Round of 18 -
The competition has just
begun. 18 have made it this far, but for 4 of them, this week of performances
will be their last.
Ben starts the show, and among
the things he says, he mentions that at this point, the competitors will be
allowed to use their instruments, if they have 'em. After introducing the 9 men
who will be performing tonight, and some comments from the judges, we see the
women in the "TD Canada Trust Comfort Zone", who will be watching from the
sidelines for the next hour.
On to the performances, as we
begin with Liam Styles Chang performing "She's So High" by Tal Bachman. Jake
remarks that he is very good at singing the low notes, and didn't expect him to
do the falsetto parts as well as he did. Sass thought he did an amazing job.
Andrew Austin takes the stage
next, with guitar, to sing Maroon 5's "Sunday Morning". Farley says the song
was perfect for him. Zack says that though he seemed a little light and fluffy
around the edges, he was a lot better than he was last week, and Jake thought
the performance was strong.
Moving on to Dwight d'Eon, who
rocks with his rendition of I Mother Earth's "Used To Be Alright". Zack feels
that he's the first "balls to the wall" pure Canadian rocker on this stage, and
he "killed it". Jake would've chosen a different song, though, but he says the
performance was great.
Next up, Clifton Murray. He
performs "You Give Me Something" by James Morrison. Zack says he didn't get it,
Farley thought the grit that was needed for this song was missing, and Sass
figured that he seemed uncomfortable with the song.
Now, Greg Neufeld, with guitar,
is looking to get further into the competition than he did last year, singing
"Geek in the Pink" by Jason Mraz. Jake says it was explosive and strong, and
Zack says it was a good performance, adding that he's glad Greg does what he
does in his comfort zone.
Right away, we go on to Brian
Melo, who goes with Robbie Williams' "Angels". Farley thought it was a
fantastic performance, and Sass thought it was a fantastic song choice. Zack
thought that Brian sounded pitchy, though.
Jaydee Bixby has his guitar
ready to go, and he goes into his version of "I Got a Woman" by Ray Charles.
Zack thought it was stiff and cheesy around the edges, but Jaydee "is a slam
dunk for a career". Jake figured at first that this song choice would be
perfect, but he says it could have been more explosive than it was.
Let's see if Matt Rapley can do
better. His song this week is Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up". Jake says that
he needs to watch the vibrato, because it doesn't seem to work as well on TV as
it does live. Farley thought that vibrato compliments the kind of singer he is,
but he does need to improve his showmanship.
Closing this show is Tyler
Mullendore, who has chosen to sing "Have a Little Faith in Me" by John Hyatt.
Farley feels that he is so natural on stage, and he has a great sense of song
choice. Zack thought he lost focus a bit near the end, but he sang like he
belongs in the Top 10.
Another strong week for the
men, though maybe not quite as strong as they were last week. We'll see how the
women do tomorrow.
The remaining 9
men have done their thing last night. Tonight, the remaining 9 women take the
This time, as
expected, the guys are sitting in the "TD Canada Trust Comfort Zone" tonight,
and after the ladies are introduced, the usual comments from the judges follow.
We get moving
quickly, starting with Martha Joy's rendition of Josh Groban's "To Where You
Are". Jake thought the singing was good, but she still seemed to be stiff and
not showing emotion. Sass thought it was shaky at the beginning, and Zack says
that she needs to show some "Joy".
Next is country
girl Tara Oram, singing "Safe in the Arms of Love" by Michelle Wright. Farley
wanted to see more physical performance from her, though the singing was great.
Sass felt that the song suited her. Zack called the vocals "Carrie
Blackhall follows that with the theme song from "Roswell", "Here With Me" by
Dido. Zack thinks that this week and last showed that she doesn't sing that
well. Jake mentions that she was able to sing that well in the earlier rounds,
but this performance just didn't measure up to those she did in the past.
Let's see if
Carly Rae Jepsen can do better than that, as she delivers her performance of
"Sweet Ones" by Sarah Slean. Jake loved that she showed her personality, and
can choose songs that do just that. Farley agrees with the great song choice,
and adds that she could be the girl to beat.
is next, and she has chosen CCR's "Proud Mary". But Jake doesn't get the song
choice. Sass thought she hit the killer note at the end, but the rest of it
didn't show off the best parts of her voice. Zack simply shook his head, having
nothing to say.
stage now is Montana Martin Iles, who once again goes with a recent hit; this
time, it's Fall Out Boy's "Thnks fr th Mmrs". Farley says that she can
definitely entertain, which she did once again, but he challenges her to focus
on singing as best as she can next week. But Jake feels that she should keep
doing what she has been doing, because it'll take her far into the competition.
follow that up is Mila Miller, with "Try a Little Tenderness" by Otis Redding.
Sass feels that Mila has a sense of humour that she loves. Jake thought it
seemed like she really felt the whole song, like every word meant something to
Annika Odegard's turn. She is going with Joss Stone's "Super Duper Love". Zack
thought it was immature, uncool, and just not good. Farley didn't see enough
soul in that performance.
It's up to
Khalila G (full last name Glanville) to close the show on a positive note, as
she performs "I Can't Help Myself" by the Four Tops. Jake thought the
performance was strong, but she was out of tune while dancing around. Farley
tells her that she and the other women need to make sure they spend time and use
whatever resources they have to pick songs that are good for her. Zack's
message is clear: "Sing songs that matter!"
Just like last
week for the ladies, we heard another mixed bag of good performances and
not-so-good performances tonight. Tomorrow, it's results time once again.
Another set of
performances have come and gone, and now, it's time to see which 4 won't be on
the stage next week.
is the same as last week. After the recaps, we get right down to business with
Martha - SAFE
Montana - SAFE
Scarlett - Bottom 4
Naomi-Joy - Bottom 4
Khalila - Bottom 4
Annika - SAFE
Mila - Bottom 4
Carly Rae - SAFE
Tara - SAFE
Of the ladies,
Scarlett, Naomi-Joy, Khalila, and Mila had better hope for the best. But what
about the men?
Tyler - SAFE
Clifton - Bottom 4
Matt - SAFE
Liam - SAFE
Jaydee - SAFE
Dwight - Bottom 4
Andrew - Bottom 4
Brian - Bottom 4
Greg - SAFE
Of the guys,
Clifton, Dwight, Andrew, and Brian are praying that they won't be leaving. What
do the judges think? Well, Jake thinks that Clifton and Dwight will be going
home, and Farley agrees. Sass can't see Khalila or Mila leaving, and Zack
Of course, Ben,
being the nice guy that he is, will save 2 of them before announcing any
Dwight - SAFE
Khalila - SAFE
And now, it's
time to break some bad news to 4 of the 6 that remain in danger...
Clifton - OUT
Andrew - OUT
Brian - SAFE
Scarlett - OUT
Naomi-Joy - OUT
Mila - SAFE
That means that
Clifton Murray, Andrew Austin, Scarlett Burke, and Naomi-Joy Blackhall are done
for the season. Next week, the 14 that remain will be performing yet again, and
by the end of that week, we'll have this season's Top 10.