Okay, this elimination really hurt. What is wrong with this show? James received the
lowest number of votes? Really? REALLY?
Okay, relax now! Perhaps the producers are planning another Daughtry scenario. You know the story. Rock star, Chris Daughtry was eliminated during the Results Show Of American Idol Season 5. However, he went to enormous success post-Idol. His concerts and CD sales speak volumes.
Now, after last nights’s Top 4 elimination, the gifted and gracious James Durbin finds himself exactly in the same position as Chris Daughtry. Two rockers eliminated – 5 years apart – at the Top 4 level of an American Idol competition. Will history repeat itself? Let’s hope so.
No one could predict this elimination. James managed to avoid the bottom after all these weeks. And, Haley, whose 2nd home was the Bottom 3, somehow fought her way all the way to the coveted Top 3.
Many are saying that the incessant pimping of James by the judges was responsible for the downfall. I do agree that the judges should have given him more constructive advice in terms of improving his performances.
However, let’s face it, the guy came out on that stage week after week and ignited the audience with his star power and style.
Yes, his lower range was a problem – a huge problem. Yet, this week, did you notice that he avoided singing in this part of his range? He knew it wasn’t working and, smart, savvy guy that he is, highlighted his strengths and nestled his vocal prowess in the comfortable confines of his upper range.
And don’t even get me started with all the ridiculous accusations about James’ supposed “pitchy” singing. Does anyone even know what the term means? Honestly!
The only time James suffered intonation problems was when he performed his emotionally charged ” Without You”. But, during the song, he managed to rally and bring the song home. The back end of that song was brilliant.
I wish James only the very best in his career and can’t wait to see and hear him on tour. Please come to Canada!
How about you? Are you missing James already? Do you think he should have a special moment at the American Idol Season Finale?