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Old 04-28-2011, 05:54 PM   #141
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I originally thought Casey was a serious jazz musician, but his performances are a parody. It was like a high school kid trying to be the Blues Brothers!

Jacob's voice may be good---just don't care for gospel/R and B type stuff.

To me, James isn't playing at being a rocker. He really gets the music. I thought he sang Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow in a pure manner, much like Carole King sang it. No affectations. He is definitely my favorite.

But can a guy with big ears who squints with Tourette's grimaces really win? Each week I am amazed that he has gotten enough votes to stay out of the bottom 3.
In my opinion, James gave the best performance last night - maybe even the best all season. I know that song well but it was like I heard it for the first time. So much emotion. I'm loving James right now. He's so unfiltered and real. After him, Haley is my favorite. Not her best last night but she's really grown on me. I'd love to see James and Haley in the finale, but think it's unlikely.
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James was amazing and Casey screwed up. Too bad about Casey.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:26 AM   #143
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I'm guessing that even though Casey got eliminated he'll eventually put out an interesting CD.

When you get to this stage of the competition all of the contestants are very talented. Two of my favorites from past seasons that didn't win but have put out some very good music later:

1) Brooke White (5th place, season 7)


2) Elliot Yamin (3rd place, season 5)
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This is the best version of this song I've ever heard and I know oldies.

DW doesn't care for him but I've been a fan from the beginning.

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This is the best version of this song I've ever heard and I know oldies.

DW doesn't care for him but I've been a fan from the beginning.
I agree 150%. He is by far my favorite in this season's American Idol. I really hope he makes it to the finals, because I enjoy listening to him.
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Totally agreee that Crystal should have won! I have her on my iPod, and listen often.
She is one of only 3 contestants whose music I've purchased.
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This is the best version of this song I've ever heard and I know oldies.

DW doesn't care for him but I've been a fan from the beginning.

Yeah baby. You do know your oldies and I have the utmost respect for your music sensibilities. I've also heard this song done many times before, but this was like hearing it for the first time. James has heart and soul. Thanks for weighing in on James. I believe this was one of those rare moments on American Idol.
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Yeah baby. You do know your oldies and I have the utmost respect for your music sensibilities. I've also heard this song done many times before, but this was like hearing it for the first time. James has heart and soul. Thanks for weighing in on James. I believe this was one of those rare moments on American Idol.
And may I again say: Gerry Goffin wrote wonderful lyrics to Carole's tune.
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No comments yet about Haley's amazing performance last night of "House of the Rising Sun"

I had it recorded and listened to it twice last night. Amazing!

I am not a big fan of hers but she was really good on it.
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No comments yet about Haley's amazing performance last night of "House of the Rising Sun"

I had it recorded and listened to it twice last night. Amazing!

I am not a big fan of hers but she was really good on it.
Yes, she was! I really enjoyed listening to her last night. Seems like she is really blossoming as the season continues.
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Wow who do you vote off? I agree with Jennifer. I'm glad it is not us!

I think James should win. But then any of them can win on any night!

I would guess it will be Lauren...
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No comments yet about Haley's amazing performance last night of "House of the Rising Sun"

I had it recorded and listened to it twice last night. Amazing!

I am not a big fan of hers but she was really good on it.
YES! I thought it was the best performance of the night too. I rewind and relisten if someone does a song really well, and I did rewind last night to relisten to her performance.
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I think it will be Jacob to go, his style doesn't have universal appeal, (just like Scotty, but Scotty gets the preteen vote, so that will carry him to the end) so, yeah, Jacob's time is up. It will surely be either him or Haley gone tonight. But I think Haley has this going for her --she may have picked up a bunch of voters that had been going to Casey because she was featured with him so much.
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Glad that Jacob went---his voice didn't do much for me, nor does the music he favors. And what a massive ego---he said that "America fell in love with me." Not that he loves his fans---that he loves music and the opportunity to share it with others. What a diva!
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Glad that Jacob went---his voice didn't do much for me, nor does the music he favors. And what a massive ego---he said that "America fell in love with me." Not that he loves his fans---that he loves music and the opportunity to share it with others. What a diva!
+1 I wanted to see him gone weeks ago. Certainly before Pia and some others. Strange guy. Stranger that he lasted so long.
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+1 I wanted to see him gone weeks ago. Certainly before Pia and some others. Strange guy. Stranger that he lasted so long.
+2 He had some amazing technique, but I was tired of it by the second time I heard it. All these overdone runs and odd, annoying affectations. Drove me nuts.

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+3 - Jacob was a little too over-the-top for me, and I was glad he was voted off. This is the first time I can remember where I really like all of the final four. No matter who wins, it will be good. I still wish Pia was in the mix, though. <- sour grapes.
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+4, agree with CJ, especially the Pia lament. As to Scotty, every time I see him, I can't help but think he looks like the offspring of Alfred E. Newman and Dolly Parton.

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DW says the same thing so now I can't look at him without thinking it. He has a future in Nashville no matter what happens.

I really thought Lauren was going but after Jacob got a 6 rating, I knew it would be him. So where do all his votes go?
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