Ellen is killin' it. I've never-not-once regretted hiring her.
Simon says it's "the girls' year this year?" Don't think so.
Randy. I have nothing to say here, and neither does he. Ever. I say next we replace him with Chris Rock.
Alright Now by FreeShe has no nickname because I just met her tonight. And she didn't exactly give me anything to work with. She's a huge MJ fan, which is good. And she's not afraid to say pee on national television, which is also good. But she's pretty much the norm as far as AI contestants go. Bad song choice. I felt like the judges piled on the praise in order to make up for her lack of previous exposure on the show. Like the producers bossed them into it or something. Because their accolades were undeserving, believachoome.
Happy by Leona LewisAnother practical stranger I was reacquainted with this evening. I feel like she is your run-of-the-mill pop singer type. She sings well enough but here in Season 9 of AI, I don't think that will be enough. It's not enough for me anyway. I'm over it. Combine that with her zero exposure and she could be in trouble.
What About Love by HeartWow. What a Nervous Nellie!! Some start out nervous but relax by the end of their song. Not Dimple. She was crazy nervous through the whole song and the mic was shaking even on her last note. This also made her a bit pitchy and awkward. Not to mention her lack of originality. She might not be gone this week but it will be soon if she doesn't shape up.
Fixing A Hole by The BeatlesHer hair was a more natural shade of platinum blonde tonight which was easier on my eye. I enjoy her. She's comfortable. She's original. She's one-off. I like it. I don't like her different feather earrings she keeps sporting though. I'm beginning to think she has a disorder with her earlobes where they can't support any weight but she loves dangling earrings so these are her only option. I mean, what would be the other explanation? No one would wear feather earrings by choice. Unless you used to live out of your car.... hmmm... something to think about. Bottom line: Me likey.
Oh! Darling by The BeatlesShe's Kelly Clarkson's voice doppelganger!! I closed my eyes for a bit and I swear, spittin image. I love Kelly Clarkson but I wonder if we need another one. And not just another one, but another one with huge blonde hair which distracts me from how cute she really is. I want to see it straightened, or atleast tamed a bit. It was sad to see her Dad not in the audience ::whispering:: her parents are getting divorced, remember? I give her 7 out of 10 stars.
Chocolate Country (CC)
I Wanna Hold Your Hand by The BeatlesGty made up that name, btw. Not me. I hate that she got her nose pierced. HATE it. Remember how the Terets guy wasn't affected by his Terets when he was singing? I wish CC wasn't affected by her lisp when she was singing, but alas, she is. I can see how she has some "originality" but it's not MY kind of originality. She's too cutesy and young. I may be turning into a crotchety old curmudgeon but I don't like the young whippersnappers anymore.
Landslide by Fleetwood MacWow she was bad. I mean, reeeeeally bad. Painfully bad. I had a sour look on my face and my shoulders pulled up to my ears the whole performance. She sounded just like Bjork which is one of the meanest things someone can say about a singer. Plus nose piercing. And lack of personality. Bad hair. She's in trouble.
Falling by Alicia KeysEh. I don't know. Obviously she can sing & everything but she's so....Whitney Houston. It may have been the song choice though. She's not my kind of artist but she can definitely sing. Her lack of exposure could also be detrimental to her cause.
The Way I Am by Ingrid MichaelsonI'm a fan. I've always been a fan. I like the song but I think the judges made some good points. It was a little "low key" and "slow." At the same time, I think her rockin out would seem forced and weird. And then they'd blast her for not being true to herself or something lame like that. I did hate her updated hippie look though. Unflattering to the nth degree.
Shabown the Glass Blower
Wicked Game by Chris IsaakThere was about a year of my life where I was obsessed with this song. OB. Sessed. This reminded me that I need to get it back into my iTunes asap. But enough about me. Doesn't she remind you of Rachel on Glee? Same strained facial expressions like she wants it so bad she can almost taste it. Similar tone to her voice. I'm beginning to think that, outside the singing, she might be the most interesting person on here. A glass blower apprentice? C'mon. This has to be a joke, right? No? Ok. I wanna know what her tattoo is too. I hate tats but hers is probably intriguing. But ew, another nose piercing. What is this world coming to?
Hand In My Pocket by Alanis MorisetteI'm obviously following all the contestants on Twitter (I do it for you, the reader, not my own personal enjoyment) and DT had an interesting tweet on her second day... "let me just clear one thing up. I rinse, repeat. Just like normal hair. I just don’t have to fuss with styling it...." So yeah. Just like normal hair. I may need to start calling her Dreds tho because her teeth looked 58% better tonight! She never woulda gotten her nickname had her teeth looked like this before. Do you think she's got fake ones on or just used some Crest White Strips? I'm dying to know. Either way, bravo, AI...bravo. As for her performance, I detest the harmonica neck brace but I enjoyed her performance. She falls into the Melissa Ethridge/Indigo Girls/other lesbian artists category, no question. I like that category so izzallgood. Her clean cut husband throws me for a loop though. I don't get it.
Feeling Good by Michael BubleThank goodness they showed poor old Granny again because I think she is the one that picked Alz's song, earrings and headband. What is she, like, 40? Wait no. 17. Hmmmm... again, me no likey the youngins. Even when they act 3x their age. Go home Diana Digarmo 2.0.
Predictions of who is gone: Kate+8 and maybe CC. But I'm also open to one of the strangers we met tonight as well as I don't know how well they introduced themselves. I feel bad for Kate+8. This would mean she only got one more step beyond last year. But srsly. It was awful.
Eeeeeeek! Boys tonight! I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself.