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American Idol 12 Sudden Death: Girls Part Two

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Before I begin, I just wanted to thank Adam for filling in last week while I was in Los Angeles. Definitely appreciated it. For the most part, I agreed with his thoughts on last week’s girls. Hopefully, he’ll agree with mine regarding the remaining ten girls.

I have to say, the outcome of this episode really surprised me. A couple of early frontrunners choked, while a pair of ladies came out of nowhere to stake their claim for the Season 12 American Idol crown. At this point, I really do believe a girl will join the ranks of Kelly, Fantasia, Carrie and Jordin as female winners. Exactly who, I’m not sure. There are a handful of really strong contenders.

Before I begin, I just wanted to mention that I’m really enjoying this Vegas Sudden Death round. While I wish the judges didn’t have the power to eliminate, I do appreciate how swift the process is. In just two weeks, we’ll have this year’s Top 10. I also wanted to praise Nicki Minaj. I’m sure I’m going to get a fair share of comments stating otherwise, but I think the “Starships” rapper is doing an outstanding job. The fact that she doesn’t censor herself when giving honest critiques is worth commending. So often, the new judges hold back for fear of losing fans. Props to Minaj for taking her job seriously. Without further ado, check out the ladies performing below.

check out all the performances after the jump

Tonight’s episode is why I have a love-hate relationship with American Idol. If the girls are supposed to be far superior to the boys this year, why only dedicate an hour to show the “best Hollywood solo performances” ever? Correction. Nigel only gave them 3/4 of the show and allotted some time for the boys’ Top 20 eliminations and sing-off.

Speaking of sing-off, why are the judges putting two poor girls and guys up against each other to determine the last spot for each gender? I’m sure this could’ve been achieved without torturing the contestants one last time. Sometimes the show can be so cruel. I digress.

What Nigel did show was pretty effin’ amazing. Based on what they showed tonight, it’s clear that production has favorites and trying to pimp them hardcore. Not that I mind, because for the most part, I’m loving the girls they’re showing, especially Angela Miller. All I have to say is “WOW“. Check her performance below along with the others, including the aforementioned sing-offs.

check out the performances after the jump

American Idol 12 Hollywood Week: Bring On The Girls

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I’m probably going to eat my words come May, but I REALLY BELIEVE that it’s a girl’s season to lose. Every year, Randy Jackson and whoever is on the panel claim the ladies are stronger than the boys. Based on this episode, I agree with this year’s statement. That said, it all depends which girls make the final. There’s so much talent, I hate the fact only five girls will be making it to the live rounds. Fingers crossed that another cute WGWG doesn’t win American Idol Season 12.

Currently, I’m rooting for at least nine of them. A few of my early frontrunners include Candice Glover, Rachel Hale, Tenna Torres, Melinda Ademi, Janelle Arthur, Angela Miller, Breanna Steer, Cristabel Clack and Shuba Vedula. And that’s just the girls that have been pimped thus far. There could be a Kelly Clarkson or Jessica Sanchez in the bunch whom the producers are hiding until the next round. Check out the group performances below and be sure to let me know which ones are your favorites and the contestants you’re rooting for.

watch the videos after the jump

Can you believe we’re already into week three of the auditions. January just flew by so fast. Pretty soon, we’ll be crowning the winner of the 12th season of American Idol.

On Wednesday night’s episode, the happy foursome were in San Antonio and Long Beach. I’m so glad they split the two-hour episode between two auditions cities. I really enjoyed last Thursday’s night fast-paced one hour show. When producers only have a limited time to air auditions, they tend to show the more memorable ones and less of the jokers looking for their fifteen two minutes of fame. In addition, Nigel focuses less on the judges and more on the talent.

With that being said, there was a bit of judging drama. Mariah was late arriving on set in Long Beach due to LA traffic, while Nicki was MIA for a good portion of the day due to a prior engagement with the American Music Awards. Depending on how you see it, folks in some instances were lucky to only audition for Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. Check out a few people who stood out during the San Antonio and Long Beach stops below.

check out my favorite performances after the jump

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