I found myself really at odds with the judges tonight, most especially Randy and Simon. What I didn’t care for, they did, and what I totally dug, they didn’t.
My favorite performance tonight was Michael, followed by David C.
So let us begin with Amanda who sang, Back In The USSR. I was hoping she’d rock it out. But once again I found myself on the fence. She just sounds the same to me each week. Hubby did say if she gets the opportunity to do some Skynard she’ll bring down the house. He may be right, but I’m not so sure she’ll get the chance. I don’t think she’ll go home tomorrow night. But, I thought she looked really comfortable up on stage tonight. And boy what a difference a week makes, huh? She showed some spunk afterwards. Randy gave her a 7, I agree. Paula Poo La La rambled. It was funny to watch Simon watch her lips move but not make any sense. I cringed when Simon got his turn. But he’s right. She needs to mix it up. She’s a one dimensional singer. Unfortunately for Amanda I don’t think she was listening to Simon. Her loss. Literally.
Kristy Lee sang, Hide Your Love Away. She’d better hide. It was horrible. Not as horrible as last week, but Kristy is his-tor-ee. Okay so to be fair, I enjoyed how she began, but it didn’t last. Randy hit the nail on the head: It needed more emotion. Leave it to PPLL to tell her how gorgeous she looked. Simon’s comment, “it was musical wallpaper,” was right on. Another forgettable performance.
David A sang, Long and Winding Road. Much improved from the crash and burn last week. Very powerful performance. And egads! I agreed with everything PPLL said! But I have a question: Is David’s cuteness beginning to annoy anyone else? Or is it just me?
Michael sang, A Day In The Life. I love the timbre of this guy’s voice. LOVE. IT. I thought his performance was exceptional. I was alone. Randy, gave it a thumbs down, but Paula disagreed. Yikes. Two in a row for me and her. Simon called his performance a mess? Which Mike was he listening to?
Brooke sang Here Comes The Sun. I’m smiling as I typed that. She is the sunshine. I enjoyed it, but then I enjoy her. She really is too cute for school. Randy loved the Woo! So did Karin. Paula uttered the L word. And Simon? All I can say is 🙁
And Brooke? She kept smiling. Chin up, sweetheart. You’ll wow them next week.
David C sang, Day Tripper. I loved it! He looked very comfy up there. Totally dug the Peter Frampton voice box. But David needs to watch out. He’s getting a wee bit too cock sure of himself up there. I see shades of Daughtry. Didn’t like it then, don’t like it now. Randy and Paula liked it, hubby and I completely disagreed with Simon. David C needs to take some humility from the other David.
Carly sang, Blackbird. I thought it was beautiful. And, does she not have the most incredible blue eyes? Randy said, “Kooliosis.” PPLL agreed. Simon, totally disagreed!
Jason sang, Michelle. Okay, so I am soo biased, even if the ding dong didn’t know ma belle was French. Hubby said the performance was juvenile. “But he’s so cute!” I countered. Simon nailed it as usual. Jason’s face sold it. But the boy needs to step it up.
Syesha sang, Yesterday. Sounded to me like she began too soon then rushed. Shaky voice. I wasn’t feeling it. To me her nerves showed and her voice was thin and pitchy in areas. IMHO she doesn’t have the voice to carry that song. Randy disagreed with me as did PPLL. Simon? While I agree with many of his comments, for me it wasn’t as good as they all seemed to think it was.
Chikezie sang, I’ve Just Seen A Face. I totally dug it, bad harmonica and all! Randy: DISAGREED. PPLL: egads again! I agreed with her! Simon, Simon, Simon. Sorry, disagreed.
Ramiele sang, I Should Have Known Better. Love this song. But I didn’t think she nailed it. Not even close. She really needs to step it up. I was waiting for Simon to say it sounded karaoke. Instead he said, amateurish. Randy liked it, and PPLL actually said nothing after the words bumbled out of her mouth.
So, not the most impressive night but for me some shining stars. Kristy is, as I said, his-tor-ee. I hope she can buy her horse back.