Review: AMERICAN IDOL – Top 12 Boys

Wow what a night. AMERICAN IDOL started last night with the top 12 boys performing.

So without further ado, here is my review of the night including my thought on each contestant, the song they sang, and my rating.

1. David Hernandez

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: David Hernandez

Song: “Midnight Hour” by Curtis King Band get it on Wilson Pickett - The Essentials: Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour

Thoughts: He was ok. Nothing to get too excited about, but he’ll still be there next week.

Rating: 3/4

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2. Chikezie Eze

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7:  Chikezie Eze

Song: “More Today Than Yesterday” by Spiral Starecase get it on Spiral Starecase - Pop Classics of the 60's - More Today Than Yesterday

Thoughts: BORING!! I fast fowarded it. And Chikezie shut the hell up when the judges are talking to you. Don’t interrupt them when they are criticizing you, just take it and say thank you. I really lose respect for contestants that do that. He’s not making the top 12.

Rating: 1/4

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3. David Cook

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: David Cook

Song: “Happy Together” by The Turtles get it on The Turtles - Happy Together - Happy Together

Thoughts: Loved it! Loved the song, loved the performance. He will be back next week for sure.

Rating: 4/4

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4. Jason Yeager

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Jason Yeager

Song: “Moonriver” by Henri Mancini get it on HENRY MANCINI - The Very Best of Henry Mancini - Midnight, Moonlight & Magic - Moon River

Thoughts: Boring. I fast forwarded it. To be honest, I just don’t care about him. Another one that’s not making it to the top 12.

Rating: 1/4

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5. Robbie Carrico

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Robbie Carrico

Song: “One” by Harry Nilsson get it on Harry Nilsson - Harry Nilsson: Greatest Hits - One

Thoughts: I really like his voice, but the performance was just ok, not great.

Rating: 2/4

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6. David Archuleta

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: David Archuleta

Song: “Shop Around” by The Miracles get it on The Miracles - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Best of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Shop Around

Thoughts: He might be young but the kid has got it. (By the way I wrote this before hearing Simon’s comment). I think he’s going to be sticking around.

Rating: 3/4

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7. Danny Noriega

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Danny Noriega

Song: “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley get it on Elvis Presley - Elvis Rock - Jailhouse Rock

Thoughts: He has a good voice and performance was ok. I do agree with Simon, though, Danny did not do Elvis justice… at all. He’s going to be around next week though.

Rating: 2/4

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8. Luke Menard

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Luke Menard

Song: “Everybody’s Talking” by Harry Nilsson get it on Harry Nilsson - Harry Nilsson: Greatest Hits - Everybody's Talkin'

Thoughts: Wow, that was hard to listen to. Pitch was everywhere. Not good, not good. Probably leaving this week.

Rating: 1/4

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9. Colton Berry

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Colton Berry

Song: “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley get it on Elvis Presley - Elvis #1 Singles - Suspicious Minds

Thoughts: I liked him. It was a pretty good performance, I have to disagree with Simon on that one. I think he has a shot to make it further in the competition, especially if he kills next week.

Rating: 3/4

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10. Garrett Haley

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Garrett Haley

Song: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” by Neil Sedaka get it on Neil Sedaka - The Definitive Collection - Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (Slow)

Thoughts: The choice of song was not the best, it was a little boring, but the voice was good. He’ll probably be there next week.

Rating: 2/4

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11. Jason Castro

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Jason Castro

Song: “Daydream” by The Lovin’ Spoonful get it on The Lovin' Spoonful - The Lovin' Spoonful: Greatest Hits - Daydream

Thoughts: I don’t remember him from before, but look at him making my favorite list after one song. That guy is great!!! Where did he come from? By the way, what is wrong with Randy? Jason was sooo good. One of the best of the night. Thank you Simon for acknowledging it.

Rating: 4/4

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12. Michael Johns

AMERICAN IDOL - Season 7: Michael Johns

Song: “Light My Fire” by The Doors get it on The Doors - The Doors - Light My Fire

Thoughts: Oh Michael Johns, what can I say except that he is my favorite of the guys. His voice is amazing. Definitely making top 12.

Rating: 4/4

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And just because I loved his Bohemian Rhapsody performance, here it is again.

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen get it on Queen - Classic Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

So who do I think is going home?

Luke Menard & Jason Yeager

The best of the night were:

Michael Johns, Jason Castro, & David Cook.