Season 3 – Top 12 Journeys – American Idol Rewind – VIDEO

By popular demand…

Peeps were talking about this week’s episode of American Idol Rewind–called Top 12 Idol Journeys–in this post. Season 3 Top 12 contestants are followed in pairs, through Hollywood, the semi-finals and the wild card rounds. The never-before-seen footage is fun to watch, and I got a few requests to post video.

So, check it out, after the jump. I’ve posted a little of my own commentary with each segment and look forward to hearing what you think.

American Idol Season 3 — So underrated!

Videos after the JUMP…

George Huff and Matt Rogers – There’s no mention at all that George was cut in the rooms and brought back due to the disqualification of contestant Donnie Williams for drunk driving. George was truly the comeback kid. But it’s not mentioned… George was Simon’s wildcard pick!

Fantasia and LaToya London – Intellectually, I knew that Latoya had a great voice, but there was something about her that left me cold. After my favorites, Jon Peter Lewis and Jennifer Hudson left, I was all about Fantasia, and I still think she’s fab. She had a tough time in the group number remembering her words, but there was no denying her incredible stage presence

Jon Peter Lewis and John Stevens – John is shown having a real tough time in Hollywood and Jon Peter Lewis sails right through. John was only 16 at the time, so it’s no wonder. JPL’s never-before-seen original song “Ghetto Fabulous” is not to be missed…

Jennifer Hudson and Camile Velasco – The judges kept comparing her to a young Lauren Hill. And indeed, in the beginning she did have promise. But, unfortunately she choked once she hit the big stage. Jennifer’s family can be seen in some of these clips–very sad. Seeing Jennifer again in that hideous pink dress puts a smile on my face. Jennifer was out there, and I loved her for it.

Amy Adams and Leah Labelle – Leah was Paula’s pick, and she just flat-out sucked most of the time. Leah’s mom was a huge pop star–back in Bulgaria. I kid you not. She ended up at Berklee with John Stevens. Amy Adams was personality plus, but she could sing too.

Diana DeGarmo and Jasmine Trias – After Jasmine finishes her solo, Simon tells her that moms and dads will love her, and that she should leave the flower in. That’s new information. And indeed, Jasmine left the flower in for almost her entire run. Diana was only 16, but she was a scrappy little thing. In hindsite, it’s not surprising she got as far as she did. Her mom, by all accounts was a force to be reckoned with…

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