Anyhoo, list last night, the ones who stood out for me and one who did but not because I was particularly impressed, but because she sang KELLY'S SONG!!!! Ahem.
Shockingly enough, there were a couple of guys who caught my attention tonight.
Seriously, this is one of my biggest pet peeves about new contestants each season -- there are certain songs (and not many) that are sooooo closely associated with favorite contestants that you are only inviting a comparison that will generally be the worst for you when you sing those signature songs. (Tall Chick singing Kelly's signature "Respect," Shymali singing "Summertime" -- the signature song (and only one I liked of) Fantasia, etc.) Just don't do it. There are thousands of songs out there -- stay away from the AI signatures so as not to invite unnecessary comparisons. More likely than not, you will come out hurting in the comparison.