So, we’re down to the top 13 contestants on American Idol and the competition is getting stiffer and stiffer.
All in all, I think the judges where a bit off this week and in many cases came across as pushovers, Randy being the occasional exception. A few new frontrunners may be emerging while a few old ones fade and so far, the ladies are outperforming their male counterparts.
With all that being said, here’s my synopsis of last night’s show.
1. Jessica – Simply amazing, best performance of the season thus far.
2. Hollie – Any other night it may have been the best but just got outshined a bit by Jessica.
3. Phillip – Perfect song for him. Fun, entertaining and unique.
4. Colton – Smooth, silky tone. Proved he has a voice that can do more than just rock.
5. Shannon – Dead on for most of the song with such a mature voice. One minor slip up got blown out of proportion.
6. Skylar – Sweet and simple tone, killed the big notes.
7. Erika – Very nice deep voice with powerful vocals. She had a few slips up but was pretty good overall.
8. Heejun – Nice in it’s simplicity but a little slow for my liking.
9. Jermaine – Odd song choice. Strong, deep tone but a bit boring.
10. Joshua – Very raspy vocals. Not bad overall but off in spots.
11. Elise – Strong in parts but a bit labored in others.
12. Jeremy – Very unusual and quite difficult to understand.
13. Deandre – I appreciated him moving beyond the falsetto but all in all it was pretty cheesy.
A guy should be the first to go so it should probably be either Deandre or Jeremy but if a girl goes it will likely be Elise.