Saw the performances on YouTube. Haha.
My Top 9 reviews:
Adam Lambert - "Play that Funky Music": He has this tendency to go off key with all his vocal shenanigans and nobody freakin' cares! They say he's original, but Steven Tyler's doin' that style for ages (literally). Yeah he CAN sing, but does he HAVE to sing everything that way? (Like a screaming...) Ugh.
Danny Gokey - “What Hurts the Most": I thought it was quite good. It was the first time I ever heard this song (being not a fan of Rascal Flatts) but hey, he made it interesting for me. He moves so well from pop rock type songs to more ballad type songs, which actually gives him more depth as an artist.
Scott MacIntyre - “Just the Way You Are”: Pardon me, but I really don't think he should still be in this competition simply because he's not that great of a singer.
Kris Allen - “Ain’t No Sunshine”: Very soulful. I think his being behind the piano actually changed people's minds about him, meaning they now think he CAN be the frontrunner. His arrangement of the song was also great, it once again showcased his talent. He can sing!
Anoop Desai - “Caught Up": He sounded OK, but dude, that song is an Usher song. And Usher is an awesome performer. I would say Anoop didn't deliver at par with Usher. :p And if you're singing an Usher song, you better dance really well. Bottom line for me is: don't sing an Usher song. :p
Matt Giraud - “You Found Me”: Yikes. He actually sounds like he's trying too hard. Possibly from coming off rattled from last week's bottom 2 experience, Matt is pretty nervous and he sounds like it.
Lil Rounds - “I Surrender": She brought the diva out haha. She actually sang it quite well, not mind blowing, but OK.
Megan Joy - “Turn Your Lights Down Low”: I think Megan has a great unique voice but she doesn't know what to do with it. Is it lack of experience maybe? Maybe she should listen to more songs and learn how to pick songs that fit her voice and personality more. This week's song was waaayyy too slow for her. It was like she was trying so hard to make it move faster but couldn't. Hopefully she stays longer because I'm still interested to hear her do better on a better song.
Allison Iraheta - "Don't Speak": Very angst ridden version, I kinda liked it. And yeah, she can sing.
My Top 3 are:
1. Kris Allen
2. Danny Gokey
3. Allison Iraheta
My Bottom 3 are:
7. Scott McIntyre
8. Megan Joy
9. Matt Giraud
Sorry Matt. Bye!