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Idol: I can't believe I'm so into it this year

Updated on March 2, 2011

I have been watching American Idol ever since it's been on TV, but I don't usually vote. I like it because I'v been in so many similar situations and it brings brings back all sorts of memories. I have been a performer and a music director, have been auditioned and have auditioned singers many times for musicals. Have judged and been judged.

Last night, twelve boys performed, with the hope of being one of the five finalists picked Thirsday of this week. The talent this year is really amazing and I found myself writing down their names and notes about their performances. Then wonder of wonders, I voted for the five I thought were the best.

In case you were watching too, these are the five I picked in order of those I liked the best: Casey, Jacob, Paul, Clint, Stephano, and James. Oh, that's six. Well, I guess I voted for six then. The judges were blown away by these six too.

The girls are performing tonight. I am definitely watching. Then, on Thursday, the ten with the highest scores will be announced. At that point, the competition for the title of American Idol, 2011, will begin.


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    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      There are a couple of girls that I like. Thia ia one of them. I'm tired of all the screaming too. Did you hear Stephano last night. Beautiful and no screaming.

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      8 years ago from TEXAS

      Good article, Alek - I've been watching this group too. I think Casey is awesome and I like Scotty. He's an authentically natural C/W singer. I'm not a big C/W fan but when a natural talent is that clear, it's hard to ignore it. I agree that this crop of guys outshines the crop of gals, but there are some pretty good girls. This has a real voice, though she's not a screamer contender (thank goodness!) as seems to be the style now.

      I had thought I wouldn't follow AI this season but then - if one starts watching and getting acquainted with the contestants, it's hard to not. At least Simon's retreat hasn't left it totally floundering.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      I agree. I think the boys are so much better than the girls. My favorites are, in order: Casey, Paul, James and Stephano.

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      It surely is a lot different this year but it's getting more interesting!

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Hey, I like top chef too. Who was your favorite girl?

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      8 years ago

      I am a fickle fan of the show. But - last night's girls were amazing. I even missed Top Chef to watch.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Yeah, I really think the boys are better than the girls. I wasn't to impressed last night either. I like the two you mentioned, and I agree that Steven and Jennifer are playing it a little safe...that may be because both are singers and can empathize a little better than Randy. It may change as the competition goes along. It'll be interesting to see who wins tonight.

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      Joyus Crynoid 

      8 years ago from Eden

      I agree, there's some real talent, especially among the guys. My top three picks are Jacob, Casey, and James. Of the girls the only two that moved me last night were Pia and Thia. I've never been much of an Idol fan but I've gotten sucked in this year. I'm glad Randy is there to judge--not so sure about the objectivity of Steven or Jennifer...

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      OK, See you at the show tonight.

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      RedElf 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Well, now I'll just have to go and check them out :)

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