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So we are into the Top Ten on American Idol. This is where the competition really gets interesting. Sure, Idol is the older statemen of all singing competitions, but it is still the best of them. Let me remind you, we are at season 12 here. The Voice (3 seasons), The X Factor (2 seasons) have yet to yield the level of talent or cultural relevance, that Idol had by Season 3 (Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson). Here’s my take who will win the crown for Season 12 (and the order they will leave the competition from 9 to 1):American Idol Season 12

9. Paul Jolley — He’s described himself as wanting to be the male version of Taylor Swift, doing country pop. While I think there is room in the market for someone like that, I don’t think he is it.

8. Devin Velez — He’s got several things going for him: cute, hispanic and nice voice. He’s been making poor song choices though. I would love to see him let loose more and have some fun.

7. Lazaro Arbos — Cute, stuttering boy has gotten a lot of mileage from his back story. Not sure it will carry him very far. Uneven so far in the vocal department. He may be this season’s Sanjaya.

6. Janelle Arthur — Country has done well in this competition. Her voice does seem to be a bit of a throwback to Patsy Cline. But then again, that is not what is selling in country now.

5. Burnell Taylor — He is definitely a very distinctive singer, and that is a good thing. He might be too mellow for his own good though. He should try some more uptempo numbers.

4. Kree Harrison — Not sure exactly where she is headed, she loves country, rock, blues. But she is good at all of them. Still not seeing a star, even if her voice says otherwise.

3. Amber Holcomb — Another big voiced young woman. If she believes in herself, she will go far. Unfortunately, she is pretty, and the cards are stacked against pretty girls going all the way on Idol.

2. Angie Miller — She’s a singer/songwriter type, and is best when she stays in her lane. We’ll see how she adapts to the theme weeks. She has the appeal of the girl next door.

1. Candice Glover — I remember Candice from her tryouts in past seasons. This is definitely her time, and I am glad she came back. She is a powerhouse, and the one who is “in it to win it” as Randy says. Her take on songs by Mary J. Blige and Jordin Sparks were both excellent. I look forward to hearing her album!

So that’s my predictions! Please sound off and let me know what you think.

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Comments on: "Who Will Win American Idol 2013?" (2)

  1. Marcelo Castilho Rogedo said:

    Ops! This time I cant help you with this subject. I dont even know if it is broadcasted here. Well, Globo TV does a Brazilian version of The Voice and I watched the last season…and the man is already saying that there will be a version soon. I watched him on TV saying about it. That they are already accepting people to sing. Asking people to enroll online. The version here is simply called The Voice Brazil. The winner here was a woman called Ellen Oléria. The member of the table that judge the guests are all famous singers here from different kind of music: Daniel is a country guy, Claudia Leitte sings axé music, that is a kind of samba…..Carlinhos Brown does the same kind of music and Lulu Santos was a famous singer of the 1980’s that I think still releases albums, but is not as famous now as he were in the past. This is a good tv show. I liked it. And if it is going to the 2nd season here…it seems that it was watched nationwide here…..

  2. I predicted pretty well! I knew that Candice had it in her to win the show. She was the most consistent of them all, and had the most “moments” in the season. I even out-predicted Entertainment Weekly magazine.

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