I’m late again. Had an HOA meeting, then was on grandma duty, chauffeuring Grandson #2 to and from soccer. Then it was home to the DVR for Andrew Lloyd Weber night. I’m a huge Broadway musical fan, so I was looking forward to seeing how the kids did this week.
Syesha came out with One Rock and Roll Too Many. Wow! Way to go Syesha. Hot tonight. Judges loved it too. If only she had a string of performances like this one.
Jason chose to sing Memory. He said in advance he was very nervous. I rather liked it. Not my favorite performance of his, but rather well done. He didn’t try to over sing it or power out anything. Randy and Simon were pretty down on him (Randy called it a “train wreck” and Simon thought he “struggled”). I liked it better than they did.
Brooke sang You Must Love Me, and did a false start. (After singing several lines: “Sorry,” she says to the band leader. “Could we start over?”) Ack! That’s just so wrong at this stage of the game. When singing the low notes, it was almost painful. Not a great night for fair Brooke.
David A. chose Think of Me from Phantom. Good advice from Weber to keep his eyes open, and David did. Very good. Randy and Paula thought it perfect. Simon called it pleasant but forgettable. I tend to agree with Simon on this one. It will get him through to next week but won’t be remembered as one of his super performances.
Carly chose a song from Phantom that Weber nixed and switched to Jesus Christ Superstar. She definitely had fun with it, but I found it mostly “shouted” rather than sung. Left me mostly flat. Sorry!
David C. went with Music of the Night. Surprising choice. My goodness! The boy carried it off. I think of him as a bluesy, rock singer, but I saw some new strengths here. Really fabulous. I like him more all the time.
My final thoughts: Syesha was the winner tonight followed closely by David C. I’d say Brooke is in danger and probably Jason in jeopardy beside her, although I texted quite a few votes for him because I’m not ready to see him go just yet. I would put Carly in the bottom three for this night’s performances.