Two singers from Georgia are among the top 24 contestants in this season of American Idol. Aaron Marcellus from Atlanta and Phillip Phillips from Leesburg competed on Tuesday night’s show. I’m banking on both of them getting through to the top ten. I worry a bit about Aaron after hearing Joshua Ledet. Aaron and Joshua hit the same fan base and this could pull votes from Aaron.
So here are who I think (hope) will be the top five guys.
Aaron Marcellus sang Never Can Say Goodbye. This violates my rule about singing songs about leaving on a competition show. That said, he did very well and got the first standing ovation of the evening from the judges. He owned the stage and seemed comfortable playing pat-a-cake with the groupies in the mosh pit. He seemed happy and relaxed with no nerves and that is always a good thing. I didn’t get chills or teary-eyed. (7.5)
Phillip Phillips sang a haunting version of In the Air Tonight. Kind of like if you were really, really stoned listening to Phil Collins. I sort of felt like I was a sloth on quaaludes listening to sing. I am tryinng to remember what I heard him sing before. It was vocally really good. He’s cute. (8)
DeAndre Brackensick sang Reasons relatively well. I didn’t like it as much as the judges but I liked it a lot.I think he overuses the falsetto thing. I like how he sounds in his normal range. He will go far this season with a good voice and great looks. (7.5)
Creighton Fraker sang True Colors and gave me the first goosebumps of the evening. I loved it. I love the song . The judges silly little happy comments referred to hating to have to lose someone with such a great voice. Randy and Jennifer both practically said he’s weird. (he is) On vocals alone though he was my favorite so far. (8)
Joshua Ledet stole the show with You Pulled Me Through. He was perfection. I wasn’t planning on giving a ten, but if that’s not a ten I don’t know what is. We can just end the show and give him the title. (10)
Who do you agree or disagree with? Leave me a comment!