Watch out, tl;dr time!
I wouldn't say Team Delta's got no chance of winning. I think Rachael's got just as much of a shot at being 2nd than Darren does...or hell, even winning the whole thing. Don't think Sarah will get anywhere in the mix.
Mind you, Rachael's performance last night was booooooooooooooooring and I didn't like it. Maybe cos I know and love the Moody Blues original so much that anything else just doesn't compare. Same sort of thing with Halleujah
, cept that (a) the song has been done to death and (b) I know and love the Jeff Buckley cover so much that no other cover can compare. However, I give props to Seal for finally letting Karise rip...still waiting for another blown-away moment like her blind audition.
IMO Keith should've taken Diana through - don't get me wrong, I am a fan of Darren, how could you send her home after that performance? It was IN-SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANE!
<3 <3 <3 Best performance on the night and, dare I say it, the best performance by anyone on the entire show
to date! I guess as someone said on Today this morning, he was being pragmatic & looking at the field, decided to send a bloke through to make things not-so-one-sided and also the popularity thing might've swayed his decision too. Now I wish she'd been on another team so she could've got through to the final.
If she ends up releasing something post-show, methinks I'll be buying it.
Anyhoo, some more quick thoughts:
- Fatai had her best performance IMO last night.
- Thank heavens Lakyn didn't get through!
- Still wasn't enthused about Ben, but I did feel for him a bit when he didn't get through. Could see the look of disappointment on his face.
- Glenn was pretty good, but I don't think he topped his previous performance.
Who would I like to win?
Karise or Darren. Not sure how either would be marketed though post-show. If I had to absolutely make a choice...Karise. I've been a fan since day dot, even if her performances post-blind auditions haven't been entirely up to scratch (save for maybe battle rounds and last night). I'm waiting for that voice to be unleashed Diana-style!
Who will win?
Karise. The mags love her and her story.