The top 3 is always an interesting show, and the results can be really hard to predict (based on gut feelings, anyway). The themes for tonight are Judges’ Choice, Randy’s Choice, and Home town’s Choice. Is that three themes or one theme? Whatever. Incidentally Jessica (that’s me: I write these dumb intros mostly) will be absent for the first little while, but will jump back in at some point in the middle. Sorry? I guess? You’ll be fine. It’ll all be ok.
As long as I’m here, I may as well opine briefly about the “proposition” that was given the Idols two weeks ago. Of course the Idols who thought they were safe voted to send Sam home. I sure would have. Because of that, they each got to do 3 songs instead of 2 last week. This is pretty simple. If you think you’re good, you want to maximize your screen time.
I can’t remember too many other examples of a contestant actually having a doctor come out and say his voice is shot. I do remember some contestants themselves saying that had happened.
For those of you not in the south, Caleb’s hometown of Asheville is like a resort town. I guess it’s nice.
Are the producers trying to get all but the most dedicated fans to tune out immediately? What the hell is this?
Seriously, people here look at you funny if you say you’ve never been to Asheville.
Randy has chosen Never Tear Us Apart by INXS for Caleb.
This is like Caleb at 25%.
Anybody think possibly that clip at the beginning of the show presages a return of Simon? Maybe it’s just wishful thinking.
That song choice wasn’t my favorite. I’m totally neutral on Caleb’s first tune. Never heard that song before. Of all the INXS songs to choose, why that one?
Randy chose Pompeii by Bastille for Alex.
Just me or is this awful?
Alex is trying to be a whole lot of things here that he isn’t.
That was a parlor trick. Try strumming a guitar awhile and you’ll see that playing a beat while singing isn’t all that difficult.
Randy chose Titanium by David Guetta for Jena.
At this point I think maybe I’m not impartial on Jena.
Disagree with JLo, but I’m glad to see there can still be bad reviews at this point.
I don’t think that the constant genuflection of recent seasons has been good for the show.
Demons by Imagine Dragons was chosen for Caleb by his home town.
I know he’s sick, so I don’t know how to judge this. That was something that never would have been acceptable in the finals.
How did they not notice it?!
Ok hi guys I’m back. Now everyone can be happy again.
Every time I hear this song I think “oh, this song”
Someone or other chose “Stay” for Alex
(Rihanna’s song of that name)
This is… ok. Pretty good. It’s good that he can’t just do a dead-on cover like he does when it’s a male singer on the original.
Alex claims his concerts will be fun. I am less certain. He doesn’t strike me as a super fun guy.
Keith… made Harry sniff his little foam microphone thingy. Which he says smells like… parrot breath?
lol lee dewyze
The judges have chosen Demi Lovato’s Heart Attack for Jena
I think this song is kinda stupid. Jena is a much better singer than Demi Lovato (um, as far as I know) so I don’t think this is doing her any favors
It’s just kind of loud
The judges seem to have liked this. I hated it. I think I hate Demi Lovato.
You know, musically. Not as a person. She might be a perfectly nice person.
I wonder what the mechanics of the local voting were. Maybe they explained earlier when I wasn’t watching. Like how did people vote?
Caleb will be attempting Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin
This is ok. Did I misunderstand that Caleb had no voice left? Leme look back.
Keith agrees that that sounded like he as reasonable healthy. Because that sure did sound like what that song sounds like.
The moving background behind Alex is freaking me out. He’s singing I dunno something, I forget
One Direction’s Story of My Life
Why do they ever do repeats?
I wonder if Jena was well-liked at her high school
Jena’s going to reprise Creep, which I think is an excellent choice
Although having her reprise Can’t Help Falling in Love would’ve been awesomer. Except, you know, that was just last week. Something along those lines, though.
So yeah I have no idea. If I had to guess, and I do because I don’t know, I would suspect that Jessica’s old voters will transfer more to Caleb than to Alex or Jena, but I would also guess that Jena doesn’t need them as much as Alex. So my prediction based entirely on my feelings would be a Caleb-Jena top 2. Of course we’ll see later on what the numbers say.