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American Idol 2007

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Chris Blount, Aug 9, 2006.

  1. May 9, 2007 #301 of 372
    TNGTony

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    After tonight's performances, I KNOW Melinda should be the winner... She is the best! I also know that Blake should be the one leaving us tomorrow. Jordin was okay, but her song choices were off. She did a better job with the second tune than the judges gave her credit. But I thought Lakisha, was better overall especially with her second song!

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  2. May 9, 2007 #302 of 372
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    I had hoped to log on this morning and say Blake and Melinda should be the final two.... That didn't work out so well for me, I guess. My wife and I both really dig Blake, but he wasn't very good last night at all...

    Personally, I think they should just skip the stupid finale pomp & circumstance and give the title to Melinda and send the other 3 packing!

    I think Jordin should go into the final 2 with Melinda, although I don't really care for her all that much. Between Blake, Melinda, & Jordin... I think Jordin has probably been the best... as much as it pains me to say it cause I really wanted to see Blake in the final two... :)

    Lakisha just bugs me. And I figured out what part of it is with her. She NEVER takes the advice of the "mentor". I noticed it first with Tony Bennett, where he told her not to do the little funky run at the end of the song, but to end it with the big note... and she put the run in. Last night, on both songs, Barry Gibb gave her recommendations, which she promptly ignored... The second recommendation, I could understand ignoring - saving the key change to the second chorus rather than the first... build up the anticipation, finish big... OK... fine. But the first one, when he recommended she sing the melody up where it was written, and she came out back down in her lower register just killed me... #1, I don't think her voice is all that pleasant in her lower register. #2, Barry Gibb doesn' thave 7 grammy's because he's an idiot...

    On a completely different note... Barry Gibb looked pretty worked. I haven't seen him in a while, and I was surprised how old he looks... Last time I saw him, you could tell he had some mileage on him, but he still looked pretty good... Last night, I thought he's starting to look his age...
     
  3. May 9, 2007 #303 of 372
    Richard King

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    Last night I feel that Jordin did a better job than Blake, but then, so did everyone else. Blake should be the one to go, but I don't think he will. If I had to rank them last night, I would go Melinda, Jordin, Lakisha and Blake. It was actually close between Melinda and Jordin. I really didn't like any of the performances though. I think that Lakisha goes home tonight.

    That happens to us all eventually. :(
     
  4. May 9, 2007 #304 of 372
    MikeW

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    I see Lakisha leaving tonight. Blake will go next, then Melinda will beat Jordin.
     
  5. May 9, 2007 #305 of 372
    Ron Barry

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    Lakisha and Blake are definitely on the block tonight. I have to say... down to the final four and you have Gibb night. Give me a break... very limited in terms of variety.. I believe at this point you want to open it up and let they WOW the people if they can.

    I do think Melinda's second song showed once again why she is the front runner. Top notch....

    My guess is Lakisha... But I hope it is blake leaving the diva's as the final 3. Lakisha definitely has problems with song choice, however, here second song was very good. Blake had a very dull night and if anyone should have shined given the content it should have been him.
     
  6. May 9, 2007 #306 of 372
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    I agree with you Ron, that there is limited variety with a BeeGees/Barry Gibb night, as far as the style goes, but that's a pretty big song book to choose from when you think of not only songs the BeeGees performed, but songs that Barry has written and performed since then.... Stylistcally there's all pretty similar, but with a library of works that large, the contestants should have been able to pick some songs better suited to their styles...

    Blake had a golden opportunity last night with "dance music" that he could have really had a good time with, and I think he blew it... I personally thought both performances were mediocre to average...
     
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    So Long Kiki. If she only listened to the mentors
     
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    Don't underestimate the "Dirty Old Man" vote
     
  9. Richard King

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    Goodbye Blake. All made great performances tonight though.
     
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    I agree Richard. Good work done by all, and I thought Blake did well in his middle and last song. But Ms. Doolittle, again, proved she can do no wrong. Her ability to take on Tina, with attitude, was simply outstanding. Game over.
     
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    Absolutely agree with you Richard and bob....

    I LOVE Blake - his style & music choice is right up my alley as a 30 year old living in a town where Blake's "outrageous" style would be considered really mellow! However, of the three performing last night, he was clearly the weakest!

    I personally don't care for Jordin still, but, she deserves a spot in the final 2.

    So long, Blake... can't wait till your CD hits the shelves in stores. ;)
     
  12. Radio Enginerd

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    And I'll get in line here and add a +4.

    Agree with you guys 100%. They're all VERY talented but in different ways so imagine, like in past seasons, we'll see at least 3 singles get radio play in the next few months from each of the top 3.

    My favorite highlight from last night: Watching Blake beat box with Sir Mix A Lot.
     
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    Remember the best singer does not always move on. I think Blake will move on.
     
  14. Richard King

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    He's also very talented according to this 57 year old geezer. Well done Blake.
     
  15. machavez00

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    Don't be surprised if Malinda goes. Many see the fact that Malinda already is a professional singer and it will work against her. Stranger things have happened
     
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    Tough choice for me. I loved all the performances though I did not like some of the songs. Blake is a different kind of singer than the other two. His voice is not a booming commanding voice so he was lost in the volume and timber wars last night. But the voice was a match for the type of stuff he was singing. His rendition of "Roxanne" was excellent! Unfortunately his back-up singers and the audio guy having the backups so loud killed the song for me. It wasn't blakes fault, but it will hurt him.

    So after saying all that... I think Blake is gone and we're off to the Diva Finals. :)

    For those who follow this, Dial Idol (which has been less than accurate this year) has this too close to call. They have Melinda with the highest score. Jordin next and Blake last.

    So we'll have to wait and see. :)

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  17. machavez00

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    I had to turned up the center channel volume for all three.
     
  18. Sharkie_Fan

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    And, in many ways, thats not necessarily a bad thing.... We've had 5 Idol winners so far - Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Hicks....

    Ruben, Fantasia and Taylor have not seen a ton of success commercially (I realize Fantasia is going to star in the Color Purple, but I'm thinking strictly recording career here). And Kelly took several years to really get the ball rolling with her career...

    You're seeing non-winners with as much, or more success, than winners... Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Eliot Yamin, Chris Daughtry... Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington, as bad as they were on Idol, are actually doing pretty well on the country charts... both getting a fair amount of play on XM, and Kellie's "red high heels" video getting play on CMT... Tamyra gray went on to TV success and I believe is compiling quite a list of songwriting credits...

    All in all, the best singer may not win Idol every year, but the best singers do win, in the long run, thanks to the exposure idol gives them.
     
  19. Radio Enginerd

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    So it's not my 5.1 system. Often I think the DD mix is lacking in the center channel. Sad to say I used to enjoy the performances more when I didn't have DD.
     
  20. Ron Barry

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    I would say Melinda, Jordan and Blake. However I would not be suprised if Blake ended up in the top two. Jordan and Melinda are similar in style. Blake is a lot different so you might see a vote split causing Blake to get the node.

    Personally Melinda showed last night why she should win. Here whitney song was a WOW one for me and the other two songs she sang showed that she is in a league all by herself. If she does not make the final two, it will be a shame and a let down.
     

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