Last week, I wasn’t able to watch the episodes until later in the week. Up until I saw them, I was confused because Catie had been tweeting from Disney World. Turns out that the next episode, this one, was going to be aired from Disney, and the contestants will be singing Disney songs. Once again, I am doing this from my phone as I watch it, and the only result I know is Catie’s because of her Twitter.
The episode starts with a short musical number featuring Katy Perry and the Top 10. By short I mean they stand in a row, walking forward in front of Cinderella’s Castle, and sing When You Wish Upon A Star.
Elsa herself, Idina Menzel, acted as their mentor. Maddie Poppe went first, singing The Bare Necessities. It’s such a fun rendition!
Next was Jurnee singing How Far I’ll Go from Moana. For some reason, her version feels like an ’80s or’ 90s song. That’s not a bad thing. She didn’t try to copy the original, which is good.
Cade Foehner sang Kiss The Girl from The Little Mermaid. This is much different from what he normally does. He turned it into a ’90s ballad.
Ada Vox performed Circle Of Life. Another epic performance from her.
Michelle Sussett sang Remember Me from Coco. I loved the original, but I think I prefer her version. There was more emotion in her version.
Gabby Barrett sang Colours Of The Wind. I like her, but I don’t like her version of this song. Hopefully it doesn’t stop her from going through.
Michael J. Woodard sang Beauty and the Beast from…I forget what movie it’s from. He said prior to preforming that his voice was harsh, but even with that he still rocked this song. I feel like he can do anything. Thus far he has done anything.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson sang You’ve Got A Friend In Me. It’s basically the country version of the song. And since it’s Caleb, I like this version.
The incredibly talented Catie Turner performed Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty. That was truly an amazing performance. Each time she sings it’s better than the previous time.
Dennis Lorenzo finished the performances by singing Can You Feel The Love Tonight. His daughter surprised him at Disney World, which was an emotional moment. Then he performed and it was emotional again. Which is very different for him.
After the performance, Ryan walks with Dennis to the lounge (the actual name of what I called the waiting room the other day). There, he stresses that three of them were about to be voted off. He then pointed out something I’ve been loving about this season. In previous years, there’d be alot of fighting and drama amongst the contestants. This year, they’ve all become friends. I was on Instagram a couple days ago and Maddie Poppe was doing a live stream. She was in some sort of lounge area (I think), and she was hanging out with Ada Vox (and maybe others, I asked but she didn’t see my comment). They were just hanging out and answering random questions people asked in the comments live. Kind of a fun, laid back, “unofficial” thing (meaning it wasn’t set up by ABC, she was just bored so started a live stream).
We can see on Twitter all of the contestants interacting and bonding. Even when they get sent home they’re still friends. I’m always seeing Layla Spring and Noah Davis in the mentions of the contestants still in the show. So they’re not just friendly towards each other because they have to be, they’re actually friends. It’s not to see that, and it makes it that much harder to see them leave.
So like I’ve been saying, while the contestants in the earlier seasons were also regular people off the street, they were still just people on TV. Now we have social media and can interact with the contestants (I’ve tweeted with Catie, Marcio, Ada, and Noah) and see them interacting with each other. It makes the connection to the contestants that much stronger. They’re not just people on TV, they start to feel like friends after awhile. It actually hurts seeing them get sent home. You want them all to win.
But unfortunately, there can be only one. Yes, I realise that is a Highlander reference, and no, I didn’t think about it until I was typing it.
Caleb is the first to make it into the Top 7
Gabby is the second
Michael is third
The fourth to make it into the Top 7 is Cade
The fifth is Maddie
Catie made it, but I knew that
Jurnee was the final to make it into the Top 7
Which means we’ve lost Dennis, Ada, and Michelle.