Uche Ndubizu American Idol
Uché advances top 10 , He saved by Lionel
Uche looks absolutely crestfallen. Poor it into your performance, brother! This vocal is weird. His phrasing is so odd. But on the other hand, Uche is so entertaining. I can’t imagine this competition without him.
WE NEED HIS DIVA GOODNESS. Uche admits that he’s “kind of sad.” Ryan gives him a hug. Luke can’t understand why America doesn’t feel Uche’s electricity. Katy liked that he showed more vocals tonight. What does Lionel think? He takes the stage to give Uche another hug. The audience are on their feet! AW UCHE IS CRYING. “You are a performer! A lot of people can sing. THIS Is an entertainer!”
Lionel changing his vote after Uche’s audition set a fire under him. He move to the US from Nigeria, and he was an outcast in school. He realizes he’s not the best singer in the competition, but he’ll “leave everything on stage.” Uche goes all out with the hip rolls and sexy moves. He’s got stage moves, but he’s not overdoing it. Until a break, where he throws in some fancy stuff. This is the perfect balance of dancing and vocals. For once, he wasn’t out of breath at the end. Finally, some control from Uche. Katy faints on the table, while Luke does CPR. “Are we allowed to show that performance on television?” ask Katy. “You’ve come so far, it’s miraculous.” Luke compares it to opening an awards show. “You are wonderful,” shouts Lionel. “You are the show stopper!”
For the Top 40, Uche brought the 70’s funk. For the Top 20 he brings some Prince realness. For the first time I see him delivering great vocals alongside a great performance. Uche CAN SING. Katy faints dead away. ‘Who the hell are you?” says Lionel. Luke can’t believe they almost sent him away in the auditions.
Uche performs "Figures" by Jessie Reyez during the Top 20 Solo round on American Idol in front of Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
Uche comes on stage wearing a wild feather jacket. He’s doing a funky 70’s deal. Remember, Lionel told him if he could pull off the funk a la George Clinton, he had a chance. Uche is quite the entertainer. He’ knows how to work the stage. He’s wild! But he’s a better performer than singer. There’s a pile of screechy screeching going on here. Lionel says, “you killed it last night. You let me hear a voice I ever heard before…You can’t teach stage presence.” He calls him “Mr. Entertainment.” Lionel continues, “With great debate you’ve got to go home…and then come back for the Top 20.” Did somebody sit down and write these lame fake outs? – Uche is in the Top 20
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Uchee Ndubizu American Idol audition
Uchee Ndubizu American Idol
Uche Ndubizu 24 year old, he grew up in the church, despite being bisexual, he is sure God loves him. He wants to reach LGBTQ kids in the church who are struggling. There are dance moves. He follows up with a gospel song, proving he can stand still and sing.What`s songs Uchee will be singing tonight
He sings “Ain’t No Man” by Christina Aguiler for his American Idol audition in front of Judges Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan and Katy Perr.
Ain’t No Other Man by Christina Aguilera – Uche is the short version of a VERY VERY long African name that has “Walter” stuck in the middle of it. It was a name to put on his American resume, his mom said. “Nobody is going to hire you if your name is 70,000 letters!” he says. “I’m the kind of person…you don’t stop looking at me until I’m done.” Uche loves the church, and he’s sure there’s a place for him despite being bisexual. He wants to reach out to LGBTQ church kids.
Uche puts on quite a show, with dancing and everything. It may be too much. Definitely ending on a screechy high note is WAY TOO MUCH. Katy suggests he stands still and sings. He delivers a straight up gospel song, which is what he should have done in the first place. Katy calls him “spicy.” Lionel says no based on his first audition. Uche started with an upbeat song to show his personality. Luke thinks he may not be ready. When Uche namechecks a bunch of cool artists like George Clinton, Prince and Rick James. That changes Lionel’s mind – 3 yeses
Uche knows the vibe he's going for. Can he convince Lionel Richie to change his vote?
I decided to cover one of George Michael 's hit songs, "Faith" , Its so annoying that 2016 has taken so many legends… so glad its about to be over.
Do It All Louder – Uche
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