Wow, what a great week of performances! Almost everyone stepped up their performances this week I thought. Well, almost everyone. So here's my ranking:
Solidly top 5 - both last night and overall:
Dilana - Granted, this didn't have quite the crazy intensity of her other performances - but I actually think thats a good thing. It was a nice change. And OMG, I thought she looked flat out gorgeous! That shirt matched her eyes perfectly. Even if it wasnt her most intense performance - it did something VERY important - she looked like she belonged on stage with Gilby, and not just on stage with him, but fronting him. I was a little let down by her last week - thought she was doing a lot of the same. Not this week - she's back up to the top of my list.
Magni - That was just beautiful. Both the performance and him. Nothing else to say, I love me some Magni.
Storm - I agree she now needs to go back to the rock, but I thought she did a great job on a VERY tough song. She's consistently top notch.
Ryan - He brought it for a second week in a row, I was glad to see that. I loved that he started at a random place in the audience, but hated the wig hood thing (liked the idea of it, just not the reality of what it was). Once that came off I thought he did a good job, although I agree with whoever posted above that his movements affected the strenth of his voice at one point. I think he's securely top 5 now.
Lukas - I thought his performance started out ok (although it felt more like he was whispering loudly than singing), he lost me when he went really high and I couldnt for the life of me make out any actual lyrics, but he had me at the end when he belted it out and truly sang. And thats what they wanted to hear, so kudos to him. He'll probably get the encore because of that, and because everyone else worthy has already had one.
Toby - I was pleasantly surprised last night. I'll admit after the last two or three weeks I wasnt expecting much, so he impressed me. I liked the megaphone a little, but I agree that he over-did it. I dont see him winning, but he'll be around for a while still I think.
Patrice - Seriously, I'm SHOCKED that I'm actually ranking her this high, but I actually somewhat enjoyed her performance this week, and thats a first. She's not on level with the others, but it was far better than other weeks for me. Even though she'll likely be there, I dont think she belongs in the bottom three this week.
Josh - I like him, but he doesnt belong in this genre - he lacked intensity for me. Just no oomph.
Jill - When I first watched it I hated it and couldnt understand why SN was complimenting her, but the second time I watched it I thought it wasnt sooo bad. I loved what cheesybread said - YES! The cheerleader analogy is right on!
Zayra - Wow, I'm shocked she's not solidly in everyone's bottom three this week. I thought that was just flat out, truly horrific and painful to watch and listen to. The only singing that was on key were her background singers - and all they did was highlight how truly awful she sounded. The only good thing about this performance was the eye candy of having Magni in the background.
Bottom three will be - Jill, Zayra, and Patrice. I dont think Patrice belongs here this week, but I dont see her having enough credit with the voters to not be. With both Zayra and Jill consistently being in the bottom three week after week warrants a double elimination week personally. I think Patrice will be spared for a week or two because SN disagrees with the voters on her. If only one goes home I think it'll be Jill, for the simple reason that I think she and Zayra are on equally low ground, but Zayra puts on more of an entertaining show. Even if it is just comical.