Megan Joy Corkrey Gets into the Top 13March 11th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
Utah seems unstoppable! For the second year in a row a Utah finds a slot in the top 13 of the nation’s highest rated TV show. Megan Joy Corkrey, 23, from Sandy was a wild card entrant to the finals of the current season’s American Idol because Judge Simon Cowell liked her “current” musical style.
Corkrey is a petite blond and sings adds a smokey vocal effect that is not there in any other contestant on the show. She may not be the ultimate winner on American Idol but it is undeniable how many viewers like her performance. She also seems different than the others and lacks the appearance of Adam Lambert who looks like a poor copy of some 1980s pop icon or Jasmine Murray who looks almost like she is from the world of Disney. In some ways she is in fact the antithesis of David Archuleta, the teen from Murray who narrowly lost the competition last year. She seems more pragmatic and more hardened than the dreamy naive Archuleta.
Plus there are the tattoos she has on her right shoulder, arm and feet. While she admits it is hardly the image of a twenty-something icon, she still wants to get another tattoo because she is in the Top 13. She seems more like the sort who is comfortable with an
Amy Winehouse number rather than a staid Lawrence Welk.
She is not commercial. Judges have slammed her dancing in the past but this single mom sure gives the show the diversity it needs “in a sea of forgettable performances.”
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