Last night was round 2 of the judge’s house, so we got to see the rest of the performances! I will recap all of them and give my predictions. I just read Jen’s and although we agree on some, mine were a bit different..Can’t wait to see who the judges go with on Tuesday!
Jazzlyn Little was up first for the girls. I loved her when she auditioned but I didn’t think this was her best performance. She is an extremely talented singer, but her nerves got the best of her. I have a feeling Simon would go with someone like Simone over her, just because of the confidence situation.
Brennan Hunt, the good-looking yet cocky singer went up for the boys. Another one I loved when he auditioned but I don’t think he did enough for this performance. I wanted more from him and I didn’t get it. I think with such a talented group, his looks will only take him so far.
The Stereo Hogzz I really like this group! They had it together with the singing & the dancing. I didn’t love the song choice but I doubt they would actually be performing songs like that if they made it. A few of the guys in this group have amazing voices. I
wouldn’t mind seeing them advance, I think with a little coaching they could be really great!
Josh Krajcik: Josh has one of my favorite voices in this show. He has a Joe Cocker thing going on with a voice as clear as a bell. You don’t expect it when you see him, which is what makes it even better. Nicole would just be stupid not to pick him, he is one of the best in this entire competition. I think with a little help, he could be a star.
2 Squar’d: I don’t think this was the right song choice at all for this group, so they got the short end of the stick here, but I just don’t see them advancing. Even though some of their voices are good, the performance was a bit all over the place.
Tim Cifer: Although Tim has a really strong country voice, I don’t think he put enough emotion into his song. The crying almost seemed forced and not real. I think if L.A is putting through a country contestant, it will be Skeylor over him.
Rachel Crow: At first, I wasn’t sure how I felt about her, since she is so young but her performance changed my mind. She executed real talent & emotion. I actually think she will be able to handle the pressure and when you have it, you have it and I really believe that she does.
Illusion Confusion: They really showed this group for about 2 minutes, so I can’t even make a real decision on how I feel about them. I didn’t like the song choice and I would have wanted to see them sing a different song, but I think they might be done.
Tiger Budbill: Tiger is actually poised as well as talented, I just don’t think he is as memorable as some of the other contestants. I just don’t know if he has done enough to go on. He is extremely likeable as a person, but you almost forget about him right after he performs.
Marcus Canty: I love this kid! He sang the love song directly to Rihanna, which was a smart move. He can sing & dance and knows how to play a crowd. He showed just the right amount of emotion without being corny, and I think with the right coaching he truly has star potential. I would be beyond shocked if he didn’t make it to the live shows.
LeRoy Bell: It is hilarious to think that this 60-year-old contestant might be directly competing with 12-year-old Rachel Crow, but I think it will happen. LeRoy ( who looks amazing for his age) is a wonderful singer. He really is a seasoned performer who deserves this chance. I love his style and even though he has actually written songs for many celebrity singers like Elton John, I think this is his time to shine in the spotlight.
Tiah Tolliver: One of Simon’s favorites! I am not sure if it’s because he thinks she is talented or just plain entertaining. I liked this performance a lot better than her audition. She makes crazy facial expressions when she sings and has almost spastic dance moves, but something about her kept me interested.
InTensity: One of the manufactured group from boot camp with 10 tweens! This was a cute performance and a lot of these kids are extremely talented but I felt like I was watching a scene from the Jonas Brothers/Demi Lovato movie Camp Rock where a bunch of kids performed at the camp talent show. I could see them being popular with that kind of audience, but is that the direction this show is going in?
Christa Collins: This was the first time they really showed Christa Collins and I’m surprised. Not only is she unique but one of the most talented among the group. I thought her Disney back story was interesting and I enjoyed watching her perform. I would really like to see her advance.
Chris Rene: Besides having a really emotional story, this guy can sing! He appears so genuine and naturally gifted when he performs, you almost can’t take your eyes off of him. I didn’t like this performance as much as his original audition, but I think a lot of people will be able to relate to him and would be rooting for him during this competition.
Melanie Amaro: Beautiful, beautiful voice! She is beyond talented and confident when she sings. The only worry I have for her is that she does not stand out as much as some of the other girls, even though she actually has the best voice. I think her talent alone should be enough to carry her to the next round, but Simon is very unpredictable when it comes to picking contestants.
On Tuesday night, we will find out the top 16 (it appears) These are my predictions below. I don’t necessary agree with all of these, but I think this is the direction the judges might go in. I am having the hardest time with the girl’s group because of Simon, you just never know what is he thinking!
The Girls (Simon)
- Rachel Crow
- Drew Ryniewicz (If Simon does not pick her, he is crazy!)
- Simone Battle (Would not be my choice but I think Simon loves her)
- Tiah Tolliver/Melanie Amaro/Torah Wolshin ( I am just not sure between the 3 of them. I would go with Melanie & Torah over Simone & Tiah but I just don’t know)
The Boys (L.A Reid) I agree with Jen for the most part except I think Phillip Lomax would get picked before Skeylor Anderson. Phillip is just so unique & interesting I see him advancing.
- Phillip Lomax
- Chris Rene
- Marcus Canty
- Brian Bradley
Over 30′s (Nicole) I agree with Jen except I think Stacey Francis will be put through over Elaine Gibbs. Stacey has had more screen time then any of the other contestants and I see that is being a sign of advancing. If Nicole picks Dexter over any of the below, I will not be happy. That guy is crazy town!
- Stacey Francis
- Josh Krajcik
- LeRoy Bell
- Christa Collins
The Groups (Paula) I think Paula might go with Lakoda Rayne over InTENsity. I would be surprised if both groups went though! I also liked The Answer but I don’t think they will progress.
- Stereo Hogzz
- Lakoda Rayne
- The Brewer Boys
So excited to see how the top 16 pans out on Tuesday night!!