Pia Toscano - Born October 14, 1988 and originally from Howard Beach, NY. In my opinion, Toscano will be the winner of Amrican Idol Season 10. She has amazing vocals and she knows how to use it. Plus every week she sings such huge sings, that normally will ruin someone’s performance because they just can’t live up to the song, but Pia just has that voice, she can sing anything.
Favorite Quote: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined and don’t worry about the things you have no control over”
Musical Influences: Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Etta James, Luther Vandross
So far sang: I’ll Stand By You, All By Myself, Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Dream song to perform: “It Must’ve Been Love” by Roxette
My favorite judge quote: Randy Jackson – “Every week you’re producing amazing vocals. Pia is in the competition to win it!”
Casey Abrams- Born in 1991, Abrams is 20 and originally from Wilmette, Illinois but he auditioned in Austin, Texas. Before American Idol, Abrams worked at a film camp. Abrams also plays several instruments, including the bass.
This boy can really Rock & Roll, I have to say, and the fact that you just don’t expect that kind of voice to come out of someone with so much red hair, makes it even better. Jennifer Lopez said it best… “You are sexy!”
Favorite Quote: ” Be a serious musician, don’t be a serious person”
Musical Influences: Queen, Ray Charles, Marshall Hawkins, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, Oscar Peterson
So far sang: I Put a Spell On You, With a Little Help From My Friends, Smells Like Teen Spirit
Dream song to perform: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
My favorite judge quote: Stephen Tyler – “You’re a rainbow of talent…You’re a plethora of passion”
Scotty McCreery – Born in 1993 and originally from Garner, North Carolina. Now this guy is a true country singer, his pitch is perfect, his look is perfect and his voice is like Elvis on steroids. I just can’t believe this huge deep voice is coming out of this 17 year old boy.
Favorite Quote: ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”
Musical Influences: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Conway Twitty
So far sang: Letter From Home, The River, Trust Me
Dream song to perform: Long Black Train by Josh Turner
My favorite judge quote: Stephen Tyler – “The carpet is all paid for, God bless the TV, let’s go shoot a hole in the moon!” Hahaha, I love that dude.
James Durbin – Only 22 years old and already a full blown rocker. Originally from Santa Cruz, California and auditioned in San Francisco, Durbin was diagnosed with Tourettes syndrome at a young age and says that when he sings, is the only time when he feels completely normal and free.
James Durbin has been compared to Adam Lambert due to his Rock & Roll attitude and his screechy voice but it has been said that as opposed to the glitz and glam of Lambert, Durbin is more nitty gritty.
Favorite Quote: “You can’t change the wind, but you can set your sails in the direction you want”
Musical Influences: Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Robert Plant, Ronnie James Dio
So far sang: You’ve Got Another Thing Coming, Maybe I’m Amazed, I’ll Be There For You
Dream song to perform: “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” by The Beatles (In his own way)
My favorite judge quote: Steven Tyler – “That man right there has a rich vein of inner-crazy”
Lauren Alaina – Born on November 8th, 1994 and according to her parents was an angel for the first three years of her life, and then it all went down hill (Kind of like me). Being one of the youngest competitors, at 16, Alaina has got a huge country voice and there is no doubt in my mind that she is going to make it big. American Idol or no American Idol.
Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Ha… same as Scotty’s, the only other country singer in the competition.
Musical Influences: Carrie Underwood
So far sang: Turn On The Radio, Any Man of Mine and I’m The Only One by Melissa Ethridge
Dream song to perform: “I already got to sing with Steven Tyler and I can’t think of anything more special to sing” Good answer.
My favorite judge quote: Randy Jackson – “Cold or not, that was very nice. So, have a cold every week”