February 27th, 2008 10:19 pm |
It’s Day Two of the Top 20 and tonite we have the girls on stage. Looking back to last night’s performances, the girls (and guys) have David Archuleta to contend with. Will anyone here come close to David’s?
We’re still in the 70′s, so here we go!
Crazy on You – Heart
OK tattoo girl, bring it! So you’re opening with a great song choice! Strong opening and sounds good. You definitely feel comfortable on stage and the vocals still sound good. I’m worried that now that we’re more than 1/2 way thru, there is alot of “yelling” going on. Randy said it was alright, while Paula is of course complimenting her. Simon said it was better than last week and that she was the one to beat.
Me & Mr. Jones – Billy Paul
Don’t be a cry baby Syesha! Opening notes sounded a bit iffy. Listen to the music, there were a few moments where you got a tad bit ahead of yourself. Your performance is ok. I’m not getting up from my seat. Nothing special. The last part you tried to get out, but I think you sounded tired. Randy wasn’t into it so much, Paula kinda agreed. Simon said it was silly.
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Give yourself a cut beauty school dropout! Ooooh some Carly Simon. You look excited to be there. You started off with playing the guitar, but you took a break to concentrate on singing – I like that. It sounds good Brooke. I’m a little surprised that you did this song well. Good choice for you. Randy and Paula liked it. Did Simon like it? He absolutely loved it, he says. He said it was the perfect choice.
Don’t Leave Me This Way – Thelma Houston
Wow…you can do the Hula and the Tinikling! I had to pause and rewind to the beginning of your song. Don’t ask me why, but it bothered me. I think you could have started with a dark stage and started the song as a ballad all leading up to the pop part of the song. But oveall I thought the performance was good. annunciate Ramiele. The words sometimes mix too much. There is a sound, not quality, it’s a sound artifact that you make when you say certain words or constant mixtures. Kinda like a “schs” sound. I’m weird. Anyway, I liked it. Simon agreed with Paula, it wasn’t as powerful as it could have been.
Kristy Lee Cook
You’re No Good – Linda Ronstandt
Tomboy eh??? Hmmm. Ok..the horse prancing onto the stage wasn’t winning you any points. A couple of pitchy notes. You’re nervous. We can hear it in your voice. On a good note, I like the outfit. The song was kinda boring for me. Watch the ending there, pitch. Will the judges agree with me? Randy said it was better than last week. Simon says you have potential.
Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas
Bookworm?? You and David Cook should get together. Ok…more blonde in your hair?? Oh no. Wow..you’re having pitchy notes tonite. My stomach knotted for a second. What’s up with the vocals tonite??? It’s really kinda bad. I don’t know how I feel about tonite’s performance. You’ve never been in my Top 3, but I never considered you in my bottom 3. randy said it wasn’t the right song, Paula agreed. Simon couldn’t wait for it to be over.
Hopelessly Devoted – Olivia Newton-John
Umm…ok…can we say Sally (When Harry Met Sally). It sounds kinda hollow and nasally. You’re timing seems off for some reason. Its a bit a copy of Olivia’s version. Make it your own. About the only thing you did to make it your own is that you rushed it. Ehhhh. Randy said it was the wrong choice. Paula said it wasn’t as bad as Randy thought. Simon said she needs to be relevant.
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Some Song – Chicago
Ryan still can’t say your name right. I can hear it now, wrong song choice. I like this song, I grew up on it. I just don’t think it was meant to be sung by a female vocalist. Your voice deserves a better song don’t you think? Compared to Spinning Wheel from last week, this performance suffers. I still like you Alexandrea. Randy said she needs to challenge herself. The song was too safe. Paula applauded her turning it into a female version of the song.
Magic Man – Heart
This would have been a good song for Amanda, but not for you. The opening sequence sucked Kady. It’s very pitchy and all over the place. Like many tonite, you look uncomfortable up there and it is translating into your music. I know Simon is going to say you’re trying to emulate another singer and I think he will be right. Randy didn’t like it. Paula said she sings opera well. Paula said to define herself. Simon said you need to find the right song.
All By Myself – Eric Carmen
First off, I love the hair! I like this song, but for you, it’s already starting off pitchy. I think the low notes you struggle on. You’re gonna be all by yourself if you miss more notes like that. There must have been something in the water on the girls side of the hotel this past week. The girls didn’t bring it this week. Randy said it was ok. Paula said the low notes suffered, but the ending was good. Simon said she didn’t pull it off.
Girls, overall tonite, you all kinda sucked compared to David’s performance last night. Simon was right. Who is going home? I think Kady and Alaina.