American Idol’s Top 10: BJ Week

For Billy Joel week, I’ll critique the performances in 140-characters or less! #TwitterStyleYo! #LetsDoThis! #FollowMeOnTwitter@Jofum!

DeAndre Brackensick – “Only the Good Die Young”
Way too kinetic & frenetic of a performance to be enjoyable. Ryan calls Randy a “buzzkill” for his negative comment. #HairPunsGalore

Erika Van Pelt paints it black

Erika Van Pelt – “New York State of Mind”
Continuing w/ the hair theme, Erika debuts a new jet black look. It’s her most powerful & restrained perf yet, but still underpraised.

Joshua Ledet – “She’s Got A Way”
We’re busting out the choir this early already? It doesn’t fit the song & neither does Joshua’s gospel power. #SingTheLyricsNotTheStyle

Skylar Laine – “Shameless”
Skylar overcame an awkward low start in the Pit of Death to deliver a solid chorus. Her humble post-critique makes up for a middling perf.

Elise Testone – “Vienna”
Keeping it slow and simple simply accentuates Elise’s smoky earthiness. Her shared moment w/ her students humanizes her. #VoteForHerAmerica!

Phillip Phillips – “Movin’ Out”
Tommy Hilfiger said no gray outfit. Diddy said no guitar. Eventual winner Phillip disregards both. He “knows who he is.” #ASignAndAYawn

Hollie Cavanaugh – “Honesty”
Can you sing anything other than ballads? Will a personality ever shine though? Why are you wearing Colton’s skinny pants? #Questions4Hollie

Heejun Han – “My Life”
I just died from second-hand embarrassment. Thanks, Heejun. That’s what I get for wanting humor from you. #IdolFail

Jessica Sanchez – “Everybody Has a Dream”
Jessica steps off the red carpet & into the spotlight. She has arrived. Do we believe her soaring vocals & movie star curls? Yes.

Colton Dixon – “Piano Man”
Aside from the occasional nasally whine, Colton keeps his piano arrangement earnest, straight-forward, and fresh. And it works.

My predictions for the bottom three this week? Erika (sorry, new ‘do), DeAndre, and Elise (sorry, strongest performance of the evening).


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