ABC’s ‘Duets’ review: J Rome, Jason Farol square off in final 3

We started off this week’s episode of “Duets” with a rather key question — was America actually going to send a man home? We all know how men have some sort of unfair advantage, and last week we saw it play out with an all-female bottom two.

(Spoilers ahead!)

The elimination – Lo and behold, America failed to surprise when it came to their voting. Bridget Carrington actually had a top two performance on the show last week, but that couldn’t save her from the sad voting trend that has played out in recent years.

J Rome and Jennifer Nettles, “Breakeven” – It was an interesting choice for J Rome to sing a song by The Script that was actually first and foremost a pop/rock hit, but this still ended up working rather well for the show’s long-standing favorite. Was it the right choice for the final performance that America is going to be voting on? That’s what we are not sure about it, since it was a good (but not necessarily amazing) performance.

Jason Farol and Kelly Clarkson, “Mr. & Mrs. Jones” – How sure are we that Jason is going to somehow end up winning this week? Let’s just say that we would be shocked if he doesn’t pull this off. The performance was okay, but let’s be real — he has grown more than anyone else in the competition, and it certainly helps him immensely that he is a good-looking guy.

John Glosson and Jennifer Nettles, “The Prayer” – Admittedly, we are starting to be over this song. Jessica Sanchez killed it on “American Idol,” Chris Mann and Christina Aguilera did a pretty good job with the song on “The Voice,” and this performance was just … okay. It was cheesy enough to go with macaroni, and while the vocals were still pretty great, we don’t know if we could call it the “moment” that the judges wanted it to be.

The solos

J Rome, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” – It’s always nice to hear a great singer cover Stevie Wonder. J Rome is a great singer, and while we don’t know how successful he will be in the music industry, he has easily been the most consistent performer this entire season.

John Glosson, “God Bless the Broken Road” – Once again, John managed to pick out the cheesiest song in the book here, but the performance quality was actually a little bit higher than what we saw with “The Prayer.”

Jason Farol, “Runaway Baby” – Jason did his best to do a Bruno Mars cover here, and it was certainly entertaining. While he may not be the best pure singer in the competition, he is becoming one of the best pure performers — and if he does continue this level of growth, he could be a star all over the world thanks to his Filipino heritage.

Who was your favorite from this show, and are you sad that Bridget is out of the running? Be sure to vote in the poll below, and head over here to check out last week’s review.

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