She's singing "Love Song." I'm certainly no musical expert, but she doesn't seem very good to me. This seems like one of those performances that Simon would classify as "utterly forgettable." OK...let's see what the real experts think: Randy thought that it was "pitchy." Kara thought that it was "all over the place" and "too low." Paula says, "Jasmine, Jasmine." She agrees with Randy and Kara. But she does like Jasmine's confidence. Simon is disappointed. Says she has attitude and confidence but "you just don't have a great voice." Good ol' Simon...Mr. Encouragement.
Commercial Highlights: The iPhone is way cool. The "Witch Movie"mountain might be a fun one to see as a family. Food from Wal-Mart doesn't excite me. Why do they advertise cat food on TV, showing us a close-up of cat food, acting as if it's so wonderful?
From what I remember from previous shows...and before he sings right now...I would predict that he would be one of the final 3. Of course, this means that he'll throw up all over himself right now. We'll see. Hey, he's from Kalamazoo, CRC country. Maybe he's Reformed. He's singing "Viva La Vida." This doesn't seem like the greatest performance to me. Kara? Why is Kara going first? This is not right. Well, Kara is just not blown away. Paula thought he was one of the best in Hollywood. She says it was a risky song to pick. Blues guy shouldn't be picking a rock song. Simon agrees with Kara and Paula but adds, "It was verging on a horrible performance." Well, so much for my prediction. Randy agrees with Simon.
Commercial Highlights: Coke, some cell phone, Slumdog Millionaire ad (haven't seen it yet), meatball pizza from Round Table. I love Round Table Pizza, but do we really need a meatball pizza?
She's a bartender for a living. She'll be singing "This Love." I think she needs to go buy some shorts that are a little longer. Irritating hand motions (a la Michael Johns from last season). Paula: "Great legs." That's all she said. Thanks for the penetrating insight. Simon says that he thought it was terrible, that it was the wrong song. Randy says, "OK, yo." Says that it was the wrong song for her and that best part was the end, when it was over. Kara says that it was "so overdone." Janine will be hearing this soon: "I'll take a mojito, please."
Commercial Highlights: Injectable-grade face filler (or something like that). Is that what Nancy Pelosi uses? Jell-O pudding ad. Oh, man, I wish we had some chocolate pudding in the house.
This guy is a tripper. Some times he's Nick...other times he's Norman. Why on earth is this guy in the final 36? Did he deserve to make it over Danny Gokey's good friend? What's he singing? Oh no, what a weirdo! I don't know what to say to this. There must be steam coming out of Simon's ears right about now. Simon is laughing. He then says, "Look, I hope I am speaking on behalf of America and pray that you do not go through to the next round." Says it was arguably one of the most atrocious performance AI has ever had. I'm not even going to waste my energy typing anything else about this guy.
Commercial Highlights: AT&T rollover minutes commercial (funny); a marijuana ad (against, not for, marijuana); Garnier Fructis shampoo ad (isn't it truly amazing how many shampoo options there are?); Lowes ad with Gene Hackman's voice (every commercial would sound better if Gene Hackman were doing the voiceover).
Only 16 years, old, she'll be singing "Alone" by Heart. Good song choice. This girl can flat-out sing. Best of the night so far...BY A MILE. Best female of the entire competition so far. Randy says, "Yo, yo. Alright, so, yo." Says that she just "blew it out the box." I guess that means it was really good. He uses the phrase "blew it out the box" 3 times. Kara says, "You don't even know how good you are." For the 2,500th time in 8 seasons, Paula says, "You could sing the telephone book." Hey, Simon just used my phrase...says, "You were the best tonight BY A MILE."
Singing "Man in the Mirror" by Michael Jackson. By the way, wonder what Michael Jackson thinks when he looks in the mirror? This guy's not too bad. Not sure why he chose this song, though. Probably the best male performance of the night, although that's not saying much. Kara thought the 2nd half was way better than the 1st half. Wrong song, she says. Paula completely disagrees with Kara and surprise, praises him. Thought that he nailed the song. Simon agrees with Paula. Wow! Randy partially agrees with Simon and thinks that it was quite good.
Commercial Highlights: Dell computers...JC Penney (did you know that JC Penney's fashion is "changing the game"?)...Pizza Hut...Beverly Hills Chihuahua...Cover Girl...Minute Maid...in other words, no highlights. Great Wolf commercial. Any of you out there ever been there? Looks kinda fun.
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Singing "Put Your Records On." I like this song. It's on my iPhone. She's pretty good, although a lot of irritating hand and leg motions. They're going to really rip her for these motions. Nice voice, though. 2nd best female performance of the night. Paula says she picked the right song and that she did everything right. Simon thought that it started off well, but then she over sang. Randy agrees. How come no one is talking about the motions???? Is it just me? Kara thinks with the right song, she could be a break-out artist on the radio.
Commercial Highlights: Same boring stuff that makes everyone glaze over.
I like this guy...family guy, seems laid-back, humble. Not sure what he's singing, but he has a nice voice. Kind of forgettable, though. I'm back from an "I had to send an email" break. Simon hated the song. Randy thought it was boring. Kara and Paula say basically the same things. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Singing "Betty Davis Eyes." I didn't like this song when I was in high school and I don't like it now. This girl has an interesting voice. Maybe this was a good song choice for her. We'll see what the experts think. Randy thought it was OK. Thought that it wasn't that exciting. Kara thought there were some good moments. Simon looks thoroughly disinterested at this point. Paula thinks she was captivating. Of course, Paula may think this is 2002 and that it's Kelly Clarkson up there. Simon thinks she's forgettable.
This guy seems cool...seems like the kind of guy who would greet me at the counter at Starbucks. Singing "What Becomes of the Broken-Hearted?" I'm thinking of doing my hair like Kai. Very good singer. At least that's why I think. That means Simon will say, "That was utterly and completely atrocious." I think he's the best male performer of the night. Kara likes him personally, but that he had some pitch issues. Also thought the song was a little old-fashioned for him. Paula says some stuff...who really cares what it was? Simon says that he's heard many performances like that over the years. Thought he was a wedding singer. See, I told you that I know nothing. Randy agrees with Simon. Thought it was too "safe."
Commercial Highlights: A new Julia Roberts movie (YIPEE!)...President Palmer works for Allstate...Enbrel ad (you may get a fungal infection from it)...Domino's "Secretary of Taste" ad...Jack Bauer is going to torture someone.
Singing "Drops of Jupiter" by Train. I like this song. Kind of bland. Not bad...not great. Paula thinks it was a poor song choice. Simon says that she's too serious and that her performance left him cold. Randy agrees with Simon. Paula starts cackling...her meds must have just kicked in. Kara adds nothing of interest.
If I remember correctly, this guy can sing well. Singing "Satisfaction" by the Stones. Cool. I'll go out on a limb and say that the judges will really like him. Of course, the limb may break and I'll come crashing to the ground, but we shall see. Paula's standing up, clapping. Paula says that she doesn't even have words to express this. We know that, Paula. We know that you cannot come up with a complete sentence to describe anything. Simon thought there were parts that were excruciatingly bad and parts that were brilliant. Randy loved it. For the first time tonight, Randy says that it was "the bomb." Kara says his vocal ability is "outrageous."
TOP FEMALE: ALLISON IRAHETA
TOP MALE: ADAM LAMBERT