I wasn't until last week, though. I found out that I can watch the performances at americanidol.com.
Tonight, I watched the top nine perform. I have some things to say about Syesha Mercado's performance.
First, I think she should have picked another song. It's a little predictable for the only black girl to do the Whitney song. Moreover, it's just predictable for that song to be done on American Idol (same goes for you, "Coat of many Colors").
Second, it wasn't too bad.
Wow! Syesha can hold some note!!!! Great Job!
So, I guess that's a compliment. You can do something! Good work! It's pretty noncommittal.
I mean, I could accept "Wow, she sure can hold a not. Great Job," or "Wow, she can hold a note like nobody's bidness. Sing it, sister."
But, alas, she can simply hold some note. We'll never even know which one it was.