I’m not a Mariah Carey fan, especially her high notes. I’m all for high notes in opera but in pop songs, I call it screeching. So when I saw that she was this week’s mentor, I was reluctant to watch. Of course, I couldn’t help myself – curiosity got the best of me, and I caved.
David A. started it all off and had people thinking he’d be a tough act to follow … except for his less-than-confident lift up into his falsetto.
Kudos to Brooke and Jason for not taking Mariah’s advise on how high to take the songs they each chose. Jason did a bit of falsetto, but it worked for him. I don’t think it would have worked for Brooke because it’s not her style.
Carley was okay until the end for me. I don’t like when she forces the sound. It really does sound like she’s shouting the music.
Syesha impressed me! She did a good job. So did Kristy. She keeps stepping it up each week. I really liked what she did tonight.
Then there’s David C. This boy has amazing talent. I love how he changes up songs and really takes them to a whole other place. Hands down, a winner – no matter how American couch potatoes vote in the end.
My top 3 for this week: David C., Jason, and Brooke (in that order).