I loved American Idol . . . and tolerated it this year after Simon left. Now that he’s back on TV with The X Factor, talent shows feel fresh again. Tonight they narrowed down the top 16 (well, 17) and I thought I’d tell you who favorites are based on what we’ve seen so far.
GIRLS (Mentored by Simon Cowell): Rachel Crow – she’s perky, fun, and young . . . but when she performs a more serious song, she transforms into a mature vocalist who seems to understand the lyrics better than girls twice her age. I like her.
BOYS (Mentored by LA Reid): Chris Rene – he has the best story and so long as he doesn’t blow it and stays sober, he should do good. The little rapper kid needs knocked down a few pegs and I can’t wait for LA to tell him whats up during mentoring when the kid gets too cocky.
OVER 30’s (Mentored by Nicole Scherzinger): Josh Krajcik – he has the Joe Cocker thing going, he’s unassuming and likable, and I think he has a nice chance in this category mostly because I find two of the other contestants to be unlikeable. LeRoy Bell is my second choice.
GROUPS (Mentored by Paula Abdul): The Brewer Boys – Of the remaining groups, they are the only ones than actually sing consistently well and have a good musical sensibility. If Paula can mentor them into PERFORMERS instead of just singers they’ll do great.
Who are your favorites? Post them in the comment section!