Ta-Tynisa Wilson (when did we add the hyphen?). She sang Rihanna’s “Only Girl in the World”. I’m think Rihanna should be the only girl singing this song. Ta-Tynisia was very pitchy/screechy in the beginning. The rest was so-so.
Naima Adedapo sang “Summertime” and it was very good! She showed good range with high notes and smooth jazzy tones in other places. She wasn’t the best of the night, but one of them.
Kendra Chantelle: Kendra sang “Impossible” by Christina Aguilera. Hey, at least Kendra remembered the words. She delivered a strong performance and showed good vocal range with a nice, yes Randy, vibrato.
Rachel Zevita: I wasn’t expecting much from Rachel, but she delivered the goods last night. The judges didn’t like her “Criminal” by Fionna Apple, but I did. It was a memorable performance, not perfect though. Some notes weren’t hit perfectly, but it was strong. I liked her walking around the stage. I liked it when she threw the cape off of her right in the beginning. Was it Broadway-like? Definitely. They kept saying that about Adam Lambert, too. I think I liked this performance because I wasn’t expecting much from her.
Karen Rodriguez. I disagree with the judges big time here. Karen sang Mariah Carey’s “Hero” in English and Spanish. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if she was forgetting the words when she was singing in Spanish. I liked the idea of the English/Spanish mix, but I don’t think she pulled it off. I thought it was karaoke. She didn’t hold onto the big notes as long as I’d like to hear. The one highlight from Karen’s song was near the end when she sang “you-ooo-OOOO”. It was very pretty, but that’s the only thing pretty about the song. The judges were excited about the bi-lingual approach and didn’t really talk about the actual quality much.
Lauren Turner: I don’t remember seeing much from Lauren thus far, but I was impressed. She sang “Seven Day Fool” with about us much energy and power as you can give a song. The voice quaility was good, she hit all the notes….it was fun to watch. I wish she would have smiled more, however. She looked like she was in a bad mood.
Ashton Jones sang “Love Over Me”. I love her Diana Ross hair! She doesn’t quite have the power of Ross, but she sang Monica very well. She has great stage presence and there’s a lot of potential here.
Julie Zorilla: “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson. I don’t think her voice is powerful enough for this song, but it was close. There was a bad note or two near the end, but it was very good overall. She didn’t add anything new to the song and she may be forgotten as a result. On a side note: I’m no fashion expert, but that dress looked like a prom dress that got waaaay to small for her.
Haley Reinhart: Haley sang Alica Keys’ “Fallin’ “. I love Haley. I’m not going to hide it. She didn’t do much with this song, but I think that this is where she belongs as far as song choices. This performance was solid, she hit every note. I disagree with Randy, it wasn’t Karaoke. The judges weren’t overly impressed, but I was satisfied. I got a growl or two….I’m satisfied.
Thia Megia. I did not like this or get this performance. I already forgot about it.
Lauren Alaina: She’s 16? Really? Wow. She sang a Reba song and knocked it out of the park. It was fun to watch, but a little more range wouldn’t hurt her.
Pia Toscano: This is the girl to watch. She sang the Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand By You”. It was stunning. She was poised, strong and tender. She put her own little spin on it and got a rare standing-o from the judges. It was hot, baby, hot!
Here are my power rankings for the girls:
1. Pia Tascano
2. Naima Adedapo
3. Lauren Alaina
4. Laruen Turner
5. Haley Reinhart
6. Kendra Chantelle
7. Ashton Jones
8. Karen Rodriguez
9. Julie Zorilla
10. Rachel Zevita
11. Thia Megia
12. Ta-Tynisa Wilson
The top 5 vote getters for the women move through to next week, and some wild cards will advance, too.
You can watch the Results show tonight at 8pm on Fox Providence.