Is 'American Idol' Season 17 contestant Alejandro Aranda a one trick pony or a true artist? Fans seem divided

“Do you know how lucky we are to have him on our show?" Perry told Bryan and Richie once he walked out of the stage after his final Hollywood week performance


                            Is 'American Idol' Season 17 contestant Alejandro Aranda a one trick pony or a true artist? Fans seem divided

The weekend is here, which means there's just a day left for 'American Idol' season 17 to air. At the end of Monday's episode, we saw the Top 40 contestants advance to the next round, where they will be taken to Hawaii to perform once again for the judges. After they perform for Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie, the Top 20 will be selected. 

So far, starting from the auditions to the end of Hollywood week, the contestants have never failed to surprise us with their performances. From performing exceptionally good covers, to original songs, every contestant showcased what they are best at.


 
 
 
 
 
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Among all the contestants, one contestant that caught the eyes of the judges and the audience is Alejandro Aranda. He is also among the contestants who performed original songs for his audition performance and his Hollywood week performance.

24-year-old Aranda left the judges spellbound, as they revealed they think he is already a winner and that he will make it big, right after his audition. Though he has a huge fan base that is rooting for him, there are some viewers who question if Alejandro Aranda is a one trick pony or a real star.

"I loved his audition, blew me away. I quickly scoured online and found his two youtube channels and Instagram. He does some cool stuff but they tend to be the same. I wondered if he just knows that one audition song really well and that's it. Well, Hollywood week comes along and he does two solo acts. To me, they both sounded very identical to his audition. Specifically, the guitar riffs, then repetitive guitar strumming while he goes ooooh or sings softly. I like the guy but think he's just a one trick pony," wrote a Reddit user.


 
 
 
 
 
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Commenting on that, a fan agreed that though his songs seem repetitive, they prefer it that way. "I also find that a lot of his songs sound the same, but I'm actually okay with that. I don't mind someone being one dimensional as long as it's a dimension that I like."

Adding to that another fan said: "I don't think you quite understand how talented he is. His performances seem identical because that is his style. Everyone's performances seem to be identical because that is their style. Alejandro is a great songwriter and [an] even better composer, that is why his performances get millions of views. He is a bonafide artist that has found his stride and cultivated his own style." 

So, is Aranda a one trick pony or a real star? According to me, Aranda is a real star, one reason being his songwriting skills are way better compared to the other contestants on the show.

And if you take what the judges said after his Hollywood week performance, they sure think he is a real star too. “Do you know how lucky we are to have him on our show?" Perry told Bryan and Richie once he walked out of the stage after his final Hollywood week performance. 


 
 
 
 
 
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If you compare Aranda to the other contestants competing on the show, some are still trying to figure out their voice and sound to become the artist they want to. As for Aranda, he already knows what kind of a singer he wants to be whether he wins the season or not. 

 

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