May 25, 2011

American Idol's Youngest Finalist Perform

The end has finally come to what has been my favorite season of American Idol ever.  This MIGHT have a little something to do with the fact that my 2 favorites from the very beginning are in the finale.
This week Lauren and Scotty each sang three songs.  First they did their favorites song from the season, then their musical idols chose their songs. Scotty's song was picked by George Strait and Carrie Underwood chose for Lauren.  And finally they each sang the song that will be their first single if they win. Because I love the both, and the judges did no critiques after the individual performances, I ended up with very little to say about the final 2.  I honestly cannot pick a personal favorite and can't wait to see wins.  I loved watching the two of them after all three performances, you could tell Scotty whispered something to Lauren to the effect that she won.  They are so cute together.  I don't know what to make of the rumors of them dating but they sure are cute together because they are both so darn sweet! 

No matter which one wins, I am confident that they will both go on to do great things on the country charts!! 

Lauren Alaina

First Song: "Flat On The Floor"
Lauren did a great job with this song again.  I really like her in this feel of song.  I LOVE Miranda Lambert and I think she is a lot like her sound wise.

Second Song: "Baby It Was Memphis"
I think she did a great job with this one.  I thought it was a little different from what she had been picking but I thought she sounded great.  I was not a fan of this outfit though.  Those short skirts make me think of Toddlers and Tiaras.

Third Song: "Like My Mother Does"
Just hearing the title of this song made me start to tear up.  I don't know if it was overly emotional or if there were sound issues but there were times where it was very hard for me to understand the words she was singing.  But I do really like the song and can see it being a HUGE hit!!

Scotty McCreery

First Song: "Gone"
I thought he did a good job but for some reason it didn't strike me as much as it did the first time he did it.
Second Song:"Check Yes or No"
I LOVED Scotty doing this song.   I really love this song and I thought he did great with it.  

Third Song: "I Love You This Big"
I loved that this song actually fit him.  As much as I love when he sings ANYTHING, sometimes he's clearly too young to really understand the feelings behind some of the songs he's done.  While I don't personally know if he's ever actually been in love, at least the possibility is there that he could truly understand the emotion of this song.  I think he did a great job with it.  I don't usually 'feel' songs when I hear them for the first time but I really liked this one.

Photos courtesy of American Idol online.

1 comment:

  1. I thought the judges were very obviously pushing that Lauren should win. I don't think they should have given an opinion one way or the other, but I'm fine with either of those two kids winning.


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