Remaining 12 sang tonight. Tomorrow they will sing with Idol legends such as Daughtry, Sparks, CONSTANTINE, David Cook. Those are real legit celebrities (in the Idol universe). PREPARE YOURSELVES.
Shelbie Z, “Work Hard, Play Harder” by Gretchen Wilson: The most interesting fact they could come up with about Shelbie Z is that she hates wet paper? Bodes well for the rest of the season. Aggressively fine performance.
Manny Torres, “Adventure of a Lifetime” by Coldplay: I feel like I’m at amateur night in the cheesiest Mediterranean night club.
Kory Wheeler, “Let It Go” by James Bay: I think this guy is pretty good. I enjoy him. He looks vaguely confused during the musical interludes, like he forgot some words, but don’t think that was the case.
Amelia Eisenhauer, “Wake Me Up” by Avicii: This song doesn’t suit her voice at all. And the arrangement is too manic. Dislike. Hard pass.
Jen Blosil, “Sorry” by Justin Bieber: I like her. I like her voice. I did not like this arrangement/performance.
CJ Johnson, “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain: We’ve never heard this song on Idol before. This guy is cheesy as hell, but I respect it. I think he owns it. And I do like his voice, even if there were some pitchy-dawg moments. I hope he sings with Daughtry tomorrow night and they just growl at each other for two minutes.
Lee Jean, “Runaway” by Ed Sheeran: This guy is super talented and cute. He may be my favorite. Him or La’Porsha. I’m torn! (Keith is right, though. The song choices have been really milquetoast tonight.)
Trent Harmon, “What Are You Listening To” by Chris Stapleton: Against all odds, I like this guy too. He has a good voice and a nice vibe. He’s not aggressively country, which I appreciate.
Tristan McIntosh, “Good Girl” by Carrie Underwood: I love her voice, but this song is crap garbage.
Adam Lasher, “Black and Gold” by Sam Sparro: This guy is also super cheesy in the best possible way. I support his existence on this show.
Dalton Rapattoni, “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol: He has pretty eyes. He’s a little too theatrical for this song. I want more rock from him, but I think he has it in him.
Olivia Rox, “Confident” by Demi Lovato: She can wail, that’s for sure. It’s not always pleasant, though. The performance felt a little put-upon. She needs to work on making me believe it.
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