*something about confidence, yadda yadda, producer storyline*
But for real, do I really have to do this? Can't I just stop blogging here, pretend that Nellie won, pretend that I might have a reason to watch Glee again in the fall, pretend that she didn't fall victim to her own insecurities, and ended up committing reality television suicide?
No? Okay, fine. Just for you guys then.
"You guys, I literally have no idea who this tall guy with the douche-stache is. Is it Blake's gay brother aka Sam's future boyfriend BLAKEMAKEITHAPPEN."
Just some, uh, stuff I needed to work into that.
But seriously, can we talk about Grant Gustin for a second? Like, dude, that's not stubble--it's a prickly rash. I can feel the razor burn from here.
As much as I want to try to set up this post to defend Nellie, because I love her so much, it's...well, it's pretty much impossible. I can't tell if it was just really horrible editing, or if Nellie was indeed in a narcoleptic state this week, but when the only two usable shots I have from your homework assignment are of you standing there, looking off into the distance as though you haven't slept in eight days, well, then it's really hard for me to defend you.
If that jumble of WHAT didn't make any sense to you: Nellie was way too low energy and un-focused.
"And all I can think is: I want some of what they're smoking."
If I can be serious for a second (and Nellie, I hope you're reading this) THIS is the kind of humor and enthusiasm Nellie should be going into things with--when she tries to act like someone she isn't, she gets all kinds of bent out of shape and confused. Nellie interprets things so NATURALLY that the second she feels like she has to interpret them in a specific manner (i.e. acting like someone else) she loses that intrinsic capability for making things so her own. Nellie, girl, screw Ryan's advice: just BE YOU.
Do not, under any circumstances be THIS girl ever again.
To be fair, I thoroughly enjoyed Nellie's performance; to be honest I was wasted off half a gallon of chardonnay.
It took me a few views, but I think I finally got what Nellie was going for with this, and it made it easier to see why it didn't work--Nellie went for the coquette/vixen split that Britney is known for. Had she actually been able to convey it with her eyes a bit better, smiled a bit more, I think she actually would have NAILED this one.
The way she OWNED this one. Absolutely stunning--the way she growled out the high note had me squealing like the psychotic little Melissa Etheridge fanboy that I am. This alone should have saved Nellie from elimination, being able to show that she can come out of her 'singer' shell and really 'act and perform'.
I firmly believe that Nellie would have stayed had she been able to give Ryan something more 'idk' as the answers to his questions. As much as I really wished Nellie had stayed, it's really hard to argue with that.
So yeah, Nellie, album: NOW.