Jason Brock has a sweet personality, a good voice and a theatrical air. But as a man in his 30s without pop star looks, he was handicapped and became the first act to go home from the live vote.
“I did it for the gays and Japan,” Brock said. “But I’m happy to have been here.”
He was in the bottom two with the much less likable CeCe Frey.
The judges had a choice between the two of them. Since they split the votes (Demi and Simon chose Jason to go home; Britney and L.A. chose CeCe.) the person with the lowest votes went home. That was Jason.
CeCe sang a ragged, yet defiant Cher song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” And she wore an impressively unflattering white outfit that exaggerated her hips and pulled back hair that made her already harsh persona seem harsher. Grade: B
I thought Jason did a better job with a relatively subtle version of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I’d give him a B-plus.
Then for the first time in any singing competition, they showed the order of all votes. (Take that, “American Idol”!) We here at this blog love the transparency, I’m sure. What do you think?
Here was the order and the top 3 were my top 3, though I would have put Vino and Carly Rose ahead of Tate. It’s great that two of the “older” singers are in the top 3, too.
1. Tate Stevens (surprise!)
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
3. Vino Alan
4. Diamond White
5. Fifth Harmony (pimp spot!)
6. Emblem 3 (surprisingly low!)
7. Jennell Garcia
8. Paige Thomas
9. Lyric 145
10. Beatrice Miller
11. Arin Ray
12. CeCe Frey
13. Jason Brock