Jovany Barreto is a Cuban American singer (ship builder by trade) and a contestant on the 10th season of American Idol. He auditioned in New Orleans at the age of 23. According to JoesPlaceBlog, Jovany has made the Top 40 for this season of Idol.
As a Top 40 contestant (if true), He would need to get through just one more round of cuts from the producers and judges to get to the semifinal voting round. That round will consist of 10 boys and 10 girls, 5 of whom will advance from each group for a total of 10 finalists. The producers and judges then pick one or more wildcards.
Not much is known about Jovany’s singing at this time. He sang in Spanish for his audition, but the audition became more of a spectacle than a serious audition.
First, Jovany said judge Jennifer Lopez’s husband (Mark Anthony) was his hero before he went in to audition. He then spent a bunch of time drooling over and praising Jennifer while adding that he also liked Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson.
So Jovany finally gets around to singing a Spanish song. He definitely has some singing skill but does not seem to have any special uniqueness or other qualities. They finish up and vote Jovany through to Hollywood in what seemed like false praise.
I mean, they just said he was great but didn’t really elaborate on why they thought Jovany Barreto was a great singer. That is not to say that Jovany is not a good singer. Certainly, he has a nice vocal tone. But nothing jumped out as anything but slightly above-average vocals.
The audition then took another turn to the silly. Jovany wants to show J Lo his abs, and, strangely enough, Steven and Randy get up to join him. We get the pleasure of seeing Randy Jackson’s abs along with the rock-hard Jovany and the slender Steven.
Judging by the audition, I can only guess that this contestant is there as the buff cannon fodder. Many of the fans will find him sexy, and that can get some votes. But Jovany Barreto will need to present himself as a real musician to excel on American Idol. Showing his abs and similar attention-getting antics will not win an American Idol championship.
Last season, the same antics were pulled during Casey James’s audition. But Casey promptly came out in Hollywood from the first Hollywood round and proved he was there as a serious musician. Barreto needs to do the same thing and remain serious if he wants a chance to win the 10th season of American Idol.
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