It was rushed for time, not weak. I would say Her, Bette and Pink, in that order were the only people who did well. It’s kind of shitty they let U2 stumble threw that shit then Hack up this song which should of been done in full.
When you said “your theater friends” I read that as your “waiter” friends who have aspirations of being actors. I assume that, after saying her voice felt strained, they told you what tomorrow’s lunch special will be at the diner.