Group week—here we go! If you read my Wednesday (Jan. 27) recap, you know I was ready for some craziness.
I prefer to keep drama out of my actual life and just leave it to the TV. So, I was selfishly bummed that there wasn’t much drama on this final round of group performances. It was 40 minutes before we even saw a little tension. I guess that’s sweet though . . . whatever.
Anyway, my country pick of the night: Jeneve Mitchell. Even though she didn’t get much screen time, the tiny clip that did get played really popped for me. Mostly because everyone has been loving her . . . except yours truly. But last night, her emotional performance of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You now” straight up gave me chills . . . or “goosies” as JLo would say.
And can we just talk for a quick sec about that poor little mono boy—he actually did have mono—Trent Harmon?! This guy couldn’t even be a part of a group because he was crazy contagious. So, for the first time ever, they allowed a “Single Person Group Performance”—which isn’t actually a thing. Pretty sure that’s called a solo.
Either way, I don’t know if it was the double jack and coke I was drinking or just great comedic editing but I laughed out loud at that “All By Myself” montage.
Glad he made it through though. I’m not ready to say goodbye to that stage scarf look he’s been rocking!
Elaina Doré Smith is a “fun-sized pop culture junkie” and co-host of the Nash Nights Live nightly radio show heard coast to coast on over 110 stations!