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American Idol (Top 11) 03/14/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Mar 14, 2012.

Who are your favorites?

  1. colton Dixon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. DeAndre Brackensick

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  3. Elise Testone

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Erika Van Pelt

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Heejun Han

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  6. Hollie Cavanagh

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Jessica Sanchez

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  8. Joshua Ledet

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  9. Phillip Phillips

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  10. Shannon Magrane

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  11. Skylar Laine

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Steve

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    Lower...
    I agree that person likely wasn't going to win, but you think worse than Heejun or DeAndre, so far?
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Correct...

    Sadly, I also thought he showed (for the second time) a little cockiness on a clip tonight. JJ did it last week... and CD tonight.

    I grew up on comics... perhaps Stan Lee's influence crept in... :)

    I thought they had some cracks in their "sing for your life" song, but I knew they weren't going to use their save... only one person in the bottom three stood a chance of getting the save this early in the competition.

    I agree... America got the bottom three wrong... I think two individuals who were safe were far worse last night than any three in the bottom three tonight.... not to mention that one of the bottom three was one of my favorite performances last night. :mad:

    ... speaking of the two individuals... :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  3. Drew2k

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    I agree with your alternate selections. Elise definitely should not have been in the bottom of three.
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    Two weeks in a row... she wasn't surprised when she was announced to be there. She had one of the top 3 performances last night, IMHO, and she should not have been there. I think that she was a victim of not having her personality come through as well as Heejun or DeAndre... though DeAndre probably got by partially due to his looks as well. Thankfully, she was saved.

    ~Alan
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    I hate Shannon went home... she wasn't the worst last night by far, and I thought she was a shoo-in for the Top 10... I even gave her some votes last night after passing last week due to her bad performance.

    However, she hasn't been as successful vocally since she made the Top 13. :(

    ~Alan
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    Exactly how I felt, but in the end, Heejun and DeAndre in the Top-10 tour is probably a better draw.

    Ok, let me quantify my thoughts on why I think Colton will win it in the end. Certainly I could prove to be wrong ....

    Yeah, Colton's a Rocker, but the good (or even moderately good) rockers always do good on this show and there's no Scottie on the bench this year. I think Jessica has peaked. I hope not because I think she's got a great career ahead of her. However, I expect either nerves or voice issues to get in her way leaving who I think will be the top four in Phillip, Colton, Hollie and Joshua (Really, do we think Heejun, Erika, DeAndre, Elise, or Skylar are going to win? - Maybe Skylar, but that's pushing it, IMHO).

    So, if we can concede (hypothetically) that the final four are in fact:

    Colton, Hollie, Joshua and Phillip

    Then, the 12-year old girls are gonna vote Colton (biggest group)
    The Grandmas are gonna likely split between all 4 for various reasons (wash)
    And any guys that vote are probably gonna lean towards Hollie

    That makes the final 2 -> Hollie & Colton with the kiddies winning the voting war and bringing Colton the checkered flag.

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it .. But no, there's no sure fire winner this year like there was last year.

    Oh, and my personal favorite so far this year is Hollie ....
     
  7. Alan Gordon

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    Total agreement here anyway... :)

    So, if we can concede (hypothetically) that the final four are in fact:

    :eek2:

    I disagree... I think they'll vote for Phillip. That's just my opinion, but I see him getting the edge (in that demographic) over Colton.

    YOU'RE KILLING ME MAN, YOU'RE KILLING ME!!! :nono2:

    It's bad enough I have to hear him butcher a Tim McGraw song every Thursday night, you have to keep pouring salt in the wound... :nono2:

    I've narrowed my favorites down to Jessica, Hollie & Joshua, with Phillip getting an honorary nod. Last week, Jessica rose to the top, Joshua and Hollie rose above her this week... with Joshua getting the slight nod this week. I'll need more performances before I make up my mind.

    ~Alan
     
  8. Henry

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    I feel for Shannon, but in all fairness, her voice cracked during the Wednesday performance and again (in about the same spot of the song last night) during her "sing for your life" performance. Sadly, last night she over-sang the song, letting everyone note her desperation. I was sorry to see her be a 'no-save' and go. She was both charming and talented.

    I too am tending to lean towards the elimination of Heejun or Colton.

    Heejun because even if his singing improved, it would still come out with an Asian accent. While his ethnicity doesn’t bother me, his accent in a song does. He also needs to manage his quips to more appropriate moments. He has a great sense of humor, but that can (and probably will) come back to haunt him.

    Colton is a mystery to me. I can’t put a finger on it, but I just don’t like him. That’s unfair, I know, but I’m trying to be honest. Or maybe I just don’t care for Hard Rock… not sure. If he ends up in the finals, I hope he goes in 4th place, like Daughtry (whose number last night bored me to no end).

    But the night had a silver lining. All of my favorites were safe early on and I was able to watch the rest of the show without subliminal worry. They are (I added Hollie today)…

    1. Joshua
    2. Jessica

    3. Phillip
    4. Hollie
    5. Skylar

    Note:

    When a singer has the vocal command that Joshua has, what he sings becomes secondary to how he sings it. Maybe that’s his secret. I look forward to hear him sing … a n y t h i n g! And when a singer can do that, he/she has got to be a winner … even if only in name..
     
  9. dettxw

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    A likely scenario as any. Results are TBD, lots of performances to go.
    Some may falter (Jessica?), some may get better (your pick here), and we may just get tired of others if everything sounds the same (Colton, Philip and Joshua).
    Maybe Tommy Hilfiger can do something with Colton.

    Heejun and DeAndre for sure. America got it right and the judges wrong when DeAndre was saved.
    Jessica and Skylar are distinctive but I had trouble keeping the other girls straight as to who was who.
    Well, I guess Hollie is separating herself for a longer stay.
     
  10. Alan Gordon

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    I thought she sounded pretty good Wednesday... not her best performance by any means, but pretty good. Thursday's was pretty bad, but while some people do a better performance for their "save me" song, some let their emotions get the best of them, and she did.

    I've been saying his accent, but honestly, it's his pronunciations that's been bothering me. Jimmy and will.i.am called him on it the other night... I think he'd have a lot of potential if it wasn't for that.

    Several people I know thinks he comes off cocky... I agree. He might not be, but he gives that impression.

    Also, Colton is not "Hard Rock." He's more Alternative Rock Pop... kind of "Coldplay" like....

    ~Alan
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    Though I would have preferred Jen or Creighton... heck, even Reed who faltered once live performances began... I have to admit, DeAndre gave a HECK of a "save me" song for one of the Wild Card spots.

    ~Alan
     
  12. Henry

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    Maybe you should listen to her Wed. performance again ... it's there.

    Accent, pronunciation, tone, modulation. :confused:

    Goes to show you what I know about Rock. In my younger years it was Rock n Roll, and the image that came to mind was Elvis on guitar or Jerry Lee on piano (literally). Later it was The Boss. Today, it's a plethora of names all meaning a similar noise. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Doug Brott

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    Colton is definitely indie(esque) and will play well as the weeks go on. He said himself he'll start picking well known songs and that should help. He's one of the few that has a "look" this year as it stands. That already puts him a leg up on some of the others (Heejun also has a "look" too, so it does depend I suppose).

    As for Shannon. She'll be singing in a few years. She is good, but it didn't work. She's only 16.
     
  14. Alan Gordon

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    I trust you... I never said it was great... though maybe if you compared it to her "save me" song.

    Again... though I may not care for some of the things he's said... I think he's talented... I just don't think he's better than four or five of the contestants, nor do I think he should win. Though I once again disagree with your prediction, the prospect doesn't anger me (like with Scotty).

    Looking at Shannon's parents' house, I think her parents' must have invested their money well, so I suspect she'll do alright regardless... :)

    ~Alan
     
  15. Steve

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    Lower...
  16. Henry

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    +1
     
  17. Henry

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    I wish her the best in spite of her parents' vanities. :p
     

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