Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I agree they should give everyone more than one song before we obliterate half of them all at once. Over the years lots of very good singers were eliminated before we ever got a chance to get an accurate depiction of their talent. You can't judge a baseball player based on one game, and you can't judge a singer based on one performance.
Yes James Durbin is a screamer, but I find his screaming far less shrill and sharp than the "nails on a chalkboard" shrieking of Adam Lambert. James' Judas Priest song was actually pretty darn good I thought, far better than his Hollywood round performances.
I agree with you also on Rachel Zevita, she didn't belong in the top 24 and neither did Jordan.
The only one I was really surprised didn't make it was Kendra. I thought she was one of the best girls and gave the best wild card performance.