Danny, Kris, Matt, Anoop
Adam, Lil, Allison, Alexis
Michael, Scott, Megan
Michael Sarver – "Ain't Going Down 'till the Sun Goes Up". Fun song, didn’t show his range but I thought he did a good job of working the stage. Last week's performance was better.
Allison Iraheta – "Blame it on your Heart" Not her genre of music. She made it her own. Enough to make it to the next week.
Kris Allen – "To Make You Feel My Love". Good ballad. This guy has great control and makes good choices vocally. Good stuff
Lil Rounds – "Independence Day" Good vocals but not her strong spot. She needs to be herself and use her gifts instead of letting the style of song dictate.
Adam Lambert – "Ring of Fire". Weird but good (I think). His range blows me away. This guy is singing alto notes! But his interpretation may not connect to everyone. But certainly enough to advance.
Scott MacIntyre – "Wild Angels" Bad song choice. Scott's vocals are not up to par with his counterparts in this competition. Vocally, I would rank his last. Now vocals and viewer appeal are two different things. Does he have enough appeal to advance? Not sure. We shall see.
Alexis Grace – "Joleen". Not a great song choice. Tempo was way too fast for her to show off her abilities. There were some pitch issues. Always keep the "down & dirty" in. That's what got her in the Top 11.
Danny Gokey – "Jesus Take the Wheel" – solid song and performance. Loose the jacket. I do NOT agree with one of the judges comments about jumping to the "power notes". First off, the song tells a story and you have to have ebb & flow.
Anoop Desai – "You Were Always on my Mind" - solid performance. He comes across much better on ballads.
Megan Joy – "Walking After Midnight" - Can she only sing cute songs? Megan uses cute songs as a crutch, it seems. Having the flu this week and that being communicated on the show may be the only thing that saves her this week.
Matt Giraud - "So Small" Good song and vocals. At the piano was good. Last note a bit off but good overall.
Well, this is based on votes from mostly teenage girls. This is high speculation but my guess would be that Alexis will not get enough votes to continue. Here's my thinking. It's my bet that at this point of the competition, the worst female performance goes home. I think it's clear that Megan is that. But because she has the flu, she will garner enough sympathy votes to continue. Michael and Scott will get enough votes as well because they each have a following. Alexis' song was not terrible at all but not memorable. She may fall victim to this. But I could be wrong...