The best is still yet to come.
Or we hope so, at least, because Frank Sinatra week sure didn't bring out the best in the American Idol top five tonight, and time is running out.
Despite being schooled by crooner extraordinaire Harry Connick Jr. in the standards made famous by Ol' Blue Eyes, most of the remaining lucky lads and lady couldn't quite get a grip on what was necessary to make those oldies but goodies relevant in today's iTunes-driven world.
Connick was a full-service mentor this week, too: He helped update the arrangements and even brought a few members of his own band and sat in on piano tonight, contributing both moral support and some much-needed big-band credibility.
So who benefited most from the three-time Grammy winner's commanding stage presence?