How did I not know about Leona Lewis? Huh?! Where have I been? That girl was amazing. Seriously, she was astounding and I think she's better than Mariah Carey. In fact, I read an article tonight where Mariah states that Leona doesn't sound like her --and I would agree. She's better than you, Mariah! Sorry, but it's true. When she started singing, I was kind of "okay, whatever", but by the time she hit the chorus? Wowzahs! I'm a fan.
Okay, now to other parts of the show. It was so refreshing to hear them speak so candidly about the contestants! Having Andrew Lloyd Weber up there, talking about Brooke's mistake; Randy's admittance that Broadway music is hard and should be respected (Right on, Dawg!); Ryan speaking with the contestants about what they sang, why they chose the song, etc.; and finally, seeing the contestants' reactions backstage when Sayesha was in the bottom two.
And holy cow! Carly and Sayesha? After last night?! I was just as surprised as Brooke, and she looked just miserable. Miserable! It was as if she wanted to go home. Again. I'm seriously hoping this slaps some sense into her and hopefully she can just have some fun here on out. I mean, come on! Have some fun! Don't be so serious! But then again --when she did have fun, she was kind of dorky. Ah, that Brooke. So much to analyze, and no time!
But I was glad to see Carly leave over Sayesha, if only for the fact that Sayesha was amazing last night. Carly has always kind of bothered me, too, but I'm looking forward to what type of album she'll come up with. Might be interesting! I hope it sells more than 300 copies this time...
[Oh, and the Ford video? Crazy-zany fun. Kind of weird, but still fun.]