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PrincessLeppard
03-17-2011, 10:06 PM
Is the results show on at 7 or 8? (Central Time)

BigB08822
03-17-2011, 10:10 PM
I wonder how much AI is paying these hugely sought after Producers. In particular, Darkchild. This effectively takes him out of work (as in, working for other artists, obviously not unemployed) for 3 months. He can still do some things on the side, I am sure, but nothing near the load he could normally do. I would think it would have to be big money because he is in high demand and probably charges a pretty penny for his work.

phoenixflamezzz
03-17-2011, 10:18 PM
She is? :wideeyes: When she was trying to "dance" during her Umbrella performance last week I genuinely felt sorry for her. That was beyond terrible.

I thought it was pretty great.

Casey's performance bordered on blasphemy. Jacob gave me a headache. James was extremely underwhelming. Stephano was alright; the terrible performances around him made his better. And Paul. Oh Paul. He legit might be one of the worst contestants to make the finals. Good lord. Points for being entertaining in an oh so horrific way, continuing the tradition of folks like Sanjaya, Kristi Lee Cook, and Danny Gokey. How can any person listen to that performance then honestly say to themselves, "This is a person who sings well, and I would like to buy that performance on iTunes." What fascinates me about him is seeing him totally bomb 2 weeks in a row and having the judges fawn over him anyway. In that sense he's more like the next Danny Gokey then the next Sanjaya.

Of course, then, the judges put the hammer down on the girls and give the guys passes.

Terrible night. Pia was solid as usual, but nothing spectacular.

BigB08822
03-17-2011, 10:35 PM
I think the one thing saving Paul is that he has a very unique voice. Love it or hate it, it is unlike any other. When someone is that different, people are bound to either love or hate him. Apparently, enough love him! I'd rather someone like him be on the show than someone like Sanjaya who had no vocal talent, no vocal uniqueness and only crazy hair dos. I have heard a million Sanjaya's while at Karaoke night but I can honestly say I've never run into another Paul.

phoenixflamezzz
03-17-2011, 10:43 PM
Not really. People like James Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, James Blunt, Paulo Nutino all have similar voices, and all can actually sing. Paul's voice is practically transparent.

Having a husky, laryngitis-like voice is hardly unique. And it doesn't help that he sounds like Kermit the Frog parodying a drunk Rod Stewart. He actually comes off affected at times. But I understand. Different strokes, different folks and all that jazz.

BigB08822
03-17-2011, 10:51 PM
phoenixflamezzz, you do make a point about the other artists with similar styles but they have never had nearly the type of exposure that Paul is getting from American Idol. Both in shear numbers in such a short time and to an audience that is so young and probably leans heavily female. In that sense, Paul is brand new to those watching the show, most of them, at least.

haribobo
03-17-2011, 10:57 PM
Not really. People like James Morrison, Ray LaMontagne, James Blunt, Paulo Nutino all have similar voices, and all can actually sing. Paul's voice is practically transparent.


THIS. BTW its Paolo Nutini. And he's like 500 times the singer that Paul is. I was somewhat intrigued by Paul at first, but the last few weeks he's fallen very flat for me. He's just got no power whatsoever. I could see him lasting a few more weeks but only because half the top 12 is just thuddingly awful most of the time.

I'm very confident that the top 6 needs to be Casey, Pia, Lauren, James, Scott, and Stefano. Maybe Haley could squeak in if things really turn around for her, which could happen. The rest really can go at any time. Loved Naima last week, but if she's going to put out performances like she did last night, it's just not gonna work.

Allskate
03-17-2011, 11:08 PM
I think the one thing saving Paul is that he has a very unique voice. Love it or hate it, it is unlike any other. When someone is that different, people are bound to either love or hate him. Apparently, enough love him!

We can debate how good his voice is, but there definitely are people who love his singing. His band's album was selling well on ITunes and charted on Billboard I think the week they chose the top 24. My impression is that his band has been supporting themselves with their music and has been invited to festivals like Bonnaroo and had some good opening gigs as well. So, I wouldn't put him in the category of Sanjaya. I also wouldn't put him in the category of Ray LaMontagne, though. Then again, I wouldn't put the majority of the top 13 in the category of Grammy Award winning singers. I suspect Paul will outlast Karen, Jacob, Naima, and Haley. And, honestly, I'd rather listen to him sing than listen to them.

kimkom
03-18-2011, 12:13 AM
Did they just bleep shih tzu? :rofl:

Jenna
03-18-2011, 12:13 AM
Did they just bleep shih tzu? :rofl:

:rofl: Yes!

Jenna
03-18-2011, 12:17 AM
It's an injustice that Haley is in the bottom three while Paul and Jacob are safe.

shan
03-18-2011, 12:21 AM
I'm not watching. Is Haley the only one in the bottom so far?

Jenna
03-18-2011, 12:21 AM
I'm not watching. Is Haley the only one in the bottom so far?

Yup.

shan
03-18-2011, 12:22 AM
Thanks.

4rkidz
03-18-2011, 12:28 AM
oh.. I like Haley..:( not that i have been really watching much but did enjoy her song yesterday..