We are getting good at this which means we are on the same wavelength with America when it comes to voting- almost! Our choices are again correct, two out of three! We think that America got it wrong by letting through one hopeful- Scott MacIntyre into the finals, where there were at least a couple left who were more talented vocally. Ryan Seacrest paired him up with Kendall Beard on the elimination announcement and it would have been right to pick Kendall at that point. This is what we said of Scott MacIntyre’s performance last night:
Scott may have some talent instrumentally, but he isn’t that great vocally and that is what this is about. The judges gave a patronizing round of sympathy praise, and it was pathetic. Scott could get through on America’s sympathy, but it would be a shame to eliminate a true talent in favor of one that is just not in the same league. He was pitchy throughout and butchered most of the song.
He sang again tonight and we stand by our own critique. In fact we couldn’t bear hearing him sing the same song that we skipped half of the performance. The commercials that followed were better. Sympathy votes win again!
Joining Scott MacIntyre for the last three spots in the finals are Lil Rounds and Jorge Nunez.
We seriously believe Felicia Barton deserves that last spot! What’s heartbreaking is the judges didn’t even include Felicia on the Wild Card! In retrospect of the semi final rounds, Michael Sarver, Kris Allen along with Scott MacIntyre shouldn’t be on the finals at all. They can not compete with the best among the finalists and we’re betting they will be cut early on, unless America plays weird by eliminating the best ones first!
Wildcard hopefuls competing for a place in the the Top 12 are: Von Smith, Jasmine Murray, Ricky Braddy, Megan Corkrey, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Giraud, Jesse Langseth, and Anoop Desai. They will perform Thrusday, March 5th before the judges and three will be named finalists.