Colton has been eliminated! I’m so disappointed.
I mean, how can you not love this face:
Really though, I was upset last night. Colton truly is talented. I have to admit that I sort of understand– this past Wednesday wasn’t his best night. Bad Romance was very different from his usual. Some moments were Muse-esque and wonderful, while he had weaker moments when he went lower. It was a little strange, especially with the odd cape and skin-tight red… pants, but I still enjoyed it. I liked September as well, although I had to agree with the judges that it was similar to past performances. I think the key for Colton is that he stays in his similar style and groove, but mixes things up a little as well.
Anyway. I really admire Colton for not being afraid to talk about his faith and his last performance made me a little teary. I felt like I was intruding on a private moment, and the expressions of his fellow contestants like Phil and Hollie made my heart hurt.
I still hope and think that Colton will be very succesful. Jennifer Hudson was seventh place as well, and look how much she has accomplished. I wish he had not gotten eliminated so early, but he may have even more freedom now with his future album. Personally, I look forward to buying his CD 🙂
Now that Colton has been eliminated, I’m honestly rooting for a girl to win this girl. I’ve wanted a girl to win for years– the last one was five years ago! Joshua Ledet is SO talented, but I do get tired of his ballads. Runaway Baby is one of my favorite performances of his because it was so peppy and fun.
I love Phillip Phillips as well– what a cutie! And I like his style, it’s the type of music I listen to frequently. However, as the site Vote For The Worst has been emphasizing, he is basically White Guy With a Guitar 5.0. I love David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee Dewyze, and Scotty’s okay. But we could really use a bit of a change-up.
So, that brings us to the four remaining girls– Skylar, Hollie, Jessica, and Elise. I like them all.
I’m not a huge country music fan. But Skylar has this incredible spirit when she’s performing that just draws you in. Also, her country is sometimes borderline country-rock, so it’s not the complete country twang that I dislike. I would definitely be happy if she won– her songs make me feel happy and energetic.
Hollie, I am a little conflicted about. I really liked her early on, but lately her performances have been running together for me. This week, she did spring back and connect a bit more, and I enjoyed Rolling in the Deep. She’s very cute with her Liverpool/Texan accent. Between her and Colton, I would have preferred her elimination. I don’t know how I’d feel about her winning and I don’t really expect her too, but I wouldn’t be unhappy, either.
Jessica is a powerhouse. It’s hard to believe that this girl is just a few months older than me (yes, I am “young”) but displays herself with such maturity. I agree with Jimmy, however, that she has to do some more youthful songs. I personally love the older, more mature songs, but it would be nice to see some more variety. I’m not quite sure what her album would be like– something soulful, perhaps? I can definitely, definitely see her winning, talent-wise. The fact that she almost got eliminated, however, makes me nervous that she might not have strong enough of a fanbase.
Finally, Elise. I really like her tone. It’s unique. I disagree a bit with the judges– I really loved No One and Let’s Get It On. She may have a problem with emotion at times, but I don’t think it’s as huge as the judges make it out to be. I do think that she may need to show some more of her personality outside of her singing, though. I’m still not sure I really know her as well as I do, say, Skylar or Colton. The dog pity was a little pathetic. I don’t know if I see her winning, just due to her so-called “vacation home” in the bottom 3. But I would love it if she won, because she’s very talented.
So. Talent-wise? I think any of these people are talented enough to make it. The people most likely to reach the finale, in my opinion, are Phillip, Jessica, or Skylar. I’m thinking Phillip might be a shoo-in for a place in the finale, just with his large fanbase, his talent, and the fact that he’s a male and that, sadly, tween/teen girls + cute male = voting like crazy. But, we’ll see what America does!