If you have been waisting your time watching any other singing competition on TV, NOW is the time to STOP! Last night on American Idol, it was a COMPLETE KNOCK OUT & DRAG OUT with the 4 Idol competitors Phillip Phillips, Joshua Ledet, Jessica Sanchez, and Hollie Cavanagh.
First of all let me say, this season of American Idol has by far been the best season for a top 4 competition in a very long time. Minus Hollie, the three competitors Phillip, Josh, and Jessica are absolutely MIND BLOWING!
It was a two hour show and for the first hour of the show, the theme was songs from a Californian artist, then a duet, and then the last hour the theme was a song that the Idol contestant wish they could have written. I’m only posting the last half of the show because that’s where the competition got REALLY HEATED and made me an American Idol stan!
Check out the performances and my thoughts after the jump.
Ok so first let me just say this. Out of the 4 competitors, Hollie, unfortunately, was wiped off the face of the planet by the other 3 contestants. She chose “I Cant Make You Love Me” (Bonnie Raitt) and it was complete dud. No “big moments” in the song at all and just an “ok” vocal. Wrong song to choose!
So first up, here is Phillip Phillips. Throughout the AI competition, Phillip has been in his own world for the style and genre. In addition to a singer, he’s a musician that plays the guitar. And he is a heart throb for living girls all across the country! Out of the 4 contestants left, I feel like Phillip has a market that would sell him and the record label the most albums.
Here’s Phillip performing “Volcano” (Damien Rice). I felt like I was in an intimate lounge setting and the chemistry between Phillip and the sister in the background was AMAZING!!!!
Next up is Josh Ledet. To sum it up, we call Josh the male version of Fantasia. When Josh opens his mouth, something takes over his body and there hasn’t been a performance the past 3 weeks that hasn’t given us goose bumps. Josh sang James Brown’s “This is a Man’s World” and I know James Brown was moonwalking all up in heaven watching Josh rip this song up! If this was the finale, Josh would be the winner! Vocally, there is not another male R&B artist out that can compete with this man!
Last but not least, we have 16 year old Jessica Sanchez. 16 YEARS OLD!!! The girl has a voice of a seasoned 30y/o singer and she proved it last night by singing Jennifer Holiday’s “I am Telling You”. The girl sang so hard last night without moving that emotionally after her performance, tears rolled down her face. It was THE most intensive performance that I have ever seen in a competition.