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American Idol 2012 (Season 11): Hollie Cavanagh Spoilers and Predictions
Hollie Cavanagh is an American singer who originally came from the UK. She tried out for Season 10 and was cut in the last round (the Green Mile) before the voting rounds. At the time, Jennifer Lopez said she had the potential to be the best singer in the whole group. According to TheIdolPad spoiler site, Hollie is back for Season 11 and has made the Top 42.
From what I have seen, this is a rather overrated singer. I have no idea why Jennifer Lopez said that, and I predict Cavanagh has a very slim chance of actually winning. This may seem harsh, but the reality is her tone is borderline terrible at times, approaching nails on a chalkboard. And there does not seem to be any personal style or dynamics to her singing. She just screams notes.
Now, these comments are based on her Season 10 auditions. Has Hollie gotten better in one year's time? Of course, that is possible. So it's important to keep an open mind. In fact, the YouTube clip below shows Hollie singing Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." It does sound like she has developed more vocal control, and there is some variation in her voice instead of pointless loud singing.
At any rate, based on comments made last year on the show, it is likely Hollie will make the voting rounds, completing that comeback story that Idol seems to be looking for in Hollie Cavanagh. That is likely why she is being brought back in the first place (to create a storyline among the many storylines told on American Idol). It's highly doubtful she is being picked as a producer favorite.
Will she win?
Hollie seems to have improved, but she does not seem to be much of a musician. It still sounds like karaoke. On the plus side, at least she does have decent power, which is more than can be said about a lot of Idol singers. But power has never won Idol. Jennifer Hudson is one of the most powerful singers in the world volume wise. She didn't even make the Top 5. If I could bet money AGAINST Hollie winning, I would bet any amount that she won't win.