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Old 05-14-2011, 03:02 PM   #181
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Haley's voice is weakest in the low range, so I think the start of the song will be underwhelming. The melody of the song is not a great melody, unlike I who have nothing which has a nice melody but angry/sad words, this song has an angry melody and angry words, I just don't think it will do anything to show off what a great singer she is, I think Adele type songs are better for showing her off.
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Check out this article and video about Scotty's official "top 3" home town visit. His Idol, Josh Turner, joined him on stage! I gotta hand it to Scotty - 17 years old and he handles himself like an old pro. His parents must be so proud of him

Scotty McCreery Surprised By Josh Turner At Homecoming Concert - Reality Rocks
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Although Ryan Seacrest never mentioned her in last night's TV program, despite introducing singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka from the front row of the live audience, did any others of you also see Mrs. Elvis Presley early in the show, when the camera panned the live audience? And, may I say, for a 65-year-old, Priscilla has perhaps the best plastic surgery job that money can buy.
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Haley didn't make it to the finale. But, as a 'Baby Boomer' who has enjoyed pop and "alternative" music all my life, I have been pleased to learn, from what she has shared these past few episodes, that her parents gave her a healthy musical education as she grew up. She's gonna do well as a professional musical entertainer in the years to come. You go, girl!
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Haley didn't make it to the finale. But, as a 'Baby Boomer' who has enjoyed pop and "alternative" music all my life, I have been pleased to learn, from what she has shared these past few episodes, that her parents gave her a healthy musical education as she grew up. She's gonna do well as a professional musical entertainer in the years to come. You go, girl!
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Scotty vs. Lauren is a snoozefest. They're nice kids, but I would have found a Haley vs. James finale much more interesting.
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Although Ryan Seacrest never mentioned her in last night's TV program, despite introducing singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka from the front row of the live audience, did any others of you also see Mrs. Elvis Presley early in the show, when the camera panned the live audience? And, may I say, for a 65-year-old, Priscilla has perhaps the best plastic surgery job that money can buy.
Yup, DH and I spotted her too. She does look good.
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And, may I say, for a 65-year-old, Priscilla has perhaps the best plastic surgery job that money can buy.
Actually, her (Elvis's!) money did not buy the best plastic surgery:

Cele|bitchy » Blog Archive » Priscilla Presley’s face is the result of a plastic surgery scam artist

TMZ has learned Priscilla Presley is the victim of a botched cosmetic procedure. What’s worse — it was at the hands of a gigolo who was sent to prison for perpetrating an injectable scam on Hollywood’s elite.

Priscilla, whose face looks … strange on “Dancing with the Stars,” went to Dr. Daniel Serrano around 2003. Serrano was a good-looking doc from Argentina who hooked into Hollywood’s social A-list and started giving them what he claimed were miracle injections that worked better than Botox.




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Scotty vs. Lauren is a snoozefest. They're nice kids, but I would have found a Haley vs. James finale much more interesting.
+1. Definitely.
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Scotty vs. Lauren is a snoozefest. They're nice kids, but I would have found a Haley vs. James finale much more interesting.
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I'll be watching next week not to see who wins (because I really don't care that much) but to see what guest stars perform.
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Scotty vs. Lauren is a snoozefest. They're nice kids, but I would have found a Haley vs. James finale much more interesting.
I'll agree with the other agreers. Haley's choice of "What is and what should never be" was awesome. Great song, with lots of opportunities for expression. And not your typical AI song at all, not at all. So that was very cool.


And even though I like Haley, I still find about 10-20% of every performance to just not be clicking with me. Like I said before, to my ears she slurs over the words in some lines and just does not convey the meaning, or she just loses it somewhere. Other performers nail every performance, and for me she hasn't. Still very good though. Subjective stuff, so it's hard to put in words.

Having her Dad play guitar was way cool though. He was great! I should check out his band - Wheeling, IL is in our general area so it should be easy to find a venue nearby that he plays. Though I'm sure they'll be packed now!

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I'll agree with the other agreers. Haley's choice of "What is and what should never be" was awesome. Great song, with lots of opportunities for expression. And not your typical AI song at all, not at all. So that was very cool.


And even though I like Haley, I still find about 10-20% of every performance to just not be clicking with me. Like I said before, to my ears she slurs over the words in some lines and just does not convey the meaning, or she just loses it somewhere. Other performers nail every performance, and for me she hasn't. Still very good though. Subjective stuff, so it's hard to put in words.

Having her Dad play guitar was way cool though. He was great! I should check out his band - Wheeling, IL is in our general area so it should be easy to find a venue nearby that he plays. Though I'm sure they'll be packed now!

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I think it was during the second song that Haley did Wednesday night that made me think she could have done a Maria Muldaur song quite well. Haley has the perfect tone and phrasing for that. (Anyone else think that Haley's dad looked like the brother of Michael McKean?)
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I think Lauren did a bit better tonight but Scotty will win. We'll see tomorrow night. Looking back on this season, I think this might be my favorite performance. Beautiful lady, great song, and true emotional connection. Love this. "I'll hold out my hand, and my heart will be in it".

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Oh no! I can't believe that I missed the finale! I thought it was tomorrow night.

I'll bet they were both wonderful, too.
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Scotty Wins Season 10!

So how 'bout that Scotty! No surprise, huh? Good finale. My highlights: Haley and Tony Bennett, Lauren and Carrie Underwood, James and Judias Priest. I also thought Beyonce was terrific, particularly on her second song. So long Idol for another year.
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Nope, no surprise.. I really enjoyed the show, too. It was great to see the rest of the top 13 and hear them again. I cracked up when James and Casey were talking about getting voted off and which was the biggest surprise, and then Pia walks up ...
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Criminy, Steven Tyler must be very expensive. He is being paid by the second or what.
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This was certainly a great season with all contestants being very strong. Now I am getting myself ready for "So you think you can Dance".
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Criminy, Steven Tyler must be very expensive. He is being paid by the second or what.

...he's getting paid 18 million a year for his stint on Idol.
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I loved Haley's duet with Tony Bennett last night. Their voices blended beautifully. He did a pretty good song and dance performance for an 85-year-old, too.
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