American Idol featured the second round of ladies in the semi-finals tonight. It was tough decision on which five would make it through, because there was just so much talent. But it also made me wonder…do looks matter?
While many extremely amazing girls went home tonight, it was clear that in many cases a pretty face went a long way. Well, with the exception of the first one to sail through…yes, you guessed it, the over-the-top Zoanette. She may not have movie star looks, but does have a great spirit and is totally unpredictable. Her vocals were not my favorite tonight, but she was definitely entertaining. Do you think she earned a spot?
However, when it came to the judges selecting the beautiful Aubrey Cleland…looks definitely helped her cause. The dress she wore was fantastic and her beauty is undeniable. But her performance was not as good as 15-year-old Juliana Chahayed, who was sent packing, and I loved her song choice. However, Aubrey does have the overall package so I can see why they kept her.
It was great to see one of my favorites, Candace Glover, head to the finals. She was not at her best, but she can really sing! I was not happy to see Jett Hermano leave because her vocals were spot on. Of course the other attractive contestant to win over the judges was Breanna Steer. However, I also enjoyed her song choice and attitude. She deserved to make it through.
In the end, we are a nation where beauty does open doors. We love good-looking people and it helps in any industry when you are easy on the eyes. As much as this is a sad fact….it is the truth. Trust me, beautiful people get paid more, are offered more opportunities, and are more marketable. But this can also be a curse, because they have more to prove and usually need to work harder to earn respect.
Did good looks earn some of the girls a spot in the finals? Absolutely. When you are split between great singers, it then comes down to who will sell more records. Put an attractive woman on a CD case and it is a platinum hit!
To break it down…the final five girls to blow through this round are, Zoanette, Aubrey, Candace, Breanna, and Janelle. it sucked to lose Rachel Hale…she rocked it!
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