Amazing to me how hardly any of the top 8 can sing in their low registers. I think people forget how important it is to have that in the pocket, and how important it is to choose the right key for your song. I know they are all dying to get to their "Star-Search-money-zone-note-brackets", but come on! If you have no low register, don't pick songs where you are shoved into that! Of course, the best singers use the gestalt theory to the hilt, and don't put together performances of on-pitch notes, soaring melodies, sharp beginnings and clean endings....they just sing, man! Details be damned! I believe Adam summed it up for me the best; the whole is different than the sum of its parts....or, his song in its' entirety made you forget about the little slips here and there.
I still say Allison, Adam, and Danny are my faves, with a fairly large gap between the top two and Danny. The gap between Danny and the rest, in my mind, is huge. Also, thank goodness Adam brought it at the end, or it would have been a wasted hour! The rest of the songs were just not good. I'm excited for when the judges pick the songs for the singers; that's the time I enjoy the most. If I had to choose who will leave, that is kind of a toss-up for me this week, since so many are so forgettable. If I could choose, I would pick Kris or Scott.