American Idol Recap: Brooke White Breaks Through

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Last night on American Idol, the issue of which female put on the best performance was far from grey. In fact, it was black and white.

Brooke White!

Grady on Stage

The quiet crooner sat on a stool, strummed her guitar and performaned a perfect version of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain." Consider what Simon Cowell - the judge about whom that song could have been written - said about the audition:

I absolutely loved it. The absolute perfect song for you. It was one of the rare occasions where I felt the artist had genuinely chosen the song. It absolutely connected; I thought you sang it very well. The song didn't sound old-fashioned. This is why we put you through into the latter stages.

Take a look and a listen for yourself and let us know: is Brooke White now the female favorite? 


Also earning praise last night from the judges were:

  • Kristy Lee Cook: Bounced back from last week with a rendition of "You're No Good" by Betty Everett that was a "100% improvement" from the prior week, according to Randy Jackson.
  • Carly Smithson: Simon didn't love the song choice of "Crazy on You" by Heart, but did tell the Irish singer that "I don't think any of these girls can touch you vocally."

i love brooke! VOTE 4 BROOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This girl sure is great. I like her more than david a. He's just good looking that's why they love him, but Brooke, no. I like her because she is so talented and she's beautiful. She has a killer smile. I love her so much! She's the real deal.,


Brooke is so good because she is a MUSICIAN. She is not just a "pretty face" who can sing. She actuallly understands the music she is performing. BRAVO, I wish her all the best of luck...she deserves it.


Hands down, Brooke White deserves the title this year. She is the most talented and charismatic contestant AI ever had.


Brooke has now impressed the most difficult-to-impress judge of all - Simon Cowell. And she has done it two weeks in a row! Here's the latest video of Brooke singing "Love is a Battlefield": I loved the performance so much I've watched it several times over! Brooke is talented, beautiful, knows how to pick good songs, and best of all would make a great role model for young American Idol fans. She ought to be the next American Idol if she keeps doing what she's doing!


Brooke is the most captivating to look at on camera. If she can combine her charsasmatic appearance with her song choices she can go all the way with regards to the other female contestants this year. There is something about her that makes me think of a blonde version of Julia Roberts. I know time is running short but if she can capture or imitate what Julia Roberts is able to do in front of the camera; there is no telling what the results will be. It's hard for me to express but when I see her fetching smile, it almost doesn't matter what she is singing because I feel she is connecting with me. This is a gift and I don't know how to describe it but she has it big time by far more than any of the other contenders. If I could coach her I would tell her to sing to one person in an intimate way and forget there is an audience; trust me, we will all be there in heart!

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American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]