Kelly has to work with Jason to figure out what is holding him back. She thinks he has a beautiful voice, and Jason believes that he's worried about pleasing everyone, especially his parents, who aren't really supportive of his singing career. Kelly brings Jason's dad in for rehearsals, and his dad seems really happy and proud. Kelly forces his dad to say that they're all proud of him and support him. Yeah, see what he says when the cameras are off. I'm such a cynic.
Jason is singing "Hallelujah," so at least that's a song that no one ever sings anymore. Except everyone does, on every show, everywhere. Jason needs to articulate his words more. He's a mumbler. His voice sounds pretty but he's not opening his mouth enough. Jason loosens up a bit as the song goes on and he sounds great. But he's not looking at the audience at all, although he does look at Kelly near the end. I would hate to see him go home. I think he has a lot of potential and if you just listened to this and didn't watch it, you'd think he should be near the top. But he kind of just stands there and sings, and I feel like this show is about more than that.
Robin says that he relates to your parents having different dreams for you. Yeah, his parents, two professional singers, probably didn't support him at all. John agrees with me that Jason needs to articulate his words better. Jennifer loved the song and thought it sounded beautiful at times. Scores? Jason is second from the bottom, which means he and Alexis might be duking it out unless the last performer blows it. No pressure.
The last performer is Bridget, and she's singing "Heard It Through the Grapevine," Gladys Knight style. Last week, Aretha, this week, Gladys. She's not taking it easy on herself, is she? Every time I watch John sing alone, I don't want it to be a duet. I guess that means I should start listening to more John Legend. He opens by singing the first verse Marvin Gaye-style, then Bridget comes out and sings it Gladys-style. She and John play off each other very well, and seem to be having fun with it. And she can move. I hope next week (assuming she makes it through) that she sings something younger, though. Like I would love to see HER take on a Beyonce song. I love when she sings to John; she looks legit pissed that she heard rumors that he's cheating on her. Loved it.