This is our continuation of our preview of possible Season 9 contestants. Remember, that the Hollywood round doesn’t occur until January 9th this year. We don’t know how far any of these contestants might go. And since we never see some of the competition round contestants until the competition starts, we might never see some of these people.
Number 6: Aaron Kelly
Hometown: Sonestown, PA & Nashville TN
Pictures/Myspace/Links after the jump
According to his Myspace, Aaron Kelly is a “Legend in the Works”. He recently won the “American Idol Experience” at DisneyWorld which allowed him to skip the cattle call auditions and get an audition in front of the judges. He has already appeared on radio and TV and has had an indie recording contract since he was 10. He has been testing his songwriting talent by writing with more established songwriters in Nashville. A recent example is “The Letter” on his Myspace (one of his better vocals).
I always worry about the young kids on American Idol. Sometimes, it’s better to wait a few years, but this guy seems to have a lot of experience. 19Alphabet has had success in the past with female country artists (Carrie/Kellie) and Idol has produced male country artists for Lyric records (Josh/Bucky/Phil). Their first experiment with a male country artist is transplanted Danny Gokey (we’ll have to wait to see how that works out). A lot of people have been surprised they haven’t tried to make a star out of a male country singer (in a genre where people still buy albums).
This guy might be it. He seems like a mix of Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and David Archuleta. Sounds like a recipe for success. He has a bunch of covers out there which shows he should be able to handle what Idol throws at him, he’s got long country roots and he’s cute as a bug (which the tweenies and grannies will love)
What do you think?
Spoiler from VFTW and IDF