Tuesdays 8:00 PM on FOX
American-idol

A Mandisa Single Review

by at . Comments

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly for this review of the first single released by Mandisa...

Mandisa still had enough fans left to propel "Only the World" straight to the top of Billboard's singles sales chart this week. (Though not nearly enough to get her comparable spots on the more important Hot 100 and Hot 100 Airplay charts.)

Mandisa Pic

We're not sure, however, why anyone other than a diehard Fandisa would give this more than a couple spins. It's got a sweet, sunny melody, and Mandisa's voice rings out clear and on-key throughout. But those motivational lyrics ("It's only the world I'm living in/It's only today I've been given/There ain't no way I'm giving in") sound like they come from a rejected Hallmark card, and the half-hearted rhythm guitar licks and bobbing bassline provide approximately 95 percent less funk than, say, Maroon 5's last single.

As Mandisa herself puts it in the first verse, "nothin' new here's/What I do here."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Tags:
Like Us On Facebook

Want more American Idol?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic

Caleb-johnson-and-jena-irene

American Idol Results: The Winner Is...

It's time to crown the American Idol Season 13 winner! Will it be Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson? Find out now!
Caleb-and-jena

American Idol Review: The Final Countdown

The final two face off on an all-new American Idol! Find out how Jena Irene and Caleb Johnson did now!
Your-top-3

American Idol Results: Who Made the Finals?

The American Idol Season 13 Top 2 are revealed on the live results show! See who they are now!
Jena-irene-at-the-piano

American Idol Goes Home, Celebrates Milestone

American Idol celebrates its 500th episode with performances by the Season 13 Top 3. See how they did now!