Alrighty now everybody. I am back from vacation and, although missing the warm and relaxed ambience of my vacation environment, there is something to be said about being back in the comfort of your own home.
And, oh yes, writing those Vocal Masterclass articles. Time for some Masterclass Lady love, although my girl Mindy Moore has done a remarkable job with her evaluations in my absence. Brava Mindy and thank you!
For the most part, the strongest singers have avoided elimination, although I still think that there are only a couple of singers remaining that understand the mechanics of solid vocal technique – Jessica Sanchez and Hollie Cavanagh.
The other singers are flying by the seat of their pants – lots of screaming, yelling and misplaced articulation of the lyrics. This is a general statement, mind you, but it is a common thread in the majority of these singers.
And did anyone catch Erika Van Pelt on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno? Her voice and presence were magnetic – she was wrongly eliminated and, personally, I preferred her rich, mellow sound to say Elise’s. (Yes, I know there are many Elise fans in the MCL Community, so I am being brave in making this statement).
Anyway, enough chattering from my end or there will be nothing left to say when I write the Top 8 Vocal Masterclass article.
Enjoy the show everyone and sing your thoughts with diaphragmatic freedom in the comments section.
Update: Since we heard trips last week, I wonder if we will hear duets this evening. Four guys, four girls = great duet combos!