I chose "One Less Bell". I've always liked this song, I already knew the words, and the song has strong emotional content so I felt I could use that to connect with the audience and showcase my vocal abilities. I practiced at home several times and really tried to implement Pamala and Telly's suggestions from the coaching session.
One of last week's contestants (Selina) didn't return this week but 2 additional singers joined, so now there are 5 singers in the contest. Since there are just 5 there will be no eliminations as there are in American Idol. Instead, contestants get points for vocal ability/intonation, appearance/stage presence, and knowing the lyrics.
Again Miss Richfield 1981 brought all 5 of us up onto the stage at the beginning to introduce us to the judges and audience, then we drew numbers to determine the singing order. Here's how it went:
- Tamara was 1st and sang "Rehab"
- Terry was 2nd and sang "Isn't She Lovely?"
- Amber was 3rd and sang "Rollin' in the Deep"
- I was 4th and sang "One Less Bell"
- Tom was 5th and sang "Borderline"
When the judges returned Miss Richfield 1981 announced the results for week 2:
- Tamara & Terry tied for 4th place
- Amber came in 3rd place
- Tom came in 2nd place
- I came in 1st place
So 2 weeks down and 2 weeks to go, and I'm in 1st place. Now I really feel the pressure to practice, know the lyrics, and sing well to keep hold onto my position. After all, $1000. cash and future paid singing opportunities are at stake!