American Idol 2/28/12 Live Blog: Top 12 Guys Perform
Tonight’s episode of American Idol features our top 12 guys singing to win America’s heart once again. Watch the excitement continue as the voting officially opens directly after the show! Who will stand out and who will fall down? Also, be weary of instant spoiler alerts and watch out for the latest updates only here on Nerdles!
A nice way to start the competition tonight with the Jazzy Reed Grimm! “He is jazzy, he is musical and I think he has an amazing voice,” says Jennifer Lopez after Reed Grimm’s performance of Marron 5’s Moves Like Jagger which was definitely sweeeeeet! (I really hope you guys are seeing what I’m seeing. It’s the first time I saw Reed become so jazzy and well, great!). His Jazzy performance afforded him a standing ovation from the judges as well as from the audience (impressive, right?). You can vote for Reed by calling 1-866-IDOLS-01.
Adam Brock comes in next with an Anita Franklin classic whose belting moment got the crowd going again. Judges were also impressed with the unique quality of his voice dubbing him officially as the “White Chocolate” for the season. To vote for Adam, call 1-866-IDOLS-02! Deandre performs next with a sexy falsetto voice all throughout the song! Now, I first thought that it was kinda weak, but I guess you guys should be the judge…but wait, at the end of his performance, he belts out an astounding chest note which gave me goosebumps by the way. Oh, and it also happens that Deandre auditioned last year but sadly didn’t make it to the top 24 so this year’s gonna be his moment and if you want him to stay in the competition, vote for him, of course by calling 1-866-IDOLS-03.
It’s Colton’s turn with Paramore’s “Decode” which definitely reaches to America as it is a largely popular song, right? Now, would you agree with me if I say Colton has this undeniable pop star quality in him which can hopefully land him to the top spot this week? He definitely stepped out of his comfort zone as he stood up from the piano and sang. Thankfully, everyone liked it, including me! So, if you liked it as well, call 1-866-IDOLS-04. Next up is Jeremy Rosado who performs John Mayer’s song “Gravity” with such intensity that impressed the judges yet again. To vote for him, call 1-866-IDOLS-05.
Oh hey, here’s another spoiler for you guys – instead of the top 12 guys performing on tonight’s show, 13 guys will be singing. A wild card contestant will be chosen between the likes of Jermaine Jones, Richie Law, David Leathers and Johnny Keyser. Which one will be chosen to get another shot to be the next American Idol? Watch out for more details as we give the latest updates shortly after the break!
The music teacher Aaron Marcellus steps center stage as he performs Jackson Five’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” maneuvering all over the idol stage which I kinda like mashed up with his amazing voice. Judges also agree with me (yeah, right?) as they commend Aaron’s performance for setting the bar a notch higher tonight and that he should work harder in beating it next time. To vote for Aaron, you can call 1-866-IDOLS-06. Another country singer (Scotty McCreery wannabe if you ask me) takes on the idol stage – Chase Likens whose good looks I think was the factor that led him to the top 24 (haha!). Randy agrees as he comments that Chase has good looks like himself and Steven (LOL). Anyway, I won’t give you Chase’s number since I personally don’t like him but hey, you can get it from the internet so don’t get mad at me. hahaha!
Creighton Fraker sings “True Colors” by Cindy Lauper which I think is just enough. I didn’t think it was THAT good as the judges say it was but nonetheless, you can call 1-866-IDOLS-08 if you happen to be fans or relatives of Creighton (and if that’s so, forgive me for my opinions). haha! Phil Phillips performs next with a Phil Collins song “In the Air Tonight” which I think was really good. It was so good, I’m having my thoughts of him in the top 4 at least. If you think the same way, please vote for Phil by calling 1-866-IDOLS-09.
Next is Eben who sings one of Adele’s first songs “Set Fire To The Rain” – Did he justify the song? Sadly, No. The judges thought and so did I, that the song choice was bad and that it was way too old for someone like him (pun aside) to sing such a mature song. Nonetheless, the numbers for Eben are 1-866-IDOLS-10 if you still have the heart to give the kid another shot at idol. Here comes my favorite idol – Heejun Han, whose song choice was a little out of his range. Nonetheless, judges liked him enough and I sure hope he’ll be there until the last cut. To vote for Heejun, call 1-866-IDOLS-11! Joshua Ledet who is repetitively compared to Fantasia Barrino (American Idol season 3), is now dubbed “Manthasia” after singing Jennifer Hudson’s piece “You Pulled Me Through.” The numbers for Joshua are 1-866-IDOLS-12.
So, who’s the idol wild card contestant for tonight? It’s Jermaine Jones – the Gentle Giant who sings “Dance With My Father” and definitely took my breath away (I even had goosebumps while he was singing). The idols have done their part, it’s time that you do yours! vote for the top 13 guys – voting officially starts NOW!
Next episode features our top 12 girls, will there be another wild card? Coz’ I surely hope its Lauren Gray who would be allowed to go back. Watch out for tomorrow as we give you the juiciest bits of American Idol and all of your favorite shows only here on Nerdles – news for nerds!