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[Aug. 21st, 2006|08:05 am]
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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

[User Picture]From: secretpassage
2006-08-20 10:58 pm (UTC)
Cameron's performance was so hilarious I laughed out loud in the audience at the St James. I mean, "Sitting on the dock of the bay" is a song about someone who is so down on his luck that he's decided to just bum around for the rest of his day, but Cameron was singing it like someone who's decided to go for a walk down to the delicious seafood restaurant at the wharf.
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