So this is a competition show … but it’s not live? I don’t think I get the concept, but sure.
So we’re getting two shots at cutting the men, which I endorse.
I guess Adam wants to rock
Adam is singing I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister
Do you think they had those signs that light up to tell the audience when to yell Rock?
That was almost an exact copy of the record.
His name is Simeon but dude looks kinda like a neanderthal so I always think Michael Simian
Also this song sucks. What song is this? Whatever. A sucky one.
Michael is singing … How am I supposed to live without you by Michael Bolton OMFG WHY
This guy is gone.
Ohhhhhh this song. Right.
Have we even heard this song in recent years? I think earlier Idols sang it because they had to?
Die in a fire.
Answer: no, not since Season 4.
So wait, what’s voting rule now? At most 20 votes per method? That’s a big change from last year.
Detroit: people still live here!
Oh Savion. This isn’t very good.
Savion is singing Hey Soul Sister by Train
Didn’t someone sing this in the Hollywood round?
Given the voting population’s racist tendencies, Savion should have done something a lot better than that stupid song.
Huh. Interesting choice.
Mark Andrew is singing The Weight by The Band
I can’t put my finger on what this is missing that The Band had
Sounded ok to me. I think he’s fine.
Well, that guy is never ever going to be Levon Helm.
Yeah, it’s probably just that he’s Not Levon Helm
I should put up a new poll
Also skipping almost the entirety of the song and ditching the three part harmony. But as a single person, 90 second expo I thought it was fine.
There, refresh and there will be a new poll
Yeah, it was fine
This The Last Man on Earth show I keep seeing commercials for looks terrible
Trevor Douglas, possible Fake Geek Guy
Trevor Douglas is singing Best I Ever Had by Gavin Degraw
Oh wow he sounds terrible
I think maybe his in-ear monitors are maladjusted. They should bring back JLo’s ex-husband to work on that with them again.
This is under the pitch on a lot of notes
I did not enjoy that.
He wished Seacrest luck. Um. Why?
Clark Beckham is singing When a Man Loves a Woman
I hate this a lot
I think it’s pretty good.
Yeah I’m not sure why I hate it
I don’t know if I loved it, but it was enjoyable and showed his chops.
You don’t see that many porkpie hats anymore.
Rayvon Owens is singing Jealous by Nick Jonas
This is sung well enough. I remain unwowed. His high notes are good though.
Yeah, it was just fine. The song itself just isn’t that good.
Maybe Jennifer shouldn’t indicate that a black guy be more “thug”. Slightly offensive.
Ugh can we please ditch this twelve-year-old?
Daniel Seavey is singing I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
This is both sung badly and a horrible song choice.
Reuben loves this song. Because it has so much ukulele.
I didn’t know Star Search was still on
Seriously, f*** that performance.
That’s not a mandolin. A mandolin is an 8 string steel instrument. WTF.
Riley Bria is singing Homeboy by Eric Church
Poor Riley. He’s almost but not quite really cute.
His singing is decent though
I’m not saying I enjoyed this, but I think Riley is safe.
Unlike a couple of guys last year, that guy can actually play.
Keith Suburban. I like it.
Quentin Alexander is singing I Put a Spell on You which is a standard
I hope this is going somewhere
So far: not really
It went somewhere, but it was somewhere kinda bad
That had some rough spots, but overall it was passable.
Yeah, like I wanted to like it, and some parts were good. I hope he stays so he can do better.
The supervote is gone, and 20 vote limit per method, so this season might be more similar to previous years than last year. I wonder if Dialidol will be back.
Nick Fradiani is singing Think out Loud by Ed Sheeran
This seems fine
This guy is Daughtry/David Cook. Safe.
Possibly part of my problem is every song has too much band behind it maybe?
I kinda liked that. Good on Nick
Qaasim Middleton is singing Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson
Qaasim is, uh, stylin’
Dude can dance. This is not boring.
This is pretty terrific.
Oh, the supervote is not gone. But it is limited to 20?
The only one I feel even remotely compelled to vote for is Qaasim, I think
So if we lose 4, who are the 4? I think Daniel, Rayvon, Michael and Trevor should definitely go home. But Savion may be out instead of Michael.