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. We might have even found the wrong person with the same name.
Number 18 : Alex Nester
Hometown: Simi Valley, California
Style: R&B/Retro Soul/Pop Soul
Pictures/Myspace/Links after the jump
Picture 1 Picture 2
Rattle the Walls – CD Baby (to purchase independent CD)
“Believe it or Not” (youtube)
Singing at her Own Wedding (youtube)
“My Funny Valentine” (youtube)
How is this girl not signed? She’s been working professionally since she was 9. She’s good looking. She’s an excellent performer. Her voice has an amazing tone. She’s won awards. She’s even done jingles. To use one of Randy’s more coherent phrases, she can blow. What’s her story? Well, that story is only going to help. American Idol likes to work the backstory and this poor girl was diagnosed with cancer just as her career was taking off. Naturally, she had to put it on the back-burner in order to get healthy. There is a SuBo type story they can work with.
Unless this girl folds like a rusty lawn chair during Hollywood, I can’t see her being anything other than a front runner. Period. Especially in the year of the girl. She can sing. She can play an instrument. She can hit a glory note. She’s an American Idol contestant sent over straight from central casting.
Let’s see what our judges say:
Randy: Red Hot Lava Bomb! Yo! You sang your face OFF!
Kara: Total Package
Simon: You’re Commercial. I like you.
What do you think?
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