The 8 contestants sang Shout to the Lord at the opening of last night’s show, and this time they didn’t sing “Shepherd” in place of “Jesus.” (Yes, I did go back on the DVR to check, and they did change the word on Wednesday night.)
I think some people misunderstood my last post. I wasn’t horrified that they sang this song nor was I indignant. I am always glad to see the Lord’s name lifted high. It was just a bit weird and seemed out of place with the rest of the show. However, last night I loved it. It felt a little more natural and less of just a performance, if that makes sense. Oh, and they announced that this was the #1 download on iTunes (wonder which version — Shepherd or Jesus?)
Okay, back to the show. Right off the bat, we learned that one I thought might be vulnerable was safe. Brooke moved right through to the sofa. Good, because I would have been sad to see her go this soon.
Jordan Sparks performed, and it was fun to see her again. And they awarded her with some sales awards.
The bottom three: Syesha, Carly, and Michael. So I guessed two out of the bottom three.
Who went home? It was a shocker. Michael got the fewest votes. And the audience booed and booed. I believe we have reached the place in the competition where the slightest oops, the slightest off performance, the slightest failure to connect with the audience can send a singer home.
Michael, there are a lot of people wishing you well, and I don’t think for a moment that this is the end for your singing career. I for one will miss hearing you in these next six weeks.