Wednesday, March 2, 2011

TOP 12 Guy Recap.....Girls up Next

OK, here's a recap of the Guys Performances from Tuesday night's show and who should advance:
  • Clint Jun Gamboa- "Superstition"....He looked a big bug on stage with the fake glasses, and way too much jumping around which affected his vocals. Overall a rather weak performance....'Jun Bug' should go home.
  • Javany Barreto- "I'll Be"...Good song choice and voice was just OK. Was definitely more karaoke-like than the first, so I agree with the Big Dog on that. Don't think he's worthy to move on in this competition. 
  • Jordan Dorsey- "OMG" .....I hate Usher and this was a complete f'in train wreck! I really dislike this guys personality anyway, so I'm glad he failed miserably....bye-bye JD! :-)
  • Tim Halperin- "Come On Over"....I was really hoping Tim would do much better, but this was just bad all the way around. He should have done a different song, but....too late now, I say he goes home.
  • Brett Lowenstern- "Light My Fire".....Carrot Top, Jr. didn't do anything for me with this song, so instead of lighting the fire, I'm lighting this kids hair on fire and sending him home. C 'ya hair-boy!
  • James Durbin- "You Got Another Thing Comin".....Talk about rockin'!! The first time EVER on Idol that a Judas Priest song was performed, and he nailed it, holding back nicely as well on too many 'Adam Lambert type' screeching. Easily a 'TOP 5' worthy performance ....he's IN!
  • Robbie Rosen- "Arms of An Angel".....I really like this kid, but I was worried before he even took the stage knowing the song choice ahead of time. I don't think it was a bad performance, but not sure it was good enough to be 'Top 5' worthy. If he moves on, it will have to be as one of the 'Wild Cards'.
  •  Scotty McCreery- "Letters From Home".....Gotta' hand out props here, I'm not a big fan, but...great song choice, true to his fan base, and picked a song he could nail with his voice! Easily one of the 'Top 5' guys, he's IN! 
  • Stefano Langone- "Just The Way You Are"......Nice kid, but this was just OK, nothing great for me, and don't think he's 'Top 5' worthy. Maybe they'll be enough young chicks to vote him through, but I say if he moves on, it would have to be as one of the three Judge's 'Wild Card' choices.
  • Paul McDonald- "Maggie Mae"......I've always been a huge Rod Stewart fan, and I don't think Paul did anything good for this song. Sure he's unique and quirky and all the adjectives used to describe him, and the judges seem to love this guys voice, but is he 'Top 5' worthy? If he goes on, it's by the skin of his I'll say America votes him in the 'Top 5'....if not, then he probably moves into the 'Top 13' as a 'Wild Card' pick.
  • Jacob Lusk- "A House Is Not A Home"......BEST PERFORMANCE of the night if you ask me! If America knows anything about great vocals, easily a 'TOP 5' performance here! This kid is special. If for some reason America screws up, he's a shoe'in to the 'Top 13' as a Wild Card choice.
  • Casey Abrams- " I Put A Spell On You".... I'm still not a BIG fan of this kid like others are....not yet anyway....but this performance was good enough to be 'Top 5' and he's in the finals safely.
The Girls order of performance for tonight's show and song choices:

1. Ta-Tynisa Wilson - “Only Girl” by Rianana
2. Naima Adedapo - “Summertime”  The Old Gershwin song from Porgy and Bess
3. Kendra Chantelle Campbelle - “Impossible” by Christina Aguliera
4.  Rachel Zevita - “Criminal” by Fiona Apple
5.  Karen Rodriguez – “Hero” in Spanish and English (Mirah Carey version)
6. Lauren Turner - “Seven Day Fool" by Etta James but it’s Jully Black’s version
7.  Ashthon Jones- “Love Over Me” by Monica
8. Julie Zorilla - “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson
9. Haley Reinhart - "Fallin” by Alicia Keys
10. Thia Megia- “Out Here On My Own” by Irene Cara
11. Lauren Alania Suddeth -“Turn on the Radio” by Reba McIntyre
12. Pia Toscano -“I’ll Stand by You” by Chrissie Hynde & The Pretenders

Should be an exciting night watching the girls performances tonight! I'll have more critique after tonight's show to follow tomorrow. I'll make my TOP 5 Girls picks and add who I think will be the three 'Wild Cards' to round out the 'Top 13', so keep checking back for more from Eddie Idol!  


  1. Ed, I agree completely with your assessments... hard to believe it! I think Robbie Rosen moves on because of the fan vote, even though his performance was not outstanding. I think he was strong enough for his own fan base, and I believe he has a strong one. He definitely moves on as a wild card if voters don't move him.

    Not sure what the judges saw last night with Paul McDonald. I've like him up until last night, but I thought he was plain awful. And Brett Lowenstern... it wasn't there. I had hoped Tim Halperin would do better but it was week.

    I think one of the men will be the winner this year, and I think any of the five I listed yesterday could do it. As I told the wife last night, I think the top 5 guys easily win last years competition.

  2. Thanks for the comments Ray, wow....mark this one down, we agree! :-0
    Let's see if the girls are up to the challenge tonight, and then it'll be up to America and the judges to choose the TOP 13 that move on. The next 24+ hours should be quite interesting indeed!