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American Idol (Top 7) - 04/11/2012


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Poll: Who were YOUR favorites tonite? (68 member(s) have cast votes)

Who were YOUR favorites tonite?

  1. Skylar Laine (10 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  2. Colton Dixon (10 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

  3. Jessica Sanchez (14 votes [20.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.59%

  4. Joshua Ledet (9 votes [13.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.24%

  5. Hollie Cavanagh (8 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  6. Phillip Phillips, Jr. (7 votes [10.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.29%

  7. Elise Testone (10 votes [14.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.71%

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#26 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:15 PM

There's little doubt he has displayed enough talent to get some kind of deal regardless of the outcome of the final voting. I just suspect he won't be a finalist, despite Randy's strong lobbying for that to happen.


I don't really expect him to either...

Jacob made it to the top 5 last year, and though their styles are similar, Joshua is infinitely more talented, so I give him a possibility of making the Top 4, but I don't really see him going further. :(


DialIdol.com is predicting Joshua, Phillip, and Skylar being safe tonight, with everybody else being in potential danger. Of the four left, I think everybody stands a chance of getting the save with the exception of Hollie. It was obvious they wouldn't have saved Elise last week, but they might this week.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

I don't really expect him to either...

Jacob made it to the top 5 last year, and though their styles are similar, Joshua is infinitely more talented, so I give him a possibility of making the Top 4, but I don't really see him going further. :(


DialIdol.com is predicting Joshua, Phillip, and Skylar being safe tonight, with everybody else being in potential danger. Of the four left, I think everybody stands a chance of getting the save with the exception of Hollie. It was obvious they wouldn't have saved Elise last week, but they might this week.

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Yup...that "drama" this week and next comes down to if and when they want to use that 1 save...and of course...we're coming up to the annual "surprise" of a frontrunner getting the boot.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

there is a result tonight on American Idol that some would say is very shocking!


Not too surprising...

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

I think this will be a night when everyone gasps at who's in the bottom 3.

I'm not sure anybody is safe tonight...

there is a result tonight on American Idol that some would say is very shocking!


Not too surprising...

Agree.

If Ryan is right, prolly means it's not Hollie. To paraphrase Elaine Benes, is everyone else "save-worthy"? :scratchin
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:35 PM

Agree.

If Ryan is right, prolly means it's not Hollie. To paraphrase Elaine Benes, is everyone else "save-worthy"? :scratchin


Yeah... I think Hollie was saved via backlash from the judges' comments. I started wondering (AFTER I posted my initial thoughts last night) if that would happen...

I think they made it clear that Elise would not have been saved last week. Tonight, I give her 50/50. I'd say ditto for Skylar. After their comments last night, I'd say the same for Phillip.

Colton, Jessica, & Joshua are in the 100% territory in my mind...

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

I think they made it clear that Elise would not have been saved last week. Tonight, I give her 50/50. I'd say ditto for Skylar. After their comments last night, I'd say the same for Phillip.

Colton, Jessica, & Joshua are in the 100% territory in my mind...

I was thinking next to Hollie, Skylar might be least worthy of saving, but she did a nice rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings last week, and, perhaps more importantly, she's the only country singer left. Losing her might lose a good chunk of the viewing audience and cost them ad $$$'s. Ya, I know it shouldn't matter...
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:47 PM

Yup...that "drama" this week and next comes down to if and when they want to use that 1 save...and of course...we're coming up to the annual "surprise" of a frontrunner getting the boot.

To paraphrase Elaine Benes, is everyone else "save-worthy"? :scratchin

I suspect we'll lose Joshua or Phillip tonight...and the save will not be used.

Then again...anyone else's wild guess could be true too.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

I was thinking next to Hollie, Skylar might be least worthy of saving, but she did a nice rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings last week, and, perhaps more importantly, she's the only country singer left. Losing her might lose a good chunk of the viewing audience and cost them ad $$$'s. Ya, I know it shouldn't matter...


The performance of WBMW was a mixed reaction for me. She started it off with her usual nasal voice, but then nailed it on the second half. It was an awesome performance for her, but I don't like listening to her when she's so nasal... which is usually 50% of the song in her performance. :(

I wouldn't save her personally, and that's no disrespect to her as I think she will have success in the industry.

However, for the reasons you mentioned, I give her a 50/50 shot at being saved.

I suspect we'll lose Joshua or Phillip tonight...and the save will not be used.

Then again...anyone else's wild guess could be true too.


I wouldn't be surprised to see either one at the bottom, but I'll eat my cap if Joshua is not saved...



BTW... does anyone know how accurate DialIdol is at Top 7 results?! According to them, Joshua and Phillip are the top two with Skylar in third place, and everyone else in danger.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

I wouldn't be surprised to see either one at the bottom, but I'll eat my cap if Joshua is not saved...

Looks like Joshua isn't as great as some think...but he survived.

Not surprised to see Jessica at the bottom....a great voice though...
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:41 PM

Looks like Joshua isn't as great as some think...but he survived.


Greatness has nothing to do with the voting process...

The quote you quoted also had to do with the judges' save. He would have been saved...

Not surprised to see Jessica at the bottom....a great voice though...


Nope... the voting on this show is definitely insane.

DialIdol was only somewhat accurate:

They had Phillip, Skylar, and Joshua safe... 1 wrong.
They had Elise, Colton, Jessica, and Hollie in the too close to call territory with Elise and Colton at the bottom.


I knew which group was the bottom from the start tonight. :(

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:16 PM

Congratulations on picking the bottom four. :P

For what it's worth, I don't want to see anybody go home so I voted (phone) last night for those who I'd be disappointed if they went home:

  • Jessica
  • Joshua
  • Phillip
  • Elise

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

Congratulations on picking the bottom four. :P



Bottom Four? :confused:

:lol:

Yeah... I was thinking about how I voted for the bottom three whenever I saw the two groups.


I think there's been several times where I've given votes to two of the Bottom Three, but I think this might be the first time I've given votes to all three. :D

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

What became clear last night is that the judges ranted and raved and then used their only "save" for the season in order to save face as they seemed to be totally out of sync with the voting public results.

Next week will be the defining moment of the season with 2 people eliminated. If the voting remains the same...the judges will really have egg on their faces. Randy, in particular, seems to have his own agenda for his picks.

The good news is that a number of these young singers will get contracts most likely, and benefit from the experience - all of which is a good thing.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:56 AM

The good news is that a number of these young singers will get contracts most likely, and benefit from the experience - all of which is a good thing.

Exactly. Some of the people who didn't win are doing better than those that did.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:01 AM

I think there's been several times where I've given votes to two of the Bottom Three, but I think this might be the first time I've given votes to all three

Just my .02, and I'm a big fan of hers, but I thought Jessica was squeaking out her save song so poorly last night, JLo had no choice but to run on stage to stop the bleeding. Had she been allowed to continue that "DeAndre" imitation (IMO), it might have been much harder for the judges to justify the save. I actually cringed when Ryan asked Jessica to "sing us out!"

Song choice will be more important than ever next week. If Jessica picks the wrong song, she could be last in next week's voting too.

The result added context to Ryan's question to Randy earlier in the night. When they were showing the clip of Jessica skatting the night before, and Ryan asked Randy something like, "After watching Jessica's performance again, do you still feel the same way about it tonight?".

Edited by Steve, 13 April 2012 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:11 AM

Exactly. Some of the people who didn't win are doing better than those that did.

As we all know...that has happened before.

Some past AI "winners" have been record-selling flops, while others have done exteremely well. The same could be said for folks in the top 3 in the past...so there are actually multiple winners the way this "contest" rolls out.

I would not be surprised to see 4-5 people from this year's crop of top 10 getting some kind of record deal.

The only thing that seems disturbing is when Randy or JLO have agendas to "promote" their personal favorites week in and week out, despite not necessarily being the top talent. The show seems to be evolving in some ways from a singing talent and popularity contest to only a popularity contest.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:48 AM

Both Missy and I agreed that last nights save was scripted and the reported results were false. This was done to create drama. Ryan Seacrest even tweeted “there is a result tonight on @AmericanIdol that some would say is very shocking”.
Jessica's very feeble, half hearted and squeaking attempt to perform her save was the cue for J-LO to run up on stage and do her emoting. Even Steve T. announced that the save card will be used before the loser was announced.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:50 AM

Both Missy and I agreed that last nights save was scripted and the reported results were false. This was done to create drama. Ryan Seacrest even tweeted “there is a result tonight on @AmericanIdol that some would say is very shocking”.
Jessica's very feeble, half hearted and squeaking attempt to perform her save was the cue for J-LO to run up on stage and do her emoting. Even Steve T. announced that the save card will be used before the loser was announced.
This was all planned.

That would not be entirely surprising, as the "shocker" elimination shows have happened in the past.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

I watched the performance show and result show back to back so I'm late to the discussion, but I though Colton and Elise were the winners on performance night, thought Hollie was great, and agree that Jessica was not up to her own standards.

I was really surprised that Elise, Jessica, and Joshua were in the bottom three on the results show, and perhaps Jessica and Joshua being in the B3 was what Ryan alluded to in his tweet? I'm positive Jessica was never in the B3 before, but I'm not sure about Joshua.

When the final result came and it was Jessica, I was even MORE surprised, but I guess this is probably due to complacency by the voters: Jessica is praised so much, everyone probably thinks she's safe, so no one votes for her because they think everyone else is voting for her.

I was definitely NOT surprised that the save was used. I expected it to be used as soon as Joshua, Elise and Jessica were named the B3. I could also see the save being used for Colton and Phillip, but I'm not sure if the judges would have used it for Skylar, and for sure they would not have used it for Hollie.

This means next week two performers go home, right? So it will be a critical performance night next week, dropping from seven to the top five in one night...

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:54 AM

I wasn't surprised that the save was used, I think this was the last show it could be used. Use it or lose it. Another reason I believe this was a setup. Even if it wasn't, no matter who lost, the save would have been used.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:58 AM

I wasn't surprised that the save was used, I think this was the last show it could be used. Use it or lose it. Another reason I believe this was a setup. Even if it wasn't, no matter who lost, the save would have been used.

Next week is the last week...but that really is not a big point.

With this group of judges...showing their views on their own "pet" favorites repeatedly...the save was very likely going to get used this week or next.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:01 AM

Another reason I believe this was a setup. Even if it wasn't, no matter who lost, the save would have been used.

I don't think it would have been used for Hollie. Steven made that pretty clear with his comments after her performance Wednesday night. I didn't agree with what he had to say, but if he really felt that way, no way he was going to save her, IMO. I also thought Phillip's and Skylar's chances at being saved may have been 50/50.

EDITED TO ADD: Now that I think about it, ironically, Steven may have saved Hollie for another week because of his comments Wednesday night. She got the sympathy vote. :P

I was also surprised Jimmy was so tough on Hollie's performance last night. I didn't expect him to pile on like that.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:08 AM

I don't think it would have been used for Hollie. Steven made that pretty clear with his comments after her performance Wednesday night. I didn't agree with what he had to say, but if he really felt that way, no way he was going to save her, IMO. I also thought Phillip's and Skylar's chances at being saved may have been 50/50.

EDITED TO ADD: Now that I think about it, ironically, Steven may have saved Hollie for another week because of his comments Wednesday night. She got the sympathy vote. :P

I was also surprised Jimmy was so tough on Hollie's performance last night. I didn't expect him to pile on like that.

Totally agree with all your observations in this post Steve.
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

I haven't looked anywhere to get info, but I suspect next week is a single elimination as the "double" will be Jermaine who got booted earlier in the season. Could be wrong I guess, but I don't think Fox/AI want to give up 3 hours of ad time during sweeps
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

I was also surprised Jimmy was so tough on Hollie's performance last night. I didn't expect him to pile on like that.


I got the sense that Jimmy was saying he thought he could "fix" her .. meaning singing is not the problem, it's the other performance stuff.
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