Andy Capwell’s ‘American Idol’ Update: Top 14
The final season of 'American Idol' kicked into overdrive as the top ten will be decided in part by the judges and America. Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr. opened the show by advancing four contestants automatically into the top ten. That left ten contestants to sing for America's vote to get the final six spots.
The four that advanced automatically are Dalton Rapattoni, Olivia Rox, Trent Harmon and La'Porsche Renae.
Here's my recap on how those who sang did.
1. Manny Torres: 'Master Blaster' by Stevie Wonder. Manny is more style than substance. Not a horrible voice, just nothing special. 6 out of 10.
2. Gianna Isabella: ' I Put A Spell On You' by Annie Lenox. She has power in her voice, but she was a little flat and tries too hard. 6.5 out of 10.
3. Thomas Stringfellow: 'Story Of My Life' by One Direction. Off pitch, thin voice and Harry Connick Jr. says he has a bad habit of cracking the end of each note. The young girls will love him. 5 out of 10.
4. Tristan MacIntosh: 'What Hurts The Most' by Rascal Flatts. She was one of my early favorites that has struggled. She rebounded nicely last night with a warm, rich tone. 9 out of 10.
5. Avalon Young: 'Yo' by Chris Brown. She's the cool one of the bunch. It was in tune and fun but a very lightweight song. 7 out of 10.
6. Jenn Blosil: ' True Colors' by Cyndi Lauper. I usually do not like the artsy performers but Jenn did a good job. I had a tough time getting past her eyebrows. 7.5 out of 10.
7. Lee Jean: ' Make It Rain' by Ed Sheeran. The teenager sounded nervous and just isn't ready for prime time. He was flat and off pitch. 5 out of 10.
8. Sonika Vaid: 'I Surrender' by Celion Dion. Excellent vocals, maybe the best of the night. She's classy as well. Only weakness could be it was a slightly pageant like performance.
9. Jeneve Rose Mitchell: 'I Walk The Line' by Johnny Cash. The young girl from off the grid. How she made it this far is a wonder. Nice young lady that just isn't ready for this. 5 out of 10.
10. MacKenzie Bourg: 'Roses' and original song. The song is decent and he seems very marketable, girl will love him. He's a better singing version of Thomas Stringfellow.