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  1. My list: 1. Jershika 2. Paris 3. Wendy 4. Joshua 5. GNT 6. Hailey 7. Lana 8. Jim and Sasha 9. Jeremy 10. Holly That said, I could see Jershika, Lana, Jim and Sasha, Jeremy, and Holly in the bottom 3. The other 5 I think will be safe.
  2. My final rankings (based on tonight alone) 1. Jershika 2. Paris 3. Wendy 4. Joshua 5. GNT 6. Hailey 7. Lana 8. Jim and Sasha 9. Jeremy 10. Holly
  3. Of course! I'm selectively pretending it doesn't exist haha... but you got my point!
  4. Rankings so far: 1) Jershika 2) Wendy 3) Joshua 4) Lana 5) Jim and Sasha 6) Jeremy 7) Holly
  5. Nicely done Jim and Sasha! Even if this ends up being their last week, that was a great note to go out on.
  6. My mother: "Some high school team lost their wrestler"
  7. Starts watching Maneskin... "looks like I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue"
  8. Great job, Jershika! That was fun and the most memorable performance so far tonight.
  9. Including commercials, that's like a 35 minute bathroom break haha
  10. The song is very... staccato (is the word I think I want to use here). Not a lot of space for those bigger, more drawn out notes (common to ballads in particular) that tend to create the "wow" moments. Still, I hope she crushes it live and gets those votes.
  11. If they arranged the song properly, I could see this going better than people expect, and I hope Jershika surprises us in a good way. That's a big "if", though.
  12. Coaches song: "Can't Stop the Feeling!" (Justin Timberlake) ... from the "Trolls" soundtrack
  13. 1. Girl Named Tom 2. Wendy 3. Jershika 4. Paris 5. Joshua 6. Gymani 7. Jeremy 8. Lana 9. Hailey 10. Holly 11. Jim & Sasha
  14. Undoubtedly true - that comment was more of a reference to how the coaches, Kelly in particular, keep bringing up her age. Could just be my selective memory, but with Carter that eventually gave way to “contender to win the show”. If the same happens with Hailey, I won’t complain!
  15. Which, if you're John, Ariana, Nick Jonas, or any other coach, makes it twice the uphill battle.
  16. I think there's a bit of selection bias as well... I get the sense that the favorites (particularly some of the slightly older, more polished singers... Toneisha and Wendy come to mind) are more likely to pick Blake (or if not Blake, Kelly) at the outset, giving them an advantage even before the "Blake voters" factor kicks in. In many ways, these two phenomena (coach selection, voter bias towards certain coaches) are mutually reinforcing.
  17. Next Level 1. Girl Named Tom - if I were a betting man... there's a brilliance to what they do every week that puts them a cut above, even if I can occasionally nitpick the particulars of their arrangements. 2. Wendy Moten - best voice on the show; possibly top 2-3 ever on the show; was smart to go more finessed/nuanced last night, but could stand to pour more of herself into her vocals like... On the Cusp 3. Jershika Maple - floored by her. (As a security guard, she could probably knock me to the floor as well.) She keeps up what she did last night, and she may surpass Wendy for me. Her personality also works in her favor - if this were the "Who do I want to share stories over beer with?" power ranking, she'd be at the top of my list without question. Just Ahead of the Pack 4. Paris Winningham 5. Joshua Vacanti Neither is everyone's cup of tea, but both are very solid vocally and bring something unique among this year's contestants which make them stand out - Paris his soul / passion, and Joshua his theatricality. Compared to The Pack, I could see myself being bummed if I don't get at least 2-3 more weeks of their performances. The Pack 6. Gymani - consistently good, but risks getting outshined by Jershika and Wendy. Song choice will be critical. 7. Jeremy Rosado - solid, has the "wow" factor in moments, but perhaps not enough to go the distance 8. Lana Scott - solid, has a lane to herself for the most part; similar to Jeremy, has the "wow" factor in moments but not enough to go the distance 9. Hailey Mia - voting population may ensure she outperforms this slot. "Compelling for her age" doesn't quite match Carter Rubin's "compelling for any age" 10. Holly Forbes - solid and a favorite of many here, but have seen a number of moments of inconsistency / nerves that will hurt her unless she can crush the song choices these next few weeks. Just Outside the Top 10 (while still outlasting 2/3 of their competitors; not to mention being more skilled singers/performers than 99.9% of America) 11. Shadale - her versatility is impressive and she can bring a lot of emotion to her performances; just doesn't seem to connect in the same way to those ranked higher 12. Jim and Sasha - voting population may also ensure they outperform this slot; clear case where personality and strategic song choice has carried them beyond raw vocal ability relative to their competition 13. Ryleigh Plank - still 1000% better of a singer than me or anyone I know personally, great and unique vibe, but facing stiff competition. Ranking slots by coach: Blake: 2, 4, 8 Ariana: 10, 12, 13 John: 3, 5, 11 Kelly: 1, 6, 7, 9 Assuming a 5-person finale, I expect one, maybe two, of "The Pack" to sneak in. But I expect at least 3 of my Top 5 would make a 5-person finale, likely 4. John is my sneaky pick to surprise everyone and get two into the finale.
  18. 16 songs on offer, 3 will be left over. For reference / lookup, year of release is also listed. Source: Wikipedia, "List of One-Hit Wonders in the United States" "Earth Angel" - The Penguins (1956) "Sugar Sugar" - The Archies (1969) "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" - Steam (1969) "Venus" - Shocking Blue (1970) "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas (1974) "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry (1976) "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" - Elvin Bishop (1976) "867-5309/Jenny" - Tommy Tutone (1981) "Mickey" - Tony Basil (1981) "Come on Eileen" - Dexy's Midnight Runners (1982) "Don't You Forget About Me" - Simple Minds (1985) "No Rain" - Blind Melon (1993) "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers (1993) "What's Up" - 4 Non Blondes (1993) "MMM Bop" - Hanson (1997) "I Try" - Macy Gray (1999) Girl Named Tom Gymani Hailey Mia Jeremy Rosado Jershika Maple Joshua Vacanti Shadale Johnson Jim & Sasha Allen Ryleigh Plank Holly Forbes Lana Scott Wendy Moten Paris Winningham
  19. A Whole New World (Aladdin) - going to cheat here and put Joshua Vacanti and Hailey Mia. Hailey is 13, but Joshua is theatrical enough in his style that it would come across appropriately. Remember Me (Coco) - Jim and Sasha Allen. I'm not crying, you're crying. Circle Of Life (Lion King) - Wendy Moten When She Loved Me (Toy Story 2) - Hailey Mia I Won't Say I'm In Love (Hercules) - Jershika Maple Candle On The Water (Pete's Dragon) - GNT Feed The Birds (Mary Poppins) - Holly Forbes Beauty and the Beast (Beauty and the Beast) - Lana Scott You'll Be In My Heart (Tarzan) - Jeremy Rosado Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas) - Gymani A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella) - Shadale God Help the Outcasts (Hunchback of Notre Dame) - Ryleigh Plank When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio) - Paris Winningham
  20. Considering I only know 25% of the songs on this list, going to sit this one out while I look the rest up!
  21. Thanks! It looks like a few people have created their own song sets which is exactly what I hoped to see!
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