Again, no fanciness. I can't be spending all my time formatting the text/looking up the correct spelling of the original artists' names. I have a SIL to entertain and stuff.
DirtyTeeth- Why all the mystery surrounding the illness? JUST TELL US WHAT IT WAS ALREADY!!! So annoying. I wonder if we'll ever know. I certainly don't have time to google anything about it, what with the SIL in town and everything, but if you have let me know what you've found out. Didn't you think that her family pic showing her twin brother could so be on AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com? It reminded me of some of the ones I've seen on there where there are these super conservative parents and two daughters with mohawks and piercings. As for the performance I think it says a lot that I've never heard the song and still enjoyed it. She's legit.
Chocolate Country- Memo to CC: Avoid words like "hair athethories" mmmkay? Text from Jespy: "...Aint about watth waitin on the other thide!!! Itth the climb!!!!!" She funny. Am I the only one who imagines her room back home as bright pink, animal print accents and sparkly? Oh, and she's awful. Just awful. VoteForTheWorst.com is dead on.
Kate+8- Wow. Talk about taking the judges' suggestions seriously! She does the song Kara suggested the next week? I thought that was an interesting move. It was a gajillion times better than next week but she could have gotten up there and burped the alphabet and been better than last week. Gty hasn't seen any of these people perform until today and he liked her. Maybe I have a grudge against her I haven't let go? If she sticks around I'm interested to see her next move.
Alzheimers- I cannot believe she is 17. If you told me she was the mother of three and was the Primary secretary I would totally believe you. She's just one of these mature, oldish girls. No amount of singing a "young, current song" is gonna help her seem young and current. And I think the more they try and force her to act young and hip the more it's gonna seemed forced and the worse her performances are gonna be. Having said that, she has a great voice. She just needed to have been born about 40 years ago.
DoubleD- The mascot bit and the meowing made her seem like a major nerdball dorkwad. And not the endearing kind of nerdy either. Is anyone else thinking Ryan is big time crushing on her? The way he took her wrist in the intro and then he seemed genuinely concerned about her tears? I don't know. I've seen him console contestants before and this was something more. PS I thought the judges were waaaay too hard on her. It was not as bad as they said. I liked most of it anyway.
Michelle- So she took a rock song and turned it into a 2nd rate Beyonce song. Big whoop. I love her spirally hair but that is where my love for her ends. What I got out of this performance was how stupid and clueless Randy is. He says she didn't do anything to the song? Was he kidding? I could barely even recognize the song. Randy is almost dead to me. That means I'm almost to the point where I'll be fast forwarding through any of his comments because they mean nothing. Pauler was dead to me, btw.
LilacLocks- What in the one HUGE feather earring??? For a second there I thought she had dyed the underneath layers of her hair burgundy. Her love of feather earrings is getting out of control. My SIL, who also has not watched any actual episodes so far this season, thinks she looks like she could be a Cullen. How did I not see this before? She's a better Rosalie than Rosalie. As for the singing, I liked last week's better but I haven't fallen out of like with her.
CurlySue- ::snoring:: Oh. My. Slow. What was she thinking?? Because she really does have a great voice. It kind of reminded me of this SNL performance I saw of Lady Gaga where she sat down at the piano in the middle of Poker Face or something and just started belting out this song. Except in slow motion. I do like her though. I really do.
Paige- She likes to color. <--- said in monotone voice. Now, I've been known to sit down with Beebs (at her request) and color. And sometimes I have even been known to get all into it with shading and outlining and yelling at Beebs if she tries to "help" me color in my Strawberry Shortcake. But to do it alone? As a pre-show ritual? I dunno. Doesn't sit right with me. And then, if I'm being honest, I started talking to NutShell about something and didn't really listen to the performance/care enough to rewind and watch it. But I gathered from the judges' comments that she smiled too much. (?)
Shavahn the Glassblower- Sorry, I was still chatting with NutShell and was in and out of this performance as well (it's a 2 hour show fhs!). But I did see some things of interest: she used to have a mohawk-- does not surprise me. She sang Aretha Franklin and no one said anything like "that song already done been sang, girl!" I thought she was pitchy & forced and barely held on to that high note they were raving about but what do I know? She is extremely interesting, on that point I'll agree. Loved Ellen's Snuggi joke. Like, really loved it. Best joke of the night.
Prediction time (this is where I get nervous even though no one ever holds me to anything):
GONE: Michelle and Kate+8