Lauren Alaina, “Candle in the Wind”: I’m sorry, I know she’s 17, but am I allowed to have a crush? Great singer, super sweet, but probably won’t win it all. Not sure if she’s ready yet, but without a doubt she’s getting a contract from someone after this. And you can bet your ass, because this is Hollywood, once this show is over and she starts working on an album, you just know they will hook her up with a personal trainer. It’s not a negative, it’s just the way Hollywood is. Hell, Carrie Underwood has easily dropped 15-20 lbs since she was on the show and did anyone ever consider her big? Not even close.
James Durbin, “Saturday Nights All Right”: As I said, one of my three favorite on the show this season, but last night was just ok. It’s such a corny song, and the chorus of “Saturday” repeated 100 times doesn’t really do much to showcase ones vocal chops. Still probably the best performer on the show, and his backstory is only gonna help him.
Thia Megia, “Daniel”: During the auditions, the judges raved about her. Ever since, she’s gone downhill. Nice girl, sweet voice, but is absolutely getting eaten alive by the spotlight. Zero confidence, zero stage presence, and is just completely out of her league up there. You just compare her to everyone else and you can see a major difference in so many areas. Not to mention she made the freakin semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” once season. How fair is that?
Casey Abrams, “Your Song”: I call him the “Enigma”. I never know what to think of this guy. Sometimes his quirkiness makes him really good, and sometimes he overperforms (like he did on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” which was awful). He was a lot better this week because he didn’t oversing and start grinding his teeth and getting mad at me through the screen. I mean, why wouldn’t he be happy? Apparently he’s bumping uglies with Haley Reinhart. Congrats Casey. Nice score.
Jacob Lusk, “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”: Ahhhh, the male Fantasia. There’s no doubt Jacob has a really good voice and will get signed by someone once this show is over. But the theatrics and the overdramatization of every single song is just a bit much and I think the reason why he won’t win. I think there’s enough people that a turned off by some of the stuff he does to win over all of America and be the winner. Pound for pound, can sing with anyone else left in the competition. But we know this always doesn’t come down to who the best singer is, and I’m afraid some of the others likability factor may outweigh his.
Haley Reinhart, “Bennie and the Jets”: I was shocked the judges loved this performance as much as they did. It couldn’t have been more lounge singer-esque if she tried. I just didn’t get it. Haley definitely has a distinct voice and has a certain sex appeal going for her, but talent-wise, she’s a little behind some of the others. But hey, what does she care? She gets to have sex with the Bearded One on the tour bus this summer. Weeeeeeeee!!!!!!
Reality Steve’s Top 3 Performances:
1. Pia Toscano
2. Casey Abrams
3. Lauren Alaina
Reality Steve’s Bottom 3 Performances:
1. Naima Adedapo
2. Paul McDonald
3. Thia Megia
Reality Steve’s Bottom 3 Prediction:
1. Paul McDonald
2. Thia Megia
3. Stefano Langone
Reality Steve’s prediction of who’ll get eliminated: I’ll go with Thia and Stefano this week. If Stefano was in the bottom three last week, I didn’t see him do enough to warrant getting out of there this week. So I think he’s gone. And Thia’s time is up. If not this week, then next week, but someone needs to get her offstage before she starts crying up there. She’s looks scared as hell. Poor girl. Oh well. It’ll be over soon sweetie. Might even be tonight.