Casey – I was least impressed with this performance. Could be because Danny Gokey sang this song at his audition and it’s all I could compare it to.
Hailey – Hailey sounded great but I still don’t have a clue how she would fit into today’s scene and I still feel like she has a lot of work to do on her performance. I feel like she tries to be too sexy and it’s very off-putting.
Thia – THAT is what Thia should have done two weeks ago. Her voice was gorgeous, so controlled and so beautiful on those lower notes.
Jac0b – Definitely my favorite performance from him so far. I haven’t been a huge fan and I’m still not sure how he will fit into radio but wow, that was powerful.
Stefano – Judges were completely right. He has everything except stage presence. It was downright awkward watching him trying not to close his eyes.
Lauren – Lauren has the WHOLE package. Her voice is perfect and unique, her performance is right on, she looks great, and I can certainly hear her on Country radio right now. I can definitely see her winning if she consistently delivers a little more each week and picks great songs.
Pia – Pia could be a classic. I always think of Celine when she sings. But watching her is a bore. Well, except I spend the time admiring her perfect figure and beautiful dresses. But seriously, I’m not sure she has enough personality to win this whole thing. Celine Dion HAS PERSONALITY.
Scotty – Scotty just needs to exit the Idol stage and go make a record. I can’t believe how awesome that song sounded with his twist on it. That needs to go on radio again stat. Like Lauren, I think he has the whole package. AND he has the fangirl factor that could topple Lauren in a finale.
Paul – Paul’s strength this week was that he was behind his guitar and I could actually enjoy him singing instead of trying to not watch his dancing. I loved the song and I really hope he puts a record out.
James – Someone on Twitter said that James is a more tolerable version of Adam Lambert. All I know is every time James is on stage I am a happy person and I enjoy watching him “do what he do”. It also makes me happy that he has a family behind him that really NEEDS him to do this.
Naima – If there was one performance of hers I could put my stamp of approval on, this would be it. No pitchiness. Strong vocals. Dancing was not so erratic throughout the song. Definitely a performer. Again though, where does she fit in mainstream?
Favorites: Yikes, so many good ones this week. I think Jac0b and Scotty are two I would like to go back and watch again
In trouble: Hailey, Stefano, Pia