>There are only 8 contestants left on American Idol Season 8 at this point, we are a long way form the top 32 and yet some people who had caught our attention early on just didn’t make it this far. Frankly, before the top 12 I had no idea who Kris Allen was. In fact of all the people still standing there are only a few that I can remember from the Auditions, Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai, Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert, Matt Giraud and Scott MacIntyre. Ok, so I can actually remember most of them….
I would like to remind you of some people who help feed the buzz on American Idol even before they appeared on the show and some who were rumored to be contenders. No I’m talking about Michael Castro. See below for those that we should not forget simply because I wanted to see and hear more of them.
Ann Marie Boskovitch
Because I was impressed when she auditioned and the judges seemed to like her so much. It seems to me that she was a victim of the horrible top12 selection process where most female contestants didn’t stand a chance. If only they had kept last season’s format maybe , just maybe Ann Marie could have gone further. Though I have to say not keeping the male female ratio to a clear 50/50 seems to have benefited the show in terms of viewership.
Labelled a contender even before they showed her audition on television. Some people saw in her the next Jordin Sparks. And yet she not only didn’t make it to the top 10 she wasn’t even brought back by the judges in the wild card round.
The young mother who was told by Kara DioGuardi to dirty herself… What can I say, they insisted that she unpolished her image and yet they didn’t save her when the time came. Maybe Simon didn’t like her lack of personality. Notice, the female judges were the ones telling her not to wear pink and to get dirty. Her stay in the top 13 was short lived.
He looks much better on television then he does on photo, seriously. You could tell the Kara and Paula were under his spelled when he was smiling after he sang during his audition. Like many females around the globe they thought he looked cute. Not sexy but cute, maybe it’s the dimples.
I’ll admit that I haven’t seen Felicia sing because I don’t actually watch every single minute of every single episode. But it felt so…Well they brought her back only to let her out again. I know it wasn’t the judges fault but they could have kept her with the wild cards and yet they didn’t.
At some point she convinced me that she had worked really hard and deserved to go farther. Have you ever wondered who could have been in the top 12 if they didn’t have the wild card? Maybe Jeanine Murray wouldn’t have made it, Maybe Megan Joy wouldn’t have made it? maybe… Maybe Mishavonna could have made it, maybe.
Tatiana del Toro
If someone was exploited by American Idol this season that someone was certainly Tatiana del Toro. Yes, she seems almost unreal, yet she’s a real person with real feelings and it seems that American Idol over used the fact that she expresses her feelings in excessive manners. They even brought her back in the wild card which I felt was not a bad call. It seems to me that if they focus less on the drama surrounding her and more on her singing maybe people would have found her more likable. On TV all you see is the image they want you to have of a person.