It’s starting to get pretty exciting. The prospect of a Top Eight potentially means eight great singers and no filler. For those who missed last week’s performances, here’s a recap:
And here are the results!
Top 8: Team Delta
The public choose Rachael Leahcar. She was the best of Team Delta and realistically the only potential to win from this group. 100% for the Top Four.
Delta had a difficult choice with the remaining three. Viktoria Bolonina is the most exciting act but butchered Nirvana last week. Danni Da Ros has had moments of brilliance but doesn’t have anything remarkable about her and although he was brilliant last week, Glenn Cunningham is unmemorable. Then again, Viktoria and Danni didn’t used to be back up dancers for Delta. SHAM.
Top 8: Team Seal
The public save Karise Eden. She wasn’t at peak performance last week but after so many solid ones in the past, it was easy to see why she went through.
Seal’s decision was a no brainer, but that didn’t stop him talking for approximately a thousand years. Fatai’s performance last week was the best of the whole series!
Now, to the bitching…I mean singing!
Prinnie Stevens – Forever
I have to hand it to Prinnie. She’s 31 years old, managed to don every regrettable fashion trend of the last thirty years and dance like a meth addict protecting her stash (what was with all the shoving?!) and she STILL managed to slightly rock it! The vocals didn’t break new ground but showed the most control she’s had thus far. Well chosen, Joel.
Diana Rouvas – I Can’t Make You Love Me
I don’t understand why reality show contestants keep singing this song (their choice or not). Even though Diana‘s vocals are absolutely flawless, that song is so boring it could replace chloroform and roofie caladas as the number one choice for rapists on their victims. I think Diana has been sabotaged and will not be in the Top Four. Shame, but you’d need a Ouija board to connect with personality of that song.
Lakyn Heperi – Friday I’m In Love
I’ve called Lakyn everything from Sean Penn in I Am Sam, to Timmy from South Park, to singing “99 Bottles” on the special bus, but credit where credit’s due (and i mean to Joel), he managed to pick a song that Lakyn didn’t massacre tonight. I still want him to win about as much as I want a hand job from Edward Scissorhands, but at least if that’s the last time I have to hear him – it wasn’t too bad. Joel seems to be the Voice of reason in this show, so maybe he can tell the executives that Fuzzy has as much personality as a shoe horn and to get rid of her.
Brittany Cairns – Straight Lines
I kind of don’t get the Brittany thing. If you ask me, the only Straight Line in her career is to head to Centrelink after the voting next week.
Adam Martin – Romeo & Juliet
Adam nailed Lonely Boy last week and continues his hot streak yet again. I get the impression that he isn’t impersonating anyone, which is so refreshing on a show like this. He’s basically everything that Lakyn wants to be and isn’t. It takes a lot of balls to sing Romeo & Juliet on national television.
Sarah De Bono – How Will I Know
SHE NEEDS TO WIN THIS COMPETITION.
Darren Percival – I Believe
Darren’s voice is exceptional, there’s no doubt about it. While watching him did kind of remind me of a drunk uncle singing at a wedding, it’s hard to fault the guy. WHAT was going on with the “dancing” on display by the judges? Reminded me of something…
Ben Hazlewood – I’m With You
Ben Hazlewood absolutely nailed it last week with Lego House and let’s face it, the bloke is beyond good looking. Despite the back story of his brother’s depression, Ben fell pretty flat last week. He didn’t seem very upset about it when he got home though…not that I would know.
Next week…The FINAL EIGHT!