JANUARY 11, 2007
WHAT'S YOUR OUTLOOK FOR THE NEW SEASON?
I feel the outlook for the new season should measure up to expectations. After last season's great start and finish, Season Five looks to meet and surpass previous seasons.
At this point in the season, four contestants have really begun to pop out from the pack. Two guys and two girls, seem to be really shaping up to create a tight race.
No ... I won't tell you who these four are. I don't want to help bias any voting, but I will tell you that it became apparent quite quickly during rehearsals and the first episode that they were prepared.
With that said, these "Fantastic Four" can't get too caught up in the glory of only one episode. They can easily become too confident and find themselves sent home in a week. (Contestants, this means you!)
Those who had a good show last week need to focus on proper song selection and rehearsing proper tone and pitch.
Those who had a rocky start to the season must, and I do mean must, have a strong showing:
- Get over the nerves and anxiety.
- Focus on your task at hand.
- Show the world why you are in this competition and make us all believers in your work.
Each contestant should forget how they did last week and focus on this week upcoming. Get down to it!