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American Idol 3/28-3/29: Top Nine Perform

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    Is anyone watching this tonight? :lol:

    My TV is in the other room, so I can't do PBP, but I've seen all perform except Heejun and Hollie.

    Thoughts on tonight's performances?
  2. kylet3

    kylet3 Well-Known Member

    Judges have been standing all night :rolleyes: that being said they've all been pretty good but they had another two hours so they're doing these retarded group medleys! :confused: Jessica wasnt her best, Hollie was alright, Heejun was much better but I think theres wayyy too much love.
  3. my little pony

    my little pony war crawling into canada

    so far i like stevie nicks best
  4. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    My first time to watch and I'd only buy Phil Phillips songs. And he did Jonny Lang :cheer2: He'll probably lose.

    The guy with curly hair was awful :yikes:
  5. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    Sheer, absolute, adoring FLOVE for Elise Testone tonight :respec: :rockstar: :cheer2:.

    Girlfriend sounded awesome at the rehearsal, and how cool was it that Stevie Nicks had her sing harmony with her on "Dreams" (which sounded awesome), and then commenting that she would hire Elise in a second if she needed a backup singer?

    On top of that, she freaking slayed Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, and was by far the best of the women tonight, both with the vocals and with the overall performance/stage presence. The only other contestants that came close were Phil Phillips and Skylar.

    Weakest for me were DeAndre, Heejun (if the recap was any indication of how he sang), and Colton (with than damned whiny Lifehouse song).

    The Trios? :scream: :yikes: Worst. Filler. Ever.

    My rankings:

    Elise :cheer2:
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  6. shuilee

    shuilee Well-Known Member

    There'll be a shock boot tomorrow.

    This is eerily identical to the week when Pia Toscano was eliminated last year. Judges overpraised everyone and then a front-runner girl was eliminated.
  7. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    For anyone who missed the show, someone is in the process of uploading tonight's performances on this playlist.
  8. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I missed Elise :wuzrobbed but I think I caught everyone else. I was underwhelmed by Colton, though it was sung well. I actually liked Jessica's slowed down Beyonce song, but if she survives, she has got to get out of the ballad rut.

    Heejun I didn't care for at all. I also didn't care for Joshua's overwrought Mariah (Celine?) ballad.

    Oh, and I loved Phillip Phillips.
    But I'd kick Heejun off.
  9. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    Her performance is linked in the post above yours :).

    ETA: The password is "softdrink" - but now I'm getting a message saying that the playlist is blocked in the US due to copyright issues :rolleyes:.
  10. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

    Elise TESTONE was absolutely incredible. She gave me chills. She is an absolute rock star. I would by her CD or tickets to her concert any day of the week. She is brilliant.
  11. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    It's not the video, but you can listen to Elise's WLL at rickey.org (the audio is located right underneath the video linked there, which is the same one that's blocked in the US).
  12. taf2002

    taf2002 zexy demon

    Most were really good tonight. Once Deandre, Joshua, & Hee-Jun are gone, each week should be a real treat. I can't decide if Phillip or Elise was the best tonight. They were both fabulous. I would rank them:

    Hollie (not crazy about the song but she sounded so much more relaxed, I thought it was beautiful)
    Skylar (too much jumping around...I think it caused her to flat out some, her delivery is so good it masks that her voice isn't as good as the other girls)
    Jessica (she sang well but the song bored me)
    Hee-Jun (I loved the arrangement of the song & he sounded pretty good but he still can't enunciate some words)
    Colton (the beginning of the song was too long & too slow & he also hit some sour notes)
    Joshua/Deandre (both are more concerned with the vocal gymnastics than conveying the meaning of a song & way too much falsetto)
  13. berrybarn

    berrybarn Member

    Elise gave one of my favorite performances ever on this show. I actually thought the judges were a little too guarded in their praise.
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  14. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

    One of the things about tonight that pissed me off was that JLo was wayyy out of line when she started screeching "Vote! Vote! Vote! for DeAndre!" at the end of her critique. Yeah, the judges are for the most part useless, but actual pandering and badgering the audience and viewers to vote for one contestant out of all of them is just frong.
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  15. birdgal

    birdgal New Member

    I love, love Phillip Phillips!!!!

    Dang, Elise was just amazing. She was really in her element.
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2012
  16. Allskate

    Allskate Well-Known Member

    I really liked the Idol's Idol theme. It's broad enough so that everyone can find a song that suits them.

    She cracked me up when she was trying to make Jimmy feel better and telling him that he was gorgeous. It was great to see Elise and Phillip have such wonderful moments with Stevie. And they both gave awesome performances. Those two had my favorite performances of the night, followed by Hollie and Jessica.

    I didn't think Colton's singing was anything special and the judges reactions were ridiculous. (He does seem to have the most talent when it comes to pandering though.) I cracked up when they tried to pretend that he was a dark horse. They've been promoting him from the beginning and I think they already know he's probably going to win, which may be why the judges gave him such a tongue bath tonight and why he's been gifted with the song assignments and arrangements in the group numbers the last couple of weeks. I will be so sad for all the current and future female contestants on this show if Colton wins this season.

    OTOH, I think they've decided they don't want Hollie to do well. They've been really hard on her lately. Definitely too hard on her compared to the tongue-baths and SOs so many others got tonight, not to mention JLo pleading for people to vote for DeAndre. :rolleyes: I don't get why the loved Joshua's screaming so much.

    I thought Jessica did really well tonight. She didn't get a standing ovation, but Heejun got one, apparently because he didn't make a joke of the competition this week. (His singing was much better this week, but not worthy of a standing ovation.)

    Skylar's performance did nothing for me tonight. It was just all out twangy/nasally shouting to me. If there has to be a girl in the bottom three, she would be my choice. I'd put Heejun, Joshua, and Deandre in the bottom three if I could, but I'd be surprised if none of the girls end up there.
  17. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    I haven't been a fan, but I am now: Elise was AMAZING.

    Hollie was my favorite, but I'm slowly losing interest. I think the audience might be doing the same. Jessica was good. Heejun was sooooo much better tonight, sang very well and with some real emotion.

    Skylar is cute but forgettable, IMO. Colton is okay, I imagine the tween vote will get him far. Phillip seems like a nice enough guy and he's cute, but the love seems OTT to me.

    I hated Joshua's screaming, off-pitch performance. But I think DeAndre may be going home.

    If Hollie, Jessica, Joshua, Phil or Colton end up as the lowest vote-getter tomorrow night, I think the judges will use the save.
  18. flyingsit

    flyingsit Well-Known Member

    To me Skylar has suddenly become really boring. She gives the exact same performance every week.
  19. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

    Why oh why did Joshua sing the Mariah version of that song? The original is so much better. His screaming really turned me off. My bottom 3 - Joshua, Skylar, HeeJun. Don't get the love for the Beyonce song...I didn't think Jessica slowed it down that much to change it into something diffferent. Loved Elise - just wow! Who knew? :) (my tweener voted for Deandre from every available device in our house with both hands, if she could have got the cat to vote she would have given it a cell phone!)
  20. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

  21. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

    I thought Deandre was the worst. I can't listen to his screechy falsetto.

    And I agree about Joshua, that song was not meant to be screamed.

    I thought Holley was pitchy.

    I liked Jessica. I don't know the song, so I have no reference to the slowness.

    HeeJun sang well, for him. He really does have a smooth, nice tone. But, he's a bit boring.

    Skylar's performance was good. But she did it already. It seems that she has that one song down, but what else?

    I liked Colton, a lot.

    Phil was really good. He is so connected and natural.

    Elise blew it out of the park! Led Zepplin - who can pull that off? She did!

    I would put the top 3 as Elise, Phil, Jessica. Elise definitely 1st. Phil and Jessica could flip-flop for 2nd/3rd.
  22. JILEN

    JILEN New Member


    Agree a bit.

    I think they'll wrestle in saving Joshua, the other four they wont...
  23. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    My rankings




  24. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Favorites last night:

    Elise and Phillip

    Does the fact that English is not Hee-jun's first language effect his enunciation?
  25. soxxy

    soxxy Guest

    Managed to catch Elise. Incredible.

    Gave me Goosies! :)
  26. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

    I actually enjoyed Deandre. I think that's really who he is, an R&B kinda guy who will always come up short specially if he's going to try a Philip Bailey kind of falsetto song like Reasons, he miserably failed last time but last night wasnt so bad...
  27. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

    I dunno. To me, he sounded like someone was grabbing his unmentionables.
  28. JILEN

    JILEN New Member

  29. birdgal

    birdgal New Member

    Actually, I thought that my cats might start howling.
  30. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

    That might've sounded better. :shuffle: