American Idol - Top 13 (March 9th and 10th)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by PeterG, Mar 9, 2011.

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Whose Performance Did You Enjoy Tonight (Multiple Choice Allowed)

  1. Ashthon Jones and/or Naima Adedapo

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. Casey Abrams

    33 vote(s)
    55.0%
  3. Haley Reinhart

    15 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Jacob Lusk

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  5. James Durbin

    36 vote(s)
    60.0%
  6. Karen Rodriquez

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. Lauren Alaina

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  8. Paul McDonald

    1 vote(s)
    1.7%
  9. Pia Toscano

    33 vote(s)
    55.0%
  10. Scott Mccreery

    22 vote(s)
    36.7%
  11. Stefano Langone

    9 vote(s)
    15.0%
  12. Thia Megia

    18 vote(s)
    30.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Song spoilers for tonight's episode (thanks again, Allskate!):

    1. Lauren Alaina – Any Man of Mine (Shania Twain)
    2. Casey Abrams – With A Little Help From My Friends
    3. Ashthon Jones – When You Tell Me That You Love Me
    4. Paul McDonald – Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams)
    5. Pia Toscano – All By Myself
    6. James Durbin – Maybe I’m Amazed
    7. Haley Reinhart – Blue (LeAnn Rimes)
    8. Jacob Lusk – I Believe I Can Fly
    9. Thia Megia – Smile (Michael Jackson)
    10. Stefano Langone – Lately (Stevie Wonder)
    11. Karen Rodriguez – I Could Fall In Love (Selena)
    12. Scott McCreery – The River (Garth Brooks)
    13. Naima Adedapo – Umbrella

    Thumbs up to Lauren, Stefano, Karen and Naima for their choices. Thumbs down to Ashthon, Pia, Jacob and Thia. Your thoughts?

    ETA: Polls enough allow 12 options, so I put Ashthon and Naima together as they (along with Stefano) did not garner enough public votes to get into that group on their own. And as Stefano doesn't have competition as being the only "pop male" option, I expect he will go farther than these two ladies, so gets his own option. If a moderator can expand the poll, that would be appreciated!
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  2. taf2002

    taf2002 Well-Known Member

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    Well Naima has the dreaded 13th spot which will give her a phone number ending in 36 instead of 13. So she will almost certainly be going home regardless of how she does. It makes me sad for her.

    (Konspiracy or not?)
  3. my little pony

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    I think Lauren's might work for her. I hate the other ones. Though to be fair, I suppose we should hear them first.
  4. BigB08822

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    Sucks for her. Just give someone a number ending in 13 and quit harping about how 13 is bad luck. Bull shit, there is no such thing!! This is like a self fulfilling prophecy, saying 13 is unlucky so we change the number which almost assures you will go home which means it is unlucky, afterall.
  5. Jenna

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    What a novel idea! ;)
  6. PrincessLeppard

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    I thought they had to change the 13 because that number was the number for some phone porn.
  7. rfisher

    rfisher Satisfied skating fan

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    You would know this how? :watch:
  8. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    Well what do you know, it sure is! I called 1-866-4365713 and sure enough it is a porn line. However, AI could buy that number so easily if they would just put up the dough. I'm sure by now it is too late as they would probably demand who knows what for a number that would only be used for 1 week but if they had tried to purchase it right away I bet they could have come to a deal. It really screws a contestant and they should avoid a top 13, plain and simple.
  9. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Dreaded? :confused: It's my understanding that Naima
    sings last
    which is usually
    saved for one of the best performances of the night...if not the best performance of the night
    .

    I don't think it matters what the phone number is...if the number ends in 08 or 36, a person still has to manage to hit the right buttons on the phone. This might be better for Naima as some callers might press 05 when they meant to hit 06. With Naima's number, there will be no confusion. :D

    This has been discussed in previous year's threads. From what I remember, the people who own that phone number would only sell it to AI for millions upon millions of dollars. AI kindly declined their offer. :)
  10. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I don't think the phone number will matter that much this time. Many people have unlimited text, and I think Naima's fanbase might be heavy online voters.
  11. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    The pimp spot is not saved for anyone. It is supposed to be a random draw and the only person not eligible to go last is whomever went last the previous week. So there is no saving that spot for the producers favorite or for whoever looks best in rehearsals. I really do believe this because many contestants have spoken about drawing for performance slots.

    The number could matter because people don't always listen or pay attention. They know Naimi went last out of 13 people and they may try to dial 13. HOWEVER, if they listen they will hear that they dialed wrong and figure out what the correct number is or they can vote online and/or text.
  12. phoenixflamezzz

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    I remember that during S2, Reuben or Clay got the pimp spot every week, the audience called shenanigans, and then thereafter they "attempted" to be fair and alternated it, and it usually worked out that the pimp spot was reserved for either the best performance of the night or one of the best performances of the night. S9 kind of obliterated that, so now I kind of do think it's random with respect to where they performed the previous week, although probably still subject to producer manipulation.
  13. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    I suspect the producers exclude certain numbers from the draw. I would not expect 1 and 2 to be available when Pia draws, for example.
  14. rfisher

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    New backup singers this season. Steven is pretending he doesn't drool over Lauren.

    Lauren did just fine.
  15. LuckyCharm

    LuckyCharm Well-Known Member

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    Solid job from Lauren. I agree with Steven. It wasn't extraordinary.
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    Lauren's sad pouty face is irritating. :rolleyes:
  17. kylet3

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    As Randy would say it was just aight for me... I felt like she was ok and there are some beautiful moments in her voice but tonight felt like she couldn't hold a lot of her notes... I felt like she was cutting it short or her voice wouldn't let her hold it... ok but not wow
  18. my little pony

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    I thought that was a lazy half assed effort, she can do a lot better than that

    and I dont think she understood what the judges said to her, like English is not her native language
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  19. LuckyCharm

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    Yeah, JLo, we know very well that those things don't matter to you.:shuffle:

    Casey was shrieky and annoying.
  20. rfisher

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    It will be really interesting to see how Casey does on this show and how viewers will vote. He's amazingly talented if his quirkyness doesn't become the focus.

    A plethora of passion? :rofl:
  21. kylet3

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    I'm not sold on Casey or at least this performance, there were some really bum notes, he's talented but I'm just not sure this performance was like really WOW for me? I'm just not sure his voice is my cup of tea, but he's super talented and a great performer...
  22. LuckyCharm

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    :lol:You do a great Randy impression. I hope you keep it up all night, dawg.
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    I love Casey. He's so good.
  24. rfisher

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    Asheton looks like she's a crucifix. She can go home as far as I'm concerned.
  25. LuckyCharm

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    Ew, Ashton really rough starting out. She has a good voice, but she would benefit from some vocal training.
  26. kylet3

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    Ashthon... Diana Ross you are not, so don't even bother... Her voice is so thin, she shouldn't be trying with these huge diva songs that are so beyond her range, next! :blah:
  27. soxxy

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    Ashton's whole look and voice don't work. JLo looked bored.
  28. rfisher

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    JLo's lipstick isn't flattering for her. All you see is MOUTH.
  29. my little pony

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    ashton should wear a t shirt with her name on it because I forgot she was on the show while she was still singing
  30. kylet3

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    It looks like she tried to smear it on herself or whoever did it was asleep. She should fire her make up artist STAT
  31. kylet3

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    Paul, you're cute but you should stick to polydent commercials for shiny teeth... Cuz singing isn't what you should be doing... Bizarre, there's nothing special or great about it, I have no idea what the hell that was
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  32. rfisher

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    Paul sings OK, but he is in serious need of help with stage presence. WTF was that spastic exhibition? :lol:
  33. soxxy

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    I didn't get it at all. WTF?
  34. LuckyCharm

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    Paul not so good.
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    :rofl:


    Paul was :scream: and Ryan even more so for trying to recreate those moves.
  36. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

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    This is a huge song and sounds like she could do this amazingly...
  37. my little pony

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    I dont even like this song and I think Pia sounds really good though I cannot resist the urge to pull that chiffon cape off the back of her otherwise nice dress.
  38. kylet3

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    She has a great voice, but she just sang it over and over again, the arrangement sucked. Not quite as good as LaToya London's version but she did the song justice. She did a solid job of the song.
  39. LuckyCharm

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    Really great from Pia. I usually find her to pageanty, and I thought I would tonight with this song choice, but she wasn't at all.

    ETA: That was actually much more pleasant than Celine's ear-splitting rendition.
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  40. Jenna

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    Loved Pia. She is so good.