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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

IDOL WRAPUP 2010

HERE'S MY IDOL BREAKDOWN. PLEASE EXCUSE SPELLING ERRORS, WRONG SONG TITLES AND SOME ODD FIRST IMPRESSIONS. GOT BETTER AT GIVING INFO AS SHOWS PROGRESSED. FIRST MY INSTANT IMPRESSION THEN STARTED GIVING JUDGE'S IMPRESSIONS.

I REALLY HOPE IT IMPROVES THOUGH, BECAUSE DIDN'T SEE A POTENTIAL BREAKOUT ARTIST OR REALLY REALLY GREAT SINGER.

IDOL GIRLS:

page miles 24, naples florida
All right now by Free
not so good, bad song choice...nervous but can sing

Ashley Rodriguez
I'm just tryin' to be happy... nervous slow start uneven, simon said might be going home

Jannel Wheeler
Heart's What About Love...pitchy, simon said might survive. Song too big

Lily Scott, 20, from dever living in her car - platinum blonde quirky looking
Fixing a Hole...Beatles, distinctive, unique, indie artist. LOVE HER

Katlyn Epperly, 19 Chicago
pretty blonde, great look, well done! knows her voice, Really like her.
Beatles Oh Darlin'

Haeley Vaughn 16, Colorado
cute lisp, simon hated it, I loved it. Room for improvement and has potential
Beatles, Hold your Hand

Lacey Brown, Texas
was cut last year in last pick
Fleetwood Mac Landslide
not good. randy said terrible pitchy, ellen thinks she's better than thatsimon thought depressing, indulgent, kara wants her to have another shot, maybe

Michelle DeLamore 20 Miami
was a chorus teacher and a corporate singer, looks like eva longoriavery poised too
Alisha Keyes, Falling
simon what makes you different, kara lacks believability, ellen loved it, randy take some risks but likes her!

Di Di Benami 23, from tennessee lives in LA
was amazing in last audition
The Way I Am Ingrid Michaelson
I love her, simon ur a good singer, but sounds like the new artists, missing a sparkkara like that she changed up the song, showing another level, randy, no star factor sleepyellen dug her but it didnt stand out, low key for a first song

Siobhan magnus
Chris Issacs song
kara in the moment a little nasal, randy great voice can do much more too small a song. ellen, loved it deep, simon funny little thing, not as good as her stevie wonder song, dark song

Crystal bowersox
bizzaro blonde great...randy one of the favs, loves the harp, honest, just likes what she does. ellen also a fan, adds something fresh to the show, would vote to see more of her. simon thinks she is one of a thousand, doesn't stand out for him, too much of a sound alike, make stuff more her own but refreshing and really likes her. kara thinks she has greatness when she builds her performance, but not so much tonight. don't just be a coffee house performer.

katie stevens, middlebury ct 17
grandma with Alzheimer's
Michael Buble Feelin Good (You Know How I feel)
this girl can sing, a little stagedoorish. has somewhere to go to in terms of growth on the show. pretty fun to watch, nice vibrato. I don't think the best song choice though.ellen good great but too old school conservative, be 17 fresh and modern. simon totally agrees with ellen and it became annoying to him, heard it all before, very pagenty. Kara thought she was pitchy, but has a natural gift and wants people to vote for her.Randy also said like Jordan Sparks.

IDOL BOYS:

Todrick Hall 24 Texas
Does the Jumps, dances
Kelly Clarkson Since You've Been Gone
love him! ellen good performer not the best singer, randy mad talented

Aaron Kelly 16, PA.
Here comes Goodbye
country rock voice....a little like my friend Shane Stevens, but nervous, a little raspy, falsettorandy liked a lot, unformed

Jermaine Sellers 27 Jolliet, IL
Get Here Olita Adams
I like him...a little sharp in high register, cute black guy, not a power singersimon said he'll be gone.

Tim Urban 20 Texas (I THINK GOING HOME)
very cute white kid with dimples. told he was going home as a joke to his parents by producer. plays guitar too, very cute
Apologize by One Republic
not a good falsetto and uses it alot. just okay. very bubblegum pop, looks like whats his namerandy, hated. kara cute likeable but music buried him. randy wrong song, doesn't have that falsetto, none of it worked, ellen didn't sound good but adorable

Joe Munoz 20 CA
plays guitar but not that well lol.
You and I both Here Jason Meraz
I liked his spanish twist and riffing towards end of song, sweet and pretty...sounds like Jennifer lopez's husband (oh man, forgot his name!) and falsetto is just ok, straining, but like the spanish thingy...I really like him, definitely room to grow.ellen liked alot, randy also, kara thought best so far tonight. simon kind of agrees with kara, but not star material, ok safe and forgettable

Tyler Grady 20, PA
Rocker long haired tall guy, looks like my friend evan hart.
American Woman acoustically
Like him even if his voice isn't that great. simon memorable for the wrong reasons, kara too 70's bring it into this decade, randy style over substance, ellen copying going through the motions not original

Lee Dewyze 23 Chicago
guitar player sounds like david cook...too much I think
Snow Patrol Leading Cars
great guitar playing, strong rock vocal, a little pitchy, raspy in a good way, but not strong. ellen thinks he should stay, randy didn't like song, too rangy, kara almost made song unrecognizable. simon, thought it was best thus far, authentic.

John Park 21, IL (I THINK GOING HOME)
Shania loved himGod Bless The Child
good solid voice, a little turning japanesey for mesimon voice not good enough for the song, zero emotion, copy cat, Kara agrees, no connection, sleepy, loungy, what's you lane, but got a voice. Randy, song choice, uneven, why that song, too old a song, voice doesn't suit song. Ellen likes performance sounded great and wishes a different song.

Michael Lynche (big Mike) 26, personal trainer, had babyl FL
Is this love, maroon 5
played guitar sang it like stevie wonder, really good all things considered. One of the best voices of the night thus far in my opinion and lotsa personality and potential. ellen loved even with pitch problems. Randy loved him, Kara was depressed till he came along, but better than the rest. Simon delivered little, likes him and expects more as an artist

Alex Lambert 19 TX
really young a little dorky texas hick look
Wonderful Worlds james Morrison
oy vey. flat, bad. nervous. no rythm, no falsetto though he tried. oh brother. simon uncomfortable performance of the night, but has a good voice, but if you can't get your nerves together you won't make it. kara and randy love his tone and both like him.ellen, holding on the mullet, great voice but he's terrified. If he can get the nerves under control, maybe will go forward. I kind of don't see it as much as they do, as it was sooo uncomfortable to watch him.

Casey James, gorgeous (ok not that gorgeous)., 27 Ft Worth TX
musician, long blonde hair
oy does he shave his chest?
Kara hot for him.
Heaven Casey James
sings and plays acoustic with guitar....nice. big folksy voice, a little quivery, nice rock rasp, but does I enjoy listening to him if there was no camera? Kara embarassing, but seriously, eye and ear candy, can play and sing and has heart and soul. Ellen thought he sounded great. Randy really likes him, likes swagger,. Simon like the song, honest, likable, best performance from him since the start.

Andrew Garcia 24 CA
musician stay at home dad
Fallout Boys Sugar Were Going Down on acoustic guitar. was interesting and had some cool moments, but probably has more in him. sorta cool vibe. think he has potential. simon looking forward but disappointed, not original enough...when he did paula's "straight up" was much better. great recording voice. Kara, takes chances and really like him but not best song choice. Randy, strange arrangement, still remember Straight Up...a little try to hard. Ellen a fan from last performance, too serious and opened up when he looked at his wife and we want to see more of that.