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Old March 31st, 2009, 01:33 AM
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:26 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but this week a lot of the singers sounded "tinny". Just this week. As if they are using a different microphone system or the acoustics are different this week from other weeks or something.
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Old April 1st, 2009, 02:36 AM
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Each season, once narrowed down to the top 10, one contestant, to me, becomes a break-out finalist and my favorite whether s/he wins or not...Fantasia w/"Summertime", Blake Lewis w/"Virtual Insanity", David Cook w/"Billy Jean", for instance.

Up 'til tonight I've favored Adam and Alison. Then, along came Chris Allen w/"Ain't No Sunshine". Wow! I'm now his newest cheerleader!
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Old April 4th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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Kris did great last week, and of course so did Adam. Kris is a good singer, Adam is a great singer. His vocal range is astounding, and he has professional stage presence to boot. Nobody else this season is even close. He's likely the best singer ever on AI, with only Carrie Underwood being close.
I wasn't surprised that Megan was voted off, and I was disappointed in her immature behavior.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:08 PM
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I wasn't surprised about Scott being voted off last night. Down to 7 now.
I also wasn't surprised that Adam was the last to sing on Tuesday night. Good for the ratings to save the best for last. If he sang first, a whole lot of people would change chanels, methinks.
One thing about AI that I've never liked are the group performances on the results nights. Just awful.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:34 PM
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I was surprised that they were overtime on the show. I would think they have people watching the time carefully. The uproar over people who recorded the show and cut off Lambert's performance didn't hurt Lambert but it might have hurt one of the other performers if their performance was cut off.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:44 AM
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Lambert's performance Tues. night was incredible. Ditto for Alison and Matt. This is an interesting season. By now I usually have a favorite who I stick with for the remainder of the season. Not so this time!
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Old April 10th, 2009, 12:57 PM
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ref: running overtime - we've made it a practice to set the dvr to record the show after anything we want to watch later - MANY shows doing this (house, lost, etc.)
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Old April 10th, 2009, 01:01 PM
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I think Lambert is by far the best overall musician in addition to being a great vocalist - there's a difference. Also very good at restrained mahalos (feigned humility?) in the face of judge's continuing overboard praise. Someone in our house asked this week - the guy's 27, how come he hasn't been on AI before this, and/or already been recording/performing?
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Old April 29th, 2009, 01:46 AM
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Wow! Whatta night this is turning out to be and it's not even over. Great genre...much to my surprise. Lovin' it!

ETA...Now that tonight's show is over...DOUBLE WOW!!! This was one of my all time favorite AI nights. Glad to hear credit given where credit was due. Jamie Foxx. He took the Rat Pack genre and brought the best out of the 5 remaining contestants. Remarkable.

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Old May 9th, 2009, 03:07 AM
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Are three dudes and Susan Boyle the final four on Idol?
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:44 AM
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And the winner is ...

Put your remote on pause!
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Old May 20th, 2009, 03:51 PM
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Well, we know the winner won't be Susan Boyle!
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Old May 20th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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After watching the DVR of last night's show cutting it down to the final 36...
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.
I wrote that in post #27 almost 3-1/2 months ago, on February 12. Pretty much nailed it right on the head, but I'm surprised that Kris beat Danny to make it into the final two with Adam.
Adam should win the finale tonight, but... Kris will probably pick up the votes that would've gone to Danny and the Adam fans may have felt he has such a lock that they didn't even need to vote, so... I dunno.
We'll know in a few hours.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:50 PM
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I got accidentally spoiled on the results from a headline of an online news article. grrrr.
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Me, too, Adri. I've avoided yahoo news, etc., but it was a Facebook friend who spilled the beans. %#$*&^%#$
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I've never seen TuTu this mad! Somebody gonna get whack whacks fo shua.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 11:37 PM
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I've never seen TuTu this mad! Somebody gonna get whack whacks fo shua.
Yes, my LA friend, Ryan, will get a big WHACK WHACK! Still, if I'd put a little thought into it, I would've stayed away from Facebook like I was staying away from my Yahoo mail page! I guess I'm so used to spoilers on HT that I just didn't think about Facebook. POOP!

I'll watch anyway 'cuz my daughter is in that audience of 7000. She has long brown hair. If any of you see her, please PM me!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 03:01 AM
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No surprise, unfortunately!
Thought Rod Stewart just plain ol' stunk!
Loved Adam with Kiss. For once Adam's eyeliner looked understated!
Wasn't aware until tonight that David Cook's brother passed away 2 weeks ago. I remember him sitting in the audience last year. David is such a trouper.
All in all...whatta show. Can't wait to hear my annual, second hand account. I expect a phone call any minute...if she's still awake!
And...almost 100 million votes cast last night, alone!
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Old May 21st, 2009, 08:09 AM
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No surprise, unfortunately!
And...almost 100 million votes cast last night, alone!
Interesting tutu. According to this article the numbers for AI are down.
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Interesting tutu. According to this article the numbers for AI are down.
Those are the ratings and viewer numbers. The 100 million number (in this case, a little less) refers to the number of votes cast. Viewers are allowed to cast multiple votes...which Hawaii certainly did a few seasons ago when we had 2 contestants in the top 10!
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Like you folks, I too had heard the final result before the show aired here. I haven't seen the finale show yet, as I was doing something else last night, but I have it on the DVR and will watch it later today or tonight.
I have a hunch it was actually better for Adam that he didn't win. He obviously is going to have a pretty amazing career, and it's well known that the major record labels will be fighting to get Adam on a contract. If he had won the finale, he would've been forced to sign a deal with the AI folks, but by coming in second he can do whatever he wants.
And quite frankly, winning the AI title doesn't help with an actual career, it just helps with the publicity factor. (And not much, at that.) It's a minorly interesting title to claim but doesn't guarantee any success in the business, as we've seen with some of the earlier winners.
It's going to be interesting to watch Adam's progress from here. Will he be the person who finally replaces Freddie Mercury as the lead singer for QUEEN, or... ?
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Old May 21st, 2009, 04:22 PM
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/snip I have a hunch it was actually better for Adam that he didn't win. He obviously is going to have a pretty amazing career, and it's well known that the major record labels will be fighting to get Adam on a contract. If he had won the finale, he would've been forced to sign a deal with the AI folks, but by coming in second he can do whatever he wants.
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It's going to be interesting to watch Adam's progress from here. Will he be the person who finally replaces Freddie Mercury as the lead singer for QUEEN, or... ?
I agree that it's probably better for Adam to have gotten all this exposure but not be stuck with the AI contract. I heard someone asked Gene Simmons if KISS would want Adam to perform with them and Simmons said that he thought Adam would do better with Queen.
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Is it too late to vote for Bikini Girl?
Who won the Bikini-off with Paula?
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Is it too late to vote for Bikini Girl?
Who won the Bikini-off with Paula?
I don't know about Paula, but good gawd, Kara's body (exposed for charity, down to a bikini) and her voice put Bikini Girl to shame. Then there's the, what, 20 year age difference?
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