Lots of Talent During Week One


Well this is it. The time that millions of American’s crowd around their televisions to see who their next president American Idol is and I think this is going to be a great season.

Even though I thought the auditions started out a little rocky, things are looking better now. It could be because only a few of the really good singers are shown on the air during the first auditions. You know they have to save airtime for all of those really really bad auditions that we all love.

One significant change that I liked about week one in Hollywood was that the contestants were able to play instruments. I think it shows that they have more talent than just singing. I know, I know Simon – it’s a SINGING competition, but the instruments added a little flavor. Sometimes.

David Hernandez from Arizona had a great stage performance. He really had the crowd moving. The judges liked him, too. Even Simon said he was “one of the best they had seen so far.” I think we’ll be seeing a lot more from him this season.

Carly Smithson was another voice to remember. All three judges liked her. It’s too bad we didn’t get to see more of her on season five.

Asia’h Epperson’s performance of I’m Going Down was also really good.

And there’s Tennessee’s very own, Josiah Leming. He’s from Morristown here in East Tennessee. I really like his style and even the British accent that pops up when he’s singing. The judges liked him in the first performance, but the second time around was a different story. Hopefully he’ll get it together before next time – I think America will like him – and vote for him.

Kyle… what can you say. He seems to be a nice guy, but I think he should stick to politics. Paula was right, the first performance was corny. Really corny. But he definitely turned it around with his second chance. I think he’ll get some votes. Perhaps he’s the this season’s Sanjaya 🙂

He may have had trouble with his vocal chords only a few years ago, but 16-year-old David Archuleta has what it takes. I think he probably got the best review from the judges of the night. Randy said his performance was the best of the day, Paula simply said he was a gem and Simon told him he had a lot going for him – young, good looks, likable… and yes, a good voice.

I guess we’ll find out tomorrow night who the top 24 are during the first results show. It will begin at 8 p.m. on Fox. Don’t miss it!

Until next time,


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