LAST EDITED ON 04-06-12 AT 11:36 AM (EST)
Theme: 80's songs
Mentors: Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal/ No Doubt
1. Deandre Debarge: I Like It ***boot***
2. Elise Foreigner: I Want To Know What Love Is ***bottom 2 ***
-- Skylar & Colton duet -- Dolly Parton's Islands in the Stream
3. Phillip Genesis: That's All
-- Hollie & Deandre duet -- Pointer Sisters: I'm So Excited
4. Joshua Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes: If You Don't Know Me By Now
5. Jessica Whitney Houston: How Will I Know
-- Elise and P2 duet-- Tom Petty -- Stop Dragging My Heart Around
6. Hollie: Irene Cara: Flashdance Oh What A Feeling ***bottom 3***
-- Joshua and Jessica duet -- Aretha F and George Michels: I Knew You Were Waiting for Me
7. Colton Cyndi Lauper: Time After Time
8. Skylar Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings
Jimmy I predicts Deandre in the bottom 3 before he even performs.
Elise got beat with the pitchy stick.
Skylar/Colton duet was better for Skylar than Colton.
Phillip gets his brother in law playing guitar on the Genesis song. P2 gets pimped despite a flawed (imo) performance. I am a Genesis fan. Ryan also interviews his brother in law after the judges' comments.
Steven tells Hollie she let go a little bit on I'm So Excited duet. The other comments are good.
Midway through the show Ryan talks with the judges and does some time filling conversation--and JLo says Deandre is the best so far. Deandre gets extra pimpage: "little shining star".
Joshua gets a deserved "spectacular" from JLo on his performance. The judges compliment him on his holding back and not overpowering the song. Randy....we have found someone tonight who has "got to have it". That's Randy's In IT To Win IT phrase this year. Ryan repimps Joshua by telling Joshua how he owned his song -pwned- and well done.
Jessica's pre performance package shows us a bouncy, peppy teenaged Jessica. BB Chez is Jess's alter ego like Beyonce's Sasha Fierce. JLo approves of Jessica's performance, Steve gives her a fantastic, beautiful and great while Randy name drops Whitney H in his remarks. "She's gotta have it, too" Randy says. Ryan repimps Jessica and reminds us how young she is. Well done, poise, confidence, incredible, etc.
Randy pimps Ryan's working the Olympics this summer.
Elise and P2 duet gets lots of good comments from the judges. Steven.... a Tom Petty moment wrapped up in Elise and Phillip.
Hollie...gets a delay before starting due to power issues. The crowd loved her performance but....the judges did not.
Steven tells her her pitch was all over the place. Huh? Maybe the low notes, someone keeps having her sing songs that are too low for her. But I rewatched it and it sounded great. Jlo tells her to "let it go" again. Randy piles on, too. They are ready for Hollie to exit so Jessica can pick up her voters. Not so fast, AI. I'd vote for Joshua before Jessica.
Jessica and Joshua did not disappoint with their duet. Randy starts praising right away. "Two of the greatest singers ever to hit this competition. One of the greatest performances I have seen on the show." JLo--a dream pairing.....the final? Steven concise comments that the performance was over the top. This indeed was an AI showcase.
Ryan has a group of teenaged girls around him as he introduces Colton's package. Jimmy tells us no way Colton is out this week before Colton sings. Colton karaokes Time After Time with Quiet Drive's arrangement. I thought he was flat at times.
Randy pimps Joshua, Phillip and Colton when giving Colton comments (because they made songs their own according to Randy). Judges tell him he is current, could do a record right now.
And people wonder why the women can't win on AI.
Skylar gets the pimp spot. Gwen S. said her voice was like ice cream. Personally I think Hollie, Jessica or Joshua could sing it much better. Skylar gets the star lighting that goes with the pimp spot. The judges tell her she is great.
So, Jimmy told us Deandre would be b3, Skylar's safe w/ a pimp spot. P2, Joshua, Jessica, Colton are pimp safe.
That leaves Hollie and Elise to join Deandre in the B3 and since Gwen S was the mentor that means it's time for Hollie to get Pia'd. Sigh. She could have sung the heck out of Wind Beneath My Wings.