This season on American Idol, I think there are fewer contestants who have experience performing. I was getting a bit irritated when they sang as they smiled nervously while singing what should have been an emotional song and the families grimaced at the judges for giving criticism. It felt more like watching a recital than seeing people give the performances that would launch their careers in the music industry.
I realized that these are kids, with no experience. It’s got to be terrifying to walk out on stage in front of millions and sing live. Especially when this is like the first or third time ever singing in front of an audience. Last year we had Danny Gokey and Adam Lambert who were used to performing. They brought IT every week.
I think we need to be patient as the contestants get a feel for the stage and watch to see who grows and becomes worthy of the title for 2010. This is the part where we weed out the ones who need more work. Last year there were some strong performers. This year, not so much.
I felt so sorry for Tim Urban when Simon was handing him his head on a platter. I would like to see Tim stay in for another week or two and see if he can do better with his next songs. Ellen said she hoped that enough of the girls thought he was cute enough to give him a vote. Well, I thought he was damned adorable so I gave him a vote. I think he is worthy of another chance even though Simon said they were correct not to have chosen him to be on the show in the first place. Tim took the place of another contestant who had to drop out.
So, so tired of hearing about that guy and his wife having a baby. Get over it. The limelight has moved. You’re not the only person in the world to have a child. Yes, it’s an exciting moment, yes, it’s special to YOU, but we don’t care anymore. They even told him tonight that he was getting too cocky. He has a big personality but he kind of gets on my nerves. I didn’t like him when he auditioned. Can’t even think of his name at the moment.
I liked Joe Munoz, Arron Kelly, Andrew Garcia, Alex Lambert and Casey James. I have a feeling Tyler Grady is going home this week.
I felt sorry for Casey when he was singing and the judges were acting like fools during his performance. He pulled it off though. I’m glad that Kara told him that he isn’t just all looks but has a good voice and is talented. He seems like a real sweet guy. I would love for him to make it all the way.