Angie is a musician's musician. Sings, plays, and writes - and does each well. But all that is different from being a performer. For me, what Angie lacks is emotion in her performances.
She strikes me as one of those inherently chipper people with endless energy. I doubt much in life can really bring her down. Consequently, she isn't able to emote in the same way as many of us. In my book, this trait is a gift. She will enjoy life and surmount hurdles without tremendous drama.
I thought she was odd looking in her early auditions, but she has grown on me and now I think she is quite pretty.
I think Candice, Kree, Angie, and Amber are equal in the talent category. They are all just different from one another. Although if I had to choose, I'd pick Candice as the best.
Sometimes you just can't put a finger of why one talented individual appeals more than another. I suppose that may be why it is referred to as the X-factor. It's intrinsic and there isn't any one concrete thing.
I agree. When I first heard Candice sing, I was blown away....Her voice was spectacular. However, as we have gotten to know her, I am less thrilled with her. Maybe the lack of personality stands out. I didn't think she came out looking good during last week's segment with her peers
This has drifted off the topic of ANGIE .... and it seems to happen in the individual contestant threads. So maybe when we get to the top Five we should/could have a thread dedicated to discussions and comparisons?
Sorry. When it's late, I'm not always clear in my posts.
What I meant was that Candice, Kree, Angie, and Amber have equal amounts of talent but what makes them talented is different. I think the judges hit on this - esp. Keith (who I officially have a crush on). For example, for me, Kree is the best at truly getting to the core of a song's meaning and emotion. Amber has a gorgeous tone in her voice that is unique. For me, it is the most "catchy tone". Angie is a wildly talented musician. And Candice has the most technically strong voice. Every note is perfect and clear and strong.
What I should have then said is ... for my tastes, if forced to choose a "best", I'd give it to Candice. I respond most to her performances. Kree is a close second and some weeks they flip flop.
What's interesting about these 2 is where they are at in life in general. Candice was plucked from a small town and dropped into this big new world. She is making her way successfully, and I find her journey the most charming of the bunch. With Kree, it is just what Randy said - watching her perform is like watching an established artist perform. ANd it's always wonderful.
Both have the charisma and talent to shine on the big AI stage - both live and on our TV screens. I think Amber and Angie haven't managed to break that barrier yet - which I think has most to do with youth. They'll get there.
Somewhat related...one of my favorite performances this season was when Candice, Angie, Amber sang "Oh Baby". Those 3 together were AMAZING.
All 4 of these girls are immensely talented, and it will be interesting to see what happens to them after the show. Starting a band together may not be a bad idea!
I agree that there are more than a couple of talented people still remaining this season. I'm not one to buy that many of them will have future success though. We hear so many promises of big things to come about many AI contestants, but years later, it's not the case for most. This show does have the best track record, but still, I don't think most of the ones the judges are blown away by actually end up making a living with their music. You don't have to be a huge success, but if you can make a living at it. That's what a lot of these kids want, IMO.
I wish Angie the best. Maybe she can find her way with writing. I
Angie is the heavy favorite to win AI 2013 considering she has the most Twitter followers and Facebook fans of all the contestants by a large margin (Philip Phillips was 2nd last year until after Heejun was eliminated and became 1st the rest of the way). Itís just a matter of who will join her in the finale. It would be Kree or Candice.
Just look at last yearís winner in The Voice, Cassadee Pope. She was very current thatís why she dominated the iTunes chart and won. And you can bet that Angie will win it all because she is the most current and marketable of all contestants. As of this writing, her thread here has 3 pages (2nd only to Lazaro's 4 only because people kept talking about his affliction and how bad he is) while all others have 0. That's enough testament to her popularity.
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Her number of Facebook fans eclipses that of all other contestants combined!
She has more Twitter followers than Kree & Candice combined or Burnell/Amber/Janelle combined, or Lazaro and Amber combined.
I think Amber or Janelle will be least vote getters this week but judges will use the save since itís the last time they can use it. However, if Lazaro is in the bottom, I donít think they will be using it at all since they really wanted to get rid of him since the top 10.