Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 9 Results Show: The Lennon-McCartney Songbook
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I am adding this blog topic a bit early because, after yesterday’s headaches with the WordPress App, it can’t be trusted to schedule a blog topic properly. (Sigh)
So, better early than never, right? More time to continue the talk here in the MCL community.
If you haven’t done so, you can take a peek at my Top 9 Vocal Masterclass article and see if we are on the same page.
I really enjoyed Angie Miller’s performance last night, even more so on second watch, so I don’t understand the disconnect between her and the majority of viewers and critics. I think her personality is not connecting with the viewers and we all know that this counts for a lot on this show.
Thursday night’s Results Show will also feature Idol alums, Jessica Sanchez and Casey Abrams. That is super. It will be great to see these two singers once again.
I suspect that one of the guys may be eliminated tonight and I just hope it isn’t Devin. He is evolving and it will be exciting to watch his growth as this show moves forward.
So, hit the comments section and let ‘er rip – but be respectful. That’s the Number One rule here. R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. :).
Intro music is being played and the judges are introduced followed by The Seacrest.
I just saw a Lee DeWyze lookalike in the audience. Strange. Was it him?
Top 9 is introduced and Jimmy Iovine gives his remarks looking back on last night’s performances
Jimmy loves Kree despite the fact that she oversings. He also loves Burnell but feels that he needs to fully prepare. He didn’t know The Beatles. Not good. Lazaro was the worst performer of the night. Big surprise. And apparently he had the song five days before the show. Not 24 hours before the show as he (Lazaro) claimed. Amber was excellent and deserves Top 3 status. Candice is a natural and gave the best performance of the night. Paul has a good voice but is not ready for prime time. He believes he will be in the Bottom 3. Angie, he feels, is too dramatic and this needs to be fixed because he believes she could be the next American Idol. Devin has. A great ear but he needs to work on his delivery and his consistency. Janelle picked a great song choice. Her restraint was explosive and is Jimmy’s dark horse
Amber is singled out and she is coyly told by Ryan that she must wait for the results. They play out takes from the rehearsal, showing the opening segment of her song where she battled the dry ice effect until the production staff got it right. Very funny
The Top 9 guys perform a Beatles medley. It is a neat arrangement- background vocals and all. The solos are great.
Paul is the first person to be told that he is in the Bottom 3.
Casey Abrams hits the stage with a Beatles classic, I Saw Her Standing There. He has such a creative way with his phrasing, bends and twists the phrases in that cool, ad lib,jazzy style that sets him apart. This is a neat calypso take on this number. Very, very good. And his partner, the double bass, is by his side. Very innovative performance.
Randy and Keith give him a standing O. Casey mentions his album and Ryan sort of skims over it. Must be rushed for time or it wasn’t in the contract. Ha! Jessica Sanchez and Neyo are on after the break
The Top 9 girls perform Here, There and Everywhere. All the ladies are doing a wonderful job with their solos. Beautiful.
More results. Devin is told to stand and he is in the Bottom 3. Darn. Lazaro is next and he says he has to do songs that he loves. Nikki agrees. Lazaro is safe
. Commercial break!Jessica and Neyo are next.
A montage of Jessica’s journey is played and she is quite overwhelmed by her success. She shares the fact that she will be appearing on Glee. She recently finished her album and it looks very good. It is available for pre-order. She performs her new single, Tonight with Neyo. It is an incredible duo – well-rehearsed and a contagious melody to boot. I wish the singers would learn to support their bottom range, though, and articulate their words when they sing in the lower end of their voice. Drives me nuts!
Commercial break. Results are next!
Kree is safe along with Lazaro. Candice is safe. Awesome! Angie and Janelle are safe. Burnell is safe and Amber is in the B3 along with Devin and Paul. Commercial break time. Don’t soot the messenger here
Singing for the save is Paul Jolley. Amber and Devin are safe.
He is performing Alone and is singing the heck out of it. What a shame! I am seeing a new side to him and it is really good. Oh darn. But I know they won’t save him
Randy says it is not unanimous and he is eliminated to the music of Phillip Phillips.
That’s it everyone. I wish he could have stayed a bit longer but that’s Idol, right? See you next week