I know this thread is somewhat late but who have you been wanting to win , or is your favorite. (if you watch it) Also to some people who dont watch it here are some of the artists that are really good some have been voted off some are staying, and there are some staying completely because of looks
I personally don't care for American Idol. If I ever watch it, I will watch the start where they show all the bad singers. I never watch it at the end because well... I don't like modern music, let alone adding pointless drama to it.
As with pretty much all the talent shows, I wait until stuff is on youtube. That way I can skip all the crap and just watch the performances themselves. Then it's not bad, at least for those rare moments where you have that wow moment if someone REALLY good enters the stage. Cas Haley and Eli Mattson were two awesome examples in the past years. They, as the Hoff likes to state so frequently, blew me away. But the drama and blahblah around it? Just utterly bad and ridiculous. Wouldn't care much if I had to bear that to get to the performances.
I feel that Siobhan should win, but Crystal is pretty good too. None of the guys were really impressive to me which is a complete opposite of last year. Last year none of the girls were remarkable...and then you had Kris and Adam with the guys. Maybe Crystal and Siobhan in the finals. Would be awesome.
Mh, I just watched the videos you linked (as a german, I wasn't aware that a new season was on until this thread), and I have to say that all of them were quite boring. None of them was really bad or close to it, but with two exceptions it was all very common, and also mostly rather shallow voices. Nothing special and outstanding in any way.
The two exceptions were Michael Lynche, since he has what I love so much about black voices. That... uhm... blackness? Very nice, but among those sharing the blessing of having such a voice it is still average. The other one is Didi Benami. She has that particular "fresh openness" - hard to describe. Some formants in the upper range that just make her sound very likable and beautiful. But again, as far as technique goes, also nothing outstanding. But pleasant to listen to. And she for sure is quite a cutie, although a whole lot too skinny. But this show isn't about looks in the end . A honorable mention goes to Crystal Bowersox, mostly for authenticity.
The biggest let down was Lee Dewyze. I mean... what the hell? Squeeky mumbling is not what I consider good singing, as much likability he might have (not for me, but it seems I differ from the majority here). He seems rather one dimensional in his voice, and even in that dimension it isn't good. I'd go so far to say even below average.
But maybe I'm a bit too much in the place of a musician here, since likability and looks and performance don't mean that much to me. It's voice and technique and richness in tone I need to hear, not someone I can like or would like to watch - these don't seem to be the key points for the average audience, and as such my POV isn't really representative if you go for "how much can we sell of that?", as opposed to "is it good music?", of which the latter seems to be of very low concern in popular culture nowadays anyway.
I to think Micheal Lynche is one of the best, alot of them are slightly boring, but yes he and siobhan are the best male and female singers in my opinion. Didi in my opinion was kind of boring but still likable.