Welp. I semi-predicted last night’s results. I had Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon at the bottom of my power list. But I thought Madison VanDenburg would be standing beside him. And that if the judges used their save, it would be to keep Jeremiah in the competition.
But when Laci Kaye Booth ended up in the bottom, I knew the judges would save her instead. Jeremiah is a terrific singer. But at this point, the competition is tough. I pegged Laine Hardy, Alejandro Arunda and Laci as the judges favorites. Wade Cota is a fan favorite and wasn’t going anywhere. Therefore, Jeremiah could come to the end of his run and he did.
But two things: I underestimated Madison’s popularity and overestimated Laci’s. Madison nailed her her Celine Dion cover, “I Surrender.” Laci struggled last night. It was never mentioned by the judges, but she sounded under the weather–hoarse and off-pitch. But I thought she had enough of a fan base to carry her through. Guess not.
Right now, the finale could very well include Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda and Wade Cota. Wade is peaking at just the right time. He had his best night of the competition, and if he keeps it up, he’s in the finale. Laci will need a very strong night of performances next week to survive.
Time to vote!
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