Where to begin.... Harry Connick Jr was a good mentor, bringing his musicians and playing added to the show for me.
Aaron: Nerves! Bad start, off key, got progressively better in the 2nd part of his song. He's just 17, he has time to grow but the kid can sing but he's not the one to win this.
Casey: I just don't think he wants to do what it takes to win. There is laid back and there is lazy and it seems like it's lazy for Casey. I don't see any fire in him and if he can't do his best now, what would he do if he actually had to perform in concert. I thought he was just OK. I did laugh at the comment Kara made about sounding like a lamb.
Crystal: What's up with the judges? My hubby says they are throwing her overboard. I LOVED her song, again her voice was beautiful and clear, perfectly suited for the song. I think she's getting the Melinda treatment. Clearly the best singer and yet gets warmed over comments. Kara kind of liked it, Ellen said it felt like she was swallowing her words at first. Simon does not like her, it's obvious. Indulgent? I'd say more like Big Mike was indulgent.
Big Mike: I did NOT like his bragging about his own band, OK fine, we get it, you are the best on stage in your own mind, but no.. not really. Mike is an OK singer and probably should record this type of song they are made for him. He sang well, has the big gestures. Maybe he would do well on stage since he is more theatrical.
Lee: It probably was the top performance last night but I think Crystal was right there with him.
Bottom 3: Casey, Big Mike and either Crystal or Aaron. (Fingers crossed for Crystal.)
Going home: Casey