Your writeup for Corey.... Glad he's your 2nd best male this season.
Glad you enjoyed his prelives run. I do think his blind is really underrated, I think he gave DOMO a new flavor with his performance. It's a more assertive version than Calum's cover, but still very vulnerable. There's a couple of moments in his blind (the "on my own..."s specifically) where he modulated his notes and it sounds so dope. DOMO is actually my third favorite performance from him this season, only behind Already Gone (an all-timer KO if you ask me) and Lose You to Love Me (I still can't believe he got IS with that song).
As for "Arcade", I remember you being one of the few people who wasn't as harsh on it as the rest of IDF was, and at that time I appreciated that note of positivity, so thank you for that. I think that if Corey didn't exhaust all his resources on that group performance with Cam and Kenzie, he wouldn't have run out of steam for Arcade, especially since he was sick at that time and wasn't in top condition. I do see your point about the song being very range-y but also fast at the same time, which isn't really a good combination for Corey because his voice excels on slower songs where he can gradually build up to glory notes without running out of breath. I still love his studio version of it at least, and I'm glad he got to do something upbeat and with a little more personality on the Voice stage.
Random fun fact: Duncan Laurence, the original artist behind Arcade, was also an alumni of The Voice of Holland, the originator of the whole Voice franchise. He was also a semifinalist on his season, has a female coach, and his exit song also happens to be Iris, just like Corey. At this rate, should we be expecting Corey to suddenly make an appearance on the American Song Contest next year? Only time will tell.