American Idol: The Top Five girls are easy to pick (+video)
American Idol recap: On Tuesday night, the 10 women competing to make the American Idol finals were unevenly matched. Some excelled, others left viewers wondering how they made it to Vegas. Did your Idol favorite shine?
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As easy as it was to identify Zoanette and Adriana as the worst of the night, calling the best of the night was equally easy. There were four girls whose talents surpassed that of the rest of the group so clearly that it is unimaginable that they were ever considered to be in the same league. The first to remind viewers why everyone keeps saying it is a girl's season was Angie Miller. Although her song, "Never Gone," by former Idol contestant Colton Dixon was a touch on the too-earnest side - perhaps even reminding viewers why they chose to send Colton home last season - there is no denying Angie's talent as a vocalist. She could be a favorite to win, although her likability factor is still a work in progress.Skip to next paragraph
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Kree Harrison, on the other hand has no issues with likability, especially in Nicki's eyes. Nicki, who refers to Kree as her "wife," is infatuated with Kree's effortless sexiness. Others are infatuated with Kree's absolutely amazing vocals and relaxed confidence. Randy called her one of the best vocalists in the competition after her performance of Faith Hill's, "Stronger." (Has anyone else noticed that Kree is a spitting imagine of Melanie Lynskey, the actress who played the not-so-wicked stepsister opposite Drew Barrymore in Ever After?)
Following Kree and Angie in the stellar performance department were Amber Holcomb and Candice Glover. Amber earned a standing ovation from all four judges after her rendition of Whitney Houston's, "I Believe in You and Me," forcing Randy to declare that Amber was "in it to win it." Although Candice's song choice, "Ordinary People," by John Legend, was a touch more obscure than Amber's, her vocals are such that it hardly mattered. Every time she opens her mouth to sing it's easy to see that she will be one to beat this season.
Then there were the others:
Breanna Steer sang Beyonce's "Flaws and All," which pretty much summed up her performance.
Aubrey Cleland just may have done enough to earn herself the fifth spot in the top five. Although her performance of "Big Girls Don't Cry," by Fergie wasn't flawless, the judges all agreed that they loved her vibrato almost as much as her dress.
One of the moments that left viewers confused no doubt, was the judges' accolades for Janelle Arthur. Her rendition of, "If I Can Dream," by Elvis, did not even come close to earning her the redemption she needed after being chosen over Rachel Hale for a spot in the Top 10. Nicki calling her one of the best vocals of the night made less sense than her calling her a "little marshmallow."
Finally there was Tenna Torres who sang,"Lost," by Faith Hill. Although all of the judges enjoyed it, Tenna just didn't do enough to earn herself a spot in the top five - despite how much Nicki liked her hair and "boobs." You can't help but feel sorry for Kree, trapped in a marriage to someone so disrespectful.
The final prediction for the top five don't quite require a soothsayer but let's make them anyway:
- Angie Miller
- Kree Harrison
- Amber Holcomb
- Candice Glover
- Aubrey Cleland (This is the only one on this list that is dubious, but the great white dress should be enough to earn her a spot.)
Do you agree with these predictions? Feel free to make your own in the comments below and tune in Wednesday night when the Top 10 boys compete for their place in the Idol finals.