I will not recover from this one for a while. I know it's just a TV show, but in some ways, it's a bit more. Disclosure: Afro-Blue are my personal favorites on the show, and it suuuuuucked to be put in the position of tiebreaker.
To be blunt, this kicking people off the show thing is getting to be an absolute drag. I think once we hit the point where there were six remaining groups, there was a good argument for any of them winning. It becomes apples and oranges... Even bananas, kiwi and so on. Each group has had its own space and style. So when I get disappointed mail from fans of groups who've gone home, I have to agree with them all on some level, yet having been there within yards of their performances, we stand by our decisions.
"Born to Be Wild" by Steppenwolf
I'm not detecting the rushing issues they had early on. They're being inventive despite the few times that taking risks didn't quite pay off earlier, so they're not detracted easily. Kirstie was sick as a dog, and you'd never have known. Honestly, all of these things are important ingredients for a successful band! It's all part of the package - the ability to work through stress, schedule, sleep deprivation while being battered by the waves of constant input. They seem to be flourishing in this atmosphere. "Born to Be Wild" wasn't my favorite performance by Pentatonix, but it was certainly more than good enough to make the cut.
Halloween Medley was loads of fun huh?
Yes, we danced like
idiots. The show was that fun that we had to stand up and be
fools! Guilty pleasures are hard to make elimination decisions
on. However, they can really show what a group is made of in the right
situation. If anyone can deliver a surprisingly moving version of a song
that otherwise made you wanna hurl, then bonus. If it's just fun and shows
that a group knows how to loosen up, then great. Otherwise, we just watched the
performances and took into account all the earlier performances to see where they
all were. I was hoping for an extra element from a few groups that didn't
happen, while a few just completely came into focus. I love that you never
quite know who's going to (sigh)... uh, bring it?
I get so attached to
these performers at this point. Watching the opening number, we judges start
bumming a little, knowing some of them won't be performing with us next week.
What a fantastic opening performance. Can you believe that many people of all walks
of life can sing so well?