American Idol 12 – Contestant Preview #27- Burnell Taylor

I’m glad they showed Burnell, because there is literally nothing on him online. He has no videos on Youtube. There’s virtually nothing out there on this guy. So, this really is more of a “discussion” post for anyone wanting to talk about Burnell.

He lost everything in Katrina. He’s got a solid voice. And my “insiders” say he does VERY well in Hollywood. Seems like a shoo-in for at least the Top 10 boys. Will America vote him to the Top 10???

Let me know what you think in the comments.

His Audition

His Road To Hollywood


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  • tomr

    My favorite so far!

  • guinness 416

    I like his voice, but his demeanor makes our stoic friend Joshua Ledet look like a crazy man.  

  • blackberryharvest

    I like his voice. He has lost some weight between his audition and now and underwent a transformation!

    Before and After

  • Axxxel

    yeah ! let’s have a “black -guy- without- guitar “as an american idol again…sorry girls…But then again, anything could happen…

  • durbesque

    That’s the kind of voice and gutsy delivery that I love.  At 19 and with no experience, I shouldn’t ask for a professional performance, but he’s so good, I want it for him.  Some direction in phrasing, building to a climax, get rid of the hand gestures… I’ll be paying particular attention.  

  • Dennis

     I was going talk about this too, he’s lost weight and updated his style, dude is definitely playing the game.

  • Dennis

    I like that he doesn’t have stuff online and doesn’t have a ton of experience. Most of these ppl have been in competitions, got a million videos up and everything else. He just has raw talent, I really hope he does well. 

  • forwarddad

    He looks good …..he listened to Keith and “cleaned up well”. That means he takes criticism.

  • Kariann Hart

    It will be interesting to see how he handles the stress and demands of Idol.  I hope Burnell will do a good job.

  • chessguy99

    I’ve seen his “makeover” and have discovered he’s the only contestant Interscope has followed on twitter. I’m guessing this is the guy Jimmy Iovine will be pushing in his result show commentary. At least he isn’t a WGWG.

  • Miz

    I liked his audition a lot. WOW about the transformation – not just updating his wardrobe but getting very fit. Not so sure about the glasses, but hey, overall good look. I’d have never believed this is the same person in those pics.

    This guy has the voice, the passion, the personality, and the showmanship to go far.

  • GeauxSaints

      He has a beautiful rich deep voice, I hope he goes far!

  • ladymctech

    Axxxel, I’ll take it, LOL. This guy is the real deal. I hope he can make it as close to the finale as possible.

  • Debs Onthesofa

    I kinda like his hand gestures :)  He tells a story when he sings..