Re: Zoanette Johnson: Musical Genuis or Walking Joke Hot Mess?
Zoanette has a nice, smokey tone and above-average range (low end seems a bit thin at times). The main issue is the pitch problem everyone else is mentioning, but it does seem at times like she's just undisciplined and not really 'focused' during a performance. Also, some of her runs aren't well-connected...
I definitely think she belongs in the top 40 though. The most recent winners haven't exactly been the best vocalists anyway; it's about finding someone who appeals to the voting public. Gurpreet is in for the exact same reason: nice tone and interesting/entertaining personality.
I think Kree and Isabelle don't belong in the top 40, but the judges/directors always seem to have lower standards for country singers.
Casey Dellacqua, Jelena Jankovic, Anna-Lena Groenefeld,
Jelena Dokic, Mirjana Lucic, Sara Tomic, Sloane Stephens
Melanie Oudin, Kiki Bertens, Kaia Kanepi, Alison Riske