This evening “American Idol” contestants are performing for the American audience with the viewers holding the fate of the performers in their hands for the first time this season. American Idol judges have narrowed the competition down to 24 contestants; twelve men and twelve women.
Tonight all twelve men will perform from 8PM Eastern to 930PM and the women will perform Wednesday evening during the same time slot. The American viewers will be able to cast votes throughout the viewing, and Thursday night, from 8PM to 10PM, fans will be able to see the first results of their voting.
This season Idol fans will have other options for voting for their favorites. No longer will texting on your phone be the only way to make your voice heard. Idol has gone “social” and made Facebook online voting an option for participating in the fates of the last 24 competitors.
For those fans that can’t wait to see what some of the guys are performing tonight, the “American Idol” website has listed some spoiler information that might help you uber fans get your fix.
Now, for this writer’s personal opinion on this season of “American Idol”, I’ve never been a fan of the show and out of all the seasons I may have watched a total of three episodes. However, this season I am hooked on “the Idol”. I’ve seen every episode, other than the New Orleans auditions, and I am very impressed with the talent displayed this season.
American Idol hosts a unique mixture of participants this season with a few original act performers that break the mold of “Pop Rock” we’ve seen in the past, even playing up to the cowboy in you with the young and surprisingly low bass voiced Scotty McCreery.
“James Durbin” is a name that just rolls off the tongue, but as a performer diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome, it’s amazing that this young man can belt out tunes that have Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler, saying that he sang one of Aerosmith’s songs better than Steven himself.
Although I can’t take the time to mention every talent by name in this article, I can’t close without naming one talent that has surprised judges, viewers and this writer alike. With his crazy antics and even crazier talent, “Casey Abrams” is a name that I’m sure that we’ll see through to the end of this competition if talent is what the American fans are looking for in these contestants.