They are singing "Crazy In Love" which is another of my favorite songs and Robin Thicke is ruining it for me. Her voice is not nearly big enough for this song. You can barely hear her over the horns in the background and Robin's stupid "rapping". Olivia is moving a little bit (she's no Beyonce) but her singing is not great. She's too breathy and a little pitchy in spots. Ooh, more than a little pitchy. And then Robin is doing his falsetto. This is a hot mess. No thank you.
Jennifer says it looked fun and her vocals were great. They were? How could you hear her? Kelly loved it and thought Olivia drew her eye even amongst professional dancers. John loved her legs, which do look pretty awesome, and that she had more fun and didn't concentrate on the vocals as much. So how does that translated to scores? Olivia is second from the bottom. I thought she should have been on the bottom. She wasn't better than Alexis.
J Rome is singing "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You" for his grandfather, who passed away not long ago. His grandfather was also a singer and was always interested in J Rome's singing career. When they rehearse, J Rome breaks down crying. I don't know why this feels less exploitative than John's story, but it does somehow. Maybe I just don't like John and that's why.
Jennifer's voice is really beautiful in the lower register. J Rome's voice sounds a little thin in comparison, and when they sing together, Jennifer is overpowering him. In the second verse, J Rome goes freestyle and it sounds so much better than when he was singing it true to the original. Jennifer is still singing too loudly, though. J Rome cries at the end and says that he wishes his grandfather was here to see it.
John says he's running out of nice things to say about J Rome, and the feelings behind that song were genuine. Robin is still slouching and just claps and doesn't talk. Kelly is crying and she can't even formulate a critique. And J Rome takes the top slot. Mmm. I feel like he got votes for the story more than the performance, because his vocals were not as good as they've been in the past.