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#26 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

So far the show is so-so. I'm going to give it a few more weeks.

Seems the phrase for this year is "nice tone". That's going to get old quick.

I DVR all the shows so I can skip through the commercials and boring stuff. Usually I can get through an hour show in about 35 minutes. The commercial time is ridiculous.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I am afraid I am done with AI. It used to be my favorite show but it has been fading on me the last couple of years. Maybe I will check out the finale.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Only two episodes in, but I'm still enjoying it. I'm enjoying Keith Urban greatly, and Nicki isn't bothering near as much as I expected her to, so it's all good with me.

So far, I haven't been thrilled with any of the guys that have auditioned. While I thought his first song wasn't very good, the guy with the prosthetic leg impressed me with the Bon Jovi song, but he didn't make it to Hollywood.

Schyler Dixon (Colton's sister) auditioned in Chicago and made it back to Hollywood... which made multiple people I know happy.

Other standouts (to me):

  • Ashlee Feliciano (NYC)
  • Sarah Restuccio (NYC)

  • Brandy Neelly (Chicago)
  • Isabelle Parell (Chicago)
  • Mariah Pulice (Chicago)
  • Kez Ban Sauerbier (Chicago)
  • Stephanie Schimel (Chicago)
  • MacKenzie Wasner (Chicago)
  • Andrew Jones (Chicago) - I think this is the dude I was thinking of... don't hold me to it.


As you can see above, I felt NYC was very disappointing. I thought the Chicago episode was much better...

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I am afraid I am done with AI. It used to be my favorite show but it has been fading on me the last couple of years. Maybe I will check out the finale.

We'll likely wait until the top 12. Hopefully by then the producers will have whipped that judging panel into shape. :P I'll just keep an eye out for Alan's picks!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:37 PM

Haven't watched again since episode one, but I noticed "Hollywood Week" began this week, so I figured I'd at least FF through those episodes. :nono2: This has to be the worst judging panel I've seen to date. Their decisions on who to send home were just as painful as the inane commentary, IMHO. Looking at some of the singers they kept, I honestly question their ability to recognize talent at all!

My wife used to love the show, but she wouldn't even stay to watch the Thursday night hour with me. Too bad about the judges, because I still think the concept and format are great.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:40 PM

+1. We used to watch for many years as it is a good conversation piece, you can make snarky comments right over it and miss nothing. But it's finally jumped the shark. Could they possibly have found more moronic, phony judges??

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

+1. We used to watch for many years as it is a good conversation piece, you can make snarky comments right over it and miss nothing. But it's finally jumped the shark. Could they possibly have found more moronic, phony judges??


Sad to say that I have to agree with you. It really doesn't matter if they show you a good, gifted singer. They've done that before, too.

They're not interested in talent, just popularity among the song-buying public... it's all about $$$.

The judging went south a long time ago and this new crop is no different. If I had a choice, I would keep Urban and can the rest of them.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:09 PM

The judging went south a long time ago and this new crop is no different. If I had a choice, I would keep Urban and can the rest of them.

Hopefully Usher and Shakira will be good additions to Blake and Adam on The Voice, so we can at least look forward to that show rebooting in March.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:28 PM

Hopefully Usher and Shakira will be good additions to Blake and Adam on The Voice, so we can at least look forward to that show rebooting in March.


The good news there is that Christina and Cee Lo are supposed to return. Last thing I read was that they both had projects they wanted to do and were taking a break ... hope it's true.

IMHO though, Amanda and/or Trevin could out-sing Cassadee gagged, bound and in their sleep. I guess The Voice, too is going the way of AI.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

IMHO though, Amanda and/or Trevin could out-sing Cassadee gagged, bound and in their sleep. I guess The Voice, too is going the way of AI.

I thought Amanda's "Natural Woman" was one of the best covers of that song I'd ever heard, including Aretha's:



I loved Cassadee's "Stupid Boy" too, tho. It was a great song choice and at the perfect time in the competition, IMO:


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

I thought Amanda's "Natural Woman" was one of the best covers of that song I'd ever heard, including Aretha's:



I loved Cassadee's "Stupid Boy" too, tho. It was a great song choice and at the perfect time in the competition, IMO:


As much as I tried, I just couldn't stomach Cassadee, but I agree with you on Amanda's renditions of "anythingshesang".

I think Trevin paid too much attention to the producers and sang songs way out of his style. It cost him the competition, methinks.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

Love Shakira, seriously talented, gorgeous, natural and smart. She'll make a terrific judge. Usher could be good, pretty good producer as well as performer.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:25 PM

I think Trevin paid too much attention to the producers and sang songs way out of his style. It cost him the competition, methinks.

I never thought he'd win it all, but I was born and raised in the Bronx, so I was rooting for Trevin. He did best the week he didn't listen to Cee Lo, IMHO.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

Love Shakira, seriously talented, gorgeous, natural and smart. She'll make a terrific judge. Usher could be good, pretty good producer as well as performer.

Great to hear that about Shakira. Usher's been in the business for a long time, so I'm guessing he's a good judge of talent. He's also very articulate and likable, from what I've seen of him on talk shows. Assuming the two of them play well with Adam and Blake, The Voice shouldn't skip a beat.

Those are the types of personalities the Idol producers should have been looking for in a judge, IMO. Why they thought Nicki Minaj would be a good fit for the show is beyond me. :scratchin

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:29 AM

Well, they're always looking for some freak show/drama queen component, hence Nicki, Britney, Christina and diva Mariah. But Shakira proves sexy and smart and real can coexist. I think she's gonna wow the public, and Usher as well.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

I'll just keep an eye out for Alan's picks!


I haven't gotten around to posting any additional favorites, but ehh...

Could they possibly have found more moronic, phony judges??


I've thoroughly enjoyed Keith Urban. While her snarky attitude around Mariah has gotten on my nerves, I've found myself agreeing with Nicki on several things recently, and have heard from others the same thing.

I like Mariah alright, but I don't think she's contributed as much.

Randy's given me the most WTH (:eek2:) moments this season.

They're not interested in talent, just popularity among the song-buying public... it's all about $$$.


Uh... yeah. That's always been the point of the show.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:10 PM

[...] Uh... yeah. That's always been the point of the show.


I know. That's why I'm no longer a fan and won't be rooting for another loser, no matter how talented he/she is. It's a given that the teenyboppers' "flavor of the month" will get the nod.

Oh, and I agree with you on Randy. He's the dinosaur that won't go away.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

Hopefully Usher and Shakira will be good additions to Blake and Adam on The Voice, so we can at least look forward to that show rebooting in March.


It's kind of interesting to me that Usher joined the panel after bad-mouthing AI a few years back. I like the man, but the dude that helped bring the world Justin Bieber shouldn't throw stones.

The good news there is that Christina and Cee Lo are supposed to return. Last thing I read was that they both had projects they wanted to do and were taking a break ... hope it's true.


I really hope that Christina changes her mind and that Shakira is given a lot of money to stay.

IMHO though, Amanda and/or Trevin could out-sing Cassadee gagged, bound and in their sleep. I guess The Voice, too is going the way of AI.


The Voice needs a success. I think Cassadee stands a decent chance of giving that to them. She's managed to pick up both a Pop/Rock following, but a Country following as well.

I really hope that both Amanda/Trevin, and some of the others manage to get some music out.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

I know. That's why I'm no longer a fan and won't be rooting for another loser, no matter how talented he/she is. It's a given that the teenyboppers' "flavor of the month" will get the nod.


To each their own...

Oh, and I agree with you on Randy. He's the dinosaur that won't go away.


I like Randy, and I'm glad he's still there, but he's left me shaking my head multiple times this season.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:25 PM

[...] I really hope that Christina changes her mind and that Shakira is given a lot of money to stay.

The Voice needs a success. I think Cassadee stands a decent chance of giving that to them. She's managed to pick up both a Pop/Rock following, but a Country following as well.

I really hope that both Amanda/Trevin, and some of the others manage to get some music out.


I'll withhold my opinion on that until I see what Shakira brings to the table.

I really hope Christina follows through with her comment to Trevin that she would like to take him on tour. Hope she includes Amanda, too.

No comment on Cassadee.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

[...] I like Randy, and I'm glad he's still there, but he's left me shaking my head multiple times this season.


Randy is too inconsistent. And the "dawg" thing is getting old.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

I'll withhold my opinion on that until I see what Shakira brings to the table.


It's possible that I might not like her as a judge... it's happened before. I expected to like Christina on "The Voice" and Demi on "The X Factor", and I expected to HATE Britney on "The X Factor" and Nicki on "American Idol". Sometimes, I'm surprised...

However... and this is a rare event, but my opinion of her is summed up amazingly well by Maruuk's statement quoted below.

Love Shakira, seriously talented, gorgeous, natural and smart. She'll make a terrific judge.



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:37 PM

Randy is too inconsistent. And the "dawg" thing is getting old.


No issues with "dawg" here...

I have no problem with Randy, but I don't understand some of his choices this year.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

It's possible that I might not like her as a judge... it's happened before. I expected to like Christina on "The Voice" and Demi on "The X Factor", and I expected to HATE Britney on "The X Factor" and Nicki on "American Idol". Sometimes, I'm surprised...


Ditto.

However... and this is a rare event, but my opinion of her is summed up amazingly well by Maruuk's statement quoted below.


I respect Maruuk's opinions, but for the moment, I'll still reserve mine.
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

No issues with "dawg" here...

I have no problem with Randy, but I don't understand some of his choices this year.


To each their own...
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