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American Idol 4/22/2008 and 4/23/2008

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Apr 22, 2008.

Who are your favorites?

  1. David Archuleta

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Jason Castro

    20 vote(s)
    27.4%
  3. David Cook

    5 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. Syesha Mercado

    55 vote(s)
    75.3%
  5. Carly Smithson

    20 vote(s)
    27.4%
  6. Brooke White

    27 vote(s)
    37.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    That's interesting, because I think all signs point to the other David winning ... to my ears, Archuleta has more fans screaming for him than Cook, and to me, Archuleta seems to be more of a "media darling" than Cook. All of my female coworkers find him "adorable" and just want to feed him, hug him, and take care of him. They just don't talk about Cook that way ...
     
  2. Doug Brott

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    Do any of them want to squeeze his head off and hang if from their rear-view mirror?
     
  3. Drew2k

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    :lol: One of Paula's best lines ever!
     
  4. Snoofie

    Snoofie Registered User

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    I wish somebody would so I wouldn't have to hear him sing anymore!
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    By EDWARD WYATT, The New York Times
    Published: April 25, 2008

    LOS ANGELES — Carly Smithson might be the first “American Idol” contestant to be voted off the show for blasphemy.

    Online chat boards devoted to “American Idol” have been abuzz since Ms. Smithson performed the title song from “Jesus Christ Superstar” — the 1970 rock opera, which many Christians consider offensive — on Tuesday’s episode. Ms. Smithson received the fewest votes of the six remaining contestants following her Tuesday performance. Her elimination was announced on Wednesday night’s episode. The week’s performances were drawn from the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Tim Rice.

    Since its debut, and particularly following the release of the 1973 film version, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has been railed against by some Christians for its portrayal of Jesus as confused and at times unwilling to accept his role, and because it hints that he had a sexual relationship with Mary Magdalene.

    In the title song, Judas Iscariot rebukes Jesus for poor planning in his choice of when and where to present himself on earth and asks Jesus to contrast himself with Buddha and Muhammad.

    Within hours of Ms. Smithson’s performance, which was hailed by one “American Idol” judge as one of the best of the night, questions were being raised online about the song. On one thread on the show’s official Web site, AmericanIdol.com, a viewer warned shortly after the performance that Ms. Smithson’s choice of the song would put her in danger of elimination.

    Diane Winston, who holds the Knight chair in media and religion at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication, said that while “Jesus Christ Superstar” had largely faded from public discussion over the years, the film “always had this tinge of disrepute about it because its picture of Jesus was so unsettling to many people.”

    Some contestants on “American Idol” have used the religious overtones of songs to their benefit. Several weeks ago Kristy Lee Cook, a country singer who had been on the verge of elimination, improved her standing with a performance of the song “God Bless the U.S.A.” Simon Cowell, one of the show’s judges, called the effort “the most clever song choice I have heard in years.”
     
  6. JLucPicard

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    I've heard this alluded to before - do people really see "God Bless the USA" as a religious song??? The reference itself is obvious, but I see that as a patriotic song, not a religious one.
     
  7. Doug Brott

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    This is my thought as well, but I guess YMMV.
     
  8. Steve

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    I disagree with Mr. Wyatt's assertion as well. I thought Simon referred to it as a shrewd choice because it would almost have been "un-American" to vote against that song, no matter who sang it, and at that point in the competition, I believe choosing it bought Kristy another week. /steve
     
  9. ironwood

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    American Idol is definitely an all-family show with a lot of small town folks watching it and voting. Remember Carry Underwood? Thats your small town America going to church clinging to their guns and bibles :) Jesus Christ the Rockstar? Hmmm bad bad song choice. Wrong show.
     
  10. kitchj

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