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01 March 2011 @ 10:20 pm
American Idol, Top 12 Guys  
Just listing my five favorite guys ...

1. Casey Abrams - I think he went too much growly, but overall, he owned that stage like nobody's business and sounded great and I LOVED the final bit.

2. Scotty McCreery - He really made me feel the emotion of the song, and since I like *country* country as much as pop country, it was nice hearing a full-blown *country* country boy go at it, and good.

3. Brett Loewenstern - Not really my favorite song choice for him, but he sure had fun with it and his voice is fabulous. I just wish he'd gone all out at the end. Being honest, though, were he not my favorite going into this, I'm not sure I'd have him this high.

4. Jovanny Baretto - His was actually the only ballad sung tonight that I liked. It was a bit karaoke, but it was still was the best, in my opinion. His was sung the best overall (the other balladeers -- especially Robbie Rosen -- were pitchy as heck!), and I loved certain melodies and modulations he used.

5. Clint Jun Gamboa - I still don't like him, but he was the one guy whose voice I don't really like the sound of that still got my admiration for what he did with the song.

Who I think we'll be in the top five faves? Other than Casey? I have no frickin' clue. I do worry about the praise and love he's getting right now because it's very much coming off as "hand him the crown now!" and when that happens this early on, it ain't gonna happen. *sniffsniff* Crystal *sniffsniff*

Non-spoilery -- I'm loving Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as judges. Just loving them!
 
 
 
Diana: Kris Allen - Preshbutterfly on March 2nd, 2011 05:44 am (UTC)
Casey Abrams made me blush! Ha. I was surprised by that.

We also agree on Scotty - I'm not a big country person, but he just owned it up there and was great.
Arabian: Kris Allen_01arabian on March 3rd, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
He is totally awesome. Easily the best of the night. And Scotty, the 2nd best, just as easily.
irlandesakirlandesak on March 2nd, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Since everything was pre-empted tonight, I watched Idol.

I liked Casey too but I don't know how I would have felt about him had it been the first time I'd seen him. He was aggressive but I love his song choice and I love that he honored the Screaming Jay rendition.

I preferred the second half of guys more than the first group. Paul is quirky and even though I didn't like the song, I like his style.

Jacob has a great gospel thing going for him and even though I don't think he'll win, I enjoyed what he put out tonight.

My favorite of the night has to be Scotty, though. That's pure old school country. It's pretty much the only kind of country I can stand. I'm not a fan of much of the new pop country stuff that has been released recently. Anyway, it was such a throwback that I found it refreshing. He felt authentic and it's a good season for him since I doubt he'd be able to cover the genres like had been required in seasons past.
Arabian: musicarabian on March 3rd, 2011 02:39 am (UTC)
I think she won over some people seeing him for the first too (see butterfly. He was fantastic.

I don't know what it is, but Paul's voice bugs me. Ah well. I can tell he's good, but I just don't like his tone. Jacob just doesn't do it for me, I'm not fond of his version of gospel singing.

Scotty was FANTASTIC. So, so good!

I think (hope, since I love them when they are actual REAL themes, and not specific artists) they are still doing themes, just not specific artists.
eolivet on March 2nd, 2011 02:56 pm (UTC)
I loved Scotty McCreery. LOVED. I could listen to him alllll daaaay. :D His voice is a tall glass of lemonade on a hot day [/Paula] Casey was fabulous, as well -- that was like...controlled chaos throughout (and that ending? I got chills. ;)

Being honest, though, were he not my favorite going into this, I'm not sure I'd have him this high.

I really like him, but this song...did nothing for me. I didn't understand why he chose it, I don't think it showcased his voice or really the kind of artist he wants to be. I mean...I don't believe that kid wants to be Jim Morrison. I just don't. ;p

Jacob Lusk made me miss Kristen Chenowith's rendition on "Glee!" :p

I really thought Jovanny sang that song well -- I was kind of amazed at the "meh" it got. Sure, the song is played out, but no more than "Superstition."

It will be very interesting to see if "America" listens to Randy like they listened to Simon -- he broke from J-Lo and Steven Tyler a few times. I was just happy the other two judges forced Randy to speak in somewhat complete sentences instead of "yo, dawg" and "that was hot." :p
Arabian: Brooke&Cook_02arabian on March 3rd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Scotty was fantastic. Just fabulous.

I mean...I don't believe that kid wants to be Jim Morrison. I just don't.

Hah! Yeah, Brett, don't know what you were thinking, but I still love him. Hopefully, he makes it through and gets a chance to show off what he really can do.

I really thought Jovanny sang that song well -- I was kind of amazed at the "meh" it got. Sure, the song is played out, but no more than "Superstition."

I know right? We may be the only two though. :(

It will be very interesting to see if "America" listens to Randy like they listened to Simon

I agree; I'm curious to see if we'll see that play out. Hmmm...
ThroughAnAmberFocusamberfocus on March 3rd, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
Casey, Scotty, Brett, and James are my favorites. I really love their voices, but especially Casey's well worn, broken in, sort of old and used voice. I love that quality in a man's voice. I haven't had a chance to watch the girls yet.
Arabian: Dr Whoarabian on March 4th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Well, you'll be mostly happy with the guys who made it in. :)