American Idol - Top 10 (Billy Joel Night with P. Diddy As Mentor, Of Course)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 21, 2012.

Which Performances Did You Enjoy Tonight? (Vote For As Many As You Like)

Poll closed Mar 22, 2012.
  1. I Enjoyed Everyone Tonight

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Colton Dixon

    47.6%
  3. DeAndre Brackensick

    7.1%
  4. Elise Testone

    47.6%
  5. Erika Van Pelt

    61.9%
  6. Heejun Han

    11.9%
  7. Hollie Cavanagh

    19.0%
  8. Jessica Sanchez

    52.4%
  9. Joshua Ledet

    19.0%
  10. Phillip Phillips

    59.5%
  11. Skylar Laine

    2.4%
  12. I Hated Everybody, I Hate The Judges, I Hate Idol...I Thought Tonight the Voice

    4.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

    9,082
    5,665
    113
    Tonight we get the songs of Billy Joel, and who else should mentor the kids but P. Diddy? Every time I hear Diddy, I have to think, "wait, is that BJ...or is it Puffy?" Good job Nigel, those two fit like a glove! :lol:

    The Top 5 will work one day at Disneyland...and make $50,000 for the day. And the winner will earn $200,000. That's close to my salary for a one-day gig.

    Jermaine Jones: “American Idol knew of my previous arrest since my application”

    Kelly Clarkson will release a country version of "Mr. Know It All" on April 3rd

    Vote For Which Track You Like From Adam Lambert's New CD Here. One is a co-write with Bruno Mars. NOTE: I couldn't hear samples because apparently Adam Lambert hates Canadians.... :wuzrobbed :drama:

    Diana DeGarmo will appear on The Young and Restless - Will Perform Duet with Ace Young. You will hear the song on Friday's episode. You're going to watch, right?

    Elliott Yamin's new single is "Gather Round". His his third studio album (since 2007) is entitled "Let’s Get To What’s Real" and will be released on April 10th.
     
  2. DarrellH

    DarrellH New Member

    4,763
    375
    0
    ...cause Joel and Diddy are so tight?
     
  3. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    14,601
    2,484
    113
    I love "Gather Round"/Elliott.
    Sounds as though he's pleased with his career direction.
     
  4. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

    9,082
    5,665
    113
    bruthas from anuther mothah, yo
     
  5. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    I guess that explains why Phillip said his mentoring session was weird.

    I have a sentimental spot for Billy Joel, but I really don't like it when they have such narrow themes. Apparently, most of the contestants were not familiar with Billy Joel's songs, so this could be quite a train wreck tonight.

    I saw the Showbiz Tonight piece with Jermaine. He did say he checked off the part of the application that asked about prior arrests, but also said he didn't tell them about the outstanding warrants and made it sound like he didn't want them to know. I'm not sure how much their background check would have turned up since some of what he is accused of doing is giving police officers fake names. But, i wouldn't be surprised if they knew about at least some of this stuff when they invited him to come back. Maybe they wanted the drama of firing him. If we don't have a week where everyone gets to stay (not counting the save and subsequent double elimination), then I'll be even more suspicious.
     
  6. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

    7,986
    1,785
    113
    ^ I'm thinking they'll just eliminate one person the week after the Judge's Override to keep the schedule on track.
     
  7. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    I just caught the Casey James performance on Ellen. He looked like he was having a great time. I haven't heard his album yet. Have any of you? The clips don't sound quite as bluesy as I was hoping for.


    Song list for tonight (without contestant names):

    She’s Got a Way
    Vienna
    Movin’ Out
    Only the Good Die Young
    My Life
    Honesty
    Shameless
    Piano Man
    New York State of Mind
    Everybody Has A Dream
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  8. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

    7,986
    1,785
    113
    I share a birthday with Billy Joel. :p
     
  9. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

    3,298
    233
    63
    Am I the only one who can't understand a word DeAndre is singing?
     
  10. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    31,361
    8,588
    113
    only the good die young is on the playlist in my personal hell
     
  11. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    31,361
    8,588
    113
    no, he's really marble mouthed tonight
     
  12. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

    7,986
    1,785
    113
    He sounds like he suspended a game of chubby bunny to sing this performance.
     
  13. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    That's too bad because he was really happy about his song choice.
     
  14. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    17,438
    1,300
    113
    Nope!

    Yes!

    And the head tossing, hair flinging grates on my nerves....
    I imagine a producer or Jimmy I. is backstage saying "Now go out there and be sure to fling your hair around..."

    :scream: :scream:
     
  15. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    3,878
    290
    83
    I thought Deandre did better than he did last week.
     
  16. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    The hair flinging thing apparently works very well for Taylor Swift.
     
  17. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

    3,298
    233
    63
    I'm loving Erika tonight!
     
  18. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

    7,986
    1,785
    113
    I will vomit if Deandre makes it farther than Erika.
     
  19. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Loved Erika, I think the hair looks good too, maybe too dark.
     
  20. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

    3,878
    290
    83
    Erika with a brand new do rocking "New York State of Mind." I really like her voice.
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  21. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    31,361
    8,588
    113
    i really like erika's singing, but i really hate this song too. come to think of it, i hate every billy joel song. if he would write a song about getting drunk and driving into someone's house, i might like that.

    tommy hilfiger, who is about the size of a keebler elf, remade erika into raven from drag race
     
  22. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

    2,886
    270
    0
    Give it up for Erica y'all! Peter G, yo thanks for the thread.
     
    PeterG and (deleted member) like this.
  23. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

    5,556
    315
    83
    I'm not a fan of Billy Joel, but I really enjoyed Erika. Hope she makes it far.
     
  24. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    I nominate 'Uptown Girl' for the worst, which hopefully no one is singing.
     
  25. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

    17,438
    1,300
    113
    Erika looks dramatically different! She did so well, didn't appear to be trying to hard.

    Michael Slezak will be :cheer2: at the darker hair!
     
  26. PRlady

    PRlady Smoking

    21,936
    5,647
    113
    I like a few Billy Joel songs, and Deandre destroyed the one I like best with his mindless mumble.

    I love Erika and hope she goes far, now she has a voice.
     
  27. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    That's my least favorite one, as well. But, I have some fond childhood memories associated with some of his songs.
     
  28. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

    3,298
    233
    63
    Am I the only one who's completely bored with Joshua this week? I've got almost no interest in this performance...
     
  29. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    8,312
    669
    113
    Wait for the shouting.
     
  30. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    I didn't like the interpretation, it was "too big" for this song. I'm agreeing with Jennifer, I can't believe it.