Corey–Gasp! I wanted someone to sing “Against all Odds” and I knew someone knew(I was expecting Clay), but COREY!!!111 Give me a break! Way to filter out all of its power, Corey! Blegh. My ears melted at the falsetto parts. I’m with Simon. Painful. However, I think he’s “safe” as people seem to like him.
Reuben–The “205” stuff is getting old, cuddly one. However, with a voice like his, he didn’t need to do much at all. Impressive. He is most definatly safe.
Trenyce–She looked absolutly beautiful! WOW! Just WOW! She was a little breathy at first, but she got over it pretty quickly! She does indeed have a great, commanding stage prescence and the voice to back it up 100,000%. Not only does she have my vote, I am absolutly certain that she is safe and I’m also certain that she’s either in first or second.
Clay–Well, fairly good. Weak ending though. He certainly wasn’t awful, but nowhere near as good as Reuben and Trenyce. Better thah Corey though. In fact, better than most of the others who went after him. But, I really HATE the song he sang, so that didn’t help at all. He’s safe, most definatly.
Kimberly C–Oh my! Sounded awfully flat…She looked nice, as usual, but I think she dropped the ball this time. She DID have great stage prescence, but that alone is not enough. I’m with Simon. Did you notice Gladys being a bit subtle towards Kimberly? HEHE.
Joshua–He belongs on “Nashville Star”. Not too bad, but I’ve seen better. I agree that it’s the perfect song for him, but I don’t think he was as strong as the others. I don’t think he’s “safe” this time. He’ll end up at the bottom three, but not eliminated.
Carmen–Didn’t do anything for me. Not awful, but compared to the previous performances, weak. Yea, she belongs on “Nashville Star” too, but she’s not good enough to be the “next American Idol”. She’s just not good enough. I think she’ll end up in the bottom three too, but also not eliminated.
Charles–Best I’ve seen him perform! Had more enthusiasm and energy than in previous performances. Still not a strong performer, but at least he improved enough to impress me. However, like Carmen, not good enough. He’s safe though, I’m pretty certain of that.
Ricky Smith–Not too bad. I liked it. Yea, Paula is right. He DOES know how to pick the songs that suit him. He’s not as powerful as some of the others, but he holds his own. He should last for a little while longer. He’s safe.
Julia–I love her look, but she was otherwise very disappointing. She completly diluted the song and made it meaningless. Too bad. I think her elimination is imminent.
Kimberly Locke–(I was half expecting her to sing “Somewhere over the Rainbow” again, but I’m glad she didn’t). I’m not surprised she picked a song from “The Wiz”. Great choice though as she wowed me! Well done and very passionatly sung. I’m with Randy. Very good. This time, she is safe and I’m glad!