I, too, am glad that Neal got the boot this week. His range went from Young Mick Jagger to Old Mick Jagger. Hell, he even did the chicken-wing strut that Mick was famous for! Total tool.
Brandon breaking down and crying about Neal leaving was a bit over the top. His performances have been OK, but nothing spectacular.
Jordis and Heather and Ty have been the most consistently impressive performers, I think. I’m guessing that they will be the final three contestants.
I like that Jordis stuck with her own style and was able to mix it up, as far as song selection. Same with Heather. (Plus, she’s a redhead…rrrwooooarrr!) But I think that Heather needs to work a little bit more on her stage presence.
I’m wondering if Ty is going to slow it down and do a ballad or something next time; the band was critical of him for selecting high-energy rockers each time out. No denying he has a powerful voice and stage presence, though. If he can pull off a ballad convincingly, he may be a sure thing.
JD has been putting the most effort in working with the band and that’s paying off for him, but I just don’t like his vocal delivery…and he overdid the “peace sign” thing for “Hand in pocket” in my opinion. He seems like he’s trying too hard.
I don’t think Deanna really has the vocal range to pull it off.
Suzie, sorry to say, just seems too emotionally fragile to handle the pressure. I can imagine her freezing up during a performance and getting herself eliminated.
Tara doesn’t impress me much. Daphna is scary. Marty has some weird robot dance that he does onstage, but he seems OK. MiG has his moments, but I don’t know about him being a contender for the grand prize.