All season, the American Idol coaches were full of praise for every single contestant. So what made Randy Jackson chose tonight to criticize Haley Reinhart? Don’t get me wrong, he was entirely correct. Haley screamed through part of that song. But, usually the judges just ignore the slight wobbles of this year’s contestants. It will be interesting to see if America votes more for Haley because she was criticized or less.
The theme of the first songs “inspirational” fits the country music genre perfectly. What that means is that Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina did a great job tonight. In my opinion, they were the two best of the first set of songs. Both were very smart in choosing a song so close to America’s heart. James did a good job–but it may have been too much of the same old thing.
I don’t know how easy it is to take advice from someone who has horns in her face, but the Idol contestants seemed to have pulled something out of the experience. Lady Gaga may be a tad different, but she sure knows how to market herself into millions of dollars. Her opinions just can’t be ignored.
The second set of songs were all good. Of the four, Scotty may have came out looking a little silly on his second number. Lauren showed her sexy side. She has definitely matured during her time on Idol. Haley redeemed herself. James did what James does…gave his song a rocker twist, added his high notes and some flash and voila!
This one’s a tough one. I don’t really think any of those four contestants should leave the show. I would love to see all four in the final fighting it out to the bitter end. But, alas, I guess that won’t happen. So I guess we’ll see who gets eliminated tomorrow. Yikes!