I thought that the first two weeks of the top 24 were quite underwhelming and a bit disappointing....but, then I thought about the fact that this show has produced some really big names through the years....and the pressures on these kids must be overwhelming as they realize how really important this show can be to their careers!
That being said, there are four standouts in my opinion:
Siobhan Magnus...I love this quirky (!) girl's voice. She is unique and extremely talented and doesn't seem to take herself too seriously.
Lilly Scott...I think that she is another unique singer who truly has her own style. I look forward to hearing more from her in the weeks ahead.
Lee Dewyze...he has a soulful quality to his voice that appeals to me and I get the feeling that he has no idea how incredibly talented he is...which is kind of nice to see.
Andrew Garcia...I think that he has made some bad song choices so far...but, I loved his voice during the auditions week. I am hoping that he gets a chance to show what he really can do.
The judges this year have been a little contradictory, leaving the contestants (and viewers)somewhat confused as far as what they are wanting. Ellen took a little time to grow on me as a judge, Cara seems to be making more sense than any of them (which is a bit frightening), and Simon continues to be full of his usual brusqueness. Randy is....just "Randy".
All in all, I continue to tune in each week as I, once again, become an "Idol Groupie".
(oops...I forgot about Crystal Bowersox....she's pretty amazing....so, add her to my list!)