April 04, 2008

I Can't Make You Love Me

The contender: George Michael. Verdict: Bad haircut. Good vocal.

Reigning champion: Bonnie Raitt. Verdict: Decent haircut. Brilliant, heartfelt vocal. And great Bruce Hornsby keyboard.

Bonnie Raitt, still champion.

Of all the showcase songs that get trotted out on talent competition shows, this masterpiece written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin is the only one that hasn't paled.