"I could've beaten those guys." - W. Hung
I have to say, for all the talk about this being the best season of American Idol ever, I didn't come away horribly impressed with all the guys. A couple of them were downright horrible. But I did, for the first time ever, pick up the phone and vote during the first round. Who inspired me to do it? David Archuleta. This 17-year-old kid not only has an amazing voice, but he's fun to watch. And he's got this whole cute Freddie Prinze Jr. lookalike thing going on, too. He's going to go far in this, if not all the way.
I also dropped a dime for Michael Johns, who has been the most consistent from day one. Setting aside the cute Aussie accent, he's got a great singing voice and stage presence to spare. He's definitely on his way to stardom.
Also impressive was Jason Castro, the dude with the dreadlocks. But did you notice under all that hair, he looks like John Travolta? And sounds like him too, which is not entirely a bad thing. He did a wonderful version of "Daydream" which Simon dubbed second best performance of the night, after David A. Nice.
My other favorite is David Hernandez, who is also remarkably consistent. He's fun to watch and I have no doubt he'll make it to the top 12.
Yep, it's going to be a fun season. I'm looking forward to seeing what the girls have to offer, since I only remember about 4 of them from the auditions.