and yet he did.
I tried; God help me, I tried. But this one defeated me. Some things just aren't telethon-friendly, and he probably should have stuck to "Candy Man."
You get an "A" for effort, darling!It's such a bizarre song choice to get the Sammy treatment, I just had to share. And then he holds that long note out, just because he can.
LOATHE the arrangement... I bet even ten years prior he'd have killed it because even at this dissipated stage he still had a decent enough voice. Generally on key, too, which is something a lot of folks couldn't do live like this, especially with his age and health! Wonder what Jack Jones sang!
He does seem tired and is coasting on technique rather than diving into the emotional intensity. Of course, this being the old MD telethon of yore, he could have been staying awake as long as Jerry was! I'm going to pretend that is the case, even if it isn't.