Thursday, March 3, 2011
Fort Worth musician Tim Halperin didn’t make it into American Idol‘s finals
Sadly, we saw it coming.
It seemed all but confirmed that Fort Worth musician Tim Halperin wouldn't be joining American Idol's finals on Thursday when the introductory parts of the show aired practically no clips from our local darling.
Halperin was dogged for his rendition of “Streetcorner Serenade (Come on Over)” by Rob Thomas in his performance on Tuesday night. On Thursday, before Halperin was told he wouldn't be moving on, judge Steven Tyler said Halperin should have sung something in the John Mayer/Jason Mraz category. (However, it sounded like Tyler said “Jason Moran.” Just me?)
Halperin is certainly talented, but we won't be seeing the local celebrity on the reality TV show anymore. That might be better news for those of us in DFW: We can keep him all to ourselves.
Tim Halperin’s “Streetcorner Serenade (Come On Over)” on American Idol on March 1
Also of note, the woman that Halperin did a duet with during a Beatles-themed show (Julie Zorrilla) was also knocked off the top 24 on Thursday night's show.
Six contestants not originally picked in the top 10 were asked to sing for a “wild card” spot, and Ashthon Jones, Stefano Langone, and Naima Adedapo received nods into the finals. Halperin was not one of the three men asked to sing for the wild card spot.
Your lucky 13 American Idol finalists are:
- Scotty McCreery, the country singer
- Paul McDonald, the man born to rock
- Jacob Lusk, the black guy with incredible range
- Casey Abrams, the funny lumberjack
- James Durbin, the white guy with incredible range
- Lauren Alaina, the girl from Nashville
- Pia Toscano, the best female singer from Wednesday night's performance
- Karen Rodriguez, the Latina who sang in English and Spanish
- Thia Megia, the 15-year-old
- Haley Reinhart, the soul sister who was chided for singing Alicia Keys
- Ashthon Jones, the diva
- Stefano Langone, the guy we can't remember anything about
- Naima Adedapo, the old soul
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