Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 10 Results Show: Past Idols
I am a little rushed here. I meant to have this blog topic up earlier but oh well… What a day, is all I can say!
I finally watched last evening’s Top 10 performance show and I have to agree with everyone here and the American Idol judges that the ladies were far better than the gents.
So, all in all, I expect a male competitor will be eliminated on Thursday’s show. We shall see soon enough.
I really enjoyed Candice Glover, Amber Holcomb and Devin Velez last evening. I thought they performed beautifully and, of all the singers, appeared to be most comfortable and genuine on stage. Some others were as well – I just warmed to their styles a little more than the others.
It will be a jam-packed hour. Bon Jovi is scheduled to make an appearance as well as last year,s winner, Phillip Phillips.
And there is the issue of the Wild Card whatever! The sixth place lady and gent from the Top 20 will sing-off and I guess the judges will decide which of the two of them will be invited to perform on the American Idol tour.
I will be live – blogging so check back and add your comments. Vocal Masterclass articles start next week. Wheeee!
Live Update in 2 minutes
Ryan does the intro. while Phillip Phillips hams it up for the camera. Judges are introduced and Ryan is ready to go.
26 million votes. Not too shabby. The Top 10 are introduced. And there is a recap, with Jimmy Iovine’s comments added to the mix.
Jimmy said that Curtis has to move away from gospel, Janelle is the real deal, Devin needs to change his musical focus, Angie is a real talent but her song was not as great as the judges said it was. Paul picked a pretty good song but was not as good as some of the other guys. Candace came out and nailed it. Her talent, her poise and her song won the night. Lazaro has the potential but he needs to work harder and handle the criticism. Kree knows the material she can sing and is Jimmy’s top 3. Burnell did a great job and was the best male vocalist last night. Amber has the overall charisma and star package and is in his Top 3.
Top 3 is being revealed now!!
Devin, Janelle and Candice are singled out and Candice makes the Top 3. Some interesting stats are given regarding the votes and how it played out across the nation for these three, but, I was not expecting it and missed the numbers. Sorry.
The Top 10 group performance. The song is Shine Your Way. They are doing great with solos and the pre-recorded background harmonies. Ha! I miss the old days of live – real live – performances.
The mayor from Kree’s hometown is on stage to present her with a key to her hometown city in Texas. She is in the Top 3. Big surprise! Ha!
Bon Jovi is on stage performing their single, Because We Can.
Charlie Askew is the first to sing-off. Performing his original song, Sky Blue Diamond, he is seated at the piano.. His sweet tenor voice just soars. The song is absolutely stellar and his performance is very good. A little straining of the voice during the louder passages but still a vey convincing and signature performance. He write it three months ago.
The next wild card is Aubrey Leland and she exquisitely performs Out Her On My Own. She is a little nervous but, all in all, she adds some special elements to this song – makes it her own. And her voice is such a precious jewel.
The public is invited to vote via the American Idol App for the singer they wish to see on the American Idol tour. Well, quite frankly, both should be in the Top 10 but what do I know?
Phillip Phillips is on stage to perform his latest single, Gone, Gone, Gone. It is a great song and he performs it well – love this percussive song. Very Mumford And Sons – like, isn’t it?
Phillip my man – this was awesome! Congratulations on your success. Randy presents him with a huge plaque to celebrate the quadruple p.atini, status of Home. Awesome!
Lazaro beat Angie in Florida but, nationwide, Angie is in the Top 3. So our Top 3 are female – Candice, Kree and Angie. After the break, the eliminated singer will be revealed.
4th Place is Lazaro. 5th Place is Amber. 6th Place is Janelle. 7th Place is Burnell. 8th Place is Paul. Devin and Curtis are Bottom 2
Nikki said that she is going home if Curtis goes home. Haha. She is starting to grow on me. I love Devin but I think his journey is over. Sad. He has such potential.
I think Devin and Lazaro were probably competing for a similar voting population.
Curtis is eliminated and will sing for the SAVE! It’s back. Devin is safe. Awesome.
Curtis performs I Believe I Can Fly. He has such a beautiful voice, especially in his lower register. He is leaving everything on the stage and praying this song.
The judges have to be unanimous. Randy, on behalf of the judges, said the judges are not unanimous, therefore, he is eliminated. Huh? Oh well. And guess which song is used for the elimination song. Phillip Phillip’s Gone, Gone, Gone. Smart! Another quadruple platinum to go please for Phillip Phillips.