Maybe I'm tired but man I started the waterworks right from the very first one! I felt like such a big old sap sitting there with teary eyes as I watched them crying....sheesh. And Jennifer had better develop a thicker skin or AI is going to eat her alive.
I kept hearing that this is the most incredible talent ever and I didn't believe it. Till tonight. Finally they showed us what made them say that and I have to say I am going to have a very hard time picking a favorite because there are so many that I like!
I had my eye on Naima from the start and she cemented it when they showed her final solo. Wow! Add to her Tim, Paul, Julia, Robbie, Ashton, Pia, Karen and even Jordon managed to redeem himself a little in my eyes tonight.
The ones who I think are way out classed are James, Hailey, Scotty, and Lauren. I'm hoping they are amongst the first to go (or don't make the cut at all). I didn't see anything special about any of them when compared to the others and we still have more to go.
Casey fell a little flat for me, I wasn't impressed at all with his routine with Chris. Also falling flat was Clint, he can sing but I am not getting very much emotion out of his songs. Just a bunch of yelling, sort of like James.
I like Jacob dialed back a few notches. He's got a lovely voice, I'm afraid that Randy gave him bad advice. No, Randy, they do not need to send to *whatever church they named* every single time. Sometimes knowing when to sing softly is just as effective and constant screeching/yelling gets old quick. Just ask James.
I got confused with the editing and I'm not one hundred percent sure who made it through and who didn't. Did they actually waste an entire hour and only give us like 5 names out of the 24? Seemed that way to me.