This is the last week the girls will be competing among themselves. Next week, the remaining six females will compete against the six top guys. Then, out of those 12, only one will be let go.
Back to now: Tomorrow, two girls and two boys will hit the road. That's too soon to be featured on the American Idol CD or the '08 tour. Bummer!
By the looks of this week, once paired with the guys -- some of the girls could be in some serious trouble. There are others, like Carly Smithson, Brooke White and Syesha Mercado, who have great chances in this competition.
Kady Malloy and Kristy Lee Cook hit some really low points in their performances.
I was stoked that both Whitney Houston songs were done with justice tonight. We were feeling the heat from Asia'H Epperson's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody."
The judges gave Asia'H assurance -- that she'd be in the top 12.
Paula was up on here feet swaying to the Asia'H beat. She told her she nailed it. Simon wasn't so "enthusiastic" calling it a second rate Whitney. That comment thrilled Asia'H -- who says, she knows there's only one Whitney.
The judges saved a lotta love for Syesha Mercado! Look at her -- so fresh! Great outfit, smile, those legs? Seriously. This girl is insane -- with the amount of control she has "Saving All My Love For You" was the bomb.
"I Hate Myself for Loving You" is what Simon might be saying -- if today he's replaying the judges segment with Amanda Overmyer. She didn't seem appreciative of all the great comments she got from the panel.
No smiles.. none. Not even when she was asked to smile did this girl crack. Amanda just gave the camera a sort of Care Bear stare. What's her deal? She's not shy. What was that all about?
Carly went crazy on the song, "I Drove All Night." The quality of her voice is so professional. It's like she can go anywhere with it. Simon told her the song she chose didn't show her true stuff.
Isn't Brooke White spiffy. With "Love is a Battlefield" she made it work for her. Simon mentioned that the original take on the song would never suit Brooke -- but she made it original. No band. Just Brooke. Pure and simple.
Ramiele Malubay is one of my girls.... however, this wasn't one of her best performances. She has what it takes to nail her songs. Randy said, of her "Against All Odds" rendition -- it seemed like she was thinking too much and she just needed to go with it cause she has a great voice.
Funny. He said the same thing once to her BFF Danny Noriega. I'd love to see the two of them sing a song together. That would be extremely entertaining. Both their voices would really mix well together too.
That's what they should do... while it's still evenly paired up -- next week the contestants should do duets.
That's what they should do... while it's still evenly paired up -- next week the contestants should do duets.Kristy Lee Cook was faithful to her word last week. She seems like the faithful type. But her attempt at country was bogus. Kudos for trying something different and it was definitely needed to stay in the competition. But she's not ready yet to be a country star. She just couldn't hold on to those big notes.
Kristy Lee really could hone in on something if she worked on it. I have to give her, there were parts that sounded very believable, but there was a lot of cracking. That said, Paula thought her version of "Faithfully" could be a song heard on the radio today. And Randy, a former Journey man himself, liked it too. Simon told her she was forgettable. The boys in the dawg pound seem to disagree.
Another one who just couldn't hit all her notes tonight was Kady Malloy.
"Who Wants to Love Forever" is such a big song for a little girl. Kady was burnt by the song. She just doesn't have what it takes for a song like that. Her best bet would have been to do something pop. Why didn't she just have fun out there tonight? Bad move. She could be taking off this week.
Oh well, someone's gotta motor -- in fact four of them will. What are your predictions?
Blake Lewis, last season's runner-up, will perform LIVE on Thursday's results show. Fun!