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Friday, February 24, 2012

Couch Potato Review: American Idol 11 - Las Vegas Week (Part 1)

This review was based on the Las Vegas Week performance of contenders in American Idol where 10 is the highest and 1 will be the lowest.

Right after the auditions and Hollywood week, the 72 hopefuls went to Las Vegas They were able to group themselves into duos, trios or quartets to sing classic songs from the 1950's. Most of them became potential stars and stand out in Vegas Week and made it to the top 24. 
Cari Quoyeser, Chase Likens, Colton Dixon, and Skylar Laine
The first group to present were Cari Quoyeser, Skylar Laine, Chase Likens and Colton Dixon with their rendition of "Dedicated to the One I Love" by The Shirelles. The song suits them individually where they show their mellow side and it is such a good combination of country singers (Chase and Skylar) and a rocker (Colton) in a group singing a 50's classic love song. Rate: 8.0
Ariel Sprague, David Leathers Jr., Gabi Carrubba and Jeremy Rosado
The next group composed of Ariel Sprague, David Leathers Jr., Gabi Carrubba and Jeremy Rosado did a soulful and upbeat performance of Jackson 5's "Rockin Robin" where they have the choreography and they can sing while dancing. Rate: 8.1 
Adam Brock, Erika Van Pelt, Shelby Tweten and Angie Ziederman
Then we also have the group of Adam Brock, Angie Ziederman, Shelby Lynn Tweten, and Erika Van Pelt with their groovy rendition of "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis. Adam did a great entrance while playing a piano, Erika matches the song with her low alto voice, Angie has a strong showmanship and she acts while singing (but there are times that she oversing) and Shelby did an ok job for that. Rate: 8.0 
Schyler Dixon, Brielle Von Hugel, and Molly Hunt 
We also have the all-girl trio of Schyler Dixon, Brielle Von Hugel and Molly Hunt sang "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." They have the total packaging - from looks to their costumes and they have the blending. Brielle truly stand out in the group but Schyler and Molly became back-ups that is why Molly and Schyler were eliminated. Rate: 7.5 
Haley Johnsen, Eben Franckewitz, Elise Testone and Reed Grimm
One of the most outstanding performances in Las Vegas Week came from Reed Grimm, Haley Johnsen, Elise Testone, and Eben Franckewitz with their rendition of "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" where each and everyone of them stand out. Reed's quirky character, jazzy voice and groovy moves made a very excellent entrance, Elise's husky tone and Haley's simple vocals which is similar to Kelly Clarkson matches the song and Eben's angelic voice and new found confidence makes him a versatile performer. Overall, they received a standing ovation from the judges as a result of perfect harmony and strong showmanship. Rate: 10.0 
Neco Starr, Jairon Jackson, Heejun Han, and Phil Phillips
We also have the cool rendition of The Flamingos' "Only Have Eyes For You" sung by Neco Starr, Heejun Han, Phil Phillips and Jairon Jackson. They have the melody where Neco, Heejun and Jairon did a soulful vocals and Phil's husky, rocking voice which proves that he is not just a rocker or acoustic star but he can sing soul classics. Rate: 9.8 
Candice Glover, Deandre Brackensick and Jessica Sanchez
Then our first part of the review caps off with the trio of Deandre Brackensick, Jessica Sanchez and Candice Glover with their powerful and soulful performance of Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore" where it received a standing ovation from the judges. Jessica's soulful, jazzy and powerful vocals, Deandre's clean falsetto, and  Candice's strong vocal prowess match the song choice with their talent. Unfortunately Candice was eliminated in this round. Score: 9.9

Unaired Performances:
Chelsea Sorrell, Janelle Arthur, Aubree Dieckemeyer and Baylie Brown
The group of four beautiful girls composed of Baylie Brown, Aubree Dieckemeyer, Janelle Arthur and Chelsea Sorrell did a rendition of The Ronette's "Be My Baby." The four of them did a great job. They were able to show "girl power" in this performance. Baylie stand out with her smoky and smooth vocals, Janelle shows her strong showmanship and clear vocals, Chelsea with her clear voice and wide range and Aubree with her smooth quality of voice but the song didn't match her vocals. In the end, Baylie and Chelsea made it while Aubree and Janelle was eliminated. However, Janelle gave her best performance in this group but why she was eliminated after that performance? Rate: 8.0


Nico Gonzales said...

Nice observations. Hahaha pwede mna po kayong maging judge sa American Idol. Napak-galing ng mga performances nila. Looking forward ako sa batch na ito.

Nico Gonzales said...

My Top 12 American Idol Season 11

Jessica Sanchez
Hallie Day
Jennifer Hirsh
Shannon Magrane
Skylar Lane
Baylie Brown
Eben Franckewitz
David Leathers Jr.
Phillip Phillips
Reed Grimm
Chase Likens
Heejun Han

TheJonDiesta said...

My Top 12 in American Idol 11

Jessica Sanchez
Shannon Magrane
Elise Testone
Jen Hirsh
Hollie Cavanagh
Hallie Day

Heejun Han
Eben Franckewitz
Phil Phillips
Reed Grimm
Deandre Brackensick
Colton Dixon

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