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The Buzz with CCX - Season 21 Episode 14


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Demo went well today, so of course I'm going with my favorite of the three, the Simply Mixology Peach Sour, paired with bourbon of course. We Ani closed last night's show, but tonight she's leading it off and she's safe. She's singing "This Is Me" from The Greatest Showman. Her always interesting fashion sense has scored a miss in my book, with what appears to be Big Bird's feathers on her coat sleeves. The song, on the other hand, is another 94-rated masterpiece. Up second is Michael Williams, and he is not safe. He's singing "golden hour" by JVKE. It is perfectly inoffensive, and actually builds to being decent. 71, and that's about ten points higher than it was going to get a good two-thirds of the way through. The judges are behaving better than Season 8's ever could when forced to squeeze a lot of performances into a shorter show.

 

Hannah Nicolaisen is up third and she, too, is not safe. She's singing Lorde's "Royals", and it's a good fit with her voice. 74. Up fourth is Warren Peay, and he's safe. He's singing "It's Not My Time" by 3 Doors Down. 82. My computer freaked out so I might post early and edit. Mariah Faith is up fifth and she's not in the Top 12. So far we're pretty good. She's singing "If It Hadn't Been For Love" by the Steeldrivers, and she's pretty good; better than ever before! Luke says song choice might've got her last night and she did better tonight. 89.

 

Haven Madison is up sixth, performing her original song "15". She's safe. Well there was never any chance that America would go 20 for 20 on matching my ratings. Making it to the sixth singer before someone I wanted out made it or vice versa was pretty good compared to what I'm used to. And I don't think she's going to move out of my doghouse, because that was a 30. Nailyah Serenity is up seventh and she's not safe. I didn't catch what she was singing, but it gets an 88.

 

The Top 12 will get an exclusive trip to Stagecoach. Paige Ann is up eighth, and she's not safe. She sings "I Am Here" by P!nk. Another winner; I think I set the baseline too high. 81. Matt Wilson is the ninth to get his results, and he's in the danger zone too. Huh, that's now six in the danger zone to only three safe ones. He puts up another good-but-not-overwhelming performance, 75. He's good, but he's just outclassed at this stage of the competition. But now I'm sure it's time for someone to be called safe...oh, no, wait, it's time for a commercial!

 

Tyson Venegas is safe and he's singing "Don't Let The Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John. It's good. 84. Colin Stough is also safe. He's singing "Dancing On My Own" by Robyn. 77.

 

Marybeth Byrd is up twelfth and she is safe. She's singing "Cover Me Up" by Jason Isbell. It's only a 66, but she's safe so that's irrelevant. Kaeyra is up thirteenth singing "If I Were Your Woman", and she's not safe. It's a complete rearrangement, and normally I require someone to land on 100 exactly and then get topped to break the rating scale but this is just a flat 110--except, I didn't even notice, but a fly landed on her during her performance and she was so locked in that she didn't even flinch, so 113. Katy goes straight to the "America, vote for her!" before remembering that there's no guarantee she'll even get another performance. She's going to get a wild card, right?

 

Oliver Steele is up 14th, and he's safe. He's singing Shania Twain's "You're Still the One". I like his reinterpretation. 95. See, there really are almost no bad choices (and yet somehow they put Haven through). Olivia Soli is up fifteenth and Ryan accidentally makes her think she's safe when she isn't. She's singing Ariana Grande's "God is a woman", and it takes a little to get going but it's still a 92. Also, her style is on point; that dress is beautiful! Iam Tongi is up sixteenth and he's singing Lionel Richie's "Stuck On You", and also, he's safe. And should stay safe for a bit longer since this is a 98.

 

Zachariah Smith is the last male contestant to receive his results, and he is safe. This is...problematic, because we've still got two very strong contestants among the remaining three. 60. Lucy Love is the unlucky one who gets the nonsuspenseful third-to-last spot and unsurprisingly she's not safe. She's singing Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive", and I have no idea how to rate it. Neither does Lionel, apparently. I feel like she missed the notes. 70 though from sheer power.

 

Megan Danielle and Nutsa are the last two to receive their verdict, and I'm not at all surprised that Megan's the one who made it through. Unfortunately, she's singing another Lauren Daigle song, "Thank God I Do". Fortunately, she's so amazing that I can ignore the religious aspect. 97. And now it's Nutsa's turn, singing "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from Dreamgirls. Another awesome performance, 96.

 

The first person to be added to the top 12, as announced by Lionel Richie, is...Lucy Love. Not who I would've picked even if I did vote for her last night. But the other one is Nutsa! A good pick.

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