LAST EDITED ON 08-09-06 AT 09:46 AM (EST)
1. Dilana - I love toned-down Dilana. I thought the duet with Gilby was a bit meh, but I love how the song showcased her upper register.
2. Magni - The stripped down performance definitely highlighted Magni's very powerful vocals. However, I still don't think much of him but as a low-ranking contender or a high-ranking middle-packer.
3. Storm Large - First, I have to say that while she was singing, I made a mental note to myself to get my wife sparkly, shiny, shimmery eye shadow. Vocals were generally ok, and a bit pitchy at parts. But I love Storm, hence, I will never rank her low in my list.
4. Lukas Rossi - The falsetto was a bit painful to listen to, but the song itself picked up towards the end. Jason was right though. This was the first time that I cared for Lukas' performance because this was the first time that I understood what he was singing.
5. Ryan Star - I just found the entire thing to be weird and contrived. Great energy, good vocals, but too weird for my taste.
6. Toby Rand - First, I have to ask... what is up with the Ricky Martin hip movements? I found myself head-bopping to the song until the megaphone part. It just dragged on for too long.
7. Josh Logan - Some noticeable pitch problems. Vocals were a bit inconsistent, and I found myself bored.
8. Patrice Pike - The band was definitely better than her on this one. I felt like she was reciting the song instead of actually singing it.
9. Jill Gioia - I think Jill compromised her "authenticity" for something that she thought the audience and Supernova might like. She lost all the screaming and yelling, and we were left with subpar, uninspired vocals that were drowned out by the band.
10. Zayra Alvarez - I didn't understand her mumbling, but I have to admit that her tone wasn't as bad as before. That doesn't stop me from hating every fiber of her body, though.