American Idol Season 9 Group Round Recap

The dreaded group round of American Idol is over and a couple of my early favorites were sent home.  I loved Matt Lawrence during the auditions but his group chose the wrong song in “Sweet Escape” and none of them were able to continue in the competition.

Ben Honeycutt’s group, The Phoenix, was an absolute mess with the exception of Jermaine Sellers who outsang everyone.  It didn’t help their groupmate left within minutes before they go on stage.  I think Ben should come back next year because he does have a good voice.

These group auditions are absolutely chaotic.  There is a lot of frustration when groups rehearse so close together and accusations of stealing idea’s come into play every year.  There is fighting amongst the singers and you always have one who wants to contol the situation and this year that person was Mary Powers.  Don’t get me wrong, I think she is a good singer but I would not have taken that crap from her like the others did.  Alex Lambert was in her group and I thought he could sing much better than the rest of them. 

Big Mike finally has a daughter and it was a good moment for the show to have him talk his wife through the delivery.  Surely he has gotten to go home and meet her while waiting on the Top 24 rehearsals to begin. 

The standout groups for me were the very first group called Faith.  Three of our Top 12 women made up this group and I can see why they are all in the finals.  Also the final two groups were amazing and they were the one with Casey James and the other with Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens. 

All in all this episode was a train wreck at full speed.  We only have 71 hopefuls left and next week we get the official word as we are introduced to our Top 24.  If you don’t want to wait to find out, you can click on the link and check it out now for yourself.

What did you think of the group round and any standouts you want to mention?