With apologies to all Phil and Gina fans, I think one of them will go home tonight. I would say Sanjaya will get the boot, but we all know he has that protective shield of inexplicable fandom protecting him. So, he’ll probably stick around until at least next week and God knows how long after that.
I was upstairs when Gina started singing and I thought, “What the hell is that?” It sounded horrible. I understand, now, why Simon turns his head and sometimes doesn’t watch the performers. When I played back the DVR of Gina’s performance, I was so distracted by her Edward Scissorhands hair-in-the-face affliction; I didn’t really notice how bad the vocals were.
As for Phil, he needs to sing a whole song well, not just the end. At this stage of the game, most of them haven’t built up enough of a fan base to stay on the show after a mediocre performance no matter how good they’ve done previously. That is, unless your name is Sanjaya.