Continuing on this season's theme, the ladies blew the guys away.
Melinda is simply phenomenal. Lakisha is too, but Melinda has an extra layer of polish. Stephanie, Jordin, Sabrina and Gina (probably in that order) are also excellent.
Haley is not really that bad but is not up to the level of this year's top competitors. In other years, she might have been good enough for the top 12.
Antonella managed to stay marginally on key.
Not much time to write today. I thought Simon was unduly harsh on both Haley and Antonella. I have gone from simply disliking Antonella to now disliking but feeling sorry for her. The judges have not found one decent thing to say to her the entire time and she endured a bunch of bad publicity over what I understand were fake photos (some evidencing simply poor judgment of a teenager were real, but the hardcore porn ones were completely fake as I understand it).
Haley seems like a real sweet kid and did not need to hear Simon say "I don't even know your name."
Clearly, Antonella and Haley should be the ones to go tonight. But I really believe that there could be a big surprise and one of the better singers could get bounced as a result of so many good singers with similar styles and likable personalities.