I'm in a bit of a shame spiral right now.
I actually liked Scotty's first two songs last night.
I didn't want to. But his boyish charms won me over. For two songs. Then the last song I hated which felt good. My guess is he will win this thing. If he can make a curmudgeon like myself smile in spite of myself, what did he do to all of America? Oh well. I did love being reminded Baby Lock Them Doors though. I laughed and laughed. By myself. So....anyway.
Haley. Was. Awesome. I LOVED her dad out there. It made me get a little emotional thinking about how amazing that must have been for them both. Her songs were cool. She is cool. I can't even believe she is the same person who had that red lipstick smudged all over her chin from the microphone. She was practically a baby then! Now she's all growed up. Her fall was nervous-making for me but the judges were so good about it. Steven Tyler made me cry a little too when he said "It's not how many times you fall, but how many times you get back up." I know it's cliche but it was a totally cute thing to say right then. And she did carry on with very little disruption. I'm always worried about those girls bounding up & down those stairs in those crazy heels though. FINALLY my worries were for a good reason! Loved her Stevie Nicks song too. And I liked the chorus of You Outta Know but the verses seemed a bit low for her. I have no idea what kind of album she'll put out. Should be interesting.
Lauren. First song = two thumbs down. Second song= I can't even remember what it was cuz she's so forgettable. Third song= ANYONE can sing I Hope You Dance and sound good. That's why people like it so much. Even I can wail that song in my car and sound amazing. I give her no props for that one.
So, the bottom line is LAUREN better be gonzo tonight. Because if we have an all country finale I just might shoot myself/not blog about it.