I can all ready tell which one they want us to like. I think Didi is the producer's pick. The judges like her a lot too. She's pretty and has a story. The only problem for me is the singing. She sings like she's constipated! I've never seen singing look so difficult. She is really pushing hard and I hear a very strained voice. I also don't really understand what her genre or mix of genres is.
I think we are also supposed to like Andrew. Andrew isn't a genius by any means but he is clever for choosing that song and getting the judges excited over something they've seen done a thousand times in this series.
Crystal was good. I think she needs to elevate her look more.
Katie needs 5 more years. Her voice is good but what else does she have to offer?
I cannot figure out what is going on with Haeley. She is definitely a novelty but I think her voice is also unique and I don't know if it all fits together. Plus I think she needs a few more years to be as good as she needs to be.
Michael stood out based on his story and body size. I just wish he was a more unique singer. A football player singing like John Mayer isn't appealing to me. I wish he would find his niche instead of blending in.
I liked Lilly. Sometimes the singers try and change the way words are accented or the way they are pronounced to sort of fit into an alternative genre. Megan Joy did it and Didi does it. But it sounds so practiced and deliberate. I think Lilly does the same thing but it is just really organic coming from her. I like her.
Janell is generic. I think they want a blond girl who plays guitar to win.