First up, it's Lil Rounds, who talks about her husband and three kids. Yes, they do remind us that a tornado destroyed their belongings.
She's singing "They Way You Make Me Feel."
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She starts off kind of awkwardly -- blame it on that nervous "hey boy" at the beginning -- but eventually enters her token soulful belting mode. There's lots of good power notes, making for a surprisingly solid first song of the night. But I think Lil is a bit robotic in the personality department, and this performance doesn't do much to convince me otherwise. I still see her falling into the trap of Melinda Doolittle or LaToya London.
Randy: "You made the song new again."
Kara: "I hope we get to hear you on the radio."
Paula: "You are the force to be reckoned with."
Simon: "I thought it was a bit of a lazy song choice."