During Tuesday’s episode, 72 hopefuls performed with a band, backup singers and instruments.
Some of the contestants, including Joanna Pacitti and Casey Carlson, flubbed the lyrics. Stephen Fowler also forgot the words - twice. That didn’t seem to matter though because they made it, along with such hopefuls as oil rig worker Michael Sarver, mother-of-three Lil Rounds, over-the-top comedian Nick Mitchell and blind pianist Scott MacIntyre.
Adam Lambert was among the American Idol hopefuls who gave the judges something to believe in during the final round of Hollywood Week.
This musician got started at an early age, as his father was a DJ that introduced him to various types of music. He sang Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for his audition and has spent time in a production of the play Wicked. Adam has the power, texture and attitude of greats like Freddy Mercury, Robert Plant, Steve Perry and Michael Jackson as well as high, show-stopping vocal gymnastics to rival the likes of Aguilera or LaBelle. To fans and, why not, judges, he’s a breath of fresh American Idol air.
Lambert, the theater actor who wowed the judges with a stripped down version of Cher’s “Believe,” was one of the contestants put through to the next stage of competition on the Fox singing contest.
Adam Lambert, the emotional Del Toro and the others performed at the “judges’ mansion” during Wednesday’s episode, in which the 36 semifinalists have been officially revealed. All 36 contestants will perform on the live shows starting with the first 12 on Tuesday, February 17th 2009.
Check out the official American Idol 2009 Top 36 Contestants: Anoop Desai, Von Smith, Alex Wagner Thugman, Adam Lambert, Taylor Vaifanua, Jasmine Murray, Arianna Afsar, Casey Carlson, Megan Corkery, Mishavonna Henson, Stevie Wright, Joanna Pacitti, Kendall Beard, Kristen McNamara, Alexis Grace, Scott MacIntyre, Lil Rounds, Jessica Langseth, Allison Iraheta, Danny Gokey, Ricky Braddy, Matt Giraud, Junot Joyner, Brent Keith Smith, Stephen Fowler, Nick Mitchell, Jackie Thon, Tatiana Del Toro, Nate Marshall, Jeanine Vailes, Kai Kalama, Ann Marie Boskovich, Kris Allen, Matt Breitzke, Michael Sarver.
Among those who have been eliminated from the contest are rapping college student India Morrison who sang Disturbia by Rihanna and Michael Castro, the little brother of last season’s fourth-place finisher, Jason Castro. Leneshe Young, who sang Love Song by Sara Bareilles and Kaylan Lloyd who sang I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys didn’t make the cut either.
This entry was posted on Friday, February 13th, 2009 at 7:07 pm and is filed under Americal Idol.