I'm so pleased with the voting on Nashville Star! Both the audience and judges seem to get it right each time, in my humble opinion.
I had said in my last post that I though Travis should be the next to go, and he was. Personally, I think that Brandy(i?) should be the next to go...ENOUGH with the crying, already. Brandy. We're going to have to start calling you Crying Brandy (see Trading Spaces...Crying Pammy!). Anyhoo...
I agree with Prentiss being bounced, as well...he was awful last night. Terribly off-key, and never corrected it.
Jamey continues to do well...I'm a big Journey fan, and he nailed that song on the head. Good for him, for giving up the security of his harmonica & typically more upbeat performance. He proved that he can do well with ballads as well as rock-out songs.
I also liked the two older gents, they shone out strong last night. Thank GOD that they gave Buddy a haircut, it was a huge improvement. And John seemed YEARS younger, good for him, he did a great job with the song & performance. More lively.
Amy's fine, and Miranda's fine, but I wouldn't buy a CD of either of them, to be honest. Whereas I could see myself buying one of Jamey's, or Buddy's, or John's, or even Brandon! Geez, that seems so sexist...but if one of the female performers was really knocking my socks off, I'd readily buy one of her CD's and be rooting for her.
Honestly, I wouldn't quibble with any of the folks who are left at this point being nominated as Nashville Star. They're all talented (even if not MY first choice). This is no pathetic American Idol, sham.
BTW, I've got my hubby completely hooked on this show now, as well! HE was the one who said "hey, it's Nashville Star night! Let's get the kids to bed soon so we can watch it together!". It's so much fun watching with someone else so you can make comments & critiques along the way!
(Did anyone else notice that they seemed to cut Barbra Mandrell off anytime she tried to speak? Maybe she was veering too much from her script, and hogging the mike? Hmmm...)