Dear Alaina Alexander, 24, of West Hollywood, Calif.: You need LOTS more brass in your pocket to eeeeven think about singing that Pretender’s song. That version didn’t need a musical review..it needed a Medical diagnosis. Leave Chrissie Hynde alone. She deserves much better.
On a nicer note, there were four women who blew the roof off the joint last night. The first singer, Stepanie something, was poised wth voice blazing. She ruled the stage. Brentwood’s own, Melinda Doolittle actually did a lot. She smoked. The final singer of the night, LaKisha came on shy and demure. Once she started singing, shy and demure caught the train…WOW.
There is some talent on this year’s show and it’s mostly female. The show might be worth watching after all.
Finally, if you’re gonna ‘do’ Aretha, you better bring it. The thigh-high boot woman tried to ‘play’ Aretha, and as the wags say, Aretha lost. On the other hand, the fourth singer who ruled tonight, Sabrina Stone, pretty much WAS Aretha.