Girls Semi Finals: The Ladies Answer Back!

Tonight we get to hear from the ladies.  My expectations are high, and they need to be to get a female winner on this show.

1. Chelsea Sorrell

Cowboy Cassanova by Carrie Underwood 

She is alright, but the song was a bit big for her.  She also fell flat a few times throughout he song.  She has potential, and she has a good country voice, but I don’t know if it was good enough to fly past tonight.

 RATING: 

+1/2

2. Erika Van Pelt

What About Love by Heart 

Good Song!  Her voice is deep and sultry, but her on stage entertainment factor was a bit lacking.  I thought she was just sauntering around the stage a bit, and there wasn’t any huge climax.  But I would looove to see her again.

 RATING:

3. Jen Hirsh

One and Only by Adele 

This girl is sooo Kat McPhee it is not even funny.  Which is a good thing considering McPhee’s recent resurgence.  I was looking forward to her the most of all the girls, and it was a little underwhelming for me.  Not that it wasn’t a good performance, but my expectations were very high.  I hope we will see her again.  Even if she isn’t top 5, I think she will be a wildcard pick.

 RATING:

4. Brielle Von Hugel

The Dock Of The Bay by Otis Redding 

I want to hate her because her personality is so obnoxious.  But this was a halfway decent performance.  I thought it was way too typical for her to start by sitting among the boys on the stage.  But I actually like her voice and her stage presence.  A strong, on key vocal.

 RATING:

5. Hallie Day

Feelin Good by Michael Buble 

I wasn’t feeling this performance.  There were some off-key moments where she pushed a little too much.  She is ok, but maybe requires a little more polish for this show.  Meh, it was just ok.

 RATING:

6. Skylar Laine

Stay With Me by Faces 

Love Love Love.  She is such an entertainer.  This is what Lauren Alaina always wanted to be and never could.  I am a huge fan already. This was such an exciting rocking performance.  She is very Reba.  Love her.

 RATING:

7. Baylie Brown

Amazed by Lonestar 

She kind of blew this whole thing.  Bad, overdone song choice.  Off key start.  Yikes.  I feel bad, because I’m sure she is not typically this off.  But even if she was spot on pitch, I would still knock her song choice.  Pick something that hasn’t been done 100 times on this show before.

 RATING:

8. Hollie Cavanaugh

Reflection by Xtina Aguilera 

I can’t get over her accent!  Fortunately it doesn’t come out in her singing.  Which was fabulous, by the way.  I remember her being awesome from last year.  And then she got zero screen time up until now.  But wow…she made an impression tonight.  Huge voice, perfect pitch.  Holy crappers!  She was amazing.  I can’t wait to see her again.

 RATING:

9. Haley johnsen

Sweet Dreams by The Eurythmics 

This performance was pretty much a hot mess.  I felt like she was off pitch, I didn’t like this dark vibe she had.  The arrangement was bad, she was yelling and straining her voice trying to do runs she had no business doing.  Not a fan.  And I don’t think the voting audience will be either.

 RATING:

10. Shannon Magrane

 Go Light Your World by Kathy Triccoli 

The whole thing was a little too beauty pageant for me.  The dress, the bad ballad.  Bleh.  The whole thing was way too old for her and unexciting for a 16-year-old to be performing.  Technically proficient, but just kind of off.

 RATING:

11. Jessica Sanchez

Love You I Do by Jennifer Husdon 

This tiny little girl has one huge voice!  I would not expect that to come out of her.  She has great control and great stage presence, too.  I worry that she doesn’t quite have the emotional connection, but maybe she can grow into that.  I think she will be top 13.

 RATING:

12. Elise Testone

One and Only by Adele 

The second time we’ve heard this Adele song tonight.  But Elise gets the pimp spot over Jen Hirsh.  But I have to admit, I liked Jen’s version better.  But she gets points for recycling her room service flowers.

RATING:
My top three favorites should come as no surprise:  Jessica, Skylar, and Hollie.  Then add in Jen Hirsh and maybe Erika?  or Elise?  But let me say this now…the girls are way stronger than the guys.  Although that was the case last year, and we didn’t get a female winner out of that.  But maybe one of these girls can slay the dragon.   
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One thought on “Girls Semi Finals: The Ladies Answer Back!

  1. Gretchen

    Ditto everything you said – except I think Brielle will get in instead of Jen Hirsch.  The show was great – but there was a big divide between good performances and bad performances.  My fav right now is Jessica.  But entertainment value goes to Skylar.  Holy cow!!

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