IMO, David C's first song was terrible. I love David and I love Duran Duran, but come on, you don't even hear people trying to sing "Hungry like the Wolf" at karakoe. The range is, what...5 notes? Even when Duran Duran sang it live in concert it was awful. That is a "studio only" song! VERY bad choice in my opinion. His second song rocked though!
Syesha was awesome tonight!! I loved both her songs, but her first was her best! I'm glad she's finally got rid of the "cutesy" look and started acting and dressing like a diva.
Jason...aww, poor Jason. I really like him too, and I think he will have a career in his own style, but his arrangement of "I shot the Sherriff" was just too strange, and with forgetting the words for the second song...I'm expecting him to go.
David A. I'm not a huge fan. I was in the beginning, but everything started to sound the same. His first song was great! His second I didn't really like as much. First, it was just another ballad, and in my opinion, he went too far in "making it his own" that if turned it on after the first two lines I wouldn't recognize the melody. But, the judges loved it, so who knows.
Basically, AI IS a popularity contest, which is what is what it is meant to be. They are chosing someone who they think will sell records (oh, I'm sorry, I'm old...I meant CDs
) And to sell, they need the whole package. Talent (which they all have), style, looks and sex appeal. You KNOW if some of the #1 artists in the past wouldn't have gotten this far if they had tried to start on AI. I could just see Simon saying to Elvis (just for an example) "That was a nightmare!"
So, basing it on those factors, I think Syesha may be a finalist. Hopefully the other will be David C. Jason, I'm afraid will be going.