Alex Lambert is obviously too young to remember those deodorant commercials with the tagline “Don’t ever let them see you sweat.” We not only saw him sweat during his performance of James Morrison’s “Wonderful World,” it was like he was standing in the Mississippi River of perspiration. Nerves completely consumed his performance, which was a shame, because he actually has a good voice.

Simon said it was the most nervous performance he’d seen all night and he looked very uncomfortable. Kara just wanted to “give him a hug” after Alex finished, though she said he has the raw talent and the personality, but it all still needs to come together. Ellen, however, offered some fruitful advice: “I love bananas, but some bananas are just not ripe enough. You need to get that confidence.”

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