I am a huge fan of Andrew Garcia even before he joined American Idol Season 9. I saw him on youtube a number of times playing acoustic, pop and rnb songs. He usually play music with his fellow youtube artist such as AJ Rafael, Lydia Paek, and Cathy Nguyen. He is from Moreno Valley, California and has a beautiful son with his Filipina girlfriend. I was happy to learn that a fellow Filipina fall for this cool and talented guy.
Most of the song he sang during the audition and idol week are the songs he usually record for YT. My most favorite song he sang both in youtube and idol are “Sunday Morning” of Maroon 5 and “Chasing Pavements” by Adelle. But the song that remarkably show cased his talent is his version of “Straight Up” by Paula Abdul.
Now that he is part of American Idol Top 9 I hope he will continue to shine and bring more soul into the music. I wish him to be on that most awaited Final’s Night. Honestly, he was one of the few who showed superb singing talent from the start but like the judges are saying he seems to lose some stars with his previous performances. But with his recent rendition of “Forever” by Chris Brown where Usher became the idol mentor, I think he is now back in his game and ready to show more of his talent.
I am pretty excited for the next theme of American Idol Top 9. It will be the greatest hits from the Beatles. I wonder who willbe the idol mentor for next week. Hope to see great performances from the remaining idol contestant.