I know I totally slacked off last week and didn't do a recap. You know what's amazing? Life went on! LOL!
Let's get right to it.
Tonight we have Dolly Parton as the celebrity mentor. So I guess all the contestants are singing Dolly songs.
Brooke White starts the night singing Jolene
It's odd to hear this song without Dolly's twang, but I really like it. Great job Brooke!
The judges are mixed - surprise, surprise.
David Cook is singing Little Sparrow
I'm not familiar with this song, so I don't know what it's supposed to sound like, but I really like it. I am a total David Cook fan now, and I think he did a fantastic job. And hey, the HAIR LOOKS GOOD TOO!
Ramiele Malubay is singing Do I Ever Cross Your Mind.
Ehh...Not horrible, but I still think she's pitchy. I am SO ready for Ramiele to go home!!! And for the record, I totally agree with Simon and Randy.
Jason Castro is up next, and he's singing Travelin Through.
Much better than last week, I think. Guess landing in the bottom three last week made him step it back up. I still don't think he has a chance to win, but I like him.
Randy and Paula liked him, Simon did not.
Carly Smithson is singing Here You Come Again.
I am liking her more and more, and I think she really did a great job on this one. I like this softer side to her.
Again, Randy and Paula liked her. Simon thought it was ok. And I can't believe he told Carly that she needed to have a talk with whoever is dressing her - TOO funny! (But apparently true, as I've been reading others say the same exact thing!!)
David Archuleta is singing Smokey Mountain Memories.
Good song choice. I believe David is back...SOOOO much better than the past couple of weeks!
And the judges agree with me.
Kristy Lee Cook - Coat of Many Colors
This should be an easier week for her since she seems to do well with country songs. Let's see...wow, I think that may be her best yet. I didn't even hear any really off pitchy-ness like I usually do.
Randy and Paula agree, but once again, Simon does not. I'm actually kind of surprised on this one.
Syesha Mercado - I Will Always Love You
For the first few weeks there, I wasn't sure Syesha deserved to be in the top. But the I think the last couple weeks she's proved she does indeed deserve it.
I think she did great tonight. I loved it. And wow - that long note at the end. I'm a little surprised at Randy and Simon's thoughts, though I don't know why I should be surprised by anything anymore. Oh well. I thought she did well enough to stay another week.
Michael Johns is singing It's All Wrong, But It's All Right
Again, I don't know this one, but I think he sounded fantastic. I loved that higher note at the end. Go Michael!!!
And the judges loved it - YEAH!!!
My favorites tonight - David Cook and Michael (David A. did great too, I'm just honestly not a huge fan.)
Who will be in the bottom 3 - Ramiele, Jason and probably Kristy Lee. She got a break last week, but I'm betting that won't happen again. At this point though, I don't think I'd be totally surprised to see either Carly or Syesha back there again, or possibly even Brooke. Though I would HATE that, I wouldn't be terribly surprised.
Who should go home? RAMIELE for goodness sake!!!
OK, now this season's premier of Hell's Kitchen is starting - I love this show, so I'm off to watch!
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