American Idol Season 11

I was reading one of the many articles on the top 13 of this season’s American Idol. It made me laugh so much and I was reminded why I enjoy about American Idol. It’s not just the show, it’s not just the contestants it’s the whole chatter. The best part about reading and most importantly writing about the show is having people who either know the contestants personally or who know someone who knows a contestant come and contribute tidbits of information that you will not find on the official site or on any mainstream news media.

I decided that this year I was going to do something different. I’m going to link to blog posts about the show that I find interesting, especially the funny ones.

This post is on the Top 13 reveal. It’s originally from but i read it on It includes a photo from Fox which I included below.

AI season 11 top 13

Top 12 guys
My favorites were Phillip Phillips, Heejun Han and Colton Dixon. To a lesser degree I like Eben Franckewitz, Adam Brock and DeAndre Brackensick.

Top 13
My favorites are Shannon Magrane, Skylar Laine and Elise Testone (I like her because she’s older it’s harder for older contestants to make it through).

I must add that my favorites have nothing to do with how well or bad they sang.

On a side note, I bet there are many people who don’t like Brielle Von Hugel.

Quick comparison between the top boys and top girls.


The guys seem to be wearing their own clothes, they still have the guy next door look, not dressed for the big time, at least not yet.

The girls on the other hand are another story, they are so dressed up and made up that it’s almost ridiculous, and I say almost to be nice. I don’t want to be an AI-female-contestant basher.