Maybe that combined with not feeling as well as he could have just wreaked havoc.
Some people simply don't jibe with certain genres of music.
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
I'm a huge Taylor's fan. Saying this....
I'm realy surprised how SERIOUSLY Taylor is taking AI competition. He REALLY wants to win this.
For a singer like him who is already in the show business I would think that he entered the AI competition just to get a TV exsposure, to get people to recognize him. Well, he already has it.
Watching him on AI I get an mpression that Taylor is really scared to be eliminated. I also get an impression that he is trying too hard to impress everybody: the judges, the audience, the media. That's why he toned down his "ticks" and the "woo, woo" thing.
That's why IMO he is choosing safe songs so people would LIKE him.
Anyway, if he tries really hard to change himself for the sake of someone else's approval... we will loose Taylor we admire so much.
I hope he comes back next Tuesaday, the grey-haired soul man we fell in love with.
I am a HUGE Taylor fan and I want him to make it to the final 2. I hope he is moved by the music next week. I just want him to do something like he did a couple of themes ago.
Maybe he just had an off day.
But I also think Taylor sounded good Tuesday night. He just sounded a little hoarse and didn't have his usual energy. The strep thing would explain that.
I could listen to his rendition of TMH,CR any time. I think he sang better than Elliott, Bucky, Mandisa, Paris, and (the last part of) Ace. Probably not better than Chris, though.
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff. §;-D
I absolutely feared for Taylor after his John Denver rendition...
Mountain Music by Alabama would have been perfect for him...
:::Oh, play me some mountain music, like gramma and grandpa used to play...:::
Seriously, he could have Taylored that song to his style and blown America away.
One off-night for Taylor isn't going to alter my wanting this guy to win. They have ALL had nights where they weren't exactly "shining". I'm going to give Taylor the benefit. I like him well enough that one mediocre performance won't change the standings for me....he's still number one with me.
"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen." ~ Orhan Pamuk
He's still head and shoulders above the rest, IMHO. I think Chris and Kellie are 2 and 3 behind him in votes and fan bases. As the number of contestants shrinks, you would think that fans of the voted-off contestents would get behind the best talent (Taylor), especially if he's facing off against someone like Pickler.
I actually didn't think his country performance was that bad anyways. It sounded the most "country" to me. Plus, he went first. And I have a gut feeling he still got the highest number of votes.