American Idol: My Fave Auditions

Jenn Blosil


MacKenzie Bourg

Long-time viewers have been commenting that his was one of the MOST put together auditions in Idol history!


Colette Lush


Tristan McIntosh


Zach Person

NOT many young ppl are into Blues music these days!  Zach already a F/T musician considers his style to be a mix of “blues, rock, and alternative.”

John Wayne Schulz

One of the MAIN reasons I watch this show is the possibility of finding a good country singer.  This one is a REAL cowboy (not unlike George Strait)- V cool!  He grew up on his (tight-knit) family’s ranch in TX, then joined the Marines (current job: flight instructor). 

John Wayne MAY look familiar to long-time Idol fans; he lost to Scotty McCreery in Season 10.  Those who have seen him perform in person seem to be quite impressed by his natural abilities.


Sonika Vaid

Yeah, there are 2 desi (South Asian) gals on this season!  Her voice sounds V pure (as Harry said).  Rhea Raj, the other desi gal, has songs up on iTunes (ALL written by herself).  Rhea also has videos posted (  Like Rhea, Sonika has been singing (and playing the piano) for MANY years ( 


Avalon Young



Casey & Lee- I love ’em both!!!

It’s now an American pastime!

If you’re NOT watching American Idol, you need to start!  (Even my mom started watching- 1st time!)  Last year was TERRIFIC on Idol (Adam’s showmanship/confidence/talent, Matt’s piano skills, Danny & Anoop’s soulfulness & personalities, etc.)  And young Allison did well, too.


Who’s ready to be a star?

Even though Adam didn’t win last season, he’s appearing everywhere and wow-ing people w/ his voice & entertaining performances.  (Yes, he is causing controversy, BUT so did Elvis & Madonna.)  I noted before that my dad said Adam “is like Elvis.”  What a compliment!

Simon thinks this year the winner “could be a girl.”  Hmmm… maybe it could be Crystal.  She is very grounded, mature, and knows what she’s good at singing.  I also like Casey (great guitar skills/good sound/confidence) & Lee (unique voice).   Casey’s voice can go country, pop, or rock.  He seems amenable to different styles.  Lee is just a great find!  When I listened to Lee’s studio sessions, I thought that this guy could be on the radio today (just as Kara said).  I hope they BOTH stay in the game!


Casey James


Lee DeWyze

“American Idol” is in full swing!

Update: Lacey Brown was voted off on Thursday, 3/18. 

Hey readers!

I’m sure MANY fo you are watching American Idol these days.  Like last season, there is a diverse group of singers ranging in age from 16 to late 20s.  There is also a diversity of style of singing, presentation, and looks.  This makes the competition VERY exciting!  Last night, the hopefuls took on classic rock- the Rolling Stones.

When it comes to PURE natural talent, Andrew Garcia and Crystal Bowersox (both parents and 24 y.o.) are at the top.  They DON’T need to make an effort to get their voices to do what they want.  They are also calm, mature, creative and have distinct styles.  Knowing how Idol works, however, these qualities may NOT always help them.  (My dad said that Crystal reminds him of Jewel.)  

The singers whose styles I REALLY enjoy are Aaron Kelly (just 16) and Paige Miles (who has a VERY powerful voice).  Aaron, though very young, has a kind of quiet confidence.  He knows what he wants to sing- country w/ a hint of pop.  (I think it’s pretty EXCITING to have a country singer on such a big show!)  Paige has a lot of potential, but she needs to be careful when picking songs.  She carries herself well and has big, beautiful eyes.  And we know that LOOKS don’t hurt you on Idol!     

Speaking of beauty… Casey James (27) and Didi Benami (23 y.o. w/ wide smile) are doing pretty well.  Casey just makes me SMILE!  It seems like these two are eager to please and willing to experiment w/ song styles.  Lacey Brown (24) reminds me of Martina McBride when it comes to looks and voice- an unique sound.  I hope she stays around.  Lee Dewyze (23) stands out from the crowd w/ his simplicity and musical influences.  (He’s also the only contestant from the Midwest.)  I felt BAD for him when Simon commented harshly on his performance Tuesday night.  Lee looked near tears!     

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