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
DOB: October 7, 1993
Hometown: Watangh, New York
Genres: Classical theatrical rock
Others: Musical Theater, Comedy/humor

Clark Beckham
DOB: May 15, 1992
Hometown: White House, Tennessee
Genre: Old school R&B/Soul
Others: Rock, Pop

Daniel Seavey
DOB: January 15, 1999
Hometown: Vancouver, Washington
Genres: Pop, Folk, Blue-eyed soul
Others: Contemporary Christian, Gospel

Mark Andrew
DOB: October 30, 1985
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Genres: Psychedelic rock, blues rock, folk
Others: Outlaw country, Country/Southern rock

Michael Simeon
DOB: September 20, 1993
Hometown: Lumberton, Mississippi
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, R&B, pop
Others: Country, hip hop, gospel, Disney, contemporary Christian

Nick Fradiani
DOB: November 15, 1985
Hometown: Guilford, Connecticut
Genres: Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop rock
Others: Blues rock, folk rock

Qaasim Middleton
DOB: January 13, 1995
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Genres: Funk, Soul/R&B, jazz, hip hop
Others: Boogie, Disco

Quentin Alexander
DOB: December 11, 1994
Hometown: New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres: Psychedelic rock, funk rock, neo-soul
Others: Jazz, R&B, quiet storm

Rayvon Owen
DOB: June 27, 1991
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Genres: Soul/R&B, Pop, Gospel

Riley Bria
DOB: September 30, 1996
Hometown: Spring Hill, Tennessee
Genres: Country, Hard rock
Others: Heavy metal, Pop punk

Savion Wright
DOB: March 13, 1992
Hometown: Jasper, Texas
Genres: Blues rock, folk rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul, gospel
Others: Alternative rock, R&B

Trevor Douglas
DOB: January 19, 1998
Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
Genres: Pop, folk, hip hop, blues rock, acoustic, blue-eyed soul


Adanna Duru
DOB: October 8, 1996
Hometown: Diamond Bar, California
Genres: Pop, R&B, Dance/EDM

Alexis Gomez
DOB: May 20, 1992
Hometown: Centerville, Ohio
Genres: Country pop

Jax Cole
DOB: January 4, 1996
Hometown: East Brunswick, New Jersey
Genres: Progressive/psychedelic/art/folk rock
Others: Pop

Joey Cook
DOB: August 2, 1991
Hometown: Woodbridge, Virginia
Genres: Jazz blues, vocal jazz, Swing
Others: Indie rock, Soul, Hair metal, Pop

Katherine Winston
DOB: June 5, 1996
Hometown: Lenox, Massachusetts
Genres: Americana, folk, indie rock, pop rock, soft rock
Others: Country pop, Country, Country rock, Soul

Loren Lott
DOB: September 9, 1992
Hometown: San Diego, California
Genres: R&B, pop
Others: Disney, classical

Lovey James
DOB: November 15, 1997
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Genres: Pop, R&B
Others: Doo-wop, Country, Showtunes

Maddie Walker
DOB: January 30, 1998
Hometown: Ankeny, Iowa
Genres: 2000s+ country pop

Sarina Joi-Crowe:
DOB: June 27, 1995
Hometown: Columbia, Tennessee
Genres: Pop, jazz, pop rock, R&B, soul, gospel
Others: Traditional pop

Shannon Berthiaume
DOB: June 1, 1997
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Genres: Rock, Soul
Others: Country, Alternative Metal, Hip Hop, Neo Soul

Shi Scott
DOB: May 4, 1995
Hometown: Belcamp, Maryland
Genres: Funk, retro soul, jazz
Others: R&B, progressive rock

Tyanna Jones
DOB: February 24, 1998
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
Genres: Gospel, R&B/Soul
Others: Pop

Top 12
Who I think will make the top 12 are Clark Beckham, Daniel Seavey, Nick Fradiani, Qaasim Middleton, Quentin Alexander, Rayvon Owen, Adanna Duru, Jax Cole, Joey Cook, Loren Lott, Sarina-Joi Crowe, and Tyanna Jones.

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 - Advanced to top 16
Alexis Gomez (with guitar) - "Gunpowder And Lead" by Miranda Lambert - Advanced to top 16
Jackie Cole (A.K.A. Jax) - "Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" by Cher - Advanced to top 16
Joey Cook (with accordion) - "Somebody Like You" by Keith Urban * - Advanced to top 16
Katherine Winston - "Safe And Sound" by The Civil Wars/Taylor Swift - Eliminated
Loren Lott - "Note To God" by JoJo - Advanced to top 16
Lovey James - "Love Runs Out" by OneRepublic - Eliminated
Maddie Walker - "Love Gets Me Everytime" by Shania Twain - Advanced to top 16
Sarina-Joi Crowe - "Mamma Knows Best" by Jessie J. - Advanced to top 16
Shannon Berthiaume - "Who Knew" by Pink - Eliminated
Shaina "Shi" Scott - "Umbrella" by Rihanna/Jay-Z - Eliminated
Tyanna Jones - "Lips Are Movin'" by Meghan Trainor - Advanced to top 16

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

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

Update: Of the female contestants, who were actually eliminated are Shannon Berthiaume, Lovey James, Shi Scott, and Katherine Winston.

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 - Advanced to top 16
Clark Beckham - "When A Man Loves A Woman" by Percy Sledge * - Advanced to top 16
Daniel Seavey (with mandolin) - "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz - Advanced to top 16
Mark Andrew Pudas (with guitar) - "The Weight" by The Band - Advanced to top 16
Michael Simeon Smith - "How Am I Suppose To Live Without You" by Michael Bolton - Eliminated
Nick Fradiani, Jr. (with guitar) - "Thinking About You" by Ed Sheeran - Advanced to top 16
Qaasim Middleton - "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars - Advanced to top 16
Quentin Alexander - "I Put A Spell On You" by Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Advanced to top 16
Rayvon Owen - "Jealous" by Nick Jonas - Advanced to top 16
Riley Bria (with guitar) - "Homeboy" by Eric Church - Eliminated
Savion Wright (with guitar) - "Hey, Soul Sister" by Train - Eliminated
Trevor Douglas Haueisen (with guitar) - "Best I Ever Had" by Gavin DeGraw - Eliminated

* 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.

Update: Of the male contestants, who are actually eliminated are Riley Bria, Trevor Douglas, Michael Simeon, and Savion Wright.