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Old February 12th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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Kai Kalama made it through. He looks Hawaiian to me

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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:15 PM
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After watching the DVR of last night's show cutting it down to the final 36...
I think that the annoying drama queen Tatiana and the punky pierced prancer Nathaniel were both put into the top 36 just for ratings. They'll be controversial, outrageous, amusing, but mostly just annoying. Neither one of them has a snowball's chance in Lahaina.
Females may make it to the top 10, but the winner will be a guy.
Anoop Desai will make it to the top 10.
Scott MacIntyre (the blind guy) and Michael Sarver (the oil rig worker) will both make it to the top 5.
Danny Gokey will make it to the top 3. He's the kinda nerdy guy with glasses that Tutu mentioned in post #10 and I agreed in #11.
But the winner for this season will be Adam Lambert, the semi punk rocker with very black hair. I'd pick him to win based on his great voice alone, but he also has the look, the attitude, and the stage style. He's shown a good variety of vocal styles, even this early in the game, so unless he somehow screws up big time, he'll win.
Go to Vegas and place your bets on that. By this time in season 4, I'd already posted that I picked Carrie Underwood to win it all. Wish I'd bet on that one.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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[...]By this time in season 4, I'd already posted that I picked Carrie Underwood to win it all. Wish I'd bet on that one.
Simon, on one of the talk shows, picked Carrie prior to the airing of season 4. Her audition was incredible. As an aside, the gown she wore to last week-end's Grammys and her performance wardrobe were both incredible. I don't know who her stylist is but that person deserves an award of his/her own. Carrie looks fantastic every time I see her...never over the top, always spot on, classy while still sexy. Someone is taking really good care of her. What a great success story she's been...the whole point of AI.

I'm not going to predict who will make it to what place but I do feel Danny (the recent widower) and Scott will make it into the top 10 based on sympathy votes. IOW, they might go further than they would without their back stories. That said, I think they're both talented enough to get that far but I feel Danny is the better singer of the 2. I will, however, predict that as the weeks go by Danny's look will morph more than most...kinda the Clay Aiken effect!!!

I'd guess that the top 36 have to be a somewhat precise mix of ethnicities, gender, age, quirkiness vs "the look", a couple of great back stories, a couple of eye brow raisers and music genre. Sure, ability falls in there but it probably becomes more of a tie breaker, imnsho! It's really, really tough to make those decisions. My analogy is when I cast extras. Using the same # (36), I've had similar criteria (except singing!) thrown at me. It's becomes a 36 piece puzzle where none of the pieces fit but my job is to make them fit! Watching the judges go thru that process got my stomach in knots!!!
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Old February 13th, 2009, 02:03 PM
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oh my.

Kai's fan group has already decided to call themselves "Kai's Kahunas"

http://myidol.americanidol.com/go/th...S?num=10&pg=13

I linked to the last page but there are 12 more in front of it.
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2/18 results
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The second group of 12 performed last night, and the top three will be announced tonight.
My prediction is Allison Iraheta, the 16 year old redhead... Megan Joy Corkrey, the blonde with the arm tattoo... and the person I picked to win the entire season, Adam Lambert.
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Those were my top 3 last night, too.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 01:24 AM
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Those were my top 3 last night, too.
Well, we got two out of three. Megan should've have easily beaten that guy Kris.
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Old February 27th, 2009, 02:59 AM
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Megan might be brought back as a wild card. And, yes, she was better than Kris.
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Old March 4th, 2009, 02:09 AM
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Boring. Very boring.
The R&B singer Lil Round won the night, followed by blonde country singer Kendall Beard. Neither of them will ultimately win the show, and they may not even make the final ten.
The other ten tonight were just... boring.
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Wild card...
Tatiana...
Nuthin' but a ratings ploy! Ugh!
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Old March 6th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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My DVR cut off the last few minutes of last night's episode. I didn't get to see the final wildcard pick.

I went online & it looks like they picked 2 so there are now 13 finalists, right?
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Right, 13 finalists. The extra one was Anoop.
Thank gawd the judges had the sense to bring back Megan, the one TutuSue and I mentioned earlier.
And THANK GAWD that drama queen Tatiana got booted off. I agree with Tutu that it was just a ratings ploy. The producers probably insisted on it. I almost feel sorry for her -- she clearly has some emotional issues, and being booted off not once but twice may have done harm to her clearly fragile mental state. And just for the sake of ratings? Cruel.
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I'm guessing 13 finalists means a double elimination for week one. Talk about drama
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Old March 11th, 2009, 03:29 AM
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I stand by what I said a month ago in post #27, and there's only one reason to watch AI Season 8 -- Adam Lambert. None of the others are anywhere close.
I predict that he'll be one of the last to perform each week. Otherwise, I think a lot of viewers would switch channels right after he sings.
Also, there's going to be some announcement tomorrow night about a change in the competition. Simon said the voters may not like it. My guess is that the judges will now have a say in the results. Ya think?
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I thought AI was for non-professional singers? I saw a couple of youtube videos of Adam Lambert that make it seem like he was a professional singer.
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I think a professional singer is anyone who receives payment in exchange for services so that would eliminate the bulk of the contestants, I think.

Adam's been acting in theater. Don't know if AI still eliminates potential contestants if they've recorded a CD.
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I like Adam, I was just curious about how "professional" one can be and still compete *g*
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No comments on last weeks show? The country theme. Adam's version of Johnny Cash's "Ring Of Fire" was very strange and bizarre, but it still showed off his amazing voice. Alexis got the boot.
So how'd you like last night, with the Motown theme? That 16-year-old girl Allison was the only other one besides Adam that impressed me. Lil Rounds was a disappointment; Motown should have been her chance to really shine.
I think Michael Sarver the oil rig guy and Megan Joy with the arm tattoo will both be in the bottom two and it will probably be Megan who gets the boot.
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I didn't see last week's show but did tune in last night. The guys definitely outshined the gals...except for Alison. She was great. So was Adam and Matt Giraud. I thought Anoop did a very decent job, too.

Megan's song was a train wreck. Think that's how Simon also described it. It's time for her to go home. Pretty gal, tho', but why such an extreme tattoo? Possibly a generation gap thingie on my part?!
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I've been following the show as well I find these two contestants strong enough to be the final two even at this stage, Adam and Allison.
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The best thing they did this season was not worrying about the even male/female ratio. The best singers made it to the top 13. A lot of good singers this year. My big beef with AI is that the themes need to be updated. Motown night is so dull. Hopefully this week's rumored theme, the iTunes top 100, will be more exciting.
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[...]My big beef with AI is that the themes need to be updated. Motown night is so dull. [...]
This is such an individual preference and, in some cases, generational. I, for example, love Motown night (generational?), but could do without Country night (preference!). How would you like to see the themes/genres revamped?
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This is such an individual preference and, in some cases, generational. I, for example, love Motown night (generational?), but could do without Country night (preference!). How would you like to see the themes/genres revamped?
Why not have America vote for the themes? I would also like to see the actual vote count posted for each contestant on elimination night it would make it more exciting. You know like a BIG tally board
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