Update: The “now and then” song list is shown at the end of this blog topic. Any guesses as to who is singing what? Personally, I detest most of these songs.
On Wednesday, April 18th, we will have another listen to the Top 7, thanks to the sensational and controversial use of the Judges’ Save on Jessica Sanchez during last week’s Results Show.
Now, do not get me wrong here. I absolutely believe that this save was truly crucial. This young lady is a future superstar and whether the confetti bath is in her future does not matter. She will be signed to a major – and I do mean major – recording contract once this show is over.
She is one of the greatest young talents to ever grace the American Idol stage and I really hope that the public rally around this young lady and support her special brand of musicianship.
However, there are still some stellar vocalists left in this competition.
Colton has proven to be a strong contender for the prize, gaining momentum with each passing week. His voice and presence have gone through noticeable improvement and his star quotient is rising. However, he needs to quicken the pace in his songs – he has been too keen on ballads lately.
Skylar is a confident, spunky country artist with gorgeous vocal ability. I can see her making a strong dent in the race to the Finale. Plus, she has a relentless fan base of viewers who rally around their country Idols.
Hollie also has a strong fan base and deservedly so. However, more than that, she has attracted viewers who have become very upset over the judges’ negative, harsh treatment of her performances. Count me among one of them!
Joshua has a pretty good support base but obviously not strong enough if you believe that he was truly in that Bottom 3 last week. I am a tad skeptical.
Phillip and Elise are probably the weakest performers left in this line-up but don’t look for Phillip’s exit anytime soon. He has a strong fan base.
This week, the singers will perform two numbers: one chosen from 2000 – 2012 and the other from the soulful genre pre- 21st Century. Not a cake walk for some – but for others? Very good indeed.
Hit the comments everyone. Let’s get this ball rolling.
Good luck to the Top 7 once again!