I don't think James Durbin or Melinda Doolittle were eliminated because they were not versatile. Durbin, as with Danny Gokey were polo razing personalities. And Melinda Doolittle was older and the younger votes were going to align with Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis. In addition, in their seasons Scotty McCreery and Jordin Sparks were never been in the bottom.
The point wasn't so much as to WHY they got voted off but more of the fact that they DID get voted off without ever being in the bottom.
And it's "polarizing," not "polo razing."
Phillip has shown his own versaility in the kind of music he wants to do - and that worked enough to keep him out of the bottom. He's never going to sing a heart wrenching ballad. And with the contestants left, I can't really see anyone else getting up there and jamming with a group of musicians.
Considering that his performances have all melded together tot he point of indistinction, it's moot point.
As much as I like a singer-songwriter musician type as much as the next guy, I can't ignore the fact that (a) he's been turning up subpar performances as of late
and (b) his "artistry" has turned all of his performances into mere continuations of performances prior.
It worked for Scotty McCreary didn't it - or am I missing something?
To be fair to Scotty, he has "You've Got a Friend" (which was more tender and heartfelt than his usuals) and "Gone" (which was more exciting and fun than his usuals).
And it didn't work for Colton Dixon - or am I missing something?
With Colton, he'd ALWAYS been turning songs upside-down and creating new ones, which made him more exciting as a performer. Problem with "Bad Romance" was: it was a bad song choice, period. And "September"... I guess people just really didn't like that classic turned upside down (which TBH, was miles better than what Gokey or Anwar came up with)