American Idol 2010: Rating the Top 16

I am basing my opinion on last week’s American Idol 2010 performances only and have not taken into account previous acts. See if you agree with my views.

1.  Big Mike – He showed the best singing skills of the week and if he sticks to this soulful sound instead of the maroon 5 crap from the previous week, he will be a strong contender.

2.  Crystal Bowersox – Came on strong this week and deserves to be graded high. After getting ill and going to the hospital, she nailed CCR and was the best female singer of the night.

3.  Lilly Scott – I would have liked to put Lee Dewyze here but he was a little pitchy and Lilly nailed her song by Sam Cook so she deserves to be ahead of him.

4.  Lee Dewyze – He has great potential. If he can get his pitch problems under control I have no doubt he will make it to finale night.

5.  Andrew Garcia – Even though he has disappointed the judges with his song choice the last two weeks, the guy has amazing vocals. If he can pull it together this week he will move up to the number one slot.

6.  Casey James – Yes, I love this guy. I loved hearing him play the electric guitar and I think if he will stick to his southern rock sound he will go far.

7.  Siobhan Magnus – the dark horse of the competition. You never know what this girl is gonna bring and she has amazing talent. While I loved the choice of “Think” for her the beginning of the song had some real problems and I thought she could have made it a little more current.

8.  Didi Benami has an amazing voice and I hope she brings it this week or I’m afraid she won’t make it to the top 12. She needs to blow us and the judges away. I wish she would sing some Nora Jones.

9.  Todrick Hall – I know many of you will not agree with him being up this high on the list but I believe he has a good voice and he does make the songs his own. The judges are hypocritical and criticize him for doing what they ask of the contestants.

10.  Katelyn Epperly is the one who has surprised me during the competition. I think she is trying to incorporate her critiques from the judges and is really starting to stand out.

11.   Alex Lambert did so much better this week and had much more confidence. The judges seem to be pulling for him so I believe he will stay around a little longer.

12.  Katie Stevens is the big disappointment. She could be the one to beat but has fallen way down the radar. She needs to choose better songs to show her youthfulness and needs more confidence in her ability.

13.  Paige Miles – I’m not sure why the judges think she has the best voice of the girls. Her remake of “Walk Away” was a mess and couldn’t even be compared with Kelly’s version.

14.  Aaron Kelly – known to me as the tween vote guy. Yes he is young and sweet but if he doesn’t get his vocals together he may not make it into the top 12.

15.  Tim Urban – I can’t say anything except WHY IS HE STILL THERE???

16.  Lacey Brown – I had high hopes for this chick. Sadly she has made it to the bottom of the list with her off key performances.

Who is at the top of your list for these top 16 contenders?




  1. Based on the past two seasons’ winners I’m giving my early prediction to Lee DeWyze. He crushed in the poll last week and seems to fit the profile for recent winners.

    As far as my favorite right now, I can’t even pick one. Still waiting for one of them to impress me.

  2. Matt, I don’t have a clear favorite either. This is why I based the list on the actual singing from last week. I like the style of music Lee sings the best.

  3. Crystal Bowersox rocks! I think she is very real, honest, and unique. Her voice is amazing and she reminds me of a cool, calm and collective “Janice Joplin”! My votes for her to be the next American Idol-2010. Thanks, Vanessa Gloria

  4. I think Didi has the most unique voice of the girls and I agree – now she has to pick a good song and blow everyone away. Like she did with “Terrified”.
    Same with Andrew and “Straight up”.
    Still waiting for some kind of smashing performance.

  5. I think people are not really listening. Alex Lambert is one of maybe two of they guys that sings on key and in tune. He needs a new haircut but his voice is really good and he seems to pick the right songs.

  6. I think the dark horse is Siobhan Magnus has shown us the changes the judges and us want, I think she can suprise us all, good voice, cool and calm. She is one to watch I loveded her with the Chris Isack song.

  7. “He needs a new haircut” – sure he does. 🙂
    Looks like the German soccer players in the Bundesliga in the 80’s. 🙂

  8. They got this list all wrong. The first one should be Lee Dewyze, the second one should be Crystal, the third one should be Katelyn, the fourth one should be Michael, the fifth one should be Casey, the sixth one should be Lily, the seventh should be Katie, the eighth should be Tim, the ninth should be Didi, the tenth should be Aaron, the eleventh should be Todrick, the twelth should be Andrew, the thirteenth should be Lacey, the fouurteenth should be Paige, the fifthteenth should be Alex, and last but least is Siobhan. She should be voted off just like Haeley and no one liked her. GO LEE.

  9. Rating My Top 16:

    1- Katie Stevens
    2- Crystal Bowersox
    3- Siobhan Magnus
    4- Katelyn Epperly
    5- Aaron Kelly
    6- Lilly Scott
    7- Paige Miles
    8- Lee Dewyze
    9- Michael Lynche
    10- Lacey Brown
    11- Andrew Garcia
    12- Alex Lambert
    13- Casey James
    14- Tim Urban
    15- Todrick Hall
    16- Didi Benami

  10. Simon Cowell – you are so hot! Great hit in South Africa. Pity this is your last season.

  11. I think if you check-out all the comments I think lee should be on top…

    For me he should be on top because American idol is looking for a potential star. And whenever I see Lee, I see whole package . He sounds great, one of the natural tone I’ve ever heard, and with his looks no doubt his one of the most handsome contestants of idol. This are the reasons why want Lee on top!

  12. To be honest I think this year a girl will win and my 2 favorites are Crystal and Siobhan but if it wasnt for the girl has to be AI 2010 all my votes are for Andrew. Anyway here are my predictions 🙂

    Crystal Bowersox
    Siobhan Magnus
    Andrew Garcia
    Lee Dewyze
    Michael Lynche
    Lilly Scott
    Casey James
    Alex Lambert
    Katelyn Epperly
    Didi Benami
    Aaron Kelly
    Katie Stevens
    Todrick Hall
    Paige Miles
    Lacey Brown
    Tim Urban

  13. My top 12!

    TOP 1- Lee Dewyze
    TOP 2- Siobhan Magnus
    TOP 3- Andrew Garcia
    TOP 4- Crystal Browersox
    TOP 5- Katelyn Epperly
    TOP 6- Alex Lambert
    TOP 7- Didi Benami
    TOP 8- Katie Stevens
    TOP 9- Michael Lynche
    TOP 10-Casey James
    TOP 11-Aaron Kelly
    TOP 12-Lilly Scott

  14. I think so far i go for Siobhan magnus co’z she’s really have amazing voice and like Cowell said dat she is interesting person. And for boys I gonna say Alex lambert co’z his voice and cutieness combined as well. GO goo GOOO!!!!

  15. My Favs.
    1. Andrew Garcia
    2. Didi Benami
    3. Alex Lambert
    4. Siobhan Magnus
    5. Lee Dewyze
    6. Crystal Bowersox
    7. Lilly Scott
    8. Katelyn Epperly
    9. Michael Lynch
    10. Casey James
    11. Aaron Kelly
    12. Lacey Brown
    13. Tim Urban
    14. Paige Miles
    15. Todrick Hall

    Best vocals so far (including song choice)
    1. Crystal Bowersox
    2. Lilly Scott
    3. Lee Dewyze
    4. Siobhan Magnus
    5. Alex Lambert
    7. Michael Lynch
    8. Katelyn Epperly
    9. Casey James
    10. Andrew Garcia
    11. Didi Benami
    12. Paige Miles
    13. Didi Benami
    14. Katie Stevens
    15. Todrick Hall
    16. Tim Urban

  16. Top 10:

  17. my top 12
    1.paige miles 2.crystal bowersox scott 4.sibhon magnus 5.didi benami 6.katie stevens 7.big mike 8.lee dewyze 9.todrick hall 10.alex lambert 11. casey james 12.andrew garcia

  18. Siobhan Magnus.
    She’s the only one who will endure. I can see her being around for many years.

  19. After what happened on american idol last year when Adam Lambert (WHO WAS BY FAR THE BEST FROM THE BEGINNING) didn`t win, I was not interested on watching the show again, but last week I did..really …none of the boys deserve to be there..the girls are by far ahead of them..The original this year in SIOBHAN MAGNUS and somehow the tall blond that looks like a cheap doll is kind of interesting.

  20. SIOBHAN she is the whole packge period she should win BUT if she does not she will make it in the industry.She will appeal to a much broader audience. A couple of the others will enjoy some success if they can find the right song to get them in the dooor.

  21. I think Katelyn if she cracks top 12 could be a real dark horse. she and crystal are tops for me

    sorry but I really really don’t get lee dewyze. pitchy and def far from being the best singer. what’s worse?? simons extreme overating. yes he is good, but nowhere near what Simon makes him out to be.

    uh smile10 it’s fine you rate her last BUT I don’t think you shld assume noone likes Siobhan just because you don’t. she’s not my fav but I do like her

  22. I’m pulling for Lilly to have a breakthru performance tonight, think she is such an interesting performer and should be there in at least the semi-finals. Also like Crystal and expect that she will improve as the weeks go on. Just can’t get invested in any of the guys; do like Andrew, think Casey has potential not yet fulfilled, and Lee hasn’t “wow”ed me yet, maybe because his performance style is not my fave. Toddrick and Tim should definitely go home this week. I still haven’t voted for anyone, just no one out there definitively yet.


  24. Siobhon is so multy talented this girl will win she wont have a promblem proforming shes been doing drama since 4th grade to 1400+ crowds.Always on key, and she is not full of herself. She’s got the girl next door quality that America will warm up too

  25. 1. Lilly Scott
    2. Crystal Bowersox
    3. Katelyn Epperly
    4. Siobhan Magnus
    5. Aaron Kelly
    6. Alex Lambert
    7. Andrew Garcia

  26. woww I must be listening to a different show than most of you.. I LOVE Alex Lambert! Yeah sure, hes shy, but I think his tone of voice is amazing and he sounded awesome last week. I love Crystal Bowersox for the girls..Tim’s got to go..hes really cute, but he can’t sing a lick.

  27. Big Mike is my favorite.
    I just hope he doesn’t stick to the Maroon 5.
    If he does he may not win.
    I wou;dn’t like it if he lost

  28. MY FAVES
    1. Andrew Garcia
    2. Todrick Hall
    3. Lacey Brown
    4. Didi Benami
    6. Crystal Bowersox
    7. Siobhan Mahgnus
    8. Big Mike

  29. TOP 1- Lee Dewyze
    TOP 2- Siobhan Magnus
    TOP 3- Didi Benami
    TOP 4- Lilly Scott
    TOP 5-
    TOP 6-
    TOP 7-
    TOP 8-
    TOP 9-
    TOP 10-
    TOP 11-Aaron Kelly
    TOP 12-Lilly Scott

  30. What we have to do is really listen. Listen to the song, the beat, the words, and how well they are singing the song. Week after week I have been watching and who is being consistent with their voice is important. Who really sings well all the time that is the question. No matter who wins they are all winners. They all have talent from what I can see. I wish all of them good luck.

  31. top 10.
    1.siobhan,will be there at the end,has it all.
    2.crystal,proven talent,and simons fav.
    3.didi,its a girls year.
    4.lee,best of the guys,so far.
    5.lily,again a girls year.also different.
    6.mike,pulled it out tonight.
    7.andrew,should be better ,but hasnt shown up.
    8.katelyn,pretty,and good as well.
    9.casey,looks will get him far this year.
    10.alex.great voice but lacks experience.

  32. The two that I like very much is Big Mike &
    Crystal Bowersox. I think that Crystal might have a good chance to be the next Amercian Idol. I think it will be a girl this time.
    That is all.

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