Just sped through three hours of “X Factor” this morning.
Here are some of my favorites:
- Vino Alan. The dude with the tattoos and 15 year old son has soul and sang “Trouble” with conviction.
- Tate Stevens. The country guy has a warm voice and joy in his heart. He looks a little rough around the edges from a marketing standpoint, though.
- Ally Brooke. She sings a Jaci Velaquez Christian song beautfully. I liked it.
Great harmonies here with Sister C:
Panda Ross is a character, with panache and that’s what the “X Factor” is about. And she can sing, too. She was easily the most memorable from Wednesday night:
Jessica Espinoza (”Nobody Knows” Pink) looks a bit like Kelly Clarkson. She does sing with conviction and ends Wednesday’s relatively strong night on a high note.
Thursday night was much less edifying but there was a lot of lightning – literally.
Julia Bullock (”Pumped Up Kicks” Foster the People) has the look and a good style. Oh, yah. And a pretty voice. Bye bye, her band:
Otherwise, the night was a loss in terms of talent.
- Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” has been certified platinum, which means 1 million albums shipped. That doesn’t happen very often anymore.
- Phillip Phillips‘ “Home” is being used in an American Family Insurance ad. I hope Phillip gets some of that money! The song is gaining airplay but slowly, so it’s at No. 32 on Mediabase 24/7. On the Hot AC chart, it moves up to No. 9.
Kelly Clarkson’s “Dark Side” peaked at No. 19 on the top 40 chart and No. 7 on the Hot AC chart and is slipping off while Demi Lovato’s “Give Your Heart a Break” peaked at No. 2 on the top 40 chart and is now at No. 5.
On the Christian chart, Mandisa’s “Good Morning” is at No. 24 and Jason Castro’s “Only a Mountain” at No. 25.
Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” moves up to No. 7. Casey James, who was at the North Georgia State Fair last night in Marietta, climbs to No. 25 with “Crying on a Suitcase.”
- Lee DeWyze, season 9 winner, is actually touring. But he’s not coming to Atlanta. I know. You’re disappointed, too.
- Steven Tyler says his move to “Idol’ caused tension with his band. And he’d like to be a mentor down the road.
- Casey Abrams‘ new video for “Simple Life.” The man clearly needs a barber but doesn’t care, does he?
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk