Catie Turner - Her voice is one of my faves.
Following Layla is Dominique and Aloe Blacc singing "Wake Me Up When It's All Over", and he did a great job.
Scotty McCreary, who took home the top spot during Season 10 in 2011, and radio personality Bobby Bones will serve as mentors to the top contestants. The judges love that he gave them a taste of something else in his arsenal. "[With the record], I just hope that people feel as though they've gotten to know me more and that there's a rawness that comes across". Kay Kay is paired with Train's Pat Monahan. When she first began gaining traction, she framed herself as a mysterious figure, initially neglecting to even reveal her real name.
Trevor McBane is now performing with Briggs too. These performers now have to demonstrate that they can be lasting artists, worthy of being among the 14 left at the end of this round of eliminations [VIDEO]. She has a little trouble in rehearsal, but she comes through on stage to sing "Drive By".
Michelle Sussett opted to sing a song that is not very upbeat. Fitting directly in the mold of past winners Scotty McCreery and Phillip Phillips, Brenns has already attracted a minor following on social media among young women, despite having one of the weakest voices in the competition. As to whether or not he nailed it, she thought his version "landed somewhere in the middle", explaining, "There was a little turbulence in the air", but Diaz "landed it so well".
Jonny Brenns went with a sweet rendition of "Georgia" by Vance Joy for his solo and performed Andy Grammer's song "Back Home" for his duet.
The key blow to Spring's chances seemed to be when the judges picked the other female country singer in the field, Pittsburgh 18-year-old Gabby Barrett, about half way through the selection. They belt out a attractive rendition of Sugarland's "Stay". Dominique did his best with Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody", and got Katy grooving while Lionel Richie dubbed him "quality".
"Your versatility and all the things you can do". Langhorne's Catie Turner, West Philly's Dennis Lorenzo, and Michael J. Woodward from East Falls performed solo for the judges. Two other singers from the state, Brandon Elder of Arab and Samuel Swanson of Pine Level, were eliminated during previous episodes.