I am going to be very interested to see the comments about tonight's show.
I would be surprised if the majority doesn't agree that Paige Miles was the right person to go home. She was just awful, and as much as I know that there are others who need to join her, it was time.
What did you think of the bottom three? Did the voters get it right? And who do you think will be the next to fall?
@mozart4898 and @nessa99 – I have to side with mozart4898 when it comes to Tim. Granted, he has an extremely vanilla timbre ( It might have been well suited to the 80's material like Spandau Ballet and ABC), he has absolutely no sense of who he is as a performer, and has made catastrophic song choices. But his pitch is not that bad. He scoops some of his notes more than he should, but his intonation just is not as bad as all the other elements of his performances would have you think.
@nessa99 – Apparently we are in the minority in our appreciation of Didi's voice. I concede she's had her pitchy moments, and the fact that she's just not a good fit on the show, and thus, like many of the contestants, grasping at straws a little with her song choices. But if she can write a cd of tunes like Michelle Featherstone, I. Michelson, or Erin McCarly, I'll buy it.
@VTFW Fan – I'm with ya. While not technically an oxymoron, "reality tv" is a self-contradictory concept at best; with the cameras and such, A.I. is pretty far removed from both reality and the music business that most of us know. While I know my comments are tilting and windmills at best, I'm just giving my take on the flaws in the system, and the effect it has on these kids that go through it.
@mozart4898 – There's no point in comparing resumes; we could all claim to be experts. I think you make a lot of valid criticisms many of which I agree with, but I think your generalizations about the contestants' intonation are too broad, and undermine your credibility. For example, if you contend that Andrew has consistently sung in tune, I disagree with you. He has a nice timbre to his voice, but his intonation has suffered at times. Like most of this bunch, he's had good and bad moments. Chrystal, Casey and Mike (some of his falsetto notwithstanding), have sung most consistently in tune, and Paige and Lacey had the most occurrences of being out. One thing
to remember is that intonation problems are not always the kiss of death (depending how bad they are, and what the context is). Astrud Gilberto made a career out of singing just a little under, and it sounded sexy as hell. George Strait is most always out of tune, but he looks so damned good in a cowboy hat, that his fans eat it up. What can you say about Bob Dylan and Neil Young? As even you've pointed out, intonation is just one (arguably to some, the most important), element of a vocal performance and how the audience perceives it.
This blog is rife with people who equate something not being to their personal taste with being technically bad. Personally I didn't like much at all about Adam Lambert's presentation, but I have to admit that the guy had immaculate technique and enormous control.
Intonation problems also can be a product of environment and experience. Many huge artists have had their good and bad days, too. The frequency of the good days and ability to hit pitches in "battlefield conditions" is the true measure, and where your stronger vocalists like Jennifer Nettles (Just talking pitch, here not timbre or style), show their superiority over the hacks like Sara Evans (She sure is purty tho!)
@nessa99 – There's something to be said for sticking to what you're good at. If you can't evoke different emotions from song to song, then you're not a compelling enough entertainer, but changing styles from song to song is not what you see from most career performers. Who'd want to see Tony Bennett rap, or Alison Krauss cover Primus tunes? (Okay, I would, but that's just me.)
Your half right.. Crystal is consistent.. constistantly boring... i know shes good and is probably the best of all of them, but thats not saying much.. She is always with her guitar, doing the same performance with a different song. they tell andrew to change it up, so he puts down the guitar and goes out of his comfort zone.. has crystal ever done that? I would like to see crytstal actually put it down, move around the stage and take a risk. shes always standing in one spot, singin in the microphone, its nothing new.. ever. She bores me.. At least DIDI actually took a risk and did something out of character for herself.
And seriously u think Tim should have stayed??? wow, i dont know if you and i are watching the same show? Hes horrible. Hes flat the whole time. And katie was so bad i had to turn the channel, The bottom three was perfect. i wish they all could have gone home and saved us another week of poor performances.
In my opinion, the wrong person went home this week. It should have been Tim. And I'm surprised that Andrew is still getting a lot of votes considering his lackluster performances lately. I'm hoping that things get much better vocally before the summer tour. I wonder at what amount they will set the ticket prices? I can't see paying to see this group in person the way they are performing right now. Much of the talent lies in three or four people. I agree that the final showdown will more than likely be between Mike and Crystal, although Aaron is quite powerful vocally for his age.
This seasons blows. Only Crystal is worth watching. Even Simon seems to be 'phoning it in'.
@ nessa 99 – Had it not been for Paige's trainwreck, Didi would have had the worst vocals on Tuesday...Katie's were pretty bad too but Didi sounded like she didn't even hardly know where the pitch was half the time. I don't care if she's trying to be entertaining or not (by her whole act, whatever it was), she just plain sounded awful – worse than I remember her sounding before. I really can't believe so many people just plain don't notice how bad someone sounds. Didi deserved bottom 3 more than Katie, although Katie deserved to be there too. Tim didn't...he was better than Andrew although marginally.
Crystal may not be everyone's cup of tea (or coffee, or whatever else they're drinking to get through some of these performances), but one thing is for sure – from a musical standpoint, she's been the most consistent of the girls by far. Ask anyone who knows music and if they're being honest, they'll tell you that too. In the end though of course it does come down to what people want to hear and see though too...and if people would rather hear out-of-tune singing from another cookie-cutter looks pop singer, well, there's a couple of those to choose from this year too.
we just submitted a comment. we are disgusted witth producers who waste our time giving us a 16 year old kid to be a "mentor" for those older, more mature, and some with better voices. Simon must be disgusted with what he has to put up with. Why have judges if a 16 year old with an ordinary voice becomes a mentor?
Her song, though sold many records, was awful as well. She is pitchy and has no voice and no range. But...she is just a kid. the 16 year old boy on Idol (Aaron??) did much better. But we are also tired of the non-expert comments of Ellean and Kara–they just want to talk, and usually have nothing to say If it were not for Simon C. nobody would listen. we predict, next year, fewer will listen-only teeny-boppers.
Now we can see why Simon wants off Idol. When producers pick a 16 year old to "mentor" and criticize the singers- we cannot watch anymore. this whole "mentor" system is off. At least last year they had some mature and experienced persons. then, we had to hear that Cyrus tried to sing- if she were a contestant now, she would be voted off. she may sell records to teens who are tone-deaf- but many of the female contestants were as good (or bad) or better.
We predict Idol will lose its audience next year- at least without Simon. While the audience loves him– nobody listens to his brave comments anymore-not even fellow "judges"???Ellean and Kara.
We are disgusted– after a wonderful season last year, and much and outstanding talent–see Adam– this is worse than kareoke or cruise-ship screeching. We will have to find another program and channel to watch from now on.
It was time for Paige to go. It just seemed like she gave up. There was no passion, no fight in her. Tim should be next and then Andrew. I have been watching AI since the very end of season one when Kelly won. It takes alot for me to say this, but I definitely agree that this is one of the worst seasons yet. No one really has the WOW factor except for maybe Crystal. I have not voted yet. It will be interesting to see if the judges us their save on any of the contestants. I also agree that Miley Cyrus isn't the greatest singer and I don't think she should have been a mentor. She is a teeny bopper and that is her audience. She is trying too hard to look older than her age – really sad! I think the show has been pretty cheesy this season.
Paige was the right one to send home.
@ Just a drummer: You said it PERFECT! thanks someone finally agreeing with me! I LOVED when Didi sung the Ingrid Michaelson song, it was so perfect for her! and i couldnt believe when the judges didnt like the song choice.. theyve obviously never heard that song before! it was beautiful!
And i really really disagree with most of you.. WHAT in the WORLD is everyones obsession with Crystal? i mean, yeah she can sing, but shes the same every week! i mean, i never want to rewind the DVR and listen to her again.. boring! and MIKE?? omg i cant watch him.. he sounds like hes singing a gospel song and hes so cocky! cmon people!
I love DIDI and andrew, but andrew is starting to slip away from the competition.. DIDI is the best of the girls and i really hope people see past the boring crystal! i would much rather see didi at the end!
You know what I think? The judges are predictable and the talent, except for a couple, are just so-so. But here's something AI does–it brings new talent to the forefront and America didn't go wrong so far, except for Chris Allen (I think Adam was a better performer).
@ spamalama – Paige definitely was better on last night's show than on Tuesday, however I actually thought they (Simon) did her a favor by being upfront and telling her they weren't going to save her. When it comes down to it, if they use the save, it'll be when they think the person voted off was unjustified. I think the vast difference between her Tuesday and Wednesday performance shows exactly what people have said over and over this year – song choice is a HUGE part of this. These people have to know what they can and can't do, that's as much a part of being a musician (of any kind – pop singer, jazz instrumentalist, classical musician) as anything else. Of course they make that VERY hard in some weeks by having theme weeks, but a good performer will either find a song that comes close to their style or bend a song to their style with the help of the arrangers. Paige's choice for Tuesday simply didn't fit her...and given how badly she screwed it up, she was the worst of the week and deserved to go home. Didi did the same thing but not quite as bad. Katie picked a song that you would think would suit her but her vocal performance simply wasn't that good – it was strained, out of tune, and just not very good in general. (I'm not talking about the tone of someone's voice or their style of singing, I'm talking about whether they were in tune or not – I was a graduate assistant for 2 years in a college music class that focused on singing and hearing pitches correctly and in tune, so when I say people were out of tune, I know what I'm talking about...) On the other hand, everyone's punching bags, Tim and Andrew, both gave boring and/or cheesy performances – but at least the songs were recognizeable. Neither of them IMO has a serious career as a performer ahead of them but at the least they can get through a song and not need a computer to process their voice and bring it in tune (ala Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, and many many others). Paige, Didi, and Katie would all need that – and if this is a SINGING competition, those who can't sing consistently in tune should be the first ones out, followed shortly thereafter by those whose voices just aren't that good (but are in tune) – these being people like Tim and Andrew. Popularity and showmanship definitely play a huge role in this show though.
Yes, Paige was terrible Tuesday night, but she is normally a fabulous performer w/ a great voice........not so w/ Tim Urban or whatever his name is.......he truly has a bad voice and really does not belong w/ the others OR in the top 10...what a shame that he is staying basically because a bunch of 12 year old girls have a crush....Poor Paige!
well based on tuesday's performances, paige was the right choice. but the judges should have waited to make their decision until after paige sang, because she improved SOO much. she gave us a great exiting performance last night, so props to her
I think the show is for entertainment purposes and that is why I watch it. Ths is a competition. If you dislike someone then don't vote for them. If you think that fans are voting too much for people you don't care for then vote too much for the people YOU like. Using this forum to just whine and complain is just amusing to me. If you can't say something nice then please keep it to yourselves. I agree this years talent is not as spectacular as years passed, but I still think this is a talented group of kids and they would not have gotten this far if they were as bad a some of you think. I was also impressed with Miley as a performer and a mentor. I think she gave good advise and knows what it is like to be young and in the business. I have never listened to her before, but I was also pleased with her performance.So let's all just get along and show this group of talent our admiration for getting to where they are. JB
@Just a Drummer – you obvoiusly have a good ear and a very good understanding of the business, but your comments assume that A. I. is a singing competition when, as Randy admitted, it is a reality show. It deliberately messes with the contestants' heads and manipulates the audience to produce the 'reality' show that they sell to the advertisers. AI producers have no appreciation for music or anything related to it. I for one wish that the contestants would take your advice; but, if they tried to, the producers would thwart their efforts.
Michael – If you expect actual exchange of ideas, you came to the wrong place. This place is 90% carping and no real dialogue.
I doubt many of the performers Tim admires are big "smilers".
siobhan is awesome
mike thinks he's all that and a fat bag of chips
crystal certainly isn't "relevant".. singing a bobby mcGee song.. i thought that was old when i was a kid and i'm 53
lee has an amazing voice, but not enough personality
the rest suck
co -That says more about you than it does about this season of A.I.
Of course the quality has gone down. Now we're getting to all these people who auditioned for earlier seasons and didn't make it through. Now that all the better competition has done their thing, they finally have a chance. Goodbye American Idol.
Siobhan is clearly the best.
Her voice is amazing, she's unique, entertaining and so talented. However, she needs to change her name. No one can remember it.
I did forget to mention earlier that this season of Idol is over for me. I will be watching The Biggest Loser...the people losing weight, not the ones on American Idol.
I saw the comment quite a ways back so I'm not gonna go back and find who it was but another thing that I have seen come up that gets me – people saying that they don't think artists like Beyonce or Lady Gaga have anything to worry about if someone like Crystal would win. Well, no kidding. That's obvious – because a lot of people who only like the former aren't going to like the latter...HOWEVER there are also MANY of us out here who either like some of almost everything (which is me) or don't like hardly any of the new music today (which would be people my parents' age). I'm almost 30 and my parents are both about 60. Yes, younger people are a large market for the music industry but you can't deny the fact that people over the age of 30 also buy music too. For that matter, plenty of people younger than me either have tastes that aren't as narrow as the mainstream artists of today.
What I'm getting at – could someone like Crystal be a successful artist today? I sure think so – I think there's plenty of us out here who would buy her music. And I think in fact that the music industry NEEDS more people like her – people who are individuals and don't care to just fit into the mold – and have the talent to basically "go it alone." She's not going to fit easily into any one category (especially if you listen to some of her own music on YouTube...it's truly touching and amazing), but in the end, put her CD wherever you want. People will find it. I think this is a problem that others on AI have had – they don't fit neatly into a category and people aren't sure what to think of them. The difference is that few of them have been so good at what they do – they've been trying to find themselves at artists and people haven't gotten behind them. Crystal may be benefitting from having weaker competition than in years past, but I really think she would have actually stacked up favorably in other years as well.
This is the WORSE American Idol!!!!!
As i have been reading these blogs I can see alot of people are angered at show dog mom. and they should be, so am I. You are a ignorant person to cut Crystal down like that. I bet you are the type of mom that bullies young girls on the internet pretending to be someone else and causing them to commit suicide. Keep your awful comments to yourself They are so not true. Crystal has fought diabetes since she was a very young child. She is a beautiful brave young lady who has probably the greatest potential to win. At least she is out there trying to show a talent I bet you do not have. You are nothing but a BULLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would have rather Tim Urban been voted off than Paige. He sucked the entire time. Paige JUST started sucking the past couple of weeks. And... yeah, Miley sucked and so did that Jonas kid. He looked like he was having spasms.
Glad Tim gets to be in the tour. He deserves it. He tries very hard every week. Nice guy... and while not the best, he's pretty good, I think!
I though that the bottom 3 should have been Tim, Andrew and Paige. I'm so glad Paige went home though I didn't think she was a great singer. Tim is very musically talented he just hasn't picked the right song to showcase his vocals. Katie should not have been in the bottom 3 however, because she is a incredibly good singer!
Can you picture how bad the concert will be? I wouldn't go if you gave me tickets.
Well, even though I'm way at the bottom of the comments and probably no one will read mine, I enjoy this little bit of self expression, so here goes...I think America got it right, Paige's was definitely the poorest performance on Tuesday. However, I thought Andrew gave the 2nd poorest. He seems to have a lot of trouble picking songs that match his voice. Tim has shown quite a bit of improvement over the past couple of weeks, I'm glad he's still around for a little while. I understand where Didi was coming from on Tuesday. I love that old Betty Everett song "You're No Good," which Linda Rondstadt covered. However, I just don't think Didi really has the chops to stay in this much longer. I'm thinkin' Didi and Andrew might be the next to go, if Tim continues to do better. I actually like the rest pretty well. Lee has a good voice but lacks personality and "pizazz." The guy needs to learn how to smile! Crystal, Mike and Casey are my favorites, but everyone's right, this is definitely the weakest season talent-wise, with only a few bright spots, the dearly-missed Lilly being one of them! If anyone reads this, shoot me a reply!
Wow! Show Dog Mom is warped badly! First of all this is what she stated....And Crystal Sluttysox? Come on people-American IDOL? Always dressed in black, always looks like she's STILL living out of her car, always the guitar and corny folk singing? She would be at home howling in a roadside bar in South Cackilacky USA, but NOT representing music fans across America. Hey, maybe she can find someone to sire another kid while she's on tour...surely she can earn enough $$$$ to FIX THOSE HIDEOUS TEETH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please! She is by far the most seasoned and talented on the show! As far as Paige yes! What you said about Crystal is repugnant at best! You are a bitter uninformed socialite! This woman has been through horrible circumstances growing up with an alcoholic mother who broke her bones! She is taking responsibility for her child and herself and is doing it with dignity and class! That of which you know so little! She is not only good but I expect her to take it all and Simon is already set to sign her win or lose! Listen for her name a lot!
JB – You're right about Paige and her "breath control". Problem is, she couldn't have fixed it. People here (and the judges), all accused her of no longer trying or wanting to be there. I am "just a drummer" and have a lousy voice myself, but I've worked with enough singers to know when someone has lost their nerve. She was under-supporting all of her ballads, cuz she was too darn scared. That's always easier to overcome on an up-tempo high energy song.
All week long the contestants are getting help from top-flight vocal coaches. She just couldn't hold together.
I am nort real impressed with this season's candidates, however when the best "singer" idol can come up with is Miley Cyrus I find that very telling...also I agree about the duet couple...there must be better talent than this out there...and while I'm on the subject Taylor Swift is pretty bad too...it's purely amazing to me that these people make millions and they can't sing...talk about pitchy....well as my Mom always said..."there's no accounting for taste".....
I agree with the voting nonsense. Every phone # should be allowed ONE vote. Being able to vote as many times as you want skews the validity. You won't see that change tho, certainly not if AT&T (or verizon, can't remember which sponsor it is) has any say in it. For that reason, I don't vote. I also disagree with the "Group Singing". It makes absolutely no sense... none, I say and that's certainly justified by the picks this season as well as past seasons. They let a lot of good singers slip thru the cracks because of it. I see Crystal and Lee in the end, but then again, you never know with the nonsensical voting system. Ahhh, what the heck... while I'm venting.... can I ask what's going on with the flipping judges this year? They truly are confusing the contestants with their endless contradictory "advice". And they all seem inconsistent with their criticism. Ellen is by far the most consistent in her advice, etc. She's great. And lastly, but certainly not the least is Kara and Simon... whaaat? Kara needs to put a few inches between them... they're flirting isn't working... and her crying event.... the absolute worst.
I stopped watching at the final 11. This is the worst talent ever. After 8 years, goodbye AI
American Idol has gone to the dogs.Paige should have gone home ,so should Tim,Didi and Andrew.This is the worst season yet.
The judges must be hearing things that I don't hear.
I'm not sure if this has already been discussed, but what's going on with the poorly lip-synched group numbers? The sound seems overly produced. Didn't they used to sing them live? Also, I find myself wishing that there were a judge that would address the more technical aspects of the performance (sharp during the chorus, flat in the verses, etc.). Someone should have told Paige to work on her breath control, because she sounds better when she's belting.
I don't understand why I just don't like Crystal. I didn't like Janis Joplin either so I guess it's just not my flavor.
American Idol has gone to the dogs.Paige should have gone home ,so should Tim,Didi and Andrew.This is thw worst season yet.
The judges must be hearing things that I don't hear.
to the many whiners. ay gad you all suck. way worse than any of these contestants. i hate on all you haters.
To me, Paige not only looked like she wasn't "star" quality, but that she didn't WANT to be there, or competing anymore. I don't think she gave up, but I just got the feeling she wasn't trying very hard because she just wanted to go home. Sorry to say, but Tim will be next....
i have watched every year of Idol and this is the worst year yet as far as talent. Crystal is by far the most talented . The rest have got to go
I would say Mike has a chance too.
At one time some of the judges said that this was the strongest group that has been on the show. What were they watching? Most of this years group don't come close to some who only made the top 5 or lower in previous years. I am sure many went for the mute button when Paige was singing. It was really painful. I also really question the judgment of 3 of the judges who thought Casey was really good. Simon was dead on. My first thought hearing him was that this could be any lead singer in a band at a local club. He wasn't bad, but simply forgettable. There are maybe 3 with a shot, and I doubt if we will be seeing any of this years losers on stage or screen in the coming years.
What were the judges thinking this year when they were choosing some of these people as the top 24?! Are you kidding me?! There were plenty of other people who were more talented that should have been in the top 24. I agree, this is the worst season ever and it is BORING! My family and I only watch it to see Crystal. There are a few others who have grown on me like, Siohban and Mike, but the rest suck! Paige has a good voice, but she definitely deserved the boot and Tim should be next. I should have known when Lillian didn't get picked to be in the top 12 that it wasn't going to be a good season.
ATTN: Show dog mom
take a look in the mirror – i'm sure you are one ugly b*tch
and a pathetic excuse for a mom – even a poor dogs mom
Dear Crystal – you are beautiful inside and out – ignore the *hore
Dear CNN – why do you allow the hateful postings ?
whats the point in encouraging such a waste of space ...
mi mi – The word is spelled p-e-e-v-e.
Please don't lecture us on grammar; you're not qualified.
tom – THANK YOU!! Her name was Nikki. And you're right; season
1 was a mess (with the exception of K.C., of course).
Is Crystal that good or the rest that bad?
They should have sent all three of last night's bottom three home and placed Alex Lambert and Lilly Scott in the top 10. America totally screw that one up...the judges should have fixed it last night. That would have brought some credibility back to the show.
What was the dramatic headbobbing with Miley last night? She seemed to spend a lot of time holding her dress up. Paige was the right choice.
This show (Idol) lost what little credibility that was left by having a manufactured star(?) like Miley Cyrus as a mentor. What a joke!! Are they going to bring Fabian back as a mentor? For those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Fabian was a manufactured celebrity/singer/actor of the late fifties & early sixties. By bringing in Ms. Cyrus to mentor sends a signal that Idol doesn't care about most of its audience. The final ten contestants may not be as talented as some past seasons but they all have talent that is equal to Ms. Cyrus.
Thanks Big Dog Dad. You said it very well. Show dog mom definitely has no class. Thanks for speaking up.
My 12-year old daughter and I were hoping that Ryan was going to announce that it was time for them ALL to go home. This is the WORST season ever. What in the world were these judges thinking putting this group through?? This was the best they had to choose from? Miley Cyrus' performance was embarrassing and her clothes and hair were horrible. Her dress looked like she was wearing a sheet and her hair looked like Cousin It from the Adams Family. Did anyone else see her hair extensions last night when she was flipping her head all around? We think Simon must have had some psychic connection/premonition to get off this sinking ship after this season....
"Show Dog Mom"
I bet you're not much to look at. How dare you cut up someone's appearance and defame them like you have Crystal. Wouldn't it be great if she sued you. You deserve it...Loser!
Why are people hating on my latino brother Andrew. Granted he may not be the best of the bunch but he does have talent. (Check out his videos on you tube.) The viewers had the bottom three right but I believe Tim should have gone home. I know Andrew is not going to win AI but Im really excited be made top 10. As far as Mike L he does need to be brought down a couple of notches. He reminds me to much of Ruben Studdurd. Where did his career go?
This has been the worse year for me, by far, talent-wise. I am not sure WHO should have gone home. Have the producers chosen the top ten to guarantee who they want to win? Hopefully they will get better as the season goes on, if not I know I won't be watching it anymore....
I'll play Mozart, this is my order
I agree this is a bad season. I've watched every season. They seemed to get better every year.,until this year. However, do you remember the first season, with the exception of Kelly, they were horrible. Do you remeber who finshed third that year? She was the girl with the streaked hair. I agree with the general sentiment that the top ten this year wouldn't have made the top 24 the last two years.
The bottom three was right on! It was Paige's turn to go. Now where do we go from here? Next to go – Andrew (if he doesn't snap out of it); Tim Urbin (unfortunately, he has better talent than what he displayed); the 16 y/o needs to go and should not have been in the top 10; Miley was great!
Wayne M.M.J. – Point taken, but it seems that you're basically saying that in spite of the flaws, A.I. can still create some stars by brute force, and stumbling across talent. I don't contest that it is a huge opportunity for those who are either prepared, or talented and mature enough at any age to rise to the occasion. I was lamenting the process that takes kids like Alex Lambert – who did have a decent instrument (albeit a little too similar to James Morrison) – and turns them into fodder for premature and very public ridicule. Had he shown up at an old fashioned A&R person's office, he'd have been told that he had a good voice, but needed to spend a few years in the bars singing for $50 bucks a night.
Hugh01, the correct term is should have gone, not should have went. Siavm, the correct term is should have taken, not should have took. I know, I know, I am being picky. Bad grammar is one of my pet peaves. Seriously, however, there are only a few good SINGERS. They would be Katie, Aaron, Lee, Michael, and Bowersox (not necessarily in that order).
Paige shouldnt have gone home. I agree she was terrible on Tuesday but she is a way better singer than most of those Kids. I would list her second from Crystal,then Shioban third my little boy Arron. Sad that Paige didnt prepare herself for the competition and i hope some good record company somewhere looked beyond her mistakes.
This season the audience will be clapping when the show is finally over – it's painful to listen to and watch. There is not a real Idol among them all. Would I pay to go hear Crystal – No and No to any of them including the summer show. These bad choices are a reflection of the Judges who first picked them and now criticize them.
And I agree with another person who said "enough with you picked the wrong song" Help them by telling them what would be a good song for them
Haters: Don't watch, don't comment,.. just go away.
These kids are a product of the system you helped create. AI is
an artificial construct that resembles the music industry, but fools
wannabes into thinking they deserve their moment in the spotlight
without working for it. They are paraded up in front of millions
of people and humiliated, just for trying to do what the media told
them they are entitled to.
It may seem too vague to some of you, but "you chose the wrong
song" is a 100% valid criticism. The problem with it, is that the
"right" song for some of these kids is not A.I. material. Kara
was right to tell Lacey that her voice lent itself to Sixpence None the Richer. She was HORRIBLY WRONG thinking that "Kiss Me" was an appropriate song for A.I. Of course, it's a moot point, since Lacey
had such bad intonation.
Andrew is good example of bad advice and bad choices. He did an okay job on "Straight Up" and the judges liked it. He also did a good job on the FallOut Boy tune, but the judges (most of whom had clearly never heard the original), hated it. Then, Andrew panicked and started flailing around and trying crap that accentuated his flaws. He's also not a great talent, just an example of how far off track the kids can get.
If Casey puts his guitar down and tries to move around, he's going to embarrass himself badly. His awkwardness on the Wham Debacle proved that. But just watch, those judges will push him to "use more of the stage" or some crap. Thank God Stevie Wonder didn't have the A.I. panel guiding his career early on...
What what a response comment wise. Sorry to see Paige go. Guess it was due time to some extent. Katy has something but she needs to tap it more it less. There is something I like about her. Simon commented about Andrew sucking the soul out of the tune. Man! I though Andrew was going to get voted off for a split second but I think he is liked to some degree that keep shim there. Yes it's not easy singing such a soulful song. May have been good to get some help from some soul singers or pick another song that would have worked better. Guess the song choice is going to really matter. I'm not so sure it's a great Idol Season as others but there are some pretty interesting talents. I watch it for the characters and the show blitz (Entertainment!). The interactions and songs and all of that. I was reading a few of the comments down the page and I think people have great feed back. They are informed to some degree.
Just a drummer said: (Sorry if I got the name wrong)
"A.I. is 100% bad guidance. The very premise of a show that tells teenagers they deserve to show up with no training, no sense of self, and having paid no dues, and be made into stars is antithetical to the process that creates artists."
I found that interesting. Bands like "The Bee Gees", "The Eagles" and many of today's men/woman great bands are lived and as he touched upon they sort of have a natural process that makes them great. Does not seem natural when they go through all of what they do to become musical rock stars or whatever you can call them.
Even though this is interesting this is not the sum total of total talent.
Talent is a huge topic music wise in this case and other idol seasons seems to produce and nurture some great talent. I think it's possible that some amazing talents will be produced from such a show. But don't expect groups like The Bee Gees or Jimmy Hendrix but at the same time even if I am negative I know it's possible for such a talent to come out of such a show. It's just that the odds are going to be a hit/miss type of things. The voters seem to get it right or come close.It's not perfect but it works. Well lets face it they get amazing opportunities and I mean there are talent that out way them that never even get that type of coverage. They may rise later or never.
I liked seeing Miley Cyrus on the show. I thought she came a long way singing wise from how she use to be. I enjoyed Miley's song. Listening anyways. But the show was about the contestants. The judges seem to get it right most of the time. Last years I watched more intensively. Being distracted this year, I like Big Mike. There are a couple of amazing woman singers. Talent is talent no matter of age. The more experience and chops a contestant helps the more they can utilize. A boring or wrong song choice is a boring and wrong song choice. I think Simon is really laying it down either because it's his job to do that or he is slightly frustrated. All the judges have there moments of nothing/something. A little more excitement is needed.
Maybe when they get some big acts on the show.. coming soon.. then it may pick up a little.. Crystal is cool. Hopefully it will pick up. Song choice is important and rehearsals even more important. It's not age it's talent and knowing how to use it. Some young people have nature talent that older people don't have. It all matters on the person/contestant and their performance. Hopefully the show gets more exiting. Best of luck to everyone.
Lee = terrible. He is terrible.
Boy kid who just got his braces off = not as terrible, but ugh, anyway
Large black man = good, but highly doubtful (Reuben Who?)
Girl Kid = I've heard better at our local high school musicals.
Casey = He's pretty :).
Tim Urban = What were they thinking...
Didi = Why does she sing like that.
Crystal = Much to like, but someone needs to find her personality.
Andrew = Meghan Joy.
Siobhan = Please stop.
"Vote for the Worst" is a toss-up.
And when you have judges who are basically saying, "Well you didn't suck as much as I thought you would" some of us might be thinking that we want a do-over.
Best, most unique, tone, and timbre voice in the entire competition has already left.
Alex Lambert....I would've bought his album.
Time to turn the set off.
Crystal, she's got a voice but its been done and was done 40 years ago. Can't see the commercial success in that one.
Mike...boring...I hear this guy, I think adult contemporary "light jazz". Not sure how that equates to an "Idol".
Tim...oh man...get off the stage.
Yes the public got it right last night! Paige was bad and needed to go. Unfortunately there are about 3 or 4 others that need to go as well.
Ok I think they need to fast forward to the last 4 or 5, so we can have a talent filled show. From best to worst in this order in my humble opinion anyway.
Crystal, Siobhan, Mike – are by far the best three!
Lee, Casey, DiDi, Katie – are the next level of talent
Paige, Tim, Lacy, Aaron, Andrew – need to go!
This season is about as bad as the year Rubin/Clay fought it out! I honestly can't see any of these people being an idol! Crystal has a ton of talent, but not the personality it takes to put on a show. She kind of reminds me of George Straight who just stands in one spot the entire show. Good, but not much of an entertainer! I still watch every week though cuz they're all better than me! :) I think we'll witness an all girl final!!!!
I used to literally shake when I heard Ryan say, "THIS... is American Idol" because I was so excited to hear Adam sing. He was the only person I ever voted for on the show. This year is just plain sad. Adam has cursed the show forever. No one will ever be like him again. Now I feel like I'm watching a bad high school talent show. I keep hoping it will get better, but it just gets worse. It often seems like they are trying to make the show worse (like singing Wham! songs and having random mentors). I think the producers know the end is near. Too bad they couldn't end on a high note.
Tim should have gotten the boot. He lacks musical talent and stage presence. He doesn't deserve to be a member of the Summer tour group. Paige has had problems with illness, but she has the package: cute, sweet personality, and sings far better than the hair-hat guy (Tim). After Tim gets voted off next week, Katie, David, and Didi will follow. The top three will be Michael, Siobhan, and Cystal.
they wouldn't even consider saving paige...pisses me off..crystal was sick and they praised her singing...paige is sick and they don't give her a chance...they are saving that save for crystal...which is unfair because....casey was sick and if i remeber right they praised him(cept kara cause of the scandal)
1. simon is showing way to much favoutism towards crystal
2. chances are she gonna win(which sucks) but on the other hand she is not gonna have a problem getting a record deal...so they should let her slide and let someone else come in first place....i'm sure the other 9 feel like shit because of the favoutism simon is showing..which is wrong on his part...
i truely do believe this show is rigged....
example...look at susan boyle vs diversity....susan had the world behind her...and diversity wins?? come on tell me that wasn't rigged...
you think simon wants to waste his money on someone that is not gonna bring him $$$$....so he picks his winner from day 1 who will collect the most $$$$ for him.......and thats who is gonna win...i still strongly beleive the fans that vote is just a throw off (a lie) that is also rigged...really sit long and hard people.......and think about this....
Mama Sox is awesome!!!! Casey rocks too!! I love Big Mike as well. These will be your top three! IMHO.
Why doesn't Andrew work up an complete arrangement of Straight UP? Just go back to where he worked it out and get back in the groove? Otherwise, he's a goner!
Soooooooo, Why are we watching?!!!
I agree the talent isn't the best, but I'm still addicted to watching - as it seems you all are as well - since you're able to comment on every detail.
I think that Sox chick is strange. She does have a great voice but I'm not sure she's the next start. The Cape Cod girl has a great voice too but is really quirky. But I do think they both have good voices.
I have Lee and Casey at the top of my list right now. I like Mike's personality too and his voice, but yes, very cocky.
This season is truly amazing, All of the contestants are lack luster and while Krystal is exceptional, I would hate like hell to try to market her – she is not dynamic, attractive or animated in any way. I cannot believe that these were the 12 most talented singers to audition, let alone to represent this country.
It is obvious that about six of them need to go now, but I wish that they were kicked off in the order they deserve to be based on their level of talent. Tim is so much less capable than Paige was. Matt
I thought all three should have gone home!!!
Aaron is the dark horse in this. Crystal for the win!! Kick Andrew out soon PLEASE! Casey & Siobhan are both good too. But I agree that the tour will be hideous.
Thank you! I was thinking the same thing! If I didn't enjoy the show, I certainly could find a ton of other things to do!
BTW, come on, it's a TV show, it's not life and death! Lighten up a little!
Why all the personal attacks on these people? It's not like you know them. Sheesh!
Oh, for the record, Crystal is my favorite.
Terrible, terrible season. But I have to laugh when I hear the judges criticisms – aren't THEY the ones who made the final decision on who would go to Hollywood in the first place???!!!! During all these seasons I have thought they've sent home really talented people at the very beginning of the competition and now we have to hear them complain about how bad these final ten are – and they ARE – but you four are the ones who picked 'em before the voting even started. Says alot about your talent scout abilities quite frankly.
How anyone likes Shioban is beyond me. She just screams and is really annoying on stage.
They finall got it right. I do agree Paige did have problems with picking the right songs. I am not a Tim fan either. I hope he is voted off next week. I thought Miley's song was awful. You talk about "pitch"
she had it all wrong. I would'nt buy it for nothing. I just wish Crystal would show more excitement. Maybe it is because she needs to get her "smile" better–you know what I mean.
this is a really off year for ai. but as much as i may like andrew, only 'big mike' and crystal seem to have what it takes to be the new american idol.
I think Big Mike is overrated a little. Yes, he has a pleasant voice but it's his personality I think that makes him seem better than he is. He's a 'peformer' but the voice...it's just ok to me.
Siobhan, Lee & Crystal are more original, true to themselves and much better quality to their voices. All, three need better stage presence – but their voices are top-notch. IMHO
Miley Ctrus , she sucks, she is just a teenybopper singing sensation, no voice whatso ever . Shame on Idol for having her there
I wouldn't go to the Summer concert tour for any of these people even if they were giving away the tickets. This season of "hopefuls" is beyond bad.
You know that the talent on American Idol is in the pits when Michael Lynche and Crystal Bowsersox are considered the best. We all agree that many of the others should be going home, but no one seems to acknowledge that Michael and Crystal aren't that great. Big Mike is so into himself and his family until he uses every opportunity to serenade his wife with love songs. Crystal hides behind matted braids and her guitar while continously rebelling against the Idol format and the judges. As a matter of fact, Crystal sounds like Joss Stone on crack.
Crystal is really relevant in todays music. Really? Let me see, crooked yellow teeth, overweight, sandles & a hippie dress singing Janis Joplin's Me & Bobby McGee from 40 yrs ago. Give me a break!!
Somehow I don't think Beyonce, Alicia Keyes, Lady Gaga etc have anything to worry about.
This years crop won't even manage to have their 15 minutes. By the end of the summer tour (can u imagine paying to see that?) they will all be back in their hick towns working at their local WalMart.
THIS IS THE WORST SEASON OF IDOL EVER. THEY SHOULD KICK OFF AT LEAST 8 OF THEM NEXT WEEK.
PAINFUL TO LISTEN TO THIS GROUP SING.
I'm done with this show ~ it's too painful to watch anymore. Simon should've left at the end of last season and taken the show with him (I like Simon ~ it's time to put this show out of it's misery.
The show sucks. Live your own reality.
They should have sent Tim home along with Paige. He is just horrible. Miley also sucked, yikes!!..can't believe she makes money singing, she's awful. Thanks to Dad she has a career at all.
Awful season this year!!! SIMON HAS TO GO!!!!...AND SO DOES THE SHOW!!! BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmmm.... where to begin. I didn't really like any of the performances but I was surprised that Andrew or Didi were not in the bottom 3. I think DIdi should have gone, not Paige. Not sure who is voting for what. I've said before the show has run its course. Thank goodness for DVR. We listen to the song then fast forward to Simon's comments. He may be mean but he does know what he is talking about. And oh Miley, throwing her head around, the dress, oh dear, it was just bad. What will next week bring. I can't wait for GLee......
Judges – Enough with "you picked the wrong song". which is another way of saying we have no idea what we are talking about so we just needed something to say. If you really think they picked the wrong song, advise them what song would be the right song. You are suppose to be helping them. Even on Dancing with the Stars the Judges try to help. ie. extend your arms, watch your posture etc – not you picked the wrong dance. AI – HELP these sorry contestants – with an emphasis on SORRY.
Tim Urban, quite possibly the worst performer in AI tour history, will bring his special bland of yuck across America with special thanks to VoteForTheWorst.
Deal with it. Watch Tim roll through the next few weeks as VFTW keeps the good vibe going.
Suck it AI! You brought him back – now you get to see his fail-arse every week and on tour!!!!
This seasons AI is realy weird, Lacey Brown was better than any of last nights bottom three. I'm afraid the "teeny girls" are going to keep Tim in. The comments about Miley are close, if she didn't have Billy Ray for her dad and she had gone through AI she wouldn't have made the top twelve
SOMEBODY PLEASE.... Miley Cyrus needs a Mentor and singing lessons!!! ! And so does that Jonas guy !! What's going on here? Why did FOX and Am.Idol producers put those "kids" on this show?
They were both terrible. yuck!
I think Crystal is the best of all. I think it will come down to Crystal and Aaron. Mike is great too but I'm thinking he will cut a record deal before the show is over.
When I first saw and heard Crystal I said she will be number one.
I am not fond of Kara, I like Paula she was funny and I like Simon, Simon is real and says it like it is. Ellen is great and she's funny and she has a way with words. Randy Jackson I like, you lost weight Randy and you look great and Randy stays the same. Myself I love this show it's fun too watch and make comments.
Frenchie from Canada
She was the right person to go home. Tim Urban (as sweet as he seems) should be next, or Andrew. I must say though, I DON'T like that Lee guy – he is shade ball.
Miley Cyrus was terrible !!!
this isn't a very good choice of the TOP 10, that's for sure. I am very disappointed in the contestants this year, and having Ellen as a Judge and Kara needs to go! She's awful this year, why does she always lean on Simon??? No wonder he wants to leave the show.
It won't be the same next year without him.
ugh! this is a really dumb season.
Why didn't Paige sing 'Against All Odds' last night?
How did she know to sing 'All Right Now'?
I think Tony and Mozart hit it dead on!!!
whats the theme for next week?? anyone know?
I think it was her time to go. I thought she should have gone after she performed that Michael Jackson song & I didn't think she could sing any worse than that night, but she topped it this week. Nobody can say Tim doesn't derserve to be in the top 10 just because he wasn't originally in the top 24, if that was the case they wouldn't have called him back.
I think Simon is very "cruel" this season, very demeaning to the young people trying their hearts out to perform to the best of their ability. I'll be glad to see him go!! He thinks his form of honesty is what they need, but Simon you are wrong about this, a little kindness never hurts anyone, including you. The public will get it right without your stinky comments. By the way, hurry off and take Kara with you.
I think the decision was probably the right one. I also agree that the worst two performances of the night were Miley (who is wayyyyyyyyyyyy overrated) and the duet with Jonas and Levato (just plain baddddd).
How can the contestants get good advice from performers who cannot perform well themselves??? Let's step things up AI!!!!!
Whatever. Idol has totally jumped the shark this year.
this is the first season i have ever really watched and followed american idol, and i have to say i am pretty disapointed in what i am watching. as many have said this years idols seem to be generic and sound like every other singer out there. i think what this show needs is some UNIQUE TALENT someone that stands out. and miley cyrus being a mentor..lol.. that girl needs singing lessons as well.. everyone thinks she can sing when really its just a computer making her sound good. listen to her records and then listen to her live COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!!!!...oh well shoot she making millions so UPS TO HER!!!..
I like Tim and Katie. I think you need some performers who sing so you can understand them and the voice & personality are easy on the eye and the ear. I am an older viewer and the new look and noise do not appeal to me. I work and I will not be wasting my money on Bowersox or the gravely voiced.
I think that this years idol just sucks!! We have like two people that are good: Big Mike and Crystal... the rest need to step it up!
a big AMEN to Big Dog Dad for saying it so eloquently and to LahDeeDah for saying it like it is!!!!
ASW you are so right about Ellen and Kara AND you're pretty right on about the top 5. i seem to like DiDi better than most.
to Ryan – who is Chris?????
to Victory and AJW – it's "Andrew" Garcia, not "Alex". Alex went home. :(
Seriously do I care...I don't even watch this show. Why not have an idol show about someone overcoming odds and succeeding in life; like an inner city kid becoming a First Lady or a doctor, or a US vet who has lost his limbs doing well in life. Dancing and prancing does not make real idols !!!! just my 2 cents
Can't sing the praises of the over confident Mike. He sings one type of music and is so full of himself. I am hoping for Crystal and Lee, my favorites of the season. Casey was better than I have heard him as well. Aaron is the most consistant vocally and knows who he is for someone so young. Would love to see Mike make it to the bottom 3, he just makes my skin crawl with his "look at me...." personality.
I forgot to watch last night. Funny thing is, I didn't even miss it. That's how bad the show is this year.
I stopped watching after Lilly Scott was voted off. Made me realize how little the voting fans know about music and talent. Lilly was second only to Crystal (who needs to get rid of that hair, if she hasn't yet). Actually, it's been the last few years. Clearly, Adam Lambert was the best singer last year. The guy who won (Chris Allen?) should have been gone several rounds before. It was obviously some big fluke because no one could have stayed awake through an entire song of his. Also, last year, there was a girl (Mishovanna?) that didn't make it very far and she was way better than most of the girls. The judges all said she sounded bad singing 'Drops of Jupiter' and I thought it was fantastic. They obviously had something against her. Two years ago, the best female singer was sent home early. Don't remember the spelling of her first name, but it was something like Asia Epperson. The judges have too much of an agenda and they hold grudges. Every year, Simon tries to sway votes just to see if he can. Kara is terrible and witless. Oh, well – after one year without Simon the show will be gone anyway.
Paige's performance was awful. A woman who can't sing in a singing competition. That's not good television. I thought Tim's vocals were very good (this time, but not always), although the delivery style was a very bad choice. The judges encourage them to use the stage and involve the audience. He listened and nearly went home for it. Didi, although talented starts every song as though she's unsure what's going to come out when she opens her mouth. Once she gets going, she's fine. Lee has great style and a marketable image, but his vocals have not been consistently good. The ones with staying power? Michael, Crystal, Siobhan, and Casey.....Aaron has real talent, no doubt abou that....but gosh he's so young...is he ready for major stardom?
Andrew should have gone and should not be going on tour! It should have been Paige, Tim and Andrew sitting in those chairs!
Terrible season for AI. I don't think I've heard a worst bunch trying to sing. I can only find 2 that can win......and that was back to the top 24.
Tim reminds me of Sanjia (mispspell maybe), the hair and looks kept him in with young voters, he will eventaully fall, he'll be a short sensationa and then not many will remember him.
My favs are Crystal, Lee, Shibahn and Mike. Andrew should have been bottom 3, Katie next. Problem with Andrew is even when he is good I can't imagine buying his record, how many staright-ups can one have on a cd, the rest of what he does is awful.
Paige had more than enough chances, pity as she could have done better but was the worst. Wonder what Angela Martin feels watching these guys, she wanted it so bad and would have fought for it. I too miss Alex, show went down after Alex and Lily left.
Anyone else wonder if Ryan acts like a lovesick schoolboy around Didi or is it my imagination? Don't want to start a rumour but sure looks like some chemistry going on there. Didd may walk off with some other kind of prize (some think), not me he is too corney but so is she sometimes so they really suit each other.
Love Crystals personality, she's real and I think she's dislikes the "cattle parade" and she genuinely cares when she sees other picked on and kicked off. After this as an artist, she may open up in a different environment, the contest ides is just not really her but she knows she needs to do it to make a career, it is a great platform. I think she's humble and just different, don't change Crystal.
Debby – Siobhan's high note at the end of the Aretha song was in tune. The two subsequent "screams" were not in tune.
Crystal just heard you sing "Farmer's Daughter" ...beautiful song!! It seems that there might be some bad stuff in your upbringing and I'm glad to see you come out of it with dignity!! You go girl...I'm a big fan and watch the show because of you and Lee, eventhough I should be cheering for Katie...heritage in common..., but although she has a strong voice, I prefer your type of voice and Lee's. Everyone else's voice seem (in my opinion which means nothing), voices that are very common. I'd like to see both you and Lee as 1 and 2.
my top 10 would be this way:
it would be nice to be on this way..
Simon was dead on...this year's contest is nothing more than a kareoke contest. There is one great performer (Crystal) and a bunch of wannabe singers. Mike is fine, but not as unique and willing to mix it up as she is.
Miley Cyrus, Ughh. I can't figure out how the whip lash move she did with her hair fit into that God awful song she TRIED to sing. This girl is proof that recognization comes from who you are and not what you're capable of. She can't act, she sounds like a coon dog when she sings and her stage presence is overall pathetic. She is where she is because of who she is, not her ability!! OMG, does she go back and listen to herself? Isn't she embarrassed????
Go Crystal. That girl ROCKS. I will love listening to her win this season with Lee coming in second.
I think Idol pretty much sucks this year but there obviously needs to be a winner and if I had to pick one it would be Crystal or Lee
Confused – At first I thought she fell down. You can tell it caught the director off guard.
Tim has all of the young girls vote. He is cute and that is about it.
Mark – Your analysis is "spot on" as Simon would say.
I'm with Dave...worst season ever for talent! For the best of the worst, continue on.
I would love someone to explain to me 2 things:
1. I love the show but know nothing about singing. So I dont understand when one of the judges said the performance was pitchy. A lot of times it sounds really good to my ears but the judges dog them out for pitch problems. So my question is....what does "pitch problems" mean.
2. And the second question is....what happended to Andrew Garcia?? The guy was so good singing "Straight up" and even though the judges didnt like it, I liked his version of "Sugar we're goin down". He acts like a fish out of water now.
We've given up watching American Idol.....since Adam Lambert (who has shown he will have a long career) didn't win last year, what hope is there for this show to continue to attract viewers!! This year's group is so mediocre.
It is a down right disgrace that Tim Urban gets to go on tour when Paige has so much more talent than that hack! What a dissapointing season this year and hopefully along with Simon leaving they will get rid of Kara that useless women!
they got it right last night. Too bad Tim couldn 't go too though. I like Crystal and Lee. Sibbhon only screams I don't know why the judges like her so much. I guess she screams in key. Not much talent this year.
The Idol folks are expecting too much of their audience. There's no way we should have to suffer with only one horrible singer going home each week.
I'm done, the weather is beautiful and I have better things to do, like have fun.
If this is the top ten their summer tour is going to be awful with lots of empty seats.
this is the worst american idol in all history!
The men are not listening worthy, but Magnus and Chrystal are great with Katie noteworthy as a very presentable young lady
Ok so was it just me or did anyone else find it odd Miley doing the head banger thing last night. It was so unexpected and not in context with the song. I was almost embarrassed for her. I was sitting there thinking " what in the world is wrong with her, is she having a seizure, is there a bee flying around her head" LOL
people, bottom line is the majority of the contestants this year are terrible!
one of the worst groups in the 9 year history of this show!
It's just too bad they can't send all three home at once. Let's get this over with! This season stinks. Crystal and Mike are the only ones worthy to be up there.
Gawd, more of Tim's Holiday Inn karaoke and more of katie trying to "find out who she is". You know who you are? You're a hack.
To show dog mom,
Ok, after reading your comments, I definately want Crystal to win now. You are judging her too harshly. If she doesn't win this, then I will truly have lost all faith in humanity.
Victory – Didi already chose the right song for her voice, the Ingrid Michelson tune ("Take Me As I Am"). Problem is, it's not an A. I. style song, and Didi isn't a good fit for A.I. She sang that song perfectly and nobody cared because it is way too low key for the "showstopper", "moment" type material that fits on the A.I. stage.
note to show dog: What is your problem? Crystal is probably the best singer ever to be on AI since it began. She is original and does not try to please the Judges or change her style. MILEY CYRUS is famous because she has a famous father who got her started. She can't sing and she is going to be a "Where are they now" in two years.
Idol is going down hill, because its just getting to be old hat. The best singer has only one once or twice : Carie Underwood and David Cook, for example. IF Crystal gets beat out by Michael or Lee it will just be another example. SHE Is the only reason I am watching this show this year. The rest of them stink!! BUT I DO MISS ADAM LAMBERT HE was another one that should have won. By the way where is Chris Allen Now except on the car commercial?
get rid of dee dee . way off key . like big mike
Paige should've gone long time ago....Lily Scott is one who should still be in it, she'd have done good with the idol tour very entertaining, better than at least 5 others
Dave – I disagree. This bunch is no worse than season 1 and Fantasia's season (3?), when it comes to actual SINGING ABILITY and potential.
Kelly Clarkson notwithstanding, season 1 was terrible!
This group is struggling more because of bad advice, and bad judgment.
Do a search and refresh your memory with names like Nikki Mckibbon (top 3?!?!). Last year set the bar too high for this group, but they really aren't the worst they've ever had.
Tony & Mozart got the top 5 right. I don't worry too much in what order the other 5 go.
The judges will not use the "save" unless one of the top 5 goes in the next 5 weeks. For those of you who think this year's talent sucks, try to hold on for another 5 weeks. It should be pretty good from there on. My favorite (talent-wise) is Casey. If he ever can work out a way to get out there with his banjo, he might just blow everybody away!
Is Siobahn a fake or what??? She displays herself meek & mild with huge glasses, almost stammering, then she transforms in a "rocker"?? Coming from a more up-beat family, she seems to be such a BIG fake.
I say Lee, Chris & Aaron are the REAL talents!!!!!
Crystal is a one-trick-pony who's boring.
Michael asks can a 17-19 year old deliver. Yes he can. Aaron who is only 16 has the voice, stage prescence and personality. Even Ellen acknowedged that.I know there are people watching who couldhelp him in his career.hes just like David Achuleta.Lee has a good voice but zero personality. . I think it was Andrew who should have been in the bottom 3. I think we've all been spoiled by Adam Lambert.
I was really dreading Ellen being a judge but I love her! She adds SO much to the show and I never realized how funny she is. KARA NEEDS TO GO! Has anyone noticed she never has her own opinion? And this year she is sliding up next to Simon? I mute the tv every time she talks and if I don't, my husband does. I have noticed the contestants really just want to hear what Simon says – he can be cruel sometimes in his choice of words but he always nails it exact! I do not know how AI is going to replace him. As far as the contestants, I think the top 4 will be Chrystal, Mike, Lee, and Sibon. Not sure what order they will be. Casey and Aaron will be racing for #5 spot. As far as last night, Paige deserved to go based on her performance the night before but her ending song was fabulous....Didi deserved to be in the bottom 3 in my opinion, along with Paige and Tim. I think the order of elimination should be Tim, Didi, Katie, Alex, Aaron, Casey, and then I'm stuck on the final four!!!! lol
DiDi is in the 10 ? Are you kidding. That last performance would have been bad at a high school talent show- and then she babbles on and on about how she is so versitile and yada, yada, yada. Paige wasn't dgoing anywhere fast either- but Didi should have been in the bottom three and next on deck next week to go. Andrew should try a Marc Anthony song.......Tim has a good voice, but can't pick a song to save his life and doesn't try to understand what a song is about before he sings it. I blame the muscial coordinators: Rickey Minor should be helping these kids- not locking them into using as many of his band in one song as possible. The arrangements in many cases are awful- this can't all be the kids.
I agree with you MS that Katelyn, Lily and Alex have sung and performed much better than Andrew, Katie and Tim. I wouldn't say that the Top 10 are pathetic. Maybe just the bottom three of the top 10(Andrew, Katie and Tim). No surprise with Paige exit. She's beautiful, has potentially a very good voice, but she didn't listen to the judges critiques over the last 5 weeks and simply sounded horrible this last go. I'm not a fan of Katie either...but her last couple of performances have put her 1 rung up on Andrew. I'm thinking Tim or Andrew next week.
I agree it was time for Paige to head home. A few years of singing to get the vocal cords strong and she will be a good singer. There are others that need to go.. sadly they are employed by AI. First, anyone involved in picking the group songs needs to be drop kicked off the lot and black listed! The other one deserving that is those involved in group song staging. Marching band at your local hick school has more interest and movement!
My self I havnt even been able to enjoy this seasons show ive tried a few times..To me this is the worst Idol ever...and i feel none of them have talent enough to even be there....
How in the world did Andrew avoid the bottom three again...his "Straight Up" must have been REALLY good back in Hollywood Week to get him to the top 10 after so many weeks of barely tolerably mediocrity...I mean, I Heard It Through The Grape Vine? Ugh! That said, it was Paige's time to go. And Tim hangs on for another week.
Frankly, I was surprised that Katy was in the bottom three. I thought that she was one of the few that had picked a great song and sang it well...she was a standout. Unfortunately, we have seen time and again how those who fail to grab the public opinion early on are hard put to get votes near the end.
Miley Sirus...was she dubbed? Was she really playing the piano? Hmmm...makes you wonder. And Demi Lovato and John Jonas...wow, that was just bad. I honestly believe they hadn't sung together before that moment, nor should they repeat it again anytime soon in the future. I guess the good thing about booking B-list talent is that it makes our Idols look even better.
To Show Dog Mom:
What about Crystal has you so riled up that you need to refer to her as "Sluttysox" ? Are you some kind of fly on the wall that has followed this talented young woman around to keep track of her personal life? Do you have something that corroborates your labeling her as a lowlife?
Are you so lily pure that you can sit in judgment about a single mother trying to be successful and provide a better life for their child? I thought this was a singing contest – not a morality show.
Yes – Crystal is earthy and funky. So what? If hippie style is not your thing – fine. If her style of singing does not appeal to you – fine. But leave your vicious speculations about her personal life out of it.
Equally rude are your remarks about her teeth. It takes a lot of money to cosmetically correct teeth. Maybe, she will choose to get some work done on her teeth when she starts enjoying her future financial success.
Your remarks only show you to be a bitter person. If you possess a talent of any kind, my guess is that it is mediocre at best. And, I bet you're no prize to look at. And even if you have the looks to grace the cover of Vogue, ugly is as ugly does. IMO – that makes YOU hideous! (picture the portrait of Dorian Gray).
Crystal POWERsox : Sing on! Keep on being who you are – keeping it real with your great singing talent! Ohio is proud of you!
I have missed the last few shows and don't even recognize the contestant's names being mentioned here. Simply, the show sucks this year and I don't miss it. It has run its course and should be pulled. No energy, no flair...it's done. The Ellen experiment was a disaster..she says nothing of value and isn't even good to look at. Kara drones on, Simon is lifeless this year, and Randy is thankfully the same likeable Randy he has always been. Please...let this show die off and disappear.....
how can anyone thing tim is a better singer than paige? paige is in a class wayyyy above tim....and paige was not good...tim is HORRID
When I look at who has the star quality to make it professionally, I only see three right now: Lee, Didi, and Magnus. Especially, Lee and Didi singing their songs not some other pop songs.
I would like to see an "All Star" American Idol. Put some of the famous singers, like Miley, and make them sing songs not suited for the voice, style, or genera, and see how they compare to "American Idol contestant". I really do think, American Idol does not test for star quality. It needs to test the singers in how they create and compose songs according to their style and voice.
There are a lot of famous singers who made it big that would fail on American Idol, especially if having to sing a Wham song. That is why I think with such a broad search, very few "American Idols" really do become "A list" american idols. I can only name a handful.
@ Rich..... love your comment on the bottom three jonas, levato and cyrus. too darn funny
I really liked Didi's performance on Tuesday, couldn't believe how people hated it, Maybe i was just intoxicated. But seriously, I hope Crystal gets kicked off soon so I can stop wading through the worthless "performers" just to watch her. Someone should just sign her now before Idol producers strangle her to death. If you're interested, look up her songs on youtube, such as Farmer's Daughter and Mason, where she sings to a sleeping baby. She really doesn't need to be on Idol covering people's songs.
To Show Dog Mom: What gives you the right to use a dehumanizing term like "Crystal Sluttysox" in reference to Ms. Bowersox? You also persist in noting that she has "hideous" teeth. Ms. "Show Dog": you have no class, and apparently no humanity. It's one thing to critique a contestants singing talent or style, perhaps even her wardrobe; but it's quite another to demean and depersonalize someone just because you don't like her. I would like to ask you to keep your petty language off this board so that it does not devolve into crude commentaries similar to what you seem to enjoy posting.
Katie does not belong in the bottom 3 three here. As a matter of fact, she should be in the top 5. She has a ton of talent, just lacking direction. Simon has it right that she should be in the country genre. She could go far there, she has the total package, just needs the right mentoring. Should have been Andrew instead of her in the bottom 3, Then it would have been spot on. Andrew is awful. And for show dog mom, you have it so completely wrong with Crystal. Not sure what you are listening to. And have you ever thought maybe the medication related to her health issues could be what you are seeing with her teeth? Very cruel on your part. Get a life.
well, in my opinion, the bottom three were correct this week. just a matter of who went first. im changing a bit obout time urban. the performance was corny this week but his vocals were better than normal. still not good. with that said, i have to ask the rhetoical question..... where the heck did the talent go this season? in all the ppl that auditioned THIS bunch is what they felt were the best? Hardly. when i "watched" the result show last night i dvr'd it, listened to the opening song, ffward to the first two in the stools, ffward to the last one in the stool and then ffward to the end result. i do the same thing with the performance night. if it starts off bad i just ffward through it, i love dvr
Crystal is the only reason I am watching.
Miley Cyrus was sooooooooo bad. And I agree, Paige was right to go and the next ones should be Tim and Andrew!!!
Would anyone pay to go see these 10 in person? Answer NO.
Yes Paige should have been sent home, however, Andrew and Tim should have gone with her. After that Didi needs to go.
I'm pulling for Siobhan, but some of the others are obviously talented. I'm eagerly waiting to see Didi get voted off in the final weeks; she'll totally unravel and have a meltdown. You can see by her snide comments that she's probably a hand full when something doesn't go her way. Watch.
I don't believe Paige was 100% recovered from her illness and though she did sound off, I believe it's Tim that should have gone off, he should have gone we he ruined "Apologize" and he knew it should have been him. But next week I promise it will Tim leaving, he is no match, not even in the same league of R&B and I hope to god he doesnt ruin another song.
Show Dog Mom, I agree with you 200%! Adam Lambert was the best thing that happened to AI but I also think he ruined it for AI. No one has come close to his level. AI sucks this year in a big sad way :(
Even Simon looks very bored. Can't wait till X- Factor :)
"TO SHOW DOG MOM", unless you know Crystal personally and can attest to her being so called "slutty", you should really think before you write something that mean...and your comments about her looks are disgusting. So, unless you looks like a Barbie doll you shouldn't be on AI? I'd like to see you up there and try to do what she does. I'd also like to know what you would think if the comments you made were said about any of your children, if you have any, or your close relatives. SHAME ON YOU!! Actually I changed my mind, even if you know her personally you should keep that malicious opinion to yourself, because it would be your opinion, PERIOD!!
Is Tim the guy who slid on the floor ?....he's the one who should have been kicked off – that was awful.
VoteForTheWorst.com is the reason Tim is still there. They're campaigning hard for him to stay each week.
The voters got it right. I agree with a couple of the comments that Idol is not as good this year. I think the judges are totally confusing he contestants with their comments – all they seem to say is "song choice." and "relevant." I think Crystal is the best right now, but Big Mike has the best personality and is probably more popular.
If American Idol is truly based on actual singing talent then this would be my "order of elimination list" unless radical changes come soon. Its really evident with this group which are interested in putting in the time and working hard to achieve their dreams. Many don't seem tough enough mentally or spiritually to be in the music business.
Tim – Tom Cruise smile, can't sing... but the preteens will think he is a heart throb
Alex Garcia – consistently awful
Katie – too much into herself but what girl isn't at that age; too cutesy
Didi – she has a great voice; just can't seem to choose the right song
Lee – needs to loosen up, smile and show personality, no stage presense
Casey – needs to loosen up; needs stage presense
Michael – good voice – good man – consistent
Aaron – has a career ahead of him – a real sweetie – go Aaron!
Sibon – great pipes – you go girl!!
Chrystal – WINNER (From the very beginning I thought she was a throwback to Janis Joplin; this woman knows who she is, goes with her heart and sticks to her guns!! Great job Chrystal!! A little more stage presense needed.
I haven't had the stomach to watch Idol this year knowing Degeneres was judging.
Bottom three: Joans, Levato, Cyrus
OK, so we all agree this is the worst line up of talent in A/I's short history. Frankly, I don't plan on watching it again until the final pair face off......presumable Crystal and Mike, however, you never know due the fact the voting is sometimes based on popularity rather than talent.
The year is a write of as far as I'm concerned.
Tim and Katie...you've overstayed your welcome....
Andrew...may be overrated after all.
Can we bring Alex and Lilly back???
The comments on this blog continue to demonstrate that most people can't tell the difference between issues of technical execution, performance style, and personal taste.
Mozart is correct. Tim Urban may be misguided in virtually every performance choice he makes, but his instrument just isn't as bad as everybody is saying.
A.I. is 100% bad guidance. The very premise of a show that tells teenagers they deserve to show up with no training, no sense of self, and having paid no dues, and be made into stars is antithetical to the process that creates artists. If they are talented and malleable enough (Carrie Underwood), and powers that be happen to guess right (Simon/Simon), you might end up with a marketable product. More likely, it will be the contestants who have already figured who they are (Daughtry, David Cook), that can emerge from the experience able to exploit the AI as much as it exploited them.
The reason most people are lining up behind Chrystal is that she has logged enough hours singing and playing to know what the hell she's doing. What will be interesting to see is if she really does pander to the judges by abandoning what she's spent so much time developing,
and how that works out.
Beating up on these kids for groping to find their way when the judges and voters (and blog posters), are giving such subjective and often contradictory feedback, is cruel.
is tim urban still on???
what is he still doing there? I don't get it he's just not anything special. He sings like an slightly above average singer in the shower...
For show dog mom:
Stop hatin on Crystal so much!!!! No one wants to read your pathetic rants. Get a life, you stupid cow!
Give me a Taylor Hicks! Just for the entertainment value to break up the boredom!!
note to show dog mom – you are VERY obviously in the minority on your opinion of crystal bowersox, but i do agree with you on paige and your comment about miley.
i think ellen is funny, and does add something to the show. i don't think kara should be a judge – she wants to be a "somebody" so bad. she needs to stop trying to take paula's place with simon – won't work. can't figure out exactly why, but haven't particularly cared for her since she started. but whoever said the show will not be the same next year without simon is sooooo right.
this year is way below standard – sad – can't believe all the ones that didn't make it to the top 24 that were better. i also agree that the group part is NOT the way to pick them out.
i do like crystal, casey, lee and aaron. AND i think lilly and alex should still be in it.
The voters finally got it right, but since they have gotten it wrong a few weeks in a row now, unfortunately we have a very pathetic Top 10. Who is going to pay to see a summer Idol tour that includes Tim, Katie and Andrew? How America sent home Katelyn, Lilly, and Alex, I will never know...
show dog mom is so right. this season is dull without an Adam Lambert or Blake or someone that's willing to take chances and do something interesting with the songs and performance. hey Idol, i'm getting bored over here!!!!!!!!!!
I am so disappointed in this year's AI. All except for Bowersox suck. They don't have the talent to be in the top 10! This is one AI concert tour that I am going to miss! C'mon you mean to tell me there wasn't better talent in all of America?
Am I the only one who is still missing Lacey Brown? She is phenomenal and I hope her career takes off even without Idol. What a voice she's got plus a lovely personality to go with it. I miss her so much. Can't believe she and Lilly are gone. They were gems.
Yes, Paige needed to go. Now we just need Siobhan, Casey, Tim, and Andrew to follow her out the door.
My wife believes the season is the worst yet, but refuses to stop watching. For me, it is already over. There is only one consistently good performer this year, and that is Crystal. Time to save three hours each week and get some things accomplished. Since the ending is obvious, I do not see the point in watching anymore.
Paige was the correct person to leave the show last night! Actually most of the 10 left could all go on one night...they are poor singers. Crystal is a good singer but really needs to step outside of her box..do away w/the hippie look and sing a song without the guitar! Katie has an o.k. voice but it's somewhat odd sounding..low w/no range. Andrrew's performance was so robotic looking...bad choice of songs by all of them I think. The duet w/the Jonas brother was awful!!!!
Paige's performance was clearly her worst and the worst of the season. That being said, Tim should have been gone weeks ago, he has yet to turn in a single performance that was even decent. At least Paige's first week was good.
Not sure what Katie was doing in the bottom three. She isn't great, but Andrew should have been down there instead.
Luckily, with Paige gone, Tim will likely exit this week.
Not many people I'll be sad to see gone. Lilly never should have left, Crystal is amazing, and Siobhan is always worth watching. It will either be one of those last two girls, Aaron, or maybe Lee if he can pull of something spectacular. Not sure why everyone is ranking Big Mike so high. I love the guy and he'll probably be in the top 5 or so, but winning? No chance!
The bottom 2 were right on, but the third one should've been Andrew Garcia. But, sending Paige home was definitely the one to go – she was horrible!
This whole season is blah and lackluster after last year with Adam Lambert. And evidence of that is the number of times that Kara references him in her critiques. Can't say I really even care who wins.
Well that is your opinion. I thought Miley sounded great and she completely nailed that song! It was a great meningful song and she sounds more mature as a singer than in her Hannah Montana days. She was very good....
Aaron is a terrific kid. He has a wonderful personality. Whenever I hear him sing, I feel happy. He is a marvelous talent. Paige should have stayed and Tim should have gone home. The judges should have let Paige sing before they made those comments. That was her best performance. One vote per person should only be allowed.Also, Andrew was terrible.
Hey AI: GET ADAM LAMBERT ON THE SHOW!!!! After this bland, boring bunch, WE NEED A LITTLE ENTERTAINMENT!!
How about getting him as a MENTOR!!!!
ADAM, WE MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not one of these folks (maybe Siobhan, with a little training) is fit to shine Adam's boots!
America got it right for who should go home but the bottom 3 should not have had Katie in there. Andrew should have been in the bottom 3 and then told he was safe. I was thinking if Katie had gotten voted off then that would be the last straw for me. She's is of my favorites but she just sang better than most the other girls on Tuesday night. Andrew was saying he sees what the judges are saying that he needs to change it up but he loves his guitar. He needs to wake up and realize he is in a competition. He sounded like he doesn't care anymore and he will do his own thing regardless. I could care less but if he keeps that type of attitude he will be gone very soon. He have to change Andrew. The acoustic thing for the god of me, I don't know why, is working for Bowersox as she is always up there with that guitar, but it's not working for Andrew. The other guys are blowing right by him...
Another one bites the dust though....
I would like to have heard the judges critique Miley's performance. I thought it was awful. I guess her star status makes a sub-par performance acceptable.
I think the fans got it right. I love Paige and believe she is a good singer, but Tuesday night was not her best performance. Crystal did her thing. Everytime I listen to her sing, she reminds me of Wynonna Judd. Can someone please explain something to me? The judges told Angela there was just to many talented singers to choose from and that is why she was not chosen. Where is that talent? I am not seeing it. Also the judges are looking for the wow factor. That factor could have come from some of the singers that did not make pass Hollywood week to become the top 24 (i.e. Angela). Where are the performances of years gone by that were so awesome you just didn't know who the vote off. This is probably why Simon is really leaving the show. He sees the talent and performances diminshing. Face it everyone American Idol is a like a sinking ship and Simon doesn't want to go down with a sinking ship. The day Miley Cyrus mentors singers (sorry have to laugh at this one) is the day this show has definitely lost its focus. Which is talent. You cannot have somewhat, who I believe can't sing, educated those who can sing on what to do. What happens is the horrible, talentless show we witnessed on Tuesday.
On another note....All you whiners out there who are always asking why CNN considers "Idol" coverage newsworthy: Why , oh why, does CNN give so much space to Sandra Bullock's marriage/ breakup/ love life? Who gives a --?!!! At least AI is relevant! People tune in and vote. So, whiners: think about THAT!
The correct person left last night, but that Tim guy needs to go soon. Agree that Mike needs to be notched down a few pegs. I honestly can't imagine who would buy an entire album of his songs... Perhaps to help you over a serious case of insomnia?
Next week probably Tim, Andrew and ???
Note to Thierry: That's "DEAF ears", you Bozo!
Yeah, Paige deserved to go, and so did Andrew. Why was he not in the bottom 3? Katie should never be in the bottom three. Simon got it right when he said Andrew "SUCKED........the life out of" that song!
And Crystal Sluttysox? Come on people-American IDOL? Always dressed in black, always looks like she's STILL living out of her car, always the guitar and corny folk singing? She would be at home howling in a roadside bar in South Cackilacky USA, but NOT representing music fans across America. Hey, maybe she can find someone to sire another kid while she's on tour...surely she can earn enough $$$$ to FIX THOSE HIDEOUS TEETH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have never been a fan of Miley Cyrus, but after last night, I have new respect for her! She had some good, sound advice for the contestants, AND she liked Tim's performance..
was it predetermined that the judges could not use their save last night??? how is that fair? just because they kept wanting to tell people "you're going on tour", cuz they didnt want to say "you might go on tour, unless the person getting kicked out gets saved, then next week you suck worse, then you get kicked out in 11th, in the first half of the show, cuz we would have to kick out two next week, and somehow articulate to the viewers who was 11th and who was 10th, and then you wouldnt go on tour, but for now you might". ryan's brain may have exploded on stage if he had to explain that, and they figure we're all too dumb to understand anyway, apparently.
Andrew should thank his lucky stars. He's the worst of the bunch.
This is most certainly the worst Idol season EVER! These people are not worthy of a singing contract! What a waste of money! They are terrible! They almost rank right up there with the chicken chaser from America's Got Talent! And as for Ellen being added to the judges panel....yeah, well, she isn't funny and she doesn't add anything to the show's appeal.
I think Big Mike needs to be taken down a few notches. He is not that good...I am unimpressed! I think Andrew should go next. I hope Big Mike doesn't even make top 5!
Tim should have gone...what a sad season it is.
Where is Sanjiayah when you need him...lmao
I was hoping the "wake me up before you go go" was Big Mike's swan song. This guy is "you're no good, you're no good, baby you're no good". Way too cocky for my taste. I'm sick of hearing about the baby and watching the wife dutifully clap and smile when the cameras are on. Casey, Lee and Andrew rock. Katie your next. My ears hurt when you "sing".
Tim not voted off!!!! Unbelieveable. Good slide to third base though. This is a singing competition i thought. The only two good singers are Crystal and Siobahn. They tell Siobahn not to scream, well what did Miley Cyrus do most all of her song SCREECH AND SCREAM. Siobahn beats her by a mile. And Mike Yes you are good also. Not this past week but in previous weeks. they should of kept Lillie Scott and Mullet haircut boy and booted off Andrew and Tim
I agree that this is about the worst group on American Idol to date...The only ones left that are even remotely deserving of a music contract are Lee, Crystal and Aaron......The rest are generic .......I'm really starting to wonder if viewers votes are really what sends these people on or if it's up to the judges.......
Michael..........age has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. Do you remember Jordin Sparks? It is and ALWAYS will be about.......TALENT. Unfortunately, so many this year don't have much of it. Another one was Katherine. Both of these girls had talent and you could see it from the beginning. The best 5 are Lee, Mike, Crystal, Casey, and Siobhan (?).
I saw a movie's preview "The Last Song" staring Miley Cyrus in the film ...
Watching her singing on AI yesterday, I must say this could be her Last Song too...And she could not be a mentor, unless AI producers want to sneek her into the judge panel for next year AI season. AI must be renamed to ATI for America Teen Idol..
Oh come on, Paige is long overdueeeeee..And we must send more to go home and bring back Lilly Scott. As I have mentioned earlier, there must be a mention to repeal previous voting decision, bring back contestants sent home wrongfully as a demerit strategy to punish those who were given so many chances at the detriment of the good ones. Anyway, just like in finance/accounting, the producers have to learn how to jiggle with voting/numbers and come up with a magic number but RIGHTEOUSLY. Another advice for Didi, please don't play death ears when you said you don't understand or you can't hear what the judges are saying,.. Next song we want you to sing is LOOK WHAT THEY DONE TO MY SONG and sing it with the same horror you did when you confirmed YOU'RE NO GOOD YOU'RE NO GOOD, BABY I'M NO GOOD...And they'll send you home in a Toyota...
I think the problems started way back with 'group night' which is an absolutely terrible way to weed out contestants. I'm sure there were more than a few in that fiasco who would have been in the top 24, top 12, and yes, even the top 10. That awful night was not a way to find the best of the best.
With it coming down to the voters, no one knows who will go. Tim Urban & Alex get votes on their looks and not their abilities. True vocal talent for me would have to be Crystal, Siobhan, Didi, and to a lesser extent, Michael. Lee...great radio voice, awful when on stage.
Lots of people cutting up Miley Cyrus... she did fine last night, better than the Jonas guy and that creepy female. Her mentor night also went well, giving advice that has been just as good as the other mentors of seasons past.
Yeah, this season is pretty bad. I think Tim should have gone home last night. Paige has shown that she has the talent, and last week she did well even having larengitis, but this week was terrible. Not just by her, but all around. Terrible song choices, and a "mentor" who can't sing for herself.
I think Tim's time on the show comes to an end next week, unless he comes out and has the absolute best performance of the night next week.
CW – obviously you know nothing about music or talent to make those comments!
Miley Cirus – over 15 Million records sold, 4 #1 albums on Billboard, Ranked #4 Top female performer, Golden globe nomination!
Yeah, she's a mentor, and none of these idols will likely achieve the success she has!
I think Miley Cyrus should have been voted off!
Miley Cyrus a "mentor" ? The girl is awful!!!
Miley Cyrus can't sing. She would have made it to the top 24 on Idol. This is the worst season ever.
Paige's performance Tuesday night was quite possibly the worst Top-20 performance I have seen....and there have been some pretty bad ones. Realistically though, there could have been 5 of them that were gone and I wouldn't have batted an eye. Tim – if not for vote for the worst, he might have gone. Didi – I thought she was going to start stripping the way she was slinking around the stage...her performance was 100% trashy. And her feigned "confusion" of what the judges are looking for? Andrew – what can I say – every one of his performance is bad. Katie – meh.....maybe she should listen to Simon. She isn't going to make it singing pop because she isn't good enough. If she can't even stay out of the bottom 3 in the top 11, clearly she doesn't have appeal to a fanbase to be successful. I think her choices are to be stubborn and be destined to be a wedding singer, or give country a try and see what happens.
Paige was worse than awful, Tim was sorta OK, and now he gets paid to Tour.. lucky him.
Andrew was so good early, he's gonna need to step up or step off.
I was happy to see Paige go. I would like to see Andrew and Katie both hit the road next. While they are getting rid of people can we boot Kara as a judge. I mean really she is a nobody who is just looking to be Simon lap puppy. She should have never been put on AI to begin with. She just adds to the downward spiral this show is taking.
Wow a couple things that just keep coming up over and over and over that I just have to comment on too: if you're that bored by the show and/or hate it that much, DON'T WATCH IT! It's really that simple people. You obviously care more than you're saying though cause you've taken the time to post about it. Second – as far as the people who got eliminated weeks ago, give it a rest! They're not coming back and you can't wish them back. Honestly I think Alex and Lily were both better than Paige BUT at the same time, I don't know what the real love for both of them was honestly. Alex sounded like he was so nervous he couldn't sustain a single note and Lily was just sooooo quirky she "quirked" herself right out of the competition. In a different season she might have had a chance at the top 12 but with someone like Crystal there, I don't think she had a chance at moving on cause they're similar and Crystal is better (IMO...I could catch crap for that).
As for who's left – I'm telling you, Tim isn't really as bad as people are making him out to be. Yes, he's done some really dumb things song choice and performance wise – but I'd rather listen to him than either Katie or Didi (...that's not saying much though). Plus, like it or not, Tim is going to keep getting votes from two sources – the teenage girls and VFTW (even though he's NOT the worst singing wise). The 10 remaining should, IMO, go this way (assuming they sing the way they have been):
If it goes that way, I'm not sure exactly how it works out with the judge's save (have to use it before the top 5 or something)? Not sure where that'd put it but I could see the judges saving either Aaron or Lee if it goes that route. I think Mike's gonna end up picking up votes from many of the people as they get eliminated (Andrew, Tim, Aaron especially) and that'll push him to the final 2 – not a showdown between Siobhan and Crystal like people are expecting.
I thought Paige did a pretty good Honky Tonk Woman and belted it out tonight at the end. She's good but not good enough to win. Crystal will win but I bet it comes down to Lee and her maybe Mike. That little kid Aaron might surprise us too. And yes Tim, please leave voluntarily.
Ladies and GentleMEN .. I said it before and I'll say it again, Tim has got to go bye-bye .. he should have went before Paige anyday!
I think Katie Stevens should have been gone a long time ago....She couldn't compare to Lily....
Dreadful show tonite. The judges comment (and public) about their song choices last night and then they open with "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go", really? Kudos to all of them for hiding their embarrasment.
Joe jonas & Demi were worse than Miley....what a stupid duet song that was (maybe it's another by Kara?)
Not a fan of Katie's pitchy high school chorus girl thing but the bottom 3 should have included Andrew. He hasn't had a good week yet.
Not a good group this year, except for Crystal Bowersox. Everyone else is just lame and extremely boring. At this point, people are only watching AI to see Crystal. Simon needs to bring over some of the finalists from the UK X Factor (Jamie Archer, Danyl Johnson, etc.) to show them how it's done. After Simon leaves, AI will not be able to compete with US X Factor, and I would not be surprised if it is cancelled. AI has lost its lustre and excitement.
i don't put it past them..........something really fishy is going on with the judging and who is staying and getting booted out...to many questions on my end...........don't know about anyone else..........
Paige was awful, so good pick voters. I just wish they could have took Tim too. Just Have the idol tour with 9. But hopefully next week american finally gets rid of Tim. I despise Tim.
I love Casey! Yeah! Go Casey!!
GARCIA in the top 10...gimme a break !...as for Tim, he should try out for baseball, good slide in there last night , but not on AI.
Cant really get my head around AI this season, for sure going downhill & FAST !
Will be interesting to see Momma Sox singing other genres as the competition progresses through the weeks...or DIGRESSES, which ever comes first !
I think Lee will be in the top 2, at least I'm hoping he will be.
yep, it should have been "Ladies and Gentlemen" but I guess that's just a typographical error.
and are you related to eminem? lol.. :)
Paige has been horrible for the last 3 or 4 weeks. What's to like? Katie and Paige never should have made it this far. Andrew should be the next to go. The only song he seems to be able to pull off is Straight Up. I thought he was going to be the winner after I heard that. I was surprised he wasn't in the bottom 3 this week. The tour is going to have a lot of bad singers on it.
Well....I am sorry Paige doesn't get another chance. I really liked her. Tim was the one who needed to go home...pretty corny performance last night. That is my opinion, for what it's worth.
This is the worst American Idol ever. I like Didi and Siobahn and that's it. The hippy, the guy on steroids, the old looking country singer, the 16 year old fashion kid, the guy who shouldn't have come back, the annoying 17 year old..... too bad three can't go per week.
I'm sorry I tuned in.
um... there's a typo in the TITLE of this post.
Only 2 worth listening to are Siobhan and Crystal and I really don't think either one is the next greatest thing. Rest of them are boring...boring...boring. And good lord – that Jonas kid and Demi person were terrible! Idol has gone way downhill this season.
I guess next would be either Andrew or Katie.
Michele, I've wondered that before too – like when Daughtry got the boot after stellar performances week after week. But you can't possibly say that after hearing Paige fail to sing a note in key that her boot was due to a rigged judging.
They absolutely got it right. To bad it couldn't have been a double elimination round. Get rid of them both. They are the worst two I have seen on AI I believe since its been on. What sucks, yes what really sucks, is that Tim Urban is too dumb to know how bad he sucks.
But heck he is on tour, now go figure. Both of their performances were the worst I think i have seen on AI since the beginning.
Like I said to bad they couldn't do a double elimination tonight. sigh....
Wake me up before you go go??? Isn't this a little "Glee" and contrary to the advise being giving to the contestants???
Anyway, no surprises for me tonight given the vote. Look forward to next week.
This week left me wondering...
Seems everyone is looking for a "wow" moment; however, can a 17-19'ish year old singer really deliver? It seems to me you need someone older with life experience to essentially find/discover/rediscover themself trapped from within in a few weeks time and open up in a way that they can express themself in music on this show such that "wow" can be enjoyed by all. ...hummmm...
you know the more and more and more i sit and think....i really do think the show is rigged....IMO i think they use the audience vote to make it look like its the fans really voting...but behind close doors i think they make the final decisions and hand ryan the cards.....i reallllllllly do...sit and think about it..........
The bottom 3 were spot on. And even though Paige destroyed Phil Collins, Tim's time to go has been LOOONG overdue. Katie just doesn't do anything for me. Nice voice in a bland girl-next-door package. (Not that I'm saying she needs to glam or sex it up.) Give her a few years of growing and experience. Of the 3, Paige probably would have have gotten the most benefit from staying another week. Tim...needs...to...go...now.
Did the voters get it right? The right person went home, and 2 of the bottom 3 were right – but I really don't think Tim was one of the 3 worst. Didi was – her performance last night can be summed up by the title of her song.
yep lisa, the voters got it right...if we could fast forward the whole thing till it has the top five already maybe it's worth watching...
idol contestants step it up guys! I have known friends who are sooooooooo fanatic of this show and forgot that Idol is on last night! They said, they like Crystal and Lee but it's just a little too dreadful to wait until Crystal or lee is on. And we're still not over Alex going home. *sigh*
Paige was the right to go. She was awful. Miley Cyrus as worst than Paige.
You bet they got it right. After hearing her sing Tuesday nite I am surprised they didn't send her packing then. It was horrible.
I can't understand Katie being in the bottom three and Andrew Garcia being safe. Undoubtedly a whole lot of the voters heard something different than what I heard.
Finally, I still can't see anyone beating Crystal.
They hit it right. Now for the next few weeks it's going to be basically who will suck the worst as we head to a sing off with Mike and Christal. Sorry but this has got to be the worst season of idol as far as Talent in it's history.
no i'm livid andrew should have gone home.......i found him to be horrible
Lisa, I am so disappointed that Tim will have the opportunity to tour, I don't believe that he is musically talented enough to be worthy of that opportunity. Cumulatively, of the pair, I think Tim has a worse track record than Paige, heck he wasn't even initially to be in the top 24.
On the upside, for once voters got it right in placing the least talented singers into the bottom three, I believe. I am liking that they are allowing the exiting contestants to pick their song to leave on so they have an opportunity to sing their better performance, which Paige did.
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