AMERICAN IDOL is down to the wire. All of the remaining contestants are top-notch performers, so it comes down to who can stand out most. Well, tonight Phillip Phillips definitely had “his moment”. Although early on he was not my top pick, he certainly earned my respect tonight with his rendition of the Usher hit song “You Got It Bad“. His version was fresh and unexpected, which put him ahead of the pack during the first round.
They all received two opportunities to wow the fans and judges tonight. During round one Phillip was the clear winner, but round two went to Josh. Celebrating the spirit of Soul Train, the classic songs were all hits so it was nearly impossible to miss. Colton sang a unique version of one of my favorite tunes, “September”, and surprisingly enough I liked it, although the judges didn’t. Now Elise singing Marvin Gaye’s all time classic “Let’s Get It On” just did not seem to work.
After last weeks shocking announcement that Jessica Sanchez was nearly eliminated, we cannot count her out. She nailed it tonight, singing the Alicia Keys classic “Fallen”, so she is clearly still in this game.
Colton and Hollie also sang well so this will be tough ride. Josh is always consistent and fans continue to support Skylar and Elise, so it is still anyone’s game at this point. It will be interesting to see who’s in the bottom three this week, but after last shows disappointing results, I’m afraid to guess. However, if it were up to me, the bottom three would be Skylar, Elise and uhmmmmm….cannot come up with that one.
ALL I KNOW IS IF JOSH AND JESSICA DON’T MAKE THE FINALS…IT HAS TO BE RIGGED!