Okay so tonight was an Andrew Lloyd Weber night, and wow-wee was I impressed with this guy! In the immortal words of my husband, “As a mentor, he’s tits.” Okay, so it made sense when he said it. It dropped my future son-in-law to the floor in hysterics. It’s a line I will use someday. Frankly, Mr. Weber stole the show. One of the things he said that stuck with me was, “Everything I do is story driven.” His energy and love and passion for what he does was palpable. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo! I heart Andrew Lloyd Weber!
So let us begin with Miss Syesha: She looked hot and ready to do some damage with I Rock and Roll Tomorrow. She said, “Finally, something I can show my personality.” Scratching head here but when has she not been able to do that? It matters not because quite frankly for the first time, in my estimation, she did show her personality. I thought it was her best performance yet. Mostly because I wasn’t bored.
Randy said, “So this may surprise you, but your best performance to date. You could be a Broadway star.”
Simon said, “That was very sexy-I actually agree with Randy. You showed more of your personality tonight.”
Jason sang Memory and I want to forget it. What a train wreck. Sigh. I think he sealed his fate. I thought I was gonna die when he told the camera, “I didn’t know a cat was signing it.” What a goofball. Double sigh.
Randy said, “Wow.” And it wasn’t a good wow. “I thought it was a little bit of a train wreck.” No kidding, my words first.
Paula said, “I think it was a wise choice.” Gah, not!
Simon said, “Jason it felt to me and to you like the longest two minutes of our lives…You were miserable up there throughout, and I was miserable throughout.” Triple sigh. I agree.
Jason, honey, say your goodbyes now.
Brooke sang “You Must Love Me” from Evita. When she started over I froze. When she began anew she looked so nervous I seriously doubted she could finish, but somewhere in the very depths of her soul she reached down and pulled out what I thought was an emotional second half comeback. I swear as she belted out the words, “You must, love, me.” I said to the television, “I do love you, Brooke.” And I do. She was very brave tonight.
And she got my first vote of this season.
Randy said, “For me this wasn’t great. I liked though that you listened to ALW.”
Paula said, “You must never stop and start.” I disagreed. She forgot the damn words! Was she supposed to hum?
Simon was on very good behavior. He hearts Brooke. “It was so dramatic, it completely threw you. It became quite uncomfortable. I think you’re going to be disappointed.”
When the judges were asked if she should have stopped, Simon said, “I thought it was a very brave thing to do.” Rodger that.
David A. The kid annoys me. Hubby and future son-in-law were gagging. When he picked a song that ALW said, “Was for a diva and one he wrote for a girl,” I sat back and thought, hmmm. When he begun to sing, future son-in-law said, “He doesn’t have much of a personality.” I’m thinking that’s because his dad won’t let him have one. Some celebrity came out the other day and said the father was the worst stage dad she had ever seen. Poor kid. Aneee-way, as usual the performance was predictable and boring.
Randy totally digs this kid. I don’t get it. But he said, “It was the bomb! This is the boy to beat!” Maybe.
Paula said, “I thought it was perfect.” Of course you did.
Simon my man said, “I thought it was pleasant, one of the weakest performances, and it was forgettable to me.” Ditto that!
Carly sang Jesus Christ Superstar. She wasn’t gonna. Not until Mr. Weber said, “For goodness sakes, you have to go with a song that inhabits you.” Well said! I bet he’s phenomenal to work with, and at the end of each day you’d be exhausted. He certainly makes you dig deep for every single note. So overall, I liked the performance despite the little screechy parts. She really needs to work on that.
Randy said, “It’s no surprise to me the bigger voices are doing well tonight.” But then said, “I thought it was okay.”
Paula said? I wasn’t paying attention.
Simon said, “It got a little bit shouty in the middle. It was actually one of the best performances tonight.” Agreed.
David C sang Music of the Night. One of the most powerful love songs ever written and sang to perfection by Michael Crawford. I doubted David could match it. He didn’t come close but he did a good job. I also liked the way David looked tonight. Kudos to the stylist.
Randy said, “Dude that was an amazing performance!”
Paula said, “This song just proves more and more you are such and instrument.”
Simon said, “I much prefer the grittier you, but you made the most of it.” Agreed.
Overall, and despite the fact that Mr. Weber was tits tonight, the idols as a whole disappointed me. So, my pick to hit the road tomorrow night, based solely on performances tonight is Jason. His time is up. 🙁