Idol Top 13

Well, the Top 13 have been revealed. Honestly I think it was too quick to cut everyone in half like that… but we’ll just have to see if those that made it through continue to be consistent and good!

My picks were:

Phil Phillips – RIGHT
Joshua Ledet – RIGHT
Aaron Marcellus – WRONG
Reed Grimm – WRONG (at least I was close and he got picked for wild card performing)
Adam Brock – WRONG
DeAndre Brackensick – RIGHT
Colton Dixon – RIGHT (ugh)

The guys I was missing from my list are Heejun Han (grr!), Jermaine Jones and Jeremy Rosado (ugh).

Erika Van Pelt – RIGHT (though I can’t believe she had to be a wildcard! she’s so good!)
Hallie Day – WRONG
Skylar Lane – RIGHT
Hollie Cavanagh – RIGHT
Shannon Magrane – RIGHT
Jessica Sanchez – RIGHT
Elise Testone – RIGHT

So it looks like I did a really good job picking the girls. The guys, not so much. I tended to go more with who I’d like to see of the guys than who I thought America would pick so that is what did me in. With the girls I guess I was a bit less biased and went just for how they sang.

And can we please, please, please ban Adele from being sung on the show again? I mean.. what was it – 4 performances this week that were her songs? Enough!

Big Time Rush Better With You Tour

Thursday night Big Time Rush’s Better With You Tour hit the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino. Performing were Jackson Guthy, One Direction and of course, Big Time Rush.

It was apparent that the majority of the girls there wanted to see One Direction more than Big Time Rush.  For those of you not in the know, (and trust me, for a while after I got tickets I wasn’t sure who One Direction was either) One Direction was put together as a group on the UK version of X Factor, similar to the 2 groups make on the US version.  However unlike the groups on the US version they actually ended up coming in 3rd place.  They are 5 guys, though unfortunately one of them could not be there last night due to a death in the family.

When we got in to the venue, we saw that it was set up for a Jackson Guthy, which made it a bit amusing when girls were asking where One Direction was when he took the stage. Obviously someone else was going to perform before them and you need to be patient!  Unfortunately his performance was not that great at all. His first song was good but then it all seemed to be downhill from there.


After Jackson’s set, it was time to set up for One Direction.  Their set up was basically just hanging a banner.  They all came out to sing and I have to say I was not all that impressed with their stage presence. Maybe I was hoping they’d dance or something but they kind of just stood there.  Which kind of helped for taking photos at least, although my camera hated the lighting during their set.  One Directions setlist was: I Want, Moments, Use Somebody, More Than  This, One Thing, Up All Night and their current single – What Makes You Beautiful.  The crowd was absolutely INSANE for their entire set – errupting in piercing screams whenever Niall jumped in the air. I mean, it was cool, but I don’t know. (This is how I know I’m getting old. ha)   After their set, a bunch of girls left, including the 2 next to us.  I always tease if I go for an opener that I’m going to leave early – but usually end up at least checking out the headliner (and getting sucked in to staying) but hey, if you want to pay for only a 7 song set that’s your thing.

Then it was time for Big Time Rush!  Big Time Rush is the boyband featured on the Nickelodeon show of the same name.  I met the guys last year when my friend begged me to win tickets to a radio performance and now I’m hooked (and in love with James. Who was born 3 days before I turned 6…)


The set started out, of course, with the Big Time Rush theme song.  The majority of their set were tracks off of their newest album, Elevate.  The stage set up was not too crazy, although there was a trampoline which was pretty cool, as well as a few fireman poles that the guys took turns spinning down.

There was a lot of dancing, of course jumping and even some back flips.  The guys also went out in to the crowd a lot, which I thought was pretty brave.  They did almost all of the song Cover Girl in the crowd, hugging girls in the audience as they made their way through the crowd. For Worldwide they brought a girl up on stage and rather than the crowd being jealous – they cheered insane amounts when Kendall put an arm around her and kissed her cheek and when Logan and James were holding her hand. I have to admit, I was a little jealous of her.

The show was really exciting and I hope that I can catch them this summer on their summer tour! BTR’s setlist is under the cut!

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