Jason Castro. Jason, Jason, Jason. What can I say? You absolutely deserve to go home. And while most of America now knows you WANT to go home (he said as much in an interview last week), there was no need to be so bad last night. You know why? Because you DON’T go home for having a bad night – you go home for having a mediocre night.
That means that either Syesha or *gasp* David Cook will be going tonight.
Let’s talk about the songs:
David Cook: He did Duran Duran and The Who. His Duran Duran was bad karaoke. Seriously – who forced him to do this song (because I don’t see him picking it himself. Maybe it was Young David’s tyrannical father?). But I was far more disappointed with his “Baba O’Riley” cover. I’ve said before that this is the greatest song of all time and I had high hopes. However, his arrangement was AWFUL. I much preferred the other reality tv version (which I downloaded after the show aired): Jordis Unga on “Rock Star:INXS”. See her awesome version below:
See? Much better, right? So I think David Cook is in danger of being in the bottom two, despite Ryan Seacrest’s warning that “this is the round when Tamyra Grey and Chris Daughtry went home so get in those votes!” Because I think people will be attempting to save Jason at the expense of Cook.
Syesha Mercado – she has been really good lately, in my opinion. I’ve been very impressed. When I saw the dress she was wearing I thought, “She’s doing Tina,” but I was hoping she would do “You Better Be Good To Me.” Oh well. “Proud Mary” was decent. And her second song was lovely. However, the judges didn’t like it a lot. Mediocre = going home.
Jason Castro – I’m not even going to talk about it. It was awful. And what makes ME mad is that he is a genuinely talented singer. He proved it with “Hallelujah” (which was his best performance the whole season – and it was during the Top 20 show!). But he’s been really bad since Broadway week. He NEEDS to go home but I fear his rabid fans will keep him around even though at this point he absolutely does NOT deserve to be there.
David Archuleta – I continue to not like this kid, but of the two songs he did, I really liked “Love Me Tender,” MOR radio-lovin’ sound and all. It was his best since “Imagine” which was ALSO from Top 20 week. He’ll sail through. Again.
Most likely to get booted: Syesha or Cook. Should be Jason by a mile.
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