My thoughts on tonight’s performances:
Amber – That was my favorite performance from her so far. Not as boring and generic as usual.
Josiah – Not good. That song was a bad choice. He just couldn’t handle it. I think Usher’s banking on the theory that Josiah will get lots of the votes for the pretty. I’d probably send him home, but I’m sure that’s not going to happen.
Sarah – I didn’t get all the love for Sarah. I think this was her worst performance so far. I didn’t like the way she wavered back and forth between soft and powerful. She seemed to have some vocal control issues.
Cathia – Usher needs to start picking more current songs. And PL is right. Too many ballads.
Caroline – Did not like the yodeling or phrasing, and I couldn’t understand a lot of the words she was singing. I sometimes wonder if she even knows what the lyrics are about in the songs she sings. It’s always the same. IMO, Adam should send her home this week.
Vedo – Ugh. Usher! How can Usher not choose better songs. But I thought he sang better than Josiah.
Michelle – Usher made a good song choice. Lyrically it made sense, and it showed a different side of her voice. She sounded better than she has in past performances.
Judith– She was fabulous. I’m not sure this kind of song is what’s going to get her votes from a lot of viewers. I hope Adam mixes it up for her in terms of song choice.