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American Idol (Top 7)

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Apr 14, 2009.

Who are your favorites?

  1. Adam Lambert

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    0.0%
  2. Allison Iraheta

    47 vote(s)
    61.8%
  3. Anoop Desai

    43 vote(s)
    56.6%
  4. Danny Gokey

    17 vote(s)
    22.4%
  5. Kris Allen

    32 vote(s)
    42.1%
  6. Lil Rounds

    19 vote(s)
    25.0%
  7. Matt Giraud

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
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  1. Apr 15, 2009 #41 of 175
    machavez00

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    The song has a definite Kelly Clarkson feel to it. I would not be surprised if she sings it if she makes the Top Three
     
  2. Apr 15, 2009 #42 of 175
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    Not to worry.....other than Simon....you'll really stand out with that description so we'll surely see ya. :D
     
  3. Apr 15, 2009 #43 of 175
    Hutchinshouse

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    Here's the dial idol results..
     
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    I tried to downplay what was coming when posting the link but yes that was one heckuva surprise! What a heavenly voice. Not hard to see why she never had a chance to do anything with it. To me, that is the core value of A.I. type shows, to give a chance to ugly ducklings like Susan Boyle. Proves the old adage to "Never judge a book by its cover."

    I liked half of it. She did make the other half her own but to me that was the problem. I don't think she is battling high expectations any longer though she certainly was for awhile.
    Agreed. The start was underwhelming to say the least, strangely sung and muffled sounding (possibly a sound glitch too?). I hated the stagecraft too with all the rock star wannabe red lighting and herky-jerky camera work. And I can't be the only one is sick of seeing contestants lean down to slap hands with audience members. Give that a rest please. Actually the whole thing came off as rock star wannabe. Not Allison's best effort by a long shot. I'll blame it on that silly Tarantino "mentor." By the way, is his name really pronounced "QuInton" as Ryan kept repeating the whole time? It's spelled QuEntin. Guess it doesn't matter.
    That will probably be the bottom three although didn't someone post that Lil was showing well on Idol Dial? Looks like you are not alone in your take on how well she did. Or maybe it's a sympathy vote for how Simon basically told her she had no chance before she even sang. That was pretty unfair. I don't think VFTW is having much effect since everyone they've chosen for the last 3 weeks (2-3 i think?) has been eliminated that same week.
     
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    To me it's not slurring but rather her style of bending and squeezing words. Sometimes she overdoes it. Has to watch that.
    +1 She looked hot.
     
  6. Apr 15, 2009 #46 of 175
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    Nice link. Her voice isn't for me but she did give it a very individual reading. I agree that an intimate approach like that could pay big dividends for some of the contestants who keep trying to prove what big stars they can be. Less is sometimes much more. I wish Alexis and Lil would've done something like that. Lil may still have a chance if dial idol is right.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2009 #47 of 175
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    :rolling:

    If I was there I would stand up and yell "Simon Sucks!!" ;)
     
  8. Apr 15, 2009 #48 of 175
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    Matt is still my favorite. He did not do the best last night but I think he has had alot of great weeks. I voted for him. I think Danny is way over rated. I hate the cut show cause his face always tells me he thinks he is safe. I want to see one week where he goes to the bottom 3 and gets a gut check. Adam dont seem that way to me though. I hope Lil or Anoop goes home tonight. Chris did good tonight but typically there have beenn several weeks I did not care for him.
     
  9. Apr 15, 2009 #49 of 175
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    IMHO Lil should go tonight. It's too bad - the girl can sing. It's unfortunate she's unable to use the advice the judges, especially Simon, have given to her. It's Karaoke every week, and it's getting worse.

    In order to win, you need innate raw talent, or you need to make it up with intelligence and artistry. If you don't have the brains, then you need to take advice from someone who does. She sure can sing, but she does not not how to use all of that talent, and obviously won't listen to advice on how to use it.

    :(
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 #50 of 175
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    I liked the show last night. I feel sorry for Lil because she did try to "make it her own" (ugh! hate that expression) but it didn't turn out great, nor was it bad. If the judges really want to find a superstar talent then why aren't they helping them pick and choose songs? Not everyone of these contestants have been doing this for years.

    Kris, I like him but I thought he messed up the words on 2 occassions and both time where I thought he messed up were 2 very awkward pauses.

    Anoop was fantastic as was Adam. Danny was good and I thought Allison was very good until I heard her the 2nd time. I wish she would have sang The Rose.
    Matt, eh he is ok but is similar to Lil in he doesn't know what he is doing wrong.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2009 #51 of 175
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    That would be really cool.........


    .......watching someone get dragged out of the audience in handcuffs.....:D
     
  12. Apr 15, 2009 #52 of 175
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    +1. If we had to hear that song, she would have nailed it, I'm sure. /steve
     
  13. Apr 15, 2009 #53 of 175
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    The polling results are not public, but I've been consistent since in voting Adam and Kris as my favorites since the finals started. One person I've not been able to get behind is Danny ... he just doesn't do it for me at any level. I know there are a lot of supporters here for him, but I don't find him interesting or entertaining and don't particularly think his voice is anything special - it just seems like every other voice I've heard on the radio. Kris and Adam have that "something else" that makes me stop what I'm doing to pay attention to their performances. Kara says the contestants need to be artists, and to me only two fit the bill right now: Kris and Adam.
     
  14. Apr 15, 2009 #54 of 175
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    +1+1+1+1+1 !!!!

    Danny, for some reason, reminds me of Taylor Hicks. Has nothing to do with the singing ... just awe at the irrational fervor over a mediocre singer, I guess.
     
  15. Apr 15, 2009 #55 of 175
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    Not to the people I know who watch AI...he's nothing like Hicks at all.

    He has a powerful delivery and solid voice - all the judges have repeatedly stated it.

    What he doesn't have is consistency is quality song selection - but then - that's pretty much the case for almost all the remaining contestants.
     
  16. Apr 15, 2009 #56 of 175
    Henry

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    Like I said, it has nothing to do with the singing. Even with a good song selection, I don't get the hoopla. Guess you just gotta be there.
     
  17. Apr 15, 2009 #57 of 175
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    I think a lot of Danny's popularity stems from having recently lost his wife, and the nice "audition" story of him and his best friend both making it to Hollywood. My wife and daughter both like him a lot because of that, I think.

    I suspect Simon may have tried to jog the audience's memory a bit last night, with his "I know that song had personal meaning for you..." comment. /steve
     
  18. Apr 15, 2009 #58 of 175
    Drew2k

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    As if I'd trust the judges! :lol:
     
  19. Apr 15, 2009 #59 of 175
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    The first time Adam appeared on Idol my girlfriend immediately recognized him from the production of Wicked that she attended at the Pantages in Hollywood.

    I think he's an incredibly talented stage performer, but I wouldn't want to listen to his screaming, screechy voice recorded.
     
  20. Apr 15, 2009 #60 of 175
    Doug Brott

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    It's doubtful you're in the target audience for Adam, then. It seems that Adam is more like the 80's rock bands with the screaming lead singers, but he could do the 'screamo' thing that has gotten popular today (I'm not a fan, BTW).

    Here's a tame one that I do like because there's not that much screamo ... and the rest of the song is pretty good. There's also a non-screamo version :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE-PvEX9lOM

    But here's more the type of music I think Adam will be singing ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRTu5I2loY
     

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