did notimpress me within the very first bars. Joshua did not display the passion that a singer needs to perform this song and it seemed like a horrible cover!
D+Dana Williams was last week’s West Coast save! This week, she tackled Christina Perri’s “Human.” Already, she faced the challenge of going up against a song that was brilliantly covered on another TV show by another impeccable underdog (Idol’s Jessica Meuse). While I did said “Yes” because of the awesome opening, it seemed that Dana was singing through her nose during the middle and end of the song. So for that it seems - Idol: 1, Rising Star: 0.
C-There is one contestant that I have mixed feelings about… and that is April Lockhart! Sometimes, she had great performances and abysmal presentations, but she made it through to the next round. However, I thought that her luck was going to run out when she sang “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Cyndi Lauper would be appalled by April’s appalling take on her anthem! The arrangement was horrible and she was very screechy throughout her performance.
FOne of my all-time favorite songs is Sir Elton John’s classic “Your Song.” It has been a staple on reality TV shows for years. However, no one has been able to match Heather Headley’s tour-de-force cover of Elton’s tune. As for Maneepat Molloy, she was the first artist tonight to
give me the chills!Her tone was beautiful and delivery was priceless. Brava, Maneepat and screw you, Brad and Luda!
AAubrey Kate Geiger took a huge risk and tackled one of the Piano Man’s signature songs! I am glad that she showcased her softer part of her vocal register and delivered a pitch perfect performance! I would be very surprised if she does not make it to the finale.
A-As April headed to the red seat of doom and the wall went down, the newlywed Austin French took the stage! There are songs that
you simply do not touch in singing competitionsand “The House of Rising Sun” is one of them. Haley Reinhart will always own this song and Austin’s cover was just subpar!
DWith April’s elimination, it was Maneepat’s turn to sit in the hot seat! Shameia Crawford went for Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” It was a horrible song choice on her part, but she delivered an okay vocal performance. It is a shame that we are going to miss hearing Maneepat’s voice in the semifinals…save her, West Coast!
D+The show’s resident rocker, Jesse Kinch, closed the quarterfinals with “Money (That’s What I Want)” and he immediately transported the show to his rock concert. His flawless vocals blew me away and he continued his streak of raising the wall! All I know for sure....is that there is one spot already claimed in this finale…and that goes to Jesse Kinch.
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