American Idol 11 (2012) Baylie Brown Spoilers and Predictions
According to spoiler site TheIdolPad, Baylie Brown has made the Top 42 for the 11th season of American Idol. She was presented as a country singer in Season 6, a year in which Baylie was a prominent auditioner at the age of 16. She was cut in the group round and has come back five years later to make another Idol run. This time around, look for Baylie to easily make the voting rounds unless she has another lyrics meltdown like in Season 6.
The first time around, Brown seemed very popular from the start. And then things took a 180-degree turn during the group round. She was teamed up with Antonella Barba and her friend Amanda Coluccio. Baylie's youth showed, and she essentially blamed the other two for flirting with guys and such. The truth is none of that made Baylie forget ALL of the lyrics. She simply was not ready and appeared to have mastered one song at the time.
While it remains to be seen how well she will fare this time, I would expect Bailey to easily make it to the voting rounds if the spoilers are correct that she made the Top 42. Otherwise, there would probably be no strong reason to keep her around that long unless the producers think they can get another meltdown. Thus, the odds are that Bailey will make it.
There was a short clip of her audition for American Idol 11, where she sang Bon Jovi's "Bed of Roses." At least she is singing a different song now. You can see that clip below. It is too short to make a talent assessment, though. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out when the audition episodes air.
Will Bailey Win American Idol?
My prediction is she has virtually no chance of winning if her personality and talent level anything like they were 5 years ago. Brown is sort of like Kelly Pickler. She seems aloof and unintelligent. Does that mean she has no talent? Of course not. Does that mean she is not commercially viable? Of course not. But we are not talking Lauren Alaina talent here. Bailey is the exact type of contestant that is always overrated talent wise because the show thinks she is good for ratings. She gives off an air of wanting to be a star, not so much a serious musician. Could I be wrong? Of course, but this is a combination of a talent contest and popularity. Some voters would vote for her simply because she is drop-dead gorgeous. But she won't get many voters who are actually voting on talent unless she has improved dramatically over 5 years.
In conclusion, Bailey Brown has a strong chance of making the voting rounds for American Idol 11. She also has a decent chance of making the Top 12. After that, she will have a tough time winning American Idol unless she has improved her talent level to a large degree.