This show started out pretty bad. Frenchie was sorely missed. However, Simon was spot-on with all of his comments, especially regarding a couple of the contestants who were waaaay overconfident. Now then:
SYLVIA CHIBILITI - Good, strong voice, but Randy said exactly what I was thinking – she had a problem pronouncing the contractions or something. It kind of sounded like she was drunk. Reminded me of the “Tar-Pangoed Banno” guy from early on. Plus her comment about wanting to be a diva was kinda nervy. Isn’t being a diva…y’know…a bad thing?
CHIP DAYS – A very good voice, but the performance was nothing very exciting. I wish he had sung something else, but I’m not sure what.
JUANITA BARBER – WHAT THE HELL. Her voice sucked, her outfit sucked, and her attitude sucked. She has this innocent looking face, but she’s an ass. And she was a last minute replacement – who else remembers her collapsing at the news that she didn’t make it to the quarterfinals? I couldn’t get her out of my face fast enough. Thank goodness for Tivo. Asking the judges if they know who she is. Who cares?
NASHEKA – Great, another one-namer. Pretty, but kinda boring, a flat personality until she went off about how she’s not Tamyra. Half an hour after watching her I can’t remember what her voice sounded like. That’s a bad sign.
PATRICK LAKE – I’ve been pulling for this guy since he sang “Hard to Handle” but I just wanted to break off those damned rock and roll fingers of his tonight. He should stick to songs the Black Crowes have sung, he can pull off that kind of white-boy bluesy deal. An okay performance, but not great by any means.
JOSHUA GRACIN – Awwwww. Good guy, great performance. He’s a new favorite. I even liked his outfit.
ASHLEY HARTMAN – hot damn! That is one gorgeous girl. I mean, damn! Too bad she picked a bad song for her breathy, boop-a-doop voice. She seems like a genuinely nice person, too.
COREY CLARK – I hate to admit it, but he was pretty good. Not better than Josh, but still pretty good. I hated his little “performance” for Paula (and why doesn’t she just fellate him and get it over with? Christ!) earlier – especially his hat-fondling – but he picked a song that worked for him. Dammit.
So, I pick Josh and Corey to move on.