There are now clearly three tiers of contestants:
- Everyone Else
- Lil and Matt
Adam has come out week after week and done something to blow us away. He’s taken risks and most of them have paid off. In the end, whether you like it or not, he has never under delivered or disappointed.
I still wonder, though, if he will win, as it’s been common in years past that the most qualified and the most talented don’t always win this show. I think that the biggest mistake he might make would be to underestimate the likes of Allison and Kris, who have a real chance because of their age, personality, likability, and talent.
Lil and Matt both had train wrecks tonight. I would just give them the benefit of the doubt, except they have been train wreckin’ for the last several weeks. At this point, neither of them really have earned another week to redeem themselves.
Anoop kind of blew me away last night. He, for the first time for me, really put his heart into the song and connected. He has been so aloof from his songs and from the judges. He has talent and pitch, but last night was the first night he really connected with me, as an audience member.
Allison was cool. I was really impressed that she could tackle a tough, tough song – but I could hear little weaknesses here and there – cracks in her vocal foundation that may make me think that she’d be a good recording artist, but not always be able to deliver in a live concert.
Danny’s just barely staying alive. The question is, how long will he be able to last? And can he put up a fight against Adam and Allison? His song wasn’t super impressive.
That’s pretty much all I got this week.