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American Idol

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cdru, Jan 24, 2006.

Who do you think will win Amercian Idol?

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  1. Mar 30, 2006 #41 of 237
    TNGTony

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    I beg to differ. I thought Paris was a stand-out performer this week. Was she great? No. But her performance as the only one I actually enjoyed a lot. And it was one of 5 I didn't use the magic 30 second skip button on to aleviate the pain! Simon was on crack for this one. The others either had lousy songs or even lousier vocals.

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  2. Mar 30, 2006 #42 of 237
    Laverne

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    The thing I didn't like about Paris's performance was that SHE'S ONLY 17! She should have picked a song with more appropriate lyrics for her age, really with more appropriate lyrics for this contest. Otherwise, I really like her.
     
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    She is great, but she always picks old songs, Just like Simon said to her a couple of shows back. " I am sure you are going to get all the old ladies votes" so she said "my grandmother loves this song" so he said "exactly my point"

    He is right. however she is always entertaining. I like her, but she will not go too far
     
  4. Mar 31, 2006 #44 of 237
    Laverne

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    I don't really want to get argumentative, but you completely missed my point..


    Some lyrics from Beyonce's "Work It Out" that Paris sang Tuesday night:

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    But I get a knock on my door
    I know it’s yours for sure
    We can’t wait for the bedroom
    So we just hit the floor

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    So we're shakin' back and forth now
    Just keep it comin', babe
    Treat my body like a guitar,
    You gotta, you gotta keep on strummin'

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    My love you've given me a taste of your honey
    I want the whole beehive
    I'm gonna call you my sugar cause I've had
    The sweetest time

    ......



    Definitely NOT an old lady song. Also NOT a 17-year-old girl song. My parents wouldn't have wanted me listening to that song, much less singing it on national television.. :nono:


    Otherwise.... I really like her! :grin:
     
  5. Mar 31, 2006 #45 of 237
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    That's what happens when one tastes honey! Even the Beatles sang about how honey tastes like. :D

    Moving on...

    Do you guys visit the Idol forums? Seems like Taylor has the biggest fanbase (or interest). His forum has about 200,000+ conversations, compared to the next one, who has about 60,000.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2006 #46 of 237
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    I mentioned once before that I am reading their biography. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316803529/104-0183203-2765521?v=glance&n=283155 It's rather interesting and depressing reading about how they litterally fell apart. "A Taste of Honey" was on their first album, an album, as was the case with their second album, that they recorded in one day. The book goes into the demise of the Beatles in much detail. While the boys had gotten into heavy use of speed while in Germany, just to stay awake during their long working hours, by the time of the White Album John was hooked on heroin. He had always been VERY hard to get along with and very unstable, but by the time of White he had become totally unpredictable. It's really a rather sad story and Lenon was one "messed up dude".

    As for AI, I would like to see Taylor make it simply because I like his music selection better than all the others so far. But then, I have always been a blue eyed soul fan, or any kind of soul for that matter. He reminds me of Michael McDonald from many years ago. Michael was responsible for much of the change in direction of the Doobie Brothers when they went from a stricktly rock band to a rock/soul mix band (not that I didn't like most of the early Doobie's songs).
     
  7. Apr 12, 2006 #47 of 237
    Chris Blount

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    Well, I don't know who will get voted out tonight but here is my take on the show thus far:

    1. Ace, Bucky and Elliot should have been gone a long time ago.

    2. Paris is annoying as hell.

    3. Kelly Picker has marbles in her head but she’s damn cute.

    4. I would like to see Chris, Katherine or Taylor win.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2006 #48 of 237
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    Eliott rubs me wrong, but his version of Somebody to Love was good last night.

    Ace is annoying. PLEASE let him get bounced next.

    Paris? I think Randy is pushing her because of her grandma. She has a good voice, but she isn't the best singer.

    Chris, Katherine (wow, is she gorgeous), and Taylor are the best (although Taylor's John Belushi as Blues Brother thing is kind of one note).

    Kelly is nowhere near the best, but the show will be a LOT less interesting the day she gets bounced off.....

    .... and did anyone else have a "Grease" moment when she came out in the biker outfit last night? Sweet country singer vamps it up and thousands of young teen boys hit puberty all at once........
     
  9. Apr 12, 2006 #49 of 237
    Ron Barry

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    Well I would but Bucky, Ace, and Tyler in the bottom three. Sorry but I don't find anything special about Tyler's voice at all. I find his range minimal and not one of his performances has provided the WOW factor. The judges seem to be be high on Elliot. I am not sure why. I could also see him as ending up in the bottom 3.

    Chris and Katherine are the front runners in my book. I am not sure about Paris. If she finds herself, she might suprise us all. I think she is too over the map but does have potention. Kelly I think is improving week to week. Here Song last night i thought was good until she tried to rock out. Yikes!! I think here voice has improved the most.

    I agree with Simon, Chris had a chance to hit a WOW and made a poor choice of songs. Queen as so much more in the bucket to choose from than what Chris chose.

    Personally I thought Katherns vocals was the best and more interesting take on a Queen song. I listened to Queen's version of it riding into work and she definitely made it her own. She was really close to me of a memorable performance. Bo and a number of them last season in my opinion.

    Ok.. now Tyler. Just don't see what you guys see in him. Yes he is an entertainer but I find his vocals some where in the middle of the remaining 8. Vocally he just does not do it for me. Chicken little did not even come close in my book, but heck he made it far.

    Ok.. my top eight ranking

    Chris
    Kathern
    Kelly
    Paris
    Elliot
    Tyler
    Ace
    Bucky

    You can swap Elliot with Tyler and Katheren with Chris. I could go either way but my guess is this list will not even be close to reality.

    Bucky really should go. I am amazed that Kathern, Paris and Elliot have been in the bottom 3 and bucky as not. Yikes.. Houston we have a problem. ;)
     
  10. Apr 12, 2006 #50 of 237
    Laverne

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    Taylor -- still my favorite, even though I don't think he's the best. (My pick for "best" would be Chris and Paris.) When I heard they were doing Queen songs, I was REALLY hoping somebody would do Crazy Little Thing Called Love, cuz that's probably one of my all-time favorite Queen songs. :) And as the performances went on, I started to hope it would be Taylor and realized it SHOULD be him. IMO it's right up his alley as far as style. So naturally, my heart just sank when he said he had decided to do We Are the Champions. (And I had been dreading hearing someone try to do that song ever since JD butchered it last summer on Rock Star: INXS.) But hearing a few notes, I thought OK, maybe he can do it. But then he said he had changed to Crazy Little Thing Called Love and I jumped right out of my chair! :joy: I liked it! :D But for some reason his 'dancing', if you could call it that, actually reminds me of Billy Joel. :confused: :lol:

    Chris -- He probably coulda sang We Are the Champions and done well. Of course, IMO, he could sing the phone book and still be hot! :D He can get away with singing the more obscure songs better than anyone else, probably because he makes the entertainment his own instead of just trying to sound like he's singing somebody else's song.

    Paris -- I think she's one of the most talented as far as range and control, etc. She CAN sing anything. I just don't think she knows who SHE is. She needs to figure that out or she won't go very far. Now that I'm thinking about it, she does like that old-style jazz music, and that's good, but they haven't really done anything like that at all, and she hasn't even tried to add any of that style to any of her performances. Last night she was a little creepy! :eek2:

    Bucky -- I actually kinda like him too (although I will cede he's nowhere near the most talented) and I kinda liked his performance last night. :)

    Ace -- Should have NEVER have picked We Will Rock You. Those kind of 'rock anthem' songs are just almost sacrelige for someone else to try and do. :nono2:

    Catherine -- Talented, maybe, but her shiny lips annoy me. Probably cuz I'm a girl! :lol:

    Kellie -- PLEASE.. Don't even get me started on her. :nono2:

    Elliot -- Used to think he had potential, but I can't remember anything he's done since the week after he did Moody's Mood For Love. :shrug:


    It has been interesting to me to watch the "professionals" comment on the different singers. For some reason I don't remember too much of that at all in years past.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2006 #51 of 237
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    I agree with you...that would be my selection too. Chris is the best. I love watching Kelly perform...she is fun and innocent. Same with Paris. Ace has the looks of an American Idol, but not the voice. The rest are average compared to Chris and Kathern

    What was Chris thinking, I was looking forward to his performance (Rock), I thought it sucked.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2006 #52 of 237
    Chris Blount

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    Good analysis Laverne. Taylor's rendition of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" was entertaining but that sort of performance may not give him what he needs to win. We will see.

    Yes, Kelly Pickler doesn't belong there but he's very cute but also very naive (or is that an act?). I think with a little training, she could be a very good singer. The pipes are there, they just need some tuning.

    BTW, any of you guys watching "American Idol Extra"? It's not a great show but interesting to watch.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2006 #53 of 237
    Ron Barry

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    American Idol Extra? Nope.

    Of all the singers left. Kelly definitely seems to be improving the most. The others seem to have plateau.

    I am waiting for a few to take it to a new level. Chris had a huge opportunity I thought he let slip through last night. Overall I think the voices are better than last year, but I have not seen at this point as many WOW performances.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2006 #54 of 237
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    I saw AI Extra in the EPG once, but didn't watch it. I wonder if it's anything like the 'extra' episodes from Rock Star. Does it kind of show their interaction during the week or what? What time does it come on? :)
     
  15. Apr 12, 2006 #55 of 237
    Chris Blount

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    AI Extra starts right after the voting results show ends. It has interviews and such. Kind of a nice if you want to see more about what is happening behind the scenes.

    The show starts airing every week on Thursday night.
     
  16. Apr 12, 2006 #56 of 237
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    Just realized tonight's show is an hour long, 7:30-8:30 Central, covering up half of TAR and half of Lost! :eek:


    Somehow this sentence just scares me! ;)
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    (Still gotta get me one of those.... umm.... what do you call it?? Oh, yeah.. DVR!! :icon_dumm :eek:)

    This overlap previously would have been referred to as some sort of competition by the networks, but do y'all think those in charge of scheduling believe they can get away with this more nowadays because more and more people have DVRs? I wonder what percentage of viewers HAVE DVRs.. Anybody got a guess?
     
  17. Apr 12, 2006 #57 of 237
    Ron Barry

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    Well since I watch American Idol, Amazing Race and Lost I am going to have a busy night. The DVR will come in handy to manage this conflict. This is where the 622 and Dish local HDs are going to come in handy.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2006 #58 of 237
    Laverne

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    Oh, yeah, and I'm starting to get just a little tired of that "Bad Day" song.



    As for who went home...... sigh..... :( (And I hd no idea he was so tall! :eek2: )
     
  19. Apr 13, 2006 #59 of 237
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    YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! Bucky is history! Time for Kelly to go next! :)

    I stopped listening to anything after the final choice. That is when the magic stop button on my DVR comes in so handy :)

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  20. Apr 13, 2006 #60 of 237
    airpolgas

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    I was not into Bucky either, but Ace was worse than him this week. Imagine having the author of the song you were trying to rape tell you "I can't do that to my song" then raping the song anyway. What a moron.
     

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