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American Idol Top 6 – Season 11 – iTunes Studio Recording Review

Here are my reviews for American Idol Top 6 Season 11 iTunes Studio Recordings.

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The reviews:

Hollie Cavanagh – Save Me

This was very good. A good song choice from Hollie – it fits her singing style and voice. Basically, she should sing simple melodies that don’t put a strain on her.

Rating: 3/5

Watch Hollie’s live peformance

Skylar Laine – The Show Must Go On

Skylar can pretty much sing anything. She’s definitely going to record at the end of this win or lose. And I think country music fans will get behind her. I didn’t think I would appreciate nasally singing, but Skylar is making it happen, LOL.

Rating: 4/5

Watch Skylar’s live performance

Joshua Ledet – Crazy Little Thing Called Love

This started out with restraint, then he let go. Omigosh, I think Joshua is finally getting it! Has he been reading my reviews??? Are you Joshua? This was good.

Rating: 3/5

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Phillip Phillips – Fat Bottomed Girls

This was surprisingly good! I know a lot of people really hate Phillip, but this is not bad at all. I really liked it. He’s an acquired taste – and for fans who have tasted the sweet ambrosia nectar, it tastes good!

Rating: 3/5

Watch Phillip’s live performance

Jessica Sanchez – Bohemian Rhapsody

Gah. She takes on one of the most iconic songs of Queen and applies her heartless singing to it. How can we fix her? I’m at a loss. This was so dry, I couldn’t believe this song could actually be boring.

Rating: 3/5

Watch Jessica’s live performance

Elise Testone – I Want It All

Elise sounds great on this. Good job. Unfortunately, this only proves how she has no versatility in music. Not all songs of this type fits her, and she’s lucky this one did. Just a good combination for this one. Again, she needs a simple melody in her vocal sweet spot.

Rating: 4/5

Watch Elise’s live performance

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Hollie Cavanagh – The Climb

Not the best cover of this song, but Hollie gives a decent effort. Her best track of the season. Good job!

Rating: 4/5

Watch Hollie’s live performance

Skylar Laine – Tattoos On This Town

This was so good! Skylar is so ready. She’s an authentic country singer and she delivers every week.

Rating: 5/5

Watch Skylar’s live performance

Joshua Ledet – Ready for Love

Bravo. See? Who’s the man? Restraint, restraint, restraint is win, win, win for Joshua. Excellent song choice. Joshua’s “Summertime.”

Rating: 5/5

Watch Joshua’s live performance

Phillip Phillips – The Stone

Perfect.

Rating: 5/5

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Jessica Sanchez – Dance With My Father

Personally, it’s evident that this 16-year-old does not have the depth to tackle one of the greatest songs of Luther Vandross. I love this song too much to continue with this critique.

Rating: 3/5

Watch Jessica’s live performance

Elise Testone – Bold As Love

So this is one of those songs that Elise thinks might be good for her — and on paper might be good for her — but again, it isn’t. Parts of this just didn’t work for me, specially when she was speak-singing. The ad-libs were mediocre in my opinion.

Rating: 3/5

Watch Elise’s live performance

American Idol Top 6  Season 11  iTunes Studio Recording Review

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