IdolThoughts: Did Your Favorites Make The Cut???

Posted: Thursday, March 3, 2011 by MiKey in Labels: , ,

Tonight is the final verdict the Top 10 would be determined by the votes from the past two nights. The Top 24 would be cut down to 10 and then the additional Wild Card spots. Starting with over 125,000 people auditioning for Idol in various cities across the U.S. 327 people were lucky enough to be invited to Hollywood for second chance at their dream. After two days of cuts Day 1 and 2 of Hollywood Week left only an estimated 168 contestants were left still standing. These remaining contestants moved into the always dreaded group day. After all the stress and pressures of group day the Top 100 contestants gave their final solos on the Hollywood stage. From that they were split into four rooms and were cut almost in half. The 61 Idol hopefuls remaining were then informed of this year’s first twist. They were all invited to Las Vegas where they were asked to perform songs by the Beatles on the Cirque du Soleil Love Stage at the Mirage Resort and Casino. And then the Top 61 soon became the Top 40. The Top 40 again made their way to Hollywood just weeks ago for the Sing for Your Life round and from that the Top 24 contestants emerged, 12 Guys and 12 Girls. They performed for us only for more cuts to be had and only a mere couple hours ago, considering right now as I write this its 10:52 PM EST America’s 40 Million votes put 10 contestants into the final round. They were Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Pia Toscano, Karen Rodriguez, Jacob Lusk, Casey Abrams, Thia Megia, Paul McDonald, Haley Reinhart and James Durbin. Following the verdict 14 Contestants remained hoping for a chance to be one of the judge’s wildcards. The Six Wild Cards were chosen.

1. Asthon Jones - And I Am Telling You by Jennifer Hudson [2.75/3- Stars]

IP: Great Job Ashthon you deserve another chances.

ST: I thought you brought it.

JL: I felt your passion.

RJ: I still love the attitude.

2. Stefano Langone – I Need You Now by Smokey Robinson [3/3- Stars]
IP: All I have to say is wow, that was amazing.
ST: You brought it right now.

JL: You did really well.

RJ: I loved that you chose that song, you did it justice.

3. Kendra Chantelle - Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles [2.5/3- Stars]
IP: Great job Kendra I have to say it’s my favorite yet.

RJ: You rocked it at the end.

4. Jovany Barreto – Angel by Jon Secada [3/3- Stars]
IP: This was absolutely beautiful.
I like when you sing in Spanish and in English.

JL: You did all you could do.

At this point Naima Adedapo is announced as the remaining girl to get another chance to sing for the judges. So we say goodbye to Ta-Tynisa Wilson, Rachel Zevita, Lauren Turner, and Julie Zorrilla.

5. Naima Adedapo - For all We Know by Donny Hathaway [3/3- Stars]
IP: Naima you sang beautifully tonight and with such passion. Great job.

ST: You came from way deep down inside you brought it to me again.

Robbie Rosen is announced as the last guy being given another chance so we say goodbye to Tim Halperin, Jordan Dorsey, Brett Loewenstern, and Clint Jun Gamboa.

6. Robbie Rosen - Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word by Elton John [3/3- Stars]

IP: Great job tonight Robbie that was beautiful. You have a gre

at falsetto.

RJ: Very nice, very tender.

The Top 10 soon becomes a Top 13 with the additions of Naima, Stefano and Ashthon.
We then say goodbye to Kendra Chantelle, Robbie Rosen and Jovany Barreto. You were all phenomenal tonight. Next week the Top 13 perform for America.

They are …. In order of making it to the Top 13….

  1. Scotty McCreery
  2. Lauren Alaina
  3. Pia Toscano
  4. Karen Rodriguez
  5. Jacob Lusk
  6. Casey Abrams
  7. Thia Megia
  8. Paul McDonald
  9. Haley Reinhart
  10. James Durbin
  11. Ashthon Jones
  12. Stefano Langone
  13. Naima Adedapo
Stay tuned…. I can’t wait until next week I wonder what the theme will be ;-)