So far, Toia Jones is a favorite of mine that went home. With Anita Antoinette, Alessandra Castronovo, Jean Kelley
These are the nouns, pronouns, gerunds, marklar, banter, fuckery and FlirtCruiting that transpired...
Let's play rough and get it on!
First up, Taylor John Williams vs. Troy Ritchie of Team Gwen. Troy picked “Hey Ya!” by OutKast. His obstacle is having to stick to the script of the song. Taylor picked “Mad World” by Tears for Fears. BOO on song choice. BOO! His obstacle is nerves out the wazoo screwing with him. As long as Taylor loses, I'll be happy. Come showtime, Troy went from tacky coffee house style before serving Taylor Hicks of Idolatry S5 tackiness. Granted his singing was not the worst I've heard on the show but wasn't the most stellar either. Not by a long shot.
Taylor ended up sounding like Chris Isaak ["Wicked Game"] but without the class and talent. It was rough. Gwen ends up picking Taylor to advance to the Live shows. -_- Yup, Gwen's the Xtina of S7. Troy ends up booted from S7.
Second, Alessandra Castronovo vs. Mia Pfirrmann of Team Adam. Mia picked “Human” by Christina Perri. Her obstacle is to connect with what the song means (And figuring out how to sing.) Alessandra picked “Next to Me” by Emile Sande. Her obstacle is not resting on her laurels. "Effortless" can read a bit lazy and that's a great tip.
Come showtime, Alessandra sounded fabulous. Clean vocals, great projection and a unique all her own. Mia tried, but ended up sounding terrible in her lower register and straining for all the higher notes. Adam ends up picking Mia to advance to the Live shows. Gross. Alessandra ended up eliminated from S7 and that sucked. ANOTHER favorite of mine gone.
Third and oddly finally (Too much faith is placed in these after sitcoms.), Elyjuh Rene vs. Ricky Manning of Team Pharrell. Elyjuh picked “With You” by Chris Brown. His biggest obstacle is melding creative freedom with fantastic singing. Ricky picked “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. BOOT HIM FOR SONG CHOICE IMMEDIATELY. His biggest obstacle is resting on his laurels (Which makes sense but it's OK if the song sucks.)
Come showtime, Elyjuh managed to make a Chris Brown song listenable. His tone is his best asset and shouldn't be afraid to work with it. Granted his lowest registers sounded hammy and forced he's still good. Ricky sounded like crap. Plain and simple. Pharrell ends up picking Elyjuh to advance to the Live shows. YES!
Then Gwen solidified her Xtina status by wasting a steal on Ricky.
All in all, Elyjuh advanced and that was great. Alessandra was robbed for the shitty Mia Pfirrmann. Now there's 2 favorites left to be determined and they BOTH BETTER MOVE ON.
Up next for scrutiny, Part III of the Knockouts.