Idol Chatter review of American Idol’s April 13, 2011, episode — Top 8 performance show

Brian Cormier - Idol ChatterThis week on American Idol, the Top 8 performed songs featured in movies. With fans, contestants and the judges still reeling after last week’s shocking elimination of front-runner Pia Toscano — not to mention Casey Abrams equally surprising near-elimination a few weeks ago — this season is proving to the be the most unpredictable yet. No one is safe.

With Pia’s exit, I believe the position of clear front-runner goes to country boy Scotty McCreery. James Durbin continues to impress week after week. Lauren Alaina is also a stong contender, but I think she’s lacking in the personality department just a bit. But man, has she got a voice!

Last night, I thought Haley tanked. Paul was just weird. Jacob sounded exactly the same as he does every week. Stefano redeemed himself. Casey got a standing ovation from the judges but I somehow doubt his performance connected with young voting fans. Scotty was solid, as usual. James and Lauren were the two standouts.

To read my entire review, including my prediction for who will be going home, click on one of the links below:

Moncton Times & Transcript: Click here

Fredericton Daily Gleaner: Click here

Tune in to Fox tonight at 9 p.m. Atlantic / 8 p.m. Eastern for the results!

2 Responses to Idol Chatter review of American Idol’s April 13, 2011, episode — Top 8 performance show

  1. Hello! Brian,

    I agree with what you say, re: performance. I also agree with you with regards to the judges…are they deaf?! Steven, in particular, I wish he would give some real criticism from time to time. According to him, everyone is perfect. For the most part, these kids are just blossoming and had performed in front of home crowds only. So, how can they improve if Steven keeps saying they’re just great? Hey, Simon, come back! Blunt, straight to the point, rude at times…but always honest!

  2. Great article! Apparently you and I heard the exact same thing. My only complaint is for the judges to step it up and give some criticism when needed.