Randy: Yo, yo, what's up, dawg, what chu doin', man? Clay,
you know what, you know what's funny? I keep thinkin about
this contest we're doin', and I think we're tryin' to find
the best that we can find in America, an' dude, every week
you come up with it, dawg, you're definitely one of the
best in America, dawg. Gotta give it up!
Another wonderful week. Great vocal performance. I really
think that the only bit of constructive criticism for you,
and I'm not gonna say dance, I promise, is just conitinue
down the path of being truthful to who you are as an artist.
Let go and continue. Your voice is the star, and just keep
goin', you're a definite contender for the finals.
Diane Warren: Wonderful,
Sarah Evans did a great version, Edwin King did a great
version, and now Clay did a great version. Beautiful, excellent!
I love your voice. Thank you!
Randy: Simon Cowell? You have anything to add?
Simon: Well, I mean, if I, it's, you know, ahhh, blab blab
blab blab blab (tongue tangling), if I was gonna give you
advice, which you probably wouldn't listen, but anyway,
I would say as a Broadway artist, you will make a fortune
on the back of this. I just don't see you as what we were
looking for originally, which was a great (fans uproar in
background), a recording artist. That 's not to say that
you haven't got a great talent, you have, but when I was
talking about, if I was casting for Phantom of the Opera
or something, you'd get the part, and that's not being rude.
Because you've got that type voice.
Randy: You talkin' 'bout that show with that mask?
Simon: No, not Mr Personallity.
Randy: Oh, right, yeah, yeah, ya not that show .
Simon: But you know what I'm saying. That's why I'm trying
to be a bit more constructive this week as to... I don't
Diane: Simon, I have a t-shirt for you...
Randy: Diane has a gift for you, Simon...
Diane: You need to wear this t-shirt...
Randy: Hold that up Simon it's for you...
Simon: (reading shirt) "Sorry, I don't do nice"
OK, but well done!