Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 7 Results Show: Rock Music
Last night’s rock show, featured the purist singing I have ever heard in this genre. So strange. Just when I was looking for some grit and growl, these singers took a pure, almost studied approach to this genre. It makes me wonder why American Idol programmed this theme because, truthfully, there wasn’t a genuine Rockstar among this group.
Well, one thing we know tonight. At least one female will have to visit the Bottom 3 on Thursday’s Results show. With only 2 guys remaining, that’s a given.
The question is: who will be the unlucky gal or gals? I have no idea. Amber has visited the bottom a couple of times so it will be interesting to see if she has gained voters over the last couple of weeks.
However, American Idol has some great entertainment in store for the viewers – a nice tension breaker – in the form of American Idol Season 4 Winner and 6 time Grammy award winner, Carrie Underwood and American Idol Season 9 Finalist, Casey James.
Carrie will be debuting her new single, “See You Again”, which she co wrote with Hillary Lindsey, and David Hodges from her platinum selling CD, “Blown Away”.
Casey will be debuting his new single, “The Good Life” from his self-titled CD.
So, it should be an exciting hour of music and results. I wonder if they will have two groups of three, then use singer number 7 to decide which of the two groups is the real Bottom 3? Seems like a tradition, right?
I will be live blogging the show and checking in with all of you in the comments section!!
Ry Guy is on stage and said 25 million votes came in.
Top 7 are performing Queen’s Somebody To Love. It’s a pretty good group number. The solos are very good and Candice’s contribution brought it to another dimension just now. Lazaro had two solo lines. No memory slip but it is obvious that this genre is not his thing at all.
They are off to a fashion photo shoot to recreate looks inspired by their Idols.
I honestly don’t think the producers or Jimmy realize how good Angie really is.
A Casey James montage is being played and I have to say I am very impressed with the level of success he has been achieving.
Casey’s performance is very good but his voice is so tight and light. Has no presence. I am aching for a more meaty texture but as long as he keeps singing with that lovely smile on his face, it isn’t going to happen. But he is a marketable artist and he plays a mean guitar.
Casey brought gifts for the singers. Now, that is too sweet. Great guy!
Keith’s Top Three were Kree, Amber and Angie. Ditto for Nicki. Ditto, ditto for Randy. Hmm. Mariah selected Kree, Amber and Candice. So, little Janelle has been shut out.
First person in the Top 3 (in no specific order) is Kree. The next is Angie. The next is Lazaro. Haha! Carrie Underwood is up next after the commercial break. This show is way too funny. And a bit of a mess I must say.
Looking back on Carrie Underwood’s Idol journey. She has come really, really far.
She is surrounded by a team of stellar musicians and vocalists. Dear heaven, her voice sounds nasal at the outset. Another one with a smile on her face, so that doesn’t help her vocals. It’s a great song though. Her upper power vocals sound great. Ooo I just heard some beautiful head voice. Like a classical soprano. I wish she would tap into that a bit more.
She is so gracious and she chokes up when she speaks about American Idol. You cannot help but love her. Ryan says she is the dream come true for all of them. How true! How true! Not too many who pass through the Idol doors will achieve a glimmer of the success she has achieved.
Results again. Candice is safe. Amber is safe. So, we are left with Janelle and Burnell. They are the Bottom 2. Oh dear.
Commercial break and then one of them will sing for the save.
Janelle is safe. Burnell is singing for the save. Janelle cheers him on. He is singing I Am Ready For Love. Lazaro is mouthing the words. Haha. Truthfully, he not doing a great job and if they save him it will have to do more with next week’s theme than anything else.
Burnell is eliminated. They will not use the save. Of course they won’t. Wrong gender.
We are down to a Top 6 next week. 5 girls, 1 guy. That just seems too weird.
Most people last night picked the wrong song. Burnell got it all wrong. He was behind the beat. It is obvious that he did not study and will be in the Bottom 2. The duet between Angie and Lazaro was cabaret. They missed the point of the song. Kree did pick the right song and he said that she was poised and dignified. Burnell and Candice sang well but Candice overshadowed him. Janelle did a competent job but did. It pick a great song. She came in fourth, he predicts. Lazaro did a reasonable job but his voice is not ready and he risks elimination. Amber, Kree and Janelle‘s trio was like an outage of Grease. Candice did. It give a great performance. What? Okay! Amber is improving with each passing week and there are not many better singers than her on that stage. Angie gave a beautiful and confident performance. There are times when she is singing from her head and not her heart. He selects Amber, Angie and Kree as the Top 3, although he loves Candice. What? No Janelle love? She is going to be this year’s Hollie Cavanaugh I fear!