Two rounds up? My God! I think this is the farthest any Broadway Idol has gotten. And we are still going strong!
Welcome to Broadway Idol Round 2!
The theme this round was Upbeat. Contestants had to sing a song that is more upbeat, fast paced, and all around "fun" in nature. Judging focused on the singer's ability to have fun with the song and show that fun in their voice. Entries could not exceed 2 minutes in length. Use of background music was optional.
We had four people drop out since the last round, so only 1 person shall be eliminated per round from now on rather then the original 2 per round.
You can download the songs in 3 sets. The links and the list of who is in each set are below.
Set 1:: http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.ph...0B18D6350D92A4
- Cassie singing "The Lusty Month of May" from Camelot
- Goddess of Song singing "Popular" from Wicked
Set 2:: http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.ph...E9DD3E5477089F
- imsuchawatergirl singing "All That Jazz" from Chicago
- Tinar singing "Popular" from Wicked
Set 3:: http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.ph...1257250013C3E0
- Redtear singing "Dentist" from Little Shop of Horrors
- Noa singing "My Strongest Suit" from Aida
::The Judges Have Spoken::
The judges for Broadway Idol are:
Judges received the entries and returned their scores and optional critiques to me. I have tallied the scores and here are the results:
(All scores are out of a possible 50)
1. (Tie) Goddess of Song = 9 + 9 + 8 + 8 + 6 = 40
1. (Tie) Noa = 9 + 9 + 8 + 7 + 7 = 40
3. Redtear = 10 + 8 + 8 + 6 + 5 = 37
4. Cassie = 7 + 7 + 7 + 6 + 6 = 33
5. Tinar = 9.5 + 9 + 7 + 4 + 3 = 32.5
6. *imsuchawatergirl = 8 + 6 + 6 + 5 + 4 = 29
All contestants will soon be receiving individual e-mails with these scores as well at there critiques.
Congrats to those moving on.
(NOTE: Which judge each score and critique belongs to is private. If they choice to make themselves known, they may do so. Please don't ask me who scored how. I set this system up to assure that the judges give their honest opinions rather then them holding back what they really think for fear of being hounded.)
::And now, announcing the theme for the Round 3::
Round 3 - Love
Number of contestants this round - 5
Number of eliminations this round - 1
Contestants must sing a song dealing with topic of love. The song can be either a pro-love song or an anti-love song. Judging will focus on the singers ability to show emotion in there voice.
Entry must not exceed 3:00 in length. Use of background music is required!
"Love Look Away" from Flower Drum Song
"Someone Like You" from Jekyll & Hyde
"If I Can't Love Her" from Beauty and the Beast
"Still Hurting" from The Last Five Years
(NOTE: These same details, as well as due dates, will soon be sent via e-mail to contestants)
Congrats to those moving on.
And thank you to imsuchawatergirl for participating.
Outside opinions and critiques are highly encouraged.
For those who are wondering, the OVERALL rankings (based on the scores from Rounds 1 and 2) are as follows:
2. Goddess of Song
7. Kikakid +
8. Eden +
9. Offutt +
10. Taco +
11. MelodicElegy *
12. Aysu Hilaria *
+ Dropped out