Thursday, January 27, 2011

American Idol: Milwaukee gives us more than Idol hopefuls, we discover true love . . .

The love story between very talented Chris Medina and his fiance, Juliana Roberts, was for me the highlight of last night's Milwaukee premier on American Idol. He sings Breakeven by Script and it was a beautiful performance.  It was cool that the judges asked to see Juliana and even sweeter to hear what Steven Tyler softly told her.  Chris commented that it would make her very happy to see him move on to Hollywood and it did. Sometimes American Idol is simply more than just a talent show. . .

My other Milwaukee standouts are:  Naima Adedapo, who hopes to one day perform on stage at Milwaukee's big Summerfest music festival (she was excellent); 16 year old country singer (another North Carolina resident), Scotty McCreery, impressed the judges with his low voice and performance; White House intern and Harvard graduate, Molly Swenson.  I thought the clip of Randy Jackson high fiving the contestants and accidentally smacking her in the face was pretty funny. I immediately liked her for having a good sense of humor about the incident.  She has a pretty good voice and is a strong President Obama supporter.  Scott Dangerfield surprised the judges with his bluesy performance and fast action backstage.  I liked him a lot too.

I'm not one to find pleasure in someone else's pain but thanks to the AI editing crew, I was in hysterics when they showed the clip of a female supporter for one of the contestants getting a charlie horse after he came out with his Golden ticket to Hollywood.   While everyone was jumping up and down celebrating, she was bent down in pain (poor thing).  And no one noticed her except for Ryan Seacrest who was trying to help her in the midst of all the jumping and whoo hooing . . . too funny.

And that's my Recap. Keep on Rocking AI . . .


  1. I'm away most Wed. nights so your recap really helps me but still I hope I can get a personal peek one of these nights. Thanks love your synopsis.

  2. Hi Barb, thanks so much for your comments. I'm glad you like my my synopsis. It's fun for me to watch and write about AI. Feel free to stop in anytime to catch up. Hopefully I can keep it up. I might have to miss thursday nights soon though as my friend and I are training for a big hiking trip and I need to get myself to the gym for spinning classes. :) Have a wonderful evening.

  3. Hi Kathy, I left a comment on this a couple of days ago but I don't think it went thru. I was very impressed with some of the talent that came out of Milwaukee. I think I liked Naima the dreadlocks girl the best. The guy from Garner NC was good but I'm not sure how he'll do if he has to sing other music besides country. Great country voice though. Thanks for the recap!

  4. Hi Annie, thanks so much for your comments. Oh I hope I didn't accidently delete your comments. I've done that in the past. :)

    I loved Naima and I am pulling for her to make it far in the competition. I really liked the Milwaukee group. Such variety. It will be interesting how the Garner guy does against the other contestants especially if they do the group thing again. I'm really liking this year a lot, more than I thought I would be. :)

    Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


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