American Idol Season 12 Review “Finalists Compete”

Only two weeks from the “American Idol” finale and darned if the four remaining girls aren’t soft-pedaling it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, some of the performances were pleasant enough, but it was all a bit lax to be this close to the finish line. It’s almost as if they’re trying not to outshine each other on purpose, as some sort of weird show of solidarity. The first round revolved around songs from 2013, so the opportunity to keep it current was firmly in place. Well, you’d never know that from listening to these songs, let me tell you. I didn’t dislike Angie’s take on Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” She certainly made it her own, and stuck to her strengths by playing the piano, but the fact is, it’s just not that interesting of a song in the first place, and without the atmospheric electronics that give the song more of an ebb and flow, it really exposes how truly static the song truly is. READ MORE...

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