Hollie Cavanagh is a singer who is competing on the 10th season of American Idol. She auditioned in Austin, TX. She could probably best be described as a big bundle of nerves for her initial audition. Unless she can stop letting her nerves get to her, Hollie is going to have trouble winning American Idol.
According to JoesPlaceBlog, Cavanagh has actually made the Top 40. If this rumor is true, then she has only one more round to get to America’s vote. For the 10th season of Idol, the producers and judges pick a Top 20 of 10 boys and 10 girls for the first voting round. If Hollie gets through, whether she can make that final voting round is probably going to depend on how she handles the stress of live singing. So far, it doesn’t look good on that front. But maybe she is just inexperienced in front of a camera and can get used to being in the spotlight. She will certainly need to do that quickly to have a chance on Idol.
For her audition, Hollie first sang “At Last.” This was a pretty average performance, and Randy even said “no” to Hollywood. But then Jennifer Lopez suddenly asked if Hollie could get her nerves together and sing one more song.
After a bit, she then sang “The Climb.” This started out a little better than her shaky “At Last” audition piece, but then she broke down again and lost it. Just as it looked like her audition was over, she started singing again and finally showed some real singing potential.
In the end, the judges all finally liked her and voted unanimously to send her on to Hollywood Week.
It’s not easy to judge Hollie’s talent level yet. It is possible to argue that she should not have been given a second chance in that audition, but that’s neither here nor there. The fact is, she did get another chance and showed that she has a nice vocal tone and at least some phrasing abilities. It remains to be seen how well she can actually sing.
So, it’s pretty simple. Hollie needs to start showing her real potential from this point forward. If she has the nerves to stand there under pressure and deliver her songs up to her potential, then I see the chance for her to get into the Top 12. Of course, this assumes that the judges and producers pick her for the Top 20 voting round. But even if she does make it, I can’t recall a winner ever starting out with this kind of nervousness problem. It will be an uphill “Climb” from this point but interesting to see if Hollie Cavanagh can blossom into a confident star.
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