Wow, it has been more than a month since I posted here. Pretty obvious that I need the blog bug’s bite for me to be in the blogging mood again. Anyway, this has been a lingering idea for quite a while now so I’ll be posting Idol grand winners’ audition pieces. Since American Idol is so back, and this season is offering a lot of promise, let’s look back at the past and see how the show and the Idols have evolved. I am glad that AI is back on its feet, and I’m hoping it’ll last until the end of the season. I will try to do a post that will discuss mainly on this season’s finalist once I gather my scattered thoughts (God, help me on that). So let’s start the ball rolling, shall we? First up, of course, is Kelly Clarkson doing Madonna’s Express Yourself.
Aside from the singing and the piercing, “Cool beans!” and “Scooore!” did it for me. Attitude and personality!
Season 2’s Ruben Studdard version of Stevie Wonder’s Ribbon In The Sky
I will forever love his voice.
Next up, season 3’s Fantasia Barrino doing her version of Lauryn Hill’s Kiling Me Softly
Out of all Idol grand winners, I personally think Fantasia’s got the most distinct voice. And look how skinny she is here at this video haha! 😀
And now, my ultimate favorite Idol, my love Carrie Underwood doing Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me (oh yes, Carrie, you definitely can! 🙂 )
I just can’t get enough of Carrie. I love her to bits! I won’t get tired of listening and watching this video. Her singing mesmerized me. Ok, ’nuff said. 😀
Next is season 5’s Taylor Hicks and his version of Sam Cook’s Change Is Gonna Come
Soul Patrol! I rooted for him. Well, after Elliot Yamin got booted out. 🙂
And now let’s hear it from Jordin Sparks, the first ever 16 year old to win the title. Here’s her rendition of Celine Dion’s Because You Loved Me
Didn’t like her audition that much, sorry. I agree with what Simon said.
Moving on, here’s David Cook’s audition piece – Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer
One of the best audition, I think. Cookie FTW! 😀
Next up is season 8’s Kris Allen, doing his version of A Song For You
This audition was not aired probably because his was not that great vocally and personality-wise, but look, he emerged as the grand winner. Cool, isn’t it?
We’re down to the last video for this post, from Lee Dewyze (well, also with Crystal Bowersox. I think they’re auditions were really aired together) and his version of Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
So as this season progresses, I do hope that the streak of nice feedbacks and reviews will continue. I just love how Idol returned with a bang and focused this time on the contestants’ talent. The new judging panel is doing ok, I have to say JLo’s been giving nice critique and really sounds like she knows what she’s doing. Steven, not that much. Randy, same stuff. I also miss seeing Simon and hearing what he’s got to say to every performance. But Idol is still Idol, whoever the judges are now, and I’m still, and will forever be, a fan.