Well, all along me along with America has been complaining about the lack of talent on the guy’s side of this American Idol season. Yes, some of the talent just doesn’t measure up to the gals, but some of it–yow!
One of my favorites is Curtis Finch Jr. When he sings, he feels it in every inch of his being. When you watch, so do you. As the judges said, he brings a positive energy that America needs right now. Love this guy!
I also love Burnell Taylor. He is cute and has something about him that makes me want to see him perform more and more. The only thing that bugs me about him is he overuses his hands while singing. It’s like he’s signing for the blind.
Third on my list of favs is Lazaro Arbos. Are there people in America that DON’T like Lazaro? I kinda doubt it. He has a purity when he sings that is wonderful to hear. Like Curtis he brings a positive energy to the stage and the audience.
Vincent Powell is another one of the guys that I’ve loved from the beginning. This time his performance wasn’t up to par, but his personality and stage presence are great. I would love to see him continue on.
If I were picking my top five that leaves me with only one more pick and that would have to be Devin Velez. Devin has a niche market. He’s got stage presence, a great voice and singing in Spanish pulls him away from the maddening crowd.
So if those five make it–who didn’t? Well for starters we have Charlie Askew. Charlie is unique and interesting to watch. I’m actually afraid that he is going to take a spot from a very talented performer. His emotional semi-breakdown may get American voting. I hate to watch this kid deal with a very private illness on national TV.
Cortez Shaw is definitely one of the hottest guys this season. He is very easy to look at. I just don’t think he is as good as the five I listed above. Same goes for Nick Boddington. He’s a good singer, but nothing sticks out to save him IMO.
Starting out the show last night was Elijah Liu. He’s relevant, but he doesn’t do anything for me.
An interesting contestant to me is Paul Jolley. I like Paul Jolley a lot. So why isn’t he in my top five? Well, frankly there are already five in my top five so there wasn’t any more room. You know where I’d like to see Paul Jolley? I think he’d be excellent on Glee.
So tonight we see how America voted. Hopefully, America votes for talent and not popularity because I would hate to end up with some bad singers while good singers go home. I guess we shall see…Bloggergal