As last night’s big part one finale of American Idol 2012 showed, it is going to be a nail bitter on who will win the crown of American Idol season 11.
Both Jessica Sanchez, and Philip Philips played to their demographic. Jessica Sanchez kept to her power ballads, singing with lots of emotion. Philip Philips chose a mixture of smooth vocal songs, and band heavy numbers. Both had their moments last night, but who will win today?
Last Night’s Performances
If we base the winner purely on who had the better night, then the winner should be Philip Philips. The past two weeks, Philip Philips has overall outshined Jessica Sanchez. I, personally, routed for Joshua Ledet all season. I knew after the top seven he would not win, but I thought once he was eliminated Jessica Sanchez would just massacre the other contestants by winning each night vocally and performance wise. This was not the case. Philip has actually performed better than her these last two weeks, and last night he performed and sang the best he has all season. I am not saying vocally he out performed her, because their vocal styles are really too different to compare. But for all three of his songs he gave vocally solid performances. He also highlighted his personality in ways Jessica Sanchez did not. Then his winners single was so much better than Jessica’s song. So for personality, better song choices, and connecting with the audience,Philip Philips received higher marks than Jessica Sanchez last night.
I actually have a problem with who the heck wrote Jessica Sanchez’s song? Like Randy Jackson, I was shocked by Jessica Sanchez’s horrendous winner single. Are they trying to make her lose? Jessica sang it good, but the lyrics, the theme, just no, no, no. Philip Philips song did not blow me away either, but it was so much better. Did anyone else long for the days of “A Moment Like This” after hearing the winner songs? Anyway, Philip Philips’s song not only had better lyrics but it seemed like he put more into it by vocally sounding different, yet true to his style. Jessica probably wants to win more than Philip, but unfortunately she received “Change Nothing” as her final plea to the world. She made of it what she could, but Philip got the upper hand last night, especially with his final song “Home.”
However, if you base the winner on overall better season performances, Jessica Sanchez should win. She has had many vocally perfect performances, and many more standout moments. Her fans have also been supporting her every step of the journey. Her only not so great performances have been in the last two weeks and those have not been terrible, just mainly safe and boring. We know she has an amazing voice, but at the finals she needed to do something we have not seen from her to make us remember her more than Philip Philips.
Her history of American Idol 2012 performances have all been memorable and just reminiscence of some of the great female vocalist, like Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and more. All her performances get her full power vocals and emotion. Her true commitment and passion to each performance may pay off for her in the end.
Who will win?
I think Jessica Sanchez has it. American Idol 2012, really has been hers to win or lose all season. I know she got voted off, but I am going to go out on a limb and join the conspiracy theorist and say the American Idol 2012 producers set that up for drama. I predicted it before it even happened, because it just seems like something they do for the sake of ratings. So I think Jessica Sanchez has always had the biggest fan support and votes to take the American Idol 2012 title and she will. Plus, I think America really wants to see a female American Idol. Its been too long since one has won, and I think Jessica Sanchez might finally break the losing streak. I do not think she will has as big of a victory as she might have had in the beginning, but she will win.
Who do you guys think will win? Who do you want to win? Who’s cd will you buy? Who had the better winner single?
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