Tonight the idol kids will be singing songs from the Billboard Hot 100, apparently of all time (if you’re curious, go check out the IdolDB). So, yeah. Let’s see how it goes.
Oh boy Jax is singing Poker Face. Okay.
I missed the introduction of those two dudes other than Scott “Bringin Back Jheri Curl” Borchetta
Whoever did Jax’s makeup is fired. She looks like a reverse raccoon.
She’s singing well but this is a very odd version of Poker Face
Question: why was that arrangement “left”? Was it liberal?
That song is about being with a guy but wanting to be with a woman, if I recall correctly.
I hate to say it, but Jax wasn’t doing Lady GaGa wannabe as much as she was doing … Joey-wannabe. Also, major pitch falloff during the first chorus. There were definitely parts of that that were good. Kind of mixed for me, personally.
Nick is safe.
Ok, so during this fluff video, let’s discuss the issue of the last poll, the Twitter Save: Gotta have it/make it stop. I’m kinda on the “gotta have it” side, tbh.
Nick is singing Teenage Dream, and I kinda can’t wait for it to be over.
Such a Generic White Guy Rock performance
He’s screaming, off key, in a very LOUD arrangement of a song that just isn’t that dynamic. Please stop.
It reminded me of Augustana’s not-hits and that is NOT a compliment
Why is JLo so hard on women?
Nick’s eyebrows appear to be 1/2″ thick at the end of his left side.
I feel like the Twitter save basically nullifies Worsting. Younger people hold sway, and it will probably save a lot of women.
Out of every song on the Hot 100 (there are tens of thousands), why on Earth would these contestants choose these? They’re boring choices. Were they restricted to the last decade?
Think of how cool it would have been to hear Nick sing “<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=969RAKkYESU”>Bent</a>” or something like that.
Think of how cool it would have been to hear Nick sing “Bent” or something like that.
Quentin is safe.
So the white people got to meet Florida Georgia Line and the black people got to meet Jason DeRulo? I am just asking.
I do not enjoy Sam Smith.
Quentin is not good enough to be here anymore. He’s out of his depth.
Honestly nothing in that was in tune.
D– would not listen again
Joey is safe.
Oh wow Joey’s dress is astonishingly ugly
Why do contestants change formulas that are clearly working?
She’s singing this really well though
Even if her dress does look like grandma’s dirty curtains
Again, why not sing something offbeat? Joey should do Fidelity or something.
That being said, that sounded pretty good to me.
Clark is safe.
Clark opts for a song everybody hasn’t heard 10 million times, because he is not stupid.
This is ok I guess
I wasn’t that impressed by the little solo, but overall this is dripping with blues. I thought it was killer.
JLo’s criticism is honestly horrible and useless. Get anyone else.
Harry comes off as harsh to the better people only because he gives a crap what they do and wants to help
Sorry. Some seasons it’s true that anyone can win, but really only Clark and Jax could win. Joey on a really outside chance.
This isn’t like season 12, where there were 3 legit contenders.
In a way you’re both winners. But in another, more accurate way, Barney is the winner.
Tyanna is safe.
The merit of criticisms about somebody’s vocal “emotion” is virtually nil. Stop talking about it. It has no bearing on technical quality.
Sometimes it matters, like Jena Irene’s outstanding performance of I Can’t Help Falling in Love, but it’s like sprinkles on a donut; the donut has to be there first for the sprinkles to matter
I like donuts
Then it’s part of the singing! You can’t say “the singing was good, but I need more emotion”!
This is dismal, to be honest.
Emotion, as we can see, can screw things up but good
It started out good (as good as that song ever could be) but then the wheels fell off
You can tell that she held it together because her voice cracked and she wept.
It just wasn’t a very good song.
Safe so far:
Qaasim is pretty screwed if it’s based on Twitter, I think.
Rayvon is a contestant a bit far from normal, he’s been less successful than his numbers would tend to indicate.
Glad we got two weeks in a row with only men in the bottom 2.
Personally, I could lose either of these dudes.
These song choices are the pits this week.
This kinda sucks
The percussionists are having fun. Maybe add some timpani and concert bells.
AT&T U-verse is the worst TV ever, so I did not see that. But, I’m gonna guess … kinda bad?
Rayvon is safe. Qaasim is eliminated.