'Idol' castoff has critiques for show's judges

April 6, 2010 4:27:06 AM PDT
Now that Didi Benami knows she won't be the next "American Idol," she has some criticism for the judges. Her first suggestion is for the judges to be more consistent with their feedback. Early in the competition they liked her unique singing style, but over time changed their tune.

Last week they panned her performance of "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted," calling it "old fashioned," "overdone" and "dramatic."

Benami, a Tennessee native who moved to Los Angeles to pursue singing in 2005, also thinks the judges could tone down their reactions, calling some comments hurtful and unnecessary.

Simon Cowell compared Benami's performance last week to "swimming through a bowl full of jelly" as in, it wasn't easy.

Benami will get to tour this summer as a part of the "Idol" Top 10. There are nine contestants left in the singing competition.


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