This is a late post as I was on grandmother duty, driving Grandson #2 to and from soccer practice. Chewed up better than three hours of the evening.
David A kicked off Mariah Carey week with When You Believe. I thought he did a fine job with a really tough song. Missed a bit in the falsetto attempt. I love this song. One of my favorites from Prince of Egypt, and it worked surprisingly well from a guy. The judges loved it.
Carly (dressed very tastefully and less like an angry biker chick) sang Without You (which was around before Mariah, I’m sure). Much better than last week. I liked the first part best before she tried to power it, but the power part was good, too.
Syesha chose to sing Fantasy and looked lovely in gold. Hmm. Maybe I’m tired and cranky, but I thought it was a mess. The judges loved it much better than I did, that’s for sure.
Next up was Brooke with Hero. She, too, was dressed elegantly. That must have been the dress code for the night. She does a good job accompanying herself on the piano. (I always think she does better when she’s got an instrument to play.) I thought it was good. Not a wow, but solid. Judges gave mixed reviews and the chatter got out of hand.
Kristy Lee sang Forever. (And yes, another pretty dress.) Well, well. A rather good performance from Kristy Lee, who has lived in the bottom three from week to week but always escapes disaster. Kudos for surprising me. Simon just has no love for KL.
David C brought us Always Be My Baby. He changed it up quite nicely. Had a few less than stellar moments, but overall this was another of his excellent outings. The judges raved and raved.
Jason brought the evening to a close with I Don’t Wanna Cry. No guitar tonight. Very mellow. Very Jason-like. Very good. I loved it. I love this kid. Randy was so-so on it, but Paula and Simon loved it, too.
The guys definitely took the night. No doubt about it.