American Idol Top 8 GirlsMarch 9, 2010
“For the show when the contestants are singing for the top 12, it was pretty weak. Crystal remained on top proving that she is the one to beat, but the rest of the crop was for the most part once again riddled with bad song choices and less than memorable performances.”
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 girl’s grades in order of performance:
Katie Stevens 24
She picked a younger song but she didn’t do anything with it and it fell short. What type of singer does she really want to be? This is American Idol, not tell me what to do each week so I can improve.
Siobhan Magnus 28
I am starting to like this girl. Her voice is amazing in its lower and upper register and she picks some very interesting songs that she owns. She takes these male songs and makes them female.
Lacey Brown 27
She definitely picked the right song for her voice. She was better than the last two weeks which made this performance sound so much better than it really was, but good timing and good choice.
Katelyn Epperly 24
It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. It was the song you would play within a set and it really didn’t make her stand out. She did such a great job the last two weeks, that it almost felt like a different singer was on stage.
Didi Benami 28
Her voice is amazing and she really changed it up here. She does ballads like this so well and it was a record-worthy performance
Paige Miles 23
She started off a little shaky and remained awkward throughout. That big ole voice was wasted again and she should have picked a power ballad. When it really counted, she failed.
Crystal Bowersox 30
While most people have had issues picking songs, that has never been an issue for Crystal and she continues to prove why she is the best performer in this competition. The performance was miles above the rest.
Lilly Scott 26
For some strange reason, her vocals weren’t as good as they usually are. Her personality and uniqueness were there but I wasn’t wowed by it.
My top 8:
- Crystal Bowersox
- Siobhan Magnus
- Didi Benami
- Lacey Brown
- Lilly Scott
- Katie Stevens
- Katelyn Epperly
- Paige Miles
Final Thoughts: This is definitely going to be one of the biggest surprises of the season so far. Although Paige is a great singer, her performance was her weakest which came at the wrong time amidst other girls who already have strong fan clubs. Two of the major front-runners Katie Stevens and Katelyn Epperly failed to impress which will definitely make the results interesting while Lacey Brown and Didi Benami who failed last week improved this week. However, it seems Crystal is the only safe bet with Siobhan and Didi a distant second and third. Anyone from 4-7 may be eliminated and it’s definitely going to be a shocker.
Update: As expected, there was going to be a surprise around the corner. Ironic how the two i had picked to go home were the two standing on stage for the elimination. So of course you figure Paige should go because she was not the best last night, but instead Katelyn, one of the previous favorites went home. Paige is through and as Simon says, she was one of the best in Hollywood so her place is deserved. She has to have a stronger showing in the top 12 because she was just given the biggest second chance!! In the other elimination duo are Lilly and Katie, both favorites. Katie was a front-runner at one point while Lily has a unique look and voice. Going home is Lilly! This one was as big of a shocker as Katelyn. Two strong singers from the women’s side are out and the men’s side just became the stronger side!