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Septemberbaby
03-04-08, 08:53 AM
Here's some scoop (http://peoplefalltv.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/before-idol-david-hernandez-was-a-nude-dancer/?xid=email-peopledaily-20080304-20181792) to start things off:


Before Idol, David Hernandez Was a Nude Dancer

March 4, 2008

A former job in the life of American Idol finalist David Hernandez may have come back to haunt him, now that the manager of a male strip club in Phoenix says that the 24-year-old performed in the buff at the establishment for three years, ending in September 2007.

“He had the look and the type that people like, so he made pretty good money here,” Gordy Bryan, manager of Dick’s Cabaret, an establishment for men, tells the Associated Press.

What Hernandez’s past may mean to his future on Idol remains to be seen. In 2003, finalist Frenchie Davis was removed from the running once it was revealed her picture appeared on an adult Web site — though last year Antonella Barba stayed in the race, despite her racy photos on the Internet.

A spokeswoman for FOX did not return calls seeking comment, AP reports.

Hernandez’s first Idol audition took place in San Diego, Calif., on July 30, 2007 — precisely two months before he left Dick’s Cabaret, according to Bryan.

As of Tuesday morning, the singer was slated to perform with the other male contestants on Tuesday night’s program.
– Stephen M. Silverman

Michael Becker/FOX

superdeluxe
03-04-08, 09:20 AM
They better not kick him off.

Anyways, I think Luke Menard goes home for sure. Not sure who the last man out is.

DVD Josh
03-04-08, 09:42 AM
As long an Hernandez disclosed it, he'll be fine.

Bette Davis Eyes for Amanda!!

das Monkey
03-04-08, 09:44 AM
Luke's a goner. She doesn't stand a chance. I'll make an early guess that the stoner goes with him.

For the ladies, let's go with Britney and the cage fighter.

das

RichC2
03-04-08, 09:47 AM
Must be year of the stripper, Hernandez and Diablo Cody, the future of America ;).

B.A.
03-04-08, 09:49 AM
My wife has been saying the whole time that he was unsuccessfully trying to play it straight.

das - who's the stoner you are referring to?

Luke's time is definitely up this week.

magiccmom
03-04-08, 09:58 AM
Yeah, big deal...it's not like he was in a boy band or anything! ;)

Heat
03-04-08, 11:23 AM
The "stoner" would be Jason Castro, but there's no chance of him leaving this early after his strong first week performance ("What a Day for a Daydream", originally by The Lovin' Spoonful).

Speaking of which, do you know what the name "Lovin's Spoonful" is referring to? It's the same thing as what 10cc is referring to.

My early prediction... David Hernandez will be disqualified, and Luke Menard will be the only male voted off.

DVD Josh
03-04-08, 12:19 PM
Daniel Noriega's X-mas wish, "I Hope Santa Rapes Your F-ing Mother". NSFW.

http://kissnation.961kiss.com/freakshow/blog/media/video/index.one?a=view_video&vid_id=300681

dadaluholla
03-04-08, 12:20 PM
Looking forward to hearing some 80's tunes get butchered tonight. Any early word on the individual song choices?

Shilex
03-04-08, 12:46 PM
http://www.aolvideoblog.com/2008/02/29/idol-in-racy-pics-scandal/

Haha, check out AOL trying to get in on the action by creating a non-story about "racy" pics of Ramiele. :rolleyes:

These are regular pics of a fully dressed girl having fun with her friends (no alchohol, no nudity, no gestures). Just a bra showing through her clothes and her doing a breakdance move.

What's AOL gonna do next? Get some beach photos of contestants and say they're "pornographic"?

Ranger
03-04-08, 02:04 PM
The Ramiele "story" is so lame.

rabbit77
03-04-08, 02:14 PM
http://www.aolvideoblog.com/2008/02/29/idol-in-racy-pics-scandal/

Haha, check out AOL trying to get in on the action by creating a non-story about "racy" pics of Ramiele. :rolleyes:

These are regular pics of a fully dressed girl having fun with her friends (no alchohol, no nudity, no gestures). Just a bra showing through her clothes and her doing a breakdance move.

What's AOL gonna do next? Get some beach photos of contestants and say they're "pornographic"?

The video was "Posted Feb 29th 2008 11:00AM by Tonka D., Attending Videologist"

WTF is a videologist and what is she attending? Like it's an academic/scientific position or something.

AndyCleveland
03-04-08, 02:35 PM
hopefully we'll be saying goodbye to david cook this week. he is just hideous to look at.

SoSpacey
03-04-08, 03:13 PM
Here is a list of songs, without the attached singer, that is posted on WFTW. Not saying it is accurate...

1-Everytime you go away
2-what about love
3-tainted love
4-the greatest love of all
5-father figure
6-open arms
7-rebel yell
8-the rose
9-bette davis eyes
10-celebration
11-call me
12- always something there to remind me
13-whats love got to do with it
14-hurts so good
15-we built this city
16-every breath you take

Ranger
03-04-08, 03:34 PM
Ugh @ the last one. I just KNEW someone would pick that one.

DVD Josh
03-04-08, 04:05 PM
Here is a list of songs, without the attached singer, that is posted on WFTW. Not saying it is accurate...

1-Everytime you go away
2-what about love
3-tainted love
4-the greatest love of all
5-father figure
6-open arms
7-rebel yell
8-the rose
9-bette davis eyes
10-celebration
11-call me
12- always something there to remind me
13-whats love got to do with it
14-hurts so good
15-we built this city
16-every breath you take

Carly is my pick to do #11

brainee
03-04-08, 04:14 PM
Here is a list of songs, without the attached singer, that is posted on WFTW. Not saying it is accurate...

1-Everytime you go away
2-what about love
3-tainted love
4-the greatest love of all
5-father figure
6-open arms
7-rebel yell
8-the rose
9-bette davis eyes
10-celebration
11-call me
12- always something there to remind me
13-whats love got to do with it
14-hurts so good
15-we built this city
16-every breath you take

Oh man :lol: If that's right, then this promises to be a craptacular 2 nights (on top of the wonderful discomfort that will surround David H's gay stripper expose). I can see some clear matchups with these songs: David Archuletta seems a good match for #1. Though it would be funny if he tackled #16, with his gaspy wheezy vocal style (and needless to say, he'll completely miss the creepy aspect of the song and do it as a straight love ballad). Amanda and Kim Carnes seems a natural fit (though I'm still holding out hope for Bonnie Tyler), but I could see her doing Turner or Mellencamp too. Carly wouldn't dare do another Heart song, would she? And one of the divas (Syesha or Asia'h) has to try to butcher one of Whitney's cheesiest songs. Chikezie has to be #10. And it would be hilarious if David H did the theme song of "American Gigilo", but I doubt he would. And if someone picks #15 they deserve to be voted off - one of the worst songs of the decade. And if a "rocker" picks it, may the rock gods smite them down right on stage.

DRG
03-04-08, 04:16 PM
Here is a list of songs, without the attached singer, that is posted on WFTW. Not saying it is accurate...

1-Everytime you go away - This seems like the sort of song that will be really ironic and funny if the person ends up going home on Thursday.

2-what about love - I will laugh if this is Carly, because she's already done Heart twice (once in Hollywood, once last week).

9-bette davis eyes - I'm going to guess this is Amanda.

10-celebration - Oh for the love of god.

15-we built this city - Haha, who the hell picked this?


And the tough part is trying to imagine what Chikeizie would do out of that bunch... I sincerely hope for his sake it's not #10.

brainee
03-04-08, 04:32 PM
And the tough part is trying to imagine what Chikeizie would do out of that bunch... I sincerely hope for his sake it's not #10.

Face it ... you KNOW Chikeze's doing #10! :) And thinking about, Danny must be doing #3 - and doing an over-the-top flamboyant version too.

I'd still be surprised if these are the real songs. As crappy as AI is, this is just too crappy. Almost as if AI let VFTW pick all the songs, and they're intentionally sabotaging it. Especially #15. I guess we'll see in a few hours though.

GuessWho
03-04-08, 05:14 PM
Danny doing #5 would be comedy gold

brainee
03-04-08, 05:37 PM
Further spoilers all seem to think David A's doing #6. Which means I better go light on dinner, because that sounds like it'll make me :yack:

magiccmom
03-04-08, 05:41 PM
Danny doing #5 would be comedy gold
or number 14! -wink-

brainee
03-04-08, 05:51 PM
Let's face it ... Danny is comedy gold ... period! Don't forget his punk-rock background. How about Danny and song #7 :)

Johnny Fever
03-04-08, 06:23 PM
or number 14! -wink-

or Danny could be doing # 3 ! -wink-

das Monkey
03-04-08, 06:45 PM
I know it will never happen, but if Amanda actually sings #4 after my comment last week, child, I'll dial until my fingers bleed.

das

magiccmom
03-04-08, 07:04 PM
Think that was VFTW just was picking the 16 worst songs that could have been sung.

magiccmom
03-04-08, 07:50 PM
First time I actually liked David Cook...in fact, that "Hello" performance and Jason's "Hallelujiah" were amazing. Those were defining performances.

das Monkey
03-04-08, 08:01 PM
Ha! I told you Luke's really a woman!

I'm also correct that <s>Adam</s> David Archuleta was built in the <i>American Idol</i> secret labs. His most embarrassing moment was a fund raiser in Honduras? Let me guess -- his biggest weakness is too many strengths? I bet he travels to the future and writes songs for Wyld Stallyns to bring about world peace and the key to ultimate truth. Man, it's going to hurt when the backlash hits.

Danny's most embarrassing moment is that outfit, that hair, those shoes, and let's just say that entire performance. I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it -- why is he wasting that voice on karaoke performances like this? And what's with all the freakin' wool scarves this season? They're in California (and indoors).

I bet David Hernandez would like to amend his most embarrassing moment too. Still, I think he's got a great voice, and I'll back anyone who performs Steinman.

Michael wants to show the world what kind of "oddist" he'll be? At least his story didn't sound contrived. Not too bad an interpretation of "Simple Minds", either (no, Randy, it's not an INXS song -ohbfrank-). Simon's right, though. Lots of talent, but he hasn't found the right song yet.
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/3689/2817thebreakfastclub11do1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

God, that hair is ridiculous. Cook wants to convince us he's some rock star, and he covers Lionel Richie? No, it is not you I'm looking for, but it wasn't too shabby. And of course it would be a hit today. All they play on the radio is whiny emo crap. I never considered "Hello" to be whiny emo crap, but there's a first time for everything.

Just as I'm about to berate Castro for ruining my prediction by picking such an amazing song, whoops! Where'd the vocals go?

I really like Chikezie. He brings a level of genuine emotion and performance that this show desperately needs from the dudes. I hope he sticks around. So, I guess that means he's gone.

das

Patman
03-04-08, 08:07 PM
Luke Menard - He picked a good song choice for his vocal range, but he didn't quite sell it while he was singing the song, he didn't go far enough to build up the energy inherent in that song. He also missed on a low note towards the very end of the song, like he ran out of gas.

David Archuleta - he provided some silky smooth notes throughout the song, but he got a little too loud when he transistioned away from the piano to the stage, and sometimes it looks like his tongue gets in the way of his singing, that makes it a little distracting when watching him sing.

Danny Noriega - I thought he sang the song in too low of a key, and it made the song sound too subdued, but what he lacked in vocal finesse, he made up for in the performance in terms of stage presense. He at least looks like he's trying to give a vocal performance with a little zest during the song.

David Hernandez - Taking on a Celine Dion song by a male is always risky, but he did okay, but he started singing from the back of his throat through the tail end of the song, so it sounded odd as he went for the big finish. Overall, a consistent effort that didn't leave him embarrassed for tackling that song.

Michael Johns - I thought he needed to find a jacket that actually fit him because it was distracting to watch him keep tugging the jacket toward the middle. I didn't like how his voice lost the melody that the end when he started screaming the lyrics. It was an average performance that just didn't connect with me.

David Cook - I wasn't digging it until the chorus kicked in because it sounded really thin (the guitar, mainly), but then the chorus swelled and totally settled in a groove for the rest of the song, and it was a nice change of pace considering the "pop" pedigree of the song, he made the song relevant again today. Nice job!

Jason Castro - I thought his performance was a little on the labored side. To me, his vocal range sounded even smaller with this song, so I can't really say it was a song that makes a statement for Jason to stay. I'm definitely contrary to what any of the judges said about Jason's performance.

Chikeze - He started out well, but he got a little loose with the middle of the song, and then the transistion from the falsetto to the last note was just a little awkward.


Rankings

Worth listening to again and again:
David Cook

Worth listening to again:
David Hernandez
David Archuleta

Once was enough:
Michael Johns
Jason Castro
Chikeze

Put them out of their misery, please:
Danny
Luke

I think Luke Menard and Danny Noriega are going home (but wouldn't be surprise if it's Jason Castro, and Luke that go home).

B.A.
03-04-08, 08:18 PM
Luke has to be gone after that turd.

How can little David sing? He can't even talk w/out losing his breath. I'm tired of hearing him speak and his laugh. I thought he finally had a bad performance tonight.

dadaluholla
03-04-08, 08:20 PM
Danny Noriega was awesome as usual. I'm going to try to get another rounds of votes for him but I've been getting the "all circuits are busy".

B.A.
03-04-08, 08:23 PM
awesome - Danny just shot himself in the foot w/ that performance. That was laughable.

B.A.
03-04-08, 08:30 PM
The stripper brought out the suck, too.

aktick
03-04-08, 08:33 PM
OK, am I the only one who heard Simon say something about stripping right when David Hernandez finished? I thought it was "I like the way he stripped it down," or something like that, then Randy laughed. :lol:

DRG
03-04-08, 08:34 PM
Man, it's going to hurt when the backlash hits.

I am getting *this* close to the tipping point. I mean, the homeless p.s.a. he did after his song, yikes.

B.A.
03-04-08, 08:38 PM
Michael and David saved the ep from being completely inept.

Although, David needs to quit posing and preening for the camera.

Jadzia
03-04-08, 08:43 PM
Man, Randy was so lame confusing Simple Minds with INXS. When Michael Johns was performing, I was actually thinking I would like him to perform an INXS song, so when Randy started talking about Aussies bringing it home and Michael Hutchence, I was like WTF. I noticed his friends/families shared WTF looks also.

I like David Cook's take on Hello, although I could do without his sneer face. I kept thinking it would have been funny if they would have cut to Randy modeling a big head of clay. :lol:

I actually enjoyed Danny Noriega's version of Tainted Love. He has a very over the top stage presence though.

Jadzia
03-04-08, 08:44 PM
Let me guess -- his biggest weakness is too many strengths? I bet he travels to the future and writes songs for Wyld Stallyns to bring about world peace and the key to ultimate truth.

This was absolutely brilliant, das. :up:

B.A.
03-04-08, 08:46 PM
That second half of the show was much more tolerable than the first.

mwbmis
03-04-08, 08:48 PM
All I know is when David Cook started singing the rock version of Hello my mouth was agape. Just the idea of taking that kind of risk made me appreciate him.

Archuleta shouldn't have started out on the piano. I think it distracted him, and I didn't like his pandering for votes at the end either.

On the opposite end of doing something new and fresh was Luke's stuck in the 80s Wham performance. If you're going to sing George Michael there are other songs to sing. There are even other upbeat songs to sing; he picked such a dated song.

Since Randy keeps comparing Michael to Michael Hutchence I wonder when he will break out the INXS.

It's time for Danny to go away.

popatlaal
03-04-08, 08:50 PM
David Archuleta
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B.A.
03-04-08, 08:50 PM
I'm picking Luke for my pool for sure. And probably Danny.

dadaluholla
03-04-08, 08:55 PM
I'd say David Hernandez will conveniently be voted off thanks to the whole stripper controversy, and Luke... just because he sucks.

Daytripper
03-04-08, 09:02 PM
I'd say David Hernandez will conveniently be voted off thanks to the whole stripper controversy, and Luke... just because he sucks.


Hernandez sucks too ;) When I said in another thread there are several (obvious) gay guys on this season, he was one of them IMO. More stories and pictures are going to surface about him.

Jadzia
03-04-08, 09:03 PM
Luke is like a forgotten member of the Osmond family. That smile while he sings is fake and creepy.

popatlaal
03-04-08, 09:05 PM
David Cook
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Michael Johns
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magiccmom
03-04-08, 09:07 PM
David Archuletta is so contrived. He was determined to get his "help out the homeless" story in there no matter what.

TwineTime
03-04-08, 09:29 PM
I really hope David Cook's hair is voted off. Some might see it as a desperate attempt to be Daughtry, but I'll be happy I don't have to look at such a desperate attempt to avoid accepting the truth.

popatlaal
03-04-08, 09:31 PM
Danny Noriega
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brainee
03-04-08, 09:38 PM
Thank god those spoilers were wrong. But I figured they had to be. I mean, who in their right mind would sing stuff like "Celebration", "We Built This City", and "Tainted Love" ... er ... scratch that last one :)

-Luke's gotta be a goner. It wasn't bad, but it was just a weaker carbon copy of the original.

-Simon's not doing his boy David any favors by telling everyone he'll sail into the Finals. That makes people not vote because they think he's safe. It won't hurt him for a while, but it could at some point. Not that I care, because I've had my fill of this gaspy voiced, world-peace loving, "aw shucks" muppet. Jeez, this guy's going to make the most depressing AI CD in history. He just has to fit it into his schedule between ending world hunger and curing cancer.

-Yay, I knew Danny would come through with the suckage! TMTH indeed. Is there anything more annoying than people who speak in text message abbreviations? Well, I'm sure there is, but it's pretty annoying. Once someone said to me "l o l" after a joke, and I just couldn't control myself and smacked them in the head.

-I was actually surprised in digging David Cook's arrangement too.

-I like how Ryan invited us to "mellow out" with Jason Castro. If only my doobie stash was as premium as Jason's.

-I didn't really care for Chikezie this weak. Vocals were a bit off, and the song didn't seem to flow very well.

Luke is a sure-fire goner this week. The second one ... I'll say Chikezie (but David H and Danny could be vulnerable too).

TwineTime
03-04-08, 09:45 PM
Danny was great!

candyrocket786
03-04-08, 09:46 PM
Danny was great!


:up:

Noriega = Entertainment

Hopefully they keep him around for a while.

Sparrow
03-04-08, 09:59 PM
Michael Johns was good tonight, David Cook's take on 'Hello' was very good, Archuleta didn't bring it tonight and the rest annoyed me, especially that 'Tainted Love' rendition.

I predict that Luke and Noriega exit tonight and that'll be a good thing!

EDIT: All the comments re: David Cook's hair are hilarious....it is more than slightly yucky, sorta slimy :D

Jadzia
03-04-08, 10:03 PM
Danny Noriega is like Sanjaya, but without the ambiguous sexuality.

William Fuld
03-04-08, 10:04 PM
Danny's most embarrassing moment was when his older sister made him stop dressing like a ballerina.

Ranger
03-04-08, 10:07 PM
My station lost the audio during Cook's performance. But that being said, I didn't really enjoy anyone today.

I hope the girls will be less worse.

Patman
03-04-08, 10:12 PM
David Archuletta is so contrived. He was determined to get his "help out the homeless" story in there no matter what.

It's the like talking points that the Ms. S. Carolina contestant tried to fit into her answer at the Ms. America pageant last year. David A, just sing and smile, no need to keep slumming for votes.

popatlaal
03-04-08, 10:36 PM
Jason Castro
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SexualPudding
03-04-08, 11:07 PM
Luke- just fucking putrid. He needs to go, stat.

David H. - not bad, but a bit boring to me.

Archuleta-Bot- good but his little act is really starting to grate.

David C.- my fave of the night. Love the re-arrangement and his vocals were good.

Jason- 2nd fave of the night. Nothing terribly special, but nice. He needs to get more diverse in his song choices, though, and quick.

Danny- not nearly as bad as people are saying. His diva bit drives me batshit crazy, though.

Michael- not bad, but not too good, either. It was just a'ight for me, dawg.

Chikezie- boring, but his vocals were pretty good. I just hated the song choice.

Bye, bye time for Puke Menard and either 'Kezie or Stripper Boy.

johnnysd
03-04-08, 11:11 PM
Archuleta is not serving of the hype that he is getting from the judges and he is 100% fake.

Jadzia
03-04-08, 11:14 PM
Luke reminds me of that smarmy Joel Osteen preacher dude.

http://dorupope.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/osteens-book.jpg

SexualPudding
03-04-08, 11:16 PM
Luke reminds me of that smarmy Joel Osteen preacher dude.

http://dorupope.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/osteens-book.jpg

Wow. I have a new #1 on my "Faces That Need to be Slapped" list.

Caliking
03-04-08, 11:28 PM
Tonight:

Top 2-
1. Jason Castro (best song ever on this damn show)
2. David Cook (cant stand his frickin' hair though)

Bottom 2-
1. Luke
2. tie - danny and Hernandez (i say, dump 'em both)

Caliking
03-04-08, 11:29 PM
Oh yeah...and what about Paula? She had to be drunk off her rocker...she was a mess.

superdeluxe
03-04-08, 11:32 PM
I am getting *this* close to the tipping point. I mean, the homeless p.s.a. he did after his song, yikes.


Yeah, I told the better half, that I don't want someone that is going to find the answer for world peace, I just want a great vocal.

Heat
03-04-08, 11:33 PM
Thank god those spoilers were wrong. But I figured they had to be. I mean, who in their right mind would sing stuff like "Celebration", "We Built This City", and "Tainted Love" ... er ... scratch that last one :)
...
The spoiler list was for both the guys and gals - you'll be seeing Celebration and We Built This City (which is the only song I remember from my prom for what it's worth) sung by the girls.

My question is who'll take on "Call Me"? That could be very good... or very bad.

I liked all the singers tonight, but my vote is still that Luke will be gone and Hernandez will be gone, either by vote or by disqualification.

For what it's worth I dropped 10 votes for both Michael Johns and David Cook, and 20 votes for Jason Castro.

rkndkn
03-05-08, 01:56 AM
Some poor song choices tonight.

Luke needs to go home just for picking that song.

I'm disappointed Danny chose "Tainted Love". It's a great song, but not the kind that showcases your vocal ability. When is he going to pick a song that REALLY shows off that voice like in the auditions?!?!?!?

David Cook actually made that work -- good for him.

I'm sure it's a habit, but David A. really needs to stop licking his lips every other line -- very distracting and annoying.

I'm hoping for Luke and Chikezie to go home.

jjamesc
03-05-08, 02:47 AM
The spoiler list was for both the guys and gals - you'll be seeing Celebration and We Built This City (which is the only song I remember from my prom for what it's worth) sung by the girls.



But aside from "Tainted Love" none of the songs by the guys tonight were on that list.

B.A.
03-05-08, 07:43 AM
Luke reminds me of that smarmy Joel Osteen preacher dude.
Hells yeah! You hit the nail on the head, Jadz.

magiccmom
03-05-08, 07:59 AM
Just listened to Jason Castro again. First off that song is amazing. First heard it on House, I think, and downloaded it immediately. For him to come out without his guitar and sing a song like that really took guts. I dont think he is a seasoned performer, so I feel we are really seeing him grow. Second, except for one note at the end, I think he really nailed it. And he really connected to me. I think he made himself very safe without that one.

Paula wasnt drunk. She is just plain stupid. It irks me that woman is making so much damn money and she cant even complete an intellegent sentence. I'm loving Simon this season, that man is right on.

Groucho
03-05-08, 08:08 AM
I can't believe the judges (and almost everybody here) are praising that emo crap version of "Hello". That was awful! He even had the patented black jeans. -ohbfrank-

Jason Castro has got to be the most socially awkward AI contestant ever.

SoSpacey
03-05-08, 08:30 AM
I dug the guys tonight and I am glad the idiot who posted those spoilers were wrong...um...wait...anyway...

I dont get the hate for David the Stripper. He nailed a song made famous by Celine.

Archuleta was good, not great, and Simon had it right when he said he needs to change his schtick.

When David C started on Hello I was like, WTF??? But I really loved it. He took a very dated cheesy 80s track and made it current. Definitely could be released as a single.

Jason Castro may have been my favorite tonight. Sure, it is a very slow song but the judges always say you need to connect with the audience and he definitely did with that song. Even my buddy who hates Idol but gets dragged to my house by his SO on Tuesdays said it was awesome. And his SO who thinks Jason is creepy was actually teary eyed.

Tainted Love - eh

Chickeze - solid but nothing that makes you want to pick up the phone and vote for him.

Noriega - Wasted night for him. A hip version of that song but too hip to show the audience his voice. He will be gone tonight and the judges will blame it on song choice. His voice and persona just dont match up to me.

Luke - the force is weak with you, good bye.

Kelkee
03-05-08, 08:32 AM
Luke and Danny should go this week.

Luke has zero vocal range and sounds horrible as a solo singer. He needs to go back to his barber shop quartet.

Danny is an annoyingly flamboyant smug diva-wannabe. Please go away. Any vocal talent he may have is completely overshadowed by his "diva-ttitude".

Charlie Goose
03-05-08, 08:36 AM
Luke is definitely gone. He was the worst of the night.

Danny reminds me a little of David Johansen of the New York Dolls. I wasn't crazy about his song, but he's not going anywhere yet.

Didn't think much of the Aussie doing Simple Minds.

slideways
03-05-08, 08:40 AM
what's the song that Castro sang? I didn't recognize it right off.

superdeluxe
03-05-08, 09:04 AM
For him to come out without his guitar and sing a song like that really took guts.


Paula point blank told him to come without the guitar for next weeks show. He did a good job with that song.

Flave
03-05-08, 09:09 AM
David Cook's rocking version of "Hello" was terrific and song of the night IMO. Seriously, I think it should be recorded and released as a single. Castro's version of "Hallelujah" was #2 although he stumbled a bit at the end. And I had no idea that Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah"; I had always associated it with Jeff Buckley.

David Archuleta is pathetic. He butchered "Imagine" last week and he butchered "Another Day in Paradise" last night. His arrangements are TERRIBLE. He tries to change things up to make them sound different but his complete lack of a sense of pacing/timing ruins everything he touches. I know he's got all the girls voting for him but please ladies don't listen to Simon and vote this guy into the final two. Please.

Luke & (especially) Danny are hopefully gone.

djbrown
03-05-08, 09:11 AM
Castro's version still pales in comparison to this one:

http://www.sadkermit.com/audio/Sad%20Kermit%20-%20Hallelujah.mp3

TwineTime
03-05-08, 09:11 AM
Looks like we have another Daughtry situation with David Cook.

SoSpacey
03-05-08, 09:12 AM
what's the song that Castro sang? I didn't recognize it right off.


Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah

B.A.
03-05-08, 09:36 AM
Jeff Buckley - HallelujahWhich was a cover of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'.

sauce07
03-05-08, 09:38 AM
I agree with everyone that Luke is gone. I hope Danny sticks around just because he is entertaining, it's just fun to laugh at him. I hope Michael Johns sticks around for another week just to do a INXS song and tell Randy that Simple Minds did it.

And I have a suggestion for the thread. Can somebody post a list of what song each person performed? maybe if you are doing a write up of every performer, just throw that info in the mix. Thanks.

DVD Josh
03-05-08, 09:51 AM
David Archuleta is pathetic. He butchered "Imagine" last week and he butchered "Another Day in Paradise" last night. His arrangements are TERRIBLE. He tries to change things up to make them sound different but his complete lack of a sense of pacing/timing ruins everything he touches. I know he's got all the girls voting for him but please ladies don't listen to Simon and vote this guy into the final two. Please.

Luke & (especially) Danny are hopefully gone.

You have redeemed yourself from the LOST threads in my book.

Flave
03-05-08, 10:18 AM
You have redeemed yourself from the LOST threads in my book.

I once was Lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

I didn't know I needed redeeming but hey, redemption's always a good thing.

:)

djbrown
03-05-08, 11:07 AM
You can all go to hell, but Danny is my constant

candyrocket786
03-05-08, 11:53 AM
You can all go to hell, but Danny is my constant

rotfl :up:

jeffkjoe
03-05-08, 11:59 AM
David Cook's "Hello" - BEST American Idol performance of Season 7, IMHO.

magiccmom
03-05-08, 12:53 PM
No Luke, "Wake me up AFTER you go go"!

Miami Joe
03-05-08, 01:53 PM
Michael Johns the Aussie guy reminded me last night of a morph of Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) with Dane Cook's comedy in the round.

TwineTime
03-05-08, 02:07 PM
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brainee
03-05-08, 02:22 PM
Nice find TwineTime! It's not surprising that the arrangement was lifted from somewhere else, but I'm just not informed enough on emo/alt-rock to catch it. Kind of like Daughtry's "amazing" and "original" arrangements of Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder - only to have them revealed as Live and RHCP songs (though in my defense, I recognized the Chili Peppers' cover)

Doug Heffernan
03-05-08, 03:05 PM
I can't stand Cook - but I have to admit, I listened to "Hello" two times - it was very good.

TwineTime
03-05-08, 03:13 PM
Can't take credit for finding it. The info is on several other sites.

orderandlaw
03-05-08, 03:35 PM
I'm sure it's a habit, but David A. really needs to stop licking his lips every other line -- very distracting and annoying.


You mean it doesn't work for him like it does for L.L. Cool J?

LL COOL J

A rapper who's been in the game for 20 years and can't stop licking his lips due to a rare illness that makes lips taste like cookie dough.

Urban Dictionary (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=LL+Cool+J)

DVD Josh
03-05-08, 04:12 PM
Nice find TwineTime! It's not surprising that the arrangement was lifted from somewhere else, but I'm just not informed enough on emo/alt-rock to catch it. Kind of like Daughtry's "amazing" and "original" arrangements of Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder - only to have them revealed as Live and RHCP songs (though in my defense, I recognized the Chili Peppers' cover)

I'm not a Cook fan, but in his defense, his arrangement is quite different.

namrfumot
03-05-08, 04:50 PM
Me First & The Gimme Gimmies covered Hello years ago

Silkk_34
03-05-08, 04:52 PM
Chikezie and Cook were my favorites last night. I was not feeling the Castro song at all. I know the song, but just I'm not a fan of his voice, or the song for that matter.

superdeluxe
03-05-08, 05:06 PM
Me First & The Gimme Gimmies covered Hello years ago


Heh I can just imagine how that version sounds like :)

Goldberg74
03-05-08, 07:28 PM
So far tonight...

:yack:

das Monkey
03-05-08, 07:59 PM
Asia'h's crazy. First a song made popular by Celine, and now Whitney? I like the girl. I think she's ridiculously adorable. But I don't know about that performance. And I'm definitely not sure about putting her pimp in the audience.

Kady :fc: Whoa. My favorite Queen song (yeah, I'm a loser). Sadly, she shouted it. People should really stop performing Freddie.

Amanda sure stares at the floor a lot. Perfect song choice for her, but who really cares about a song like that?

Be honest, Carly. Your most embarrassing moment is that ridiculous arm tat. It looks even more ridiculous when you're sporting fancy hair and make-up. Singing a song so recently made popular by Celine and straining to hit notes that weren't anywhere near as high as the Canadian Crippler? No. I'm not buying it, dawg.

Didn't we establish quite clearly that Kristy Lee is best singing country songs? What's more country than Journey? Just because <i>she</i> sang it doesn't make it country, Randy. She performed it like a pop song.

Ramiele recovers from that awful outfit from last week and even shows some leg. What a great voice. I don't understand why they keep raving about Carly when Ramiele has every bit as much power and far more control.

Holy crap, Brooke. Had I seen "Love is a Battlefield" listed for her on a spoiler site, I would have posted it here immediately so we could all laugh at the absurdity. But I kinda loved it. Loved it.

Take notes, Kady. Syesha is what Simon means about personality when you sing. More Whitney, though? These people never learn. That said, she did a pretty good job with it.

das

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:03 PM
Asia'h didn't start off the show on the right foot, imo. Simon was spot on (again).

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:05 PM
Kady was kind of hit/miss w/ that song.

Patman
03-05-08, 08:06 PM
Asia'h Epperson - I thought she provided a safe performance of a Whitney song (at least she can move better than Whitney on stage), and she ran out of gas for the big note at the end, but it was simply pleasant, but nothing all that special or original or memorable to her performance.

Kady Malloy - Not the best song choice, plus it took forever (literally) to get going, but she did get most of the big notes right (though they aren't her forte), but it left me uninspired, overall. Wasted potential on display once again, unfortunately.

Amanda Overmeyer - I'd give her the title of "Karoake Idol", and I feel she's authentically unauthentic. She sings behind the band at times, still can't carry the melody for most of the songs she sings. She'll probably go through to the final 12 but I am tired of her schtick already.

Carly Smithson - I had no idea what song she was singing until she got to the chorus, but she ran the gamut of her vocal range with it, and for the most part, it was a good display of her vocal promise, but her mic technique cheated out of her first long note. I wish she'd not go for the big notes when she is always bordering on screaming them, it's not necessary because her voice has plenty of melody and power to it, a nice combo to have.

Kristy Lee Cook - Not great on the big notes, bad mic technique (turning away in the middle of her second last note, WTH?). I think she over-shot her vocal talent with this song choice because it does demand a strong voice to make its angst work for it. On the plus side, her singing stance was much more solid and not as distracting with the fighting stance she usually undertakes while singing.

Ramiele Mulabay - She's got great pipes (and control), but she needs acting lessons (or life lessons) because she is still so far away from what she's singing about. She's like a singing robot who can really sing well but the emotional disconnect in her singing is her biggest liability.

Brooke White - She took a chance with going with just an acoustic guitar and showcased her vocals. What I liked is that she is like the antithesis of Ramiele in terms of projecting a sense of hurt when it comes to love and how it's a battlefield in the song, that's the interpretive insight that Ramiele lacks, but Brooke has and uses to great effect. It was a very solid effort, and it separates her from the pack.

Syesha Mercado - Took on a Whitney song, and was more than up to the task because her voice has melody and power to spare (probably more than even Carly at times). What she lacks is a personal style that makes her instantly recognizable when you hear her voice, and that's her main obstacle in finding commercial success in the music industry.


Rankings

Enjoyable
Brooke White
Syesha Mercado

Middling
Carly Smithson
Ramiele Malubay
Asia'h Epperson

Under-performed
Kady Malloy
Kristy Lee Cook
Amanda Overmeyer

I fear it's probably the end of the road for Kady Malloy and possibly Asia'h Epperson or Kristy Lee Cook.

zuffy
03-05-08, 08:06 PM
I really like Brooke White's performance. I will buy her album, love her voice. I think she will get signed by a label regardless if she win or not, just like Chris Daughtry.

I can't believe I actually like Kristy Lee's performance tonight. Maybe it's because it got some country in it.

Kady is gone tomorrow.

magiccmom
03-05-08, 08:10 PM
Brooke White officially became my fave of the girls tonight. She did a great job with that song acoustically, and I loved it!

I'll say it again, Carly has a good voice, but brings no star power to the stage. Thought there were just poor song choices save but a few tonight.

Kady and A'saih are in trouble. I also wasnt loving Rameile tonight. It was just eh.

Paula. -screwy- :wtf:

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:10 PM
This just in - Amanda still sounds like manure smells.

zuffy
03-05-08, 08:13 PM
Paula is definitely wack tonight. WTF with all the off-topic?

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:20 PM
KLC just made my wife never want to hear that song again.

Patman
03-05-08, 08:22 PM
Paula is definitely wack tonight. WTF with all the off-topic?

Whatever she's smokin', Simon was getting a good whiff of it, too.

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:28 PM
It's going to be much tougher to pick which girls are going than it is to pick the guys.

mwbmis
03-05-08, 08:29 PM
Well, I'll give Amanda this...it was her best performance to date. I even think the first third wasn't too bad, but then she got all out of breath and started dropping notes. Of course, it was "one of the best performances of the year" so what do I know.

I didn't get Asia'h at all. It seemed like a really poor facsimile of Whitney. She should have even tried that b/c it failed and was forgetable (at least for me).

I liked Kristy's version of Faithfully for a while, but she couldn't power through the end and the song blew her away.

I also like Ramiele, but she deserves to be voted off just for singing Against All Odds. The song should be retired for all future Idol contestants.

Syesha's performance didn't do anything for me either. I thought she shouted most of the song.

I think Kady's gone for sure (unfortunately...I think she has talent and unlike Simon I think she has personality (especially in her interviews). For what ever reason she's not one of his favorites so he hasn't propped her up like he has others through the years...after last week's debacle she was definitely not in the bottom 2 in performances this week), and I think Asia'h is gone.

Paula has the least to say and talks the most. Sounds about right to me. I forwarded through her most of the night.

TwineTime
03-05-08, 08:31 PM
Kristy Lee Cook sort of looks like a corpse.

Jadzia
03-05-08, 08:38 PM
Asia'h needed some Spanx badly. That was a very unflattering outfit. The term "sausage casing" comes to mind. The singing was just ok, but that is one of the worst Whitney songs. Didn't she learn from Alaina last week not to sing while coming down the stairs?

Kady - zzzzzzzzz. I thought she was Alaina, but then I remmebered she was voted off last week.

Amanda Overmeyer - I still don't get her look to the ground form of stage presence. She looks like she is reading the lyrics from the monitor and never connects to the audience

Carly looks like Chelsea Clinton with black hair. Her mother is very pretty- looks like Kate Pierson from the B-52's. Horrible song choice. She could have done something much better than a Celine cover of a Cyndi Lauper song. I would have rather seen her do Lauper's "Time After Time".

Kristy Lee Cook - I would have never thought I would ever long for the vocal stylings of Steve Perry, but there's a first time for everything.

Ramiele - Didn't just bore us with a Phil Collins song, but a bad Phil Collins song

Brooke's take on Love Is a Battlefield was good, but I would have rather seen her do Edie Brickell's "What I Am".

Syesha - surprisingly good and that is actually a Whitney song that doesn't make me want to slit my wrists. It hasn't been covered to death either. She would have gotten even more points from me for doing "All at Once", my favorite Whitney song which is never covered on this show.

wewantflair
03-05-08, 08:39 PM
Did anyone else laugh when Ryan said to Kristy, "The boys like you too"? Not this bunch.

zuffy
03-05-08, 08:41 PM
Just search in Amazon for Brooke White. She has an album. Thinking of getting it but only 1 review and it's positive.

B.A.
03-05-08, 08:42 PM
My wife still thinks we should pick Amanda, but I think she is safe for at least another week. I'm leaning towards Kady and Kristy. Possibly Asia'h.

Ranger
03-05-08, 08:48 PM
A better night than the boys'.

I definitely saw Carly's tattoo tonight. But she was my favorite tonight. I like the Celine song, sue me.

Kady was better but not good enough to get another week.

I thought Kristy was decent, but did she say something about pet rats?

Amanda wasn't horrible.

Brooke was ok, but I like her better with the guitar and band.

Patman
03-05-08, 08:55 PM
Is it me, or does Brooke look like she could be Brittany Snow's older sister?

popatlaal
03-05-08, 08:56 PM
Amanda Overmyer
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Carly Smithson
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Brooke White
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Ramiele Malubay
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Syesha Mercado
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zuffy
03-05-08, 08:56 PM
Just saw the guys singing from my DVR. Awesome performance by David Cook and Jason was second best of the night.

Luke and Danny are so gone.

brainee
03-05-08, 08:58 PM
I love how Paula usually manages to show a lot more skin when the boys are performing.

-Simon was 100% right on Asia'h. If you cover a Whitney song, you have to do it somewhat differently. Because otherwise you just suffer by comparison.

-Amanda actually picked a perfect song. Don't worry haters. I'm sure it'll only take one or two more weeks at the most for her to pick something disastrous and have everyone hating her again.

-I wasn't digging the country Journey, though I give her props for not doing what Asia'h did. And how predictable was Randy's "Hey! Don't forget I worked with them!" comment

-Randy still doesn't know Rumiele's name :)

-I liked Brooke's sensitive hippy take on Pat Benetar. Too bad Randy was so hung up on more name dropping during the review.

-Ugh ... how predictable. Another diva does Whitney. At least it had a little more life than Asia'h. I'm guessing the show ran out of time, and the producers told the judges they only had 10 seconds. I guess that can cut both ways.

My picks to go home are Kady and Asia'h.

SleepyW
03-05-08, 09:03 PM
Amanda looks and sounds like a mannequin that was possessed by a disinterested, drunk, stoned Grace Slick, but with less talent.

Brooke, again, was the best of the night. Syesha was 2nd. Everyone else - bleh.

FantasticVSDoom
03-05-08, 09:37 PM
Kady reminds me of Katherine McPhee... I wouldn't be surprised if she lasts a while. Katherine was as boring and uninspired, and didn't have any tremendous performances until Somewhere Over the Rainbow, but hotness can take you far. I think Amanda and Asia'h will be going home.

Hard to say on the guys side, I know I still want Chikezie and Danny Noriega to go home but really, Wham and Celine Dion songs? Give me a break.

Daytripper
03-05-08, 10:36 PM
I can't stand Cook - but I have to admit, I listened to "Hello" two times - it was very good.

I'm reading some not so great things about Cook. I think he's talented, but apparently he's quite a prick. I hated his take on "Hello".

superdeluxe
03-05-08, 11:24 PM
Ramiele recovers from that awful outfit from last week and even shows some leg. What a great voice. I don't understand why they keep raving about Carly when Ramiele has every bit as much power and far more control.

das


Randy even said, we know you have a great voice, just unleash it. I kind of felt that Ramiele held back a little today. we've all heard her before, that girl can blow, but she felt a little subdued today, but she will be back.

El Scorcho
03-05-08, 11:38 PM
that girl can blow

i bet

you see those lips? mercy

superdeluxe
03-05-08, 11:40 PM
i bet

you see those lips? mercy


:banana:

Caliking
03-06-08, 12:35 AM
Top 2:
1. Brooke
2. Carly

Bottome 2:
1. Asia'h
2. Amanda
others receiving votes (for bottom 2): Ramiele

TyroneJordan
03-06-08, 02:37 AM
which two guys got eliminated today?

mwbmis
03-06-08, 02:39 AM
which two guys got eliminated today?

Check back in about 15 hours.

tommy28
03-06-08, 06:03 AM
which two guys got eliminated today?


Jimmy and Bill.

DVD Josh
03-06-08, 06:23 AM
The bottom three will be Ramiele, Kady and Epperson. The three worst performances of the night, by far.

GuessWho
03-06-08, 07:04 AM
which two guys got eliminated today?Huckabee and Romney

Miami Joe
03-06-08, 08:08 AM
I think Amanda must be reading all the bad DUI press (and performance reviews) or something because last night she seemed to be completely disinterested in the whole thing. Kept looking away, down, around etc. Seemed to be "ho-hum" about not only the performance, but the judges praise for her. I think she has written this thing off in her mind. I think that "body language" girl from The O'Reilly Factor would back me up on that.

Country girl will remain and do a few more songs with a country twist, then the judges will start saying things like "you need to break out of your comfort zone" and using the "one trick pony" lines, when they are the ones who got her into this. Happens every season to the "country" and "rocker" types.

Completely understand what Simon was saying about the "Brittany Spears" wannabe (Kady) in that she has great personality but it has yet to show in her songs. I do want her to do well, but she keeps disappointing me with song choices.

Brooke is tops for me for her seemingly genuine appeal. I also like Syesha, but we've seen that type of singer every year and they do well, but just don't ever seem to make it to the end. She was stylin her legs last night looking for the dude vote.

DVD Josh
03-06-08, 08:30 AM
I think Amanda must be reading all the bad DUI press (and performance reviews) or something because last night she seemed to be completely disinterested in the whole thing. Kept looking away, down, around etc. Seemed to be "ho-hum" about not only the performance, but the judges praise for her. I think she has written this thing off in her mind.

Pretty much what I thought. I don't think she wants to be there anymore.

But she'll make the Top 12, which means a tour, so this thing is LONG over for her.

BDLOU
03-06-08, 08:41 AM
Pretty much what I thought. I don't think she wants to be there anymore.

But she'll make the Top 12, which means a tour, so this thing is LONG over for her.

I don't think she's wanted to be there the entire time. I'm pretty sure she finds this whole thing cheesy and is selling out. I've expected her to quit at any moment. On another note, she scares me.

Patman
03-06-08, 08:41 AM
You have to make it to the top 10 to make it to the AI tour.

mphtrilogy
03-06-08, 09:07 AM
I liked Amanda early in this competition, but the magic is gone for me. I think she stinks and will last as long as she keeps making great song choices for her pseudo rock voice like last night. Nikki Mcgibben anyone?

Ramiel, Syesha, Carlie and Brooke are all pretty good.

I am surprised I like Brooke as much as I do.. I thought I would hate her, but she is growiing on me.

Asia'h, unfortunately, looks like she might be in trouble and Kady can pack her bags.

magiccmom
03-06-08, 09:16 AM
I think Ramiel was pretty boring last night but I think she deserves top 6 girls, so I am also saying its Kady and Asia'h.

B.A.
03-06-08, 10:01 AM
Do you guys think Kristy will be safe just because of the country-fan voting block? I'm starting to leans towards Asia'h instead of her for that reason. My wife still thinks I should pick Amanda, but I'm almost certain that she isn't going anywhere yet.

Flave
03-06-08, 10:08 AM
I think Brooke hit it out of the park last night. And I just had to shake my head in stunned disbelief at Randy & Paula. They almost never say anything negative yet last night they decided to go negative on probably the best performance by one of the girls in this year's competition. At least Simon got it right this time.

DVD Josh
03-06-08, 10:32 AM
You have to make it to the top 10 to make it to the AI tour.

I still think she'll make Top 10, unless she flat out asks America not to vote for her.

popatlaal
03-06-08, 11:57 AM
Danny Noriega - Singing and rapping...
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Mad Dawg
03-06-08, 12:05 PM
I've defended Kady, especially for just getting shit on during '60's night to a degree I thought was pretty unfair given the vocals. The personality knock is getting a little silly. However, when her back's against the wall, she blows it. So good voice hidden in there or not, she's gotta be going home.

I just hope that Amanda getting praise for graveling out a 4 or 5 note song doesn't save her this week. The novelty there is over. If any of the other girls with actual quality voices picked "the right song" that happened to have a zero degree of difficulty, they'd have been torn to shreds.

Luke will hopefully pack up his tampons and go this week. I can't even guess who the second guy to go will be, because I can imagine at least 4 of the going.

Miami Joe
03-06-08, 12:05 PM
That video made me think of that bumper sticker: "Mean People Suck"

rkndkn
03-06-08, 12:20 PM
-Randy still doesn't know Rumiele's name :)



Neither do you. ;)

Wag
03-06-08, 12:51 PM
I'm reading some not so great things about Cook. I think he's talented, but apparently he's quite a prick. I hated his take on "Hello".

Where have you been reading the dirt? hehe I want to hear some of the behind-the-scenes shit talking and whatnot that was referred to earlier, but the discussion never developed. I haven't exactly sought out the info, but I am sure it's there.

DJariya
03-06-08, 01:12 PM
Brooke White for me is easily the cream of the crop of these girls. Her rendition of Love is a Battlefield was very good and I loved that she took a chance and made the song her own and more contemporary, especially with the acoustic guitar.

If Carly didn't have the Tats on her right arm, I would probably like her more. They are just an eye sore to look at.

I cannot stand people trying to cover Whitney and Celine, because for me it will always sound like 2nd rate Karaoke. Asiah'H and Syesha need to stay away from that, even vocally Syesha sounded good.

SleepyW
03-06-08, 01:28 PM
I think I'm the only one not enjoying the Carly love-fest. I don't like her. She butchered that song last night - she had to break a note into 2 separate notes and it was completely horrible to listen to. And those overly-pruned eyebrows and tat is WAY distracting for me. Don't like her. There are at least 3 other girls that have a better voice than her, but the judges keep drooling over Carly, so she'll probably stay for awhile.

Septemberbaby
03-06-08, 01:46 PM
I think I'm the only one not enjoying the Carly love-fest. I don't like her. She butchered that song last night - she had to break a note into 2 separate notes and it was completely horrible to listen to. And those overly-pruned eyebrows and tat is WAY distracting for me. Don't like her. There are at least 3 other girls that have a better voice than her, but the judges keep drooling over Carly, so she'll probably stay for awhile.

You're not the only one. I don't get what's so great about her either. She sounds like a million other girls out there. :shrug:
Amanda really needs to go. She's like a one hit wonder.

Jadzia
03-06-08, 02:04 PM
Amanda really needs to go. She's like a one hit wonder.

What was her hit? I thought she always sucked.

Mok
03-06-08, 02:10 PM
I see itunes is not yet selling this weeks songs. I guess they learned there lesson, since it kind of gives away who is the least favorite before the votes are counted. I know not everyone shops itunes, but it kind of can give you a good gauge who is going to go.

B.A.
03-06-08, 02:33 PM
I just sent my picks in: Luke/Danny/Kady/Asia'h

DVD Josh
03-06-08, 02:51 PM
I just sent my picks in: Luke/Danny/Kady/Asia'h

Mine are close. I can't decide between that girl that did Against All Odds and Asia'h.

Too bad about Kady, she is unbelievably gorgeous.

Septemberbaby
03-06-08, 03:03 PM
What was her hit? I thought she always sucked.


Me too! But something got her through to this far.

magiccmom
03-06-08, 03:20 PM
I think I'm the only one not enjoying the Carly love-fest. I don't like her. She butchered that song last night - she had to break a note into 2 separate notes and it was completely horrible to listen to. And those overly-pruned eyebrows and tat is WAY distracting for me. Don't like her. There are at least 3 other girls that have a better voice than her, but the judges keep drooling over Carly, so she'll probably stay for awhile.
Nope, I've never liked her from day one. She does nothing for me, talent wise or personality wise.

Found this interesting!
http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/06/idol-record-execs-were-into-the-guys/

Heat
03-06-08, 04:44 PM
Blake Lewis will be singing one of his songs tonight, "How Many Words". It'll be interesting to hear him again.

Any word on who the mentor will be for next week?

SleepyW
03-06-08, 05:07 PM
What was her hit?
Her car accident.

TomOpus
03-06-08, 06:09 PM
I think I'm the only one not enjoying the Carly love-fest. I don't like her. She butchered that song last night - she had to break a note into 2 separate notes and it was completely horrible to listen to. And those overly-pruned eyebrows and tat is WAY distracting for me. Don't like her. There are at least 3 other girls that have a better voice than her, but the judges keep drooling over Carly, so she'll probably stay for awhile. Fine. More Carly for me. :D

das Monkey
03-06-08, 07:10 PM
I ah-I ah-I ah-I ah-I ah-I'm so freakin' thankful for TiVo.

das

zuffy
03-06-08, 07:16 PM
Blake suck.

das Monkey
03-06-08, 07:21 PM
I don't think you could put it any better than that.

das

das Monkey
03-06-08, 07:32 PM
:( She had the talent. She just couldn't translate it to the stage when America was watching. She certainly is more mature than her age and will probably find some limited success in the long run (even though she's butchering the hell out of this final performance).

das

magiccmom
03-06-08, 07:41 PM
Danny is soooo pissed right now. He has the evil eye going.

zuffy
03-06-08, 07:47 PM
Wow, Amanda made it to the top 12. Kind of sad she will be advancing over Asiah or KLC, even though I don't like those 2 either.

das Monkey
03-06-08, 07:52 PM
:( :(

zuffy
03-06-08, 07:57 PM
Danny is gone :banana:

dadaluholla
03-06-08, 08:06 PM
Pretty sad Danny had to go just so they could have the mediocre token black guy in the 12.

Patman
03-06-08, 08:13 PM
Well, not all that surprising (the final 12) given the performances from the past 2 nights, but Danny could have tortured Simon week after week if he was able to make it, but it didn't happen.

I think even Amanda knows what sort of average singer she is, she had very little emotion about being pushed through to the top 12.

das Monkey
03-06-08, 08:15 PM
Pretty sad Danny had to go just so they could have the mediocre token black guy in the 12.
:shrug: Danny killed himself by choosing boring songs that didn't showcase his talent. His obnoxious attention-whoring didn't help, but he did it to himself with those awful performances. I'd much rather have Chikezie at this point. He's at least maximizing his talent and going for it every week instead of wasting it to mug for the camera.

das

dadaluholla
03-06-08, 08:27 PM
Yeah...I guess you're right. Damn you das for making me take a rational outlook on the american idol competition!
:hairpull: ;)
Still, I think Jacuzzi Uzi is nothing but this year's George Huff, who most people will have to look up on google just to remember who he was, since he was so BLAH.

GuessWho
03-06-08, 08:30 PM
At least Huff had a last name :)

mwbmis
03-06-08, 08:44 PM
Well, I got all four right. I think ultimately Kady wasn't quite ready for this type of competition. Who knows where she would be in a few years, b/c clearly she has talent. Too bad you can't try again. She'll have to make it on her own.

Asia'h wasn't a surprise, but I'll say this about the beleaguered Amanda. People can vote for whomever they want, but it does irritate me that someone who obviously does not want to be there is in the top twelve. That's taking away someone else's dream, and I think both Asia'h and Kady are better than her anyway. It's disappointing. If she doesn't want to be there then she should drop out.

No real losses on the guys side though it did make it a tough night for Ramiele losing her two best friends (Kady and Danny). Though she should have been prepared for both.

popatlaal
03-06-08, 09:10 PM
Blake Lewis' performance:
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Danny Noriega Voted Out and Exit Song:
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Kady Malloy Voted Out and Exit Song:
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Asia'h Epperson Voted Out and Exit Song:
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SexualPudding
03-06-08, 09:34 PM
Damn, Kady's juggs were on hit tonight.

B.A.
03-06-08, 09:52 PM
Kady should have known better and used those boobs to her advantage.

TwineTime
03-06-08, 10:05 PM
This show just got very boring.

B.A.
03-06-08, 10:05 PM
Maybe Paula will cry herself dry and die of the dehydration.

brainee
03-06-08, 10:11 PM
Danny is gone :banana:

More like :sad: He was such a great source of freak-show entertainment. Yeah, his performances sucked - but since when do you watch AI to hear good singing? -ptth-

I think das' analysis is spot on though - Danny has only himself to blame. The guy has a pretty good voice - better than a number of guys still left. He just went so overboard with the camp and attitude. There are going to be a lot of sad bananas at VFTW. Oh well ... there's still Amanda! :)

candyrocket786
03-06-08, 10:14 PM
This show just got very boring.

No Fucking Shit :mad:

I'm done watching for the season. :down:

Ranger
03-06-08, 10:28 PM
Danny is gone :banana:
Yep, I still liked the hand wave he did as the host was trying to torment him.

TwineTime
03-06-08, 11:13 PM
More like :sad: He was such a great source of freak-show entertainment. Yeah, his performances sucked - but since when do you watch AI to hear good singing? -ptth-

I think das' analysis is spot on though - Danny has only himself to blame. The guy has a pretty good voice - better than a number of guys still left. He just went so overboard with the camp and attitude. There are going to be a lot of sad bananas at VFTW. Oh well ... there's still Amanda! :)

Danny going overboard with the camp and attitude is precisely what made him memorable. It's the reason I'm so sad he's gone.

Danny without a sense of humor/adventure = David Hernandez.

brainee
03-06-08, 11:55 PM
Has AI ever had anyone in the voting rounds as flamboyantly gay as Danny? That can't be helping his popularity in the conservative parts of the US.

davidh777
03-07-08, 02:15 AM
I predicted all four as well.

I liked Kady from the start but she just didn't perform. Agree that Danny should have shown better as well.

Tired of Amanda and tired of Carly, who needs to change things up once in a while by wearing sleeves and a different facial expression.

scoot95
03-07-08, 06:42 AM
Well, I got all four right. I think ultimately Kady wasn't quite ready for this type of competition. Who knows where she would be in a few years, b/c clearly she has talent.


Playboy -pray- :fc: -other-

Daytripper
03-07-08, 07:21 AM
:shrug: Danny killed himself by choosing boring songs that didn't showcase his talent. His obnoxious attention-whoring didn't help, but he did it to himself with those awful performances. I'd much rather have Chikezie at this point. He's at least maximizing his talent and going for it every week instead of wasting it to mug for the camera.

das


Get ready to see him on Ellen.

mphtrilogy
03-07-08, 07:36 AM
Has AI ever had anyone in the voting rounds as flamboyantly gay as Danny? That can't be helping his popularity in the conservative parts of the US.

Clay?

Danny just seemed like a jerk.. end of story.

SleepyW
03-07-08, 08:34 AM
Fine. More Carly for me. :D
No!! Say it ain't so! From Kat McPhee to Carly? :( Tom, Tom, Tom.....come on!

I agree with the few others that are bored with this show now....especially with Amanda moving on. There should be a rule where the judges can intervene and overrule 1 vote for people getting into the top 12/top 10. But I don't know how they say this is the best crop of talent.....most of these kids are very mediocre and don't know how to pick a good song.

And yeah, Blake was bad bad bad.

Patman
03-07-08, 08:45 AM
Is this the first season to have 2 people with the same last name in the top 12?

Danny was simply immature in a flamboyant way. He might wise up, or just continue on being dismissive whenever criticism comes his way (he's a prime example of someone who doesn't think his sh!t stinks).

BDLOU
03-07-08, 08:50 AM
It's not too hard to figure out why Kady and Danny went. Both came off as full of themselves. In Kady's case, I don't think she really was. If people don't like you personally, then you better have incredible talent.

Groucho
03-07-08, 08:55 AM
I was surprised to learn that Asia'h's father had died two days before the audition. I wonder why they hadn't brought that up before last night?

Goldberg74
03-07-08, 09:32 AM
I was surprised to learn that Asia'h's father had died two days before the audition. I wonder why they hadn't brought that up before last night?
I'm pretty sure that they did bring that up during the auditions. I remember some girl making it through to Hollywood that had that story.

SoSpacey
03-07-08, 09:58 AM
yeah, i thought they beat that story to death.

Double_Oh_7
03-07-08, 10:11 AM
Has AI ever had anyone in the voting rounds as flamboyantly gay as Danny?

Sanjaya?

das Monkey
03-07-08, 10:18 AM
I was surprised to learn that Asia'h's father had died two days before the audition. I wonder why they hadn't brought that up before last night?
Hey! I barely have enough material for a 12-second set, so back off my routine!

das

superdeluxe
03-07-08, 10:59 AM
No Fucking Shit :mad:

I'm done watching for the season. :down:

cya.

superdeluxe
03-07-08, 11:01 AM
I'm pretty sure that they did bring that up during the auditions. I remember some girl making it through to Hollywood that had that story.


I think he was being sarcastic...

rabbit77
03-07-08, 11:04 AM
I was surprised to learn that Asia'h's father had died two days before the audition. I wonder why they hadn't brought that up before last night?

http://www.breambugs.com/images/uploads/popperanddropper_003.JPG

Heat
03-07-08, 12:30 PM
Wow. MSNBC has a poll asking “Who is your favorite of the final 12 on "American Idol"?”. After about 18,500 votes, here are the results:

David Archuleta, 40%
David Cook, 9.2%
Jason Castro, 9.0%
Michael Johns, 8.7%
Brooke White, 8.2%
Carly Smithson, 7.3%
Ramiele Malubay, 4.3%
David Hernandez, 3.8%
Amanda Overmyer, 3.7%
Kristi Lee Cook, 2.5%
Syesha Mercado, 2.4%
Chikezie, 0.4%

OK, a few things here. First, David Archuleta is far and away the favorite – doesn’t mean he will win of course, but he is the odds on favorite and has pretty much locked up a spot in the final two. Also notice that the four top favorites are guys, and that Syesha Mercado is next to last. I would have thought that she was more popular, great looks and voice.

Patman
03-07-08, 12:36 PM
What will be interesting, though, is when contestants are getting booted off, in whose direction do their fanbase's votes go towards. I would think as more girls leave in the first 4 weeks of the top 12, I would think Brooke and Carly will get those votes, moreso than the guys (David C., Michael, and Jason), which could push them past the guys in the late rounds for a second place finish against Archuleta.

SleepyW
03-07-08, 01:23 PM
Looks like girl hotness doesn't guarantee a pass anymore on AI. Kady, IMO, was the hottest girl in the group, and Kristi is #2 in hotness and she's near the bottom. And in that poll, Chikezie doesn't have a last name - WTF?

Daytripper
03-07-08, 01:43 PM
I didn't want this turning into TOO much of a freak show. Like last year with Sanjaya. So I'm glad Nancy Noriega is gone.

Daytripper
03-07-08, 01:45 PM
Clay?

Danny just seemed like a jerk.. end of story.

Sure, everyone knew/knows both are gay. But Danny was over the top flamboyant.

mphtrilogy
03-07-08, 01:50 PM
Wow. MSNBC has a poll asking “Who is your favorite of the final 12 on "American Idol"?”. After about 18,500 votes, here are the results:

David Archuleta, 40%
David Cook, 9.2%
Jason Castro, 9.0%
Michael Johns, 8.7%
Brooke White, 8.2%
Carly Smithson, 7.3%
Ramiele Malubay, 4.3%
David Hernandez, 3.8%
Amanda Overmyer, 3.7%
Kristi Lee Cook, 2.5%
Syesha Mercado, 2.4%
Chikezie, 0.4%

OK, a few things here. First, David Archuleta is far and away the favorite – doesn’t mean he will win of course, but he is the odds on favorite and has pretty much locked up a spot in the final two. Also notice that the four top favorites are guys, and that Syesha Mercado is next to last. I would have thought that she was more popular, great looks and voice.


My March Madness Predictions:

1) David Archuleta: Finals ** Winner **
2) Brooke White: Finals
3) Michael Johns: Final 4
4) Ramiele Malubay: Sleeper Surprising Final 4
5) David Cook: Booted at 5
6) Jason Castro, Booted at 6
7) Syesha Mercado she makes it to 7.. needs a show stopper soon to extend her stay.. ** deep sleeper wildcard **
8) Carly Smithson, Booted at 8 .. Shocker
9) Amanda Overmyer, Vote for the Worst gets her to week 9
10) David Hernandez, Booted at 10.. lap dancing collateral damage
11) Kristi Lee Cook, Booted at 11, barring a country girl song run and maximum cleavage wich could extend her stay and flip flop her with Syesha
12) Chikezie: Booted next week, it was an honor just to be nominated

Lastblade
03-07-08, 02:03 PM
I am impressed that Fox can stretch the results show out to an hour.

DVD Josh
03-07-08, 02:22 PM
My March Madness Predictions:

1) David Archuleta: Finals ** Winner **
2) Brooke White: Finals
3) Michael Johns: Final 4
4) Ramiele Malubay: Sleeper Surprising Final 4
5) David Cook: Booted at 5
6) Jason Castro, Booted at 6
7) Syesha Mercado she makes it to 7.. needs a show stopper soon to extend her stay.. ** deep sleeper wildcard **
8) Carly Smithson, Booted at 8 .. Shocker
9) Amanda Overmyer, Vote for the Worst gets her to week 9
10) David Hernandez, Booted at 10.. lap dancing collateral damage
11) Kristi Lee Cook, Booted at 11, barring a country girl song run and maximum cleavage wich could extend her stay and flip flop her with Syesha
12) Chikezie: Booted next week, it was an honor just to be nominated

At least you got 1 right.

davidh777
03-07-08, 03:20 PM
And in that poll, Chikezie doesn't have a last name - WTF?

Chikezie stopped using his last name when he made the top 24

brainee
03-07-08, 03:27 PM
Chikezie stopped using his last name when he made the top 24

Anyone else notice the awkward pause by Ryan when reading out the names of the final 12. He paced it so Chikezie would have a last name, then must have remember at the last second and there's just silence :)

TwineTime
03-07-08, 03:45 PM
Anyone else notice the awkward pause by Ryan when reading out the names of the final 12. He paced it so Chikezie would have a last name, then must have remember at the last second and there's just silence :)

It was an awkward pause because they just removed the audio of Ryan saying Eze. They just reused the same footage and audio from the end of the Top 24 selection episode, when he still had a last name.

PerryD
03-07-08, 05:32 PM
One problem of Danny getting voted out is that he won't be on the tour. He's a guaranteed draw of millions of pre-teen girls, just like Sanjaya was last year. Even if he was the first to go on the top-12, I'm sure he would have gotten an enthusiastic reception during his portion of the tour.

Charlie Goose
03-07-08, 05:46 PM
Happily surprised that Danny was eliminated. Same with Asia'h.

I don't want to sound like a shill, but this is probably the best top 12 the show has ever had. And maybe the most obnoxious, but we can't have everything can we?

rkndkn
03-07-08, 06:45 PM
One problem of Danny getting voted out is that he won't be on the tour. He's a guaranteed draw of millions of pre-teen girls, just like Sanjaya was last year. Even if he was the first to go on the top-12, I'm sure he would have gotten an enthusiastic reception during his portion of the tour.

He would have had to make the Top 10 to go on tour, but yes, he would have been a big draw.

nightwing82
03-07-08, 08:17 PM
I think David Archuleta will win but he has no appeal on top 40 radio. Maybe they can market him to Radio Disney.

SexualPudding
03-07-08, 08:30 PM
LOL @ Nancy Noriega.

creekdipper
03-08-08, 05:37 AM
One problem of Danny getting voted out is that he won't be on the tour. He's a guaranteed draw of millions of pre-teen girls, just like Sanjaya was last year. Even if he was the first to go on the top-12, I'm sure he would have gotten an enthusiastic reception during his portion of the tour.

Danny is a perfect draw for the preteen girls. He's cute, he's "safe", and he will listen to them (unlike their goofy real-life boyfriends). How could life get any better for them?

Someone queried why Simon seemed to have it in for Kady. Perhaps she rejected his offer to come by his suite for some late-night coaching and inspection of her "lung capacity". :drool:

Although I couldn't stand Luke's singing (and song choice...what more dated material could you pick than Wham! Perfect choice for an 'oldies' revue, which is Luke's forte), I did like his good-natured acceptance of his fate. Maybe he realized that he was in over his head or maybe he's just a good guy, but he seemed genuinely just "glad to be here" and didn't appear to be crushed or have hard feelings. Judging from Thurs. night alone, he has a good attitude about the whole thing.

Regarding Amanda's dispirited demeanor, it is puzzling...almost as if her disastrous performance last week & all the public criticism has broken her spirit & she just wants to tank it, strap on her Harley & doo-rag, and pull a Then Came Bronson. Hope that her DUI offense was just a result of too much partying one night; otherwise, someone needs to be looking out for her. She seems almost depressed after her performances (although, having to tape those "solo dancing" segments could depress anyone over 12).

We like trying to see which contestants are liked by the others (judging from their reactions when they don't know the camera is on them...although a smart contestant would know that they're potentially "on" any time they're out there). Seemed that the guys didn't have a lot of love for Michael Johns when he joined the Stool Crowd (and he didn't even look back at Danny & Chikeze when he got the good news and left them). Sometimes it seems that the other guys kind of shun Little David (although it has sometimes come after the judges have slobbered over him).

Seems that Carly has tried to take a Big Sister approach to the younger contestants (she even hugged Amanda when the latter dejectedly joined the other "winners"). Whether it's real or feigned, it will get some votes.

Are there any good AI exposes that reveal the dirt behind the smiles?

Goldberg74
03-08-08, 06:24 PM
From now on David Archuleta will be called "Giggles (http://www.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/03/07/tv.idol.archuleta.ap/index.html)".

Ranger
03-08-08, 06:42 PM
Is next week supposed to be the 90s? What about after that?

spoon81
03-08-08, 07:38 PM
No, next week is the songs of Lennon/McCartney, followed by "theme" nights, probably with the mentors.

Patman
03-08-08, 09:54 PM
Anyone heard these Kady Malloy tracks on a myspace fan page:

http://www.myspace.com/kadymalloyfans

I find her singing listenable for the pop/easy listening genre, and none feature any vocal pyrotechnics that would dampen her overall performance of the songs.

What I am hating about AI for female contestants is that they all seem to think they need to showcase that big-time diva voice (a la Celine, Whitney, Mariah, etc), but if they could just convince the girls that the world wouldn't end if they didn't have the pipes for the songs that need the huge vocals, and just let them feel comfortable singing to their own strengths, we'd get better performances out of them. At least Brooke White understands her limitations and finds songs that fit her vocal range and stylings.

Listening the cuts by Kady reinforces my hope that the gals step back and find the smaller, more "safe" song (Simon be damned) that allow them to connect with the song on a more emotional level without fearing that the added anxiety that they won't be able to pull off the huge long notes, which affects the rest of their performance.

das Monkey
03-08-08, 10:22 PM
From that interview (and her parting comments), it's obvious she didn't get it. Everything Simon said about her was not only completely accurate but the primary reason she didn't advance in the show. His opinion <i>is</i> more important, simply because he's the only person on that show actually telling people what they did wrong and how to get better. Sure, he's a dick about it, but he's spot on nearly every time. It's the contestants who listen to Simon and make small adjustments to their performance while retaining their own personality who go far.

And Simon's right there with you, <b>Patman</b>. Almost every time someone tries to go all super-diva on the stage, he tears them apart. The easiest way to earn his scorn is to perform a Celine or Whitney song without drastically changing the arrangement. In fact, he's proven very forgiving of vocal imperfections if the performance was believable emotionally (probably because he knows he can fix the notes in the studio, but not the personality).

I think it's just youth. Most of these girls are at the age where they think they know everything and probably grew up watching <i>American Idol</i> and perceiving Simon as the asshole instead of the only one on that show with a clue. They're more likely to gravitate to the sycophantic praise of Paula than the harsh honesty of Simon. And maybe that's a good thing to weed those people out. The winner of this competition will face a lot more Simons than Paulas (until s/he goes to rehab).

das

rabbit77
03-08-08, 11:40 PM
you guys write so well about such banality... Das and Patman, do you have any articles out there I can read not related to tv shows?

jpdude
03-09-08, 09:08 PM
Words can't even describe how much i loathe Chikezie, I hope he's sent packing next week. I was really cheering for Danny, who was a MUCH better vocalist.

I wonder if there's any hope of a wildcard show this season? That would be awesome! I wish they'd bring back Josiah Lemming.