So, when Rob challenged me to not only comment on my favorite contestants but to predict who would be going home, I immediately felt intimidated. Rob's got a really good track record with this kind of thing. He somehow plugs his brain in to that of America -- it's kind of freaky, but cool. I took his challenge (with some trepidation) and I now proceed with my thoughts.
My favorite of the night was David Archuletta. Not just because he's Mormon and not just because he's a cutey, but he really did a great job tonight.
In my #2 slot was David Cook. I don't care of Simon does think he's getting predictable -- I can predict that I'll enjoy what he does. He's amazing.
Michael Johns sits at #3. Rob thinks he's going to be a goner, but there's one thing I don't know if Rob notices, being a guy, but Michael is seriously hot, and all the women in America are smitten with him. We're not going to lose him for a while, if ever. Tonight wasn't his best performance, but even at that, I love his voice.
Carly Smithson was #4 for me. She's awesome. Her voice is true, no matter what she does with it.
Brooke -- Brooke struggled tonight. I love her voice and that didn't change, but she was more pitchy than she's ever been and it was just really awkward. Still love her, though.
Next I would have to say Syesha. I know the judges were just lovin' it, but her runs were a little shrill for me.
Amanda probably did what she did well, but I'm not a fan of hard rock. Plus, it's all starting to sound the same to me. She could have performed the same song every week so far, and I wouldn't know the difference.
Tonight was rough for Jason. He had the whole "trying to learn French" thing, and that part was all right, but Paula had a good point where she said the song was starting to sound like a polka. It was very polka-like. I really enjoy Jason's singing -- I hope he gets a chance to redeem himself.
Kristy Lee did a little better this week but I still didn't like it.
Chikeze -- well, I don't know what that even was. I'm hard put to make a comment on something when I can't even tell you what it was.
Ramiele -- she's the cutest girl and she has a nice voice, but it just didn't come out tonight.
There's my listing, in order. And without checking Rob's blog to see what he said, or if he has said anything yet, I think that it will either be Chikeze or Ramiele to go tomorrow night. Probably Ramiele.
Oh, and just 'cause I want you to know this, I had no idea David Hernandez worked as a gay stripper until everyone was talking about it after he left the show. I don't watch the news very often . . .
Elimination Night: Wow. I was not expecting Carly to be in the bottom three tonight. Sure, the song wasn't her usual thing, but she did it so well. I just don't understand what America was thinking. She was proclaimed safe, however, and we went down to two remaining, Kristy and Amanda. In the end, Amanda went home. I can't say I'm disappointed -- the girl gave me a headache every week. I am disappointed, though, that my prediction didn't come to pass. However, I am somewhat vindicated -- Rob's didn't come to pass, either.