I finally got to sit down and watch last night's show. As I begin this post, it's less than two hours before the results show will air in Boise, so I am going to spend more time watching and less time writing. Just quick thoughts and ratings. The theme for the night was songs of the Rolling Stones.
Michael (Miss You): I'm giving him a 4 out of 5 for his performance. I agree with Simon that his dancing was a bit on the corny side.
Didi (Fire): I'm giving her a 4 out of 5 for her performance. Not my favorite of hers but really good.
Casey (It's All Over Now): Another 4 out of 5. I really liked his voice and guitar playing, but again I'm agreeing with Simon. Casey needs to use the big stage and "be" a rock star.
Lacey (Ruby Tuesday): I'm giving this performance only a 3 out of 5. This gal just doesn't sweep me away. It sounded very pitchy and weak in a few spots.
Andrew (Gimme Shelter): I think this gets a 3.5 out of 5. Liked it okay but not a wow moment.
Katie (Wild Horses): Afraid this is another 3 out of 5. Very rough start although it got better as it went on, vocally. A bit of a snooze, performance-wise.
Tim (Under My Thumb): Oh dear. This just didn't do it for me. I'll give it a 2.75 out of 5. Not the worst performance to ever hit the Idol stage, but I'm thinking Tim's time could be limited.
Siobhan (Paint It Black): Interesting outfit! (Dress with army boots.) She's got a 4.7 out of 5 from me. Not quite perfect, but pretty darn close. She played the stage for sure and made me go Wow!!
Lee (Beast of Burden): I'll rate this a 4.2 out of 5 performance. I like this guy's voice a lot, but once again, he's not taking advantage of the stage and playing to the audience. A bit safe.
Paige (Honky Tonk Women): She's been suffering from laryngitis, but she did quite a good job despite it. I'll give it a 4.3 out of 5.
Aaron (Angie): Great job! I'm sliding him in just under Siobhan with a 4.6 out of 5.
Crystal (You Can't Always Get What You Want): Another solid performance from one of my Season 9 favorites. She really made the song her own, too. I guess I'll have to give her a 4.65 out of 5.
So who will go home tonight? I'm thinking it could be Tim, but Lacey, Andrew, or Katie could also be in danger (based solely on this one night's performances).
My favorites (again based only on tonight)?
Update: Just discovered a cool Idol Meter that gauges the odds of the contestants based on criteria such as song choice, performance order, performance quality, and several other things. Check it out here.