This week is the first time we hear our top 10 perform for America’s votes. On the whole, I’m not too excited about any one contestant yet. Last night’s performances were not all what I expected with one or two disappointing me and one or two standing out. So here we go…
Amber Holcomb – 16 years old – Texas. Amber always impresses me with tremendous stage presence and a seasoned veteran-style performance.
Angie Miller – 18 years old – Massachusetts. Until I just typed that I hadn’t thought about how young Angie is. She’s definitely one of America’s sweethearts and for good reason. The thing is she’s just not MY American Idol. Please don’t send me hate comments!
Burnell Taylor – 19 years old – Louisiana. I love Burnell. His whole story, his personality, his style of singing, his look…they all blend together to make this guy special.
Candice Glover – 23 years old – South Carolina. Candice has been a standout in my book from day one. I love her style of singing and I love her powerful voice. Her performance last night was my favorite of the evening.
Curtis Finch Jr. – 24 years old – Missouri. Curtis is another one of my favorites. I love his style of music. However, last night, for me, he didn’t deliver. If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it.
Devin Velez – 18 years old – Illinois. Watch this guy! Devin doesn’t come on strong like some of the other contestants, but he has appeal in a different way. I hope he doesn’t get lost in the shuffle because I think he has a lot he hasn’t shown us yet.
Janelle Arthur – 23 years old – Tennessee. and Kree Harrison – 22 years old – Tennessee. I don’t have anything against these two very talented singers. I just think they should be on a different show. Again, please don’t send me hate comments! LOL
Lazaro Arbos – 21 years old – Florida. Nicki was spot on in her comments to Lazaro. He needs to stay comfortable, sing what he feels good about, stay out of his own head, not think about being on American Idol and just enjoy the ride. When he sings that way, he sounds angelic to me. As I’ve said practically every blog so far…who doesn’t love Lazaro?
Paul Jolley – 22 years old – Tennessee. If I remember correctly, the judges liked his performance, but I didn’t. However, I do like Paul. I think he’s talented and he probably does have a better chance on Broadway or as I’ve said before Glee.
I won’t spend too much time talking about the judges because frankly, I usually fast forward through their comments! I think the contestants must have a hard time hearing from Jimmy Iovine and the judges and trying to decide whether to listen to them or ignore them. Jimmy said that America would get bored if Curtis sang the same type of songs for ten weeks. I wouldn’t. That’s why I like him.
Tonight we will see one contestant be eliminated. I have no idea who it will be because I didn’t think anyone stood out as “bad” last night. What I do think happens is that America doesn’t vote for the best singer, but instead votes for the contestant that they are concerned may be eliminated. Every now and then that can backfire with the best contestant not getting enough votes. Bloggergal