American Idol Season 9 goes live this week with a bang and One21music will be there live blogging the journey of this year’s Top 24 performers. Tuesday night we have a two hour extravaganza of the the Top 12 girls performing live for the first time on American Idol Season 9. That is followed on Wednesday night with another two hours as the Top 12 guys deliver their first live performances. Then on Thursday, American Idol Season 9 the contestants hear their first results from America when two girls and two guys are eliminated. Join us for our live reactions to the performances and the results.
I will set the Top 24 and share a few thoughts on how I think American Idol Season 9 will play out in a few minutes but first, let’s discuss the shift in the Top 24 that I noticed in the One21 live blog of the American Idol Season 9 Top 24 announcement.
Christian music artist Chris “orphan” Golightly was disqualified this week when a prodcution company contacted American Idol claiming that the had a recording contract with Golightly. Chris Golightly claims the contract expired before he auditioned, but the damage was done.
Christian music artist Tim Urban was called on Tuesday afternoon to replace Chris Golightly. We caught one small glimpse of Tim Urban in the first American Idol Season 9 Hollywood Week episode but we really have yet to hear him perform. Tim Urban is a hotel and restaurant singer from Duncanville, Texas who plays the Dallas/Ft Worth Christian music circuit with his band. They have played iconic Dallas Christian music club The Door and Six Flags Over Texas. Tim Urban has been singing and playing the guitar since he was 13 years old, sings Christian music and says that he has never touched alcohol. Tim Urban and his nine siblings were home schooled by his mother. It will be hard for Tim Urban to survive the first few weeks, but if he does, watch out. He looks to be an American Idol Season 9 contestant that teenage girls will quickly fall in love with.
Now that is all settled, American Idol’s Season 9 Top 24 features 7 Christian music performers, a few more we are still researching.
Christian Music Performers on American Idol Season 9
Michael “Mike” Lynche
These Christian music artists are joined on American Idol Season 9 by these performers. If you know anything about the faith backgrounds of these aspiring artists please share.
How Will Amercia respond to these American Idol Season 9 Contestants
As intimidating and the American Idol judges can be, you never know how these aspiring artists will respond to a live audience and a huge television viewership. However, based on what we have seen there are a few competitors I expect to contend for the title:
- Christian music artist Michael Lynche has a huge presence on stage both physically and with his personality. He is very creative in his recorded music and is a great singer.
- We discussed Christian music artist Tim Urban’s chance above. His biggest drawback is his similarity to Kris Allen and David Cook.
- Andrew Garcia has demonstrated the highest level of artistry through the American Idol Season 9 auditions and Hollywood Week. His ability to arrange popular songs into his own style will excite the voting public deep into the season .
- Katie Stevens looks like a winner to me. She is young enough to connect with the teenage girl voting block, she appears to be extremely confident and she has as good a voice as I have seen on American Idol since Kelly Clarkson.
Four people will go home this week. Based on what I have seen I think Haeley Vaughn, Siobhan Magnus, Toddrick Hall and Alex Lambert will not survive the week.
Join us Tuesday night at 8:00 est as we start the wild ride of American Idol Season 9 with two hours of musical revalations, forgotten lyrics and catty comments from the judges.