RS/SN Week 5 - Performance Reviews by LAHe hasn't impressed me until tonight, but I gotta give it up for Ryan Star. He not only earned the encore for tomorrow, but that was actually one of the best performances I've seen yet on the show. You go, Ryan. I'm paying attention now, and I'm sorry I doubted you.
How would you like to follow Ryan? Well, Lukas didn't like it at all. It was written all over his face, he didn't know the lyrics to his song, it was in a bad key for him, and he completely tanked. Lukas could actually end up in the bottom three tomorrow night. I don't think he'll be booted, because Jill or Zayra will surely be gone by the end of tomorrow, but Lukas might have to sing for his life.
Let's discuss Jill and Zayra and get it over with. O.M.F.G. I actually think it's past the point of comedy and bottomed out to just plain cruel to let Zayra continue to flounder. She's truly like a fish out of water, and it's not funny anymore. It's awkward and embarrassing, and PLEASE, let's end the misery, hers and ours She's like the William Hung of this show. Stop it already. That said, what about Jill's stripper performance, pole-dancing the mic, and generally making an ass of herself? How about a double elimination tomorrow night, Jill and Zayra? They must both go. Now!
Incidentally, I think the band didn't fully shred and destroy Zayra so much tonight (even though she deserved it) because I think they were still trying to justify Phil's departure over hers from last week. That was something they didn't need to do since they leaked the uncut version of Phil's dismissal, but I see that the official story is still that "Zayra changes it up." Okay, whatever. Just my opinion.
I also have to give props to Josh. I don't think Josh has a snowball's chance in hell to even make it to the final six, but he sounded great on Santeria, and I really enjoyed his performance. Good show, Josh.
So, tonight was show-Magni-the-love night. I gotta admit when I watched the web episode on Monday, my stone-cold heart melted for Magni when he watched the home video of his son taking his first steps. And even though I was genuinely touched, the real reasons I like Magni are because he has a terrific voice, a load of talent, perfect instincts, a sense of humor, and integrity. He also has a huge upper body and a bald head, both of which I totally love in men. (Damn it, why does he have to have a wife and kid?) Magni's seriously a contender in this. With Lukas having an incredibly bad night, Magni moves up to top male contender. Until this week, I had him as the second male contender, but he's the #1 man now.
Dilana still has the lock for the women (word around the world wide web is that the man on whose shoulders she rode was her boyfriend in town from Texas), but Storm is for real, especially after her performance tonight. She really show-cased her voice with the Bowie song. Good times.
Of all the rockers who have performanced with the three Supernova guys, Patrice has fared the best so far. Dana's getting a lot of props on the web for her Who performance, but it basically left me cold. She looks completely unnatural being the the tough rocker chick.
And finally, Toby. Toby was in the preliminary bottom three at the end of the night. He's been skating by until now with average performances. It took him almost a full verse to really find his footing in Pennyroyal Tea, but he hasn't stepped up to the plate since he did Knocking on Heaven's Door early in the season. Toby's from Australia, and in case you don't know, let me just tell you that those guys are total horn dogs. So that's why I was laughing my ass off when he found the woman in the audience with the the most bodacious tatas and pressed himself into her at the end of his song. OMG, Toby, you are such a fucking dingo.