Woa! Did anyone see that petulant, frowny, baby look that Brooke gave Simon? She gave such a bad performance and still has a tude! Then we move to Kristy Lee singing her nasally flat version of a Carey song to Ms Carey herself, who is quite a fantastic actress, because she said she liked Kristy without even looking like she was going to barf.
I have realised what Paula contributes to the judging. Unlike the men, she kinda understands where people are coming from. She totally gets that Kristy is a kinda talented girl in a pageanty sorta way, but that she has smarts and she is strategising her way into the top 5 (please America, don't let it go further than that!)
Syesha gave a lovely performance, holding back nicely and giving us some of her sweeter tones. She also kept herself to herself and didn't give herself a chance to annoy everyone.
I have figured out why the judges have such a lukewarm reaction to Carly, who by the way, looked amazing and like a celtic goddess - tonight I realised it's not because they don't think she's good enough, it's because they think she is exponentially so much better than what she is giving. I would say her performance was better than even Archuleta's, because I like her more and he seemed a little pallid tonight. But because they expected an explosive performance, they were left cold by even the relatvice perfection they got. It's like a teacher seeing an A student giving A minus results because they weren't trying hard enough. Although I get that, and I think I have finally found a real reason (rationalisation?) for their seeming antagonism towards her, I say, hey, everyone else is a B average, what are you talking about???
David Cook. Wow. Loved the reinterpretation, but man, does he sing off sometimes. Kinda bleh about it, tho I am stating to warm to his personality. He's a sensitif, an artist. That does border on irritating, but hey.
Jason Castro. Good song choice. Whispery falsetto suits him a lot. He has very white even teeth. It was a little Muzak for me - elevator music, you know? Tall and tan and lovely and lanky, the girl from Ipanema goes walking...
Simon, where are you man?
Whose performance was the worst? Toss up between Brooke and Kristy.
Tops? For me, Carly and Syesha. Yeah.
Bottom three? After last week's weird results, I wouldn't be surprised if Archuleta got left behind in the votes. My bottom three though, would be Kristy, Brooke and Syesha. Just want them to go.