Adam Cunningham was better and more at home with “American Girl” yesterday than he was last week, but since he didn’t get the votes and downloads to make it through then, it’s not too much of a jaw-dropper that he’s here again. But Janice?
Sure, Janice wasn’t at the top of her game during her rendition of “Shine” yesterday, and she does tend to beat a dead horse when it comes to so many screeches, but she’s still more authentic and interesting than at least three of the singers who got called up before her. Sigh.
For the save-me performances, Adam wisely chooses a solid crowd-pleaser in Lonestar’s “Amazed,” which has no doubt featured prominently in most weddings south of the Mason-Dixon for the past two decades, so everyone knows it. His voice is a good match for this song, too — even if he still struggles with those high notes and feels the inexplicable need to yell when he’s trying to rile up the audience, it’s still consumable for the couch crowd.
Janice, on the other hand, aims way too high by choosing Sia’s “Chandelier,” which is already impossible enough without her being this emotional. There’s nothing nice to say about this performance, really. She’s pitchy, she misses some important notes in the chorus, and she seems completely unrehearsed.
Based on their instant save performances alone, Adam Cunningham deserves to win. Based on everything else, this is as much of an upset as last week’s elimination.
This season is wild.
Saved by America (in order of announcement by Carson Daly):
- Chloe Kohanski (Team Blake)
- Addison Agen (Team Adam)
- Brooke Simpson (Team Miley)
- Davon Fleming (Team Jennifer)
- Red Marlow (Team Blake)
- Noah Mac (Team Jennifer)
- Ashland Craft (Team Miley)
- Keisha Renee (Team Blake)
- Shi’Ann Jones (Team Jennifer)
Saved by the instant vote: Adam Cunningham (Team Adam)
Sent home: Janice Freeman (Team Miley)
- Team Adam: Addison Agen, Adam Cunningham
- Team Miley: Brooke Simpson, Ashland Craft
- Team Jennifer: Davon Fleming, Shi’Ann Jones, Noah Mac
- Team Blake: Keisha Renee, Red Marlow, Chloe Kohanski