||[Aug. 21st, 2006|08:05 am]
Here we go, lucky last hurr in Wullington.|
Matthew "To Love Somebody - BeeGees"
Ooh good song choice, can Matt make it special? Well, yes he can. He sings consistently with a nice tone, staying away from trills and spills...it's a very satisfying performance - certainly a step up from the two recent shows. Matthew's done himself a world of good with a sound, effective song. Bravo.
Ben "Move Along - All American Rejects"
Ben rocks into this with a whole heap of energy which is great to see. The song suits him pretty well, but he's a little wobbly on occasion. But again, when standing up against the past two shows it's a standout performance. We'll see if it's enough for tonight though.
Aroha "I'll Be There - Jackson 5"
Nice, good energy, clear and confident. Didn't hear it all because I was on the phone but what I did hear was very...pleasant. Not as much soul as Indira, but more voice than Ashlee. A good song and a good performance.
Emilie "All Coming Back to Me Now - Celine Dion"
Nooo, what was she thinking? A naive choice from a 16 year-old with plenty of enthusiasm, unfortunately biting off more than she can chew. She's a fine belter though and her big notes are right in pitch. Problem is that the song is a huge Meatloaf-style song with a lot of power required....doesn't work for an acoustic performance so Emilie ended up falling off the line on occasion.
Cameron "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding"
You've got a 50% chance of going home....so why pick a bland easy-listening song to impress the viewers? As Frankie said he "de-Souled" the song. It's a good instrument he's got but he's let it run idle instead of revving it up. It's gonna cost him.
Rebecca "Yesterday - The Beatles"
A cliche song....but ample room for beautiful singing. Rebecca is the evidence that the $50,000+car would attract professional singers and she ramps it up to a level not seen so far tonight. It was perhaps a little too oversung, her big notes were damn big and pretty impressive...but were they really necessary? It may hurt her....but I ould be surprised if she didn't continue through to the Top 10.
Tonight was a good show, easily the best of the 3. It's a shame that those who have gone through already are less deserving than some who will miss out tonight..
My Top 3
Aroha showed some spunk
Ben may get the little girlies vote ala Michael Murphy