Monday, May 13, 2013

American Idol 12: Top 2 Head-to-Head Match Up!

Just like the past two seasons, here's a quick rundown of how the competition went from Las Vegas round to last week's Top 3 performance night. Yes, I've taken the trouble of going back through all my reviews this season and snagging the grades I gave both Candice and Kree on each of their performances.

Below, a head-to-head comparison, just to see which finalist ''won'' the overall season in my book, and to refresh your own memories so you can do your own seasonal audit.

Season 11: Head-to-Head Match Up! (Phillip Phillips vs Jessica Sanchez)
Season 10: Head-to-Head Match Up! (Scotty McCreery vs Lauren Alaina)

Head-to-Head Match Up after the jump!

Sudden Death Top 40
Open Theme
Candice Glover - Natural Woman [8.5]
Kree Harrison - Up To The Mountain [9.0]

Top 20
Open Theme
Candice Glover - Ordinary People [9.0]
Kree Harrison - Stronger [8.0]

Top 10
Music of the American Idols
Candice Glover - I (Who Have Nothing) [9.5]
Kree Harrison - Crying [8.0]

Top 9
The Beatles
Candice Glover - Come Together [8.0]
Kree Harrison - With A Little Help From My Friends [9.0]

Top 8
Candice Glover - I Heard It Through The Grapevine [8.0]
Kree Harrison - Don't Play That Song [7.0]

Top 7
Rock - No Ballads
Candice Glover - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [8.0]
Kree Harrison - Piece Of My Heart [7.0]

Top 6
Burt Bacharach Songbook
Candice Glover - Don't Make Me Over [9.0]
Kree Harrison - What The World Needs Now [8.5]

Top 6
Wish You Wrote
Candice Glover - Lovesong [9.5]
Kree Harrison - Help Me Make It Through The Night [8.0]

Top 5
Year You Were Born
Candice Glover - Straight Up [9.0]
Kree Harrison - She Talks To Angles [7.5]

Top 5
Candice Glover - When You Believe [8.0]
Kree Harrison - Have You Ever Been In Love [8.0]
* I ranked Kree higher during that week

Top 4
Open Theme
Candice Glover - Find Your Love [8.0]
Kree Harrison - It Hurts So Bad [6.5]

Top 4
One Hit Wonders
Candice Glover - Emotion [7.0]
Kree Harrison - A Whiter Shade of Pale [7.0]
* I ranked Kree higher during that week

Top 4 Redux
Song of 2013
Candice Glover - When I Was Your Man [8.5]
Kree Harrison - See You Again [9.0]

Top 4 Redux
Candice Glover - You've Changed [9.0]
Kree Harrison - Stormy Weather [6.5]

Top 3
Jimmy Iovine's Choice
Candice Glover - One [7.0]
Kree Harrison - Perfect [7.0]
* I ranked Kree higher during that week

Top 3
Judges' Choice
Candice Glover - Next To Me [8.5]
Kree Harrison - Here Comes Goodbye [9.0]

Top 3
Producer's Choice
Candice Glover - Somewhere [8.5]
Kree Harrison - Better Dig Two [6.0]

There's no denying that Candice Glover indeed dominated the competition with solid performances week after week. She's been creative with her song choices and arrangements from Paula Abdul's Straight Up to Drake's Find Your Love and even Emeli Sande's Next To Me. She also gave some fantastic vocal performances of classic tunes like Somewhere and I (Who Have Nothing). But Candice's breakout performance was her flawless rendition of The Cure's Lovesong. Her American Idol run has been pretty stellar and possibly one of the most consistent finalists in the show's history.

Kree Harrison, on the other hand, fought hard in this head-to-head match up. She outperformed Candice a couple of times, but not enough to really dominate the season. Kree slightly has the momentum recently and she's clearly the underdog coming into the Finale, so I wouldn't count her out just yet.

As I've said before, this doesn't mean anything come Finale night. But, if it will be based on this scorecard, there's a clear choice to carry the title of American Idol. Whether or not that proves to be the case remains to be seen.. See you again on Tuesday!!


Shawn Jang said...

I predict Kree will win. The country fanbase is massive.

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