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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Judges Do Not Save the Queen

I really thought they were saving the save for Majesty. Even as the weeks went on and America kept putting her near the bottom of the pack.  I was surprised when they did not save her tonight but I think if they had it would not have made a difference.  I didn't dislike her but I didn't get the love either.  She gets to go on tour and that is great.

Poor CJ looked like he was about to cry during the entire show.  I think he knew he was going to be in the bottom. JLo's face when Dexter was safe, was priceless.  She was not pleased.  Neither was I.  I'm about done with him. 

But I love love the new 30 minute results show.  Fine to have an artist on but really, the hour format for the results show has been screaming to be shortened for the past 13 years.

Alex looked kind of worried tonight too.  He is growing on me as a person.  Caleb was a little shocked to be kept waiting so long to go to the lounge.  I wonder if they called them to safety in vote order or random order?  

I just hope next week is a good show.  


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Starry Starry Night?

No, not quite.   How could this judges panel, the best of all the seasons I have been watching, fail to bring forth a group with at least one MOMENT this season.

Tonight's theme *I'm With The Band* was a good one...especially when it was further explained to mean songs from actual bands as opposed to Bruno Mars, Adele, or whoever is the hot young soloist these days.  And I think they all picked songs which suited them.  Yet...I was bored.  Is it me?  I was watching Slezak's video blog with Melinda Doolittle (one of my all time favorite Idols) and they showed small clips of Kris Allen, Haley Reinhardt, Elise (last name forgotten) and even Melinda herself rocking out in their seasons.  Not one of the performers tonight approached that level and with the exception of Elise's Whole Lotta Love....the clips they showed were not even the iconic moments of the respective performer's season.  

I'm going in reverse order tonight because I suppose the two whose performances were considered the best by the judges and probably America were Caleb and Jena.  

Caleb still bores me.  He sounds like every generic lead singer of every generic rock band that plays at every generic bar or club in every generic town.  I don't find him sexy and I don't think it is his size because I'm actually partial to men with a little beefiness to them. He seems like a nice guy, if a little too pleased with himself at times.  He cheers on his fellow contestants.  What is not to like?  Nothing is not to like.  What is to love?  Nothing is to love.   Even Led Zeppelin couldn't make me love him.

Jena, the teen belter really is good.  I am not particularly drawn to her although she also seems like a good kid.  Why does she not move me?  The song, Wake Me Up, by Evanescence is one of my favorites from the last 20 years.  I consider it a plaintive song.  Jena sang it angry and loud.  I suppose that is one interpretation of it.  It is not one I particularly enjoyed.  

CJ sang a song I do not know *If it Hadn't Been For Love* and he seemed to be mostly in tune until the middle and he went sharp badly.  He was livelier than usual, and had the gritty soul in his voice.  Much better than last week's performance.  But not a moment. 

Oh Jessica, Jessica, what am I going to do with you?  I LOVE your voice.  Put an expression on that face!  I loved Riahnon (sp?).  But you have to step up the emotion!!!  It isn't a song you move around grabbing hands with (I hate that grabbing hands business anyway...it is so cheesy!).  But couldn't you sing it like you are consoling your friend who you are in love with but who is hopelessly in love with a crazy girl who will never love him?

Sam chose a really good song and sang it really well but once again there was so little emotion to his performance that it had no magic whatsoever. At least it wasn't about putting a scar on his girlfriend's face like last week's song.  

I have to say my favorite performance of the night was Malaya's Long and Winding Road.  She has calmed down, she has improved, and she at least gave it some emotion. But to compare her with prior Idol's good performances?   Not so much...at least to me.  

Dexter should go home this week.  I like the guy fine as a person.  I even like listening to him sing. His performance of Boondocks was fine.  He has a good country voice.  But I don't find him that interesting.  He is like a Hostess cup cake.  You will eat it and think its just fine and dandy but its not creme brulee or tiramisu.  

Oh Majesty...I fear you will be in the bottom 3 again. She sang Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine and she really tried to portray confidence.  Here is my problem with her.  Her voice seems to be all over the place.  Every time she sings I cannot get comfortable because she wavers and warbles and I'm just waiting for her to hit a really bad note.  She usually doesn't hit a bad note.  But the stress of waiting for it mars her performance for me.  

Alex was Alexy.  I don't know the song Don't Speak either but if it was even remotely energetic sung by the original artist, Alex sucked all the energy out of it to make it sound like every other song he sings.  Just like Phillip Phillips...I can never remember what song he sang from week to week because they are all Alexified and therefore all sound the same to me.  

Bottom 3?  I'm not sure who the third one will be...but I'm pretty sure Dexter and Majesty will be on the stools again.  Perhaps Jessica or CJ will join them.  Caleb and Jena are the only ones I'm pretty sure will be safe tomorrow.  

I may be crazy.  Maybe they were all wonderful tonight and I'm the tired lifeless one in the equation.  But...I don't think so! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Only Majesty and Dexter were Surprised Tonight

Well, MK is going back to San Francisco, her *hella* hometown.   I have to say I'm sorry to see her go but not surprised.  With the death slot and her miscue last night, it would have been a miracle if she survived...she didn't have the fan base to push her through a bad performance as evidently CJ does.  I thought they just might save her but I think Harry was the hold out.  I don't know if they are saving the save for Majesty or what.  I sort of wish they had used the save but really...if MK hasn't captured the voter's hearts by now she probably never will.  It is one thing to be saved after a good performance that the audience didn't get or after one flawed performance after a string of excellence.  Its another to be barely hanging on each week.

Could America possibly be tiring of Dexter?  I dearly hope so.  I think he is probably a *hella* guy  but he is no *artist* and lacks charisma.  I wonder if the voters were put off by Majesty's poor breath control (2nd week in a row) or if it just thinks she is being coddled and pushed by the judges.  Glad to see CJ gets one more chance to fix his intonation problems.  Really glad to see Jessica wasn't punished for her song choice.  

As for *I luh ya Papi*, JLo can dance and autotune can sing and if you think that was a live performance you can buy me a steak.  I give her credit though.  After it was over I tried sing saying the chorus to my cat, Monica.  I cannot get the I luh ya luh ya luh ya Papi part out of my mouth.  My tongue doesn't even twist...it tangles.  If you can do it on the first try, I might buy you a steak. 

Royal Teeth?  Was that their name?  Bad name.  Odd group but maybe they will grow on me someday (who am I kidding...I will never hear them again unless they become the new Gaga).  I thought the sound was bad and overpowered the vocals.  The lead male vocalist looks like a weasel.  He needs to gain some weight.  Someone buy him a steak.

Don't know why I am obsessed with steak tonight. Probably the subpar chicken casserole I threw together for dinner.

Until next week...      


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wake Me Up When Its Over

I admit I have some reasons not to be in a real funny happy mood and I also admit that the songs on the top 10 Billboard list since 2010 or 2011 are not really *in my wheelhouse* but...I was a little bored tonight.  However, one of the reasons I watch Idol is to keep somewhat current (o.k. Idol is hardly somewhat current but it is more current than MY life) so I was looking forward to tonight's performances.  Sadly, I have a feeling this blog is going to make you want to sing *wake me up when its over*.

I had no idea what Harry was talking about when he said he was doing the nay nay during the earthquake.  Fortunately, he corrected the spelling and I have google so now I know Nae Nae is a dance where you go into a half squat and bounce around.  I think the original spelling Harry used is a more appropriate name for it because there ain't nay way it is attractive.

The first performer (in the death spot) was MK.  How pissed were the producers that she wasn't in the bottom 3 and their precious Majesty and Sam were?  Pretty pissed I would say.  She sang Pink's *Perfect* a song I knew because I watched the Voice last year and saw Michelle Shamuel perform it 100 times better.  And, Randy and MK owe a big thank you to Usher and Michelle because it was Usher's idea for Michelle to start the song singing into a mirror.  So...I lost focus on the performance from the start and got it back only when MK missed the musical cue or forgot the words or whatever she did that made her sing out of sync with the chorus.  This was not even close to a perfect performance and I predict bottom 3 again or even elimination for MK.  

Dexter Mumbles comes on next singing Cruise.  I think I saw the original band perform this on some show...perhaps it was The Voice again?  Dexter's enunciation was better but basically his performance was no better than any half decent band in a honky tonk so I'm drifting further and further from this whole production. He will be safe because Ben's voters will probably gravitate to him.  I would send him home to his dogs.

Jena loves electronic music and sang Clarity while the audience flashed some glow sticks around.  It was probably one of the 2 or 3 best performances of the night but I didn't hear any electronic music.  I may be crazy or I may be deaf.  Jena is safe.

Alex sang The Story of My Life by One Direction and as much as it pains me to say it in as much as he is not my favorite, his was the best performance of the night.  I had not heard this song (or Clarity) before and his performance made me want to look it up on Youtube.  So...if I cannot sleep tonight I probably will.  I'm also going to look up Clarity and see if I can hear any electronic music. 

Bless Malaya's heart.  I loved her conviction as she sang the much over-covered When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars.  I think hers was the 3rd best performance of the night.  

I was hoping the 2nd half would pick me up some so I had high hopes for Caleb covering Gaga's Edge of Glory.  I agree with Keith who called it lumbering.  I was thinking he wasn't on the edge of anything except maybe a good bowel movement as he sang it.  Perhaps he was constipated. 

Ah..my man CJ.  I just love his heart so much.  I was sorry he was sharp the whole dang song because he had so much conviction in his face it almost brought tears to my eyes.  I hope he is safe.  

And here comes Jessica.  This girl needs some help picking songs.  I get what she was saying about the dichotomy of the tune with the lyrics...but Harry was right...what emotion she gave us...and it was very little..was not in sync with the song about some kid with a gun who is getting ready to go on a shooting spree.  Why she chose that song I do not know but it shows she doesn't get the game here.  You choose songs that make the audience happy or sad...not songs that make them uneasy.  I hope she is safe.  Her vocal was stellar tonight but she has got to get some appropriate emotion going and sing a song the audience will love. 

How scared were the producers about last weeks bottom 3?  Scared enough to put two sleepy performances in the pimp spots.  I'm about over Majesty.  I thought her voice was breathy, her dynamics were forced, and that this was just not that great a performance of Wake Me Up.  I had never heard the song and her rendition did not inspire me to Youtube.  And Sam was no better.  Better than last week but still timid as he sang We Are Young (also a song I do not know and am not inspired to look up).   I imagine they will both be safe because their fans got a bit of a scare last week,  but seriously, I wouldn't be sorry to see either of them go.  They lulled me almost into a coma tonight. 

My prediction is that MK will go home tomorrow and that Jessica might be in the bottom 3 due to song choice, not performance.  I don't know who will sit in the 3rd stool.   


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Buh Buh Buh Buh Bennie...Bye

Ben Briley who loves his wife and Elton John went home tonight in the number 11 slot.  He will not make the tour and Gallatin, Tennessee is not going to be killing a fatted calf tonight (or maybe they will).  On the bright side, he can put his baseball cap back on backwards and quit trimming his beard.

Something weird and wonderful is happening this season (so far).  Maybe it has to do with the fact that you can only vote for one contestant 150 times so those that know how to use technology to submit thousands of votes per week for one contestant are stymied this season.  Or maybe it has to do with the fact that the remaining people watching Idol this season are die-hard Idol fans and have long memories and discerning ears (ratings are down again in spite of the adorable Keith and magnificent Harry).  But it seems like each week the right people are in the bottom 3 and the right person goes home and it is based on their performance and not on their popularity.  I feel bad for Ben going home when he was trying to take a risk but that risk failed and someone should have stopped him (that means you Randy).  I was not very critical of Majesty Rose's performance last night but the main Idol bloggers (and commenters) concurred that it wasn't really keen.  A big old mess, in fact.  And Sam, bless his heart, was not inspiring.  

I don't know what Jennifer has against Jessica.  I think she doesn't like indie performers and singer/songwriters.  I do agree that Jessica has to step it up but the band messed up last night.  Hard to know if she was 4th from the bottom or from the top but clearly, JLo was referring to her when she said *maybe a 4th one could have been sitting there*.  Would they have saved Majesty?  I think so.  Should they have saved Ben?  No.  

So here is hoping that my girl Jessica emotes the hell out of what she sings next week and that CJ continues his upward spiral.  I really am not that interested in any of the others except maybe for MK Nobilette.  I'm glad she was safe tonight because I think it will give her confidence.  I think Caleb is overrated, Majesty needs to find the right song instead of trying to be a belter, and Malaya still needs to calm down and quit screeching.  Jena doesn't appeal to me at all but I see why she is getting votes and appeals to those who like her sort of thing.  Alex is getting on my nerves by allegedly doing *risky* songs but in fact recycling songs sung in iconic performances by Idols past.  Sam, bless his heart is a lightweight performer and should have waited a year or two before coming on the show.   

I didn't catch the theme next week.  I'm still an Idol fan.  I hope they make it worth my while! 

Update:  Theme is top 10 Billboard.  Also I didn't mention Harry and the Mali guy's performances.  I liked them both.  Mali is very interesting but what is it with these godawful ugly hats people are wearing these days.

another random thought....I wish I were young enough to put purple or pink or blue streaks in my hair.  I'm encouraging all of the people I know under the age of 35 to put purple or pink or blue streaks in their hair.  This is becoming an obsession of mine (and has been for awhile) made worse by Jessica Muese. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Extreme Makeover, Idol Edition

The new producer, Per (blinken? winken?), evidently got a come to Jesus call from the entertainment universe and did some fast clean up work on the Idols, their performances, and their wardrobes.   A few of them needed very little and a few of them needed a lot, but like my mama used to say, when you look good and you know it you just do better.   All of them did better this week with a few notable standouts.  And they all looked about as good as their God given selves are going to ever look.  

The show started with Sam Wolfe singing Come Together.  I was wondering how this quiet shy guy was going to handle that song, which is known in Idol universe as belonging to Carly Smithson.  He had much more energy, much more personality and while it wasn't a moment it was a whole lot better than his performance last week.  Harry said it was an average performance and it wasn't Carly Smithson worthy, but at least the guy made some eye contact (and a little more) with the world.  He didn't need a style makeover at all.  He is just perfect looking.

Jessica chose The Sound of Silence which disappointed me a little bit.  I thought she did a wonderful job and didn't notice the *something off* that JLo mentioned.  Sadly, this is not a killer song from an audience perspective and I'm afraid her votes will suffer for it.  I'm getting a little worried/irritated by her performance style.  She almost has an indifferent look on her face.  Now we know she isn't indifferent about her music so what is that about?  If you look at her videos on Youtube (and she has quite a few) its the same blank face...I want to see some expression from her.  Her hair and makeup were a little more polished but she really wasn't one of the slobs that needed a makeover.  She is quite beautiful (I wonder if this is part of JLo's problem with her). 

I'm going to say CJ was the most improved.  He got a new guitar and I'm thrilled for him.  I love that guy.  And he gave it his all tonight with Can't You See.  This was not Karoake and was damn near a moment.   He didn't need much styling either since he abandoned that baseball cap a few weeks back and seems to like his fedora like leather hat.   

They took Dexter to the woodshed, tied his carcass down, and cleaned him the heck up!  No more backward baseball cap, no more tight tee shirt that shows his man boobs.  He had a real hairstyle and while this guy is never gonna be a looker, he at least didn't look like he was on a casting call for a remake of Deliverance.   I thought his rendention of Sweet Home Alabama was OK but nothing special.  I don't think he is going much beyond karoake.  I didn't have to worry about him mumbling the words because of course I know them.  

Ben was also taken to the woodshed.  Was he in a suit?  The baseball cap was gone, his hair was slicked back and he almost looked debonair.  Sadly, his Benny and the Jets should have stayed in the woodshed with his baseball hat.  He just didn't give it the joy/energy/fun that the song should have.  This song belongs to Haley Reinhardt in the Idol world and he didn't even begin to approach her version.  Bad song choice.  Not a great performance.  He should be in trouble but probably will not be.

Majesty Rose sang Let It Go from Frozen and she really did look like she was doing a Broadway production.  This girl baffles me.  Sometimes I like her and sometimes I don't.  Sometimes I think she is sincere and other times I think she is a phony baloney.  This was a good performance I guess but I don't think its going down in Idol history.

They didn't cut Caleb's hair but I think he wore a suit.  I really didn't focus too much because he still bores me.  Jess said if Jack Black and Meatloaf had a son it would be Caleb.  Yep...and I'm not a particular fan of them either.  I don't hate the guy but I'm having a hard time getting excited about him.  He sang Skyfall, a song I did not know and don't really care enough to learn better. 

They almost made MK over too much.  I didn't mind her sequined suit or that they took that ubiquitous backwards baseball cap off of her but they put on too much makeup and the hair just screamed *I'm a lesbian* too darn much.  At least they didn't give her a mullet!  I love this girl and I don't like to see her typecast as *the lesbian*.  Jlo had to mention kd Lang?  WTH?  I thought she did a fine job on her song and was trying to connect and did at certain moments.  I still think she will be in trouble though.  

Ok, just when I'm not hating on Alex Preston all that much he does something like pick Falling Slowly and act like its this obscure arty song that no one has ever heard. We have heard it, Alex.  Kris Allen did the ultimate solo version (yours did not measure up) and Lee and Crystal did the ultimate duet and we can put this song in the vault with Hallelujah...ok?  I was so mad at him for picking this song and acting all high and mighty about it that I really didn't focus on the performance.

Jena Irene, who was in the bottom 3 last week, went back to her piano to sing a song from the movie Twilight which I did not know.  I guess it was good.  But she doesn't move me.  I just don't like belters all that much. If I were doing her makeover I would tone down that helmet hair but I'm evidently in the minority on that as the stylists left it alone.

The pimp spot went to Malaya whose feet they almost nailed to the floor so she could calm down and sing one of the songs from Dream Girls.  I think she was less screechy this week and I like her straight hair but sort of miss the cookiness of her curly mop hair.  u I don't know if I would say this was a moment....but it was certainly a long ways  up from where she had been 2 weeks ago with Runaway Baby and last week with the gospel song that turned into howling at the end.  

Random thoughts:  Does Randy's contract guarantee him so many minutes of air time each episode?  What was the deal with him and Ryan and the hands.  Do we think that Harry has any respect for Randy?  Not only did he suggest last week that Randy was falling down on his mentoring, tonight he went into the *in it to win it* line which was about all Randy would ever say when he was judging other than *Yo Dawg* *I don't know what kind of artist you will be* shtick.    

Another completely random thought:  I don't like Taylor Swift.

I don't have any predictions for this week...I think maybe MK will be the one going home.  I hope its not Jess and I'm pretty sure CJ redeemed himself.  Maybe Ben in the bottom 3? 

We will see tomorrow!     


Thursday, March 6, 2014

I Would Say Ooh La La

In fact, I think I will say ooh la la. Emily Piriz, Angie Miller's half-baked clone, was in the bottom 3 and then to her complete amazement, found herself ooo oo oo oo ooo oo oo...going Home.   I could not feel one bit sad. And here is why.  I told you she was a passive/aggressive mean girl last week.  This week, at the group dinner, she just HAD to say *Jess, they said you were sharp the whole way through your song!* in a fake sympathetic voice.  Well sweetie, karma bit you.

As for the rest of the show, I thought the bit where Harry had to apologize to the contestants for being honest with them was a bit unnecessary.  None of them were great last night.  He wasn't sarcastically mean like Simon used to be, he gave them constructive criticism in a pretty kind way.  Oh well.  Keep it up Harry.  

Phillip Phillips was fine...his performance contrasted with the contestants last night was indeed a demonstration of good v. meh,  of but of course he has 2 years of touring under his belt.  He still makes odd grimaces when he sings.  I find it distracting.  Good for him for his sucess.

Kodaline, Randy's pick for up and coming artist was just above meh to me.  I'm not a fan of men singing falsetto ever and I'm really not a fan of them singing the entire song in falsetto.  I'm glad they put the hashtag up with the band's name because I couldn't understand if they were calling them Coda Line, Coat of Lion, Tow the Line or what.  I guess its supposed to be a clever transposition of Line of Code?  Who knows.  

Poor MK was in the bottom 3 again and I felt bad for her.  I really thought Malaya or CJ might end up there this week but I guess JLo's goosies got Malaya over the hump this week.  

As for the save, I would have been really irritated if they had wasted it on Emily Piriz.  I was surprised the public voted her in the top 13 to begin with given what I perceived as her road kill version of Paris (Ooh La La) on the first live show.  I think she thought she was pretty clever doing a JLo song but it evidently backfired.  I have no doubt JLo wanted to save her (guilt because she went home on a JLo song?) but fortunately, at least one of the guys (and my guess is Harry who I think saw she was a lightweight compared to some of the others) said no.  To be honest, however, based on last night's performances, I'm not sure ANY of them deserved a save.  

Next week's theme is songs from the Cinema.  I might know some of them.  

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting On the Meh to Change

I'm flummoxed and disappointed.  We have three judges who all get along and are making surprisingly insightful comments to the contestants each week (even JLo).  We have a new paradigm for song choices and themes, allowing the contestants to go with what they want and rationalize it for us later.  We are hearing some music we have never heard on Idol before.  And its all a big MEH.  

I have basically nothing to say about any of the performances tonight so I will do what Paula always did when she had nothing to say (about every time) and talk about how the contestants looked.  Beyond that...I got nothing! 

The theme for tonight was Home and we heard a little bit about why each contestant loves their home town, family and friends.  Of course its only a coincidence that this theme was chosen the week that Phillip Phillips is returning to perform.  There was very little Home in the song choices tonight but the theme was broad enough to include just about anything that the contestants wanted to sing because *it reminds me of Home*.  

Jena Irene (her family messed up and mentioned her real surname of Aciotto or Prosciutto taking away some of the glamour) sang Suddenly I See.  This was an upbeat song with a lot of words which I didn't really catch because I don't know the song so I didn't get the meaning of it.  I suppose she sang it fine.  Harry wanted more energy.  I wanted less ham.  I really wish she would ditch the coal black helmet hair and at least get some highlights or something put in.  The color ages her and makes her look trashy.  Maybe I associate dyed black hair with skankiness because all of the girls we considered fast in high school seemed to have dyed black hair and heavy eye makeup.  We called them *hoods* back then.  Its not a good look for anybody.

Alex sang a song I maybe have heard once or twice in my life, I Dont Wanna Be.  It had a pretty good message but he did such an artsy fartsy performance of it I didn't really enjoy it.  JLo appreciated he tried to do something different with it but indicated he had done it wrong.  I'm not a fan of his bouffant hairdo.  But he really has little to work with poor guy.

My girl Jessica sang White Flag by Dido.  I don't know the song and I don't know Dido (maybe I have heard her name once or twice?) which is not Jessica's fault.  She was not on tonight.  I didn't notice her bad intonation until she bombed that high note...ouch.  And she did lack some conviction in her delivery.  She said she sings this a lot back home and maybe she has sung it too many times or maybe nerves got to her.  I think she has added hair extensions which I don't approve of.   I suspect she will be safe but if she does another one like this one she might find herself Slapout of time on Idol. 

Dexter needed to redeem himself after that horrible mumbled performance last week and he did somewhat I think.  At least i understood the words this week. Of course, I knew the words to Lucky Man so its hard to tell if his enunciation was better or I just didn't need his enunciation.   I wish he wouldn't wear that white mesh hat backwards.  It looks like he is wearing a hairnet serving swill in the food line at the state penitentiary.  

Emily Piriz pandered by doing a JLo song.  This is the first time Emily has mentioned she is Latina.  I think Harry called it right when he said the song was too big for her.  She looked fine.  I still don't like her.

Caleb sang Working Man and sounded just like he did last week.  Harry told him his performances were getting predictable.  I harken back to James Durbin who was never predictable even though he was a rocker.  Caleb bores me more and more each week and I normally enjoy the rockers.  

Poor MK.  She sang Drops of Jupiter which reminded her of her home in San Francisco.  It was a sweet but not memorable performance and she does seem to lose focus during her performances.  I'm pretty sure she will be in the bottom 3 again this week which is a shame because I do like her.  

CJ, another favorite of mine, did marginally better this week with Wating on The World to Change.  Keith told him its time to quit covering songs and make them his own.  I think he will survive this week.

Sam Wolfe sang a song called Just One which was completely indistinguishable from the song he sang last week.  Cannot complain about his looks or his voice but he is not bringing anything memorable to the stage either.

Malaya sang a contemporary Gospel song called Take Me to the King and she was doing fine until she stood up and started screaming.  The judges were too kind to her I think.   

Ben Briley seems like a nice guy.  He really wants to do well.  He sang Turning Home.  The song had potential for a moment.  It wasn't a moment.

Finally, Majesty Rose, who appears to be a judges favorite, sang Fix You.  I didn't see anything wrong with it but it wasn't that special to me either.   

Funny about Majesty who seems to be all sweetness and light.  I noticed that when Jena was performing, Majesty had a sour look on her face and when the others stood and clapped for Jena, Majesty sat still.  Wonder what that is about?  

Maybe I'm crazy but I just think this week was meh.   Maybe they need to start limiting the song choices and tightening up the themes again as these kids are going off the rails.  Or maybe they shouldn't have put through so many kids.