The other contestant that stuck out to me was 25-year-old Paul McDonald. He sang "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart. He has this soulful, raspy tone to his vocal. I really loved his voice.
No, 15-year-old Lauren Alaina was not one of my personal favorites from Nashville. She’s good, I will give you that. However, producer Nigel Lythgoe had said that she’s the next Kelly Clarkson. Um, how about no she’s not. She has similar vocal inflections like Kelly, but she’s not even in the same league as the original Idol. I also thought that Lauren comes off as more confident than she originally let on, bordering on cocky. Basically, this girl knows she’s good. I’m calling total BS on the story that it was her cousin told her she was good.
Adrienne Beasley was not as good as I wanted her to be. The 22-year-old was kind of like a lame version of season three’s Vonzell Sullivan. And she already has the crying her way into the next round down. (Oh yes, I did.)
I really take issue with the male judges on the panel letting former Miss Teen USA, Stormi Henley go to Hollywood. She was alright at best. She had a couple really bunk notes during her audition. I liked that Jenny from the block told her no, yet the boys let their hormones do the talking and sent her through to the next round. So much for wanting to succeed based on your talent huh, Stormi?
It was an alright week of auditions, however I am praying “Hollywood Week” gets here soon.
Alright Idol fans, who were your favorite contestants this week? Do you feel like Idol should not have exploited Chris Medina’s fiancé like they did? And what are your thoughts about Rob Bolin and Chelsee Oaks previously appearing on a singing competition ran by the same people that run Idol?