I was under the impression the judges "suggested" songs and helped with arrangments and staging.
I think L.A. Reid sandbagged his whole team with song choices. Simon, as usual, is smug and delusional when it comes to "his" team. I was most impressed with Demi's staging, she may have a knack for that area of production.
Over all I didn't sense any "standouts" at this point and am still NOT a fan of cece. I am guessing that one from each group will go tonight since the judges have the "say". We shall see!