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American Idol (Top 7)

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Apr 14, 2009.

Who are your favorites?

  1. Adam Lambert

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Allison Iraheta

    47 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. Anoop Desai

    43 vote(s)
    56.6%
  4. Danny Gokey

    17 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. Kris Allen

    32 vote(s)
    42.1%
  6. Lil Rounds

    19 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. Matt Giraud

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. Apr 15, 2009 #21 of 175
    Steve

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    I enjoyed the show. Thought the three A's got it off to a good start.

    Was pleasantly surprised by Anoop's performance. Thought it was his best of the competition.

    I disagreed with Randy on Kris. Thought Kara got it right.

    Matt and Lil were the bottom two, IMHO. I agree that Matt tried to do way too much with that song, which has a lot going on even when you sing it "straight".

    Just my .02. /steve
     
  2. Apr 15, 2009 #22 of 175
    Steve

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    That was something! Enjoyed the judges reactions as much as the performance. :) Thanks for sharing. /steve
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 #23 of 175
    Steve

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    VFTW is pushing Lil this week. Must be working, because she's #3 on Dial Idol, with Danny on top and Matt and Kris bringing up the rear.

    VFTW did publish this interesting link to a pre-idol video by Allison. Supposedly an original song. Not a bad effort, if it's true. /steve
     
  4. Apr 15, 2009 #24 of 175
    Doug Brott

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    Did anyone else notice the heavy reverb when Adam was singing tonight. I almost think that they added too much.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 #25 of 175
    Doug Brott

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    The girl in this clip changed it up and still made The Rose sound good .. Lil could've/should've done something like this and it would have sounded much better. Even if she had someone else play the guitar .. just being intimate while everyone else was being "big" would have made a real difference.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beZPcDOFyBA
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 #26 of 175
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    I don't hate Anoop, but he's just alright. Nice voice, he can definitely sing. I have two "issues" with him. One, he's not really unique. As someone else pointed out earlier, if you heard him on the radio, there's nothing about his voice that screams "Anoop". He could be any one of a dozen good singers on the radio. Danny, Allison, Adam... if you heard them on the radio, there's a quality about their voice that you KNOW who's singing. Anoop, IMO, lacks that quality. Number two, with Anoop... he seems to fall into the same category as Archuletta last year - he can sing ballads (or ballad-esque songs) beautifully. Try to up the tempo and it falls apart (remember Michael Jackson week!).

    My top 3 this week are Adam, Danny, and Kris with Matt Giraud close behind. Danny's wasn't the best performance, perhaps, but did you see all the ladies in the audience that he brought to tears! Despite a few rough spots, he'll have the votes to be safe.

    Adam... what can you say, the guy can perform. An album of his will NEVER make it into my collection, but the guy can OWN a stage. He definitely leans towards "musical theater", and I'm not sure how successful a "pop" album of his would be.... but the guys a natural performer.

    Kris... slow and steady wins the race, and he's got a chance if he keeps it up. No real "WOW" moments, but he's solid, and he's likable, and he'll be around for a little while longer. If he can find a "WOW" moment, he could surprise some people.

    Matt was OK. Bum draw having to come on with a slower piece after Adam, but he's another solid performer.

    Anoop was Good. His lack of uniqueness is going to cost him votes, but in my book, he'd be safe this week.

    Lil and Allison both had rough nights for me. I thought Allison's song was a train wreck. Either it sounded REALLY different live, or people just cheer for her no matter what. I really, really didn't like it at all this week. Allison, much like Adam, will NEVER be in my collection of albums, but he's got talent. Last night, it didn't show. And she doesn't seem to have a huge following for some reason. SHe could be in trouble.

    Lil should be the one to go home, IMO. She just doesn't seem to "get it". #1, I'm not a big fan of contestants who 'talk back' to the judges. Whether you like Simon or not, he knows what sells, so LISTEN TO HIM. She seems to hear thw words the judges say, but she doesn't seem to understand what they mean.

    The thing I don't understand about Lil.... how can someone with that much talent choose songs so poorly. I thought in the audition/Hollywood week there was a quality to her voice, when she gets into her 'sweet spot' that she can slay audiences with. And yet week to week she chooses songs that fail to utilize that quality. Yeah, she "mixed it up" by putting a gospel twist on that song, but watching her is like watching a bad handyman try to drive a nail in with a crescent wrench. She's got the tools, just doesn't know how to use them, it seems.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 #27 of 175
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    I can see Adam as a front man for a rock group similar to David Lee Roth, Axl Rose or anyone else that can just wail.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 #28 of 175
    Steve

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    +1. And I think most would agree the boy's a pretty good entertainer, even if they aren't in love with his voice. :) /steve
     
  9. Apr 15, 2009 #29 of 175
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    And what about Ryan? His bantering and joking really doesn't add any value to the show, IMHO. That whole bit with him imitating Randy last night was an example of the time he wastes each week.

    I like Ryan's personality, but I'd much rather hear what the judges have to say than listen to him. Just my .02. /steve
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 #30 of 175
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    I think the poll at the top is getting things pretty much the way they will end up after this week.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2009 #31 of 175
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    Anoop has a great voice with great control.
     
  12. Apr 15, 2009 #32 of 175
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    Hopefully you'll post details when you get back. Would be interesting to hear about the "live" atmospherics.
     
  13. Apr 15, 2009 #33 of 175
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    I like Kris over Anoop, Matt over Danny, and Allison over Lil ... and Adam over everyone!
     
  14. Apr 15, 2009 #34 of 175
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    I would guess Lil and Matt are the bottom two

    it is getting close to the cutoff

    I wonder if they will use their save tonight
     
  15. Apr 15, 2009 #35 of 175
    Doug Brott

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    Yeah, that would be cool .. do you hear the dress rehearsal? etc. etc. etc.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2009 #36 of 175
    Hutchinshouse

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    Will do. Maybe I should scream out "DBSTALK rules" during a quiet moment. :lol:
     
  17. Apr 15, 2009 #37 of 175
    Doug Brott

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    Depends .. If it's Kris, Adam, Danny or Allison, I'd say yes .. Matt, Lil or Anoop probably not ..
     
  18. Apr 15, 2009 #38 of 175
    hdtvfan0001

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    Actually once was once too many. :D

    Stand up and wave to use so we can see you...........................:lol:
     
  19. Apr 15, 2009 #39 of 175
    Steve

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    I agree. I have to give props to Anoop, tho. He went up a notch in my estimation last night. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. /steve
     
  20. Apr 15, 2009 #40 of 175
    Hutchinshouse

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    Yeah, if I make it on camera I'll post the video here. Just look for the really old dude. That will be me. :D
     

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