Sunday, February 22, 2015

American Idol XIV Top 24's Genre Listing

The contestants' "formative listening" pretty much screams what genre they are pegged as.


Adam Ezagalian
Genres: Classical theatrical rock
Others: Musical Theater, Comedy/humor

Clark Beckham
Genre: Old school R&B/Soul
Others: Rock, Pop

Daniel Seavey
Genres: Pop, Folk, Blue-eyed soul
Others: Contemporary Christian, Gospel

Mark Andrew
Genres: Psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk
Others: Outlaw country, Country/Southern rock

Michael Simeon
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, R&B, pop
Others: Country, hip hop, gospel, Disney, contemporary Christian

Nick Fradiani
Genres: Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock
Others: Blues rock, folk rock

Qaasim Middleton
Genres: Funk, Soul/R&B, jazz, hip hop
Others: Boogie, Disco

Quentin Alexander
Genres: Psychedelic rock, funk rock, neo-soul
Others: Jazz, R&B, quiet storm

Rayvon Owen
Genres: Soul/R&B, Pop, Gospel

Riley Bria
Genres: Country, Hard rock
Others: Heavy metal, Pop punk

Savion Wright
Genres: Blues rock, folk rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul, gospel
Others: Alternative rock, R&B

Trevor Douglas
Genres: Pop, folk, hip hop, blues rock, acoustic, blue-eyed soul


Adanna Duru
Genres: Pop, R&B, Dance/EDM

Alexis Gomez
Genres: Country pop

Genres: Progressive/psychedelic/art/folk rock
Others: Pop

Joey Cook
Genres: Jazz blues, vocal jazz, Swing
Others: Indie rock, Soul, Hair metal, Pop

Katherine Winston
Genres: Americana, folk, indie rock, pop rock, soft rock
Others: Country pop, Country, Country rock, Soul

Loren Lott
Genres: R&B, pop
Others: Disney, classical

Lovey James
Genres: Pop, R&B
Others: Doo-wop, Country, Showtunes

Maddie Walker
Genres: 2000s+ country pop

Sarina Joi-Crowe:
Genres: Pop, jazz, pop rock, R&B, soul, gospel
Others: Traditional pop

Shannon Berthiaume
Genres: Rock, Soul
Others: Country, Alternative Metal, Hip Hop, Neo Soul

Shi Scott
Genres: Funk, retro soul, jazz
Others: R&B, progressive rock

Tyanna Jones
Genres: Gospel, R&B/Soul
Others: Pop

Top 12 American Idol XIV Female Song Choices

Here are the song choices of the female semifinalists of American Idol XIV:

Adanna Duru - "Rather Be" by Clean Bandit/Jesse Glynne
Alexis Gomez (with guitar) - "Gunpowder And Lead" by Miranda Lambert
Jackie Cole (A.K.A. Jax) - "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Cher
Joey Cook (with accordion) - "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban *
Katherine Winston - "Safe And Sound" by The Civil Wars/Taylor Swift
Loren Lott - "Note To God" by JoJo
Lovey James - "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic
Maddie Walker - "Love Gets Me Everytime" by Shania Twain
Sarina-Joi Crowe - "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J.
Shannon Berthiaume - "Who Knew" by Pink
Shaina "Shi" Scott - "Umbrella" by Rihanna/Jay-Z
Tyanna Jones - "Lips Are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor

* received the only standing ovation by a judge (Keith Urban)

Who I think will be eliminated are Alexis Gomez, Loren Lott, Shi Scott, and Shannon Berthiaume.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

American Idol XIV: Top 12 Male Song Choices

The top 24 semifinal performance shows of American Idol XIV have been taped on February 19, 2015. Here are the song choices of the male contestants:

Adam Ezegelian - "I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister
Clark Beckham - "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge *
Daniel Seavey (with mandolin) - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
Mark Andrew Pudas (with guitar) - "The Weight" by The Band
Michael Simeon Smith - "How Am I Suppose To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton
Nick Fradiani, Jr. (with guitar) - "Thinking About You" by Ed Sheeran
Qaasim Middleton - "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Quentin Alexander - "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Rayvon Owen - "Jealous" by Nick Jonas
Riley Bria (with guitar) - "Homeboy" by Eric Church
Savion Wright (with guitar) - "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train
Trevor Douglas Haueisen (with guitar) - "Best I Ever Had" by Gavin DeGraw

* received the only standing ovation by a judge (Keith Urban)

Who I think will be eliminated are Daniel Seavey, Mark Andrew, Trevor Douglas, and Michael Simeon.

Friday, January 30, 2015

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #45 Yoshi

Ranking at #45 on my Super Smash Bros. 4 fighter rankings is Yoshi, who is chronologically the sixth member of the original 12. He made his debut in the 1990 SNES launch title Super Mario World. His original role was Mario's steed. In that game, he was trapped in an egg by Bowser, but he was freed by Mario. He was on a quest to rescue the seven baby Yoshis, who were abducted by the Koopalings. Yoshi is the second most popular Nintendo character in Japan, second only to Mario. I am certainly not a big fan of Yoshi for several reasons. Most of his games have very childish presentations. He reminds me of Lip from Panel de Pon, my least favorite Nintendo character. He symbolizes fertility, as the Yoshi franchise insignia suggests. Yoshi has appeared in a huge number of video games. He is the cutest Nintendo character ever. In the Super Smash Bros. series, he is not recommended for Super Smash Bros. novices.

The Yoshi species goes all the back before Mario's time. The prequel, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island focuses on the Yoshi species' past. Yoshis come in different colors, with green being the most common, and white being the rarest. Green, red, yellow, and blue Yoshis were the original four Yoshi colors, introduced in Super Mario World. Pink, cyan, brown, and purple Yoshi were introduced in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. Orange, black, and white Yoshi were introduced in Yoshi's Story, where video game musician Kazumi Totaka provided the voice for the Yoshi species.

The creation of Yoshi was triggered shortly after the original release of NES classic Super Mario Bros., a true classic (selling over 300 million copies). Shigeru Miyamoto stated that Yoshi was created, the Nintendo staff wanted Mario to ride a dinosaur. That feat was technically impossible until the SNES was developed.

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #46 Jigglypuff

Earlier tonight, I beat Classic Mode and All-Star mode as Jigglypuff, whom I have ranked at number #45 out of 48. Jigglypuff, who made its debut in Pok√©mon Red and Blue, is too light weight, and it gets knocked out instantly when its shield is broken. Jigglypuff is recommended for veteran Super Smash Bros. players.

My Super Smash Bros. 4 Rankings: #47 Wario

Next, at number 48, on my fighter rankings on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii is Wario. He made his debut as a villain in Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins. He later established his own franchise. He hates Mario and loves money; he is so materialistic.

The top 24 of American Idol season XIV

The American Idol XIV live shows begin February 25

The top 24 of American Idol XIV, according to spoilers are:

Males (alphabetically by last name):

Quentin Alexander
Clark Beckham
Riley Bria (Nashville auditions)
Adam Ezeglian (New York auditions)
Nick Fradiani, Jr.
Trevor Douglas Haueisen
Qaasim Middleton (New York auditions)
Rayvon Owen (San Francisco auditions)
Mark Andrew Pudas
Daniel Seavey  (San Francisco auditions)
Michael Simeon Smith (American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Savion Wright (American Idol XIII Green Mile)

Females (alphabetically by last name):

Shannon Berthiaume
Jackie Cole (AKA Jax)
Joey Cook
Sarina Joi-Crowe (American Idol X Hollywood, American Idol XII Hollywood, American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Adanna Duru (The Voice Season 3 Battle Round) (San Francisco auditions)
Alexis Gomez
Lovey James
Tyanna Jones (San Francisco auditions)
Loren Lott (Nashville auditions)
Shaina "Shi" Scott (New York auditions)
Maddie Walker (American Idol XIII Green Mile)
Katherine Winston

I am pulling for Sarina Joi Crowe.