Ok...something just dawned on me. We are voting for a "Group" right?
So how come we only get to see the kids sing solo before making a decision?
After the voting night, on the half-hour results show, the kids all perform a song together. But the votes have already been tallied based on their solo performance.
The reason I bring this up is, I have noticed that certain kids did better in a group setting and some did better in a solo setting.
For example, I thought Canyon's solo performance was fairly poor, but when he sang with the group ("Put A Little Love In Your Heart") he did quite well.
Likewise, Mercedes was awesome in the group performance, but not on her own.
Both Chantel and Lucy were great singing their solo songs, but I found they weren't as good in the group setting. They didn't seem to have the dance moves down and seemed un-sure.
Jordan, Taylor and Tori all seemed to do well in both the solo and group performance. Very well-rounded. AJ and Morgan are also great in both areas.
Which also brings me to another point...I find that out of both groups, the girls have all been much stronger vocalists while the boys have in general been the better dancers.
What I guess I'm trying to say is....maybe the audience (who are the voters after all) should get to see the kids both solo AND in a group performance BEFORE we vote. I think it makes a big difference.
Although kids like Chantel, Lucy and Katelyn are wonderful solo...they may be too strong vocally to fit into a group well. Chantel in particular strikes me as someone who would do better on her own as a solo performer.
What do you all think?