The FINAL FOUR are set!
Here is a look at who made it through the semi-finals and will be competing for the grand prize of a recording contract.
Adam awarded 60 out of 100 points to Tony Lucca which pushed him right over Katrina Parker in the semi-finals.
Katrina’s rendition of “Killing Me Softly”, while impressive, was not enough to beat out Tony Lucca’s performance of “How You Like Me Now”. All was on the line and Tony did not disappoint with his throaty voice and confidence on display Monday night.
Can He Win It? He has worked hard and plays to the crowd. They love him. But when we compare him to the technical singer Chris Mann and the rocker who is killing it on iTunes Juliette Sims, I’m not so sure.
Cee-Lo has been so supportive of Jamar Rogers and while his slowed down, modernized version of “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” was a crowd pleaser the judge gave the higher points to Juliet Simms. He obviously is as impressed by her as America seems to be. She has topped the iTunes charts and really knocked it out of the park with Monday night’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”. The gown was shocking but her voice was true to exactly who she says she is.
Can She Win It? A resounding YES! While she is not my favorite, I have to give it to her. America loves her and I loved her for the last two weeks.
America made this Chris Mann’s world when they put him on top over Lindsey Pavao. Her “Skinny Love” was more of the same for her. While Mann took it back to his opera roots with “Ave Maria” he proved what he has said all along…it is the job of the operatic singer to tell the story in a foreign language and still get the emotions across. He did just that, all while looking gorgeous – did you see those crystal eyes?
Can He Win It? While Juliette has been a fan favorite, Chris has his own Mann fans that are loyal. This may boil down to how faithful their fans are to phoning it in!
And finally, Blake’s finalist is Jermaine Paul. I will never get tired of seeing his chocolate skin against those crisp white shirts. But, I digress….Paul sang the classic “Open Arms” by Journey. How can you go wrong? He was vulnerable and open. Women love him! But….
Can He Win It? I am not so sure about that. I believe that he will be able to step out onto center stage and give up his life as a background singer. But the competition is too fierce this season, I am not sure he has enough of what America’s looking for. I am pulling for him (and my Chris Mann).
See ya next week! I can’t wait!