Paula chose for David A. to sing And So It Goes to show off his vocals. I didn’t know the song, but I thought Paula made a great choice. It did show off his vocals. In fact, I liked it better than I have many recent performances.
Randy chose for Syesha to sing If I Ain’t Got You. Very pretty. I wasn’t blown away, but it was lovely.
Simon chose for David C. to sing The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. Good choice, Simon. Great to have him sing something made so famous by a girl. And David rose to the challenge. Man, the end of it gave me goose pimples. I kid you not!!
Round 1, IMHO, goes to David C. with David A. really tight against his heels. Syesha is a really close third.
David A. chose to sing With You for his second song. I liked it okay at best. Like Randy and Simon, it didn’t seem like a great fit for him. Simon said it was a bit like a chihuahua trying to be a lion. LOL!
Syesha chose to sing Fever. (Was she being just a little too chatty?) She tried to sex it up, dancing around a chair. I liked her more restrained version, but wasn’t crazy about the chair dance. None of the judges liked it much, all of them feeling it was a bad choice of song for this point in the competition.
David C.’s personal choice for his second song was Dare You to Move. Hmm. Didn’t know the song, didn’t care for the performance. Randy thought it was pitchy. Paula said the song just couldn’t fit into 90 seconds. Simon thought it was just okay.
Round 2 wasn’t as good as Round 1. I think I would put David A. in a slight lead, but pretty much they were all three just okay.
The final round of songs were chosen by the producers. (And, after listening to the final three performances, I would say the producers did a very poor job of selecting songs to end the evening.)
David A. kicks it off with Longer. Nice but none of the judges cared for the song.
For Syesha, the producers chose Hit Me Up. Very contemporary and uptempo, but I wasn’t crazy about it. The judges were lukewarm about it. Like me.
David C.’s final song was I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. I liked it okay, but again, not wowed. Simon, however, calls it one of the best songs of all time and declares David C. the winner for the night.
Round 3: I would give the edge to David C. for this round as well with David A. right behind him. I agree with Simon that David C. takes the night.
If voters go by tonight’s performances, it will be a David-David final next week.