The final three take to the stage with two songs each, and at this point, it’s anyone’s game. We get to see some scenes from their hometowns in the opening sequence, as well as a really odd outfit on Nicole. What was with her hair? Jump ahead to check out my recap and opinion of the performances.
Under 30s – Josh Krajcik
I enjoyed Josh’s voice on “Uninvited” with Alanis Morrisette. His voice had some awesome rock quality to it, and to get to duet with Alanis herself must have been a dream come true for him. That was a really strong way to start the night out, although he did fumble a bit when Alanis first came on-stage.
His second song of “At Last” by Etta James was fabulous. It was moving and everything that a finals performance should be. The guitar was a risky move that paid off. Hats off to you, sir.
Boys – Chris Rene
I know he doesn’t have the most amazing voice in the competition, but he has the most heart. That performance of “Complicated” with Avril Lavigne (which I’d like to point out that both Avril and Alanis are Canadian. Proud Canadian here) was super. He makes up for what he doesn’t have in vocals with mad personality. I’d go see him in concert. His rap was tight.
That was amazing. I loved his song, “Young Homey” It’s the ultimate song of a champion. It was outstanding, and I love how the judges could appreciate Chris so much. I’m so very proud of him for staying clean and for proving to everyone that sometimes, it’s the heart that conquers.
Girls – Melanie Amaro
Why do they keep allowing R.Kelly on the stage? Melanie’s duet with him on “I Belive I can Fly” was predictable. I’m sure they could have done better, right? It wasn’t that it was terrible, because it wasn’t. It just wasn’t amazing. There was also that awkward hand holding moment between R.Kelly and Melanie…
It’s hard to compete with Melanie singing “Listen” by Beyonce. That was insanely good. She’s grown in her confidence, and she looks amazing tonight, as well.
All three also performed with Cirque du Soleil on Michael Jackson’s “They Don’t Care About Us.” It was pretty good.
Overall, it’s a tight race, and I’m not sure who is going to win. Honestly, this is the first time I haven’t had a strong favorite, because they are all super talented.
Tune in to FOX tomorrow night at 8/7c for the 2-hour finale to see who takes it all.