Really strong performances this week, and Randy and Paula are making bigger asses of themselves. Avert ye eyes all who hate this crap.
Alrighty, let’s just break this down in order. From now on I’ll try “live” blogging the show – this week I’m “semi-live.”
Anthony “I Knew You Were Waiting” – Very good singer, but not a great performer. Actually, I shouldn’t really say that. He’s good, but there’s something missing and I just don’t know what.
Carrie “Alone” – Great vocals. I mean, she really pulled out all the stops and sounded phenomonal on a Heart song. Ann Wilson ain’t exactly easy to match, but she did it. Unfortunately, she still has no stage presence – there’s a “deer in headlights” look on her during the song. Hopefully she’ll break out of it.
Scott “Against All Odds” – Just plain weak. I don’t like him at all. His best performances are merely above average. Please get rid of him soon.
Bo “Time in a Bottle” – Wow. Not his best performance, but his vocals really stood out in my mind. He has even more control than I realized. And such a subdued song demonstrated what incredible range he has. I think Simon is just about ignoring him at this point – he’s too good for this competition.
Nikko “Incomplete” – Another really fun performance. I like him, even if I didn’t like the song itself.
Vonzell “Best of My Love” – Best performance, hands down. She was absolutely awesome and had so much fun out there. And most importantly, she was far more memorable than in the past
Constantine “I Think I Love You” – He’s finally doing it. He’s finally picking the right songs and doing things with them. Great performance.
Nadia “Time After Time” – Awesome hair, average performance. I’m being a little generous because I like her. She’s fun, but this was an off week for her.
Mikalah “Some Taylor Dayne Song” – Awful. She’s terrible. And this was one of her “better” performances.
Anwar “Ain’t Nobody” – Decent job, but his weakest showing to date. He took a risk and it didn’t really payoff, but I can’t blame him for it. He’ll stick around and make up for it next week.
Jessica “Total Eclipse of the Heart” – Good vocals, but I’m not crazy about her. She’s got some power, and definitely sings well, but her performances are uneven.
This week should really be the final nail in the coffin for Mikalah, but we all know the horrible track record of American voters. Chances are, someone like Anthony will bite the dust due to millions of clueless little girls. Then again, perhaps her poor song choices will finally catch up with her. Barbara Streisand tunes ain’t exactly gonna warm up that pre-teen crowd.