A diva is a female version of a hustler, at least according to Beyoncé. But we’re going to have to respectfully offer a different definition than The Lady Knowles. As Day 6 of TVLine.com’s American Idol All-Time Greatest Performance Bracket Tournament proves, a diva can also be a female Idol contestant with the vocal chops and stage presence to bring the nation to its feet in a collective standing ovation.
Yes, folks, we’ve returned for the second half of the Soul/Pop Divas division in our 64-player tourney, which is composed of the most electrifying moments in the 10-season history of Fox’s ratings juggernaut. It’s your job to vote in these single-elimination faceoffs, and decide which 32 Idol Moments advance to Round 2.
Every day around 1:00 p.m. ET over the next few weeks, we’ll launch a new set of duels to the death that will have you joyously reliving your favorite Idol moments and biting your nails wondering how in the heck you’re gonna choose between ’em.
Before you head to the polls, you may want to peruse these memory-refreshing links to the performances entering the ring this afternoon:
Melinda Doolittle, “My Funny Valentine”
Melinda Doolittle, “Have a Nice Day”
Diana DeGarmo, “Don’t Cry Out Loud”
Paris Bennett, “These Foolish Things”
LaKisha Jones, “This Ain’t a Love Song”
Alexis Grace, “I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)”
Jennifer Hudson, “Circle of Life”
Jennifer Hudson, “Weekend in New England”
It’s gonna be brutal seeing four of those great Idol moments snuffed out in Round One, no? So make sure the right choice is made by heading down to our polls to vote for your favorites (Round 1 voting will be open for 72 hours), and hit the comments to justify your picks. And if you’re interested in the matchups we’ve got planned for the coming weeks, click here to check out the entire 64-player bracket (then click again for a zoomed in view), and sign up to follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.