AI starts off with a bang and ends with a roar!
That said, I was kind of disappointed with several performances tonight. I really expected to be wowed across the board, what, with so much professional and or seasoned talent in the hunt this year, but, whatever. Before I get to my thoughts on each of the performances tonight I have a couple of things to get off my chest.
First of all, Paula needs to go. Period.
Secondly: Josiah? The kid who lives out of his car? He annoys me. His fake British singing accent annoys me.
Thirdly, Paula annoys me.
Fourth: I love Simon.
Okay so numero uno David Hernandez: What’s his story? Pro? He sounded like one, and performed like one. Midnight Hour was a great song choice for him. He looked good, confident, and seems likable, and until the very end his voice was solid. I agree with Simon though, the guy needs to loosen up. But, hey, I totally get his being nervous tonight.
Chikezie or as Simon is fond of calling him, Jacuzzi. So, to begin with I wasn’t feelin’ the song. It was too slow for me. Secondly, his voice in general didn’t resonate with me. But. I like him. I think the dude screwed himself by arguing so vehemently with Simon so early in the game. I won’t be heartbroken to see him go.
David Cook: Did not like the hair-do. I liked the song choice, Happy Together, and he looked really comfy up on stage. He’s done this before. A lot.
Jason Yeager: Moon River? Wow! Who’da thunk? The singing server might be back to serving tables before too long if he keeps picking songs he turns into Tylenol PM. I was really hoping to get wowed by this guy. But I wasn’t. Oh, and I didn’t like the little blond thing he had going on in his hair.
Robbie Carrico: So this guy toured with the crotch flasher Brittney Spears. Loved his song choice: Three Dog Night’s, One. I thought he sounded great. He’ll be around for a while. AI needs a rocker like him. He’ll be fun to watch.
David Archuleta: Another one who’s been around. He won teen Star Search a few years back. Here’s the deal with Davey; he reminds me of that chick last year, Melinda?, who was so good, and the judges fawned all over her, and she was grinning like she didn’t have a clue how good she was. Davey does the same thing. Get over it. You’re good. You know it. Now work it.
Danny Noriega: I almost spewed my coffee when this train wreck opened his mouth. I haven’t liked him from the beginning. Can someone say, Ewww? I hope he goes Thursday night.
Have I mentioned Paula annoys me? A lot?
Luke Menard: I had high hopes for this cover model material. Too bad his voice didn’t measure up as much as that smile of his. I couldn’t hear him over the music. And he is a dumb ass if he thinks that was a memorable performance. It wasn’t. Hell, if I hadn’t taken notes, I would have forgotten he stepped on stage. He has the tools, he needs to work it.
Colton Berry: Ellen’s twin bro. So, I’m biased when it comes to this guy. He beat out my boy, Kyle. I miss Kyle. I would have loved to have seen Kyle up there tonight. I love the song Suspicious Minds by Elvis, Colton sang, and he did okay. But like Simon said, he did not represent. Kyle would have! End of story.
Garrett Haley: My initial reaction to this kid is he’s weak. He needs to grow a set. C’mon. Neil Sedaka? Sheesh. I was’t buyin’ what he was sellin’. Either were the judges.
Jason Castro: HATE. THE. HAIR. And he mumbles! But, I. LOVE. THIS. KID!
I smiled the entire time he sang and was holding my breath in anticipation of Simon’s comments. I was relieved he liked him too. He is good looking and has that ‘it’ factor. Now he needs some confidence, and he needs to strengthen his vocals. I’m really looking forward to watching him grow over the next months.
Michael Johns: What is there to say? The guy is a pro. He presents like a pro, and sings like a pro. Kind of boring actually. But he is good. But he is going to be predictably good, so for me there isn’t much drama in that.
So, I predict two of the following dudes will be heading home Thursday night: Chikezie, Jason, Danny, Luke or Garrett. If I could vote two off the island it would be Danny and Garrett.
Thoughts? Who did you like?