OK...here we go!
Jason Castro - Forever In Blue Jeans - This guy is just a natural artist. Nothing huge...no massive "money notes"...but he sounded good.
David Cook - I'm Alive - He sounds good (as usual)...but it almost sounds like he's doing a Neil Diamond imitation. It was a'ight. Not his best...but it doesn't matter...he's coasting through to next week.
Brooke White - I'm A Believer - I didn't know Neil Diamond wrote this song. uh oh. She looks nervous...like she's grasping for words either off a teleprompter or in her head. She is throwing out the occasional smile...but she is NERVOUS. She sounds OK...but she should have done this song about 4 steps higher. It would have given her tone more shine. I am scared for her this week.
David Archuleta - Sweet Caroline - I'm glad to hear him NOT sing a ballad. He has a great, soulful approach to his singing. And his voice has this cool texture that is really rare in someone so young. Having said that...this performance seemed a little disjunct...like he is trying to hard, rather than just letting the song sing itself. But is he great...and I am so positive that he is going to sail into the finals.
Syesha - Hello Again - she was OK. I'm not a huge fan...but aside from a few pitchy moments, it was pretty good. I love this song...and I have ever since we sang it in 8th grade chorus. I was singing my baritone part along with her. I'll say it was a good moment for her.
O MY GOODNESS. Paula just messed up in the hugest way. She just commented on a Jason Castro song that HE HADN'T EVEN SUNG YET. THAT WaS ONE OF THE MOST AWKWARD MOMENTS ON TV I HAVE EVER SEEN. Talk about sucking the air out of the room...
Lay off the sauce, Paula!
Well, I know from Mandisa that the judges watch the dress rehearsal and often form their opinions and get their judgments from that performance. So, she got caught. Ouch. That was painful.
Jason - September Morn - uh...not great. I really like him...but at this late date in the show, he should be fighting to KILL IT, and he wasn't.
David C - All I Really Need Is You - What a great voice. I don't know this song. Good use of his falsetto. I want to like him. I really do. I'm trying.
I have to go back in the studio and sing...gotta press pause on blogging for now. I'll be back later tonight. Enjoy the rest of the show...and GO SPURS!