Friday, February 5, 2016

American Idol 15: Hollywood Week #4 - Showcase and Final Judgement

So this is the end of Hollywood Week. We start the show with 51 contestants. The showcase is done and the judges are telling the contestants if they are part of the Top 24.

Stephany Negrete
"Girl On Fire" -  I think this was her best song so far.
Top 24

Shelbie Z
"Barracuda" -  Her voice is growing on me. She still needs a stylist for her clothes.
Top 24

Michelle Marie
"Little Toy Guns" -  The poor girl seems to have gone overboard for this performance. Way Scary. More screaming than singing.
End of the Road

Colette Lush
"Like I'm Gonna Lose You" -  She seems defeated already. She gives a very average performance,
End of the Road

Jessica Cabral - End of the Road

Jessica Clark - End of the Road

Ameet Kanon - End of the Road

Terrian - End of the Road

Mackenzie Bourg
"Can't Help Falling In Love" -  He presents an original rendition of this favorite. He shows great emotions with his voice.
Top 24

Trent Harmon
"Tiny Dancer" -  He is still fighting Mono, but he doesn't present himself that way when performing. Top 24

James VIII - Top 24

Kory Wheeler - Top 24

Jenna Renae - Top 24

Adam Lasher - Top 24

Jeneve Rose Mitchell
"Ring of Fire" -  She presents an original rendition of a old favorite.  Great performance.
Top 24

CJ Johnson
"Parachute" -  He has lots of energy in his performance. He kind of reminds me of David Cook.
Top 24

Amelia Eisenhaur
"New York State Of Mind" -  Nice job. She even threw in a little violin.
Top 24

Lee Jean
"Make It Rain" -  I like his sound. He did make a mistake when he shushed the crowd twice while singing.
Top 24

Avalon Young
"Yo (Excuse Me Miss)" -  I don't like hip-hop/rap type stuff so I'll just say, ok
Top 24

Chynna Sherrod - End of the Road

May Williams - End of the road

Zach Person - End of the Road

Dalton Rappattoni
"It's Gonna Be Me" -  Dalton is doubting himself, but the good news is the judges aren't doubting him. I think he did a great job.
Top 24

Manny Torrez
"Master Blaster (Jammin')" -  He is always so positive. This is a great attribute to have.
Top 24

Laurel Wright - End of the Road

Anatalia Villaranda - End of the Road

Isaac Cole - End of the Road

Jon Klasson - End of the Road

Kassy Levels - End of the Road

Andrew Narzabekian - End of the Road

Thomas Stringfellow
"Story of My Life" -  He's young, but he really seems to be thinking about what he is doing. I lkie him.
Top 24

Sonika Vaid
"I Surrender" -  She has a good voice, but the judges agree, she needs to work on her performance skills.
Top 24

Malie Delgado
"Little White Church" -  She is still recovering from laryngitis and it sounds like it.  She and still make a career, but not on Idol.
End of the Road

Olivia Rox
"Love Somebody" -  Olivia is sick for her showcase performance, but she sticks it out.
Top 24

Emily Brooke
"So Small" -  She was worried because this is the stage where she was cut last season.  I think she is much better than last season , and the judges agree.
Top 24

Sara Strum - End of the Road

Jordyn Simone - End of the Road

Tiffany Lamay - End of the Road

Kayla Mickelsen - End of the Road

Mionne Destiny - End of the Road

Gianna Isabella
She sang her mother's hit single "I Still Believe" -  Ricky Minor had to put mom in her place during rehearsals. Gianna did a nice job on the song.
Top 24

Jenn Blosil
"The Hanging Tree" Jenn might seem a little strange at times, but she has an interesting voice.
Top 24

Christain Eason - End of the Road

Ariel Sprague - End of the Road

Kelsie Watts - End of the Road

Shevonne Philidor - End of the Road

Tristan McIntosh
"Stronger"  -  She had a great performance. I like her, and her ever changing hair styles.
Top 24

Last two guys called in together:

Jordan Sasser
"Love Runs Out" -  I think this was his best performance. I'm starting to like him.
Top 24

Kacye Haynes
"Hold On, We're Going Home" - He has a good voice, but he has some odd movements on stage.
End of the Road

Last two girls are called in together:

Lindita
"Bang, Bang" -  She is difficult to understand at times. I'm sorry, but I never really liked her.
End of the Road

La"Porsha Renae
"House of the Rising Sun" - Very unusual arrangement for this song, but it fit La'Porsha perfectly.
She is very likable too. She is growing on me.


So, there it is. The Top 24.

Girls:
La'Porsha Renae
Tristan McIntosh
Jenn Blosil
Gianna Isabella
Emily Brooke
Olivia Rox
Sonika Vaid
Avalon Young
Amelia Eisenhaur
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Jenna Renae
Shelbie Z
Stephany Negrete

Guys:
Mackenzie Bourg
Trent Harmon
James VIII
Kory Wheeler
Adam Lasher
CJ Johnson
Lee Jean
Dalton Rappattoni
Manny Torrez
Thomas Stringfellow
Jordan Sasser


 Thirteen girls and eleven guys make up the Top 24.


Next week: 12 will perform both solos and duets with former American Idols, AND 5 will go home.
I'm not sure if only 12 perform over the two days of shows or if 12 one day and 12 the other day. I also don't know if the judges are doing the eliminations or if America gets to vote. I guess we need to have a few surprises along the way.

If the preview is any indication, the Idols involved in the duets will be Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Chris Daughtry, David Cook, Caleb Johnson, Nick Fradiani, Jordin Sparks, Constantine Maroulis, Kelly Pickler, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, and Haley Reinhart.



I won't pick favorites right now. I really didn't hear enough from most of the contestants to really have a fair sample to judge by.

















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