Next, it's Alexis Grace, who tells Seacrest she loves country music. She's singing "Jolene," which should make faithful reader Katie H. very happy. Randy Travis is in awe and says Dolly Parton should be proud.
Alexis is obviously trying to make up for judges' claims that she over-sang last week, as she gives us a controlled, restrained, take on this song. It falls flat in some places, but Alexis has good stage presence and it's nice to see her hold back a bit. Sure, maybe it's lacking in power notes, but arrangement shows us her range.
Randy: "It just wasn't a great performance for me."
Kara: "I think you lost your edge a bit."
Paula: "You took an artistic approach by showing different sides of your vocals."
Simon: "I thought that it was OK."