Okay so I love Neil Diamond. When I was in High School my parents bought the 2 Disc Greatest Hits 1966-1992 Album. I remember one experience where I went on a visit somewhere with my dad. I couldn't go in the home so I just sat in my 1987 Toyota truck with a CD player and cranked this CD. Let me just clarify: The truck wasn't new. This was probably 1994 or so. Obsessive teen that I was--ok not much has changed--I listened to this CD for months on end. Thus began my love affair with Neil Diamond.
Neil was so nice with the contestants. I loved that. Can I just say "wow" to those eyebrows though!
Okay so Paula was obviously on something tonight too thinking that Jason had sang two songs after the first one. She looked really confused. That was hilarious.
Jason: Forever in Blue Jeans--Loved it! I thought that song was so perfect for him. I thought he was confident and his voice came off as strong as it could. I loved the violins too. I agree with Simon that it was forgettable, but he did a great job anyway.
September Morn--Eh, I'm not sure it was as good as the first one. It was just okay kind of boring actually.
David Cook: I'm Alive--So I love David, right? This song was good and he sang it well but it was just a'ight for me. It sounded just like any other song and didn't really have too much individuality. I didn't feel like her was really enjoying himself up there singing this one.
All I really Need Is You--This is the David that we all love. Much better than the first one! I love that he sings the songs as we could hear them on the radio now and love.
Brooke: I'm a Believer--What a fun song for Brooke to sing. I was happy to see her smile. We haven't seen that in a while. She tends to sing such serious songs. She still did look pretty nervous up there though. I really like the little changes in arrangement that she threw in. I liked it! I think that might be what keeps her in for next week.
I Am, I Said--Again this is the Brooke that we love! Her voice was beautiful and yay, she didn't forget the words! I love her behind the piano and she feels so at ease sitting there.
David A.: Sweet Caroline--Hmmm, I sort of felt like I was at Disneyland. Kinda pop-y and I didn't really dig it.
America--Is this American Idol or Star Search? I don't know, I didn't really like it again. He can sing really well, but I thought it way to country fair-ish. Eh, but I'm not really a fan so this is just my opinion.
Syesha: Hello Again--Syesha's growing on me! She sang this song so flawlessly and beautifully. I really enjoyed it!
Thank the Lord for the Nighttime--It was fun and enjoyable and she did well but it was okay. I think she is talented but doesn't really stand out.