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American Idol Season 15: April 6, 2016

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Finale Performance Night – April 6, 2016


Round 1: Winner’s Single
1.Trent Harmon – “Falling”   B It’s always tough to judge a winner’s single – comparing it to more than a decade of winner’s singles before it, both high points (“The Time Of Our Lives”, “A Moment Like This”) and low points (“No Boundaries, “As Long As You Love Me”). This song didn’t grab me as much on first listen as I hoped it would, but overall, in a general sense, I liked the lyrics and Trent’s vocals. The lyrics to this song are very very sexy and I’m not sure that Trent brought that element of it to light. The best part of it was Trent’s falsetto run at the end of the song.


2.Dalton Rapattoni – “Strike A Match”  C+ The studio version of this is light years better than the live version, but the song suffers from lyrical clich├ęs: “rolling thunder”, “caught in the rain”, “dancing in the dark”, “start a fire”. It sounds like a Boys Like Girls outtake from 2009. That’s not an insult, just the truth. The guitar sounds too fa…