More of the Top 24 men.

It comes from a pretty reliable source (one who spoiled the last two seasons of Canadian Idol flawlessly)…so we’ll just have to see.

Blake Lewis
Brandon Rogers
Chris Sligh
Chris Richardson
Jared “J.L.” Cotter
Jason “Sundance” Head
Philip “Phil” Joel Stacey
Rudy Cardenas
Sanjaya Malakar
Nick Pedro
Paul Kim
AJ Tablado

And my thoughts:
Paul KimPaul Kim is a new name. I dunno. He promotes himself as soul/neo-soul/R&B on his MySpace, but he sounds pretty standard R&B/rap to me…only not particularly distinctive. Nice voice, though. Oh, and nice pecs, too.

Blake LewisBlake Lewis’ MySpace is sporting some new tunes, one of which is a beat-box-off entitled “Qbert vs. BShorty.” I’m sorry, I just can’t get behind an Americal Idol contestant who calls himself “Bshorty.” That’s just wrong, dude. Most of the other tunes feature a whole lot of beatboxing, mixing, some sad little rapping, and a whole lot of eletronically-faded “ooohs” and “ohhhs,” but not a whole lot of BShorty’s…well, voice. And everytime I see him, I think he looks like he should be clutching glowsticks and proclaiming his love for everyone at the rave, in between suckling on his pacifier. That being said, his “Closer to Reason” is quite…entrancing. But I’m not sure I’d want him to win, although he’s already stolen the hearts (and cringe-inducing Photoshopped signature) of Internet tweens.

Sanjaya MalakarPoised to become another tween favorite is Sanjaya Malakar. Adorable, sure, but I suspect he doesn’t have as much control over his high-pitched teenage voice as he displayed during his audition, and I predict a quick exit for him a la last year’s heartthrobs David Radford and Will Makar.

Chris SlighCheck out some Chris Sligh tunes over at his band’s MySpace. I think he sounds better and stronger than he did during the auditions. And I want him to go far for two other reasons — he’s different, and Katharine McPhee insulted him all high-school popular girl style (“Um, you know, I don’t want to be mean, but…”). And his photo proves that you don’t have to look like McPhee to rock the come-hither look. Go ‘head, Sligh!

Sundance HeadSundance Head is still my pick to win it all, and I have to say, I respect the guy for not having a MySpace or any other kind of official website. Interesting that we know nothing about him other than his father’s history as a performer. Could he — GASP! — actually earn his standing this season based on vocals alone?

Phil StaceyPhil Stacey is also laying low on the net, with a personal MySpace, but no music posted on it. Check out the pic, though — those are some blue, blue eyes.

Brandon RogersFormer back-up singer Brandon Rogers could light up the Vegas Strip with his smile, but I find his singing just too indistinctive to carry him very far in the competition. Rudy Cardenas was another one I wasn’t too crazy about; too many men this season have the boyband sound about them. Nick Pedro…he was the guy who made it to Hollywood last year, butchered the words to a group song, and then voluntarily withdrew, no? Between him and Gina Glocksen, this show is turning into Last Ditch Effort Idol. Newbie to the list AJ Tabaldo is more R&B (gee, do you think they’re gunning for a male R&B artist to win this year?), but I’m not flipping out over him. And honestly, I don’t even remember Chris Richardson at this point.


5 Responses to “More of the Top 24 men.”

  1. 1 AmyH February 5, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    All right. Since I don’t keep up with all things Idol – what did that bitch say about Sligh? I could probably guess, but …

  2. 2 idolicious February 5, 2007 at 6:40 pm

    In typical Katharine fashion, she cringed at his physical appearance, then backhandedly complimented him by saying that people will “get behind” his “goofy” image. Not because, y’know, he can actually sing. And not, y’know, as if people voted for her breasts or her smile instead of her screechy voice.

    Here’s the link to the interview (there’s a segment about the auditions before you get to Kat):

  3. 3 Penny February 6, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    I wish Kat McPhee would just go away. I liked Chris Sligh a lot and hope he does well. Face it, not all of us can be cookie cutter beauties. I think SHE looks like she had plastic surgery.

    Chris is fine with who he is, and that to me is attractive.

  4. 4 Alyssa Hill February 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Nick Pedro should win American Idol! He is the best singer of all the guys. If he doesn’t win American Idol I will be shocked!

  5. 5 Alyssa Hill February 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Nick Pedro is also very HOT!

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