Guest mentor is Barry Gibb, who reminds me a whole lot of Henry Ian Cusick.
Me: Who's Barry Gibb?
Mom: From the Bee Gees. You know who they are, right?
Me: I vaguely recognize the name. Why do I know them?
Music Video Montage: You Should Be Dancing, Stayin' Alive...
Me: Oh, I see. The Bee Gees invented disco.
Blake: He is the only person for whom my opinion shifts weekly based on his performance. And this week, he rocked. The beatboxing sounded really good in his first song, where there was nothing else to do in an otherwise long, boring note.
Lakisha: Okay, Paula got this one right - singing a slow version of "Stayin' Alive" really, really dragged it down. I was ready to dance, and...yawn. Also, her outfit was terribly unflattering - don't you know that tapered-leg pants are almost as bad as miniskirts when you're overweight? She looked like an upside down pear. Her second song was equally dull, although the dress had a much more slimming effect (just ignore the distracting neckline). Green's definitely her color, especially when the sides are black. However, if she's not out tomorrow night, the world has gone mad.
Jordin: HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK. She was breathtakingly beautiful in her first outfit, looking trimmer every week. Look at her waistline! Her hair and makeup were soft and feminine, too, and while I didn't love the song, it was at least better than the other women. But then she got to her second song. Not only did she manage to look twice as beautiful as before - that is easily the most gorgeous dress anybody's worn all season, cerulean blue with black acoutrements - but I loved her song. Not as much as I enjoyed Blake's arrangements tonight, but definitely the best she's done in almost a month. And hey - she made me like a Barbara Streisan song. That alone won her 5 votes, not that I suppose it really matters in the grand scheme of things since my votes for her had no predetermined limit - I dialed repeatedly through the commercials in House and SVU until the lines closed.