High school senior DeAndre Kamele Brackensick offers a unique look and sound in Season 11 of American Idol. He is an early favorite with the judges – Randy stating up-front that Deandre is one of the most commercially-ready competitors that American Idol has ever had!
DeAndre was eliminated on April 5th after performing I Like It by DeBarge in the Songs from the 80s competition.
|Episode||Song||Randy's Comments||Jennifer's Comments||Steven's Comments|
"Songs from the 80's"
|I Like It (DeBarge)||You could be a newer 2012 version of DeBarge.||Even in the way you moved your hair this time, even then,it was all very natural…||DeAndre man, totally captivating!|
|Sometimes I Cry (Eric Benet)||Heejun is back, but guess who else is back in the house – DeAndre!||People pick up your phones and vote for DeAndre, please! I need to hear this voice some more!||100% passion. That’s what your voice was made to do! You gave Prince a run for his money, man.|
Songs from Billy Joel
|Only the Good Die Young (Billy Joel)||I wasn’t jumping up and down cu it didn’t show me anything special…but I think it was a good job…it didn’t wow me, but it was o-k.||I really like that you had a laid back vibe, cuz that’s your vibe.||First I thought it was a little too happy, but isn’t that what the world needs right now?|
Songs from Birth Year
|Endless Love (Diana Ross & Lionel Richie)||It was boring and very safe for you at the wrong time.||Here’s the thing. You can sing anything and you sang that beautifully…I just didn’t think it was the right song for you…||I also don’t think it was the right song for you.|
Songs from Stevie Wonder & Whitney Houston
|Master Blaster (Stevie Wonder)||We know that you got the Maxwell, the whole pretty voice the whole kind of thing, but dude, you came out tonight you were in perfect rhythm you were performing I was feeling it, the audience was feeling it….||You have rhythm, you have soul, you have swagger up there.||You’ve got a different flavor than everybody else and I love that.|