Season 9 Preview: Moorea Masa

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 9: Moorea Masa
Age: ~17
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Style: Rock/Blues

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Introducing Moorea

Moorea is another repeat auditioner from Season 8. Don’t remember her? Well, she didn’t get a lot of screen time last year. She did get some, though. She was part of the group, Rainbow Coalition which sang “Somebody to Love”. Other notable members of that group were Danny Gokey and Jamar Rogers (Idol has yanked off a lot of S8 videos, so we don’t have them actually performing just the audio). The girls in that group didn’t sound so great (although Moorea was never featured), but she sounds MUCH better on her Myspace. She sounds a lot older than her 16 years.

Last year, Moorea made it to “The Rooms”, but was cut in Hollywood (in room 3 with Michael Castro, Leneshe Young, and India Morrison) . Does she have a better chance this year? Did the extra year season her or is 17 still just too young for her voice?

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16 Comments

  1. I like her! So far she and Jason Diaz are my favorites.

    Are these S9 “prospects” being consolidated somewhere so we can find them all easily? That might be a good idea since you’ve worked so hard to get the information and a lot of people have been away from the site over the holidays.

    Thanks so much for doing this early scouting. I am soooo ready for a new season of Idol!

  2. I really like her voice. :) I remember her from the group the Rainbow Coalition! :)

  3. Me likey. Specially Ain’t no cover (very nice impro). A lot of time the songs takes control of the singer, epsecially when they sing covers. When a singer takes control of the song and whips it into shape, it’s gold.

  4. I like her a lot. Have a hard time believing she’s only 17, which… Nooooo! Please, Randy, noooooo! Don’t be saying that endlessly if she makes it through.

    Her looks remind me of Jessi, who danced with Pasha and passed out on SYTYCD.

  5. smartcookie

    I like her a lot. Have a hard time believing she’s only 17, which’ ¦ Nooooo! Please, Randy, noooooo! Don’t be saying that endlessly if she makes it through.

    Hahahaha you know he will! Along with Dawg dawd dawg. :) Actually I don’t have a problem with him saying Dawg. :) It’s just his thang. :)

  6. I remember her. There was a buzz right after the group performance, mainly because three of the four had been heavily featured and Moorea was the “who was that girl “. I’m wondering if she can translate well into a pop sound. Right now she’s a very good lounge singer, the type that doesn’t do well on the show, because Simon rips them a new one because they don’t sound relevant.

  7. chessguy99

    Right now she’s a very good lounge singer, the type that doesn’t do well on the show, because Simon rips them a new one because they don’t sound relevant.

    Yeah you are right she does sound like one and you know Simon will.

  8. I listened to Ain’t No Cover and it sounded like her voice broke when she went into her upper register, and I don’t think that was deliberate. She’s got a nice tone in her lower register, but she didn’t sound very current to me.

  9. Right now she’s a very good lounge singer, the type that doesn’t do well on the show, because Simon rips them a new one because they don’t sound relevant.

    Maybe he’ll change his tune in a season where SuBo is the biggest hit around. LOL.

  10. Kirsten

    Maybe he’ll change his tune in a season where SuBo is the biggest hit around. LOL.

    What or who is SuBo? :)

  11. What or who is SuBo?

    Susan Boyle. That X-Factor/Youtube/Cat lady sensation from across the pond. Simon discovered her and she made him a mint by selling unheard of amounts of CDs for weeks on end (and given all the people I saw picking up her CD on Sunday, the SuBo rush may not be over).

  12. Kirsten

    Susan Boyle.

    OH! Is that her nickname? SuBo? ROFL! Cute.. :) And she is fantastic! :)

  13. Well, I can’t listen to her myspace music, but she looks like Allison Mack, AKA Chloe from Smallville. Who I love. So. She’s alright in my book. She also kind of looks like Amy Winehouse. Also, Regina Spektor. She needs to fix that hair though. Looks terrible! Red with rogue-like blonde stripes? plz.

  14. I don’t see anything really spectacular in her, like with most of the retreads. I see her also getting cut in Hollywood.

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