Have any of you been watching American Idol? Do you prefer The Voice? Or are you tired of reality-competition shows?
Some seasons of American Idol are boring, but I’m enjoying this year’s. The judges did a good job of assembling a talented group of individuals, each with different personalities.
I’m in Canada, so I haven’t been voting, but if I could, I’d support one singer. She’s female. Can you guess who it is?
He’s the guy with the punk-rock hair who seems to firmly know what kind of artist he is and the kind of music he wants to make.
His rendition of Billy Joel’s Piano Man last week was impressive because it was so polished. Even so, Colton isn’t my favourite out of the bunch.
Everyone talks about his hair (which reminds me a bit of Felicity’s mane). He has curly hair that’s defined and frizz-free – makes so many women jealous! Haha!
As a singer, he’s known for incorporating his falsetto into each song. While it doesn’t do a thing for me, I can see the appeal for others.
Talk about a rich, sexy voice! She makes me weak in the knees with that raspiness! When she’s on, she’s really on! She has a really cool tone that’s sultry without sounding cheap, and I often find myself moving when she sings.
Erika Van Pelt
Did you see her makeover? Wow! I love how she was daring enough to sport a completely different look. While I think she looked nice with the blond hair, she looks way more chic and modern with the short black hair. (The photo above is from before her makeover. She’s the one underneath the “C” in the American Idol sign.)
I was disappointed to see her leave the show because her voice is so rich. I’ll miss her.
This guy annoys me. He tries to be funny, and some people find him funny, but I’m not feelin’ it.
However, I thought it was totally badass of him when he sung Billy Joel’s My Life. Yes, it was like flipping the bird to the show that’s supporting him, but, it also made it clear that he isn’t going to change himself for the show. Kudos for that! But I don’t think he’s very strong as a vocalist.
Holy smokes! She impresses me nearly every time she hits the stage. I like how she takes on a lot of power ballads and nails them. That takes guts and talent.
Although she’s such a strong vocalist, I feel like she may be in trouble after a few cuts. Why? She doesn’t have a personality that’s as memorable as some of the other competitors. Sure, talent comes first, but, the show is also about finding someone who has the whole package.
His voice was so silky smooth, and he seemed to be a genuine class act. I liked how he never seemed to take anything for granted. People like that go far in life.
I was shocked that he was booted from the show, and I was even more shocked that he had four outstanding warrants.
He wasn’t one of my favourites, but when they showed the clip of him singing Somewhere Out There (the song he would’ve performed if he didn’t get booted), I was really impressed. Not only do I really like that song because I loved watching An American Tail as a kid, but his voice really had depth.
This is the singer I’m rooting for to go all the way. She has killer pipes, and I can’t believe she’s only 16 years old! With all that confidence and performance prowess, she seems like a seasoned pro already.
And I’m sure that those who heard her sing I Will Always Love You and nail it were as impressed as I was. She hit all the notes and made it look effortless. Amazing!
This is another singer who I love listening to. He always gets right into a song and makes you feel what he’s feeling. All the runs he does are magic! He’s really smooth, but I’m worried about him when Country Week comes. Wonder how he’s going to put his stamp on a country song.
He’s definitely memorable because of his name, but the show also gave him a lot of airtime during the auditions.
While he seems genuine and motivated (heck, he performed well even when he was in pain!), I can’t say that he’s a favourite of mine.
She’s pretty, but I was never a fan of her voice because it didn’t have that grittiness or depth that some of the other singers have. Also, I felt like she often tried too hard, which hurt her performances.
Still, I have to give it up to her because she’s only 16. Being on a televised show is a lot of pressure for someone so young! She always handled herself in a classy manner, and she seems like a nice girl.
She makes me want to go out and buy cowboy boots and a matching cowboy hat! She can sing and command the entire audience, which I admire. And she never seems to ever be out of breath – all the notes come easy to her. Plus you’ve gotta love her energetic spirit! She’s not my favourite, but I think she’s holding her own in the competition.
Who are your favourites? What songs would you want to hear them sing? Who do you think will win?