Running behind tonight, but here goes -
01 - Big Mike - Just O.K. for me. Good. Not great. Hate his doing high notes in that awful fake soprano, hated arrangement - weird for me, like his voice and performance. Not anything memorable.
02 - Didi- Now this was a shock - it was amazing! Loved it! I thought she sounded fantastic and for the first time in quite a while, won my vote. Really wowed me!
03- Casey - I'll have to state an unpopular opinion here. As much as I like Casey, and oh, I do, I did not like this. Not that I hated it, mind you; but I felt his voice was straining too much, whenever he'd try to get louder and belt it a tad, and his voice the rest of the time, was nowhere close to his best. Yes, a pleasant performance, I like him and want him staying, BUT, not his best. His best vocals only shine in ballads. I hate that they're steering him this way - sort of just another front man in a band. Still, he ought to get to stay after this.
04 Lacey - Sorry. For me, an old Stones fan, this was downright disgustingly weird and unpleasant. Absolutely hated this arrangement! Her voice is good, pretty much, but this was just horrible for me. And way too strange in a negative way.
05- Andrew Garcia - Liked it and like him, a lot! Imo, Andrew finally upped it and stepped up, himself, thankfully! While not close to perfect, it was a really good performance for me, and an improvement! Hope enough others agree. I really enjoy him! Liked it a lot! 3 Stars out of 5 above an A for me. So far, only Didi was better.
06 - Katie - Don't like start, good ending with her power notes, more, just Katie. OK, not fantastic, not awful. Didn't like it.
07- Tim Urban - Please send him home! For me, this was MuZak, in an elevator, with absolutely no feeling or connection, and the one positive I have shocks me - I actually liked the shrewd choice of Reggae for it and thought that alone came off good. Still, I can't stomach him staying, and this performance was ....completely soul-less and disconnected, while sounding, "nice"? Ugh.
08 - Siobhan - Utterly Phenomenal!!!! TOP of the Night! I totally LOVE this girl and her Outstanding Voice & Amazing Performance! Simply Fantastic! 6 stars out of 5! A++++++
BEST of them all!