Ryan, you can tell us every 3 minutes that this season has The Best Singers Evah, but that doesn't make it true. Witness tonight's messes:
David Hernandez- actually he sounded okay on Midnight Hour, but it wasn't exciting
Chikeze Eze- oh Jacuzzi, no. That was every bit as awful as Simon said it was, and back-sassing is always a mistake.
David Cook- started Happy Together just fine, but it fell apart pretty quickly.
Jason Yeager- Moon River? Seriously?
Robbie Carrico- needs a rougher edge to his voice. He sounds far too Boy Band (which he formerly was).
David Archuleta- was totally great while singing, and a little much before and afterward.
Danny Noriega- on the other hand, was even worse than Simon said. And that little head waggle looked exactly like my 6 year old granddaughter's.
Luke Menard- I should have liked his Everybody's Talking, but it was too... delicate...
Colton Berry- Suspicious Minds was okay (better than Danny's Elvis), but any Elvis is too much for me.
Garret Haley- He has a much higher voice than I expected. Sedaka is right for him.
Jason Castro- very interesting, though the guitar didn't help
Michael Johns- is not nearly as good as the show wants me to think he is. His overpronunciation (fie-yerrrrr) drove me batty.
Simon is making up for showing his gentle side during the auditions, though picking on Paula is like shooting music-colored fish in a barrel.
David Archuleta is the only one I would have voted for tonight, but he won't need my votes. The 12 year olds will see to it that he's still there next week.
My prediction for elimination: Any combo of Chikezie, Jason Yeager, David Hernandez, or Colton Berry. It doesn't really matter which order, they're all going fairly soon. I'm really sad about Chikezie- I had high hopes for him. But I think he sunk himself with a dismal performance and attitude.