This week was Grand Ole Opry week, and I never have high hopes for this week because country is just not for everyone. Last night was better than I was expecting, but overall it was “just a’ight.”
1. Anoop singing “You Are Always on My Mind”: the ballad is a perfect genre for him, and he was excellent on this song. Hopefully people will begin taking him more seriously.
2. Allison singing “Blame It on Your Heart”: I really like this girl; she’s ridiculously talented, in my opinion, and I thought the song choice was a good one.
3. Megan singing “I Go Out Walking After Midnight”: The girl had the flu and you wouldn’t have known it had the judges not mentioned it. I know her voice is pretty limited in its style, but I can’t help but like her, weird hip gyrations and all.
4. Kris singing “To Make You Feel My Love”: Initially, I thought his performance was kind of boring, but it’s grown on me a lot. I could imagine hearing it on the radio. He has a lovely voice.
1. Danny singing “Jesus Take the Wheel”: I like the gravelly quality to his voice, but the beginning of the song was a bit rough.
2. Lil singing “Independence Day”: She should have chosen a different song, as this one just didn’t work. However, I don’t think she should have chosen “I Willl Always Love You,” as the judges said, because I have no doubt that then they would have said it was a safe choice.
3. Alexis singing “Jolene”: I like her some weeks, and then other weeks I don’t. I just can’t decide. Plus, Brooke White sang this song last year, and did a much better job, I think.
4. Matt singing “So Small”: I love this song, but Matt’s voice has this nasally, whiny quality to it that I can’t get past.
The below average:
1. Michael singing “Ain’t Going Down Til the Sun Comes Up”: I had a hard time understanding the words, and he needs to open his mouth more when he sings.
2. Scott: I like his piano playing and his spirit, but the vocal’s just not there.
The horrendously bad:
1. Adam singing “Ring of Fire”: There are no good words to describe this performance. It was bizarre, uncomfortable, absurd, and, to borrow Simon’s word, “indulgent.” In short, it was a disaster. He deserves to go home just because of that.
The bottom 2: Megan and Michael
Going home: Michael