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Topic: Fudge you, American Idol!
Message: Posted by: critter (May 12, 2011 10:57PM)
James Durbin, the metal guy, got voted off the *** show. The two awful blondes and the lazy lame country dweeb are the top three, which means there's no reason to watch the show any more. Ever.
Message: Posted by: gdw (May 13, 2011 06:53AM)
I was surprised when Casey got voted off, now James. My wife watches the show, and she would call me in for their performances, that was all I really watched.
She's watched every season, and last night she canceled the recordings after watching James get voted off.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 13, 2011 10:06AM)
I never followed the show until Jill was watching and I saw James up there with Zakk Wylde.
Message: Posted by: abc (May 13, 2011 10:14AM)
Don't tell anyone, but I actually quite like American Idol. I did find the beginning a little dull without Simon and his snappy comments, but Casey and James made it for me this year.
Remember Chris Daughtry. No need to worry about either of the two. Idol did exactly what it was supposed to. Put James on the map and he will have a great career as a showman and put Casey on the map as an excellent well versed musician who will be playing shows with the best for years to come and wouldn't gave a rat's behind over how many albums he has sold....like a true artist.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 13, 2011 10:21AM)
I just really wanted country boy off. Not because I don't like country, but because I don't like how he does country. He's not breaking any ground, he has a boring voice, and he's creepy to look at. Heck, if I'd known a deep voice and a one dimensional repertoire was all it took then... well, anyway. Of course, I wouldn't have had a shot because I don't look like a psycho rapist Howdy Doody when I sing.
I know James and Pia will accomplish more than anyone in the top 3. Does anyone even remember who Adam Lambert lost to?
Ranting about TV shows is fun :)
Message: Posted by: gdw (May 13, 2011 10:31AM)
Yeah, anyone that gets that far is more likely than not to get a dang good career out of the exposure.

Almost makes you wonder why anyone near the top really gets up set when they get voted off.

Hell, with the way things have gone recently, I'd almost expect the top two to be hoping they loose, just for the sake of their careers.

Either americans aren't willing to spend money directly on who they vote for, or the American Idol people just aren't that good as music producers. Guess that's why they're on tv.

Just goes to show democracy doesn't work ;)
Message: Posted by: abc (May 13, 2011 10:33AM)
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On 2011-05-13 11:31, gdw wrote:
Just goes to show democracy doesn't work ;)
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We agree again.
I think Pia got voted of too soon to have a superstar career but she will have a very succesful one nonetheless.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 13, 2011 10:37AM)
Well there's a theory going around that since Idol's target audience is mostly teenage girls that's who's doing most of the voting.
And we all know what fantastic taste in music they have.
I think it was rigged. Idol was being criticized because they haven't had many female winners in a while, so now suddenly when they get that criticism there's two (not all that talented) girls in the top three... Hm... Convenient.
Message: Posted by: Matthew W (May 13, 2011 11:29AM)
I never watched the show after the auditions. From the first season.
Message: Posted by: gdw (May 13, 2011 12:34PM)
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On 2011-05-13 12:29, Matthew W wrote:
I never watched the show after the auditions. From the first season.
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That is the best part.
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (May 13, 2011 03:28PM)
Magicalaurie's AI 2011 forum :nod: : The two blondes are [i]good[/i], Hayley's highly underrated, James was EXCELLENT- I think he defeated himself somewhat Wed. when he said he felt like he "slipped up a bit last week"- I think that's where he lost ground- he seemed a little embarrassed by his previous week's showing, when in fact it was an honest and courageous showing, indeed. He shouldn't have backed away from it. I'll cut him slack, but I think that was a significant factor in the vote. I think Scotty should have gone (a while ago), though I liked two-thirds of his rendition of "Always on My Mind"- I think he stepped out on the ending, felt he needed to "do something" and lost focus. Pia was phenomenal, I think she deserved to go much further, but I'd say she showed what she needed to, staying longer might have been redundant- she's already there, in my opinion. A large part of the difficulty for contestants, I'd say, is the rush of the "powers that be", I'll call them, to pigeonhole their "style". Yes, you want consistency, identifiability ... you also want DEVELOPMENT overall and authenticity.

Laurie
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (May 13, 2011 05:11PM)
I watched the first couple shows....loved Pia for her looks, hated the country poser. He'll likely win and destroy the franchise.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 13, 2011 05:57PM)
Here is an interesting statistic. Wanna guess where many of the prior season's top 10 "finalists" are?

In Branson. Working as singing servers. Yay Idol.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (May 13, 2011 10:39PM)
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On 2011-05-13 18:57, Dannydoyle wrote:
Here is an interesting statistic. Wanna guess where many of the prior season's top 10 "finalists" are?

In Branson. Working as singing servers. Yay Idol.
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link?
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 13, 2011 11:00PM)
What "link" I live in the town, they are on the marque! I drive past it every day.
Message: Posted by: abc (May 14, 2011 04:09AM)
They must make a fortune then.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 14, 2011 08:43AM)
OH yea. The highest paid singing servers in the world.

Or, as it works out the musicians in the town in actual shows hardly make a living, and this must be a little worse.
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (May 14, 2011 10:19AM)
It's just a popularity contest.

Casey was the best talent Idol ever has had.
Who cares if Haley can sing she looks great up there on stage and she will win it all.
\ vinny
Pia went to the same school I attended music and art high had the best vocals of all females...
vinny
Message: Posted by: rockwall (May 14, 2011 09:36PM)
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On 2011-05-14 00:00, Dannydoyle wrote:
What "link" I live in the town, they are on the marque! I drive past it every day.
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Something like this?
http://www.bransonworld.com/branson-shows/detail/americas-favorite-finalists-starring-american-idol-contestants.html

Sounds like more of a 'show' than 'singing servers'. I could be wrong, I don't live there.

There's no doubt that you could find a fair amount of dredge from the top 10 in the last 6 seasons.

Just the same, it's also launched a fair number of pretty good careers for quite a few. Of course, it's no guarantee. But what is?
Message: Posted by: rockwall (May 14, 2011 09:38PM)
OK, probably more like this:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g44160-d523137-Reviews-Hard_Luck_Diner-Branson_Missouri.html

And yes, it sounds like they are singing servers. Maybe some of the ones that were in the show back in 2008 and decided to stick around.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 14, 2011 10:14PM)
That is exactly where they are. And yes I said they are singing servers, and yes they are. Your first link is more than 4 years old. That theater isn't even open any more.

I was pointing out that being a "finalist" does not mean so much.
Message: Posted by: rockwall (May 14, 2011 10:35PM)
Well, it certainly doesn't mean they are guaranteed success. So if that's what you mean, you're absolutely right. On the other hand what it DOES mean is that they just got a huge boost that will greatly improve their opportunity to be successful. Now it's up to them.
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (May 17, 2011 06:03AM)
Well, I for one am happy for all of them.

Why all the hate?

Really...
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (May 17, 2011 08:20AM)
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Why all the hate?

Really...
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Because it's AMERICAN Idol and we are all about the hate the other guy competition. It's not who is best it's who do we hate the least. People get voted off not on. The whole deal has a negative slant.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 17, 2011 08:59AM)
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On 2011-05-17 09:20, HerbLarry wrote:
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Why all the hate?

Really...
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Because it's AMERICAN Idol and we are all about the hate the other guy competition. It's not who is best it's who do we hate the least. People get voted off not on. The whole deal has a negative slant.
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Speak for yourself. I liked James a lot. I don't hate the others, I just think they suck. The young Southern girl actually seems real sweet, but she doesn't do anything interesting as a performer.
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (May 17, 2011 09:21AM)
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Speak for yourself. I liked James a lot. I don't hate the others, I just think they suck. The young Southern girl actually seems real sweet, but she doesn't do anything interesting as a performer.
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I always speak for myself, sometimes even humorously. Relax it's just a stupid show. I should have put a few actuallys in there somewhere to sound even more authoritative.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 17, 2011 10:13AM)
Don't worry, I wasn't offended. Was just sayin' what I think of those others.
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 17, 2011 12:55PM)
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On 2011-05-14 23:14, Dannydoyle wrote:
That is exactly where they are. And yes I said they are singing servers, and yes they are. Your first link is more than 4 years old. That theater isn't even open any more.

I was pointing out that being a "finalist" does not mean so much.
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Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (May 17, 2011 01:00PM)
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On 2011-05-17 13:55, landmark wrote:

[url=http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/burt+bacharach/do+you+know+the+way+to+san+jose_20025964.html]Do You Know the Way To San Jose?[/url]
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I just take the 101 north.
Message: Posted by: 0pus (May 17, 2011 01:32PM)
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On 2011-05-17 09:20, HerbLarry wrote:

. . . It's not who is best it's who do we hate the least. People get voted off not on. The whole deal has a negative slant.
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This is an interesting observation in terms of a "magician's choice" or the PATEO force. The whole deal has a negative slant.