TweetSo the American Idol kids stopped by Memphis, Tennessee last Saturday, July 26 and for those of you who weren’t able to see it, I have here some pictures of the show from Bailee of the Idol Forums along with a short recap.
Matt Giraud sang “Tell Her About It” with Scott MacIntyre and the performance was said to be far better than those in previous shows. Aside from the duet, he also sang “Hard to Handle”, “Georgia”, and “You Found Me.” Matt is quite the showman and despite doing similar moves in every show (based on the YouTube videos), the performance still felt authentic.
Megan Joy Corkrey sounded much better than expected. It seems that she went through some vocal coaching before the live performance because she sang better than she did in the competition – didn’t go off-key and showed good range. Those who saw her live last weekend were all pleasantly surprised. Looks like she’s turning out to be more than just a pretty face after all.
Allison Iraheta was said to have so much energy and stage presence for such a tiny person. She’s definitely not like most teenage performers out there. She’s got a certain maturity that Hannah Montana doesn’t have, and I think the raspy quality of her voice adds to that. Hopefully she’ll have a long career ahead of her.
Scott wasn’t really many people’s favorite during the show but it seems that he lost the stiff, robotic quality that characterized his performances. He sang “Bend and Break” fairly well and it appears that he had some vocal coaching. His rendition of “A Thousand Miles” was also said to be very good – he’s a fine piano player and his singing seems to have definitely come around.
Last but definitely not the least, Anoop. I’m not sure if he has what it takes to get a mainstream career but he has such a velvety voice perfect for ballads. I’m not sure anyone would want to go to a show full of ballads though. His performance of “Mad”, “Beggin’”, “Always on My Mind”, and “My Prerogative” were said to be impressive – even his dancing was almost up to par with Adam’s.