It looked like Gilby was trying to do "damage control" in trying to complement her on her voice before she sang. It's true that she did oversing the song on performance night, she did NOT deserve the bashing she received from all of the judges, IMHO. Especially since Zayra got praise for HER performance. :mmm At least Jill sings on key.
Jill's original song wasn't as bad as the reality show made it out to be. Go listen, it was actually quite good.
It helps that she has the best set of vocal pipes among this group. She just tends to over sing.
Personally, I think they are way overcritical of Jill. I think she's a lot better than some of them that are still there ... and yes, she CAN sing on key ....
Jill's Hole and Simple Minds covers were BRUTAL, and I don't use that slang term lightly. Just as bad as Zayra's weakest efforts, even worse because you expect better from her. And on top of it, she's been snotty to the band and humped Gilby after whacking him with the mic stand.
Heres my criticism for Jill....she oversings every song. And that can be a far worse than faltering pitch.... I think Jill just needs to learn how to dynamically sing, so she isnt belting every note....learning to sing her lower register so its not muddy and learning to sing her head voice without belting, so there is a nice airy quality to it. Because the girl can belt it out, which is good....but should be used in small doses and we need to be built up to that sound....by starting at 200 mph, there is no where else for her to go but down. She just needs to learn to use her diaphragm better so shes not using her throat to scream, which will help her showcase that she can sing other notes on the staff instead of belting out a high C for the entire song.