American Idol Season 8 Idol Pool — Join Now!

If you haven’t joined our Season 8 American Idol Pool, hurry up and do it now–before the first round begins this week!

And here’s why:   It’s fun!   Also, you’ll be able to view, in black and white, my crappy predictive skills.   I’ll be playing along, but I won’t be winning this thing.   No worries about that.

Here’s how it will work.   You’ll have up until the results show airs on the East Coast to put in your picks.   On Thursdays I’ll post the winners.

Plus, there’s gonna be prizes! I haven’t figured that part out yet, but I will.

So. Sign up HERE.   Or, click on the widget on the right sidebar.

It’s going to be FUN.

  • http://myspace.com/saltwatercures pj

    Nothing sucks me into a reality show more than the opportunity to participate in a pool. Game on!

  • Tony

    I think I’ll give it a shot this year :)

  • primeminister

    I would have been 2nd place last year had I not put all my points on Archie during Top 3 week. I KNEW he wasn’t going home, but I placed them on him a week before just to make him look bad (I did this to certain contestants every week)….this time, I forgot to change them before the Top 3 results show started! LOL.

    I’m NOT making the same mistake this year, you can count on that! :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Already signed up! I can’t wait! We’re doing one at work too.

    Are you going to do one for DWTS, too? Or just AI?

  • http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=587900002&ref=name cruzceleste

    I just signed in…

  • tinawina

    Oh I have SO been looking forward to this all year. I’m coming for you, fellow pool participants! You’re going down! :guns_tb:

  • abbysee

    I think this is the best part of watching the show for me this year, otherwise I would just be bored. I am really hating this season so far. Now that I know the rules, unlike last year when I figured it out after week three. Still I am gonna suck at predicting, but it’s fun. Let’s see how many times I change my picks each week before the deadline. And those bonus questions ARGHHHHH. Simon has three colored tee shirts. Paula’s cup has a straw (and it’s spiked but not until the semis evidently because she’s been too damn lucid so far), and Randy will say dawg at least one before the second break. What fun!

  • Niall

    I’m signed up. I made my picks for next week. There is also a “warning” that I should make an overall pick (ultimate winner of the show??) but I can’t figure out how to do it. Anyone?

  • Niall

    Never mind. I figured it out. :)

  • tierbee

    I’ve never done this before but this year I’m in. This should be fun :) !

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Niall, you don’t have to make the overall pick until the top 12. :)

  • t2

    I’d play, but I’m notoriously lousy at these things. The only think I can predict with any level of certaintly is that my favorite will go out in the middle of the pack. Sorry in advance to all fans of Noop Dawg.

  • MrsTrep

    Did I get an email about this when the show started in January and already join because I did it last year or have I lost my mind????? This is the fun part!! Now if I could get my computer in front of the tv to chat with everyone it’d be perfect!! Why didn’t I get a laptop again????

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Did I get an email about this when the show started in January and already join because I did it last year or have I lost my mind?????

    An email went out to folks in January who were part of the pool last year…

  • christucker765

    I would love to do this!

  • christucker765

    Can someone help me? I’m new but how do I vote?

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Sign up HERE

  • christucker765

    I signed up lol but now it says Warning:You did not pick your overall Pick??

  • star

    Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to sign up now. :)

  • holeighannie

    This has always looked like such a good time, so I joined…but I’m probably going to be a big FAIL, haha.

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    I signed up lol but now it says Warning:You did not pick your overall Pick??

    You have until the Top 12 to choose your overall pick. Look at the boxes on the left. Click the one that says “Overall Pick” to choose your overall pick.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gundomom CarieB

    I’m in! Bring it on!

  • http://cookiesanon.livejournal.com BuckeyeGal007

    I’m so in this year! Is there a reason you can’t view who other people picked? I already made my picks (overall and weekly), but I’m just curious to see how my picks stack up against others.

  • MrsTrep

    MJ – thanks for keeping me sane! I can’t get to the pool at work!

    Buckeye – you can see how most people have voted from a summary thing on the right, but they don’t let you see individuals, I assume so you can’t be a copy cat, until after the results, then I think you just get to see the points spread if memory serves me correctly, given my post above, it may not :)

  • sanrio76

    I joined! This is going to be fun. : )

  • CRB

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so in this year! Is there a reason you canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t view who other people picked? I already made my picks (overall and weekly), but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just curious to see how my picks stack up against others.

    Well, here are mine.

    I picked Danny for 20 points, based on his sacrificing his wife’s memory on the Idol alter, and Kris Allen for overall. I haven’t heard Kris Allen sing, hell, I don’t even know his genre (hopefully, he isn’t a yodeler :devil_tb:) but he is Male and early twenties, which is what I think the Idol people think they can sell.

  • BetterChicken

    :clap_tb: I wanted to do this last year but missed it.
    Yeah baby bring it on!

  • Tony

    I have a question: when I’m making my picks for the people who I think will advance to the top 12 (the distribution of the 20 pts), how do I confirm my selections? Or do my selections become locked once the timer expires?

  • panz

    I didn’t do this last year but wish I had. I’m glad I got in it this year.

  • CRB

    I have a question: when Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m making my picks for the people who I think will advance to the top 12 (the distribution of the 20 pts), how do I confirm my selections? Or do my selections become locked once the timer expires?

    When you have twenty points distributed click the SUBMIT button.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    I have a question: when Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m making my picks for the people who I think will advance to the top 12 (the distribution of the 20 pts), how do I confirm my selections? Or do my selections become locked once the timer expires?

    Once the results show starts, your picks are locked in. If you don’t ever make a change after the new week starts, you get points based on whether or not the default picks are correct.

  • Tony

    thanx. I clicked submit last time and I guess I got confused by something.

  • Nattevakt

    So if I understand well, we put our points on how we think will go to the top 12, meaning the 3 winners of each Wednesday night and the Wild Cards ?? So if one of the favorite still doesn’t make it Wedneday (totally random exemple Danny G.), he could still advance thanks to the judges. This semi-finale round is too easy LOL.
    An another question about that Wild-Card night : will contestants sing that night? If so that will mean among top 12 some will have sing live 2 times more than others : that’s an advantage experience wise and also if you have made a good impression…

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Random question: does anybody remember who the default points were on?

  • jpfan

    I’m in. I hope I can figure out how to do it. I may need extensive handholding.

    Question 1: Can I spread my 20 points around 10 different people or do I have to pick three or four or one?

  • CRB

    I think you can distribute them over up to four people.

    [edit] Checking the rules you can spread them as much as you would like.

    The “random” points distribution, didn’t seem random but I can’t recall the specifics.

  • http://www.myspace.com/swood1104 Sarah

    Question 1: Can I spread my 20 points around 10 different people or do I have to pick three or four or one?

    You can spread the points out all you want, or put them on as few people as you want. It really just depends on how convinced you are that one person is going through.

    For example, I put all 20 points on Danny Gokey going through to the top 12 this week, because I think at this point, he could take a crap in the middle of the stage and all of America would be charmed. :) IMO, he’s a sure thing.

    If I were a risk-taker, I might put them on Anoop, Anne Marie, or Jackie.

    ETA: Here’s the info page: http://www.funofficepools.com/poolinfo.php?Pool_ID=idol824

  • primeminister

    Oh, I went back to check and scrap what I said earlier. I would definitely not have been 2nd in mjs office pool (no where close), heh. It was in Rickey’s pool that I would have finished 2nd. Anyways, I can’t wait! :)

  • cooktard76

    Yaay! I think I did it correctly, I missed joining last year.

  • dante

    Sarah – defaults are Ann Marie, Tatiana, Anoop and Danny -5 pts each

    eta: so you guys are picking before they even perform? Not me…

  • CathyMK

    I’m in. Hopefully whoever holds jpfan’s hand can hold mine too, since I’ve never done a pool before!

  • New York Avon Lady

    Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong thread, feel free to delete if necessary. According to the TV Guide, next week American Idol is not being shown on Tuesday night Feb. 24th due to the President giving a speech. They are showing Group 2 singing on Wednesday night, Feb 25th from 8 to 10 pm, and the results show on Thursday Feb 26th from 8 to 9 pm.

  • MrsTrep

    Seriously? Why does he need to be on my TV again and mess with my AI this time… URGH!

  • holeighannie

    re: No show on Tuesday: Whaaat? I watch AI so I don’t have to deal with reality (oh the irony), give me a break, government.

  • sue

    This is my first year doing it so it should be fun. I signed up for both Rickey’s and MJ’s. Crap I picked the overall winner too soon, dang it!!!! So if Adam or Anoop doesn’t win I am done, LOL. Duh it’s too soon to tell who is going to shine and be the most popular. I been watching idol for 8 freakin years and I just screwed up my odds. OK Adam and Anoop better bring it each week. Watch that Danny fellow is going to win on NOT. :) This is going to be fun.

  • sue

    “For example, I put all 20 points on Danny Gokey going through to the top 12 this week, because I think at this point, he could take a crap in the middle of the stage and all of America would be charmed. :)”

    Sarah you are too funny, LMAO!!!!!Your killing me…. :clap_tb: :jittery_tb: :lol_ee:

  • primeminister

    This is my first year doing it so it should be fun. I signed up for both Rickeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s and MJà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s. Crap I picked the overall winner too soon, dang it!!!! So if Adam or Anoop doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t win I am done, LOL.

    You can change your overall pick without penalty up until the Top 12. After that, you will receive less points.

    eta: so you guys are picking before they even perform? Not meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I like to place my points on the most probable contestants, just in case I forget to change them before the results show and end up getting like 5 points from the stupid default picks.

  • Lys

    Oh, why not. :) Sounds like fun, even though I usually suck at these kinds of things.

    I’m not really following this season all that closely, to be honest. So for now, I’m just gonna put all my points on Danny, lol. And maybe I’ll give some to Anoop later.

  • Journeylover

    For those who aren’t sure. I read a cool blog giving an overview of the First Group of 12. Danny seems to be the top dog and I’m for Danny all the way. Other observations in this blog are fun and interesting. You can find it here http://gatorknight.blogspot.com/

  • Grammie Kari

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d play, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m notoriously lousy at these things. The only think I can predict with any level of certaintly is that my favorite will go out in the middle of the pack. Sorry in advance to all fans of Noop Dawg.

    T2, I signed up last year but couldn’t understand exactly what to do. I actually did believe Jason would be in the TOP 3 with the two David’s. Have fun everyone!

  • http://widyatarina.wordpress.com widz

    I’m joining this year! Should be fun!