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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Mar 30, 2011.
Those are my exact same predictions for the final 4.
Come on, don't bring facts into this discussion. I was on a roll.
I'm sure there's a country song about that...or maybe an app for that....
You guys really think America's gonna buy James' style-over-substance routine? Take away the theatrics and that is one flat, bland, soul-less thin hard tone with ZERO vibrato. Don't even mention Lambert or Daughtry in the same sentence as this talentless hustler. He simply hasn't got the pipes to go anywhere. Even Tyler has a better voice...NOW.
Thia is now out of her league, but she really does have that perfect Disney-Princess expressive-vulnerable thing down, it's natural in her voice, she hopefully will be singing for one of those animated heroines.
Pia is obviously light years ahead of everybody else but it's a boring, stultifying genre: Divaness. We are Divo?
These cloying, kiss-ass sycophantic post-middle age jellyfish behind the judges' stand have gotta go. What do they add, what are they even doing there at this point? Not judging. And they get everything wrong (as even JLO's hubby implied!). Put the real deal up there: Iovine, Don Was, Tricky, etc. Those are the actual pros who know how to judge performances honestly and accurately.
So Pia wins and sings what, the theme from Titanic on the last show? While real America has Ke$ha and Katy Perry and Chris Brown and Usher and GaGa on their iPods. Why did last year's Summer Tour crash n burn? It's called cultural disconnect. American Idols have become American Cabbage Patch Dolls.
Some could say Lady Gaga is of the same mold... but she's a multi-millionaire now.
Probably from selling acne cream to all the zit faced prepubes.
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That's Katy Perry in those commercials...who's also a multimillionaire from selling millions of albums.
Yep, my mistake (shrug)....just the name has changed...all the same to me.
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A good show last night. Not as good as MoTown for me, but good.
1. Haley was clearly the best last night imo, a real showstopper/ender. Great Stuff!
Next best was 2. Casey. Pleased to see that he took my advice and sang "Your Song." Toned down the howl and growl admirably, but also put his Casey spin on it. A very nice job.
3 and 4, a tie between Pia and Alaina in my book. Pia, consistent as ever, and Alaina laying a more personal interpretation onto her song. Both vocally strong as usual.
5 and 6, another tie, between Scotty and James. Both solid, but not their best. Considering that their best is pretty good, they still get 5/6 for the night.
7. Naima. A few snags here and there, but also entertaining and different. She gets bonus points for the passion and creativity she shows.
8, 9, 10, 11. Jacob oh Jacob... Too Much! Too much Jacob and not enough song. Smothered it. Paul, the voice was not up to the song by any stretch. Fell woefully short of the mark. Did his last note even make a sound? Only saved from dead last because he put his unique spin on it.
Stefano gets the exact same review as last week; the vocal is not bad, but like Jacob he over-emotes and doesn't really connect with the song or with the audience. Thia sings well but she's too young right now. I think she did feel her song deeply but it just wasn't a theme that moved anyone. A very forgettable performance.
Will be very interesting to see who goes home tonight.
GaGa has a GREAT voice! You hear her in that Grammys duo with Elton John live WHILE she was playing great piano at the same time? No electronic trickery, she has an excellent natural voice, as does Katy Perry. What if they kissed each other and they liked it?
Funny how nobody put down Elton John and Madonna for outrageous stage theatrics, but when GaGa does it, it somehow INVALIDATES her.
Fox better hope they don't end up with Pia, she's headed for the dinner theater circuit faster than Pia Zadora on a skateboard.
In order of performance:
Scotty: The judges are right that he's becoming more comfortable on stage, but I was just glad when it was over. Better than SOME of his performances, but still boring as usual...
Naima: I LIKED it... I enjoyed the whole "Reggae" version of "I'm Still Standing"... but I wasn't blown away by it like her performance last week.
Paul: I LIKED it... which is saying something... since I usually find Paul just slightly more interesting than Scotty... err... well, recently anyway.
Pia: NAILED IT! As usual of course...
Stefano: It was weird hearing anyone but Elton sing that song, but Stefano brought the vocals and connected to the song emotionally, as well as to the audience. I'm glad to see him returning to form...
Lauren: AWESOME!! Her best performance since her audition...
James: Sadly, I didn't care for it this week. It wasn't bad... just didn't care for it.
Thia: Pretty darn awesome in her own right. The vocals were great, and she manged to connect to the song emotionally more than usual.
Casey: WOW! Good for him...
Jacob: I can't figure out which was worse... his performance or Scotty's. I like Jacob, and I was hoping that after last week's performance he might have learned something, but sadly, no.
Haley: A few criticisms aside, she did great last night and even picked up a few votes from some people I know who previously didn't care for her. Good job!
If it were up to me, Scotty and Jacob would be going home, but I feel that both are probably safe. I have my opinions of who will be going home, but I don't feel confident in my predictions, and I sometimes waver on them, so I'll keep my mouth shut. Sadly, I think at least somebody I like will be going home tonight...
America has been voting pretty erratically lately. It's going to be tough to handicap them from this point on.
I really miss the guest mentors. Jimmy I. seems to do a pretty good job, but variety would be more fun, and probably good for the contestants too.
I don't think it's erratic at all. Different singers are rising and falling week to week. There are no clear favorites, so the previous night's best is usually getting the votes. I think America has done a great job so far.
afterthought edit: America's done a great job but maybe with the exception of sending Kendra home so soon, but she was in the #1 slot the night before, and that's always a bad position. She got caught up in that big cut of contestants being let go, in order to get down to a Top 12 (which turned into 13)
You're too nice - I ask myself a simple question - would I buy that on CD. Sadly, the answer is "no" about 80% of the time.
But at least they're not auto-tuning the kids!
Creepiest moment of the night came after Haley sang. Randy and Jenn gave some feedback, then came Steven. He stared at her lasciviously and uttered just three words: "You... Sing... Sexy." And that was it. Creepy. I hope he's gone next year. He doesn't really offer any criticism at all, and his positive comments don't add much either. Even Ellen Degeneres had more to offer, and she was the worst one prior to Steven.
Bring back Harry Connick Jr. He would be a great addition.
If he's in the bottom three again, like he was last week, then he's not connecting with the audience (at least not as much as the others are).
Harry Connick, Jr. would be a great Judge. I also think Brett Michaels would have been great, but Steven's done a good job for the most part. He's this year's "Ellen" but with his mind in the gutter.
The girls continue to be decimated by the voters. Now outnumbered 2-1. Fortunately, the three that are still standing (nod to Elton) are pretty strong, though Haley has been in the basement a few times. Pia and Lauren aren't going anywhere, anytime soon. Paul was a slight surprise in the B3 i guess, but after his performance on Weds it shouldn't have shocked anyone too much. Stefano and Jacob clear the bar for now, but something tells me that they will be back on the hot stools again pretty soon (1st time for Jacob). Ryan hints that Casey got a zillion votes. He still needs to be careful to not fall back into werewolf mode.
A very interesting year of Idol. The talent is quite evenly matched compared to previous seasons imo.
p.s. tonight's show reminded again about the worst mentor in Idol history (that I can recall): Jamie Foxx.
First off, no insult intended, but any of you that think that Paul can sing have a hearing problem. He hits more bad notes in a song than any Idol finalist in the history of the show. He is awful. I was disappointed that Naima got voted off, not that I like her, but she is very comfortable on stage and is enjoyable to watch for that reason. Thia might have the nicest voice, but zero stage presence. I'm also amazed that Stephano is still in. Pia is really good, but too much in the Celine mold like someone else mentioned. I'd have to pick Haley as my favorite. All JMHO, of course!