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American Idol (Top 9) 4/6/2011

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, Apr 6, 2011.

Who are your favorites?

  1. Jacob Lusk

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Haley Reinhart

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  3. Casey Abrams

    17 vote(s)
    32.7%
  4. Lauren Alaina

    16 vote(s)
    30.8%
  5. James Durbin

    12 vote(s)
    23.1%
  6. Scotty McCreery

    21 vote(s)
    40.4%
  7. Pia Toscano

    26 vote(s)
    50.0%
  8. Stefano Langone

    29 vote(s)
    55.8%
  9. Paul McDonald

    2 vote(s)
    3.8%
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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #61 of 108
    Henry

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    Same here ... I actually thought about getting sick to my stomach so I'd have an excuse to leave my wife stuck with the rest of the "performance".

    But all-in-all, he turned out to be right for the occasion, eh?
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #62 of 108
    raoul5788

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    I don't think Adrea Bocelli would sing with her if she was that weak. Don't forget, Daughtry nearly lost his voice one week he was singing so much. How can he have that strong of a voice for that to happen?
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #63 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    Un-FREAKING-Believable!! :eek2: :eek: :mad: :nono2: :flaiming:new_cussi:soapbox:

    I'm not one for profanity, but one could certainly use a similar phrase (not here, but in general) to describe my feelings on the matter.

    Sadly, my fears (quoted above) were realized last night.

    Some relatives of mine were out last night, and didn't see the results, and were SHOCKED when they found out about the results. Some even questioned whether they will continue watching the rest of the season... something which I think I managed to talk them into due to a couple of other contestants, though we all agreed, it simply won't be the same anymore. :mad:

    ~Alan
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #64 of 108
    Maruuk

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    At least the voters themselves provide a little spontaneity, attitude and the unexpected in the show. Way more than the predictable, sycophantic judges or the performers. Way to go, America!
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #65 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    Totally agree with you on Paul, though I don't feel that Pia was generic in the least, and I don't blame the judges either.

    I've felt that the judges were too soft on Paul, Scotty, and Jacob on many occasions, but I felt that some of the other contestants got criticized too much.

    On the other side, I do feel that "we" (as a culture) seem to be moving too close to a culture that relies far too heavily on "talking heads" to tell us what to think, instead of making up our mind ourselves... so perhaps some blame could be layed on the judges regardless of whether or not it shouldn't... last night's results might prove you right.

    McPhee might not have been as consistent as Daughtry (or Pia for that matter), but talent wise, she was ALWAYS great and deserved a spot in that finale. The finale SHOULD have been Daughtry/McPhee, and I would have been fine with either outcome, but the fact that it was a Hicks/McPhee finale, and Hicks won was a joke...

    Two different styles of music, but talent wise, absolutely close. As I said, I wouldn't have complained if either one of them had won... both deserved to.

    I still don't get the whole "robotic/rubber state" comment... :confused:

    Prior to last night, I believed you might need some professional help (J/K), but after last night, I'm SCARED you might be right. I know a few viewers who have stated that if Jacob or Scotty wins, they're done with the show.

    I'm hoping for a James/Lauren showdown now that Pia's gone... though the odds of a female being in the finale is now a long shot... :(

    The one good outcome of last night... :D

    I asked my Uncle last night if he knew who Iggy Pop was, he just shook his head, so I showed him the performance last night. His face was PRICELESS... with last night's results, it was good to have a laugh... :(

    ~Alan
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #66 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    So...

    ... what you're saying is that if Jacob, Paul, or Stefano wins, you'd be OK with that because it was unpredictable?! :confused:

    ~Alan
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #67 of 108
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    I thought Randy was going to drop the F-bomb when Ryan delivered the results. I feel the save should only be used on someone who has potential to win it all. Casey is not the one. The dude is very talented, but he is far from an “idol”. With James and Jacob, he doesn’t stand a chance. At least Pia had an outside shot of making the finale.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #68 of 108
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    Also, when Ryan told Jacob “you’re leaving us”, I thought that was a low blow. But it was funny!
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #69 of 108
    hdtvfan0001

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    Voting for people with limited singing skills in a singing competition over those who clearly have far more talent is an embarrassment to the show, which all the judges and the full audience acknowledged as such.

    Applauding it boggles the mind.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 #70 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... we agree on how the save should be used.

    I was speaking to my Mom about the results, and she thought Randy actually was dropping some profanity, and that's why the audio cut-out (though that happens a lot this season... even when Steven isn't talking), but it appeared to me that he was only saying "NO, NO, NO!" He WANTED to say something more... heck, I did too. :eek2:

    ~Alan
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 #71 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    I don't believe Jacob meant to sound conceited, but it certainly came off that way, and I felt he deserved the low blow.

    Kudos to Ryan for it... particularly after repeating his comment. :D

    +1

    I think that's one of the reasons Randy got so mad.

    ~Alan
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #72 of 108
    Steve

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    Lower...
  13. Apr 8, 2011 #73 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    I don't often give Paul compliments, so I want to take the time to state that I thought he did a great job on his small part on "The Letter" last night, and would actually enjoy hearing him sing the full song.

    I also loved Pia's part of "I Love Rock & Roll"... :(


    Since I'm handing out compliments, I also want to give a kudos to Steven Tyler for Tuesday's show in which he singled out the woman who co-wrote "Man In The Mirror." It's one of my favorite MJ songs, and it's always great to put a face to those behind the music. :)

    ~Alan
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 #74 of 108
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    Yeah, I agree. To me Jacob was basically saying “if you don’t vote for me America, there’s something wrong with you”. That was how I took it. I bet that was why he was in the bottom three.
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 #75 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    JACKIEGAGA

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    Disgusting! We now return American Idol (Top 9) 4/6/2011 already in progress.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 #77 of 108
    Henry

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    At this stage, the judges are mostly to blame for not recognizing the voting pattern.

    Girls simply don't like girls, especially when the latter are competing against their boy heartthrobs. According to the local news, females outnumber male voters by a comfortable margin. This year is seeing some real talent (male and female) vying for the prize. If it were the bad female singers that were being eliminated, I could see it. But the pattern of the last few weeks is evidence that female voters are instinctively eliminating the women contestants with no regard to how they stack up with the rest of the contestants.

    If anyone (other than the contestant) can influense a vote, it's a judge. Simon proved that over and over. They (the judges) need to start throwing out some serious criticisms and stop with the lovefest. That's one thing that could change a young female teenybopper's tendency to vote the women out and bring some sanity to the show results.
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 #78 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    Yeah... I'm two minds as to what he meant... whether it was regarding prejudices (most likely) or whether he was trying to say that it his performance would be so great that anybody who didn't feel it's power would be someone who simply was not able to comprehend the message of the song. Either way, it was a stupid thing to say...

    It will be interesting to see if America will forgive and forget next week...

    ~Alan
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 #79 of 108
    Alan Gordon

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    For those who don't know, next week is movie theme night.

    I expect someone to sing a Bryan Adams song... either "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)" or most likely, "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman". Casey could probably do the last one fairly well, and though doubtful, Paul might even be able to do a decent job, but if Stefano does it, he won't put enough feeling into as he tends to choke at love songs (and I like Stefano), and if Scotty does it, I may simply unplug my TV and cancel my DirecTV service! ;)

    I'm hoping that Lauren will do a repeat performance of "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing." That MAY (girl voters aside) be enough to put her in the "Top 7." If she does "My Heart Will Go On," she might be GO-ing home. :(

    If Jacob does "My Heart Will Go On"... well, read what I said about Scotty! ;)

    ~Alan
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 #80 of 108
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    That Jacob line threatening America was brutal. What a flaming douche.
     

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