I was totally disappointed in most of the performances tonight. Most of them were just so dang boring, that it was hard for me to get excited. I was expecting a more exciting show and was let down.
She performed "Only Girl (In the World)" by Rihanna. First off, love Rihanna, but I hate that song! I find the song beyond annoying, so while watching her perform, that's all I could think about. I honestly dont know if she has a good voice or not because I just couldnt get past the annoyance factor of the song she chose, but Steven thought it was a beautiful performance. Odd term for a song like that, no? Jennifer thought she started of shaky, but brought it home by the end. Randy disagreed and thought it was only an okay performance and paled in comparison to the original.
She performed "Summertime" by George Gershwin. I didnt like her choice of song at all. The entire performance felt "old" and had a jazz house feel to it or something, but I do think she has a good voice. Jennifer loved her performance and feels that she brings color to the stage. Randy thought it was launchy (thats what I was trying to say!), but enjoyed some parts and thought she nailed it at the end. Steven felt it was unbelievable. I think Steven's too nice!
Kendra performed "Impossible" by Christina Aguilera. Another performance that I felt was launchy, but I think Kendra has an amazing voice! While the song choice was kinda boring, I thought she performed it beautifully. Randy loves the vibrato of her voice and compared her to Lauryn Hill. Steven think her entire package is hot (lol..I bet he does) and Jennifer thinks she only just scratching the surface of her awesomeness (or something like that.)
Rachel performed "Criminal" by Fiona Apple. Again, I was asking myself what was up with the song choices?! Another performance that I felt was too "old" feeling, not to mention I thought her vocals were down right shitty. Sorry if anybody likes her, but the performance was just painful. Steven felt it was too Broadway- I agree. Jennifer think she belongs on stage, but felt it was just the wrong choice of song. Randy didnt like it either.
Karen performed "Hero" by Mariah Carey. Liked the song choice and I liked how she performed it in both English and Spanish. Although I did feel like I was inside a Disney move for a minute. I really liked her voice though and I could see her potential. Jennifer exclaimed "Wow!" a million times and loved how she went back and forth between languages. Randy loved that she made it her own and actually thought the parts in Spanish sounded more beautiful. And of course Steven loved it.
Lauren performed "Seven Day Fool" by Etta James. Yet another launchy performance, but good. She has good vocals. Randy loves the bluesy soul flavor or her voice. Steven thought she was spectacular and Jennifer thinks her voice is undeniable good.
She performed "Love All Over Me" by Monica. I liked her voice, but again- I didnt like the choice of song. After all the other launchy performances tonight, her performance just kept me in that state of boredom. Steven thinks she has the confidence of a queen and Jennifer thinks she has the makings of a diva. I do agree with them, because I could tell she has some sass up on stage. Randy didnt like the song, but loves her.
Julie performed "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson. The first song choice of the night that I actually really liked, but sadly it paled in comparison to the original. I just couldnt hear anything special in her performance. Jennifer liked it, but didnt think it was her best. Randy didnt think she brought anything special to it and didnt sing it nearly as well as Kelly (duh!). Steven thought it was the wrong song for her. Agreed.
Haley performed "Fallen" by Alicia Keys. I love the song, but nobody can sing like Alicia and I often wonder why people even attempt her songs on Idol, but then again, I think she did a really good job! I really liked her voice and I think she brought a sexiness to the song. Her performance was rather sultry like. I liked it. Randy didnt think the song did anything for her and thought it felt karaoke. (Not even!) Steven thought it had just the right amount of sexy and Jennifer agreed with him. She thinks Haley belongs in the competition and I agree.
Thia performed "Out Here On My Own" by Irene Cara" She started the song out as acapella. I really liked that. She drew me into her voice and she has a very nice voice for her age. I thought the performance was both beautiful and tastefully done. Nothing boring about it or showy. Just simple and beautiful. Steven thought she was pitch perfect and cant believe she is only 15. Jennifer thought the performance was beautiful and Randy thinks her tone is like a young Michael Jackson. I'm not sure about that, but she is really good!
Lauren performed "Turn on the Radio" by Reba McEntire. I love country and I love Reba, but I think that was the wrong choice of song. It was a fun performance, but I dont think it showed her vocal ability. Solid performance overall though. Jennifer thinks her voice is effortless and called her a natural. Randy thinks she has natural talent said that she reminds him of a combination of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Steven called her the best. Ehhh??
She performed "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders. Loved her song choice. I think Pia has a beautiful voice and the performance was very nice. I loved the high note she hit. The judges gave her the first standing ovation of the season (and they made sure they pointed that out). Randy thought she put herself in the top with her unbelievable vocals. Steven thought it was a gorgeous performance. Jennifer thought her performance was out of this world. Okay, it was good, but not THAT good ya'll!!
So like I said earlier. Overall, I was very let down with the performances tonight. 5 girls will be going through tomorrow. I think they will be: Pia, Thia, Haley, Karen, and Kendra. I think Lauren may be a wildcard pick if she doesnt make it by votes.
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