Lil. I'm just so tired of her. When they talk about how they don't know what kind of "artist" she is, it's because she's not an "artist." She doesn't have the musical capabilities to take a song and do anything with it musically besides sing it like she's heard it. With a few extra notes thrown in. And usually sharp ones, at that. It's time, Lil. Sorry.
Danny. We all know I'm a fan. Tonight's effort wasn't astoundingly original or jaw-dropping in any specific way. It was consistently Danny. It sounded good. He hit some pretty impressive notes in some pretty impressive places. He looked like he had a good time ('cause you know that's such an important part of this competition that every one has to always interrupt the judges to let them know they DID indeed have FUN). Anyway, I enjoyed it. I always do. His voice is--shall I say?--"aaaaahh."
Kris. Whoa. I liked his version of "She Works Hard for the Money" WAY better than the original version. Very creative. And performed VERY well. I LOVED it!! This kid's really growing on me.
Allison. Interesting arrangement. Terrible song for a 16-year old. You "want some hot stuff?" What in the world?! She's a powerhouse vocalist, but she's starting to show her immaturity a bit, in my opinion, by not showing much vocal flexibility. She's in hard-singing, gruff-voice, rocker-girl mode ALL the time lately. I think it's high time for some softness, some musicality.
Adam. Never before have I been so "on the fence" about a contestant on this show as I am with him. I DO think he can sing; those notes he hits are off the charts! And I DO think he is original. Each and every week. I just can't bring myself to actually LIKE the kid. I detest his tongue. (I know that's weird.) And just because one CAN hit a particular note, doesn't necessarily mean one will sound lovely singing said note. It just isn't pleasant to me. Usually. Tonight, however, I thought he sounded great. I liked the song. I still didn't enjoy seeing his tongue make its Gene Simmons-like appearance when he was doing his trademark Adam screech.
Matt. Not a fan of his wardrobe, but that's neither here nor there, I suppose. I do think this kid can SANG, so I'm very glad he was "saved" last week. I thought he performed very well tonight. Maybe it wasn't the best arrangement or whatever, but he did pick a memorable song (that everyone loves), and then sang it well. I thought he played his cards right. After all, it's a
Anoop. Handsome kid. Very nice voice. Likable and all that jazz. Tonight's song choice was just BLEH. I'd never even HEARD of that song! And now that I HAVE, I am decidedly unimpressed. BORRRRRING.
Did I say this was going to be "short and sweet"?! Well, it's certainly shorter than OTHER posts. Right, Mom? At least this one wasn't a "novel." I suppose the better question is why am I taking the time to write down my thoughts on this topic anyhow? Truly, I've got bigger fish to fry.
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