TV DivaGal Snap Judgment! American Idol: Top 12 GirlsBy Delaina Dixon | February 24, 2010 | Entertainment
TV DivaGal fancies herself a bit of a singer (she never met a karaoke machine she didn’t like). Mom even paid for vocal lessons years back.
With those impressive credentials, it’s only right that I make snap judgments of the performances from the gals who made it out of thousands of auditions to be the Top 12 on this season of American Idol.
Don’t be looking for Ellen DeGeneres warm fuzzies here. I’m more like Simon Cowell when it comes to judging singing: brutally honest (and I swear I wrote my comments before hearing the judges’ critiques!). Let me know if you agree/disagree below!
Paige Miles, “It’s Alright Now”: Powerful but pitchy at the top of the song.
Ashley Rodriguez, “Happy”: Slow and controlled, maybe too slow.
Janell Wheeler, “What About Love”: Not the best performance, but sweet enough that America will love her.
Lilly Scott, “Fixing A Hole”: Psychedelic, in a good way.
Katelyn Epperly, “Oh! Darling”: Sultry performance, just didn’t get the Sandy Dumbrowski from Grease after the slutty makeover-inspired look.
Haeley Vaughn, “I Want To Hold Your Hand”: Cute and fresh young twist on a timeless classic.
Lacey Brown, “Landslide”: Awkward arrangement and performance, but nice last note.
Michelle Delamor, “Fallin'”: Pretty decent interpretation of the original with just a few off notes. Gorgeous hair!
Didi Benami, “The Way I Am”: Hit the notes effortlessly. Too bad she had to wear the vest her grandmother knitted.
Siobhan Magnus, “Wicked Games”: Taking that dark horse thing literally? Nice performance, but such an ominous song for a young girl.
Crystal Bowersox, “Hand in My Pocket”: Quite possibly the best vocal performance of the night. Let’s hope America gets it.
Katie Stevens, “Feeling Good”: Solid performance, but felt like she should have sang something that made her sound more young and fresh. Love the shoes…
So who’s going home, TV DivaGal predix? Paige Miles and Lacey Brown.
Catch American Idol: Top 12 Guys, Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. on Fox.
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