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Someone must have gone backstage last week and slapped all of the contestants when they gave us a very ho hum night, because tonight was a COMPLETELY different story! I LOVED tonight’s show for many reasons… 1) THEY LOOKED ALIVE! 2) THEY DRESSED LIKE STARS 3) GREAT SONG CHOICES…. Here are my reviews from best to worst…. I am actually happy to say, NO ONE did really bad!!!!!
THEME : HOME – SONGS THAT REMIND THEM OF HOME
OVERALL – Dexter had the ONLY outstanding performance tonight. Otherwise, it was a rather dull performance night.
What a night! I was very surprised on how many good performances there were and how much potential there is here! Here are my quick reviews from best to worst for tonight!
Alex – Beautiful Mess (Jason Mraz) – this was so intimate and absolutely perfect and totally pulled me in. I completely disagree with Harry. He was totally in tune and his voice is so smooth. GRADE = A
Emily – Glitter in the Air (P!nk) – She struggles with the low notes a little but she really carried the song beautifully. Almost perfect! GRADE = A-
Jena – The Scientist (Coldplay) – she has an Ann Wilson quality. She really made this her own. Her voice was crystal clear and very powerful! GRADE = A-
Majesty – Tightrope (Janelle Monae) – she has a tone that reminds me of Whitney Houston. Massive massive potential! I really liked this a lot. GRADE = B+
Jessica – The Crow and the Butterfly (Shinedown) – I like the rocker chick style for her. She sounded great but looked very uneasy on stage. GRADE = B+
Ben – Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash) – holy crap he killed his song and in a good way. He was so into it and I loved watching him. GRADE = B+
Caleb – Pressure and Time (Rival Sons) – he really rocked it. He does rock very well. GRADE = B
Sam – Unwell (Matchbox twenty) – he has a very clear voice. Started out a little rough and I wish the tempo was up a little more. Seemed to drag a little. All in all it was good. GRADE = B
Kristin – Beautiful Disaster (Kelly Clarkson) – Great song choice but she needs a lot of work. She was shrill at times but that may have been due to nerves. She definitely has potential. GRADE = B-
CJ – Radio (Darius Rucker) – CJ fits right in with country music but again he brought nothing new to the song. I like his voice and really think he will go far. GRADE = C
Dexter – Aww Naw (Chris Young) – Dexter is very country and proves it with this performance. I couldn’t hear him as well as I wanted to as the music seemed a little overpowering. The problem with him is that he sounds like every other country artist out there. GRADE = C
Malaya – Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars) – Malaya has such a great energy. This was not the right song choice and her voice just isn’t there for me. She sounded way off to me. GRADE = D
MK – Satisfaction (Allen Stone) – um this is soooo off for me. Bad song and she didn’t even come close to being in tune. GRADE = D
I will rank them how I feel on who has the best chance of winning… Let’s see how right (or wrong) I will be by the end of the season… SO from what I have seen so far…
- CJ Harris
- Jessica Meuse
- Alex Preston
Mount Vernon, NH
- Caleb Johnson
- Kristen O’Connor
- Jena Irene
Farmington HIlls, MI
- Dexter Roberts
- Majesty Rose
- Ben Briley
- MK Nobilette
San Francisco, CA
- Sam Woolf
- Malaya Watson
- Emily Piriz
The guys definitely delivered more than the girls… but my issue is… No Casey Thrasher???? What?????? Big mistake judges…
The girls have set the tone and for me it ends on a bit of a low note. If the singers are going to be able to pick their own songs this whole season, it just may be a difficult season. I had a problem with some of the song choices tonight.
Here are my reviews of the Top 10 GIRLS:
Not a bad performance. Kristin has a star quality and hopefully it will shine more as the competition goes on.
Briana has a great voice but she was definitely not connected with the song.
Of all the female contestants, Jena has probably the most potential but this performance seemed a bit forced and over the top.
Bria probably has the most powerful voice of the girls but this song choice was awful. She screamed it and it sounded almost like she was in a panic.
Marrialle looks the part but this song was the wrong song. The tempo was wrong and the tune was way off. She should have just stuck with the guitar and done this song intimately.
… Phillip Phillips!
Ok, so it’s the fifth White Guy With Guitar who has won in a row. BUT… I have this strange feeling he will be different (success wise) than David Cook, Kris Allen, and Lee DeWyze. Scotty McCreery has done quite well for himself album sales wise.
If Phillip can add a bit of POP to his “Alt/Folk” image, he might just have a shot at being a long lasting artist, if that’s indeed what he wants to be.
I do have to say I was in tears when the emotions finally hit him while singing his winning song “Home” on the last performance of tonight’s show. It was the most sincere I have seen him and it moved me.
I think Jessica will be just fine AS LONG as they find the right material for her. Good luck to Jessica!
I have to say i am a bit surprised at Joshua Ledet being voted off. I was all prepared for a Josh vs Phillip finale. Now we will have a Phillip vs Jessica finale and I truly have no clue who will win.
I would like Jessica to win because it would be nice to have a girl win for once in 5 years, but then again I would like to see Phillip win because he is so… um… Phillip…
I truly have NO CLUE on who to place my bets on next week…
Good luck to you Joshua! I really hope Jimmy Iovine can find some contemporary NEW music for you, but please… DON’T scream your career away, you really ARE talented!