Lil: I am not a Lil fan at all. But I totally disagreed with the judges. I think that for the first time ever, Lil was HERSELF. It wasn't karaoke, it was fun, it was in tune, it wasn't yelled (until the last phrase), and she was happy. Her vocals were just fine --in fact, this was her best performance. Maybe I'm just too tired to hear the bad-ness? I don't know, but I was impressed! Isn't that crazy!?
Kris: He's the black horse to win this, you know. I haven't always loved his stuff --mostly when he's out of tune or playing something that is contrived. But tonight? Awesome! LOVED this arrangement with the guitar and the percussion. It was so cool! Way to go, Kris --I was VERY impressed.
Danny: It wasn't bad --I think it was too loud through-out, but I'm thinking that's the song. It was fun, he was in tune (Kara is right --he's pretty much always in tune!), and the ending was way cool (I like abrupt endings on fast songs instead of riffing it out for 8 measures...). Not bad, not bad --it didn't blow me away, but I still liked it!
Allison: The only thing I don't like about Allison is that her diction is not always perfectly clear. Other than that? I love this girl. And I really love the way she changed up her song to reflect her rock voice. The weirdest part? The baby started kicking right in time with Allison when she sang "hot, hot, hot". Creepy, dude. Anyway, great job, Allison!
Adam: So, Brandon just sent me this article talking about how Adam was in Wicked, how he was super wholesome when he came to LA, etc. Very interesting, eh?
About his performance, it was awesome. It didn't move me to tears like it did the judges (wow, they fawn over him), but it was still really awesome. I find it incredibly ironic that they are FINALLY telling a musical theater performer that they are a "star". Of course, he deserves it!
Matt: I think that his save might have given him back some of his confidence because for the first time in WEEKS, the boy actually sang the entire song in tune. The ending was CRAP, though. But we already know I hate 8 measures of riffing just for the sake of doing it. Blah. So...it was good. Okay and good. Not incredible, though.
Anoop: He has a really great voice! His last note was way off, though. Ouch! But hey, his middle note was really, really good. I'm so happy for him! It was really good and I liked that it wasn't super slow --that there was some up-tempo in it because I was worried he was going to go for just slow. And I had to agree with Paula --he looked great! And I totally disagreed with Simon. It wasn't AMAZING, but Anoop did great!
Who should go home:
Lil and Matt
What did you think?