Jasmine Murray – “Love Song” – Her voice was just not strong enough. Maybe nerves. Maybe the wrong song. I enjoyed her more in Hollywood Week.
Matt Giraud – “Viva La Vida” – Man, I was so hopeful for Matt. I thought he was a shoe-in for Top 12 after his Hollywood performances but man, that was rough. He tried too hard. You just can’t do that to that song. And he’s trying to be a singer that he is not. #1 rule – be yourself!
Jeanine Vailes – “This Love” – Uhhh..I don’t remember this performance at. all.
Nick Mitchell – “And I Am Telling You” – I think Norman Gentle is entertaining. I don’t think he belongs in the Top 12 but he’s entertaining. But last night, there were some rough spots in his song. But he was still entertaining.
Allison Iraheta – “Alone” – I was impressed with her. I love that song and I thought she did well with it. I feel like she was actually the best of the night.
Kris Allen – “Man In The Mirror” – I wanted to like Kris. He’s been getting a decent fan base built around the ‘ol Internet but I just don’t think it was strong enough.
Megan Joy Corkrey – “Put Your Records On” – First off, what was that movement she was doing? I dare not call it dancing. I looked at Scott last night and said “What is she doing??” That being said, I love how unique her voice is and she’s gorgeous. Didn’t much like her talking back to the judges saying she sounded good. I think that’s a rule somewhere too.
Matt Breitzke – “If You Could Only See” – zzzzzzz
Jesse Langseth – “Bette Davis Eyes” – First off, I feel the need to reiterate a tweet from last night “jesse, you can’t wear that kind of sweater with mommy boobs. trust me, i know.” Besides that, I think Jesse has a good voice but I did not like that song. I felt like she was trying to hard and REALLY didn’t like her attitude with the judges. I *think* she was trying to be likable and confident but it was off-putting to me.
Kai Kalama – “What Becomes Of A Broken Heart” – He sang it well enough. Just not well ENOUGH.
Mishavonna Henson – “Drops of Jupiter” – I love her voice but parts of that were a little rough. I don’t think it’s going to be enough to pick up the phone and vote.
Adam Lambert – “Satisfaction” – Adam has a HUGE fanbase. A lot of people like him. But I don’t much. I don’t think he connects with his audience. I think he tries too hard when he sings. The last song he sang in Hollywood was awful for me. He walks around as if he’s on a catwalk. And he wears too much manscara and guyliner.
But even so, Adam will sail through. Along with Allison. As for 3rd place, it’s going to be a close call though. I think Megan, Matt G and Kris all have good chances. The bad thing is, I think I’d replace Michael Sarver with any of those 3. And that is the reason I hate this year’s format.
For the record, I voted for Allison and Matt G.