Malcolm Allen acted kind of silly, playing an air guitar while singing. He said he still has to learn how to play acoustic guitar. But when he sang Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” it was different than your typical karaoke performance of that song. He put some jazzy scatting in there, and Jennifer remarked that he was a natural.
Jennifer gave Malcolm a triple YES. Harry thought he was the best singer of the day, and Keith agreed with the other two judges.
Despite the odd pre-audition package and air-guitar thing, Malcolm definitely earned his spot in the next round. But how long can he last with that kind of personality? I’d say it could be a problem if he makes the voting rounds. It’s probably better to have a boring personality than a wacky one on this show.
YouTube Video – “Superstition” – Malcolm Allen – Season 13 of American Idol – January 15, 2014