American Idol: Girls -vs- Boys


I am sure that all of you who are following American Idol, are on pins and needles today, because tonight we will find out who America voted to keep and who will be sent home.  For the last two nights, we witnessed the guys auditions, and who they brought back to make the thirteenth guy, Jermaine Jones, and then last night we watched the girls take the stage to rock the house. 

It appears that the judges were more critical on the girls than they were on the boys, but with some good reasons.  Not all the girls turned it on last night and found their sweet spot, but for the others, they had stellar performances.   Here is what is going to happen tonight, depending upon how America voted, the top 5 girls and the top 5 guys will automatically be voted through to the next round, and 3 wild cards will be thrown by the judges to round out the Top 13.  So, that means that the Top 25 will be cut down to 13 tonight.  Get ready for some major sobbing as the drama begins for the remaining contestants and we find out who makes it to the next level.

Here is the list of our Top 5 Favorite Girls & Boys:
Erika Van Pelt, her confidence shines through her voice
Jen Hirsh, can definitely hold a note and has not had any flaws
Skylar Laine, she truly had the best performance & voice and showed everyone that she can truly perform & get the job done
Jessica Sanchez, this girl can really sing and will end up being one of the top contenders on Idol
Elise Testone, she has more to bring to the table and we felt she held back a little, but we hope that America voted to keep her

Joshua Ledet, WOW is all we can say about this singer!
– Colton Dixon, this boy is radio ready, the next James Durbin
Phillip Phillips, this quirky singing pawn shop worker is definitely one of our favorites and we hope he moves onto the next level
– Creighton Fraker, we never know what this guy has up this sleeve, but we love his versatility and energy
Aaron Marcellus, WOW again for this guy, he can really sing and we want him to stay

We have many more favorites too, as we have been a fan of Adam Brock from the beginning, but we think that America might vote him off, Reed Grimm also has great potential but we’re unsure if he will make the final cut, and last but not least is Heejun Han, we know that he can sing, but he has to do a better job on his performance.   Also, there always has to be one Idol who thinks that their stuff does not stink and grates on our nerves, and that is Brielle Von Hugel, who we think that America will vote her off just because of this & because we don’t want to see her obnoxious Mom any more. 

That’s it, our rundown of our picks.  In a few hours we will find out what happens and see if any of our favorites stay and if America voted the same way.  Good luck to everyone!

Nikita out!

10 More +1 Make it to The Top 24 on American Idol

Last night on American Idol started with 90 seconds of the cliffhanger ending from Wednesday night, deciding the fate of Adam Brock.  After the sobbing 90 seconds tear-fest, Adam Brock made it onto the Top 24 List, but it was not a unanimous vote by the judges.  (I wonder who did not want Adam to move through?)  We love Adam a lot and love his voice, but he has to snap out of it and get a reality check that he cannot move forward in this competition with all this crying.  As the music coach said to one contestant “There’s no crying in Music“.   It is wonderful and endearing that he misses his little daughter & wife so much, but how can he move forward in this competition if all of America who will be now voting on him from now on, is seeing him sobbing about wanting to be home.  He needs a reality check… Adam if you are listening, suck it up and sing your heart out & win this thing!

Moving on to more of last night’s drama, one by one the contestants walked the Green Mile to receive their fate, to continue their journey & join the rest of the group who made it through, or find out if it was the end of the line for them.  You could hear a pin drop on how quiet it was in amongst the sobbing from the Idol Hopefuls, one by one, then at the end, they were brought out in small groups to face the judges.  We were surprised when the judges sent David Leathers Jr. home and moved Eben Franckewitz forward.  We love Eben and feel that he has a great deal of potential, but we thought that the past performances by David Leathers were far better in comparison. 

After the final Top 24 List was complete, as 6 guys & 4 girls were added to the list, the judges announced that they are going to add one “Bonus Guy” (to make it 13 guys, not 12) from the following choices:  John Keyser, David Leathers, Jermaine Jones, and no way in the world do we want this guy back – Richie Law.  We think that they added Richie Law’s name to this list to get America chatting and to start the buzz and rumors around the water cooler, because everyone that I have asked does not like Richie and was glad to see him voted off.  If Richie is in fact the 13th chosen one, America will for sure vote this obnoxious cowboy off.  For some reason, we think that the judges will bring back Jermaine Jones since he has a different style of voice, but who knows as it could be Jennifer’s favorite, John Keyser. 

Here are the contestants who made it through to the TOP 24 25 List last night:

– Adam Brock
– Eben Franckewitz
– Jeremy Rosado
– Chase Liekens
– Aaron Marcellus
– Deandre Brackensick


– Shannon Magrane
– Skylar Laine
– Hallie Day
– Holly Cavanagh

Next Tuesday, the “baker’s dozen” of guys will compete live for the first time, followed by the girls on Wednesday, and Thursday we will find out who will make it to the Top 12 List as I am sure that will be a nail-biter on the edge of your seat night for all of us.  We hope that YOUR favorite(s) make it through!

Until next week’s drama – Nikita Out!

P.S. – By the way, what’s up with Steven Tyler stripping on stage then jumping into the water?  Is American Idol hurting for ratings?