Tuesday, August 10, 2010

American Idol Concert - Season 9

Last night, my Mom & I went to our 4th American Idol concert. As always, it was a great time, and I love having that special thing we do together. We were to the right of the stage, 7 rows from the floor, so we had an amazing view of the show. Here are some photo highlights of the night! (Click on the photos to see them larger.)

My Mom & I waiting for the show to begin!

Didi Benami - She really sounded great. I love her voice.

Andrew Garcia - He opened with "Straight Up" which was just as great as when he did it for the Hollywood round.

Katie Stevens - She hit a few bum notes but she sounded hoarse when she spoke, so she may not have been full voice. She's a little power house, though.

Tim Urban - Not a fan. He sounded better than he had on the show but compared the rest? Not so much.

Siobhan Magnus - She hit all her notes, though some made 1/2 the audience hold their ears.

Aaron Kelly - He was outstanding. He may be my winner for "most improved". He will definitely have a career beyond Idol.

The Bottom 6.

BIG MIKE Lynche - He is just a classy guy. He came out in his three piece suit, and started with "This Woman's Work", which may or may not have had me in tears. (Okay, it did.)

He is just sooo good.

Casey James - The hometown favorite! He tore it up. He schooled the Idol Band lead guitarist and sang his heart out. He was recently signed with Sony Nashville and I am really looking forward to his album.

More Casey

Casey & Big Mike sang "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?" and it was awesome.

Crystal Bowersox - She was incredible. She sang with so much passion and her voice filled the entire place effortlessly.

She did "Up to the Mountain" by Patty Griffin without her guitar, which was kind of cool.

Who could that be, entering from the shadows...?


Lee was stellar. The more I think about it, he and Aaron tie for most improved. Everyone in ear shot (and my Mom & I) were talking about how great he sounded. He had grown and improved so much even since the finale. He had so much energy and sang so, so well. I have been a fan of his since day one and even I was so impressed.

He showed us all why he won the title for Season 9. :)

All the boys.

All the girls, plus Lee.

Season 9's Top 10!

It was an awesome night and a fantastic show.  


1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Looks like such a blast! I nearly considered driving to Austin with Tom this weekend to audition. :)