First of all, I have to say that I was extremely pleased with the selection of singers for this season’s Top 12. I think that the strongest singers did indeed advance to the finals of this American Idol competition, even though some very good and promising singers were lost along the way.
However, that being said, I truly believe that we will be treated to many memorable musical moments this year. The 12 singers offer distinctly creative musical talent that will beautifully evolve and inspire over the next couple of months. I don’t believe that any of these singers have peaked quite yet during their Top 24 performances, with perhaps the exception of David Cook and David Archuleta. And, even these two singers will continue to amaze and astound.
The glimmer of future outstanding showcases is inevitable, as many of the chosen 12 – if not all – improved immensely over the past 3 weeks. As they become more comfortable performing live on stage in front of millions of people (just typing those words seemed surreal and frightening), they will reveal the true extent of their vocal and performing talent with increased confidence and continuity.
I would like to congratulate this year’s Top 12 in first name alphabetical order: Amanda Overmyer; Brooke White; Carly Smithson; Chikezie; David Archuleta; David Cook; David Hernandez; Jason Castro; Kristy Lee Cook; Michael Johns; Ramiele Malubay and Syesha Mercado.