I've given up on Phillip. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I like everything about him but his song choices and he's done nothing to change that opinion... so far. I'm still hopeful someone else will pick his songs from here on out.
Phillip has never had a "moment" on the show, IMO. That's bad because I think he's probably the only person left to never have had one.
I have no issue with his song choices, but I think he needs to change it up. I think he's done great with his duets with Elise. I think he needs to challenge himself more.
Colton, OTOH, moved up a notch in my estimation last night (as did Elise, 2 of the last 3 weeks). So my top four ATM would be same as yours, except Colton instead of Phillip.
Colton has had three performances this year where I truly enjoyed him.... one of which was prior to the live shows. I think he had a performance or two last year, but overall, he bores me to tears. A lot of potential, but several great performances do not make up for the others that make me want to go to sleep.
Elise has had two bad performances during the live shows. The rest of her performances (including her two duets) have been among my favorites those particular weeks. She's definitely a favorite of mine.
Strangely enough, that woman who I mentioned in my last post (the one who I was not aware watched AI) said there was one contestant she didn't like who seemed to yell. She seemed to think it might have been Elise.
Colton reminded me a lot of David Cook last night. For the first time this season, I saw the potential for him to win it all.
I was not (nor am) the biggest David Cook fan, but David Cook did AMAZING on AI. I'm sitting here listening to him sing "The Music Of The Night" in my head from simply thinking about it.
I think Colton has the potential to be as good or better, but I don't think he's shown it on the AI stage like David Cook did. That may be a good thing, as I personally don't think DC has lived up to the potential he's showed on the show.
I'm not worried about Joshua. Even if he gets voted off tonite, he's going to have a great career ahead of him, IMHO.
I wouldn't be surprised. I just think the show should be fair...
I'm less sure about Jessica, however. I like her a lot, but I don't think she's as good as Charice, e.g., and I haven't heard boo about her since her last Glee guest appearance a year or two ago.
Actually Charice may be doing well and I'm just not aware of it, because I don't follow careers that closely, with one notable exception. I'm rooting for Adele to end it with her current beau so she can write some more great break-up songs for a new album. How selfish am I?
Good comparison on Charice by the way...
I don't disagree.... Jessica, Joshua, and to a lesser extent, Elise, would be the hardest contestants left to market.
I'm a huge Adele fan, so I'll just use a smiley as a statement: