American Idol: Motown Magic
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American Idol: Motown Magic

An article about American Idol.

American Idol this week the singers covered Motown hits. The top 11 are covering the past by bringing it in today's future.The show started with a short piece about the brilliant artists. Here are some of my favorites of the entire night. This was the best theme so far.

Casey Abrams performed  "I Heard it Through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye. The judges praised his sultry performance. He is a constant ham in front of the "American Idol" cameras. His gruff sexy voice is always a dream.

Thia Megia sang "Heat Wave. " The teenager's performance received mostly positive remarks with the judges with the more uptempo number from the ballad singer. She has a beautiful quality and tone in her voice.

Jacob Lusk sang "You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye. His soulful approach is the most matched for the classic R&B sound. The judges once again praised this Idol favorite. He takes the audience on an emotional ride every time he takes the stage.

 Lauren Alaina performed "You Keep Me Hanging On" by The Supremes. The country diva added southern flavor to a R&B classic. She makes the music come alive with her bubbly personality. The singer got good praises from all the judges. She is a future super star.

Stefano Langone sang  "Hello" by Lionel Richie, which is one of my favorite songs by Lionel. Stefano seduced the audience with his crooner ways. The judges liked the vocal performance, but wanted more of a emotional connection to the song. He makes love to the lyric whenever he sings.

Naima Adedpo sang "Dancing in the Street" she was praised by all the judges. She even broke into an  African dance elements. She is a free spirit who flies when she performs any song.

James Durbam sang "Living for the City" by Stevie Wonder. He was praised again by of all the judges. Stevie Wonder songs was a common thread this evening. He breathes to perform, and he makes people feel his energy and his almost tangible joy. He is already a full blown star ready to record an album.

Motown is the perfect genre for the American television audience because everyone knows those songs and are ready to be joyful and ready to vote.

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Comments (2)

We have had some good seasons with lots of talent, but this group has been unbelievable, even those who made the top 24, and were sent home. They are all unique in their own way. Every week, it is so hard to vote, because of the amount of talent we have this year. They are all Winners!

I completely agree with Linda. It is so hard to decide. I love James and Pia. Top girl and boy. It is such a great show this year.