YouTube Video For James Earl – “Everything In Life” – American Idol 13 Auditions

James Earl came out and mumbled the whole time he was talking to the camera and then to the judges. Harry said he is one of the coolest guys he has met in a long time.

James Earl sang his own song, “Everything In Life.” But the voice was really weak. It was like a low-volume impersonation of Michael Jackson or something. Then, he went for some low notes, and they were pretty bad, too.

The judges weren’t impressed with him as a singer. So James told a joke. “Why did the dog go in the water? Cause he didn’t want to be a hot dog.” Harry Connick said he thinks comedy is James’s calling.

In the end, it became apparent that the judges just weren’t into his voice. They showed Harry and Keith saying NO. So Jennifer didn’t have to vote. They didn’t show the judges commenting on the song, “Everything In Life.”

Earl is eliminated and is not going to the Hollywood rounds. And it seems like his original song wasn’t catchy enough to give him a chance.

YouTube Video – James Earl’s “Everything In Life” From American Idol 13 (link added as soon as possible)

YouTube Video For Troy Durden – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Troy auditioned in Boston, Massachusetts. He lives there and is 29. Troy came out like a joke contestant, twerking and all. He tried to get Jennifer Lopez to join in, but she said she didn’t have the right clothes. But when he sang, he was actually a decent singer. It wasn’t the best performance of this song I have heard – not even close. But it was surprisingly good. The judges then had Troy sing and twerk at the same time.

The judges said it just might twerk.

Harry, Keith, and Jennifer had fun watching Durden’s audition. They did all send him through to Hollywood but didn’t seem overly confident in his chances. Based on their lack or excitement over his actual singing, I’d say Troy has an uphill battle at this point. His comedic style has never worked well on this show, either, when it comes to getting votes.

YouTube Video – Troy Durden – “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” (link added after Idol puts it on their channel)

YouTube Video For Taylor Hildack – “Before He Cheats” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Taylor Hildack auditioned on the first episode of American Idol 13. It was broadcast on January 15, 2013. She sang Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.” It was certainly an okay performance with some decent power. But as seen below, the judges just weren’t impressed with the other aspects of her singing.

Jennifer thinks the voice is strong, but Keith says the range is not so great. Harry says she needs some practice, but there is grating quality to it. Harry ended up saying NO because her voice just isn’t strong enough. Keith also said NO. Jennifer was the only one who voted to send Taylor to Hollywood. She thought the guys made a mistake. Harry says you have to have some technique to make it, and he doesn’t think Hildack had it.

Hildack is eliminated for Season 13. Something tells me she won’t be back.

I’ll add a link here to Taylor’s YouTube video of her “Before He Cheats” audition after Idol puts it online.

YouTube Video For Marielle Sellers – “Grenade” – American Idol 13 Auditions

When asked to say something encouraging before going in to audition, Marielle said, “A game.”

Marielle Sellers was the first singer to audition on Season 13 of American Idol. She is 17 years old. Marielle sang Bruno Mars’ “Grenade.”

Harry Connick said she would be a nightmare for the other contestants. Jennifer Lopez said that she had a beautiful tone, and Keith Urban remarked that he loved it. Keith ripped off one-third of a golden ticket, and then he and the other judges presented the whole ticket to Marielle. She was a unanimous choice to go to Hollywood.

Marielle played the guitar while singing. She didn’t really show that much power. At the same time, it seems like the show was teasing her as a possible favorite.

Here, you can see Marielle’s YouTube video for her “Grenade” audition after it is uploaded to their official channel.

YouTube Video For Sam Woolf – “Lego House” – American Idol 13 Auditions

Sam Woolf is 17 and from Bradenton, Florida. Keith said his pitch was incredible, and he was impressed at the fast tempo of this version. Jennifer said it opened up like a flower as the performance went along. Harry talked about Sam’s treble-clef tattoo. Harry won’t let his kid get one. He says NO to the tattoo but YES to Hollywood. Keith and Jennifer also said YES to the Hollywood audition round.

Sam sang “Lego House.” Harry said his daughters will love Sam, and he would actually go watch him perform. Overall, the judges seemed really impressed by Woolf. We’ll see if he can make it, but they really loved him.

Sam’s audition was on the first show of American Idol 13. It aired on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

YouTube Video For Sam Woolf’s “Lego House” Audition Performance For Season 13 Of American Idol (will add this later when uploaded)

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Brandy Neelly

Brandy Neelly was 17 when she auditioned last year. She is from Louisville, Kentucky.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Brandy Neelly

Predictions:

The main thing I heard is Brandy sings way too loud sometimes for a country singer. She really needs to lower that volume sometimes. I know there are more aggressive country singers these days. But not a one of them has won these multi-genre singing contests from what I have seen. I predict Brandy has a pretty good chance of making the Top 12. But she is going to struggle after that because she is not the kind of smooth country singer that goes deep or wins these contests. With that said, she may have refined her style in the last year. So I’m keeping an open mind until I hear Season 13’s performances from Brandy.

Audition:

Brandy Neelly actually auditioned for Season 12 but was not selected for the voting rounds. She sang “Your Cheatin Heart” for one of her auditions. I couldn’t find the YouTube video for it, but here is a DailyMotion video. Neelly was also in 2nd-place finisher Kree Harrison’s Holywood group round. Click here to watch a DailyMotion video clip of that “Sin Wagon” audition.

Brandy had a backstory in Season 12 where they talked about her becoming a foster child. But her aunt on her dad’s side and her husband took her in and raised her.

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Ethan Harris – “You’ll Think Of Me”

Based on spoiler lists provided by The Idol Pad, Ethan Harris has advanced to the top 30 of American Idol 13.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Ethan Harris

Audition And Predictions:

Actually, Ethan Harris’s American Idol 13 audition was already shown as part of a preview commercial. He sang a Keith Urban song, “You’ll Think Of Me.” You can see a YouTube video of it by clicking here. Ethan seems to be cast as the “kind of geeky” musician type. He has a fun personality, and a lot of people will probably like him. Based on just this one audition, he is a pretty good singer, as well. If he can get past the middle rounds, Harris will probably start out as a mid-packer for the Top 12. However, due to the way Idol is edited, he may have trouble showing that personality. It just depends on how the show wants to build his character.

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Emily Piriz

Emily Piriz is rumored to be one of the top 15 girls on the 13th season of American Idol. There are also 15 guys to make a 50/50 gender split in the Top 30.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Emily Piriz

Predictions:

Emily plays the keyboard or piano in a lot of her performances. I have seen most of the contestants online now. Based on my review, I think Emily is above average in this group. I would not be surprised to see her make a pretty deep run for the title. But the relatively poor quality of her online videos is making it hard for me to have a strong opinion here. Whether she is a viable favorite is not something I am confident predicting until I see some of her auditions on TV.

Audition:

I will add the YouTube video for Emily Piriz’s audition as soon as it airs on American Idol.

Background Information And Music Video Links:

Here is a link to Emily Piriz’s official YouTube channel. In it, she sings a number of popular songs, including “Gravity,” “Wrecking Ball,” “Royals,” and many others.

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Spencer Lloyd

The Idol Pad’s list of top 30 contestants for American Idol 13 has been revealed. Spencer Lloyd is on the list as one of the 15 boy singers.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Spencer Lloyd

Predictions:

My predictions on Lloyd will have to wait because of the lack of music online to listen to and make a judgment call.

Audition:

I will add the YouTube video for Spencer Lloyd’s audition as soon as it airs on American Idol.

Background Information And Music Video Links:

So far, I have not been able to locate any YouTube channel or other videos online with Spencer Lloyd performances.

YouTube Video: American Idol 13 (2014) Spoilers, Audition, And Predictions For Kenzie “Kenz” Hall

This spoiler entry is for Kenzie “Kenz” Hall, who is rumored to have advanced to the top 30 of American Idol 13.

The 13th season of American Idol premieres on Wednesday, January 15, 2013. Keith Urban is returning as a judge from his first season last year. Jennifer Lopez is coming back after taking one season off. Harry Connick Jr. is a new judge for the first time in Season 13. Randy Jackson is now the in-house mentor, and Jimmy Iovine is out.

A site called The Idol Pad has released spoilers in the past, and they have been a reliable source thus far. This and all other 30 spoiler articles I am writing are based on the list that The Idol Pad provided. Of course, there is no absolute guarantee that contestants listed here will actually make it. Singers can pretty much be eliminated at any time and for any reason. With that said, you can check out the full list of Top 30 spoilers for American Idol 13 here.

Contestant: Kenzie Hall

Predictions:

Another guitar-playing contestant for Season 13. Kenzie says in one of her videos that she is starting to write her own songs. But there is little to no evidence of that on her YouTube channel. Normally, I would not rate Hall very highly. But after having gone through most of the contestants and failing to find many good ones, she may well have an average chance of making a deep run. But she doesn’t seem to have the musical prowess to be a favorite to win unless she has been developing quickly since her videos were posted.

Audition:

I will add the YouTube video for Kenzie Hall’s audition as soon as it airs on American Idol.

Background Information And Music Video Links:

Kenzie Hall has about 15 performance videos on her personal YouTube channel. She sings, among other songs, “Can’t Hold Us,” “When I Was Your Man,” “Oh, Darling,” an Ed Sheeran medley, “Use Somebody,” and others.