We’re losing contestants. They’re songs are growing longer to fill the time. Ryan Seacrest is talking much slower to stretch the show into an hour. We get videos of the contestants dancing. Oh, boy.
Here’s the quickest roundup yet:
Constantine was energetic and upbeat. He was subject to the same exact criticisms that every first performer gets on the show. It’s like Randy and Paula are afraid to use up all their words of praise early.
Constantine needs a shave, though.
Carrie did “MacArthur Park,” which definitely started off a bit shaky. I’m not sure if she was ahead of the song, or just trying to mix it up a little. The audio mix stunk tonight, too, which made it hard to hear everything, but I surely wouldn’t kick her off this week.
Scott sounded flat. His vocals weren’t bad, but there was no energy or life behind them. It’s like he was reading the lyrics as he went along. The knee kick at the end didn’t help.
Anthony sounded great, pulling a little Ricky Martin into his routine. I do get a bit weirded out when Paula refers to someone as “soothing,” though.
Vonzelle was drowned out by the background singers, but has the personality to pull that song (“I’m Every Woman”) off.
Anwar is able to hold notes while he jumps. The first half of the song wasn’t terribly great, though. I think he’s in trouble.
Bo picked the perfect song and had the best performance of the night. Simon got it right.
Bottom three: Anwar, Anthony, and Scott. Who’s going home? Could be Anwar. I don’t think everyone’s going to take kindly to the fact that he knew the song going in. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you, but some people will look for anything to hold against someone.
Overall, though, it was probably the strongest overall week of the fourth season.