I miss Taylor. Whoever is coaching him to suppress the Ray Charles/Joe Cocker-like jerks and tics, to play it straight, to be smooth, has way too much influence and should get the hell out of Dodge and out of the way of Taylor Hicks.
What were Taylor or his handlers thinking? Did they not know that Ray Charles has an entire album of country music? That the one little phrase that Taylor sang gritty was where we could remember and call out, "There he is!"?
Taylor, come back. Move your moves. Be yourself. You're there, but we miss you.
Amen, Sister, let it roll Soulman!
(Thank you, Beth)