"Round of 3" - April 19
I'd like to wish Leann
Rimes a speedy recovery - because I'm stuck with Sara
Evans and Cledus T. Judd again. We get a different start
this week though, because we start with the medley! The
singer is Bret Michaels, and we get the other 4 finalist
singers doing a rendition of 'Nothing But a Good Time'.
Let's just say that I'm happy that Bret is a judge
instead of a competitor this season, as he really needed
to do some more vocal warm-ups. We get sparks from the
Nashville Star sign - maybe as a relief that the song is
That was also a warm-up for the singers - and the
judges, as we are ready to turn 4 singers into 3
singers. We get the introduction of everyone on a now
Since we need space this week, we find out that Tim
McGraw has issued the final 4 a challenge, and we see a
State Farm plug to give blood. After the plug, the
challenge is for each of them to host a local benefit in
their hometowns to raise money for the Red Cross. That's
not TOO much of having someone do the dirty work for
them, is there?
The good news, is that since all 4 of them did a
benefit, they will all perform. It will be at the end of
the show that we get the announcement of who's being
eliminated. We will also get another song by Bret
Michael, as he sings his new single 'Open Road!' Can't
Jason Meadows can't wait, because he's on first. He says
that he plans on singing tonight like it's his last
performance. We see the video clip of his benefit
concert (and that he has raised $12,673 for the Red
Cross (nice!) and over $26,000 total, he sings 'That's
My Name'. It was good, but I thought he was better last
week. For his final 'Why you should vote for me' speech,
he blesses everyone. Anastasia says that he may have it
in the bag, but be careful for Jody and Jayron. Bret and
Phil liked it, but let's get back to Anastasia. She
talked about everyone...except Jayron. Did she just give
away the person eliminated?
Next up is Erika Jo, who is also blessed to be here. She
is going to miss everything, but she is very happy to be
doing this. We don't find out how much she is donating,
but it was probably a large amount. She sings 'Broken
Wing' and she continues to broaden her range and impress
me. The judges still love her, and so do I.
The third person up is Jody Evans, as he says how
awesome it was to be back home. We get his video before
we hear him Rockabilly out with 'Sitting Pretty'. He is
asked to campaign for himself - but he won't do it,
adding that it's up to the audience to decide. The
judges keep saying the same thing to him - find a group
and kee plugging away.
Jayron Weaver comes out next, and as we see his video,
we see panties thrown at him. Yikes! Jayron comes out
with a ballad which the audience which sounds more
Gospel than country. I agree with Anastasia, 'John Tesh
rocks out more than you do', but Phil thinks iut would
be a sin if he left the show. Bret thinks that this
week's decision will be very tough.
Speaking of Bret, we get to hear his song, which is
pretty good. He sings 'Open Road' and is much better
than last week. I would actually buy that CD.
Speaking of buying stuff, don't forget the Nashville
Star 3 Tour! Coming in June! Get your tickets NOW!!!!!!
After the plug, we get the announcement we've all been
waiting for. The first person into the finals is...Jason
Meadows! The second person into the finals is...Erika
Jo! The third person who has gotten enough votes to be
in the finals is...Jody Evans??!?! Wha?
That means, of course, that Jayron Weaver is out. Jayron
says that it will sink in more, and he says that he
brought everything he had. He thanks the judges and
America for keeping him in this long.
That brings us down to the remaining Nashville Star 3
Finalists. We get Big and Rich next week (yes, they
promise it will be next week) as we get a NINETY MINUTE
SPECIAL FINALE!!!! And with that, we're out.
So who wins? Let's see the pattern of the last 2
3rd place - The wacky Singer
2nd place - the Cowboy
1st Place - the Talented one who's left
So taking this formula, the finalists should be...
3rd - Jody
2nd - Jason
1st - Erika
Does this mean that we will see our first female
finalist? Join us in 7 days
to find out as we get to the finale.