I am not sure what is going with Idol this year, but it’s really losing the spark it once had. It might because of the judges. When Simon was on the show, he would maybe stand up once a season to applaud a contestant. Now the judges stand up 5 TIMES during one show! The overall praising of the contestants is becoming a bit extreme, and when they finally decide to criticize someone, their comments do not make any sense. I have always loved JLO and Steven Tyler, but not as American Idol Judges!
Last night, the standout for me was Elise. I thought she was absolutely incredible. She really nailed the song and gave a fantastic performance. I hope America starts to realize how talented she is and keeps her around for a while. She is one of the most exciting contestants to watch this season.
I also consistently enjoy Philip Philip’s performances. He is another great musician who can take on a song and make it his own. He is enjoyable to watch as well because he has no idea how good he is. I could see him being in the finale.
Besides Philip and Elise, none of the other performances stood out to me. Jessica has an amazing voice, so she always delivers but I didn’t love the arrangement of this performance.
Hollie has a beautiful voice, but she is become boring. She will have to start switching it up if she wants to make it further in the competition.
I thought Skylar was extremely comfortable on stage, but the song did nothing for her voice. She was almost shouting the lyrics instead of singing them. She has a lot of personality but this was not her best week.
Colton gave a pretty good performance, but I wasn’t jumping out of my chair. He really blew me away with Piano Man last week, but regardless I think he will be around for a while.
Joshua is another one who has a great voice, but his performances are becoming boring. I did not like that song for him at all, and was shocked with all the praise he received.
Heejun did better this week then he did last week, but overall it still wasn’t amazing. His personality is going to keep him in this competition, because he is actually hysterical. Almost like how Kelli Pickler was on her season. He keeps it interesting with this boring crowd!
I am not a fan of Deandre at all. I am shocked at how much the judges continue to praise him, I just don’t get it. I would send him home this week, but I have a feeling if he is in the bottom the judges would save him, which would be a huge waste!
I did like the duets last night, especially the combination of Phil, Elise and Colton. They really stood out! I remember last year when Haley and Casey did that amazing duet and even a few years back with Adam & Allison. Instead of wasting time talking and showing clips with Tommy Hilfiger I would love see more duets!