AICS – American Idol Championship Series

OK…another interesting week in American Idol land. After tonight, the show gets really good. I love the final 12 phase. So, who should go home?

For the guys–easy…Danny Noriega and the Orlando Bloom look-a-like (Luke Menard–who unfortunately is a really nice guy)

The girls are tougher… I’d send Kady Malloy (who has a better voice than she has shown or been given credit for) and Asiah Epperson (really loveable, but a B caliber voice). I might swap Asiah with Amanda Overmyer, who had a great night, but will have problem any week she can’t do Joan Jett.

Other random Idol thoughts:

  • David Cook absolutely tore it up. Needs to work on the attitude though.
  • David Hernandez had the 2nd best performance among the guys…despite the unfortunate news coming out this week.
  • Jason Castro is really cool…but out of his league vocally among the other guys that aren’t going home tonight.
  • On the girls side, only Carly Smithson has separated herself as a vocalist. The rest are running on star quality and good voices.
  • Syesha Mercado is the 2nd best girl…but comes off as a bit of a drama queen and a bit arrogant in her interviews. She’s really good, though.

We’ll see who the final 12 are…feel free to sound off.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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