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?

Save The Drama for Your Momma

There may be “No Crying in Baseball”, but there will be lots of drama tonight on American Idol, as the initial auditions are over and the eliminations begin!  There will be lots of boo-hooing, lots of tears, and probably lots of bad notes flying around the stage like nails on a chalkboard, but one thing for sure, it will be exciting!  I got my official American Idol email this morning and noticed that there is about 300+ contestants going to Hollywood to see if they’ve got what it takes to stay in Hollywood.  Of course, up to now, we have only seen just a handful of auditions that aired on TV, so seeing the entire group tonight will be interesting.  We already have a few favorites of our own from what we saw, so we’ll see if they make the cut or not. 

Here is a list of some of our favorites so far: (In no particular order)
* Phillip Phillips – Sang Superstition by Stevie Wonder
* Hallie Day – Sang I Will Survive
* Ashley Robles – Sang I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
* Kyle Crews – 19 Year old College Student sang Angel of Mine by Monica
* Jason “Wolf” Hamlin – Sang Midnight Special by CCR
* Ethan Jones – Sang I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
* Lauren Gray – Sang One and Only by Adel
* Eben Frankowicz – Sang Ain’t No Sunshine
* John Keyser – Sang Changes Gonna Come

I hope you are going to tune in tonight to watch American Idol as the fun is just beginning as hundreds of Hollywood Hopefuls will take the stage to see if they got what it takes to move on to the next level.  I know one thing for sure is, that even if I sounded good singing in the shower, no way in the world would I audition.  I know better.  I’ll just keep my songs in my heart.

With love always – Your Puppy Idol Reviewer,
Nikita

American Idol: Day Two – Not a Shortage of Talent

Day two of American Idol was on location in Pittsburgh and that was the first time ever they held auditions there.  The call Pittsburgh the city of champions, and it was proven as 38 gold tickets to Hollywood were handed out!  And if you’re counting, 80 total gold tickets to Hollywood have been passed out in two days.

First up was Heejun that sang “How am I supposed to live without you” by Michael Bolton, and although it has been said that you should not judge a book by its cover, this saying holds true for this contestant.  Looks were certainly deceiving, but his voice went through the roof!  Randy Jackson was impressed & shocked.  GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Reed Grimm was up next and he has been singing since he was 2 years old, on stage with his family of performers.  Reed belted out the theme song from Family Matters and to me it appeared that he scatted while doing so.  All of the judges commented the same way – – a zillion percent yes!  YOU’RE GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Patricia Bell and her sister stepped up on stage, and while Patricia sang, her sister “planked” in front of her.  Jennifer Lopez said that Patricia had guts behind the voice!  GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Creighton Fraker wrote his own song on his bus ride from New York to Pittsburgh.  Absolutely outstanding! DEFINITELY HEADING TO HOLLYWOOD!

Young Eben Frankowitz from Milford, OH (15) came to Pittsburgh to make his dream come true and sang “Ain’t No Sunshine” and shocked the judges with his awesome vocals.  A young Justin Bieber!  GOING TO HOLLYWOOD!

As they always seem to do, they saved the best for last and this was true for Hallie Day who sang “I will Survive”.  Hallie had a lot of hardships in her life and until she met her husband who gave her hope, she would have never been able to fulfill her dream and audition for American Idol.  She reminded us of Blondie when she sang.  Definitely someone to watch out for in the competition!  HEADING OFF TO HOLLYWOOD!

American Idol will be back on TV this Sunday, so don’t miss it and my next review!  Nikita the Puppy Idol