Season 8 Show 3 Post-show Reaction

It was a gut-wrenching show of miserable singer after miserable singer. We had to endure Von’s terrible skunk hair (what is that style called, anyway), recaps of terrible performances, and the disappointment of the judges’ picks for the Wild Card show.

There was no doubt that Lil deserved to be in the Top 12 and I was pulling for Scott. It was very satisfying to see both of them chosen in rapid succession and making me 2 for 2 for the night. Then it got weird. I began to wonder if all of the attention on Jorge was an indication of the number of votes he received. I have nothing against the guy, but I though Ju’Not both had a better performance and a better chance of winning it all. Oh well, 2 for 3 isn’t bad.

Then it got downright frustrating with the choices for the next night. There was welder dude: Matt, cool Kai, soulful Jackie, and stunning Felicia. They all did great on their nights, didn’t make the Top 3 for those nights, and I was ticked that none of them were picked, yet the judges picked Ricky, Von, and TATIANA!!! Of the 8, why did 3 of them have to suck?

I sure hope America gets to vote.

Season 8 Show 3 Post-show Predictions

Last night the women mopped the floor with the guys, but generally everyone had an aura of suckiness. The entire first hour was a snoozer with everyone picking the wrong songs… again. Simon half-joked that he would be selecting the songs for the contestants later on in the season. If that transpires, I’ll be very interested to hear the judges’ critiques without the song selection in play.
On with the show. The clear winner of the night was Lil Round. Since she’s a girl, that takes up that slot. The next best performer, in my opinion, was another girl, Felicia Barton, who was called back onto the show’s Top 36 after Joanna Pacitti was disqualified after Hollywood Week.

I’m seriously conflicted with the guy’s pick because I think 3 of them deserve to go on as the guy for the week, and I don’t think any one of them is truely strong enough to win the whole thing. I am choosing Scott “Tunnelvision” MacIntyre to get the most votes. As the best guy singer of the night, though, I’d have to lay down on Ju’Not Joyner and his range and control.

Props to Nathaniel Marshall for solidifying himself as a mega-loser, drama queen, and everything else associated with men wearing stretchy pants, nose bull rings, and hair bands. Thank you for that.