Â Y’all we’re down to the Top 9.Â Dolly Parton is here to mentor our 9 hopefuls. In addition to being a singer, Dolly is also an accomplished writer.
Let’s get to it. First up, Brooke!
I think that Brooke soul fits so well to sing Jolene. What a great way to start of the evening. Brooke seems she is very serious and it shows.Â She is doing some kind of sneer with her lips, but the performance was great! Randy said he liked, it wasn’t stellar. Paula said she is consistent and has an emotional connection to her music. Simon felt like she wasn’t emotionally connected.
One of Dolly’s favorite songs. This is his own arrangement of the song.Â I think David has done a great job of picking arrangements for the songs these last few week. Tonite’s performance was right up there and it was totally his style! Randy loves that he has vocal range. Another hot, consistent performance tonight he says. Paula said she was surprised hearing a guy sing this song.
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind
Hmmm….from a “whole package” point of view, your outfit doesn’t match the song. I’m not sure this is the right song for you. Once again, you have chosen a song that won’t be memorable to the masses.Â No, you won’t cross the minds of Americans as they pick up the phone to vote. Randy said it was ok. Paula said it was a good 1 and a half minutes. Simon said it would be hard to remember her.
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Dolly adored Jason.Â It was an ok performance for me.Â It’s been the same for the last few weeks. The performance isn’t bad, it just doesn’t WOW me.Â Some of my colleagues are big fans of Jason and I’m still trying to figure it out. He sings ok, but I think its just not enough. Randy liked it for sure. Paula said it was one of his strongest performances. Not so sure I agree. Simon didn’t like it at all.
Here You Come Again
dolly felt this was perfect for Carly. This is so Carly’s style. This performance is almost flawless. I love how she mellowed it out and with her sweeping voice she pulls it off. Congrats to Carly for a wonderful interpretation of this song.
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Smokey Mountain Memories
This is a song dear to Dolly’s heart.Â She said he has the voice to become a great, great singer.Â My soul is once again flying and happy. David’s voice soars and he has captured the hearts of each and every person in the audience.Â There are a 1 or 2 pitchy notes – but he got the high notes!! Randy loved it, Paula loved it and Simon loved it! Simon said he was right on the money.
Coat of Many Colors
I don’t think Dolly was impressed with her. I never was.Â So the song is starting and I’m not all that into it.Â Her look is wrong. I would have thought that of ANY week, this would be the one she would shine.Â It is country music, but her delivery wasn’t in my opinion. I think it was just a wrong song choice. But all the country music fans out there will certainly vote for her – I’m sure. Paula said she was stunning. Randy said it was ok. Simon said it was pleasant, but forgettable.
I Will Always Love You
I really enjoyed her performance tonite. I think she took more from the Whitney Houston version that she did Dolly, but it was a good performance nonetheless. Her vocals were strong, tone was on point and she had a wicked long note at the end. Awesome! Randy said she took on the biggest tiger of the night. He said it was alright. Paula said she’s growin, growin and growin. Simon said it was a good version of the song, but not fantastic.
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It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right
So let’s end the night on a good note. Michael comes up with a bluezy version of It’s All Wrong But It’s All Right. Dolly think he’ll make some records and that she’d write some songs for him. Wow.Â Other than the ascot he is wearing, his performance was good.Â While he did a good job, I’m not sure this is his genre of singing, but he’ll go far I’m sure wherever he ends up. His ending was excellent! Randy said he keeps bringing up the notch. Paula said he was amazing. Simon said this was the BEST he has ever heard from him.
What a great ending! So where does this leave us? My bottom two are Ramiele and KLCrap. I voted for KLCrap in the company pool, but I’m sure that she will prevail yet again.
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