Danny Gokey, “What Hurts the Most”: 18
So the judges loved it. Why didn’t I? Maybe it was because he was drowned out by the band a little, or maybe it was because the audio cracked right before his big moment. But something just didn’t work for me.
Allison Iraheta, “Don’t Speak”: 18
This was a great choice and it sounded good, but I had to knock off points for the outfit and her weak guitar playing. She got so nervous that she started playing ahead of herself. I kind of liked her cutting right to the rockiest part of the song, except it did kind of make it seem like she was shouting, as Simon said.
And did anyone else think that seemed incredibly short compared to the others? Of course, anything would seem short compared to that snoozefest that was Megan…