It’s Been A Very Good Year (I Liked Everybody Tonight)
Didn’t Really Like Anybody Tonight (They Should Have Done It My Way!)
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Not a big Casey fan, but he occasionally has a twinkle in his eye or something. Plus he gets criticism from the judges, while Lee is routinely overpraised and generally treated as the second coming of David Cook for reasons that are far beyond my comprehension!
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
This list is all kinds of random and bizarre! Danger Zone??? Can't Fight the Moonlight???? Isn't that song from Coyote Ugly?
I wonder what will sound the best with a goatly voice?
I liked last year's movie theme night, especially Kris Allen singing Falling Slowly!!
I think the overpraise for Lee is because they know they are signing two people to recording deals and they view Lee as having the best recording voice, along with Crystal, and they're probably right. But, if I had to choose which one to see in concert -- Lee or Casey -- I'd probably choose Casey. I prefer his singing style, song choices, guitar playing, and stage presence. And I suspect that he'd be more fun if he weren't being judged.
Moon River, Arthur's Theme and It Might Be You are good choices.
I'm pretty sure AI has already been renewed. The money that FOX makes from advertising revenue is huge that it doesn't make sense to cancel the show for financial reasons.
I still think Crystal has the best voice of the bunch and knows her style and audience. It will really be a shame if she doesn't win. Whether or not Idol will try to change her, and make her sing the gag - coronation song, she is a pretty strong personality and will stay true to her style (I thing anyway).
The most gifted singers in Idol's history, IMO: Melinda, Elliott, Clay, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, (in random order) have not won.
Hearing them has given me more pleasure then listening to/watching the "winners"!
The most gifted singer was Melinda. She has perfect pitch. However, there's a reason she didn't win and a reason why she's not a big recording star. She's a singer. She's a terrible entertainer. She did backup for a number of successful singers and studio work where she excels. She simply didn't have the audience appeal and never will. You can no longer just make a studio recording. You have to do personal appearances, MTV vids (which is simply not Melinda). I fear Crystal will meet the same fate. She's a small venue singer. She's not an entertainer like Adam Lambert. I cannot picture her in a music video (I can Casey or even Lee). I suspect she'll end up back where she started prior to AI within a couple of years. It's not all about singing. Clearly, or Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift would not be superstars. They sell themselves and get by with crappy personal appearances and live vocals.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.
Music videos on MTV are a thing of the past. Most are now made for You Tube and many are live performance videos instead of big production things. The Avett Bros release videos that are just the two of them sitting in a van singing and playing guitar, or standing in a hallway or in a hotel room and they shoot them with a webcam or a handheld. Unless your music is being featured as part of a soundtrack to something else, that's really the ideal way to make videos. Fans really enjoy the more intimate format and the immediacy and frequency of them are the perfect cure to our collective ADD.
Lady Gaga angry with 'American Idol'
"FOX POORLY AMATEURLY edited cut my performance/musical arrangement on idol." Gaga then directed fans to the "real" version on Perez Hilton's blog.
The blog Idol Tracker was at the taping last week, and reported that the studio audience was forced to stay in their seats over an hour and a half later than expected because of Gaga's repeated practice sessions, though they say the star was appreciative of the audience's sacrifice. Gaga's performance was risqué as usual, but the segment was most likely edited for length, as "Idol" is frequently criticized for going over their allotted time. Fox has not commented about the performance.
I find it interesting that the featured acts thus far have been the polar opposites of what the judges are praising in the contestants.
AceOn6, the golf loving skating fan
I saw the unedited version of Gaga's performance. Fox didn't do her any favors, but I just don't think it was one of her best performances. Plus, Alejandro isn't that great of a song IMO, so that didn't help either.
I didn't care for the performance, but I don't think editing would have helped it.
Here's a report about a rehearsal for tonight's show. It doesn't name the songs or the pairings for the duets:
A new instrument being played. Could be good.
According to People, the duet pairings are:
SpoilerCrystal and Lee singing together and Mike and Casey singing together. I think Crystal and Lee could fit well together. I'm not at all sure about Mike and Casey blending, but it's good that it appears they will be playing their acoustic guitars together. Plus, we know the judges will say that Crystal and Lee are the better pair, but at least this way Mike isn't going to be directly compared to Crystal or Lee, so it's good for him. I think Casey will get run over by a bus multiple times tonight.
"Poorly amateurly edited cut"? Is she related to Roget or something?
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