This is the episode I’ve been waiting for. Mel and I have predicted that the winner this year will probably come from team Miley, (possibly Jen). I challenge you to tell me who on Blake’s team can beat team Miley. We interviewed Brooke, Moriah, Janice, Karli, and Ashland on this team and not only are they super talented, they are also very nice people. So, who made it through to the final 12?
We’ve predicted that Brooke will win the whole contest. She sang a feminist reinterpretation of James Brown’s It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World. What an incredible voice, by God. So, obviously Miley chose her. She would have been a fool and deaf to not.
Of all the wildcards, Karli did by far the best. She was great and is a delightful person as we learned when we interviewed her. I think the reason she wasn’t chosen is because her competition was just too stiff.
He sang Nazareth’s Love Hurts, which is a perfect song for him. The problem with Adam isn’t that he isn’t good it’s that he hasn’t grown much. He peaked early and doesn’t have much else to show us. He was not picked.
Ashland is a country woman singing powerhouse. She’s like Bonnie Rait or something. She is going to kill someday in Nashville. Miley picked her over Moriah and the rest and I think it was the right choice.
Moriah is fantastic and we really enjoyed talking to her, but I think what hurt her that night was song selection. That song doesn’t show off her talent enough. Why didn’t she do Joan Jett? I’ve been saying this all along. She, alas, went home.
Janice is the best singer in the competition. Period. All that pain of all she’s been through is like an exposed nerve when she sings. Not only did she make it through, I think she is Brooke’s biggest competition.