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American Idol (Top 2) - 05/22/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Alan Gordon, May 22, 2012.

Who were YOUR favorites tonight?!

  1. Jessica Sanchez

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  2. Phillip Phillips

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  1. Alan Gordon

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    You do realize that many of this year's Idols will be performing on the stage tonight, don't you?

    If you have a DVR, you can always fast forward past what you're not interested in hearing...

    Your family?!

    ~Alan
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    I heard that Jessica pretty much conceded in a radio interview today...

    Her best bet is if those record votes came (partially) from her considerable international fan base skirting the rules...

    ~Alan
     
  3. Drew2k

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    I wonder if AI will be showing Jimmy Iovine's critiques tonight. I hope they do. Really want to hear what Jimmy says...
     
  4. Maruuk

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    That's a great point. Now, when these folks see DM for the first time they'll be all, "Hey, check out the PP clone! What a loser!!"
     
  5. Maruuk

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    I'm with Alan, I doubt Jessica can overcome the anti-Asian pushback. Asians do extremely well in America, especially Asian girls and women. Hard-working, smart, focused, often near the top in school. The University of California system is almost 50% Asian. There is this big resentment factor. And how many Asian women star in Hollywood movies or are top recording artists? It's a cultural thing, a racist thing, a bit of an "alien" or "other" thing. None of it justifiable, but there nonetheless.

    But if she could overcome it, it'd be quite a breakthrough. I'd applaud it.
     
  6. Maruuk

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    You know, people say Jessica clones singer X or Y or Z. But what she's really doing is what they all do: clone a particular "Diva" system of singing ballads for females that works. Celine, Judy, Barbra, Whitney, Sissel, etc all share a lot of specific traits in the execution of a powerful ballad. I leave out Christina Aguilera because she throws in that idiotic melisma, frantically running up and down scales like a tic. Hideous.

    So I postulate that Jessica is adhering to the standard formula for success in female ballad execution shared by all fellow divas, while not cloning any one individual at all. Frankly, they ALL use that formula with minor variations. Yet none of them are accused of copycatting. Neither should she. She plays by the rules and shouldn't be marked down for it.
     
  7. Drew2k

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    The result show: when Josh and Fantasia started [strike]singing[/strike] screeching, I started Fast Forwading.
     
  8. machavez00

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    100 million form the Philippines :D:lol::grin:
     
  9. Drew2k

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    Wow.... I am very pleasantly surprised at the outcome!

    My favorite part of the entire night, though was the top 12 singing the phone book. That was awesome, and I mean that non-ironically. I loved it, and it's the only time I didn't mind Josh riffing with his Gospel Voice. :up: :D
     
  10. Maruuk

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    What a farce! As usual, the loser is the one who'll become hugely successful (hello Daughtry, hello Adam!), and the winner will be back in college bars playing for tips within a year or two. "Play 'Ants Marching' again!!"
     
  11. Steve

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    Even though for the fifth year in a row, a "white guy with a guitar" won it, I thought it was a very entertaining show.

    Like Drew, I loved the phone book song. I also got a kick out of Jimmy's "Jessicas" and the Tyler home visit. What a whack job! :p

    I thought the Phillips/Fogerty and Sanchez/Holliday duets were great. Especially Jessica and Jennifer. Wow!

    My wife liked the Holly/Jordin duet more than I did.
     
  12. Chris Blount

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    I agree. Jessica is a much better singer. Wasn't this a singing competition?

    The problem is that the show has turned into a popularity contest with the the main demographic being old ladies and teeny boppers. They are the ones voting for the young guy. Very frustrating. I miss Simon. He would have canned Phillips before even getting to the top 12.
     
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    My takeaway from last night...

    Jennifer Holliday was one of the creepiest looking singers I've ever seen on TV. :eek2:

    Oh yeah...and Phillip won. :D
     
  14. Doug Brott

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    If Jessica were on the competition next year instead of this year, she likely would have walked away with the crown from week 1. Like Archuleta, one more year is all she needs to be a true superstar.
     
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    I mentioned that before ... PPs are a dime a dozen at college town bars. He's "that guy" who brings his guitar to every party to play barefoot and have drunk college girls boost his ego.

    Maybe he'll outsell recent winner Lee Dwyze...he sold a whopping 149,000 records. :rolleyes:
     
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    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Exactly, and it's too bad. This article was before the finale, but reemphasizes your point.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/enterta...an-idol-expert-says-jessica-sanchez-cant-win/
     
  17. Doug Brott

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    Maybe it's time for someone to create a textidol.com so that the vote can be tilted in a more modern direction ...
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    Yep... LOVED the phone book song... LOVED Jimmy's confusion... ehh on Tyler's home visit. I had to explain to my Mom that false location or not, Steven's home could VERY well be "Pink"... LOL!! :D

    I thought the Phillips/Fogerty duets were pretty good, but the Sanchez/Holliday duet left me wishing Jessica was singing with Jennifer Hudson instead of Holliday. I realize Holliday was the original and is one of Jessica's idols, but I didn't really get into it like I would have had it been Hudson.

    I thought Hollie and Jordin's duet was the best of the night!


    Worst moments of the night: Fantasia screaming! When he wasn't trying to match her, I enjoyed Joshua's part of the performance, but she was worse than usual... I had to keep reminding myself that she was trying to sing, and NOT that there were cats fighting/mating outside. :eek2:



    Partially... as has been pointed out to me MANY times this year, "American IDOL" is looking for an American idol... not necessarily the best vocalist.

    Jennifer Holliday definitely scared numerous people last night... I imagine quite a few young children in particular. I think she must have had false teeth, because it was just FREAKY the way she moved her mouth... :eek2: How did she rate with you compared to Iggy Pop last year?! :eek2:

    Phillip is charting BIG time on iTunes today now that some people have actually figured out you can buy individual singles. "Home" is #1 on the charts, and the rest of his singles are littered throughout the Top 200.

    Jessica's "The Prayer" managed to crack the Top 200 (currently sitting at #132) and Joshua's "This Is A Man's, Man's, Man's World" is sitting at #176.

    ~Alan
     
  19. Alan Gordon

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    My local NBC/ABC affiliate had a story on the other day about voting. It was apparently about bulk texting app for the iPhone (possibly Android?).

    They stated that AI actually discounts/throws out votes made by this type of thing. I wonder if they do the same with bulk dialers as well? :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  20. Drew2k

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    If anyone finds out that Jimmy critiqued the final two singers on performance night, please let me know. I would have loved to hear how he scored the rounds.
     

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