American Idol Top 10 GirlsMarch 3, 2010
“Although the guys improved more this week, most of the girls remained consistent or improved besides a handful of girls who need to choose the right songs to match their vocal ability. What I like about the girls is the variety. Each girl offers different personalities and vocal abilities that make them standout. I truly believe the girls as a whole are better and most of them if given the right song can actually become a star and that just shows the strength of the girls over the boys this season.”
The scores are based on vocal ability, appearance, song choice, personality, stage presence and impact out of a possible 30 points! EPIC (29-30) GREAT (27-28) GOOD (25-26) OK (23-25) FAIL (22 and below)
Here are the guys grades in order of performance:
Crystal Bowersox 30
I did not expect this girl to do Gospel this good and for someone who was in the hospital the day before, she sure doesn’t show it. Her vocals and performance ability were spot on and this was my favorite performance of the season so far!!
Haeley Vaughn 25
Slight bias! I like her and I like this song so it’s tough to criticize her. However, from a technical standpoint, it was not good at all.
Lacey Brown 25
Good song choice but for the most part it was exactly the same as the original. Definitely a big improvement from last week but I still don’t see what’s so special about her vocals.
Katie Stevens 26
How is she a front-runner? She is just 17 but I don’t think she really knows who she is yet! But she is a pretty girl who will definitely make it through another week.
Didi Benami 25
She looks amazing on camera but why sing Lean on Me and why move away from what you are good at. This song didn’t match her vocal abilities.
Michelle Delamor 27
The beginning was definitely better than the rest of the song but she could have made a stand with this and fell short. I still think she gave a valiant effort and if recorded this could be great, but she couldn’t reach some of those high notes.
Lilly Scott 28
I really like this girl. She can pick any song and really make it her own because those vocals are so unique and that look is different. Definitely one of the ones to watch.
Katelyn Epperly 29
That was stripped down and raw. She completely changed it and it was amazing. It was a bit slow but I think it came off great and her vocals are really good.
Paige Miles 27
I agree this girl has a big ole voice but the song choices aren’t allowing her to show it. She can do a power ballad like “I Have Nothing” or “All By Myself” and I am sure she can hit those high notes, but she is growing on me.
Siobhan Magnus 27
That last note is noteworthy alone and its so surprising that this girl with the weird personality has so much personality when she sings. There were some pitchy parts but it ended on such a high that you can forget it and after last week’s haunting performance she shows us another side of her vocal range.
My top 10:
- Crystal Bowersox
- Katelyn Epperly
- Siobhan Magnus
- Lily Scott
- Michelle Delamor
- Paige Miles
- Katie Stevens
- Didi Benami
- Lacey Brown
- Haeley Vaughn
Final Thoughts: Crystal is truly in a league of her own and I would be surprised if she doesn’t make it to the finale. If she sounded like a subway singer last week, she definitely didn’t this week. It’s great when the right girl, Crystal and even Katelyn and the right song combine because it works. But the girls standing out as a whole is a problem as well. Anyone from 5-10, with the exception of Katie are unfortunately in danger of being eliminated this week depending on whose fan clubs are bigger. However, If I were to choose between 5-10, Haeley and Lacey are the weakest of the bunch at least based on this week and last week’s performances.
Update: As expected, anyone from 5-10 was in danger and my number 5 was Michelle. The other girl going home this week is Haeley! I personally felt it was Lacey’s time to go this week over Michelle but Michelle did lose out due to the lack of coverage from the earlier rounds so any misstep at this stage was the reason why she went home.