So yeah, curse you Central Time again! Missed the first performer! At least it was not one of my top picks!
Siobhan Magnus (01) – missed this, but the tale end of her walking into the back room didn’t seem very, how shall I say, encouraging. Hope she’s not stressing.
Casey James (02) – wow, do I need to change my favorite???? HE FREAKING ROCKED. This is the first time I REALLY liked him. He sounded great and the guitar ripped. Hmmmm, Ellen? No blonde comment tonight? I totally agreed with Simon, this was his BEST performance so far! And he didn’t seem nervous and seemed quite comfortable performing.
Michael Lynche (03) – while I need to admit this didn’t have the PIZZAZZ as Casey’s performance, it was very, very good. I think he did an excellent job, his voice was right on. His guitar playing was even good. But…..I…..was……bored…….sorry.
Didi Benami (04) – Some very nice notes for sure. She had way more depth of her voice than I’ve heard before. But there were a few notes that were….uh……off. I would say I will not be voting for her, but I didn’t hate it or anything.
Tim Urban (05) – I have to confess again……his hair bugs me. He signs way better than I do. Some things even sounded…..nice…….a little. It wasn’t painful or anything. I think he could make a girl very happy. I am not that girl, though.
Andrew Garcia (06) – Me gusta Andrew. I have always like him. He has had a rough time, really since his audition, where he wowed everyone. He sound good tonight – it felt a little high for him – but he was not off or anything. His voice was even pleasant. But I didn’t get all excited and whoop and holler and such. I think he will make it, but I am not totally convinced he should get the overall win. I’m still a fan though!
Katie Stevens (07) – again, she was my fav during audition week – her story and her grandma gets me. The last few performances I’ve chilled a little – she hasn’t risen to the level I expected I suppose. But I think she was brave to take on a tough song like this! Aretha? Wow! The neck movements helped a lot! And her voice! Wowzers! I think this teenager just went up a few steps in my opinion of her, and I suspect the nation will agree. Except for the judges, of course…..what do they know? Except for that brunette that I can never remember her name……Cara?
Lee DeWyze (08) – he is not my fav. Never really was. I say that (along with the others) because I need to be real here so you know my perception of them influences my review of them. It goes both way, I know. But he hasn’t sung a word yet and I think I won’t like it. There, being real again. Although he HAS wowed me before (see earlier posts). His raspy voice I dig this week. I should add that I believe Deana REALLY likes him. Hmmmmm. Dilemma. I liked him tonight too, he sounded great and his guitar helped, too. I am a sucker for guitars. But he is not at the top yet. Dilemma indeed. (Deana really liked it, for those keeping track. Gulp) Great, the judges thought so too. Could D be right?!?!!?!
Crystal Bowersox (09) – okay, she is my #1 pick for this season, at least so far. Did I see with my own eyes that she was not playing the piano???? Well, okay, lame…..but the singing? Wowzer x 100! I would buy her freaking album people! She seemed a bit akward without her guitar, but that voice of hers……holy moly! Vote for her people! She IS in it to win it! Woohoo!
Aaron Kelly (12) – no comments about the eyebrows…..doh! Epic fail. Let me say here that Usher – who I don’t really listen to – did an excellent job helping the singers. And my Mom (Rivera) LOVES him and thinks he’s sexy! LOL Aaron, the hair man…..wow. But I can’t diss your voice – you sounded great. But I think you tried too hard, because you started strong but somewhere you lost it. Good, but not great.
My top pics for the night – Crystal, Casey, Lee.
My pic for adios – Didi or Tim. Based more on the judges than anything else really. Except maybe their singing.