Just now catching up, so I figure why not blog while watching.
IF YOU HAVEN’T CAUGHT UP YET AND ACTUALLY CARE, STOP READING.
Paul Jolley - Kinda surprised, honestly. Glad a Tennessee boy got in, but I really didn’t have him in my Top 10 voices, so I don’t have much to say.
Burnell Taylor - Obvious. If he hadn’t gotten in, I might have stopped watching. Another Southern boy, so good stuff there, lol. His voice is amazing. And I LOVE that he did India.Arie. She doesn’t get enough praise anymore and that song is one of my favorites. (“Ready for Love” in case you didn’t know the title. Go get it. Great album, actually.) He looks great and sounds great, so congrats.
Curtis Finch, Jr. - I think this guy is a pretentious asshole. I really can’t stand him and I hope he gets voted off first. Nicki looks a little surprised to see him and not happy about it. Not that he doesn’t have a good voice, but he’s so fake. I son’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth. Ooh, and he totally screwed some of those notes there at the end. And the pan to his “friend.” Come on, now. You ain’t foolin’ nobody. Which also irks me and plays into how disingenuous I think he is.
On a side note, what was with all the church choir directors this year? Not that I care, I actually really liked the lady from Texas with the short, edgy haircut. Can’t remember her name. Christa, maybe? I just think it’s weird that there were so many that made it so far all in the same season.
Devin Valez - He’s got a really great voice. And I love that he sings in Spanish sometimes. I don’t think Idol’s ever had that before. I just hope it doesn’t hurt his chances with the general audience. Yep, Nicki said she didn’t think the bilingual thing had been done on Idol before either. Sorry, hope that didn’t sound flippant or rude. I just finished a huge painting for class and had a giant bottle of champagne to myself, so my diction may not be as eloquent as normal.
Another side note: I googled and the lady I was thinkin of was Cristabel Clack. I was close.
Lazaro Arbos - Yay!! I love him! He’s got a great voice and really is inspirational to so many people. I wonder if they’ve ever suggested he sing bilingually…? Ooh, “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Good choice, I think.
As for the other guys, I’m sad that my hometown boy, Nick Boddington of Memphis, didn’t make it in, but honestly, there were better voices. Charlie didn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell; he’s just too quirky to appeal to a mass audience. I have a feeling I’ll say the same thing about Zoanette here in a little bit. I liked Elijah Liu, but his performance last night wasn’t that great. Vincent was too gimmicky and Cortez screwed up, so that’s the way it goes.
Janelle Arthur - I like her a lot and she’s from right outside the town I’ve made as much home as I can for about the last 10 years, but I really thought there were better voices in this weel’s performances. She definitely has that country twang that was there in ’80s and ’90s that I miss, but..I don’t know. Kinda wondering who of my top5 girls gets the boot now. I can’t say that 2 chances for Tennessee to bring it home isn’t exciting, though. That performance really was good! Maybe some of last week was song choice cause I just din’t care for that song. Either way, I wish her the best of luck.
Candice Glover - There was no doubt! She was my #1 girl. Gorgeous. Love her. And another Southerner! We just do it better down here. The control she has! Damn! o good. Keith is so into her voice, lol. Wow, she actually got MAriah to stand up! She never does that! Aww, it just hit her! Congrats, girl!
Angie Miller - Another no-brainer. My #2. Lover her voice. I can’t WAIT for that original song she wrote to be available on iTunes. She’s adorable and the fact that she can play the piano and sing her heart out is part of why she rocks. I don’t know this song, but I like it. Oh, it’s Beyoncé? Hmm. Missed that one. But Angie’s got heart. Can’t wait to see how she does.
Amber Holcomb - Yay!! My #3! She’s great and just so natural! Even as nervous and excited as she was, she’s killin it! She could totally win this. I really see it coming down to Candice, Angie, and Amber…if the producers will let the Final 3 all be women.
Kree Harrison - I liked her a lot, too, but I’m surprised that 2 country artists made it through. Fans usually rally behind one. Ok, maybe she’s not straight country! That performance was great!
So sad that Tenna, Aubrey, and Breanna couldn’t make it, too. I’d easily have traded Curtis and Paul for 2 of those 3. Not 100% which 2, but yeah. Amd 7 out of 10 are Southerners. See? lol. But it’s definitely the year of the woman on Idol.