Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Top 3

Okay, this night was not as fantastic as it has been in past seasons. The Judges choices turned out to be the best of the night and the contestant's choices the worst.

Judges Choice:
David A. sang "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel. I wasn't thrilled that Paula picked this for him but he does a pleasant, note perfect, yet slightly boring performance. It as standard DA all the way.
Syesha sang "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys. I wanted to slap Randy for choosing this but was pleased that she for the most part stayed out of her screech zone, it was a good performance.
David C. sang "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack. I think Simon has it bad for this song but Cookie owned it and dedicated it to his Mom! Got to love a guy who loves his mother.

Contestant's Choice:
David A. sang "With You" by Chris Brown and it was rough at the start, to overdone at the end and poorly danced (if that's what that was)throughout.
Syesha sang "Fever" by Peggy Lee and I think that the only big problem was that it looked a little desperate with the way short dress and the chair. She needed to focus more on delivering the big vocal.
David C. sang "Dare You To Move" by Switchfoot and I'm just a little sad that he didn't do the Collective Soul number. But I think that as far as being a middle song goes it was a smart choice in that it didn't stretch him too far.

Producer's Choice:
Okay the producer's obviously need to get a grip. Their song choices sucked and did nothing for any of the contestants.
David A. sang "Longer" by Dan Fogelberg and it was a full on, overblown Archuleta ballad. Solid but boring.
Syesha sang "Hit Me Up" by Gia Farrell and I know this song because my 5 year old is a big Happy Feet fan. Would I have ever chosen this for her to sing, no. She puts alot into the dance and gives some decent vocals. It was okay.
David C. sang "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" and it was good a solid vocal performance. If I am judging him on just each performance and in comparison to the others he is head and shoulders above the competition even if he wasn't head and shoulders above his personal best. Go Cookie!

My Order: David Cook, Syesha Mercado, David Archuleta

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