‘Duets’ Week 3 Recap: Alexis Foster Sent Home on Inspiration Episode
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Kelly's team is struggling on ‘Duets.’ Both of her teammates — Jason Farol and Jordan Meredith — often land in the bottom of the judge’s voting. On tonight’s episode (June 7), which will feature the very first elimination of the brand new series, Clarkson and Farol teamed up with Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’
It’s a gorgeous song that is bolstered by currents of simplicity and power, and it’s tough to tackle. We’re glad to report that it was Farol’s most memorable performance on the show thus far. While there have only been three weeks of performances, he tended to be a bit forgettable every time.
This time out, he finally connected with Clarkson, an element that was lacking during prior performances. It was revealed that at first, his parents were not supportive of this endeavor, which was weighing on his mind and perhaps detracting from the matter at hand, which is performing. However, his parents have changed their tune and are allowing him to sing his.
He still ended up in the bottom, but was rescued from elimination by his coaches’ rankings.
On tonight’s episode (June 7) of ‘Duets,’ the superstars and the amateurs performed songs that inspire the contestants. It was also the first elimination of the season, with Alexis Foster sent home. It was a shocking elimination.
Foster and Jason Farol were in the bottom. Farol sang ‘Me and Mrs. Jones’ a capella for his life, while Foster ripped through a soulful, voice-only rendition of ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.’ We thought she was better, but we’re not on the superstar panel, hanging out in the celeb lounge!
Three weeks in and there’s a clear top and a bottom, teamwise. Jennifer Nettles by far has the strongest assembled team, while Kelly Clarkson is struggling to help her charges emerge and open up.
Robin Thicke: First up was Alexis Foster. They partnered up for ‘Killing Me Softly.’ It was steamy and good. But was it great? No. For his second charge, the chart bottom dweller Olivia Chisholm, he forced to her to come out of her shell with Beyonce‘s ‘Crazy in Love,’ since it’s a fearless song done by a fearless pop diva. He wanted Liv to become fearless. Was she? Oh yes. She was tactile, confident, had legs for days and owned that short, sparkly flapper dress. But she was just okay as a singer. Still, it was a rebound from last week’s snoozefest.
Watch Jason Farol + Kelly Clarkson Perform ‘Hallelujah’ on ‘Duets’