‘American Idol’ Contestant Burnell Taylor Is Angela Miller’s Top Rival

Fri, March 1, 2013 3:28pm EST by 15 Comments
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I was with Nicki Minaj all the way last night – there was no one else in Burnell’s ‘lane’ on the Feb. 28th episode of ‘American Idol.’ And that lane should lead right to the final.

Burnell Taylor – you were magical on American Idol Feb. 25th as you impressively sang your way into the Final 20.

When you started your version of John Legend‘s “This Time,” it was as if time stood still – you were mesmerizing.

The heartfelt tune could be your own personal anthem – that’s the way you sang it.

You fully embraced it’s poignant message, making it clear through your voice and your gestures , how much it resonated for you personally.

“This time I want it all, this time I want it all… this time I’ll take the chance, this time I’ll be your man, I can be all you need,” you sang.

And “last time I wasn’t sure, this time I will give you more, I’m more mature, I’ll show you. Last time I didn’t go.”

What Burnell Was Saying With This Song

Granted John Legend’s “This Time” is a love song, but Burnell, you seemed to be using it to say that “this time” at 19, now you’re ready to be a man making his own destiny. This time, you’re not going to be afraid of the immense challenge of winning American Idol.

Maybe in the past you shrank away from taking the enormous step of letting the world judge your talent… but not this time.

Nicki Minaj was enraptured. She said she’d “pay to watch you sing” and she MEANT it. You were that good. I’d pay to watch and listen to you sing too! You owned the song, you owned the moment and you owned the night.

It was a heart – tugging moment. To think that you and your family were victims of Hurricane Katrina – you lost everything.

How Burnell Found His Voice

Yet it was only after Katrina and that enormous loss, when you had to move to Baton Rouge to start over – that you discovered your singing voice, you told the American Idol judges.

Well, what a gift that singing voice is, and not just to you. It’s a gift to all of us!

You will give the women’s top contender, talented Angela Miller, 18, a major run for the crown as the next American Idol.

Do you agree HollywoodLifers? Do you love Burnell as much as I do? Let me know!

– Bonnie Fuller

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Posted at 2:38 PM on March 24, 2013  

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Posted at 10:25 AM on March 14, 2013  

angie’s going to be the next idol! :)

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Posted at 9:22 AM on March 7, 2013  

I completely agree – Burnell’s voice is serious! Too unique to ignore. John Legend and him should do a duet. Angela is a very very good singer…but voice is not unique enough to stand out on the radio.

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Hello Angela

Posted at 11:43 PM on March 5, 2013  


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Burnell Fan

Posted at 2:48 PM on March 4, 2013  

I just saw a post about Burnell being gay. SO WHAT! The boy is talented and has a gift. People need to appreciate this. It rare when you have someone that can sing and move you. There are a few talents on AI, but none moved me like this kid. He truly is special.

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Burrell Fan

Posted at 7:06 PM on March 1, 2013  

I soooo loved his cool, calm and collect performance. It was so controlled and not over the top with screaming and trying to impress high notes at the end. His unique style and presentation of that song was just so beautiful. He moved me and I left every word of it. Not many singers have that gift. I wish I was in the audience. He definitely is a front runner, but chose of song is key. I can’t wait to see what he sings next.

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Posted at 1:39 PM on March 3, 2013  

i just love Burnell Taylor , what a beautiful unique voice. Love the way he moves with the song. I cant wait until next week to hear him sing again . Kudos for losing 40 pound. Burnell you look great . God Bless You.

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Posted at 6:47 PM on March 1, 2013  

I completely agree with this post. Burnell is definitely one of the top contenders this season! That John Legend song is so good and he did it so much justice. I’m already looking forward to the next time we get to hear him perform. Unfortunately, I’m never home to watch American Idol anymore because I work the late shift at DISH during the week. My DISH Hopper automatically records all the primetime shows on Fox every night, though, so I’m always able to get caught up as soon as I get home.

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Posted at 4:24 PM on March 1, 2013  

She looks like a stand in for Miley Cyrus circa 2008.

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Ali Delaueentis

Posted at 4:28 PM on March 1, 2013  

Take that back! She is original and the best female singer since Madonna! She is gonna be the new queen of pop

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Kevin B

Posted at 9:20 PM on March 2, 2013  

The “best” female singer since Madonna? That is hardly a compliment. While Madonna has been very popular in the past, she has never been recognized as a good singer.

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Posted at 4:04 PM on March 1, 2013  

He is a gay!

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Kevin B

Posted at 9:21 PM on March 2, 2013  

Claire — and your point is ?????

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