Strengths: Powerful, raspy voice (think Janis Joplin meets Melissa Etheridge). Comfortable on stage, especially with a guitar in her hand (acoustic or electric), gives off a cool folk-rocker vibe.
But she can only do that if her fan base comes out strong during the final two voting nights (May 18 and May 25).
Occupation: Paint store sales rep Hometown: Mount Prospect, Illinois Idol audition song: "Ain't No Sunshine" by Bill Withers Musical influences: Ben Harper, Simon & Garfunkel, Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens Did you know?
Still seems uncomfortable on stage after all these weeks of performing on Idol. And the guy who picked it is the same guy who is always telling the contestants there are "thousands of songs you could have chosen to sing.")• Randy Jackson and Kara Dio Guardi picked John Mayer's "Daughters" for Casey. Singer Travis Garland (a former member of boy-band NLT) is scheduled to take the stage, and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber is set to perform two of his hits, "Baby" and "U Smile."HOMETOWN VISITS Last Friday, the three remaining singers all took part in a fun, and sometimes emotional, Idol tradition – paying a visit to their hometown after making it to the final three.
A little too shy and quiet for a potential music star. Footage from those visits will be shown this week on Fox.
This left Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon and Laci Kaye Booth on the chopping block, with both of their fates now in the judges’ hands. How did they let Harmon slip through their fingers?!
Surprising absolutely no one, the judges chose to save… ) More videos of tonight’s performances will be added as they become available.
The talent is showing all over the place.”Grade: B OK, time for the results…
After America’s vote, the following four contestants were marked safe in the competition: Madison Van Denburg, Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda and Wade Cota.
— but the producers made the golden boy already look like the Season 17 champion, thanks to flashy, finale-style production with his name literally in wall-sized lights behind him.
That and Laine’s newly learned Elvis-the-pelvis gyrations have probably already clinched him a spot in the season’s actual finale. Get ready to party with a Hardy on May 19." data-reactid="67" — but the producers made the golden boy already look like the Season 17 champion, thanks to flashy, finale-style production with his name literally in wall-sized lights behind him. "Former vice president Joe Biden said Tuesday that he would prefer to choose a woman or a person of color as his running mate should he win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination" Joe, how about a transgender as a running mate?
Crystal used to perform gospel music at a church in her town.