Monday, March 31, 2014

By the end of March, it's down to 8 on American Idol XIII

The American Idol XIII finals began on the last week of February. By the end of March, it came down to 8 contestants, with the judges' save still in play.

The finalists who will not appear on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2014 are:

13th Place: Kristen O'Connor
12th Place: Emily Piriz
11th Place: Ben Briley

The finalists who have been eliminated but will appear on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2014 are 10th-placer MK Nobilette, who is openly Lesbian, and preschool teacher Majesty Rose.

Jennifer Lopez guest performed during the American Idol XIII top 10 results show. For the performance, brought in American Idol season 8's Allison Iraheta, season 10's Pia Toscano, and season 11's Jessica Sanchez. The performance also featured rapper French Montana.

This week the top 8 will be performing the songs they auditioned with.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

American Idol season 13 top 13 revealed

Last week, the top 13 of American Idol season 13 was revealed. On the male side: Ben Briley, C.J. Harris (wildcard), Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, and Sam Woolfe. On the female side: Jenna Asciutto, Jess Meuse, Majesty Rose, MK Nobilette (who is openly lesbian), Kristin O'Connor, Emily Piriz, and Malaya Watson. Who I think will be the first of the top 13 to be eliminated is Dexter Roberts. I hope the winner is one of the 7 girls, and not one of the 6 guys. The only guy worth winning is Caleb Johnson. Sam Woolfe is just another Kris Allen type White guy with a guitar. Alex Preston is just another Lee DeWyze type White guy with a guitar. Neither of them will be a long-term success story if either of them win. I have no clear favorite this year, but that would be one of the 7 girls. I think the girls are stronger than the guys.

The voting system has changed, and the contestants will have the same voting number all-season long. This season, the viewers can vote 50 times per method per contestant. If this voting methodology was in placed in season 11, Jessica Sanchez would have won, and maybe Joshua Ledet would have been the runner-up.

On a side note, The X Factor USA season 3 was won by Alex & Sierra. The real winner is Ellona Santiago. However, the show has been recently cancelled, citing that Fox cannot have The X Factor USA without Simon Cowell. I blame The Voice for the cancellation. This makes American Idol more relevant.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The X Factor Season 3 Live Shows Begin

The X Factor USA live shows begin tomorrow at 8 P.M. New York time. The X Factor USA will also air on the night after tomorrow unless there is a World Series baseball game on that night.

The producers' auditions began on March 6, 2013, in Los Angeles, California, and ended on May 4, 2013, in Denver, Colorado. The judges' auditions, which are televised, began on May 21, 2013, in Charleston, South Carolina, and ended on July 12, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. This season, the bootcamp and judges' homes rounds were kaput, being replaced with the four-chair round, reminiscent of the live shows.

The competition is divided into four categories: the Boys (mentored by Paulina Rubio), the Girls (mentored by Demi Lovato), the Over 25s (mentored by Kelly Rowland), and the Groups (mentored by Simon Cowell).

Boys (Paulina Rubio): Carlos Guevava, Josh Levi, Carlito Olivero, and Tim Olstad
Girls (Demi Lovato): Khaya Cohen, Danie Geimer, Rion Paige, and Ellona Santiago
Over 25s (Kelly Rowland): Jeff Gutt, James Kenney, Lillie McCloud, and Rachel Potter
Groups: Alex & Sierra, Restless Road, RoXxy Montana, and Sweet Suspense

Tomorrow night, the top 16 will be narrowed down to either a top 12 (or top 13 if there is going to be a wildcard).

My predictions on who will eliminated in the top 16 round are:

Boys: Carlos Guevava
Girls: Khaya Cohen
Over 25s: James Kenney
Groups: Alex & Sierra

My rankings of the top 16 are:

Ellona Santiago
RoXxy Montana
Josh Levi
Sweet Suspense
Carlito Olivero
Lillie McCloud
Carlos Guevava
Alex & Sierra
Rachel Potter
Tim Olstad
Restless Road
Danie Geimer
Khaya Cohen
Rion Paige
James Kenney
Jeff Gutt

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I am glad Candice Glover won; My Male American Idol Finalist Rankings 2013 video published

This post is way overdue. I am so glad that Candice Glover, my second favorite contestant of American Idol season 12 and my third favorite in American Idol history, has won the competition. She defeated Kree Harrison, who stole a place in the finale from my season 12 favorite Amber Holcomb, who is my second favorite contestant ever. She hails from my home state South Carolina. She has ended the male winning streak with the help of Lazaro Arbos. She deserves to win, but I would have preferred that Amber Holcomb would win. Candice may be the official winner, but I find that Amber is the real winner of season 12. Kree's victory over Amber Holcomb and Angie Miller was attributed to support from Vote for the Worst and sympathy votes due to the death of her parents and having a difficult life.

The American Idol winner analysis is:

Season 1's Show Winner: Kelly Clarkson
Season 1's Real Winner: Kelly Clarkson
My Season 1 Favorite: Tamyra Gray

Season 2's Show Winner: Ruben Studdard
Season 2's Real Winner: Clay Aiken
My Season 2 Favorite: Ruben Studdard

Season 3's Show Winner: Fantasia Barrino
Season 3's Real Winner: Jennifer Hudson
My Season 3 Favorite: Jennifer Hudson

Season 4's Show Winner: Carrie Underwood
Season 4's Real Winner: Carrie Underwood
My Season 4 Favorite: Vonzell Solomon

Season 5's Show Winner: Taylor Hicks
Season 5's Real Winner: Katharine McPhee
My Season 5 Favorite: Elliott Yamin

Season 6's Show Winner: Jordin Sparks
Season 6's Real Winner: Jordin Sparks
My Season 6 Favorite: Jordin Sparks

Season 7's Show Winner: David Cook
Season 7's Real Winner: David Cook
My Season 7 Favorite: Chikezie Eze

Season 8's Show Winner: Kris Allen
Season 8's Real Winner: Adam Lambert
My Season 8 Favorite: Jasmine Murray

Season 9's Show Winner: Lee DeWyze
Season 9's Real Winner: Casey James
My Season 9 Favorite: Michael Lynche

Season 10's Show Winner: Scotty McCreery
Season 10's Real Winner: Scotty McCreery
My Season 10 Favorite: Jacob Lusk

Season 11's Show Winner: Phillip Phillips
Season 11's Real Winner: Jessica Sanchez
My Season 11 Favorite: Jessica Sanchez

Season 12's Show Winner: Candice Glover
Season 12's Real Winner: Amber Holcomb
My Season 12 Favorite: Amber Holcomb

My analysis on the competitions:

Season 1
Tamyra Gray should have made the top 3 instead of Nikki McKibbin.

Season 2
Equoia Coleman should have made the top 12 instead of Vanessa Olivarez.
Rickey Smith should have made the top 7 instead of Kimberly Caldwell.
Trenyce should have made the top 4 instead of Josh Gracin.

Season 3
Lisa Leuschner should have made the top 12 instead of Amy Adams.
Jennifer Hudson should have made the top 2 instead of Diana DeGarmo.
LaToya London should have made the top 3 instead of Jasmine Trias.

Season 4
Nikko Smith should have made the top 8 instead of Scott Savol.
Vonzell Solomon should have made the top 2 instead of Bo Bice.

Season 5
Ayla Brown should have made the top 12 instead of Melissa McGhee.
Chris Daughtry should have made the top 2 instead of Taylor Hicks.

Season 6
LaKisha Jones should have made the top 3 instead of Blake Lewis.
Melinda Doolittle should have made the top 2 instead of Blake Lewis.

Season 7
Alexandréa Lushington should have made the top 12 instead of Kristy Lee Cook.
Alaina Whittaker should have made the top 12 instead of Amanda Overmyer.
Chikezie Eze should have made the top 4 instead of Jason Castro.
David Archuleta should have won instead of David Cook.

Season 8
Ariana Afshar should have made the top 13 instead of Michael Sarver.
Jasmine Murray should have made the top 10 instead of Michael Sarver.
Allison Iraheta should have made the top 2 instead of Kris Allen.
Adam Lambert should have won instead of Kris Allen.

Season 9
Michelle Delamor should have made the top 12 instead of Didi Benami.
Todrick Hall should have made the top 12 instead of Tim Urban.
Lilly Scott should have made the top 12 instead of Lacey Brown.
Crystal Bowersox should have won instead of Lee DeWyze.

Season 10
Ta-Tynisa Wilson should have made the top 12 instead of Ashthon Jones.
Pia Toscano should have been saved by the judges instead of Casey Abrams.
James Durbin should have made the top 3 instead of Haley Reinhart.

Season 11
Baylee Brown should have made the top 13 instead of Erika Van Pelt.
Aaron Marcellus should have made the top 13 instead of Jermaine Jones.
Elise Testone should have made the top 5 instead of Phillip Phillips.
Skylar Laine should have made the top 4 instead of Phillip Phillips.
Joshua Ledet should have made the top 2 instead of Phillip Phillips.
Jessica Sanchez should have won instead of Phillip Phillips.

Season 12
Burnell Taylor should have made the top 6 instead of Lazaro Arbos.
Amber Holcomb should have made the top 2 instead of Kree Harrison.

My Male American Idol Finalist Rankings Video

I am working on my American Idol finalist countdown videos, one for each gender. American Idol has produced 71 male finalists and 72 female finalists.
The YouTube video on my male American Idol finalist countdown has already been published, and can be viewed here:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Amber Holcomb should have made the top 3 instead of Kree Harrison

America got it dead wrong on American Idol. I am very, very upset that my favorite American Idol season 12 finalist Amber Holcomb got eliminated at fourth place last Thursday night (May 2, 2013). She should have made the top 3 instead of Kree Harrison. There may have been a geographical factor involved, since Kree and Amber are both from Texas, and Kree benefitted from it. Amber Holcomb is more marketable than Kree Harrison, Angie Miller, and Candice Glover. Kree Harrison and Angie Miller will be forgotten, while Candice Glover will have a decent R&B career, and Amber Holcomb will be a global superstar.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Top 4 Round to be continued on American Idol season 12

Last week, there was no elimination, due to the schedule. American Idol season 12 is scheduled to end May 16, 2013. The top 4 finalists are Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison. The last contestant out of the top 4 I want to win is Kree Harrison, who is a generic country blues singer.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

For the first time American Idol history, an all-female top 5

Last week, after Devin Velez coming in 8th place, and Burnell Taylor coming in 7th place, the 6th place elimination of Lazaro Arbos on American Idol season 12 made history. For the first time in American Idol history, the competition has boiled down to an all-female top 5, consisting of Amber Holcomb, Candice Glover, Angie Miller, Kree Harrison, and Janelle Arthur. The producers want a top 2 consisting of Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover.

Here is what I want to happen:

5th Place: Janelle Arthur
4th Place: Angie Miller
3rd Place: Kree Harrison
Runner-up: Amber Holcomb
Winner: Candice Glover