OK Magazine had a reporter at a recent Idol rehearsal, and the subsequent write-up contains some semi-spoilery stuff. Which Shania Twain song do you think the Top 6 chose to sing for tonight? Looks like we’ve got a couple of ballads going–including Casey James who hopefully will re-capture some of that “Jealous Guy” magic from a few weeks ago.
Hm. I don’t think these are as good as the People spoilers, but I don’t see a list posted a their website yet. I’ll keep an eye out for it.
UPDATE: Added People magazine spoilers…
Via OK Magazine
Spoiler stuff after the jump…
Siobhan Magnus was the first to rehearse this afternoon. The edgy and versatile singer rehearsed with a lot of confidence, and sang the song more securely each set. Siobhan was very active on the stage making it difficult to take your eyes off of her. She displayed her wide and very strong vocal range with Shania’s country song, which will please her fans.
Casey James was the second to rehearse. The song selection suited the blue-eyed Texan rather well. It allowed for him to display his talent on the guitar, and to show off his country vocal cords. The ballad was soft, but still delivered. The ponytailed singer looked rather comfortable on stage, and relaxed throughout his sets. He also sang with a lot of emotion, which will surely make the ladies soon!
Crystal Bowersox was third to rehearse. The female frontrunner made an ideal song selection for Shania week. The country song enables for the Ohio-born singer to display her natural talents playing the guitar and most importantly, singing. Even though she had a minor screw up by singing the wrong lyric during her rehearsal (she was the first to laugh at herself!), she bounced right back, and gave an amazing rehearsal. She was calm, relaxed, and simply owned the song.
Aaron Kelly was fourth to rehearse. The 17-year-old (who is the youngest of the contestants) looked to be in really good spirits – especially after nailing his rehearsal. His ballad was powerful, and showed just how much voice this little guy is packing (Hello, David Archuleta 2.0!). The piano adds a soft touch to the song, and it was another great song to select. It suited him very well, and he is surely not going to disappoint tomorrow night.
Lee Dewyze was fifth to rehearse. The male frontrunner showed us why he is one of the frontrunners… He was simply amazing! The Illinoisan’s could not have picked a better song for Shania week. It’s not country – nor is it rock n’ roll, but it’s just perfect. Girls across the country are going to be swooning in front of their television sets come tomorrow night. He is guaranteed to go on to the next round after he performs this week.
Michael Lynche performed sixth. The towering-masculine-powerhouse will display a more sensitive side this week. He will enter the stage while sitting on the portable staircase as he begins to sing a Shania ballad, which will allow for him to sing with passion and grace. He will be rather enjoyable to listen to, and hard to take your eyes off of.
SIOBHAN MAGNUS: accompanied by a violin and Dobro/resonator player, the singer stood front and center, clapping her hands over her head as a lively rendition of a Twain classic began. After starting at the mic stand, she walked toward the judges’ table and continued to the platform behind it. Get ready for the strongest ending she’s offered yet.
CASEY JAMES: After gushing over meeting actor Antonio Banderas at the Shrek premiere — “He had zero ego, ” he says — James sang a swoon-worthy interpretation of a Twain hit. On the first take, he stood with his acoustic guitar front and center, but moved to the platform behind the judges’ table on the second. “I forgot I had a voice until just this morning, ” he said, adding that this is his favorite performance to date.
CRYSTAL BOWERSOX: In a giggly mood, “Mama Bowersox” will bring back the guitar after her hands-free performance last week. Backed by musicians playing the mandolin, stand up bass, snare drum, guitar, and Dobro/resonator, the singer will have the crowd swaying as she strips down one of Twain’s tunes, making it slow and sweet.
AARON KELLY:: Framed on stage by a piano and electric guitar player, Kelly belted out his ballad in a raspy, mature tone that proved he’s fully found his lane. While sitting on a stool, he received a little instruction on how to move his arms and body to make the most of his space. After his third take, his serious gaze quickly transformed into a big smile as the crew applauded him. But will the judges be sucked in or say his performance is too sleepy?
MICHAEL LYNCH: Alone on stage and without an instrument, the saved one bounced on his toes, threw his arms up and kicked his legs out while belting crisp notes. On his second attempt, he opted for sitting on the stairs at the back of the stage, which slowly moved forward as he sang the first verse. Standing just in time to sing the last line of the first verse, he walked toward the judges’ table as the chorus kicked in.
LEE DEWYZE: After sharing a computer with Magnus to surf the Web, DeWyze performed a dreamy version of a Twain classic. His voice traveled from smooth to raspy and back again. A little pitchy at first, he seemed unsure of the revamped arrangement and wandered around the stage, strumming his guitar and humming to himself as he tried to get it right. In the end, his version could have Simon and Kara saying it’s radio-ready.