Um, so what was with Megan while she was coming out? She held her dress up, but the look on her face was very weird.
I was always a big Randy Travis fan. Boy, he looks VERY thin! Wonder if he's sick...
Michael - ouch his prelude performance did not sound good. Hope his performance is better. Not great, and I think he missed a few words in there, problems with breathing. This is not an easy song. I like him a lot, but this is not good. Shan was not happy to be giving him a "no."
Allison - She's a rocker. I like her rockin version of the Patty Loveless song. She is growing on me little by little each week.
Kris - Man, he is very good. It was like I had never heard this song before. I could hear this on the radio and let it play without wanting to change the station. Very nice and smooth.
Lil Rounds - Someone sang "Independence Day" last year, but we can't remember who did it. I like her vocals, she tells a good story. Shan said Lil has changed it up to make it her own, but you still understand everything.
Adam - We are not fans of his. There is nothing about him that Shan finds "hot." We don't like his look, his singing. I'm with Randy, "I don't know what to say about this boy." Shan said, "Johnny Cash is rolling over in his grave about now." Now, he'll go through because he has fans, but that is a tragedy. Simon said it best, "What the He!! was that?"
Scott - This is a bit "Barry Manilow" to me, mixed in with some Elton John, and none of that in a good way. I like Scott a lot, but this was not a good choice. Dazed and Confused.
Alexis - "Jolene" was already remade not long ago. Wonder if Alexis will do that version. Not so sure I like this, but I don't exactly hate it. I'm not as confused as with Adam's song, but I am scratching my balding head about it.
Danny - I like his 'soul' version of "Jesus Take the Wheel." Shan wondered what Carrie is thinking - not long ago she was the one up there and now contestants are singing HER songs! I think he did well.
Anoop - "Always on my mind" - I have to agree with Randy Travis. Suddenly, I see why they pulled Anoop back into the competition. This was a very good translation of that song. Wow. I have to admit that surprised me. shan is not happy that she had to give Michael a NO and Anoop a YES. I have never been a fan of his, and I'm not one now, but I have to give credit where it is due, and he certainly earned it tonight.
Megan - "Walkin After Midnight" - Kellie Pickler did it and did it well. Hmmm... This is kinda ummm... Shan said like old time movies - like Mae West "come up and see me." Oh, and she gave us a little bit of her 'jiggy' dance thing. I didn't get it. She's got a voice, but it is weird to listen to in a lot of ways. Flu or no flu, I just didn't care for it. Shan says she would listen to a song of hers, but not a whole album - it would sound the same.
Matt - Another Carrie song. That says more about Carrie Underwood than anything. She has gone from a complete unknown to someone who is ranked up there with Martina McBride, Johnny Cash, and other Opry superstars. Matt's version of "so Small" is okay, but I'm not sure it's a song a guy would sing, really. It was okay - not the best, not the worst.
While watching the replays, Shan asked is she could vote for Sanjaya because she dislikes Adam that much.