This should be good. Let's get right to it....
Man In the Mirror by Michael Jackson
Oh no he di'int just try to guilt trip America into voting for him!!! "If I'm in the bottom three this week, it won't be because I didn't sing well....it'll be because America isn't ready to look at themselves in the mirror." I hate you Jacob. I love that song but I hate you. I may go vote for everyone BUT you since that's as close to voting against you as I can get. He's dead to me.
Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
I liked it. It showed her personality a little more and it suited her voice. I don't really know what else to say. I think her being a "contender" is probably an over-statement but she did well tonight. I still don't think people click with her but who knows.
Have You Ever Seen the Rain? by CCR
Oh. My. Gosh. I love the upright bass. I love it. It's the whole reason that one guy is my favorite in the Bare Naked Ladies. It has to be done right though. It has to seem like the person barely even knows it's there and yet their fingers just go go go. Casey did it right. Loved it. Not to mention his little grunts and crooked mouth like he's up there telling a joke. That boy is thoroughly enjoyable.
Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin
Christian Slater is a fan. So that's good. She is a great singer. Really really good. I will say, however, that Gwen Stefani's clothes did her no favors. Everything is black except big poofy pockets right at her thighs? No. And she is not a fauxhawk type. P!nk? Yes. Gwen? Yup. Lauren? No. It was unsettling. I like her dimples though (on her face).
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by George Harrison
I'm calling this his "Tracks of my Tears" moment. Sitting on a stool. Guitar player by his side. Textbook Adam Lambert. I wonder when he'll have his "Born to Be Wild" moment. And then his bird cage shoulder pads moment. Eeek! Let's keep him around a bit longer, ok? He reminds me of my cousin Ben a little. I know there are only a few of you who will get that but it needed to be said because I just figured it out. If he ever sings "I Knew I Loved You" by Savage Garden I will FREAK. OUT.
That's All Right, Mama by Elvis Presley
Those girls running up? I told you he was the Southern Beiber. I thought this performance was cute. His Elvis Halloween costume was the cutest thing I've ever seen. I kinda want one of my boys to develop an Elvis fascination. They've seen Lilo & Stitch though and nothing has happened. I'll figure something else out. But I digress.... my only complaint with Scotty (other than the fact that I would NEVER buy one of his songs in the future) is how he holds that microphone. The off-to-the-side-with-just-the-fingertips-on-the-one-hand thing? Lame. Someone needs to coach him on that. Will.i.am shoulda stepped in there rather than doing his math equations (Country + Rock = Country Rock).
River Deep Mountain High by Tina Turner
It should be illegal for Gwen Stefani to make clothes. Worst. Outfit. Ever. Singing was good. You can add more commentary on her in the comments if you have any. I don't.
When A Man Loves A Woman by Percy Sledge
Ok, so here's how it's going to be with Stefano. It'll be a roller coaster ride. Some weeks he'll be cheesy and lame and other weeks he'll be pretty good and mostly tolerable. Ok, it's more like a kiddie roller coaster but still, it's enough to keep us on our toes. This week was pretty good and mostly tolerable. He nailed that key change, didn't he? Good week, Fano. Let's see if it'll be enough.
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Well that was fun, wasn't it? Somehow, though, the lyric "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die" doesn't have quite the impact when those pearly whites are grinning at you but he can't help it. He's fun. I liked it.
So, there you have it. Here are my picks. Please leave yours in the comments.
Bottom Three: Haley, Lauren, Jacob (wishful thinking)
Going Home: Haley