I say "baloney" to all this "it's the judge's fault" hypothesis. Siobhan has a say in the song choice, arrangement, staging, and costuming. She is an adult and has responsibility as an artist for her own choices. Any contestant who watched Adam, Kris, David and the others that have trod that stage before would know that. There are eight previous seasons of good and bad decisions from which to learn.Originally Posted by KennyLuv;3889893;
And one of the lessons is that the judges don't know jack about how to fix a performance. They can give you a good measure as to whether you succeeded or not - but they can't steer your course. No previous winner has done so by collecting the various input of the judges and crafting an artistic approach based on their input. On the contrary, winners are guided by their own inner vision of what they want to give to the audience, (often to the aggravation of the judges). If you don't have that guidance inside, then you are toast.
In short, Siobhan made her artistic choices and we voted based on what we saw. The judges are not the main actors in this transaction - they play a very minor role. If you don't like the way it comes out, then in my opinion the blame has to be on either the artist or the viewers/voters.