Some brief thoughts, as I've gotten out of the habit of tape-delayed blogging.
This season's semi-finals are as good a reason as any to abolish the "6 guys, 6 girls" in the Top 12 thing.
Because the girls killed the guys this week. Absolutely murdered them. And it's going to be really hard to see most of them go (especially if any of the 2-3 who didn't pass muster make it through)
At a maximum, I'd keep 4 of the guys (Jacob, James, Casey, and Robbie). Which means 8 girls. Which, based on last night, honestly, still means losing someone who did a good job.
A few of these girls have to go (and though I'm hopeful Julie sticks around because last night was NOT her best performance... last night she was subpar). These are the 8 I thought did well enough.
- Naima (early in the episode)
- Kendra (underexposed in auditions)
- Karen (apparently there was some backlash about the Spanish? If so... lame)
- Lauren Turner (underexposed, personality may not mesh with audience)
- Lauren Alaina (overexposed/hyped?)
Of those, my guess is that Kendra and Lauren Turner wouldn't make it through because of underexposure... and I, personally, would opt for Julia (who can do better) over Haley, but, again, not based on last night's performance.
What are your thoughts?