American Idol season 12 is heating up and fans will now have their chance to vote for the top ten. Tonight it was the guys turn to show America their skills, but did they out-perform the ladies? In my opinion, shockingly enough most did not.
The show started off flat and really did not come alive until Burnell Taylor hit the stage. He may have lost 40 pounds, but his voice is clearly in tact. It was a great performance and one of the best of the night. Keith Urban even gave him a standing ovation, and I’m surprised the other judges did not. If he does not sail through, I will surely eat my shoes (with ketchup of course).
One of the early favorites found at Chicago auditions, Curtis Finch, Jr, also stepped up his game. All of the judges were on their feet after he slayed R. Kelly hit song, “I Believe I Can Fly”. Another singer on my list of top performances of the night. He blew it out the park.
Although Charlie Askew was left in tears after the judges comments, sadly enough, he was the worst of the night. He definitely lost his charm and admitted to wanting to “let off some steam“. I really like the kid, so it was sad to see him so emotionally broken. But angry Charlie is just not cute.
Overall, most of the guys fell short of my expectations. Early on it seemed clear they would absolutely have a shot at the title. Now I’m not too sure…looks like the ladies may have a better chance this year than I thought.
The top 5 male singer’s should be a no brainer and my votes go to the best of tonight. They include; Curtis Finch Jr, Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, Vincent Powell, and Lazaro Arbos. Still on the fence about Cortez Shaw and Nick Boddington…but they would be good replacements. Not sure why the judges did not like Vincent, he sounded good on my end.
Looks like we will have to tune in tomorrow to see how voter’s ranked the contestants. Now that you can cast 50 VOTES with their new App…they should see ONE BILLION votes! LOL!
Who do you think will make top ten?
On another note, a special shout-out to R. Kelly who went to my high school….Kenwood Academy in Chicago, Whoot…Whoot!
CHECK OUT THE IDOL TOP 20 HERE.