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American Idol (Top 5) - 05/02/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Alan Gordon, May 2, 2012.

Who were YOUR favorites tonight?!

  1. Hollie Cavanagh

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  2. Jessica Sanchez

    80.0%
  3. Joshua Ledet

    52.0%
  4. Phillip Phillips

    44.0%
  5. Skylar Laine

    16.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sigma1914

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    Damn, how does PP keep surviving?
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    Never underestimate a WGWG! ;)


    ... or VFTW...

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  3. Alan Gordon

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    I agreed with who went home, but I disagreed with who made the Bottom Two.

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  4. MrDad0330

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    It is unbelievable to me that Philip was selected over Hollie. It isnt even a close comparison. I felt sorry for Hollie, she looked like she was ready to cry up there. She has been in the go home spot far too many times. I really felt she was on her way out considering the large pool of country fans. Keep strong Ms Cavanagh. PP has to go next week. Hollie in the top 3 would be great.
     
  5. MrDad0330

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    I do miss Simon, I miss a judge telling it like it is instead of these "kissy kissy" reviews of far from perfect performances
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    Skylar and Hollie were roommates.... hence her being upset.

    Joshua and Hollie are best friends... hence Joshua being upset when Hollie was in the Bottom Two.


    While Hollie probably deserves it, I don't expect that to happen.

    ~Alan
     
  7. sigma1914

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    I have a feeling PP will be another Taylor Hicks type winner.
     
  8. MrDad0330

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    Alan,
    I mostly agree. I dont mind Hollie being voted off because I see a Joshua-Jessica final but with that said, Hollie going home before PP is just not right
     
  9. Alan Gordon

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    Are you saying that you feel he will be as an embarrassing of a winner as Taylor Hicks, or be as unsuccessful as Taylor Hicks?

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  10. MrDad0330

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    True and you see what a huge hit Taylor was..probably the worst AI winner
     
  11. sigma1914

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    Both. He's a college bar singer...not a star.
     
  12. Alan Gordon

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    I'm of two minds about that...

    I believe it SHOULD be a Jessica/Joshua finale, but that doesn't always happen. The fact that Howdy Doody won last year is proof enough of that, and I believe Phillip to be infinitely more talented than him.

    Hollie was one of my early favorites, but she faltered, and I believed it should be a Top Three of Jessica/Joshua/Phillip. Hollie has improved greatly last week and this week, and Phillip hasn't been himself... whether that's his health problems or poor song choice, I don't know.

    I've stated from the beginning that I'm biased in that I want an AI homecoming party for Phillip. If Hollie knocks it out of the park next week and Phillip has another so-so week, I feel that Hollie would deserve it more. If they both have a decent week, or Hollie falters again, I'm OK with my bias.

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  13. Alan Gordon

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    Agreed!

    It's ironic though... I actually like some of Taylor's pre-Idol songs. Go figure... :whatdidid

    I don't think Phillip deserves to be the winner with Jessica and Joshua up there. That being said, I totally disagree with your statement above.

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  14. sigma1914

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    Alan, goto a college town bar on open mic night & you'll see a dozen PPs. Pop songs on an acoustic is trendy. They'll also do Crash by DMB. ;) I honestly think the kids voting don't know who DMB is so they love PP thinking he's original.
     
  15. Drew2k

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    Skyler does a perfect imitation of Hollie. Just perfect.
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    We have a difference of opinion. It's cool... :)

    Yeah... I thought it was pahfect! :D

    I'm not really good at impersonations... I have enough trouble speaking my own sound... though you'd think I'd do a good Hollie impersonation since she's always sounded more Australian than British to me, and I was asked as a child if I was from Australia. :rolleyes:

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  17. TheRatPatrol

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    Wow just wow, what's America thinking. Stop listening to the judges! :(
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    Apparently the same thing I was thinking...


    As for the judges. Steven kept raving over Skylar during the competition, and Randy predicted she'd be in the final four. Heck, she was the second name (after Phillip) he mentioned. Not only did he predict she'd make the Top 4, he seemed to think she would actually be in the final three with Phillip and Jessica, though he hedged his bets by stating that Joshua COULD take her place.

    I liked EVERYBODY in the Top 7, but Colton and Skylar were my least favorite. I liked more of Skylar's performances than Colton's, but she was my least favorite in the competition left.

    On a personal level, I liked her quite a bit and wish her well... though I seriously doubt I need to as I'm as close to positive as one can come when attempting to predict the future, that she'll come out of this with a record deal. I felt she gave a good exit interview:

    'American Idol': Skylar Laine 'not surprised' by her elimination

    ~Alan
     
  19. Maruuk

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    YAY!

    One less redneck trailer trash hillbilly-pandering pluck yer magic twanger fat and ugly gun nut!! Bravo America, you got it right for once!

    Hollie's problem is only that she hasn't yet learned to relate, to really sell, to the audience. So she comes off a little cold and distant. Jessica has that selling part down cold. She has a precocious instinct about it, remarkable for her age.

    At some point folks are going to realize that Joshua's hideously overdone croak, rasp and hoarse groans are not soul, they are cheap vocal effects designed to cover blatant mediocrity and creepy mannerisms. Exactly like Christina Aguilera's pathetic melisma spasms. Sounds like a beserk Autotune that can't ever find the right note.

    Yes, PP is just another college town bar band DM wannabee kid with an acoustic who always smiles sickeningly at the wrong time and covers the fact he can't sing with his own unmusical hoarseness and a corrective sliding of notes pretending to be style but which is really covering for amateurism.

    Has Jessica ever done anything contemporary and hip? I want to hear her do a Tegan and Sara tune, maybe "Back Into Your Head". That would rock!
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Agree.

    However, the show has changed in recent years (not necessarily for the good), but tastes are different.

    If Simon was still on the show, he would have reminded the current 3 "judges" this was a singing contest, and only Hollie and Jessica remain as real singers. Even though Jessica has the performance skills of a doorknob...she must be acknowledged as having an amazing voice. Hollie is slowly but surely learning to perform....the singing skills are there in a big way. But in both cases, their challenge is making it in an instant-gratification world.

    Rumor has it that great contestents get a contract and sell records some day. Some of those gone this year will likely have more success than some of those remaining. It's happened before. ;)

    Let's be honest - Phillip is a niche singer (and good at it) that you can find at any 70's karaoke night bar, and Joshua is a dime-a-dozen gospel choir singer and raspy screamer. When Simon was around (and I was not a fan of his), both these guys would have been gone many weeks ago. Despite him being a pit bull, at least Simon remembered singing skills mattered.

    I'm not so sure that maybe 2-3 of the judges should be voted off next week. JaLo's comments on Joshua the past 3 weeks were over the top nuts, earning her the right to be sent home. I'm not sure Steven Tyler even remembers when he's there at the show anymore. Randy - he's on a personal crusade.

    It's been blatently obvious for 6 weeks now that Randy wants Joshua to win, and has influenced the other 2 judges to make comments to see that it happens. If that does happen, there will be no surprise by anyone paying attention. The rest of the activities are window dressing. They are lobbyists now, not judges, especialy Randy and JaLo.
     

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