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?

American Idol: The Pressure Cooker Night

Last week’s cheesy themed auditions for the ’50’s is finally over and 42 contestants remain, as they got one final shot to sing their own song of choice for the judges, hopefully they chose their song wisely.  Now, each contestant gets to walk down the plank or “The Green Mile” to find out their fate, if they stay or if they get sent home.  There will only be 24 left standing after tonight’s reviews, then America gets to vote on their fate.  Last night, 14 contestants made it through to the next round, 8 girls and 6 guys.  In the end, there will be 12 girls picked and 12 guys who will make up the TOP 24 contestants on American Idol.  This was their toughest part of their journey, as for some, it will be their start to stardom and to show America how they can shine as a singer & performer, and for the others who did not make it, their journey to be a star might have ended…but there is always next year! 

One contestant in particular, we are glad was sent home last night – Richie Law.  Richie is the obnoxious cowboy who stated in a prior show “I did not come here to recycle music, I came here to make music“, and all that he did was state that “he was the NEXT American Idol”, was rude to everyone, did not follow directions well, annoyed everyone, bad mouthed everyone, and in one clip we noticed that he punched a girl in the face on the bus ride to Las Vegas.  Even if Richie would have made it to the Top 24, America would have surely voted him off without a doubt.  (Sorry Richie!) 

Anyhow, listed below are the top 14 who made it so far:

 

 

 

  • Jen Hirsh, the girl next door
  • Haley Johnsen, pop star in the making
  • Elise Testone, no frills rocker chick
  • Erika Van Pelt, cool DJ
  • Bailey Brown, second time is the charm for this country singer
  • Chelsea Sorrell, another country singer (has Idol gone country?)
  • Jessica Sanchez, a young diva
  • Brielle Von Hugel, bossy brat (gets that from her Mom)

 

  • Creighton Fraker, eccentric musician
  • Joshua Ledet, the soul singer with a great voice
  • Reed Grimm, a showbiz natural
  • Heejun Han, this guy can really sing
  • Phillip Phillips, in it to win it
  • Colton Dixon, destined to win

Last night ended with a cliffhanger, as they left us wondering what was the outcome for Adam Brock.  Adam has been one of our favorites this season and we would be sad if he was sent home at this point.  We are keeping our fingers crossed to find out tonight on what his fate will be and hopefully he will be saved to become one of the Top 24.  The one thing that we saw a clip on last night, was someone jumping into the water from the stage.  Did anyone see that?  Maybe tonight we will see who jumps in.  We also have high hopes that Eben Franckewitz and David Leathers also make it to the Top 24 as well.  We’ll find out the outcome of the remaining contestants tonight, so stay tuned!

Nikita out!