I've been watching American Idol since the beginning and usually find my favorite about half way through the year. This year is tough because I don't have my favorite nailed down yet and there are quite a few talented singers. Another great thing I love about this show is that Jordan will watch it with me and we discuss the performances while they are happening. We actually agree with Simon more often than not, even if what he says goes against our favorites.
There are two Mormons that have made it to the Top 10 this season and both are doing reasonably well. There are also a couple of other guys that I think show great potential to make it to the end.
My Top 4 (in no particular order) are:
Brooke White (mormon)
David Archuleta (mormon)
I have felt reasonably confident so far that my choices would get through and I've been watching American Idol off the DVR a day or so later than the Tuesday airing so I haven't been contributing my vote. Tonight we had some free time after cleaning so we decided to watch it about an hour after it aired (you only get to vote up to 3 hrs after the show airs).
Every week they have a new theme and tonight's theme was songs from the year they were born. It started out pretty slow and Brooke, David, and Michael's performances were good, but not stellar, but will definitely get them through to the next round. David Cook was the last performer of the night and BLEW ME AWAY! I love old school Michael Jackson songs and he took Billie Jean and re-worked it into a rock song. Seriously maybe the best song of the whole season so far. I watched him performance twice already and I'm going to keep it on my DVR for awhile in case I want to visit it again. I can see that song being a single on the radio today. He's now made me a fan and might be inching closer to being my favorite of the season.
I did finally vote tonight...even though I loved David Cook I know he is safe this week so I voted about 20 or so times for Brooke White. She's up there as one of my favorites - she's sweet, so talented and Mormon so I have to support. She can play the piano by ear (learned tonight from her vignette), plays the guitar, and has a pretty interesting voice. I can see her making albums like Alicia Keys but with a different twist. I do only take my support so far so if she starts bombing she's off my list.
It'll be interesting to see who gets booted tomorrow night. I think it will be Chikezie or Ramiele. If you haven't started watching tune in and make your vote count!
BTW-for the record Jordan does not vote for this show. He just likes to watch and comment on the performances. I am the only one in this household that makes an impact on the shows outcome. :)