That includes Jacob and his glances, that includes Haley and her arm motions, that includes Lauren and her hair and dress choices, that includes Pia who limits herself to ballads, needs to learn to connect more to the audience, and to develop the ability to move around in stage presence, that includes Stefano who needs to learn to connect and emote, that includes James who needs to perhaps be more flexible and willing to broaden his horizons to something more than just flashy hard metal, and that includes the incredibly talent Casey who is still somehow an enormous hit or a lacking something miss.
This is the beginning for these kids, not the finished product by a long stretch.
Again, all we have to do is take a look back at Carrie Underwood and see where she was with her talent and almost no stage presence and no style, but look at her now! That is coaching!!
I agree with those who say that are always performers on AI with irritating habits--even those singers we like, like Scotty. But most of the quirks are inadvertent offshoots of their personalities (or lack thereof). Jacob is an over-emotional guy, so he was over-the-top with exuberance in the early part of the show. Pia is the opposite, a highly controlled woman who couldn't let loose onstage. But these are inadvertent offshoots of their personalities, not deliberate performing choices. In fact, Jacob deliberately made the choice to tone down his natural personality after Iovine mentioned it. Which is great. On the other hand, no one apparently told Pia to up her emotional connection. So she lost out.
On the other hand Scotty has clearly has chosen to pose himself in a particular way onstage--it's some kind of deliberate performing technique, which he must think is cute or coy or appealing. And he has also chosen to hold the mic in a certain way. Same with Haley, another great singer. She has chosen to whip her arm up in the air because she thinks that will draw attention to herself better onstage. These quirks are not inadvertent aspects of their performing--they are front-and-center strategy techniqes that they have chosen to do. This is what boggels my mind. :eek
Maybe those pieces of advice should be passed backstage to the guy working with them.
At this point, I wonder if any of those people are even aware of what we - the audience - even think?
Perhaps if they knew, they might help the kids to work on these things, but then again, how in the world do we let them know these kinds of things?
I have no doubt in my mind he will be working with some very talented people willing to help him become successful after Idol ends. Will Scotty be willing to take that advice and improve things they feel he should work on? Time will tell.Quote:
You're right, Bloomers. On down the road as they pursue their musical careers, the right "coach" will help and tell them.
That is basically the way I see it with all of them. When they get away from Idol and start working professionally, someone that they are paying to coach them will tell them what is a "no go". They will be foolish to disregard that person's advice, especially if that person has represented or worked with other successful artists.