Maybe because I like the reunion of the snarky Simon Cowell and loopy Paula Abdul. More so, I like that the singing contest is open to anyone between 12 to infinity. You're never too old or young to have a dream, right? Which leads me to my two favorites so far who are coincidentally the youngest and oldest contestants, Rachel Crow and Leroy Bell, respectively.
That Rachel is just a bundle of sweetness and confidence, not to mention that soulful voice. Coming from poverty, the girl, already has plenty of sadness and determination to draw inspiration -- even at the tender age of 13.
I am also fond of Krajcik's voice but he doesn't look like a star. Tolliver just exudes pop diva but unfortunately she does not have voice to match. If only we could blend Krajcik's talent with Tolliver's look, wowza!
As much as I like these foks, I don't care for the singing or sob stories of the other contestants. Least of all is crybaby Francis who begs to be advanced with more emotion than her melodramatic performances. I also am so over Rene and his 5 month of sobriety. He's really not that talented either.
Who are your choices?