A short version of the final five was on tonight, losing about 25 minutes or to the President’s address about the 700 billion dollar bailout. Rather than get started on that, I’ll get right to what happened.
Performances were cut short due to the speech, otherwise I remember that they were going to get a chance to do full songs instead of the short versions.
First up was Nuttin But Stringz. The first thing that comes to mind is that they were great again. It does seem that everything I’ve heard them do sounds very much the same, but they do it VERY well indeed.
Donald Braswell was next and there’s no doubting that he brought his “A” game tonight. The question is “Will that be enough against these competitors?”. Sharon commented that he belonged more on Broadway than Vegas and who knows, she could be right.
Neal E Boyd Last time out Hoff told him to get back to his roots and tonight he did just that. He reached all the way down inside and brought out that “inner Pavarotti” with a powerful performance of Nessun Dorma. The man is a powerhouse for sure and I wouldn’t be surprised to someday see him perform with the likes of Jose Carreras and Placido Domingo in a new “Three Tenors” concert.
Eli Mattson I can’t help but like this guy’s voice. His Elton John meets Jim Croce sound is powerful and compelling. I don’t know the outcome of this show but I can tell you that Eli Mattson is a name you’re going to be hearing for a long time.
Queen Emily put on a royal performance and she is another one that we’re going to be hearing from for years to come.
It’s really hard to pick from this crowd. They’re all very good at what they do and no doubt all of them will have great careers out of this.
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