Did you watch last night’s episode of American Idol? If you didn’t, well James Durbin was eliminated. And he cried, and cried, and cried. I mean, I have never seen a contestant cry so much on the Idol stage. He must’ve really wanted it, or on his own words he really wanted people to “give metal a chance”. I am not making fun of him, it’s his dream, but I for one wasn’t shocked or sad that he was eliminated. He was never my favorite contestant this season, and God knows I’ve been changing favorites since it all started.
James is not Adam. And that is that. Yes, there have been many comparisons because both of them hit high notes, but come on. Love him or hate him, you just need to look back at Adam’s Idol performances and notice the difference. Adam Lambert was a full on entertainer on that stage. He would totally transform himself and surprise people while doing it. Not only that, he was a trending topic on Twitter pretty much every Idol night. Why? Because he had something James didn’t have, the ability to make people talk and talk… and talk. And to be fair, Adam hit the notes better than James, just saying.
James is not Daughtry. This comes from someone who is not a fan of Daughtry. People go crazy saying that he will be okay and that this was the week that Daughtry got eliminated so he will be fine. Eh, not so fast. Two totally different artists. Yes, I believe it can happen, but I don’t believe James has showcased enough variety to get signed by a record label on a heartbeat. I’m not saying that it will not happen, but there is something that I’ve seen before, in Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson, that made me think: This person is going to be very famous. I just didn’t see that.
Metal? I know that it is hard to showcase you are the god of metal on a show of American Idol. Sometimes you just have to get by with wearing a metal shirt while singing Smokey Robinson. But, this persona, I just didn’t get from James. I didn’t feel like he could be the next metal big thing… if metal is even planning on making a comeback.
People got lazy? I saw this on Twitter last night, people saying that voters got lazy and thought he was safe so didn’t vote. Eh, well 72 million votes makes me think that something here doesn’t make an incredible amount of sense. I was upset with the judges critique on Haley, but that seems to be working for her in two aspects. It has made her come back stronger in her second performance and it may be making people fill sorry for her, therefore getting her more votes.
So, here we go. Top 3. This season of Idol has been more interesting than last one, to say the least. For the first time since Jordin Sparks and Melinda Doolittle there are two females on this stage of the game. Yes, Scotty may end up getting it all. We know all the ladies may flood to him since James is gone. I personally think he can be a big country star, not my cup of tea but yeah I see him as one of those that can bring it. Lauren Alaina showed something on her duet with Haley last night that I’ve been waiting for her to show. She owned that performance, she looked like she was having fun and not scared as she usually does. If she keeps it like this, the odds can be on her favor. And Finally there is Haley Reinhart, the contestant with the most unique voice, yes, some people don’t like the growl, but I believe that if led in the right direction she can take the whole thing and even sell a couple albums. That is if someone gets her a new stylist and does something better with her hair. Just my two cents.
What do you think? Who will take it all?
I leave you with one of Adam’s breakthrough performances!