American Idol’s first group of top 36 contestants to compete for America’s votes turned in a mixed bag of performances. My top three favorites were Danny Gokey, who turned in the best performance of the evening. He has a soulful voice and a great range. Alexis Grace turned in a powerful performance and was compared to Kelly Clarkson by the judges. I think she even has more talent than our first American idol. The surprise of the night to me was Ricky Braddy, who was not featured during the first weeks of Idol, but has one of the best male voices. Simon complained that he did not have star quality. However with a voice like that, we know how the idol machine can change all that. Remember Jennifer Hudson and Clay Aiken?
I was absolutely disappointed with Anoop Desai and Stephen Fowler’s performance. They really blew the chance to really wow America. They have to rely on their existing fan base to get them to the next round.
Why is Tatiana Nicole Del Toro still on the show? She is plain wierd.
Now we will need to see what Group 2 delivers to us.