tonight’s competition. But will the judges’ reviews get him kicked off this week?

Recap after the jump …

Updated with video, eliminations.

Taylor Hicks

‘Easy like Sunday morning’; Bice, Bice, baby

Song: “Easy” by the Commodores

Judges say: Randy: “You had some little pitch problems goin’ on and stuff, but I still like you.” Paula: “It wasn’t my favorite song choice, but you’re one of my favorites.” Simon: “It didn’t work for me. It was the wrong choice of song. … You would look at it and go, ‘That was really average performance.’ ”

We say: Flawless. It plays to his strengths without the whole showy vocal gymnastics that Idolettes are prone to.

taylor hicksTaylor says: “Lionel (Richie) is from Alabama and is one of the greatest songwriters ever. … The Commodores are awesome.”

Idol thoughts: Hicks’ song choice may not have wowed ’em, but check out Mr. Snappy Dresser. Suit up! Thank goodness he didn’t wear his incognito toboggan. Tonight’s best: Chris Daughtry.

Voting closes at 10:30 tonight.

Update: Hear Hicks perform “Easy” at Rickey.org.

Update: Eliminated on March 2: Heather Cox, Brenna Gethers, Jose “Sway” Penala and David Radford.

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22 Yips for “Just for Hicks: It’s raining 10”

  1. sbakki
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 3:30 pm

    WOW! I love Taylor Hicks, he really knows how to sing and gives me the chills! I will definitely cry if he gets voted out. Go Taylor!

  2. Lori
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 4:50 pm

    i pressed redial a hundred times till i could get through to vote for Taylor. He has my vote 110%. Love everything about him and he should be the next american idol !!!!

  3. sandra
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 5:55 pm

    All I can really say is I am speechless! This is a guy who should have been recognized eons ago! He has his own style mixed with the awesome soul and blues. He isn’t a bad looking guy and really I wish I’d seen him perform proir to this because now it will be impossible to see him. I’m feelin me some soul here more like this could be my soul mate…..Hey!
    Hope you make the 2006 idol Taylor, you have my vote all the way…………

  4. dee
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6:14 pm

    This guy is great!!! But if he doesn’t choose a better song next week I’m afraid he’ll get booted. He needs to do some Joe Cocker, Ray Charles or Micheal McDonald!!!!!! I just fell out when I saw him do “Levon”. I’d never heard the song before, but went and downloaded it on my MP3 player along with all the songs I could find by Taylor. If you haven’t heart it yet, “Hell of a Day” is fantastic!!!!!!!Come on Taylor, “wow” us next week!!!

  5. Rod
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6:26 pm


    Long Train Runnin by the Doobie Brothers, pefect for his voice and style and there’s even a harmonica solo he can whip out if he wants to do it himself.


  6. Rene
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 6:46 pm

    Why can’t Taylor sing something he wrote? Is it not allowed? Break out some blues that he talks about from back in the day!

  7. Leslie
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 9:15 pm

    Boy needs to look at some of the Rolling Stones early stuff and go back and pull some of those ancient blues cuts the way they always did. That’s what his voice is suited to and I am still waiting for him to unleash the pipes on us and leave that Elton John and Commodores stuff for people who don’t know anything bolder to do. Maybe do Segar if he just has to do popish stuff.
    I would suggest “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”

  8. Kim
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 9:21 pm

    Taylor Hicks will be the next American Idol with or without the show! This is what he needed to get his name out there! He is a VERY talented man and he will succeed for a long time. I just wish I could tell him that! Plus he is one sexy man- love that smile!!

  9. Wade
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 10:03 pm

    Even our MySpace pal Pam from Dunder Mifflin is a Taylor Hicks fan.

  10. May
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 10:22 pm

    Taylor Hicks is awesome! I may be in his grandmother’s age group and can tell you I forget about it when listioning to him or his harp.
    If he doen’t win I’ll never watch American Idol again!
    Keep on harping Taylor!

  11. gloria
    Thursday, March 2, 2006, 10:48 pm

    taylor is the best of all, this week was chris’s week, but just wait the best is yet to come. taylor has it in his soul, he is the real thing. home grown!

  12. Debra
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 1:00 am

    Taylor Hicks will make it big no matter what happens on Idol, he is that good, look at what happened to Clay. I think sometimes it is better if they don’t win Idol, then they have more opps. to go out and sign with anyone not just Simon. His name is out there now and he is going to get all kinds of calls, they are going to be waiting in line for him. It is a guys year to win! And that guy is Taylor Hicks from the sticks…..You got it going on!

  13. tony
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 1:47 am

    I love seeing people on Idol now that don’t just do the Pop thing. Carrie last year was great, and she is a big hit in the country scene now.

    I am a huge Blues fan, and to see such a talented Blues guy like Taylor Hicks on Idol is exciting. This is the first Idol I will be voting in, and my vote is going to Hicks.

    This guy is the real deal, and no matter how far he goes in the show, he will find success.

    Good luck Taylor!

  14. Samantha
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 10:27 am

    Taylor is great! I have glanced at AI over the years but have never voted. No one ever really stood out until I saw Taylor! I admit Chris is really good too but the thing I love about Taylor is that he is different. Yeah Chris has a great rock voice but so does alot of people. Taylor is the type of guy that people 50 years from now people will compare new singers to. He has my vote all the way! Go Talyor!! I do agree though that he really needs to pull out the stops this next week with a great song choice to not be overshadowed by Chris to some other fans who have yet to decide on a favorite yet.

  15. Pixel
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 10:40 am

    Taylor Hicks is a raw, real talent… I never watched the stupid Idol shows, but I happened to come across it when Taylor was singing…He stopped me in my tracks! I would pay to see him perform anytime, anywhere! He’s way too good for Idol crap. I’m hooked on the real thing!Looooooooooooooooove him!
    Taylor you had me at “hello”!

  16. Bonnie Latino
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 11:00 am

    Everyone has a song for Taylor, but remember they are VERY limited in their song choice each week. They have a list they have to choose from.

    You GO, Taylor!

    Wooo! Wooo!

  17. Robyn
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 11:09 am

    All I can say about Mr. Hicks is “YEAH”
    Love the song picks so far…
    I think he will do well all in all.
    Can’t wait for next week!
    Hey Taylor..Try a little Wilson Picket”Mustang Sally”

  18. Susan Khan
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 3:10 pm

    Way up here in Buffalo, we’re hearing Taylor loud and clear! My husband and I were hooked from the audition. My husband yells, “hey honey, you’ve gotta see this guy….” Taylor is totally hot- Please try Walkin’ in Memphis or (I agree) Mustang Sally. My fingers hurt from pressing the redial button on the phone…. I’m gonna support him all the way. Can’t wait to see more! P.S. Taylor is cuter than he thinks.

  19. Stephanie
    Friday, March 3, 2006, 9:32 pm

    Taylor! You’re the best. I’m just watching the show for see you! Since the begginnig, in the audition i felt something special from you and i really wish, that someday you will come on Montreal, Canada, to make a show. I’m one of youre biggest fan! You have everything to be an idol. You have a lot of charisma, and be sure that you have a lot of talent! Good Luck Taylor!

  20. Carol
    Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 1:30 am

    I love, love, love Taylor! Out of all the singers that have been on American Idol, his is the only CD that I would buy. He is truly an original, and I would definitely go to see him in concert, he just oozes soul! I would love to hear him sing “When a man loves a woman”. You have my vote all the way! Go Taylor!!!

    Friday, March 10, 2006, 12:55 pm

    Taylor..What can I say that hasn’t been said by everyone here?
    Your voice gives me chills, your self identity is amazing and I love that you don’t “tailor” who you are to meet the standards of hollywood “norm”. Don’t EVER dye your hair, it’s one of the things that makes you as sexy as you are.
    From the very moment you opened your mouth in the Las Vegas Auditions I became your biggest fan. You have my vote x100 every week.

    I would love to hear you sing “Amy” by The Marshall Tucker Band


  22. Tater
    Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 4:27 pm

    I hope Taylor wins AI!

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