I really DO NOT get the big deal about Katie Kadan. I mean, she can belt out a song, I guess, but I don't feel any emotion behind it. I also have a sort of bias against people who feel the need to almost wear a costume. My dad would refer to it as a "get up." I know she says it's her owning herself or whatever, but it doesn't feel authentic to me. It's like she's hiding behind that persona. She looks like a cartoon character or one of those animatronic characters at Disneyland when she sings. It's all belt and no intimacy.
I also don't understand why Kelly is so gung-ho about Shane Q and why she picked him over Hello Sunday last week (so glad they got on the live shows - they deserved it). He has an okay voice, but NO stage presence. I know tastes vary, but I just don't get it. The rest of the contestants have grown and gotten better and he just hasn't.
I don't know who I think will win, but I hope it's not another cookie cutter Country singer. I'm over it. I do like Hello Sunday - those harmonies are so sweet - but I'm torn about it since I also feel like, at 14, they should be in school! I love Rose and Myracle, but there are several others I can see winning too.
I've always liked Adam Levine, but I actually don't miss him this season.