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Old 02-15-2013, 08:18 PM   #41
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Yes, it is odd that at that level that they need to resort to writing lyrics on hands and arms.

I thought Nicki's reactions to those who were doing it were priceless. I wasn't a fan of her at first but she is growing on me - once you get past her appearance, I think she has the potential to be a good judge. I like her candor - DW thinks she has the potential to be Simon reincarnated.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:55 AM   #42
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Am I the only one who has never watched the American Idol show ? :-)
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+2 That was a special "moment" but it is early and there is a long ways to go. It seems to me that the girls are rockin' this year.
+3 , loved her, said to DW, there is your next American Idol, but your right, its early and there is no predicting where these judges may go
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Been watching AI the last couple of nights. (Yes, I can "waste" time doing this because largely, in part, I am ER'd. So I can do whatever I want.) I think this season's three new judges are the best ever. They offer informed, intelligent, and helpful suggestions. They seem to know what they are talking about: with comments about music history and foundations, poise and look, presentation, emoting, etc.
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I thought Charlie Askew did a terrific job tonight with "Rocket Man". I doubt he'll win, but he sure put his all into this song and I love it when they do that.

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I thought last night was one of the best nights in recent memory at this stage of the competition. What a talented group of young women. A part of me wants to just let the guys go and let the 10 women battle it out over the next 10 weeks.
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I've only seen 60% of last night's show, but quite frankly, up until Angela got behind the piano, it was rather disappointing to me.
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I thought last night was one of the best nights in recent memory at this stage of the competition. What a talented group of young women. A part of me wants to just let the guys go and let the 10 women battle it out over the next 10 weeks.
+1, too bad that some very talented girls will get culled out now vs what the guys have to offer (at least based on my recollection of the young men). I suspect the difference will be more evident after tonight.
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Charlie Askew just fell apart during tonight's performance and the judges were not encouraging. I can't help but think something is going on behind the scenes. Anyway, I really hope he is voted through but he might not be.

I don't really have a favorite yet. It's fun to have two local New Orleans area singers among the top 20.

As for the girls, I hope Zoanette is voted off.
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...As for the girls, I hope Zoanette is voted off.
+1 I think her train wrecked last night. Good riddance.
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Charlie Askew just fell apart during tonight's performance and the judges were not encouraging. I can't help but think something is going on behind the scenes. Anyway, I really hope he is voted through but he might not be.

I don't really have a favorite yet. It's fun to have two local New Orleans area singers among the top 20.

As for the girls, I hope Zoanette is voted off.
I think Charlie has some obvious emotional issues. I hope he doesn't go over the deep end when voted off tonight.
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Great show tonight. I would say that most were outstanding - a couple would be on my time to go list but when we get to the top five or so it is going to be really hard. A lot of talent, especially on the girls side.
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Excellent performances last night; the Girls are pulling away.
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Excellent performances last night; the Girls are pulling away.
I agree. I don't see any of the guys having a serious career. Maybe the multi lingual guy just because of demographics.
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I agree. I don't see any of the guys having a serious career. Maybe the multi lingual guy just because of demographics.
I don't think sexual preference ought to be a factor.
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I am disappointed with the guys too, now that Charlie Askew has been eliminated.

Curtis Finch Jr. wasn't outstanding last night, IMO, but in previous performances I thought he was pretty good.

Our local New Orleans contestant, Burnell Taylor, is getting some local coverage and he is "the real deal". He seems like one of those people who grew up under less than ideal circumstances and has had little to no opportunity in life, but he has still managed to make the best of it. I think he is pretty talented too, but maybe his talent needs a few years before he is ready for AI.

I don't have a favorite yet although I did enjoy listening to most of the contestants.

Edited to add: A surprise sing-off with Charlie Askew! His rendition of "My Sky Blue Diamond" (his own song) was beautiful!
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Has anybody loaded and used the AI mobile app? I loaded it but when it said it would post in my name to a social networking site I decided not to use it. It seems as though it has the potential to skew the vote with the one click 50 vote option. People who use the phone for voting will be at a disadvantage IMO.
I wonder what the shows execs are thinking.
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They're probably thinking that most of the audience they concern themselves the most about has smartphones or tablets.

The Voice actually has the most logical voting approach: Considering paid iTunes downloads more heavily.

Since the music business is a business, and the prize is a recording contract, it would make most sense to me to make the whole voting system 100% a reflection of viewer purchases of downloads. I wouldn't get a vote, but that would be fine.
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The Voice actually has the most logical voting approach: Considering paid iTunes downloads more heavily.

Since the music business is a business, and the prize is a recording contract, it would make most sense to me to make the whole voting system 100% a reflection of viewer purchases of downloads. I wouldn't get a vote, but that would be fine.
I wonder who gets the Itunes royalty when a judge/mentor has his contestant sing one of their songs. Blake Shelton seemed to do that many times with his or his wife's music. As Randy would say, "Just saying man, you know".
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Heard Candice might do the Cure's "Love Song" tomorrow night. Might be brilliant. Adele did a great cover of this song:

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