AMERICAN IDOL “Third 12 of 36 Compete” (Top 36 – Group 3) Review

Finally, the third group of 12 performed on AMERICAN IDOL Season 8.

Once again a pretty disappointing night, no one really shined for me. My favorite of the night was Jorge Nuñez. I honestly have no idea which three will go ahead tonight.

Let’s find out how the contestants did:

Von Smith

Von Smith - American Idol

Song: “You’re All I Need to Get By” by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Thoughts: I thought he did pretty good. It was an enjoyable performance.
Judge I agree with the most: Simon

Rating: 3/4

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Taylor Vaifanua

Taylor Vaifanua - American Idol

Song: “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keyes

Thoughts: I was really bored during the performance. And I have to agree with the judges, she really didn’t put any personality into it.
Judge I agree with the most: Kara/Simon

Rating: 2/4

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Alex Wagner

Alex Wagner - American Idol

Song: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” by Elton John

Thoughts: I half liked it and half didn’t. It was a little awkward in parts.
Judge I agree with the most: Paula

Rating: 2.5/4

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Arianna Afsar

Arianna Afsar - American Idol

Song: “he Winner Takes It All” by ABBA

Thoughts: I don’t remember her from Hollywood week, but I actually really liked her (I cannot believe I disagree with Simon on this).
Judge I agree with the most: Paula

Rating: 3/4

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Ju’Not Joyner

Ju'Not Joyner - American Idol

Song: “Hey There Delilah” by Plain White T’s

Thoughts: It was pretty good. I do agree with the judges that he was holding back a little, I wish he had let go a little more.
Judge I agree with the most: Simon

Rating: 3/4

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Kristen McNamara

Kristen McNamara - American Idol

Song: “Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman

Thoughts: Wow, that girl can sing. I really didn’t think she would be that good, but I liked her a lot.
Judge I agree with the most: Kara

Rating: 4/4

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Nathaniel Marshall

Nathaniel Marshall - American Idol

Song: “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf

Thoughts: First of all I love this song, but I don’t think he got what the meaning of it really was. There was absolutely no emotion, I just didn’t get it.
Judge I agree with the most: Simon

Rating: 2/4

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Felicia Barton

Felicia Barton - American Idol

Song: “No One” by Alicia Keys

Thoughts: It started out good, but there was some pitchy moments in there. Overall, she was pretty good, especially for someone that was initially sent home.
Judge I agree with the most: Simon

Rating: 3/4

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Scott MacIntyre

Scott Macintyre - American Idol

Song: “Mandolin Rain” by Bruce Hornsby and the Range

Thoughts: I just didn’t think he was that good. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t that great.
Judge I agree with the most: None

Rating: 2/4

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Kendall Beard

Kendall Beard - American Idol

Song: “This One’s for the Girls” by Martina McBride

Thoughts: It was ok, I enjoyed it. That’s about it.
Judge I agree with the most: Randy

Rating: 3/4

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Jorge Nuñez

Jorge Nunez - American Idol

Song: “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” by Elton John

Thoughts: Wow, that was awesome. He has a really great voice. My favorite of the night.
Judge I agree with the most: Randy

Rating: 4/4

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Lil Rounds

Lil Rounds - American Idol

Song: “Be Without You” by Mary J. Blige

Thoughts: Well, I don’t like that song, so that’s a problem. It was just ok for me. I have to disagree with the judges on that one. Plus I actually find her a little boring (been there done that).
Judge I agree with the most: None

Rating: 3/4

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