Vocal Masterclass Discussion For American Idol Season 12 Top 4 Results Show: Now And Then
I will be live blogging the Results Show (at the bottom of this article), so bookmark this page and refresh often between 8:00 – 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
As much as I am intrigued about the results on tonight’s show, I am more excited about the appearance by the fella in the above picture.
Yes, Season 7 winner, David Cook will be performing his new single, “Laying Me Low” on Thursday evening’s Results Show.
The song is a great, great composition – hooks galore and a veritable showpiece for David’s powerful and technically solid vocals. If this doesn’t land in the Number One spot somewhere soon, it will speak volumes for the pathetic state of the music industry in general.
Because, David Cook is all about musical excellence. He is brilliant and he is no copy cat. And don’t get me started on the whole charisma thing. He has that in spades.
The meaty quality to his voice is so expressive and relentless – it grabs your heart and soul.
So, his performance, when added to tonight’s results, should give the ratings a boost.
Who is going home? If they are smart, they will just keep this Top 4 in place until the end. It makes sense really since, next week, one of the songs to be performed with be the Judges’ Pick. Four judges = four singers.
What do y’all think? Oh, and while you’re waiting, you can download David’s new single on iTunes
Top 4 Group Number. Crazy In Love or something. Sorry. Missed the intro. Pre-mixed vocals except for the solos. Lots of people on stage.
Summer tour promo.
Fiesta Mission Commercial time.
Results Time and Jimmy Speaks
Angie is up first. Jimmy said that Diamonds didn’t work. Her Gershwin number was not special enough
Amber is next. The first number sounded too karaoke. Second number was magnificent and Amber crushed it.
Candice is third. Both songs were magnificent and head and shoulders above the rest. No kidding!!
Kree is last. She hasn’t lived up to her full potential over the last two weeks. Jimmy thinks she may be in trouble this week.
David Cook is up after the break. Yahoo!
A video depicting David Cook‘s amazing journey. He is still very busy with brain cancer research in memory of his brother. He loves the talent on AI 12.
David is one classy guy. He performs his latest single and is rocking it! Still has great technique except for the scrunched up eyes. Ha! Oh no. Did he tattoo his arms? Ha! Love the group a cappella bit. Very neat. He is such a showman. Very sophisticated performance. The audience is on their feet for him. Well deserved. Ryan reminds him that Mariah was his mentor during Season 7. And, he moved to Nashville. Has a house and three dogs. Such a sweet guy.
Will I Am is on singing “Bang, Bang” from “The Great Gatsby”. It is televised in black and white and I am digging this. Now, comes the color. This is the best! Very retro and some Charleston music to boot. New Orleans flair. Definitely one of the neatest things I have ever see on this stage. Kudos!!
it’s throwback Thursday so let’s focus on former Idol finalist, Constantine. What? Where did this come from? Good to see Constantine again and he is a great success on Broadway in Jekyll and Hyde
Harry Connick Jr. is performing something. Just not sure what. Haha. But it’s good but he is no Michael Buble. His voice is limited and I actually like him better as an actor quite frankly. This is where his strength lies.
Results after the commercial break.
Nicki is giving the Top 4 a supportive pep talk.
Angie makes it to the Top 3. Candice makes it to the Top 3. Amber and Kree are left. Results after the commercial break.
Kree is safe. Amber is eliminated. No surprise but she is such a promising rising young star.
Amber will be fine. Top 4 is a good place to be. She will be signed.
Amber sings “I Believe You And Me” and she sounds like an angel. A broken-hearted angel but so outstanding. And that high note. Gorgeous. Dad joins her on stage and she breaks down. Mariah and Nicki are. crying. She waves valiantly to the crowd. Very emotional. We have been here before. One of the best is gone – for now!