American Idol Contestants Continue To Maim Our Favorite Songs

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 26, 2008

Everyone is pissing themselves this morning over David Cook’s rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” on last night’s American Idol. Maybe it’s because I am still pissed they kicked Josiah off (but whatever, homeboy has a record contract with Warner Bros. now!), maybe it’s because “Billie Jean” was my favorite song when I was 5, or maybe it’s because I thought the judges had cotton in their ears when Ryan Seacrest said before the performance that David was doing Chris Cornell’s version of the song, but I couldn’t understand why they thought the dork was so “original”, “brave”, and “smart”. Also, I hate his hair. Not to mention Paula’s gloves. Ugh. [You Tube]