Monday, February 25, 2013

AI12 Top 40 Week 2 Male Song Choices

Bryant Tadeo - "Heaven" by Bryan Adams (1983)
Burnell Taylor - "This Time" by John Legend (2008)
Cortez Shaw - "Titanium" by David Guetta & Sia (2011)
David Willis (With Guitar) - "Fever" by Little Willie John/Peggy Lee (1956/1958)
Gurpreet Singh Sarin - TBD
Joshua "Josh" Holiday - "Imagine" by John Lennon (1971)
Lazaro Arbos - "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson (2011)
Mathenee Treco - "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley (1968)
Nick Boddington - TBD
Vincent Powell - "'Cause I Love You" by Lenny Williams (1978)

AI12 Top 40 Week 2 Female Song Choices

Aubrey Cleland - "Sweet Dreams" by Beyoncé Knowles (2008)
Breanna Steer - "Bust Your Windows" by Jazmine Sullivan (2008)
Candice Glover - "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin (1967)
Cristabel Clack - "No One" by Alicia Keys (2007)
Janelle Arthur - "Just A Kiss" by Lady Antebellum (2011)
Jett Hermano (With Piano) - "Only Girl (In The World)" by Rihanna (Slow Arrangement) (2010)
Juliana Chahayed - "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato (2011)
Melinda Ademi - "Nobody's Perfect" by Jessie J. (2011) *
Rachel Hale - "Nothing But The Water" by Grace Potter And The Nocturnals (2005)
Zoanette Johnson - "Circle Of Life" (from The Lion King) by Elton John (1994)

* same song as Angela Miller in Week 1 (decided by producers)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AI12 Las Vegas Round Performance Options

For the top 40 round, as in Hollywood Round 3, contestants are allowed to perform an original song and/or use an instrument.  In the previous round, several contestants (at least 5 females that we know of) took the risk of performing their own self-created music, even free-styling in the case of Zoanette Johnson.  It apparently paid off for most of them, especially Angela Miller whose moment at the piano received the only standing ovation by all 4 judges for a solo performance during the Hollywood Rounds.  Jett Hermano also advanced upon highlighting herself as a lyricist.  This next round is an opportunity for contestants to not only showcase their abilities as songwriters once more, but also make history as it will have been the first time such performance has been done in a setting with an audience of fans as if it were live.