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'American Idol' Recap: David Leathers Jr. Will Win The Whole Thing

Wed, January 18, 2012 11:05pm EDT by 2 Comments
American Idol Recap

The 11th season of Idol began in Savannah and the city definitely produced a few memorable moments — including David’s audition.

American Idol returned in a big way. The season’s first singer was 17-year-old David Leathers Jr., who blew the judges and me away!

David admitted to Ryan Seacrest that he beat last year’s winner Scotty McCreery in a singing competition, which had me worried that he was going to suck. But when he opened his mouth to sing, those worries fell away. His rendition of Century 21‘s “Remember the Rain” was perfection.

I know he was the first to go, in the very first city — but I wouldn’t be surprised if young David, also known as Mr. Steal Yo Girl, won the whole competition. But of course, there is a lot of television to go and obviously anything can happen.

My other favorite story was Amy Brumfield — who revealed she lived in a tent with her boyfriend because they couldn’t afford to live in a motel. Her voice was powerful and strong and I hope that we see more of her come Hollywood.

Over the two hour premiere, we also met Shaun Kraisman — a dead ringer for Ryan, not only in the looks department but his impression of the host could probably fool anyone. Unfortunately for Shawn, his voice wasn’t up to par with the rest of the singers and he was sent home without a golden ticket, which is too bad.

Along the way, we met mostly talented singers — and very few “bad” auditions were shown.

The night ended with Phillip Phillips who gave Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” a whole new spin. I only wish they put this round of songs on iTunes so I could buy his cover. It was that good.

What did you think of the premiere of Idol? Have we seen the winner already — or is it too soon to tell?

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