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American Idol (Top 9) 03/28/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Alan Gordon, Mar 28, 2012.

Who Were Your Favorites?

  1. Colton Dixon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. DeAndre Brackensick

    20.8%
  3. Elise Testone

    8.3%
  4. Heejun Han

    50.0%
  5. Hollie Cavanagh

    8.3%
  6. Jessica Sanchez

    25.0%
  7. Joshua Ledet

    70.8%
  8. Phillip Phillips, Jr.

    37.5%
  9. Skylar Laine

    54.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Henry

    Henry Retired Member

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    I didn't care for Hollie being in the bottom three, either. Little female teenyboppers at work again this season. I didn't hear any accent when she sang. I'll have to keep an ear on it going forward.

    I muted the audio when Howdy Doody made his appearance.

    Good elimination last night, and even better that the judges didn't use the 'save'.

    I agree that DeAndre (AKA "Goldilocks") should have been in Hollie's place in the bottom. Maybe next week.

    I like Jimmy. He's usually right on target.
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    I figured the bottom three would be two females and either Heejun or DeAndre. I figured Heejun over DeAndre after J.Lo rallied his fan base. I was afraid either Hollie or Jessica would be in the bottom three, and sadly, I was correct. :(

    I think it was far from on target... I don't know who my bottom three were last night, but I do know who my bottom two were. One of them (Skylar) was in the bottom three, and the other one (Colton)... well, I figured he wouldn't be in the bottom three. :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

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    That's the beauty of these "contests"...everyone has a different view of each contestant. I think at this stage...they could eliminate 2 at a time each week and still have the right survivors.
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    Hollie's accent pretty much disappears (unlike Heejun's), so I don't think that's it. I think the same thing happened with voters that it did with me. The first time I saw Hollie's performance, I compared it to Carrie's. The second time I saw it, I compared it to Hollie's performances. The second time was fairer and more kind to Hollie.

    As for your second comment. I think DeAndre's is going home next week. He's the next weakest link... and he's not getting as much of the teeny-bopper vote as Phillip and Colton, and considering this week was his best performance since he made the Top 13, and J.Lo probably won't be rallying his fans again next week, I believe he'll be gone. However, I have to say, the fact that you'd compare my Scotty anguish last year to your anguish over DeAndre this year is pretty harsh... what'd DeAndre ever do to you?! :D

    I thought Colton was far from excellent last night, but I totally agree with you on the rest of your third paragraph.

    ~Alan
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    Jimmy did it last year. I thought he was pretty much spot-on last night.

    I'm SOOOO glad he called Colton out on his performance last night, and while I enjoyed DeAndre's performance last night, I totally agree with Jimmy's assessment of DeAndre. He needs more experience...

    The accent is there, but it pretty much disappears. I don't think the accent was a factor last night. :(

    I fast forwarded past Nicki Minaj (not a fan) and started to with Scotty, but wanted to see if he'd improved any. He wasn't quite as corny during his performance, and it wasn't quite as painful to listen to as usual.... which is funny because...

    I've already stated that while Phillip has lived in Leesburg (in the next county over from me) for years, he actually spent part of his time growing up in Sasser in the same county as me. Well, Cole Swindell who co-wrote the song that Scotty sang last night was from Bronwood... another small town in my county. I didn't know that until later last night...

    ~Alan
     
  6. Earl Bonovich

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    My wife and I have bleeding ears when Deandre is on stage.
    We skip it every single night....
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

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    This household agrees.

    Deandre on stage...
    :lol:

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  8. Alan Gordon

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    You'd expect some differences of opinion given that every person has different tastes in music. You'd also sadly expect some manner of differences in opinion due to personalities, prejudices, favoritism, etc... but if you're strictly judging performances, you'd think there'd be a little more agreement...

    FOR THE RECORD: I think DeAndre is the weakest contestant left. Though far from my favorite... or favorites, I think Colton is amazingly talented, and he was even my favorite performer last week, but I thought he blew it last night and DeAndre (and even Heejun) was able to beat him. I totally think it was a fluke night... it's never happened before, no do I expect it to happen again, but to me... both times I watched the performances, it was pretty clear. I'm just surprised at the differences of opinion on that... :rolleyes:


    I'm glad they don't do two eliminations at a time. Gives people more opportunity to shine and consistency issues to come to light.

    In my mind, DeAndre should be leaving next week, with Skylar the next. Beyond that, my mind is still being made up as to who should go home after that...

    ~Alan
     
  9. Henry

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    I think she's British, no? At any rate I couldn't tell she had an accent both speaking or singing. But as Alan says "The accent is there, but it pretty much disappears. [...]. So much so, that I didn't realize she was European until I saw her dad speaking. I also agree with Alan that this was not a factor last night. :confused:

    Like I hinted earlier I wouldn't be caught dead listening to anything H-D (Howdy-Doody) sings. :nono:

    Earl is dead on re: DeAndre. :mad:
     
  10. Henry

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    Hee-hee, there are a few others that fall in that category. :lol:
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... British. Her dad sounds British, and she sounds Austrailian... but she recently stated she was born in Liverpool, so my thinking is maybe a mix of British accent meets Texas accent... :confused:

    I don't make a habit of it... LOL!!! :lol: :D

    ~Alan
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Quite true.
    Actually...its probably tied more to selling for TV time advertising by string things out...but yeah...second chances are probably not a bad thing.

    Then again...a couple of them are on their 3rd or 4th chances already. ;)
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    Oh yeah... I wasn't doubting THEIR reasons for doing it one at a time... simply stating MY reasons for being glad it's just one per week.

    I'm not sure what you're considering third or fourth chances though? :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    I meant to add this last week, but I read something earlier that made me think of it.

    My local FOX affiliate is really promoting a local boy on Idol this year. They do interviews with him, and they sent a reporter out to Hollywood after Phillip Phillips, Jr. made it into the Top 13 and interviewed the other contestants as well.

    I don't know if this was done with your local FOX affiliates, but Wednesday night, there was a local promo for our local FOX affiliate (WFXL) with Skylar during Idol, and they had an interview with DeAndre Thursday night during the news. I missed it, but they apparently had an interview with Tommy Hilfiger regarding Phillip's sense of style... :D

    I also found out day before yesterday where Phillip grew up when he lived in my county... so that was pretty interesting.


    The news I heard today... Gwen Stefani and Tony K. (blanking on his last name at the minute) from No Doubt will be guest mentors for 80's Week Wednesday. :)

    ~Alan
     
  15. Maruuk

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    Jessica simply destroys everybody else week after week. And Colton is the only one up there who actually looks and sounds like they could sell a record. Apart from the ever-present country-pop females whose twangin' G-droppin' redneck moron lifestyle dirges keep the toothless hill folk happy. Idol always provides grist for that mill.

    1. Jessica

    2. Colton

    3. Who cares? A couple of truck stop karaoke twit gals and some second rate Vegas lounge singers. Is this Idol or Midol??
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    Several things happened this weekend...

    1. I probably lost another 5 pounds due to sweating from the heat... :(
    2. I let stress and some people I know get to me and went on an unsolicited rant about people I know (something I now regret and would like to write off as a side-effect of stress and heat ;) ). :(
    3. I had a prediction...

    Jimmy Iovine said that he could see Elise Testone having a good week with 80's Week. This is VERY possible, but I'll be completely honest... I'm expecting that Colton will be having a great night tonight. As y'all know, I'm not a big Colton "fan," so this prediction kind of surprised me... :eek2:

    One blogger wondered if he might sing U2... I was thinking more Elton John. Either way, I suspect that he'll have a great night... I'm VERY interested in finding out what happens.


    I'm also curious if P2 will be singing "Thriller" again, or go with something new... :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  17. Steve

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    If it's 80's week, he could sing something from Joe Cocker's repertoire. It would probably be right up his alley.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    Absolutely! I know locally, we've certainly been comparing him to Cocker.... :D

    The same blogger that mentioned U2 for Colton mentioned a cover of "Don't You Forget About Me" that David Cook did a cover of last year. Certainly a decent song choice, but Cocker for Phillip is gold in my book! :)

    ~Alan
     
  19. Henry

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    Is that "prediction", or premonition leading you to a prediction?

    As you know, I'm not a Colton fan either, but if he comes out with an Elton song, I'll be listening intently. I'm not the crystal ball type, but I like anything Elton has done.

    I don't think the mentor team will let P2 repeat a past performance, but unless something else is out there, your guess is as good as mine. IMHO if P2 repeats a song, I'll take is as a P2 limitation, and that ain't good.

    As always I'm a Jessica and Joshua fan. Does that make me a J2 fan? :hurah:

    [Edited to ask] Did Stevie Wonder do anything in the 80s. Now that would be something else!
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Very good point... I'd normally be leery of using the word premonition, but given the heat, it could very well happen! :D

    It's possible it's already known who he's singing... but that's who I'm crossing my fingers for... :)

    He's already sung "Superstition" twice... once in his audition and once during Stevie Wonder week. I don't think of it as a limitation, but I think he'd be wise to offer up something new...

    I'm going to say no... :grin:

    I'd normally assume this was a joke, but you seem serious, so I'll just say YEAH... :D

    ~Alan
     

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