Last night was round one of the “live” rounds..
Team Delta’s singers taking on Team Seal’s minions. Next week Joel’s kids will take on Keith’s crew.
Here is my understanding of the rules from here:
You lot vote, buy, Facebook, tweet your favourite singer of the night and they will go through and then something something judges chose something something Seal. What? Yes I glazed over when they were explaining the rules, I’m not a robot you know. Not like Keith Urban appears to be – his lyrical knowledge of apparently ALL songs is PHENOMENAL. I would not want to take him on in that American show where you have to sing the next line. He would DOMINATE at that.
But I digress..
Overall the show tonight was disappointing, there I said it.
I don’t know if it was poor song choice or the blatant abuse of a wind machine but it all seemed a little overcooked.
The judges pumped out yet another memorable group performance. Delta managed to emote with both her hands and eyes while playing piano and Seal was just off CHOPS with the circular pelvic movements. I would say he was engaging in some aggressive thrusting, both horizontal and vertical. (It is possible, watch the tape back…)
First up was Fatai the 16 year old gospel singer who quit school to pursue singing. She sang “Empire State of mind” by Alicia Keys, otherwise know as “in New Yoooooooooooooork” in my house. Her first 6 bars were gorgeous, lady can flat out sing. The lower register caused her some grief but in my eyes she had one of the strongest female performance of the evening. I especially liked her pink feather skirt but then again I get around in combat boots and tutus so I may not be the best judge of fashion choices. Seal was so pleased with her performance he did the double hand head grab lick ear thing… It’s OK, Seal is allowed to, right guys?
Matt Hetherington kicked things off for team Delta. He looked the rock god part with open shirt and high leather choker on but this fell flat for me. He didn’t really seem into the song which was “White noise” by The Living end. He looked edgy, stressed and his voice sounded sore. I know the feeling Matty, I really do.
Back to Seal’s team (You get how this goes now, I’m not doing it again. Seal then Delta then Seal then Delta…) Karise Eden singing “Nothing’s real but love” by Rebecca Ferguson. Pre Karise we got to see team Seal just hanging out in the lair, singing together and giving group massages.. They didn’t show the last part but you just KNOW that goes on there. Karise was excellent, I am a genuine fan. Joel ripped out one he’d prepared earlier: “You have more soul than a sneaker store.” Also, Seal MUST stop telling her to “tame the beast”, for several reasons…