Thursday, March 8, 2012

American Idol Top 13 Performances

Joshua Ledet - I thought this was alright. The singing was good, I'm just not a fan.

Elise Testone - She was not feeling this song, and it showed. I thought it was terrible.

Jermaine Jones - He looked nervous when the song started, but he loosened up towards the end. I thought it was pretty good.

Erika Van Pelt - I didn't feel this was the best she could have done. Was she holding back for some reason?

Colton Dixon - Oh, I love Colton. No hiding that fact. And I loved this performance. It started off a little too soft, but he picked it up and I think he really did a good job.

Shannon Magrane - Aw. She lost it. The judges were harsh - she's only 16. I'm surprised she didn't cry when they went off on her, especially at the end. I know she'll cry tonight.

Deandre Brackensick - Thank God he pulled his hair back tonight. I liked this performance. I thought his voice sounded really good and he looked comfortable up there. (On a side note, I have been calling him 'Milli Vanilli' all season because of the hair flopping and the way he moves while singing. Last weekend, while visiting the parents, my brother and his wife came over and we started talking about AI this season. My sister-in-law and I both like Phil Phillips (of course) and my brother felt bad for Eben because he won't be able to try again next year after making it into the top 24 this year. Then out of the blue my brother asks "How do you like Milli Vanilli?" I laughed so hard because we were both calling him the same name!)

Skylar Laine - Country or not, she still has a really good voice. I liked this performance.

Heejun Han - I love his voice. This performance started weak and too soft, but I thought it got better towards the end. I like Heejun.

Hollie Cavanagh - This was a good performance. Her voice sounded really great.

Jeremy Rosado - Poor Jeremy. Why was Randy giving him a hard time? I didn't think this was his best performance, but it was better than the judges thought.

Jessica Sanchez - Wow. Too many runs even after Jimmy and Mary told her not too. Yes, in the end it was a good performance and I can't believe she pulled it off.

Phillip Phillips - I love him. I don't compare him to what's his name... Dave Matthews because I'm not a fan of Dave Matthews so I have nothing to compare Phil to. But I like Phil. A little too growly sometimes, and I prefer when he actually SINGS. But I love him, and I love watching him perform.

So my pick for the bottom - well, they are doing it different this year with the lowest boy and the lowest girl, and letting the judges decide. So I will say Shannon based on performance alone. I don't know what kind of fan following she has. Elise didn't do too well either, so it may be her.

On the boy side, this is hard, but I say Jeremy. I like Jeremy, I just don't know if he has a bigger following than he had last week. And if the judges get rid of a boy, then it evens out the competition.

Totally safe this week - Phillip Phillips, Colton Dixon, Jessica Sanchez, Hollie Cavanagh, Heejun Han, Skylar Laine.