Brett Loewenstern is a singer, guitar player and contestant on the 10th season of American Idol. According to JoesPlaceBlog, he sang The Doors’ “Light My Fire” for his Top 24 voting-round performance. The boys’ performances will be broadcast on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Brett is an interesting contestant. He has a lot of zeal for singing and performing from what he has seen so far. Brett also has a nice, soulful sound to his voice. The one thing he somewhat lacks is power. And it is for that reason that “Light My Fire” seems to be a poor choice for him.
Now, this kid is like 17, and probably is not 100% sure what he should do as far as a music career. While he seems to prefer rock, he doesn’t really have a rocker’s voice. I don’t understand his song choice at all. It’s probably going to come off like a kid’s version of Jim Morrison. Brett has a soulful voice and should be singing songs like “Holding Back the Years” (from Simply Red), not a song like “Light My Fire.”
The skeptic in me says that Brett was cast because he has an interesting story. He started out being the kid who was picked on at school and is now budding into a young man and singing star.
But this song choice leads me to believe that the show is trying to sabotage him. I just knew this would happen when they brought on a mentor in Jimmy Iovine. There’s absolutely no way that Jimmy Iovine would have recommended this for Brett or “OMG” for Jordan Dorsey. Iovine is either part of a conspiracy to sabotage contestants or has no power at all when it comes to song choice. I don’t know which one, but he is certainly not helping contestants like Brett and Jordan Dorsey when their song choices do not even reflect the proper genre.
I think Brett will be in the middle of the pack in voting, which makes it very hard to predict. With 5 getting through, I’d give him a 30% chance at best. And I have no reason to believe that he would be picked as a wildcard unless it is about a desire to have another teenager in the group. Brett started out as somewhat of a favorite. But he has gone downhill since then, and this song choice, whoever made it, may be the final thing that finally kills his chances of winning American Idol’s 10th season.
This will be filled in after Brett gives his performance on Tuesday.
The first performance of the song was a complete joke. He is not supporting the notes well at all. The last part was much better and showed decent power. Overall, this was still a really bad song choice.
Randy was the only one that was honest and admitted the vocal problems. Overall, the judges talked more about his hair than his singing.