American Idol 9 Top 9 – Who is Going Home?

So, what do you think peeps? Who is going home?  Here’s what I think:

Katie Stevens turned in her best performance to date last night. Did her heartfelt performance of “Let it Be” save her? Or did her fans get complacent and stop voting?

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Tim Urban turned in his best performance to date last night. Did he disappoint the fans who enjoyed the WTF? abandon him? Did VFTW vote as hard as ever? Did Tim pick up new fans last night? Or, has his time finally run out?

Aaron Kelly turned in arguably the worst performance last night. Will his poor performance and early performance slot put him in danger? Or will his fanbase vote hard to save him?

Andrew Garcia reverted back to ho-hum last night, after last week’s mini-triumph with the judges. Is his fanbase still large enough to save him? Or are his fans abandoning him for contestants like Lee DeWyze and Casey James who are pulling out of the pack?

These four are in the most danger this week. But, if I have to pick who is going home…I’m going for Andrew Garcia.  He was buried in the death spot last night–#3, the judges once again hated his performance, and the performance itself was unremarkable. I think it may finally be Andrew’s time to leave

Katie Stevens benefited from the judges praise, picking up casual votes. Tim Urban is riding high, still on media buzz both positive and negatve.  Aaron Kelly has had some decent performances and a fanbase who will see him through a poor performance.

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139 Comments

  1. It will probably be some sort of combo between Tim/Andrew/Aaron going home, or possibly a “shock” with Big Mike. But they would save Big Mike for sure. Katie saved herself with “Let it Be” and the rest of them have huge, measurable fan bases.

    I don’t want Aaron to go home. As much as he’s a half-rate version of Archie, he screams potential especially as a country artist (He’s a mini Rascal Flatts. I also can’t hate him, he’s like a little puppy dog.) I wish he (or the judges) would have waited a couple years before letting him into the top 24.

  2. I agree with MJ that it’ll be Andrew getting the boot tonight. Expecting Tim to be in the bottom 3 once again but should be saved, deservingly so.

    If I got my way, though, it’d be Big Mike leaving. So over him.

  3. I’m not so sure Big Mike would get the save if that were the case. I think it’s still a little early. I think the judges are holding off until either Crystal, Siobhan, or possibly Casey were to end up as the bottom vote getter at some point assuming that either of the 3 had stellar performances on said week and the possibility that fans may have gotten a little complacent. I won’t rule out the judges at least considering it for him.

    I’m going with either Andrew or Aaron for tonight.

  4. I don’t want Aaron to go home. As much as he’s a half-rate version of Archie, he screams potential especially as a country artist (He’s a mini Rascal Flatts. I also can’t hate him, he’s like a little puppy dog.) I wish he (or the judges) would have waited a couple years before letting him into the top 24.

    ITA. I hope he survives this experience and good things happen for him. I think there is a good possibility he is going home though.

  5. I have no idea about who is going home or who’s going to be in the B3 this week.
    I think everybody could be in the B3 except Lee, Crystal and Casey and I don’t see Siobhan going home but the rest is kind of mystery to me.
    Big Mike has a ghost fanbase and his performances don’t seem to gather the type of enthusiasm of the other good performers.
    Aaron could have a pretty significant fanbase on this show because of the cross between tween and country audience, but he would be a lock to be in the B3 based on the quality of his song and the performance order.
    Andrew does have a fanbase that allowed to avoid the B3 so far, but does it end today?
    Tim and Katie have been in the B3 multiple times now, did their performance last night play in their favor?

    Tough call.

  6. I am hoping it is Andrew or Tim, because both of them have survived alot of very mediocre performances. I don’t think Aaron or Katie deserve to go home, but definitely feel they are in danger, especially Katie since Aaron seems to have a strong fan base(basing this on that he has never been in the bottom 3 and was able to beat out the other male teens in top 24 Alex and Tyler to get into the top 12). VFTW was still trying to get more votes for Tim yesterday by posting stories about Casey, they must feel Casey is a threat to Tim’s cute guy votes IMO.

  7. I’m guessing Tim and Katie in the bottom three, with the other B3 slot taken by either Aaron or Andrew. Since both Aaron and Andrew have avoided the B3 so far (IIRC), I’ve split my points between Tim and Katie. Any one of those four could go home now, as far as I’m concerned. I’ve never cared for Aaron or Tim, and although I’ve seen improvement in Katie, she’s not my cuppa. And I’m officially over Andrew. :P

  8. i think it SHOULD be Andrew or Aaron, but I say that almost every week. I don’t believe that Andrew will leave this soon considering that he has survived pretty bad performances without reaching the bottom 3 (the same could be said about Aaron). I think I’ll put my points on Katie because the thought of a top 8 with 2 girls in The Year of the Girl amuses me. She doesn’t seem to have that many people, and there were some good and highly pimped performances that followed hers, which might have reduced her casual votes.

  9. I would only differ from MJ in that Katie should not be in danger this week. Hard to believe she has survived so many terrible performances to be booted the week when, not only she delivered her best performance of the competition, but arguably sits among the top 3 of the night.

  10. I WISH Andrew would go home, but it seems like that day will never come… *sigh*

    I’m thinking it’s Aaron or Tim. Probably Aaron.

  11. I’ve been right for 3 straight weeks so I hope I can keep up the trend.

    Mike’s performance was very weird to me and for some reason I believe that it may not have connected with the viewers at home. It wasn’t bad; it was just something that I felt might confuse many people. I also thought that his performance would a poor job encouraging casual voters to support him. I get the feeling that he may be the shock boot tonight. I got that feeling as soon as they did the performance recap last night.

    Aaron was just flat out bad to me but I feel like his fanbase may have been motivated to vote just a little harder for him. However, just like Mike, I feel like there was no casual voter support for him.

    I can’t quite pin point Andrew’s fanbase but he didn’t absolutely suck last night (although he was very lame) so I think that he is safe (safe, meaning he won’t go home). Same with Katie and Tim: they were good enough to pick up casual votes and avoid being voted off. I don’t think Katie will be in the bottom 3 tonight.

    Soooooooooo…….my picks to leave are either Mike or Aaron.

    Bottom 3: Tim, Mike & Aaron

  12. From what I can gather in my research:

    Safe – Crystal, Lee, Casey, Siobhan

    Probably safe – Katie, Michael,Tim

    Danger – Andrew, Aaron

    Any of the probables will fill the other B3 spot. I think Andrew goes because his fanbase may be mainly high schoolers who had off school this week and may not have had Idol in their plans. I’ve read a rumor saying he had the lowest phone votes, if true I don’t see his fanbase as being ATT customers, thus no big text totals. Aaron also has the problem of his vote base being on vacation. Add to that, Katie probably stole some of his Granny vote. He could easily go.

  13. I said last week Andrew was leaving and he magically survived. I’m sticking to Andrew this week again. He has to go. Aaron will most likely be in the bottom with the other resident of the bottom three: TIM lol! Tim should already start the night sitting down on the b3 stools lol. I don’t think Tim is leaving though.
    B2 Aaron and Andrew.
    Hopefully Andrew will leave.

  14. he’s a half-rate version of Archie,

    I’m hearing too much of this, and it’s over-rating Archie and under-rating Aaron. Don’t forget that Archie had lots of outside help during the competition – he had his own voice coach and song arranger, I can’t imagine Aaron having the kind of help like what Archie had. I would agree that Archie has the superior voice, but I do think Aaron should be applauded for doing as well as he has so far. Being as young as he is and with limited help, he of course doesn’t have the musical knowledge (yes he does choose the most hackneyed of songs, but which 17 year old wouldn’t?) or the singing skill, but he has done good enough to not be constantly slighted as an inferior version of Archie.

    Having said that, sad as it may be, I do think Aaron might be the one going home tonight.

  15. I dunno, I kind of think Katie’s a goner. She’s landed in the bottom three twice already, and the OTT praise she got from the judges was pretty transparent — they don’t want to see another girl picked off in this supposed “girls year.” Randy especially is trying to save her since he was the one who proclaimed this the Year of the Girls. So I’m going to split my points between her and Timmy, just based on past voting patterns. I rewatched Aaron just now, and you know what? I liked him this week, I thought he added some nice touches to that song. He and Andrew both have solid fanbases that’ll save their asses one more week.

    ETA: I just thought of something: If a contestant we pick is eliminated, but then saved by the judges, do we still get our points?? Hmm, I’m going to have to go back and read the rules.

  16. I’m predicting Katie will avoid the B3 based on a strong performance, consistent growth, and surprising poise in the face of some bizarro Simon/Kara bickering (shut up about the country route, Simon!)

    My B3 would be:

    Aaron
    Andrew
    Tim (with possibly a surprise Mike appearance in B3 if voters either got too complacent or were too turned off by Eleanor Rigby)

    I’m also picking Andrew to go home.

  17. Don’t forget that Archie had lots of outside help during the competition – he had his own voice coach and song arranger.

    That’s the first I’ve heard of that. What’s that all about? Why should he have been given advantages over the other contestants?

  18. That’s the first I’ve heard of that. What’s that all about? Why should he have been given advantages over the other contestants?

    I guess it isn’t against the rules. I have forgetten his name, but Archie’s song arranger did mention during the competition about doing song arrangement for Archie. Also I only remember vaguely so can’t be entirely sure, but I think Jordin Sparks also had outside help like Archie.

  19. Don’t they usually divide them into three groups on the top 9 elimination show? Or am I remembering wrong? That is always interesting, assuming they really group them according to top, middle and bottom group.

  20. It’s seriously gotta be a guy going this week…right? If I think about the combination of performance order / judges comments / buzz / performance quality / possible vote splitting / possible fanbase complacency, I come up with Aaron getting shown the door tonight.

    Aaron performed first, didn’t do all that well, and got lukewarm comments. He is possibly splitting a fanbase with Tim, and his fanbase may have been unmotivated due to him not being B3 before. And I’d say Andrew has more residual buzz than Aaron, and Tim has more “Sanjaya” buzz.

  21. ^^^I don’t know of any outside help in the way of a voice coach or song arranger for Archie either. I’m sure ggdoorsfan or frogcook (sp) will be in to clear that up though. I certainly hope the will clear it up anyway. I know his dad was there often because of his being a minor and may have gave arranging ideas and also there is the vocal coach that they all have. Other than that…dunno. (of course we now know that david’s dad just liked to HOVER and was in his second childood…ew, can’t stand him).

    Anywho….regarding tonight, the only thing I feel pretty confident about is that it won’t be a girl going home. Last 3 that left were girls and there are only 3 left in the competition, so I just can’t see them cutting it down to 2 girls and 6 boys…..

    Haven’t placed my points yet, but they will most likely go on Andrew and/or Aaron.

  22. Don’t forget that Archie had lots of outside help during the competition – he had his own voice coach and song arranger.

    Who cares? It’s not like the others don’t get any help. Archie’s camp was just a little bit more organized from the pre-idol years.

  23. I think that might be Archie’s father.

    No, not his father. It’s probably in the archive somewhere here, but I think he was on TV talking about Archie, mentioning how they had come up with an interesting arrangement for a song for Archie (might have been for Top 3 night) but unfortunately that choice of song was disallowed.

    Who cares? It’s not like the others don’t get any help.

    Who else apart from Archie and Jordin have you heard about?

  24. My B3 are Aaron, Katie, and Tim. I put my points on Tim and Katie.

    I rewatched Lee’s performance on YT. Holy crap. I recommend watching it again. Do it. If for nothing else but to hear the Danny Gokey babies comment again. LOL

  25. I’m with Tony. I’ve been right just about every week and i hope it holds true this week, but I’m not feeling a strong going home vibe from anyone. I’ve put my points on Aaron because I think he splits a portion of his fanbase with Tim and Tim was better last night. I also think big Mike could be in trouble. I don’t get the love for him or Siobhan. I do think Mike is not likely splitting votes, though so I think he’s safe.

    Bottom three: Aaron, Katie, Andrew. Aaron goes home.

    We know TPTB play fast and lose with the bottom three. The only think we can be sure of is that the bottom vote getter goes home. I think that after last night, they may send Andrew to the bottom three and keep Tim safe so that Tim’s fans relax next week and Andrew’s vote like crazy after a trip to the bottom 3. Result, next week Andrew is safe and Tim goes.

  26. I put my points on Andrew, although he and Aaron and Katie and Tim are all in my queue of “go home next” folks so as long as it’s one of them, I’m cool. Of course I’d rather have my points…

    How did I miss the Danny Gokey babies comment last night?!

  27. There were so many rumors during David’s time on AI, some I am sure to generate controversy, but who knows what was true.

    Even if David had a little extra help, he is leagues above Aaron in singing ability, passion in his music, etc. I have nothing against Aaron. I just feel sorry that he is being compared to David. It was a very bad idea to pick the same song David has sung this week and songs other idols have sung on other weeks, which hasn’t helped. He doesn’t have the chops for them.

  28. We know TPTB play fast and lose with the bottom three.

    The only thing they play “fast and loose” with is that the last two standing may not always be the bottom two. However, the three contestants in the bottom three are the bottom three. By law, they aren’t allowed to futz around with that.

  29. But Will, sometimes Ryan says to a contestant, “have a seat in the stools”. Never tells the person they are bottom three. Then later, when there are three at the stools, he’ll say “One of these contestants will be going home”. Followed by sending one of the three back to the couch. He may then say “here are you’re bottom two”. If you listen closely to the words Ryan uses sometimes, there is definitely wiggle room.

    ETA: I love AI conspiracy theories, LOL.

  30. I don’t think Katie is out because we’ve had all girls leave so far. I’m still thinking Tim because, even though that performance might have been his best so far, it was still just mediocre high school talent show level. He’s been in the bottom 3 consistently, he’s shown he hasn’t much to offer, and I tend to think that people remember who doesn’t deserve to stay on longer. While Andrew certainly has not lived up to potential, I think he’s been better than Tim every single week.

  31. I thought Crystal had never watched Idol…how does she know about Danny Gokey babies? :P Either way, hilarious.

    Bottom three prediction? Should be Aaron, Andrew and Big Mike. Tim might be there…but this week, he doesn’t deserve to be.
    Going home? Wishful thinking says Andrew. I’ve been over him since, oh, auditions.

  32. I would agree that Archie has the superior voice, but I do think Aaron should be applauded for doing as well as he has so far. Being as young as he is and with limited help, he of course doesn’t have the musical knowledge (yes he does choose the most hackneyed of songs, but which 17 year old wouldn’t?) or the singing skill, but he has done good enough to not be constantly slighted as an inferior version of Archie.

    blame your neighborhood powers that be at idol for planting these cockeyed comparisons of these two in the media in the run up to this season, and afterwards. nobody in david’s fanbase, nor anyone with any common sense and a working set of ears who has watched idol since season 7 took them seriously, but when did that ever stop people from taking the bait fed to them in the media and running with it. everyone brings different things and experiences to the table when they make the cut on idol. some have years of singing in bars to help give them an edge in performance skills and stage presence, ala cook and bice and hicks, others have years of musical training in the theater that help them in their performances on stage, ala adam, some have already had previous record deals and know a little more about the business side of the biz, ala michael johns and carly… david had no more nor less an advantage than any of these people when you take it all into perspective, so i see no advantage he had in this realm over any other contestant in his season. all brought things that gave them edges in different ways, and as much as people like to say that in 08 that stage presence was a soft spot for him [that has since been rectified], i’d say the winner’s experiences prior helped him tremendously in that area… not trying to resurrect dead horses, just putting it out there. ymmv, and all that tommyrot.

  33. sleeptalker:
    04/07/2010 at 3:20 pm
    I thought Crystal had never watched Idol…how does she know about Danny Gokey babies? Either way, hilarious.

    She knows about Danny Gokey babies because Danny Gokey was on this season.

  34. I can’t quite pin point Andrew’s fanbase

    Just like Mike has cornered the R&B-loving demog, Andrew has the urban demog cornered. If you are non-white working-class under-30, you are voting Andrew. If you are inner-city, Andrew’s your dawg. He’s representin’. Even his missteps, like flatlining the Rolling Stones or overarranging the Beatles, totally resonate with that crowd, who also don’t really get classic rock. Plus those are text-savvy demogs. Finally, his Straight-Up performance has 2.3 MILLION hits on YouTube – that’s more than the hits to the most-viewed vids of the remaining top 9 COMBINED! (FWIW the next 2 most viewed are Didi’s Rhiannon and Crystal’s Gimme One Reason, at only 400K each.)

    Andrew’s arrangement may have been overdone, but his vocals were spot on. Pitch perfect throughout, confident riffing, his jazzy-smoky vocal tone rang through, he clearly enjoyed singing the song.

    This is the first week since the top 16 massacre that’s hard to call. All did well this time. Based purely on performance, I’d only put these 3 at bottom:
    * Lee – pitchiest performance of the night, by a mile
    * Aaron – most mediocre of the night, while everyone else was upping their game, he flatlined
    * Tim – sure the song fit his vocal styling, but his vocal styling is still cruise-ship-worthy at best.

    Despite being Teflon, Tim still is always in the bottom 3. I only watch the vids posted here & not the show itself, and I can say I immediately watch Crystal (for the Wow factor) and Tim (for the Circus factor), then I get around to the others when I have time. Tim wasn’t WTF enough this week, so that will cost him votes.

    Like Siobhan, Lee has a fanbase that thinks he is heaven-sent. They keep forgiving him his monotone, shouty, 4-note-range performances (i can never remember what he sang even 2 minutes later). He is sooo Hootie & the Blowfish, the laughing stock of 90s rock. But this simon-annointed male is safe for now.

    So instead of Lee it could be Katie (cuz she’s been there twice) or Andrew – for Andrew’s sake I hope he at least tastes some bottom-3 action so he gets scared enough to up his game.

    This season may have several contestants pulling Jasmine-Trias-like upsets into the Final Four…

  35. There were so many rumors during David’s time on AI,

    That wasn’t a rumour, since the voice coach (Dean Kaelin, after a bit of googling) specifically mentioned it on TV, and he even wrote a book about him and Archie –
    http://davidarchuletastory.com/

  36. Nah jersey, I don’t agree, I don’t think there’s any wiggle room. Ryan has explicitly called it “the bottom three” on many occasions. Regulators would never buy that argument that they leave it fuzzy.

  37. Anyone can get help if they want it. People call their family members or friends and bounce ideas off them etc etc. They look up ideas of youtube and use their arrangements as well. If it wasnt allowed they wouldnt do it.

  38. eh, we’ll have to agree to disagree. I don’t think any regulators really care all that much about AI, as long as the right one goes home every week.

  39. That wasn’t a rumour, since the voice coach (Dean Kaelin, after a bit of googling) specifically mentioned it on TV, and he even wrote a book about him and Archie –
    http://davidarchuletastory.com/

    being specific, it has never been a secret about the vocal coach, that’s been in the public record since 2008, so i don’t see where this is something brand new, lol… thanks for posting the link – i’m sure dean will love the extra hits that may be directed to the site :-)

  40. I thought Crystal had never watched Idol…how does she know about Danny Gokey babies? Either way, hilarious.

    I’m sure that since Crystal has been living in the Idol Bubble these last few months, she’s had plenty of Idol History Lessons. How could she not?!?!

  41. Andrew really needs to leave. At least Kris knew how to arrange songs that fit him beautifully and caressed his vocal skills. I hope Tim stays. I blame his genuine personality that has grown on me.

    Re: David Archuleta’s “backstage” help:

    David has been with his vocal coach, Dean Kaelin, for the past 7 years. Before every performance, he calls Dean and they do vocal exercises to keep Davids voice loose and moist. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, nor did David and David never treads murky waters. He would have never done it if there was even a hint of mud in the water.

    He also had “help” (if you want to call it that) from his father and an acquaintance, Richard Parkinson (who helped with his ‘Christmas from the Heart’ album). This story is a little tricky. Jeff really only helped David choose out songs that fit his vocal ability, but it didn’t really matter because David himself had the final say in what song he wanted to sing. During Andrew Lloyd Webber week, David drastically changed up “Think of Me” to a contemporary, boyband-y feel. I believe Richard had some help with that. But I think its the same as David Cook going on YouTube and finding Chris Cornell’s version.

  42. Didn’t Melinda Doolittle have a vocal coach/stylist with her to consult with during her Idol run? The reason it didn’t annoy me back then was because M didn’t also have stage dad baggage like someone else did in his season….LOL.

  43. Anoop got professional help last season.

    I’m keeping my points on Katie going home. Despite the fact that her face was everywhere during the video clips, and that it was her best performance to date, the vocal was weak compared to similar types from past seasons.
    Aaron has the country thing going on that has potential and allows viewers to disassociate him from David A. I think he will be ok.
    Andrew has some kind of inexplainable fan base that hopefully doesn’t soul patrol him into winning this thing somehow. I think they will come thru for him tonight.
    Mike or Tim could also hit the bottom three. Don’t care if any of them go except Aaron. For some reason(I don’t care for his performances) I want him to succeed and fill that teen boy country niche.

  44. Nah jersey, I don’t agree, I don’t think there’s any wiggle room. Ryan has explicitly called it “the bottom three” on many occasions. Regulators would never buy that argument that they leave it fuzzy.

    Regulators?
    It’s not a game show and so isn’t held to the same set of restrictions.
    It’s a reality show. Read the fine print that appears as the credits roll- they can do anything they want to do.

  45. You guys are joking right??? Let’s call a spade a spade. Anyone has the liberty to talk to family, friends, former teachers, vocal coaches about their upcoming performances so why is David Archuleta now the talk that he got preferential treatment?? Come on guys, if Cookie got to talk to his former music teacher or Melinda her vocal coach then why is Archie singled out?? Give the guy credit. He does have a talented voice – help or no help – you can’t take that fact away! Let’s be open minded about issues regardless of whether you are a fan or not.

  46. LCT I am a fan of Archie’s, I just had never heard anything before about him having his own in-house coach and arranger, which is how I interpreted the original comment. But I think this is all probably too off-topic for this thread so I’ll let it go.

  47. Andrew might have too much fans to be leaving tonight, but since Tim kind of redeem himself yesterday, I’m not going to put points on him, so i’m splitting them between Aaron and Andrew.

  48. Didn’t Melinda Doolittle have a vocal coach/stylist with her to consult with during her Idol run?

    Did she? I thought it was her friends who helped her with her dress and things (she called them her angels or something like that).

  49. I gave 15 to Andrew and 5 for Tim. I thought Tim was pretty good last night but his fans might think his safe and not voted last night. I really hope it’s Andrew. It might also be a surprise and maybe Katie well go home but am hoping a guy goes home. I really hope Lee, and Casey are safe for the guy’s. I really enjoyed Katie last night I actually liked her more then Crystal last night.

  50. Anyone can get help if they want it. People call their family members or friends and bounce ideas off them etc etc. They look up ideas of youtube and use their arrangements as well. If it wasn’t allowed they wouldnt do it.

    YUP!

    No. We don’t need to beat any more dead horses!!!

    There were so many rumors during David’s time on AI,

    That wasn’t a rumour, since the voice coach (Dean Kaelin, after a bit of googling) specifically mentioned it on TV, and he even wrote a book about him and Archie –
    http://davidarchuletastory.com/

    I know some were true, but I am sure some of them were not, such as him crying because he dad wouldn’t give him a drink of water.

  51. Did she? I thought it was her friends who help her with her dress and things (she called them her angels or something like that).

    I may be remembering it wrong – that it was just friends. Whatever the situation, I thought at the time that it was really smart of her. I would think that a savvy trusted advisor(s) would be a huge help during the time constraints each week.

  52. Did she? I thought it was her friends who help her with her dress and things (she called them her angels or something like that).

    everyone gets by with a little help from their friends, lol. she had her ‘angels’, david has his ‘arch-angels’ :)… it’s all good.

  53. I voted for Lee last night. That’s it. And not just because of Danny Gokey babies mind you. I voted because of the bagpiper. Yep. In fact I might have to buy the video of that performance. LOL

    I think Tim is going home. His fans probably relaxed a little last night. If Tim doesn’t go home I bet Katie does. I need one of those two to leave so I can get my points! For a shocker I’d throw Siobhan in there. Sleepy performance = forgettable.

  54. will, I’m not sure that article contradicts anything we’ve said. I’m also not sure who the person is that wrote it. They seem to be a casting agent. Not sure that qualifies them as an expert.

  55. I think Aaron (no!) or Katie are leaving. But, I don’t wan to lost ALL my points AGAIN because I always EPIC FAIL in the pool,so I’m gonna give some to Andrew too..

  56. Meanwhile David A is @ Idol now and having a ball saying it’s like a family reunion. The topic of this thread is about who you think is going home.

  57. I voted more for tim last night than the previous 2 weeks. Though his line wasnt busy at all for me.(i dont know if there is a difference using my cell phone/landline. I use my land line for the first time last night)

  58. Meanwhile David A is @ Idol now and having a ball saying it’s like a family reunion. The topic of this thread is about who you think is going home.

    thanks heidijoy – glad to read david’s relaxed and enjoying himself before showtime :)

  59. Andrew and Aaron seem to have stronger fanbases than either Katie or Tim, based on previous weeks’ B3 results, so I’m guessing either Katie (despite a decent performance that was overpraised IMO) or Tim (again, despite a decent performance) will be voted off. And I doubt the judges will use the save on either one. In fact, of these 4, the only one I think they might use the save on is Aaron.

  60. luvadamlambert:
    04/07/2010 at 4:01 pm
    I may regret this, but I changed my mind.I’m giving all my points to Andrew *crosses fingers*

    I really wouldn’t do that if I were you! You’re hugely underestimating his straight up/youtube covers fan base. Besides all the people who will vote cause they like the BFF thing him and Lee have going and want to see Danny Gokey babies.

  61. Andrew’s fanbase is what’s preventing me from putting any point on him. I don’t get it but I acknowledge it. :)

  62. Besides all the people who will vote cause they like the BFF thing him and Lee have going and want to see Danny Gokey babies.

    ROFL ..and don’t those babies know how to scream?

    hmm you make me reconsider my points on Andrew… although Kirsten spoke earlier of the top 9 seeing a surprise elimination in a majority of seasons

  63. Anyone can get help if they want it. People call their family members or friends and bounce ideas off them etc etc.

    I think the point wasn’t about calling friends or family or looking up YouTube videos, but about having outside professional help. That’s a different matter entirely. I vaguely remember first reading about it about Jordin and thought, as some appear to think now, “How is that fair on the other contestants?” I should say I can’t be certain about this with regard to Jordin because I can’t remember in what context I read about it so can’t assess the reliability of the information.

    I don’t think Aaron had much outside help, given everything he has done so far is on the predictable side, from his song choices to the song arrangements (and if he had outside professional help then he should sue them, given how boring Long And Winding Road turned out to be). And that is my original point – he has done very well for someone who is so young. I do think we expect too much from some of the younger contestants, somehow expecting them to come out with a clever song choices with interesting arrangement. That only come from someone with some degree of experience and maturity, for example there is simply no way Aaron himself could come up with the arrangement like the one Casey did with Jealous Guy, nor should we expect him to. I just think some of the comments I have read about him (predictable song choice, blah, blah, blah) were on the unfair side.

  64. This week is a tough one but I am doing what I have been doing all along during the Season of Suck–throw caution to the wind and put all my points on one person. It backfired last week when I put all my points on Tim but who cares. In this case it is the person who bores me to tears–Andrew. I find Tim and his WTF song choices to be one of the more entertaining things in this horrible season so I hope he stays. I wouldn’t mind if Katie or Aaron left.

    Apropos of nothing: What is the deal with Aaron and those hideous, oversized rolled up sleeves and jackets he wears every week? It always looks like his sleeves are going to swallow him alive.

  65. hmm you make me reconsider my points on Andrew… although Kirsten spoke earlier of the top 9 seeing a surprise elimination in a majority of seasons

    Crap. So if you take your points off of Andrew and he leaves then I’m as good as dead. Although I don’t think his fanbase will fail him. He’s *never* been in the bottom 3. If he does leave I’m gonna be tarred and feathered. LOL Plus no more (you guessed it) Danny Gokey babies!!!!!

  66. Anybody else wondering how Crystal “gets” Gokey but has supposedly not watched other seasons of Idol? LOL

    I agree that Aaron looks like he’s wearing his brother’s hand-me-downs that he hasn’t grown into yet. But since they have a clothing budget, and he can wear whatever he wants…WTF?

    should go home: Aaron

    will go home: Aaron or Andrew

    will be in the bottom 3 but hang out because he’s got at least several more lives: Mr. Cheshire Cat himself, Tim URban

  67. People are saying this is Tim’s best performance to date,….But it isn’t. He’s best performance was Hallelujah and he also WASN’T in the bottom 3 that week. Also come on get higher was also decent too…How come people forget his good performances????

    Also It seems like I’m the only one who thinks Mike is going home.

  68. And that is my original point – he has done very well for someone who is so young. I do think we expect too much from some of the younger contestants, somehow expecting them to come out with a clever song choice with an interesting arrangement. That only come from someone with some degree of experience and maturity, for example there is simply no way Aaron himself could come up with the arrangement that like the one Casey did with Jealous Guy, nor should we expect him to. I just think some of the comments I have read about him (predictable song choice, blah, blah, blah) were on the unfair side.

    point taken. we just didn’t see the need to drag david into the mix when the comparison between he and kelly was neither of his nor kelly’s making. it was borne from the manipulations of the idol machine with the hope it would bear fruit ratings wise, perhaps from those who might have really believed kelly was comparable vocally to david. any unfair comparisons need to be taken up with the source who generated them, jmo. you won’t find any david fans, or anyone with a discerning set of working ears drinking that idol concocted kool aid :)

  69. Anybody else wondering how Crystal “gets” Gokey but has supposedly not watched other seasons of Idol? LOL

    I think them segments were kind of scripted, Because didn’t DiDi say the contestants don’t really know each other very well. So I think they just scripted something together to make them seem oh so close.

  70. You’re right seriously,IDK I might give some of my points to Aaron

    I’m in the #300’s in the pool so take my advice with a grain of salt. At this point, where everybody did well last night, the smartest thing to do would be to put points on the people with the weakest fan bases. We know Tim and Katie have the weakest fan bases due to there frequent bottom three appearances. And contrary to popular belief a person is *not* as good as their last performance.

  71. Because didn’t DiDi say the contestants don’t really know each other very well. So I think they just scripted something together to make them seem oh so close.

    The comment Didi made led me to believe that the girls didn’t know the guys that well. Remember that Alex didn’t make it to the top 12. Therefore they sang on two different nights, and didn’t do as much as the top 12 do together.

  72. I’ve heard rumors of more people aligning with VFTW this week, so I’d be surprised if Tim left. I think it will be Aaron or Mike, but agree this is an interesting week.

  73. Anybody else wondering how Crystal “gets” Gokey but has supposedly not watched other seasons of Idol? LOL

    She watched him perform — and pontificate — during the semifinals a few weeks ago, which is enough for anyone to “get” him I’d say.

  74. Also It seems like I’m the only one who thinks Mike is going home.

    You didn’t read my post. :)

    I’m trying to decide whether I’m bold enough to put all my point on him.

  75. It wouldnt surprise me if mike went. Hoping goatboy or andrew goes.

  76. This week might be the toughest of all to figure out who will be leaving.

    There were four that were noticeably better last night: Katie, Tim, Casey, and Lee. Casey’s performance was so good, I’d put him right up at the top of the pack now. Along with Crystal, who did well, but did not shine like Casey did.

    Katie and Tim might still make the bottom 3, but I don’t think they’re going to go. Not after last night.

    So the question is, who will it be? I tend to agree with MJ, it’s just that I don’t want to have a lot of money on it.

    And if it does turn out to be Tim, will the judges save him? I say they should, because Adam and Tim next week will definitely be must-see TV, as I think most agree.

  77. My guess is Tim. Tim has been in the bottom three 3 weeks running. This shows a lack of a core fan base. I think that he has picked up the sympathy vote in the past due to the judges hating on him. Last night they praised him. Didi’s votes have to go somewhere and I think they will go to Katie. Tim’s performance was not that good — just good in comparison to the calypso version of Under My Thunb. Plus, I have him going this week in my office bracket filled out at the start of the final 12.

  78. They’d save Big Mike if he has the lowest points. He’s been the most consistant singer, with the most personality.

  79. Tim only needs one more vote than someone else.. I don’t know what to do! I actually have points split between Aaron(9) and Andrew(11).

    I just really want to see Adam mentoring Tim.

  80. I think them segments were kind of scripted, Because didn’t DiDi say the contestants don’t really know each other very well. So I think they just scripted something together to make them seem oh so close.

    Didi said she didn’t know the other contestants very well (except Siobhan and Crystal), but I think maybe that was just her. Contestant’s in past season’s haven’t had trouble getting to know each other, and it definitely seems that some of them are very close!

  81. I just really want to see Adam mentoring Tim.

    Man, that will be an amazing sight! lol

  82. Just like Mike has cornered the R&B-loving demog, Andrew has the urban demog cornered. If you are non-white working-class under-30, you are voting Andrew. If you are inner-city, Andrew’s your dawg. He’s representin’. Even his missteps, like flatlining the Rolling Stones or overarranging the Beatles, totally resonate with that crowd, who also don’t really get classic rock.

    This comment blew me away. I don’t think of Mike as an R&B singer, though he certainly could do that genre. Urban music includes R&B, hip hop, rap, and reggae. So how does Andrew corner the Urban music demog?

    What shocks me is the statement that Andrew’s ‘crowd’ don’t get classic rock, the Rolling Stones, or the Beatles. You’re speaking of the US Hispanic population? They don’t all live in the barrio or ‘inner city’ (not even Andrew) or have just jumped the border. Even so, classic rock is extremely popular among Hispanics.

    I live in a predominantly Hispanic working class neighbourhood and on any given evening and all weekend long you can hear music of every genre resonating through the hills. It includes classic rock and opera. This is either live music or from their stereos. About the only generalization you could make is they love music.

  83. david archuleta is singing imagine! really? thats silly

    You won’t think it’s silly when you hear it. And this is coming from a die hard Cook fan.

  84. Because didn’t DiDi say the contestants don’t really know each other very well. So I think they just scripted something together to make them seem oh so close.

    Actually, she was speaking about the semi-finals when (a) Alex Lambert was still there and (b) the girls and boys were living and rehearsing separately.

    She has commented about how close she was to Crystal and Siobhan, and maybe she isn’t one to schmooze with the guys that much.

  85. I just hope it’s a guy. It’s already down to 6 boys and 3 girls and 8 weeks of only Crystal and Siobhan left for those of us who prefer female voices would be just so boring.

    I thought this was supposed to be a girls year?

  86. I shouldn’t read comments before commenting myself. I lose my train of thought :)

    I put all my points in Andrew going home, but I think it’s too close to call.

    I think the bottom 3 will be 2 boys and a girl. I’m going to say the boys will be Aaron and Andrew based solely on last nights performances. Aaron was very off and Andrew sounded very Vegas to me. I think Andrew’s youtube fans of his pre-Idol music may feel like he’s losing it and drifting away.

    The girl may be Katie, but I wouldn’t be surprised if either Siobhan or Crystal were put there. Crystal was great, but there was a misstep there. Siobhan literally put me to sleep twice – first while I watched the show live online and second when it aired here on the west coast. It was very pretty, but more like a lullaby or hymn.

    Katie gave her best performance to date. Two things may work against her. She did a song that Kris Allen turned into a stunning tear jerker just a few short weeks ago; and both Brooke White and Jennifer Hudson had done magnificently. Casual voters will remember those and judge on a curve.

    The second was the prom date pimp for votes deal and her stank face into the camera before the break prior to performing. Part of her demo is teens and tweens and I can see that turning them off.

    I think Tim is totally safe this week. He chose the right song and gave a very believable performance. I loved what Casey and Big Mike did. I’m sort of iffy on Lee. I like him a lot but I’m not sure what his voting fan base is. I feel he was a beneficiary of the Alex fans, but they may have moved into the IICD house and aren’t voting.

  87. This week makes me feel very much like this could be his week to go – or any of the others except Crystal and Lee (in the pimp spot), even Casey who had an absolutely fantastic performance this week.

    There were no really terrible performances this week although some lack-luster ones. But some fans will be motivated to save a seemingly at-risk constestant, such as Katie or Tim especially when both did pretty well this week.

    Aaron has been pretty resilient and getting good (overrated) praise from the judges for weeks.

    Andrew is almost as Teflon as Tim, IMO thanks to his youtube fanbase.

    There are some in the middle, like Mike who are good but not standouts and could be forgotten.

    Siobhan is a favorite who had a setback last week and a tasteful but sleepy performance this week (although she cried at the end of her critiques and who knows how that will affect the audience).

    Crystal is golden even with a less than perfect vocal. She gets a pass for consistently being good and also being sick.

    Lee seems to have an extremely motivated fanbase and he had a controversial performance that may cause them to vote like mad as insurance.

    Casey was the best of the night and showed a lot of growth, but some may assume he’s safe and vote for a more endangered contestant.

    That’s why there are shock boots due panic voting, demo-splitting, fan complacency … well I don’t need to tell you. This is nothing new.

    I’ll say the most likely to be B3 – well, B-2 based on performances this week are Aaron and Andrew. Aaron was forgettable and Andrew’s performance was strange and he’s been inconsistent. I think Tim belongs in the third spot but he got judges’ praise this week, Katie improved and got praise, Lee got mixed reviews (but had the pimp spot), Mike could be in trouble if he was overshadowed.

    Casey and Siobhan should be safe with Lee and Crystal, but anything can happen.

  88. Who cares? It’s not like the others don’t get any help. Archie’s camp was just a little bit more organized from the pre-idol years.

    I care! Why should the contestants that come from wealthier families who can afford a vocal coach to make arrangements during the show have such a huge advantage in the competition? That is why I think the whole who arranges best is total bullshit. The contestants should have no outside help on songs to keep it fair.

  89. just tweeted:

    @AI9Contestants: Tim Urban: Last night was great! I think everyone had a really good show! We’re working on the group number this… http://bit.ly/b8iOKR

    It sounds like there is a group number.

  90. Crystal was great, but there was a misstep there.

    One misstep puts you in the bottom three?

  91. Just watched the show – or at least the second half of it; I was waiting for the Masterchef final and forgot about the first half!

    It was excruciating!

    I didn’t see Crystal’s performance, so I don’t know how the half before her did (or Crystal herself) but what I did see was TERRIBLE.

    Casey was dreadful – I was thinking about the Lennon and Roxy Music bloke’s versions of Jealous Guy all the way through and , sorry, but this guy is a very average singer. Don’t get the praise for that one at all.

    Lee was painful to listen to – painful.

    Sioban – w.t.f was that? I hate that song anyway, but I was just waiting for it to end.

    Actually, Tim was relatively innofensive – entirely average and forettable, but inoffensive and therefore more tolerable than the rest.

    Oh and heaven save me – I’ve just caught a snippet of Mike’s Eleanor Rigby! Thank goodness I missed that one!

    Does it matter who goes home (Crystal aside)?

  92. Just like Mike has cornered the R&B-loving demog, Andrew has the urban demog cornered. If you are non-white working-class under-30, you are voting Andrew. If you are inner-city, Andrew’s your dawg. He’s representin’. Even his missteps, like flatlining the Rolling Stones or overarranging the Beatles, totally resonate with that crowd, who also don’t really get classic rock.

    Have we ever seen that demo get traction, though? Ever? I can’t think of anyone in the past three seasons who has clearly benefited from that…

  93. Well I guess the show tonight might be a little more interesting since the question about who is going home seems to be spread out over about 4 people…

  94. I think many factors play into the vote. First there are people who always have a large number of votes: Crystal, Casey, Lee. Maybe Siobhan as well, but she has done much to undermine herself…could be the biggest self-destruction in Idol history. Everyone else is close and those who tend to not split votes have more say in the outcome. Not that your vote means much, it is just that your vote is representative of others like you. There are more people watching this week than last week, so that would throw votes to the people who did a better job or to people who got pissed off at what judges were saying. Those who just did an OK job, who were forgetable, and in the early or middle of the group are the ones who will be most at risk: Aaron = Andrew > Mike >>> Tim = Siobhan. With that said, if Mike or Siobahn are the losers, the judges are SO going to save them. My points are on Andrew

  95. Anybody else wondering how Crystal “gets” Gokey but has supposedly not watched other seasons of Idol? LOL

    Gokey has been back to perform this season and has met the contestants, so Crystal knows what he looks like, sounds like, etc.

  96. I don’t think it’s much of an argument that Aaron gave the worst performance. It was bad, really bad. And stupid, again. (Has he NEVER watched the show?) And boring. Tim wasn’t bad, and even changed up the song some, but he was boring, so he was the second worse. Third worst was Siobhan. I like her and her perfomance wasn’t bad, I sort of liked it, but others were better. Lee was close on her heels in a bizarre performance, but he was into it and his voice, in or out of pitch, suits Hey, Jude very well. I thought it was a bad song choice, but the bagpipes were very funny, not to mention the hilarious “Why not?'” So, props to him for making me laugh. I’m starting to like his voice too. I LIKE Andrew. And I liked Can’t Buy Me Love. I would have picked a better song for him, but that’s true of all of the contestants, except Casey. Why are bloggers on that hate train? So his hair is Kramer-ish now and he isn’t a pretty-boy. Develop some depth, People. I don’t think there is anything unusual about our TV reception–hey, we’ve got a pretty good sound system–and we all (including a professional musician) loved Andrew’s performance here. Katie was surprisingly good. Let it Be was an incredibly stupid song choice (see Aaron, above), but she pulled it off. Never would have guessed it. Michael was good; I kind of liked where he was taking the song, he just turned off the path at the end and I would have suggested a different ending. At the beginning the words seemed muffled, which was unusual for Michael. I think Andrew, Katie and Michael, while all different, were all good. Casey and Crystal were the stars tonight, though. Head and shoulders above the others.
    In short, Aaron or Tim for the lose. Please.

  97. dejd:
    04/07/2010 at 5:57 pm
    Crystal was great, but there was a misstep there.

    One misstep puts you in the bottom three?

    Crystal is my favorite and *I* wouldn’t put her in the bottom three. I loved what she did last night but I’m realistic even with my favorites. She’s in my top 3 and my pick to win! I don’t get to decide who gets the most votes from the people who vote in the competition. I seriously think a girl will be one of the 3 that Ryan sends to the stools. There are only 3 girls left, so it could be any one of them.

  98. I think Aaron is in the most trouble tonight. Add up the factors: 1.he went first
    2.was lackluster to bad
    3.forced the audience to compare him unfavorably to a more popular contestant of yore.
    4.and he likely splits the ‘cute boy’ vote with Tim who had a better night.

  99. My random picks for bottom, Aaron, Andrew and Katie with Andrew (finally) going home.

  100. I think Tim goes home tonight. He’s been in the bottom 2 twice and usually those contestants go home when they have a good night.

    Aaron, I think, has the strong “grandma” (nothing to do with age, but those that have the motherly, or “oh so cute and sweet” feeling about certain contestants) Katie isn’t getting those and I don’t think Tim is either.

  101. I think Crystal could end up in the B3 soon, but not this week. Maybe if Siobhan had a moment (or tanked bad), but that didn’t happen. Lee wasn’t that great either. AI don’t think enough momentum has shifted away from Crystal for that to happen this week.

    But, the fact that Lee had the pimp spot and Casey had a moment could have given those two a boost, leaving Andrew a bit more vulnerable in the casual vote department. Even Tim had a guitar this week, so Andrew stood out less. Aaron also got outperformed by his main competition (Tim, Katie and perhaps Casey) so he is in danger too I think.

    I am really interested to see who the 3rd bottom dweller is!

  102. This is a curious night, the two I have been waiting to go home don’t deserve to go home tonight. Katie was really good, and she is usually a fast forward performance for me, for once she connected, it wasn’t robotic, pagentry, and I liked it!

    Tim was, well, adorable! He rocked the theme well. TBH, John and Paul weren’t the greatest vocalists, if they tried out for idol they probably wouldn’t make it. Their early material was fairly easy to sing, but they were performers and charmers, and wrote some fantastic material. Tim was cute, sang it well, and tho he isn’t the best vocalist, he embraced the Beatle spirit and worked it. I have been dieing for him to go home so I really have to choke out this praise. (and a further sad confession, yes MJ, I went a bit fluttery too! lol)

    I have no idea who will be going home, last night was very enjoyable all around, lots of surprising performances, and the only one I really didn’t like that much was poor old Aaron. Like someone said, a pretty stupid choice and plodding and boring. But it wasn’t horrible, just wasn’t great. He has a fan base, so maybe he isn’t in danger. And does he deserve to go? Do two good performances by two dire contestants earn them the right to stay on instead of him?

    Andrew seems to be as teflon as Tim so I have no idea. I suck so bad in the pools it doesn’t matter, worst season ever with points. all the mediocrity makes it difficult to chose.

  103. hmm, the local Fox station in Tampa is having an segment on Big Mike after the show tonight as he’s from the area. That might be a jinx, maybe I should put some points on him.

    spenserj, did you listen to the 93.3 morning show this morning? mj (host, no confusion with this mj) said he only tunes in for ‘the big black guy’ and the ‘homeless girl’ Classy. Yet these are the stations that hold the idols fates in their hands later.

  104. TBH, John and Paul weren’t the greatest vocalists, if they tried out for idol they probably wouldn’t make it. Their early material was fairly easy to sing, but they were performers and charmers, and wrote some fantastic material.

    Yeah I think this was a real softball of a theme this week. I’m much more interested to hear what they would do with an unexpected theme.

  105. Aaron, I think, has the strong ?grandma? (nothing to do with age, but those that have the motherly, or ?oh so cute and sweet? feeling about certain contestants) Katie isn?t getting those and I don?t think Tim is either.

    I don’t know about that. The four grandmas in my viewing group all like Tim, perhaps because he reminds of us some of those old boyfriends who wanted to be in a garage band back in the day. I know I voted a few times for him last night and on previous nights. However, my youngest daughter (28) wants him gone….now!

    I have NO “oh so cute and sweet” feelings for Aaron. I was hoping for more from him based on his pre-idol You Tube videos but have been disappointed.

  106. I’ve got 10 points on Aaron and 10 points on Andrew. Everytime I put points on Tim Urban I lose big time. Which probably means now that I haven’t picked him, he’ll be a goner tonight.

  107. I wouldn’t underestimate the grandma’s. They may think a contestant is a cute and nice young man, but at some point, if they don’t deliver, they won’t keep voting for them.

  108. Put all my points on Mike (I am so crazy, lol). If I convince myself to split them, then 10 are going to Aaron.

    ETA: I’m starting to think that it’s Tim instead of Aaron. But it’s hard judging whether or not he is picking up momentum or still stagnant in the same position.

    I’m #23 in the pool (overall) and if I screw this up I’m going to shoot myself :D

  109. Well, I just put all 20 points on Andrew. I’m so far down in the pool by now that it probably doesn’t matter what I do, lol. I’m thinking Aaron will hang around for a country week or something. And Tim actually did do a decent job last night, so probably deserves to stay. Katie was strong (for a change). Casey stepped up his game. Siobhan tugged at my heart strings, heck…let the girl scream again, what the heck, at least she’ll get her stage presence back. Crystal keeps doing pretty well, she’s nothing if not consistent at least. The only thing I liked about Lee last night was that he continues to look more groomed (needs to lose the facial hair imo to finish the new look). Mike is good for the show, personality wise. Man, usually by this time in the competition, I have VERY clear favorites, this year not so much. Siobahn is my fav, but evidentally folks aren’t digging her “screams”. Second favorite is Crystal. The rest are just there to fill up the rest of the show for me. I rarely watch the result shows, but will definitely watch THIS one for the Archuleta! lol. What a year this one has been, seems so different to me.

  110. Maybe instead of “grandmas” we should say the “sweet and wholesome” vote? There is usually a clean cut young-looking contestant who garners affection, but we don’t really know if its just grandmas who rally around that quality. I dunno.

  111. You won’t think it’s silly when you hear it. And this is coming from a die hard Cook fan.

    This comment just made my heart grow three sizes.

  112. Everytime I put points on Tim Urban I lose big time. Which probably means now that I haven’t picked him, he’ll be a goner tonight.

    I can so relate, lol.

  113. spenserj, did you listen to the 93.3 morning show this morning? mj (host, no confusion with this mj) said he only tunes in for ‘the big black guy’ and the ‘homeless girl’ Classy. Yet these are the stations that hold the idols fates in their hands later.

    LOL – I missed it this morning. But, I think those are terms of affection from MJ :) (the dj, not our blogmistress).

    Maybe instead of “grandmas” we should say the “sweet and wholesome” vote? There is usually a clean cut young-looking contestant who garners affection, but we don’t really know if its just grandmas who rally around that quality. I dunno.

    I’ll call them whatever you want me to call them, as long as they stop voting for NOTarchie. I want him to go home. And, I especially want him to go home on a night when the real Archie is performing, because that will make me laugh my ass off.

  114. Everytime I put points on Tim Urban I lose big time. Which probably means now that I haven’t picked him, he’ll be a goner tonight.

    This! And that is why I have practically no points in the pool. I think Tim was adorable last night, and I didn’t pick him for the first week (besides the Paige obvious one) which as you said, he’ll be gone whether he deserves it or not. lol.

  115. I’m fighting the urge to switch my pool points to Tim but I’ll stand pat with the split I described on the previous page. If I don’t pick him and he goes (as will my 20 pts) it might be funny enough to mute the pain of how piss poor I’m doing in the pool this year. ;)

  116. Stop it you guys! You’re making me second guess myself! Keep your points on Andrew Judy, keep your points on Andrew, be strong….

  117. This Grandma is supporting Siobhan all the way! I think Tim did a nice job last night. Not sure who is going home, though.

  118. Stop it you guys! You’re making me second guess myself! Keep your points on Andrew Judy, keep your points on Andrew, be strong….

    Lol! Well I have all mine on him too which is a sure sign he is safe.

  119. Didn’t Melinda Doolittle have a vocal coach/stylist with her to consult with during her Idol run?

    Interesting, but why not? I think a number of kids NEED vocal coaches — including Siobhan. Some of them have very thin, nasal, breathless deliveries — which is why the heartier voices of Casey and Crystal and Mike stand out so much, methinks.

    And I’m just having a lovely time imagining Adam & Tim’s session. What if Adam says, “Now imagine you’re in love with me when you sing that song…..” and watch the little moptop squirm!

  120. I’m hoping it’s Tim and if not him then Aaron. I like Andrew and hope he can last at least another week. I don’t think all 3 of the young ones can continue to stay when they’re at least partially sharing a fanbase.

  121. I’ve got 3 sets of chips on the craps table. Not going to win much, but hopefully I’ll get something. 7,7,6 on Aaron, Andrew and Mike.

  122. seriously: Im not denying that David’s version of Imagine will be spectacular. He’s sang imagine 2 times on the idol stage already. I wish he could sing something new, that all. Its silly idol isnt promoting Archie as someone who can sing more songs than Imagine.

    Love David A and C and am very excited to hear Archie sing tonight

  123. sr4mjc, I think you got more points than most of us! I didn’t see that coming.

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