No one expected the episode of American Idol Monday – shortening its finalists up to 10 – to be easy, but I do not think anyone expected it to be blurry. [19659002Kaugnaysa
From Ryan Seacrest's unsatisfactory walk-and-talk to contestants (most of them respond to a word of answer in desperate attempts to continue) with his super announcements of individual results (the fake-outs are … bad), the first official episode of the season is … kind of mess. And still does not include the time that the judges literally discussed how difficult the removal process of this presentation was.
Let's start with actors that America has voted in Top 1
Before we get to the final results, let's break each performance tonight:
Madison VANDENBURG (Lady Gaga, "You and me ") Even though VanDenburg is not yet ready in the rock & # 39; n & # 39; roll – the first of many unpleasant moments from the live show tonight – he removed it, began to be gentle and writes a dramatic vocal explosion. It was a tough start at a typical night, and I did not doubt in a second that he had a place in the Top 10. Grade: B
EVELYN CORNER (Kansas, "Dust Wind") | It seems I'm more happy with Cormier than your average Idol was surprised to find that America has not chosen to put him in the Top 10. And this folksy classic is a better bet song than Jimmy Eat World jam last night, showing a bit aggressive for Cormier's style. It's a good performance – despite his apparent nerves, brought through the acceptable "hard" removal process – but it's exactly the kind of thing we always got from him in the past. He has a good tone, but very small range. And at that moment, I realized that I would be OK to him tonight. Grade: B- (Click here to watch!)
WALKER BURROUGHS (Jonas Brothers, "Lovebug") | this competition after the Sound of Music curveball last night, but my doubts were melting after watching his performance (admittedly) cutesy Jonas jam. The energy is there, the voices are there … but we really need to talk about this wink:
Like , what do we feel? I hate one, but I do not lose points for it. Grade: B RILEY THOMPSON (Alan Jackson, "It Must Be Love") Glittery hearts surrounded by Glinda's closet at Evil Thompson looks like a Valentine's Day card in the form of a man. And his performance of this bop nation's rise is just as sweet sweet, while remaining loud sound. Luke Bryan can not believe that America has not voted for him, but I can. America is a disaster. Grade: A-
JEREMIAH LLOYD HARMON ("Almost Heaven") -You did not place him in the Top 10, Harmon – after a very difficult walk and talk at Seacrest behind the stage – America treats a performance of the original song he used for his unforgettable audition. From an exposure perspective, this is a brilliant choice in the Harmon part; the former janitor of this church was able to bring back a song he wrote in a bonafide ear worm, one he could carry with him long after his time in Idol. That said, it's not just as wonderful this time around (despite being supported by a whole orchestra), and Harmon's vocals are not as strong as I expected. Grade: B
ALYSSA RAGHU (Katy Perry, "The One That Got Left") the Top 10, cooking tonight, serving this true sincere rendition of the hit Perry. (Actually, I give her credit for just singing it in Perry's presence.) As far as I know, this performance has taken Raghu a save. Grade: A-
WADE COTA (Lynyrd Skynyrd, "Simple Man") he's American, and I'm not surprised at the killer's performance that he thanked them. It is all the growl and energy we expect from him at this point. What else to say? Grade: A
DIMITRIUS GRAHAM (Billie Eilish, "When Over the Party") Graham's whole heart and soul in this performance. He sang like someone who recognized his days in the competition was counted. And while I rooting for him all the time, there was very little to enjoy here, save for a few stand-out high notes. Grade: B- (Click here to watch!)
LACI KAYE BOOTH (Fleetwood Mac, "While You Follow") | that Booth was one of the coolest participants in this season, and he proved tonight in his tireless performance. Waltzing around the stage as he was doing it for decades, he gave us all the indecent emotions and raspy tones that we have come to crave from country crooner. Grade: A-
EDDIE ISLAND (Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody") truly enjoying whatever it is selling to us from Island to this point, I have no pleasure in saying that it is easily the worst performance of the season – and not just on the Island. Those voices are all over the curse, and that is when they are trying to show. Seacrest did his best to rejoice in a post-song interview, but had no cover in the mess of a performance. Grade: D [Clickheretowatch!)
ASHLEY HESS (Stevie Wonder, "Sir Duke") rocking this classic Motown – while rolling a very powerful pants. A natural performer, whether behind a piano or his feet, is just fine. Grade: A- (Click here to watch!)
LAINE HARDY (The Heathens Band, "Hurricane") | Last night, I said Hardy was so comfortable on stage, it almost seemed to be bored. Well, tonight is my open to be bored, as I can almost stay awake by Hardy of the same old shtick. Does he sing well? Of course. But we must be worthy. (And I can do about 50-percent less of Perry fawning over the "hot smoking" Hardy.) Grade: B (Click here to watch!)
ALEJANDRO ARANDA ("Cholo Love" | It breaks my mind every time the word dishwasher flashes on the screen under the name of Aranda. Definitely a multi-platinum recording artist, No, every original song we've heard from him sounds radio-ready, and it's no exception. It's a pleasure for Americans to vote for him in the Top 10, but I'm curious to see how far he's in the competition. he will be a star. Grade: A- (Click here to watch!)
UCHE (Rihanna, "Diamonds") ; Porsha Renae has a Uche tonight as he gave one of the most dramatic renditions of this song ever I heard. It's not perfect, but it's powerful, often because you feel the pain of Uche – even before he receives double sympathy from Seacrest and Lionel Richie (the latter who just strives to steal Uche's essence, I do not have of good looks). Grade: B +
But the fast pace is the path to victory, while Richie votes to put Uche up in Top 10, Curious for grabs: Bryan, who changed his mind three times tonight, chose to save Graham, while Perry decided to keep Raghu. Shocker.
Ladies and Gentlemen, your official Top 10: Madison VanDenburg, Walker Burroughs, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda, Uche, Dimitrius Graham and Alyssa Raghu.
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