It’s down to the final two – which also happens to be (not coincidentally, I’m sure) my favorite two.
First of all, let’s get the judges out of the way. Paula supposedly broke her nose, but I don’t see any signs of it. Randy has on the most bizarre jacket I’ve ever seen – what is with those gold chains hanging off the side? Also, I have to tell you that I’m watching this on my broken TV, so I’m seeing red and in double. Maybe Randy’s jacket isn’t that bad? I suspect it is, though.
Ryan is flipping a coin to see who sings first. Blake wins the toss and decides to go first. I’d go first, too, if I had the choice. They have to be so nervous!
Blake’s first song was his rendition of “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Bon Jovi. He did it much like he did the first time he sang it, but with even more beat boxing. I thought the beat was a bit slow, but it was an excellent performance. I love watching him on that stage!
Jordin’s first song was “Fighter” by Christina Aguilera. She did a great job considering it’s a Christina song, but she is no Christina. I’m surprise Randy didn’t say something about her trying to tackle a song like this. If I had never heard the original, I probably would have thought Jordin did this beautifully, but I inevitably did the comparison.
I agree with Simon – first round goes to Blake.
Second round Blake sings “She Will Be Loved” by Maroon 5 again. This is one of my favorite songs to sing along to – it’s going to take some restraint to not do that so I can listen to Blake sing. I’m glad I didn’t sing – I would have missed something really great. He sang it so pretty. However, I have to admit his version didn’t give me chills the way the original does when I listen to it on the radio.
Jordin’s second song was “A Broken Wing” by Martina McBride and while the beginning just about put me to sleep, it really picked up in the end and she gave me chills. She knocked Blake out of the park in this round.
The third round is a new song no one has heard before by people who win a song writing contest. The winning song is called “This Is My Now”, another slowish pop song.
Blake up first and I can see why he added the extra beat boxing to the first song now – he knew there was no place for it in the last two. I could totally see this song being a hit on the radio – it’s very catchy after only one listen. I wish Blake could have ended with something more dynamic and funky, though. And obviously Blake would have preferred to do something else, too! It doesn’t matter, he’ll have his own career once this is over and he knows it.
Jordin made this sound like a completely different song. Wow – was that really the same song? Incredible. This is obviously her genre and she once again out-performed Blake. If we’re judging the votes for who wins based solely on tonight – Jordin wins, hands down. She fits the stereotype more anyway.
I’ll be happy with whoever wins, but I think Jordin should win this thing. Looking forward to tomorrow night! I can’t believe the season is over already… but don’t you worry, these posts will soon be replaced by posts for So You Think You Can Dance! Woot!