The top five contestants did so well last night that I can’t skip blogging about it! With the exception of one contestant (and I’ll get to that), I loved every one of the performances. Before blogging, I always listen to the performances at least once more on AmericanIdol.com. Being on a time limit, I’ll jump right in. In order of my favorites from last night…
Jennifer & Randy were wrong! I love that she took the risk and did the unreleased song You and I by Lady Gaga, and the performance was just about as perfect as it could get. Here’s Gaga performing that song. Who cares if most people probably aren’t that familiar with the song. I think it lessens comparisons that way, which can be a great thing. Then House of the Rising Sun was just fantastic! That’s how to show ’em, girl! Haley got my vote this week.
Gone was so much fun! His entire performance was electric! Always on My Mind was very sweet. Based on vocals and performance, Scotty places second in my book this week. I’m not a huge country fan, but I do like it sometimes. This kid has such an amazing vocal range, and that’s huge!
Flat on the Floor was a risky choice as well, in my opinion. Any time contestants choose a song by a previous Idol winner, they are judged harshly. I think she did great! She didn’t listen to Sheryl’s advise to stand firm in one place on stage. Good for her! Then Unchained Melody was pretty good. There was a place where she could have taken it higher but didn’t. That was a little odd to me, but it wasn’t enough to make me hate it – only enough to make me move her from second place to third.
Closer to the Edge started out a little shaky I thought. This is not my favorite performance from him, but he pulled it off. I love Without You, and I think he did it beautifully! James has been consistently rock star material, but I have to place him fourth this week only because I thought the other three were that much better.
No Air … really??? ICK! It was so weird. Love Hurts hurt at the end. He definitely has some pipes, but I don’t feel it’s Idol material. I can’t imagine myself singing along to his songs on the radio in my car. Jacob is on Vote for the Worst this week, but I hope that isn’t enough to keep him on the show another week.
Tune in tonight to see how bad we get our hands slapped for not voting enough or at all. Ryan always gives that look and blames our voting for who ends up at the bottom. I still blame their voting rules, though. There needs to be a limit on how many times one person can vote, especially since you can vote from your phones and computers now. I’m sure there are some insane programs you can get to vote as many times as possible in the voting window. Tell me how that’s fair.