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American Idol (Top 3) - 05/16/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Alan Gordon, May 16, 2012.

Who were YOUR favorites tonight?!

  1. Jessica Sanchez

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  2. Joshua Ledet

    70.6%
  3. Phillip Phillips

    47.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. becca2012

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    I really hope Jessica wins!
     
  2. dettxw

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    My daughter-in-law, an avid Idol follower mentioned that she doesn't like Jessica which kind of surprised me.
    (DiL is an amateur singer, started OU on an opera scholarship but it wasn't for her so she switched to business. Tried out for Idol but only got to the last stage before TV - they didn't want another blond-haired blue-eyed small town Okie girl right after Carrie Underwood)

    She says Jessica is a talented singer but not original or likeable. And I think she likes PP a lot too.

    I don't have any strong feelings about who will or should win this go-round, but seems like PP has the edge so far.
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    I haven't decided if I'm going to bother to vote tonight... :confused:

    I would have been happy with any of the Top 3 winning. I wanted it to be a Jessica/Phillip finale simply because I wasn't feeling Joshua last week, but it's rare for me to not like Jessica's performances, so I really don't know.

    To make matters more complicated, I won't be able to watch the show live tonight, and will almost certainly not be able to watch it until AFTER voting ends. I have my Bluetooth headset with me in case I hear Phillip blows Jessica out of the water (I doubt that...), but as of now, I'm pretty neutral.

    Albany, GA will be holding a viewing/voting party at the Civic Center tonight. They have an inflatable 30 foot screen they're putting up... I've been curious ever since I heard about it, because it makes me wonder if someone's actually going to put an HD feed on it, of it it will be an SD feed projected onto the screen... LOL!! I read something about Lee County High School as well, but I don't know that for certain. :confused:


    While I remain neutral (at this time anyway), I will admit that I will most likely be wearing my PP shirt tomorrow.

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    I could potentially wear a different one, but they were out of the other design in the color I wanted. I don't know if I'll get that today or tomorrow, or later...

    ~Alan
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Well after being a loyalist to the show all year...that doesn't seem right. :(

    Between Celebrity Apprentice, the Voice, and 2 other shows...Mrs HDTVFan has a perfect record of picking the loser in the finals - she picked Jessica for AI. So that pretty much wraps up how this party is going to end. :D
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    Strangely enough, whenever I see your location, I have to remember that Carrie is from Checotah, and not Choctaw.

    Yeah... while most people I know think Jessica is GREAT, I know of others who don't, and if you surf the internet, you see some of the same complaints. I don't understand the likeable bit AT ALL!

    I do understand the "original" part, but I write it off. Very few artists/singers out there are TRULY what I would consider "original", and very few of them would probably do well on a voting reality show.

    She's super talented, and while she's not the most marketable, if given the right material, I think she could be huge!

    I think he has the edge... and not just due to the signs and portents such as:

    1. 436 is the first three digits in one of Albany, GA's phone numbers.
    2. J + P is the name of a service station in Sasser where Phillip's family lived when he was born and for a while after.
    3. This past weekend, there was a fox attack in Lee County. A possible portent of a Lee County attack on FOX this week?! :p :D

    In all fairness to Jessica, I did hear that San Diego now has Jaguar babies for the first time in like 30 years or something...

    ~Alan
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    One of the benefits of a non-existent social life is a superior dedication to AI viewing attendance (suck on that Mr. Brott!). ;) :p :lol: :D

    However, FOX's scheduling change conflicted with work... a move that did not go over well with my co-workers either! :(

    Jessica is SUPER talented and has a VERY dedicated fan base. My money is on Phillip, but I'm proud to say I think she still has a good chance (though not as much as Jimmy)...

    One unknown factor in the voting in the past, and certainly tonight would be the fact that Jessica has a HUGE following overseas. One has to wonder if some of them will use alternative means to vote for her...

    ~Alan
     
  7. Karen

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    I am one that doesn't like Jessica. She has a great voice and I started off really liking her. As the season has gone on, I realized that I just didn't like her anymore because all the attention has gone to her head. I know she's young... I do wish they didn't allow kids that age to be on the show. I always worry that being exposed to that much as such a young age will ruin them. I think it has ruined Jessica and I worry for her.

    I really like both Phillip and Joshua and would be happy with either of them as the new American Idol.
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    That's something I just haven't seen... :confused:

    I know there were multiple times where Colton seemed like it went to his head, but I give him the benefit of the doubt since I'm not immune to saying stupid stuff that might give the wrong idea about me as a person. :D

    I just really haven't seen it from Jessica... :confused:

    I know some kids who are younger than Jessica who are more mature than many adults twice my age. Obviously, I know the opposite too...

    When I was Jessica's age, I knew a considerable amount of people older than me who I was more mature than... and I knew a considerable amount of people older than me who... well, I'm still not as mature as them... LOL!! ;)

    The point is, while maturity comes with age, some people mature faster than others. Not knowing them personally, I certainly cannot say this for sure, but I personally believe that Jessica (and Phillip) seem to be pretty grounded folks.

    ~Alan
     
  9. Henry

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    I agree with Alan ... I just haven't seen where Jessica is coping an attitude.

    But as usual, she'll out-sing Phillip tonight, and go on to lose. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Alan Gordon

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  12. Alan Gordon

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    As I stated, I'm good no matter who wins...

    A little overly-harsh of Jessica in ONE paragraph, but other than that, I think she pretty much mirrored how I see things...

    BTW... one person in the comments stated that the runner-up is able to negotiate their deal? I thought highest you could do that was in the final 3... or maybe even 4?

    ~Alan
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I was listening to clips of the album on iTunes earlier. I thought there were a couple of decent tunes on the album.

    Johnny was among the MANY contestants I enjoyed that didn't make it to the Top 13 this year...

    ~Alan
     
  14. Henry

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    Actually, I didn't bother to read her post. I was reacting to your reaction. :p

    I think I've also stated that as long as we got the final four that we got (Joshua, Phillip, Hollie and Jessica), that I was ok with any outcome. If it sounds like I'm taking a portion of that back, I guess I am.

    My misguided approach was that neither Hollie nor Phillip could out-sing the remaining two (J&J) and therefore at best his vote would place him in third position. That logic was rewarded with Hollie's elimination, But was quickly trampled when Joshua was sent packing.

    What I didn't count on was voters that vote with their crotches and not with their ears. (How silly of me. :p)

    I'm still holding out hope that the voting masses will cast their ballots on the singing facts rather than their stirring loins ... but I'm not holding my breath. :sure:

    Not gonna happen, is it? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    I stand by my statement that as long as we got the same final four, I was good with the outcome.

    No take-backs on my part. I think the Top 3 were all so different that they were each winners...

    The sad thing is... and I never got a definitive answer, but it's possible that Joshua may be the lucky one if he's not subjected to 19 Entertainment's management contract.

    Jessica and Joshua can out-sing the Phillip...

    However, that doesn't mean that style of singing is more popular.

    Joshua's rumored duet partner tomorrow night is Fantasia. Though the two are often compared, I have two different personal opinions of them. I love Joshua's singing, but I can't stand Fantasia's singing. Fantasia can out-sing former Idol contestant Brooke White, but I LOVE Brooke White's singing.

    I voted for Phillip last week over Joshua. Not because I think Phillip sings better than Joshua (I don't), but because Phillip has actually impressed me more these past couple of weeks than Joshua has... a switch from earlier in the season when I was more impressed with Joshua.

    It's true that Phillip appears to have a considerable amount of girls/women voting for him... many of whom have a level of attraction to him. He also has the benefit of VFTW as well. I also think Phillip has an advantage in that I believe some of Joshua's voters will vote for Phillip over Jessica.

    I am personally not attracted to Phillip or Joshua (byproduct of being straight), but I voted for him for the reasons I stated above. I know many men that have been voting for him. I also know of some women who haven't... and in the case of two teenaged girls whose father I know, can't stand hearing Phillip sing.

    As I stated previously, I felt that Joshua was a long shot of making the finale. I know a few people who think he's great, but a lot of people who couldn't stand hearing him sing... I also think the majority of the AI viewing/voting demographic don't exactly align with his fans... :(

    No, I'm not attracted to Phillip. Back when I was around Jessica's age, I'm certain I would have been to her... but I'm OK with whomever wins. I'll look forward to listening to them both...

    My money's still on Phillip, but only because it's just pretend money... ;)

    ~Alan
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    They have one thing in common here...both are the inspiration for using the mute button. :D
     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    I'm anxious to see the iTunes charts tonight and tomorrow...

    iTunes has been releasing the solo performances ever since the Top 13 both as singles and as compilation sets (cheaper if you want multiple singles). Every week, there are tons of people (refusing to buy the compilation) complaining on the compilations' comments about how you can't just buy ONE of them... not realizing that you can click on the artist names and be taken to the artists' page with individual releases or could simply search for the artists via search :)rolleyes:). Last week was the first week the compilation album made it to the top of the charts.

    This week they will just have the singles for the Simon Fuller performances and J's & P's first single...

    As I learned from "The Voice" where a purchase counted as a vote, charting means nothing, but it'll still be interesting...

    ~Alan

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  18. Alan Gordon

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    Joshua encouraged me to turn UP my volume... I'm right there with you on Fantasia though. :(

    I guess tomorrow I'll split the difference and leave it normal! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  19. Henry

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    My comments in Green:

     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    I actually kind of think Phillip fits the "American Idol" tag better than any of the Top 13... I don't know... perhaps Colton came pretty close!

    The majority of their integrity stopped a long time ago...

    I agree with you on Taylor, but I wasn't around for Reuben so I won't comment on him. The other two? I was a HUGE Adam Lambert fan, and I really wanted a Lambert/Iraheta finale, but Kris did very well that year, so I understood it. As for Jordin? Well, I was a big Doolittle and Jones fan, but Jordin stepped up her game, so I respected the outcome.

    Just goes to show off people's different tastes. I'm a huge fan of the singer/songwriter genre, so Carole King is fantastic in my book. I LOVED Brooke White on Idol... love her post Idol career, and am loving her in the Jack & White duo... although I will admit that their last single (a remake of "California Dreamin') is pretty weak compared to their usual stuff.

    Yeah... Fantasia can out-sing them both... I just don't want to hear her do it.

    I strongly value consistency. While not 100%, Jessica would come the closest there...

    I saw/heard personal growth (another thing I value) with Phillip. Joshua stayed stationary... which when you're as talented as he is, it isn't a bad thing, but coupled with a few performances where he screamed too much, and a couple where he didn't pull me into the song, I found myself disappointed.

    I look forward to hearing music by him though...

    Strongly disagree...

    :nono2:

    I think these girls have probably been taught better than to let random strangers give them high fives! ;)

    I thought he started off great... back during Hollywood week and those first few weeks of live voting, he was the MAN!! :D I just haven't been feeling him as much lately...

    Aiken?! :confused:

    ~Alan
     

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