Starting today, it’s “in” or “out” for the most part until the live shows. I’ll start with my new power rankings top 25, and then I’ll list the rest of the audition show performers.
25- Nick Fink, 19- He’s out, while his girlfriend Jacqueline Dunford, 21 is still in. This surprised me a little bit, but it won’t matter. She will be gone soon herself.
24- Victoria Huggins, 16- Out, despite singing well. If anyone from the early rejects can be counted on to move on from here and be a success, I’ll put my money on this kid. She’s all that and a can of Spam. She has to finish High School first.
23- Brittany Mazur, 21- I didn’t see her, so I don’t know.
22- Brett Loewenstern, 16- In, but maybe a little bit shaky tonight. I still like him a lot.
21- Jacee Badeaux, 15- In, and still waiting for puberty. I will move him up some in the rankings. I’d guess that he has at least a 50-50 shot to make the live shows, now that I know that his voice is still there. The kid can really sing.
20- Tiwan Strong, 29- Not sure.
19- Scotty McCreery, 16- In, but he can’t keep singing the same song over and over if he wants to be taken seriously as a contender.
18- Melinda Ademi, 16– I didn’t see her. Yes, I would have noticed. She looks like she could be Kim Kardashion’s kid sister.
17- Molly DeWolf Swensen, 22- She’s in, but she dropped the Swensen from her name. She is Molly DeWolf now, according to Ryan.
16- Jerome Bell, 27- In, and he repeated his audition song. Ok, what else do you have?
15- Jimmy Allen, 25- I didn’t see him.
14- Jackie Wilson, 28- In, repeated her audition song.
13- John Wayne Schultz, 23- They showed him walking out with a smile, but I’m not sure if he’s in or out.
12- Chris Medina, 26- In, but a shaky “in”. He didn’t sing that well.
11- Sara Sellers, 28- Out, and they didn’t air her singing.
10- Thia Megia, 15- In. She had a pronounced accent this time out, which I didn’t notice in her audition.
9- Paul McDonald, 25- In, not aired.
8- Kenzie Palmer, 15- In, not aired.
7-Scott Dangerfield, 22- No clue, he wasn’t mentioned.
6- Stefano Langone, 21- In, not aired
5-James Durbin, 21- In, and impressive. His largest obstacle will probably be the constant Adam comparisons. He even looks like Adam a little.
4-Casey Abrams, 19- In, and amazing. He is almost a lock to make the live shows unless he pulls a major boner.
3-Lauren Alaina, 15- In, but not THAT impressive. She might drop a couple of spots in the rankings, but I am still high on her.
2- Paris Tassin, 23- In, but shaky. She will drop several spots. She was wildly out of tune on her glory run. I almost expected her to get bounced despite her lofty status; she was that bad.
1- Robbie Rosen, 16- In, impressive, and still the one to beat.
Here are the rest of the singers who they aired in the audition rounds:
Rachel Zevita, 22– In. She will jump into the lower part of the power rankings that I send out this weekend.
Caleb Hawley, 25– No idea. He was the screamer from the first show.
Tiffany Rios, 21– In, mostly because J-Lo thinks she is fun. She ain’t making the live shows, but expect more drama.
Ashley Sullivan, 25– In, and crying so much I’m worried that she will just melt completely. She only weighs around 90 pounds as it is.
Devyn Rush, 20– Out. She was the singing waitress.
Briell Von Hugel, 16– I didn’t see her.
Jordan Dorsey, 21- I think I saw him celebrating, but I’m not sure.
Jovany Barreto, 23– I didn’t see him.
Jacquelyn Dupree, 24- Out.
Emma Henry, 15– I’m not sure. I saw her, but I didn’t see if she made it or not. I’ll have to look again.
Naima Adedapo, 25– In, and she looked much better this time. She is the chick with African features and blue eyes. I really would have liked to have heard her. She might shoot up in the rankings if she makes it past group night.
Haley Reinhart, 18– No idea.
Steve Beghun, 27– Out, with class. I thought he sounded good.
Alyson Jados, 26– Out. She fumbled her song.
Rob Bolin, 23– In, but I don’t know why. He had no energy at all.
Chelsee Oaks, 23– In, and she sang fairly well, but she ain’t making it to the live shows.
Stormi Henley, 19– Out. “Miss” something or other; her voice was just too weak.
Adrienne Beasley, 22– In, I think. I saw someone who looks like her make it through, anyway.
Danny Pate, 23– Didn’t see him.
Matt Dillard, 27– Didn’t see him, but I assume that he’s out.
Corey Levoy, 21– In (he went out after Group Night according to one of his recent videos)
Hollie Cavanagh, 17– In. She was the tiny little girl who cried at her audition. She has a ton of voice, but at this point she’s just a belter.
Courtney Penry, 17– Out, I think. A girl that looks like her said that she was out.
Shauntel Campos, 24– No idea.
Alex Carr, 26– No idea.
Caleb Johnson, 19– No idea. These last three were in a shared montage during the audition rounds. No air tonight most likely means that they are all out, but I can’t assume it.
Janelle Arthur, 20– Not aired. She is the singer who sings with her parking break on.
The Guiterrez brothers- Both in. I’ll list them separately as soon as Idol does.
Karen Rodriguez, 21– I didn’t see her. (Youtube audition from LA)
Brittany Mazur, 21– Not aired.
Lara Johnston, 20– Not aired.
Matthew Nuss, 25– Not aired. These last three were in a shared montage as well. It’s long odds that we’ll see any of them again, but you never know.
Clint Jun Gamboa, 26– In. I like this kid more and more, but he didn’t sing on air.
Julie Zorrilla, 20– In. Frosting girl wasn’t aired.
Emily Ann Reed, 26– In. They didn’t show her singing, but they showed her telling her car to go to Hollywood.