Carrie K. said: "Just wanted to ask – no post about Mandisa leaving AI? I thought for sure you’d have something to say."
I blog. Therefore, I must have something to say.
Weeks ago, I was convinced Mandisa would be among the final four. But 21st Century week and Country week did her in. Poor song choices, I believe.
For 21st Century week, she chose a praise song. The sad thing is, I understand why she wanted to sing something that expressed her Christian faith. But the song did nothing to showcase her voice, and even as a believer, I wasn’t stirred by it. Simon called the performance/song choice "self-indulgent." Well, maybe so. I believe there are other songs of faith that could have been performed without seeming self-indulgent. Maybe. Maybe not.
Country week was worse. I am a fan of country music and have a couple of Shania Twain’s CDs. I think Mandisa, as Paula said once, could sing the phone book. But Mandisa coupled with "Any Man of Mine" didn’t work. Added to the performance the week before, I was not surprised to see her go home.
Come right down to it, I wouldn’t have been surprised no matter who went home. The last two weeks were dismal. I’m hoping for a better show tonight. Songs of Queen? Hmm.