After a two-week break, American idol returned on Sunday and began with the most anti-climate resolution on the smallest tense staircase in television history: when host Ryan Seacrest announced that last season’s runner-up, Arthur Gunn, had won the Return round and secured a place in this Top 10. of the season. Yes, that wasn’t exactly the scale of “Who Shot JR?” Proportions. But if I can make another one Dallas Reference here, manufacturers really need to consider a cold opening next week Idol a show with a scene of Bobby Ewing sitting in the shower, assuring furious viewers that the controversial result of the first seven weeks of this week is just a bad dream.
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So, this leads us to this week – when Arthur, as expected, joined the top nine for this season. These nine singers did not greet him with open arms, and not only because of the protocols for social distancing. Idol scene. Of course, no one could accuse Arthur of taking the opportunity to finally appear on this stage instead of in his living room. But no one could accuse the Season 19 runners of resenting that he actually stole a seat from the singer, who would probably be in the top 10 under normal circumstances, Ava August. Arthur even looked a little guilty and bitter, as if he didn’t want to look too solemn as he sat with his sullen new stars on the set’s sofas. And the situation became even more uncomfortable at the end of the evening, when Arthur was voted to the top seven – thus taking the place of Deschawn Goncalves, Alice Ray or Cassandra Coleman, who all returned home after showing excellent Disney performances.
Twitter was no the happiest place online after this controversial outcome. And viewers didn’t seem to agree with Judge Katy Perry, who was prepared for the themed episode on Tinkerbell’s Sunday cosplay, that it was “the best night of the year!” (And that was unfortunate, because I’d actually say that was Disney’s best night since the series moved to ABC.)
Again, that reaction was no Arthur’s fault (it’s the fault of the producers who thought it was “the biggest shake-up in Idol history ”was such a fabulous idea in the first place). And Arthur’s “bright and hopeful,” Mumfordian takes over Coco the song “Remember Me”, full of spirited horns and backup gospel singers, was a lot, a lot better than his called return to “Iris” – Katie even said that “Remember Me” is one of the most memorable performances sometime. It was definitely a reminder of why I liked it so much last year. Perhaps it was wise and strategic for Arthur to wait to do something like this for the first 10 weeks, as he probably knew he could go through the round of return for any assortment from season 18 without having to lose his best material. .
But I still think it’s a situation to get lost in. As much as I came in for Arthur last year (I still don’t understand why 19 Recordings didn’t sign him when other players from his season like Francisco Martin and Dylan James made record deals), I don’t think he’ll make the first two again this season – especially since his progress has already caused so much outrage among fans. So, Arthur will probably go home next week – something like that Idol a drop, with his Wikipedia page already invoicing him as a “Finalist of the Top Seven Seasons” instead of “Runner-up for Season 18.” In the meantime, we had to say goodbye to three athletes who had worked hard throughout the season – this season – to win their seats, and had given some of theirs best performances for this week.
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But so far, six riders from this season are still in progress and one of them will probably be the next American Idol. These were their Disney performances from Sunday night:
Caleb Kennedy, “Real Gone” (by Cars)
This quick Cheryl Crow tune was an exciting start to the show, but it wasn’t exactly a magical classic Disney performance. But maybe Disney’s magical, classic performances aren’t what it is most Idol viewers even want it now, as they haven’t voted for Deschaun’s classy and jazz “When You Want a Star”, Princess Alice’s “Desire is a Dream Your Heart Makes”, or the Greek goddess of Cassandra Hercules song. Personally, I would like to see Caleb make covers that have as much sand and gravity as his originals, and I was annoyed when the constantly cheerful judge Lionel Richie offered him to smile more. But Katie loved Caleb’s “contagious energy” and thought “the song choice was really great,” and I think the songwriter Caleb introduced himself as Caleb’s performer.
Willie Spence, The Circle of Life (by Lion King)
“The Circle of Life” was a huge moment for Jennifer Hudson in Season 3 (although J. Hood returned home in shock this week, her version is still considered one of the greatest Idol performances of all times). So, the bar was set high here. And of course, Willie reached him. He is the best winner of the season and while some riders who start a strong plateau to the semifinals, Willie just keeps rising. While he can throw a few crooked balls over the next few weeks, this is his race to lose – but at Disney Night he was wise to stay in the ballad band. “You just have magic, my friend.” When you hit those big notes, man, those are the best things in the world, ”said enthusiastic Judge Luke Brian. “I love what he did. The arrangement was brilliant and magnificent. … It was truly spiritual. “I’m glad to see you sing again,” Katie said. I’m excited too.
Casey Bishop, “When She Loved Me” (by Toy History 2)
I thought Casey was mixing it up, but I wish she’d kept it a little little of her signed rock sounds intact instead of removing everything back. It’s not like I expected her to cover a Halyx song, although that would be great. (Fun fact: Halyx was a gleam of sci-fi rockers, also known as “Star Wars Cantina Band Meets KISS,” which played a residence in a secret amphitheater under Disneyland’s Space Mountain for a glorious summer in 1981. Yes, that happened.) But Casey was a little Stepford here; I missed the raw fire. However, it seems that the judges did not miss it. Katie loved the “complex” transformation, and Casey’s biggest fan on the panel, Luke, said, “I just believe you’re a superstar in the making.” … I don’t know if I’ve had such tingles for four years from this show. “
Chayce Beckham, “Baby Mine” (by Dumbo)
OK, this is what I wish Casey had done. Rocker Chase, essentially David Cook from Season 19, played his own spin of the sweet, heartfelt lullaby, roughly processing it with a steel guitar (which Luke greatly appreciated), folk acoustic jingling, and a raw, urgent, avid delivery. Chayce will be Arthur’s most direct race this season or vice versa. Luke called it a “really retro great country moment,” and Katie compared it to Goo Goo Dolls, which was obviously a compliment.
Hunter Mets, “You’ll Be in My Heart.” Tarzan)
This performance was hippied as a kind of return to Hunter, after he waved his lyrics for the first 12 weeks and melted on stage. But there was really nothing to “come back from,” because that was Hunter’s best performance, and he was unnecessary. This week I felt he was holding back, seemingly afraid of losing control again, but when he finally relaxed, he approached the grandeur of Slow Fall. Lionel said, “Yes, It is what was I waiting for. The thing you were most afraid of was becoming emotional, and just by becoming emotional, you heard the crowd [cheer]. And that’s what it’s about. Luke remarked, “When you started, I felt like you really, really didn’t want to go there. And now that you go there, it works, it gets reactions and it takes the song to higher places. Your voice is so recognizable. When you expand the range. and do it, it will just make you more indisputable. “
Grace Kinstler, in the Unknown ”(by Frozen 2)
Grace has been criticized for endlessly and repeatedly ignoring judges’ advice to sing great, eternal ballads; even in the top 12 of the Oscar-themed week, she bizarrely joined Farrell Williams’ Boppy “Happy,” instead of a more appropriate James Bond theme or Diane Warren’s ballad. But this week, Grace finally gave the judges and fans what they craved, with a spectacular tour that showed all her strengths. It was a great end to the show, which won a standing ovation from the panel. “Oh, my goddess, Grace. It was as if he had a magic wand. … The whole room was controlled by your voice, ”Katie exclaimed. “You walked to the microphone with a look in your eye like ‘I’m about to kill this.’ And there was never any doubt. “You had the tiger’s eye,” Luke said. “Just do it. That’s all you have to do, “Lionel advised.
Additional note: This week’s mentor was “the only John Stamos” (these were Ryan’s words), apparently because he “participated in the Disney + sports drama Big shotAnd as a “self-confessed Disney fanatic,” he described Uncle Jesse as “no one better to help bring some Disney magic to Idol Fun. “Arthur climbed to the top seven, completely ignoring John’s advice, but whatever. The episode for next Sunday will be about Coldplay, with the actual members of Coldplay (literally no one is better for the job) mentor of the first seven. It seems that the Coldplay catalog may favor types of singers and composers like Chayce, Hunter and, yes, Arthur (and I’d really like to see what Cassandra could do), but hopefully this episode will contain a lot of nice anthems for the weekend. I’ll see you then.
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