Interesting show last night. Yep, Xtina clearly is doing everything to take Tony out, short of hiring a hit man!
I was mostly excited about last night's performances. The "home voters pick males" comment above seemed timely from my point of view. In past shows, I've favored the female singers, but not last night - the men clearly blew them away. Erin just doesn't do it for me - she doesn't enunciate! And Jermaine singing Journey. . .well, that was just awesome! Never have liked Lindsey (I ffwded through her performance), and for some reason, I felt Katrina's performance last night wasn't good enough to beat Tony - I would buy an album of Tony's if it was centered around last night's style of music/performance (which sucks because I've liked Katrina's prior performances).
The real problem comes down to Jamar vs. Juliet. I want so badly to like Juliet, and I have enjoyed her past performances, but I found myself hitting ffwd on her performance last night. Maybe it was the song choice I hated, maybe it's that little thing with her voice that grates on me occasionally, I don't know. Jamar, on the other hand, could record "Sittin' on the Toilet" (do a Youtube search for that, um, "gem") and I'd buy the album! The man has a voice! Maybe THE Voice!
And thank you Cee-Lo for putting those young-uns in their place - that was a Roberta Flack original, Lauren Hill just remade the song!
So what do you think? Based on last night, I'm betting Tony, Chris, Jermaine, and Juliet, and I think either Jermaine or Juliet will win it.