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April 20, 2010

American Idol Season 9 – Top 7 Performance Week

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

The music theme tonight is inspirational songs and the mentor to the contestants is Alicia Keys.  (A super-star that gives back)

Here are the top 7 contestants in order of performance:

1] Casey James – Song: “Don’t Stop” (Fleetwood Mac)
Not a very inspirational song choice.  This song did show off Casey’s vocals and his excellent guitar skills.  It was a good arrangement and he made the song current.  Not his best, but a good performance.  The judges thought he needed “great” and did not get it.

2] Lee Dewyze – Song: “The Boxer” (Simon and Garfunkel)
We completely enjoyed the Lee’s performance.  Great song selection and Lee’s vocals were “spot on”.  The inspiration was there along with good connection with the audience.  We agree with Simon when he said, “That was brilliant.”  Lee is growing as an artist as each week passes.

3] “Teflon” Tim Urban – Song: “ ? “
We thought this was a so-so performance.  Too karaoke for us, when “great” was needed.  If it was “great” we would have “googled” the song name we missed.

4] Aaron Kelly – Song: “I believe I can Fly”
Big song for Aaron and he sang it beautifully.  It was a very good performance and big time inspirational.  Great job Aaron!  Simon did not like it because he did not think it was current enough and he would have turned off the radio if it were playing.  We, however, would have cranked the radio up and continued to listen.

5] Siobhan Magnus – Song: “When You Believe”
Siobhan delivers a great performance every week and did this week also.  We don’t think it was her best, but we did enjoy it.

6] Michael Lynche – Song: “Hero”
This was a great song choice and Michael “delivered”.  Michael’s vocals were excellent and the arrangement was right on.  Simon and Kara did not like it at all.

7] Crystal Bowesox — Song: “People Get Ready”
“WOW” This was one special performance.  The vocals were awesome and arrangement was “right on”.  It was a s inspirational as one can get.  We agree with the judges in saying, “This was a performance and a whole new level for Crystal.”

AAN’s pick for “Best of Night”

We have nothing else to report except that to remind you that tomorrow night is the results show and the special “Idol Gives Back” show.  Many special performers are scheduled to appear.

Special AAN challenge — Guess which three contestants last names cause spell checking errors in the Microsoft Word version we use.  (Granted we can manually add the names to our dictionary, but because the “spell check” line under the name is red, we like it)

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