The Top 9 perform hits from the sixties

Tonight we go back to a time when Bob Dylan Dylan, Elvis Presley Elvis, Jimi Hendrix Hendrix and Janis Joplin Joplin topped the charts.

Last week Mila Miller fell by the wayside. This week one more will be sent packing.

Tonight the Top 9 are performing hits from the sixties.

Jaydee Bixby
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Elvis Presley - Live in Las Vegas - Runaway Runaway
Jaydee is so effected. He’s trying to sound like an old rock n roll crooner and it’s really starting to irk me. Jake thought he wasn’t with the band from the top and he didn’t really feel it. Farley was hoping for some risk and adventure with the song. Sass loved the singing but would have liked to have seen some movement. Zach thought he was grooveless off the top.

Tara Oram
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Elvis Presley - Elvis: 30 #1 Hits - Suspicious Minds Suspicious Minds
I can’t stand this song. The country twang isn’t working either. Farley thought the song took her vocally to place he hasn’t heard her do before. Sass thought it was by far her best performance. Zach thought it was the first time there was no nonsense from her. Jake thinks it was even better than last week.

Matt Rapley
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The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band: A Decade of Hits 1969-1979 - Whipping Post Whipping Post
Matt is one big gospel pro who is going to gospelize every song he does. This is better than he has been but I’d like to see some diversity from him. Sass is all OMG OMG OMG. Zach says it’s a whole new game and Matt came to play. Jake says he blew his mind with his gospel rendition. Farley says everyone is stepping and entering what he calls “the competition”.

Dwight d’Eon
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The Guess Who - Platinum & Gold Collection: The Guess Who - Undun Undun
Dwight is a pitchy off the top of this. He looks uncomfortable on stage. I’m surprised he didn’t do something a bit more rocky which would have been more suited to his voice. Zach thought he sang it good but he needs to push it further and spill some blood and guts on the stage. Jake thought it was a good opporunity to show off some melody despite it was a little pitchy. Farley would rather see him push hard and use physicality. Sass thinks it was the most in-tune he’s been.

Carly Ray Jepsen
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Ray Charles - Essential Blues Grooves, Vol. 1 - Georgia On My Mind Georgia On My Mind
Carly Rae is just so sweet. I’m not really liking the band. The music doesn’t really suit her voice. Jake loved that they got to see her range and vulnerability again. Farley thought it was really touching and really well done. Sass thinks she getting herself a signature style. Zach thinks that she is one out of only a couple of contestants that if he heard on the radio or saw, would recognize.

Brian Melo
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (Remastered) - Bold As Love Bold As Love
Brian is trying hard with this song but it’s a tad boring. Farley loved his phrasing. Sass thought it was an excellent performance. Zach thought it was the first time he bought into him. Jake thinks it was his best performance too.

Khalila G
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Aretha Franklin - The Best of Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Natural Woman
Another uninspired song from Khalila. The girl proves she can sing towards the end but really she needs to pick better, more exciting songs. Sass says she is definitely not disappointing them tonight and that it was her best performance too. Zach says that there were moments where he wanted more from her. Jake says it’s a tough song and that it’s been done on so many different shows but she out did them all. Farley says she is making astute choices.

Greg Neufeld
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Johnny Cash - Unearthed - Long Black Veil Long Black Veil
Another strange song choice. I have no idea what is going through the minds of some of these contestants when they are making their song choices. That was just dull. Zach thinks it may have been better on TV because it sounded kind of uptight. Jake thought it was so smooth and so together and showed how much of a pro he is. Farley thought he had a sense of what he wanted to do. Sass he sang gorgeous and he is gorgeous.

Martha Joy
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Diana Ross & The Supremes - The Ultimate Collection: Diana Ross & The Supremes - Love Child Love Child
Much too wooden. The girl can sing but there are elements of her performance that are emotionless. Jake doesn’t think she should be doing songs like that as she has no groove. Farley can’t tell her what he thinks. Sass thought it was the best thing she’s done so far. Zach thought it was a stiff as hell.

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