This would be my first Idol post for this season. I don’t know but I am not in the blogging mode most of the time, especially this month. Oh wait, I did post an entry before the season premiere and after the top 36, so this will count as the third. Memory gap! Let me rephrase then. This is my first post since the Top 13 (that’s more like it!). Anyway, as I type this, another Idol got axed so it’s now down to the 9 hopefuls. I won’t spoil it for now because I haven’t watched the result show, but instead I’ll just enumerate my top picks. But before that, here’s a picture of the Top 13, back when they’re still complete:
I know it’s still a bit early to predict who’s gonna win, but this season offers a lot of promise to its viewers through their finalists. There are a lot of good ones, actually. Although some are being hyped up at the very beginning, still they make the show more exciting. Here are my top 3 picks:
To be honest, Danny Gokey tops my list when top 36 was announced, but dang Adam Lambert is freakin’ great! If there’s someone who really defines himself in each performance, Adam has got to be it. Disregarding the fact that he’s gay, this Idol seems like he’s already seasoned with experiences it shows everytime he performs. And I am pretty sure the audience/voting public feels it too; and with the talent he’s got, he definitely will go places in the industry.
Danny’s beginning to bore me, but he’s still one of the best in the competition. No doubt about that. But with Adam on his sleeves, he badly needs to play his game and give Adam a run for his money. I seriously think it’ll be a Danny-Adam finale, but since American Idol is such an unpredictable show, it’s too early to say. Back to Danny haha, I really love his raspy voice. It’s like he can sing anything! I just hope he’ll have this lasting impression and will keep the hype up.
Judge Paula Abdul won’t label Allison as the dark horse for nothing. This 16 year old girl proved it and is still making her mark on the show. Her amazing (unmistakeable) voice would really wow anyone who’ll hear it. She’s really one of the best 16 year old I have seen since the start of the show. Back in Hollywood week, I didn’t even notice her and didn’t even liked her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You. But the moment she sang Alone in the semi-finals, I knew this girl also got it and that she’ll sail thru the top 12 (which later on became top13).
I’ll stick with my top 3 picks until the end of the season. I hope (and I know) one of them will end up as the grand winner (I can feel it haha!). Having said that, I think it would be unfair for some finalists if I’ll discuss only three among the nine left.
I also like…..
… but he seriously needs to work on choosing songs that will really define himself in the competition. The only thing great about him, I think, is that he’s very likeable. He’s got good voice, nice tone and all that, yes, but let’s see how far his likeability will put him. You’re still dawg for me, though! For making me download Monica’s Angel Of Mine, yes you are.
… because it’s good that he keeps the ball rollin’ for him. Giving him a great chance to score major points in terms of song choices and just by being himself. His charm might be a factor, but I’ll give chaps to his good rendition of Man in the Mirror, To Make You Feel My Love and How Sweet It Is. You can tell he’s found his niche with those songs. If he keep it that way, he might make it to Top 5. Who knows?
… but she always give me this “bitin” kind of feeling everytime she performs. It’s like she hasn’t unleashed the bad in her yet. Nakukulangan ako, to put it more bluntly. But she still has a lot of time to do that. I’m just hoping it won’t be too late for her, especially there are only three of them girls left. Don’t do it lil by lil, Lil. Drown us with your presence and kill us with your killer belting voice each friggin’ week.
… and his amazing vocals, but I think what he needs to improve on is his personality. What Simon told him sometime ago, that he looks just an average guy who has a great voice, should have a great an impact on him. He has to show that he’s not just that guy who sings, and that he’s also the guy to beat and watch for.
So there, it looks like the season is shaping up to be a great one! Whoever wins, let us not dwell as to who’s deserving or not, or who’s more talented or who’s got big fanbase. I am pretty sure whoever it is, it will be one of my top 3 picks haha! 😀