What impressed me was that FM was auditioning Neil on his VOICE. We take for granted the wonderful voice this man has. He can craft a great song, and play it on many instruments. But to be judged by singing ability alone has to have been a special honor indeed. I'm looking forward to hearing how it all fleshes out.
Agreed. I took my 12-year old daughter to see Neil/Liam two nights ago and she said something really insightful. She said that although he may look his age (ouch), he sings like a much younger man. She said that his voice has a sweetness that belies his age.