So, will this be another night of irrelevant comments from the judges? We’ll see.
Chelsea Sorrell, Cowboy Casanova: I thought she did a fair job, but she’s no Carrie.
Erika Van Pelt, What About Love: This young woman has a very rich voice. I think this beat all of the guys’ performances last night. I could close my eyes and hear this coming over the radio. Nice job. Smooth performance. Should get her to the final 13.
Jen Hirsh, One and Only: Competent but didn’t blow me away.
Brielle Von Hugel, Dock of the Bay: Ooh, not good. She should go home tomorrow night. What are the judges smoking? They didn’t hear what I heard.
Hallie Day, Feeling Good: Hallie went for the torch performance. Another competent performance but nothing that got me excited. And what’s with the singers (girls and guys) all doing the hand slaps with the audience, like they were already huge stars? It just feels presumptuous to me.
Skylar Laine, Stay With Me: Not exactly my personal cup of tea, but my goodness, she did rock the house. And how she managed those moves in those sky-high heels. She should be a shoe-in for the finals. (However, the dress was a bit trampy-looking, despite its flash and sparkle.)
Baylie Brown, Amazed: Maybe anyone would seem to falter after Skylar’s performance, but this just felt weak all the way through. She looked beautiful and classy in that reddish pink dress, but her singing didn’t live up to the gown.
Hollie Cavanagh, Reflection: Another disappointment. Too bad. Bet the judges will tell her how pretty she looks because they can’t say much good about the performance. But I was wrong. They found things to praise. Hmm.
Hayley Johnson, Sweet Dreams: Ugh! Ick! Pitchy is too mild a term for this. If the judges praise it they will prove they are just there to fill seats. Nightmare, indeed!
Shannon Magrane, Light Your World: A powerful song. She doesn’t match up with Kathy Troccoli’s version, but she does a respectable job.
Jessica Sanchez, Love You I Do: Great job, Jessica. This young gal was sick this week, so what could she do with real rehearsal time. Sixteen years old?
Elise Testone, One and Only: The second singer of the night to perform this song, but a world of difference between the two. This should earn Elise a place in the final 13.
There were some solid performances tonight and a few train wrecks. It’ll be interesting how the votes turn out.