No one wants to pile on minutes after a girl, who can actually sing and whose heart is so set on becoming a star, just got shown the door. But let’s be realistic here.
As Simon said last night, for all her vocal prowess, Jessica lacked likeability. In other words, she did not have a winning persona. To quote someone famous for being famous, “I don’t mean to be rude, but . . .” my take on Jessica from the beginning was that she reminded me of that saying about horses, “rode hard and put up wet.” And other colourful images I went into in more detail in my Week 1 recap.
Despite the mantra that “this is a singing competition,” please: we all know there’s more to it than that. Many can sing; few become stars.
Probably the bigger surprise of the evening was the fact that Scott and Anthony escaped the bottom three. Unless the votes were so close that those who escaped did so just barely, this week’s results likely mean that Nadia has burned up a lot of her political capital and is not going to be able to come back from the brink.
Nadia’s performances have varied somewhat in quality, but the real weight around her neck is the precipitous drop in her winsomeness. And standing in the bottom three two weeks in a row isn’t exactly a confidence elixir.
Moreover, since she came out in Week 2 and stated, basically, she could barely find one song in Fred Bronson’s 1,008-page book of number one hits that she liked, maybe she’ll say to herself, “Bag this anyway.”
Anwar, OTOH, is Mr. Congeniality. You would love to have an adult beverage with him or have him teach your children music. But the judges are exactly right: he continually flounders when he performs, but then seemingly rescues himself by hitting the money notes.
He, Anthony and Scott are now the most vulnerable.
That said, okay, okay: I’m going to go ahead and predict the top four:
Fourth place will be Vonzell. Third will be Bo or Carrie. The runner-up will be Bo or Carrie. And who takes the trophy? Constantine. That’s my story and, for now, I’m sticking to it.