I was going to make this a very smooth posting, but, upon review of the tape, I think I'm just going to post my initial impressions . . . let me know what you think . . .
We’re down to 72
By themselves with the band, backup singers and instruments
Last chance to make an impression
Contestants will be divided at the end – some will stay and some will go
This is American Idol
Hollywood Week Day 4
We’re back in the Kodak Theater
They are split into groups – the judges are making their final decision.
4 groups of 18
Rewinding to the auditions
Adam Lambert – Paula/Kara DioGuardi split – He’s doing Cher . . . oh my . . . “Believe” – Strangely, I’m kind of feeling it . . . a little whiney, but very original
Matt – Georgia on my mind – piano – AWESOME! SIMPLY AMAZING!
Back to the main holding room – Danny and Jamar are in different groups
Jamar – Delilah – I don’t love this interpretation, but he has a great voice
Danny – I Hope You Dance – He is on point to be one of the final 4 . . . I love this guy
Judges continue deliberations
Anuk – My Perogative . . . Good, but ok
Jorge – I just can’t stop – um . . .
Scott McIntyre – blind – finally at the piano – “I’m Going Home” risky . . . I’m a little less convinced . . . strangely, but he was very good.
Kendall – Before He Cheats – Way just ok
Stevie Wright – just ok
Lil Rounds – Alicia keys – she’s through
Kristin McNamara – Because of you – impressed more than I thought Iwould be . . . I think she’s through . . . .
Mischavonna – kind of boring, but a good voice . . . I think she’s gone
Back to deliberation
One group through
Another group through
Tatiana – I’m Your Baby Tonight – Girl’s got a voice, but she’s annoying as hell
Alexis – Before he cheats – not sure
Kenny – I’m Yours – I like him
Jasmine – Tattoo – nice voice
Nathaniel – gay boy – Disturbia – acoustic – I kind of liked it
Joanna – forgot the words – but a good voice
Casey – forgot the words
Steven Fowler – He’s forgotten the words . . . yikes . . . twice
Tatianna changes rooms
Norman/Nick – “Georgia” – Sadly this boy has a good voice, but his persona is laughable
Judges have decided
Ann Marie - very sweet . . . but maybe too nice . . . I think she’s done
Juneau - Delilah – I’m a fan . . . He changed the song and I like his smokey voice . . . .
Tatianna joins group 4
Kaylan – kind of forgot the words – but has a nice voice
Laneisha Young – “Love Song” – wrong song for her voice . . . kind of boring . . . but good voice
Kai – weak vocal –
Michael Sarver – the welder – I love him . . . He’s through
Final decisions are made . . . Simon’s gone
Room 2 – THEY ARE THROUGH! HOORAY! – Alexis Grace, Joanna, Jasmine, Nathaniel, Steven, and Michael!
Room 3 – including Castro’s brother - THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT! L
One group is through and another is gone . . . .
Room 1 – I see Danny and Jamar . . . this group should go through . . . AND THEY DO!
Room 4 - THEY GO THROUGH! After some major Tatianna drama
Tomorrow, we must go from 54 to 36 in the major elevator ride . . . with a twist . . .some of the contestants will sing for their survival . . .
Stay tuned for tomorrow night