We’re getting a bit of a late start because someone was “doing physics” instead of idol blogging.
My advice: be better.
Of what significance is the result 1 minute after somebody performed?
And yeah, I think it’ll probably be MK on the way out tomorrow. Sadface.
Emily is a Bottom 3 contender for me, along with MK and maybe CJ. That would be my bottom 3, probably.
Any way you cut it, M.K. is almost certainly gone, right?
I can’t believe how high and low that went.
Harry: I enjoyed the beginning. I wish it had stayed there.
Jennifer: It didn’t quite work out.
Keith: I’d be repeating what they said.
Eeew right up until that attempt at a high note
Wow, that went really wrong.
This is terrific!
Majesty Rose is singing Fix You by Coldplay
Aww this is pretty
I was more positive than they were. I thought that was fine. That’s actually not a bad song.
Jennifer: In the beginning some problems, but it came together.
Harry: It felt shouted to me. It was ok, it wasn’t great.
Keith: There was so much focus on the range that I lost the emotion.
I … like this? Is my brain broken?
You hardly ever hear a man caterwauling, but that’s when Ben is doing
Ben Briley is singing Turning Home by David Nail
Keith: Beautiful. Great job.
Jennifer: Goosies from head to toe.
Harry: You saw it all the way through.
Gospel is another one of those things like country where I just… blah. The best performances of each leave me pretty much unmoved.
My guess is Malaya is safe as hell this week.
Yeah. But this should play well with the Idol demographic. Lots of lordy lordy people.
This is some stupid god thing right?
Malaya Watson is singing Take Me to the King by Tamela Mann
Malaya is wearing a pretty dress. It looks nice.
Harry: It was pleasant. There needs to be more emotional dynamics. You’re one-beat.
Keith: I know what Harry’s saying. I’d buy your record.
Jennifer: You have to push outside your comfort zone.
I don’t think Handsome Sam (not gonna stop calling him that) has anything to worry about at this point, even though he’s not exactly lighting the world on fire with this performance.
Sam Woolf is singing Just One by Blind Pilot
Also, saying “intonation” to refer to being off-key is odd. In a technical sense, intonation refers to the relative pitch of an instrument relative to its tuned pitch. So a guitar can have correct intonation but be off pitch.
Harry always says sharp. I’m starting to doubt his absolute pitch meter.
Jennifer: I loved that performance.
Harry: You sang sharp, it was alright.
Keith: All that’s missing is you have to make songs your own.
This seems very flat to me, in a musical sense. Also boring. Also I’ve heard this song literally 1 million times.
C.J. Harris is singing Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer
I think this might be worse than MK
John Mayer does not need to happen, CJ
Eew Phillip Phillips
I promise I will always abbreviate MK without the periods, because lazy
If readers are wondering, I promise I will never abbreviate M.K. without the periods.
Keith: Vocals were fine. The performance isn’t coming together.
Jennifer: I felt you pushing. Very sweet.
Harry: I don’t get the feeling you want to be here.
With her nontraditional biography and this weak performance, I think MK is pretty much guaranteed a spot in the bottom three.
She’s not doing her own na-ing? Huh.
M.K. is in a lot of trouble here.
M.K. Nobilette is singing Drops of Jupiter by Train
Bad opening from MK 🙁
Sorry, it’s just not a proper Rush song without a 12 minute drum solo.
Harry: Consistent, but predictable.
Keith: You have an amazing gift. You need to stand out from the band.
Jennifer: Great job tonight.
Oh Caleb. Gimme a break.
Well, last time I looked I’m not smoking pot, so this sucks.
I wish he wasn’t though
Caleb Johnson is singing Working Man by Rush
Pia’s friend was Karen Rodriguez (had to look that one up in the Idol DB
Jennifer: Really good job.
Harry: Too big for you.
Keith: I loved it.
That song was written at a 3rd grade level.
Singing in Spanish didn’t work for, um, you know, Pia Toscano’s friend. That chick. So it probably won’t help Emily.
I slightly doubt the wisdom of doing a JLo song that wasn’t even a hit.
Emily Piriz is singing Let’s Get Loud by Jennifer Lopez
I don’t know that singing a JLo song is a good choice. JLo is not primarily a singer.
Awww Emily is dating a soldier. That’s sweet.
I remember Michael Sarver’s being really bad.
I think they all probably sang it less lackadaisically than Alex did, though
Five people have sung the song Alex did, and none were in the bottom 3, FWIW.
Jennifer’s taking ownership of the Scotty McCreery debacle?
Keith: Perfect song. Really well done.
Jennifer: [some stuff about Scotty?]
Harry: The best of the night.
It sounded like it was probably supposed to sound like that?
I have no comment on this. It’s like seeing a painting from an extra-terrestrial. Maybe it’s good on that planet.
If you like country music you probably like this. It’s performed as well as it probably needs to be.
Dexter Roberts is singing Lucky Man by Montgomery Gentry
Harry: Blase. Sharp the whole time.
Keith: If you mean it, people won’t care about pitch.
Jennifer: It’s still not coming off as comfortable. That was so sharp that it was distracting. It didn’t happen tonight.
And I don’t think her ending note was quite on the button
This sounds kind of terrible
Jessica looks great, but this is not my cup of tea. The song is great, love that tune, but the Stevie Nicks version just isn’t making it for me.
Aaaaand so is the chorus
That opening was a little thin
Jessica Meuse is singing White Flag by Dido
It wasn’t terrible, though, and I expect at least a couple downright terrible performances
Alex is my favorite, so I hope he has enough fans to keep him in this week. That wasn’t good at all.
Jennifer: Wasn’t your best vocal. Not a good arrangement.
Harry: You were overpowered by the arrangement. I admire that you tried something different.
Keith: [Translation] you were awkward.
JLo also noticed the pants thing
Oh yeah I guess that is an attempt at a little reggae flava. Which is funny because Alex is hella white. I’m using hella now. I don’t know why.
Decent comping on guitar, though.
Alex is singing more or less competently I guess. And once again he’s got his pants rolled up above his ankles. He must have a thing about pants touching his ankles. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
A reggae version of a song this tired … this really wasn’t a good choice.
Alex is singing I Don’t Want to Be by Gavin Degraw
Keith: Not a great song choice.
Jennifer: Your tone is unique.
Harry: I kept waiting for you to jump up.
Jena is singing Suddenly I See by K.T. Tunstall
What on Earth is Jena wearing, what is the graphics guy smoking, and why is she singing this song? It’s weak sauce.