OK, now that I’ve heard all 24 I can say without a doubt this may be the worst Top 24 in quite some time. I don’t know if the sound is just so bad on our end or the nerves are really getting to these guys or the talent is just lacking but SOMEthing is up. This has got to get better soon or we’re in for a very painful season. Also, I’m not jiving with most of the judges. Simon and I agreed a few times but wow, I just felt like we were out of sync with what the judges were hearing.
Again, here are my Tweets with more extraneous commentary 🙂
Andrew, you are just amazing. You are a star already. He was a prime example of the judges vs. viewers opinions. They all gave him a really hard time and most of what I saw on Twitter really had his back. I loved the song and loved him singing it.
CASEYYYYY!!! I <3 YOU! The judges were out. of. control. I really felt bad for him at the first of the song trying to ignore Kara’s antics. But he really, really pulled through. Loved the song. It was perfect for what all the women who were already swooning wanted to hear. And the guys can’t say anything because he has the chops to back it up. I could easily see him as one of the finalists.
Alex – awkward performance. no thanks Apparently this guy has sung at like 3 coffee shops. He basically has no clue what to do on a huge stage with 30 million people watching. I mean, it’s nerve-wracking for anyone, but I think Alex might have taken it the worst.
Mike…you are ruining a great song I really, really like Maroon 5 and I think he completely ruined the vibe of the song. He kept bouncing his shoulders and was way too bubbly with it. Did he even listen to the lyrics? I mean, if you REALLY listen to them, it’s probably not even appropriate for the Idol stage.
John – didn’t enjoy it. almost muted it. I agreed with Simon here…his emotions for the song did not come across at all.
Lee! Wow, where’d he come from? Loved that. Great song choice for me. Another one where the judges and I didn’t agree. I enjoyed him. He seems like a really cool, down-to-earth guy that has a really good voice. Definitely like his vibe.
Tyler *clap**clap**clap**clap**clap**clap**clap**clap* not perfect, but the ladies are going to like that *ahem* Ok, thinking back his voice wasn’t great. But the guy is at least comfortable on stage. And they didn’t have a problem with Adam Lambert not being “real” and becoming a persona on stage…not that I’m comparing Tyler and Adam, just sayin’, same kind of principle.
Wow, I liked Joe much more than I thought. He seemed nervous to me, not comfortable. I like his smile! I liked his voice but nerves!
Tim – i’m even more mad that Golightly isn’t up there now. What was that?? It really was just horrendous. So out of his league.
Jermaine -I think I just witnessed a murder. Not sure if it was the song or my ears though. I really thought I was going to like Jermaine. Really disappointed. Especially with his “I’m not a diva-who’s Mike?” line.
Aaron – I think barring nerves that was a really good song choice for him. That song was written by @ChrisSligh – I love that song and I think it was a good fit for Aaron’s voice. Chris Sligh apparently thought he butchered it though. Hmmm.
Todrick – I agree with Ellen…chorus was weak. He’s comfortable on stage though! #idol I’m giving Todrick props for coming out of the gate with an upbeat, original song. The chorus was weak but overall kudos for trying. He’s obviously comfortable on stage and I think he needs to stick around for a while.
Wow, I feel like the mean old wicked witch of the west or something. Lots of negativity. But ya’ll. Wow. It was tough.
Best is easily Casey and Andrew
It’s hard to call who is in trouble just because it was so bad. I’m going to say Tim and Alex are in trouble.