David A.: I thought "And So It Goes" was the best thing you've done since "Imagine." Kudos to Paula for picking such a perfect song for you. (Full disclosure: I absolutely adore that song.) Your song pick? Forgettable. What was it again? See? And the Dan Fogelberg? Before Simon even made his comments, I turned to my friend and said, "Why did they pick a song that makes a seventeen-year-old kid sound like an old fogey?" So one great, two OK, and we'll see you next week for the Battle of the Davids.
Syesha: I actually didn't watch your Round 1 on YouTube because I didn't care. I thought "Fever" was fine. That's what I always say about you: fine. Frankly, I was distracted during "Fever" by how short and transparent your dress was. There was a lot of backlighting shining through that silvery skirt. The song the producers chose for you was awful, although your performance was . . . fine. Fine is not going to cut it this week. You're gone.
David C.: I liked 'em all. Even if David A. wins it all with the teenybopper vote, you're poised to make a great record. Your creativity didn't come through as much on this round, but your performances were solid and enjoyable.
Bring on the Battle of the Davids! I can't wait. I will be *pissed* if there is some upset and Syesha is around next week. In fact, I was so worried about that possibility that for the first time ever, I voted last night, twice. Once for Archuleta, once for Cook. I did my part. Let's see what happens tonight. Hopefully I'll be home from book club in time to catch the end of the results show.