Season 10 of American Idol is shaping up quite nicely with some truly talented individuals as contestants. Things are also progressing quickly as the first eliminations from the top 13 contestants (10 chosen by the public plus 3 given a "second chance" by the judges, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson) have already occured.
Regardless of how well they can sing, some contestants seem to have more stage presence than others. What they call that star power or It factor. I can definitely picture some of them as becoming more famous celebrities before others. For example, while Jessica Sanchez is a great American Idol singer with an awesome voice in her rendition of Whitney Houston's greatest hit song I Will Always Love You, Colton and Skylar are both examples of contestants with great stage presence. We've got to keep in mind that Jessica is also younger and the more mature contestants seem to have more of a command on stage.
Nevertheless, none should be underestimated. The show has been known to help contestants undergo makeovers in wardrobe, hair and makeup to achieve that superstar appearance:-)
One of the things I have been enjoying on the show is the revival of a lot of great classic and hit songs. We the tv audience are reminded of how wonderful some of these songs are that we haven't heard in such a long time.
We know that Ray Charles' song Georgia as well as many songs by Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston have been highlighted during the competition but one of my favorite songs to hear that I hadn't heard in so long and I started listening to again on YouTube is a song that was played by Colton earlier in the competition.
It is Coldplay's Fix You. Beautiful. Here is the video for you to enjoy.