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February 25, 2010

American Idol update: Top 12 men perform last night!

Posted: 08:24 AM ET

As the top 12 guys got ready to take the stage, the judges and Ryan seemed to be aware that nerves may have sabotaged the women’s performances the night before. Kara advised the singers to imagine themselves into a safe, comfortable place. “Like Little House on the Prairie,” said Simon.

A little house must be hard to find on Idol. The boys, like the girls, were a frustrating bunch.

Tim Urban, who was brought back at the last minute when Chris Golightly was eliminated because of contract issues, was the big question mark of the night. It would have been nice if he triumphed — he looks so much like a cute, young pop singer — but on OneRepublic’s “Apologize” his voice kept creeping into a higher, squeaky register, as if someone were stepping on his foot. Simon congratulated him for returning, then — bang! — said he still didn’t deserve to be in the top 12. For now, at least, “people will want to vote for you because you’re adorable,” said Ellen. Dude looked crushed. And he’ll probably stay, despite or because of this stumble.

(read more from PEOPLE)

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Stacey   February 25th, 2010 12:45 pm ET

Not much to say about American Idol this year... There are only a select few that are great... Andrew Gracia, LOVE him!!!!!!!!! Ashley Rodriguez, LOVE her!!!!!!!!! Lacey Brown, LOVE her!!!!!!!! Michelle Delamor, LOVE her!!!!!!!!! Katelyn Epperly, she's good!!!!!!!!! The judges made a huge mistake letting some of the contestant through... They let go some of the greats and let through some of the worst......


Callie   February 25th, 2010 3:22 pm ET

I attended the Aspen music festival many years ago with a friend who was playing at the festival for the summer hosted by Itzak Pearlman, in preparation for her scholarship to Juilliard that fall. I met and 'heard' dozens of musicians, and when I returned home, I told my mom that although my friend Denise was a 'phenomenal violinist', who went on to play in the Atlanta Symphony; another girl in particular (18 at the time) I believed to be a 'virtuoso', not fully understanding at the time (17) what that entailed.... not too long after that, she became one of the most famous violinists in the world, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. She appeared on the Johnny Carson show, Carnegie Hall, and plays like no one I've ever heard! Incredible! Having said that, I'm going to go out on a limb and say intuitively & energetically, that the next American Idol will be Casey James....he is a natural talent, confident, secure, poised, great stage presence, GREAT ENERGY, humble, and possesses a sweet 'angelic soul', which I believe the audience is connecting to.
To me, he seemed to be the only one that has perfect pitch. Nothing forced, and he is very much in his element and at ease with his gift. I also like Big Mike in the top 3, as he also is a natural, with an overflowing heart, and his Energy is also thru the roof...I feel that they both have a strong connection to God as well, as He shines thru their eyes, their smiles, and quiet demeanor...They've got my vote. I'd love to hear Casey do some Keith Urban, or Aerosmith, and I'd love to see Mike do some Luther Van Dross, "All my Love" or some Temptations, as he is overflowing with power & soul.....can you dig it? I mean, wouldn't that be sic/rediculous? Simon & Kara are 99% spot on in their assessments....It's all for Love...L.O.V.E! : )


hideaki nagano   February 25th, 2010 3:51 pm ET

I think Dietrich.I think enigma.


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