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March 31, 2010

American Idol Season 9 – Top 10 Performance Week

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The Judges tonight were Simon, Kara, Randy, and Ellen.

The music theme tonight is Soul and R&B.  The contestants mentor tonight was “Usher”.

Here are the top 10 contestants in order of performance:

1] Siobhan Magnus – Song: “Through the Fire”
Not her best performance, but we enjoyed her always original selection.  We also agree with a few of the judges in that she choose a “big” song and was a little nervous about the choice.

2] Casey James – Song: “Hold On, I’m Coming”
This choice is a song never done on American Idol and we think it was Casey’s best performance this season.  He “killed” it with great vocals and a great arrangement.  Casey did not change the song all that much, but the way he sang it made it contemporary.

3] Michael Lynche – Song: “Ready for Love”
We have to agree with all the judges tonight.  It was a beautiful song choice, he sang in the moment, and this created great audience connection.  We might add that Michael showed a whole different side as to the variety of songs he can sing.

4] Didi Benami – Song: “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?”
We did not like the performance, the vocals were so-so and the promo showed her emotional, but we did not get the emotional connection at all from the performance.  The judges seemed to agree that she was “all over the place” on this performance.

5] Tim Urban – Song: “Sweet Love”
We were surprised by Tim’s good vocals, and thought it was a good performance.  The judges however thought it was not so good, but they did agree that it did not matter what they thought, he would be back next week.  In the prechat it seems that Tim’s new nickname out there in TV Land is “Teflon Tim Urban”.

6] Andrew Garcia – Song: “Forever”.
Acoustic Guitar, great song choice, great arrangement, really good vocals, and great connection.  We think this was Andrew’s best performance in many weeks.

7] Katie Stevens – Song: “Chain of Fools”
Finally Katie sang and old song in an almost contemporary way.  She had her moments in her vocals, some problems, but overall very good performance.  We agree with Kara, “It was one of her best performances.”, but we did NOT agree with Kara on Katie being an R&B singer.

8] Lee Dewyze – Song: “Treat Her Like a Lady”
We were looking forward to Lee’s performance this week because we think this style is one where Lee is strong and we were not disappointed. Awesome vocals to go along with a great song choice and he made it his own.  We wanted more.  Great Job!  We completely agree with Simon saying to Lee, “Go home and watch this performance and know that tonight has changed your life forever.”

9] Crystal Bowesox — Song: “Midnight Train to Georgia”
We were breathless, by another GREAT performance by Crystal.  Crystal changed it up and played the piano and showed a new side, which we liked.  We think the connection is because when Crystal performs we pick up the fact she is doing something she loves, being real, and following her dream.  This was a chills moment for us.

10] Aaron Kelly – Song: “Ain’t No Sunshine”
Aaron had some vocal issues but we have to say that Aaron is really growing as an artist. Tonight was not memorable, but we are rapidly becoming a fan.

Highlight of the Night

We gave the “Highlight of Night” to “Usher” because we think that every bit of advice he gave as a mentor too each contestant was “right-on”.  We have seen many mentors on this show and we think that Usher is by far the best in nine seasons.

Best Performance of Night

We have nothing else to report except that to remind you that tomorrow night is the results night.

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1 Comment »

  1. USHER I LOVE YOUR SONGS THEY HELP ME FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN MYSELF AND I HAVE MORE HOPE AND I WAS ABLE TO STAND UP FOR WUTS RIGHT I HOPE ONE DAY I COULD MEET YOU AND GET YOUR AUTOGRAPH… AND NEVER FORGET YOU ARE THE DEFINITION OF HOT AND AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL OMG SMILEY FACCE LMFAO……..

    Comment by Tha Baddest Chikk — June 5, 2010 @ 3:14 pm | Reply


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