Suspicious Minds - American Idol Response 

Elvis Week on American Idol! Elvis is truly one of my favorite performers and singers of all time. I am in the small minority of people who think he's underrated, not overrated. Or as Phil Spector once said: "You have no idea how great he is, really you don`t. You have no comprehension - it`s absolutely impossible. I can`t tell you why he`s so great, but he is."

The feeling and emotion in Elvis' voice moves me so much. I am always inspired by his singing and his approach to songs.

This week I took on "Suspicious Minds." We reworked the song a little bit, especially the bridge.

You want more energy? Excitement? Passion? HERE YOU GO!!!

2 comments

  • Sandra

    Sandra

    Jeffrey it warms my heart that you followed my advise and were working the camera.Do you have a person filming you or is it just a normal camera... I think a full shot of your body where you can move around would even be more awesome. As a gimmick you could have used some sun glasses. As you know I think you are super talented. There needs to be a sexy growl in that song.. just a little bit like Daughtry did. I would have played a little bit more with the audience by showing the cold shoulder and then came back a little more desperate to make the song more meaning ful. As for your pitch it was perfect. I am glad you chose that song and not Love me tender or something like that. Have a god one.

    Jeffrey it warms my heart that you followed my advise and were working the camera.Do you have a person filming you or is it just a normal camera...

    I think a full shot of your body where you can move around would even be more awesome.

    As a gimmick you could have used some sun glasses.

    As you know I think you are super talented. There needs to be a sexy growl in that song.. just a little bit like Daughtry did. I would have played a little bit more with the audience by showing the cold shoulder and then came back a little more desperate to make the song more meaning ful.

    As for your pitch it was perfect. I am glad you chose that song and not Love me tender or something like that. Have a god one.

  • Jeffrey Paul Bobrick

    Jeffrey Paul Bobrick

    Sandra, thanks so much for your comment. Yeah, I'm definitely listening to you and others doing a more fun, uptempo song. No, I don't have a person filming me. It's just a normal camera. I do work with another musician on these, it's usually a guy named Rick Warren, who I like a lot. He's playing guitar here so he can't really film it. And the studio is about the size of the shot here so there isn't room to walk. :( Did you see the Elvis live tribute performance? That has me walking and everything!! I'm a little limited in that I don't have the resources they have on Idol, you know? But I'm doing everything I can to make it good to great each week! :) I'll see what I can do for the future. Thanks as always for your feedback and support. I really do take it heart. :love: Jeffrey

    Sandra, thanks so much for your comment. Yeah, I'm definitely listening to you and others doing a more fun, uptempo song. No, I don't have a person filming me. It's just a normal camera.

    I do work with another musician on these, it's usually a guy named Rick Warren, who I like a lot. He's playing guitar here so he can't really film it. And the studio is about the size of the shot here so there isn't room to walk. frown Did you see the Elvis live tribute performance? That has me walking and everything!!

    I'm a little limited in that I don't have the resources they have on Idol, you know? But I'm doing everything I can to make it good to great each week! smile I'll see what I can do for the future.

    Thanks as always for your feedback and support. I really do take it heart.

    love
    Jeffrey

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