WATCH BRAKENSICK AUDITION VIDEO AND BE AMAZED!
American Idol season 11 has a reason to celebrate. He goes by the name of Deandre Brakensick. The idol contestants are definitely in another caliber this year, but he is undoubtedly the full package. You can mark my words…a star is born.
Brakensick performed one of the hardest songs during his first round with an audience; “Reasons“ by the legendary group, Earth Wind And Fire. Anyone familiar with this classic knows it’s extremely tough to hit the high notes in tune, but he did just that and more. What makes him the full package is his charm; he clearly melted the hearts of the girls in the audience, with his smile, hazel eyes and touch, as he tossed his blond lock of curls several times.
This guy is certainly going a long way, not only in the competition, but in his singing career. It was great to see him handle the pressure of singing in front of a live audience, looking as comfortable as it gets. Sometimes they break during the early rounds but he held his own, blowing the highest of notes with ease.
Deandre Brakensick is one to watch…the talent is strong this year, but I have a feeling he could make it to the end. Another stand-out contestant is Joshua Ledet, his voice is powerful and he also rocked the house tonight. They were my favorites of the evening and both should sail through to the finals…if they keep up the momentum.
It’s just fortunate for him and the viewers that he made the cut this year, which just may in the nick of time. Because earlier today during an investor conference, the News Corp. Deputy Chairman and President Chase Carey, seemed concerned that the ratings have dropped 20% over last year. But over 19 million are still watching, so don’t let these figures fool you…they are still raking in the cash!
On a side note, Steven Tyler may need a reminder that this is a “kid friendly” show. While he has a tender side, his foul mouth needs a bit of soap to clean it out, prior to judging the contestants. Come on dog!