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Scotty McCreery, Casey Abrams, James Durbin Idol Finalists

Posted by on March 3, 2011 at 7:49 PM EST

james durbinMy predictions on which of the American Idol guys are a lock for top 13 finalists.

American Idol 2011 Finalists: Scotty McCreery, Casey Abrams, James Durbin.  Those are three guys I am all but certain will make it into the American Idol top 10 tonight.

It is hard to know exactly what the American Idol 2011 producers have in store for tonight. Rumor has it that there will be 13 finalists. The slots will be filled with the five guys and five girls who got the most votes then the final three spots will be filled each judge picking a contestant to join the top 13.

As of right now the only surefire way to make it into the top 13 is to be one of the top five vote getters. Of the top 12 guys there were clear cut winners and losers. I picked Scotty McCreery, Casey Abrams and James Durbin as my locks to make it into the top five guys simply because, in my eyes, they were the most clear cut winners from the guys top 12 nights.

Scotty McCreery gets the nod for a few reasons. He is the only country singer among the guys (and for the matter basically among all the remaining contestants) and his low voice, laid back style good nature seems to resonate with the fans. I don’t think he can win American Idol, but I think he is a lock get in tonight.

I picked Casey Abrams because he is interesting, unique and has proven time and time again that he is a real talent. He plays instruments, has a good sense of humor and has an intensity about him when he sings that people find interesting. His version of “I Put a Spell on You” was one of the highlights of the night this week.

James Durbin should be a lock to get into the top five guys because he has a good story, is the only real rock singer left and has a huge voice. Sure, he overdoes the high pitched wailing and within a few weeks we will all be sick of it, but he is electric and if he can figure out a way to harness his voice and show that he can do more than just hit the high notes he as a potentially limitless upside.

So there you have it, my picks for American Idol’s 2011 top five guys. These are my three locks. I guess you never know what is going to happen, but I would be shocked if these three didn’t make it in.



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