American Idol 12 Contestant Preview #30- Vince Powell

I don’t remember Vince from last season, but apparently he was there. Made it all the way to Las Vegas Round. I’m sure I saw his group, but he just wasn’t memorable (unlike Candice Glover). I also don’t think he’s a strong enough singer to really stand out in the top 40 and make it out of the next round. I don’t think we’ll be voting on him. He faces competition from too many other black male R&B church influenced singers this season. Curtis Finch, Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez, David Willis, Kevin Harris, and Cortez Shaw all going for the same demographic that typically only gets 1 to the Top 10? It’s going to be a bloodbath. I think Burnell and Cortez have the best shot.

That being said, he’s entitled to a contestant preview. So check out the videos, and then talk about how mediocre and average he really is. Sound off in the comments below!

His Audition

His Promo CD

More Promo Reel Stuff

Road To Hollywood

I Will Rise


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  • Kesia Monteith

    He gained a lot of weight. Which I shouldn’t focus on, but I did. Sorry couldn’t help but notice. I don’t have much to say about the guy. I will say that I think out of the guys fighting for the R&B spot, I don’t think david willis belongs in that category. He is a bit more alternative.

  • Michael Grundland

    I strongly disagree with you. I think that, vocally, he is one of the best we’ve seen so far.

  • willis88

    I agree that vocally one of the best guys but let’s be for real he has stiff competition not from talent but from trying to get that one r&b black male spot. They can’t have more than one because that’s just too much for Idol. If there’s more than one I think Burnell is a safe bet and I think it’s up in the air for the other guys.

  • Michael Grundland

    blah that’s so annoying – I think that he’s so much stronger than Burnell.