Thursday, March 4, 2010

Top 10 Idol Girls - 3/3/2010 My Results

Last night we saw the top ten girls take the AI stage. Crystal Bowersox led off with the best performance of the night. I agreed with the judges that she was far better than most. I was glad I had recorded the show when I began watching it an hour into the show. I simply started my DVR at the beginning of the show and was able to skip through the commercials and crayons.

The problem I have is, if Crystal Bowersox is the best, then we are in trouble with the girls this year. I don’t think she will be voted through to the end. She’s a bit rough around the edges and the American voters are hard to gauge.

My vote for the bottom 2 girls is Haeley Vaughn and Lacey Brown. Haeley is too bubbly and smiley and I think she believes that will get her through. But Kara was right. She needs to mature a bit more. I personally believe they should not allow anyone under 18 into the competition. They have an upper age limit and they should have a lower one. Lacey is stylin’ too much and not singing well enough. She’s a bimbo underneath it all.

Here’s how I ranked them from best to worst, and the points I assigned.

Crystal Bowersox – 17
Michelle Delanor – 15
Paige Miles – 15
Katie Stevens – 14
Katelyn Epperly – 13
Siobhan Magnus – 13
Lilly Scott – 12
Didi Benami – 11
Lacey Brown – 11
Haeley Vaughn – 10

My least favorite is Lilly Scott, even though my numbers did not put her at the bottom of the list. And they should ban anyone from singing an Aretha song. “Think” was way too much for Siobhan. That high note was not as good as the judges let on.

I think the judges are just trying to make us believe there is talent on stage when, for the most part, there is not. Do you care who goes home tonight?

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Top 10 Idol Guys - 3/2/2010 My Results

A reminder that blank ranking sheets are available at http://www.nmrinstitute.com/idol.htm.
Last night the top 10 guys sang. I saw a big improvement over last week for the most part. I don't think any of them were worse, and most of them were better. I used my chart to determine who I think should go this Thursday (I'll use the girls' chart tonight).

My order from best to worst, and their point totals is as follows:

Alex Lambert - 16
Casey James - 16
Michael Lynche - 14
Andrew Garcia - 14
Tim Urban - 13
Aaron Kelly - 12
John Park - 12
Lee DeWyze - 12 (Judges' favorite)
Toddrick Hall - 11
Jermaine Sellers – 9

As you can see, I think Alex Lambert is the best one up there. He has a unique voice and he doesn’t even know how good he is. Casey is way up there because of his appeal, his musicianship and his song choice. The jury is still out on whether he can back that all up with his voice.

Michael Lynche and Andrew Garcia could challenge my top runners if they keep doing what they’re doing and keep improving.

Tim, Aaron, Lee, and John need to step it up a notch. Lee may be the judges’ choice, but I think we’ve heard his best voice and his appeal is not strong. He sounds like a couple past contestants. Been there, done that.

Toddrick and Jermaine need to go. They don’t sing that well and they don’t take criticism well, or learn from it.

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