American Idol (April 20th and 21st) - What A Wonderful Top 7 (Or Not)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Allskate, Apr 21, 2010.

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I Can Only Imagine...Who Will Be More Than Mediocre (Vote For Everybody You Liked)

  1. Aaron Kelly

    4 vote(s)
    7.4%
  2. Casey James

    10 vote(s)
    18.5%
  3. Crystal Bowersox

    43 vote(s)
    79.6%
  4. Lee DeWyze

    28 vote(s)
    51.9%
  5. Michael Lynche

    9 vote(s)
    16.7%
  6. Siobhan Magnus

    10 vote(s)
    18.5%
  7. Tim Urban

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  8. Butterfly Kisses For All (I Liked All Seven Performances)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. BLASHPEMY! (All Were Horrid)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. I Cancelled My Subscription to FOX

    1 vote(s)
    1.9%
  11. Cancel AI NOW!!!

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  12. When Does The X-Factor Start???

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I don't know where Peter is, so I'm starting the thread.

    Here's the spoiler list:

    Casey James – Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow – Fleetwood Mac

    Lee Dwyze – The Boxer

    Tim Urban – Better Days – Goo Goo Dolls

    Aaron Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly

    Siobhan Magnus – When you Believe – Mariah and Whitney

    Michael Lynche – Hero – Alt version?-

    Crystal – People Get Ready – started a capella no guitar – weird microphone stand, weird evening gown.

    I thought Lee was going to do the one that Tim is doing. Not sure about Casey's choice. Don't think it will do much for him. And, oh Siobhan.
  2. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I was just gonna do it (almost forgot!) But you forgot to add a poll! :wuzrobbed

    ETA: I'm hoping Crystal will do the Crystal Lewis song, but I'm 99% sure she'll pick the Curtis Mayfield song (covered by Rod Stewart).

    Also, I believe Aaron Can Freefall. :EVILLE:
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2010
  3. shuilee

    shuilee New Member

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    Can we re-do the AI thread and add the poll? I'm always interested in what other FSUers are thinking.

    Just saw the spoilers....Aaron and Siobhan are going to be Bottom 3 just because of song choice alone. Yikes....
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I will do that and ask an Admin to merge the threads.
  5. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the poll!

    And, yes Peter, I think you're right about Aaron!
    Apparently he's doing the Ruben Studdard song.
  6. soxxy

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    Good, a quick 59 minutes, let's sing.
  7. WindSpirit

    WindSpirit OmnipresentAdmeanistrator

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    I've merged the threads (together with Peter G's poll) and and removed two posts that would be redundant.
  8. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    casey is no lindsey buckingham.


    but then very few are
  9. soxxy

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    I question Casey's vocal on Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow....powerful, but a few pitch problems. I liked his guitar playing.
  10. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    Who cares. He's pretty.
  11. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    and goat vocals showing up :scream:
  12. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    The finale could come down to determining whether Casey or Tim is more attractive. :lol:
  13. shuilee

    shuilee New Member

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    I feel like Casey is coasting every week by his good looks. The judges are correct to criticize him. He really isn't doing anything original or special.....I'm bored with the same ole thing from Casey.
  14. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Well-Known Member

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    Having read the song list, that's the best song of the night. I don't know if I can watch this show. I hate all these songs.
  15. Beefcake

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    Why, Siobhan? Why? (Horrible, "no win" song selection.)
  16. my little pony

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    I may vote for Casey for default because his song isnt super sugary
  17. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that Andrew was singing better than he was. And some of the remaining contestants aren't all that great special or original either. If he outlasts someone like Crystal then I'll be ticked off. At this point, I don't care all that much if Casey or Crystal are original. I prefer their singing styles to most of the other people who made the top 12.
  18. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    so was lindsey and he could belt that song out. (I say was, because isn't lindsey like 61?)



    Lee - I see randy telling you that wasn't a good change up.
  19. soxxy

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    Lee does a pretty good job on The Boxer....too many li di lies' or whatever.
  20. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    I actually liked that by Lee. I really hope the top 3 is he, Casey and Crystal.
  21. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    That's true of the original, too. :lol: The entire chorus consists of lie di lie.

    rfisher, that's my choice for final three at this point, too.
  22. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Well-Known Member

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    Dear Lee,

    I have only bought one Idol song off iTunes this year. It was one of yours. At some point, I would like to buy another one.

    But this isn't it.

    Sincerely,

    Possible Future Stalker PL

    WTF is Randy going on about "year of the artist"? Has he been listening this season?
  23. my little pony

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    maybe he is talking about Seth Aaron winning PR
  24. slicekw

    slicekw Poster of Pet Vines

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    Hard to do The Boxer with meaning when you only get two lyrics off. But it did sure as hell beat the first song.
  25. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Well-Known Member

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    Word.
  26. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    oh timmy, lassie can't save you from this
  27. slicekw

    slicekw Poster of Pet Vines

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    *yawn* the year of the gi-tar. I miss Idol contestants working the stage.
  28. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Well-Known Member

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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I agree, slice. Even David Cook put the guitar down occasionally.
  29. rfisher

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    If the judges like this I may cry.
  30. soxxy

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    Tim sings Better Days not so well, but I guess it's okay for him....seeing he's being judged differently.
  31. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    Slezak had a great skating comparison for Tim in this week's Idolatry. He said applauding Tim on Tim's standard is like complimenting a bad skater who manages to land a single axel. :lol:
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  33. caseyedwards

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    Yay no guitar Aaron!!!
  34. my little pony

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    Aaron's choice is one of my least favorite songs of all time. Those people waving their arms in the front row are making it worse.
  35. caseyedwards

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    randy will call that rough for sure
  36. soxxy

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    Isn't I Believe I Can Fly hard to sing for a professional singer? Aaron took on too much with this, he doesn't have the vocal chops.
  37. PrincessLeppard

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    Words can not explain how much this song blows. Even when sung well. (Aaron is merely singing it mediocrally. Which is apparently not a word.)

    "I Believe I can Fly" for those on the West Coast. Seriously, though, at this point, I'd go out and get an ice cream or something. I'm going to regret this hour.
  38. shan

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    Are these people in the audience high? I don't understand the jubilant applause for these people. :scream:
  39. shan

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    Ice cream sounds great! I have a feeling its going to be a bad hour...
  40. numbers123

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    I believe that they have had some of the stuff that made ellen fly in the '70s.