I'm really going to be sad when this show goes to regular old padded episodes where one person gets kicked out. I appreciate the fast-paced qualities of these past two weeks of eliminations. Guest performance, lots of results and actual singing of new songs by the contestants in danger. So much more exciting than watching the likes of Ryan Seacrest torture someone for thirty minutes before telling them they can go take a seat on the world's ugliest couch.
But back to this show, where we're forced to look at Christina Milian trying to be cheerful around the saved people. She actually might be even more useless than Brooke Burke, and I really didn't think that was possible.
Kim Yarbrough gets her Jennifer Hudson on by singing "Spotlight." It's good, and I'm in love with her tastefully done glittery eyeshadow (take a note, Cheesa). It just worry that it didn't have enough big belts to save her.
Kim's barely off the stage when Carson introduces Karla Davis. She's doing "I Can't Make You Love Me." I adore this song, and she's got a good voice if you close your eyes (which is what Adam does for part of it), but she's got absolutely zero in the way of stage presence, and I hate how she sings with her shoulders all scrunched up so that they are practically covering her ears. It's bad posture, and can't really help her voice at all.
And I'm more than a little excited by these commercials for America's Got Talent. It's the talent competition that I watch that has the best audition rounds. You just don't know what you are going to get. Not that I watch past the audition rounds, because the show gets pointless once there is live voting and the acts have to perform multiple times, but the idea of Howard Stern judging these freaks (and I mean that in a loving way) really appeals to me. I can only hope for another male pole dancer this season, just to see his face.
Lastly for Team Adam is Katrina Parker, doing No Doubt's "Don't Speak." There is not one thing rock about her voice, which is what they are trying to bill her as. It really would help if maybe she had a makeover where she wore something out of Juliet Simms' wardrobe. When she gets to the more quickly paced portions, she sounds kind of hoarse, which is interesting, in a desperate sort of way.