Listen to someone who knows – our guest blogger, 28-year-old Blake Lewis – is a man who knows! He did come in as American Idol’s Season 6 runner-up, after all!
#1:Michael Lynch singing ‘A Man’s World’ by James Brown. This guy finally showed that he was really in the competition last night [March 2]. He opened the show off with the right song choice for his voice and set the bar high for the guys from the get-go. He’ll be in the top 12, no doubt in my mind.
Did most of the top 12 boys choke, or are our expectations just too high?
After suffering through disappointing performances from the top 12 girls on American Idol, we finally got a chance to watch the guys take the stage last night, and the results were… slightly less disappointing. Though there were a few standout performances (big ups to Casey James and Joe Muñoz) we couldn’t help but long for the boys of season eight: Where were the Adam Lamberts? The Kris Allens? We’d even settle for another Matt Giraud! Todrick Hall, 24, set the tone for the evening by butchering Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since U Been Gone”with an awkward R&B rendition that just didn’t work. Even 20-year-old Tyler Grady (who we love) put on a lackluster performance of The Guess Who‘s “American Woman.” The judges agreed his ’70s rocker vibe is too cliché and it feels forced. Tyler told Ryan Seacrest he may have to take a trip to the mall to change his image — and we can’t wait to see to see what he comes up with! Read more & tell us what YOU thought!
The top 24 has finally been revealed! Drop us a comment and let us know who you want to win this season.
Take a good hard look at that photo. One of those 24 people will be the next American Idol — isn’t that crazy? After weeks of watching all those painstaking auditions, the semifinalists have finally been chosen and the first live performance is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 23. But before you get those texting fingers ready, take a look at the 12 guys and 12 girls you’ll be able to vote for. We’ve gone ahead and put pink stars next to the frontrunners, but let us know who YOU’ll be rooting for when the live shows start next week. Click here to meet the contestants and tell us your favorite!