Saturday, February 26, 2011

Preview of the Top 12 boys [spoiler alert]

MJ's BigBlog and Brittany Keener virtually on the set there have provided some great comments on the next show being recorded yesterday. I was wrong about 'live' by the way - it is taped, if only to give them time to put a blue oval over Steven Tyler's lips before it goes out to the oh so sensitive US viewers, some of whom even seem to be complaining about the under 18 year old girls' clothing or lack of it - but that's another topic entirely. For some weeks yet, there'll be a good few days clear between recordings and what we get to see. An interesting observation was that the performance we'll see by Robbie Rosen may be his second or third go rather than the one that the judges comment on. That'll take some editing.

Here is the running list:

1.Clint Jun Gamboa – Superstition by Stevie Wonder
2.Jovany Barreto – I’ll Be by Edwin McCain
3.Jordan Dorsey – OMG by Usher
4.Tim Halperin – Streetcorner Symphony (Come On Over) (Rob Thomas)
5.Brett Loewenstern – Light My Fire – Doors
6.James Durbin – You Got Another Thing Comin’ by Judas Priest
7.Robbie Rosen – Arms of an Angel by Sarah McLachlan
8.Scott McCreery – Letters From Home – John Michael Montgomery
9.Stefano Langone – Just The Way You Are – (Bruno Mars)
10.Paul McDonald – Maggie Mae by Rod Stewart
11.Jacob Lusk – House is Not a Home
12.Casey Abrams – I Put a Spell On You

Seems like they all do a pretty damn fine job with Casey, Jacob, Paul, James and Scotty getting particularly rave reviews.

What made me smile most, though, was the audience doing Baby lock them doors every time Scotty appears!! Hilarious.

For some reason I'm not sure Clint will be around long and one of Stefano and Jovany has to go just to stop me getting confused. Jordan gets some mixed reviews for a song that doesn't do him much good and he's going to struggle to make up for all the 'cold' impressions he started with. I'm still impressed, though, and, despite Jacob's amazing presence and style, once his novelty wears off, I feel that it is Jordan that has the longer shelf life in the industry.
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