Andy Capwell’s ‘American Idol’ Update: Then There Were Six
'American Idol' is less than a month away from crowning it's final winner as the 15th season is going at a breakneck pace. The final eight contestants take part in four duets. Then we learn who America voted as the top five and then the bottom three sing for survival!
LaPorsha & Trent: 'See You Again' It was very good, it sure seems like these two are heading to the finals.
Sonika & Avalon: 'Rise Up' It was solid but not spectacular.
MacKenzie & Dalton: 'I Want It That Way' This was pretty bad and the judges called them on it.
Tristan & Lee: 'Don't Want To Miss A Thing' It showed that she is a very good singer and Lee just isn't that good. The judges basically said the same thing in a polite way.
Overall, I thought the duets were filler and I'll base my votes on the solo performances.
Last seasons winner Nick Fradini sings his new song 'Get You Home' It was a lightweight, fun song for summer.
1. LaPorsha Renae: 'Come Together' The Beatles She did it again! Diva but also likeable. It was fun and very good. 9 out of 10
2. MacKenzie Bourg: 'You Are So Beautiful' Joe Cocker It was nice and pleasant but for my liking it lacked the vocal chops and grit that the song needs. The judges loved it. 7.5 out of 10.
3. Trent Harmon 'Stand By Me' Ben E. King He channeled a 60's crooner and looked an sounded like a star. He is quickly becoming one of my new favorites. 9 out of 10.
4. Tristan McIntonish 'A Broken Wing' Martina McBride. Such a big song and Tristan did an excellent job with the powerhouse vocals. 9 out of 10.
5. Dalton Rapontoni 'Eleanor Rigby' The Beatles It was a little too broadway for me and he was slightly vocally thin. His stage presence is second to none. The judges and young girls in the audience loved him. 6.5 out of 10
That means the bottom three are Sonika, Avalon and Lee
Avalon Young sings 'Pretty Young Thing' by Michael Jackson and it's in tune and alright but nothing special. 7 out of 10.
Lee Jean sings 'Let It Be' by the Beatles. Three Beatles songs, that's the good news, the bad news is this was pretty bad and the judges basically said that in so many words. 3 out of 10.
Sonika Vaid takes on Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' She has the purest and most technically solid voice and it shines beautifully in her performance. She is clearly the best of the best three and my favorite of the night. 9.5 out of 10.
The judges save Sonika and the final six move on to next week.