Made gnocchi for dinner tonight! It’s been so long since I’ve had good pasta and this just hit the spot! I’ll be sure to use a food mill next time to process my potatoes though – I had lumpy gnocchi tonight. And I’ll have to figure out something to do with the sauce. It needed just a bit more kick to it.
AI was pretty good tonight. I’ll try to do this in order…
Blake was great – as usual. I was a bit bored with it though. He’s got a lot of talent and I think he could have really done his thing with Mack the Knife, but instead he just sped it up a little bit.
Phil – ok, I can see why he doesn’t have hair. I guess if you’re going bald and in this competition, the only thing you can really do to try and stay “current” is shave your head. He did ok – great on the power notes, just ok on the rest. I’d put him in the bottom three tomorrow.
Melinda – Is there anything she *can’t* sing? I’m fairly certain she could read the ingredients off a box of Kashi and make it sound good – and if you’ve ever tried eating Kashi, you know what I’m talking about since the box would taste better than the cereal!
Chris R – I figured he’d do well tonight. I’m not a fan, but his voice fits this type of music. I think he’ll be safe again this week, although he’ll be in the bottom three.
Jordin – WOW! She’s only 17??? The control she has over her voice is just amazing.
Gina – She really did a great job with “Smile” but I’m not sure if it’s enough to keep her around for more than a couple more weeks. The problem is when you have a good voice in a competition with other women with great voices, well, you go home before you probably really should.
Haley – her vocals were ok, but that dress will put her on to the next round. I’ll be shocked if she goes home this week.
Sanjaya – he just needs to go home. This could be the week. I don’t see his appeal (whatever that might be – I can’t figure it out) carrying him much farther in this competition. Bottom three this week.
Lakisha – Another great performance. I figured either Lakisha or Melinda would sing Stormy Weather and the girl did *not* disappoint.