I told you my favorites from the auditions, now I've picked my favorites from the first performances. Here are the guys in order of their songs tonight. It was 60s night. Let's compare reactions.
David (there are three Davids) sang In The Midnight Hour, starting out slow and building up. He has a really sexy voice and I liked him a lot.
Flat beginning. No low register.
Cheezy Chikezie MUST GO.
Please vote him off.
And this was his second time to Hollywood.
There was a reason he didn't make it last time.
This David is from Blue Springs, Missouri, which is where we stay when we visit Kansas City because the hotels are cheap. *G*
He auditioned in Omaha. He sang Happy Together, and it was okay, but not wonderful.
There are 2 Jasons, but trust me, you will not mix them up.
He has a son who was excited for him. Jason sang Moon River.
It wasn't terrible.
I can hear him singing the theme song of a Disney movie and it would be adequate. Okay, but bluh.
Thinks of himself as a rocker, and okay he is.
He sang One exactly as Three Dog Night did, and it was good.
Simon liked it a lot.
I liked him all right.
Goofy young nice kid.
Sang You'd Better Shop Around and really made it his with a hip young version.
This was my first WOW of the night.
He's only 17 years old, but sang like a pro.
Simon said he was the best so far, and he was. This David was amazing.
In my predictions, I called him irritating.
He's 18 and was cut last year.
He sang jailhouse Rock and really needed to dance, but can't.
Simon called his performance grotesque and awful.
I don't know about that, but my reaction was "eh."
Jay says he'll get voted off, but I reminded him about Sanjea.
There's one in every season.
We could give this dude pointy ears and send him to middle earth.
Can you say Orlando Bloom? I REALLY REALLY wanted to like this guy.
He's gorgeous. He's married. He did okay in the auditions.
Luke sang Everybody's Talkin' At Me, and had some pitch problems.
Simon said his performance was forgettable, and he was right.
Well, I do remember it was painful.
PLEASE PLEASE pick a better song next time, Orlando--er, Luke, because I WANT to like you.
Luke Menard looks like a cross between Luke Perry and Orlando Bloom, and that ain't all bad.
He said about himself that he only looks like Ellen Degeneres from the right and the left and the front. He's 18 and adorable. He was the last one chosen from the Hollywood auditions.
Colton sang Suspicius Minds and was my second WOW of the night. He made it his own. And he's cute.
I like this guy.
He would look great on the cover of Teen Scene Magazine. He's cute.
Ryan compared him to Leif Garrett and Peter Frampton. Okay.
In his audition he sounded like a girl.
He sang Breaking Up is Hard to Do without the Neil Sedaka oomph.
In the close-ups, we saw a pathetic little mustache--okay he's only 17--but please shave until you're twenty.
I'm just sad for you and your lip.
Simon told him he needed fresh air and that he's pale. He needs to become relevant.
That's like telling him to grow a mustache, Simon.
I think I'm in love with the dreadlock drummer.
This 20 year old had only performed in public 5 times before this show.
I've always beem a sucker for John Travolta, and there are those eyes and that smile, holy cow! He sang What A Day For A Daydream and played his guitar.
I love him, love him, love him. Jason MUST keep that hair back because he's knock-me-out gorgeous and adorable with killer eyes and smile.
Did I mention that?
Simon called his performance in the top 2 of the night.
He said it was effortless and that he had charisma.
Well, YEAH! Jason was overwhelmed and said, "I was scared up here."
How can America not love this kid?
Michael was my pick from the auditions. Well, that was before I fell for Jason Castro. Michael sang Bohemian Rhapsody in the Hollywood auditions and Light My Fire tonight.
The judges loved him. Even Simon.
Simon called hin the most consistant, a natural with charisma.
Well, yeah, but that was before Jason Castro.
He didn't change the song he did, and it was good, but I wasn't thrilled.
He has kind of a weird vibrato that permeates all his songs.
So, my top picks of the night are: