If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. - St. Francis of Assisi
We played the songs for a relative today, and I've got to say - not looking at them, just listening to their singing, really was a different experience. I still didn't care for DeAndre's singing and he hurt my ears on one bad note - there just wasn't much to his voice or Colton's either that night (though I still like Colton). Maybe they were drowned out by the music/background, but having just the audio was interesting for me to listen to. Many of them hit bad notes, which I admit I didn't hear on show night. The Madonna songs trio did a good job, Skylar really stood out (in a good way) on that one. And, we heard the good parts to HeeJun's voice - he had some very nice moments in that song. Now tonight, on Jay Leno's show, he didn't sound so good (again).
Now back on topic. I do like some country, but I can't stand Skylar. All I see is a Miranda Lambert copycat. I'm not a fan of Miranda's at all so that doesn't help Skylar's cause. I find her voice very nasal and twangy and not in a good way like Hillary Scott from Lady Antebellum. Miranda just takes me to a trailer trash place and so I'm not a fan.
I like Phil and Colton for final 2. Jessica has the same problem Katherine McPhee had for me. She's not likable. I think Jessica is good and knows it so she doesn't connect well with the audience. I think it will catch up with her too. On technique Katherine should have beaten Taylor by a mile, but Taylor was more likable. I think Jessica has the same problem. BTW the final 2 that season SHOULD have been Elliott and Chris, but America got it wrong.
I also did enjoy Deandre's performance. He's really really pretty too. I don't know that he's commercial enough for post Idol success, but he does have talent. I just wish Jennifer would quit fawning over him. It's like Paula and Corey all over again but without the sex.
Geisha Ninja Sparkle Dance
Twirling Ninja Sparkle Dance
For my daughter, it was the African group who backed up Paul Simon on the Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes album. Not remember the name of the group at the moment.
I liked Skylar a lot in the beginning but she hasn't shown me anything new, so I'm losing interest. The bouncy act has to be balanced by something more sincere.
Count your blessings!
Apparently, it's quite difficult for many of the seasoned performers to sing live too. Anyone catch the AMC Awards last night? Ouch! Some of the performances were quite painful IMO. LOL
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