Oh American Idol. What is happening to you? And, more important, what are your doing to these talented, dedicated singers who just want to “sing” from their hearts in a relaxed and accommodating atmosphere.
This video (featured above) showcases Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet in their acclaimed duet, “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” during the Top 8 Performance Show.
What a great performance from these two talented young singers. They looked relaxed, the singing was, well singing save for Joshua’s little scream segment at the end. We were treated to the sound of two exceptionally gifted singers performing with vocal ease and artistry.
And, if you think that duet was great, check out the video below featuring Hollie Cavanagh and DeAndre Brackensick singing “I’m So Excited” during the Top 8 Performance show. In my opinion, it was better than Jessica and Joshua’s.
The harmonies were perfectly executed and omni-present. Hollie and DeAndre’s harmonic vocals were pitch perfect and wonderfully realized. Listen to DeAndre’s vocal part – he adds gorgeous falsetto, choral runs, rich mid-range vocals, all the time not missing a step in his choreography.
How could American Idol not rally around these four talented individuals is beyond me. Yes, the producers are on the Jessica and Joshua train but they have been sabotaging DeAndre and Hollie from the very beginning.
I am sorry, but this stinks to high heaven. And they wonder why the show is losing credibility? When the very best singers are either sent home or stuck in the Bottom Three each week?
I am going to stop typing now before I say something I regret. Just press play above and below and enjoy what might have been!
You are cordially invited to finish my thought process in the comments section.