Jamie Foxx: The “American Idol” Dream Mentor
I always forget what a big crush I have on Jamie Foxx. I was all smitten again last night when he came back as an “American Idol” mentor for Movie Week. Yes, he’s mega-hot and multi-talented, but what makes him a great mentor is how much he cares about the success of the contestants. The guy genuinely gives a crap that they connect to the song, the audience, and their artistry. He even got them all shirts that said “Contestant” and “Artist” and challenged them to earn the “Artist” shirt with their performance. Awww. In his mentor session with Casey James, he urged James to look into his eyes and seduce him while singing “Mrs. Robinson.” (Clearly chosen for Kara DioGuardi’s benefit.) Now that’s going the distance! Unfortunately, the best thing about last night’s show was foxy Foxx—the performances were kind of meh with the exception of Lee DeWyze and Crystal Bowersox’s duet of “Falling Slowly” from the movie “Once.” I predict those two will be battling it out for the top spot this season. As far as I’m concerned, Jamie Foxx has already won the top mentor spot.