but i totally do not get the ryan thing - he is so unimpressive, and i compare patrice to a soccer mom, which is a stone's throw from a schoolteacher, if you know what i mean...
zayra, i dig, for her individuality, her doing her own thing regardless. not right for these guys but it makes me like them more that they tolerate, and actually like, her.
I haven't watched this religiously this year, but I caught tonight. It still gives me flashbacks to last year when every other song is a repeat (some better some worse) of INXS. I think that Dave might have liked the megaphone from Toby more if JD hadn't done it last year on Pretty Vegas (he wasn't negative about it either). I really like Storm, though she looks just like Lisa Hartman to me (Knots Landing flasbacks too....).
If they get rid of Zayra, Jill, Patrice and one of the low-key twins (Ryan and Josh) we'll have an interesting show.
"A pessimist is an optimist with experience." --Chuck Daly
Finally, a night that didn't leave me wistfully comparing it to last year's version. There was only one who was really bad (Zayra), and several I appreciated for the first time (Lukas, Ryan, even Josh to an extent). Even the middle of the pack was enjoyable to me.
And the top four - Magni, Storm, Lukas, Dilana, and maybe Toby - were excellent.
If truth is relative, how do you know?
I dunno, Dilana didnt really do it for me tonight, nor did Josh, or Spacelady Zayra, Please!!!!! send her home!!
Storm/Lucas and Magni are my faves..they will go the distance
Late to the party...
I liked Dilana's and Storm's respective performances but these were not their best. And that's not to say they weren't good - they were great - but they've been better.
While I think Magni and Toby were great, Lukas owned this night - and he'll definitely get the encore.
Ryan? Should stay behind a piano.
I'm not a Zayra fan but she's definitely more interesting to watch than Jill, Josh or Patrice - so I want her to stay around a little longer than those guys. None of them will win anyway.
Still think Lukas will win this - and that Dilana should tour with the phenomenal House Band.
Amazing night. Several great performances and the rest are pretty good too including Zayra, only because of her antics and for being a showgirl. She was indeed flat some of the time and I couldn't understand the words coming out of her mouth. SN should just send her to Pluto. Or maybe she can front for Van Halen. The only other weak vocals is Josh. I can't barely hear him sing my favorite song which he was very mediocre on. I hope he lands the bottom 3. But then that means Tommy Lee is cursed, since the last time he played drums, the person ended in the bottom 3.
The encore will be tough but I'll give it to Magni. I think he did the best job becaus he was consistent all thruout his song. Lukas sang another favorite song of mine and it's a kick-ass song. He did very well with it except for the falsetto...he couldn't do it. Dilana and Storm did well too but not their best performances. I didn't see Ryan's because I had to take a quick shower during the break but I saw his getup at the end of his number. He seems to be pulling off a Zayra for showmanship. Patrice & Jill did good too. Not too much screaming from Jill this time. This is the least stiff performance of Toby i've ever seen and I think his best, better than his encore last few weeks which I think someone else deserved.
Bottom 3: Josh, Zayra, Patrice.
I will be surprised if Zayra avoids the B3 again.
Let me just say that all of you guys are awesome. Great comments on the performances, very witty and well thought out. My two cents:
Like jr and cc, I wasn't blown away by Lukas. It was very good, not great.
Magni DID blow me away. He's been my favorite since he sang Plush and remains at the top.
It was VERY telling how Dilana was able to share the stage with Gilby and not get overshadowed in the slightest. What a force of nature.
Jill was just okay, IMO. I love the original, this paled in comparison, she deserves the bottom 3.
Ryan's performances seem very "forced", especially tonight. Can't put my finger on why he bugs me, but there is no denying that he does.
Patrice = Soccer Mom: Hilarious! That is spot on.
Josh sucked, have no idea why SN keeps giving him props.
Zayra: No comment.
Toby is uninteresting; he has no chance to win, and he's never bad enough so you can't enjoy putting him down.
Had to save Storm for last. Geezus, she is so freaking beautiful, it hurts your eyes, another great performance this week. She could never front MY band though: I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off her, I'd constantly choose the wrong effects on my pedalboard. It just wouldn't work at all.