Robbie Rosen is a singing contestant on the 10th season of American Idol (2011). According to JoesPlaceBlog, he sang Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel” for his Top 24 performance (the first voting round). That performance and the rest of the boys will be seen on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Robbie has been a favorite in Season 10 for a while now. He has a beautiful high voice with a good falsetto. Rosen has also been featured in just about every round of the audition.
So coming into this, I felt that he would get one of the five spots for the top vote getters. Now that I see the demographics and have heard spoilers, though this is looking less likely. Randy reportedly said he was pitchy, which may or may not be taken seriously, as Randy sometimes says that when I hear no pitch problems at all.
But one thing seems to be clear – the producers think Robbie Rosen is expendable. They have their clear top 3 for the boys – Casey, Paul and Jacob. That leaves two spots. One spot is likely to go to Scott McCreery. That last spot is clearly a tough one, as anyone from James Durbin to Tim Halperin could be the 5th-place vote getter.
The odds are not looking good for Robbie to advance even if he nails Sarah McLachlan’s “Angel.” To be honest, Sarah’s live tour version of the song is probably my favorite live performance of all time. But it takes like 5 minutes to complete. For that reason, it’s really not a great song choice. That is just not enough time for this slowly developing song. Rosen could get that fifth spot, but it is unlikely.
Will Robbie get a wildcard? I believe he will if it is between him and Brett, as he would bring more diversity to the final round on the boys’ side. But if it comes down to him and James Durbin for a wildcard, look for Robbie to lose out. Durbin is probably destined for the final round because he makes better TV than Robbie.
This will be completed after Robbie Rosen sings “Angel” on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
This arrangement is pretty bad. Yes, it is pretty like Robbie’s performances always are. but arrangement is key to creating emotion. The way this was done, it sapped the emotion right out of it. This is too bad, as I think he is one of the five best on the boys’ side. But that won’t get through on performance.
Steven said he was the best at ballads. Jennifer also loved it but kind of suggested it was not the best song choice. Randy was the honest one again and said it was pitchy and didn’t all connect.