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American Idol (Top 7) - 04/11/2012

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Steve, Apr 11, 2012.

Who were YOUR favorites tonite?

  1. Skylar Laine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Colton Dixon

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. Jessica Sanchez

    10 vote(s)
    41.7%
  4. Joshua Ledet

    14 vote(s)
    58.3%
  5. Hollie Cavanagh

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  6. Phillip Phillips, Jr.

    8 vote(s)
    33.3%
  7. Elise Testone

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Steve

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    I've given up on Phillip. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I like everything about him but his song choices and he's done nothing to change that opinion... so far. I'm still hopeful someone else will pick his songs from here on out.

    Colton, OTOH, moved up a notch in my estimation last night (as did Elise, 2 of the last 3 weeks). So my top four ATM would be same as yours, except Colton instead of Phillip.

    Colton reminded me a lot of David Cook last night. For the first time this season, I saw the potential for him to win it all.

    I'm not worried about Joshua. Even if he gets voted off tonite, he's going to have a great career ahead of him, IMHO.

    I'm less sure about Jessica, however. I like her a lot, but I don't think she's as good as Charice, e.g., and I haven't heard boo about her since her last Glee guest appearance a year or two ago.

    Actually Charice may be doing well and I'm just not aware of it, because I don't follow careers that closely, with one notable exception. I'm rooting for Adele to end it with her current beau so she can write some more great break-up songs for a new album. How selfish am I? :p
     
  2. Alan Gordon

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    I have no doubt you get out more, and you most likely talk to a younger crowd as well. That doesn't stop me from disagreeing...

    Interestingly enough... I USED to hear the opposite view on Joshua as well. I think earlier this week was the first time I heard several people (including one individual who has been watching AI, and I didn't know it) say they actually like him.

    If you're referring to votes... absolutely! He's got the teeny-bopper vote as well as people who like him for his beliefs.

    Performance wise... most people I've spoken to feel he's middle-of-the-pack at best.

    It's really strange too about the teeny-bopper vote. I've heard MANY women and young girls GUSH about Phillip's looks, but I have not heard a SINGLE one say anything about Colton. Geographical differences maybe?!

    I vote in a rather complex way. First, I look at the contestants:

    VOCAL ABILITY: Jessica/Joshua/Hollie/Skylar/Elise
    CONSISTENCY: Jessica/Elise/Phillip
    WEAKNESSES: Joshua ("Squealing")/Jessica ("Uptempo")/Skylar ("nasally")/Phillip ("growlly", "lack of change-up")
    MARKETABILITY: Colton/Skylar/............................................Phillip

    I then add money making abilities, personal preferences, etc. into the list.

    If you've got nothing nice to say... compliment their showmanship and outfit. :D


    You'd think so.... but I thought he was off several times on The X-Factor... though in fairness to him, I think he was taking the competition part of that show too far in my opinion. Thankfully, he didn't take it as far as some of the other judges...

    ~Alan
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    Phillip has never had a "moment" on the show, IMO. That's bad because I think he's probably the only person left to never have had one. :(

    I have no issue with his song choices, but I think he needs to change it up. I think he's done great with his duets with Elise. I think he needs to challenge himself more.

    Colton has had three performances this year where I truly enjoyed him.... one of which was prior to the live shows. I think he had a performance or two last year, but overall, he bores me to tears. A lot of potential, but several great performances do not make up for the others that make me want to go to sleep. :(

    Elise has had two bad performances during the live shows. The rest of her performances (including her two duets) have been among my favorites those particular weeks. She's definitely a favorite of mine. :)

    Strangely enough, that woman who I mentioned in my last post (the one who I was not aware watched AI) said there was one contestant she didn't like who seemed to yell. She seemed to think it might have been Elise. :eek2:

    I was not (nor am) the biggest David Cook fan, but David Cook did AMAZING on AI. I'm sitting here listening to him sing "The Music Of The Night" in my head from simply thinking about it.

    I think Colton has the potential to be as good or better, but I don't think he's shown it on the AI stage like David Cook did. That may be a good thing, as I personally don't think DC has lived up to the potential he's showed on the show. :rolleyes:

    I wouldn't be surprised. I just think the show should be fair...

    Good comparison on Charice by the way...

    I don't disagree.... Jessica, Joshua, and to a lesser extent, Elise, would be the hardest contestants left to market.

    I'm a huge Adele fan, so I'll just use a smiley as a statement: :D

    ~Alan
     
  4. Alan Gordon

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    I was curious, so I checked:

    VOTE FOR THE WORST is recommending Phillip. :(

    ~Alan
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

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    There's little doubt he has displayed enough talent to get some kind of deal regardless of the outcome of the final voting. I just suspect he won't be a finalist, despite Randy's strong lobbying for that to happen.
     
  6. Alan Gordon

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    I don't really expect him to either...

    Jacob made it to the top 5 last year, and though their styles are similar, Joshua is infinitely more talented, so I give him a possibility of making the Top 4, but I don't really see him going further. :(


    DialIdol.com is predicting Joshua, Phillip, and Skylar being safe tonight, with everybody else being in potential danger. Of the four left, I think everybody stands a chance of getting the save with the exception of Hollie. It was obvious they wouldn't have saved Elise last week, but they might this week.

    ~Alan
     
  7. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Yup...that "drama" this week and next comes down to if and when they want to use that 1 save...and of course...we're coming up to the annual "surprise" of a frontrunner getting the boot.
     
  8. Alan Gordon

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    Not too surprising...

    ~Alan
     
  9. Steve

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    Agree.

    If Ryan is right, prolly means it's not Hollie. To paraphrase Elaine Benes, is everyone else "save-worthy"? :scratchin
     
  10. Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I think Hollie was saved via backlash from the judges' comments. I started wondering (AFTER I posted my initial thoughts last night) if that would happen...

    I think they made it clear that Elise would not have been saved last week. Tonight, I give her 50/50. I'd say ditto for Skylar. After their comments last night, I'd say the same for Phillip.

    Colton, Jessica, & Joshua are in the 100% territory in my mind...

    ~Alan
     
  11. Steve

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    I was thinking next to Hollie, Skylar might be least worthy of saving, but she did a nice rendition of Wind Beneath My Wings last week, and, perhaps more importantly, she's the only country singer left. Losing her might lose a good chunk of the viewing audience and cost them ad $$$'s. Ya, I know it shouldn't matter...
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect we'll lose Joshua or Phillip tonight...and the save will not be used.

    Then again...anyone else's wild guess could be true too.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    The performance of WBMW was a mixed reaction for me. She started it off with her usual nasal voice, but then nailed it on the second half. It was an awesome performance for her, but I don't like listening to her when she's so nasal... which is usually 50% of the song in her performance. :(

    I wouldn't save her personally, and that's no disrespect to her as I think she will have success in the industry.

    However, for the reasons you mentioned, I give her a 50/50 shot at being saved.

    I wouldn't be surprised to see either one at the bottom, but I'll eat my cap if Joshua is not saved...



    BTW... does anyone know how accurate DialIdol is at Top 7 results?! According to them, Joshua and Phillip are the top two with Skylar in third place, and everyone else in danger.

    ~Alan
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Looks like Joshua isn't as great as some think...but he survived.

    Not surprised to see Jessica at the bottom....a great voice though...
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    Greatness has nothing to do with the voting process...

    The quote you quoted also had to do with the judges' save. He would have been saved...

    Nope... the voting on this show is definitely insane.

    DialIdol was only somewhat accurate:

    They had Phillip, Skylar, and Joshua safe... 1 wrong.
    They had Elise, Colton, Jessica, and Hollie in the too close to call territory with Elise and Colton at the bottom.


    I knew which group was the bottom from the start tonight. :(

    ~Alan
     
  16. Doug Brott

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    Congratulations on picking the bottom four. :p

     
  17. Alan Gordon

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    Bottom Four? :confused:

    :lol:

    Yeah... I was thinking about how I voted for the bottom three whenever I saw the two groups.


    I think there's been several times where I've given votes to two of the Bottom Three, but I think this might be the first time I've given votes to all three. :D

    ~Alan
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    What became clear last night is that the judges ranted and raved and then used their only "save" for the season in order to save face as they seemed to be totally out of sync with the voting public results.

    Next week will be the defining moment of the season with 2 people eliminated. If the voting remains the same...the judges will really have egg on their faces. Randy, in particular, seems to have his own agenda for his picks.

    The good news is that a number of these young singers will get contracts most likely, and benefit from the experience - all of which is a good thing.
     
  19. TheRatPatrol

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    Exactly. Some of the people who didn't win are doing better than those that did.
     
  20. Steve

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    Just my .02, and I'm a big fan of hers, but I thought Jessica was squeaking out her save song so poorly last night, JLo had no choice but to run on stage to stop the bleeding. Had she been allowed to continue that "DeAndre" imitation (IMO), it might have been much harder for the judges to justify the save. I actually cringed when Ryan asked Jessica to "sing us out!"

    Song choice will be more important than ever next week. If Jessica picks the wrong song, she could be last in next week's voting too.

    The result added context to Ryan's question to Randy earlier in the night. When they were showing the clip of Jessica skatting the night before, and Ryan asked Randy something like, "After watching Jessica's performance again, do you still feel the same way about it tonight?".
     

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