Friday, March 4, 2011

American Idol 10: Top 24 Results Show + Wildcard

I have to say, this was an intense show. I mean, I was ready to be dragged by fillers for two hours - they announced that they will have the Wildcard performances next week - but then a sudden change of plans happened and 6 of the finalist performed on the spot. Crazy no?

Overall, there were no real surprises in the Top 13 - yes, not Top 12 - as every front-runner with tons of screen time got through. I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed with some of the picks - particularly by America - but I guess there will always be incredibly maddening members of the Top 12/13 who outlasts far more talented vocalists by sheer beauty (see: Kristy Lee Cook and Haley Scarnato).

Anyway, I got 5/5 guys and 3/5 girls. I somewhat predicted the other wildcards as well. Not too shabby. Haha.

Here are the results!

TOP 13
1. Scott McCreery
2. Lauren Alaina
3. Pia Toscano
4. Karen Rodriguez
5. Jacob Lusk
6. Casey Abrams
7. Thia Megia
8. Paul McDonald
9. Haley Reinhart
10. James Durbin
11. Ashthon Jones
12. Stefano Langone
13. Naima Adedapo

OUT
1. Robbie Rosen
2. Clint Jun Gamboa
3. Jordan Dorsey
4. Jovany Barreto
5. Tatynisa Wilson
6. Julie Zorrilla
7. Ashthon Jones
8. Kendra Chantelle
9. Tim Halperin
10. Naima Adedapo
11. Lauren Turner
12. Brett Loewenstern
13. Rachel Zevita
14. Stefano Langone

Wilcards

Ashthon Jones 
And I Am Telling You
I like Ashthon. I think she's sassy and I like that she has that diva spunk. However, the song she chose to sing was just way too big for her. I mean, this was a slightly better performance than the Monica song she performed a day before, but she needs to realize that she doesn't have the power to pull off a song as big as this. She's not a diva and she's going to have to figure this one out before she becomes another Lil Rounds. 7/10

Stefano Langone 
I Need You Now
Never heard that song and I'm not particularly a big fan of that kind of music, I have to say that he impressed me greatly. Seriously. I had goosebumps after this performance. He connected well with the song and his vocals were spot on. To me, heunderstood what the Wildcard was about and he sang as if his life depended on it. Possibly one of the best performances of the season - yes, even if it's only the first week. Haha. 9/10

Kendra Chantelle 
Georgia On My Mind
Seriously. Kendra showed the most range, ability, and connection to the song like no other - except for Stefano, of course. Plus, she didn't miss a note.I was really taken aback in a good way. No, it wasn't a groundbreaking, but she flawlessly showcased her tasty tone and she effortlessly glided around her upper register with this performance. Impressive. 8.5/10

Jovany Barreto
Angel
Really? Jovany? What about Tim? or even Brett? True, he was competent, he didn't miss any note and I sort of like the vibrato of his voice. But if I'm being honest, this was karaoke at its finest. Boring and uninspired. Sorry. 6/10

Naima Adedapo 
For All We Know
Great passion, but the vocals weren't that good as I think nerves got to her. I thought her she had problems with her pitch and it was rough in some parts. That said, I still think that this was a solid performance from her. 7/10

Robbie Rosen 
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Other than the fact that the whole performance was sleepy, I thought this was technically a good performance. His vocal runs were spot on and his phrasing was lovely. Too bad, it didn't have the same impact compared to the others. 6.5/10

14 comments:

Carlos Jude Laron said...

kendra was not a good choice so was jovany! im watching it right now too!

ASHTHON & NAIMA DESERVES TO BE THERE!

Carlos Jude Laron said...

THEY DIDN'T EVEN CONSIDER LAUREN TURNER! ARGGHHHH.I WANT TIM HALPERIN TO GET THE SPOT THO :)

ancheen said...

lauren turner and clint jun not even picked for wildcard???? whhhaattttttttt!!!!!

Robbie said...

Wow.

But honestly, I'm quite happy with the results. =)

gerald said...

the results were good, jovany should have made a spot so as julie zorrilla. its a good thing that dumbass clint and jordan were out. cant have a rude contestant in AI.. i seriously think ive fallen in love with thia..she was cute..haha

katuray said...

i was REALLY surprised that karen rodriguez got in. i thought her performance the day before was AVERAGE, except for her bi-lingual take on the song, but it's still not that impressive.

as for the wildcards, all 3 were deserving.

Anonymous said...

I WANT JULIE ZORILLA IN THE TOP 13!!!!!!!!!! SO ANNOYED LOL

DAM THE NATION said...

Carlos: I beg to disagree. Kendra was actually a good choice. I can back you up with Jovany though. Hehe.

DAM THE NATION said...

Carlos: Yes!! They should've let Lauren Turner sing again. Ugh! It would've been nice to see her instead of Ashthon, to be honest.

DAM THE NATION said...

Mama Young: I know right!!

DAM THE NATION said...

Robbie: I'm happy too! With a couple of exceptions, of course. :)

DAM THE NATION said...

Gerald: Interesting that you like Jovany. That's nice. As for Julie, I like her but I guess she needs her piano to perform well?

DAM THE NATION said...

katuray: Thank you very much! I feel the same way!! Karen, to me, is overrated.

DAM THE NATION said...

Anonymous: She should've performed a different song. Song choice is a bitch.

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