American Idol Season 8 – Top 8 – Performance – VIDEO

Best of the night:Â   Allison and Adam–My dream finale.

Flo-Rida and Kellie Pickler perform on Wednesday’s results show.

  • Danny Gokey – “Stand by Me” by Mickey Gilley – VIDEOiTunes
  • Kris Allen – “All She Wants to Do is Dance” by Don Henley – VIDEOiTunes
  • Lil Rounds – “What’s Love Got to Do With It” by Tina Turner – VIDEOiTunes
  • Anoop Desai - “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper – VIDEOiTunes
  • Scott MacIntyre – “The Search is Over” by Survivor – VIDEOiTunes
  • Allison Iraheta - “I Can’t Make You Love Me” by Bonnie Raitt – VIDEOiTunes
  • Matt Giraud - “Part Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder – VIDEOiTunes
  • Adam Lambert – “Mad World” by Tears for Fears – VIDEO iTunes

Who is the bald guy sitting in the audience? (Answer: Guy from Fringe! He sure is Spooky)

Tonight, it’s songs from the year the contestants were born.   We’re also going to see everybody’s baby pics tonight. Awww, Randy is adorable! Kara is all whiny. Paula, what happened to your nose? Simon looks very serious…   Aww, it’s little chubby Ryan

Interviews with the families and baby pictures make up the contestant video packages.

Danny Gokey   – “Stand By Me” by Mickey Gilley – This is a slowed up version. Different than anything that’s been done on the show before. He kicks it up a notch in the chorus. Paula is dancing. This is almost a little jazzy. I have to say, he’s doing a nice job. He’s not shouting, he’s not maudlin–just a happy medium. But, Still not crazy about his super raspy voice–he’s sounding worn.   Ryan says, “I didn’t love the arrangement, but you made me love it.”   Randy calls it a    Kara says, “You turned it on it’s head and you made it your own.”   Paula says, “Everyone else who follows you is going to have to run to catch up.” Simon liked the beginning and end, but thought the middle was lazy. But good overall.    1-866-436-5701

Kris Allen   – “All She Wants To do is Dance” by Don Henley – Kris gets a pimp sit-down.   He went to the beach on his day off. He wanted to be a Taxi driver when he was little. He’s performing with an electric guitar, surrounded in the mosh pit. Ok, I’m not crazy about this arrangement. His vocals are OK, but it’s like he’s singing one thing, and the band is playing another. Very weird.   Kara says, “That kinda felt like jazz-funk homework…it lost a lot of it’s youth.”   Paula says, “You did change it up, you are likable.”   Simon says, “It was indulgent, boring, forgettable…and so am I” Ha ha…   Simon calls it a stupid song choice.    Randy agrees the arrangement was self-indulgent and found himself getting lost in the arrangement and forgetting Kris. 1-866-436-5702

Lil Rounds – “What’s Love Got to Do with It” by Tina Turner – She’s younged herself up like the judges asked.   But her vocals still aren’t killing it.   Ok, she’s improving on the bridge. She’s kinda pitchy on the big note. She’s still pretty “blah”.   Paula says, “You look hot…you’re a brilliant vocalist.” Then Paula calls her karaoke.   Simon calls it a “Ghastly copycat performance…we have lost you…you have got to start becoming original.” Randy says, “It’s almost like, you aren’t listening to us…it’s not clicking.”   Kara says, “You got to find your power in your lower range.” The judges are really slamming her. Lil looks like she’s about to cry. 1-866-436-5703

Anoop Desai – “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper – Aw, Anoop cried a little bit when the Tarheels won. Ryan talks to Anoop about the Kara dust up last week.   Anoop admits that he overreacted last week–an apology. Eating crow to stay out of the B3, for sure. He shares a birthday with D.Cook.  Ãƒâ€š   Nice arrangement–just beautiful. Awesome. Best of the night so far. That last falsetto note–sweet.   He’s back. OK. So maybe Anoop isn’t going to be eliminated tomorrow. Randy says, “You pulled it back…that was a very nice vocal…props to you.”Kara says, “You controlled the song, it didn’t control you, congratulations.”   Paula says, “Great choice of song, flawless…fantastic.” Then she babbles on about colors and crap.   Simon says, “One minute you’re down then you’re up…that was very good, but I don’t think it was fantastic.” Simon says he doesn’t have to apologize. Kumbaya! 1-866-436-5704

Scott MacIntrye – “The Search is Over” by Survivor – LOLz at Scott rawking out with an electric guitar. The guitar playing is so random. Pitchy. Terrible. OW My ears. Scott’s hit trainwreck status.   His worst performance ever. I might take back my Top 5 prediction. Kara says, “I got to commend you for playing your guitar….it’s a difficult song…there were parts I like, parts I thought were over ambitious.”   Paula gives him props for stepping away from the piano.    Paula says his high notes were screechy, but overall “bravo” Huh? Quit patronizing this kid. Scott tells Paula it’s his “punk side” coming out.   Simon tells him the song and guitar playing was atrocious and that he needs to go back to the piano. Randy says, “It was just all OK…it didn’t show you as a star.” 1-866-436-5705

Allison Iraheta – “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – by Bonnie Raitt – Allison, as always, is incredible. Fantastic phrasing, vocals, interpretation. Gorgeous. This is a very grown up song, but somehow, she makes it believable without seeming precocious.   She is a star, people! Paula says, “You just hear one note, and it’s undeniably Allison…you gave all of your heart in this song…same arrangement, but you made it your own.”    Simon says, “I thought that was very good…I don’t think your personality is going over…you’ve got to lighten up.”   Randy compared her to Kelly Clarkson. And says she can sing her face off. Kara says she made the adult content believable and young. Says Kara, “Let’s make a record right now.”   1-866-436-5706

Matt Giraud – “Part Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder – Cute Matt in his grade school play. He’s not behind the piano tonight.   Starts off slow, very slow and bluesy. This is way better than last week. WAY better. Matt seems to have a handle on his nerves, finally–most of the goat is gone. One of Matt’s best. Randy says, “Vocally one of the best of the night.” Kara says, “Incredible on every level”   Paula says, “Two words standing O” Simon says, “A million times better than last week, well done.”   Matt’s back to singing soul. The judges are happy.   The judges are running out of time again. Can’t they pace this show right? 1-866-436-5707

Adam Lambert   – “Mad World” by Tears for Fears – Adam likes to play dress-up. Think he’s hiding anything? Heh. Adam is back in “dialed back” mode. Just Adam in a chair with a hand held mike.   Oooh, he’s making some nice vocal choices here. Haunting. Ethereal.   A very cool interpretation.   Nearly flawless. (it’s a little sharp in the first half–quibbling!) Simon gives Adam a standing ovation. And that’s all they have time for, no other judges comments.   Bruce Gowers, the director, needs to be fired. I swear.   Adam’s version is similar to the Gary Jules version from the movie Donnie Darko. Check it out HERE. 1-866-436-5708

  • Valentin432

    So excited right now, hope it’s going to be a great show and that Allison and Adam do amazing.

    No more judge’s walking down the stairs, great beginning!

  • yeahyeahsure

    Why is Kris performing SECOND again?! Talk about the death spot! :guns_tb:

  • Duke

    Ah! its the crazy weird guy from Fringe! freaky…

  • Victoria

    ^ I didn’t know who he was. I was just like, “It’s Voldemort!”

    This theme is an “Idol favorite”? Really?

    Awwww, baby pictures! Little Ryan is too cute.

  • Jx223

    I am glad that they didn’t introduce the judges tonight the way they have been the past few weeks. I like that the judges were already in their seats when the show began.

  • lizland

    Argh. Bad notes from Danny. He’s really off pitch, or it’s my TV.
    ETA: bad arrangement on that. I love that song, but that was not good.

  • Victoria

    Ugh, I don’t like this arrangement AT ALL, and Danny is shouting and missing a bunch of notes =\

  • elephant1212

    danny=BIG FAIL

  • soccerboi

    NO its not your TV…off pitch a couple of notes fo sho…

  • downeast

    Nope, lizland, you’re absolutely right. Ouch.

  • Tracy

    Wow….that was kinda awful.

  • Duke

    Danny: Rough opening. Not bad. He’s obviously got strong vocals- i love when he goes all gritty in his upper register. Um, nothing too special about it. Hes kinda starting to sound the same to me every week.

  • panz

    Lots of off-key moments for Gokey. I bet they don’t say a beep about it though. They never do, when it’s him.

  • gabam

    Darn, that performance of Danny’s reminded me of Taylor Hicks.

    Randy is useless.

    When it comes to Danny, what the judges hear is not what I hear. *sigh* Amazing how they find a way to pimp sub-par performances when they are by TCOs.

    I wonder if TPTB somehow got word of how much people hated the opening with the judges being announced and walking out. Glad it’s gone this week.

  • kiwifan

    That was the worse arrangement of stand by Me I’ve ever heard. That deserves to be dissed. But no, scripted tounguebath.

    So annoying!

  • soccerboi

    I just dont understand how the judges love him so much every week…i don’t get it at all.
    It was a not good people.

  • OldHag

    Danny – ick, and yet they loved him?!?

  • danceinsidex3

    Ummm…I thought Danny was pretty bad.

  • Duke

    SO is Paula trying to prove her spot on the judges table this year by throwing out a little musicality-knowledge 15x a show?

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Danny was fine. Didn’t hear as many flats as last week.

    Is that bald guy a security guard or something?

  • Skylark

    He stripped that song of everything that is great about it.

  • nad

    ok im happy im the only one that didn’t like that….the beginning was pitchy…the end was good…but cmon not a good performance at all…it was actually karoake…..

  • Tracy

    What the hell, judges?

    I want whatever they are smoking because it has to be pretty potent to think that was even remotely good.

  • elephant1212

    danny=b-o-r-i-n-g…..is it just me or is his voice hoarse??

  • dulce

    GO Kris Allen!!!

    Not surprised with Danny’s feedback. This show is so on the downward spiral.

  • downeast

    Clearly, Mr. Gokey has naked, compromising photos of every one of the judges.

    Bizarre. Because it was PITCHY DAWG.

  • Jocelin

    Seriously, I’m not trying to be contrary, but I didn’t hate Danny’s performance. I thought he put a nice groove into the last third.

  • Michelle

    Well, good to know nothing’s changed in the script. :P

  • kiss kiss

    I thought Danny was fine. :happy_tb:

  • WinkyDink

    Bald = Blue Man Group guy, I think.

    Hated The Gokey Version.

  • AnoopFan

    Kris goes 2nd – hell yes!

  • bigjr6633

    Okay I understand if y’all don’t like Danny but it wasn’t that bad. For me it was a solid performance, but hey what do I know?

  • yeahyeahsure

    That was so crappylicious! :doh_tb:

  • mitchellvii

    Danny’s teeth bother me.

  • AnoopFan

    Looks like Danny will be number 1 on DI again!

  • CathyMK

    1) Danny Gokey does nothing for me. I do like his glasses and outfit this week though- very 80s.

    2) Randy and Kara have no imaginations, and I want one of them off the judges panel ASAP. I don’t need to hear Kara take twice as long to repeat whatever stupid thing Randy has said after every contestant.

    3) I liked the first half of the arrangement. The 2nd half sounded like Donna Summers, and that’s just wrong!

  • leome

    Danny was good, I don’t think he was that off key at all. I think he did better than the past few weeks.

  • panz

    There were a couple of notes at the beginning that made me cringe. I thought he was going to make a face on that one bad note. Eek, usually he is ok, not great, and they praise him.

    Stand by Me was his worst of the season though. No surprise the judges loved it.

  • OldHag

    Okay I understand if yà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢all donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Danny but it wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that bad. For me it was a solid performance, but hey what do I know?

    I don’t dislike Danny but I did not like that song – at all.

  • kiwifan

    Danny was fine. Didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hear as many flats as last week.

    It wasn’t the singing for me, it was that arrangement. Pure AC for me

  • Valentin432

    I actually was nicely surprised by the Gokey, way better than last year.

  • Victoria

    danny=b-o-r-i-n-gà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..is it just me or is his voice hoarse??

    I dunno, I think it’s naturally like that.

    Awwww Kris was a cute baby!

  • anijsch

    I hope the judges over the top praise for Danny has something to do with it that his fanbase isn’t so big that he need it at going first.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Okay I understand if yà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢all donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Danny but it wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that bad. For me it was a solid performance, but hey what do I know?

    It was good. Not spectacular, but good.

  • soccerboi

    Kris is just so likable! Ferris WHeel story..hysterical

  • panz

    Awww, how cute is that. Kris wanted to be a cab driver. I’m liking him more each week.

  • kiwifan

    Wrong song for Kris.

  • mitchellvii

    I’m not liking this song by Kris – at all. he just can’t bring the funk.

  • angeleyes0712

    “I just dont understand how the judges love him so much every weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦i donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it at all.
    It was a not good people.

    The judges love him so much because he is a fantastic singer. I would listen to Danny’s soulful, heartfelt performances over Adam’s screeching anyday… Great job, Danny!

  • Victoria

    I’m not liking these performances in the mosh pit… seems weird to me.

    Kris… oh dear. I wanted him to do well :(

  • New York Avon Lady

    Why are they all changing up the rhythm of the songs, or is it me imagining it ??

  • AnoopFan

    I see he is copying Matt. Also, I cant even hear the stupid guitar

  • freestate

    Interesting that Danny’s not trending on Twitter yet – he usually does right before he sings…

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Yay, Kris!

  • lizland

    Kris, why are you singing this lame song? It’s an improved arrangement, and his vocals are fine. But there must have been something better out there to sing.

  • panz

    kiwifan, I think so, too. Kind of boring.

  • Duke

    Hahaha. Does Kris sound kind of ‘monotone’ and ‘boring’ when he talks? And yes Kris, everyone wants to meet Adam.

    I thought Kris was very weak. Terrible terrbile song. And he is barely taller than those girls and he is on a platform.

  • Skylark

    Um, not liking this either … think Kris’s arranging success last week went to his head ha ha

  • gabam

    I’m not loving this performance, Kris. I’m sad. *Tear*

    First week that I’ve not enjoyed Kris’ performance.

  • leome

    That was Kris worst performance so far. Yikes. Boring, forced, bland. Just didn’t work.

  • soccerboi

    I still like Kris’ song…way better than Danny…WAAAAAAAAY better

  • downeast

    Panz, I agree.

    Not sure why they tongue-bathed Gokey yet they’re dissing Kris. Love him now.

    Not as much as Adam, of course :)

  • tinawina

    I agree with Kara. That sounded dated.

  • AnoopFan

    lol, Simon speaks the truth!!!

  • Victoria

    It looks like Simon is counting negative adjectives on his fingers to make sure he doesn’t miss any! ;)

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Awwww…Kris.

  • panz

    Who is arranging these songs? I didn’t like either arrangement.

    Six to go. Hopefully, someone does better than these first two.

  • mitchellvii

    Wow, Kris just dropped about 4 rungs down after challenging Adam last week. You know you are in trouble when the best thing Paula can say is that “you are likable”.

    Simon REALLY needs a new word other than “indulgent” since he is the most indulgent guy ever on the show.

    Lol, I can tell that hurt Kris’ feelings. Poor guy, I like him.

  • tinawina

    God help me, I liked Gokey more than Kris. Wow.

  • Michelle

    Ah, hmmm. Not the best week for bb Kris :( The song is sort of boring, and how come I can never hear his guitar?

    LOL I could barely see him in the mosh pit over the mosh girls…

    And I totally called Simon calling it “indulgent”

    Okay, guess i’m voting extra hard this week!

    Haha, did Ryan call him “hottie”?!! :D

  • Valentin432

    That wasn’t half bad, sure that the Kris Allen fan will be screaming at the judges this week.

  • Jocelin

    Singing in the mosh pit of sway bots looks awkward and stupid.

  • Victoria

    LOL, Ryan! “Alright, hottie!”

  • OldHag

    Oh Kris – not his best, but his other performances should carry him.

  • Dr. Tracey

    Kris was way better than Gokey imho.

  • AnoopFan

    Kris will be bottom 3. I called it

  • mitchellvii

    Hmm, ‘Lil looks like a $3 hooker and sounds like crap – I seriuously DO NOT get the love for her.

  • kiwifan

    Lil = karaoke wannabe. No originality

  • lakerchristinee

    Don’t forget–DC slipped up last year on Top 8 ;) I’m on the west coast, so I haven’t seen…but I’ve come to know that these boards are much harsher on the idols than casual viewers :)

  • Victoria

    Lil is trying to be Tina Turner.

    And it’s not working.

    ETA: That is NOT a flattering skirt, Lil.

  • Tracy

    I didn’t love Kris’ performance but it was a bit better than Danny’s.

  • tinawina

    She looks GOOD. But, um… the notes honey. Please find them.

  • background_noise

    Ouch, Lil. The judges will love it. My ears.

    ETA: wow. kudos to them for some real advice this time.

  • Skylark

    Typical Lil pitch problems, let’s see if they notice this week!

  • mitchellvii

    Ok, ok, i can’t stand it. “lil sings friggin OFF KEY every song.

  • panz

    Lil=best of the night so far, but that’s not saying much. What is going on?

  • elephant1212

    so far lil has been the best….please someone do better!

  • WinkyDink

    Loved the Tina moves by Lil!

  • lizland

    Lil looks fabulous. But her performance is boring to me. Maybe the song is too much of a karaoke staple. And she sounds out of breath.

  • Duke

    The sad thing is, I think thats the best Lil’ has got. I thought it was karaoke.

    I can’t wait another 35 minutes for Adam to show ‘em how its done.

  • AnoopFan

    “Lil’s back” – will Randy say that?

  • Michelle

    Lil sings at one volume, “yell”. And she botched that big note :/

    Uh oh, Paula called her karaoke!

  • panz

    I think Paula’s got it right. Good vocals from Lil but who is the real Lil?

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Lil – sucked.

    Kris – sucked.

    This show sucks.

    No wonder Screamy’s last.

  • mitchellvii

    Why the hell do they keep saying she is a brilliant vocalist? She is horrid. She sings off key every damned week.

  • Victoria

    YEAH SIMON! Tell it like it is!

  • Lys

    Aw, Kris. That was definitely a step down from last week. Poor arrangement, and I wanna strangle the Idol sound-guys for not miking his guitar… argh.

    But at least it wasn’t a trainwreck. I don’t think it was quite as bad as the judges said. Still miles better than what Danny did with his song this week.

    ETA: Forgot to add, at least it was nice to see how Kris reacted to the judges’ first real criticism of him this season. I think he handled it pretty well.

  • downeast

    “mad mad talented,” Randy, to quote you, “SAY WHAT????”

  • AnoopFan

    Will she FINALLY be in the bottom 3???

  • yeahyeahsure

    Booo… I didn’t like Kris’ performance. I’m disappointed. I hope Matt and Allision delivers.

  • shell29

    Lil is trying to be Tina Turner.

    And ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not working.

    Took the words right out of my mouth. That was bad karaoke.

  • myra

    whatever.

  • Michelle

    So basically this week’s ep is crap so far. I need to find something else to look forward to besides Idol every week.

  • OldHag

    Lil looks good, really good, but she should have done a better job with that. Paula was nice to her and anytime she starts out with how beautiful someone is… She made sense and I can’t believe I agree with her.

  • Jolene

    This is such a crappy season. Adam’s going to win, but what real competition does he have? Ugh.

  • downeast

    Anybody else want to start a drinking game where we slam a shot every time Kara says, “artist” or “artistry” or Paula starts with, “You look really hot tonight”?

  • Niall

    I was expecting them to reverse course and pimp the hell out of Lil tonight so I’m surprised she got the “karaoke” kiss of death from Paula. They’ve got to let go of this idea that she’s a great vocalist. She hasn’t had one great performance. She’s run of the mill for her chosen genre and certainly doesn’t hold a candle to folks like Jennifer Hudson, LaToya London, or Kimberly Locke. I hate to say that because she was one of my early favorites but she has really disappointed.

  • Tracy

    Wow…Lil was bad, too.

  • Dr. Tracey

    I hope Lil is bottom 3 this week.

  • Victoria

    .

  • Valentin432

    They are setting up Allison and Adam to be the stars of the show, hope they deliver.

  • soccerboi

    Lil…LISTEN TO THE JUDGES PLEASE…geez. I want her to do better than she is doing…ugghh
    So frustrating…be original Lil….can you please?

  • cay

    I thought Danny was good. But Kris and Lil were really bad. Off key. No star potential. They plain ole sang bad. I hope the show gets better.

    Those three will still be fine. This is definitely Kris worse performance, but he has a strong fan base so no worries to his fans.

  • mitchellvii

    You kow you are in trouble when Paula starts off telling you hwo good you look or what a nice, genuine person you are. That is her code for “you sucked!”

  • OldHag

    Anybody else want to start a drinking game where we slam a shot every time Kara says, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or Paula starts with, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“You look really hot tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    Dang – I have to go to work tomorrow or I would happily join you.

  • leome

    I think Lil was so much better than what she has been doing, I think she deserved better comments. Maybe they’re afraid she will steal the place of one of the boys?

  • gabam

    Lil, Lil, Lil, not good hun. The de-pimping was strong, but I can’t argue with it. It’s as if she has no clue as to how to pick the right songs each week. Waste of a good voice.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Lil was predictable, right down to the song choice.

    This is Season 6 all over again.

    Danny Gokey’s sounding better and better.

  • Tess

    Lil was positively horrendous. Not one ounce of originality in that performance. Every facial expression, every body movenment, every intonation of her voice a direct copy of Tina…and a bad copy at that. She really needs to go…no way will she ever be a recording artist in her own right.
    But, her voting block is strong ….so, oh well!!

  • panz

    I think Lil’s talented but has no clue about picking songs. Early on, auditions maybe, I thought she was one of the best. Not anymore. She is getting worse, not better.

  • Michelle

    At least they didn’t pimp Lil again.

    From here out I predict they will slam Matt and Anoop, and pimp Adam and Scott. The only drama is what shenanigans they will get up to instead of giving Allison an actual critique :P

  • Tracy

    Anybody else want to start a drinking game where we slam a shot every time Kara says, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or Paula starts with, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“You look really hot tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    I think we’d all be dead from alcohol poisoning after the first 10 minutes.

  • AnoopFan

    Trying to redeem him!

  • kimberann

    So far: Danny: Awesome, I love him.
    Kris:I like him but he was really bad tonight.
    Lil: ZZZZZZZ Same thing every week.

  • mitchellvii

    ‘Lil’s problme is that she can sing alright, but she is NOT a musician.

    Ok, what the HELL is Anoop wearing? That sweater looks like he should be working as a crossing guard.

  • elephant1212

    anoop please start this show??

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    It sure ain’t Season 7. Every year they call them the “most talented ever!” and it usually ain’t but this one is shaping up as epic bad. What is so funny is that so many of them (Lil, Matt, Danny, Alexis, hell even Megan) were so much better in their auditions. It’s like they got in and went downhill instead of up. Not fun to watch.

  • downeast

    They’re giving Anoop the chance to APOLOGIZE, essentially. Poor guy.

  • Victoria

    Anoop handled Ryan’s questions well :)

    I think he’s doing okay but not great.

  • cay

    Anoop looks especially cute. I don’t think he should have bought up last week. I bet most people didn’t notice or forgot about it. But he’s actually looking quite hot!

  • maracaibo

    Maybe Anoop and Matt will have a comeback.
    I doubt it with Matt’s song but hey you never know. He could do a spin to that song.
    Well at least Allison and Adam will be awesome!

  • maracaibo

    Maybe Anoop and Matt will have a comeback.
    I doubt it with Matt’s song but hey you never know. He could do a spin to that song.
    Well at least Allison and Adam will be awesome!

  • lizland

    I’ve always loved True Colors. anoop sounds good, but he is boring to me.

  • mitchellvii

    This is ok by Anoop. Just goes nowhere. And he is wearing abright lime green sweater when he sings “true colors”.

    Man, tonight has been an utter suckfest so far.

  • Michelle

    Anoop is MUCH better this week! Interesting arrangement.

  • Duke

    Anoop sounded good, but he over did it with the vocals and arrangement on the second half of that song- the songs not meant to be like that imo. Still tho, i think he is safe.

  • Skylark

    Not perfect vocally, but finally a nice arrangement from Anoop!

  • soccerboi

    Annop much better than last week…still kinda Kareokee though…

  • lilyd

    so far:
    danny was great
    Kris was ok
    Lil wasnt …..
    Anoop got better as it went

  • Lys

    This is the first week in a long while that I’ve liked Anoop’s performance. Needs to watch his pitch, though.

  • AnoopFan

    sorry. you’re done

  • CathyMK

    Why is it that the contestants are always apologizing for being human, yet the judges never admit they were wrong, stupid, or, God knows what (drunk, stoned?) in Paula’s case? They’re being unfairly harsh with everyone but Danny and Anoop this week.

    ETA: Ah, and Simon just proved me wrong! Good for him!

  • gabam

    Good job, Anoop.

  • panz

    Starrlight, I think that’s the problem. They got good people who don’t have “improve-ability.” So many of them are getting worse, not better.

    Anoop was ok. Nothing special but not horrible.

  • mitchellvii

    The judges are trying to keep Anoop on the show apparently. they must want to jettison Scott.

  • leome

    My favorite performance of the night. Really felt that one by Anoop. That was really good, maybe my favorite by him so far.

  • sanrio76

    Ugh… I wish it was season 7 again, this season sucks. : (

  • background_noise

    Anoop looks like he’s wearing the Tarheels colors (blue) and the MSU colors (green and white).

    Like him, but he is so …… b-o-r-i-n-g.

  • Michelle

    Very interesting how nice they are being to Anoop now :) Guess they gotta keep one of their wild cards in the game.

  • lakerchristinee

    I luhv Anoop :)

  • elephant1212

    anoop was pretty good

  • IGetCranked

    Anoop is the only one I like so far I like.. not wow but pretty. I’m not understanding the Danny tongue bath either.

    Oh and Simon telling Anoop it is ok to backtalk is lame after he got all crappy with Cook and Chikeze about it last year.

  • Tracy

    Anoop’s been the best one so far tonight.

  • mitchellvii

    Can you just imagine how DULL this season would be without Adam?

  • Lyre

    Allison’s face before the break was priceless. :happy_tb:

  • soccerboi

    I think Anoop is very likable but his voice is just ok. Nothing great or original about him…

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    I don’t care what Simon says, the viewing/voting audience never reacts positively to contestants talking back to the judges.

  • nad

    I loved Anoop’s performance….for me the best of the night…..I hope this secures him for next week…b/c Kris andLil were not good..

  • bean99

    I just got home so haven’t watched anything yet but am annoyed that Adam gets the pimp spot. He’s been in the 2nd half every time but 1. I hope this overselling him comes back to bite them. :annoyed_tb:

  • Valentin432

    Anoop was good, we know he can sing ballad tough, one day he will need to nail an up tempo song, but yeah, he did well enough to be here next week.

  • kiss kiss

    I liked Anoop for the first time. He’s a sweet guy.

  • Jocelin

    I’m glad Simon responded that way. I was kind of feeling sorry that Anoop felt the pressure and need to apologize.

    There were some nice sweet spots in his vocal.

  • kiwifan

    Well done Anoop, that exceeded my expectations. Easily the best of the night so far……well that’s not actually saying a lot though is it?

  • idolbeat

    I think they have all been a little boring so far.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Anoop did a nice job. I’m still waiting for him to find that middle ground, though. He doesn’t seem to do well unless he’s singing slower songs. He kinda bored me, though. There’s was no color to his performance, and the higher notes were strained and nasal.

  • Tess

    Anoop .. nice and safe. Not flashy, not uber exciting, just calm and sweet. Good vocals but the song didn’t wow me. He just needs his clefhangers to give him street cred.

  • mitchellvii

    I feel bad for kris because he was really surging last week. Wow, talk about letting the air out of the balloon. Both Kris and Matt need to stay a million miles away from the rock.

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    I did Gwendolyn. I was pissed off at the judges comments last week and was happy he got back in their faces. They gasm’d over the Bobby Brown but then dissed him doing R&B? Made no sense. I voted for Anoop 50 times JUST cause he called their crap.

  • Victoria

    Ooh, scary Scott. :blink_tb:

  • lizland

    Is Scott’s hair permed?!? It looked straight as a kid.

  • shell29

    Good job by Anoop this week. I enjoyed his performance.

  • OldHag

    I am sooooo glad Anoop sang “True Colors” rather than “Who’s Johnny?” Anoop may want to be Usher but let’s face it – he is a way better ballad singer. I thought he sounded good.

  • background_noise

    Can you just imagine how DULL this season would be without Adam?

    So true. So true.

    But anyone else feeling kind of nervous about that …. outfit … Adam is wearing? Surely he’s not turning Mad World into a dance song? I was hoping more for the Upright Cabaret look.

    bean – not Adam’s fault.

  • mitchellvii

    OMG, Scott just utterly and completely sucks. Of course they will be nice to him since he is blind and all. OMG, he is painfully flat – God my ears are bleeding!

  • lizland

    Scott just isn’t very good.

  • freestate

    I’ve wanted to be impressed by Scott since day one… here is to hoping he gets it tonight and shows his potential

  • kiwifan

    I’m sorry, but this sucks

  • mitchellvii

    Holy God, that high note was just WRONG. Ouch, I need a doctor!

  • St.Lucia

    Danny- Okay

    Kris – Meh

    Lil- Fading fast but still in no danger of bottom 3.

    Anoop – Wonderful

    Scott -can’t hit a right now to save his life. SNOOOOOZE

  • Duke

    Scott, please go home. Everyone of your performances sound the same. and start wearing sunglasses.

  • Lys

    Hmm…. I couldn’t hear Kris’s electric guitar at all, but I can hear Scott’s just fine. Weird.

  • Skylark

    Is there anyone who tries harder than Scott? That’s all I got.

  • leome

    I felt like Scott was singing a coronation song

  • panz

    0 for 5. Nobody’s been any good tonight.

    Maybe Matt, Allison, and Adam can save the night.

  • Victoria

    But anyone else feeling kind of nervous about that à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. outfit à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Adam is wearing?

    I missed it, but there are comments on Joe’s Place about it and I’m a little worried…

  • Michelle

    Great, my live stream cut out for almost all of Scott’s song. Is that mascara?

    The electric guitars did not live up to the hype tonight :(

    Wow, this hour is going by fast!

  • cay

    Scott is my favorite so far. I think he was great.

  • downeast

    Man. This is One Rough Night.

    I’m relatively new to AI, are there normally this many off notes?

    Day-um.

  • mitchellvii

    That big note may have been the WORST OFF-KEY NOTE in the history of American idol.

  • lilyd

    so for me so far
    still like danny the best, then Anoop
    Kris wasnt bad…
    everyone else was not good
    again, just my opinion…

  • soccerboi

    Ughhhh Scott…horrible

  • allisonkrismatt

    Wow.. Scott’s performance hurt my ears. Seriously.

  • Victoria

    LOL Scott “It’s my punk side coming out!” He’s not my favorite, but he has a great sense of humor :)

  • mitchellvii

    I hate how Scott always talks back to the judges. please please please America send him him!

  • lizland

    The pacing is going to be way off tonight. They have 3 left with 15 minutes. Who produces this thing?

  • kiwifan

    OMG Randy actually nailed it for once!

  • Tess

    Scott….very bad! Please voters be kind to us and vote him off…sooner than later!

  • Michelle

    Come on, Allison – salvage this week…

  • Tracy

    OMG 1992

  • downeast

    If only he had stopped while he was still being funny (I love a quick wit more than anything…)

    then he started sorta mouthing off.

    Sigh.

  • gabam

    Scott plays guitar. Who knew? Not great but he get points for the different musical instrument this week.

  • mitchellvii

    OMG, I loooooove Allison.

  • background_noise

    Loving Allison. Damn, she is SO GOOD!!!!

  • Victoria

    Oh uh, Simon’s going to comment on her outfit again. I don’t think wardrobe has gotten the rocker chick thing down yet.

  • allisonkrismatt

    LETS GO ALLISON! WOOOO!

  • Lys

    The pacing is going to be way off tonight. They have 3 left with 15 minutes. Who produces this thing?

    Seriously. I’m guessing the judges will rush Allison’s and Matt’s critiques, and then spend whatever time they have left gushing over Adam.

    ETA: Yay, Allison! :D

  • shell29

    Very nice Allison!

  • Gary Seven

    “I just got home so havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t watched anything yet but am annoyed that Adam gets the pimp spot. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been in the 2nd half every time but 1. I hope this overselling him comes back to bite them.”

    You’re not alone. Adam went second to last the prior week and now this week the pimp spot. I hope it backfires on AI. The voters do not want to have any contestant shoved down their throats.

  • kiwifan

    Allison just lost her essence….once of her worst performances to date imo. They just sucked the life out of her

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Awwww…Scott wants to show versatility before he goes home! LOL!

    Nice job, Allison!

  • cay

    Allison has a very limited range. I never realized that.

  • Michelle

    THANK YOU, SWEETHEART. Best of the night so far.

  • panz

    Allison = best of the night so far. woo-hoo. Finally, somebody who can sing.

  • lizland

    Allison was by FAR the best so far. But I hope she didn’t curse herself singing “I can’t make you love me”.

  • mitchellvii

    Allison reminds me so much of Pink. I love her, what a great, mature voice. She also looks good tonight.

  • dulce

    Can they please comment on her singing this time? GEez…and last week i didn’t think her outfit was awful at all.

  • kimberann

    Anoop was better tonight. Is t bad to say I don’t like a blind guy? :unsure_tb:

  • Duke

    Allison and Adam need to be in the Finals

    great job Allison

  • downeast

    For the first time, I think Simon is full of sh**. Allison is adorable, and she did a GREAT JOB.

  • IGetCranked

    Allison made that tired song fresh for me. I think she has a shot at getting signed whether she wins or not.

  • Victoria

    Allison was good! Simon’s right, though, I’d love to see more of her personality.

  • gabam

    Allison was very good. That song title was a message to the voters. Clever.

  • mitchellvii

    I’d love to see an Adam, Allison finale.

  • panz

    Allison is very likeable. More than Simon says. I’m voting for her tonight (and I don’t usually).

  • kiwifan

    Ryan’s only said nice to Anoop and Allison tonight, lol

  • soccerboi

    Yay Allison! Best of the night so far easily

  • Michelle

    Simon wants her to *lighten* up? Is this like a British – American translation fail?

    I feel like this week is upside down (except for Danny being pimped, that’s a constant, lol.)

  • Duke

    Cool beans!!!

    Ah! Those were the good ole days.

    I agree, Allsion can’t win bc of her personality. Its sad, unfortunate…but true.

  • idolbeat

    Wait, I thought Kara said on Ryan’s show she wanted to make a record – was this part of the script?

  • Tracy

    Allison…the best by a freakin’ mile!

  • leome

    I like the rockish side more, but Allison was once again, awesome! And yay for Kelly Clarkson comparison, I think she’s the first girl since Kelly who has deserved to be compared to her.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Allison could win this thing.

    Allison, start talking a lot! Please!

  • Valentin432

    Great job Allison, just as expected, hope the voters will connect with her this time.

  • sanrio76

    Yay! Allison was gooood. Now I still have a reason to watch this awful season.

  • lizland

    Simon has never given Allison a straight critique. He has always managed to turn even a positive review into something slightly negative. Boring, bad clothes, mustache, no personality. She seems to be showing as much personality as any of the others, especially since she didn’t get any pre-finals back story like most of the others.

  • soundscene

    Simon wants her to *lighten* up? Is this like a British – American translation fail?

    I actually get that–she’s only sung kind of depressing songs. Simon likes teenagers to act their age and he believes 16 year olds need to be happier.

  • idolbeat

    Allison was the best so far but that’s not saying much for tonight’s performances.

  • CathyMK

    Allison- just WOW! If there’s any justice in the world, she’ll get a contract and be huge. She pours so much emotion into her singing. Imagine when she has the experiences to back up the emotion, how powerful she’ll be.

  • Jx223

    I thought that Anoop has been the best so far. Then I think that Danny and Allison were the next best. I think that so far the bottom three should be Lil, Scott, and Kris, but I could change my mind, depending on how everyone else sounds.

  • elephant1212

    i liked alison but she kinda needs to enunicate more becuz it is harder to understand the words sometimes

  • Michelle

    I can see if he was talking about song choice then. I just keep thinking of her “it’s not like I’m cutting myself” comment, I guess.

    Um, I don’t think this show will come in on time…

  • dulce

    I don’t get why Allison isn’t likeable. She’s not making stupid comments. She’s cute. She’s AGE APPROPRIATE which is nice. There is nothing more that I hate than 16 yo girls dressing like 3 dollar hookers. I just don’t understand why she doesn’t seem to have a fan base. I know she has fans. WTF!!!!

  • flyaway

    Anoop’s apology kinda sounded like he was sorry he let their constant unfair criticism get to him. He and Allison are the only two that have performed well so far. Kudos to Scott for trying something different but, bad singing! Judges should have really hammered him for that.

  • Gary Seven

    Allison is beautiful tonight!

  • leome

    What Simon is saying is just for her own good, I think it means he wants her to go far. Cause it’s true, personality matters in this show, people like to know a bit more of you other than how good you are on stage. Go get them Allison!

  • Skylark

    Okay, she didn’t bring life experience but the kid has soul and makes it work for her every time! That was much better than I expected. She consistently gives the best or one of the best performances every week.

  • Victoria

    Aww, little Matt was adorable!

  • Niall

    Allison is the most normal acting teen this show has ever had. Go walk through any high school in the country and you’ll find kids just like Allison. It seems Simon wants another vapid, sheltered, goody two shoes ala Archuleta. This girl is mad talented and absolutely hilarious in her unfiltered kind of way.

    Of course next week she’ll go to something lighthearted and be told by Simon that she’s being “precocious” or “cutesy.”

  • panz

    No piano for Matt?

  • OldHag

    Anoop and Allison have been the best so far. I liked Anoop slightly better. Simon is right about her personality, because the problem isn’t her singing.

  • lilyd

    this is definately the kind of thing Matt should be singing
    hes doing better than i expected with this song

  • kiwifan

    Not feeling Matt

  • Duke

    Despite some oversinging, I thought Matt was really really good.

  • gabam

    Matt started off well. Then…

  • idolbeat

    MATTTTTTTT! Back in the game!!!!!!!!!!

  • lizland

    Well I hate that song (love Stevie though), but I thought Matt sang it fabulously.

  • Victoria

    I thought Matt was mostly good, and parts were great.

  • mitchellvii

    Well, other than Allison and Adam, this show has gone to hell.

    Matt is ok, but this song is “indulgent” and overdone. He is just much better behind the piano. Lol, they better hurry or Adam won’t have time to sing.

  • idolbeat

    Yay! That is what I’m taking about!

  • panz

    I hate that song but Matt was pretty good. Second best of the night, after Allison.

  • nad

    Allison def did well tonight—her and ANoop were amazing!!! What Simon is saying is to help her because she has been in the bottom 3 two times….so she has to infuse some personality into herself

  • Duke

    Woah! Its already 9 and Adam Hasnt even gone. i hope they just stand up for him.

  • aly

    way to rush adam’s song..boo!

  • Michelle

    Some wonky notes, but better than last week. I still can’t get over just the intrinsic cheesiness of the song.

    But wow at the pimping!

    omg, another commercial? They are NOT getting this show in on time.

  • shell29

    What?! :blink_tb: Matt’s performance wasn’t that good.

  • s0x_prisoner

    YAY MATT! aww too bad he got short comments because of the time constraint.

  • gabam

    Tivo people may miss Adam since the show is running long. Too bad.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Great job, Matty.

  • Jx223

    Maybe Anoop and Matt are not going to be placed in the bottom three after all. I at least hope that they are safe from elimination, even if they hit the bottom three. I definitely want these two and Allison around for as long as they can stick around. And I hope that is at least another week.

  • allisonkrismatt

    YEAAA.. Matt was awesome.. can’t wait for the recorded version!!!

  • St.Lucia

    God I love Allison.

    I LIKED MATT!!! And I HATE that STUPID CHEESY SONG.

  • panz

    I’ve got 7:59 and they’re at commercial. They are going over tonight.

  • http://archulove.wordpress.com vickyvicks0

    IM SO HAPPY FOR ANOOP AND MY BB MATT!
    both best of the night!. the rest… cant even remember
    oh and anoop was very nice tonight!

  • Jocelin

    I am having mixed feelings about this season. First, I thought Allison was feeling it, singing in the moment. She’s a natural and every week I get the sense that Simon is moderating his comments carefully and towing the line, paving the way for his TCO. I may be way off base, residing in the grassy knoll and all, but I’m getting a weird vibe about it all. I’m so glad I am not invested at all this season to vote. Oh, well. Allison was great.

    I liked Matt.

  • Skylark

    Mad love for Matt from the judges! He actually loosened up this week. Good job, Matt!

  • New York Avon Lady

    Sweet Matt !! Like the light show on the stage too !!

  • leome

    What was Randy talking about? Matt’s vocals didn’t sound that good to me, not one of the best of the night, for sure. Sounded flat and that falsetto… again, no!
    They’re rushing the comments already, guess they will only use one word for Adam.

  • jz

    Show is running waaayyyyy late.

    Shame, shame, shame Idol producers.

  • manny

    okay, am I bad that I’ve already started voting for Adam before he’s even sang? Lines are open.

  • Valentin432

    I liked Matt, he definetly knows how to sing those songs, if he commits to this style he can make the top 5 easily.

  • Tracy

    Aside from a few bum notes…Matt was a lot better than I was expecting!

  • nad

    am i the only one that didnt think Matt was great…it was all over the place…but better than Lil, Kris and Scott…

  • lizland

    Matt and Adam get the bum rush on critiques due to their crappy pacing. I don’t remember it ever being this bad before.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    I think only three judges should talk at a time. They talk too much.

  • Tess

    Don’t anyone say anything about Adam sounding schreechy when he goes high. Matt shreiked his high notes and the judges loved it!

  • Lyre

    Matt did very well. :thumbup_tb:

  • mitchellvii

    Lol, notice how they show 15 commercials right before Adam sings? I promise you they charge more for these/.

  • idolbeat

    Matt brought the excitement after a snoozer of a night with the exception of Allison still, it was electric!

  • Michelle

    LOL. The DVR peeps are gonna be pissed. Have they ever been this over, when it wasn’t finale?

  • Valentin432

    Adam is going to nail everybody i hope

  • Jx223

    IM SO HAPPY FOR ANOOP AND MY BB MATT!
    both best of the night!. the restà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ cant even remember
    oh and anoop was very nice tonight!

    I’m so happy for the both of them too. And I am also happy for Allison. Those three do not deserve to be in the bottom three tomorrow night and I hope that they are not and I definitely hope that none of them are eliminated.

  • susie

    Allison is the most normal acting teen this show has ever had. Go walk through any high school in the country and youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll find kids just like Allison.

    I agree, Niall, you will. But sadly to me, she’s a lot more like my ninth graders who haven’t yet made the necessary transition to high school. She seems to be a very young 16 year old.

  • Victoria

    Weird lighting. Very strange. I would imagine those in the audience can barely see him.

  • kiwifan

    Ok Adam can sing, but that is totally Gary Jules arrangement.

    Not his usual creative self this week. Good, but not a patch on Gary

  • soundscene

    Allison is the most normal acting teen this show has ever had. Go walk through any high school in the country and youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll find kids just like Allison. It seems Simon wants another vapid, sheltered, goody two shoes ala Archuleta. This girl is mad talented and absolutely hilarious in her unfiltered kind of way.

    Actually, I know very little about what Allison is like. She’s not exactly brimming with personality when she doesn’t sing. So I don’t know if I would walk into a school and find a bazillion Allisons. I doubt it, since not all teens are the same. She could have a wealth of personality we aren’t aware of outside the intense atmosphere of performing and getting critiqued by judges.

    Actually, last year there was the same problem–Idol didn’t capture David A. very well at all. The only way you would ever know what he was like was if you watched all the extra stuff online and American Idol Extra. You wouldn’t know that he’s a hell of a funny guy, which has been proven out since the show ended. David A. is really very funny, self-aware, intelligent, and insightful–especially about his career.

    But you’re not going to get that on American Idol. All I really know about Allison is that she tends to choose depressing songs. Everything else is we get from her are staged and edited interview bits before the performances, and the highly stressful environment of judges critiques. Hardly an indication of what she’s really like.

  • OldHag

    Loving Adam. Simple as that. There is him and everyone else. Anoop next best, then Allsion.

  • Tess

    I just died and went to heaven….thank you Adam. BEST BEST BEST and then some!

    And Simon gave him a STANDING OVATION!!!!!

  • Victoria

    I hate that song, but I LOVED that. He kinda missed the last note, though.

  • lizland

    Loved Adam, and I’m not normally a fan. His voice sounded a a little strained at the end, but he restrained himself from any oversinging or screeching, yea. That song is so gorgeous.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    First standing ovation ever from Mr. Cowell for anyone. Pimping much, or was that the O’Reilly factor? Hmmmm….

  • kiwifan

    Wow, I didn’t see the same as Simon, because that was nowhere near as good as Gary Jules

  • idolbeat

    The two last performances were the best of the night! Adam then gap but Matt was certianly second!

  • Valentin432

    Ladies and Gentlemen, You’re american idol: Adam Lambert!!!

  • s0x_prisoner

    I like Adam’s new look!

  • Victoria

    Standing O from Simon! I like Simon’s critique more tonight than I have in a long time. It’s good to have him back.

  • Duke

    “Sports, not so much.”
    *dying*

    If that doesn’t prove to everyone that neither he nor his family give a flying fuck about his sexuality, then i dont know what will.

    Adam makes the show for me.

    OMFG- STANDING OVATION FROM SIMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS THAT A FIRST!!!!! I THINK SO !!!!!! (excluding when ppl when at the end of the season)

    holy crap. that was amazing.

  • Michelle

    Adam: Very dramatic, best of the night. But best of all: only one judge got to talk!

    Sigh, why bother with the rest of the season…

    Okay, that was my first listen to Danny, wtf, that’s what they were falling all over themselves over?

    Faves: Allison and Adam

    Bottom 3: Scott, Lil, Matt, but since they gave Matt good comments I think it will be Kris instead :(

  • panz

    Not my favorite from Adam but still one of the best of the night.

    Adam, Allison, Matt, then Anoop.

    Everyone else = ick.

  • JohnM

    My girl Allison hit a grand slam tonight! She really needed to hammer home the fact that she can do subtle, down-tempo songs, and she did exactly that. Maybe the viewers will finally get it through their heads that she is one of the two or three best singers in this group. God, I wish she could win the whole thing.

  • Skylark

    That was pretty (except for the last note).
    Gets a SO cause no time for judges comments.

  • soccerboi

    WOW ADAM

  • http://archulove.wordpress.com vickyvicks0

    uhm.. what the hell…?… for as much as I love adam.. THAT WAS BAD!
    and the last note hurted my hears!

  • Lisa

    Holy Crap.. Adam….just wow.

    I can’t remember Simon ever standing for anyone either.

    Allison was my second fave, but Adam, just wow.

  • Gary Seven

    Adam was just so so tonight. Disappointed.

  • gabam

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Adam was AWESOME. That will be the first song that I will purchase this season.

  • mitchellvii

    Wow, Simon gives a standing O? has he ever done that before?

  • nad

    Best of the night: Adam, Allison, and Anoop

    In trouble: Lil Scott and Kris….I think Scott will go home….

  • jz

    Wow, STANDING O FROM SIMON?!?
    SCORE!!

    Congratulations, Adam!

    (Cue all the “He’s overpimpedddd” threads!)

  • GeminiDolly

    ADAM was briliant. Too bad they ran out of time.
    Loved Allison. SAVE HER.

  • yeahyeahsure

    Adam was BRILLIANT!!! :clap_tb:

  • jtgraffix

    triple A all the way!

  • mitchellvii

    vickyvicks0
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    uhm.. what the hellà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ for as much as I love adam.. THAT WAS BAD!
    and the last note hurted my hears!

    That last note may be the first note Adam has actually sung off key all season. He did a great job on the song, I just hate that song.

  • IGetCranked

    I didn’t think Adam was worthy of a standing O. Nice way to inject drama and pimpage in a dull season though.

  • Jolene

    That was SO over-pimped.

    I’m now disliking Adam, and it’s not even hit fault. There’s no doubt who they want to win, and no doubt who will win. This year there’s no competition.

    Congrats, Adam.

  • shell29

    Another good week for Adam-the last note was a little wonky, but other than that it was fantastic.

  • CathyMK

    I agree with Simon about Adam- that was just stunning. So raw and vulnerable. I never liked Tears for Fears and I couldn’t figure out how he would make one of their songs work for him. I’m blown away again.

  • Niall

    ok time to vote.

    And as Slezak would say “Save the rocker, save the world.” ;)

  • St.Lucia

    Did Simon just give Adam a STANDING O!?!

    HAS SIMON EVER DONE THAT!?!

    I felt like standing too… :)

  • maracaibo

    Yay! Finally Matt is back on the game.
    I knew it. He was awesome and I don’t even like that song.
    Way to go Matty!

    Matt and Adam for the final 2!

  • aninanisa

    Hmmm, Its only Top 8 but it looks like Adam Lambert is the next American Idol, according to the judges. I still dont get all the hype, think he was okay and a bit screechy in parts. not an exciting night over all

  • caringgirl

    Im sorry, I dont get all the adam love on that one. I like his voice, but too me, that wasnt all it was cracked up to be. Just my opinion. None of them were that great to me. Allison was pretty good, and matt was ok, and adam was ok. This season is a snoozefest. I like Kris, but wrong wrong song choice.

  • mitchellvii

    What makes me mad was that there were other songs Adam could ahve chosen that would have been so much better, but that’s Adam for you – he goes his own way and he got a standing O from Simon so who am I to complain.

  • soundscene

    Is it just me, or has the pimpage this year gone off the scale? I blame Simon–who would have thought that Nigel actually kept the pimpage tide at bay. And I thought under Nigel’s rule it was bad.

    I don’t think the judges understand constructive criticism anymore. I don’t care what you think of Adam or any other contestant–there’s always room for improvement. Yet only some contestants are given this level of constructive criticism. The chosen few are told they are brilliant by default, regardless of performance.

    Did Simon just give Adam a STANDING O!?!

    HAS SIMON EVER DONE THAT!?

    I think most Idol bloggers and journalists would agree that there have been performances on Idol far more worthy of Simon’s standing O than that one. Simon has given standing ovations before, just not for competition performances (I don’t think)–he gave a standing ovation to a finale night performance last year. And he’s probably given standing ovations to guests.

  • Tracy

    I don’t know if it’s because they were running over, but Adam’s performance felt sort of rushed. I wasn’t really feeling it. Tracks of My Tears has been his best peformance, IMO.

  • maracaibo

    Please vote for Matt.
    I really don’t want to see him in the bottom three again after a great performance. The guy deserves props!

    Matt vote 5707!

  • mitchellvii

    Except for the last note (first time I’ve ever heard Adam sing off key), that was pretty good. I’d like to hear the studio version.

  • Soulkaren

    Spellbound.

  • soccerboi

    Adam just won the title tonight…amazing….he puts everyone else to shame…

  • Hannah Palindrome

    Scott makes me uncomfortable. I can’t watch him sing.

  • jnd1221

    In my opinion, if anyone other than Adam wins after tonight, it will be a complete joke. That was just insane. Awesome. Is that the only time Simon’s ever given a Standing O?

  • flyaway

    Adam
    Anoop
    Matt
    Allison
    Kris
    Danny
    Lil
    Scott

    Probably just a dream that Danny and Lil would make bottom 3 but think the judges are finally tiring of her. Now, if we could just have Anoop sing in a decent spot, we might just be able to do a triple A top 3.

  • CathyMK

    I don’t know if anyone has answered this, but the bald guy is The Watcher from The Fringe- kind of a subliminal promo for it.

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

    Adam was incredible. INCREDIBLE.

    I liked Matt tonight too. I shall lay off the haterade for a week. Dumb song choice, but I liked his arrangement.

    I also like Allison, Kris, and Anoop.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Allison
    Adam
    Matt
    Danny
    Anoop
    Kris
    Lil
    Scott

  • OldHag

    Who should be in the bottom 3 this week: Scott, Lil, Danny
    Who will: Scott and two of the following (Matt, Kris, Anoop, or Allison)

    It will piss me off.

  • Natasha

    Adam’s voice is so beautiful!! I can’t wait to see it. Heard it on the MP3 at Rickey’s.

  • bean99

    Tivo people may miss Adam since the show is running long. Too bad.

    Maybe it’s reverse pimping this week, lol.

    I’ve only seen the first 3 so far. I thought Danny was pretty good, Kris meh, and Lil not good at all. They went on a long time tearing her apart. Perhaps they should have stopped sooner.

  • mitchellvii

    Wow, I know its early, but on DI, looks like Kris has gone from first to worst. Adam way out in front.

  • barefootgirl

    Danny: I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“killed ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Kara, but I liked it ok.

    Kris: On first watch Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not crazy about the arrangement. Singing in the mosh pit was indulgent but was that his idea? I wonder. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have to listen again but I give him props for changing it up and trying something upbeat. And still love him.

    Lil: For once she wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t screeching. I haven’t liked her much so this was her best for me but I suppose it was karaoke.

    Anoop: that was real pretty. And he wins cutest baby photos.

    Scott: showing his punk side. hee. It started off allright but then yikes. That was way off. And uncomfortable to watch.

    Allison: Yes. Awesome. What a voice on that girl. For some reason, I prefer male voices but Bonnie Raitt is one of my favorites and Allisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s got that natural raspy, bluesy voice that I love. She better not be B3 after that performance. Dammit.

    Matt: He scores!! (tm Ryan). Matt did a great job with this song. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so happy he turned it around for himself.

    Adam: NOOOOOOOOoooooo. My DVR cut off right after Matt. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m dying here.

  • lakerchristinee

    Okay, first of all, Adam gets the pimp spot AGAIN. I don’t CARE if he’s gotten it ONLY ONCE before–he has still gotten it over others. And then Simon goes and gives him a Standing O. Wow. Incredible. Just in-credible.

  • background_noise

    My DH, the music professional, insists that I point out that yes, indeed, Adam started that last note slightly off key, but corrected himself by the end of the note. (DH is still heart-broken over Alexis).

    Well, I didn’t cry, but Adam’s performance was so moving. Wish he could have done the whole song. Can’t wait to buy the iTunes version.

    Adam
    Allison
    Matt
    Kris
    Anoop
    Lil
    Scott
    Don’t listen to Danny

  • undercooked

    I’m on the west coast so I haven’t seen the performances, but I tell you, the casual voter is the one to pick winner. Otherwise Kris wouldn’t go from first to last in one week on DI.

  • Tess

    Last note on the original performance by Adam, not so great. Last note on the pre-recorded rehearsal footage shown on the re-cap…spot on!

    When Adam sings I hear the melody and the notes of the song and it is a package. When other’s sing I hear a note followed by another note, there is no blend.

    Favorites tonight: Adam, Allison, with a tie to Matt and Anoop. Needs to go home: Lil and Scott.

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    AnoopFan Apr 7th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I see he is copying Matt. Also, I cant even hear the stupid guitar

    SI I did not love the performance… but AnoopFan, did Kris kick your puppy or something? Just wondered why you seem to have attacked the kid all evening (preshow included)

  • Victoria

    Adam was my favorite but I’m voting for Kris, seeing how far behind he is on DI :(

    Kris wasn’t good, but Scott and Lil should go home first IMO.

  • Jocelin

    I’m going to give this one to Allison. Great song choice. Passionate. She sings in the moment.

    Next. Adam. I thought some of the phrasing was interesting. I downgrade this a little because I was more taken with the theatricality of the lighting, the chair, the positioning, and once I took in all the staginess of the performance, I settled in to really listen and the song was half over. Make sense?

    Third place goes to Anoop on pure vocal.

    Matt and Danny were equally good.

    Kris, Lil, Scott.

    Yeah, seriously pimping the company line, but it was obvious who they wanted from the semi-finals-even the Hollywood round.

  • hypertwink

    As much as I loves Mad World when I was younger, I didn’t love this. It’s okay but it reminded me too much of ToMT and the irritating falsetto spikes wasn’t endearing. I liked Anoop, Allison and Matt. who for me was surprisingly good. Gokey was okay but I liked Archie’s better.

    ETA: I listened to it again. Adam sounded better than the first time, so was Matt, Much as I love Pocket Idol, this was a misstep.

  • sparklesgirl2

    Yikes, Kris is not doing well on DialIdol. I’m voting my butt off for him tonight.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Kris fans better get out and vote if Dial Idol is starting off anywhere near correctly. He’s got 0 percent of the vote. Adam is leading – but come one how is Danny possibly number two?

  • cookcricket

    I realize Kris didn’t do great at all tonight, but remember, he’s been consistent in past weeks and so is you’re a fan, don’t let him go out on that performance, esp. when Lil and Scott did much worse…imo.

  • kimberann

    Adam was just ok for me. I think Cook is brilliant and for some reason I think Adam is trying to copy him in some aspects.
    Go Danny and Matt.

  • Niall

    Adam and Allison were awesome tonight. Allison truly is the only teen I’ve ever liked on this show. I think plenty of her personality has shown through to gauge what she might be like, for better or worse. I’m not in her target demographic so I won’t be buying concert tickets or Allison Iraheta merchandise for a few years but I’ll vote for her and I hope she does well enough that I can sit back and be happy for her success.

  • leome

    Tonight I’m joining the triple A team.

  • Valentin432

    Adam and Allison were the best, the spoiler was right and I am as happy as 2 weeks ago.

    Hope to see Lil in the B3, won’t be surprised to see Kris their either, hope he won’t get voted off tough.

  • bananafish

    I think Simon stood for Latoya London’s “All By Myself”

  • soundscene

    Next. Adam. I thought some of the phrasing was interesting. I downgrade this a little because I was more taken with the theatricality of the lighting, the chair, the positioning, and once I took in all the staginess of the performance, I settled in to really listen and the song was half over. Make sense?

    TPTB know how to stage a performance that they want to come off as a “moment.” 80% of what people react to is the staging, 20% of it is actual performance. Best way to tell if you’re being pulled in is to close your eyes and listen.

  • hollygo9

    Tonight was a joke. The judges pimped their faves and trashed everyone else…whether or not it was deserved. Kris was doing his ‘jazz homework’ and yet Matt and Danny were praised to the roof for doing the same thing? whatever.

  • star

    Okay, it’s official, Adam Lambert is my favorite voice I’ve ever heard on American Idol. Just gorgeous. FLOVE.

  • lakerchristinee

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think they’ll save him?

  • mitchellvii

    Hey guys, throw some votes to Kris – he is in trouble.

  • geekygirl

    First off, only caught from Scott, am in US to watch live! I want to say WTF!!!! is the problem with Simon and Allison. She was incredible!! He does not want her to win. He couldn’t criticise her vocals so he says she is unlikeable? Last week he attacked her wardrobe. What an ass, STFU!

    But Adam, Adam, ADAM!! WoW. I’ve liked him so far, tonight I loved him! My husband loathes AI, teases me for watching it and even he was floored by that. Said he added a new dimension to the song. That was amazing. Up to now I have thought he was clever, a bit OTT sometimes, but that was WoW!

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Allison was just ok. She mumbled again so the words were a slurry and SMILED in a song about sadness!

  • OldHag

    Anoop’s fans might want to be voting – he is low on dial idol. What in the heck is the story with Lil Rounds?!? Who is voting for her?

  • mitchellvii

    I only wish Adam hadn’t gone for that last note – it didn’t work and Adam actually sung it off key (didn’t know that was possible) but even the best singers can blow a note on occasion.

  • Tracy

    Simon’s standing O may have just sealed the title for Adam…I just don’t really feel the need to watch anymore. All the blatantly obvious pimping has really sucked the fun out of the show for me. :\

    That said, I’ll be watching anyway. *sigh*

  • JohnM

    Oh My God. Missed the first half hour and just started playing it back. Every week, Danny is consistently off-key and usually out of control of his breath — a very mediocre singer — but tonight his pitch was so bad, my daughter and I were literally yelping in pain! WHAT on EARTH does America see in that guy? Will the judges ever give him an accurate review — i.e. will they ever tell him he can’t come close to touching the best singers in this group?

    Presumably not, unfortunately.

  • Jolene

    If Danny ends up #2 after going first tonight, there’s no way he isn’t making the finale.

    Wasn’t this season supposed to be less predicatable than last one? This time I not only know who’ll make the finale, I also know who’ll win.

  • ShariG

    Kris fans, please vote. He is deadlast on dialidol.

  • allisonkrismatt

    Scott should not have even made it to the Top 13 over so many other great people, and if he makes it over Kris I give up on this show. Kris has been consistent every single week. He had an off week this week, but it still wasn’t horrible. Scott made me wish I were blind AND deaf.

  • OldHag

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll save him?

    Yes – I think they are most likely to use it for him, Lil, Danny, or Adam.

  • karrahbrooke

    Although Kris wasn’t nearly as good this week as last week, I really didn’t think it was that bad… And I really don’t see how it was self-indulgent. I kind of liked the change in the arrangement. I still don’t think he’ll be in the bottom three… I’m gonna predict Scott, Lil, and Danny/Anoop.

  • mitchellvii

    I just don’t get who the hell is picking up the phone and dialing for ‘Lil each week. She has been HORRIBLE for 4 weeks now. How the heck is she doing better than Matt Giraud? I just don’t see it.

  • cincyforanoop

    Adam was so great tonight…congrats to him. And now for the rest….

    Anoop
    Allison
    Matt
    Kris
    Danny

    Scott
    Lil

    So close for me between Matt, Kris and Danny but Danny has a great fan base, so I am guessing bottom 3 of Matt, Scott and Lil

  • Madcap Jester

    Okay, FINE. I officially give up. I have been waffling in and out of your boat for a while now, Mr. Lambert, and I’ve mostly been halfheartedly rooting for you just because you seem to be the only one who stands a chance against Gokey, but that performance just converted me from a spectator to a fan. Best performance of the entire bloody season, hands down.

    That being said, I will still be dialing like a madman for Allison and only for Allison, because she has to at least outlast Lil, if not Danny.

  • Den

    vickyvicks0
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    uhm.. what the hellà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ for as much as I love adam.. THAT WAS BAD!
    and the last note hurted my hears!

    Thank you! I know you and many others love Adam, but color me confused. The guy sings like his balls are being squeezed to death.
    I guess I wasn’t hypnotized by the pretty mysterious lighting this evening…LOL! Back to Broadway, please. You couldn’t pay me to listen to any CD he puts out. This is becoming a joke to me…never in the 1st half of the show, crazy lighting…let’s all continue to pretend any other contestant has a chance. Whatever.

  • nad

    I’m on dialidol and i wanna know y Lil is above Anoop….really she was not good today or any other week..

  • karrahbrooke

    Also, this is the same point in the competition where Cook had his worst performance (“Innocent”) and he still came out strong… Kris is still in the game, people.

  • hollygo9

    Dial Idol is breaking my heart. We can’t loose Kris now!

  • Victoria

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll save him?

    I hope so. :glurps_tb: I’m voting for him but over half my calls are just getting dropped! No busy signals, nothing.

  • OldHag

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m on dialidol and i wanna know y Lil is above Anoopà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.really she was not good today or any other week..

    I want to know why she is ahead of anyone but Scott. I think she should be below Scott but I know I am not that lucky.

  • Lys

    I don’t think Kris deserves to go home just yet. Did he have an off night? Yes. Was it a trainwreck? No. And he’s been very, very consistent up until tonight. Now, if he screws up two weeks in a row, that’s another matter, but at this point, I think he at least deserves to make it over Scott and Lil.

    Wow, never realized how hard it was to keep track of DialIdol (eek! doesn’t look good right now), type with one hand, and vote all at the same time…

  • holeighannie

    So Kris hits all of his notes spot on and suffers from a crappy arrangement but he’s all of a sudden AI poison? Meanwhile Danny misses half his notes (again), has a crappy arrangement and he’s brilliant. Grrr…Kris will not go home tonight if I have anything to say about it! He’s been fabulous for the last month, one semi-off night should not condemn him before Scott, Lil, Danny, Anoop, and Matt. In that order, haha.

  • jz

    It unnerves me how Lil is fourth on dial idol, even after weeks of mediocre performances.

  • savgal

    Gosh. Just looked at Dial Idol, and I don’t believe my eyes. Just taking time from voting for Kris to say that I believe they may actually use the save tomorrow, if he is last. Really bummed right now, at the same time happy that Allison for once got some credit. Kris has been so dang consistent, don’t want him to go now…

  • sparklesgirl2

    I’ve voted over 100 times for Kris already, only 1 busy. :( He’s my favorite, this is breaking my heart, even worse than the Alexis elimination.

  • elephant1212

    adam wow. that was really really good!! i also liked matt and alison, but to me he could have sung that in an awards show or something, amazing!

  • ShariG

    The only thing I want to know is how Kris could possibly be dead last. He wasn’t bad tonight. He may not have been outstanding, but he wasn’t bad. There were worse performances. (Scott, Lil, and for me Anoop). I have been voting constantly. I’m really worried and hope the judges use their save if he is last.

  • MsAdamEve

    Adam Lambert is my fave Idol ever and that right there was my fave performance ever. AI struck gold with this kid.

  • tara8

    Vote for Kris if you guys think he deserves to stay- he’s got zip on dial idol!
    He had a bad week this time around with a sucky song choice, but he in no way should be the one going home. VOTE FOR KRIS.

  • Michelle

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll save him?

    No. I was thinking they might try to make this season interesting, but IMO they just telegraphed that the Save has Adam or Danny’s name written all over it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    The guy sings like his balls are being squeezed to death.

    :lol_tb:

    It was good, but the only difference between that and “Tracks of My Tears” is the elapsed time between the two performances and the lack of instrumentalists onstage.

  • mitchellvii

    How the hell does ‘Lil keep getting votes. She has sucked for 4 weeks now. Amazing. But Kris goes from first two last because of one average performance?

    I personally think Adam is taking Kris’ votes tonight.

  • ziggy

    Loved Allison’s performance!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Girl can sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mitchellvii

    Well, I threw Kris 16 votes.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Loved Allisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Girl can sing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    She’s so underrated

  • Victoria

    I can’t believe Kris is so far behind. I thought he had a pretty solid fanbase.

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

    TPTB know how to stage a performance that they want to come off as a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“moment.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  80% of what people react to is the staging, 20% of it is actual performance. Best way to tell if youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re being pulled in is to close your eyes and listen.

    I was watching the chat screen and listening and I know what I heard – a “moment.”

    However, it won’t be because as we have already seen – people will react negatively to the standing ‘o’ and the pimp spot.

    Predictable.

  • St.Lucia

    I can’t wait for a video from Adam’s performance, because the dang thing ran over my DVR didn’t. I should have fixed it but I wasn’t thinking about the time.

  • soundscene

    I give up America (or rather the subset of Americans that still watch American Idol). I tried. But your tastes and my tastes just aren’t meshing anymore. Each week is less fun to watch than the week before. Season 5 I started to waver because you let the best singers go, Season 6 I got your choice since the talent pool wasn’t that great to begin with, Season 7 you let me down and Season 8 I’m just not feeling you. You want Danny? Fine, you’ll get Danny. But don’t be shocked when he doesn’t do anything a year from now. You like guys who sing thinly-toned high notes and you covet spooky mood lighting? Cool. When every song on Adam’s album ends in a super duper high note, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  • sunchick

    And that’s why I wanted Mad World for Cookie last season. But I think it worked out for the best.

    What makes me mad was that there were other songs Adam could ahve chosen that would have been so much better,

    Say what?????? :blink_tb: :wallbash_tb: Adam or no Adam, it’s a brilliant song. I think Adam was amazing tonight. Last week was fun, though I understood people questioning the song choice, but this week, dayum…whole other league. That’s one of my favorite songs not necessarily of that era, but just in general because almost every cover I’ve heard has been pretty damn cool, and Adam actually exceeded my expectations. Some of the things he did with his voice were kind of mind boggling, but in not in the OTT way like say Satisfaction. I mean, when I tried to guess where he’d take each verse, he took it somewhere else. That’s great instincts. Plus the last note was amazing! I might even prefer this to the Donnie Darko (Gary Jules) version.

    I think Adam must have talked Terry into staying behind and manning the blue lights for this performance. Either that or Cook fired him again and he needed the work. :tongue1_tb: Seriously though, it was kinda cool the way he dressed in white and the lighting worked with the wardrobe.

    Anoop is so reminding me of Castro…not artistically, but trajectory-wise and judges’ commentary wise. Here comes the bus…psyche, never mind….no, we were kidding when we said psyche, we are driving the bus right at you….or are we…. At this rate he could make top 4, and then get critiqued on a performance from the future, at which point I expect him to bitch slap Paula. I liked his performance quite a bit this week. Nice job. :thumbup_tb:

    Kris…not as off as the judges made out, but I don’t think he’s an electric guitar kind of guy. I did appreciate him trying to tap into some tude and persona, though he missed the mark a teeny bit, and experimenting again is good. Risk taking always scores points with me when it works out for the best more often than not, and Kris has been pretty solid overall.

    I wish I liked Matt as much as they did. Meh. Hate that song, and Matt didn’t change my mind.

    Allison FINALLY went for a different emmtional context and a riskier song choice. I liked it a lot, but didn’t LOVE it. I don’t think she quite embodied the sad resignation, but not bad for a 16 year old.

    Scotty Hardcore LIVES! OMG. Okay, it was awful, but I think I will throw him a vote for embracing his inner badass and embodying the legend. I wish he would have rocked the axe in the pink pantz, though. Hee!

  • cookcricket

    lakerchristinee Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll save him?

    No I don’t think so please vote for him if you want him to stay! thanks!:)

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Poor Kris.

  • jz

    Unfortunately, I think Kris is toast this week.
    That makes me :[

  • ptslittlecomment

    Kris is pretty much dead in the water right now. Either Dial Idol isn’t working, the phones are not working or America’s forgotten about him. He’s yet to chart on Dial Idol. At. All.

  • Victoria

    I think Dial Idol mght be messed up. I don’t see how there’s any way Kris is still at 0. Even Megan wasn’t that far behind last week, was she? I would reccomend voting by phone just in case the whole DI program is messed up. I hope the teenyboppers are texting a ton and that’s why he’s last.

  • hollygo9

    I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe Kris is so far behind. I thought he had a pretty solid fanbase.

    I know! America is so fickle and easily manipulated.

  • frogcooke

    Kris better not go home :|

    And just WHO is voting for lil… this is like syesha 2.0 and she wont leave except Syesha is WAY better vocally. Id rather watch her than lil…. :|

    Idol.. transparent much?

  • barefootgirl

    Adam or Danny won’t ever need the save. Lil probably won’t either.
    I think they’d use it on Kris, Allison or Matt. They won’t use it on Scott.

  • Michelle

    I think Dial Idol mght be messed up. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see how thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s any way Kris is still at 0. Even Megan wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that far behind last week, was she?

    Nah, I believe it. “America” votes for who they’re told to.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    I think Dial Idol got some new customers today.

    The scores are wonky.

  • OldHag

    Anoop is so reminding me of Castroà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦not artistically, but trajectory-wise and judgesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ commentary wise. Here comes the busà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦psyche, never mindà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.no, we were kidding when we said psyche, we are driving the bus right at youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.or are weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. At this rate he could make top 4, and then get critiqued on a performance from the future. I liked his performance quite a bit this week. Nice job.

    Yep – I see the similarities. I hope he makes it this week. He did really well but his dial idol placement concerns me.

  • unidentified

    My picks went like this

    Adam-really fantastic, even though his voice is not a voice I am crazy about.
    Allison- She is so good, love her voice.
    Matt- I think this was his best performance.
    Anoop- He sounded really good.
    Danny- was alright, still hate him
    Kris-was alright, not great but ok.
    Lil-still screaming at me, I have grown to hate the tone of her voice.
    Scott-they have let him stay too long. They need to let him leave, I don’t want to hate the blind guy!

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Allison was way over praised tonight. First, it was not a new or different arrangement. She DID NOT make it her own. Second, there was no emotion to the song. I know she is 16, but still this song needs strong emotion. Third, the girl has marbles in her mouth. If you hadn’t heard the song before, a full third of the words were unintelligable. Fourth, there was no range. Fifth, enough whisky rasp already!!

  • GeminiDolly

    Adam
    Allison
    Anoop
    Danny
    Matt
    Kris
    Lil
    Scott

    Scott needs to go home. Its crazy how Lil can give all these mediocre performances and still not even sniff the bottom.

  • ShariG

    I’ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like I’m the only one in America voting for him.

  • barefootgirl

    Switching all my votes to Kris. He can’t go home yet.

  • sweetie99v

    I don’t recall Simon ever standing up for a contestant before. Adam was by far amazing tonight. I had tears in my eyes. His artistry and mastery of his voice is amazing. I don’t care if he went first or last, his performance was the most memorable of the night. This season has had 2 moments and so far both of them have been from Adam.

  • bean99

    If Kris ends up being eliminated (please, NO!!!), do you guys think theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll save him?

    I doubt it. Can’t think of why they would since it wouldn’t exactly be a shock boot which is what it’s supposed to be used for. I doubt he’ll go home but should be in the bottom 3 with that performance.

    I’ll say this, I liked Adam tonight. The only time I think he’s good is when he dials it back and this is only the 2nd time he’s done it. I’m still not giving him the win. There’s a lot of weeks left.

    Loved Anoop, Allison, and Matt.

  • karrahbrooke

    It must be messed up… I never look at dial idol, but I do know that I’m voting for Kris like a mad woman!

  • soundscene

    I was watching the chat screen and listening and I know what I heard – a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“moment.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Seeing as I’m not fond of the tone of Adam’s vocals, I would have to say no to a moment for me.

  • tinawina

    I didn’t like Kris but he doesn’t deserve to go home tonight. Matt was just as cheesy. I actually liked Danny though. Lil was bad. So was Scott. Anoop was good but a tad boring. Adam was good. I didn’t see him, I heard him from the next room and he was good. Allison was good too, she just need to work on her enunciation.

    Scott deserves to go. I hope its him.

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    The judges in my opinion will use the save on no one but Adam or Danny. Dial Idol may just have a glitch because no one ever shows 0 for this long. Kris could be in the bottom but if he goes home after one mediocre (not bad) night that is pathetic with others still there. Operation save Danny was in full effect by idol imo. I mean the judges could not have heard what they said they heard. It wasn’t sucky but come on. Then they put Kris right after Paula saying everyone had to follow that. Was not his best no, but not the worst of the night and when others rearrange they are artistic but kris they say indulgent. Kara is full of it. They are trying to get one of TCO (danny)’s votes back from Kris.They have been aware of all the Kris stealing Danny’s thunder press this week I am sure.

  • panz

    I see that vftw is now behind Scott. Will it be enough to keep him from going home?

    Kris going second hurts. He needed a good performance tonight.

  • Victoria

    Phew, Kris isn’t 0 anymore!

    Stupid question: How soon can you hang up when voting?

  • grayhound

    I’ve been steady voting Kris since the show ended. Scott is higher than Kris? Please, no…..

    Kris may not have had his best night, but no way should he go at this point.

  • Michelle

    I liked Adam but it was hardly worthy of Simon’s only standing O ever…ToMT w/mood lighting is what it was. Ergh and I hate that they’re making me hate Adam cause I know he is just playing the game. I’m mostly mad that it was so easy to throw Kris under the bus. Stupid show!!!

    How soon can you hang up when voting?

    Victoria — pretty much as soon as you hear the guy’s voice can you hang up and redial.

  • NOLA

    Anoop was better tonight. Is t bad to say I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like a blind guy?

    WTF

  • cookcricket

    I am very happy that Matt stepped it up this week, but hope it’s not at the expense of Kris. Sorry if I sound like a broken record. It seems Scott and Lil’s fan bases are bigger than Kris’s. I think Kris splits votes with Matt, and I’m thinking a lot Danny fans may have voted for him last week (just a guess), so he’s just not doing well on DI.

    I’ll stop now. LOL.

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    ShariG Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one in America voting for him.

    ——————————————-
    I have always voted only Kris and even last week I always got right through. Lack of Busy isn’t always as bad as it seems.

  • ShariG

    Still voting my fingers off for Kris.

  • Valentin432

    I don’t know how people can still deny Adam tonight, the guy has shown everything that you can do in a competition like Idol, there is no contestant ever who has had that diversity in his performances.

    Tonight was just stunning, the stage presence, the way he connected with the song, the vocals were brilliant and even that last note that began off key, he made it work.

  • Den

    soundscene
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    I give up America (or rather the subset of Americans that still watch American Idol). I tried. But your tastes and my tastes just arenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t meshing anymore. Each week is less fun to watch than the week before. Season 5 I started to waver because you let the best singers go, Season 6 I got your choice since the talent pool wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that great to begin with, Season 7 you let me down and Season 8 Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just not feeling you. You want Danny? Fine, youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get Danny. But donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be shocked when he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do anything a year from now. You like guys who sing thinly-toned high notes and you covet spooky mood lighting? Cool. When every song on Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album ends in a super duper high note, donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t say I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t warn you.

    Well put. You are 100% right.

  • Victoria

    Victoria à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  pretty much as soon as you hear the guyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice can you hang up and redial.

    Thank you :)

  • holeighannie

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one in America voting for him.

    Don’t worry, you’re not! I don’t know my official tally yet but it has taken me like two minutes to type this one-handed, haha.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    DI’s margins of error are huge. Something’s off.

  • nad

    Hey Kris/Matt/Anoop fans how about we all throw some votes for each other b/c all 3 of them deserve to saty over Scott and Lil who I can’t believe after 4 weeks of horrible performances is over Anoop and Kris….so lets call a truce for this one week!!!

  • Tess

    Since this is allegedly a singing competition, and not a personality pageant, I would think that the better vocalists would advance, never mind their song choices, or the lighting, or their clothes, or the judges comments, or their performance order. But, looking at dial-idol this is truly a personal thing and has nothing what-so-ever to do with being the next great recording star. Lil and Danny have their voting block which no one will get a foot hold into…they will sail all the way into the final. (So sad). Scott will always get his sympathy votes. 5 Contestants will share the rest…and since Kris had the iffiest performance of the five he will suffer tonight.

    The American public just doesn’t get it!!

  • Michelle

    Maybe they are messing w/the phone lines over at AI headquarters. Gawwwd I hope that’s why Kris is scoring so low, and not cause AMERICA IS THAT EASY TO MANIPULATE.

  • Jx223

    I am not a fan of Kris but he does not deserve to go home IMO. It should be Scott and Lil deserves to be in the bottom three, not Anoop. Lil places high on DI no matter how badly she does.

  • Victoria

    I so hope they will use the Save on Kris if he is voted off, but I don’t think they will. :glurps_tb:

  • Lu

    I know everyone wants Scott to go home but I really do like the guy’s personality… he’s cool.

  • karrahbrooke

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one in America voting for him.

    You’re not, I promise!

  • DCRocksMySocks

    So I completely do not get why people are so in love with Adam! I can’t stand him. I did not get tonight’s performance. It was very similar to Tracks in My Tears from two weeks ago.
    I really like Kris even if I wasn’t crazy about his performance tonight! It would have been better if there were no brass.

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

  • allisonkrismatt

    Allison— My favorite of the night.. I just love her style.

    Matt— My close second.. he rocks my world.

    Adam— Very good, but he is too theatrical. I don’t know what kind of music he’d sing. Also, I wish he’d come out of the closet, even though I understand why he hasn’t.

    Kris— Love his voice, but tonight he was just okay to me. He definitely doesn’t deserve to go home tonight.

    Danny— Way too raspy for me.. sounds like a poor man’s David Cook and Taylor Hicks mixed together.

    Anoop— I’m just not a fan. He is very smug and just tries way too hard to be something he isn’t. He did have a good vocal performance tonight, but I just don’t see myself ever going to an Anoop concert.

    Lil— She is not a good singer. Period.

    Scott— He doesn’t even deserve to be in the Top 36.

  • ziggy

    I have never seen Simon give anyone a standing O. Ever.

    I have never seen all four judges standing together giving a standing O for anyone.

    Anyone???

    Wow.

  • sparklesgirl2

    I agree, there would be no reason for the judges to save the save for Danny or Adam because they’re top 5 for sure. Even Lil at this point, probably.

    Please please please save Kris! I’ve voted for him 225 times already. I haven’t power-voted like this since the final 3 for Melinda, and she got sent home. Don’t let me be a bad luck charm, vote for Kris!

    The last few weeks, Michael was at 0 for a while, and so was Megan. Is this a sign that Kris is doomed as well? Please no!! Scott was a pitchy mess, Kris should NOT GO!

  • frogcooke

    DCRocks.. yeah I was all wtf? at that when anoop mentioned cookie…

    btw.. this week last year michael went home and he was ranked 5th on DI

  • savgal

    VFTW is behind Scott now? That explains it. Poor Kris.
    Trying to look at it this way: if he is last, he will NOT be singing in the mosh pit, but right before the judges. Guy has a chance to kick it up a few notches and wow’em. Sure hope so.

  • AlwaysElliott

    I love this theme – although it freaks me out a tad to know that I was a teenager when most of these kids were born. When did i get old???? Yikes!

    Danny – No doubt, this guy can sing but this song is cheesy lounge fare at best. I don’t know what it is about him that comes off so cocky to me. I think he peaked early and I wouldn’t be sad if he were the Shocking Elimination at any time….he just sounds the same every time to me…

    Kris – To me he gets better and better every week. This is a funky little arrangement, but I can totally see him as the hottie young singer surrounded by the girls squealing with delight. Very interesting voice – really cute guy. I don’t think he’s going anywhere anytime soon. And I loved his little “tell Adam I said Hi!” story – so cute!

    Lil – I TOTALLY knew she was going to sing this song. And I think she’s overrated. I thought in Hollywood that she was much better than this, but this is pitchy and mediocre. Blah. Lil, what happened???

    Anoop – I was worried when I heard he was singing True Colors but it was better than I expected. Nicely done. Although I still can’t see Anoop as the American Idol, even if he WAS born on the same day as David Cook. And holy cow on the pimping – Anoop “I was mean” Simon “No problem, we can be mean back and forth and still love each other” Gag me with a ginzu.

    Scott – Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. And I always loved this song in junior high. He’s so pitchy and off key and would totally not be here were it not for him being blind (sorry, I just think that’s the god’s honest truth) Although what I wouldn’t give for him to come out singing the theme from the Greatest American Hero one week!!!!!! However – he should go. GO. Bye bye, Scott. And UGH – the judges just can’t tell him like it is. “I’m not criticizing YOU” ???? What? And his backtalking is annoying and holy crap I am just T.I.R.E.D. of this guy…. It is time for Scott to go.

    Allison – Holy shit, this girl is amazing. I don’t know why she’s not getting votes and I may have to start voting for her on principle. She is a raw, natural talent. And I know its a tired phrase, but really how can THIS GIRL be only 16??? She is so much like Kelly Clarkson!!! and how funny – Randy just said the same thing!!! Dawg, maybe I can get a job on this show???

    Matt – I really like this guy too. A LOT. Trouble is, there’s just never much to say about him….

    Adam – There is just no way anyone other than Adam should win this year. He’s amazing, he can sing everything, his personality is endearing, and he’s playing to win. ADAM FTW!!!! End of story.

    Bottom Three: Lil, Scott, Anoop
    Going home: Scott

    And WHAAAAAAT? I tivo an extra 6 minutes and it STILL cut off?!?!?!? Boo.

  • IGetCranked

    Maybe people are text voting for Kris? I want Lil to go home. She bores me more than Scott.

  • Victoria

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

    It seemed odd to me. Very out-of-place.

    Also, I wish heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d come out of the closet, even though I understand why he hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t.

    I don’t think he can come out, since he’s not exactly “in”.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one in America voting for him.

    I’m voting! It doesn’t seem to be doing anything though.

    I have never seen Simon give anyone a standing O. Ever.

    I have never seen all four judges standing together giving a standing O for anyone.

    Anyone???

    Wow.

    I don’t think it’s ever happened.

  • jammasta

    Yeah, I’m definitely going to vote tons for Kris tonight. Yikes. He’s the best this season.

    Personally I’d rather see a copy of last year’s top 8 where the winner drops a terrible performance but is safe, is reborn next week, and there’s a shocker. Unfortunately it’s not going to be Adam, so Danny?

    Come on KRIS BE SAFE!

    I’m also really sad about Lil. What is she doing? She used to be my number 1, now she’s faltered badly. She’s only had 2 good performances in the top 13: her top 13 and her Surrender performance (I’m probably the only one who didn’t hate it at all). Kris has had good performances for the past 3 weeks.

    Adam, I don’t want to see his screeching anymore. I heard he toned it down again tonight. Good.

    But dammit America, if Kris goes home tomorrow I’m out. Looks like my cool guys are just taking a backseat to Adam and Danny. I still like Danny.

    I don’t want my favorite to go out this early. Out of my favorites, only Ruben and Taylor went to win it all. Tamyra and Latoya got shocked out, Constantine came 6th, Chris S got 10th, David A got 2nd…. Kris 8th? NO AMERICA!

  • Lexus

    Adam was amazing….haunting even. I really do believe he’s unbeatable. I don’t know that Idol has ever been this blatant and obvious with their choice to win. Right or wrong, you can’t fault the guy. He’s earned the praise.

    Matt finally sold me tonight. It’s the only performance of his I’ve ever gotten into and I thought for sure he was doomed when I heard his song choice.

    Allison has a spectacular voice. ‘Nuff said.

    Lil continues to disappoint me. I don’t see her lasting much longer. If she’s not gone this week, she will be next week.

    I didn’t think Kris was as bad as the judges made him seem, but it definitely wasn’t comparable to his other performances. I hope he’s not the surprise boot of the season. He’s my second favorite overall after Adam.

    Bottom 3:
    Scott
    Lil
    Anoop….with Scott going home.

  • kiwifan

    3 A’s for me this week. Anoop, Adam then Allison.

    Was really worried for Anoop with the song choice and going so early in the line up, but I thought he sung it beautifully…..still think he’ll be in trouble though. :sad_wp:

    I think Dial Idol is wonly tonight. I don’t think it’s accurate at all, but even if Kris was at the bottom, I think he’ll get way more text votes from all the fangirlies than Scott, Matt & Anoop.

    As for Lil, wtf???? If you look at the busy percentage she is #1 on that!!!! :eek_wp:

  • lovecert

    I think it’s because they messed up with the timing. The audience probably thinks, “huh? Can I vote now even before Adam sings”?

    This kinda screwed up the formulas at DI which focuses more on the first 5-10 minutes after the show ends.

    So we can’t really trust DI today.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  Very good, but he is too theatrical. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know what kind of music heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d sing. Also, I wish heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d come out of the closet, even though I understand why he hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t.

    Why does his choice of boys or girls matter???????????????????????????? Coming out of the closet is an old and bigoted expression.

  • tinawina

    Ok, everyone needs to stop freaking out about DialIdol. One, everyone is not finished voting yet. 2. the rankings don’t mean anything. Anyone with the numbers 2-8 in their little circle could be going home. Just because Danny is second doesn’t mean he is really in second place. Yes Kris is in trouble, but there is no evidence that Danny or Lil will end the night as strong as they appear right now. Either could be as high as 2 or as low as 8.

  • lakerchristinee

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

    I really don’t see how referring to DC is that big a deal. They share the same birthday–it’s a mere fact…

  • Valentin432

    I am not sure if those results on DI are right but if they are it’s not really that surprising.

    I’ve been saying that all that hype involving Kris was way too much related to the fact that he had the pimp spot and one of the best performances of the night.

    Apparently the only two who have a fanbase whatever they do is Lil and Danny, that makes me really sad.

  • melanieian

    Does anyone have Adam’s perfomance yet???? My DVR didn’t record the whole freaking show and I’m not very happy.

  • KellysDecember

    Valentin432
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    “I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know how people can still deny Adam tonight, the guy has shown everything that you can do in a competition like Idol, there is no contestant ever who has had that diversity in his performances.

    Tonight was just stunning, the stage presence, the way he connected with the song, the vocals were brilliant and even that last note that began off key, he made it work.”

    That’s the problem in two short seasons this is show that was supposed to be a singing contest that is able to transform someone into a superstar and has somehow been transformed into a show about an already packaged artist and performer. Adam’s okay if you like that kind of show but the word artistry has been shoved down our throats this season and prior to last year one of Simon’s favorite line’s was “Let me remind everyone this is a singing competition.”

  • jcbroadw

    ACK. Vote for Kris everyone, he CANNOT go home before Scott!

    Also, Matt was fabulous, Lil was awful, and Allison does NOT have to work on her personality.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    They are trying to get one of TCO (danny)à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s votes back from Kris.They have been aware of all the Kris stealing Dannyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s thunder press this week I am sure.

    Except they can put Danny at the (forgettable) beginning of the show, and he still manages to be second on DI.

    Kris needed a phenomenal performance to stay at the top. Tonight, he was fair-to-middling.

  • allisonkrismatt

    Also, I wish heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d come out of the closet, even though I understand why he hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he can come out, since heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not exactly à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“inà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    I meant publicly.

  • sparklesgirl2

    ShariG
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve hit redial over and over for Kris. Feel like Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one in America voting for him.

    I have voted like 250 times! Go Kris Go!

  • cookcricket

    ^^^Yes, but DI got the bottom peeps right the last two weeks, right? Is VFTW sending enough votes for Scott that he’s staying above Kris?

    ETA: I’m hitting redial for Kris too!!!

    “Except they can put Danny at the (forgettable) beginning of the show, and he still manages to be second on DI.

    Kris needed a phenomenal performance to stay at the top. Tonight, he was fair-to-middling.”

    I hear what you’re saying Gwen, but there have been nights that Danny has been fair-middlin’, but since he’s a TCO this hasn’t hurt his vote too much. Kris has been consistent, why is he having to struggle so much?

  • Madcap Jester

    Adam is publicly out. He has admitted, on camera, that he is gay. He just hasn’t said it on American Idol, which, to be fair, why should he? It’s not like it matters.

  • JohnM

    Allison was way over praised tonight. … there was no emotion to the song.

    Wow, are we on the same planet watching the same show? That girl heaps on piles of emotion, big-time, every week.

    And she has yet to be over-praised.

  • mitchellvii

    photobucket is usually the first place you can see an Adam performance before they yank it down.

  • WinkyDink

    There was one major difference between Adam tonight and Adam TOMT: In TOMT, he was actually VISIBLE!
    Some pimp spot, with poor lighting, when the recording devices cut him off early, and the judges get no comments! (Yes, Simon and the O; still,….)

    I think Allison is great, but I also think she has some serious diction issues.

  • jz

    allisonkrismatt
    Really now? Adam has to publicly state his sexual preference?
    But you know, [INSERT ANY OTHER CONTESTANT THIS SEASON HERE] has never mentioned if he/she likes guys or girls….

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    Gwen ot be fair I do feel that is because of the way they handled the 2. But we all have opinions:)) :clap_tb:

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Allison was way over praised tonight. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ there was no emotion to the song.

    Wow, are we on the same planet watching the same show? That girl heaps on piles of emotion, big-time, every week.

    Best vocal of the night, hands-down. Adam Lambert has nothing on this girl.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    On planet Earth a great performance of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” leaves the listeners in a puddle. Allison left us all on high ground trying to figure out how she can slur that many words.

  • sparklesgirl2

    jcbroadw
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    ACK. Vote for Kris everyone, he CANNOT go home before Scott!

    Also, Matt was fabulous, Lil was awful, and Allison does NOT have to work on her personality.

    Ditto, ditto, ditto! to all of it!

    Kris needed a phenomenal performance to stay at the top. Tonight, he was fair-to-middling.

    Yeah, but a middling performance gets him sent HOME?!?!?! Ridiculous. Sad.

  • allisonkrismatt

    jz
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    allisonkrismatt
    Really now? Adam has to publicly state his sexual preference?
    But you know, [INSERT ANY OTHER CONTESTANT THIS SEASON HERE] has never mentioned if he likes guys or girlsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    Now wait before you jump down my back.. I think it would just be good for the gay community to have someone who is out and proud of who he or she is. As a gay American, I am constantly disappointed at how American Idol treats its gay contestants. Clay Aiken, for example, always denied that he was gay until recently.

    He has a great voice, and tonight he showed that he is pretty versatile. I just think it’d be great if he was like “You know what, I’m gay, but it doesn’t matter because I can sing.” Period.

  • http://idolstages.com Connie D.

    1. Allison — No words can accurately describe this kid. I’ve got three fives laid out on the table, ready to run to Walmart for her album.

    2. Adam — I’ll probably play his video 20 times before morning.

    3. Anoop — Wonderful except for the stripes.

    4. Matt — He worked it out tonight… the correct way to wear his hat… and the performance wasn’t bad either.

    5. Kris — I enjoyed it very much, about like drinking a lite beer. But I was in the mood for something with a twist of lime on the glass and didn’t get it.

    6. Danny — Quite dependable every week, but I’m not ready to buy depends yet.

    7. Lil — She looked very pretty and her eyes were awesome, but I’ve already quit listening to my old records that sound like that.

    8. Scott — I do like his sense of humor. He could go on tour with Rickey Smiley, the “clean” comedian who often does shows with Fantasia.

  • flyaway

    Does dial idol only record calls made thru a computer using a phone modem? I use cable for my computer and land line for idol voting so mine don’t count.

    Perhaps Danny and Lil fans are more apt to use phone modems?

  • IGetCranked

    BTW did anyone see Paula’s face while Adam was performing? I think the girl needed a cig… *L*

  • nad

    Im mad voting for Anoop—he should not be leaving after an amazing performance….and I think we should save Kris…anyone except for Lil and Scott…….

  • Victoria

    Allisonkrismatt, I think Adam assumes America realizes he is gay, and doesn’t feel a need to publicly come out.

    Still voting for Kris! How can he be so far behind? Argh!

  • lovecert

    I’m looking at the HardDI graphs, there’s still hope, Kris fans. JUST KEEP VOTING till your hand burns.

  • moneeamin

    What a night. Adam really is something else. Just when you think you’ve figured him out…Same with Allison. She pulled back a little this week and it worked! I think the standing O from Simon is a hint that Adam is starting to gain/overthrow Danny. I really wanted Kris to have a another stand out week to solidify top 3/4 status but…we will see. All in all, REALLY MAD MY DVR CUT OFF BEFORE ADAM EVEN STARTED! THANKS MJ!

  • adamandeva

    Adam leaves me speechless every time. Superb. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s all I have to say. Look at Dial Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Adam for the first time has a commanding lead over everyone else. Go Glambert!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Kris needed a phenomenal performance to stay at the top. Tonight, he was fair-to-middling.

    Yeah, but a middling performance gets him sent HOME?!?!?! Ridiculous. Sad.

    Yeah, sadly that’s the name of the game.

    With his lack of screen time, he doesn’t have an early fan base like some of the others.

    Since Country week, I’d say his performances were amazing. Tonight, in my opinion, he was back at “Man in the Mirror” level, and that’s not nearly enough.

    Add that to the established fan bases of Adam, Lil and Danny, and then top that with Simon’s (overpimping) standing ovation, Scott getting the backing of VFTW, Matt and Anoop bouncing back, and Allison totally topping the vocals of the night, and the very mediocre Kris Allen falls to the bottom.

  • panz

    Looks like Kris is gaining on Scott now on dial idol. Kris should be way, way ahead of him, though.

  • unidentified

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

    Maybe Anoop is a big O David Cook fanboy.

  • ziggy

    Connie D— I’m with you, I’ve got my money ready to go and buy Allison’s first CD.

    I cannot wait!!!

    She is the real deal.

  • AlwaysElliott

    The only thing I thought when Anoop mention Cookie was “WOW. Cookie seems so much more grown up than Anoop!!!!!”

  • lakerchristinee

    Honestly, I think Allison is HILARIOUS! I remember her interview with seacrest during the top 36 which people made fun of her for. I couldn’t stop laughing! I’m 17 and I could definitely see myself hanging with her–she seems like a sweetheart and she’s friends with all of the idols.

  • melanieian

    THANK YOU MJ!!!! You rock!! I can sleep now. Adam WOW amazing.

  • Scamp

    Thanks for putting up Adam’s video before all others, MJ. Rickey’s videos aren’t working tonight and I’ve been having a nervous breakdown waiting to hear Adam sing again and the second time was as lovely and wonderful as before. I’m ready to listen again and again.

    Adam for the WIN!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

    Uh…if I was a total Idol geek, like I believe Anoop is, I’d be kinda stoked to share a birthday with the reigning American Idol. It’s not like people will vote for him just because they share a birthdate. Their singing styles are way different. Anoop was just showing a little fanboy tonight is all.

  • cakeymakeybakey

    MJ, the bald guy in the audience was the mysterious character at the very end of “Fringe” tonight. It must have been a Fox promo/series teaser.

    At first I thought he was a mosh pit bouncer, but now that I’ve just watched “Fringe,” I know the truth…

  • jz

    allisonkrismatt
    Ah, I see what you mean now.
    It would definitely be wonderful for the gay community to have a role model like that.

    You had me getting a little riled up there, haha! My bad, my bad.

    ETA: (Back on topic) Um… I hate putting my pool points on Kris. Bleh. Yuck. Gag.
    But going 2nd with a forgettable performance really kills.

  • widz

    David Cook’s birthday: 20th December 1982
    Anoop Desai’s birthday: 20th December 1986

    same day and month but different year..

    (and just coz I’m a big old cookie/anoop fan):

    David Cook’s audition city: Omaha, NE
    Anoop Desai’s audition city: Kansas City, MO
    David Cook’s hometown: Kansas City, MO
    Anoop Desai’s hometown: Chapel Hill, NC

    and from the AI behind-the-scenes vid, Anoop also loves crosswords..*whistles* :D

  • Hazehel

    Ok, everyone needs to stop freaking out about DialIdol. One, everyone is not finished voting yet. 2. the rankings donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean anything. Anyone with the numbers 2-8 in their little circle could be going home. Just because Danny is second doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mean he is really in second place. Yes Kris is in trouble, but there is no evidence that Danny or Lil will end the night as strong as they appear right now. Either could be as high as 2 or as low as 8.

    Yeah, but since top 13 this season, every single one at the bottom of DialIdol prediction has gone home every week. The voting is not over yet of course, and Kris is closing the gap on Scott, but it isn’t looking good. If he still ends up at the bottom at the end of the voting, then let’s hope that this is the week that the bottom one at DialIdol prediction will buck the trend.

  • Victoria

    Honestly, I think Allison is HILARIOUS! I remember her interview with seacrest during the top 36 which people made fun of her for. I couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stop laughing! Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m 17 and I could definitely see myself hanging with herà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’she seems like a sweetheart and sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s friends with all of the idols.

    I’m 15, and I totally agree. She seems really cool, and definately the kind of person I would hang out with :)

  • Susan

    Wow, I spent 5 minutes voting for Kris, got dozens of votes in, but no busy signals AT ALL. Huh?!?

    (Hi btw, I’ve been lurking here for ages and finally signed up.)

  • sue

    What is up with the judges not having enough time to comment??? They always had enough time. Get rid of Kara already she is just a waste of space. Stop with all the freaking commercials. The producers are terrible with pacing the show this season. Bring Nigel back!

    Tonight was weird but in a good way. Adam was amazing, I love his song choice.
    It was theatrical but in a cool way. Thank you MJ for putting the vid up so quickly.

    Best to worst:

    1. Adam Adam Adam, you did it again, beautiful!
    2. Matt G.
    3. Allison
    4. Anoop
    5. Kris
    6. Danny (I hated the arrangement.)
    7. Scott (I am glad he step out of his comfort zone.)
    8. Lil (She sucks and needs to go but that won’t happen.)

    Bottom 3 will be Kris, Scott, Anoop …..

    I won’t be shock if Kris or Anoop is voted off since they were just ok, but the question is will the judges save them? Hey maybe Scott will finally go?

    Kris went second so he is in trouble, and why the heck is he singing in the pit like Matt. It’s kind of corny, oh well. I am still too lazy to pick up the phone for anyone. I will wait till the finale. lol, Adam better be there. :)

  • panz

    AlwaysElliott, I thought that same thing. Anoop seems like a kid and Cookie is a man. Can they really be exactly the same age? It does not seem possible.

  • sparklesgirl2

    Anoop failed to mention that, while sharing the same birthday with Cook, they’re four years apart…

    To those wondering, DialIdol measures busy signals as well as actual votes from DialIdol users. I doubt there are tons of Danny and Lil fans over there, but who knows…

  • ShariG

    Why am I still getting through voting? Isn’t it supposed to be one hour?

  • background_noise

    You can download tonight’s mp3s over at Joe’s Place (if it hasn’t crashed yet – lol).

    Been listening to Adam’s non-stop. Hauntingly beautiful.

  • Victoria

    Shari, I think it’s 2 hours :)

  • http://myspace.com/pm68 Pam

    Voting is 2 hours. If Kris does indeed end up being the bottom vote getter, IMO I don’t think the judges will save him but I’ll go out on a limb and say Lil was the worst of the night for me.

  • ShariG

    Hi Susan, me too. No busy signals since about fifteen minutes after the show ended.

  • holeighannie

    Anoop failed to mention that, while sharing the same birthday with Cook, theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re four years apartà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    I’m quite sure he just said they share the same birth DAY. “The same day as David Cook!”

  • yf7184

    Anoop IS a Wordnerd, ya know? I got him a WN # at HOTWN after he said he liked crossword.

  • dulce

    Danny “Stand By Me”: I do like his voice, the ruff and tumble quality that he brings to each of his numbers. That being said, I think the song lost something in Danny’s version and I can’t put my finger on it. Anyone can rearrange songs. But what separates the great ones from the mediocre ones is heart. No matter what instrumentations, vocal inflections that you add, the song must never lose its heart. And I think this version didn’t quite reach the level Danny was hoping for. BTW, the judges tonguebath of this number bothers me immensely. It wasn’t that good.

    Kris: I didn’t think it was terrible. But I did tune out a bit during the number which is usually a bad sign. Kris can sing. To call his gorgeous would be an understatement and each week he’s displaying more and more personality. But again…I think Kris’ version of this song never found its footing and in the process, “KRIS” was lost. I don’t think it’s a big deal. I think he has enough goodwill stored up to survive this minor bump in the road.

    Lil: THIS was TERRIBLE. Lil shrieked, gagged, huffed, and screamed her way through this ALL AT THE SAME TIME. No…wait a minute…the gagging was me. She’s not a great singer. No amount of judges pimpage will ever convince me otherwise. She was off-pitch most of the time and it sincerely bothers me that she survives so well every week. I don’t know who the hell is voting for her.

    Anoop: Pretty soulful, solid version of a song WAAAY overdone on this show. I think his money is here: where the songs are pretty and give him room to fill them with his soulful sound. He is R/B. Anoop wasn’t wrong about that. But he isn’t dancer/singer R/B. He’s purely singer and I think if he continues to play this card, he can survive to at least the top 6-7. And this year, that’s about the equivalent of a win for him. He might hit the bottom 3; mainly because Lil was awful and her fan base will be voting because the judges tongue bath wasn’t so obvious; and Scott is the cockroach of this competition. You can’t get rid of him if you tried.

    Scott: Terrible. Dated. Boring. Off-pitch. Corny. Geez. There were some notes that he sang that I honestly think should NEVER EVER be sung again…I mean my puppy started howling. No joke. That being said, I think he’s a nice guy that is just trying to do his best. I just don’t think it’s good enough.

    Allison: Pretty girl. AMAZING vocals. IMO, one of the strongest female singers this show has ever had in terms of interesting vocals, phrasing, and just sheer natural talent. She deserves MUCH MORE than what the American Public is giving her now.

    Matt: Much better than last week and LIGHT YEARS ahead of other idol versions of this song. He actually stayed in tune this week. Impressed.

    Adam: No words. First off…BEST CHOICE OF SONG. Secondly, vocals were close to flawless. I’m not a HUGE fan of Adam Lambert, but he’s got the goods to take this thing in a cakewalk. I’m still haunted by this version as I’m typing this.

  • background_noise

    I’ve gotten very few busy signals for Adam. Maybe 4 in the last hour?

    I don’t think there’s danger of Kris going home. They put him in the mosh pit with the young girls for a reason. The girls back home are texting like mad.

  • Valentin432

    I am rewatching Adam for the 5th time, I think it just might be his best performance and one of the top 5 of Idol ever.

  • cincyforanoop

    Totally OT, but in the Top 8 group photo, whose hand is that on Anoop’s shoulder????? Can’t be anyone standing next to him cuz their hands are elsewhere…..can’t be Matt cuz he is way at the end of the picture.

    Cracking me up.

    (Back to topic…sorry.)

  • elisad

    Who is the bald guy sitting in the audience?

    LOL, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Observerà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  from Fringe.

  • sma11ie

    (Did anyone else think it shameless for Anoop to mention David Cook in his video package?)

    Maybe Anoop is a big O David Cook fanboy.

    Haha, I noticed that– and the mention was apropos of nothing, really. Who else but the diehard DC fans would know his birthday? I’m almost curious enough to check idolforums to see how DC fans react to that mention…

  • Jocelin

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the problem in two short seasons this is show that was supposed to be a singing contest that is able to transform someone into a superstar and has somehow been transformed into a show about an already packaged artist and performer. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s okay if you like that kind of show but the word artistry has been shoved down our throats this season and prior to last year one of Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s favorite lineà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s was à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Let me remind everyone this is a singing competition.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    This year is not so much about the artistry but about the complete “package”, so the evolved pre-packaged contestant has a leg up. I think there are followers of the show who still want to see growth and transformation.
    I liked his performance tonight, but perhaps some people would like someone like Adam to devolve- sing a strong straight up without resorting to all falsetto or hard edged ascending notes. He might need to take off some layers of makeup and be shot in close up with some lights turned up. Right now, he has a kind of Blanche from Streetcar Named Desire thing going on-all paper lanterns and such.

  • lovecert

    We’ve past the 1 hour mark. People, you are not going to see any significant changes at DI.

    There will be too few busy signals to make an impact as compared to 10 mins after the show ended.

    Just gotta pray the text messages make a difference and that what you did was enough.

  • stelladallas

    Adam looked and sounded beautiful. He is truly in a class by himself. During that performance, I felt like I was put under a spell…very haunting and mesmerizing. It will sell a ton on itunes. I just wish the lights would have been up a little more.

    In previous seasons, the judges and producers would have passed on Adam to begin with because they would have said he is too “theatrical” (like that’s a bad thing). I think because of this attitude, we have missed out on many would-be idol contenders over the years who could have been amazing but were overlooked.

  • mitchellvii

    Kris raw numbers are surging late on DI as people see that Adam is safe already and switch over trying to save Kris.

  • Victoria

    I’m worried about Kris. :glurps_tb: I thought he would make the Top 5! Of course, I said that about Michael this same week last year.

    ETA: Mitchellvii, that’s good news :)

  • ShariG

    Adam is safe. Vote for Kris, please.

  • hypertwink

    Maybe Anoop is a big O David Cook fanboy.

    But he chose Kelly over him. :cry_tb: LOL It’s a little weird but hey, I love it whenever I know stuff about my birthday or my birthmonth. I’m a geek about trivial stuff.

  • lakerchristinee

    WHO’S VOTING FOR LIL?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • panz

    The dial idol numbers can change. It’s not over yet.

    For me, I haven’t had a single busy signal this season but someone somewhere must be getting them.

  • adamandeva

    not to scare anyone, but could Kris be the middle of the pack shock boot of the season?

    Lil gets the R&B diva female fanbase all to herself, that’s why she’s never in danger. It’s one of the reasons Syesha got so far last season.

  • jammasta

    I’ve been trying to vote Kris, but I don’t think West can vote yet. Strange, last year I was able to vote when it ended on the East Coast. I guess the producers changed it? I always get a busy signal if I vote before it ends on the West Coast. Oh well. I’m just gonna burn off my finger and probably vote 1000 times (like I did and failed with Archie during the finale ;_;). Granted, that time I had 4 hours.

  • allisonkrismatt

    DialIdol shows that Adam is the only one that is safe. Everyone else is pretty close. I’m still voting a triple-text for Kris, Allison, and Matt.

  • Victoria

    North Carolina must really dislike Lil. According to DialIdol, not a single person in the state is voting for her. :laugh_tb:

    I hope Kris isn’t going home. He messed up, but I like him. America is so fickle.

  • Heart

    Thanks, mj, for posting up Adam’s video package! You’re awesome!

    Poor rickey’s having problems with his adam’s page this week!

    Adam is just too wonderful for words.

    But what was with the poor lighting? I wanted to see his face!

  • Duke

    Who is the bald guy sitting in the audience?

    Its the guy from Fringe! – its back on after idol tonight.

  • AlwaysElliott

    Okay, yay. Anoop is four years younger than Cookie. RELIEF. :)

  • tierbee

    I have no beef with Danny – but he’s not my favorite by a long shot. I thought he started good, the middle was yuck and lounge singer-ish, and then he ended it well. He did enough in that first slot with his big ol’ fan base where he should be fine. And my family who does not dwell in my Idol bubble loves Danny and his back story, BTW. They think he’s “sweet” and they feel bad for him.

    Kris was the wallpaper guy tonight – I don’t even remember what he was singing. I like Kris, he’s a cutie, just doesn’t generate much excitement for me when he isn’t at the top of his game. I hope he doesn’t go home, though. He doesn’t deserve that.

    Sigh, Lil. I don’t remember the last time someone looked so good in auditions… and just utterly failed to deliver. She really doesn’t have a clue who she is as a singer and it’s a shame. I thought she looked really good. I just didn’t like her performance and it seemed like it could have been a good choice for her. But… no. She can go home after Scott, unless she suddenly finds herself and knocks it out of the park.

    Anoop did a really nice job, I thought. Sweater was not so pretty. But he’s preppy Anoop so it’s all good. I liked him from the start, though he’s not my favorite anymore (that would be Adam & Allison). But he has a really nice voice and I liked his performance tonight. Didn’t make me jump up and down, but I liked it. And go Heels :)

    Scott needs to go. You see, Scott makes me feel like a terrible person. Because he makes me UNCOMFORTABLE – I just can’t stand to watch. He’s all hopeful and try-ish and he just… ugh. He is just not a great singer, and he’s all kinds of awkward there with the guitar. I want him to get back behind the piano if he doesn’t go home. But most of all I want him to go home. He can be really funny but… he’s been in this too long with that average voice. I can’t stop thinking about his wolf teeth when I write this.

    I love Allison – that girl can *sing*. I thought she looked really cute tonight and did a great job. I love that husky voice and it does remind me a bit of Kelly Clarkson. I hope she’s not in the bottom 3 this week. She deserves to stay in this for the long run. I’d be very happy with an Adam/Allison final, though I doubt Danny is going anywhere.

    I thought Matt was great tonight. He looked so relieved. I thought I was going to hate it when I heard what song he was doing (sorry, Stevie – I love you but that one is just not my favorite)… but I thought he did very well. I think he’s kinda adorable and I really like his voice. His nerves kill him but this week there were only a few wavering spots, I thought.

    Adam, Adam, Adam. I just love him. His range is just insane, and I loved that plaintive tone and how he performed the song. Even my 3 yr old was silent and watched raptly :) . I don’t care if he’s gay, straight, the stepchild of an alien… who cares. I just want to hear him sing!

  • Victoria

    Kris is gaining on Scott! Yay! If people keep voting he could catch up!

  • panz

    adamandeva, wasn’t this the week that Michael Johns went home last year? I think we’re about ready for a shocking boot, though I don’t want it to be kris.

  • mahrikka

    Thank you, MJ, for putting up Adam’s video. OMG! I listened to Adam’s audio at Rickey’s and couldn’t wait to see the video. Amazing! I absolutely love that song, and Adam takes it to an even higher level. I can’t wait to watch the show. I’m so happy Allison did well too, although, I haven’t heard Allison yet because I’m obsessed with Mad World. :)

    Actually big thanks, MJ, for ALL you do!

  • adamandeva

    ^^^panz, bingo I’m afraid.

  • sunchick

    Okay, I wasn’t going to bother to vote, but I don’t want to see Kris get MJ’d. *picks up phone*

  • http://thescraploft.blogspot.com/ kizgold

    I just called my hubby at work to vote 4 kris lol He works at a teen live in facility for troubled youth and they are all in bed so he is free lol He laughed at me but he’s dialing :clap_tb:

  • bruno

    The info below is from: http://idolingalong.blogspot.com/
    ETA: The site is called “The Woes and Pros of an American Idol Junkie”. Jennifer blogs the show.

    Seasons Past

    12th place
    N/A = Season 1
    Vanessa Olivarez = Season 2
    Leah LaBelle = Season 3
    Lindsey Cardinale = Season 4
    Melissa McGhee = Season 5
    Brandon Rogers = Season 6
    David Hernandez = Season 7
    Jasmine Murray & Jorge Nunez = Season 8

    11th Place
    N/A = Season 1
    Charles Grigsby = Season 2
    Matt Rogers = Season 3
    Mikalah Gordon = Season 4
    Kevin Covais = Season 5
    Stephanie Edwards = Season 6
    Amanda Overmyer = Season 7
    Alexis Grace = Season 8

    10th Place
    N/A = Season 1
    Julia DeMato = Season 2
    Amy Adams = Season 3
    Jessica Sierra = Season 4
    Lisa Tucker = Season 5
    Chris Sligh = Season 6
    Chikezie = Season 7
    Michael Sarver = Season 8

    9th Place
    EJay Day & Jim Verraros = Season 1
    Corey Clark (DQed) = Season 2
    Camile Velasco = Season 3
    Nikko Smith = Season 4
    Mandisa = Season 5
    Gina Glocksen = Season 6
    Ramiele Malubay = Season 7

    8th Place
    A.J. Gil = Season 1
    Rickey Smith = Season 2
    Jon Peter Lewis = Season 3
    Nadia Turner = Season 4
    Bucky Covington = Season 5
    Haley Scarnato = Season 6
    Michael Johns = Season 7

    7th Place
    Ryan Starr = Season 1
    Kimberly Caldwell = Season 2
    Jennifer Hudson = Season 3
    Anwar Robinson = Season 4
    Ace Young = Season 5
    Sanjaya Malakar = Season 6
    Kristy Lee Cook = Season 7

    6th Place
    Christina Christian = Season 1
    Carmen Rasmusen = Season 2
    John Stevens = Season 3
    Constantine Maroulis = Season 4
    Kellie Pickler = Season 5
    Phil Stacey = Season 6
    Carly Smithson = Season 7

    5th Place
    RJ Helton = Season 1
    Trenyce = Season 2
    George Huff = Season 3
    Scott Savol = Season 4
    Paris Bennett = Season 5
    Chris Richardson = Season 6
    Brooke White = Season 7

    4th Place
    Tamyra Gray = Season 1
    Joshua Gracin = Season 2
    LaToya London = Season 3
    Anthony Fedorov = Season 4
    Chris Daughtry = Season 5
    LaKisha Jones = Season 6
    Jason Castro = Season 7

    3rd Place
    Nikki McKibbin = Season 1
    Kimberley Locke = Season 2
    Jasmine Trias = Season 3
    Vonzell Solomon = Season 4
    Elliott Yamin = Season 5
    Melinda Doolittle = Season 6
    Syesha Mercado = Season 7

    2nd Place
    Justin Guarini = Season 1
    Clay Aiken = Season 2
    Diana DeGarmo = Season 3
    Bo Bice = Season 4
    Katharine McPhee = Season 5
    Blake Lewis = Season 6
    David Archuleta = Season 7

    American Idols
    Kelly Clarkson = Season 1
    Ruben Studdard = Season 2
    Fantasia Barrino = Season 3
    Carrie Underwood = Season 4
    Taylor Hicks = Season 5
    Jordin Sparks = Season 6
    David Cook = Season 7

  • sparklesgirl2

    It’s Top 8 week, aka Michael Johns elimination shock boot week…

    is Kris the new Michael Johns????

    And will the judges use the save on him like they “supposedly” might have on Michael??

    PLEASE…

  • Valentin432

    I can’t be the only one rewatching Adam’s performance over and over am I?
    This is truly mesmerizing, no doubt why Simon gave him a standing O.

    And the Gokey is supposed to compete against Adam? LOL

    .

  • annabelina

    Danny – I must be the only one who actually liked the arrangement. His vocals were good this week.

    Kris – Mosh Pit = Death. Going second = Death. This is totally the second time he’s been in that spot! :mad_tb: I didn’t love this performance. It was okay, but Kris has been consistent and proved how good he could be last week. He does NOT deserve to go home!

    Lil – I thought it was karaoke too, but I think this proves even more why four judges is a terrible idea. That ragging on her went on forever. I felt so bad for her.

    Anoop – I’m not a fan, but that was really really pretty.

    Scott – Uggggh … he’s horrible.

    Allison – Thank goodness they gave her the praise she deserves. Kelly Clarkson reference FTW! I must be in the minority ’cause I’ve loved her personality from the get go. “Let’s go make records!”

    Matt – I thought it was good, but he was way overpraised.

    Adam – I’m not a fan of his either, but I actually liked that.

    —–

    I’m so turned around now. I thought I would have to resign myself to voting for ALLISON like crazy and losing her anyway, now it turns out that it’s not Allison, but KRIS. Gah … this is like Alexis all over again. Every week so far, the person on the bottom of DialIdol has been the one eliminated. Come on people! Break it! They absolutely will not save him. :glurps_tb:

  • lovecert

    ETA: I meant to say I forgot about the West Coast. Yes. It will have a slight impact, especially California.

  • maeflower

    I’m probably alone here in a sea of Adam love, but I DIDN’t love Adam’s Mad World. I thought some of his choices were a bit off, and the notes near the end… blech to my ears…(yeah, I’m alone on this, right?)
    I’m also biased because I saw a kid on Australian Idol do the same song a few years ago and it was so believable and such a great interpretation. The singer (Ben McKenzie) was kind of a theatric kid, just like Adam… check it out

  • LK09

    maeflower- Your ears were not off. Adam had a pitch problem at the end, but the judges chose to ignore it like they did someone last year. I thought it was good but not good enough to give him a standing ovation. Nope.

    Allison should be in the top 2– her and Adam, IMO.

  • NOLA

    Very strange evening. Safe songs. Some worked, others didn’t.

    Adam is so far ahead in this competition that I am now looking over my shoulder. Something is coming, I can feel it. This guy is absolutely fabulous; but the closer he gets to the crown, chances increase that the proverbial dirt will hit the fan.

    I’m not a Danny fan; but I thought he did a very good job tonight.

    Anoop gave a great performance, as well.

    Allison was ok; but not my cup of tea.

    Kris is a cute kid; but that was a shitty song choice and a bland delivery.

    Lil, that was the biggest mess of the evening; but we all know you are not going home, right?

    Matt, I just don’t care for your vocals. I cannot stand vocal gymnastics! Hated everything about that performance.

    Scott, I love ya, but that was not a very good performance.

    My bottom 3:

    Lil
    Kris
    Scott

    I think Kris is a goner. Lil will be saved due to her block vote. Scott gets an E for effort and Kris will go down the tubes. Sorry, Kris.

  • hollygo9

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m probably alone here in a sea of Adam love, but I DIDNà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t love Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mad World.

    you are not alone. I am here with you. Of course, I’m crying over Kris’s low totals on Dial Idol.

  • soccerboi

    Adams performance was amazing and I just cannot stop watching it…
    I love the whole clip….”Ever since I was a kid I liked to dress up!”
    Me too Adam, Me too!

  • http://www.jroycraft.com JayCraft

    Just when I think Adam has done a performance that can’t be topped, he surprises me and does Mad World. He is a mad talent, a mad performer, and I love him!!!!!! My only beef is with the show running long and my DVR cutting off Adam. Thank you MJ for the video and all the news to keep a junky like me up to date!

  • St.Lucia

    Adam had a pitch problem at the end, but the judges chose to ignore it like they did someone last year.

    I’ve chosen to ignore his pitch issue because he seemed to self correct in the midst of it. SEcondly, when the performance is that STELLAR a pitch problem can be overlooked at times. When the whole thing is off pitch and just off, it can’t.

    I’ve continued to ignore it on every listen.

  • elisad

    and the notes near the endà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ blech to my earsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦(yeah, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m alone on this, right?)

    No you’re not, I always hate his high notes, falsetto or not.

    Damien Leith also sang Mad World on AU’s SYTYCD, with that beautiful 15(or 14?) yo dancer performing.

  • maeflower

    ok, I tried to add the link to the Australian Idol singing Mad World but it didn’t work. Trying again
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDciWh3hoo

  • sparklesgirl2

    Last year DialIdol was off. Michael went home but was listed in fourth place. Even COOKIE was below him! There was less than a 2 point spread between the four, but there’s less than 2 points between Scott and Kris and the night ain’t over…

    DialIdol’s bound to be wrong sometime. Kris was not charting for a LONG time tonight. Why can’t it be this week?

    That said, I’m going to get up to 500 votes for Kris before voting closes! Only 50ish more!

  • MOMster

    the bald guy is from Fringe

  • aidc08

    I’ll be dialing in my vote for Kris.

    I don’t get Adam. I didn’t get the performance, (my dog actually starting whimpering during the song, must have been the falsetto). I just can’t picture the kind of record he would make or how it would successful. He is too theatrical for my taste.

  • bean99

    I’d like to see Scott go home but really want Anoop, Allison, and Matt to be safe. It wouldn’t bother me if Kris went home. I’ve always thought that Matt, Anoop, and Kris shared some of the same demographic so 1 of them leaving would help the others. I’d be okay with Lil leaving but know that’s not likely at all.

  • idolwatcher

    Thanks for the quick video link for Adam’s performance. My DVR cut off early and I didn’t get to see any of it.

  • sparklesgirl2

    Adam had a pitch problem at the end, but the judges chose to ignore it like they did someone last year.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve chosen to ignore his pitch issue because he seemed to self correct in the midst of it. SEcondly, when the performance is that STELLAR a pitch problem can be overlooked at times. When the whole thing is off pitch and just off, it canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t. But sometimes one flub isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t the end of the world, especially when the whole performance was overall spectacular.

    There are times when one bum note, I feel, can completely be ignored.

    True, he did have the pitch problem, and he DID self-correct. Good for him. More than I can say for other contestants’ pitch problems…

  • teenie

    I liked his performance tonight, but perhaps some people would like someone like Adam to devolve- sing a strong straight up without resorting to all falsetto or hard edged ascending notes. He might need to take off some layers of makeup and be shot in close up with some lights turned up. Right now, he has a kind of Blanche from Streetcar Named Desire thing going on-all paper lanterns and such.

    LOL! I spit-taked my soda I laughed so hard at the Streetcar reference. Unlike you, I didn’t like Adam’s performance because it was so affected. Yeah, paper lanterns. Allison, on the other hand, is a natural.

    I have a theory about singing surrounded by the mosh pit girls. It’s a curse like singing in second. It put Matt in the bottom 2 and may be Kris’ undoing.

  • idolrofan

    I don’t know if anybody has noticed this, but right after Adam’s performance, Kris’s wife, family and friends are giving him a standing ovation, I think… even before his own family gives him one :)) I think Kris really appreciates Adam’s talent.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    I thoughcht Allison werzz hooving troobelllah wichf hower woides tanirrrtght.

    Translation: The girl is all into her growl and the essence of all songs are lost in her garbled words. Where was any hint of originality tonight?

  • Lys

    Still dialing for Kris. Not sure how votes I’ve sent in – I lost track about forty-five minutes ago – but I can’t feel my hand anymore.

    Hopefully all those ‘tweeners’ in his fanbase are texting their little booties off…

  • Madcap Jester

    Rewatched Adam’s Mad World, and yeah, it was definitely his best performance. That being said, I get the feeling that like Randy’s ovation for Cook last year, Simon’s ovation may end up hurting the guy. Because let’s face it – if Imagine, Hallelujah, Billie Jean, and fuck it – Summertime/Alone/In A Dream/My Funny Valentine – if none of those got standing ovations from Mr. Cowell, Mad World, however great, certainly didn’t deserve it either. It’s just another sign of overpimping.

  • ShariG

    Well the voting is over here in Illinois. I voted and voted for Kris. Didn’t seem to make any difference. If he is voted off, at least I will still have Dancing with the Stars to care about this spring.

  • t2

    The judges are running out of time again. Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they pace this show right?

    It’s hard to get the balance right when they have to demean or dismiss the people who “Shall not make it to the top 3 come he!! or high water” and push, pimp and support the ones that “must” make it. Sometimes it take a little more time than usual to make sure a great performance will seem like goop before voting begins.

  • sunchick

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve chosen to ignore his pitch issue because he seemed to self correct in the midst of it.

    Huh, see now being more of a Kara (the I want to feel it artistry artistry artistry chick) than a Randy (the pitchy dawg you can sing the phone book singing competition dude) I thought Adam let his voice crack on purpose and it added to the emmotional weight. It wouldn’t feel right to end that song with a big pretty note. If it was a mistake I’m a little disappointed. Oh well, still thought he was fantastic either way.

  • cookcricket

    DI does seem a little strange tonight, there are usually more than on in the green by now. I finally got the busy-can no longer vote signal for Kris. Now all I can do is hope right?

    And west coaster’s if you’re still voting, please put in some votes for Kris. No, tonight wasn’t great at all, but he’s been so good the last few weeks. Thanks! And I like your hair. (That’s for you Pokesmot if you come on here. LOL!)

  • ShariG

    Kris and Adam are roommates. That is cool that Kris’s family stood up for Adam.

  • panz

    Hey, the performances here in IL didn’t end til something like 8:08 but it’s 10:02 and the voting is done. What happened to voting for “at least two hours”?

  • sparklesgirl2

    Madcap Jester
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    Rewatched Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mad World, and yeah, it was definitely his best performance. That being said, I get the feeling that like Randyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation for Cook last year, Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation may end up hurting the guy. Because letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face it – if Imagine, Hallelujah, Billie Jean, and fuck it – Summertime/Alone/In A Dream/My Funny Valentine – if none of those got standing ovations from Mr. Cowell, Mad World, however great, certainly didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve it either. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just another sign of overpimping.

    edit: keep the conversation focused on Season 8 please

  • lovecert

    Sigh, the pimp spot curse continues~

    And next week’s going to Danny for sure.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Last year DialIdol was off. Michael went home but was listed in fourth place. Even COOKIE was below him! There was less than a 2 point spread between the four, but thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s less than 2 points between Scott and Kris and the night ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t overà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    DialIdolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s bound to be wrong sometime. Kris was not charting for a LONG time tonight. Why canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it be this week?

    Sigh.

    I understand that lots of people went out and installed DI software today because of the BOR bit on Adam Lambert. If that’s what happened, and lots of people are voting for Adam, the scores tonight are skewed.

  • jz

    idolrofan
    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if anybody has noticed this, but right after Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance, Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s wife, family and friends are giving him a standing ovation, I thinkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ even before his own family gives him one :)) I think Kris really appreciates Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s talent.

    That was pretty funny.
    Adam’s family was just… sitting there until Simon stood up. LOL!

  • kathrynTX

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care if heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gay, straight, the stepchild of an alienà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ who cares. I just want to hear him sing!

    This. LOL! Wow. I agree with Simon’s critique. hee.

    I really liked Allison tonight. I think I’m starting to get her. I’ve liked her voice all along, but just haven’t connected…til tonight.

    Liked Matt. Yes. Way to go. I’ll buy that one too, Matt. He really does record very very nicely.

    WTF was Kris doing? Dang. I really liked him the last couple weeks. Did not like this. I just found myself thinking “I wonder what Adam will sing?” while Kris was singing. Not good.

    Lil…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…Tina Turner karaoke. Blech.

    Mr. Gokey. No. Just. No. No need to change the melody of that song that much. And PUH-LEEZ, no matter what he’s singing, he finds some lines to shout at me. He is so forced. The tempo seemed all over the place to me. That wasn’t the Stand By Me that I know. OH OH Archie’s SBM FTW! Yeah.

    Scott needs to go. NOW. Home. Buh-bye.

    Anoop has a lovely voice and some musicality, fo shore. He still seems so “formal” or something to me though. Miles away from Mr. Cook, even though they have the same b-day! Yes, I knew what day that was…hee.

    I’ve probably forgotten someone. They were forgettable then. hah. YAY ADAM! I can’t wait to see what kind of album he makes.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    how about not questioning your fellow posters? I already banned someone tonight. Just so you know.

  • Valentin432

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know if anybody has noticed this, but right after Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance, Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s wife, family and friends are giving him a standing ovation, I thinkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ even before his own family gives him one :)) I think Kris really appreciates Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s talent.

    Everybody in the room was standing up not only Kris family.

    Rewatched Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mad World, and yeah, it was definitely his best performance. That being said, I get the feeling that like Randyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation for Cook last year, Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation may end up hurting the guy. Because letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face it – if Imagine, Hallelujah, Billie Jean, and fuck it – Summertime/Alone/In A Dream/My Funny Valentine – if none of those got standing ovations from Mr. Cowell, Mad World, however great, certainly didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve it either. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just another sign of overpimping.

    Sorry but the fact that they didn’t give a standing O for those performances and one for Adam doesn’t mean they prefered Mad World, you can’t forget that they were so late that they couldn’t give him a proper critic so they decided to do a standing O instead.

  • Alencar9

    I’m not a Gokey fan either, but I did like his vocals better than usual. I still have a problem with his song choices though. Can we just put Adam and Allison in the finals now?

  • http://absinthedreamers.blogspot.com/ Starrlight

    I don’t think Simon would have stood up if they had not run over and he had time to talk.

  • JudyOhio

    Question…………….On Dialidol, which is the more important chart, the Dialidol Score or the Busy percentages??????????

  • yummystars

    Adam picked a haunting gorgeous song and sang it beautifully. When he sings something intimate and lovely, like this song tonight or Tracks of My Tears, he just makes me want to listen listen listen.

    Another good thing about him, he is such a professional that I never worry about him; I just sit back and take it in.

    Wherever he finishes up on the Idol stage, I can’t wait to download his first CD.

    Anoop also did a very good job with True Colors and there were others who sang well too but Adam is a few laps ahead of the rest with just one hand on the wheel.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Because letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face it – if Imagine, Hallelujah, Billie Jean, and fuck it – Summertime/Alone/In A Dream/My Funny Valentine – if none of those got standing ovations from Mr. Cowell, Mad World, however great, certainly didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve it either. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just another sign of overpimping.

    Or, it’s a sign of just how badly tonight’s show sucked.

  • lefty

    BTW did anyone see Paulaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face while Adam was performing? I think the girl needed a cigà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ *L*

    My husband said, “what kind of standing O is Paula about to show us?” :laugh_tb:

  • sparklesgirl2

    ShariG
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:02 pm
    Well the voting is over here in Illinois. I voted and voted for Kris. Didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t seem to make any difference. If he is voted off, at least I will still have Dancing with the Stars to care about this spring.

    Same here on all accounts, even the Illinois part!

  • jammasta

    KRIS KRIS KRIS KRIS KRIS KRIS

    If he goes home this season will be very disappointing. Sorry, I’m not much of an Adam fan, but I admit I’d love a Kris/Adam finale.

  • JudyOhio

    ^^^ Or a sign of how late they let the show go, wanted to show a big approval, but only time for one to give a judgement and only time for a standing O……..That was the most rushed judging I’ve ever seen. Not good.

  • wjmtv

    I understand that lots of people went out and installed DI software today because of the BOR bit on Adam Lambert. If thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what happened, and lots of people are voting for Adam, the scores tonight are skewed.

    What’s BOR?

  • ordinarygirl09

    I just have to add this, the judges were cute as babies.

    Kara looks exactly the same. LOL at the Simon being her babysitter comment.Simon cute little serious boy and I loved the bucked teeth Ryan! so cute

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    BOR = Bill O’Reilly

  • Chrissy

    I voted for the first time tonight- for Kris since he’s been consistently good, and an early fave of mine. I don’t want to see him leave yet!

    That being said, I’m not sure if it’s because I like the song so much to begin with, or Adam was just that good, but I can’t get his performance out of my head. For me it was haunting, vulnerable, and passionate at the same time. The bum (semi bum I guess since he corrected it) added to that for me.

    I also agree that Simon gave it a standing O because they were out of time-not because he thought it was the best thing ever.

  • PokeSmot

    Just started here on the West Side; I haven’t seen anyones comments yet, so sorry if I’m repeating.

    Danny, I don’t have anything to say about that performance, except “BLAH”!

    Ummm, Kris, I’m not likin’ it…(lol). That was very Kidz Bopish. Dang, I’m agreeing with Simon…his rearrangement was not good this week.

  • yummystars

    I don’t think BOR is a factor. I mean, he didn’t tell people anything they didn’t already know, I’m thinking.

  • JudyOhio

    Again, which Dialidol list is the most important one……..dialidol score list or busy percentage list? Anybody???? I’m wanting to know because on the busy percentage, Scott and Kris keep trading places for the bottom spot.

  • weareallinnocent

    Ya know, I get the pimping, overpimping, yada, yada. But don’t we have to leave room for the possibility that Adam’s performance moved people, even if he is Adam and even if he did sing last and even if the lighting was moody and even if he seemed a bit breathless in the end? Isn’t it at least possible that the judges and the audience and some of us here actually were stirred by the beauty and emotion of it? Even just a little possible?

    Yes, I get that I like him. But I’ll also say that I enjoyed at least a portion of everyone’s performance tonight. It’s odd, but true. Every single one of them had some good stuff going on at times. Adam and Allison more than most for me. I think Kris out of the pit would have been better overall, but for once I totally got what Randy was saying about losing Kris in the song. Matt did well, Anoop sang well, Scott started well, Danny ended well, and for me, Lil emoted well enough that the song was over and the judges were speaking before I realized she’d sang it straight without modifying the arrangement.

    FWIW Adam has not had the true pimp spot in the finals. TPTB still have to make good TV. They also know Adam is a big draw. As annoyed as we all were waiting for the bazillion commercials to air after the show time had expired and before Adam sang, those companies paid handsomely for that prime ad time so we waited. :-) He has no control over that, so dinging him for it is pointless and unfair. I truly believe if that had happened to most anyone else, their fans probably would be yelling foul because they were shorted on performance and critique time, instead of jumping up and down about overpimping.

    So they try to start strong — Danny — and end strong — Adam. I don’t think it’s rocket science to understand the TV show dynamic here. But, to each his or her own.

    ETA: JudyOhio, fwiw, Dial Idol will tell you that their scores are key. Personally, I like to look at the raw numbers too, particularly if my guy or gal’s score ain’t all that. I find it comforting. :-) The busy percentages are interesting, but they don’t mean that much to me. Dial Idol has it’s formula, is based on the statistical relevance of busy percentages, and weights the info differently for periods of time and time zones etc, so the scores generally should be most useful. But, they do put in a mad wide range, so truthfully, only the tiptop is a sure thing in my book.

  • ShariG

    Well I am still a little hopeful. Dialidol indicated Allison and Jorge would be voted off top 13 week and it was Jasmine and Jorge. So they aren’t always right. And there is only 1.3 points (not sure what they actually measure) between Kris and Scott. I don’t wish any ill will towards Scott, but based on tonights performance not to mention all of the weeks leading up to tonight, Kris has been consistently better and he wasn’t bad tonight either. Far better than Lil and Scott and every bit as good as Anoop regardless of the judges attempt to make up for their critique last week. I do think Matt had a great night tonight and I was glad to see it. Danny, Adam, and Allison were very good.

  • erinnthered

    Okay, I just got home from my final, and I’ve only had a chance to watch Kris Allen, and then I go check Dial Idol…WTF America?!! Really?!?!

    This season is so whack. I just don’t get it. They’re not gonna use the save on Lil after tonight’s de-pimping, right? Adam and Danny are golden. Maybe….?

  • LoveU

    Liked some of the others tonight. Enjoyed Matt and Anoop in particular.

    But then Adam comes on the stage, and it’s “bye-bye, talent show” and “hello, Adam Lambert show”.

    That was a BEAUTIFUL arrangement that Adam sang. It’s funny, because that has always been one of my favorite Tears for Fears songs, but while Adam was singing it, I couldn’t really remember the original.

    BTW, I got through for him a lot too…I wonder if the show going over messed him up a little?

  • aidc08

    No, tonight wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t great at all, but heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s been so good the last few weeks. Thanks!

    I will be voting for Kris.

    It’s finally on here on the West Coast, I can watch it “live” now rather than the videos (Thank you MJ).

    Gokey=pukey
    Kris= not his best, but he deserves to stick around
    Lil’=no, no, no

  • http://myspace.com/morganmadelynne marymagdalene

    When I vote, I vote via texting.
    One of the few perks of being an AT&T wireless customer… :-D

    Tonight, I text-voted at least 25 times for Kris…

  • sparklesgirl2

    Sigh.

    I understand that lots of people went out and installed DI software today because of the BOR bit on Adam Lambert. If thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what happened, and lots of people are voting for Adam, the scores tonight are skewed.

    Didn’t know about that. Well, I knew about the BOR stuff, but not the DI stuff. Interesting.

    Starrlight
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Simon would have stood up if they had not run over and he had time to talk.

    I’d have to agree, actually.

  • LoveU

    I think that the problem with Kris’ song choice tonight is that that is more of a party song and did not do much to showcase his vocals.

  • ShariG

    Someone earlier mentioned not hearing Kris’s electric guitar. I just rewatched his performance and the sound was not good. Rather than getting the reverb going as they do for some, you can barely hear Kris, maybe it was because he was in the mosh pit, but I think it hurt him. It made the performance sound tentative and low energy. I am looking forward to hearing the studio version with better sound quality.

  • jammasta

    Lil could’ve absolutely smashed with this song. She didn’t. I still love you Lil. It wasn’t as bad as anyone said. But I do have a feeling if you listen to Randy tonight, you will be HOT. HOT. HOT!!! I mean, where the hell is Audition Lil? It’s like she….. devolved. Come on, Lil.

    Kris and Lil should both stay.

    I’ll try to vote for Kris for all of 2 hours.

  • ptslittlecomment

    OKay West Coasters, it is up to you and you alone to save Kris :help_tb:
    The guy deserves to be in the competition so much more than several of the others . . . . Adam fans – of which I am one – put in a few good votes for his new BFF (beside Allison) and roomie!

  • hollygo9

    I understand that lots of people went out and installed DI software today because of the BOR bit on Adam Lambert.

    It figures that stupid BOR is messing with my chizz again. West Coast, please save Kris.

  • PokeSmot

    Wow, the guys who are making the songs “their own” Sucked!!

    And, Lil, who didn’t make the song her own Sucked also!!! Dang, does this season just Suck, or what?? Although, this week is the best Lil has looked since the season started.

    Damn, Lookin at the songs listed above, this is going to be a boring episode, isn’t it?? Crap, my clock says 8:27 pm and we’re only 3 into the show; are they not going to show some performance comments or are they going to continue to throw Allison under the bus and tell her she can only do 30 seconds of her song??

  • Suzanne

    West Coasters!!! Vote for Kris!!

    It’s an emergency. I didn’t see the problem until 10 minutes before the end of the voting window! I feel terrible. I thought for sure he’d be in the mid-pack at least.

    Kris! Kris!

  • holeighannie

    Someone earlier mentioned not hearing Krisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s electric guitar. I just rewatched his performance and the sound was not good. Rather than getting the reverb going as they do for some, you can barely hear Kris, maybe it was because he was in the mosh pit, but I think it hurt him.

    I noticed that too, and I agree with your thought about it hurting him. I trust his guitar playing much more than I do Scott’s yet we couldn’t hear any of Kris’s. Scott got a giant amp on stage behind him, what gives?

  • sparklesgirl2

    Kris is closing the gap on Scott… they’re only just about 1 point apart now. And I agree with everyone who’s saying there are probably a lot of people power-texting for Kris, and maybe not as many for Scott.

    Here’s hoping DialIdol’s bottom person is not the one who gets voted off…

  • barefootgirl

    Can’t stop watching Adam. He pierces. LOVE him.

  • JohnM

    On planet Earth a great performance of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Make You Love Meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  leaves the listeners in a puddle.

    And here on Earth, that’s what Allison does to me every week. And she gives me chills and leaves me thrilled. All at once.

    Allison left us all on high ground trying to figure out how she can slur that many words.

    I couldn’t care less how many words she slurs. It’s a style. Rickie Lee Jones comes to mind. It annoys some. It pleases others. Me, I just don’t care because her singing is just so freakin’ amazing.

  • Davidx2

    :happy_tb: I’m glad that Matt was able to make a great comeback tonight!

    UGH! I can’t believe Simon stood up for Lambert’s performance. :thumbdown_tb: I just don’t get what is so great about him…he over-acts, screams and sings too soft. :rasberry_ee:

  • JOJOSIE

    I’m an Adam fan and did throw some votes for Kris as I think he deserves to stay and I don’t want Adam to loose his roommate as they seem to like each other. This is the first time I’ve voted for anyone except Adam this season.

  • JudyOhio

    I think the problem with Kris tonight was the performance in the mosh pit curse.

  • insanoshano

    PLEASE WEST COASTERS PLEASE!!!!!!!! SAVE KRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! HE DOESN’T DESERVE TO GO THIS FAST!!!!!!! AFTER BEING ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENT CONTESTANTS SO FAR THIS SEASON!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE VOTE VOTE VOTE 5702 5702!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Menzel

    Bye bye to Kris! I don’t think having that #2 spot on top 10 and top 8 is going to do you any favors. PS – it was OK to re-arrange last week’s song, but not this week. You must leave before you pick up too many votes.

    Hey Allison, people don’t seem to connect with you..it’s not because we’re drawing moustaches on faces and playing touchy feely when we should be critiquing your singing, it’s definitely something you are doing wrong! LOL

    They kinda cut Adam’s judge critiques short tonight, hopefully they’ll give him pimp spot again next week to make up for that and Simon can drop his pants, bend over and offer himself up after the performance. Now that’s good TV.

  • nad

    west coasters save Anoop also!!! He does not deserve to leave before Scott or Lil!!! You can vote for both Kris and Anoop!! Both are deserved to stay in the competition!!

  • PokeSmot

    Anoop for the SAVE!!! It’s wasn’t awesome, but it was very, very good!!

  • cay

    How does anyone know what Simon’s favorite Idol performance of all time is? Music is an art and as we can see by our different opinions, there isn’t one “right”. There’s so much that goes into a performance. You can’t judge it just by mechanics, or just by mood. It was my favorite performance that I can remember. I’d have to go all the way back to Whipping Post and relisten to find a song that affected me so much. Yes, the song has such an “affect” on me. That is music to me. I don’t see how anyone can say they know what Simon’s fav performance was. He clearly was very affected by Adam tonight. I’ve only seen him like this with Leona and Fantasia. Of course not everyone will agree. It is art.

  • barefootgirl

    Even if dial idol is correct (though I don’t trust it tonight), Kris has GOT to be getting more text votes than Scott.

  • allisonkrismatt

    Don’t forget to vote for your other favorites West Coast. DialIdol isn’t always right… but definitely try to vote for Kris a few times too.

  • LoveU

    Also, Adam is just a class act. He seemed so genuinely appreciative of the judges’ reaction. Just love him.

  • batgirl478

    edit: keep the discussion focused on Season 8

  • LK09

    I’m telling you that BOR was a super positive thing for Adam. Many regular BOR listeners heard Bill and the guests say that he should win if he is talented and probably tuned in to see what it was about. Because most of the rest weren’t that great, they probably voted for him. Those lefties who listen to the garbage on the internet, thinking Bill was sending some underhanded message about his gayness voted extra hard for him. It was a win for Adam.

  • weareallinnocent

    Allison was a different person for me tonight. I’ve always thought she sounded great, but tonight she opened up. I could see it in her eyes and expressions. She opened up and made herself vulnerable tonight. Good for her. TOUGH song for such a young girl to connect with, but to me, she did very very well. As always, for me, great sound too.

  • holeighannie

    Bye bye to Kris! I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think having that #2 spot on top 10 and top 8 is going to do you any favors. PS – it was OK to re-arrange last weekà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s song, but not this week. You must leave before you pick up too many votes.

    Hah! At first I was like, “uh, STFU!” but then I caught the sarcasm. :P

  • Allen

    Danny – Terrible arrangement of that song (and its a song with multiple great arrangements floating around). Vocal was adequate I guess but it certainly didn’t manage to make me like it in spite of that crappy arrangement like it did Randy and Kara.

    Kris – An even worse arrangement of a song than Danny’s. Kris had been growing on me a bit and I like the original of the song but that was bad.

    Lil – Marginally better than Danny and Kris. Yeah it was fairly copycat but at least that meant the arrangement didn’t suck.

    Anoop – Pretty dull. I love Cyndi but even her mad vocal skills only gets me to like this song, not love it. And Anoop wasn’t close to that. Better than Danny, Kris and Lil but that was a really low hurdle tonight.

    Scott – That was just bad. Worst of the night.

    Allison – Girl can really sing. But the song was just ok for me. Still, my favorite of the night.

    Matt – He was ok. Decent enough vocal, ok song.

    Adam – Technically really proficient. And there were a few moments that I liked. But overall, again just kind of ok.

    Boy, what a supremely unexciting night.

  • sparklesgirl2

    JudyOhio
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    I think the problem with Kris tonight was the performance in the mosh pit curse.

    But when Matt performed in the mosh pit, he wasn’t bottom three… so by that logic, maybe Kris won’t be either? :) we can hope!

  • jammasta

    I have Kris on redial. I’ll be voting with my toe. I don’t have the attention span to vote for 2 hours straight, so I’ll be playing video games to pass the time. Hopefully I can get 500 votes in. I got 1000 for Archie last year during the finale. Of course, that didn’t work out so well.

    But I also voted 100 times for Sarver when Alexis got eliminated (>_> I feel bad for Alexis), and he got saved.

  • downeast

    Just remember, dialidol shows EVERYONE except Adam in danger of going home right now.

    It’s a semi-scientific guess, and it’s not always right. I think Kris is safer than his arbitrary position on the bottom of their page would indicate.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Scott is pulliing ahead again of Kris. I wouldn’t say bet that there are more Kris fans than Scott’s texting. People of all ages, sizes and shapes text. Believe me. I’ve got 80 year old sisters in my family that text each other all the time. I also wouldn’t say that Dial Idol isn’t working for Kris. Come on Adam fans, Kris gave a shout out to our boi please send some votes his way!

  • adamlover

    adam is just unbelievable. i dont know if i have ever been so taken in by a contestant. i have had my favorites throughout the years, but he has such a complete package. beautiful voice, beautiful face, charismatic, confident yet humble, gracious and such vocal range…i never get tired of hearing him sing and look forward to his performance every week. i was not happy about this choice, but he made it beautiful. i have all his performances on my ipod and his vocals are fantastic.

    and after that, i think allison is soo talented.

  • sparklesgirl2

    weareallinnocent
    Apr 7th, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Allison was a different person for me tonight. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve always thought she sounded great, but tonight she opened up. I could see it in her eyes and expressions. She opened up and made herself vulnerable tonight. Good for her. TOUGH song for such a young girl to connect with, but to me, she did very very well. As always, for me, great sound too.

    I totally agree. She was wonderful, and I did see her opening up as well.

  • PokeSmot

    edit: please don’t lecture posters

    Damn, I love Allison’s voice; and I hate you, America for not voting for her!! Really, who has sung better that Allison tonight??? Danny? Kris? Lil? Scott? Yeah, didn’t think so!! I’m done.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Tonight was another example of just very poor soundboard work by Fox. Kriss had a really dull mike. You could see him trying to move it around to get his voice out. They let the band play over Matt. Anoop had a cold mike at the beginning and they finally warmed it at the end. This just didn’t happen tonight but all season. There is no excuse for it…..there are tons of unbelievably talented sound engineers in Hollywood, can’t one come to Idol once a week?

  • http://www.myspace.com/wn780 k4dc

    If Kris goes home before Scott, I’m going to pitch a serious fit.

  • aidc08

    adam is just unbelievable. i dont know if i have ever been so taken in by a contestant. i have had my favorites throughout the years, but he has such a complete package. beautiful voice, beautiful face, charismatic, confident yet humble, gracious and such vocal rangeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦i never get tired of hearing him sing and look forward to his performance every week. i was not happy about this choice, but he made it beautiful. i have all his performances on my ipod and his vocals are fantastic

    I understand your feeling, not for Adam, but the feeling of finding “your” Idol. I feel this way about David Cook. When they got it, they got. I’m glad Adam reaches you that way.

  • clearone

    Constant lurker here but I feel the need to say something tonight.

    I think my one overall comment would be if you have such issues with the show, why watch it? I shut it off for a few years, didn’t miss it in the least but this year got enticed back by Mr Lambert. I’d heard all the buzz and thought I’d check him out. Well, I’m sure glad I did. He definitely has that star quality IMO. He was outstanding tonight. As were Allison and Matt. Some of the others not so great. I pray that if need be, they will use the save for Kris tomorrow night. They needn’t save it for any of their chosen ones. They’re not going to need it at this point.

  • nad

    are u serious scott is in front of anoop and kris??? there is something definitely wrong with DI today….

  • JudyOhio

    Are you guys looking at the dialidol score…..scott just went above Anoop!
    Yet, the busy percentages show a different picture…..i’m confused!

  • soundscene

    Rewatched Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Mad World, and yeah, it was definitely his best performance. That being said, I get the feeling that like Randyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation for Cook last year, Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ovation may end up hurting the guy. Because letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s face it – if Imagine, Hallelujah, Billie Jean, and fuck it – Summertime/Alone/In A Dream/My Funny Valentine – if none of those got standing ovations from Mr. Cowell, Mad World, however great, certainly didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t deserve it either. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just another sign of overpimping.

    I agree with the overall sentiment here–there were so many other amazing performances that deserved to get Mr. Cowell’s butt off his seat. This particular one wasn’t anything more special than those (even putting my personal feelings about it aside).

    But Randy’s standing ovation didn’t hurt Cook at all. That was ABMB, correct? Whether he was in reality or not, Cook was still seen as the underdog. Pimping was not going to hurt him. Pimping only ever hurts those who are seen as frontrunners.

  • webster

    Overall, the show tonight was kind of mediocre for me. I was hoping Allison would really lay it down, but felt she was just OK on a song that could have been a killer. It was not different enough from Raitt’s version, and Raitt does it better.

    For the first time, I see why Matt has a following. I’ve not watched everything this year, but the last few weeks, I felt he was totally out of his league stylistically, and, especially, vocally. But tonight, that was a fine performance, in a Michael Buble kind of way. Not at all my kind of thing, but well done.

    I was most disappointed in Kris. Not that he was the worst, but, after thinking him to be just horribly ordinary, I thought he was really interesting last week, and was hoping that was a sign of things to come. This was just not there at all.

    Danny’s arrangement was OK, better than I hoped for for a song that doesn’t need to be sung again for a decade or two, but his voice is sounds shot to me. And I like a rough voice, but I’m not getting the undertones that make it music.

    Lil, Anoop and Scott – some OK moments, but nothing new to make it worthwhile.

    And I’ve got the mixedest feelings on Adam tonight. On the one hand, IMO, he’s the true talent this year, the one that doesn’t sound like everything out there, the one that is has the best combination of skils: creativity, musical imagination and a good instrument that he knows how to use. After not watching this show for a few years, his performances have me tuning in again, and liking some of the others, too. But he’s my favorite kind of musician to find – he’s totally and always going outside my comfort zone(which is more acoustic blues) but making me absolutely glad for it. So the mixed part of tonight – I loved what he did with that song, but it didn’t have the surprise factor that I’ve come to expect. On the other hand, while I’d go for a regular dose of the Ring of Fire type thing, this is the kind of thing that I’m more likely to put on repeat. And it was the only song by anyone tonight that sounded remotely current. I might for the first time buy one of the iTunes downloads, if they don’t do something stupid in the studio.

  • Michelle

    JudyOhio – go by the DialIdol score.

    Which still has Kris dead last :glurps_tb:

    West Coast never makes a difference that I’ve seen. Anyway, we can’t vote for 6 minutes yet.

  • yf7184

    The DI numbers right now is bogus. The east coast voting is over and west is just starting right now. But if you go look at their “DIEHARD GRAPH” thingy and select the “busy % interval (not overall)”, you see that they are recording the busy signals (which is of course busy because no line is open) and the numbers are going up and down wacky. I think they need to massage these numbers before the actual prediction could be made.

  • Jx223

    I really worried for Anoop. Scott just passed him on Dial Idol, and now Anoop and Kris are at the bottom.

  • NOLA

    JudyOhio, I have an article written by the gentleman who wrote the DialIdol program. He says the correct to use is the BUSY PERCENTAGE.

  • soundscene

    West Coast never makes a difference that Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen. Anyway, we canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t vote for 6 minutes yet.

    Occasionally it does. I remember David A. did better in the east than in the west last year. He would always lose ground when the west started voting.

  • Michelle

    ^^ really? Why do they rank using the DialIdol score then? I’m confused.

  • http://www.myspace.com/wn780 k4dc

    I just listened to Adam’s performance again (without watching – that weird lighting kinda freaked me out), and to me, he sounded very gaspy throughout the song.

  • erinnthered

    A few more opinions…

    I actually like Danny, but not this week. Crap arrangement and some iffy notes. Liked the lack of shouty-ness though.

    Kris arrangement was eh, but it was a strong performance, and I gotta love that he takes these kinds of risks. No way should he go home. Boo, America! BOO!!

    Not even gonna bother watching Lil. I stopped a couple of weeks ago. She’s not all that, and she’s coasting because she has no direct vote competition. I’ll probably watch Scott later for the lulz, though.

    Anoooop…DAMN!! That was a sweet vocal. In a season full of off notes and screechy singing this was a welcome respite. I loved the soulful arrangement too.

    I liked Matt arrangement too. A lot. This is not a Stevie song I’m fond of, but he made me like it. Like Anoop, though, I would really like him to have two solid weeks in a row.

    Allison was awesome as usual. That is all….except that maybe it was just a bit squicky to hear a 16 year old sing that song.

    You know how sometimes a contestant gets an automatic awesome pass just because their song choice is so…awesome? Yep, that’s Adam this week. Mad World?! Very, very cool choice. Still…as much as I like the performance, I feel he’s holding back emotionally. He needs to stop “playing Adam” on stage and just be Adam. Funny thing is, I have a feeling he’s the one I’d most likely buy an album from or go see live. I just wish he’d let go a bit more on the Idol stage.

  • BootStar

    Wow, that show was bizarre. Awesome having the Bald Dude from FRINGE there to tip us off how out there it was going to be however!

    Danny was terrible. I just don’t get how the judges are hearing the same thing I am. He is an entertaining singer but he was so flat on some of those early notes. Ugh.

    Kris was meh, but he didn’t hit any bad notes. A ferris wheel “instructor”? Say what? Hated that mosh pit scene again. They need to lose that gimmick quick.

    Lil was awful AGAIN, although I thought she looked great. I have enjoyed exactly one performance of hers the entire season, the one she did with the white high-waisted slacks. Not that I can remember what it was now . . .

    Anoop was pretty good tonight. I like him. He has DC’s birthday? Who the frank cares? And that sweater. OMG, my eyes!

    Scotty was a fucking trainwreck AGAIN. Have not enjoyed this guy’s singing EVER. Make him go away, America. I’m begging you.

    Allison was pretty good, but that song is way too overdone and old for her. She’s still awesome though. Love her.

    Matt was good tonight. Like him better behind the piano, but he kept his nerves under control. Hate that song but he sounded pretty damn good. I like him. I’m officially in his camp now and I was not a fan in the beginning.

    Except for a wonky last note, Adam was awesome. I love that song. Love him. Love his red hair. Love his black hair. Love his parents. FLOVE that he hated sports in school. I think Simon only gave him the standing O because they ran out of time. I wonder how many people won’t even see that performance if they recorded it?

  • Hannah Palindrome

    downeast Apr 7th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    “Anybody else want to start a drinking game where we slam a shot every time Kara says, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“artistryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or Paula starts with, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“You look really hot tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?’

    HAHAHA

  • ptslittlecomment

    Well the west coast seems to be making a difference – for Scott. How is he now ahead of Anoop and Kris?

  • Cakenbake

    I will say I admire how Kris Allen handled criticism.

    This year the contestants have been “snippy”, and have been talking back to the judges when they are critiqued. I don’t care for that.

    Kris handled the criticism rather well, which shows he has a good personality and is not arrogant.

    That is a plus for me.

  • http://everyopinion.blogspot.com Terrie

    Adam wandered just a bit sharp, which is incredibly easy to do when pushing the notes too hard in his upper register with inadequate diaphragm support and/or tension in his face. Given his amazing range and vocal gymnastics, Adam really has exquisite control.

    Ring of Fire is still my top favorite of his performances thus far — probably because it was as close to a perfect vocal as I have ever heard on AI and showed Adam’s audacious artistic vision. I already loved Mad World and loved Adam, so his reverent reinterpretation of the Gary Jules version will be another favorite.

    I like Kelly Clarkson, but I do think that Allison is the most gifted female contestant AI ever had. Personally, I find her quirky stage persona extremely appealing and her voice is consistently professional beyond her years. I hope the Miley Ray endorsement keeps her in the top 3 at least.

    Did anyone else want to hug Scott after he said he just wanted to show his versatility before he leaves? Awww. What a sweetheart.

  • JudyOhio

    NOLA………i always thought the busy percentage was THE one to watch but couldn’t remember why. Thanks for that tidbit. And thanks to all for the input on the two barometers at dialidol. I appreciate. The busy percentage shows Allison in the bottom three right now. MJ, which do you look at?

  • jammasta

    Do we have to listen to the entire message to get the vote in? I’ve gotten about 30 votes for Kris so far. West Coast.

  • Cakenbake

    How can Kris Allen, who had one of the BEST performances OF THE SEASON last week with his “Ain’t No Sunshine”, AND has not had ONE bad previous performance be in the bottom?

    Kris has been one of the most consistent singers/artists/perfomers this season.

  • http://archulove.wordpress.com vickyvicks0

    this is bullcrap… there is no way!
    why is scott above kris and anoop?…
    I just dont get it!

  • lizland

    I just listened to the performances again. I have to say that Adam wasn’t quite as strong a vocal as I originally thought. I think I was swayed by how much I love that version of the song as it is one of my all time favorites. So major points on picking the absolute perfect song and arrangement, but points off on the actual vocal. Still very very good overall though. I kind of feel the same way I did last year with Castro and Hallelujah.

    And Scott definitely has to go. That was truly painful.

  • jammasta

    42 votes in 8 minutes. But I’m worried because I’m not getting the automated voice anymore! 5 a minute for 2 hours = 600. I think. 2 busy messages (not signals o_O). Are we supposed to listen to the entire message? I stop after it says contestant 2.

  • PokeSmot

    Matt, that was not very good, either!!! You people are not arrangers!!! And, was I the only one who heard that out-of-tune, gargled, run at the end of that performance??

    This effin show is sssooooo scripted!!! No wonder I never watched it before. It’s really frustrating when you like a performer, but know that no matter how good or great their performances are, they will never get props from the judges, because it’s not in the script. Oh, well.

    Dang, I’m not likin’ Adam this week either!! That just sounded too whiney for me.

    The only ones worth a darn tonight (for me) was Anoop and Allison.

    How blah they all were tonight. I’m missing me some season 7. (And most of their hair sucked, too!)
    ———————————-
    Peace Out & Poke Smot :smoke_tb:

  • holeighannie

    jammasta: I’ve been power voting for 3 seasons and I always cut the recording off after the “contestant 2″ part, so you should be good! I mean, it automatically logs the call when it picks up, the message is just for your benefit.

  • Cakenbake

    I have been getting busies for Kris so that is good. I usually vote for Adam or Allison, but this time I am voting for Kris Allen because he gave one of two best performances besides Adam/Allison. Ain’t No Sunshine and Too Make You Feel My Love this season and he should not leave this early in the competition before other less consistent singers on the show.

  • jammasta

    I’m up to about 110 for Kris.

  • pj

    Adam and Allison were way above everyone else.

    Scott was the worst. I am thinking he’s a goner. No one has ever told him he’s bad because they are afraid to hurt his feelings, and he didn’t react well to that tonight.

    He deserves to go home, but Anoop and Kris are also in danger. Anoop took my song choice and did me proud, but it could be too late. He’s not getting the OTT pimping like Gokey. What is up with that? I hated his AC arrangement of that song. And he’s always breathy and pitchy unless he growls. Ick.

    ETA: I myself voted for Kris tonight a bit, but I hope y’all realize that Allison is also in danger and don’t abandon her. That’s how peeps get voted off.

  • dulce

    Kris, Anoop, and Matt are splitting mad votes. They always have been. One of them needs to jump ship to save the others…no joke.

    I can’t BELIEVE Scott is probably going to safe tomorrow. There are no words.

  • annabelina

    Aw, man … Now I’m all paranoid. I hope Allison doesn’t get lost in the effort to save Kris. They seem to share some fans. I know I had to split my votes tonight between them, but I voted a few more for Kris. Gah … it sucks to have two favorites.

  • JudyOhio

    It was good to see Allison’s forehead tonight though Pokesmot. I wondered if they were ever going to push that big clump of hair in the front away from her face some, so was glad to see they finally did. Oh, and Adam’s hair didn’t seem so peaked and flat-ironed tonight, thought that was kind of nice for a change.

  • lydia

    Although I think Adam is a talented performer, IMO Allison is the gifted singer and interpreter of songs this year. She is getting all my votes. I was really hoping that Kris was going to follow a David Cook pattern, but was really disappointed tonight. I could really care less about the rest of the contestants this year.

    By the way, I call “bullshit” on Simon’s standing ovation for Adam. Good performance but not a showstopper. Was he making up for the show running over? Off the top of my head, I can think of at least 10 to 20 Idol performances more deserving of a Simon standing ovation. And yes, I am still pissed that he crapped all over DC’s beautiful finale performance of “The World I Know.” I expect Randy Jackson to pimp the Idol’s chosen one, but when Simon is this blatant, it really fires up my need to vote against TCO.

  • Cakenbake

    I have been getting busies for Kris so that is good. I usually vote for Adam or Allison, but this time I am voting for Kris Allen because he gave one of two best performances besides Adam/Allison. Ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t No Sunshine and Too Make You Feel My Love this season and he should not leave this early in the competition before other less consistent singers on the show.

  • nad

    oh man please power vote for Kris and Anoop because they do not deserve to be going home at ALL!!!

  • cay

    Wow. To go back and listen to all the little things Adam did vocally tonight was so amazing. It was such a brilliant vocal. So many little things he did. So many subtle beautiful notes. I’m floored.

    So many Adam fans are voting for Kris. I guess I’m surprised after Adam’s performance. I wouldn’t trust Dial Idol. Now, they say Danny may even be in first place.

  • sparklesgirl2

    Does anyone ever notice how the only three to ever get a “Best of the Night!” praise from the judges have been Danny, Adam, and Lil (although probably only in the semis for Lil).

    Matt, Allison, Kris (possibly even Anoop too)… all have gotten a “one of the best of the night.” Can’t they ever just freakin’ say it?!?! Last week Kris WAS the best, why couldn’t they admit that? Because it would dethrone their front-runners with a dark horse?

  • Lys

    Kris arrangement was eh, but it was a strong performance, and I gotta love that he takes these kinds of risks.

    Yeah. I think he and Scott were the only ones tonight who took a risk and tried to step out of their boxes. Admittedly, it didn’t pay off all that well, lol. But they still get props for trying.

    This year the contestants have been à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“snippyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , and have been talking back to the judges when they are critiqued. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t care for that.

    Kris handled the criticism rather well, which shows he has a good personality and is not arrogant.

    That is a plus for me.

    ITA.

  • Cakenbake

    I usually vote for 3 of my favs who are in the bottom on Dial Idol.

    Last week I voted for Allison because she was in the bottom 3.

    I don’t have to worry about Adam, so I go between Kris and Allison. Depending on who is in the bottom on Dial Idol.

  • pj

    He says the correct to use is the BUSY PERCENTAGE.

    If that was true, Allison would have left and not Megan last week.

  • jammasta

    These numbers are toll free, right? I can’t help but think my 600 planned votes for Kris won’t be all that helpful and will be costly.

  • hypertwink

    I have to say I fell a little in love with Adam’s dad when he said ruefully, “Sports, not so much.” :laugh_tb:

  • cdvla313

    For the record the bald guy from Fringe is Michael Cerveris, a 4-time Tony nominee, and is mostly known for his theatre work, having starred in a lot of Broadway shows, including The Who’s Tommy, Assassins, and Sweeney Todd.

    …I’m assuming people can guess who’s team I’m on. lol.

  • Cakenbake

    I’m STILL voting for Kris no matter….So I ain’t givin’ up the ship yet…lol

  • kerfuffle

    Have the Scores been changing? I hit refresh several times, over a long period of time, and the numbers don’t appear to be budging. Maybe it’s (DialIdol) broken?

  • JNM

    I haven’t been an Adam fan this year but I have to say…best vocal period–of all the contestants this year. Fantastic. I hope he beats DWD.

  • NOLA

    PJ, only the top on DialIdol are to be believed…if you can believe it at all. They are the accurate ones. The bottom ones are usually so close, it’s anybody’s guess who goes home. Yes, the BUSY PERCENTAGE stat is the one to follow.

  • cacity87

    Matt was absolutely freakin’ amazing!!! He and Allison will be the recording artists after this season is over. Mark my words.

    Adam will be debuting on Broadway where he belongs. No shame in that!

  • kerfuffle

    And let me add (all imo): Anoop did very well tonight. I was impressed. Adam was the best by a country mile, followed by Allison, then Anoop, then Kris, then Matt, then Gokey. Lil was awful, and Scott made my ears bleed.

  • Cakenbake

    True Lys, when Simon critiqued Kris, Kris looked a little sad, but then smiled and took it like a GENTLEMAN.

    …while other contestants, this whole season, including tonight, have been rude, snippy, arrogant and giving UGLY LOOKS.

    Meanwhile Kris Allen smiled and nodded like he understood.

    THAT is a nice guy and shows ‘character’, and class.

  • kerfuffle

    Never mind; the scores changed, and it looks worse for Kris than before. Wish it were still “broken”. Voting ended here 30 minutes ago.

  • NOLA

    The judges have 2 more weeks to save someone?
    The top 7 and top 6? Didn’t they say from Top 5, the
    contestants were on their own?

  • Lu

    Adam was good but I certainly dont get the standing o. Tracks of My Tears was much better. I dont like the song Adam sang and the last note tonight was arrrgh! But… Adam is sooo gonna win this thing. I just hope some of my fave contestants at least get a chance to record: Matt, Anoop, Kris and Allison… I want post idol music from all of you!

  • pj

    Right, Nola. That’s why Adam is the only safe one right now. I hope Allison pulls through. She and Adam have been the most dynamic and on pitch this season. I hope Kris and Anoop pull through as well.

  • NOLA

    Danny 5.15%
    Adam 5.08
    Lil 4.61
    Anoop 4.55
    Matt 3.69
    Allison 2.99
    Scott 2.33
    Kris 2.02

    Those are the DialIdol Percentages.
    People are voting so hard for Kris, that there is a chance they
    will knock Allison off.

  • Cakenbake

    Never mind; the scores changed, and it looks worse for Kris than before. Wish it were still à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“brokenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Voting ended here 30 minutes ago.

    kerfulle, I still have one hour and half…lol Still trying.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    Season 1 Pop(girl) Idol –check
    Season 2 BIG Idol –check
    Season 3 R&B Idol –check
    Season 4 Country Idol –check
    Season 5 Unwanted Idol –check
    Season 6 17 year old Idol –check
    Season 7 Pop(boy) Idol –check
    Season 8 Let me think hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • lovecert

    Latest interval, Kris hits 0 for interval score. Scott’s get a 14.

    I have to give it to VFTW.

    ETA: DIhard charts’ values suddenly change. This is way too confusing.

  • pj

    I think Kara would try to save Allison. She is salivating over wanting to write songs for her. Can she convince Simon?

  • abbysee

    What an odd night. First just a few thoughts. Why is it so strange that Anoop mentioned he shared Cook’s birthday? Odd, I guess in idol land that little acknowledgment had hidden meaning that went right over my head.

    I don’t understand this flip flopping of Matt and Kris. They must be spltting votes and both need to be stellar to stay out of the cellar. Matt was better, so Kris suffered. It was a lousy song choice for him.

    If Adam Lambert is in the closet, then so am I. What should he do wear a t-shirt that say “I Love Guys” or I am Gay? Then does that require the same of everyone else. He’s not in anyone’s closet, much to his credit. But wtf does it matter? I don’t want to screw him, but his singing is bliss.

    Don’t get the questioning of Adam’s ovation. Should he ask us what resonates with him? Hell the moments that people say were moments are not universal. I am sure many Fantasia detractors still don’t think Summertime was all that. That he was the best of the evening by far was enough for me.

    I adore Allison and she is my favorite girl, but her diction does bother me. That she sung the hell out of that song made me cut her some serious slack.

    Danny is a journeyman performer. Nothing quite fetching, or wretched. I in fact like his voice, it’s just that he doesn’t pick songs with any gravitas except probably last week, and that is an injustice. He’s not an artist, that is for sure.

    Anoop did what Lil could not, and does not seem to know how to do. Pick a pop song and sing it with his own R&B influence. She pushes her vocals and his are usually right in the pocket. He knows his voice, she doesn’t.

    Scott is funny as hell. He started off okay, but once the band came in it went off track and stayed there. Too bad, cause I really like him.

    My rankings

    Adam (adoration is not a big enough superlative)

    Allison
    Anoop
    Matt

    Danny
    Kris
    Lil
    Scott

  • sparklesgirl2

    NOLA
    Apr 8th, 2009 at 12:35 am
    The judges have 2 more weeks to save someone?
    The top 7 and top 6? Didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they say from Top 5, the
    contestants were on their own?

    I’m not sure, I just thought the save ended at Top 5. Not sure if it includes Top 5 or not.

    I really hope they use it tomorrow if Kris is the bottom vote-getter.

  • kerfuffle

    The judges have 2 more weeks to save someone?
    The top 7 and top 6? Didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they say from Top 5, the
    contestants were on their own?

    Yes, NOLA. The question I have is: Can the judges use the save when they have 5 remaining and would be going to 4, should they not use the save? If Kris did end up being the lowest vote getter (that doesn’t sound right), I do believe there’s a good possiblity they’d use it for him. I feel pretty confident they wouldn’t use it for Scott. Anyone else left, though, they might. But I think Kris has a better shot at it than most, because I don’t think, realistically, they’ll be able to use it for Adam, Danny or Lil, because they’ll probably all last to top 5, at least. That leaves Kris, Allison, Matt and Anoop. They all might get “saved”, but … Okay – I have no idea. I’m going to bed, and hope when I check DI in the AM, everything will appear A-OK. LOL!

  • Trina

    By the way, I call à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bullshità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s standing ovation for Adam. Good performance but not a showstopper. Was he making up for the show running over? Off the top of my head, I can think of at least 10 to 20 Idol performances more deserving of a Simon standing ovation. And yes, I am still pissed that he crapped all over DCà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s beautiful finale performance of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The World I Know.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  I expect Randy Jackson to pimp the Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s chosen one, but when Simon is this blatant, it really fires up my need to vote against TCO.

    Agreed. Believe me I’m over what Simon pulled on the finale because it turned out for the best but I think back to performances like Bo’s brilliant In a Dream, stuff Kelly and Tamyra did, Archie’s Imagine..none of those were worthy of standing ovation from Simon but THIS was? Between the standing ovation and poor Kris telling the story about someone wanting him to say hi to Adam..ugh. This is the first year I cannot stand an obvious front runner and the blatant pimping is making it worse. I’m sure it won’t be long before they crap all over poor Allison while they’re at it. After tonight I’m done watching but if it keeps up I hope there’s backlash.

  • Cakenbake

    I think if Kris goes his votes will go to Allison or Adam, maybe Matt. I have seen that on the boards.

    Which would be great to help Allison.

  • Diana

    Adam = Amazing
    Allison = Very Good
    Anoop = Good
    Scott = Painfully bad (though I like the song)
    All the rest = Nothing special

    I liked Kris’s very first performance but he’s not THAT great folks. He’s average, at best. He’s starting to think he’s better than he actually is.

  • NOLA

    Up until the Top 5, the judges, if they unanimously agree, have the option to save from elimination the contestant receiving the lowest number of votes. …
    http://www.americanidol.com/faq/

    Ok, it says Up until the Top 5. To me, that means only tomorrow night and one more week to save someone.

  • stelladallas

    I thought Adam let his voice crack on purpose and it added to the emmotional weight. It wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t feel right to end that song with a big pretty note.

    Sunchick, I think this is an interesting and thoughtful interpretation. I like it.

    Also wanted to add, that after finally coming out of my Adam spell, I went back and rewatched some of the other performances and thought this was one of Danny’s best overall performances. He looked better than usual, sounded good without shouting, and was restrained during the judges comments. He pleasantly smiled and simply said, “Thank you” without added comments.

  • Lu

    It doesn’t seem that the judges would ever need to use the save for Danny or Adam and I think they know it. So… I hope it Kris is truly at the bottom that they do save him. Boy’s got potential.

  • Cakenbake

    Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s starting to think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s better than he actually is.

    I don’t see that at all. Kris appears more humble then some of the other contestants. Last week he was one of the best performances and has been consistent every week, and also in previous weeks.

    Plus he has shown he is extremely versatile compared with other contestants.

  • stelladallas

    By the way, I call à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“bullshità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s standing ovation for Adam. Good performance but not a showstopper. Was he making up for the show running over?

    Simon’s not that easy. I think the standing ovation was sincere.

  • kiwifan

    Please help save Anoop! I have this awful feeling it’s him going tomorrow, as I think Kris will clean up on text votes.

    Damn that Scott should be going home!

  • pj

    You know how sometimes a contestant gets an automatic awesome pass just because their song choice is soà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦awesome? Yep, thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Adam this week. Mad World?! Very, very cool choice. Stillà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦as much as I like the performance, I feel heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s holding back emotionally. He needs to stop à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“playing Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on stage and just be Adam. Funny thing is, I have a feeling heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the one Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d most likely buy an album from or go see live. I just wish heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d let go a bit more on the Idol stage.

    *waves at erinn* I think he DID show me emotion. I totally get his take on that song. I love the GJ version and I think he captured the disaffected emotion of that song perfectly. Lots of emotions out there. Not all of them are worn on the sleeve.

  • kiwifan

    Ok, it says Up until the Top 5. To me, that means only tomorrow night and one more week to save someone.

    They can use the save in both the Top 7 & Top 6 and then in Top 5 week two contestants will go home.

    I really think they’ll save it and use it in Top 6 week, just for the drama

  • star

    Danny — hated the arrangement; Simon was right on with the lazy comment, only for me it was the whole performance, not just the middle.

    Kris — feeling some disappointment in Kris tonight, sorry to say. I didn’t like his arrangement either…it was weird, like he was doing a Michael Buble version of the song or something. I’d have liked to see him work the whole stage, too.

    Lil — I liked it better than her last two performances, but that’s not really saying much.

    Anoop — I’m glad he bounced back this week. My thing with him, though, is that I like HIM more than I like his singing.

    Scott — Pitchy as per usual. Do not want.

    Allison — I wanted to love this more than I actually did! She had some nice moments but overall it left me a little cold. She definitely needs to work on her enunciation, too. Still love her and want to see her go far in the competition!

    Matt — he’s still Chris Richardson 2.0 to me. Totally didn’t get all the praise for him tonight (still trying to make fetch happen :rolleyes_tb: )…vocally, he veered into hot mess territory near the end.

    Adam — I forgive you for PFTM! I’ve had his mp3 on repeat all night. Like another poster, I love all the little nuances I’m hearing; my favorite is the way he sings, “nervous.” And I love that he added the glory note around the middle to make it a little more interesting. I want the studio version like yesterday. Hell, I want an Adam album like yesterday, too. :wub_tb:

  • Cakenbake

    I think that the judges would save Allison or Kris if they were about to go so early. I don’t know if they would save Scott.
    Besides Adam and Matt, maybe Danny, Kris and Allison would be most marketable and current.

  • kiwifan

    Kris is the top vote getter on DI at the moment. I think he’s gone to be fine.

  • Cakenbake

    Dial Idol doesn’t count Text messaging which is how most Tweens vote.

  • Lu

    Just my opinion of course but I dont get what was so great about tonight. It was ok. It’s probably just because I’m one of the few that’s not on the Adam train. His style of singing just doesn’t do it for me. I’m worried for my top four tomorrow… All of them are in danger…boo.

    edit: please don’t question peeps motives or put words in their mouths.

  • NOLA

    Allison à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  I wanted to love this more than I actually did! She had some nice moments but overall it left me a little cold. She definitely needs to work on her enunciation, too. Still love her and want to see her go far in the competition!

    Her enunciation bugs the hell out of me. A huge turnoff.

  • kerfuffle

    What DialIdol are you looking at kiwifan? My DialIdol shows Kris at the bottom.

  • NOLA

    I don’t see them saving Kris. Allison, perhaps, because I think she will be the last chick standing. Lil needs to pack her bags.

  • Cakenbake

    Allison has been loved by all the music critics out there, and I guess they know who is good and who is not.

    I personally think that Allison is one of the best contestants on the show.

  • jammasta

    Kris is the top vote getter on DI at the moment. I think heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s gone to be fine.

    You mean Adam? Kris is still dead last, and I’ve been voting for him for an hour. SAVE EITHER JUDGES OR VOTERS!

  • Cakenbake

    I loved Adam’s performance. Adam picked just the right song for him.

    Great job Adam! Very creative.

    I have to say I loved Allison’s performance because of her vocals, but Adam picked the right song.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    of course this is just my opinion..and just because I write it down here I do not think it is absolute fact—-but I do not think they will save scott, matt or anoop. I really liked anoop and matt tonight and I respect scott.

  • pj

    Lu, it doesn’t hurt that I LOVED Adam’s song choice and he did the Gary Jules/Donnie Darko version with a twist. I started out as an Adam hater, since I couldn’t stand his Cher thingie and refused to watch pre-Idol crap unless it was forced on me. And honestly, I’m not convinced by his pre-Idol stuff, either. But he’s the star of the show and I can’t wait to see what he’s doing next. That said, I love Allison so she gets most of my votes because she needs them.

    ETA: I have no problem with Allison’s enunciation. OTOH, Jim C from MTV thinks Lil has a cute accent and I didn’t detect that either. *shrugs*

  • New York Avon Lady

    Did anyone notice, it seemed that Matt was chewing gum during his song. Maybe that helped relax his nerves – cause he was Smokin’ Hot tonight. Bring it on Matty G !! I still believe you have it in you to pull an upset this year darlin’

  • kiwifan

    What DialIdol are you looking at kikwfan? My DialIdol shows Kris at the bottom

    When you go into the raw percentages and look at the actual votes cast by DI customers, Kris has the most votes, 20k more than Anoop. It’s still only a sample and not as important as the busy percentage, but I think when you look at this pattern and also the text votes, I think Kris will be okay tomorrow night.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think Anoop will be as lucky, though I hope that’s not the case. Scott’s like the energiser battery, he just keeps on keeping on!

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    As Allison would say: Aha cuhnth muka ooht loosve maeh.

    What is the big thing about a gravely, 4-5 note range girl with a mush mouth? Really, I don’t get it.

  • Cakenbake

    I don’t think the judges would save Anoop either. What did Simon say “You are like a Yo-yo”.

    Meaning Anoop has not been consistent. I think if he is ever in front of the judges when he is voted off I don’t think they would save Anoop.

    I think they would save Matt or give another chance, but not Anoop.

  • adamandeva

    The west coast voting helped out Scott and not Anoop or Kris, because Scott is from Arizona. So he probably had many hometown fans voting.

  • kerfuffle

    When you go into the raw percentages and look at the actual votes cast by DI customers, Kris has the most votes, 20k more than Anoop. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still only a sample and not as important as the busy percentage, but I think when you look at this pattern and also the text votes, I think Kris will be okay tomorrow night.

    Thanks kiwifan, but those numers are just the votes cast by the people who have the DialIdol software installed. They’re not any real indication of how the rest of America is voting.

  • kiwifan

    Meaning Anoop has not been consistent. I think if he is ever in front of the judtges when he is voted off I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think they would save Anoop

    I agree, unless it is Top 6 night and he sings okay but is the lowest and it’s done for the drama.

    I don’t think they’ll use the save on any of them tomorrow, as they’ll want to keep it for the next two weeks.

    I don’t think they’d save Kris, as while likeable, he’s too middle of the road and I don’t think they’ll save either Matt or Allison, as they have been in the bottom 2 too many times.

    I don’t think they’ll want to use it on one of them in case one of TCOs has a shocker in the following two weeks.

  • Michelle

    When you go into the raw percentages and look at the actual votes cast by DI customers, Kris has the most votes, 20k more than Anoop. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s still only a sample and not as important as the busy percentage, but I think when you look at this pattern and also the text votes, I think Kris will be okay tomorrow night.

    All that means is that people who use DI see Kris at the bottom and are voting to save him cause they know he is ranking last. But if they’re not hitting any busies then no one out in the normal population is using those lines. There are not THAT many DI users to make a difference, especially if there really are 35 million plus votes every week now.

    eta: lol, or what kerfluffle said. i’m too slow!

  • hardkandy

    Danny was surprisingly good. But I’ve grown tired of his voice. It’s too much Michael Bolton from AI than I can take. I have this thing in my brain that will explode if I say too many good things about Danny so I’ll stop this there coz there’s not much bad I can say about his performance.

    Kris’ was such a lazy performance… way to fall down from his high last night. But he doesn’t deserve to go yet, definitely not before Scott, Lil and Matt. Hopefully one of them will. And is “indulgent” the new “pitchy”, Simon?

    Lil – you cannot do this song without Tina Turner’s legs! Heh. And well as far as diva performers go, Lil has got nothing on Syesha who twirled her way to the top 3 last year. And if Syesha can’t make something of herself post-AI, I’m not sure what chance someone like Lil has. I’m glad for the de-pimping, they needed to call her out on her sucky performances about 5 weeks ago!

    Wow Anoop was a cute kid… he should thank TPTB for the change to clear up what happened although I’m not sure what good that did except remind people. Solid performance from Anoop but I just feel like he’s always a good vocal, but not enough oomph.

    Scott was… I have no words. Total trainwreck all around! Weak guitar playing, weak voice, awful awful awful song choice. He needs to be out now. That was one of the worst performances I’ve seen at this stage of the competition, it was like a bad audition. And wow at some of the judges obviously sidestepping the criticism for him… it was awful! Say it when it needs to be said. But he is a really sweet and likable guy, he’s just not for this competition.

    I love Allison’s voice! I love this song! I love her! I love this performance! I want her in the top 2! And I’m glad she’s got some pimping from the judges and she’s likable enough for me. I usually don’t like how they always throw around the Kelly comparison, but for this one… it really, really fits.

    Why is that thing still on Matt’s forehead… it’s soooo distracting! But good on him for stepping away from the piano and doing more soul. And hey, it’s good. Really good. But the movements are channeling JT a bit too much and that one high note sounded a bit meh. But all things considered… really good job, Matt!

    Adam is obviously not trying to hide that he’s gay and I applaud him for that. Oh my God… oh my God… beautiful beautiful performance. I’m glad he did this song, yes I think this is the Gary Jules version which is one of my favorite covers. Haaaaa, he’s so beautiful. And that voice, that voice. Adam is so wonderful. But man, can Simon make the outcome of this season any more obvious? He’s never stood up for a contestant’s performance before right? I guess this makes Adam Lambert, your American Idol 2009. Not that I have a problem with that but I would’ve liked it to hold a bit more suspense in the finale.

  • Cakenbake

    Why does Paula keep bringing up and making excuses for Scott’s ‘disability” ?

    All contestants should be treated equally.

  • Lu

    Totally agree PJ. Adam is the star of the show for sure. The people that dont particularly like his singing style (like yours truly) still are curious to see what he’s going to do from week to week. Quite honestly, it’s the same way I felt about Taylor Hicks. He was not my fave but I always wanted to see what he was going to do. But with Taylor, most of the time, I really enjoyed his song choices (with the exception of Country Roads).

    Anyway, the winner of AI8 is Adam Lambert. It seems kind of silly to keep this thing going. It’s also so totally unfair to the other contestants that they continue to put Adam at the end of the show. I dont remember that happening before but maybe I’m wrong. Has Adam ever gone first?

    I think the contestants already know Adam is going to win it. I felt sorry for Kris when he told his story tonight and it made me realize that the other singers have probably already come to terms with the fact that Adam has already won.

  • Jayd

    I love all the little nuances Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m hearing; my favorite is the way he sings, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“nervous.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Yes, yes, yes! I love the way he sings “joke or two” on ToMT. I’m not sure if most people would call that a nuance or not, but it gives me the warm fuzzies.

  • maracaibo

    Matt G was the bomb tonight.
    I am so happy for him that he is still in this game. He is willing to fight.
    His vocals were superb and I applaud him for doing it without his piano.
    I voted tons tonight for him. He deserved it.

  • kiwifan

    Has DI ever said how big their base is?

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    also—-I would not sing in the mosh pit…..do they make them do that or is it their choice.

  • Michelle

    alsoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ -I would not sing in the mosh pità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..do they make them do that or is it their choice.

    Poor Kris, you could barely see him in there >_<

  • Cakenbake

    alsoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ -I would not sing in the mosh pità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..do they make them do that or is it their choice.

    I agree when Matt did that the judges blasted him. I think the judges like it better when they can see them directly on the stage and not in the midst of a lot of people which can be distracting.

  • http://myspace.com/arcadata arca

    I think that Adam got the standing O from Simon most likely because they were out of time. Simon (and the other judges) couldn’t express what they wanted to say (and y’all know how much they love to hear themselves talk) so they did the next best thing – standing o –

    Not that Adam didn’t deserve it – he was the best of the night (with Allison)

  • Menzel

    As Allison would say: Aha cuhnth muka ooht loosve maeh.

    What is the big thing about a gravely, 4-5 note range girl with a mush mouth? Really, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it.

    She’s got texture to her voice, the one thing that I personally think Adam lacks. Yes he’s technically better than Allison and may have a 3 octave range but his tone doesn’t have that richness that others have, and it can’t be trained – you’re either born with it or you’re not. For me, Allison and even Matt for the most part do have that sound.

    Time will tell. I don’t think Allison will win AI but I do think she’ll be the biggest winner overall from season 8 in the long run.

  • NOLA

    DialIdol – DO NOT use the raw vote totals.

  • cookcricket

    Pokesmot:

    Damn, I love Allisonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice; and I hate you, America for not voting for her!! Really, who has sung better that Allison tonight??? Danny? Kris? Lil? Scott? Yeah, didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think so!! Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m done.

    Awww, I did a shout out to you on the the “hair thing!” LOL! Allison should stay! YES!!! But so should Kris, IMO! You’re probably gone and probably done voting for the night. IDK? I’m not trying to tell anyone else what to do, just kinda trying to make lite of the situation.

    So, to me, to have the non-pimped Kris stay would be more amazing! I could be wrong, but I have to say that everyone else currently here may have had more pimping than Kris. I thought his performance last week was the best of the night, but did the judges admit this? Noooo! IMO, this panel has not only not pimped Kris at all, they have de-pimped him. But, ya’ know, it’s all good and I keep reminding myself it’s only a show.

    Also, I went back and watched tonight’s performance and it’s not as bad as I initially thought. In fact, lol, it’s pretty good.

    In all fairness, Adam was better than I thought and Allison was awesome!

  • pj

    I dont remember that happening before but maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong. Has Adam ever gone first?

    Lu, someone said that David Cook and lots of other eventual winners didn’t have to go first until top 5 or 4. Too lazy to look it up now. Maybe tomorrow. :)

  • SpenserJ

    There was a bizarre phenomenon tonight in the Spens household. The Spens family never misses an episode of AI. But, typically, Mr. Spens sits at his laptop working, only popping his head up when Simon says something mean (Mr. Spens loves mean Simon). Lately this season, something keeps making Mr. Spens look up and pay attention (the only other time he paid attention was during Season 5 – so, he’s had a long dry spell). At this point, we just have to own the fact that Mr. Spens is an Adamtard. There is no escaping it.

    He has spent weeks telling me that he just believes that Adam is the most talented person who has ever been on this show. And, I like Adam too – but Mr. Spens is just round the bend at this point. For the first time in 8 seasons, he wanted me to show him how to vote LOL. So I did, and he texted for a while, which left me free to vote for Kris (because him leaving before at least 4 of these people would be a travesty). The whole thing was quite shocking – I’m having a really hard time even articulating it to you guys.

    Outside of the Chez Spens shakeup, random thoughts:

    I was right, Scott is the worst contestant to ever be in the finals. And, the stylists committed yet another “hair crime against a blind guy who cannot defend himself”

    Anoop performed a beautiful song just beautifully (but if my 8 yr old makes fun of your sweater, well it’s time to rethink the fashion choices).

    Allison is fabulous. Rock on Lava Girl!

    Mr. Spens has NO gaydar, and didn’t know that Adam was gay until Bill O’Reilly told him. He decided tonight, that if he was gay, he’d prefer Adam with the Elvis hair and the wall street suit (because even as an imaginary gay guy, Mr. Spens is still quite conservative).

    D-cubed is still the biggest douchebag on the planet – and that performance was 57 flavors of awful.

    Still putting all 20 of my points on Scott who has more bad notes than a 7th grade mean girl.

    When it comes to critiquing D-cubed and Matt, the judges and I still live in two seprate worlds.

  • NOLA

    I don’t feel sorry for any of these kids from here on out. They will all have a chance at something following Idol. They are blessed with something none of us will ever see. LOL

  • Cakenbake

    Anoop said he was born on David Cook’s birthday???

  • Jackfan143

    Adam is very good there is no denying but a stand O not in my book. Matt was great there was nothing wrong with that performance. Alison pick the song I picked out for her to funny. Anoop and Danny were good the rest not at all and I love Kris.

  • CSFan

    I figured out why I disliked Gokey’s performance so much: it reminded me of the type of AC Lite songs I used to hear on AM radio back around 1985. If the judges were wanting to hear something contemporary out of the contestants (and that seemed to be the case given how they ripped Kris Allen’s arrangement) they didn’t get it from Gokey. Oh, and he was flatter than a 3rd grade girl on most of the verses. But, of course it was genius and we must all bow at the feet of THE GOKEY. At least that is what the judges seemed to be saying.

  • kerfuffle

    Has DI ever said how big their base is?

    I don’t think they’ve said how many people use their software, but …

    And I’m sleepy, so I may not be calculating this correctly. I’m going to majorly round my figures so it comes out in an understandable way. Currently 186,230 votes have been cast using DialIdol software. Admittedly the voting is not over yet, but let’s pretend it is. Let’s assume that 36 million votes are cast this week (similar to other recent weeks). I’m now going to round down the total Dial Idol votes to 180,000 (because the math works so sweet if I do). Divide 36,000,000 by 180,000 and you find that it goes into it 200 times, meaning that DialIdol is responsible for 1/2 of 1 percent of the total votes cast. I don’t think it makes much of an impact in the outcome. It’s only meant as a predictive tool, as they say, by “measuring the busy signals”.

  • Lu

    Allison is fabulous. Rock on Lava Girl!

    Spense! LOL at lava girl!!!!!!!!!

  • SpenserJ

    As Allison would say: Aha cuhnth muka ooht loosve maeh.

    What is the big thing about a gravely, 4-5 note range girl with a mush mouth? Really, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it.

    LOL MrRJ – that’s some funny shit right there. But I must admit – I love her – I think she’s got a cool voice that I’d like to hear more of. I know nothing of ranges – I just dig her sound.

    alsoà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ -I would not sing in the mosh pità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..do they make them do that or is it their choice.

    OMG – I forgot to mention this – I thought the swaybots were going to eat Kris. And, the more he sang, the closer they got, and the more terrified he looked. If he makes it past this week (and I tried my best to make sure that would happen) I doubt he’ll ever make that mistake again.

  • Suzanne

    i’m so bummed about dialidol. Kris is my favorite. He sang a poor song well, and was completely lost in that little cluster of fans. (why would he consent to perform in that space? It worked horribly for Matt last week.) I’m so crossing my fingers for him.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    SpeserJ (wasltp) you are still my heroine, but I can’t agree on Allison. If you read back, you will see I though she was really overhyped on a tepid and almost unitelligable version of one of my favorite songs.
    Somehow there has to be a way to put the “go” in Gokey.

  • NOLA

    MrSpens is my kind ‘o guy!

  • SpenserJ

    Spense! LOL at lava girl!!!!!!!!!

    That’s what my 5 year old calls her LOL. And, I’m hoping she’s safe this week, because she’s still sad over losing Tinkerbelle (Alexis).

    I figured out why I disliked Gokeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance so much: it reminded me of the type of AC Lite songs I used to hear on AM radio back around 1985.

    That’s it! Thanks for pointing that out, because I couldn’t figure out what that cheesiness reminded me of. So, outside of looking like a total douchebag, D-cubed lacks orginality and ya’ know, talent.

  • SpenserJ

    SpeserJ (wasltp) you are still my heroine, but I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t agree on Allison. If you read back, you will see I though she was really overhyped on a tepid and almost unitelligable version of one of my favorite songs.
    Somehow there has to be a way to put the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“goà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in Gokey.

    It’s all good. Even when we disagree, I still love ya :)

    I have no idea how we’re going to be able to put the “go” in Gokey. He’s fucking teflon right now, and I have no explanation for that!

    MrSpens is my kind à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹o guy!

    Hey – haven’t you had that hot sailor guy all to yourself for quite some time? You just keep you hands off Mr. Spens, or I”m telling ya’ – I’m coming for hot sailor guy :)

  • sparklesgirl2

    Haha to the “flatter than a third grader” line! Danny was pretty pitchy tonight, but isn’t he always?

  • iFly55

    MJ that bald guy is from FOX’s “Fringe”. Really cool show btw, this character is kind of like the antagonist but everytime he shows up he’s full of surprises. I found his emotionless state in American Idol to be amusing, almost baited for Seacrest to make a comment about it.

    To be honest this whole season has been karaoke, with okay performances until Lambert showed up tonight.

    Last year we had bigger songs in the Top 9: Jason Castro — “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” & David Cook — “Innocent”. Although Adam Lambert’s “Mad World” arguably is better than both of the yesteryear performances.

    Adam Lambert:

    What a mindblowing song choice, i connected with almost every word. Whoever did the arrangement made it, “godlike”. It was a well-deserved standing ovation a gesture that is overrated at American Idol by Paula. But Simon’s standing ovation sent a rippling message home. Meh, if you were the producer why would you favorite poor singers like ‘Scott’, i think there making the right decision. Although Kris’s comment was a bit much.

    Matt Giraud:

    Matt Giraud had the runner-up best performance of the night. I can’t believe he pulled off Stevie Wonder. I would have voted for him, but i had to watch a p2p cap of Idol by 0TV after blindly voting for Desai Lambert.

    Danny Gokey:

    To be honest i’m a big hater of Danny Gokey, he was pimping out his wife for a good part of the season. Probably why i didn’t like Syesha Mercado in Season 7 for pimping her dad the whole way through. His raspy voice was a good listen the first few times but to be honest, “CLEAR YOUR F!@#N THROAT !”. But what ever, the last few seconds of his performance was gold. He doesn’t really need my vote but yea he’s good.

    Allison Iraheta:

    Allison Iraheta, it was just o-kay i don’t get the dress and simply don’t get her. Although hats off to doing what she’s doing @ 16. Her performances are getting repetitive, i get her style but i’m growing weary of it.

    Anoop Desai:

    I found Anoop Desai’s YouTube videos with the Clefs much better than what he’s doing @ American Idol. The low tempo songs are just growing really boring, i mean… compare Desai to Lambert. Desai won’t win Idol but he’ll be up their possibly in the Top 4.

    Kris Allen:

    He has a Jason Castro/Ben Deignen esque voice. But i just don’t get him.

    Lil Rounds:

    Yawn. Wanabe…

    Scott Mackentire

    The blind sympathy vote is gone. He can’t sing, he can’t play the guitar he’s just making himself look like a fool. He should be going home, i’m tired of watching him.

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  • lovecert

    Lu, someone said that David Cook and lots of other eventual winners didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have to go first until top 5 or 4. Too lazy to look it up now. Maybe tomorrow. :)

    I don’t have the first spot record, but for the last spot, every winner has the pimp spot twice throughout the competition (excluding semifinals and finale).

    Which is probably why I think Danny will get pimp spot next week. I know I reiterated that like 100 times.

    As predicted, Lil is the one that they chose to drop from TCO. Only Paula and Randy’s giving her the “good singer” comment now.

  • NOLA

    LOL Spens. 44 years last month. Ain’t life grand?

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    iFly55 –Welcome. You have Allison pegged!

  • Jayd

    Whether you think Adam deserved a standing O or not (I do!); he sang beautifully and with emotion (for whoever said they didn’t think he was emotionally connected). It gives me goosebumps (in a very good way)

    I felt sorry for Kris; however, I would have thought he would’ve learned that it didn’t work well for Matt to sing on the “island” last week. I’ll be mad if I find out that they get put there without it being their choice. There were a lot of great songs that people had thought of for Kris, and the one he sang wasn’t on any list I saw, and for good reason. It really didn’t show off his amazing voice. I still voted for ya, sweetie, hope it helps!

    I also liked Allison and Matt. Allison picked a great song, it might have been a little old for her (wonder if her mom was cringing at that one part?), but she did great. I liked that Matt seemed like he was less nervous tonight. He really seemed more comfortable with his song choice tonight. Even liked Anoop, and I haven’t been his biggest fan in the past.

  • SpenserJ

    LOL Spens. 44 years last month. Ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t life grand?

    That is more awesome than I even have words to describe :)

  • cookcricket

    lovecert:

    Latest interval, Kris hits 0 for interval score. Scottà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s get a 14.

    I have to give it to VFTW.

    What does interval mean?

    As Allison would say: Aha cuhnth muka ooht loosve maeh.

    What is the big thing about a gravely, 4-5 note range girl with a mush mouth? Really, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get it.

    Okay, what Allison’s singing reminds me of is how Reba McIntire (sp) talks. I’m not familiar enough with her (Reba’s) songs to know if she sings the same way, but I think the way she talks is adorable and distinctive. Bottom line: I Love Allison!! Rock vibe? Good! Phrasing? Good! Distinctive? Good?

    Um, maybe Simon would have caught some of Allison’s personality if he wasn’t coloring on Paula’s face a couple of weeks ago.

  • jammasta

    It’s just about time for me to start counting how many votes I could get in.

    Okay, my phone couldn’t count all of the dialed calls I could get. I counted only 88 from 10:45. Averaging it out, it’s somewhere around 700 votes for Kris?

    Meh. I just really have to hope America pulled through. REALLY have to hope.

  • gabam

    I hope that Anoop and the other contestants don’t listen to Simon and continue to talk back to the judges. Simon may like it, but the voting public does not. The contestants need to decide if their comeback statements to the judges is worth the price of going home. In the grand scheme of things, it seems pretty foolish. The further they get on the show, the better shot they have at a successful career post Idol. The ones who talk back usually wind up in the bottom three unless someone worse also talked back. The instant gratification of talking back to the judges can lead to months of free time until the tour starts.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Hey folks, it could be real interesting tomorrow as even the the Teflon Dan (excuse the pun) is not safe on DI. Interesting that only Adam is safe, and the others are fairly tightly grouped in the margin of error.

    Adam made his song something different/better than the original or previous covers. Allison did not in the least. Compare her to the original and it is liike the Steelers playing the Lions, or filet mignon in a taste test against a McDonalds Burger.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQgDnZQogDM&feature=PlayList&p=B99B795DB030FD6F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=7

  • soundscene

    Ok I’m late:

    Danny–I thought the arrangement was really dated and cheesy. He was pitchy throughout. He didn’t scream at me today, but that’s about the only good thing I can say about this performance. I. Still. Don’t. Get. It.

    Kris–I thought his vocals were great, but Randy was right–the arrangement overtook him. But at least it was his own arrangement.

    Lil–Total and complete Tina Turner rip-off. And boring to boot. I actually got up and brushed my teeth during the performance because she lost me 30 seconds in.

    Anoop–Very pretty from Anoop, really loved the subtle vocal changes he made. Subtlety is often lost on this show, so I’m glad the judges liked it.

    Scott–Um… er… Scott seems like a nice guy. Enough said.

    Allison–You know, she’s one of my favorites and everybody was raving about her, but I actually wasn’t feeling her tonight. It was just a little bland and maybe a bit dark for me. She’s a little too dark overall and I want her to snap out of it.

    Matt–Much better vocal this week, but I hate the song. Still, better than last week.

    Adam–Love “Mad World,” did not love Adam’s performance. The last note wasn’t the only pitchy note–he has great control over his chest voice, but his head voice (or falsetto) needs work. But my biggest complaint was what I predicted Adam would do when I found out he was singing this song–add an unnecessary screechy high note. He needs to stop being “the entertainer” and start being Adam. Unless “the entertainer” is Adam, but I don’t think he’s that fake.

  • lala

    I was really hoping that Kris was going to follow a David Cook pattern, but was really disappointed tonight.

    Actually, depending on what happens tomorrow night, he may very well be following a Cook pattern. I remember voting like crazy for him this same night last year when he had that off night with Innocent.

    I also remember some grassy knoll theories that the reason Michael Johns got the suprise shaft was that some of his fans figured he was safe so they threw some votes to his friend Cook to help him out.

    So I hope no one forgot about their favorite when they decided to help Kris out tonight–dialidol is really only dependable when talking about who is safe, not who’s leaving.

    If Kris is still around when Matt leaves, I will vote for Kris, since he is my second fave. But until then, all my votes go to Matt–that’s one lesson I’ve learned after 8 seasons of this show.

    Plus, I agree with the earlier poster who said that Matt, Kris & Anoop are splitting votes, so although I really like Kris and like Anoop, them leaving can only help my fave, kwim?

  • sparklesgirl2

    Actually, depending on what happens tomorrow night, he may very well be following a Cook pattern. I remember voting like crazy for him this same night last year when he had that off night with Innocent.

    I also remember some grassy knoll theories that the reason Michael Johns got the suprise shaft was that some of his fans figured he was safe so they threw some votes to his friend Cook to help him out.

    That definitely makes sense. Cook was even listed as lower on DI that week too (as were Carly and Syesha). I would not be surprised if it’s Scott or Anoop going home tomorrow. This week seems pretty close.

  • colette

    Spens: you cannot possibly believe that Scott was worse than Haley! Close, but no cigar.

    Yes, Kris blew it. He tried to be all things to all music lovers tonight, and wound up being mediocre.

    HOWEVER, let’s get a little perspective here: that was his worst performance, and it was nowhere near as bad as the worst of most of the others. He’s brought it every single other time, and just needs to get back in the groove — which I believe he will. He looked mightily chastened.

    Lil stinks! Sorry to put i bluntly, but she’s got a big voice she has no idea what to do with. That is NOT artistry.

    Adam knows what he’s doing, sly dog. Rev it up, bring it down, play around with the costume, the lighting. Very theatrical. Now why can’t I get into him? There’s just something…..

    Meanwhile — were Paula and Simon making out? She appeared to be sitting in his lap. I think it’s just boredom, or yanking the audience’s chain or something, but they often seem a lot more interested in playing paddycake with each other than judging the contest…

  • CRB

    I put Idol on the DVR and only watched the performances choosing to 300X scan the balance of “the entertainment”….stopping only for the actual singing.

    For me, it was a pretty mediocre lot of performances from top to nearly bottom. Just a couple of notes :

    This was Lil’s strongest performance in the Finals. Karaoke or not this is so much better than the oversinging she has been wont to do previously.

    Matt was quite impressive with the Stevie cover. Certainly, his best performance since singing So Small and maybe his best yet. Definitely the best vocal of the week. This was “a moment” type performance. I’m hoping the hat was a prop to cover the bandage were he got his “third eye” surgically removed.

    Adam pretty clearly is getting the heavy pimping now. Who knows if the hype will last to the end, somehow I doubt it. I didn’t think Mad World was a particular great song choice but, hey, who am I to argue with success or the Lambert juggernaut.

  • Kirsten

    1. Danny – “Stand By Me” – I don’t mind Idols re-doing favourites from previous years. There are only so many songs the producers will clear and a good song is a good song. I figure the odds are against these kids from the get go, so pick the best song you are able to sing. This guy so does not know how to handle attention. I like how he slowed this down to start with. Danny has a habit of just belting everything, so it’s nice to see him take it a little low-key and show what his voice can do. I’m not digging the cheesastic arrangement that kicks in half-way through. Rickey Minor needs a velveeta-intervention. Eh, it was kind of fun. (8/10).

    2. Kris Allen – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“All She Wants to Do is Danceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – I think the Idols need to stop singing from the Swaybot pitt. Whose idea is this? Even Nigel didn’t think of something so stupid. Here is my problem with it…the Swaybots suck. It’s like some scene from a really low-budget horror musical where these rhythmless zombies are going to eat the singer. The singer is glued to the floor so the performance becomes static except for the random flailing of the Swaybots. The Swaybots are so thrilled to be on TV, they are barely paying attention. Why should I pay attention to the singer when the person two inches from them is not? Plus, I’m sure that it effects their ability to hear the band and causes them to go off-key. It is like the suckitude of the Swaybots is infectious. This song is kind of funky, but I don’t recognize it. For some reason, Kris decided to sing it through his nose. This was his first major misstep and I did not enjoy it. (5/10)

    3. Lil Rounds – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Love Got to Do With Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – Lil. Lil. Lil. When you are singing a song by the iconic Tina Turner, it is not a good idea to copy her costuming and dance styles. It makes you look like you are in a community center talent contest to find a “look-a-like”. And, it’s hard to come up looking good when compared to Tina. You either need to re-invent the song (and not try to mimic everything about Tina) or you need to pick another song more in keeping with your skills. That song just lacked energy (3/10).

    4. Anoop Desai – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“True Colorsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ - OMG. That green sweater sucks. Hmmm…usually, Ryan uses the chairs to help people clear up something and improve their image. This time, he’s using it to twist the knife and try to get Anoop to make himself look worse. I like Ryan to be in the kid’s corner. I don’t like EVIL Ryan. This song really allows Anoop to show of his beautiful tone and vocal ability. I like the R&B twist he gave the song. He needs to figure out how to sing upbeat songs, but this ballad worked for me. (8.5/10)

    5. Scott MacIntyre – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Search is Overà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ - It was Scott’s usual syrupy/velveeta 80’s ballad, until he started to play the guitar and it all went south. That type of guitar didn’t really work with the song and Scott can’t seem to sing and play it at the same time. Once he started playing, his vocals quickly became very bad. Ouch! That “Living for a dream” is probably the most off-key singing I’ve heard in the finals of any season. (-1/10)

    6. Allison Iraheta – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Make You Love Meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – I’m glad she slowed it down and didn’t belt as much as usual. This helps to show that she is not a one-trick pony. Very understated. Very nice vocals. (8/10).

    7. Matt Giraud – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Part Time Loverà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – Wow. When I heard that Matt picked this song, I started mentally preparing for his “Bad Day Video” because I was sure he was going home. I’m still haunted by the images of Chicken Little bopping around the stage and bugging out his eyes to PTL. This song is cheese. I didn’t think it could transcend it’s era. Matt did a fabulous job with this. He made it sound current, tamed the inherent bounce in the song and re-invented it. Best of all, he looked like he was having fun for the first time in the competition. Before, there was always this aura of desperation which kind of made me uncomfortable. Could it be that he’s figured out how to handle his nerves? Good idea to wear that hat. I don’t know what’s going on with his forehead, but it’s distracting. Normally, I hate on hats, but this hat is necessary. One final note. I don’t think Matt should pull out a falsetto on every song. We know he can do it (and some hate it), so keep it for when it adds emphasis. A trick used to often becomes trite. Any way, it was fab. (9.5/10)

    8. Adam Lambert – à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – Adam has amazing vocal skills. The song was just okay for me. I kind of thought it should suddenly morph into a big production number with lots of fellow “students” dancing/walking slowly behind him and picking up the keen. Perhaps I’ve seen the end to Godspell one too many times. And this is my inherent problem with Adam. Simon likes to throw Broadway around as an insult. I don’t think it’s an insult (people on Broadway are very talented), but never before have I felt it more appropriate for a contestant. It just seems to me that Adam is playing a well rehearsed part every week. I’d like to see some spontaneity from him. I’d like to see some honesty. I’d like to see him. He is very entertaining, though, and he can definitely sing (9/10).

    Who Should Go Home: Scott
    Who Will Go Home: Kris or Anoop

    I really hope that the judges don’t save anybody because that means two people have to go home the next week and I think that regardless of how bad the original bootee is, they will be safe due to panic voting.

  • colette

    If they don’t save Kris, they’re nuts. He is why a lot of people are watching, including me, and a lot of kids many moons younger than me…

  • Niall

    I went ahead and put all my pool points on Kris but might split them between Kris and Scott as I really think it’s between those two and is almost too close to call.

    I don’t think Allison needs to “lighten up” because there’s clearly nothing dark about her. She just has an amazingly mature voice. As soon as she’s done singing, the fun and normal teenager re-emerges, Her voice compliments that type of music and I appreciate that she knows herself as a singer. Unlike other teens she’s able to do those types of songs without it looking ridiculous. Depending on the next theme, I do think she’ll try to do something more bubble gum since Simon seems to be pushing for it. When she does I expect the judges to slam her for it, though.

  • movin2thabeet

    The judge’s are really annoying me this season.

    Danny No, that was not a solid performance, in fact, it was riddled with pitch holes. And, as is his style, he simply finished with a bang hoping that no one would notice what transpired in the first 2/3 of the song. And, of course, the judges took that bait.

    Kris That was a really bad song choice and worse arrangement. I had voted like crazy for the guy last week, but I could not do the same this week. Exceptionally bad move considering that he was kind of on a roll. The guy seems very sweet and all but he is susceptible to blandness and did not do himself any favors in that department this week.

    Lil has never shown us those amazing vocals the judges claim she has. Maybe she’s hiding them in some box that only the judges have the key to. She belongs in the bottom 3, no question about it.

    Anoop Loved it! Sure, I could have done without the green True Striped Colors! but hey. Beautiful tones and, for me, one of the best of the evening.

    Scott Again and again – booorrring. Why does he remain on this show? Really, how did he ever make it into the Top 12? Strong tendency to veer off the rails and he’s got to be the schlokkiest performer the show has seen, at least in a long time. Please, America, spare us (and him) and set the man free!

    Allison Enjoyed it. Not her best but definitely solid and one of the best tonight.

    Matt Didn’t work for me. I would take Simon’s comment to Anoop and instead apply it to Matt – that is the yo-yo phenom. But for me, it’s always contained in each performance. He always seems to have moments of brilliance, ok times, and then some cringy times. This was no exception.

    Adam Obviously well-loved. It’s funny because I was at least partially on the Adam bandwagon from the beginning, based on pre-show videos. But, I’m not nearly as excited by him as many here are. I was not terribly moved by this performance. I found it to be too Broadway, with more pitch troubles than the last note, specifically in the beginning. And really noticed his issues with breath control which few are bringing up. Really audibly gasping for air at times. I continue to feel that he has light-years more confidence and acting ability than the others and so knows how to sell each performance. That more than anything has given him the edge. But I have to say that his voice and tone don’t move me.

  • Natasha

    He has spent weeks telling me that he just believes that Adam is the most talented person who has ever been on this show. And, I like Adam too – but Mr. Spens is just round the bend at this point. For the first time in 8 seasons, he wanted me to show him how to vote LOL. So I did, and he texted for a while,

    I’m with Mr. Spens. I am gone for the Glam One too. Resistance is completely useless at this point. He has me like a fish on a line.

    His voice is beautiful and his performance tonight was quite haunting. He manages to bring something new to the table every week and that’s not easy.

  • Sasha1

    Crikey, the problem this week is not who should be in the bottom three but who shouldn’t be. To quote Kara, one word to describe tonight’s performances: “terrible, terrible, terrible”!

    People who should not be going home: Adam. The others only varied by magnitude of lameness. Anoop – much improved but a green hoody? Come on! I muted it after about a minute. Matt: again, much better. I wish I could remember who he reminds me of. But still, I watched the whole thing – so that’s something. Maybe he shouldn’t go home. Kris. Oh Kris, so cute but tonight was horrible. Not the worse though. For that I leave to Lil. It took five seconds for me to hit the mute button. Why do people rave about this woman? The only thing she’d done well is her audition. Send her home. Please! And Scott. What can I say about Scott that hasn’t been said before? I thought he was okay – but only relative to Lil and Kris. Allison, Allison, Allison – hmmm. Not her best performance. I’d send her home if I could send more than one home but I think I’d like her to stay around just so I can hear her sing Pink. And Danny Gokey. The first week I saw him, I totally fell in love with the guy. I mean the guy looks like Robert Downey Jnr and he sings, right? Well, sort of. Anyway, I think he peaked in this comp in about week one but I reckon he could give Adam a bit of a threat if he only does a Bryan Adam’s song. It’s him – not Lil – whose song choice has really sucked in this comp. And this week? My personal apologies to John Lennon. If Gokey hadn’t built up a rep in this comp, I’d say take the man outside and shoot him. But he’s cute and has proven he can sing at least once. I say keep him there – for now. Oh, and before someone accuses me of being a total – what’s the word? sounds like nut and starts with s – for Adam, I think he’s lucky they were rolling the credits when he was singing because that last note was worse than Lil on a bad day. I don’t think Simon noticed though. A standing ovation? Couldn’t he just have said “the best on the night”? Apparently not – because the show has to all about Simon.

  • weelassie

    To whoever mentioned Matt having gum in his mouth during his performance-I thought so too.

    I think Allison has trouble with enunciating because of her mouth. Of course, I could be totally wrong because I’ve never had braces but it looks like she has braces on her bottom teeth and her top teeth need help also. I think her mouth makes it harder for her to pronounce things clearly.
    She did a nice job with that song but the words of the song made me cringe being sung by someone of her age.

    Danny-has a good voice but sounds the same every week to me.

    Kris-he was lost in the crowd and I did not like what he did to the song. It was unrecognizable and not in a good way. But he is so darn likeable and does not deserve to go for one week that isn’t stellar. Last week was a gem.

    Lil-should have been home weeks ago. Why is she still there? I would have advised her not to wear a short skirt cause she isn’t Tina Turner even though she tried to be. In a fair AI world she would already be gone and tinkerbelle would still be there. She is totally overrated.

    Anoop-it was nice but he lacks any star power. No wattage there for me. I keep hoping he will have a miracle week because he is a nice guy. That sweater was awful. lol.

    Scott-what a nice guy but he really isn’t a good singer. It was painful. I think he is going to be really emotional when he is voted off based on tonight’s reaction to Simon’s comments.

    Allison-the song was too old for her but she sang it nicely. She is very hard to understand and that takes away from her performance. I would like to see her try something different……..don’t know what but she is getting boring to me even though I like her.

    Matt-good performance with a song that I really dislike. Matt seems like a nice guy but I don’t see any star potential from him. It just isn’t there for me.

    Adam-He is in a league of his own. Some weeks I love his performance and some weeks not so much-this was a like week. One thing I didn’t like was that you couldn’t see his face. He HAS star potential off the chart. His is the performance I look forward to every week. Doesn’t matter if I like it or not-he still has the ability to make me look forward to seeing what he will do.

  • weelassie

    Spencer J
    your post about Mr. Spence had me giggling. Thanks for that because I needed it.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    I think the judges should get lights or buzzers , especially those 2 in the middle, for a times UP reminder to ZipIt– I mean could they go on and on and on about nothing anymore than they do. Paula’s waxing and waning is beyond boring at this point bordering on nauseating and kara seems to love the sound of her own voice…..on another note–I thought Lil looked really nice tonight but I have yet to see the GREAT MAD vocals they keep insisting that she possesses, but she seems sweet. Ryan may be sweet on kara after reminding us(which I missed) that Anoop talked back to kara—-defending her Honor and All

  • May

    Tonight had 3 awesome performances and a few good ones. A good night for most of the contestants. I hope they give Kris the save if he ends up with the fewest votes. He shouldn’t go home. Anyway, my rank in order from best to worst:

    1. Adam: I generally am not crazy about his performances, but I thought this was one of the best performances this season due to a combination of things: Beautiful song choice, awesome musical arrangement and very good controlled vocals from Adam. Even the lighting helped. For once, I picked up real texture in Adam’s vocals and for once the whole theatrical effect worked for me. AI definitely wants this guy to win and they are pulling out all the stops to make it happen. I’m curious to see if the studio version creates the same effect.
    2. Matt:It takes real talent to turn a crappy song into something awesome. For this reason, I was actually a little more impressed with Matt than I was with Adam , even though I liked Adam’s performance more.
    3. Allison: Wow. That girl can sing. Simon was wrong about her not showing her personality (as he usually is).
    4. Anoop: Very good. I didn’t expect too much after hearing his song choice, but he surprised me.
    5: Lil: She sang very well (better than usual), but the song was really boring.
    6/7: Danny and Kris : Vocally, they were fine, but I wasn’t digging either arrangement.
    8. Scott: I think I’m one of the few people who actually likes that song. However, the performance was just OK and a bit pitchy.

    If I’m being honest, the only contestants who I see potentially having commercial success are Allison, Adam and Matt. I do like Kris and I hope he doesn’t get kicked off, but I don’t know if he would fit well in the current music scene unless he has some mad songwriting skills that I’m not aware of.

  • Deejay

    Allison and Adam killed it.

    Danny sounded much cleaner than usual, but I wasn’t in love with the arrangement.

    I didn’t like Anoop’s and Matt’s performances much…

    I didn’t watch Scott and Lil’.

    Poor Kris may be in trouble…but I hope he’s not going home. He certainly doesn’t deserve to leave.

  • seattle_girl

    Way late posting, but what the hey. I’m still a bit undecided this year, but have been a fan of Kris, Danny and Alexis (sob). Even though I’ve NOT been an Adam fan, he definitely had the performance of the night. Sure that was influenced by how much I love that version of the song, but still the best of the night. If only he had hit the same last note as they caught during rehearsals for the recap montage.

    I think Kris may well be doomed. The bottom person on DI has indeed gone home the past 3 wks anyway. Whether you want to blame it on going 2nd or the (heinous) mosh pit, my opinion is that he was cursed by the middling performance. Not good enough to power up the massive casual voters nor bad enough to energize the fan club. It will be a damn shame if he heads home tomorrow.

    I like Allison but don’t find her all that. She just never quite lives up to my expectations. Matt and Anoop~ blah. Lil ~ double blah. And egads, I defy anyone to find a Top 10 performance worse than Scott’s “Search is Over”????

  • http://www.fatladysings.us TFLS

    I think Adam’s performance tonight was hauntingly beautiful. His going sharp on that final note doesn’t really detract from that. He finessed it well enough to cover the mistake. But he’s not the only good singer/performer on the show (though I do think he’s far and away the best). Kris is usually very good. I hope tonight’s performance doesn’t get him kicked off. His is the kind of persona that needs time to grow on people (a la James Taylor). I’d hoped to see him in the final three à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ but thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s doubtful, if you believe Dial Idol. Then thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Allison. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s always good – though the girl really needs to punch up her diction. She has a real Iron Butterfly, Inagaddadavida pronunciation problem going on. If I didn’t already know the songs lyrics – I’d be completely lost.

  • khomphuong

    LIL , please go home .. I am begging you …

  • erinnthered

    *waves at erinn* I think he DID show me emotion. I totally get his take on that song. I love the GJ version and I think he captured the disaffected emotion of that song perfectly. Lots of emotions out there. Not all of them are worn on the sleeve.

    *waves back* That’s just it. I was looking for disaffected and found…theatrically feigned disaffection? I want him to expose himself more, and all I see is characters he creates. That last note for instance. That was a lot of things, but disaffected was not one of them. Theatrical? Yeah, a bit. To me, he’s creating moments instead of letting them happen. I want more instinct, and less calculation. I suspect he’s simply afraid to expose himself. It’s the acting training. He needs to let it go. I’m finding him to be good to very good, and I think he has the capability to be incredible. I want him to live up to his potential.

    I’m kinda partial to the original version. I love TFF way more than is normal.

  • flynnsgirl

    Because Kris is in the bottom DI it doesn’t mean he is going home. Everybody except Adam, who is the only one in green is in danger of going home. Last year Michael Johns got booted in this exact week, his place on DI was fifth.

    This is a TV show where they are going to reward someone a million dollar record contract. Does anyone actually think they are going to let somebody win because he/she is cute or not win because you don’t know what kind of record so and so would make. They know who they can sell, period.
    Last year Cook and Archie were so called “pimped” to the max, I’m sure it made everyone who had another favorite really pissed. I know it did me.

    edit: please keep your remarks focused on the subject and off your fellow posters

  • hypertwink

    If Kris doesn’t go home, my bottom feeders would be Lil, Scott and Anoop; they can go home.

  • Valentin432

    I understand the backlash on Adam’s performance, the fans of every popular past idols want to compare this with the best of its own idol and Adam can’t win this battle.

    I think “Mad World” has as much an impact as some of the greatest performances on AI, Adam made himself very vulnerable, as always he chose the most difficult path in interpreting that song and vocally showed once again his amazing range and control.
    I felt the same silence in the room as when Bo sang “In a dream” and the same emotional connection as Fantasia “Summertime”, if those are the standards, I really believe “Mad World” reaches them or at least come very close.
    IMO these performances have become pieces of art, the image and atmosphere is as important as the vocals in itself, Bo standing up in that beam of light, Fantasia seated on the AI logo and Adam seated and then standing up surrounded by blue lights are moments where AI is not a TV show anymore but the greatest showcase of talent in America.

    He proved once again that he doesn’t have to be loud to be captivating and his stage presence is compable not only with the best past alumnis but with some of the current best showmen. He picked a great song, made it sound completely different than the original (or here the version that he picked) and made everyone in the audience stand up.
    Simon Cowell doesn’t give standing ovation easily, he was blown away by the talent of Adam, truly a one of a kind artist in Idol history.

    The only contestant that could possibly win this over Adam if the show was based only on talent is a ten year older Allison.
    Talking about her, what the hell was Simon talking about? Allison is the most likable teenager in the history of American Idol for me, she isn’t pageanty and acts very natural around the other contestants, I absolutely love her.

  • Cakenbake

    Did you catch when Paula told Kris Allen

    “Kris you have been the most likable person EVER on the show”

    Did she mean for all seasons (8 years) or just this season?

    That was quite a complitment Paula gave him. Obviously it isn’t from the viewing public so Paula must have meant the Idol staffers, crew, and judges.

  • Lexus

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Simon would have stood up if they had not run over and he had time to talk.

    Hmmmà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..that would be saying Adam didn’t earn the standing ovation and I think there would be plenty of people who would disagree with that assessment – not just witnessed here, but on various boards and media.

    More importantly, let’s not forget that Simon doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do anything he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to do!

  • xoxoyc

    I don’t get Adam. I know that he is going to win and is starting to run away with the competition but I don’t get him. Yes he can sing but he’s very theatrical and not someone who will be commercial at all. I don’t understand the over the top pimping of him. I don’t understand Simon’s love of him either since he has bashed every other contestant on the show who has been theatrical.

    Allison was very good tonight. Matt was good too. The rest were just very meh. Once the top 3 gets to Danny, Lil, and Adam I’m not going to be able to watch anymore.

  • May

    Adam seated and then standing up surrounded by blue lights are moments where AI is not a TV show anymore but the greatest showcase of talent in America.

    Ehh, I’m not sure about that, but I’m pretty sure that Idol worked very hard to ensure that people saw this as a “moment”. Theatrical aura, blue lights, Simon standing, Adam in pimp spot, blah blah blah. The usual Idol manipulations that are even less subtle this season.

  • sciencefan

    I swear. Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s version is similar to the Gary Jules version from the movie Donnie Darko. Check it out HERE.

    Good call, mj. You’re right.

  • hypertwink

    I agree with May. I mean, it’s good but all we needed was a neon arrow that said “Moment!!1!1!” pointing to Adam, it was that obvious. I could handle the dramatic spot on Bo in Within a Dream or Fantasia artfully posed across the floor but maybe, I’m too cynical now but I thought this was above and beyond the call. I’ve heard the word organic bandied about here and I don’t think I can say that about this.

  • ptslittlecomment

    Yes he can sing but heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s very theatrical and not someone who will be commercial at all. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t understand the over the top pimping of him. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t understand Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s love of him either since he has bashed every other contestant on the show who has been theatrical.

    I think the one of the big differences is that here is a growing component of the current pop/rock “scene” that is theatrical and Simon probably is aware of this. Watching the All-American Rejects (whom I flove) on Letterman the other night, I kept thinking Adam could fit in here just fine!

  • Layla

    Loved the things said about Adam tonight on the show:

    “Sports, not so much” (Adam’s Dad)
    “Tell Adam I said hi” ( Guy to Kris at the Ferris Wheel)
    ” From early on…” (Adam) I swear to Buddah I thought he was going to end that sentence with “I knew I was gay” LOLZ

    My take on the show:

    A standing ovation well-deserved

    Adam: Yeps I had a moment there. Bloody brilliant. I agree with Sunchick that the break at the end happened through emotion-or was intentional. loved it. One of my fave songs evah, from one of my fave movies. Adam more than did it justice.

    Excellent:
    Allison She is truly the only teen who has never bugged me on the show. This girl is awesome. I work with teens all day, and live with two..I find her absoultely adorable. I do agree that the enunciation could be better…one of the last “make”‘s she sang, she actually says pake. Check it out. If she is this awesome at 16 can you imagine her in 4 or 5 years? She is so underated by a couple of the judges.

    Very Good:
    Matt was really very good-surprisingly considering the song choice. Go Matty! e was almost sexy.

    Good:
    Anoop chose a good song and sang it well. he should not go home nor be in the bottom 3.

    Okay:
    Danny was okay. Didn’t like the arrangement as it sucked the soul from the song, but some of his vocals were actually quite good.

    Oh Dear:
    WTF was up with the those swaybots circling Kris? Big mistake. He has a cute personality but this just reaffirmed my initial response to his singing: Nice but bland. But he does deserve to stay over Lil and Scott. He doesn’t have a chance in hell of winning this competition.

    Awful:
    Lil that was pure 3rd rate karaoke. She even tried to imitate Ms Turners sassy intro walk: Major fail! Lil. cannot.sing. She yelps and houts even more than Carly did last year..and that’s saying something.

    Fucking awful:
    Scotty Can’t believe that he said he wanted to show that he was versatile. He is even too dated for a lounge act…plus he cannot sing. One of te worst performances I have ever seen on AI.

    Should be bottom 3: Kris, Scott, Lil with Scott going home
    Will be bottom 3: Kris, Scott, Anoop with Kris or Scott going home

    If it is Kris I hope the judges save him.

  • Hazehel

    DialIdol score not withstanding, I think Kris Allen might be OK. Three contestants are likely to be in trouble, Kris, Anoop and Scott, even if seven are shown as possible bootee. DialIdol is weighted in favour of earlier voting when the lines are busiest, but a lot of people saw that Kris was in trouble and voted for him later, and it is probable that this heavier later voting for Kris isn’t reflected in the DialIdol scoring. Scott has the VFTW votes, and that leave Anoop as the one most in danger.

  • Valentin432

    I have a hard time understanding how people can say that Adam is too theatrical to be commercial one week after Lady Gaga was on stage…

  • star

    There are plenty of things Simon could’ve said about Adam’s performance, even though they were running short on time. I mean, he had time to say something like, “Brilliant, best of the night” but he didn’t. I think the standing o was genuine.

  • NOLA

    There are plenty of things Simon couldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve said about Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s performance, even though they were running short on time. I mean, he had time to say something like, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Brilliant, best of the nightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  but he didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t. I think the standing o was genuine.

    Pauler whispered she’d give him a little if he’d stand up…

  • KrazeeK120

    If Dial Idol is right, I’m going to be LIVID! Last night was not Kris’ best performance by any means but he sure doesn’t deserve to go home over the likes of Lil, Danny, and especially SCOTT. Grrrr……..

  • hcpoirot

    3 people might not be safe: Kris, Anoop and Scott.

    Alison and Lil will be safe cause they are the last two girls standing with six boys remaining. Not to mention both of them had different style/genre.

    Adam and Danny will be safe. People who dont like Danny had to stuck with him a few weeks. He got to sing first (death spot) still got enough votes to put him out of bottom 3. You can imagine the result if he get the pimp spot. (Maybe next week)

    Matt will be safe cause he got second last place to sing and got good comment from the judges.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Simon does nothing he isnt in the mood to do or doesnt care to do, that we know and the fact that time ran out on Adam’s critique would never be a reason for Simon to give him a standing “O” if he didnt think he deserved it.

    Simon has surrendered to the tidal wave that is Adam Lambert and he may not have been his first choice but by god he will be his last. This guy is so good, theatrics and all, that its scary and what makes him great is his uncanny ability to emote every single song he performs whether I like the song or not. He has something you cant buy, you cant learn, you cant acquire it, you have to be born with it.

    In a lifetime you may come across one person who has that and call that person a friend or a family member.

    In an entertainment lifetime you may come across that gifted person perhaps 2 or 3 or 4 times. At least for me thats how its worked out.

    You know what Im gonna say, Adam Lambert is one charismatic, talented son of a gun and I wont likely be forgetting him or how he made me feel any time soon.

    I could say the same thing, I felt the same way for a certain season 5 winner but I could never say he was the most talented by a country mile as I can say about Adam. In terms of sheer talent, IMO, there could be no comparison.

    Allison is my 2nd favorite and oddly, I love Gokey’s voice but I dont like him at all.

    Scott and Lil should not even be there IMHO. A couple others too but I’ll start with those 2 for now.

    Lil is ok but she lacks something big for me at least.

  • flynnsgirl

    The difference to me between Adam and the other contestants is they are all singing a song, Just singing words to music. Adam is creating music, with his voice. He is conveying emotion through every word. He uses his voice like a musical instrument. He chooses the right song, he knows how to make them sound like his own songs. His stage presence is extraordinary.
    Of course he is not everyone’s cuppa, but neither are hundreds of very famous people. My mother in her day hated Frank Sinatra, I’m pretty sure there were millions of people who would argue that.
    This show makes us choose a favorite, someone who tugs at your heartstrings or someone who is cute/sexy/hot or blind. Then we defend them to the death. In real life we just wouldn’t buy that persons music or listen to it on the radio. That’s fine, there are plenty of people who will.
    Whether Adam is your favorite or not, he is the most consistent contestant vocally. He hits it out of the park every time.
    No way in hell would Simon give a standing O to someone who he thought didn’t deserve it.

  • bean99

    Anyway, the winner of AI8 is Adam Lambert. It seems kind of silly to keep this thing going. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s also so totally unfair to the other contestants that they continue to put Adam at the end of the show. I dont remember that happening before but maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m wrong. Has Adam ever gone first?

    I think he’s gone 5th once and it was the only time he was in the first half, Lu. I think it’s about time he goes 1-3. I wouldn’t give him he crown just yet. In season 5 & 6 at this point the judges and a lot of the media were giving it to Chris & Melinda but we know how that turned out. It’s still all about the votes and not who’s supposed to win.

    I dreamt that Kris went home tonight but still doubt that will happen. I’m hoping for Scott but am resigned to Anoop being in danger again. I’m glad he had good comments from the judges this time at least.

  • bridgeymah

    I am going to start a list of some of the artists who would have been so much more successful and commercial if only they had learned not to be so theatrical…

    David Bowie
    Freddie Mercury (and Queen)
    Elton John
    The Cure
    Bono (and U2)
    Lady Ga Ga
    Pussycat Dolls

    please feel free to add.

    edit: please keep your comments polite and focused on the subject.

  • Allison

    Haha to the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“flatter than a third graderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  line! Danny was pretty pitchy tonight, but isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he always?

    Yes, the flatness was very apparrent to me, but the judges said he was GREAT! Do they not have ears when it comes to this man.

    That said Allison was great. I really hope she makes the finals with Adam.

  • cheese

    I definitely think Adam deserved his standing O. He almost always picks the perfect song and delivers it professionally. (I still much prefer the Gary Jules version, though. Just a personal preference for male singers to sound more like men, although Adam’s vocal was stellar as usual)

    I thought Anoop’s vocal was beautiful and Allison had a great night showing a softer side.

    After those 3, I guess I would lump Kris and Matt together in the middle of the pack. I didn’t actually enjoy either performance. There was nothing wrong with Kris’s singing, but the song choice, presentation and arrangement were all a bit strange. Matt’s voice and vocal tricks irritate me so much I can’t even tell the difference between his good and bad performances. I’ll assume by the reaction that it was good? I’m pretty sure it wasn’t as good as the judges said it was.

    I guess I’ll put Danny next. The arrangement was icky, but at least he didn’t shout at me as much or thrust his pelvis at me.

    Lil sounded like utter crap as usual, with maybe one or two nice moments. Even the judges telling her she sounds like crap week after week doesn’t seem to help. She cannot be de-pimped. I’m sure she won’t take their advice again and next week will be another karaoke performance with pitch problems.

    Scott – Had me cringing and squirming in my seat. He’s too punk rock for me.

    Should be bottom 3: Lil, Scott and …. Scott
    Will be bottom 3: Kris, Anoop, Scott
    Going Home: Anoop

  • Dr. Tracey

    My thoughts on last night

    Gokey: ZZZZZZZZZZ. I can’t even remember what he sang.

    Kris: Play that funky music white boy. LOL
    Didn’t really stand out to me.

    Lil ‘I am an artist’ Rounds: Sounded bland.

    Anoop: Hate the song but he actually made it listenable.

    Scott: Nice he went without the piano but he needs it back.

    Allison: Awesome.

    Matt: Best from him for me so far.

    Adam: F’ing Awesome.

    Top 3: Allison, Adam and Matt
    Bottom 3 should be Lil, Scott and Gokey
    Going home should be Lil.

  • jersey

    Love Adam, love the song. Outstanding performance.

    Matt and Allison did well.

    Kris and Anoop did okay.

    Danny, Lil and Scott should be bottom three but I think it will be Scott, Kris and Anoop. I really hope that Scott will be going home but I fear for both Kris and Anoop. Hopefully they got lots of text votes that aren’t reflected on Dialidol!

  • NOLA

    Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s # Positions:

    #11 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 13 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 10, 2009
    # 5 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 11 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 17, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 10 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 25, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 9 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 31, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ April 7, 2009

  • http://www.theBestArts.com theBestArts

    I can always tell when Adam wins the night by the number of new views on my YouTube video “Adam Lambert Demo Reel 1″. Last night, it received 60,000 views in six hours, the highest number yet. The video has now passed 850,000 views and will hit 1,000,000 within the next ten days.

    I’ve mentioned before that Demo Reel 1 is the only one of my 300 or so YT videos where I pre-screen comments. I generally allow negative comments about Adam, but not hateful ones.

    However, one comment that came in yesterday struck me as so funny that I approved it. I thought this group might find it interesting as well:

    he’s a great example of a fanatic flamer, really dramatic, no originality, just like a gay Elvis impersonator trying to act as black as possible most of the time.

    he has skills, but it’s quite hollow, unless your a flamer gay guy, or a stupid tasteless woman.

    This YouTuber managed to offend all of Adam’s fans, all african-americans, all women and all gays – plus demonstrate poor grammar – in just two sentences. Now that’s talent!

  • http://www.theBestArts.com theBestArts

    BTW, everyone keeps talking about Simon’s standing ovation. Thanks to MJ’s wonderful clips, we can see that actually all four judges are giving Adam a standing O.

    I don’t remember ever seeing that before.

  • jumpstart

    Adam was simply incredible last night.
    Allison, as usual, as fantastic.

    Can we just send everyone else home now and let these two duke it out in the finale?

  • bridgeymah

    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 10 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 25, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 9 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 31, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ April 7, 2009

    Was about top 10 that the producers figured out who people were tuning in to see and very correctly figured out that if they put him in the first half of the show everyone will switch over and watch Dancing with the Stars once he has performed…

  • Dr. Tracey

    I honestly think Scott is from the 80’s, it’s like he’s time traveled forward to 2009. His whole look and sound is so spot on from that era it’s freaky.
    I think he’s a really sweet guy but versatile musically he ain’t.
    I felt so mean last night ‘cos I couldn’t stop laughing, it’s not that I think he’s really bad, he just shouldn’t be on the show, he doesn’t fit, he’s just not an Idol or at least one from this decade.

  • Jocelin

    I didn’t particularly think all that much about Simon’s standing O. I thought Adam had one of the best performances of the night so because of the time issue it was a way to show it. He could have loved it, he could have been towing the company line for TCO. Whatever. It just makes for a duller season when everything is so predictable and pat. As a person who doesn’t have a favorite and hasn’t voted once this season, the OTT Adam comments bring me back to Clay frenzy levels, maybe Taylor frenzy levels (there were Elvis comments back then too). And we still have 6 weeks to go-Wow!

  • ettacandy

    Adam was awesome last night. Incredible. Period. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, of course, but that’s mine.

    I have to give it up for Gokey, he was also quite good. I really hated that smooth jazz arrangement, but he did well.

    My favorites of the night: Adam, Matt, Allison.

    Matt sang a song that usually makes me want to hurl and made me enjoy it. That is really saying something, and I am very happy for him.

    Love Allison. LOVE. HER. I thought she was fantastic. Her instincts for song interpretation and phrasing blow me away.

    Least favorites last night: Lil, Scott, Kris.

    I really don’t think Lil got the least votes last night, although that was, for me, her weakest performance yet…. and the worst of the night overall. But, she’s not going home.

    I think it’s between Scott and, much as it pains me, Kris. However, if somehow he does “hit the seal”, I believe Kris will get a save. And he should – he doesn’t deserve to go home yet, IMO. That would be a save worth making and I hope the judges use it, if needed, for Kris this week.

    I think the “performing in the mosh pit” location is a bigger handicap than performing first or second!

    Scott’s very talented, and seems like a really nice guy too – but he’s just not in the same league as the others for me.

    You know the deal – YMMV!

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    HA! theBestArts, don’t ya’ just love people, sometimes? That YouTuber outed me. I’m The Stupid Tasteless Woman. (My friends just call me TSTW.)

    Yeah, they really should have put Adam in the early half of the show night. That would have been nice. I’m sure all the others would have appreciated having to perform after Adam. That would have been totally fair.

  • Kirsten

    Has Adam ever gone first?

    Performance order to date:
    F13- F11-F10-F9-F8
    Adam – 11 – 5 – 8 – 8-8
    Allison – 7 – 2 – 10 – 4-6
    Anoop – 8 – 9 – 5 – 1-4
    Danny – 3 – 8 – 9 – 3-1
    Kris – 6 – 3 – 2 – 9-2
    Lil – 1 – 4 – 7 – 7-3
    Matt – 12 – 11 – 1 – 6-7
    Scott – 2 – 6 – 3 – 5-5

    Death Spot
    Jasmine (SF2), Lil (F13), Michael (F11), Matt (F10), Anoop (F9), Danny (F8)
    Never Been First: Adam, Allison, Kris, Scott

    Pimp Spot
    Danny (SF1), Adam (SF2), Lil (SF3), Anoop (WC), Alexis (F13), Matt (F11), Allison (F10), Kris (F9), Adam (F8)
    Never Been last: Scott
    Been Last Twice: Adam

    Earliest they’ve sung:
    1st – Anoop, Danny, Lil, Matt
    2nd – Allison, Kris, Scott
    5th – Adam

    Number of times they’ve been one of the last three singers in Finals:
    Adam – 4 -80% of the time (with SF-5 times – 83%)
    Allison – 2 – 40% of the time (did not sing in last three in SF)
    Anoop – 1 – 20% of the time (with SF/WC-3 times – 50%)
    Danny – 2 – 40% of the time (with SF-3 times – 50%)
    Kris – 1 – 20% of the time (did not sing in last three in SF)
    Lil – 1 – 20% of the time (with SF-2 times – 33%)
    Matt – 3 – 60% of the time (did not sing in last three in SF/WC)
    Scott – 0 – 0% of the time (did not sing in last three in SF)

  • hollygo9

    If Kris goes out tonight, the season ends for me. You could see from a mile away that tonight’s judges’ script said ‘over-inflate the ones that are your faves so that America votes for them. It’s so dishonest.

  • http://www.theBestArts.com theBestArts

    Was about top 10 that the producers figured out who people were tuning in to see and very correctly figured out that if they put him in the first half of the show everyone will switch over and watch Dancing with the Stars once he has performedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    bridgeymah makes a very good point. Whether viewers love Adam or hate him, they all want to see what he’ll do next. Putting him near the end isn’t just to pimp Adam, it’s to pimp the ratings.

    Viewers who dislike Danny, just for example, don’t really care what he does each week – because it’s all kinda the same. (That being said, Danny did better than usual last night.)

    Love him or hate him, Adam is never repetitive or predictable. And that makes good television.

  • flynnsgirl

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t particularly think all that much about Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s standing O. I thought Adam had one of the best performances of the night so because of the time issue it was a way to show it. He could have loved it, he could have been towing the company line for TCO. Whatever. It just makes for a duller season when everything is so predictable and pat. As a person who doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a favorite and hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t voted once this season, the OTT Adam comments bring me back to Clay frenzy levels, maybe Taylor frenzy levels (there were Elvis comments back then too). And we still have 6 weeks to go-Wow!

    This time last year anyone with a brain in their head knew Cook and Archie were going to be the last two standing. Go look at DialIdol, you can see last years (and previous years) scores. It was game over for anyone else by this time. We all were just waiting to see who would make top 3 and 4.
    This year is no different than any other.

  • NOLA

    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 10 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 25, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 9 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ March 31, 2009
    # 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Top 8 à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ April 7, 2009

    Was about top 10 that the producers figured out who people were tuning in to see and very correctly figured out that if they put him in the first half of the show everyone will switch over and watch Dancing with the Stars once he has performedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Very true. The #’s don’t lie.

  • Kirsten

    Was about top 10 that the producers figured out who people were tuning in to see and very correctly figured out that if they put him in the first half of the show everyone will switch over and watch Dancing with the Stars once he has performedà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Everybody was buzzing about what Sanjaya would do next in Season 6 and they didn’t keep him singing at the end of the show. Here was his run:

    SF12-SF10-SF8-F12-F11-F10-F9-F8-F7
    Sanjaya – 8 – 4 – 2 – 5 – 8 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 3
    Sang in the last three positions twice (20% of the time)

    I thought Cook was buzz-worthy last year, but I guess he didn’t help the ratings because here was his run up to this point):
    David C 3–9–6–6–6-10-2-5
    Sang in the last three positions three times (38% of the time)

    Last year, people were freaking out about how much pimpage Archie got. Nigel is a pimper piker compared to the producers this year:
    David A 6-10–2-12–3–8-6-7
    Sang in the last three positions 4 times (50%)

  • BootStar

    I think the Idols need to stop singing from the Swaybot pitt. Whose idea is this? Even Nigel didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think of something so stupid. Here is my problem with ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the Swaybots suck. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s like some scene from a really low-budget horror musical where these rhythmless zombies are going to eat the singer. The singer is glued to the floor so the performance becomes static except for the random flailing of the Swaybots.

    I just figured out the Swaybot Pit is a giant Venus Flytrap!

  • poporange

    Alllison-tied for 2nd- is talented reminds me of cross of Bonnie Tyler/joan Jet . Allison at times I can’t hear the words like last week this week no problem at all , found the song sort of bland did a very good job singing it .

    Adam-fav- enjoyed the song and standing O from Simon enough said.

    Kris-2nd fav-it was not good or as bad the judges said…not at all self-indulgent..

  • bridgeymah

    I didn’t watch S6 or S7 for that matter, but repectfully I think the buzz around Adam is in a slightly different league. From what I read (and no I don’t believe everything I read), there are a lot of people watching idol this season for one reason only, and it’s not to catch who Simon will be meanest to this week.

    But I think everyone can chill, am fairly certain Adam will be in front half next week, but I guess only time will tell.

  • Merry

    The only contestant that could possibly win this over Adam if the show was based only on talent is a ten year older Allison.
    Talking about her, what the hell was Simon talking about? Allison is the most likable teenager in the history of American Idol for me, she isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t pageanty and acts very natural around the other contestants, I absolutely love her.

    I agree about Allison’s personality. I love the fact that she’s a normal, unaffected teen with kooky hair who makes fashion mistakes. I love her vocally but the judge’s stinkin’ treatment of her which really pushed us on to start voting for her.

    Simon put the blame on her shoulders for us not knowing her, but the fault doesn’t lie with her. Where was her backstory? Where was her extended audition? Does Ryan ever ask her any real questions or has she ever had a pimp spot.

    Look at the idol interview below. This girl can open up just fine in her quirky teenage way…they’re aren’t giving her the opportunities now that she needs them.
    http://www.americanidol.com/videos/season_8/hollywood_hopefuls/introducing_allison_iraheta

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Listen to Allison, pretend you never heard the song before, and tell me what the words are? You can’t interpret a song like that. You might as well hum or scat.

  • LakesideUK

    Yeah, they really should have put Adam in the early half of the show night. That would have been nice. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure all the others would have appreciated having to perform after Adam. That would have been totally fair.

    :laugh_tb:

    It is something of a quandrary for the producers. Naturally, you want the show to end on a high and the person who is most likely to deliver that is Adam, yet for fairness he cannot be last every week.

    Drastic action is clearly called for. Next week see if they don’t give him the suckiest song choice on his list, make him dress in the dark in Danny Gokey’s cast-off outfits and thoroughly drown him with Bandzilla. Then perhaps they can send him out first and give everyone else a chance… :tongue1_tb:

  • NOLA

    LOL MrRJ

  • Lu

    Yeah, they really should have put Adam in the early half of the show night. That would have been nice. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure all the others would have appreciated having to perform after Adam. That would have been totally fair.

    It would be more fair than constantly putting Adam at the end. I just feel sorry for the other 7 people that want to win this thing. It is no secret that performance order matters and based on the stats posted, Adam has had a healthy dose of good performace placement.

    I’m pretty sure that lots of idol viewers are like me and gather with their family around the tube to watch ALL of the performances. Maybe people would change the channel if Adam went first but somehow I doubt it. For me, it would be a nice change of pace.

  • weareallinnocent

    respectfully I think the buzz around Adam is in a slightly different league

    Yes, I agree. There are fan favorites, there are TPTB favorites, there’s stratospheric buzz (good and bad and curious and critical and controversial, on point and off, etc.) Adam may be the first two, but he’s also brings the third, and to my mind, that’s different.

    The show also is suffering from the aging and ratings slump. In the off season, they made no bones about upping the drama this season. They’ve gone about it a little differently than anticipated, but they’ve done it nonetheless.

    March 17th was the worst ratings decline suffered this season. Now, I opined then and stand firm now that St. Paddy’s Day took a chunk of viewers. But Adam’s first half slot sits glaring at you from the screen too. I don’t attribute the ratings decline to that placement, but that doesn’t mean no one does.

    But I think everyone can chill, am fairly certain Adam will be in front half next week, but I guess only time will tell.

    Yes, I agree with this too.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    I cant make you love Adam, the “you” pertains to anyone who doesnt get him and thats alright but the reason for me as to why i think he is so special is this…..when Adam sings a song, even one Im not fond of, he takes his clothes off so to speak, he leaves himself naked and exposed for the world to watch and critique. Thats somethin’ special for me. Its a priviledge to watch this kid and Im almost honored that he allows me the chance to see inside his head and his soul. The fact that he is pitch perfect nearly every time and with every note is a bonus.

    Mad World told a story and Adam made me believe it was the story of his awkward and confused early days. I had “misty eyes” for a few minutes there and thats what its all about.

    I hate that song but when he sings it…….it means something.

  • Kirsten

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t watch S6 or S7 for that matter, but repectfully I think the buzz around Adam is in a slightly different league. From what I read (and no I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t believe everything I read), there are a lot of people watching idol this season for one reason only, and ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not to catch who Simon will be meanest to this week.

    Respectfully, every season people post on this blog that people are watching for the first time because of (insert favourite Idol). That this artist is the real deal and that they will finally help the show transcend it’s karaoke status. And you’ll find similar hyperbole posted for every season on every Idol blog on the internet.

    If Adam really was this epic artist that the entire world wanted to see, I should think that the ratings might be doing a little better than they are. Granted, the show is getting old, but if he was the amazing ratings bonanza that the entire country is talking about, then ratings would be up near the levels of it’s heyday. Instead, some weeks, the ratings even go down for the last half of the show. No doubt, Adam is good. But if it walks like pimping and it talks like pimping, I think it’s pimping. The producers generally do make their job easier by picking somebody talented to pimp.

    The thing is, I don’t think Adam needs this OTT pimping. He can make it on his own. The producers are making this season insufferable.

  • weareallinnocent

    Drastic action is clearly called for. Next week see if they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t give him the suckiest song choice on his list, make him dress in the dark in Danny Gokeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s cast-off outfits and thoroughly drown him with Bandzilla. Then perhaps they can send him out first and give everyone else a chanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    LOL They did that last week, except for the placement, but Adam refused to suck!!

  • Lu

    If Adam really was this epic artist that the entire world wanted to see, I should think that the ratings might be doing a little better than they are. Granted, the show is getting old, but if he was the amazing ratings bonanza that the entire country is talking about, then ratings would be up near the levels of ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s heyday. Instead, some weeks, the ratings even go down for the last half of the show. No doubt, Adam is good. But if it walks like pimping and it talks like pimping, I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pimping.

    Yes, exactly. ITA.

  • Tamarynd

    Allison fared the best last night; I liked the edge she brought to the song, and unlike last week she showed some vocal range and expression. Not spectacular, but she did a good job.

    I was disappointed with Kris- I don’t think he’ll get booted, but he’ll probably be in the B3.

    Anoop’s vocals were OK, but the song is boring.

    I thought Lil and Danny sounded worse than last week. Danny was off pitch through most of his song. Lil sounded like bad karaoke.

    Like Anoop, Matt’s vocals were just OK to me. The beginning of his song was the best part.

    I prefer Adam when he performs up-tempo numbers. Not interested in the ballads- his voice sounds too high-pitched on them (just my opinion).

    Scott will probably be B3, but weirdly, I liked him. He didn’t sing as well as last week, but he stood out to me. I give him credit for trying.

    B3: Lil, Kris, Scott
    I think Lil will be eliminated tonight.

  • cay

    The problem with Allison is that I’ve heard that song sung so many times before by so many different artists, and her’s is no where near the beauty of others. She’s good for rock songs, but she’s limited in what she can do.

    But, she’s second best by far. And, I agree, give her 10 more years and she’d be an entirely different artist. So, I hope Kris goes tonight and she’ll inherit the teen vote and cement her position of at least top 4.

    Adam can take a song that only has 4 or 5 notes, and make it into something beautiful. That is real artistry to me. You know it’s Adam. It’s not something you can coach or make someone in to. He has that “It” thing for sure. He has that innate presence, and musical ability, that only the very best possess. (ability to impact Simon) He’s still not winning though. Between Idol being a Middle America show, complacent Adam fans (I think more internet Adam fans ended up voting for Kris than Adam), and Adam appealing to people who just aren’t going to power vote for Idol, I say top 4 tops for him. (Season 5 all over)

    I was not a fan of Matt until last week and he grew on me this week. I think there’s a lot more there than we are seeing. I am a fan of Elliott and he’s having a very solid and respected career. I’m starting to think Matt will have the same successful path. Good for him.

  • abbysee

    The thing is, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Adam needs this OTT pimping. He can make it on his own. The producers are making this season insufferable.

    That is the only reason I am a little suspect of their motives. Adam doesn’t need the pimping. Even if the general public isn’t as enamored with him as I am, I still think the OTT pimping will alienate many the same way the OTT pimping hurt, or will hurt Danny. The only satisfaction with Adam for me is that he is that good, wherein Danny is barely sufficient. I also think that Adam can pull these performance out of his ass right about now….

    It is funny every year somebody is going to give relevance to this show, but truthfully all crystal ball aside, we don’t know wtf is going to happen. There are no sure things. Ask Chris Richardson.

  • background_noise

    I know a lot of people here hate Perez Hilton, so I won’t leave a link, but he’s got Adam’s performance up on the main page of his blog right now.

    Perez may be crude and crass, but he’s brilliant at promoting new musical artists. Guy gets millions of hits every day.

  • http://www.myspace.com/rjveritas MrRJ

    Adam, I don’t think is being overly promoted. He did go last last night, but that was the first time for that. He got a good review by Simon, but he picked and sang a good song. He got special lighting, but then the performers do get the lighting and staging they want as long as they request it and it can be done. Remember Cook’s lighting for Billie Jean?

  • Jocelin

    anyone with a brain in their head knew Cook and Archie were going to be the last two standing. Go look at DialIdol, you can see last years (and previous years) scores. It was game over for anyone else by this time. We all were just waiting to see who would make top 3 and 4.
    This year is no different than any other.

    Last year this time, Archie sang last, Cook sang in the middle of the pack, and Jason led the group with Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Dial idol had Cook in trouble and Jason in the lead, I think. I didn’t get the sense of game over until top 6.

    Anyway, I am merely opining that this year is even duller and tracking in a more obvious way than previous years. The direction is clumsier. It’s a bit of a mess.

    eta

    Cook had a sucky performance, too.

    True dat.

  • downeast

    There are no sure things. Ask Chris Richardson.

    Really? I had to wrack my brains just to remember who he is, and then it’s only because I was a Season 6 slave that it came back to me.

    Was he ever even considered a frontrunner?

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ Zsus

    Adam doesn’t need OTT pimping. But, it’s been part of the show for 8 seasons. Nothing new to see here.

    Re: Placement order. Matt and Adam are equal in that regard. (And we see how much good placement order is doing Matt.) Matt has only been in the first half of the show once, and, that week, he opened the show (which seems to be a second pimp spot this season.) Otherwise, he’s been in the pimp spot once, 2nd to last twice, 3rd to last once. Adam’s been in the bottom half once (#5 during Top 11). Otherwise, he’s had the pimp spot once (last night) 2nd to last once, 3rd to last twice. So, based on that, Matt wins the placement wars.

    The producers job is to create a watchable show. Not to appease the various fanbases. It’s not about being fair. It’s about opening the show with a strong performance, closing the show with something buzz-worthy, and trying to balance the spots in between.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Last time this year, Archie sang last, Cook sang in the middle of the pack, and Jason led the group with Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Dial idol had Cook in trouble and Jason in the lead, I think.

    Cook had a sucky performance, too.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    But if it walks like pimping and it talks like pimping, I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s pimping. The producers generally do make their job easier by picking somebody talented to pimp.

    Sho’ nuff!

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  • juliec

    I really like Adam and think he should win. I am not a fan of Allison but I recognize she is good but Allison needs to connect to the people and be more likeable, I think one of the reason she is always in the BOTTOM 3 even though she is good is that connection and likeability.
    But something is on the back on my mind, can Adam really win or will they let him win? Two rockers on the finale , they would split the vote and would the TPTB promote and invest on another rocker when they have David Cook still establishing himself out there. TPTB already have Daughtry and Cook, would they compete in the market?? Am just worried that Adam wont win if this is the case because he deserves it.

  • Duke

    Best of the night: Allison and Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’My dream finale.

    What a Finale that would be.

    I hope Adam glamrocks it out just once this season. I’m hoping it’s on the coronation song actually. That might make my life.

  • calimari

    Danny: I *like* Danny, but he’s not so over-the-top fantastic as the judges make him out to be. I like a bit of a husky voice (Taylor fan) – and I do sometimes see a comparison to Hicks, but not nearly as good as Hicks. I hated the arrangement of this song, and it’s a song I love. The last 3rd was good, but he was off & pitchy & I did not agree w/ the judges’ tongue bath.

    Kris: Not the best song choice, and I wasn’t crazy about the mosh pit. Still, he was not off-key, not pitchy, just an average performance. There are enough folks who have been consistently bad or just inconsistent that he should be able to survive an average performance night – especially after last week. Do not understand why he is last on DialIdol. It used to be that folks would make several visits to the bottom 3 & then get voted off. This year it seems that folks who did great one week & then have their first arrival in the bottom 3 get voted off while others keep going.

    Lil: I think this was a better performance for her, but absolutely nothign special. Does not hold a candle to previous years’ contestants who filled the african-american-big-voiced-female slot.

    Anoop: Every week he is just average or kinda bad. Don’t get the love for him. This week he was back to average. Hated the sweater.

    Scott: Every week he is boring and off-key. He needs to take a cue from Ray Charles & Stevie Wonder & start wearing some sunglasses because I’m finding his blank stare distracting. He just fails to deliver every week, and the guitar was pointless.

    Allison: I have loved her every week & finally threw a few votes to her because I’m sick of her constantly being in the bottom 3 for no good reason. Just like Elliott Yamin was. She is soulful, strong – love her. She does need to remember to annunciate a little more, but that is one bit of advice the judges never seem to offer as they are too busy commenting about her clothes.

    Matt: I liked him early on, he’s from my state, but I’ve just lost interest. This is one of my least-favorite Stevie Wonder songs. He sang it OK, but I seriously hate his falsetto. Every song, he tries to go high, the judges like it, but it’s awful. And lose the hat. Makes him look like a total @$$.

    Adam: Luckily my DVR was recording Fringe, so Adam popped up on that. He has more talent than all the others combined. Should he win? I don’t know. But as far as pure talent, showmanship, vocal talent – he has it. Loved it. I did notice that the last note was a little off but he subtly corrected it. On the replay from the rehearsal, he nailed it. And that’s enough for me.

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  • Jocelin

    Katy Perry? Just no.

    But I have all the others on cd, and sometimes my opinion has nothing to do with genre or performance style. I also go for more indie type of alt rock than the usual suspects mentioned above. My favorite band put out their 6th cd this week and didn’t even make the top 100 ;-(

    Sometimes, it’s aural. I liked his performance this week because I like Adam’s softer head voice, but I dislike Axl Rose and the singer from Rush, so aurally I don’t like Adam’s hard top notes. Generally, I like the sound of deeper resonance and a mixture of head/chest voice. It just makes for a more nuanced sound and varied color in the voice.

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    Yeah Katy ain’t my personal cup of tea either and frankly I can’t stand Coldplay or The Killers. But there are a lot of people out there buying their music. I will own up to owning Lady Gaga way before she hit #1. I love her.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    Awww – Kris and Anoop at the very very bottom of dialidol. Anoops apology was just a little too late, he showed his true evil self last week and people saw that I think and it creeped them out- I didnt enjoy Kris as much as last week but I dont think he was the worst, that would be Scott. The only ones I really enjoyed last night were Adam – he sings wonderfully and seems to be gentle and kind and charming, and I loved Allison and Danny – but – Matt was really not that bad, the rest were just forgettable

    OH and my kids are 11,12,15 and 18 and they watch Allison and leave, asking me to tell them when Adam is on, my 15 year old knew right off the song that Adam was going to sing, artist and everything – Adam is soooo in touch with the younger generation – who will eventually make him very successful – or not – but – I dont care about what he does afterwards as long as he entertains now and he does

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    LOL…love edits after the fact. Nice.

    edit: yep. And if you don’t follow my guidelines, you are bye bye.

  • pj

    Sumidol, I don’t think Anoop has a “true evil” self (although I don’t know him personally, I don’t get that vibe at all) and I don’t think he did anything that merited an apology, although it was nice of him do that.

    As for Adam, I don’t think his theatrics will stand in the way of his future success. If anything, I’d say it’s hard out there right now for male solo artists who aren’t rappers. I hope he can break the mold.

  • SpenserJ

    This YouTuber managed to offend all of Adamà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fans, all african-americans, all women and all gays – plus demonstrate poor grammar – in just two sentences. Now thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s talent!

    That’s pretty hilarious.

    Respectfully, every season people post on this blog that people are watching for the first time because of (insert favourite Idol). That this artist is the real deal and that they will finally help the show transcend ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s karaoke status. And youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll find similar hyperbole posted for every season on every Idol blog on the internet.

    You speak the truth sister. I don’t believe anything or anyone will ever get this show to transcend it’s karaoke status. And I’m glad. I fear if all of the cheese was removed and the show became nothing but a bonified, highly esteemed singing competition, it would be a lot less fun.

    I have no clue if anyone outside of the AI viewers knows who Adam is. Nor do I have any idea what, if any, kind of career he’ll have. For me personally, Adam excels in 2 ways: he’s interesting, which makes for good teevee. And, he’s got a ton of raw talent, one of those people like Kelly Clarkson where you just beging to believe they could sing anything.

    I have no idea what Adam as the winner would mean for the show – I just know I’d be satisified with that result. (I could also be happy with an Allison or Kris win – however that doesn’t seem likely right now).

  • downeast

    Anoop did a nice job of trying to salvage his bratitude moment last week.

    He reminds me of lots of really smart only children I’ve known, especially males…they can do no wrong in their parents’ eyes, so they never have much experience with being criticized. Then when they are….BAM.

    It’s part of growing up, it’s just a shame for him he had to experience this in front of a gajillion people.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    I know, I know that dialidol is not all that but I dont think that I have ever seen it projecting only one Idol (Adam) safe in green and all of the rest in yellow??? I am not liking the fact that Kris is at the very bottom because they have been correct on who goes home each week so far????

  • http://myspace.com/girlgeek mj

    Reminder:

    Please do not bait your fellow posters into arguments! And fellow posters please do not take the bait.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    Sorry, MJ. You’d think I would have learned by now….

  • cheese

    Anoops apology was just a little too late, he showed his true evil self last week and people saw that I think and it creeped them out-

    That’s funny. Maybe Danny J. Gokey could perform an exorcism. I doubt that any of the Idol contestants are truly evil people. I usually reserve that word for rapists and murderers, not a somewhat sheltered college kid who reacted negatively toward a judges’ criticism for a few seconds on a cheesy televised karaoke contest. YMMV

    DialIdol is really kind of useless this week with only Adam safe and everyone else as high as #2. Maybe I’ll put my points on Danny just because. Kris won’t go home – the judges would definitely save him, anyway.

    Is next week still rumored to be the Movies or Disney theme?

  • whosefanryou

    I am not liking the fact that Kris is at the very bottom because they have been correct on who goes home each week so far????

    Was Sarver at the very bottom the week he went home? I’m not sure, but I didn’t think he was. In any case, the numbers this week are incredibly, incredibly close, so it could be any one of a number of them going home tonight.

    Personally I’m a little nervous that I completely threw Adam and Allison overboard last night to try and save Kris. If I had to number them, Kris is my number 3, but there’s no way he should be going home over the likes of Scott and Lil, and even Anoop, and certainly Danny. I did find it reminiscent of last season when I power-voted for Cook for the first time because I was sure Jason was safe.

  • Lu

    I think Adam will sail through tonight but I’m worreid about losing one of my top 4 – Matt, Anoop, Kris, Allison. I even made it worse by letting my daughter vote for Scott last night….

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    Ok maybe he is not evil but that look he gave was and I believe it showed his true colors in that one instant, to me at least. He is at the bottom so I just think his apology is a little too late, the damage was done. I did like him before but his demeanor and that one evil glare chilled me to him, I wish I could find a still of that – but he wasnt bad last night, not at all just wasnt believing that ok,now guys, here is my real self. No, he showed it the week and realized what he did this week and tried to smooth it over,

    talking back is one thing – go for it if it is how you feel but he looked like he wanted to actually kill someone, I still have that image in my head, he was cocky and acted like he was better than everyone, cant change my mind about what I saw and felt, I got the heebie jeebies from him – not just anger that I felt from Michael but something ugly – sorry – it is how I feel

  • kiwifan

    I think it’s going to be Anoop going home tonight…….and he is my favourite. i think Kris is way more popular than Anoop with the youth texters and Anoop slipped backward on DI on the West Coast when Matt and Kris stayed the same and Scott increased his share.

    Oh how I hope I’m wrong, but I’m convinced that whoever is going home, it isn’t going to be Scott. Ugh.

  • Jx223

    Sumidol, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Anoop has a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“true evilà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  self (although I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know him personally, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get that vibe at all) and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he did anything that merited an apology, although it was nice of him do that.

    I agree. I don’t think that he has a “true evil” self either. Just like I don’t think that contestants in like Chekezie, Sanjaya, Jesse Langseth, Lil, Michael Sarver, and quite a few others, have “true evil” selves because they disagreed with the judges or were angry/upset about something, and said things that were considered “talking back”.

    Sanjaya told Simon that he was jealous that he couldn’t put his hair in the faux pony hawk that Sanjaya had on the night that Sanjaya performed “Bathwater”. That was worse than anything Anoop said last week, and yet, I didn’t think that Sanjaya has a “true evil” self either.

    I feel like all of the contestants are human, and they are going at times, get upset and maybe speak in a way, or say things that they shouldn’t. Some do it more often than others, but there has never been any contestant in all of the years of Idol, that I thought was actually “evil” because of it.

    I am glad that Anoop and the judges seemed to work things out and have moved past it. I hope he stays around next week, but I honestly don’t know what’s going to happen. Almost everyone is in yellow on Dial Idol, and some of the contestants scores are really close. Plus text votes, haven’t been factored in yet. I worry that Anoop will go home this week, even though I think that Scott should be the one that goes.

  • Tess

    I’ll confess…I’ve watched Adam’s performance (including the pre-interview and Simon’s SO) at least 50 times while I’ve gotten caught up on all the comments. I haven’t been shy about my Adam luv right from his audition forward. Each week the guy brings something new to the stage and no matter how OTT or how weird it is, he blows me away. I’ve liked alot of idols in the past and have their CDs but I have, never, been so enthralled with a contestant.

    I love that he is so polarizing. He may not be everyone’s favorite (far from it, I gather) but he cannot be ignored. People just can’t help but comment about him, be it good or bad, and that proves that the guy has staying power. If he were blah or middle of the road no one would be compelled to even analyze what he does. Posters who love him find a million reasons why they do, and people that hate him spend an inordinant amount of time commenting on the “little” things that they don’t like.

    I don’t give a frig whether Adam wins or not. I know that he has captured the attention of a lot of people out there and that he has a promising future in whatever he attempts to do. And he has the best giggle of anyone I know!

  • Hazehel

    Was Sarver at the very bottom the week he went home? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure, but I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he was.

    Yes, he was. Since Top 13 all the bottom ones got the boot.

    I think however this week might be different because – 1) they are closer together at the bottom, so it is harder to tell who might actually get the boot once you consider the margin of error. 2) Last year the shock boot for Michael Johns happened because a lot of people voted for Carly Smithson when they saw that she was at the bottom. The same might happen again this year because many people switched their votes to Kris. Since DialIdol biased its calculation in favour of early voting, it might not take account of this switch later on very well. A few of the ones above Kris might suffer because of that.

    But that’s what I hope anyway. This season is better with Kris on the show because he produced some of the best performances so far. If he is gone, then there is only Adam left that I’m interested in. And since I’m not really interested in seeing him win (I don’t think he can gain by winning, better for him to go at Top3 or something), it is hard to sustain an interest in the show.

  • allisonkrismatt

    Who do you think is going to be in the bottom 3 tonight? Based on last night’s performances I have to say:

    Bottom 3 should be: Kris (tear), Scott, Lil

    Bottom 3 will be: Kris, Scott, Anoop

    Going Home: Scott

    I think Scott’s time is up, even though he has VTFW behind him.. Those will be the only people voting for him. His performance last night was absolutely horrible, just like the majority of his other performances. Being blind can only get you so far.. Buh Bye Scotty!

  • Jx223

    Was Sarver at the very bottom the week he went home? Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure, but I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he was. In any case, the numbers this week are incredibly, incredibly close, so it could be any one of a number of them going home tonight.

    Michael was at the very bottom the week that he was voted off.

    I really don’t know what’s going to happen. It’s really close between Kris, Anoop and Scott isn’t ahead of them both by a lot. The scores on DI right now are 6.65, for Kris, 7.65, for Anoop, 8.48 for Scott and 9.19 for Matt.

    It’s definitey close and I think that text votes could really make a big difference this week. Kris might get more text votes, than Anoop.

    But I wonder if he will get enough that will put him over Scott, and if Anoop can get enough text votes, to put him over Scott?

    IMO, this week feels like “Sudden Death” and I feel like the two people’s head, that could be the closest to the chopping block, (Anoop and Kris) shouldn’t be in as much trouble as they are in. Kris’s performance last night wasn’t that good, but he has been consistant.

    Anoop’s been inconsistant, but I think that he had a good performance last night, one of the better ones of the night. And I think that even in his inconsistancy he has IMO, still been better than consistantly mediocre Scott, and consistantly lackluster Lil.

  • justantonio

    Danny Gokey – it was ok..he is getting bland…but will still get to top 3 no problem…has a unique voice

    Kris Allen – oh how quick everyone has turned on you. It wasnt that bad

    Lil Rounds – she is generic..and now even worse is people have caught on that she just tried to become the person who originally sung the song…

    Anoop Desai – Never heard this song before..i think i may have heard Phil collins version..but it sounded different then this…i didnt hate it and i didnt like it..it was just ok

    Scott MacIntyre – he should never have made it to hollywood…i cant stand watching him anymore…or listening….i hope he goes home

    Allison Iraheta – this was nothing spectacular…better then ok….she is one of the few that stand out

    Matt Giraud – the beginning was wicked..and then it got all kareoke..

    Adam Lambert – i dont even think i should review this guy with everyone else….he is so far ahead of everyone on every level its ridiculous

    i hope lil or scott go home

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    My hope to go home is Scott – nice guy and all but enough is enough – I agree though that Lil or Scott should be on their way – all the rest have had some kind of “moment” been really good or really bad – either way interesting to say the least – these two have just been – whatever – every single week.

  • maracaibo

    MY dream finale would be: Adam and MAtt.
    Hope it comes to that in the end.

  • RemusL

    Bleh! None of the top 8 listened to me regarding song choices and half of them should have.

    1 Adam Lambertà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Mad Worldà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Tears For Fears) 26/30 (vocals – 9, stage presence – 8, song choice – 9) – Yet another outstanding performance. Best song choice of the night.

    2 Allison Irahetaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t Make You Love Meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Bonnie Raitt) 24/30 (vocals – 8, stage presence – 8, song choice – 8) – Turned an old pop song into a great power ballad just by her voice alone.

    2 Anoop Desaià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“True Colorsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Cyndi Lauper) 24/30 (vocals – 8, stage presence – 8, song choice – 8) – Back with his strength – R&B-styled ballads. One of the best performances of the night.

    2 Matt Giraudà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Part Time Loverà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Stevie Wonder) 24/30 (vocals – 8, stage presence – 8, song choice – 8) – Very good arrangement and performance of a well-known classic.

    5 Danny Gokeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Stand By Meà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Mickey Gilley) 22/30 (vocals – 7.5, stage presence – 7.5, song choice – 7) – Didn’t like the arrangement at all but I think he did sing it quite well.

    6 Kris Allenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“All She Wants To Do Is Danceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Don Henley) 20/30 (vocals – 7 stage presence – 7, song choice – 6) – Poor song choice. Even worse arrangement. Vocals were ok, I guess, but nothing special.

    7 Lil Roundsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Love Got To Do With Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Tina Turner) 18.5/30 (vocals – 6.5, stage presence – 6.5, song choice – 5) – Total karaoke performance. Again, her vocals sound strained in places. Five weeks into the finals and this girl still hasn’t demonstrated a distinct musical identity.

    8 Scott MacIntyre -à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ The Search Is Overà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Survivor) 16/30 (vocals – 6, stage presence – 5, song choice – 5) – He started out well and the first half was decent but the high notes in the second half were ill-advised. He looked very awkward standing on stage with the guitar.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    I just got aboard the Iraheta train. I Can’t Make You Love Me? Well, I didn’t love her before (I liked her just enough) but I think I do now. That girl (and her voice) is awesome!

  • Michelle

    Love him or hate him, Adam is never repetitive or predictable. And that makes good television.

    I dunno. For someone who likes him but is not in *luv*, Adam’s performances tend to categorize into two types:
    -cabaret show: Satisfaction, Ring of Fire, Play That Funky Music
    -sincere stool of falsetto: Tracks of My Tears, Mad World

    I recognize that most contestants don’t even have that kind of performance range and that Adam performance skills blow everyone else out of the water. But it’s a little jarring to see all these comments about how he’s the most unique, versatile, special thing ever on this stage, when imo he has two styles and just sort of alternates them.

    The thing is, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Adam needs this OTT pimping. He can make it on his own. The producers are making this season insufferable.

    I’m a DC fan so I know when your horse is the frontrunner and being pimped it’s “cause they deserve it” and when people complain about it, it seems like sour grapes. I wish I could drink the Adam Kool-Aid cause then obviously I’d be enjoying this season more :)

    I’ve pretty much accepted that Adam is gonna win, and the only other person who has a shot is Danny (which..ugh.) But even if my sentimental faves Kris, Allison and Matt don’t have a prayer at winning I’d like to see them get a fair chance to go as far as they can based on their talent, and not be unnecessarily sandbagged as I feel they have been. :(

    Late review of last night:

    Danny – couldn’t even recognize the song, what a mess! *This* is indulgent, judges, take note. Tonguebathed as usual by the judges, why do I ever hope for something different?

    Kris – bad song choice and arrangement, not a singer’s song. Bad staging, could barely see him over the swaybots and once again the soundguys “forgot” to mic up his guitar so we could hear it. Vocals were fine, which amazes me cause I have no idea how he could hear the band properly down there.

    Lil – Vocals were better than usual, which is to say she remembered to change her volume throughout the song. Still boring, boring, boring, especially when she is trying to copy Tina, one of the legends of the stage. Lil’ ole Melinda pulled of Tina Turner better than Lil. Still, interesting to see the judges starting to give her bad comments when till now they’ve been propping her up.

    Anoop – Did not really need to apologize to the judges but I guess it was damage control regarding the viewers. This was really nice, I’ve been mad at him for not bringing it lately but this was a nice arrangement, good vocals, decent presentation. I hate the sweater, though! Definitely a comeback this week.

    Scott – Not a good night for electric guitar, apparently. Scott’s a sweet guy but the guitar had no place in this performance and seemed to make his vocal even worse. Usually his voice is pretty smooth and he hits the notes, it just his songchoice and delivery are boring. This week he went from boring to bad.

    Allison – Good song choice, she needed a ballad. Skirt was a little distracting but at least the judges didn’t mention it! I love her tone, nice vocal, she pulled off a song that should have been beyond her maturity level. Yay Allison!

    Matt – I saw Part Time Lover and immediately thought it would be a trainwreck, but – it was not! The vocal was wonky at times and he biffed some notes. Comeback for Matt this week too.

    Adam – Brilliant song choice, as those who know the song will be happy it made the Idol stage at all, and it’s a unique and good enough song that it will immediately make a good impression on those who don’t know it. (I know it from the Gears of War commercial, so it makes me think of Marines and monsters, heh.) Dramatic staging, Adam doing what only he can do with his voice, standing ovation from the judges = performance of the night.

    Faves – Adam and Allison
    Bottom 3 – Lil, Scott, Kris
    Going home – Kr… Scott

  • just sayin

    If Kris Allen leaves this show before Lil or Scott, my faith in the AI voters is destroyed.

  • Layla

    Yeah well the OTT pimping for Adam…dont think it’s any worse than what I heard come out of the judges mouth before( DA was OTT pimped from day one and I just never saw what they saw…or heard).

    The praise Adam is getting is well-deserved-as was the SO from all 4 judges. He was (is) in just another artistic and performing league than the others.

    I’ve been with Cookie longer but Adam is fast inching his way into my heart…right along side of DC, who is the most talented idol winner evah.

    The difference for me is that I would hold my breath the whole time Cookie performed, praying that he would not falter.

    With Adam, I hold my breath in pure excited anticipation.

    Oh hell yeah…pimpage ornot..Adam is one of two most talented idols to grace that stage.

  • cookcricket

    Not good enough to power up the massive casual voters nor bad enough to energize the fan club. It will be a damn shame if he heads home tomorrow.

    Bold mine. I want to say don’t be so sure about not energizing the fan club. His vocals were good and he wasn’t horrendous, I agree that the performance was just fair-middlin’, but if anyone heard the judges comments, (esp. Simon and Randy’s) and was watching DI, they were motivated to vote.

    I strongly dislike being affected by the judges comments, but when Randy agrees with Simon and comments after him, he just pounds over and over the nail that Simon puts in the coffin.

    Okay, having said this, I will be pleasantly surprised if Kris stays tonight. I’m hoping DI was somehow not able to measure late votes and that many text votes were sent his way…I’m just trying not to hope too much. Darn mosh pit, what was he thinking?

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    If Kris Allen leaves this show before Lil or Scott, my faith in the AI voters is destroyed.

    Mine is destroyed every year.

  • dante

    Would the judges save Kris? Or Anoop?

    If they do use the save, what happens? Do 2 go home the next week? (why don’t I know this as obsessed as I am with this blog – lol)

    Please let it be Scott or Lil going home tonight and not Kris or Anoop!

  • http://www.myspace.com/gwendolyndiane GwendolynD

    I think they would save Kris. I hope they would.

  • jersey

    I lost my faith in the voters this year when Sarver went before Lil and Scott! If Kris goes, boo. I’m not sure they would use the save on Kris, although they’re running out of time to use it, so maybe. I don’t think they would use it on Anoop, he’s been too inconsistent. They definitely would not use it on Scott. If they do, I would be flabbergasted.

  • Buderschnookie

    I think they will definitely save Kris tonight.

    That gives them a double elimination the next week so that when they send Scott packing he will be with someone else and it won’t feel quite so brutal.
    Can’t be beatin’ up on the blind kid.

    It’s brilliant, really.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “I think they would save Kris. I hope they would.”

    Me too

  • Kirsten

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve pretty much accepted that Adam is gonna win, and the only other person who has a shot is Danny (which..ugh.) But even if my sentimental faves Kris, Allison and Matt donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a prayer at winning Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to see them get a fair chance to go as far as they can based on their talent, and not be unnecessarily sandbagged as I feel they have been. :(

    I agree. Some people might think I’m a harpy for, well, harping on the pimping, but I’m not directing it at Adam. I actually really enjoy Adam’s performances. It’s the producers that piss me off.

    I’m a fan the show. Hearing singers re-invent songs. Being introduced to new songs. The inherent squee of a well-executed pointy pose. Watching people reach their goals. I’m not good at picking favourites and generally have a bunch of people on the show I like. I hate results night because I generally hate to lose contestants even though I know it’s part of the competition (and I do like the competition and the strategy aspects). There are a few contestants every year that I dislike (cough*Megan*cough), but on the whole, I just want to see the kids achieve their potential (and that’s why I’m happy it looks like Matt overcame his nerves and Anoop managed to spice up a ballad).

    But the problem with the OTT-super-uber-mondo-pimping this year is that it diminishes the competition aspects and casts a pall over all the other performances.

    A few years ago, the New England Patriots dominated the season. Just dominated. But people still tuned in for the Super Bowl. Most people figured it would be a coronation, but there was still a game to be played and there could be an upset (which there was). Now, how interesting would the entire lead-up to the Super Bowl and the Super Bowl itself have been if the league officials were not satisified with the Patriots dominating, but wanted to make their winning the Super Bowl a done deal? If they very publicly went around stating to everybody who would listen that they wanted the Patriots to win? If they ensured that the Patriots got the best game schedules and the best television slots. If they very obviously directed the referees to blatantly and OTT favour the Patriots in all calls? If they had attack dobermans manning the end zone the other team was supposed to score in? If the set it up so that there was no way that the Patriots could possibly fail? Where is the fun in that?

    This is what the producers are doing with Adam. If they are going to be this completely obvious, why don’t they just announce Adam as the winner and let the kids entertain us with a variety show for the next N weeks? Scott could forget trying to compete and just do a little comedy act on his piano. Maybe he could duel pianos with Matt. Matt could just forget about his nerves because there wasn’t a competition. Kris could just jam out with Allison. Lil could stop being desperate and sing some of her favourites and hug her kids. Anoop could get his accapela group on stage and show us what he does best. Then Adam could come out at the end of each show for his obligatory tongue bath. Actually, maybe that is just what they should do.

    The thing is, I think Adam could win this without the “League Interfance”. And how much sweeter would his victory be without the extra “help”?

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    Last week (or maybe the week before last), my niece watched AI for the first time this season. She had to stand up and do something for a while…when Adam was performing, she glanced at the TV and asked me, “is he also a contestant?” She apparently thought he was a guest performing in between contestant performances. Heh. (In the end, she liked Kris best, though.)

    Speaking of Kris, I didn’t think he did so bad. Scott should go. Or Lil, who makes me long to see and hear Syesha again.

  • Jayd

    I get absolutely nothing done on Wednesday!

    Just watched Adam’s video again (2X!). The song makes me want to cry, but thankfully, his performance doesn’t. I like that he rarely goes the obvious route in his song choices. Brilliant! :wub_tb:

    I wish they would have him sing first because:

    1) Then the Adam critics would maybe ease up on the “pimp” talk. They’d find something else to criticize, but I hate that word. Most overused word.

    2) All the other contestants would either feel like what they were singing wasn’t just a warm-up for Adam, or some of them (they know who they are) would up their game to (try to) keep up with him.

    Whoever said that they thought of Voldemort when they saw that bald guy (I’m sorry, I couldn’t find your post to give you the credit/quote!) I laughed so hard when I saw that! He is scary-looking (sorry bald guy, I know you have a name, and if I ever talk about you again, I’ll use it). Kind of like David Alan Grier waiting for the judges critiques on DWTS.

  • LaurelG

    Missed some of the performances last night and just finished watching the videos.

    I know there’s been a lot of grumbling about the pimping of Adam, but I do believe in his case the praise has been deserved. I think they (the producers, Ricky Minor and crew) have a pretty good idea even before the final dress rehearsal who is going to stand out and shine and I think Adam’s placement in the second half of the show has been based on the strength of his expected performances in comparison to the others. It’s no coincidence that Kris had the pimp spot last week and also the best performance of the night.

    I thought Adam and Allison were a level above everyone else. The pure tone of his voice and the little inflections were brilliant. Allison was just fantastic too.

    I do like the sound of Matt’s voice, but when I close my eyes I can hear the ever present vibrato even when he’s trying to rein it in. Anoop, Kris, Matt and Danny were the mid-level performers. Kris was not anywhere near as bad as the judges implied.

    Scott and Lil were the worst by far. Again, when I close my eyes, there is nothing pleasant about the sound of Lil voice. I’m hoping Scotty Mac is the one to go, but either one … I wouldn’t care.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “This is what the producers are doing with Adam. If they are going to be this completely obvious, why donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they just announce Adam as the winner and let the kids entertain us with a variety show for the next N weeks? ”

    But I have always felt that they are doing this with Danny not Adam. Danny has been the one they have been shoving down our throats – Matt, they were doing the same for awhile – now it is Adams turn – just a couple of weeks ago Adam was horrendous and over indulgent – we are hearing more about him because more and more fans have caught on to him not because of the judges or TPTB.

  • Victoria

    I think they will definitely save Kris tonight.

    That gives them a double elimination the next week so that when they send Scott packing he will be with someone else and it wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t feel quite so brutal.
    Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be beatinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ up on the blind kid.

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s brilliant, really.

    I think you’ve got something there. I doubt they planned it, but it sure does work out nicely. I hope you’re right, because I want Kris to stick around :)

  • Natasha

    I love Adam and I want him to win but I don’t see why everyone is so convinced he will win. Everyone thought Daughtry would win too. There’s no sure thing with Idol and Danny is a voting juggernaut. If DI is accurate Danny is still the overall frontrunner from week to week.

    I don’t know why people blame Adam for the producers decisions about performance placement but I understand it. It’s always going to be like that and if I’m being honest I was a little angry at Danny early on. Mostly it was because of his preaching and the way I felt he used the issue with his late wife but I was probably a little angry that the producers focused on him so much too. C’est la vie.

    Anyways, I’m crossing my fingers for Adam because I think he is the one who has it all. The voice, the looks, the performance skills. He has the “it factor” to the extent that even people who don’t like him are curious about him and what he will do next. I think he’s a star.

  • JohnM

    From MrRJ:

    Listen to Allison, pretend you never heard the song before, and tell me what the words are? You canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t interpret a song like that. You might as well hum or scat.

    Actually, as far as I know I never did hear that song before last night, and I understood every single word. I certainly agree that she faked her way through some of the lyrics of Papa Was a Rolling Stone, but this week she was crystal clear. Maybe you’ve accidentally hit the “Garble Allison” button on your TV remote?? :wink_wp:

    Adam made his song something different/better than the original or previous covers. Allison did not in the least. Compare her to the original and it is liike the Steelers playing the Lions, or filet mignon in a taste test against a McDonalds Burger.

    Thanks for the link to Bonnie Raitt’s version. Although I don’t know much of her work, I like her, so I hate to say this — but boy, Allison put so much more emotion into that vocal last night that there is indeed no comparison in my mind. That Youtube performance by BR was very nice, but that’s all. Allison’s, on the other hand, was very moving.

    Different hears for different ears….

  • Tess

    I’m a little confused on the whole Idol pimping thing. I understand that it is presumed advantageous to come out and perform last but it won’t do any contestant any good if they suck during their performance. And the tongue baths by the judges, not so fine if my favorites didn’t get one, but if the performance is really good are the judges supposed to ignore it and undermine the “good” performance. And the fact that a contestant picks good songs and sings well, how is that pimping. And I’ll never understand the “they got all the air time”. If I add up minutes on screen then few of the Top 13 (other than Gokey) received as many as the eliminated contestants.

  • Lu

    Everyone thought Daughtry would win too.

    I never thought Daughtry would win. He is mega-talented but it became very obvious to me that Taylor Hicks was going to win. He was unique and different. People were talking about him at the coffee machines and water coolers the day after he perfomed… much like Adam this year. So… I’m convinced Adam is a shoe in.

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve pretty much accepted that Adam is gonna win, and the only other person who has a shot is Danny (which..ugh.) But even if my sentimental faves Kris, Allison and Matt donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a prayer at winning Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to see them get a fair chance to go as far as they can based on their talent, and not be unnecessarily sandbagged as I feel they have been. :(

    ITA with this. TPTB have way overpimped Adam and he doesn’t need it.

    “If they are going to be this completely obvious, why donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t they just announce Adam as the winner and let the kids entertain us with a variety show for the next N weeks?”

    Exactly. I posted the same thing last night. This thing seems like it’s already over. Why make the contestants compete? Just let them perform and we can see how they do when the pressure is off.”

  • pj

    I think Adam has a good shot at winning, but I disagree that it’s a foregone conclusion. So many things could happen from now until the end. Not too many people were predicting Jordin Sparks to win at this point in season six.

    That said, I don’t think the “pimp” spot helped him at all last night. Lots of people missed his performance for various reasons since the show went past the allotted time frame.

    However, I hope they place him in the first half of the show next week. I agree that it’s only fair to the other contestants and to Adam himself (if only to avoid backlash from being perceived as teacher’s pet).

  • Lu

    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m a little confused on the whole Idol pimping thing. I understand that it is presumed advantageous to come out and perform last but it wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t do any contestant any good if they suck during their performance.

    I think it’s more of an issue for the people who go early and dont suck. Going last is a huge advantage. I know whenever I interview for a job, I want to go last. I dont think it matters. Adam is the winner of AI8.

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  • madmike2276

    I really wish people would get off the Adam pimping rants, as if that is the only reason he is popular. PERHAPS, he tends to perform in the second half of the show BECAUSE HE IS THE WATER COOLER PERFORMER! He is the contestant aside from the ghoulish widower that people are talking about, and many are tuning in to see what he does next.

    My personal fave is Allison, and whether she wins or loses AI, it I understand that it has little to nothing to do with what slot she performed in. It will have to do with how she connects to the material she sings, and how it is recieved by the voting public, and unfortunately based on the critiques of the judges. People talk about certain slots being death slots, well, as far as I am concerned, none of the slots are death slots. If people don’t remember someone’s performance because it was earlier in the show, well MAYBE THE PERFORMANCE JUST WAS NOT MEMORABLE ENOUGH.

    Remember, as much as I hate the some of the over praising of some, and unfair critiques of others, it’s still a TV show, and the networks want ratings..thus Adam gets better performance slots.

  • Lu

    ^^
    well, it is called the PIMP spot for a reason. Sometimes being a great singer just isn’t good enough to be remembered – some prime placement helps out – just ask Ricky Braddy.

    ETA: I haven’t seen anyone say that’s the reason he’s popular… Adam doens’t need the pimp spot.

  • bean99

    But the problem with the OTT-super-uber-mondo-pimping this year is that it diminishes the competition aspects and casts a pall over all the other performances.

    ITA with pretty much all of your comments, Kirsten. What you say about the Patriots is exactly why I hate them and loved nothing more than to see them lose in the Super Bowl. They clearly get the NFL’s version of pimping. I’m afraid I’m already sick of the raving about Adam from the judges, media, etc and and am afraid it’s coloring how I see him.

    I never thought Daughtry would win. He is mega-talented but it became very obvious to me that Taylor Hicks was going to win. He was unique and different.

    A lot of people did think Daughtry would/should win including me, Lu. I think Taylor was very polarizing much like Adam is. You either hated him or loved him and not much inbetween. What’s different for me this time is that I don’t hate Adam per se but most of his performances and his singing style.

  • sma11ie

    Adam, Allison, Matt, Anoop did great, in that order. I don’t always get Adam or Allison but last night were their respective bests, IMO. Matt sounded really good, but I prefer when he’s at the piano ala So Small, Human Nature. That’s just me. Kris had his first mediocre performance on a strong night overall, but I don’t think he deserves to go home yet. Too bad Lil is inexplicably untouchable. Scott, though… he’s not the bottom of DI, but he is in danger, so that’s enough for me to pick him for the pool– if Kris got a ton of text votes like I expect, he could be safe. Sure, Anoop might be in danger, before Scott, but I really hope it’s not the case. Love Scott, but don’t love his performances, ever.

  • http://airincaol.com coco

    I believe Simon’s standing O was just a ploy to show off his new pair of Daddy Jeans——he is a sly one that Simon

  • Tess

    So, the conclusion is: getting the pimp spot means that people will like your performance, no matter how bad it is, and vote you through. And, singing in any of the other positions means that you will, more than likely, be going home because only the pimp spot carries any weight. Illogical logic wins again!

    And…If past years are any indication…I would hate for the best performer to go first and hear “you just didn’t measure up to ________” from all the judges the rest of the night. This has happened before and the other contestants, no matter how well they sang, just didn’t seem to connect to the audience like one of the first performers out of the gate.

  • weareallinnocent

    I believe Adam is the true overall winner here, but I don’t agree that it’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll be named the victor at the finale. I hope he is, I believe if things continue the way they have been that he’ll deserve to be, but I don’t assume it. In fact, I sort of doubt it. Even among those who like his sound and style, too many either think he’s a TCO and don’t like it or believe he doesn’t need their votes. Others obvious don’t like him at all, due to a whole host of reasons, even including his sound and style. Different strokes…

    I just hope he keeps performing and singing and being Adam and succeeding doing all those things, so I can continue to watch and listen. I’m selfish like that. :-)

    Speaking of, I’m dying to hear his studio version this week. I hope my expectations aren’t too high, as he’s not disappointed me yet (remarkably, given last week’s song! LOL)

  • Lu

    A lot of people did think Daughtry would/should win including me, Lu. I think Taylor was very polarizing much like Adam is. You either hated him or loved him and not much inbetween. Whatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s different for me this time is that I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hate Adam per se but most of his performances and his singing style.

    bean, I hear you. I felt that way about Elliott that year…. but it seems to me that polarizong = chatter = votes. We’ll see. ITA on your thoughts about Adam.

  • Layla

    The thing is, I think Adam could win this without the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“League Interfanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . And how much sweeter would his victory be without the extra à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“helpà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    Kirsten,

    Exactly HOW is Adam being OTT pimped? If he does well, what are they supposed to say/do? It really is a sincere question because I respect your opinion and your store of AI knowledge. Just what exactly are the judges doing re Adam- can you be specific?

    I see them OTT pimping Danyy who hasn ¨’t the tenth of the talent Adam has, but quite honestly it doesn ¨’t bug me like it did last year.

  • Lu

    So, the conclusion is: getting the pimp spot means that people will like your performance, no matter how bad it is, and vote you through.

    Nope – not imo. I think it just means that you have more of a chance of being remembered if you get the pimp spot. Adam doesn’t need it. Some of the others that are battling it out for second place and a recording contract could probably use it.

  • dante

    I think getting the pimp spot last night was a disadvantage.

    Most people tivo or dvr the show – I happened to be watching live for the first time this year thankfully or I would have missed Adam entirely. All my workfrineds DID miss him and they don’t go to the internet like I do.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/iamthepurplewalrus purplesmile

    You either hated him or loved him and not much inbetween.

    I was “in between” (silly me even entertained the thought Katharine was going to win, lol) until I saw him live in concert, at which point I loved him. :)

    Until seeing tonight’s show (thank you, mj! i never get to catch it on TV anymore), I thought my AI habit was broken. For some reason, my interest was reawakened last night. I think that Allison performance may be the culprit. I hope she makes it to the top 3, at least. Unfortunately, at this point, I just don’t see her winning.

    I, too, think Adam can/should/would probably win.

  • CRB

    dante Apr 8th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I think getting the pimp spot last night was a disadvantage.

    Most people tivo or dvr the show – I happened to be watching live for the first time this year thankfully or I would have missed Adam entirely. All my workfrineds DID miss him and they donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t go to the internet like I do.

    I was watching the Sharks hockey game (Go Sharks! WHOOT!) and flipping over to scan and watch the performances during commercial breaks (perfect length songs for a two minute commercial, btw) and watched Adam. I didn’t think it lived up to the gushing Internet hype or “Cowell ovation” but such is life on Idol this year. All sizzle, scant steak.

  • downeast

    Sometimes I wonder if Allison wouldn’t have a better shot at this if she was five years older. That way that gin-soaked voice wouldn’t come as such a shock, and they wouldn’t be ragging on her to be something other than what she is–a sweet kid.

    I loved her last night, and always love the timbre of her voice, so her presence in the bottom three when others (cough, Lil-Scott-DANNY-cough) can’t seem to stay on pitch get all loved on…

    it buggeth.

  • Tess

    Allison, like David Archuleta before her, has all the tools to make it in this industry. This is her second “reality singing competition” and she, as did David, took first place. She may not win this thing but I will guarantee you that she will get a recording contract. There is a need for a relevant young rocker chick (and no Miley Cyrus ain’t it…not by a long shot) with a nice alto voice who sings not shouts.

    I’d really like to see her go as far as possible…please send Lil home first…so that she will become a household name before she heads out into the cold cruel world.

  • thedingoateyobaby

    Boy I dont know about Adam winning this thing. Right now I would say yes but he may get a backlash from people who feel as if the judges are favoring him, sort of like what happened to Danny at first.
    Im not sure I even want him to win, Im conflicted.

    Its like, he’s too damn good to win Idol if that makes sense.

    IMO kris should not go home, not even close. It should be Lil or Scott but Scott has a lot of sympathy voting going on and he is adorable where as Lil has failed to bring it every time since she made the grade. I dont know whats going on with her but I think its too late.

    I think also that the judges would definitely save Kris. They know that Danny and Adam have bases that will save them for a bit but Kris may not have that powerful a base and he is really good.

    Its a lot of gibberish from someone who doesnt have a real clue.

  • Kirsten

    Exactly HOW is Adam being OTT pimped? If he does well, what are they supposed to say/do? It really is a sincere question because I respect your opinion and your store of AI knowledge. Just what exactly are the judges doing re Adam- can you be specific?

    Sure.

    1) Adam was one of the “featured” contestants coming into the Top 36. People knew who he was and he had an opportunity to gain a large fan base before the competition even began. He got a lot of screen time. Coming into the top 36, I felt that TPTB’s favourites were Danny, Lil and Adam. My suspicions felt validated when those three were chosen to sing last during the semi-finals. Adam and Danny were also chosen last to sing on semi-final results night despite there being very little chance they would lose to whom they were paired with (Tatiana and Norman). Contestants like Anoop, Michael, Megan and Matt did get some early screen time, but not compared to the “Big Three”

    2) Performance slots. Given attention spans are getting shorter, singing near the end of the show is beneficial. For years, Idol has propped people up by having them sing near the end of the show. Adam almost always sings at the end of the show. The one time he did sing in the first half of the show, he sang 5th out of 11. That’s as late as you can go in the first half and still be in the first half. Somebody asked upthread if singing last is a virtual guarantee of surviving despite how badly you sing? Well, in the early rounds, it seems to be. Only 4 people have got the boot singing last and that’s out of about 100 rounds. Those boots all happened when there were 4 or fewer contestants. If you heard Ramielle in her pimp spot last year, that was all kinds of bad and she sailed through the elimination. There are lots of examples. The last is not always the best of the night.

    3) I didn’t see Country night so I don’t know went down, but there are a few indulgences I think the judges could call Adam on, but they never seem to (unless they did on Country night). The same goes for Gokey who is also pimped (Matt gets good performance slots, but the judges are hot and cold on him). There are a few things that Simon has long hated (overly theatrical, Broadway styling), but for some reason, he suddenly doesn’t care. Seems odd. But, this is the weakest point because reasonable people can easily differ on what they think is good/indulgent/etc. But, it is a little suspicious.

    4) Random judge pimping. The entire speech that Paula did praising Adam last week on results night? Que? Very knollish.

    5) Weird things. Ryan is not very sponteneous. When he sits on his little chair and talks to the kids, he’s all Perry Mason. He knows what answers he’s expecting. I’m sure the questions are practiced in rehearsal. Of all the questions that Ryan can ask Kris he asks one that leads up to “all the world is an Adam fan”? Isn’t there something about Kris we could have learned?

    6) He gets really good lighting. Now, he’s got a theatre background so he knows what to ask for. But, I’m pretty sure that if the producers hated him, they’d screw up the lighting (like Ace when they wanted him gone) to make things look bad.

    7) He’s intro clips always seem so great. Granted, he seems like a great person, but as the Queen/Ace incident showed us, the producers aren’t afraid of Franken-biting you into looking like an a$$ if they want you gone. We got that confirmed from the band itself, not from angry Ace family members (I sound like a huge Ace fan, I’m not, but we got so much evidence that year about the bus that ran over him we almost got the license plate number). Or Danny ignoring Smokey (just don’t include the Smokey tip. Feature some other bit and Danny doesn’t look like a complete jerk).

    The biggest pillar supporting the pimping theory is the performance slots. I don’t buy the ratings thing because I see no evidence supporting that theory (just people’s feelings about it. Unless I’m misreading it, Idol’s ratings fell off a cliff after 9 pm last night. If everybody wanted to see Adam, they would have stayed tuned. Overnights do not measure Tivo/VCR/time shifting, so, that couldn’t be it. In any event, ratings are down this year, so I’m not sure we can prove he is a ratings messiah. There is a long history of performance slot favourtism and and I don’t see why this year should be any different).

    The other, points, taken in isolation, you could probably pick apart. But put together, I think they make a convincing argument that the producers like him. I am not blaming Adam. I do not hate Adam. I just wish the producers would trust him a little and calm down a little. At least let us think it’s a competition.

  • hcpoirot

    I want to see Adam sing the first three spot next week in TOp 7. Cause I am just curious if they put Adam first half of the show, will the RATING suffer then they already had?

    Will the rating stay the same like now? Or will it collaps even more and Dancing With The Stars will take over the lead for the first time in so many years?

    Will the producer try this? Put Danny and Lil Rounds last and Adam first in top 7?

  • hcpoirot

    If Kris went home tomorrow, Judges will save him if:

    – The producers calculate that Adam, Danny and Allison votes percentages were high enough to save them from double elimination.

    Translate: Three of them had to had enough votes to being in top 6 next week in double elimination.

    Adam and Danny will 100% in top 6 vote getters. I doubt about Allison. One mediocre performance and she may be in bottom of the votes. Just like Kris this week.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “Until seeing tonightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s show (thank you, mj! i never get to catch it on TV anymore), I thought my AI habit was broken. For some reason, my interest was reawakened last night. I think that Allison performance may be the culprit. I hope she makes it to the top 3, at least. Unfortunately, at this point, I just donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see her winning.

    I, too, think Adam can/should/would probably win.”

    Awwwwww – it is sooooo nice to see you back!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “Exactly HOW is Adam being OTT pimped? If he does well, what are they supposed to say/do? It really is a sincere question because I respect your opinion and your store of AI knowledge. Just what exactly are the judges doing re Adam- can you be specific?”

    Oh lordy you asked for it and got it and then some – lol – I just disagree that they would call the pimped one overindulgent and horrible a couple of weeks ago, Adam is doin his own pimping performance by performance. TPTB’s pimpee’s this year have changed week to week it seems with Danny still their # 1 – he was good last night, I liked him a lot but he did not deserve all that smoke up his butt – he is still their favorite to win

  • undercooked

    I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see Country night so I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know went down, but there are a few indulgences I think the judges could call Adam on, but they never seem to (unless they did on Country night).

    Oh, you missed a goody. Randy and Paula liked Adam’s performance of Ring of Fire and compared it to Led Zeplin and Kara said it made her feel weird and happy. But Simon said to Adam “what the hell was that?” He also said it was horrific and that people would be throwing their televisions out the window. Ryan asked Simon the next night if he still felt that way about Adam’s ROF, and Simon said he still thought it was horrible.

    Adam didn’t talk back and stood there on performance night. And on results night, when Ryan brought it up again how horrible Simon thought it was, Adam laughed at himself.

    Plus you missed the complete awkward mentoring by Randy Travis, who said “I never did see a guy wearing nail polish” followed by “I guess you don’t plan on going to Nashville” to “I don’t know what to make of this guy.”

    Overall it was not a pretty night. Adam dropped to #6 on Dial Idol even though he was in the green.

  • seattle_girl

    I wish I could drink the Adam Kool-Aid cause then obviously Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d be enjoying this season more :)

    Oh Michelle, save some for me too. :drunk_tb:

  • Layla

    Thanks Kirsten for breaking it down for me-appreciate it.

    I guess, if Adam is being pimped, Simon & Co must be seeing dollar signs, which I hope means that the pimpage is based on the fact they think he is mega-talented.

    I would think that their pimping of Danny (which they do- big time) would be more in line with what they would want from the winner. I would imagine they would almost be a little nervous about Adam being a “loose canon”…he doesn’t exactly fit into what middle America would spend their bucks on. He must seem to be a bit of a risky venture for them.

    And yeah…Adam’s ROF on country night frightened the shit out of a lot of people…including Simon who did not hesitate to give his very negative critique. I thought it was bloody brilliant.

  • weareallinnocent

    LOL undercooked, great recap. You did leave out the part where Simon called Adam’s RoF horrific indulgent rubbish. But otherwise, you got it! :-)

    So yeah, when reasonable minds could differ about Adam’s performance, Simon slammed him, then kicked him and beat on him some more.

    Personally, I think they yanked his chain a little with PTFM too, since we learned that he had to switch songs the Monday before the Tuesday performance. Maybe it was a way to test his mettle, maybe they wanted a meh performance, maybe they assumed a disaster given the song and Taylor’s prior cheesefest. But as I said before, Adam stepped up and refused to suck. LOL

    Anyway, there’s no denying that Adam is popular and well-liked, and why shouldn’t he be? I think he has enough “stuff” to bring him down, being tossed about gently (?) in the media and what have you. If TPTB are doing as some suspect, maybe that’s part of it, ya know? It’s not that they don’t trust Adam, but rather they don’t trust America (and certain of its longheld hot-button prejudices…)

    In the end, I believe Adam totally has the mad talent to bring this one home on his own. And, I don’t think that he should hear otherwise if his performances are good. So great reviews for great performances can’t form the basis of overpimping, imo. YMMV

  • tinawina

    Every year they pimp someone, and every year the pimpee gets a huge backlash for it. I say 6 of one half dozen of the other with the pimping.

  • Tess

    Considering the fact that Adam comes from a theatrical background (a tremendous no-no in Idoldom), that he flies a “freak” flag proudly, that he got something like 5 minutes of airtime prior to the top 36 (I actually counted it because everyone said he got so much air time), that he isn’t “boxable” as far as singing style, that glam-rock is so 70’s……why the heck would Idol want to pimp him?

    In my very humble opinion Adam has crawled and scratched his way up the ladder on Idol with his terrific personality, his great demeanor, and his awesome talent. Other than being given “good” spots in the performance order he hasn’t received anything special from idol that many of the other performers have. It’s easy to say that Adam is where he is because of Idol pimpage rather than to be honest and say that the man has proven himself and swayed the voters with his immense talent and enthusiasm. Geesh!

  • annoula

    Anoops apology was just a little too late, he showed his true evil self last week and people saw that I think and it creeped them out-

    There’s a lot of comments out there about how people don’t “get” Adam; well, I don’t “get” how Anoop looking at Kara as if she were insane makes him “evil.” Kara, with the exception of yesterday, has made the most ridiculous comments in the short time she’s been here. Simon and Paula have shown complete disrespect for all the contestants. Even if I got up there and they praised my performance, I would give them the so-called “evil” look because they haven’t shown me a reason to respect them.

    Try to think of a teacher you’ve had who played favorites or was unorganized. Did you respect that teacher? Were you more tempted to act up in his/her class or not take it seriously?

    I know, I know, it’s show business, not school. However, there’s some basic concepts of human decency and interaction that have been thrown out the window this season. The false praising. The lack of attention. The blatantly unrealistic deliberation. If I were a contestant on the show, I’d be fed up, but still torn between throwing it all away or fighting to win.

    All in all, I’d rather see Anoop’s honest and logical reaction to the judges than the lies pushed on us by this show.

  • grapehaus

    I just had to say – that picture of little Adam with the cowboy hat? my heart melts alittle each time I see it.

  • http://myspace.com/susanatfox sumidol

    “Thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a lot of comments out there about how people donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“getà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Adam; well, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“getà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  how Anoop looking at Kara as if she were insane makes him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“evil.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Kara, with the exception of yesterday, has made the most ”

    I corrected that and I apologize I dont know him from a hole in the wall, I doubt he is evil but he LOOKED evil and it just made him ugly to me, it was a scary look maybe more than evil – I dont think the others have stood up there and should be perceived as liars by being silent or agreeing with the judges – they just have manners and were taught not to talk back for the most part, I think. Heck, I dont know him at all but I sure felt something that wasnt very nice at all, no one should kiss anyones butt or brown nose, speak your mind if you feel the need just be polite and dont look like you want to actually kill someone and people will be more open and accepting of you and this is show biz and you gots to somewhat, play the game to stay in it, to win it.

  • g0dsavethequ33n

    reposting in hopes that adam will see this…

    For disco night, ADAM SHOULD TACKLE GEORGE BENSONà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢S à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“LOVE BALLADà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP8XqK6C7wc)!!

    He can have tender moments with the first part (it’s time for some slow) and display his great low tones at the same time. Then he can kick up the tempo with the second part and have mad fun the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“glambertà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  way! This performance will (1) definitely stand out from the rest and catch everyone by surprise (again), (2) showcase his wide vocal range without compromising the high falsettos he loves to hit, (3) appeal to a wide audience!

    If not à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Love Balladà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , then Rod Stewartà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Do You Think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m Sexyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or George Bensonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Give Me the Nightà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . McFadden & Whiteheadà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t No Stoppinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  or Sophie Bextorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Murder on the Dancefloorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (re-arrange and pull out killer moves) might prove interesting.

    Him performing Diana Rossà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m Coming Outà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  would be hilarious! Ha. Bill O’Reilly would have a heart attack:)

    Bottom line, though: Adam Lambert – Love Ballad.

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  • hankjmatt

    TPTB’s pimpee’s this year have changed week to week it seems with Danny still their # 1 – he was good last night, I liked him a lot but he did not deserve all that smoke up his butt – he is still their favorite to win.
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