American Idol 2011

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Miss American Idol Tonite? Wed, Mar 9th?

Post by Linnea » 03-10-2011 02:42 AM

Heh. I did. And - found this link to catch up:

http://www.billboard.com/news/american- ... ory?page=1

The videos are youtube - and don't know how long they'll be up...

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Post by Linnea » 03-10-2011 02:24 PM

Anyone reading here watching American Idol? Care to comment..?

I really enjoyed the billboard website.
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Post by SETIsLady » 03-10-2011 03:21 PM

Hi Linnea, this is the first season in couple of years that I have watched and I am pleased with the changes. I love, the new judges. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are great additions. And I have always been a fan of Randy.

The talent is incredible this year and so hard to choose a favorite, but right now they are in the following order:

Jacob Lusk
Pia Toscano
James Durbin
Scott McCreery
Casey Abrams
Karen Rodriguez (even though she really butchered the Selena song last night)
Paul McDonald (he already has a CD out, some people don't know that)


Can't wait for tonight, I hope my my favorites survive ! Who are you cheering for ?

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Post by Linnea » 03-10-2011 04:38 PM

Hi Linda! ;)

Well - for the guys I like McDonald, Creery and Durbin. Not sure why.

Haley Reinhart just 'blew' me away with 'Blue'. Fantastic voice and style. Enjoyed her performance the most. Pia Toscano was great as well.

I haven't watched American Idol much - and just the past 2-3 weeks really.

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Post by Raggedyann » 03-10-2011 05:59 PM

My faves so far are Pia Toscano and James Durbin.

I love Steven Tyler. He has a big heart!

Tonight, Adam Lambert is performing an acoustic version of "Aftermath". A song from his CD.

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Post by SETIsLady » 03-10-2011 09:09 PM

Great show tonight, and they had P Diddy on one of my favs :) Not saying anything else don't want to ruin it for the West Coast pirates :D

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Post by Linnea » 03-10-2011 09:27 PM

Yeah. Another hour and a half here, Linda. Thx for being thoughtful. :) Maybe you will posts your reactions later - maybe tonite if you're up late.

There is a ginormous wind storm raging. Has my nerves on edge and hoping not to lose power here. :eek:

Should pass over the area in another hour or hour and a half.

It has been really windy and wet here in the northwest this winter. Could have been a lot worse though - so no complaints.

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Post by SETIsLady » 03-11-2011 12:20 PM

I wasn't all the surprised with the results last night. I figured Ashton was going to voted off. I felt bad for her, she has a good voice, just picked a bad song. There were so many other Diana Ross songs she could have picked that would have highlighted her talents better.

Happy the people I like made it through. This season is tough alot of of incredible talent !

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Post by Saharaka » 03-14-2011 11:18 AM

AI is one of my favorite shows. I am very impressed with this years line up. So far, I think Pia, James, and Jacob are leading the pack.
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Post by SETIsLady » 03-14-2011 11:32 PM

The best performances so far I think, what are yours ? If I didn't already list them :)

Jacob Lusk - God Bless The Child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Op79hYvqkEw

He makes me cry everytime I hear his version !

Pia Toscano I'll Stand By You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LR0qvrzhWE

Incredible !!!!!

James Durbin Performing "Maybe I'm Amazed" By Paul McCartney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNAaK12NWqc

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Post by SETIsLady » 03-14-2011 11:39 PM

This is kick ass too !

James Durbin - You've Got Another Thing Comin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ODfU6jg7A4

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Post by Linnea » 03-17-2011 03:32 PM

Last week's performance by James Durbin - Maybe I'm Amazed was great! Last night's performance and song choice not as good.

MTV has some comments up grading last night's performances. Had to laugh at this one, and also agree:
Jacob Lusk: Listening to Jacob sing is like riding a rickety roller coaster: kinda fun, mostly terrifying. There's no denying he communicates genuine emotion while singing; the problem is that the emotion he often inspires in listeners is fear.
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Yes! Fear that he might slip a gear and start babbling out some gibberish. heh.

I don't know who is best, or have a guess as to who might win. There may be a clue in trying to follow who the judges seem to support (even when their performances aren't that great). I only know who I enjoy listening to, and feel are genuine and projecting a special quality. So far, my favorites are Paul McDonald, Haley Reinhart, James Durbin and Lauren Alaina.

One of the reasons I enjoy listening to them is I feel they are sincere, and that they are not even close to having 'peaked'. Some of the favorites seem to have mostly already arrived at their top levels - and project an air of entitlement, rather than a more honest work ethic as aspiring professionals.

Make any sense?

Anyhow. I'm enjoying the show.

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http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/166010 ... gone.jhtml

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Post by SETIsLady » 03-17-2011 08:06 PM

Shocked ! Thats all I am going to say for now ;)

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Post by Linnea » 03-17-2011 10:02 PM

Oh oh! Show's just starting here...
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Post by SETIsLady » 03-17-2011 10:48 PM

Don't go to Google until you see the show ! :D

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