It’s Elton John week – can’t wait to see what the song picks are.
Scotty: “Country Comfort” - Grandma may have saved him from the 1st to perform bottom three curse. Hard to believe that’s an Elton song.
Naima: “I’m Still Standing” – One of my favorites of Elton’s. And while I would have never thought I would like reggaelton ja(n), it somehow works. I dug it.
Paul: “Rocket Man” – This kind of song really suits his funkiness. But I’m over the suit itself.
Pia: “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” – Another great performance from Piandroid… anyone who has to say that they are emotional is trying to convince themselves as well…
Stephano: “Tiny Dancer” – This isn’t doing anything for me.
Lauren: “Candle in the Wind” – Didn’t sell me until she stepped away from the stand and drove the chorus. But then I was sold sold sold.
James: “Saturday Night’s Alright” – I hate those stairs and I can’t understand a word of the verse. Not his best by a long shot, but hey, the piano is on fire.
Thia: “Daniel” – One of her best, but felt like one note the whole way through.
Casey: “Your Song” – Much improved from last week. He’s back, and with no swears.
Jacob: “Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word” – He is awesome, but it was still just one note for me until the last chorus, which was ridiculous. Someone’s gonna have fun freeze-framing some of the faces he made in close up tonight.
Haley: “Bennie & the Jets” – Hard to argue with a girl sitting on a piano… I still like her, even though she could not have picked a more “non-vocalist” chorus to try and turn into a vocal song. But it was growly and fun.
Seriously. Can anyone name a season that had this many excellent performers in the top 11? Seriously. My bottom three are Naima, Stephano and Thia, but they are all three still very good. So which two are going home?