Here is my take on the girl's night
Hollie Cavanagh - She walked a REALLY FINE line between a good performance and a horrible one. She barely pulled it out and I would not recommend trying something like that again. That is a very very very difficult song to sing. There is no need to up the difficulty like that on the first show where almost half are going to get cut.
Skylar Lane - Ritalin much? Great voice, perfect for her genre and just perky enough to make it all work. But she really needs to cut down on the Red Bull.
Shannon Magrane - Talking about channeling Celine... A good song choice that showcased her surprisingly powerful voice. Technically, she not quite there and there were spots that were shaky, but compared to her competition, she did enough to survive.
Should be in:
Elise Testone - Actually, she was my favorite singer of the night, but the nerves got the best of her. And really, people should stay away from Adele songs.
Jen Hirsh - See above. Technically the best singer in the competition.
Jessica Sanchez - Again, a GREAT GREAT voice. But I am afraid she got almost no TV time leading up to last night. And something about the way she present herself is just not that appealing.
Chelsea Sorrell - Skylar eats girls like you for lunch.
Brielle Von Hugel - "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay"??? What are you? 40??? Stop listening to your MOM!
Hallie Day - Really bad song choice.
Haley Johnsen - Even worse song choice.
Baylie Brown - Her bosoms were squeezed into that dress within inches of their lives. I am really sad to see her go as she was the only real eye candy left in the competition. She just had to be competent to pass this round. Alas, she couldn't even pull that off.