So this is it, America. Your Top Three.
I vaguely remember last season's Top Three show. I had butterflies. I was giddy. I couldn't WAIT to see what songs they had chosen, what the judges had chosen for them, to get my fingers busy voting (for Kris Allen)... but this year? I was hurrying to get through it so I could get to Glee & The Biggest Loser (an emotional week where the final 4 go home to train for a marathon). I don't care who wins. I don't care who loses. As long as it's the person I pick for the contest, that is.
But enough about me. Let's get on with it.
His choice: Ok, It's Alright With Me by Eric Hutchinson
Judges' choice (Randy & Kara): Daughters by John Mayer
The Eric Hutchinson song was aaaaaight. I mean, you know, typical Casey doing the typical Casey thing. Which, btw, I think was the point here. He wanted to show what kind of artist he would be and this certainly proved the point that this season is bleh. The John Mayer song, on the other hand, was actually really really good. I may be biased in that I really like that song but that also goes to show how Casey's song choices, when left up to him, suck. So what's he gonna do in the studio later? When it's all up to him? Huh? A: Lame songs that no one wants to buy. Prove me wrong, Casey. Prove. Me. Wrong.
Her choice: Come to My Window by ((SHOCKER!!!)) Melissa Etheridge
Judge's choice (Ellen): Maybe I'm Amazed by Paul McCartney
Thank goodness she pulled her harmonica/neck brace thingy out again. I'd almost forgotten about that annoying thing. And srsly, Crystal....Melissa Etheridge? Really? Haven't you been singing her every week already? Could you be anymore predictable? (<-- say like Chandler). Ugh. But again, if it was supposed to show her future endeavors in music then, hey, spot on. Now we can only hope no one buys Melissa Etheridge albums anymore for a reason. And not cuz they're homophobic. As for the Paul McCartney song, it makes me uncomfortable to see her without her guitar. I think it's cuz I look at her teeth more closely. And, I don't care how white they try to get those things, there are still some missing. And it's yucky.
His choice: Simple Man by Leonard Skynard
Judge's Choice (Simon): Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley
What are the chances of picking two songs by two different people named Leonard? But yeah, best of the night, no question. I was pleasantly surprised and entertained by his first song. And while I think Simon's pick is a bit "overdone" on AI, I still think it was a great performance. And I enjoyed seeing him get a little overwhelmed and emotional. He usually plays it so straight it was good to see him get a little teary.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a Safety Dance routine to watch a million times & learn.
MY PICKS FOR BOTTOM TWO: Casey & Crystal
GOING HOME: Casey
I realize I'm playing it safe but I'm not trying to "have a moment" this season. I'm just trying to stay above water here.
Points awarded will be 10 points for each bottom two chosen correctly. 20 points for the correct person chosen to go home this week. That's a possible 40 pts. right there.
Camp Crystal CASEY
Camp Casey CRYSTAL
Camp We Don't Know Yet