Restless Road— Team Simon Cowell The trio of country crooners was an obvious pick for the semifinals, especially after they proved they had smoothed out their rough edges during last night’s unplugged performance of “Wake Me Up” by Avicii. With that number climbing the iTunes music charts, could Restless Road be the act to usher in a new era of country boy bands?
Alex & Sierra — Team Simon Cowell Also from Team Simon (how happy must Mr. Nasty be right now?), Alex & Sierra were also shoe-ins for the semis. The couple hit both of their December 4 performances out of the park, first with their diva-licious “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child and later their unplugged take on “Say Something” by A Great Big World.
Jeff Gutt — Team Kelly Rowland Although his second song of December 4 didn’t get rave reviews from the judges, Jeff’s passion and talent shone through. The single dad from Detroit is currently rocking the rock music charts and will undoubtedly lend a real edge to next week’s shows.