American Idol 2012 Contenders Sing Old & New; Thank God Jessica Is Saved

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Couple of miscellany clean up items here. First, for all yon readers who might be interested in trying out for the X Factor, got some information in my Ebox and thought I'd pass it along.
Greensboro, NC at Coliseum:
Registration: April 29-30
Audition: May 1

Providence, RI at Dunkin' Donuts Center:
Registration: May 9
Audition: May 10

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This year we have opened THE X FACTOR auditions up to artists who already have representation.

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THE X FACTOR Season 1 discovered such diverse recording artists as winner Melanie Amaro, and finalists Astro, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik, Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow, who have all signed major deals with Sony Music.
Got to laugh at that reference to Astro being a finalist. Well I suppose he was in the top 500 or so but he was basically a little brat, little-talented snot burger but whatever.

Also seems there's an entire web site devoted to Randy Jackson and his silly American Idol attire.

On performance night of 4/18/12, the then remaining 7 contenders sang two songs each, one from the past and one more recent. The song choices and singer for the "NOW" were:
“No One” - Alicia Keys-Elise
“I Believe” - Fantasia -Joshua
“Rolling In The Deep” - Adele-Hollie
“U Got It Bad” - Usher-Phillip
“Fallin’” - Alicia Keys-Jessica
“Bad Romance” - Lady Gaga -Colton
Born This Way” - Lady Gaga -Skylar

The song choices and singer for the "THEN" were:
“In The Midnight Hour” - Wilson Pickett-Phillip
“A Change Is Gonna Come” - Sam Cooke=Joshua
“September” - Earth Wind & Fire=Colton
“Son Of A Precher Man” - Dusty Springfield-Hollie
“Try A Little Tenderness” - Otis Redding-Jessica.
“Heard It Through The Grapevine” - Marvin Gaye-Skylar
“Let’s Get It On” - Marvin Gaye-Elise.

Hollie is my favorite this year but she's repeatedly been in the bottom three so I doubt she'll be around long. Hollie gave two great performances. Her Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man" was a rousing rendition full of vim and vigor. Hollie also did an Adele song, always a cautious action as is the warning. I think Hollie sounded every bit as good as Jessica.

Speaking of...Jessica was not booted off, my goodness thank God. For the judges love this child to the point of chastising us, the silly American voters who dial our phones for contenders besides their beloved Jessica. Make no mistake, Jessica is a fine singer and she seems nice enough. I don't think she should have been booted off. But Kelly Clarkson landed in the bottom three during her contest as have a few others who eventually went on to win. I don't recall the judges of any prior year getting all in a tizzy when a contender got voted off, I don't think Simon Cowell would have had anything to do with the hysteria of these three judges over Jessica Sanchez.

Phillip continues to sing the same tune. It's a good song but he needs to croon or rap or something else.

Elise continues to not impress, continues to be in the bottom three, continues to somehow hang in there. Anybody thinks Elise is going to be the next American Idol I got a bridge to sell, cheap.

Joshua is a great singer, I'm serious. But his song renditions are sometimes so over the top that he seems to lack a genre and lyrical home. I really believe he has it to win this thing but, alas, along with Hollie and Colton, he was in the bottom three.

It was Colton who finally got the boot in this year's American Idol and it was his time. He wasn't the next American Idol but he was a very good singer and entertainer. May he have a fine future in music in some form and fashion.

Skylar will not likely win this thing but she's cute, knows her genre, does it well and has a great smile.

Speaking of dress, dear Lord I know they got a famous fashion guy in there revamping the contenders but I think he does a horrid job. That thing he put on Skylar this past week, see picture below, was perfectly awful, very wrong for that child. And what the hey with the orange trash bag on Elise? Give Phillip credit, he can always be found in gray sweater and jeans and some things do not change.

My predictions for now:

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