it was acceptable in the 80s (leitao) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
it was acceptable in the 80s

Jacob Lusk performs "Man in the Mirror" on American Idol, and apparently hates America

Jacob Lusk took to the "American Idol" Top 9 stage to perform Michael Jackson's hit "Man in the Mirror." He had some weird comments about America needing to make a change, because if he doesn't advance, it won't be his fault: "It'll be because everybody in America wasn't ready to look at themselves in the mirror."

Wait, what?  It's not like he's ever been in any danger.

But anyway, as a performance it was another solid outing by Jacob. He reined in the gospel sound in the beginning and then busted it out at the end, very nice build.

However, the greatly esteemed Arizona Republic thought otherwise, claiming Lusk lost the "undecided voter" with his critical comments about the country ("Jacob Lusk hates America!" was the dramatic title of their review). Top music critic Ed Mesley called the performance Lusk's "corniest yet," adding that Lusk

[worked] the stage like a big purple dinosaur while playing up the sappiness of the original with no trace of the vulnerability that made it work for Michael Jackson, whose man in the mirror never would have worn an outfit that unflattering.

Wow, someone's panties are all in a bunch! Let this be a warning to you, Lusk. Don't ever diss Amurrikah, the greatest, best country God has ever given man on the face of the earth, or you'll lose Ed Mesley's vote! It's very important!

Anyway. What do you think, "Idol" fans? How did Jacob do? Do you think America needs to look in the mirror and vote for Jacob?

Sources - 1, 2

(LOL I saw the review in my Google news feed and had to have a go at it -- they were so butthurt!)
Tags: american idol (abc), michael jackson / jackson family
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