Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 5 Results Show Featuring Clay Aiken And Fantasia
Well, here’s the good news. After all the estrogen on stage last night, we are finally going to get a bit of testosterone in the form of American Idol Season 2 Runner-Up, Clay Aiken.
It’s been a long time since I have seen Clay so I am excited here! He has always been one of my favorites!
He will join Season 3 winner, Fantasia, as special musical guests on this Top 5 Results show. Please, Fantasia, I beg of you. Do! Not! Scream!
It will be interesting to see if the judges finally make use of that “Save” option. I would think that if one of their favorites is the lowest vote getter, then probably the save will be activated.
And the pimping continues. Even Ryan is pimping some of the singers this season. So strange. So disappointing.
The American Idol Results Show airs Thursday night at 8:00 P.M. eastern on Fox.
Join me in the comments section, why don’t ya? I will be live blogging the show!
Medley of Donna Summer hits. Amber starts, followed by Candice. They were solid. Boy this sounds really canned though when the rest come in. Okay, some dudes are on stage circling the Top 5 ladies. Guess they needed to give us eye candy. Ha!
Results and Clay Aiken after the break!
Angie first: Jimmy said that when she plays the piano she was more believable. She was technically believable in her second song, but not as believable. He thinks she will come up short tonight. Nicki diasgrees with Jimmy and said “Halo” was brilliant.
Candice next: Jimmy said last week’s performance was so inspired. This week, her Paula Abdul song was too narrow for her but her Mariah song was so inspired. She redeemed herself. OMG – Paula Abdul surprises her on stage and thanks her for sharing her song with the public. Ryan asks her to take a seat with the judges one more time. And, I have to say that I like seeing her at that table. Memories
Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are in the house.
Clay speaks about his continued work with kids with disabilities. He has travelled with UNICEF all over the world to share ideas on how to help these children. He performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. His voice has really deepened – which is natural with age. Plus he has a vibrato now. Woah! He still has the strong “r” sound and sings a bit diphthong heavy. He is also very stiff – almost nervous and out of sorts. But, his voice is so distinctive. And I admire his work with special needs children so much.
Janelle is scrutinized next. Jimmy said that she struck out with the first song. Really? I don’t think so. He loved the Dolly Parton song but not enough meat on the bone. Dolly sent her a note which Ryan read and she said Janelle is very talented and very special.
Amber up next. Jimmy says she sings brilliant every week and ends up in the Bottom 2. He said, this week, she sang both songs magnificently and she will be rewarded.
Kree is last. Jimmy says Kree made the wrong song choices this week and it may hurt her.
Fantasia is up after the break.
Idol plays the episode when Fantasia, Latoya London and Jennifer Hudson were the Bottom 3. They have an interview with Latoya who is going on tour. All three have kept in touch with each other. And there she is in audience hanging with Ryan.
Fantasia looks lovely and so far she is not screaming. Wow, her voice is actually clear, although she adds the occasional rasp. She has obviously worked on her voice. And, just as I typed this, the screaming begins. But she is so committed to the lyrics and the emotion. You have to give her that!! Great performance.
Results. Candice is safe. Angie is safe. Amber is SAFE!! Woooo! Kree and Janelle are the Bottom 2.
The Save will be used. We will find out after the break who will be singing for The Save.
Kree is safe. Janelle sings for The Save.
Janelle reprises her wonderful arrangement of “You Just Keep Me Hanging On” and it is an excellent performance. The judges are deliberating and the other 4 girls cheer her on.
Randy says they will not use The Save. Two judges were for her and two were not. Well, we know that Keith was against saving her. He likes Kree.
Lordie this show is ridiculous this year. She deserved this save. Ugh. See you next week everyone.