And so we continue the slow countdown toward the crowning of the American Idol Season 10 winner.
Tonight’s show will feature songs made famous during the birth year of each Top 12 Finalist.
Similar to last week’s personal choice theme, this generic theme should permit easy access to a song suitable to each singer’s personal style – be it pop, country, R&B or jazz.
I am hoping that each singer does a flip performance – fast vs. slow, loud vs. soft- of last week’s song selections.
I think all of the performers have to emerge from their warm fuzzy place and select songs with elements of surprise and artistic creativity.
A handful of singers – and only a small handful – have shown evidence that they are not one-trick ponies, exhibiting stellar vocal gifts and performing abilities.
The majority, however, have not changed since I first saw them during the preliminary rounds in their respective cities. Same old, same old.
We need to see new and different from these singers or this is going to be another long, drawn-out season.
As I am on March Break and enjoying the Florida sunshine, I will do my best to add a Top 12 Vocal Masterclass article. I managed a small one for the Top 13, but this week is Family Week, so I can’t say that the same will happen after this evening’s show. I will do my best, however.
But, please come back and comment. I find all of your reviews just wonderful and the atmosphere brimming with positive energy and support for these talented singers. Kudos to all the MCL readers!
UPDATE FROM MCL READER, MINDY, courtesy of MJsBig Blog.Com
The Idols’ Birth Years are listed below. Nigel revelaed that there will not be a live audience for future dress rehearsals, so no more spoilers re song choice and performances will be available before the live show
- Casey Abrams – 1991
- Haley Reinhart – 1991
- Jacob Lusk – 1987
- James Durbin – 1989
- Karen Rodriguez – 1989
- Lauren Alaina – 1994
- Naima Adedapo – 1984
- Paul McDonald – 1984
- Pia Toscano – 1988
- Scotty McCreery – 1993
- Stefano Langone – 1989
- Thia Megia – 1995