Heh! I was waiting for someone else to start a thread, too!
OK, anyway…here are my impressions for Tuesday’s (7/26) performances:
Deanna: Deanna was kind of iffy this week, and quite honestly, I just don’t think she has the range to pull it off. She’s the type of singer that, in my opinion, is best served by writing her own songs, so she’s able to play to her strengths.
Brandon: Brandon sucked this week. Combined with his attempt with the guitar, I should think that this would kill his chances. I thought initially that he might have had a shot, but the performances combined with the interviews make he think he doesn’t have what it takes.
Jessica: Jessica also sounded weak in my opinion. I don’t think she has a shot. Then again, I didn’t think she had much of a shot from the start.
Suzie: Suzie has really surprised me. This was her best performance yet and she just seems to keep getting better and better. I’m glad they kept her around despite the early flub. I’d have to say that she’s one of the top two females now, along with…
Jordis: Jordis, as has been said before, can do no wrong. OK, so she did do wrong, by forgetting a line from the song…I’m actually kind of shocked at how casually the guys blew that off, considering how much of a big deal they made about Suzie’s flub earlier. Still, I think that Jordis right now has a pretty good chance, maybe the best chance out of all of the females.
Tara: Tara just doesn’t do anything for me. I just can’t see her winning.
Ty: Ty finally showed that he can handle a mellow tune. I’m guessing that the next thing for him to work on is going to be working within the band structure instead of being so completely out front. Other than that, he’s obviously got the pipes and the charisma to pull it off.
Marty: Marty really impressed me this week. I think he really nailed it. Glad to see that he didn’t do his little robot dance thing this time around. Might be one of the top contenders.
MiG: A really strong performance by MiG this week, I think. Another top contender, perhaps.
J.D.: Just go away, J.D. Seriously. You can’t sing, and you’re arrogant, selfish, manipulative…Oh, you sucked because your sister was there…? Oh, well that makes it all better! Let’s just hope that you never see someone you know at a real concert or you might curl up like a boiled shrimp and cry in the corner. Gah. I knew he couldn’t sing from practically the first performance, and I think that he was only around this long because (a) he was putting forth a lot of effort to do something different with the band each time out and (b) there were other people who sucked worse than him (Wil, Dana, Neal). Just go away.
Heather: Ouch, Heather. That was my heart breaking for you. I sure hope that you feel better now, because I think you may have to sing just to survive tonight. It was just bad. I remember thinking to myself, “What’s wrong with her? She can sing better than this!”
Daphna: She’s just too creepy. Despite what the band was saying, I thought she looked horrible, other than the good decision to keep her hair out of her face again.
So, I think probably the top two girls are Jordis and Suzie, and the top three guys are Ty and MiG…or Ty and Marty. Hard to tell, but right now I’d give a slight edge to MiG. Ty, in my opinion, should be a no-brainer unless some deep dark secret child porn conviction from his past comes to light.
Did anyone else think that the band suddenly seemed a lot tougher in their critiques this time around? I’m wondering if one of the producers told them to toughen up a bit or something. They certainly got a few boos from the crowd when they criticized some of them…