Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Top 13 3/9/11

This season has the best talent yet. So many great singers: the guys have the women beat. My favorites this evening: James Durbin, Stefano Langone and Haley Reinhart. Whose performances were the weakest? Ashton Jones and Paul MacDonald. The judges are so refreshing; no one is being hurtful and they do focus on the positive while delivering helpful criticism. They understand what it takes to be up there and respect each performer for that. It's so much easier to watch this year. Simon who? Here's my take on the singers:

Lauren Alaina-Any Man of Mine
Good performance. She's such a natural; singing comes so easy for her. But it didn't seem very unique or original.

Casey Abrams-With A Little Help from My Friends
That was fun! He's so musical, tasteful, unique and soulful. Love his voice, love his style, love his confidence. He's the real deal. It's surprising that such a talented yet quirky musician made it to Idol. One of my favorites.

Ashton Jones-When You Tell Me That You Love Me
Pitchy, shaky, she seemed a little unsure of herself tonight. I didn't really feel that much from her performance.

Paul McDonald-I Wish You Would
What was that? He's so strange, I don't like his voice, or his performance style. Pitchy, sorry I just don't get him. He does seem to have a happy vibe when he performs, I'll give him that. He's the weakest of all the singers.

Pia Toscano-All By Myself
She's got pipes, baby. Pia is an amazing singer, my favorite of the women.

James Durbin-Maybe I'm Amazed
I'm definitely amazed. He can sing tenderly, rock it, he is so versatile.He can do it all! Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Haley Reinhart-Blue
That yodeling is really hard to control-back and forth from head voice to chest voice. Very impressive. She has been my least favorite singer up until now, but tonight turned that around for me. One of the best performances tonight.

Jacob Lusk-I Believe I Can Fly
What a singer! He's so powerful, passionate, but tonight he lost a bit of his vocal control. I am so moved by his commitment when he sings. He puts every ounce of himself into it, nothing is held back. Really inspiring. Not his best performance vocally though.

Thia Megia-Smile
Beautiful tone, a little pitchy, but such an angelic sounding voice. What an odd arrangement of the song. It detracted from her performance. Not her best night.

Stefano Langone-Lately
Great vocals, he has such an amazing range, and wonderful control. He's one of my favorites. It takes a lot of talent and confidence to attack a Stevie Wonder tune. And he nailed it. Impressive! He's one of my favorites.

Karen Rodriguez- I Could Fall in Love with You
That didn't do much for me. She seemed unsure of her low notes, a little pitchy, sleepy. Eh...

Scotty McCreery-Till the River Runs Dry
He's got such a classic country voice. He did a great job. He was more present tonight and accessible to the audience. I don't think Scotty is American Idol material, because when other styles start getting thrown at him, he's going to have a hard time doing anything other than what he does, which is hardcore, old school country. I say kick him off the show soon, and get him into the studio right away to record his first country hit album. He's gonna be a star!

Naima Adedapo-Umbrella
Cool performance. Loved her style, her dancing, her rapping, she's so unique. I could tell she was having a hard time having enough breath to dance and sing. She was a little pitchy, but her unique character really stood out. Love her. Not her best singing tonight, but she is a strong performer!

Who were your favorites? Who should be voted off? I would love to hear from you!

1 comment:

cdecotis said...

I'm just logging in at 8pm...nothing like waiting to the last minute.

Real quickly, I'll say Paul should go tonight.

Enjoyed your take on last night's performances, Vickie.