Very underwhelmed by last night's show. The judges continue to rave but the performances don't warrant it. Paul was physically lively this week, I'll give him that, but the vocals were not strong. Lauren was just boring and I'm a fan, sort of. I think she has a load of potential but she never just cuts loose and loses herself in the song. She's just too young for this competition. Stefano was also very lively this week and put everything he's got into it. If only Lauren would do the same. Problem is, Stefano only has half of Lauren's potential. Didn't do much for me. Better than last week though. Scotty showed some flaws this week with intonation issues and strained high notes. Also didn't seem as involved as he's been in past weeks. Of course none of that will matter to his fan girls who vote 500 times per episode for him, so does it really matter? Casey followed his off-beat jazzy siren this week with the stand up base and wildly anachronistic Nat King Cole number "Nature Boy." I liked his assertion of doing what is true to him but have to admit it bored the stuffing out of me, plus the face-pulling and grunts and growls were back, none of which are helping him with most of the public imo. But he gets some extra credit for originality at least. Haley had just an ok outing. There wasn't much to do with that song and that's just what she did, i.e. not much. Steven of course enjoyed it because he could try looking up her dress; poor creepy Steven just can't help himself. Jacob is never boring but he is uncomfortable to watch and listen to, both for the visual histrionics and the vocal indulgences. He's never really learned to rein it in. He tries, but then the Gospel creature within suddenly erupt out of him like a scene out of an Aliens movie, and there's no stopping it once it escapes. This week it actually kind worked at the very end, but usually it's a disaster when Jacob goes all in as he did with "Alone." James is the one and only contestant this week who I was genuinely entertained by to the extent that I just smiled and enjoyed his performance all the way through. It was also the first week where I wasn't thinking "Adam Lambert Lite." The vocals were also pretty solid and he showed real passion which most of the other contestants don't. Except for James I found this week's show boring.