You have not known what you are.
You have slumbered upon yourself all your life.
Your eyes have been as much as closed most of the time.
What you have done is already in mockeries.

The mockeries are not you.
Underneath them
And within them,
I see you lurk...

-Walt Whitman


AI S9: Top 4 [Big Loss For Big Mike]

THE FOUR remaining contestants took on movie soundtracks this week. Now that the finale is so close, one would think everyone would lay everything on the table and push themselves up a notch but they didn’t based on their solo performances last Wednesday. Lee sang Kiss From A Rose but didn’t do something different with it. Big Mike gave a Gospel Version of the song from Free Willy. It’s too dramatic in my opinion. Casey delivered a laid back performance of a song about a cougar. Hehe! It’s quite good actually but it’s very far from being commended as a winning piece. Crystal on the other hand gave a solid performance but the song spoiled it for me.

However, the duets were rather brilliant. Lee and Crystal did a fantastic job. They chose a great song and the chemistry was undeniable. Two great artists plus a brilliant song choice— it couldn’t go any better than that. I agree that it could be a hit. Big Mike and Casey did pretty well too. Casey played the guitar really well and Big Mike sang with his soulful RnB vocals.

But in the end, it was Big Mike who was sent home. I actually though Casey would be the one on the chopping block based on technique and vocals alone. But Casey had beaten Big Mike with his looks obviously. Now that Mike’s gone, a Lee-Crystal finale becomes more probable.

Two more weeks to go!

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