Jooo-lia is so out of there tonight. Her rendition of “Flashdance” was miserably inept and I felt like it was “Bad 80s Karaoke” night.
I still think Corey is a horrible singer when he gets in the upper range. During the first half of his song I was actually starting to change my mind – he was singing in a lower register and sounded FABULOUS. However, the latter half of the song ended up being more high-pitched screeching and Randy had the nerve to actually COMPLIMENT him on singing in the upper register! I was horrified that they were encouraging him to continue singing like that. Which makes me dread his performances in the next few weeks.
Rooo-ben had me at hello, though. He was amazing and at this point he needs to win. He’s phenomenal. But Note to Ryan: Stop sucking up to Rooo-ben so much, man. You shouldn’t be playing favorites – you’re the HOST.
Clay did well too, but not as well as Rooo-ben. That last high note was a stretch – although once he latched on to it, he sounded great.
And YEE HAW for Joshua Gracin – I love that he can make ANY song sound country (can’t wait for Disco week next week either), and God Bless Simon for not picking on him for being himself. I have a feeling that even if he gets booted from AI2, some country music label will pick up Joshua for themselves.
My picks for bottom three: Jooo-lia DeMato, Carmen What’s-Her-Name, and Corey. Although I know the bottom three will most likely be Jooo-lia DeMato, Carmen What’s-Her-Name, and Charles Grigsby, who received the funniest commentary from Simon (“50,000 movies to choose from, and you pick The Wiz“).