First up is Chelsea, one of the THREE country gals in the top 12( the producers have Lauren Alaina holdover even though she was not country when it was not cool). Chelsea is pretty, wore a top that pushed her boobs up and did an ok job with a Carrie Underwood song (Cowboy Casanova) that was not really designed to strike much of a chord in anyone who is not a fervent Carrie Underwood or country fan. My prediciton is Chelsea won't see Friday morning in Idol land.
Erika Van Pelt, for whom I had high hopes, sings *What About Love*. Its a decent enough job but not a *moment*. I think it is Randy who says she has an Adele vibe. I don't know if she will survive the vote. I hope she does.
Speaking of Adele, why didn't they just give each girl a song from the Adele CD because clearly the judges and Nigel are obsessed with Adele (or at least her record sales). I'm late to Adele love and she deserves all the accolades and record sales and fame but if I want to hear Adele I will play Adele and not someone Idol has packaged to be an Adele copycat. We have had three Adele songs in two nights and that is enough copying Adele.
Jenn Hirsch sings Adele's One and Only. She has a good mix between power notes and restrained singing and I like her but she is not very showy and I'm not sure America will like her. She SHOULD be in the top six girls and I hope she is.