And methinks Simon is PMSing. And he doesn’t like country to boot.
Tonight was Dolly Parton night. As a mentor they didn’t really show her doing anything except standing by a piano, but that’s ok. While I am a huge fan of Dolly Parton the person, I have never been a big fan of her music. She does have a few tracts though that I like.
So here we go.
Brooke started off with Jolene, a song I have never really cared for. Until tonight. I loved the arrangement and the singing. Much better then the Dolly version. Good job, Brooke.
Randy said, He didn’t know if it was a stellar performance.
Paula said, blah blah blah
Simon said, “It lacked emotion.” I disagree 100%.
David C did it again with Sparrow. Damn I love this guy’s voice! Loved the arrangement, the groove, and the entire vibe. He is just good. I told hubby I’d love a CD of just David and the songs he sang this season.
Randy said, “Once again, another hot performance!”
Paula said in between her blahs that she really liked David’s new hair cut. Ditto that here.
Simon said, “Not as good as last week, but congratulations.”
Ramiele sang…? Didn’t recognize the song, and it doesn’t really matter. The cream is rising and she is stuck at the bottom. The performance was passable but forgettable.
Randy said, “Check it out, it was kind of all right. A 6.5 out of 10.” Gee Randy just say she is forgettable and move on.
Paula said, Blah x 3.
Simon said, “Overall I thought it was forgettable.” Bingo!
Jason sang Traveling Through, and say what you may, but I love him. I love his voice and I will buy his CD when it come out.
Randy said, “I started believing in you, man.”
Paula said, “You let go and your voice sounded rich.” Then blah blah.
Simon said, “I didn’t like it at all.” Karin says, Simon needs some Midol.
Carly sang, Here You Come Again. I like this song. She was solid, strong and she delivered. Great high note there at the end. But, I won’t remember what she sang at the end of the week.
Randy said, “Nice job.” Meh.
Paula said, Glorious! Amazing! Beautiful!” Blah blah blah. Gawd.
Simon said what went through my head the minute I saw her. She really needs to work on her wardrobe. Not flattering. He also said, “I thought it was good. Not great.”
David A. I feel sorry for this kid if the rumors about his stage dad are true. Poor thing. Anyway he sang, Smokey Mountain Memories, and boy did he nail it! I really thought when they showed the clip of him goffing over Dolly he was going to do a whiny ballad. But he delivered. Good job, David.
Randy said, “That was the best performance tonight!” I disagree. It was the other David.
Paula said, Blah x 3
Simon said, “Absolutely on the money.”
Kristy sang Coat of Many Colors. I never really listened to the lyrics until tonight. Poignant. But Kristy’s delivery was boring. But she did look cute in he outfit and bare feet.
Randy said, “Definitely your wheelhouse.” Country that is.
Paula said, blah blah blah.
Simon said, “This was pleasant but forgettable.” Right on.
Syesha sang I’ll Always Love You. And they always ef up this song. Why even go there? Yes, Dolly sang it first but we all remember Whitney’s version and only Whitney sings like Whitney. Stan back 100 feet! I just kind of sat there while she sang it and waited for it to end.
Randy said, “I think you did pretty good.” He was being polite.
Paula said, blah blah
And Simon said, “Um first part good, second part bad. Not a fantastic performance.” Ya think?
Ma man Michael sang…don’t know the title of the song, but talk about angry, raw and full of emotion. Yowza.
Randy said, “Check it out, baby. Blazing hot performance.”
Paula, more nattering
Simon said, “I have to say this is the best I’ve heard you sing.” Right on.
So a good night in my eyes. But here’s the thing. Syesha, Kristy and Ramiele have no business being on stage with the rest of them. I wish they would all get the boot tomorrow night so we can get down to it.
So I pick any one of them to go. How did you like the performances tonight?