Note From Rremkoe: Wow, we reached the Final Round. I enjoyed listening to and commenting on all of the entries during the past few weeks. Everybody was very talented.
Then I guess this is where I comment on our two finalists: Heather and Rachel. First of all I want to congratulate them for getting so far. You both deserved it, you have beautiful voices.
- I Will Be (Contestant 13)
RachelAguilera - I Will Be (Contestant 30)
Rremkoe: So it happens to be that we got two versions of I Will Be. Starting with Heather's one, you sound very natural and emotional but at some points you slipped out just a little bit. None the less I believe what you sing and your timing is perfect. Cute that you changed Pittsburgh into your own home town by the way. Rachel, to me it seemed as if you were trying so hard to record the song at your best that it started to sound a bit forced. I can't deny you have a warm and nice sound of voice though. You are the most consistent person in this competition.
Johanna: Heatherd8771: I Will Be
Wow, this song was extremely perfect for you. I enjoyed listening to the many dynamics you brought to the table. I congratulate you on a very well done job. Itís the best I have heard you sing. Excellent use of your high voice. You have some Christina qualities in you but your definitely unique. This final round is to prove what you have and give it your all and I felt you did just that in this song.
Johanna: RachelAguilera: I Will Be
Your voice was definitely heartfelt in this performance. Another great rendition of a beautiful song. You have a powerful and strong vocal range and you somehow find a way to shine in any song. I wish you continuing success! There isnít a bad comment to say about you.
Heatherd7781 - When You Put Your Hands On Me (Contestant 13)
RachelAguilera - Impossible (Contestant 30)
Rremkoe: Moving over to the up-tempo songs, I absolutely loved Heather's When You Put Your Hands On Me. Especially the contradiction between the growl to the end and the high note right after it was amazing. I also liked Rachel's Impossible. Different from your ballad you did sound hounest and into the song at this one. I loved the 'damn' you came up with at the end, it added some more power to the whole thing. You definately put a lot of feeling into this entry of you. Comparing the ballads to these two faster songs I liked the up-tempo's better.font>
Johanna: Heatherd8771: I When You Put Your Hands On Me
This piece was also an interesting one. I didnít enjoy it as much as your other song but the talent that you have is still obvious here as well. You gave it your own little rendition and it was a good effort. I just didnít feel like everything was given here like in the other song. Nonetheless, your awesome and I wish you luck!
Johanna: RachelAguilera: Impossible
Your voice is so clear cut and raw. I always enjoy listening to you. Your potential is so grand and this song just proves it. This was a great song choice and you couldnít have done a better job. I like that extra word you added in there! I was impressed.
I'm glad I don't have to make this final decision cause I wouldn't be able to choose between these wonderful girls. I hope my comments were usefull in some way to all of the contestants and voters. May the best win!