American Idol - Top 12 (13?) Women (Wednesday February 29th)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Feb 29, 2012.

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

Poll closed Mar 3, 2012.
  1. Baylie Brown

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Brielle Von Hugel

    2.5%
  3. Chelsea Sorrell and/or Mystery #13 (If She Exists)

    2.5%
  4. Elise Testone

    37.5%
  5. Erika Van Pelt

    40.0%
  6. Haley Johnson

    2.5%
  7. Hallie Day

    17.5%
  8. Hollie Cavanagh

    45.0%
  9. Jen Hirsh

    15.0%
  10. Jessica Sanchez

    67.5%
  11. Shannon Magrane

    30.0%
  12. Skylar Laine

    35.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    So nothing was mentioned last night about there being an extra female added to tonight's show, right? Does anyone know why they did this with the men (if they're not also doing it with the women)? I could see if Jermaine was 28 and this was his last chance. But I think he's only 23? There was one woman who got cut (that I thought was really great) who said when she left, "that's it for me...I'm 28 and this was my last chance". :(

    A few song spoilers from mjsbigblog.com:

    Lauren Alaina Joins Sugarland’s “In The Hands Of Fans” Tour ..American Idol 11 – Top 12 Girls Song Spoilers
    By mj On 02/29/2012 · 18 Comments · In American Idol, American Idol 11, American Idol 11 Spoilers ....


    @idolspoilers are tweeting song spoilers for the girls. Supposedly there is also a shocking decision.

    To make it annoying dramatic, @idolspoilers will be tweeting each spoiler one at a time. I’ll update the post here as info becomes available.

    •Brielle Von Hugel will be performing “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding
    •Chelsea Sorrell will be performing a song by Carrie Underwood
    •Erika Van Pelt will be performing “What About Love” by Heart
    •Haley Johnsen will be performing “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This” by The Eurythmics
    •Hollie Cavanagh will be performing “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera
    •Jessica Sanchez will be performing a song by Jennifer Hudson

    Really, Brielle? :blah: (And you had my hopes after doing a great version of Killing Me Softly.)

    P.S. The poll results are not private this time. We will all know who votes before they have heard everyone sing. :EVILLE:

    ETA: I've added "Mystery Girl #13" to Chelsea Sorrell's poll option as Chelsea is the one I remember the least about...
     
  2. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Reflection is a horrible song to sing on this show. It never goes well. It always comes across pageantry.
     
  3. taf2002

    taf2002 flower lady

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    Can these people (both boys & girls) refuse a song? I thought they liked Hollie but this song choice is the kiss of death.
     
  4. Allskate

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    Some of these songs choices may have been welcomed by the contestants. Some of the contestants reportedly have sung some of these songs in the past, presumably by their own choice.
     
  5. PeterG

    PeterG Hanyuflated

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    I read somewhere that for this first round, each singer gave the producers a list of songs to sing. Then the producers chose one song from each list for that singer. Not sure how much of that has to do with clearance issues and how much is strategy on the part of the producers. Either way, the songs everyone is singing is a song they did pick for themselves.
     
  6. LuckyCharm

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    Chelsea Sorrell up first with Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova."

    ETA: Weak vocal, pitch all over the place. She sucked, Randy. No need to try to blame it on Carrie Underwood.
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2012
  7. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    Oh my god, I hope Carrie Underwood is not listening. She's probably in tears, and I do not want Carrie to be crying!
     
  8. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Nice voice on girl in sparkly dress. But I don't want to watch Country Teen Idol again.
     
  9. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    Country girl and Push-Up Bra = :eek:
     
  10. kylet3

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    Country girl was flat and the mobile DJ isn't much better.
     
  11. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break Well-Known Member

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    Christina Applegate Erika Van Pelt with hands-down a better performance than the entire group of guys combined.

    ETA: Although kyle above doesn't agree with me :lol:
     
  12. LuckyCharm

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    Erika Van Pelt "What About Love." This doesn't suck but that's the best thing I can say. Is it me, or are all the arrangements this season more like lame karaoke than usual. It's hurting the singers.
     
  13. soxxy

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    Erika Van Pelt is the first contender.....I loved that.
     
  14. my little pony

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    did they do away with the live musicians?

    it all sounds like it is coming from the bottom of a soup can
     
  15. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    What landed on JLo's shoulder?
    Erika didn't suck and a whole lot better than the guys, but not outstanding
     
  16. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    I think they're live but on qualudes.:yawn:

    Jen Hirsh with "One and Only" by Adele.
     
  17. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

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    Jennifer more critical of the girls wth?
     
  18. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    This song is all kinds of wrong... She's got an okay voice, but nothing spectacular.
     
  19. soxxy

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    She was badly off key. It was not beautiful.
     
  20. LuckyCharm

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    This lady is one of the few folks I remembered from the auditions. I had high hopes. I am disappointed. What a draggy mess.
     
  21. my little pony

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    i wouldnt move away from my family's vineyard, i'd live in a cottage on the edge like grizzly adams
     
  22. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

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    That's standard for Jennifer.
     
  23. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    Egh, stage mom girl...
     
  24. LuckyCharm

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    Brielle Von Hugel with an absurd interpretation of "Dock of the Bay." Why?
     
  25. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    I hate this arrangement, she's badly oversinging this... Ugh I had such hopes for Idol this year, clearly this year, I was hella wrong.
     
  26. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    PML I fell out of my chair laughing when she said bay. This is the best AI could come up with? :rofl: :rofl:

    I think they decided to play the show for laughs since the Voice is funny. Tyler is taking serious drugs.
     
  27. Fridge_Break

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    :blah: She would have sounded much better with a song that was 30 years older than the one she picked.
     
  28. soxxy

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    Everything about this chick is overdone. It was not beautiful.
     
  29. my little pony

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    you have 1 night to be on tv and you pick that skirt?

    and her bad skirt was the most interesting thing about that
     
  30. LuckyCharm

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    I found it gross.