Andy Capwell’s American Idol Recap And Predictions:Top 4
American Idol is down to the top four, and I could make a case for any one of them winning this season. I have to confess, that I had to dvr the show last night, my horseshoe league started last night, more about that in my next post. I got home around 10:30 and watched the entire show in just under an hour. Here’s my recap and predictions.The top 4 each sang two songs and one duet. The first song is the contestant’s choice, song choice will play a big part in the show tonight, the second song will be a ‘one hit wonder’ song.
1. Amber Holcomb – ‘Power Of Love’ Amber tackles another power ballad, this time it’s a Celine Dion song, and all I can say is WOW! Amazing tone, range, clarity. Amber’s confidence is on the rise and she has star written all over her. A
3. Kree Harrison – ‘It Hurts So Bad’. When I heard the title, I thought it was going to be Hurts So Good by John Cougar Mellencamp, nope, it was a hardcore blues song that I never heard of. I would say Kree has been my favorite since the beginning of the season, but this song choice was not good. B-
4. Angie Miller– ‘Who You Are’ by Jessie J. Again, another song I didn’t know, showing my age! She’s behind the piano again and pours gallons of passion into the performance. Angie hit some great notes. Angie reminds me of a Christian Taylor Swift. A
Amber & Kree singing Adele’s ‘Rumor Has It’: They sound great, Amber has awesome stage presence and Kree has a terrific tone. They don’t quite click on stage together. B
Candice & Angie “Stay” by Rihanna featuring Mikka Ekko They put a lot into it, sometimes I thought it was a little over-the-top and borderline yelling. The judges loved it. B
2. Candice- ‘Emotion’ One hit wonder from Samantha Sang and then a mega-hit for the Bee Gee’s. Back-to-back disco, maybe a theme for next year? Candice sings it great, but again, the song didn’t let Candice put her chops into some huge notes. Well done, but not a ‘moment’ song. B+
3. Kree- ‘Whiter Shade Of Pale’. Kree was powerful, soulful and did better this round. Song choice wasn’t the best. She should have pick a country ballad and had her and one guitarist on stage and gave a stripped down, unplugged performance. A-
4. Angie- ‘Cry Me A River’ a 1955 hit for Julie London This showed a different side of Angie. It’s a throwback, classic song and Angie gave a great vocal performance. It was piercing, clear and classy. This was Angie’s night. She might be the favorite to win.A
Here’s how I rank them last night:
I’ll predict Kree and Candice as the bottom two, with Candice, in an upset, leaving…but wait… Ryan teased of a surprise twist tonight on the results show. My guess, a free-pass week, since the judges didn’t use their save, no one will leave tonight.
Who did you like last night?
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