Review: AMERICAN IDOL – “Top 12 Girls”

So last the girls were performing and as the Top 12 took the stage on AMERICAN IDOL season 7, I have to say that the night was not as good as the boys’ night. By they end of it, I was pretty bored. So far, I don’t really think anybody stands out to me, although there were some good performances.

So what did I think of each contestant? Read my review of the night below which includes my thoughts on each contestants, the song they sang, and my rating.

1. Kristy Lee Cook

AMERICAN IDOL Season 7 - Kristy Lee Cook

Song: “Rescue Me” by Fontella Bass get it on Fontella Bass - Chess Soul: A Decade of Chicago's Finest - Rescue Me

Thoughts: That was pretty bad and boring. I agree with what Simon said. If she doesn’t step up, she won’t make it.

Rating: 2/4

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2. Joanne Borgella

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Song: “I Say A Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin get it on Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now - I Say a Little Prayer

Thoughts: Well, I didn’t really like. I don’t think the song suited her voice. Probably won’t make it to top 12.

Rating: 2/4

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3. Alaina Whitaker

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

Thoughts: Damn the girl can sing. The first one of the night that actually made me pay attention.

Rating: 3/4

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4. Amanda Overmyer

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Song: “Baby, Please Don’t Go” by Van Morrison get it on
Van Morrison with Them - Van Morrison - The Movie Hits - Baby Please Don't Go

Thoughts: I have liked her since the auditions, but I’m not sure the choice of song was the best. She is still one of my favorites.

Rating: 2/4

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5. Amy Davis

AMERICAN IDOL Season 7 - Amy Davis

Song: “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis get it on Connie Francis - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Connie Francis - Where the Boys Are

Thoughts: Pretty bad. It was hard to listen to. I don’t think she will be here next week.

Rating: 1/4

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6. Brooke White

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

Thoughts: My favorite of the night so far. I really didn’t expect to like her that much, but it was great. She has such a sweet voice, I think she has a shot to make it to the top 12.

Rating: 4/4

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7. Alexandréa Lushington

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Song: “Spinning Wheel” by Blood, Sweat & Tears get it on Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears - Spinning Wheel

Thoughts: That girl is a performer. I liked it, it was really good. I am so shocked Simon didn’t like it.

Rating: 3/4

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8. Kady Malloy

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Song: “Groovy Kind of Love” by The Mindbenders get it on The Mindbenders - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders - A Groovy Kind of Love

Thoughts: Ok so I had high hopes for Kady Malloy but I don’t think she just hit it quite right. I still like her and want to see more, but that was not a great performance.

Rating: 2/4

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9. Asia’h Epperson

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Song: “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin get it on Janis Joplin - Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits - Piece of My Heart

Thoughts: I really liked her performance. Asia’h is going to be sticking around this week.

Rating: 3/4

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10. Ramiele Malubay

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Song: “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by get it on Dusty Springfield - 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Dusty Springfield - You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Thoughts: Wow, she is amazing! She is absolutely making the top 12.

Rating: 4/4

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11. Syesha Mercado

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Song: “Tobacco Road” by David Lee Roth get it on David Lee Roth - Eat 'Em and Smile - Tobacco Road

Thoughts: Syesha is now one of my favorites. That was a great performance.

Rating: 4/4

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12. Carly Smithson

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Song: “The Shadow of Your Smile” by Tony Bennett get it on Tony Bennett - The Ultimate Tony Bennett - The Shadow of Your Smile (Love Theme from "The Sandpiper")

Thoughts: The vocals were really nice and Carly can definitely sing, but I have to admit, after 2 hours of the show, I was kind of bored by the song.

Rating: 3/4

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My favorites were: Brooke White, Ramiele Malubay, and Syesha Mercado

Who’s going home? I would say Amy Davis and Kristy Lee Cook (or maybe Joanne Borgella)