Originally Posted by applemi
Let's go back to the competition of the top 24, Katherine sang a Stevie Wonder song and did terrible.
If you look at that performance you need to compare apples to apples.
Simon told Katharine she was "In her own little world" that night. Comparatively, this is what he told Paris:
"You don't want to turn this show into 'I'm 17, And I Can Sound 50'."
To Paris, Feb. 28
You can look at the quote here
if you don't believe me.
Conversely, this is what Simon said about Katharine's first performance on the Hollywod stage:
"Katharine, there were four very, very good vocalists tonight, and you were the best."
To Katharine, Feb. 21
Find the quote here.
NEVER, EVER has Simon, or for that matter ANY of the judges ever cited a Paris performance as the BEST. Frankly, Simon hasn't had much positive things to say about her other than she's like a "little wind up doll" and that's hardly comparable to saying that we're watching Katharine become a "star".
While Paris has made poor song choices, she has a beautiful voice. Perhaps she will take finally choose better songs and her talent will shine.
Hey- I'd love to see that too, but the fact of the matter is, we haven't. Katharine may have had one bad performance, but she's had true, standout performances. Paris has had to be told to watch her song selections numerous times already, and while I admit her latest performance was excellent, she really hasn't established herself as a powerhouse in the compeition through performances.