Quick notes on today’s AI:
Lauren Alaina (Any Man of Mine)- I heard the Carrie-Kelly tone tonight. She did good, but definitely not her best. With that voice, she can pick a song that will give her a defining moment.
Casey Abrams (With A Little Help From My Friends)- Exciting performer. I can’t think of any idol contestant with that style and presence. Brilliant.
Ashton Jones (When You Tell Me That You Love Me)- Terrible arrangement. Bad vocals. Inappropriate moves. Everything was wrong, even the hair.
Paul Mconald (Come Pick Me Up)- Not the perfect song, not pitch-perfect, but he is real. Authentic. Artist.
Pia Tuscano (All By Myself)- Arrangement could have been better, but she pulled it off. Girl is overrated. I wonder if the judges heard Charice’s rendition.
James Durbin (Maybe I’m Amazed)- There were pitchy parts, but he’s getting better. Really really nice performance.
Haley Reinhart (Blue)- I’m a fan. Love her voice and her style! She is so current. Randy Jackson needs some wake-up call.
Jacob Lusk (I Believe I Can Fly)- Tell me, was it a finale? What’s with back-up singers?! Lol. Amazing vocals, but i’m getting bored.
Thia Megia (Smile)- Freshness. Class. Charisma. It could have been better, but it was lovely enough to make me love her even more.
Stefano Langone (Lately)- Except for the upbeat parts, I thought it was a bad performance. I heard some brilliant moments, but I still didn’t like it as a whole.
Karen Rodriguez (I Could Fall In Love)- Pitchy. Nothing special. Mediocre. Only the last note was good.
Scotty McCreery (The River)- He can never go wrong with country music.
Naima Adedapo (Umbrella)- Surprising. Funny. Adorable or annoying, I don’t know. I thought the reggae part was awesome. Lol at the lightning effect!
Now who’s getting the boot? Either Karen or Ashton
The rest will be safe.