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AMERICAN IDOL season finale was filled with special guest stars and stellar performances. It was clearly the best show of the year and finally entertaining enough to not hit the fast forward button on my remote.
Guest artists included legendary singers Aretha Franklin and Frankie Valli, followed by Psy, Emeli Sandé, Jesse J, Idol fan favorites; Jordan Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice, Kim Locke and Adam Lambert. Even past judge Jennifer Lopez showed up with a rocking performance with Pit Bull. Mariah Carey also performed a medley of her hit songs, but looked as though she could not move with the white wedding dress glued to the stage.
There were funny skits to keep it light which included the guys screaming SABOTAGE! The ladies did pick them off one-by-one so that was fitting. Jordan Sparks added a funny line at the end, telling them not to worry….:”Idol rejects have found success on The Voice!”
Well, in the end Abercrombe & Fitch may have not liked that the thin chicks were not in the running for the crown. Good for the American fans choosing the “curves” over the thin supermodel types. It came down to Kree Harrison and Candice Glover who ran away with the prize. Can I just point out….she was my early prediction! The voter’s absolutely got it right and for the first time in six years a female contestant sealed the deal.
Candice Glover proved a point….never give up. While she tried out multiple times, three was definitely the charm. I was happy to see her win because there is not doubt…she earned it. Kree was great, but Candice was outstanding.
Several performances stood out, but my favorites were the collaboration of Jesse J along side Amber Holcomb, Jennifer Hudson belting it out with Candice Glover and the always exciting Psy. It was also great to see Aretha Franklin via satellite, but she looked a bit unhealthy.
It looks like Randy Jackson is finally leaving, which is not really a huge deal. His “dog” and “In it to win it” repeats were getting old and pointless. But I was really hoping more for a complete makeover and definitely Nicki Minaj packing her bags….but some wishes just don’t come to fruition.
Idol is coming back next season, let’s just hope it is better than season 12.
The Voice went head-to-head with American Idol tonight. According to early feedback, it appears that the new singing competition, The Voice, may be the winner. They were smart to add another day and go against their rival on Fox. Tomorrow’s ratings should show a new leader in front of the original master of creating instant super stars.
While Idol was the one who opened the door for signing competition shows, it looks like The Voice may be the one to close it.
I watched both shows and although the earlier seasons of The Voice left me annoyed, the new addition of Usher and Shakira have me watching. It is far better now that Christina Aguilera has left.
Curious to see the ratings tomorrow….but no doubt Idol will get crushed. What did you watch?
On another note, if Judith Hill does not win The Voice I will eat 50 Portillo’s hotdogs. Oh wait…that would be a good thing! Who went home tonight? Check it out here…at Thevoice.com.
WHO WENT HOME ON IDOL 3/21/13…CHECK IT OUT HERE.
American Idol is down to the cream of the crop. They have a lot of great singers remaining, which makes it harder to vote anyone off. But someone has to go…who will it be?
It began with the announcement of the voter’s choice for the “wild card” joining the tour. The sing-off between Charlie Askew and Aubrey Cleland made for a simple decision. Obviously the beauty ruled and Aubrey secured the spot. But in this case she deserved it….this was not even close. Charlie blew it.
The show featured Beatles songs tonight. Although they are considered one of the greatest groups of all time…they’re not really my favorite. Several of their hits songs I really like, but I believe they are a bit overrated.
Then on to the singing competition. Kree Harrison opened the show with another solid performance. While the judges gave her great feedback, I was satisfied but not blown away. She is an amazing singer and should be safe once again, but it was not her best.
Burnell Taylor followed with another perfect song and strong performance. He has been consistent and his vocals are flawless. However, tonight it really struck me how unique his voice really is and the judges agreed. He may be a dark horse to watch…I really like him and hope he gets huge viewer support.
Amber Holcomb sang an unfamiliar Beatles song, but still nailed it. It would be hard for her to ever sound below par, though the judges were not too thrilled with her tonight. She still sounded good to me, but I wished she picked a better song.
Lazaro Arbos has been an inspiration throughout the season, but tonight he fell flat. The judges were hard on him, but unfortunately they were right. His vocals were not on point and he may be on the bubble.
Candace Glover is a star. She has stayed consistent and always belts the notes effortlessly. It was more of a rock style song and showcased her huge voice. It was a perfect song for her, so she should be VERY safe.
Paul Jolley has held on for dear life. He does have a great voice, but for some reason he still seems very “Broadway“. I could see him on Glee or in Vegas, but not really as a recording artist. The vocals were good, but I don’t see him going too much further.
Angie Miller is the real artist of the group. She does best with her own original songs, but still seems to shine. “Yesterday” was a great song choice and she nailed it. The other positive, was they finally did something with that puffy hair! Finally…she looked current.
Devin Valez is my Chicago favorite (NO…I’m not bias:). He should find himself with a long career in the music industry. His vocals tonight were spot on and he definitely stepped up his game. It would be surprising if he were in the bottom two this week. Spanish and English…wow!
Janelle Arthur was the last to perform. She is a sweet girl and very likable. Country fans are loyal and should take her a long way in the competition. Tonight I actually liked her better than any other night. This was her best performance in my opinion.
Who’s going home tomorrow night? If I were to guess, it should be Lazaro or Paul. Top three tonight…Angie, Burnell and Candace.
On another note, Nicki Minaj has been on my last nerve for a while (did she forget this is live TV!). Unfortunately, Mariah Carey is starting to get on my other nerve. She is becoming annoying with her proper voice, so hoping they both leave next season…if there is one. Guess my mom was right…she never liked Mariah:). Mother knows best.
- 3/13/13: American Idol Recap & Review; Top Ten Perform to Lackluster Judge Feedback at the Start (brittaj17.wordpress.com)
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- ‘American Idol’ Recap: Curtis Finch Jr. Gets A Standing Ovation (hollywoodlife.com)
- 3/14/13: American Idol Recap; Top 3 Revealed….who Got Voted Off Tonight? Curtis Finch Jr? (brittaj17.wordpress.com)