Let's do this.
Lauren Alaina - "Any Man Of Mine"
This song takes me back to Paige Flanagan's bedroom and our feeble attempts at country line dancing. That's right, I said, country. line. dancing. But I digress. I think Lauren could sing the phonebook and I'd love it. This girl's voice is so effortless. But I don't think the song was just right. I love the song but I think it was a little weak to open the show. With that said, she is a pure country talent and she will have a great career whether she wins American Idol or not. And she's cute as a button.
Casey Abrams - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Casey Abrams could be Brody Jenner's long lost homeless twin brother. Look it up, people. It's the truth. Anyway, Casey just killed that song. I would by a ticket to his concert tomorrow. They talked about feeling and being felt and stuff, Casey Abrams makes me feel what he sings every time. I love him. I hope he goes very far.
Ashthon Jones - "When You Tell Me That You Love Me"
This girl could've killed this song but she didn't. It was just okay for me. I hope everyone else liked it because I like her. She's got the IT factor. Of course she reminds me of Beyonce, but I see a lot of Jennifer Hudson in her. She a D-I-V-A, fo sho.
Paul McDonald - "Come Pick Me Up"
I know a lot of people may not like Paul because, well, he's a little awkward on stage. I think he's very natural and raw. When he sings, it's not premeditated. I felt like this may not have been the best song for him. It possibly started a little low because he would just go flat on the last notes of the phrases in the first verse. But like homeboy said on the intro package, Paul's voice is something AI's needed for a while so I hope this performance didn't hurt him too much. Maybe all of the girls will just remember his beautiful smile.
Pia Toscano - "All By Myself"
Wow. That is all.
James Durbin - "Maybe I'm A Man"
I still can't get over how he reminds me of Adam Lambert and, well, we all know how I feel about him. With that said, I thought James reined in the yelly-voice and did this song justice. He did well.
Haley Reinhart - "Blue"
That was really good. Not too many people can do those yodel-y parts that well and she did. I think she did it better than LeAnn. But, well, I'm not a big LeAnn fan anyway.
Jacob Lusk - "I Believe I Can Fly"
I called this song from last Tuesday. I did y'all. But he ripped the song apart when he started to over sing it and it was not good. The beginning and the end were great. The middle? Horrid. I wish he would realize that he doesn't have to over sing to make something great.
Thia Megia - " Smile"
This was very good. She's ridiculously talented for a 15-year-old. I wish she hadn't done the jazzy bit (as Randy just said) but her voice is incredible.
Stefano Langone - "Lately"
Stefano Langone could be the next Bruno Mars. That's who he sounds like to me. I love his voice. He is so cute. And he's definitely got the girl vote. I was worried when he started the double-time but I liked it in the end.
Karen Rodriguez - "I Could Fall In Love"
I am just not a big fan of Karen. She's too pageant-y for me. I think there are better singers on the show than her. I'm just glad she stuck to the American language tonight.
Scotty McCreery - "The River"
I think Scotty is precious and saw him get comfortable on the stage for the first time tonight. I'll be interested to see how far he goes. He's going to grow up on that stage.
Naima Adedapo - "Umbrella"
She was pitchy, very pitchy. I think she was trying to push it too hard. I think my favorite part was where she rapped actually. Ha. It was a performance, indeed, but I don't think it was a very good performance. But the judges have a lovefest with her so we'll see.
Best of the night: Pia and Casey
Worst of the night: Karen and Naima
Probably going home: Karen