I thoroughly enjoyed this evening’s performances (well except for two) Lulu was a doll. She really took her mentoring job seriously. Peter was a treat as well. Loved their energy. I also give props to that band. The music tonight was pure music to my ears. 🙂
So let us begin with Haley: She looked outstanding—what a pair of legs! I am sooo jealous. I still think she needs to break out more—but wow—her best performance to date. Randy was right on. Perfect song choice and he agreed with me, this was her best performance. I love Simon and the way he says naughty. I want him to call me naughty. Hmm, maybe if he reads one of my books…
Chris R: Before he sang I had a feeling he was going to come off lame. For the first time since the competition began, I think we actually got to hear the real Chris’ voice. I loved the guitar and the backup music. Of all of Chris’ performances this was the best. I was happy to see Randy and Simon both agreed.
Stephanie: Loved the song choice; You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me—the band rocked. Steph seemed nervous to me when she began to sing. I kept waiting for her vocals to pick up. Hmmm, not the performance I had hoped for. The audience seemed to give lackluster applause. Randy was spot on, Paula was a ding dong, and Simon was spot on as well. Steph needs to go back to what she is passionate about.
Blake: Okay, as I watched Blake with Peter I kept thinking, knock off the damn beat boxing and just sing the song! I almost got up to pee, because I was sure he would ruin the song. But the music stopped me. Then his voice sat me back down. I thought the song choice was perfect. I really really really enjoyed the song and his performance. Total Yo factor!
LaKisha: Diamonds are Forever. The way she sang it made me think of a James Bond movie. Oh, wait a minute…:) There is no question, LaKisha has a set of pipes and can sing anything and sing it well. But, I didn’t connect this song with her. She should have listened to Lulu and sang the other song. I was glad to see Randy agreed with me. Paula is a dope and Simon was also right on. I guess sometimes newbies should listen to the pros?
Phil: Ugh. I was not looking forward to his performance and I was not disappointed. As I was listening and watching I kept thinking, the judges are gonna tear him up. So I was surprised Randy and even Paula liked it. Of course Simon, a judge after my own heart, nailed it. Phil needs more grit. But here’s the thing. It’s not in him. It isn’t who he is. If he goes this week instead of Sanjaya (who I have not seen as of writing these notes), I will not be upset.
Jordin: Loved how Lulu worked with her. Loved the song. Loved how she looked. Loved the band and loved Jordin’s performance. Best yet!
Sanjaya: O. M.G.!!!!!! I take it back. This kid has gotta go! I couldn’t bear to watch him. Would someone please put him out of his misery? Please!! No please put US out of our misery. When the camera panned to that little girl in the audience crying, I cried. We have not seen the last of Sanjaya. Ok, taking a big cleansing breath here. That was the most horrible performance I have seen in all the years I have watched AI.
Gina: Paint it Black. I wasn’t buying what she was selling. Then Paula’s digs to Simon just make it worse. She really looks dumb when she does that crap. The digs are so childish. If she’s gonna dig, make it grown up play. Sheesh.
Chris S: She’s Not There. Love the song. I enjoyed his performance. He did a good job.
Melinda: The torch song kind of threw a wringer into the energy of the night. I’m not saying it was bad—I don’t think Melinda is capable of a bad performance. I mean Melinda is an old soul with oodles of talent. That said, I don’t disagree with the judges.
So, my two fave performance tonight were Jordin and Blake. I predict Phil, Stephanie and please, god please, Sanjaya will be in the bottom three. I also predict Sanjya will not get voted off. Grrrrrrr.
Oh, oh, and I did catch the last 30 minutes of Dancing with the Stars last night. Apollo Ono is a doll. Heater Mills has the personality of an old maid. And even though I cannot stand her, I did not want to see her screw up. Frankly, I was amazed she did as well as she did, considering the extent of her disability. I had no idea it was so difficult to maneuver even the simplest of actions, like walking. She sure does set the example of what you can do if you put your mind to it. So kudos Heather. Now, please next week put your mind to finding a dress less horrible then the one you wore this week.
So thoughts on AI and DWS? Who are your bottom three? Who did you love? I won’t ask who y’all didn’t love. I think we are all on the same page there. Rolling eyes…