American Idol - Top 12 (March 16th and 17th)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 16, 2011.

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

  1. Casey Abrams

    22 vote(s)
    37.9%
  2. Haley Reinhart

    9 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. Jacob Lusk

    7 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. James Durbin

    14 vote(s)
    24.1%
  5. Karen Rodriquez

    7 vote(s)
    12.1%
  6. Lauren Alaina

    13 vote(s)
    22.4%
  7. Naima Adedapo

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  8. Paul McDonald

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Pia Toscano

    33 vote(s)
    56.9%
  10. Scott Mccreery

    32 vote(s)
    55.2%
  11. Stefano Langone

    23 vote(s)
    39.7%
  12. Thia Megia

    14 vote(s)
    24.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. soxxy

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    Thia looks beautiful....these types of songs leave me cold.
  2. rfisher

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    Randy said pageant.
  3. PrincessLeppard

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    Apparently, someone passed Randy a clue.
  4. PrincessLeppard

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    Did Jennifer get a finger stuck in a socket or something?
  5. Allskate

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    She also thought that Smile was a Michael Jackson song.

    I think Tim Urban may have hid behind the guitar a little, but I don't think Crystal used it as a crutch. You can both play well and sing well. I think the solution to the problem of singers possibly using instruments as crutches is to call them out on it when they aren't doing much other than strumming a few chords. And it's kind of a handicap for singers who are used to playing an instrument on stage to suddenly be up there without one. It's a totally different way of handling the stage.
  6. my little pony

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    how many FSUers thought that Landslide was a Dixie Chicks song when it was on Glee? whippersnappers
  7. PeterG

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    A kind request of all East Coast-er's...please avoid pronouns. (And song titles instead of "that song" would be great, too.)

    Muchthanks. :)

  8. Allskate

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    I actually didn't know that the Dixie Chicks had covered Landslide, but I don't follow country music. I also didn't associate Smile with MJ at all. At least with I Will Always Love You, there is a strong association with Whitney that I was aware of.
  9. JILEN

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    :D

    I hate that Thia's talent is being wasted by the song choices...
  10. PrincessLeppard

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    Geez. The whiny West Coasters who have no patience have shown up. :p

    James up next. He was born 1989. Lots of good music that year. Don't pick some shitty song, James.

    ZOMG two year old James looks exactly like current James. :rofl:

    Really? I'll be there for You by Bon Jovi? Meh.
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    Naima, all over the place...

    Paul... again, what the hell was that?

    Thia... Please darling go compete in Miss America, this is a singing competition...

    James... Controlled, holding it back, but again for me just not as good as I remember him being...
  12. Satellitegirl

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    They've had some weird back-up singer arrangements, or they have them too loud or something, but they're practically drowning out the singer at times. Annoying.
  13. Fridge_Break

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    In my defense, I've barely paid attention to this season, so I don't know their names. :p And in that case, I was on the phone while she was performing badly. :lol: But yes, I understand how that can get obnoxious! ;)
  14. my little pony

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    gosh there is a lot of material in j lo's skirt, she looks like miss beadle on little house gone wild
  15. Allskate

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    James grew his tail back. I think he's been drinking some of what Paul's drinking. Staggering a bit. Sounded fine. Nothing great.
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    I don't like Adam Lambert v2.0
  17. Allskate

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    Peter, please check your PMs.
  18. PrincessLeppard

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    Did Steven just get bleeped?

    I thought James sang the song well. I just don't like that song. Or Bon Jovi, much, if I'm being honest.
  19. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    Clearly, I know bugger all about music. I thought that sounded horrible. :scream:
  20. rfisher

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    There are lot of bar band lead singers as good as James. I haven't seen anything that prompts me to want to vote. :yawn:
  21. Satellitegirl

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    I thought it was ok...but not a great song choice for him. So far, no one has wowed me tonight.
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    :lynch: :lynch: :lynch:

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    I thought it was shaky in spots. Sooo much better last week!
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    Is it their music you like or Jon Bon Jovi?
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    Great. There's an avocado after me. :drama:
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    I have no TV in the office any longer :drama: so I can't do PBP :fragile:, so I'm here during the commercials.

    Naima - Awful

    Paul - can't even call it awful because that wasn't singing. It was a feline castration while on helium

    Thia - Total snooze. When did Randy start making sense?

    James - I wanted to like it. I really did. But it was not up to par with his ability. Plus I find Bon Jovi to be the epitome of Pop Rock and about as rock and roll as a Marshmallow Peep :yawn: . If only he'd been born in 1987 - he could have sung something from Def Leppard's Hysteria album.

    Love that Steven Tyler got majorly bleeped - what did he say?
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    Haley... somewhere a drag queen is offended... and elsewhere a goat and a gerbil on helium is howling at a moon!
    taf2002 and (deleted member) like this.
  28. PrincessLeppard

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    Why does Haley grunt when she sings?

    And how did she get lipstick on her chin?
  29. Satellitegirl

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    I thought Haley was the best of night so far.
  30. Allskate

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    Haley - "I'm Your Baby Tonight". Bad song choice, IMO. I do not like what she's trying to do with this. I don't like her phrasing or what she does to the songs she chooses. Lyrics seem irrelevant to her.
  31. Jenna

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    I agree.
  32. my little pony

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    there is an amazing voice deep deep deep down inside of hayley that can't crawl out from behind this dull demeanor, it is like she isnt being herself and so it doesnt work

    (peter - that's about hayley)
  33. Allskate

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    I disagree with Randy because, even though the originals of these songs may have come from different genres, Haley generally sings (or mumbles) them the same way.
  34. my little pony

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    believe me, that smoky car of yours is a carcinogen
  35. JILEN

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    Hate that Whitney Houston song but that was a strong performance by Hailey..at least she's getting out of her comfort zone.
  36. kylet3

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    maybe its my being ill but they are all doing a damn good job of splitting my ears tonight... Can we replace this with last night's Glee episode instead?
  37. PrincessLeppard

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    I would prefer Stefano try out Funky Cold Medina rather than caterwauling to Simply Red.
  38. Allskate

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    Stefano -- "If You Don't Know Me By Now" - He's still closing his eyes too much. He's kind of acquiring a lounge singer vibe. Meh.
  39. Satellitegirl

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    Ok Stefano had the best performance so far, now. Last note he ran out of air on a bit, but otherwise really good.

    And I agree, Allskate...don't care for the faces he was making.
  40. PRlady

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    What a dumb question. :p

    Both, actually. But Jon is aging better than any rock star I can think of...and he's age appropriate for :grope:

    It's not an avocado, it's a bronze n' green tank, Princess, and don't you forget it.