Last night, American Idol aired night 4 of the auditions. We’re coming to the end of the round–next Sunday (March 15) is the last of the hopefuls. On Monday, March 16 the Hollywood Rounds begin!
Notable contestants from Auditions 4 include America’s Got Talent alum Makayla Phillips who has grown as an artist since her 2018 stint on AGT, Sophia Wackerman, the daughter of a drummer and backup singer, Olivia Ximines who is also a dancer. If she goes far enough, will she incorporate a few moves into her performances? And Ren Patrick, whose story of escaping an abusive boyfriend was background to an impressive cover of Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” And, I will probably get a ton of pushback for this, but I was impressed with West Virginia native Zach Dobbins. He didn’t even know how to tune his guitar, but there was something raw and real there that caught my attention.I like that Idol continues to feature artist’s original music. It sets them apart from the other show, but also gives fans the best snapshot of a hopeful’s talent. Some of them may go on to sing mostly covers for the rest of the competition, but I like this look into a singer’s artistry.
American Idol 2020 Recap – Auditions 4 Live Blog (VIDEOS)
Kudos to Katy Perry! Her pregnancy is great timing for American Idol. Of course, she didn’t coordinate her pregnancy with the show’s premiere. But with live shows beginning in April, just as the celebrity baby bump watch will be in full swing. Well, what could be better earned advertising.
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