Lee's performance reminded me of David Cook. His performance was very decent but at some parts of the song without his guitar, he did sound abit raw for me and i think it showed the weakness of his vocals. The clarity of his voice which cannot be compared to that of Crystal which she used to wow us last week.
Crystal's performance was uninteresting and boring. As Ellen said though, she's so good every week that even though she's good this week, this performance cannot be on par with the rest especially after her peak performance last week.. it's just like complaining you don't like the colours in the rainbow. I hope she'll be in the bottom 3 this week to show people that she's actually vulnerable of being voted off and get people to start rooting for her and voting for her. But seriously, if she goes home...
As for Michael, i felt that he was just performing his song. Unlike the judges, I DO NOT think i connected with his song. Sounded touching? Yes. Sounded good? Yes. Is it memorable? No. It is just like he was performing the song and there were barely any emotions. Maybe that's just me.
I actually bothered to hear Casey sing for once. For once, he's not jumping and hopping around the stage performing a High School Musical/Glee type of gig. And i liked his performance most among all the other performances tonight. It was the best performance of the night. It was just raw heart felt and sincere emotions from him and the vocals were amazing. It's something i sure didn't expect but i'm damn glad it came. I was just wondering last week why is he not gone and still in the competition. Now i know why. Was wishing for him to go home this week, but after this performance, hell No. I want him to perform something like that again next week. I want to hear him again!
Siobhan performed something different tonight. But it's getting old. I'm sick and tired of seeing the same repeative scream week after week and i think this girl is in some real serious trouble after tonight.
I was thinking too that Aaron might be in real danger tonight. But after that very country-like, heart felt and almost pitch perfect performance last night. Hell, he's gonna survive the final five FOR SURE. There's no way he's going home. It was a touching song delivered and i enjoyed hearing him sing. To me, it was the second best performance of the night, just under Casey. It lacked the maturity and the seasoned performing skills which Casey injected into his song but not Aaron.
My personal ranking:
6. Crystal (Shows that I'm not biased. But i really didn't get her song last night) LOL!
Whom i hope to see in the bottom 3: Siobhan, Mike, Crystal (FOR REASONS STATED ABOVE)
Here's a prediction though:
Bottom 3: Siobhan, Mike, Lee
Bottom 2: Siobhan and Mike
Going home: Mike
I have zero confidence this week on getting the predictions right. Everything is based on my gut feeling.