Hollie: "Rolling in the Deep" - Well, Jimmy has correctly identified the problem with Hollie - I love Adele, but no one is going to put a new spin on this song. It's good, she's got power, though she was a little sharp at times. Her aggression that she must be feeling from all these critiques seemed to get appropriately channeled through the song.
Colton: "Bad Romance" - Colton should totally tour with an all chick band. I'd come see that.This arrangement is great. It's like Lady Whitesnake. I loved the BGVs coming in and then the crunch and aggressiveness of the "la la oompa loompa" part.
Elise: "No One" Cue the wind machine! This is a good pick for her voice in that it brings a very upbeat take on her sultry voice. Only problem is that the song itself gets old after a while. I thought she did a great job. I liked it.
Phillip: "You Got It Bad" - An interpretation like this really reveals how inane the lyrics are for what passes as current R&B music. This was great - once again, Phillip turned something great out of something mediocre. Wow. I enjoyed that a lot.
Jessica: "Fallin'" - I think her hair is getting in the way of her face. Interesting, I think that this was her least convincing performance so far, almost like she was trying too hard to right the wrong of last week. I didn't get it. It wasn't until her very last notes when she smiled just a little bit, and then she was honest. I think she could be in trouble again.
Skylar: "Born This Way" - Oh snap, she's playing with the Sons of Sylvia. If you don't know who that is, well, then you didn't watch AI's attempt at doing this same show but for bands. Lady Gaga's getting some play here. This was very good, but it didn't really grab me until the ritard at the end. Then I was sold. Thankfully, I can't be in the country bandwagon since it's Lady Gaga.
Joshua: "I Believe" - As much as I don't think there's a Fantasia connection with him, this is a perfect song for him to sing. He has to get back to what makes him great - gospel hopefulness with key changes and Hallelujahs. And he was emotional without losing it - that was fantastic. (not Fantasiatic)
Three Words or Less:
Hollie: "Son of a Preacher Man" - Pink and Powerful.
Colton: "September" - Earth, Wind, Lifehouse.
Elise: "Let's Get It On" - Sexy for votes.
Phillip: "In The Midnight Hour" - Finally Dave Matthews-less!
Jessica: "Try a Little Tenderness" - Hang Tommy Hilfeger.
Skylar: "Heard it Through The Grapevine" - Hot and Sassy!
Joshua: "A Change Is Gonna Come" - Not quite church.
JLo: Outfit from the future?
No guest mentor for Jimmy this week. None needed. Haven't seen Tommy Hilfiger yet either. He's like the Waldo of AI this season.
Stephen Tyler waxing philosophical on Lady Gaga's crazy: "In order to get to the other side of the shore, you gotta lose sight of this one." Well played, sir, well played.
Ryan Seacrest calling out the dying dog story out of Elisa. Like she was going to say she had an emotional rehearsal because Dick Clark passed? Weird and unnecessary.
Phillip Phillips on JLo: "She always makes me blush." Just scored thousands more female votes.
Randy is now not just dropping names, he's having actual conversations with celebrities with a pretend phone he's made with his hand. And Paula was the crazy one.
Randy "To pick up on what Steven's saying…" - impossible.
Randy is now name dropping incorrectly, as he credited Al Green instead of Marvin Gaye for writing "Let's Get It On" - but at least he realized it quickly….
Well, there you have it! Hard to pick the bottom three after Jessica got shafted last week - what's gonna happen? Will they only let one go this week? I think it might be Elise finally. Okay, there I said it. now IT's time to blow my nose and take my Nyquil.