Hollie Cavanagh – American Idol 11 Preview (VIDEO)

Hollie Cavanagh is another popular contestant from last season who was cut at the top 40. I think we will be definitely seeing at least one of her, DeAndre Brackensick, or Colton Dixon. Of the three, I have to say she is my least favorite. I think she has a strong voice, but it doesn’t have much character, and I find her pretty bland. I know a lot of people like her though, so if she makes lives she could go far.

Idol performances

When I look at you cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMRQQATKWP4

Someone Like You cover http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDBA9Ib_8VY&feature=related

  • hazuki

    I think both Hollie and DeAndre will make it to top 24. Hollie is really talented and will go far.

  • http://twitter.com/ScottyHaleyFan Maria Romeo

    I really like her.  I hope she makes the live shows this time

  • Anonymous

    I really thought she had a bunch of potential last year but could have benefited another year of seasoning and experience so it was probably good that they cut her and told her to come back. She has a great recording voice that seems really strong so I hope she makes it to the lives! If she stays consistent, she could potentially win since she already has an established fanbase from last year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kat-Myers/100001011861766 Kat Myers

    I don’t think Hollie makes it to lives but I am almost positive that DeAndre and Alex Wong do make it.

    ETA: sorry due to misspelling I got Hollie wrong. Hollie, Baylie, DeAndre and Alex are most likely through.

  • hazuki

    According to spoilers, Alex Wong got cut.

  • Anonymous

    “I think she has a strong voice, but it doesn’t have much character, and I find her pretty bland”

    I think the same way, great voice but  also a dull personality. Jessica Sanches and Bailey Brown were much more interesting than her (judging by their previews).
    Oh, and your are doing a really great job with all those previews. Loving it :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    I think she has a strong voice, but it doesn’t have much character, and I find her pretty bland.

    I think this sums up Hollie perfectly.  Yes, she can sing but I don’t really think her voice really stands out when you consider the females who did make the top 24 last year.  It will be interesting to see how far she gets this time. 

  • hazuki

    Disagree about Hollie being bland. She has a unique voice.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with what most people are saying strong voice with not a lot of interesting nuance to it.  She seemed very sweet last year I would like to hear more from her to see what she has got.

  • Anonymous

    I like the voice.  Didn’t watch last year, so first time I’ve heard her.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    She bores me.

  • Valentin432

    She has a powerfull voice with a pure tone.
    I think she has some potential but I’m not sure she has enough depth as an artist to stay interesting for 12 weeks.
    My guess is that if she makes the finals she will go to the graveryard of early eliminations with the other female contestants.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    Just listening without watching her sing, I like her voice a lot. She has some nice phrasing.

  • Leandro Cardim Da Silva

    I think she also was in X-Factor. She was there crying like that was her last chance in life. I think every singing contest she participates (2 or 3 in a year) she cries like it’s her last chance. Couldn’t she try to focus more in vocal lessons than in crying 24/7 like she’s gonna die if she doesn’t make it?

  • Anonymous

    I think you’re misunderstanding Hollie with that girl who was with James Durbin on HW last year, Emma Henry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPoQScvbh78
    Caitlin Koch also tried for idol and X Factor, but I don’t think Hollie did.

  • Leandro Cardim Da Silva

    No. There was a girl that just looked like her in X-Factor. Nevermind. Emma is another cry baby too. If u are an adult, who wants to lvie from music, I can understand the crying when they say no to you. Another year struggling. But those kids (teens) are just starting and they have a lot of things that they can do in their horizon. all this crying seems to be nothing more than parents mega-spoiling their kids.

  • Anonymous

    She has a good voice here but I don’t know if mentally she is tough enough right now. I don’t like to see all the crying, I feel like I’m being manipulated somehow. I did not like it when Lauren did it, but then she sort of stopped crying.

    It is harder now because all the young ones watch how much a success Scotty and also Lauren too.

  • Anonymous

    So how many S10 retreads are we getting this year? 

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    I’m actually really happy she’s back, I think she has an interesting voice/accent (when she speaks she has like 5 different ones lol). I just hope Idol doesn’t try to overuse her story of not making it as some type of big “comeback” for her this year.

  • chessguy99

    I don’t see her as more than a mid-pack contestant. She is like Katie Stevens with less personality. She also has Katie’s genre problem. Watching her youtubes, she’s all over the place as far as what she sings. That may have been good for Idol in the first four seasons, but now I think it gets you gone halfway through finals.

  • Anonymous

    They made the right decision then, not only for the show, but more importantly for her.  I hope she can bring it this time around. 

  • http://twitter.com/lufflyness Jenna

    I actually think she has her own style because of her distinctive tone and accent(s). Like, her country covers don’t really sound country but more soul-inspired. Plus, I think Katie’s problem was more that her belting lacked the power needed for the types of songs she wanted to sing. Hollie has a naturally powerful voice though. She has some technical things that need a little work but I she is one of my favorite contestants in a long time.

  • Anonymous

    she is not bad at all. 

  • jackie heyo

    she has a really good voice, but she doesn’t have a unique tone or anything that makes her a STAR! I have to see her performance on the show though :)

  • Anonymous

    I think she has a good, powerful voice, and she seems really sweet but I agree that she is bland and lacks an artistic direction. Judging my the fact they haven’t shown her thus far and considering her return has been anticipated by many viewers, I have a feeling the producers are going to replicate what they did with Pia last year, giving her the pimp spot, as the “dark horse”.

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