Wow, what a night for the remaining 13 contestants on American Idol. I feel that half of them were just ok and the other half had a very good night. I want to share my opinion of how each of the singers did in my eyes.
1st~Lauren Alaina~She showed the same sassiness as always but it was not her best performance. She was somewhat pitchy is spots but held out for a decent performance over all
2nd~Casey Abrams~Well, what is there to even say? This guy is amazing by all rights. He just seems to get better and better with each song he sings. He has a long career ahead of him
3rd~Ashton Jones~Unfortunately, this performance did not do her justice. I know the song but almost didn’t recognize it. She is a great singer so I hope she steps it up
4th~Paul McDonald~I was not to hip on his song choice tonight. He needs to stick with the Rod Stewart type music he sang the last week. He also is going to go very far in this industry.
5th~Pia Toscano~OMG! This girl is absolutely outstanding. Each and every time she puts the microphone up to her mouth and I hear the melody that flows from her I get so choked up.
6th~James Durbin~I am so happy that this kid decided to try out because we are all in for a great big surprise at the final vote. I believe he will be standing right there. I for one will buy his CDs.
7th~Haley Reinhart~Her voice reminds me of a cross between Stevie Nicks and Bette Midler. The way she sang tonight was refreshing and relaxing. I don’t think it was boring or sleepy at all as Randy said. Bad Dog.
8th~Jacob Lusk~He has a deep-set of lungs but I do believe they failed him tonight. Normally, I would say yeah but it was a nay for song choice. Sorry Jacob but I really thought he strayed to far from the original R Kelly version.
9th~Thia Megia~Young and sounds like she has been singing for 20 years. She is someone who people are going to definitely remember in this season. Even if she is voted off, I honestly think she should give it another shot and try out again. I just think she needs a little time under her belt.
10th~Stefano Langone~I just really was not that impressed with his performance. It was ok but nothing to hoot and holler about.
11th~Karen Rodriguez~I am a little disappointed at the way she performed her song choice. She has an amazing sound quality and it sounded to me like she was just tired and wanted to be done.
12th~Scotty McCreery~This kid has so much heart and is so humble. I just love the way he sings and how much of his soul he puts in to each and every song he takes on. You can not ask for a nicer more considerate sounding guy.
13th~Naima Adedapo~Just ok. She took a risk but it did not pay off like I hoped it had. Hopefully, she will get another chance to show what she can do.
I am not sure at the moment who is going to win yet because all 13 are so talented in their own way. What I do hope is that all have an amazing career for a long time doing what it is they love and that is sing.