Tonight’s American Idol will whittle down the contestants to just 20 girls and 20 guys. Every elimination sees good performers not make the cut. We have a saying in my house…”Good singers are a dime a dozen.”
Since Idol only highlights some of the contestants all I can do is talk about them. Angela Miller sang her own composition and accompanied herself on the piano. The song was recording worthy. The judges gave her a standing ovation.
Candice Glover has been one of my favorites from the beginning. She can belt out a tune. I felt that she gave 200% with her performance. She easily moves on in the competition.
Trying out for the 3rd season in a row is country singer Janelle Arthur. She shows how maturity and experience can move you forward. She also moves on.
Zoanette already thinks she’s a diva. She makes for good TV. Yes, she has a great voice, but will her diva-ness eventually be her downfall?
Singing a Mariah Carey song, bravely I must add was Shubha Vadula. The girl did it justice!
I don’t think Melinda Ademi’s voice is the best in the competition, but she makes up for it with tremendous stage presence.
Kree Harrison chose an emotional song and drew from her past tragedies (both parents have died) to pull off a stunning performance. Keith says he gets chills when she sings.
At this point in the show, 24 girls are brought up on stage and told that only 20 will move on. Three are immediately dismissed. I can’t imagine what it feels like to make it to the top 24 and never even be given a chance to be seen by America. Sad, very sad Idol. I say this every single season. I think we have the right to hear EVERY ONE of the finalists before they are eliminated. Even if they do get eliminated, maybe someone will hear them and it will help their careers. After all, they made it this far.
The final elimination for the girls comes down to a sing-off between Rachel Hale and Stephanie Schimel. It is obvious that Rachel does a better job and she snags that final spot.
Next on the stage are the remaining 28 guys. Eight of these will be eliminated. The judges ask to hear Adam Sanders and Josh Holiday perform again. Adam doesn’t do a good job and I think he knows it by the look on his face. He is eliminated along with David Leathers Jr., the young guy that was eliminated in this same exact part of the competition last year.
Next week, we move on to Sudden Death in Las Vegas. Hopefully, we will get to hear more of the top 40 perform so that we can start to cheer for our favorites. Until then…stay tuned…Bloggergal