*Brooke White ("You're So Vain") - The performance of the night. Brooke really hit a home run with this song. It was the perfect song choice, and she delivered it so well. The acoustic beginning was a great touch that I quickly got over my disappointment that she wasn't singing "So Far Away".
*Carly Smithson ("Crazy On You") - It's
You're Not Bad:
Kristy Lee Cook ("You're No Good") - She sang well enough to probably avoid an ironic elimination song. She improved a lot from last week. Her performance skills (not to mention her outfit), however, are no good. She's very bar band.
You're Only Half Good:
*Syesha Mercado ("Me And Mrs. Jones") - Paula was dead on; Syesha was out of tune on the soft verses but sounded terrific when she powered the notes on the chorus. I liked the interpretation as well, but those verses were pretty rough.
You're Not As Good As Last Week:
*Ramiele Malubay ("Don't Leave Me This Way") - For all that talk about how she likes to dance and how she MAY dance on the show if she sings a fast song, she sure ... didn't move her feet on that stage. She sang well, but I couldn't get over the lack of movement.
*Alaina Whitaker ("Hopelessly Devoted To You") - She's always just slightly off the beat in her songs. I'm very distracted by
*Alexandrea Lushington ("If You Leave Me Now") - She keeps surprising me with her song choices. I never would have thought she'd pick such an elevator song. She does manage to infuse a little bit of her own spin on things that prevents it from being a total snooze-fest, but this song is just so dreary.
*Asia'h Epperson ("All By Myself") - What a waste of the pimp spot. She totally gagged on the first high note. It was a pretty decent recovery, but this song was just way too ambitious for her. Randy and Paula may want to give her credit for hitting it in the end, but you can't ignore the fact that she biffed part of the song. You can hit the hardest element at the end of your skating routine, but if you fall earlier (on something easier), you still get deducted for it and you're probably not going to get the gold. And in this case, Asia'h won't be anywhere near the medals tonight.
Baby, You're No Good:
*Amanda Overmyer ("Carry On Wayward Son") - That was like watching really bad bar karaoke. The pitch was all over the place, the screaming was wretched, the outfit hideous.
*Kady Malloy ("Magic Man") - Her intro video was all kinds of awesome, but her performance was so not. She started off out of tune and never really found her way home. She doesn't have the vocal chops or the edge to pull this kind of song off, and I really had no idea what the heck she was singing.
Out this week: Probably Amanda and Kady. Amanda and Carly can't co-exist in this competition too long. And one of the blondes has to go, and it ain't gonna be Brooke!