It was surprising to me to see Jeremy Rosado sent home last Thursday night on American Idol. The same judges that were so full of praise, after Rosado sang on Wednesday night, sent him home and saved Elise Testone. Shannon Magrane lived to return to next week’s show, after the judges roundly criticized her performance last Wednesday night. Her 16 year old nerves seemed to get the best of her.
There is no doubt that Jessica Sanchez, who showed no signs of being nervous is the singer to beat after the first live show with the final 13. Her rendition of I Will Always Love You was amazing, considering she is only 16 years old. However, you never know what will happen when America votes, as Pia Toscano found out last season. Toscano was thought of as a possible finale night contestant, but went home very early in the competition ahead of less talented singers. The voters can’t seem to learn that nobody is safe, so not voting for your favorite, can be very risky and could send them home prematurely.
The singers at risk to go home this week, unless they have an outstanding performance could be Shannon Magrane, Colton Dixon, Elise Testone and Heejun Han. That is only my opinion, but these singers should all be gone in the next five or six weeks.
Jessica Sanchez mentioned earlier, Phillip Phillips and Joshua Ledet seem to be the strongest singers on American Idol as of today. I have to admit I am partial to Joshua Ledet since he lives less than 10 miles from where we live in Louisiana.
I can see trouble ahead between the judges and Jimmy Iovine, as Iovine criticized the judges sometimes, when giving his opinion.
Hated to see Jeremy Rosado leave the show, since he was one of the nicest contestants in American Idol history, but the judges apparently didn’t think he had a chance of being the next American Idol, so sent him packing and let Elise Testone come back for Final 12 week.