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  1. ‘Idol’ Chatter: Drama Queens

    ..Joining the regular three judges was singer/songwriter Carol Byer Sager, who appeared to be doing her best Joan Collins impression, complete with ginormous hair and too much eyeliner.

    But in true New York fashion, there was plenty of drama, and most of it came from the women..

    http://www.journaltimes.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=10453

  2. Idol Chatter: Backlasharama

    ..Ryan needn’t worry à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  Fox and its flying monkeys know when it’s time to coddle the goose a little in anticipation of bigger, tastier and more profitable golden eggs. So this week we get a mellower version of the audition process than the Minneapolis and Seattle segments, which evoked disgust for the interplay à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  once patented, now unpalatable, and who changed the rules? à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  among the judges, the cameras and the perhaps less-gifted auditioneers..

    http://www.readexpress.com/read_freeride/2007/01/idol_chatter_backlasharama.php

  3. American Idol Judge Simon Cowell Cuts Back On Criticism

    ..However, Cowell lavished contestants with praise when the show visited Memphis, Tennessee this week (23Jan07), telling one hopeful she had “probably one of the best voices we’ve heard” and calling another a “brilliant singer”.

    Katrina Szish of American publication US Weekly notes, “It almost seemed like there was a happy drink that had been passed out in Memphis.”

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_21260890.shtml

  4. Viewers still voting for ‘Idol’

    In season six, Tenn. auditions top the ratings

    ..Cowell may have been slightly subdued in Tuesday’s episodes, but he nevertheless managed a swipe at fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks, which prompted a flurry of protests on the message boards.

    “Excuse me, but Simon needs to get over it,” wrote a fan on the Fox.com message board. “Trust me. We are thrilled with Taylor’s much deserved win.”

    Added another: “Simon needs to leave Taylor alone.”..

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/491585p-414099c.html

  5. Good Morning LisaB.

    Yesterday Jory was the only one taht stood out for me.

    Oh, the 16 year old kid (that looked older) and was adopted by the bolivian family, I will tell you what I think of him in 2 years.

    Now we knew this was coming out, but apparently, the story has finally leaked that Fantasia is banging Jamie Foxx.

  6. N.Y. ‘IDOL’ BOOTED FOR SLIMIN’ SIMON
    ‘I’M NOT SHY – I’M FROM BRONX’

    ..At that point, Benardo demanded to see a work visa for Cowell, who then signaled security guards to eject the colorful, fur-scarf-wearing oddball.

    “Simon has built an empire by sitting in a chair and being bored and British, and I just wanted to know if he is legally allowed to be making millions of dollars off us,” Benardo, 26, told The Post..

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/01252007/news/regionalnews/n_y__idol_booted_for_slimin_simon_regionalnews_don_kaplan.htm

  7. iTunes Helps Independent Music Community Find Next Big Hit

    .. 12 songs will be featured each week, for a period of 12 weeks(starting February 9th). Music fans will be able to distribute points to their favorite artists by voting and reviewing songs. Each week one song will be selected as the weekly favorite, entered into a winner’s circle, and receive a Multi-Platinum Press Release package from Billboard Publicity Wire. On the 13th and final week, all 12 weekly winners plus 3 wild cards will be featured for fans to select a winner. The winning song will be featured on the front page of the iTunes Music Store, receive extensive promotional and PR packages from Ariel Publicity, Evolution Promotion, and be heavily featured and advertised on NextBigHit.com and Indie Airplay..
    http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/1/prweb498460.htm#

  8. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ hopeful to perform on campus

    ..After years of watching à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  make stars of young women like Barrino and the winner who started it all, Kelly Clarkson, this past September, the LaFollette High School junior set out for Minneapolis to find her own success. Jackson and more than 18,000 other hopeful à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  and, of course, some hopeless à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  contestants eagerly anticipated their time to shine in front of Randy, Paula and Simon..

    http://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2007/01/25/idol_hopeful_to_perf.php

  9. ONE à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹IDOLà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ REPLACES ANOTHER ON à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹BILLBOARDà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢: Plus, Paris Bennett enlists à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Chicken Littleà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  to rap on her debut LP.

    ….. The album’s first single, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ordinary Love,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is a rock and soul mixture produced by Beyoncà © collaborator Jon Jon Traxx.

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Ordinary Love’ basically talks about me, a teen girl saying, ‘I like this dude so much à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  it’s not just love, I think he’s my soul mate,’ ” Bennett explained.

    The album is due in March on the independent label 306 Entertainment.

    http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur31053.cfm

  10. AU student appears on ‘American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ show
    Sophomore makes it to third round

    .. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I went because a lot of my friends had auditioned,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Killough said. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“I know Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not the best singer. But, I know I can sing.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    Killough made it through three rounds of auditions in front of various producers before finally making it to Cowell, Jackson and Abdul.
    Producers critiqued Killough and gave her specific instructions on how to present herself.
    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“They were giving me tips telling me to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹dress to impressà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ and to be really confident. They also asked me if I could sing any Shakira songs, but I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want to because I didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t want anyone to think I was trying to be someone I wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Killough said..

    http://www.theplainsman.com/comment/reply/1526

  11. American Idol Spoiler à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ More Semi-Finalists Revealed By Domain Names

    ..Of the twenty-nine contestants named so far, Anna Kearns, Sanjaya Malakar, Shyamali Malakar, Jason Sundance Head, Amanda Coluccio, Antonella Barba, Jenry Bejarano, Porcelana Patino, and Rachel Zevita all had their names registered as domain names on November 18, 2006. All the domains show that they have been registered by Domains by Proxy, which is basically a service which hides the identity of who actually registered the domain names. One could speculate that American Idol producers privately registered the names of the contestants that were advancing to the top forty..

    http://www.realitytvmagazine.com/blog/2007/01/american_idol_s_1.html

  12. Michael Jackson on American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Finale
    Jacko to perform at American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Finale

    Oh my

  13. Simon Sez: Cigarettes can calm him

    Any cigarette smoker will tell you when you go too long without a fix, you get grumpy. “American Idol” judge Simon Cowell is the country’s reigning king of harsh words — and he smokes. So I ask him if he gets even blunter when a nicotine fit kicks in.

    “You mean when I’m doing auditions?” he says. “It’s a long day. It’s 12 hours. Working with those two [Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson] is a nightmare at times. And you get a bit ratty, so I go have my cigarette break and I get better.” …..

    http://www.post-trib.com/entertainment/226696,SimonSez.article

  14. American Idol: New York Auditions

    Here’s the thing: the editing of American Idol can be baffling. We don’t know what time of day each person is auditioning, we don’t know the context (Did they sing after someone terrible? Somone great?), and we don’t get to see their entire audition. One thing that is telling is the punchiness of Paula. Now, I’m not going to say “drunkeness”, because I don’t want to jump to conclusions. However, she does begin slurring her words at some point during the day and it can be jarring when one sudition she’s slurring and the next she’s articulate……

    http://www.buddytv.com/articles/american-idol/american-idol-new-york-auditio-3333.aspx

  15. ‘Idol’ singers just want to be famous

    ..Cruel? Yes, aggressively cruel. But without a doubt every sneer and insult was warranted.

    I understand the appeal of the show lies in the talentless qualities of nearly all the singers (even the ones passed to the next round are mediocre at best).

    Like millions of other viewers, I found myself rolling my eyes in boredom whenever a halfway decent contestant stole airtime from one of the festering psychopaths just behind the door. I was pulled toward these people because of how lost in the world they seemed – like monkeys dressed in suits.

    This is where “Idol” made perfect sense to me.

    Stunned to find articles this week in national newspapers debating whether the “Idol” judges were too harsh with contestants, I found myself thinking they should have been even harsher..

    http://media.www.thedailyaztec.com/media/storage/paper741/news/2007/01/25/Opinion/idol-Singers.Just.Want.To.Be.Famous-2676072.shtml?sourcedomain=www.thedailyaztec.com&MIIHost=media.collegepublisher.com

  16. Michael Jackson? Wonder how that will go over. Sundance’s first name is Jason? Why in heaven’s name doesn’t he used it?

    Good morning, LisaB and JJ!

  17. Arts, Briefly

    ..
    Pop Charts: Photo Finish

    In the closest race for No. 1 since the company SoundScan began tracking music sales 16 years ago, the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“American Idolà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  alumnus Chris Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s debut album edged out the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dreamgirlsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  soundtrack by about 130 copies, Billboard reported. But in the third straight week of dismal CD sales, nobody was a big winner. Mr. Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album, à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (RCA), which has been bubbling through the Top 10 since it was released in November, reached the top of the chart with about 65,000 sales, followed closely by à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Dreamgirlsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Sony). Another soundtrack, to the Disney Channel movie à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Jump In!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (Disney), is at No. 3 with 57,000. After an appearance on à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“The Oprah Winfrey Showà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  last week, the British soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae jumped 28 spots to No. 4, with sales of 55,000 copies of her self-titled album on Capitol. BEN SISARIO
    ..

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/25/arts/25arts.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin

  18. Good Morning Bobbi,

    Sundance dosen’t use Jason because Sundance makes him more memorable. Hmmmm, he didn’t blow me away, now I’m starting not to like him.

  19. Honestly, JJ, I liked his voice but if he is using Sundance as a gimmick…….yeah, I don’t like that much either. I’m so ready for them to get to the Hollywood rounds! It will be interesting to see how many of these people make it through.

  20. Honestly, JJ, I liked his voice but if he is using Sundance as a gimmickà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.yeah, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like that much either. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m so ready for them to get to the Hollywood rounds! It will be interesting to see how many of these people make it through.

    You know, I keep thinking that I really should have loved him, but I don’t. I can’t pinpoint what it is, but there was just something I didn’t like. I think I saw a tinge of arrogance in him. We shall see when the Hollywood rounds start. So far, I liked the cute little indian boy, the back up singer with no balls, Jory and oh the kid from last night that was 16, ahem…

  21. Idols Now: Is Daughtry Pal Ace Young’s Career Ready To Launch?
    Singer co-writing all material on upcoming LP; planning charity collaboration with Chris Daughtry.

    ..He also talks with Daughtry almost daily and the two are planning to record a duet for charity when their schedules work out. “I’ve always been family- and friend-oriented, and we’re best friends forever,” Young said..

    http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1550670/20070124/daughtry__chris.jhtml

  22. ‘Idol’ veteran Daughtry tops U.S. album charts

    ..The Daughtry album debuted at No. 2 in November and his not been lower than No. 11 since. Sales increased 30% over last week, likely due to last week’s premiere of the new season of “Idol” and the continued strong performance of the single “It’s Not Over” on the top 40 and Hot AC charts.

    According to RCA, “Daughtry” is the first rock band release since Bon Jovi’s 1988 release “New Jersey” to work its way up to the top..

    http://www.tvguide.com/News-Views/Entertainment-News/Article/Default.aspx?idx=15044

  23. That kid was gorgeous!! But, so young I felt like a dirty old woman. The Indian kid bugged me….I liked his voice but his smile or something about his facial expression just really bugged me. Geez…..talk about shallow! Oh well, all of these are just first impressions. I really like Melinda Doolittle a lot but I don’t think she’s going to be able to handle the nerves. There is just nobody that has really made me sit up and take notice this year though.

    They have the story about Brandy on the news right now. How long has it been since she actually put out some music? I don’t remember anything from her in a long time.

  24. They have the story about Brandy on the news right now. How long has it been since she actually put out some music? I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember anything from her in a long time.

    She hasn’t, but she is going to be in a whole heap of trouble on this one. The paper said she drove into the back of the womans car at 65 MPH. My guess is drunk. Well, the woman died, so this dosen’t look good for Brandy.

  25. Sure doesn’t, JJ.

    Are you getting snow this morning? We have about 1/4 inch so far and I just heard the plow go by. That is one great thing about being in Sussex County. They have the best snow removal team I’ve ever seen. Good thing too, considering the hills up here and the amounts we usually get.

  26. Are you getting snow this morning? We have about 1/4 inch so far and I just heard the plow go by. That is one great thing about being in Sussex County. They have the best snow removal team Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve ever seen. Good thing too, considering the hills up here and the amounts we usually get.

    Not yet, we are supposed to get it this evening. Tomorrow the temps are supposed to be -10 with the wind chill. I’m actually thinking they may cancel school because of the temps. Since we have had no snow days.

  27. She hasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t, but she is going to be in a whole heap of trouble on this one. The paper said she drove into the back of the womans car at 65 MPH. My guess is drunk. Well, the woman died, so this dosenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t look good for Brandy.

    ———————————–
    It was stated on the news last night that she was not under the influence.. They also stated she has sent her condolences to the family..However she rear ended the car, and knocked it into the path of another car, so who knows what will happen.

  28. You know what, I think I’ll know when someone this season really interests me. When I stop feeling the need to watch Taylors audition after every audition show.

  29. We’re expecting below 0 (they’re saying -15 to -25 but I really don’t think it makes much difference at that point!)temps tomorrow too, JJ. I’m making my husband bring enough firewood upstairs tonight so I can keep a fire going during the day. With those kinds of temps it makes the house so much warmer!

    Morning, emeralgem! If she was sober, I wonder what made her hit that car. Brake malfunction? If I was that family, I really wouldn’t care about her condolences.

  30. So excited about Jenry and his audition last night, made his classmates, friends and home town pals so proud! and he really is in high school, believe it or not :clap_tb:

  31. morning emeralgem. No, if I was the womans family, the condolences mean nothing to me.

    Bobbi, I have a wood burning insert in my house. I never put the heat on, well I keep it at 50 so the pipes don’t freeze and it keeps my house at 75.

  32. daisy – congratulations to your son’s friend. He really was very good.
    About Michael Jackson, I wonder if that’s a wise decision. I guess the finale is going to draw big numbers anyway so AI isn’t worried about any backlash. It can only help Jacko.

  33. So excited about Jenry and his audition last night, made his classmates, friends and home town pals so proud! and he really is in high school, believe it or not

    Jenry was your sons friend????? Oh my, must get thoughts out of my head, must get thoughts out of my head. Talk to me in 2 years, talk to me in 2 years……

  34. JJ- it’s cool, I am sure there are ladies all over the net
    with similar thoughts, he is so young! it’s just strange to actually know the person, and Jenry is very cute.

  35. JJ- ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s cool, I am sure there are ladies all over the net
    with similar thoughts, he is so young! ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just strange to actually know the person, and Jenry is very cute.

    He definately didn’t look 16. I am making the assumption that he has no trouble getting dates.

  36. Bobbi, I have a wood burning insert in my house. I never put the heat on, well I keep it at 50 so the pipes donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t freeze and it keeps my house at 75.

    Wow! That is really impressive, JJ! My husband has mentioned one of those, but honestly we haven’t investigated it yet. I guess we’ll have to! That would save us big bucks!

  37. Wow! That is really impressive, JJ! My husband has mentioned one of those, but honestly we havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t investigated it yet. I guess weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have to! That would save us big bucks!

    It cost a total of about $3,000 to buy it and install it. It is well worth the investment.

    Daisy, all joking aside, he was good and he seems like a nice, well rounded kid.

  38. California, here I come, for Englewood’s ‘Idol’

    ..Thornton is no newcomer to the music business. She was still in her teens when “Lately,” a single she cut while a member of the R&B trio Divine, peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1998. A second single, a cover of George Michael’s “One More Try” made it to No. 29 a year later. The group toured internationally, supporting ‘N Sync and Britney Spears, Thornton said..

    http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0NyZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NzA2NDQ4OCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

  39. Lisa B
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 5:48 am
    Jazz festival features India.ArieIndia.Arie will headline the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹Jazz in the Gardensà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ festival, a concert the city hopes will become its signature annual event.
    ******

    Here’s just “some” of the performers for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival:

    Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, ZZ Top, John Legend, Van Morrison, Brad Paisley, Jill Scott, Ludacris, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, New Edition, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Counting Crows, Allman Brothers Band, Allen Toussaint, George Benson, Pharoah Sanders, George Thorogood, Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong, Better Than Ezra, Joss Stone, Banda el Recodo, Calexico, Taj Mahal, Johnny Rivers, Lucinda Williams, Branford Marsalis, Richie Havens, Soulive, Cowboy Mouth, Percy Sledge, Tony Joe White, Gillian Welch, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir, T-Bone Burnett, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Mose Allison, Marcia Ball, Roy Hargrove, Chuck Leavell, Arturo Sandoval, The Holmes Brothers, Snooks Eaglin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The New Orleans Social Club, James Carter, The Radiators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucky Peterson, Darrell McFadden, Sonny Landreth, Danilo Perez, Ivan Neville, Dottie Peoples, Davell Crawford, Ba Cissoko of Guinea, George Porter, Jr., Joseph à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Zigabooà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Modeliste, Tab Benoit, Les Amazones of Guinea, World Saxophone Group, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne, Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro, Eddie Bo, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Rosie Ledet, Amanda Shaw, The Iguanas, Marva Wright, Walter à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Wolfmanà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Washington, Deacon John, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Troy à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Trombone Shortyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Bob French, Elysian Fieldz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Ellis Marsalis and over 500 more groups will gather in New Orleans for the 38th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, April 27-29 and May 4-6,.
    An extended weekend-by-weekend list of performers is available by clicking above or below)

  40. Nola, thanks for that link. I was holding out a hope that Taylor would play Jazzfest. Oh well, I will have to decide which weekend we are going.

    Recently I took the kids to see an imax film called Hurrican on the Bayou. It was extremely well done, one of the best Imax films I’ve ever seen. Well, it was narrated by Tab Benoit. Is he worth going to see?

  41. Good morning fellow northeasterners. Nice weather we’re having. Anyone know where I can get a “I Hate NY” bumper sticker?

  42. Did Jenri have on the Red shirt? I can’t remember any names other than The Sundance Kid.
    And who is the guy that reminded Randy of Justin T.?

  43. Jenri is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t believe he is only 16 years old. He could be a male model and if this doesn’t work out for him, that is what he should persue. He reminds me of a teenage Henry Simmons.

    I dubb him the black Ace of Season 6.

  44. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹FLYBOYSà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ LAND ON SMALL SCREEN
    TV compilations out Tueday include comics Louie C.K. and Benny Hill.

    ..CDs

    Katharine McPheeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s album finally comes out, and on the cover she looks like LaToya Jackson if LaToya were a bee. It wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t be the top release of the week; Norah Jones is doing à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Not Too Late,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  her second solo album since the big Grammy haul. The album has been holding down the top spot on the Amazon sales chart for this week for about two months now.

    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/entertainment/16535309.htm

  45. Katharine McPhee Begins Life After American Idol

    ..”It’s definitely suggestive and a much sexier image than I have had in the past,” McPhee told andPOP last week about her Flashdance-inspired album cover.

    “It catches your eye and that’s what I like about it, and you can’t really say it’s a slutty picture because it’s just suggestive. There’s no skin showing. It’s still, ‘I’m sexy, I may not be that innocent,’ but I’m also not showing you everything.”

    And if you think McPhee will show you everything, she reminds her fans that her promiscuity ends on the album cover.

    “You definitely won’t see me on stage suddenly wearing thigh-high boots and a little dress,” she laughs..

    http://www.andpop.com/article/8134

  46. …she looks like LaToya Jackson if LaToya were a bee.

    BWAHAHAHahahahahahahh!

  47. Did Jenri have on the Red shirt?

    Jenry was the 16 year old kid that I have no right thinking the thoughts I’m thinking.

  48. Kat left audio messages on a couple fans myspace pages and in one of them she mentions that Crystal Stark, the singer that Kat was upset didn’t make the cut to final 24 in AI5, is going to be one of her backup singers for her upcoming promo tour.

  49. Talk of the Day Garner reveals bauble blunder

    ..
    Daughtry’s CD at No. 1 spot

    Chris Daughtry, fourth-place finisher on last season’s “American Idol,” continues to rewrite the popular show’s standards for success.

    Already the most successful post-“Idol” contestant not to finish as winner or runner-up on the Fox series, Daughtry’s self-titled debut CD grabbed the No. 1 position on the Billboard album charts in its ninth week in release.

    According to Nielsen SoundScan figures, “Daughtry” sold 65,000 copies for the week, edging the soundtrack for “Dreamgirls” by fewer than 150 copies, reportedly the smallest margin ever between the top two albums on the chart.
    ..

    http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/nation/16540523.htm

  50. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:28 am
    Nola, thanks for that link. I was holding out a hope that Taylor would play Jazzfest. Oh well, I will have to decide which weekend we are going.

    Recently I took the kids to see an imax film called Hurrican on the Bayou. It was extremely well done, one of the best Imax films Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve ever seen. Well, it was narrated by Tab Benoit. Is he worth going to see?

    *******
    I was hoping Taylor would perform, also; but I guess it
    conflicts with his tour.

    I haven’t seen “Hurricane on the Bayou” but I have heard rave
    reviews.

    Go here for a great article on this years Jazzfest:

    http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-7/1169712184320640.xml&coll=1

    This link has the performers separated by weekends:

    http://www.nola.com/living/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-7/1169712184320640.xml&coll=1&thispage=4

  51. JTFTW just got a spin in Austin, TX. Do you think the person from Little Rock is on a business trip???

  52. OK, the radio station in Austin, just played it twice in a 10 minute period. They must be doing one of those song challenge contests.

  53. Kat left audio messages on a couple fans myspace pages and in one of them she mentions that Crystal Stark, the singer that Kat was upset didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t make the cut to final 24 in AI5, is going to be one of her backup singers for her upcoming promo tour.

    That’s a very nice gesture on Kat’s part, Allen. I don’t remember Crystal, but I’m sure she appreciates the work.

  54. And if you think McPhee will show you everything, she reminds her fans that her promiscuity ends on the album cover.
    —————————————-
    Yeah right…

  55. Birmingham – WBRC just played The Runaround!

    Little Deb – Some of us really like this weather! :thumbup_tb:

  56. I’m just now watching last nite’s show (in the other room). The first guy, Ian the diva, cracked me up. Carrie underwear? lmao! And in chat, people were talking about Kat jr, who they loathed because she lied and cried her way to Hollywood. Yeah, I hope she bites it big time. Were there any good people, so I can fast forward the tivo?

    oh yeah: GOod Morning!

  57. Just saw the two best friends audition. Wasn’t impressed with either, but the brunette seems like a nice person. I hope she goes farther than the other one.

  58. Sorry Bobbi. Didn’t mean to insult anyone. It’s definitely my personal problem. When I lived in Florida, we used to love to take a ski trip every year, so I do like to play in the snow.

  59. Michael Jackson on the finale??? Idol has officially jumped the shark.

  60. Metta, my favorite was Jory. She is in the second half.

    And the kid Jenry, ahem….

  61. And the kid Jenry, ahemà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    You have no shame. He’s young enough to be your grandson. I just watched his audition. He’s alright. He had Paula at “hello.” lol

  62. JTFTW must have won the contest. They are playing it again in TX.

    I am sure that is what it was to play 3x. YAY!!!

    Anyone know what type of radio station it was. And I wonder if they had that HAWT mix !!! :jittery_tb:

  63. Heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s young enough to be your grandson.

    If I had my first kid at 10. However, he is a good age for Paula.

  64. Rita – the Austin station looks like straight up Top 40.

    I liked the teenaged girl with the braces who sang the Jeff Buckley song and the opera. She had a really interesting voice. Maybe Chris can give her some eyebrow tips?

  65. Oh Little Deb! I wasn’t insulted at all! Just presenting another viewpoint, that’s all! :grin1_ee:

  66. WMJJ in Birmingham played The Runaround. Birmingham seems to have not gotten the memo on the “new” single.

  67. I am blasting the HAWT mix, as I type. I have made dozens of vids of this song in my mind.

  68. Well the ‘Ham needs to get with the program. Although, ideally you don’t want the single playing until the add date, so maybe they know that.

  69. Bobbi

    Jan 25th, 2007 at 8:12 am
    Kat left audio messages on a couple fans myspace pages and in one of them she mentions that Crystal Stark, the singer that Kat was upset didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t make the cut to final 24 in AI5, is going to be one of her backup singers for her upcoming promo tour.

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a very nice gesture on Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s part, Allen. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t remember Crystal, but Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure she appreciates the work.

    I am not sure if they ever really showed her last year other than in the little bit where Kat is unhappy that she didn’t make it. Kat had talked about the auditions for her band for the promo tour in a video blog the other day (she is doing daily ones leading up to the CD release) and Ricky Minor, who is the music director for AI and apparently puts bands together for lots of people in the industry, was running the auditions and it sounded like making most of the decisions. Kat had apparently kept in touch with Crystal after the show and was hoping that she would make it so it is cool that she did.

  70. Jory is very good. The best I’ve seen so far. And she’s Canadian. That’s always a plus.

  71. A few weeks ago I was thinking who some guests on Idol might be this year – who needs a career boost? And I thought of Michael Jackson. Then I thought, no- they wouldn’t book him. Guess I was wrong!

  72. And sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Canadian. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s always a plus.

    But she got smart and moved.

  73. And sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Canadian. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s always a plus.

    But she got smart and moved.

    OMG, Kirsten and Hezzer are so going to join in your a$$-whupping now. It’s ON!

  74. calimari
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 9:22 am Edit

    A few weeks ago I was thinking who some guests on Idol might be this year – who needs a career boost? And I thought of Michael Jackson. Then I thought, no- they wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t book him. Guess I was wrong!

    Michael himself is announcing that he’s going to star on the Idol finale. Only in his extremely crazy mind will that ever happen…

  75. Just saw the “making fun of the contestants’ names” segment. Lame. Plus, Simon (intentionally) mangling the Vietnamese girl’s name was offensive. Is this funny to anyone older than twelve?

  76. Here is the weekly Mediabase airplay chart for Idols. I apologize in advance for typos or if I left out your Idol on one of the charts. These are from the published charts this morning. The numbers in brackets indicate their position on the chart last week. A dash indicates that it is new on that chart.

    Ace Young
    “Scattered” : 68 (64) HAC, 256 (-) AC

    Bucky Covington
    “A Different World” : 48 (51) Country

    Carrie Underwood
    “Before He Cheats” : 29 (32) HAC, 51 (54) Pop
    “I Ain’t In Checotah”: 138 (153) Country
    “Inside Your Heaven”: 687 (665) Pop
    “Jesus, Take the Wheel”: 190 (171) Pop, 212 (392) HAC
    “Star Spangled Banner” : 169 (155) Country
    “Starts With Goodbye” : 257 (85) Country
    “Wasted” : 24 (27) Country

    Clay Aiken
    “A Thousand Days”: 35 (47) AC
    “Without You” : 54 (41) AC

    Daughtry
    “All These Lives”: 393 (-) Active Rock
    “Breakdown”: 397 (-) Active Rock
    “Crashed” : 232 (351) Active Rock
    “Feels Like Tonight” : 400 (-) Active Rock
    “Gone” : 399 (-) Active Rock
    “Home” : 167 (207) Pop, 394 (-) Home
    “It’s Not Over”: 10 (12) HAC, 11 (13) Pop, 19 (18) MRock, 21 (23) Active Rock, 40 (42) AC, 44 (45)

    Alternative
    “Over You”: 398 (-) Active Rock
    “There and Back Again” : 240 (221) Active Rock
    “Used To” : 395 (-) Active Rock
    “What About Now” : 396 (-) Active Rock
    “What I Want”: 96 (92) Active Rock, 184 (-) MRock, 196 (186) Alternative

    Elliott Yamin
    “A Song for You”: 162 (533) AC
    “If I Can Dream”: 273 (-) AC
    “Moodys Mood For Love” : 157 (122) AC
    “On Broadway”: 274 (-) AC
    “Stardust”: 346 (-) AC
    “Trouble”: 444 (436) AC

    Fantasia
    “Bore Me (Yawn)”: 48 (50) Rhythm
    “Hood Boy”: 22 (21) Urban, 35 (42) UAC, 148 (153) Pop
    “I Feel Beautiful”: 424 (1018) UAC
    “I’m not that Type”: 522 (-) Urban, 1103 (1086) Rhythm
    “I Nominate U”: 248 (-) UAC, 398 (312) Urban
    “Only One U”: 247 (292) Urban
    “Surround U”: 724 (708) Rhythm, 825 (1510) Urban
    “Two Weeks Notice” : 122 (132) UAC, 231 (363) Urban, 312 (335) Rhythm
    “When I See You”: 173 (344) Urban, 296 (296) Rhythm, 829 (-) UAC

    George Huff:
    “A Brighter Day” : 326 (368) CAC
    “You Know Me”: 108 (85) Gospel

    Josh Gracin:
    “I Keep Coming Back”: 32 (33) Country
    “Working for the Weekend”: 354 (336) country

    Katharine Mcphee
    “Over It” : 53 (89) HAC, 55 (72) Pop, 199 (-) AC

    Kellie Pickler
    “I Wonder”: 87 (253) Country
    “Red High Heels” : 15 (13) Country
    “Small Town Girl”: 176 (-) Country

    Mario Vazquez:
    “I Bet” : 351 (-) Pop, 1484 (977) Urban

    Paris Bennett:
    “Ordinary Love”: 626 (-) Rhythm

    Ruben Studdard
    “Change Me”: 3 (3) UAC, 45 (50) AC, 54 (44) Urban, 350 (340) Rhythm
    “Make You Feel Beautiful” : 84 (109) UAC, 357 (214) Urban
    “If Only For One Night” : 494 (440) UAC
    “Rather Just Not Know” : 446 (1041) UAC
    “Return of the Velvet” : 1429 (1040) Urban
    “What Tha Business Is” : 315 (959) UAC, 1526 (1360) Urban

    Taylor Hicks
    “Just To Feel That Way”: 204 (-) HAC, 443 (401) AC
    “Runaround” : 359 (-) AC
    “Taking It to the Streets”: 828 (-) Alternative

  77. Metta…season 6 has not impressed me so far…I watch hoping to catch some of the magic of last season. I just can’t seem to!! If that doesn’t happen, what am I going to do tuesday’s, wednesday’s and thrursday’s. How many others feel this way??? hope it’s not just me!

  78. OMG, Kirsten and Hezzer are so going to join in your a$$-whupping now. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s ON!

    Kirsten joined you a long time ago, Hezz has abandoned us and there are alot more jersey girls than canadians here.

  79. Okay, my new favorite is……..Rachel, the opera singer with braces. I liked her rendition of the Jeff Buckley song and I love her personality. She’s goofy and off-kilter, yet confident. She’s probably not going to go far, but at least she’s someone to root for.

    Kirsten – Did you see where JJ said Canadians suck donkey balls?

  80. “It’s Not Over” is now #6 on Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Pop charts. Chris’ single has reached Top 10. Congratulations Chris!

  81. Cam: Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦season 6 has not impresed me so farà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I watch hoping to catch some of the magic of last season. I just canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t seem to!! If that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t happen, what am I going to do tuesdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s, wednesdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s and thrursdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s.

    In season 4, I watched the semis, and though I liked Bo, I wasn’t transfixed enough to watch every week (I think I caught 3 of the final shows that year…70s dance night, broadway night and one other). I found lots of things to do. Last year, I tuned in for the Hollywood rounds and got hooked on the “Grey-haired guy”. AI became “Appointment TV” for me again.

    If nobody this year thrills me, I’ll just may start reading every mystery novel I can find (whistles innocently). Either that, or I’ll spend all night in chat (I still haven’t watched the the two shows of AI from this week that I taped. For some reason, dave is HOTTER than Simon).

  82. I’m Canadian…but never was into a$$ kicking, so you guy’s are on you’re your own Metta. I’ll be on the sidelines to witness the fun though this is me——> :drunk_tb: :smoke_tb:

  83. Mettaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦season 6 has not impressed me so farà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I watch hoping to catch some of the magic of last season. I just canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t seem to!! If that doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t happen, what am I going to do tuesdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s, wednesdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s and thrursdayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s. How many others feel this way??? hope ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not just me!

    I’ve watched every season so far. For seasons 1-4, I watched, had my favorites and when the season was over, it was over. Then Season 5 came along and someone made me jump out of my chair. I don’t expect that to happen again, but I will still watch.

  84. I don’t have a favorite but I hope that Jenry makes the Top 24. I think TPTB could groom him into the next Chris Brown or Tyrese.

  85. Kirsten – Did you see where JJ said Canadians suck donkey balls?

    JJ said that…I may have to re-think my position

  86. Metta: Kirsten – Did you see where JJ said Canadians suck donkey balls?

    I did. But, I’m trying to ignore obvious t-r-o-l-l b-a-i-t. Obviously, JJ is a
    j-e-a-l-o-u-s h-a-t-e-r. She cannot let it go. I think a Canadian once bested her in an a$$ kicking contest (not that it would be difficult) and she has held a
    p-s-y-c-h-o-t-i-c g-r-u-d-g-e ever since. Sad really. But, then what about JJ isn’t sad?

    Let’s see if that gets by the filters.

  87. Idle thoughts If Micheal Jackson is on the finale, idol has officially turned itself into a freak show. Hope it’s not true. Daisy That handsome kid is your son’s friend. Seems like a lovely guy. Tell him to become a model if singing doesn’t work out. Diana DeGarmo was on Fox today. Lovely, lovely girl. There is life after idol. I can’t get into idol at all either. I miss Season 5 and nobody seems interesting at all. The judges seem off too. I keep waiting to get involved but no. I can’t figure out if I’d feel differently if I hadn’t gotten so into the show last year. Show feels very tired now.

  88. Well thank gawd it’s not just me… this smiley about sums it up for me so far :flush_tb:

    Although I did like the 16 yr old last night but he’s so young!!!

  89. Kirsten – Did you see where JJ said Canadians suck donkey balls?

    Lying just makes your a$$ kicking even worse. I dare anyone to find where I said Canadians suck donkey balls. MEtta sucks donkey balls. Anyway, did you ever get your citizenship? If not then you are not really canadian and it is all just a masquerade. Are you a woman without a country?

  90. Odd that so many of us are having a problem connecting with the show this year. I really don’t want to be as involved as I was last year, but I’ll still watch. There will probably wind up being someone there I can root for, but I doubt I’ll vote again.

    If Michael Jackson truly does appear on the finale, I bet they get a LOT of flack from the people who see this as a family show.

  91. Two things.

    I LOVE henry. I think thats his name. The gorgeous 16 year old that has charisma up the wazoo and a very good voice. That just aint right to be born that perfect. I think he was adopted and his mom is Bolivian? Anyways, OMG I love that boy.
    About Michael Jackson. IF he were to be on the Idol Finale, I think the ratings would be so far through the roof they would reach to Mars. Say what you like about him, and there is plenty to say but that would be an unbelievable finale. Freak or not, whoaaaaaaaa. JMHO.

    Henry…..Call me!

  92. Bobbi…this show seems to thrive on controversy. They’ll love all the attention no matter what I presume.

  93. How high can the Idol ratings go? Bringing an accused child molester on a family show just feels creepy as hell to me.

  94. Me too, jpfan. I’d turn on for the last two minutes or tivo it so I could watch the kids and fast forward through everything else.

  95. There was something special about season 5 (for me at least) from the moment the auditions began. I was in a deep funk, it was frigid outside and I felt frigid on the inside as well. It was dark outside and dark inside as well. It was just a bad moon rising for me last year at this time for a lot of reasons, weather being the least of them and it would be the very first time I would watch this show without my guy. I was missing him a lot back them and Idol only seemed to open the wound. Then Taylor came along and for a few short minutes, I pulled my head out of the pity pot and it was like I was in another dimension and nothing else mattered for a few moments. I was totally absorbed by this oddly sexy, strange, unusual guy with the gray hair and the voice that I always die for. Gravelly, smoky, raspy. It was like a switch was turned on for me and it was like that for the entire season. The chemistry between the guys was amazing and it pulled you in.

    I fear that last season was one of those “magical” (another over used word) moments in time that will likely never be repeated.

  96. I saw Jenry and thought “GORGEOUS guy”. Then I saw his age and thought “jailbate”.

    If he makes it through Hollywood, he will be in the Top 12 for sure.

    He is the African-American Ace with a better voice.

  97. Can someone tell me about the Chat page. When I go there and click on Chat, nothing happens. Of course that isn’t to strange for me, nothing happens alot with me.

  98. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:48 am
    You know what, I think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll know when someone this season really interests me. When I stop feeling the need to watch Taylors audition after every audition show.

    I catch myself doing the same thing. I hope I never stop feeling the need! :cheese1_ee:

  99. question…if you submit your post and it just goes poof and donesn’t show up…did it go to filter hell or what

    will it be gone forever…I’ve never been filtered before!!

  100. Article: Chris Daughtry to perform free show in Greensboro

    How are the 4-Js making any money? This is the second free concert that the band is giving (probably as legal payola to get airplay). Chris will have lunch money because he gets royalties from the CD, but his bandmates are only getting paid from their share of the profits of touring. So, how are they making ends meet?

    Sure, they are in a band that has the number one hit album in the country, and those 4 guys still get to be struggling musicians. Tough out there for a band.

  101. I’ll join the club of “just not excited about this year so far”. I only started watching season 3, but didn’t even vote until that gray haired guy last year. Last night we went shopping and then out to dinner. Rushed home to catch what was left of Idol, watched about 10 minutes and went to bed. I might have to break out the novels also.

    I missed the Jenry kid. Are there any pictures or videos of him that anyone has seen anywhere?

  102. Odds and Ends:

    It’s impossible to avoid American Idol. That’s all the gals at the office are talking about. So, their feedback is that none of the auditioners has really stood out for anyone, they thought there were a lot of drama queens in the “New York” auditions, and Castro-dude from Memphis seems to be the most interesting to my Admin so far. She says I will get sucked in again this year. I say *fingers in ears* “La-la-la-I can’t HEAR you!” I’m in trouble aren’t I?

    We had eleven 11-year-old girls at the house for a Girl Scout meeting. They made potstickers from scratch and we put on the Sirius radio Top 40 station, so I got a really good blast of what’s being played. There was John Mayer (yay!), and Pink (I lurve her) and I recognized Daughtry, Green Day and Bon Jovi and someone did a cover of Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” although the original was better, IMO. That’s all I can remember. The rest of the “music” was one endless loop of mediocrity, IMO – generic pop and poprock and totally forgettable. Then, as they were leaving I heard the girls squeal with delight as the next song came on as the Moms and Dads were trying to drag them out of the house. The song was GAWDAWFUL – just horrible. But I confess, I had to know who it was so I went and checked… Justin Timberlake. Ugh.

    I have a question about active military folks who try out for Idol. How do they do that if they’re still obligated to serve their commitments?

    Off topic: DogDoc, if you’re out there… My Daughter is interesting in maybe being a Veterinarian. I curious to know what Universities she should consider and what undergrad programs she should study. She’s only in 6th grade now, but if she would like to pursue that profession, I think it would be terrific. Any recommendations/advice would be appreciated.

  103. If Michael Jackson appears, they have definately sunk to a new low.

    I hear now that Bucky is also going to be on LKL tonight :clap_tb: Bucky and Ace were hilarious together in that one radio iterview. Should be fun.

    LisaB, thanks for the MTV article on Ace.

  104. JJ Jan 25th, 2007 at 9:55 am

    Henryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..Call me!

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Jenry and jailbate.

    Looks at JJ, are you tryin’ ta tell me somethin’? I just wanted to make the boy some nice homecooked bunny stew lol.

    jpfan Jan 25th, 2007 at 9:57 am

    How high can the Idol ratings go? Bringing an accused child molester on a family show just feels creepy as hell to me.

    It IS creepy and its exactly the reason that the ratings would go through the roof straight to Mars.

  105. I dare anyone to find where I said Canadians suck donkey balls.

    MJ just deleted it. She won’t tolerate rabid xenophobia on her blog.

    Are you a woman without a country?

    Are you a woman without an a$$ after Westbury?

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Jenry and jailbate.

    Actually, it’s jailbait, but why let a little thing like the English language get in the way of lame snark?

  106. I missed the Jenry kid. Are there any pictures or videos of him that anyone has seen anywhere?

    You can watch his audition video at http://www.rickey.org

    Yay! Bucky and Ace! Thanks for the heads up, PJ.

  107. JTFTW must have won the contest. They are playing it again in TX.

    I am sure that is what it was to play 3x. YAY!!!

    Anyone know what type of radio station it was. And I wonder if they made that HAWT mix…

    It’s KHFI, in Austin, TX, a Top 40 station.

  108. I hear now that Bucky is also going to be on LKL tonight :clap_tb: Bucky and Ace were hilarious together in that one radio iterview. Should be fun.

    Ohhhhhhhh PJ!!! I will be watching! Love Bucky!

    To the post upthread about Taylor’s audition. Boy, there sure was something in the air that night wasnt there. He owned that spot for a moment, from the minute he began to sing and make his own music slapping his hands on those thighs, he owned Idol. Hell, he owned me. Now THATS magic.

  109. dare anyone to find where I said Canadians suck donkey balls.

    MJ just deleted it. She wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t tolerate rabid xenophobia on her blog.

  110. Are you a woman without a country?

    Are you a woman without an a$$ after Westbury?

    Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Jenry and jailbate.

    Actually, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s jailbait, but why let a little thing like the English language get in the way of lame snark?

  111. Yeah…Dingo, it’s all Taylor’s fault. I’m just crazy over him… :wacko_tb:

    :ponder_tb: Maybe I’ll just rewatch season 5 and forget about this year. Yeah..that’s the plan. My family just will not understand though. They already think I’m ready for the loony bin. :wallbash_tb:

  112. Yeah. Ace and Bucky. Shows you how special last year was when we’re happy to see any of the 10 idols again (not even our favs). In my little NYC world, I have NEVER HEARD one person ever talk about AI. Completely uncool and not done. So I have no idea if the new season is getting good buzz or not. That’s why I come here.

  113. Hangs head in shame but I actually thought NY had some fabulous talent last night.

  114. Cam – I had a post just disappear into moderation. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know why.

    Because no one wants to hear what you have to say.

  115. Off topic: DogDoc, if youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re out thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ My Daughter is interesting in maybe being a Veterinarian. I curious to know what Universities she should consider and what undergrad programs she should study. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s only in 6th grade now, but if she would like to pursue that profession, I think it would be terrific. Any recommendations/advice would be appreciated.

    Hi! I’m not DogDoc, but I am a college career counselor, and I used to run a program for pre-med students. I hope you don’t mind if I answer your question! Academically, your daughter would need to take the same type of classes one would take for medical school. She needs to be really good at science and math. Look for colleges that have a good record at sending kids to medical school. You can actually major in anything you want while in college as long as you take the proper classes. Most pre-med students major in something science or health related though. She will also have to get a good score on a test called the MCAT, given in the junior year of college. She needs to volunteer or work with animals, and that she can start doing now. There are only a few vet schools in the country and they are very hard to get into, so be prepared to have to apply more than once. Hope that helps!

  116. In my little NYC world, I have NEVER HEARD one person ever talk about AI.

    Same here JP. My neighbors call me to see if Im as crazy this year as I was last year regarding Idol and I tell them no and its unlikely thats gonna happen ever again. They dont watch the show and around these parts no one or very few even know who taylor is or any of them for that matter.

  117. Because no one wants to hear what you have to say.

    It was truly brilliant, yet may never see the light of day. Take my word for it.

    ETA – It’ll pop up later, in the middle of another conversation, and everyone will be scratching their heads, “WTF is she talking about?” lol

  118. JJ jailbate = jailbait

    I know you are a EE and can’t spell, but you should know that one :rolleyes_ee:

  119. Ah, yes, Bucky was my second fav. And what is not to love about Ace. He’s a really good guy. I’ll be watching Larr.

  120. The guy who sang A Song For You just made me miss Elliott. His version is the best.

  121. Dingo: I was totally absorbed by this oddly sexy, strange, unusual guy with the gray hair and the voice that I always die for. Gravelly, smoky, raspy. It was like a switch was turned on for me and it was like that for the entire season.

    I fear that last season was one of those à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“magicalà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (another over used word) moments in time that will likely never be repeated.

    Dingo, I agree with you. I keep on waiting for another of the OMG moments I had when I saw Taylor last year and it isn’t happening. Probably just as well. Not sure I could take another obsession – no I mean interest – in another singer :laugh_tb:

  122. I loved Seasons 1 & 2. Three was sort of a letdown for me. Enjoyed the difference in Season 4 because of Bo and (I shall not utter his name, but it begins with a “C”).

    Five WAS magical. No question. I do not expect to be that involved ever again. Nor do I expect to ever enjoy Idol as much as I did then.

    This year I will watch for lack of anything better to do and because I am a reality talent show whore. (If they sing, dance, or both, I am SO there!)

    So far, nothing has captured my fancy in S6, so maybe it will be another S3 for me.

    Again — they may have finally jumped the shark as far as auditions go this year, but if Michael Jackson is indeed a part of the finale, the entire show most certainly has in my book.

  123. Metta Jan 25th, 2007 at 10:20 am

    The guy who sang A Song For You just made me miss Elliott. His version is the best.

    Yep Metta and isnt he the one they compared to JT? I thought gawd, this kid sounds like E only not quite as good but still, very good and I was surprised none of the judges even mentioned that cause in my eyes, it was so glaring.

  124. pj: I hear now that Bucky is also going to be on LKL tonight

    Great news!!! Bucky and Ace both seem like such nice guys and are super funny.

    I don’t get CNN, so I hope somebody captures it. If not, I’ll have to read the transcript.

  125. Bucky, Ace and Elliott should go on tour together. And bring Mandisa with them. That would be a great show. Dingo -You’re brave. If I were to mention AI to any of my friends, they’d think I lost my mind. My hubby (who knows what’s going on) just looks at me with pity. Ciao all.

  126. Cam Maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll just rewatch season 5 and forget about this year. Yeah..thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the plan. My family just will not understand though. They already think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m ready for the loony bin. :wallbash_tb:

    You too? I like your idea, although I will have to watch it by myself because they will want to watch AI6. Just don’t understand why they don’t like Taylor as much as I do :wacko_tb:

  127. I was surprised none of the judges even mentioned that cause in my eyes, it was so glaring.

    It was great opportunity for them to give E some props and remind the viewers that he’s still out there, but they didn’t do it. :(

  128. cam: Maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll just rewatch season 5 and forget about this year. Yeah..thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the plan. My family just will not understand though. They already think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m ready for the loony bin.

    Just remember not to vote.

  129. Good Morning everyone..

    JJ,
    I read your post and must say that Jenry is a fine specimen but even with all of your GORGEOUS and SEXINESS two years add to his age will still make him jaibait and too young for you..

    Highlight of AI this week for me. A guy by the name of Jenry. I thought it was Sundance, but I don’t even remember what he sounded like and his looks was not enough to sustain me. Now Jenry, who looked like he stepped off the pages of GQ and right into my living room was/is a different story and he can sing too.. I don’t remember what he sounded like, but his looks have stayed with me.

    Sadly, I can’t even lust at him with a clear conscious because he is so jailbait. AI needs to raise the age limit to at least 18. There is no way any young man nor woman 16 or 17 will win AI but I will keep an eye on Jenry..

  130. Ladybug, there have been a few from NY who I was a little interested in, Henry being the biggest one so far but I think I can say with relative certainty that I wont be voting this year. It will be the first year ever that I have not picked up a phone but at this point, the bar is set so low for talent this season that someone like Henry for example, really piques my interest.

    OR, maybe I have been to the mountaintop and all else pales in comparison.

  131. Dingo: maybe I have been to the mountaintop and all else pales in comparison.

    Ditto!!

  132. Dingo: maybe I have been to the mountaintop and all else pales in comparison.

    Ditto!!

    Ditto here too! I will not be voting this year either.

  133. Birmingham was supposed to be really good this year, so maybe we’ll see some great auditions there. Last year I remember being incredibly excited over Paris’ audition. The hair stood up on the back of my neck. My hubby called Taylor as the winner immediately after his. I was also blown away by Lisa, and I fell for Kat’s voice too. This year… only the shy background singer grabbed me so far. I’ve seen people I liked, but no one I LOVED. Though my husband called Sanjay as the winner this year. LOL! We’ll see if he goes 2 for 2.

  134. Kirsten
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 10:24 am
    pj: I hear now that Bucky is also going to be on LKL tonight

    Great news!!! Bucky and Ace both seem like such nice guys and are super funny.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get CNN, so I hope somebody captures it. If not, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll have to read the transcript.

    They may have it on their site, Kirsten. I noticed they still have the one with Fantasia/Taylor. Btw, I’m half Canadian. :biggrin_wp: I was wondering last night whether Canadians could enter. I’m guessing it’s only citizens.

    I wasn’t all that thrilled with the show last night. Only a couple of singers stand out for me and I couldn’t tell you their names. One thing I’ve noticed this season is that there seems to be a lot of singers with a similar sound. There really hasn’t been any good rockers so far. I’m hoping that once they get to Hollywood and are singing different songs, they’ll stand out. So far my favorite is Sundance and the girl backup singer from Brentwood, TN (I used to live there). I did like Jenri last night but he’s so young.

  135. It appears as if my first post went bye, bye into cyberspace.

    Summing up these past two weeks of AI auditions…BORING..No one’s vocals have grabbed me so far. Sundance had a nice strong voice when I heard it but ask me what he sang and explain the tone of his voice, I would be lying if I told you I remember. I seriously don’t remember. He is going to be a faded memory if he does not step up his game.

    I will say that AI did us cruel last night. They dropped this GORGEOUS SPECIMEN OF A YOUNG MAN. Who looked like he stepped off the pages of GQ on us and we can’t even lust at him with a clear conscious because he is jailbait.. Beauty is, he can sing…So, he is not just a pretty boy..

    Four boring days of AUDITIONS and the highlight, IMO, is a young man old enough to date my great-neice…

    As Dingo would say…JENRY call me. I have a equally GORGEOUS great- niece for you. I can’t have you but I don’t mind having you as part of my family…It’s okay to lust from afar, right???

  136. à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“You definitely wonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see me on stage suddenly wearing thigh-high boots and a little dress,à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  she laughs..

    Only the thigh-high boots are missing.

  137. Holy shit! Im soooo outta the loop I saw this Sundance character for the very first time over at Rikey’s just now.

    Throws henry under the bus.

    Bring it ON! Sundance baby…..you rocked my world!

    Whooooo!!

  138. Metta
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 8:49 am
    Just saw the two best friends audition. Wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t impressed with either, but the brunette seems like a nice person. I hope she goes farther than the other one.

    The brunette had the best voice of the two, didn’t she? I’m betting that the blonde won’t make it past the Hollywood rounds, but not really blown away by the brunette either.

    Last night, the 16 year old hunk (Jenri?) was “the one”! He is gorgeous! Oh, he could sing, too. :)

  139. Woohoo! I just booked a musician (guitarist/pianist) to play at my son’s preschool for his birthday. I was going to do a birthday party at our house, but then realized that all of his friends are at the preschool, so why not do it there? I just have to bake a cake~~they’ll all have their own lunches–everyone’s so particular because,you know, kids today with a million allergies. How did we survive our childhoods? lol

  140. RE: American Idol auditions NYC.

    IMPRESSIONS

    1) Ian Benardo wants to milk his 15 minutes of fame and beyond like William Hung. And he’s succeeding somewhat.
    He was interviewed by FOX last night and he’s celebrating by saying : “I’m still on your TV set”. Today, he’s at the front page of the New York Post.

    This remark of his takes the cake : “After they hear me, they’ll forget the past winners… it’ll be Taylor who, Carrie Under where and Fantasia when…”

    I had close captioning on and it was spelled Carrie Underwear. LMAO.

    2) Sarah Burgess, the run-away girl who sang BLONDIE’s CALL ME, looks very much like a young Mandy Moore.

    3) Felt bad for Ashanti Johnson. She’s 28 and by next year will reach the cut-off age. Her mistake was trying to tackle Minnie Riperton’s LOVING YOU. FOLKS — NOBODY, like NOBODY can sing Loving You like the late, great Minnie Ripperton. I’ve heard other singers try to emulate Minnie Ripperton… nobody has yet touched this song the same way she did.

    4) We’ve got two mental cases yesterday ( and NY has a lot of these ) — Sarah “Fatal Attraction” Goldberg and Isadora ( the clairvoyant ) who seems to be hearing voices.

    5) I predict Jory Steinberg, the Canadian who lives in Santa Monica will be the Ayla Brown of Season 6, but might not necessarily going the tragic early exit route. She was one of the best last night.

    6) ROCKY GIRL — Porcelana Patino, I believe she made it to the top 24. Why do I say that ? If FOX goes to the extent of filming your private life — what you do, where you go, how like the female ROCKY you are… that means that your backstory is interesting enough and you’ve gone far enough at the Hollywood auditions for them to spend the money on you.

    7) Christopher Henry — the Simon lookalike with the high alto-like voice…. I still think that with proper training, Christopher can potentially be like the lead singer of the SPIRAL STAIRCASE or even Neil Sedaka. They really should have asked him to sing a second song. I would have wanted to see him try out in Hollywood. Look, they took Dave Hoover in last season…. why not Chris Henry ?

    8) Opera singer Rachel Zevita…. Sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s probably not going to go far, but at least sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s someone to root for. She reminds me in some ways of Charlotte Church, who at the tender age of 12 became a singing sensation with her light opera and traditional music album — VOICE OF AN ANGEL. After she reached 18, she decided to trash all that and went mainstream pop, thus for me, TOTALLY LOSING HER MAGIC.

    Rachel similarly, wants to do away with opera and become a rock star. WHY ? We have too many rock singers, not enough young opera singers. Same question goes to Charlotte Church… why do you want to be a pop star when you can be better than Sarah Brightman ?

    9) As MJ said… Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m impressed that Chris Richardson knows the genealogy of a à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Song for Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  ( he knows his music, like Taylor Hicks ). It shows that he’s REALLY SERIOUS about it. He had a short audition, but I believe he can go far.

  141. It appears as if my first post went bye, bye into cyberspace.

    Summing up these past two weeks of AI auditions…BORING..No one’s vocals have grabbed me so far. Sundance had a nice strong voice when I heard it but ask me what he sang and explain the tone of his voice, I would be lying if I told you I remember. I seriously don’t remember. He is going to be a faded memory if he does not step up his game.

    I will say that AI did us cruel last night. They dropped this GORGEOUS SPECIMEN OF A YOUNG MAN. Who looked like he stepped off the pages of GQ on us and we can’t even lust at him with a clear conscious because he is jailbait.. Beauty is, he can sing…So, he is not just a pretty boy..

    Four boring days of AUDITIONS and the highlight, IMO, is a young man old enough to date my great-neice…

    As Dingo would say…JENRY call me. I have a equally GORGEOUS great- niece for you. I can’t have you but I don’t mind having you as part of my family…It’s okay to lust from afar, right???

    Tyson Beckford you have some competition…If this guy does not make it on AI, I am sure he will catch the eye of some modeling agency. I hope he is tall enough…

  142. Holy shit! Im soooo outta the loop I saw this Sundance character for the very first time over at Rikeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just now.

    Thats interesting because I’m just not feeling Sundance. I can’t pinpoint why. I keep think I should like him, but I don’t. I’m actually 90% of the way to saying I actually don’t like him. I think it’s this subtle twing of arrogance. Also, he made such a big deal out of his name and this morning we find out his name is Jason.

  143. You know what’s interesting about the latest Katharine quotes? It really has nothing to do with her personally, but…there was this whole big quasi-feminist discourse when the album cover came out, about how “just because it’s suggestive doesn’t make her a slut,” which no, it doesn’t. But all her fans were quick to defend her with phrases like “it’s not suggestive at all,” “she’s completely covered and there’s nothing sexy about it,” and my personal favorite “why do some think hooker boots? I thought fisherman’s boots” (heh..please). But now, every time Katharine is interviewed, she seems to make it a particular point to insist in this roundabout way that although the album cover is suggestive, SHE’S not a whore. I know she’s not (well, I don’t know, but I have no reason to believe she is), but I think it’s very interesting how insistent she is on distancing herself from this image. I mean, what’s the point of having an image if people aren’t to some extent going to buy into it?

  144. Woohoo! I just booked a musician (guitarist/pianist) to play at my sonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s preschool for his birthday

    That is so cool!!! How much did Taylor charge you?

  145. Hey Dingo, Sundance blew me away as well. Great minds think alike! I think he’s definitely a contender, and the instant he started singing, I “recognized” that quality that sets someone apart from the rest of the pack and leads them into the finals. It’s a bit early, and there are more to be seen, but at this point, Sundance is my favorite.

  146. bean99: I was wondering last night whether Canadians could enter. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m guessing ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s only citizens.

    I thought I read somewhere that the competition is open to anybody with legal residency in the United States. I suspect that means anybody that has a green card or is married to a US citizen.

    Possibly, it even includes those with student visas, because that British guy, Tom, who auditioned in Seattle said the only way he could get into the States to pursue his dream was to become a student.

    I know that lots of Canadians work in the entertainment industry, and they get some kind of special work visa for that work. They had to film around Evangeline Lily scenes in the pilot for Lost because they were scrambling to get her her visa. People in high-tech and medical fields also get granted special visas to live/work in the US due to the labour shortage.

  147. I hope you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t mind if I answer your question!

    Tinawina, I don’t mind at all! Thanks for taking the time.

    My Daughter is definately more interested in math and science than she is in language arts or social studies and I don’t see that changing. She absolutely loves animals, needless to say. She’s not old enough to volunteer at the animal shelter yet, she has to be in high school, but that’s her intention as soon as possible.

    Unfortunately, our state university system doesn’t have a veterninary medical school, but I thought an undergrad degree in biology. Pre-med sounds like a good choice as well.

  148. Dingo – boy, you’re quick to throw Jenry under the bus!

    Whoever was asking about Vet schools – Michigan State is an excellent veterinary college, as is, I believe, the University of NC – Raleigh/Durham. My cousin works for the vet college there in NC. He said Clay Aiken brought his dog in recently. Clay was also his daughter’s camp counselor before Idol!

  149. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 11:17 am
    Holy shit! Im soooo outta the loop I saw this Sundance character for the very first time over at Rikeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just now.

    Thats interesting because Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just not feeling Sundance. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t pinpoint why. I keep think I should like him, but I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually 90% of the way to saying I actually donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like him. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s this subtle twing of arrogance. Also, he made such a big deal out of his name and this morning we find out his name is Jason.

    He may have always gone by Sundance. It’s a lot better name for a singer imo.

    I apologise if this has already been posted.
    Original ‘Idol’ runner-up Justin Guarini joining ‘Idol Tonight’ as co-host http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/original-idol-runner-up-justin-guarini-joining-idol-tonight-as-co-host-4612.php

  150. It appears as if my post went bye, bye into cyberspace.

    Summing up these past two weeks of AI auditions…BORING..No one’s vocals have grabbed me so far. Sundance had a nice strong voice when I heard it but ask me what he sang and explain the tone of his voice, I would be lying if I told you I remember. I seriously don’t remember. He is going to be a faded memory if he does not step up his game.

    I will say that AI did us cruel last night. They dropped this GORGEOUS SPECIMEN OF A YOUNG MAN. Who looked like he stepped off the pages of GQ on us and we can’t even lust at him with a clear conscious because he is jailbait.. Beauty is, he can sing…So, he is not just a pretty boy..

    Four boring days of AUDITIONS and the highlight, IMO, is a young man old enough to date my great-neice…

    As Dingo would say…JENRY call me. I have a equally GORGEOUS great- niece for you. I can’t have you but I don’t mind having you as part of my family…It’s okay to lust from afar, right???

    Tyson Beckford you have some competition…If this guy does not make it on AI, I am sure he will catch the eye of some modeling agency. I hope he is tall enough…

  151. Donna, his voice just stopped me cold in my tracks, that boy can sing.

    he does nothing for me visually (thats unfortunate) but damn, the voice. Its golden.

    Cali, Im quick to throw anyone under the bus on any given day. beware.

    JJ, if you close your eyes and go to Rickey’s and just LISTEN, the voice is remarkable. His appearance is a put off for me but they can work wonders in that department should he make it that far.

    ET change bean to jj. Sorry.

  152. He may have always gone by Sundance. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a lot better name for a singer imo.

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    This may be true. However, he made a big deal about how he got his name. He never mentioned that it was his middle name. He came across to me as arrogant. The fact that we now find out that his 1st name is actually Jason just adds to the arrogance for me.

  153. calimari,

    Thanks for the info about Vet Schools… Maybe I’m being premature in planning my Daughter’s future career, huh? LOL

  154. It appears as if my first post went bye, bye into cyberspace.

    Summing up these past two weeks of AI auditions…BORING..No one’s vocals have grabbed me so far. Sundance had a nice strong voice when I heard it but ask me what he sang and explain anything about his voice, I would be lying if I told you I remember. I seriously don’t remember.

    I will say that AI did us cruel last night. They dropped this GORGEOUS SPECIMEN OF A YOUNG MAN. Who looked like he stepped off the pages of GQ on us and we can’t even lust at him with a clear conscious because he is jailbait.. Beauty is, he can sing…So, he is not just a pretty boy..

    Four boring days of AUDITIONS and the highlight, IMO, is a young man old enough to date my great-neice…

    As Dingo would say…JENRY call me. I have a equally GORGEOUS great- niece for you. I can’t have you but I don’t mind having you as part of my family…It’s okay to lust from afar, right???

    Tyson Beckford you have some competition…If this guy does not make it on AI, I am sure he will catch the eye of some modeling agency. I hope he is tall enough…

  155. LisaATL: “Dingo, I agree with you. I keep on waiting for another of the OMG moments I had when I saw Taylor last year and it isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t happening. Probably just as well. Not sure I could take another obsession – no I mean interest – in another singer”

    Lisa & Dingo, and others ~

    You know, I don’t even want it to happen. I guess I have put up this mental block this year. There have been some really nice voices, and some with really nice charisma and stage presence, but nothing out of the ordinary for a talent show. No one’s grabbed hold of me, but if it weren’t for last year, I am sure I could let somebody somewhere at one of these auditions make me sit up and take notice.

  156. That is so cool!!! How much did Taylor charge you?

    He gets grazing rights at the snack table. I warned him no more than two pigs-in-a-blanket per person.

  157. maryS- Some kids know what they want to be very early. But she may change her mind a million times. She will have to realize that, like a doctor, the school will be pricey, she will have tons of loans, and it is a 24/7 job to a certain extent. I know our vet has called us in on Saturdays, or called our home late at night w/ updates on our cats after surgery. And he’s not a 24-hour emergency vet either. I have another cousin who is a vet in Vermont & she pretty much never takes vacations. Of course, she also has a lot of animals & horses & it’s not like you can just get anyone to come in & take care of your animals for you…

  158. JJ, if you close your eyes and go to Rickeyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s and just LISTEN, the voice is remarkable. His appearance is a put off for me but they can work wonders in that department should he make it that far.

    Dingo, I did that. We will have to disagree on this one, I just don’t feel Sundance right now. Maybe I will, but I just don’t feel him.

    He gets grazing rights at the snack table. I warned him no more than two pigs-in-a-blanket per person.

    He didn’t even hold out for barbecue?

  159. JJ: He didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even hold out for barbecue?

    Please, he has no ground to stand on. He’s lucky to get the gig.

  160. I’m just not feeling it, this year, and I don’t even want to. We were not even going to watch, but after losing my Mother, hubby and I felt we needed to fill in some hours, that used to be busy with caretaking worries and duties, and zone our minds out.

    It’s working, my mind is totally zombied about one minute into the show. LOL

  161. Sara Burgess might have harmed herself with her run-away backstory.

    She does have a nice enough voice (and she didn’t just imitate Blondie’s singing of Call Me) , but now the TV viewers perceive thinks her as just a ‘pity win’.

    The first time she goes out and sing, she’ll have to sing so perfectly that it would make the angels weep from awe and Pavoratti from envy, or she’ll be eliminated quickly.

    There’s the perception that better singers (e.g. Wandera Hitchye, who sang Sam Cooke’s Change is Gonna Come , or even the guy with the cheerleaders) got shot down, while she got through because of the judge’s sympathy.

    Unless she’s good, voters will be boycotting her out of sense of justice alone.

  162. Okay — I was not able to login today and new password just didn’t work, so I re-registered as PamsterAtl – as long as I don’t have to keep typing it – who cares how long the name is.. yawl can still call me Pam.

    Last night’s show had a few good ones, but no one has blown me totally away yet, either. My favorites from last night were Jenry (yes, he is adorable) and Nicholas and Christopher. We’ll see when they all get to Hollywood who is left standing and then I will pick a favorite.

    (Agree that Christoper’s voice reminded me of Elliott while they were talking about Justin Timberlake… but could have just been the song selection.)

  163. OK, I think I pinpointed why I don’t like Sundance (I am officially declaring I don’t like him). There are 2 things:

    1. He is arrogant. He gave a line about how the judges are not going to know what hit them, he is going to blow them away. Re-watch Taylors audition, he was confident, but never cocky.

    2. It’s the Chris warble thng. He has that warble in his voice that drives me insane. It’s like they don’t know what to do with a note. So, the just hold it until it sounds like someone is tickling their adams apples. You don’t need that warble to sing. I like simple, not over the top singers. He was over the top, with that warble.

  164. I agree, a wacky middle name is not so interesting as a wacky first name. Plus, he’s definitely full of himself. As a singer, Sundance is ok but I prefer SOTR girl and Opera girl. Too bad the guy with the cheerleaders couldn’t sing well. He seemed really nice and would have been someone to root for.

  165. Thats interesting because Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just not feeling Sundance. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t pinpoint why. I keep think I should like him, but I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually 90% of the way to saying I actually donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like him. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s this subtle twing of arrogance. Also, he made such a big deal out of his name and this morning we find out his name is Jason.

    —–

    Yep agree JJ. Jason has a nice voice, but is a faker – he has no heart in his singing. Jason, just doesn’t do it for me.

    However, TPTB will probably love him. He can start his own band called “SUNDANCE!” Maybe he can even tattoo his name across his back!

  166. I’m at Rickey’s rewatching the siblings. Shyamali is gorgeous but a bit of a lightweight in the singing department. Simon was a bit harsh in his judgement. Guess she didn’t have enough boobage to impress him.

    Sanjaya’s just ai’ght for me. He’s okay. We’ll see.

  167. I love watching the reactions on Simon’s face when a hot girl walks in. He smiles, his eyebrows go up – you just KNOW they will be given the benefit of the doubt. Sundance, I liked his voice, but in a completely different way than Taylor. Not similar at all. But so far no one has grabbed me either. I don’t think anything from this point will help/harm people later, unless they have a good backstory. I hardly remember any of the auditions from last year for the top 12 – just Kellie’s, Paris’, and Taylor’s. No one else’s, and I watched all of them. Sundance said he didn’t do well in school as he thought he’d be famous by now – that’s a bit arrogant, but he did say he regrets that, so that is a bit redemptive. We’ll see how the personality plays out for ALL of them!

  168. sundance has a good voice, but his appearance reminds me too much of scott savo(?sp) without the glasses.

  169. If Sundance is confident that’s good, isn’t it? He should be, he’s got a great voice. They only have a minute or 2 to catch the judges’ attention. It’s worked for some who didn’t even have that good of voices, like the Rocky girl.

    So far there hasn’t been too many standouts but that’s to be expected. Last season the only standouts during the auditons for me were Paris, Mandisa, and Kat. I will admit that I didn’t see them until after the show since I usually don’t watch them but didn’t even think Chris had that great of an audition. He and many of the others did so much better later, past the Hollywood auditions.

  170. Well, doesn’t the father also say his real name is Sundance, and wasn’t that before AI? I know AI showed him as Jason “Sundance” Head; is it possible that he went by Jason in school as a kid to avoid embarrassment?

    Until someone digs up a birth certificate I don’t suppose we’ll ever know…unless someone posted one already and I’m just stupid and missed it. I just like him too much for him to have a stupid gimmick this early in the competition.

  171. If Sundance is confident thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s good, isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it?

    confident yes, cocky no

  172. JJ – I’m actually lovin’ Jason – I think he is going to be my snarkalicious favorite! I’m hoping he doesn’t let me down.

  173. rita – LOL. Yeah, that always helps.

    I just rewatched Melinda Doolittle (backup singer) She’s very good.

  174. I do remember Mandisa’s audition, because Simon wasn’t kind to her about her weight. I have no memory of Kat’s or Chris’ though. I must say – I loved the Jimmy Kimmel bit at the golf tournament w/ Jonathon & Kenneth from last week’s auditions. At least those kids are having some fun & getting some benefit after their auditions!

  175. I actually for some reason like that Sean Michel singer – the one who looked like Castro and sang Johnny Cash. There is something interesting about him.

    I googled him today and found a mention of a concert he was to do with a link to his website seanmichel.com. Interestingly the website has been “suspended”. Hmmm.

  176. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 12:13 pm
    If Sundance is confident thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s good, isnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t it?

    confident yes, cocky no

    I guess it’s subjective. He didn’t strike me that way.

    I’m keeping an open mind about the singers until I see more. It’s too hard to see their real personalities from what the producers choose to show. I also look forward to hearing them sing different types of songs since right now many of them sound alike to me.

  177. JJ – Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually lovinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ Jason – I think he is going to be my snarkalicious favorite! Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m hoping he doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t let me down.

    Good point. I’m looking forward to that as well.

    Do you think mj is happy we are talking about season 6? I mean its been forever since I mentioned Taylor, ooopppsss.

    One thing that does look good for Sundance, we are talking about him. Of course, at this point, if I could call in to remove votes, I would do that for him.

  178. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m keeping an open mind about the singers until I see more. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s too hard to see their real personalities from what the producers choose to show. I also look forward to hearing them sing different types of songs since right now many of them sound alike to me.

    Hmmmmmm, I think I’ve just been dissed. I also keep an open mind. However, I can’t help my initial impression. That initial impression may change, only time will tell.

    Hey Metta, bean just dissed me, go kick her a$$

  179. If he doesn’t get his “confidence” in check, it’ll kill him with the larger viewing audience as the competition goes on. That kind of attitude gets magnified big time on television. The producers will see it and will edit to highlight it.

  180. He gets grazing rights at the snack table. I warned him no more than two pigs-in-a-blanket per person.

    *wraps myself in a bun*

  181. Hmmmmmm, I think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve just been dissed.

    I think so too, and that ticks me off because I’m the only one who gets to diss JJ.

  182. I think so too, and that ticks me off because Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m the only one who gets to diss JJ.

    And you are the only one allowed too.

  183. Re Sundance
    Obviously great singer. But the thought can’t help come to mind back to Taylor’s audition with Simon not liking Taylor’s “appearance”…”it’s not just about the voice/singing” the pkg/looks/personality seemed to be his thing, that Taylor didn’t look to be his idea of idol. But he loved Sundance (I did also), but uhhhh…take another look Simon….why didn’t that enter into it this time? Sorry, Im still ticked off at Simon.

  184. Hey Metta, bean just dissed me, go kick her a$$

    Can’t. I’m savin’ all my love for you.

  185. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 12:24 pm
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m keeping an open mind about the singers until I see more. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s too hard to see their real personalities from what the producers choose to show. I also look forward to hearing them sing different types of songs since right now many of them sound alike to me.

    Hmmmmmm, I think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve just been dissed. I also keep an open mind. However, I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t help my initial impression. That initial impression may change, only time will tell.

    Hey Metta, bean just dissed me, go kick her a$$

    It does sound like a diss, doesn’t it? Not completely intentional. :wink1_tb: I just think it could be a long show if you can’t stand someone who will probably go far. I know how that feels, lol.

  186. American Idol’s Katharine McPhee, Scientology And Some Dude

    We realize that getting beaten by golden-voiced but gray-haired Taylor Hicks in last season’s American Idol could have made Katharine McPhee insecure. However, Us Weekly ponders if it could have been so bad that she would actually consider joining Tom Cruise’s religion just to impress a guy?…….

    http://www.postchronicle.com/news/original/article_21260952.shtml

  187. Since I was intrigued by Sean Michel – I decided to check him out a bit. I found his myspace account and listened to one of his songs, “For the Beleaguered”, for the heck of it. He is a Christian rocker. He has a really interesting indie vibe.

    http://www.myspace.com/seanmichel

  188. Morning peeps –

    Here’s a wonderful interview with Taylor the other night after Idol (“one year later”):

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=2155172&version=2&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=5.7.1

    Also, here’s a few cute pictures of Taylor and an ex (current?) GF that showed up on his webpage:

    http://www.sonybmgmedia.com/media/1/6459/h11682859462636459.jpg

    http://www.sonybmgmedia.com/media/1/6459/h11682859243346459.jpg

  189. Am I the only one who is having problems submitting postings?

    I’ve been trying all morning…

  190. Taylor didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t look to be his idea of idol. But he loved Sundance (I did also), but uhhhhà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦take another look Simonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.why didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t that enter into it this time? Sorry, Im still ticked off at Simon.

    That is exactly my problem.

  191. I just think it could be a long show if you canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand someone who will probably go far. I know how that feels, lol.

    That’s part of the fun of the show. Loving some, disliking others. If no one gets on your nerves, there’s little to snark at.

  192. I’ve noticed that Simon changes his tune to suit the situation. He told Taylor that it is not just about the voice. Then later on in the season he had to remind everyone that “it’s a singing competition.” So once he was implying that it’s more than just singing. Then he implies that it isn’t more than the singing. He is not trying to be consistent. He says whatever he feels at the time and doesn’t try to treat everyone the same everytime.

  193. Thats interesting because Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just not feeling Sundance. I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t pinpoint why. I keep think I should like him, but I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually 90% of the way to saying I actually donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like him. I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s this subtle twing of arrogance. Also, he made such a big deal out of his name and this morning we find out his name is Jason.

    You know what? I am not feeling him either. I mean they guy can sing his butt off, great powerful voice, but that’s all . Nothing special, he stands out because of his appearance and his backstory about his dad.
    But I don’t see him as the AI. I still think this year a girl is going to win.
    Sundance will definitely be in the finals, Simon is backing him up Maybe he will end up as Chris in the 4th place. Hey that’s my prediction. We will see.
    In my mind, Taylor is the whole package, voice, looks and awesome performance skills.
    Sundance sings, but that’s about it. There’s nothing special. And he doesn’t have the look. JMHO.

  194. Sexy – This morning, I had a long post go to moderation for no reason. It still hasn’t shown up yet. Go figure.

    Griz – Those photos are old. I remember you brought over other pictures of them together awhile ago. Look at his hair in the first photo.

  195. Metta
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 12:43 pm
    I just think it could be a long show if you canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t stand someone who will probably go far. I know how that feels, lol.

    Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s part of the fun of the show. Loving some, disliking others. If no one gets on your nerves, thereà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s little to snark at.

    My problem is that I didn’t have anyone to snark with last season since I didn’t know about this blog. Were there any Taylor snarkers here then? I’m know I’ll find some to like/dislike later on. I’m pretty sure there are some of the women (Rocky girl) that I’ll be sick of right away.

    Simon likes Sundance’ voice which is why he’s overlooking the appearance imo. I don’t think he liked Taylor’s sound as much. He also didn’t like Chris in his audition.

  196. Griz, those pictures showed up on his website..Interesting. I remembered seeing the one with him in the water on some of the his other boards but not with him the young lady. I also remembered when you posted similiar pictures of the young lady, some claiming it was an invasion of his privacy because the pictures were not authorized to be online. I wonder who put those pictures on his website? And which website…. Taylor has more than one…

  197. Griz – Those photos are old. I remember you brought over other pictures of them together awhile ago. Look at his hair in the first photo.

    Yea, you’re right – they look like they were taken a while ago, but I hadn’t seen them before. Amazingly, they showed up on his official web page!

  198. Griz, that picture with her hugging him. Man, is she hugging him hard or what. She looks like she is about to break his neck..

    I have to say, that man does have some charm…

  199. Amazingly, they showed up on his official web page!

    That’s where fans can upload their pictures. Means that girl probably uploaded them herself. Maybe she’s trying to stake her claim. Heh.

    Thanks for the link to the fox video. He looks SO handsome there.

  200. I went to Rickey’s (thanks for the link above) and Jenry is HAWT and a good singer even if he is 16. Melinda Doolittle is good too. Can’t decide how I feel regarding Sundance yet. Just not feeling like watching Idol yet.

    I haven’t been to Rickey site before – will he have all the audition tapes of those who go on to Hollywood? Or will mj or another site? I didn’t know about the online stuff last year and my Windows version was too old to play the videos on the official AI site which I did go to a few times. Thank goodness I have a newer computer now.

  201. I remember when that group of photos of Taylor and the girl were posted several months by somebody on IDF and again on AI forum. Somebody wanted all of them taken down from all of the sites — probably because he’s no longer with here. They’re quite old.

  202. I’m actually surprised the webmasters at his page let those slide through!! Regardless, the one in the pool? :jittery_tb:

  203. dante – Rickey might have other vids up. That stuff is copyrighted, though, so MJ won’t have any of it up here.

  204. Not completely intentional.

    dissed again!!!! OH what to do, what do to. Will have to come up with something good, must think.

  205. Oh yeah, Taylor got his spin in Arkansas. You know what, I think I’m going to buy a radio station and play nothing but JTFTW. Then Taylor can have a hit on his hands.

  206. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m actually surprised the webmasters at his page let those slide through!!

    Griz – It’s the same crack team of experts serving double duty as Taylor’s single release strategists. Would explain a lot. lol. They’ve got bigger fish to fry than thwarting an old girlfriend posting private pix on the site. Though, she’d stake her claim more convincingly if she could get him to escort her to a red carpet event.

  207. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:04 pm
    Not completely intentional.

    dissed again!!!! OH what to do, what do to. Will have to come up with something good, must think.

    Oh Oh. :blink_tb:

  208. Paartay, it was some of the SP who were upset and was going around demanding that the pictures be removed from various sites because the girl did not realize they were on the internet. I even remembered the uproar over those pictures on TOSP website.. It was too funny. Funny that they are now showing up on his own website. So, I guess the person does not seem to have a problem with them online after all. LOL

    I still think there are some who really have a problem seeing Taylor with any woman and ban any pirctures of him with a woman from their site under the guise of “protecting his privacy.”

    Anyway, thanks for the pictures Griz..Looks like they were having fun.

  209. You know what, I think Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m going to buy a radio station and play nothing but JTFTW. Then Taylor can have a hit on his hands.

    Wait til after my son’s party, else he’ll try to jack up his rates.

  210. wk 6 — # 50 – > Taylor inches up 53-50, selling 15,000, compared to 14,000 the previous week, for a total of 587,000.

    wk 5– # 53 HICKS*TAYLOR TAYLOR HICKS 13,946 -26% 18,910 572,475
    wk 4 — # 47 HICKS*TAYLOR TAYLOR HICKS 18910 -51 38585 558,529
    wk 3– # 36 HICKS*TAYLOR TAYLOR HICKS 38,585 -81 201,881 539,619
    Wk 2 — # 15 HICKS*TAYLOR TAYLOR HICKS 201,881 -32 298,199 501,034
    Wk 1 — # 2 HICKS*TAYLOR TAYLOR HICKS 298199 999 793 299,153

    other idols..

    Some rounded off sales figures from the Idol guy at USA Today posted Wed 1/26

    > Carrie’s back in the top 10, moving from No. 15 to No. 9 by the simple expedient of selling the same number of records as the previous week (actually she sold 501 more, but both figures round off to 33,000). Total: 4.76 million

    > Taylor inches up 53-50, selling 15,000, compared to 14,000 the previous week, for a total of 587,000.

    > Kellie, who did some major TV last week, leaps 83-51, selling 14,000 after dropping under 9,000 the previous week. Total: 387,000.

    > Fantasia creeps up 68-66, with 12,000, a bit more than her previous-week total of 11,000. Total: 254,000.

    > Clay sold about the same as the previous week (1,900) to bring his total to 496,000 (almost there now).

    > Ruben sold around 3,000, about the same as the previous week, and is now at 196,000 total.

  211. Metta: Wait til after my sonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s party, else heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll try to jack up his rates.

    What? He’ll want three pigs in a blanket AND a can of Coke?

  212. I still think there are some who really have a problem seeing Taylor with any woman and ban any pirctures of him with a woman from their site under the guise of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“protecting his privacy.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    If I recall correctly, the last time those pix showed up here, MJ was less than thrilled. I don’t think it’s because she secretly lusts after Taylor and can’t bear to see him with another woman.

    I could be wrong though. lol

  213. FOR WASHINGTON, DC AREA POSTERS:

    I’ve called WASH-FM (the Loo and Lori morning show) at 8:10 AM and asked them to play JTFTW. No problem getting through and able to speak to Loo directly and he was very generous with his time, recognized me from my call yesterday — said he’d try to get it played.

    Called again today at 12:15 PM and contacted another staffer on the noon show, again asked for her to play Taylor’s album — specifically JTFTW and PIB. She said she could play DIMYP since that was on their computer. She said they did have the album but only for give away — nothing to play yet. I offered to e-mail an MP3 so she could play the two tracks but she said she’d ask her boss to open one of the CDs so they could play the requests.

    There you go people — let’s get some play on those songs!!

    Cheers Everybody~~~

  214. Wait til after my sonà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s party, else heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll try to jack up his rates.

    Shite, do you think I’ll have to go for 3 pigs in a blanket?

  215. Bean99 – Have you checked out Billboard today? Daughtry has 4 album #1s (BB200, Digital, Comprehensive, and Rock) and a #3 (Internet). INO jumped from #21 to #6 on the Hot 100 (and has charted as high as #4 in 7 other categories). I’m so happy for Chris!

  216. Though, sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d stake her claim more convincingly if she could get him to escort her to a red carpet event.

    Boy, you think like a REAL woman don’t you…

    Now let’s see how long it will take those pictures to end up on his other fan sites and a big deal is made of those pictures to the point where they get pulled down before the end of the evening or tomorrow..I would not be surprised…

    Anyone want to place a bet?

  217. Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s Crack Team of Experts

    :lol_ee:

    Julie – did they eventually play the song?

  218. If I recall correctly, the last time those pix showed up here, MJ was less than thrilled. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s because she secretly lusts after Taylor and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t bear to see him with another woman.

    IIRC, MJ commented that would prefer that people who have not chosen to be in the public eye not be torn apart. I remember her commenting on this when Elliott’s girlfriends were getting some heat.

  219. she secretly lusts after Taylor

    We’re supposed to be secret about that?

  220. to the point where they get pulled down before the end of the evening or tomorrow

    Then let’s see if MJ has an alibi.

  221. Don’t know, I was on a 25 minute drive both times — perhaps you can chart it on yes.com — I can’t access that site from the job!

    Look, guys, we can make this happen — all we have to be is polite and not overwhelm the DJ’s. Loo said they don’t get many calls so he recognized me from yesterday. I think it’s worth while to be pro-active rather than just waiting — but that’s just me!

    Cheers~~

  222. MJ commented that would prefer that people who have not chosen to be in the public eye not be torn apart.

    That was code for “Why should I give that hussy free publicity?”

  223. I had written up a piece about that “GQ looking baby” JENRY but it went bye, bye..

    I hope his phone was/is ringing off the hook from modeling agencies calling him. Talk about a younger looking Tyson Beckford that can sing…

    As Dingo would say, Jenry, call me. I am too old for you but a great neice that is GORGEOUS and is very close to your age. Maybe we can work something out. :wink1_tb:

  224. she secretly lusts after Taylor

    Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re supposed to be secret about that?

    In your case, it would be most appreciated.

  225. Simon likes Sundanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ voice which is why heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s overlooking the appearance imo. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he liked Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sound as much. He also didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Chris in his audition.

    I think this will be interesting. For one thing, Taylor sort of opened the door for the “quirky” (i.e: not Idol-looking) non-mainstream performers, despite the fact that Simon did everything he could to take swipes at him all season long. Now that “quirky” (on the AI stage) has become more normal, I think Simon will have to rethink his schtick a bit.

    If it’s true (according to the gossip) that Sundance did not have a good week in Hollywood but was put through anyway, it’s probably because he does indeed have a good voice, is interesting, and most importantly, *buzz-worthy*. That’s good for the show, although if the PTB are worried about record sales, I wonder if that will make a difference in his treatment as the season progresses.

    Taylor and Bo are the most non-mainstream musicians that have been signed by 19. They’re also the ones whose fans are most upset with attempts to “popify” them. While I think both have done well commercially by most accounts, “well” may not be good enough in the end for the PTB. It would be really awesome if the PTB started to cultivate more diverse musical styles and not just what will sell. But I’m not holding my breath.

  226. In your case, it would be most appreciated.

    There is only one person that needs to hear it, and honey, you ain’t it.

    Ummmm Metta, on that fox video, did you notice the song they played from his CD???? Even Fox knows Heaven Knows kicks a$$.

  227. Metta, I was not really talking about MJ at all. I was more speaking about the reaction I’ve seen on some of Taylor’s fansites when a picture of a woman is posted.

    By the way Metta, I went to get done yesterday what you did a couple of weeks ago. I did not realize that if you have silicone implants and you have a mamogram done, you have to take twice as many pictures as a woman with natural breast. That means more radiation because they have to do it manually..I was surprised when I was told that yesterday.

    There goes my desire for implants…just joking…

  228. Another audio message from Taylor over at Grayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s.

    Must be running to the dry cleaners today lol!

  229. Even Fox knows Heaven Knows kicks a$$.

    I’ll deal with Fox after I take you down. One victim at a time.

  230. Taylor must have some real down time…Two audio blog in one week. definitely a record..

  231. “Regardless, the one in the pool?”

    That’s not a pool. Notice the waves. That is what the ocean looks like in South Florida and the Caribbean. When I lived in NJ, I thought the ocean was supposed to be opaque and brown.

  232. You know what, I could really give two shites that Taylor is doing laundry this weekend.

  233. Metta, I was not really talking about MJ at all. I was more speaking about the reaction Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve seen on some of Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s fansites when a picture of a woman is posted.

    I’m not ready to let MJ off the hook just yet. Who knows what she’s up to when she claims to be at “work”?

    I did not realize that if you have silicone implants and you have a mamogram done, you have to take twice as many pictures as a woman with natural breast.

    This is why JJ uses socks.

  234. MaryS-NJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 11:34 am
    calimari,

    Thanks for the info about Vet Schoolsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Maybe Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m being premature in planning my Daughterà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s future career, huh? LOL
    ————

    Don’t forget Auburn! war eagle.

  235. There goes my desire for implantsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦just jokingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Just use socks like JJ.

  236. When I lived in NJ, I thought the ocean was supposed to be opaque and brown.

    It’s not?????

  237. MaryS-NJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:31 pm
    Simon likes Sundanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ voice which is why heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s overlooking the appearance imo. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think he liked Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sound as much. He also didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Chris in his audition.

    I think this will be interesting. For one thing, Taylor sort of opened the door for the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“quirkyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (i.e: not Idol-looking) non-mainstream performers, despite the fact that Simon did everything he could to take swipes at him all season long. Now that à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“quirkyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  (on the AI stage) has become more normal, I think Simon will have to rethink his schtick a bit.

    Don’t you think that it was Reuben and even Clay that opened that door? Neither did or do look or sound like what was probably the original intent for what the AI would be. It does bug me that Simon was on Mandisa’s case about her weight while never saying anything similar to Reuben (to my knowledge anyway). I don’t see Simon changing his ideas about what the AI should look/sound like anytime in the near future.

  238. Unfortunately, our state university system doesnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t have a veterninary medical school, but I thought an undergrad degree in biology. Pre-med sounds like a good choice as well.

    Just one small point. There is no such thing as a pre-med major. Most schools have a pre-med program, which just means that they coordinate the whole process of making sure the student takes the prerequiste number of bio, chem, physics and calculus classes as well as get the faculty references and clinical hours they will need for applications. But biology and chemistry are popular majors for pre med students, so you are on the right track there!

    And believe it or not, you are not starting too early if your daughter is seriously thinking about veterinary school. You can’t know this stuff soon enough, IMO. Good luck!

    Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you think that it was Reuben and even Clay that opened that door?

    Definitely. I love Taylor too, but the credit for that has to go to Clay. I wouldn’t even say Rueben, becuase chubby black guys singing R&B wasn’t exactly unheard of.

    I liked Sundance. I did think he was a little cocky, but it was tempered by some self-depreciating humor. And he can sing his ass off. AND he’s cute in a teddy bear kind of way. What’s not to love? :thumbup_tb:

  239. This is why JJ uses socks.

    You are so cute when you are jealous, and towels work better.

  240. Sundance has a good voice, but he ain’t NO Bobby “Blue” Bland..
    Something was lacking on his rendition of Stormy Monday..I think it is SOUL..I just didn’t feel a SOUL vibe, and I usually connect with a Blues singer..
    So far, no contestant has moved me like Taylor did last year at his audition. And I seriously doubt anyone will ever again….

  241. Kirsten – Great minds think alike! LOL

    Sexy – Hope everything went well with your procedure.

    Little Debbi – I agree. I thought it was the ocean, too. Looks lovely.

  242. JJ: You know what, I could really give two shites that Taylor is doing laundry this weekend.

    Well, Taylor has to do something to earn a few bucks. I hear he does a good job of pressing shirts and always makes sure to get his customer’s laundry back in time. You gotta respect that.

  243. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not?????

    :lol_wp:
    Hi JJ. Got that fireplace insert stoked up today? I see we have the Jersey girls vs. the Canooks today.

  244. Metta: Kirsten – Great minds think alike! LOL

    High five on that one!

  245. You know what, I could really give two shites that Taylor is doing laundry this weekend.

    Seriously. I pressed pause on Yo La Tengo’s “Fakebook” CD for that carp? Unless he wants to drop hints about his video or setlist, or something otherwise music-oriented, I don’t necessarily want to hear about it just for the sake of feeling “connected.” I’m sure it will generate 300 gushing posts though. :flush_tb:

    Feeling a wee bit bitchy today. Bad Taylor fan.

  246. JJ: and towels work better.

    Nothing beats getting advice from an expert.

  247. I see we have the Jersey girls vs. the Canooks today.

    Jersey girls vs. canucks (spelt it right) is like Mike Tyson against Dakota Fanning. And Dakota Fanning ain’t no jersey girl

  248. Feeling a wee bit bitchy today. Bad Taylor fan.

    Hey, after that audioblog, I’m with ya. What is the next audioblog going to be, him telling us his wiping his…..

  249. I did not realize that if you have silicone implants and you have a mamogram done, you have to take twice as many pictures as a woman with natural breast.

    Ouch! I’ve never been so happy to be flat, lol.

    JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    I see we have the Jersey girls vs. the Canooks today.

    Jersey girls vs. canucks (spelt it right) is like Mike Tyson against Dakota Fanning. And Dakota Fanning ainà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t no jersey girl

    Hey! :mad2_ee:

  250. DAUGHTRY is performing live today in the TRL Studios at 3:30 EST. I just “instructed” my Tivo to record it from my work computer. Ain’t technology grand?!

  251. What is the next audioblog going to be, him telling us his wiping hisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    If you go right now and post that at Gray’s, I’ll consider not kicking your a$$.

  252. This is why JJ uses socks.

    JJ, is there something that you’re not telling us. Or maybe I should say..Metta, how do you know JJ is using socks???

    By the way Metta, I received my follow-up phone call already. I have to go back next week for further eximination.. I’m hoping it was the deodarant that the assistant forgot to tell me to wipe off but for the most part, I’m not too worried. I’ve been down this road before…

    LIL Deb, I’m with you..I recognized it was the ocean right away.

  253. Hmmmm….lots of talk about S-6 here. What the heck is going on???
    (Well, ok, until the Taylor+Girl pictures turned up)

    As to big guys with decent voices, Sundance Head reminds me a bit of Matt Rogers. JJ, I agree with your comments about Sundance up yonder. He has a nice voice, but his persona is a bit of a turn-off to me.

    As to Simon’s reaction to Sundance. Consistency was never something that made the basic DNA of Simon Cowell.

    I went to Sean Mee-SHELL’s myspace and listened. He is quite talented, and is definitely a bit, uh, out there. It will be amazing if he makes the final 24.

  254. Sundance is a good singer but something in his performance did not seem genuine to me. Just a bit put-on. Maybe I will like him more later in the season but no way is he comparable to Taylor. More polished, not so deep from within.

  255. If you go right now and post that at Grayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll consider not kicking your a$$.

    The back lash would be scary. Maybe I’ll post it under your name? Oh wait, I got it, I’ll post it as bean!!!!!!!

  256. JJ, is there something that youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re not telling us.

    My dear sexy, you know its all me. I’m just toying with the easily swayed canucks.

  257. Sexy – I’m sure it will all be fine. Keep us in the loop.

    Re. JJ’s socks scam, I think we’ve all learned that we have to take what she says then know that the opposite is true. So if she says she’s a true DD cup, we know there’s hosiery involved.

  258. Ouch! Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve never been so happy to be flat, lol.

    Ironically, the topic of small breasted women is what brought on the information. I asked her if small breasted women have the most pain while having a mamogram done and she said, NO…Women with silicones because the doctor needs to read the pictures taken of breast tissues and they can’t because the silicone is in the way. She said normal breast women have four pictures done. Where as silicone breasted women have eight and it tends to be a lot more painful because they have do it manually. Plus, She also said they receiving a lot more radiation because of that…

  259. Oh wait, I got it, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll post it as bean!!!!!!!

    Don’t forget to include a link to her email, so that they can fully express their concerns without fear of admonishment from Gray and his pesky rules against personal attacks and obscenity.

  260. Hey there sexygirl. How are ya? We’re thinking of going to St. Lucia next month. Ever been there?

  261. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t forget to include a link to her email, so that they can fully express their concerns without fear of reprisal from Gray and his pesky rules against personal attacks and obscenity.

    Good one! Bean will never diss me again.

  262. JJ Good one! Bean will never diss me again.

    Okay, is this a sign of armageddon? JJ and Metta getting along? :ponder_tb:

  263. Donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t you think that it was Reuben and even Clay that opened that door? Neither did or do look or sound like what was probably the original intent for what the AI would be. It does bug me that Simon was on Mandisaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s case about her weight while never saying anything similar to Reuben (to my knowledge anyway). I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see Simon changing his ideas about what the AI should look/sound like anytime in the near future.

    You mean there was American Idol before season 5?! :ohmy_tb: :tongue1_tb:

    D’oh! You’re right about Clay being a quirky guy, although I think Ruben’s music WAS mainstream, even if his looks weren’t. Assuming all the singers have good voices (which they do), I’m thinking more in terms of “acceptance” of the quirky guys. Clay wasn’t accepted by Simon, even though he was a fan favorite. Bo had Idol looks so Simon liked him, but his music was not mainstream. I think Clive tried to make Bo something he wasn’t after he was signed and, IMO, it didn’t work as well as if he’d been able to do more of his own kind of thing.

    Taylor has quirky looks AND makes non-mainstream music. Simon didn’t want him to win but Taylor was a big part of what made last season so much fun and such a huge ratings draw.

    The quirky guys are very appealing and I think Simon is just getting used to the fact. I guess we’ll see.

    The question I have is, what happens later? Will a talented “quirky”/non-mainstream singer like Sundance make Clive happy after his experiences with Taylor and Bo? Or will they pimp the other talented but less quirky more mainstream talents that can be more easily formatted for top 40?

  264. Hey there sexygirl. How are ya? Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re thinking of going to St. Lucia next month. Ever been there?

    No, but my first cousin is married to a St Lucian. Brush up on your French. Although they do speak english, it is also their native language..

  265. I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner. I’m not certain what station was playing it, but it made me smile. I hate to admit it, but the song is growing on me. :thumbup_tb:

  266. BTW, Taylor Hicks just posted a short audio blog at Gray’s site just now. Nothing special, just said hello to everyone and said he had to ran some errands and do some chores this weekend. THAT’s IT !

  267. I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not certain what station was playing it, but it made me smile. I hate to admit it, but the song is growing on me.

    That wasn’t in the arkansas radio radius was it? ;)

  268. Speaking of errands, I gotta go run some. I’ll post an audio blog when I’m waiting in line at the post office. Edge-of-your-seat stuff.

  269. I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not certain what station was playing it, but it made me smile. I hate to admit it, but the song is growing on me.

    And which part of this great country do you live in ?

  270. Hello Everyone, I’m just sad about A.I so far this year. I had watched seasons 1-4, enjoyed them all but never enough to vote, or follow them after A.I. Then season 5 rolls in and I hear this voice that connects with me ,WOW, I’m hooked watching and voting and following every piece of information on this Voice…the voice of Taylor Hicks. Now I believe if I had not watched season 5, then these auditions would not be such a letdown.

  271. Speaking of errands, I gotta go run some. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll post an audio blog when Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m waiting in line at the post office. Edge-of-your-seat stuff.

    Does it involve you wiping your…….

  272. Does it involve you wiping yourà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.

    You’ll be the first to know. ;)

  273. Thanks for the report Carla!

    Maybe we should start a spread sheet with little ticky-marks every time JTFTW is played. I think we’re up to three whole columns now!

  274. Carla D,

    It is impressive that in 1 week Chris’ INO vaulted from #21 to Top 10 at number 6 on the Billboard charts. I suspect it is from a combo of the video and AI saying that Chris’ CD was the highest selling debut Rock album “Ever” at the beginning of the first AI show of Season 6.

    People took note and checked out the album and the song. It also appears that many radio stations have accepted Chris and play his music as they did Kelly Clarkson.

    Chris must be on cloud 9!

  275. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Carla D is my new favorite poster (and a Chris fan)

    You mean it’s not me, JJ?

  276. You mean ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not me, JJ?

    I do love you. Have you gotten any good emails yet??/

  277. Griz: Thanks for the Taylor + GF pix. Is it just me, or pixs of Taylor and his girl always comes out a week or two before a major release. The first set of pixs came out a week before his CD came out and now a week before his single impacts. Hmmmm…

  278. JJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    You mean ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not me, JJ?

    I do love you. Have you gotten any good emails yet??/

    Not yet. :gulp_ee:

    Is JJ your full name? I want to make sure I get it right in my replies. :innocent1_tb:

  279. Griz – LOL. No, I’m in Oklahoma so I’m pretty sure it was an OKC station.

    JJ – I’m honored. You’re totally cracking me up today.

  280. Smiley
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 2:14 pm
    Does Gray ever come & visit here anymore?

    Haven’t seen him in a long time either!!

  281. Is JJ your full name? I want to make sure I get it right in my replies.

    Actually no, you can spell it M-E-T-T-A

  282. Squishy – I literally spit out my coffee this morning when I looked at the singles chart. Damn, the INO jumped 15 spots due to increased sales, no doubt digital sales as INO sold over 80,000 (a 91% increase) last week. I knew the video would make an impact…..but never envisioned this!

    I don’t listen to local radio anymore since I have Sirius, but I’ve noticed on yes.com that INO is in the top 10 at two local rock stations and 3 pop/ac stations. I also noticed INO is now listed on the front page at yes.com. Pretty cool stuff!

  283. CarlaD: I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner.

    Thanks for the news! We Taylor fans celebrate every spin! We’d take a swig of beer each time it is played, but the beer would go flat by the time we got to the bottom.

    CarlaD: I hate to admit it, but the song is growing on me.

    You’ll soon be regretting that CD exchange! ;-)

  284. This has nothing to do with Idol or a$$ kicking, but I thought it was a really great idea. I got it in an e-mail today.

    :guns_tb:

    When you go to sleep at night, leave your car keys on the nightstand right next to the bed. If you hear something like someone trying to break into your place, press the button to start the car alarm. Chances are the burglar or whatever will get the hell out of dodge because he’ll figure you and your neighbors will soon be looking out the windows, opening the doors, etc. because of the noise of the car alarm.

    back to your regularly scheduled discussion.

  285. Carla D,

    Definitely pretty cool stuff. Chris Daughtry is now the 5th most visited artist on the VH-1 website.

    It is great to watch someone’s career really take off.

    Looking forward to DAUGHTRY performing on MTV TRL today.

    Off to pick up my son from preschool.

  286. Ok, Taylor is bored today – the second blog message in two days on his myspace. He’s such a sweetie. This one reads:

    Thursday, January 25, 2007

    I’m Still Here
    Current mood: curious

    Hey Soul Patrollers!

    I haven’t “blogged” in a while (I am still getting used to it) so I thought I would throw a shout-out to everyone. I am gearing up for my tour and couldn’t be more excited about it! I love life on the tour bus. I hope everyone gets a chance to come out and jam with me this tour. It’s what I love to do and I am so thankful for everyone’s support in making my dreams come true.

    Check my page again soon. I am going to be checking in regularly. But, I am always checking out my comments so leave me something niceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

  287. Does Gray ever come & visit here anymore?

    He dosen’t love us anymore. We must be bad Taylor fans.

  288. I am always checking out my comments so leave me something niceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    Oh no, I am definately afraid to read those comments.

  289. Why is Taylor leaving messages on his myspace and sending audio blogs to Gray? If he has some down time, shouldn’t he be calling radio stations all over the country and requesting JTFTW?

  290. Now I believe if I had not watched season 5, then these auditions would not be such a letdown.

    Have a little faith. We just might find a good one …

    I thought Sarah Krueger in Minnesota looked/sounded good.

    So did Melinda Doolittle, a background singer ( sort of like a Dream Girl ) who can actually sing.

    Sundance Head impressed by singing a non-traditional blues tune, which was evocative of non-traditional Taylor Hicks, but I’m not sure if the hype regarding him blowing Hicks out of the park is really all that….

    New York has shown two very good auditions …
    Jory Steinberg ( ironically, a Canadian ) and Christopher Richardson ( “A Song for You”).

    We can’t make a complete judgement with a 3 minute audition, but we are not entirely without good people this season.

  291. Ok, Taylor is bored today – the second blog message in two days on his myspace.

    Taylor, DEAR, if you’re that bored, how ’bout writing a song or something? You could write a song about your laundry (shoe songs are in, why not write about the tragedy of missing socks?)

  292. JJ: Hey Kirsten, DIMYP got a spin in Tulsa, OK, CHUG BABY!!!!

    Oh, my goodness. Two Taylor songs in an hour. Whatever will I do? I’ve only got a half beer left over from last night when I was drowning my sorrows. Taylor’s Crack Marketting Team seems to have gone into overdrive.

    Perhaps even now, they are learning how to e-mail an MP3 file. Perhaps Kat’s team will give them a tutorial. Perhaps the radio stations will even open the e-mail if it comes from Kat’s team!

  293. CarlaD: I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner.

    Thanks for the news! We Taylor fans celebrate every spin! Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d take a swig of beer each time it is played, but the beer would go flat by the time we got to the bottom

    Kirsten – funniest post of the day! Ain’t it the truth though!

    CarlaD – glad you are liking a Taylor song and admitting it. I like a few of Chris’ songs.

  294. Perhaps Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s team will give them a tutorial. Perhaps the radio stations will even open the e-mail if it comes from Katà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s team!

    Label it DAUGHTRY, its sure to be a #1 hit.

  295. Kirsten, DMA just got a spin in Richmond VA. Do you have any beer left? Damn 3 songs, I’m running out. Elliott must have requested that one.

  296. Cheese,
    Don’t you think Taylor should write a song about a pair of his shoes? After all, it’s worked well for Kellie and ***. Maybe something really catchy about a brown tassled loafer…

  297. WFLO – now on yes.com – Dream Myself Awake?

    Anyway….

    CHUG!!!!!!!

  298. I guess if Taylor ever reads that stuff at Gray’s he may have some idea what “nice” comments he may be getting. Ewww.

  299. Oh yes, those snake skin boots he always wears. They are really hot, I think he should write a song about them.

  300. smiley…..Been lots of songs about cowboy boots. What about wing tips?

    How about a song about how big his shoes are? :wub_tb:

  301. Oh, my goodness. Two Taylor songs in an hour.

    DIMYP ? Is his marketing team serious ? Where’s the focus on his current single ? Color me un-impressed ? Is this a crack marketing team, or is the marketing team on crack :)

  302. I GOT IT, I GOT IT!!!! OMG, sometimes I am so brilliant, it scares me. Taylor needs to write a song about bunny slippers.

  303. JJ…..sometimes I am so brilliant, it scares me.

    It scares us too :wacko_tb:

  304. GRAMMY NEWS
    Look who are going to perform together at the GRammys!

    John Legend, John Mayer & Corinne Bailey Ray

    (I hope to see Taylor someday up there with that group. I have a feeling he will be winning a Grammy award in some years)

    Here is the link:
    http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards/News/Default.aspx?newsID=2342&newsCategoryID=1

    In a signature GRAMMY moment, nominees John Legend, John Mayer and Corinne Bailey Rae will take the stage together and perform on the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, it was announced today by The Recording Academy.

    The pairing of Legend, Mayer and Rae à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  a unique group of singer/songwriters whose lyrical ability and resonant musicality have established them at the forefront of today’s musical landscape (as evidenced by their multiple nominations) à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  presents a special opportunity to spotlight how a younger generation of artists continues in the tradition of great GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriters of the past.

    With five GRAMMY nominations, three-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer is up for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Continuum, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Waiting On The World To Change,” Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for “Route 66,” and Best Rock Album for Try! (with the John Mayer Trio).

    Three-time GRAMMY winner John Legend has three nominations: Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for “Save Room,” Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for “Heaven,” and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for “Family Affair” (with Joss Stone and Van Hunt).

    Newcomer Corinne Bailey Rae also has three nods for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Put Your Records On,” as well as Best New Artist.

    Previously announced performers include Christina Aguilera, Beyoncà ©, Mary J. Blige, the Dixie Chicks, Gnarls Barkley, Ludacris, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood. Previously announced presenters include the Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Nelly Furtado, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Pink and Rihanna.

    The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Feb. 11, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

  305. I think everyone is giving Sundance WAY too much credit – and too much attention. He has a very good voice. Is it the best voice so far? That’s all a matter of taste or preference. I personally don’t think he’s head and shoulders above *all* the others we’ve seen/heard this year. And he does have to overcome the ‘looks’ – there are others who ‘look’ much better and have a very good voice, too. Just way too soon to crown him AI6. But that’s just my opinion. :)

  306. Shoot, I have to crack open another beer. DIMYP just got a spin in Las Vegas.

  307. OK, waving the white flag of defeat. I will never doubt the Idol Powers That Be again. I swear. They have been right about the marketable contestants with laser focus.

    I truly did not understand the pimping of Chris and ***. The jury is still out on ***, but Chris has just steamrolled over any hopes I had that “my” guy would be a huge force in the music industry and would “change its ways.”

    Wrong I was. Wrong I am.

    Anyway, Chris is flying on the private jets while Taylor runs errands in the rent car. Sigh….

    I don’t feel Taylor is going to disappear. And I do still feel that slow and steady will get him a long way.

    But this is the year of DAUGHTRY. I expect 3 million downloads of his boot song. I also expect all the major music award noms to go his way this year as well.

    Those of you who are fans of this tiny little bald man with the mega-wattage voice — I salute you. With my white flag of surrender.

  308. Thought the rolling single release plan was supposed to start this week. Maybe that’s what we are witnessing. Maybe a full six pack will be in order by tomorrow!

  309. I prefer cowboy boots to tasseled loafers.

    :thumbup_tb:

    Tassled loafers are reserved for Clay anyway.

    I think you should write Taylor’s lyrics, jersey. Be sure to mention “snake skin” in that song about cowboy boots. It’s very evocative, you know?

  310. Carla D
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 2:17 pm
    I just came back from lunch and wanted to let Taylor fans know I heard JTFTW being played over the radio at a local diner. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not certain what station was playing it, but it made me smile. I hate to admit it, but the song is growing on me.

    CARLA!!! :clap_tb:

    Taylorizing one (other idol) fan at a time. LOL

  311. Thought the rolling single release plan was supposed to start this week. Maybe thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what we are witnessing. Maybe a full six pack will be in order by tomorrow!

    I’d by that if they were actually playing JTFTW

  312. Maybe Michael Jackson saw Jenry, too. Heh.

    Awwww, now that was just wrong, funny, but wrong.

  313. griz,
    How does the yes.com thing work? Do I just type in Taylor Hicks and click yes or do I put the name of the song?

  314. I think Kirsten should write the lyrics. She’s our resident song writer.

  315. How does the yes.com thing work? Do I just type in Taylor Hicks and click yes or do I put the name of the song?

    put in taylor hicks and hit enter. it updates in real time, you don’t have to refresh

  316. jersey: Why is Taylor leaving messages on his myspace and sending audio blogs to Gray? If he has some down time, shouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t he be calling radio stations all over the country and requesting JTFTW?

    Clearly that’s the number 1 thing he could do with his down time….what else could do?

    Possibilities:

    1) Fill out his application to be a Walmart greeter

    2) Look into getting his old couch back…he’s going to need something to sleep on.

    3) Interview people for his new Crack Marketting Team

    4) Busk

    5) Practice saying “Would you like fries with that?”

    6) Check if LiMBO is still looking for a lead singer.

    7) Write Clive a heartfelt apology for whatever he did to annoy him.

    8) Ask Kat if she needs any more back-up singers for her tour. Practice hip dance moves.

    9) Hang outside the windows at the Today show…gotta keep in view of the public.

    10) Sell CDs out of the trunk of his car. Corey can give him some advice.

  317. GoForth
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
    Hello Everyone, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m just sad about A.I so far this year. I had watched seasons 1-4, enjoyed them all but never enough to vote, or follow them after A.I. Then season 5 rolls in and I hear this voice that connects with me ,WOW, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m hooked watching and voting and following every piece of information on this Voiceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦the voice of Taylor Hicks. Now I believe if I had not watched season 5, then these auditions would not be such a letdown.

    Yep, followers of the Voice! LOL!

    Honestly, though wouldn’t it be interesting to know how many of us have said this same thing? :)

  318. SEXYGIRL
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 1:11 pm Edit

    I still think there are some who really have a problem seeing Taylor with any woman and ban any pirctures of him with a woman from their site under the guise of à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“protecting his privacy.à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    I had no idea where those original pictures came from. It looked like they may have been grabbed from somebody’s photobucket. To me, it looked like it could be an invasion of privacy. I was personally uncomfortable with those photos being posted here.

    As far as caring about who Taylor is dating: I care so little, I can’t even be bothered to speculate about it.

  319. I hear Fuel is still looking for a lead singer. Can he sound like DAUGHTRY?

  320. I listened again to Christopher(?) singing “A Song for You”. Tried listening without watching. Didn’t sound as good as I remembered. That song belongs to Elliott. This guy was no where near as good. A “Justin Timberlake” dude just could not do it justice.

  321. jersey: I hear Fuel is still looking for a lead singer. Can he sound like DAUGHTRY?

    No, but they might be desperate enought to take him by now.

    Are the Wiggles still looking for a replacement for the Yellow Wiggle?

  322. JJ…..Maybe Michael Jackson saw Jenry, too. Heh.

    Awwww, now that was just wrong, funny, but wrong.

    No, Jenry is too old for Michael :nono_tb:

  323. I have a theory about Sundance, this year, and Kelly Pickler last year and the dissing remarks.

    What do these two dissed idols have in common? They appealed to two huge fan bases and probably were in the lead the entire time. So, the new contestants would likely appeal to those fanbases. And to make sure you don’t make the connection, Simon will help you connect the dots.

    What is it really invested fans might not do in a new idol year? They might not watch (unless their idol was dissed and they got mad and had to see if it happened again), or they might not vote, but you might not resist an idol that reminded you of your favorite one.

    Ratings folks.

    Verrrrrrry interesting and super maniplative and I could be way off base. LOL

  324. I love DIMYP. I wish it were on the CD repackaged as an acoustic ditty.

    I think that song would’ve blown up on the radio. Yes Taylor you make me proud.

  325. Not that ANYONE cares, but they just announced on my radio station that “Home” is the boot song. And they are now playing it.

    This station is like the home of everything Chris Daughtry…it’s the main station in Greensboro, NC.

    Just thought I’d share :bye_tb:

  326. JJ: Taylor could be on the next season of Armed and Famous.

    Don’t you have to be…you know…famous to get on that show?

    Maybe he can audition to be on AI next season. They seem to have forgotten he was ever on the show.

    Either that, or he can start work on his episode of “Where are They Now?”. Just so long as nobody asks the Crack Marketting Team about what he’s currently up to (they haven’t a clue) it could be interesting. I’ve been wondering what subway station he’s been playing at.

  327. Regarding the Sundance issue. Personally, I (IMHO) think he has a fantastic voiced based ONLY from what I heard on Idol. I dont think he is cocky, I think he is not physically appealing so he may try to overcompensate in the confidence department.

    I think the problem from how I see it is that many many will be comparing his blusey kind of style to Taylor and ya see? That aint never gonna do it, he will fall FAR short every time cause Taylor had the “it” factor and he was very sexy to his fans so Taylor’s voice, with all its flaws (and yes, he has them) was appealing because he had the whole kit and kaboodle. (he’s got the BEST kaboodle but thats another topic.)

    For purity I have to say based ONLY on the one audition performance I saw by Sundance (great catchy name BTW), his voice is superior to taylor’s but I love Taylor’s voice and I think I love it BECAUSE of its roughness and its “flaws” if thats what you call it.

    Long story short, I think Sundance will have a problem with Taylor fans cause he has the bluesy sound but he cant touch taylor in the looks and charisma department.

    Season Six is ON baby!

    Hey, Im tryin’.

  328. Not that ANYONE cares, but they just announced on my radio station that à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is the boot song. And they are now playing it.

    If thats true Miss Tara, this season just keeps getting crappier and crappier.

  329. Tara thanks for the news. Good for chris, that is at least good for another million records sold. There is something so wrong with using any idol’s song as a boot song IMO. Maybe there isn’t, maybe its just the peeps like us that actually waste time on these things.

    I still don’t get how its a good BOOT song. Is it because its titled HOME? I thought it had more meaning for the troops. I suppose this just trivializes the whole thing.

  330. Ladybug Jan 25th, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    OK, waving the white flag of defeat…Those of you who are fans of this tiny little bald man with the mega-wattage voice à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  I salute you….

    Little bald man with the great big ‘love handles.’

    Ladybug, you are nothing if not exceptionally gracious in the face of defeat.

    I think everybody is on to something with this whole Taylor Hicks drinking game. Call it “Spin Shots” – every time you hear him on the radio, go for it. Just drink responsibly -keep it in moderation, especially if you’re going to drive. Although with the amount of radio play he’s getting that is probably not an issue.

  331. I think they just like the fact that is says “I’m going home, to the place where I belong”, it’s quite snarky actually if you think of it that way.

  332. Rita, you may be right but here is one fan that for the first time in all 5 seasons thus far, wont be voting for anyone in this 6th season. I dont have the inclination and unless someone can pop off that screen at me, I dont care who wins this thing. I think my voting days are over.

    I THINK I will be rooting for one or two but thats a far cry from picking up the phone and voting.

    Taylor fucking ruined me. Im trying very hard to get into this 6th season buts its very difficult.

  333. I think everybody is on to something with this whole Taylor Hicks drinking game. Call it à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Spin Shotsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  – every time you hear him on the radio, go for it.

    Fred, Id LIKE to, at the very LEAST, be comfortably numb if not drunk and Taylor’s song is getting such little play, I wont even be able to get a freaking buzz on if I partake in that game.

  334. For purity I have to say based ONLY on the one audition performance I saw by Sundance (great catchy name BTW), his voice is superior to taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s but I love Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice and I think I love it BECAUSE of its roughness and its à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“flawsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  if thats what you call it.

    My dear bunny slipper wearing friend. I have to disagree with you. I don’t like Sundance’s voice. Actually, I don’t like it at all. I’ve listened to it several times and find more things I don’t like about it. His voice actually reminds me alot more of Chris than Taylor.

    Also, I think he is extremely arrogant.

  335. Dingo, I am right there with you. I was not even going to watch, but losing my Mother and all, hubby and I really needed a diversion to fill some hours. But I am NOT voting and never will again. That is my little way to protest the way Simon treated Taylor last year with the drunken wedding singer remarks, which I knew really hurt him.

    I do enjoy trying to figure this show out, though. That is the true crime/mystery lover in me. LOL

  336. dingo: I wont even be able to get a freaking buzz on if I partake in that game.

    We’ll have to supplement with water or we will get dehydrated.

  337. I’m up for this drinking game.

    You know, every Taylor site may be all puppies and kittens, but we start a freakin’ Taylor drinking game. You know he has to love that.

  338. All I know, is that by the end of Season 5, hearing “Bad Day” made me want to kill people. I got that sick of it. Sooo….it’s kind of a double-edged sword for Chris.

    It will help him sell even more records, maybe, so that’s a good thing.

  339. blockquote>
    Not that ANYONE cares, but they just announced on my radio station that à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Homeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  is the boot song. And they are now playing it.
    This station is like the home of everything Chris Daughtryà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the main station in Greensboro, NC.

    Just thought Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d share :bye_tb:

    Congrats Tara!
    Chris will do amazing, he will sell 3 million or more albums in no time with the AI boot song.
    I am just a bit sad for Taylor, his image will not be much present this season.
    Heck, I even think they are not going to invite him to perform his single on the show. So unfair. He deserves to be treated as the current AI.I am just so sad on how the show is treating him.
    I hope Taylor gets his big break on the radio soon.. He so much deserves it.

  340. mj,

    I was having problems getting back into the chat thread – kept getting a 403 error – forbidden, etc. when I tried to refresh. Rebooted, opened the main blog fine, clicked on the Thursday chat – again the forbidden message, clicked on my account to see if I’d been banned (Why, I couldn’t imagine LOL), and it worked, then I clicked on archives and this thread opened fine.

    Any ideas why I had the problem? I updated my link yesterday because I was also getting that error message on the main blog, though I could get the chat threads fine.

    Just weird!

  341. Desdemonia,

    A lurker here, I had the same problem. It has been really slow loading also.

  342. Tara – I heard about the Gboro concert last night! That sounds like fun. Are you going to go? I’m going to go the Raleigh one (assuming I can get tickets), but am thinking of taking my 5 year old to the Greensboro one since it will be at 7 pm and seems family friendly. She knows all the words to It’s Not Over. But her favorite song is the LOUD one (What I Want).

  343. Heck, I even think they are not going to invite him to perform his single on the show. So unfair. He deserves to be treated as the current AI.I am just so sad on how the show is treating him.

    To be honest, Taylor’s tour schedule is SO booked up in the months of feb/march/april that i wouldn’t even know how he could fit AI into his schedule – as far as I can see, he only has like 2 or 3 available tues/wed days open…. as much as I’d like to see Taylor on AI again, I think the further away he distances himself from the show and establishes himself as a separate entity, the better for him in the long run.

  344. jeannie
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    Desdemonia,

    A lurker here, I had the same problem. It has been really slow loading also.

    Hmmmm, at least it’s not just me. Funny, too, that when I posted the above comment, it kicked me back to the error Forbidden page, and I backed up to see the comments again, and that my comments had indeed posted. Crossing fingers when I ‘submit’ this, I don’t get sent to hell and back. :)

  345. I had the same problems as Desdemona (disregard my email, MJ), because it is suddenly fine again. Maybe I just needed to eat. Heh.

    Tara, what do you think of “Home” as the boot song? As MJ said, I think it’s a double edged sword. It might make him sell more records, but it might make people sick of the song (and him) plus it links him back to Idol, which I don’t think he or TPTB really want.

  346. Dingo,
    I posted earlier as I was walking out, and I don’t think it took.

    Did you listen to the Spoonful James song “Seven Mile” with Taylor. You can hear him sing and he plays the harmonica. Love ya. If this gets posted twice. Love ya twice.

  347. jeannie
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    Desdemonia,

    A lurker here, I had the same problem. It has been really slow loading also.

    Hmmmm, at least ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not just me. Funny, too, that when I posted the above comment, it kicked me back to the error Forbidden page, and I backed up to see the comments again, and that my comments had indeed posted. Crossing fingers when I à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢submità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ this, I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get sent to hell and back. :)

    I had the same problem, too, and tried getting in another computer, so I knew it was the site. My pages have been taken a long time to load up for the past week or so.

  348. To

    be honest, Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s tour schedule is SO booked up in the months of feb/march/april that i wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even know how he could fit AI into his schedule – as far as I can see, he only has like 2 or 3 available tues/wed days openà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦. as much as Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d like to see Taylor on AI again, I think the further away he distances himself from the show and establishes himself as a separate entity, the better for him in the long run.

    Yes, griz but I think he would really benefit from performing on the show. He needs to keep his name out there to keep selling. I hope he will be booked at least one day during the season. So unfair if he is not invited. They are going to be reminded about CHris during the whole season and not Taylor. Really unfair.

    By the way dingo, this is for you. I know you love John Mayer’s song “I’m Gonna Find Another You”.
    Here is a clip from john rehearsing for his opening tour show today in Jacksonville, FL. So funny, John is starting his tour in Florida just like Taylor.
    Anyways here it is:

    http://www.johnmayer.com/blog

  349. I was so excited about INO. I jumped for joy when I saw it went to number 6. I was happily surprised. I really thought it would be a moderate hit, but that Home, Crashed and possibly Over You would be the bigger hits from the album. Way to Go.

    As a Chris fan who has been very involved in Operation Home (sending care packages with the CD to troops, and taking care packages with the CD to soliders in military hospitals), I have mixed feelings about Home being the boot song. I do think that it will increase sales, but I also think it trivalizes what I think is a powerful song. I’m not as worried about people getting sick of it because I think that Bad Day was much more gimmicky that Home. But I think that being used as the boot song takes away from the real meanings behind the song.

  350. Desdemona
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 5:01 pm
    mj,

    I was having problems getting back into the chat thread – kept getting a 403 error – forbidden, etc. when I tried to refresh. Rebooted, opened the main blog fine, clicked on the Thursday chat – again the forbidden message, clicked on my account to see if Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d been banned (Why, I couldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t imagine LOL), and it worked, then I clicked on archives and this thread opened fine.

    Any ideas why I had the problem? I updated my link yesterday because I was also getting that error message on the main blog, though I could get the chat threads fine.

    Just weird!
    ____________________________

    MJ, I have been getting the 403 error -forbidden message too.

  351. Yes, griz but I think he would really benefit from performing on the show

    Yes, it would, but he ain’t cancelling tour dates to perform on AI and that’s what it would have to amount too.

    Who knows tho what they have planned… stay tuned!

  352. omg, Jenry’s my space, this is so strange
    AI has entered my little world, what a very strange strange day

  353. I’ve been having 403 messages, and other weirdness trying to post here today also. I figured it was computer’s way of saying “Yo! Get back to work!”

    Jenry… Jenry, Jenry, Jenry. What are you do doing to yourself, young man? If those pics are up on his myspace, then I guess it’s safe to assume that he didn’t make it past Hollywood.

  354. Wow, I lost you guys and had a major withdrawal! The site went down, on my end.

  355. daisy, is “All Shook Up” your theme song now? *HUGS* I can only imagine!

  356. Boot song = Tons of downloads. In the millions, I am sure. I agree with MJ, though. I was so sick of “Bad Day” it made me want to puke. It will guarantee a spot for Chris (or spots) as a guest performer on Idol where he will sell even MORE copies of the boot song on iTunes.

    I expect Taylor to be on the Idol finale. I am sure TPTB and Simon are more than thrilled at this prospect. :rolleyes_wp:

    Will Taylor fans vote for Sundance? I think the answer is a resounding “No!” JMO


  357. Will Taylor fans vote for Sundance? I think the answer is a resounding à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“No!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  JMO

    I am a Taylor fan, and I am male, and I’ll vote for Sundance, with one proviso — HE DESERVES IT.

    Which means that like Taylor before him, he has to be the best of the lot.

  358. Ladybug: Will Taylor fans vote for Sundance? I think the answer is a resounding à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“No!à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  JMO

    I hope you are right b/c I think that is the only reason they want him in the top 12, to keep the SP watching.

    He did nothing for me at all.


  359. I expect Taylor to be on the Idol finale. I am sure TPTB and Simon are more than thrilled at this prospect.

    And that is quite possible as it seems to be the only slot available for him.

    Just remember that it’ll be after a 53 city tour ( perhaps more ). Not sure if he has time to practice with whoever will be there ( not to mention the possibility of exhaustion ).

  360. JJ says…

    My dear bunny slipper wearing friend. I have to disagree with you.

    No you dont.

    I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like Sundanceà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s voice.

    Yes you do.

    Now dont make me smear my newly painted bunny nails cause yer gonna find a bunny slipper in a most uncomfortable place if ya do.

    Glares at mj, I been driving round and round and round tryin’ ta find a parking space in this joint. I got locked out, I know its cold in Boston but come on.

    DONT DO THAT AGAIN!

    Took me 2 hours to get that posted dammit.

  361. I hope you are right b/c I think that is the only reason they want him in the top 12, to keep the SP watching.
    ———————————–

    Perhaps the reason Simon made the comment he did concerning Sundance and Taylor too…

  362. maracaibo: Yes, griz but I think he would really benefit from performing on the show. He needs to keep his name out there to keep selling. I hope he will be booked at least one day during the season. So unfair if he is not invited. They are going to be reminded about CHris during the whole season and not Taylor. Really unfair.

    I’ve been trying so hard not to be upset at AI this year, but it’s not working. Someone gimme a beer – and I don’t even LIKE beer. :(

  363. Kirsten
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 3:26 pm

    Clearly thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s the number 1 thing he could do with his down timeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.what else could do?
    Possibilities:
    1) Fill out his application to be a Walmart greeter
    2) Look into getting his old couch backà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to need something to sleep on.

    Kirsten: You Rawk! :clap_tb:

  364. Dee! I cant load the URL ya gave me. Either of them dammit. Says its invalid for me.

    Maracaibo! (Debs, please forgive my ass) but gawd help me, I do so love “Im Gonna Find Another You” by John Mayer.

    LOVE
    LOVE
    LOVE it.

    The boy plays a mean guitar and the song is golden to me.

    Debs, I have not checked it out at grays yet but I will in just a few. Thanks and I love ya in double time.

  365. emeralgem: Perhaps the reason Simon made the comment he did concerning Sundance and Taylor tooà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    My theory exactly. Here is my earlier post about it:

    I have a theory about Sundance, this year, and Kelly Pickler last year and the dissing remarks.

    What do these two dissed idols have in common? They appealed to two huge fan bases and probably were in the lead the entire time. So, the new contestants would likely appeal to those fanbases. And to make sure you donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t make the connection, Simon will help you connect the dots.

    What is it really invested fans might not do in a new idol year? They might not watch (unless their idol was dissed and they got mad and had to see if it happened again), or they might not vote, but you might not resist an idol that reminded you of your favorite one.

    Ratings folks.

    Verrrrrrry interesting and super maniplative and I could be way off base. LOL

  366. Bo had Idol looks so Simon liked him, but his music was not mainstream. I think Clive tried to make Bo something he wasnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t after he was signed and, IMO, it didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t work as well as if heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢d been able to do more of his own kind of thing.

    My feelings were Simon liked BO because he was different at the time and it appeared as if AI wanted to really branch out and have singers in every genre of music.

    I personally feel it was more AI that swayed BO to make the kind cd he first released than Clive. I don’t believe it was all Clive. If you don’t come clear-cut and easy to package, Carrie, Chris, Kellie, AI will try to keep you in the mold in which they feel the TV audience have come to know you. It is all about money with AI..instant money…That is why you got a cd like Taylor’s current and Bo’s first…

    I also remember reading how upset TPTB at AI was when Clive took Fantasia and made her more R&B than mainstream. Her cd did have a an old school vibe which was her style while she was on AI but it was not what they had in mind for her first cd. That cd was to raw in TPTB minds for the AI audience. Haven’t you noticed Fantasia actually named this new cd simply Fantasia..It’s like saying this is really my first cd..

    It’s clear to see that AI really don’t know much about marketing real artist. They just know how to make quick money off of pre-packaging singers to look and sound like what’s already out there. They hope that will cause cds to sell and money to roll in… Chris is is now their perfect poster child..

    I do feel sorry for Kat. I hope on her next go around she can find out where she really belongs and go there..This cd reflects a attempt to make money at any cost.

    The impression I get from Taylor’s cd is, he is fulfilling his obligations to AI because he is the winner and cannot easily be packaged by them… As he said, he is already pre-sculptured…

  367. mj
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Sorry guysà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦I had a problem with my host. All fixed now.

    Yer SORRY? Im on a double Valium drip here and all you can say is…yer SORRY?

    Gimme the “Host’s” phone number. I got a few things I wanna discuss.

  368. Last season was my first season watching… Do fan groups from the previous season typicallly all gravitate towards the same singer or do the groups typically follow different singers?

    I know that I am a Chris fan, but LOVE Sundance. I was really taken by his interview and his singing. I also really liked the background singer from Memphis.

  369. Kirsten
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 9:43 am
    If nobody this year thrills me, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll just may start reading every mystery novel I can find (whistles innocently).

    I saw that…

  370. Debsssssssssss!!!
    Seven Mile!!!
    Spoonful James!!!

    OMG
    I just died and went straight to music heaven

    Jaysus but I LOVE his voice!!!

    Im hyperventillating here.

    OMG, Im listening as Im typing…for the first time.

    Jaysus.

  371. Sexygirl, you are the best. I love your posts and always agree with them 100%, and that’s quite a feat. :thumbup_tb:

  372. I don’t see Taylor fans running in droves to vote for Sundance. Idol/Simon may have made that clunky connection, but I think it is a wrong assumption.

    We also need to see what happens in the next few cities if anyone may catch the fancy of a large block of voters like Taylor had.

    BTW. There is an article in the Houston Chronicle about Roy Head and Sundance and a very broad hint was given that he is, indeed, in the final 24. I will try to find the link. (Where’s Lisa B when you really need her!!! :) )

  373. OMG

    Taylor on the Seven Mile song. I dont even know where to begin.

    This was fantastic. Fucking fantastic. Thank you.

    Wynn Christian…call me!

  374. Yes, griz but I think he would really benefit from performing on the show. He needs to keep his name out there to keep selling. I hope he will be booked at least one day during the season. So unfair if he is not invited. They are going to be reminded about CHris during the whole season and not Taylor. Really unfair.

    AI will not be helping their image if they don’t have back Taylor. I only want Taylor back so he can garner more fans. Not fulfill his obligations. It is clear he has moved on and is just taking the diplomatic road.

    If we are reminded of Chris is because he is selling cds. That to me speaks volumes of what he really means to AI. He would not be returning to AI because they are that gong-ho about him. If he does return, like Clay, it’s because he is selling and AI can take the usual credit for his success…

  375. I also really liked the background singer from Memphis.

    Jennifer, I liked her, too. I hope she gets some confidence in herself and can hang in there – would like to see more of her.

  376. Kirsten
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 10:01 am
    Article: Chris Daughtry to perform free show in Greensboro

    How are the 4-Js making any money? This is the second free concert that the band is giving (probably as legal payola to get airplay). Chris will have lunch money because he gets royalties from the CD, but his bandmates are only getting paid from their share of the profits of touring. So, how are they making ends meet?

    Sure, they are in a band that has the number one hit album in the country, and those 4 guys still get to be struggling musicians. Tough out there for a band.

    If the Spice Boys are a real band, they’re getting paid via tour support from the record label. Tour support is, of course, 100% recoupable from CD royalties.

    If the Spice Boys are not a real band, Chris is paying them as independent (music) contractors from the artists’s share of his CD royalties; generally the songwriter’s share of royalties is off limits.

  377. Article about Roy Head and Sundance:

    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ent/4496788.html

    “I got 6,850 phone calls last night,” he said Wednesday, chuckling. “I spent two hours just answering them. Then they started again at 6 o’clock this morning. I said, God, don’t you know I’m a musician, too? That’s early.”
    Idol typically keeps things under wraps, but Roy said his son feels good about his prospects.
    “He called from California last night, crying through the telephone. He said to my wife, ‘Mama I might’ve made it.’ “

  378. Does anybody have the lyrics to “Home”? I wondered how they would fit in with the boot off. The only lyrics that I can remember would seem to not be so good for the goodbye song. I think it will increase Chris’s sales,however.

  379. Kat left a video blog for her fans with 2 interesting bits of info:

    1) She is singing both “Love Story” and “Over It” on Leno. TWO songs! WOOT!

    2) She is filming the video for “Over It” this weekend.

  380. Just briefly checking in.

    IMO, I am very happy they are not using a Taylor song as the boot song. And if I were a Chris fan, I would not be happy at all that they are.

    First, it continues the association with AI. Second, it will get people sick of the song. In the short term, it will help sales of both this album and single, but I wonder about long term implications.

    I know some will think I’m spinning it as a Taylor fan, but honestly, I wouldn’t want Taylor to have a song be the boot song.

  381. “Home”

    I’m staring out into the night,
    Trying to hide the pain.
    I’m going to the place where love
    And feeling good don’t ever cost a thing.
    And the pain you feel’s a different kind of pain.

    Well I’m going home,
    Back to the place where I belong,
    And where your love has always been enough for me.
    I’m not running from.
    No, I think you got me all wrong.
    I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
    But these places and these faces are getting old,
    So I’m going home.
    Well I’m going home.

    The miles are getting longer, it seems,
    The closer I get to you.
    I’ve not always been the best man or friend for you.
    But your love, it makes true.
    And I don’t know why.
    You always seem to give me another try.

    So I’m going home,
    Back to the place where I belong,
    And where your love has always been enough for me.
    I’m not running from.
    No, I think you got me all wrong.
    I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
    But these places and these faces are getting old,
    So I’m going home.
    I’m going home.

    Be careful what you wish for,
    ‘Cause you just might get it all.
    You just might get it all,
    And then some you don’t want.
    Be careful what you wish for,
    ‘Cause you just might get it all.
    You just might get it all, yeah.

    Oh, well I’m going home,
    Back to the place where I belong,
    And where your love has always been enough for me.
    I’m not running from.
    No, I think you got me all wrong.
    I don’t regret this life I chose for me.
    But these places and these faces are getting old.
    I said these places and these faces are getting old,
    So I’m going home.
    I’m going home.

  382. Jaysus, I thought the blog shut me down cuz I dyed my hair and it is partially orange.

    How does it know these things?

  383. Home seems more like a love song if ya ask me but I suppose it could be spun anyway you want it to be spun.

    Well, good for Chris. It aint no “Bad Day”, which really was perfect for the boot song IMHO and it sold TONS of records and I know MJ and millions of others are sick to death of it but I still have it on my iPod and gawd help me but I still love it.

    So ya had a bad day, ya takin’ one down…..yadda yadda yadda….I love the song.

  384. Looks at Mass….I thought I was banned from yet another blog.

    Whad I tell ya about the orange dye? its gonna clash with the flowers I’ve picked.

  385. Yeah I don’t think Chris “Home” is a good boot song either- the words don’t fit.

    But I’m not surprised that 19 wants to promote him in this way he is after all the winner in their eyes.

    I personally think it should be a non-AI contestant. BUT, with the success of “Bad Day” last year 19 decided to keep that kind of cash in the AI family.

  386. Totally off topic but…

    Just say a silent prayer for the poor souls (people or animals) who are out in this bitter, and I do mean bitter, to the bone, fucking freezing cold we are having here.

    Wind chills well below zero and just as miserable as can be. I have the luxury of cranking the heat up or getting under my electric blanket but there are a lot of people (old and young are especially vulnerable) and idiot people who dont think about the animals who will pay the ultimate price for mother nature’s wrath in the next few days so…..throw some bread out for the birds if you can spare it and say a prayer.

  387. They’ll have to “cut and paste” Home to make it a proper boot song.

  388. Chris must be on cloud 9!

    Divided among the 5 members of the band, I believe that would make it cloud 1.8.

  389. Yes, Dig, prayers are in order. I’m in and I don’t pray much.

    Looks at Massà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I thought I was banned from yet another blog.

    Whad I tell ya about the orange dye? its gonna clash with the flowers Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve picked.
    **************************************************
    Well, yah, I thought I was banned too. FORBIDDEN. LIke what’d I ever do, ‘cept of course for the hair. The hair appears to be a wee orange and white, so there must be a good flower for that. I also bought a lime green hat to cover it, so we are cool unless lime green is no good. Wasn’t like I had a choice. The weather hist COLD and the dammed hats are gone.

  390. Hi Dingo. I’m with you on the prayer for all creatures stuck out in the cold. I have 4 bird feeders and kept them filled all day. I put out stale bread and nuts in the yard for the squirrels and I have a heated bird bath on my deck that they have been playing in all day. We’re supposed to have the wind chill to -10 tonight. That’s just not fair. Do you have heaters in those bunny slippers?

  391. Nevada, LOL! Pretty funny! (and I’m even a Chris fan)

    I agree that they will have to cut and paste Home.

    Yes, Home is a love song for his wife and kids. He wrote it before he left for idol when he was sitting on his couch thinking about how things would be if “it worked out really good”. He wrote the song in about 10 minutes and didn’t change anything.

  392. Delurking –

    Dingo, you truly are an original. Love your wit and charm.

    Taylor….Call her bunny a$$!!

  393. 1) She is singing both à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Love Storyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Over Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  on Leno. TWO songs! WOOT!

    Can anyone say TOILET BREAK.

  394. Dingo, you truly are an original. Love your wit and charm. Pah
    ************************************************

    Oh, don’t encourage her; her bunny ears just keep growing and growing.

  395. Aw shucks pah, thanks. I aint original, Im just a master at getting attention. Baby of the family…..couldja tell?

  396. Mass –

    I just didn’t get to you yet :wink_wp: Did I say that orange is my favorite color?

  397. Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me “you need that mom”. Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to “I’ve fallen and can’t get up?”

  398. Yes, Dig, prayers are in order. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m in and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t pray much.

    Mass, I dont think I “pray” in the traditional sense of the word. I “talk” and hope someone is listening lol. Kinda like when I go to the ATM and pray that money comes out or when I give the cashier my MasterCard, I pray its not overdrawn.

    About the lime green……ahm afraid Im gonna hafta call the weddin’ off agin.

    Little Debbi! A heated fuckin’ bird bath? I mean I wanna keep the little critters toasty too but wtf? At yer house its like the fuckin’ Hotel Ritz! I might wanna come and dangle my bunny feet!

  399. MaryR
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:48 pm

    Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“you need that momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve fallen and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get up?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    Bwahahahahaha!!! Now THAT was fuckin’ funny!

    Mass, let the girl talk. Pah? You were sayin’ hon?

  400. If nobody this year thrills me, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll just may start reading every mystery novel I can find (whistles innocently).

    I’m with you KIRSTEN. I have already visited Boulder’s independent bookstores that specialize in mysteriesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Rue Morgue and High Crimes à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ looking for the perfect read. A couple of things about these stores: the owners are both knowledgeable and helpful, and they have an extensive database of authors. Oh, one more thing, they also love a good “who done it” search. ;)

  401. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve been trying so hard not to be upset at AI this year, but ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not working. Someone gimme a beer – and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even LIKE beer. :(

    Give young Jenry a ring. He has a whole case.

  402. Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“you need that momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve fallen and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get up?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

    ROFLMAO.

    Don’t let MaryR kid you. I have spent time with her and she is very youthful and sexyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ for an 80 year old Taylor fan.

  403. LOL Boulder. Yer pretty damn funny taday.

    Well, I gotta go watch Judge Judy (I throw my bunnies at her all the time) then Ugly Betty then Grey’s Anatomy then……probably I’ll be snoring by then.

    Night all.

    I love this bar…I mean blog.

  404. MaryS-NJ
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve been trying so hard not to be upset at AI this year, but ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not working. Someone gimme a beer – and I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t even LIKE beer. :(

    Give young Jenry a ring. He has a whole case.

    He probably does – thing is, he looks so much older than 16, they probably wouldn’t even card him if he were buying it himself.

  405. Home is a depressing song — he’s going home, he’s suffered some pain/failure/rejection, he’s down and now the love is good enough for him — after what????

    Had a bad day was an uplifting song, both in tempo and lyrics — so what, you had a bad day, turn it around versus……..

    putting your tail between your legs and skedaddling it back to nowhere where you belong.

    My take:
    Bad choice.

  406. Nevada
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:24 pm
    Chris must be on cloud 9!

    Divided among the 5 members of the band, I believe that would make it cloud 1.8.
    ——–

    Ouch!

  407. MaryR
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“you need that momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve fallen and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get up?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 

  408. carolina
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:08 pm
    Home is a depressing song à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going home, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s suffered some pain/failure/rejection, heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s down and now the love is good enough for him à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  after what????

    Had a bad day was an uplifting song, both in tempo and lyrics à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  so what, you had a bad day, turn it around versusà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..

    putting your tail between your legs and skedaddling it back to nowhere where you belong.

    My take:
    Bad choice.

    Yeah.
    :thumbdown_tb: :wallbash_tb: :guns_tb: :tongue2_tb:

  409. oops, sorry mary R – I keep hitting submit when I meant to hit smiley!

    So —

    :ohmy_tb:

    Des – I think you have the smiley’s covered !!! — poor choice of songs!

  410. Hey everyone, has Taylor had anymore spins? I just opened a bottle.

    JJ:
    If it helps you any, I just played Just to Feel That Way here in the Boulder abode. :)


  411. Hey everyone, has Taylor had anymore spins? I just opened a bottle.

    New spin of DIMYP in South Africa just now! LOL..

    CHUG…… :drunk_tb:

  412. Kinda slow right now so totally off topic, but I’m listening to Human Touch by Bruce and I think that Taylor would do great with this song.

    As for the earlier posts regarding Sundance. I don’t really feel him. He’s got a good voice, but actually when he started singing I thought of Elliot and not Taylor. Thought he was a little full of himself as well. jmho

  413. CarieB Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    Jenry is beautiful.

    yes he is. Let us all repeat..

    he is only 16
    He is only 16
    He is only 16

  414. Des – I think you have the smileyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s covered !!! à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  poor choice of songs!

    I wish I could be a good sport about this, carolina. I’m really pissed.

  415. Preston – I disagree —

    You’re being tossed out on youra$$, your dreams are crushed, forget the Mustang and groupies. Clive says: ‘I know what will make for “good television” — let’s sing a song that will make them bawl….live! Can’t beat that for ratings’.

    That song is a downer so let’s kick ’em when they’re down.

  416. I thought someone posted Jenry had turned 17, since that audtion. Anyone?

  417. rita416
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:34 pm
    I thought someone posted Jenry had turned 17, since that audtion. Anyone?

    —–

    Then we all should feel sooo much better :cool_wp:

  418. pah….being a huge Bruce fan from days of old…I love Human Touch, even though it wasn’t considered a “real” Bruce song when he released it…lots of die-hard fans thought he had sold out, as I recall. How can you not love a song with this line…

    “So, you’ve been broken
    and you’ve been hurt
    Show me somebody who ain’t
    Well, I know I ain’t nobody’s bargain
    But, hell, a little touch up and a little paint…”

    Thanks for the memory. ETA..**cough cough** Um Yeah, this song would be brilliant for Taylor

    Boulder…you may be on to something. If we can’t drink much to even get a buzz on the radio spins for JTFTW, let’s just play it here at home,lol. That’s just sad. Wonder if Chris’ fans ever had a drinking party for the spins trickling in from the great state of Arkansas and the continent of South Africa? lololol!! We’re on a roll, I tell you. :guns_tb:

  419. Boulder Soul
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 6:51 pm
    Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m with you KIRSTEN. I have already visited Boulderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s independent bookstores that specialize in mysteriesà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ Rue Morgue and High Crimes à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’ looking for the perfect read. A couple of things about these stores: the owners are both knowledgeable and helpful, and they have an extensive database of authors. Oh, one more thing, they also love a good à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“who done ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  search. ;)

    I’m shaking in my boots, here. And no, that’s not a clue.

  420. I just didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get to you yet Did I say that orange is my favorite color? Pah
    *****************************
    Ahhhh, yer just suckin’ up.

    Ugh. Commercial for Life Alert just came on and my 4 year old daughter just told me à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“you need that momà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Why is it such a short walk from young and sexy to à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ve fallen and canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get up?à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ 
    ********************************************

    Well, the distance is pretty short. All in the perspective, ain’t it.

  421. carolina: Des – Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not happy either . . .

    You know, they might as well have a picture of Taylor up there and let everyone throw darts at it or something – nyah, nyah, nyah kinda thing. Hell, at least his picture would be in sight.

    This is definitely a slap in his face, and all those who voted for the American Idol last season.

  422. Home seems more like a love song if ya ask me but I suppose it could be spun anyway you want it to be spun.

    Well, good for Chris. It aint no à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Bad Dayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ , which really was perfect for the boot song IMHO and it sold TONS of records and I know MJ and millions of others are sick to death of it but I still have it on my iPod and gawd help me but I still love it.

    So ya had a bad day, ya takinà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ one downà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦..yadda yadda yaddaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.I love the song.

    dingo you are so funny. :lol_ee:
    Honestly you should be on TV and do a Ellen kind of show.
    I think you would have the highest ratings. Oh yeah and you could wear your bunny slippers too.

    I am telling I really hope Taylor is invited to AI at least twice.
    Carrie performed twice last year, so this year’s winner deserves it too.
    Sometimes I feel so sad and mad at the same time, why are people so unfair to Taylor?
    He is trying to make a career out of himself out there and all AI and Simon want to do is destroy him. Why everything for Taylor has to be an uphill? Tell me, why? I am really really worried about his future now. I want to see him UP there with top artists in the business. I am so frustrated, I want to help him but I feel so helpless.
    I just keep thinking his moment will come to shine. Good things do happen to good people. Taylor will get a HUGE break sooner or later.

  423. Mass, I dont think I à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“prayà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  in the traditional sense of the word. I à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“talkà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  and hope someone is listening lol. Kinda like when I go to the ATM and pray that money comes out or when I give the cashier my MasterCard, I pray its not overdrawn.

    ******************************************

    Hmmmmmmm. New take on faith. Is there a minister or a priest in the house.

    Suspense Novel: J.F. Freedman’s Bird’s-Eye view is good so far. Got me through that presidential speech when you could hear forty million televisions click off at once. Big noise.

  424. I’m with Ladybug and the others who think Simon’s dissing Taylor to brag on that Sundance fellow is gonna piss off the “official” Soul Patrol to no end. They’re probably already organizing now to block votes for him. He’s messed with the wrong crowd, lol. Sundance, if you’re reading here at MJ’s….get thee quickly to Gray Charles. you need to do some major sucking up damage control or you’re history. :)

  425. Thank you Rita!! The guy for one looks really strange and I didn’t get a good ‘vibe’ from him. Shrug!

  426. griz…I thought he had a good voice, but nothing to knock me out over and certainly not unique. I hear people that good every day here in Nashvegas.

  427. Masshole!!! What did you dooooooo??? Help Nevada!
    ********************

    Huh? Huh?? Whatever it is I didn’t do it. Dingo did.

  428. Griz, no, he didn’t do anything for me!

    I hope you all haven’t written Taylor off because I know he is going to be around for a long time. He may not get to the top of any chart but your going to hear him somewhere. Someone that good is just not going to drop out of site.

  429. griz, the vibe from him was what turned me off so much. Instead of an “It” factor, I had an “ICK” factor. :thumbdown_tb:

  430. griz,

    Jason, er Sundance, bored the heck out of me.

    BTW if you google Sundance Head you will find this

    “Sundance Head Knocker”

    http://thumbsnap.com/v/1TAUu8qU.jpg

    The boy already has a mascot!

    Ponyyyyyyy Patrol!

    Didn’t take ol’ MaryR long to find her snark candidate

  431. Griz – Am I the only one here who didnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Sundance was *that* great?

    No, I mentioned up thread that I thought he has a decent voice, but he was just OK for me. No where near Taylor.

  432. If the Spice Boys are a real band, theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re getting paid via tour support from the record label. Tour support is, of course, 100% recoupable from CD royalties.

    Neveda, when I read the Spice Boys name, I thought it was the name of a real group. You’re just wrong. Did you rename Chris’s boy band Spice Boys? Too darn funny.

    Well the irony is, their female counter-parts were very successful and in the moment when they were famous but now we only hear about one them almost everyday because she married a famous Soccer player. I guess Chris will be Posh Spice in the near future..

    Rita416, Leave it alone.
    Jenry, no matter how you look at it, is too young for any of us but since he is a Libra, I will say, he might be interlectually mature enough for us. So you maybe able to have a real good conversation with him..

    By the way, I took a look at his site. Jenry, I take back my desire for you to meet my great-neice. You’re obsession with alchohol seems a bit too over the top for me. BUT, you’r still CUTE as heck…

    As for Sundance, Really nice voice but not the same level of soul as Taylor. As a matter of fact, once he was done, I did not remember what he sounded like. Nor did he leave me wanting more. He was just very good vocally.

    Rita, I agree with you, I believe Simon was trying to manipulate the American audience to see Sundance in the same light as Taylor with his snide comment, but I am not biting..

  433. maracaibo — I think Taylor will do ok down the road. I expect he will be able to take his time on a new recording that will reflect more of who he is. His Idol win gives him a certain foot in the door, just like Ruben and Fantasia got recently with their new releases. So it will get some attention.
    The question is will it be the top quality this guy is capable of producing? And will it get an audience? That is unknown and won’t be answered for at least another year or even two.

    msgirl — I don’t see the Taylor fans uniting against Sundance as much as just not accepting him as the “new” Taylor. I liked his voice, but am indifferent towards him. He set off no sparks with this Taylor fan.

    In fact, other than some sweet eye candy with decent voices in a couple of the guys, no one has much got my motor running this year. I cannot think of a single girl who has me interested as Kelly C did in S1. She had star quality from the get-go.

  434. Margie, I’ll never write Taylor off. I was one who never gave up on Jennifer Hudson. I have confidence in Taylor to make it do what it do, and BIG. LOL

  435. I hope you all havenà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t written Taylor off because I know he is going to be around for a long time. He may not get to the top of any chart but your going to hear him somewhere. Someone that good is just not going to drop out of site.

    Moi? Nevah! Taylor has me hooked for life! Damn that guy LOL!

  436. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m shaking in my boots, here. And no, thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s not a clue.

    We’ll get you my pretty. :grin2_ee:

  437. Boulderà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦you may be on to something. If we canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t drink much to even get a buzz on the radio spins for JTFTW, letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just play it here at home,lol. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s just sad. Wonder if Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ fans ever had a drinking party for the spins trickling in from the great state of Arkansas and the continent of South Africa? lololol!! Weà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re on a roll, I tell you. :guns_tb:

    From what they have stated here, daughtry fans are not that organized.

  438. pj – I’m now in the mood for AI6! I have found my guy to watch and I can now watch with renewed vigor! I hope Jason, er Sundance, doesn’t ruin it for me!

  439. Rita, Griz…Good, because I’m sure not going to. I’m not going to wave any white flag here,ever!

  440. Rita, Grizà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Good, because Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m sure not going to. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not going to wave any white flag here,ever!

    Me neither – I do sense a bit of hopelessness out there and I’m not sure why – I think things are pretty terrific for Taylor, actually.

  441. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not going to wave any white flag here,ever!

    Speaking of white flags, does anyone else here love the Dido song “White Flag”?

    Also, not a Sundance fan.

  442. I need to know what a girl needs more her 1. Open Toes or 2. Wigs….this is not a survey but feel free to reply…….

  443. Nevada….what kind of books do you like to read? I have two writers to recommend to you…both Mississippi authors. As you know…our state can’t brag on much, but we can brag on our literary talent (not to mention musical talent) And as the tourism ad says “Yes, we can read. Some of us can even write”. :)

  444. I’m ready too pj. I was looking for the magic audition and have yet to see it (last year I saw 4 or 5 that made me sit up and take notice). So, now I’m ready for Hollywood with hopes of good fodder for fun. Sadly, we don’t even have the Brittnum twins to kick around this year.

  445. also if the person from chat the other night is AR….I am a huge fan and have her books on my shelves….and if I have misinterpreted what I thought I read well I still love yall….

  446. Sorry Masshole. I have an aversion to italics. Miss
    ******************

    Thought that was the prob. I kinda started a roll there. I tried to stop mine with the book name, but it didn’t work out that way. WILL TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT NEXT TIME.

    Off to read and/or watch “Ugly” (Books are wonderful commercial aids), then, well, you guessed it – even though it will be on again Friday night.

    A demain.

  447. Well off to rehearsal guys.

    Have a great night dreaming of drunk jail bait!

    Ponyyy Patrol!

  448. It’s obvious that Taylor has always had an uphill battle. Seems like his whole life has been that way. (Which might explain those thighs LOL). But seriously, I think he thrives on this. That’s what makes him shine. I can oly assume that he’s his happiest when he’s out on the road. Anywhoo, I’m never giving up either.

  449. MaryR, I’m hoping there are some good ones that make it to Hollywood that they haven’t shown.

  450. Give Taylor a band, tour bus ,circus of fans and a red snapper and he’s happy.

  451. As you knowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦our state canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t brag on much, but we can brag on our literary talent (not to mention musical talent) And as the tourism ad says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Yes, we can read. Some of us can even writeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . :)

    Come on MississippiG, I think all these attractions are pretty darn special. :innocent2_tb:

  452. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s obvious that Taylor has always had an uphill battle. Seems like his whole life has been that way. (Which might explain those thighs LOL). But seriously, I think he thrives on this. Thatà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s what makes him shine. I can oly assume that heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s his happiest when heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s out on the road. Anywhoo, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m never giving up either.

    Yep, I can barely hold in my excitement anticipating his live show – man, he’s gunna rock my world even more if that’s possible! I just hope he can last out 50 shows before he gets to California!

  453. SEXYGIRL
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    Neveda, when I read the Spice Boys name, I thought it was the name of a real group. Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re just wrong. Did you rename Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s boy band Spice Boys? Too darn funny.

    Well the irony is, their female counter-parts were very successful and in the moment when they were famous but now we only hear about one them almost everyday because she married a famous Soccer player. I guess Chris will be Posh Spice in the near future..

    But how many famous soccer players are there? And will Chris be able to find one in a marrying mood?

    All kidding aside, there’s been a fair amount of discussion whether Chris’s band is real, despite the fact that it has all the hallmarks of being a manufactured band, courtesy of Clive Davis and Simon Fuller (as manager), with an assist from central casting.

    Chris says it’s a real band, which more or less means that all five of them “own” the act and share revenue equally, once all advances and production costs, promotional expenses, and tour support have been recouped.

    Kirsten thinks the J’s (aka the Spice Boys) are working for hire, which more or less means that Chris “owns” the act and pays the others only when their services are required for appearances, tour dates, and perhaps — if they behave — playing on the next CD.

    According to Nancy Wilson of Heart, common wisdom in the music industry indicates that the average rock band has a lifespan of 3 to 5 years, so we shall see…

  454. Griz – I can’t wait until 3/29 at the HOB in Chgo. It’s a girl night for my sister and I. Great fun indeed.

  455. Griz, I will be seeing Taylor in Tampa on 2/22 and I can’t wait. Getting closer all the time!!

  456. Speaking of white flags, does anyone else here love the Dido song à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“White Flagà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ?

    Yes, it’s one of those songs that gets stuck in my head on a repeating loop. “I will go down with this ship…” It helps that the video has David Boreanaz in it too. Now, that’s MY kind of eye candy!

  457. pah – I have my sights set on the San Diego Show, the LA show and the Vegas show (this one might be hard to get tickets for becuase a lot of non-locals are gunna be there and the venue only holds 1,000 people), but I’m gunna give it my best shot!

    Im also anxious to see what he’ll be offering in the way of merchandise – perhaps some live performancs? A re-release of “In Your TIme”? Better start stashing away the $$$!~

    Give Taylor a band, tour bus ,circus of fans and a red snapper and heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s happy.

    And maybe a piece of a$$ once in a while and he’s SET! :clap_tb:

  458. Boulder…some of those are a tad bit strange. But that Graceland II in Holly Springs is a riot.

  459. mississippigirl
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 8:09 pm
    Nevadaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.what kind of books do you like to read? I have two writers to recommend to youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦both Mississippi authors. As you knowà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦our state canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t brag on much, but we can brag on our literary talent (not to mention musical talent) And as the tourism ad says à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Yes, we can read. Some of us can even writeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . :)

    I’ll read almost anything, including the U.S. tax code…

  460. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll read almost anything, including the U.S. tax codeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦ Nevada

    Well, Nevada, you might be bored with Donna Tartt and Larry Brown, then.

  461. Margie, Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll never write Taylor off. I was one who never gave up on Jennifer Hudson. I have confidence in Taylor to make it do what it do, and BIG. LOL

    I agree with you..It’s not because I am a Taylor fan. I’ve always felt the same way about Fastasia, Jennifer or any other AI alumni. I know we live in the times of instant but real success is measure by longivity not by instant success.. I am sure we can name a few singers who had instant success. But, where are they now?

    I really feel sorry for Kat. She said tonight on Access Hollywood or Extra, I don’t remember, that Simon told her to go the way of being more sexy. To bring out the sexy kitten in her. Here is a question…Wasn’t Simon the one who was always saying that these idols have to put out cds in the same vain of their respective Idol images in order for them to sell cds. I believe he said it was because the AI Audience was their initial cd buying consumers and needed to be reminded of who they voted for. So, why is he now telling Kat to bring out her sexy side? Was she selling sex on AI?

  462. And maybe a piece of a$$ once in a while and heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s SET

    You bet! :lol_wp:

  463. Why pj…why??????? you can only type a couple of words, then they fly by accompanied by a shrilling dinging sound, and by the time you read the next line, it’s flying upwards and off the page. I don’t know how you follow the conversation. I just can’t get into it…I’ll stay out here and talk to myself. :)

  464. mississippigirl
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 8:37 pm
    Why pjà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦why??????? you can only type a couple of words, then they fly by accompanied by a shrilling dinging sound, and by the time you read the next line, ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s flying upwards and off the page. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t know how you follow the conversation. I just canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t get into ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll stay out here and talk to myself. :)

    I would talk to you out here. I hate chat rooms, too, for that very reason. Too much confusion, too hard to keep up.

  465. Mississippi, I’m still here. Believe it or not, I’m actually watching Taylor videos from Go Fish. I might be pathetic, but it’s still fun. It all goes back to this year’s auditions, no one has WOW’d me yet. Any way, I’m getting my MJ fix now before DH comes home tomorrow. He already thinks I’m nuts as it relates to TH. Plus, we need time some QT.

  466. I wish, miss! Why do they like it? Hey, do we get dissed or something if we’re not there? :)

  467. I tried it just one night. Didn’t like it – honestly, I tried an AI Taylor chat one time that was invitational – it was also too much to try and keep up with.

  468. Okay, I’m gone – I did this talking to myself a couple nights ago. I like myself okay but I get bored easily. :)

  469. Ace is on Larry King Live in 10 minutes – with Bucky, Kim C, and Justin Guarini. I’m sure you all know, but just in case you didn’t…

    I’m so squeeing!!!

  470. You know what chat feels like here? If you went to a party at somebody’s house and the majority got up and left the big living room where everyone was and went in another room….say, a tiny back bedroom and you can’t figure out why they did that?

  471. Just listened to Spoonful James and OMG they are great! Just hoping that they will be in Chicago on 3/29.

  472. Damn, I need to learn to type faster. It seems as if by the time I respond to a post, you guys have moved unto another topic..LOL

    Me neither – I do sense a bit of hopelessness out there and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure why – I think things are pretty terrific for Taylor, actually.

    It stems from the success of Chris and the DAUGHTRYS cd. It just feels as if…since Taylor is not keeping up with Chris and the DAUGHTRYS…,it’s a fore gone conclusion that Taylor’s music career is over.

    Chris says ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a real band, which more or less means that all five of them à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“ownà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  the act and share revenue equally, once all advances and production costs, promotional expenses, and tour support have been recouped.

    Chris also said his previous band was his real band too. We all saw how quickly they were replaced by instrument playing Abercrombie male models.

    Actually, Chris did not seem too broken up about not having any members from his original band as part of his new band based on myspace posting before his cd came out. Maybe Kristin is on to something..

    Sorry, but Chris does not give off that, “I will always look out for my fellow musicians” vibe..He gives me the feel that it is all about Chris, IMO thou.

  473. LKL right now has the following AI former contestants:

    Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Justin Guarini, and Kimberly (?). Also showing William Hung and clips from this seasons seasons and those passed on to Hollywood!

    Cheers Everybody!

  474. um grizà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.Taylor would be on there then. :)

    I may have to kick you a$$ too ;)

  475. (gizmo)Throwing the white flag out now…..Feeling deep down that Taylor messed up and is threw and will be a traveling musician……Kristen I think he probably is rehearsing for the tour probably is giving interviews w/ stations…….or maybe not .
    Yeah I think if he is lucky maybe another cd ……The reality is simon was right he does not fit at all

  476. LKL Looks like Bucky had his teeth fixed. He lools good enough to give Jessica Simpson a run for her money…

  477. SEXYGIRL
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 9:04 pm
    Damn, I need to learn to type faster. It seems as if by the time I respond to a post, you guys have moved unto another topic..LOL

    Me neither – I do sense a bit of hopelessness out there and Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢m not sure why – I think things are pretty terrific for Taylor, actually.


    It stems from the success of Chris and the DAUGHTRYS cd. It just feels as ifà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦since Taylor is not keeping up with Chris and the DAUGHTRYSà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦,ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s a fore gone conclusion that Taylorà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s music career is over.

    If I gave the impression I’m giving up on Taylor and any degree of success for him, I certainly didn’t mean to.

    I believe strongly that he has a solid, successful future ahead of him, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be measured in numbers of cds sold. Would I love for his sales to be skyrocketing? Would I be happier if he was outselling everyone this year? Yes, of course. Do I think his sales are going to pick up soon? I hope so – I do believe the single and the tour are going to make a difference.

    But I am most upset at the lack of respect and consideration he’s given as the reigning American Idol at AI this year. Sorry I can’t hide that. It sucks that his picture on the wall is not more prominent – he IS afterall the latest American Idol. It sucks that they’re going to use Chris’ song as the boot song – every single week, the 4th place finisher gets promoted above the 1st place winner.

    I am pissed. I’ll get over it.

  478. Katharine’s song was world premiered on Z100 in New York tonight at 8:55 PM! WOOOOOOT!

    Z100 is one of the- if not THE biggest Top 40 station in the country!

  479. At least two of Limbo are in Taylor’s touring band. Jeff on sax and Brian on organ. That’s two more than in Chris’ Posh band…

  480. Bucky Covington is on Larry King on CNN tonight at 9pm ET. It reruns at midnight and 3am ET also.

  481. xo, for as much as I dislike Kat, I know how exciting it is for her fans to see things seem to be falling into place for her.

    As for Leno, she was never on before and all the others have been I think, so it’s great she’ll be singing two of her songs Monday night. It’s going to be some fun days coming up for Kat Phans. :)

    I still don’t like her! LOL

  482. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll read almost anything, including the U.S. tax codeà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦

    It’s not that bad ;-)

  483. Mmm, US tax code. Good for sleepless nights?

    You wouldn’t happen to know about VAT taxes in regard to copyright royalties, wouldja?

    j/k

  484. Has Fox bought CNN? Never thought I would see the day that LK would pimp for anyone. It was good to see Ace and Bucky and I think Bucky said the most about how AI is run. Now that I understand it better, it seems that the whole show is contrived and not a reality show at all.

  485. And I bet LMBO will be opening for Taylor on some of his tour dates….and he also mentioned maybe a shadow tour where Taylor might show up after his tour at local pubs…Taylor has always shown the love for his former bandmates….

  486. You wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t happen to know about VAT taxes in regard to copyright royalties, wouldja?

    I am but a humble student in my 2nd week of Federal Income Taxation I. :-(

  487. I believe there’s a post over at GC’s by someone connected to LiMBO. They will be touring starting in June, iirc. Before that, Jeff and Brian will be playing with Taylor on tour, and they may have some other crossovers.

    ShabbyChic, why don’t you email LiMBO and ask ’em if they feel like chopped liver? I’m sure they’ll appreciate your concern.

  488. madaboutu, I think getting Idols on a show is a great way to raise ratings for a show. I sure a little cross-pimping doesn’t hurt.

  489. Not to mention his previous bandmates, members of Spoonful James, are opening for Taylor in Columbus, Ga 022807…Some of these members recorded Under The Radar with Taylor… Taylor is giving everybody a shot at fame…..It’s all good..It is going to be one kick ass tour….And I got front row seats at Lancaster…

  490. Did anyone just watch LKL? William Hung inferred he’s made at least a million dollars!!!!
    I remember reading or hearing George Huff say he’s never made less than six figures since being booted from AI. Who says Taylor is not going to do well! And he also had the Ford ad and the book deal too!
    BTW, Bucky just could not stop laughing at William Hung’s singing. Was so funny! Love Bucky. He’s so honest!

  491. ut I am most upset at the lack of respect and consideration heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s given as the reigning American Idol at AI this year. Sorry I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hide that. It sucks that his picture on the wall is not more prominent – he IS afterall the latest American Idol. It sucks that theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re going to use Chrisà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ song as the boot song – every single week, the 4th place finisher gets promoted above the 1st place winner.

    I am pissed. Ià ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll get over it.

    Just have to say, you are not the only one. I feel the same. I love Taylor, and I want him to do se well, but you have to admit it really gets a bit frustrating to be his fans somedays.
    The best news so far beside the tour is that finally the label is going to push for his single and there is a video in the works!
    It was about time, I think his album will recuperate after this. AI has been very unfair to Taylor this year and it sucks!

  492. I am but a humble student in my 2nd week of Federal Income Taxation I. :-(

    :) Good luck with that.

  493. I don’t think that Sundance needs SP to like him. He’ll get his own fans. The only thing linking them is what Simon said and that was more a dig than linking the 2 in their styles of singing. So far it seems like there’s a mix of different idol’s fans who like him. I don’t only like one type of music and am not looking for a rocker this time around.

    I think Home would be a fine exit song but I also liked Bad Day and wasn’t tired of it. I seldom listen to the radio anymore so didn’t really hear it other than on the show.

  494. MaryS………..oh, I enjoyed watching all the Idols on LKL, especially Taylor and Fantasia. It is just strange for Larry to do a “series” on the same topic, conveniently, since AI has been getting flack for their meanness. CNN and Fox are rivals.

  495. Good luck with that.

    Meh, it’s just a code requirement, and so far the class is actually kinda fun. It’s not exactly my bread and butter though…I’m more of an employment and constitutional law kind of gal. ;-)

  496. I don’t think who people liked in one season has any bearing on the next. I know the board that I went to a lot in Season 3 we all had the same favorite in that season. But in seasons 4 and 5 it was split up all over who we supported.

  497. maracaibo
    Jan 25th, 2007 at 10:08 pm

    Just have to say, you are not the only one. I feel the same. I love Taylor, and I want him to do se well, but you have to admit it really gets a bit frustrating to be his fans somedays.
    The best news so far beside the tour is that finally the label is going to push for his single and there is a video in the works!
    It was about time, I think his album will recuperate after this. AI has been very unfair to Taylor this year and it sucks!

    Sigh! It does get frustrating – I have never had a lot of patience – waiting drives me crazy. I know good things are in store. :)

  498. maracaibo………….I agree with you about Taylor, and have been thinking about the frustration and how it is fed by the constant and daily feedback on the internet.

  499. Why did it feel like a kick in the stomach to read tonight that Home would be the new AI “boot” song??. Chris is fine, but AI’s continuous negativity toward Taylor makes it hard to be happy for any other idol’s success. A strong and sincere show of support from any of TPTB at Sony or AI now would be appropriate.

  500. Whoa now! Wait a minute! I am NOT giving up on Taylor. The tire tracks from Chris’ private plane were still fresh across my back. And that big billboard that had Daughtry No. 1 written on it was right in front of me. That’s why I raised the white flag, to him.

    I think Taylor is one of the clear musical talents Idol has ever produced. It has given us great singers, no question. But Taylor is a complete musical package and he has had his voice heard and I truly believe he is here to stay.

    He will be following a much different track than all the chosen ones, though, and I am fine with that.

    I want more Taylor Hicks music — live and recorded (which I will get). That makes every vote I cast for him worth it to me.

  501. Has it been officially announced that Home will be the boot song on AI? or is it a rumor? If it’s true, I think Chris will become the “unofficial” winner of AI5. I guess they needs his success to keep the franchise going. Is Taylor filming a video? or is that a rumor? Why they delayed his single so long is really a mystery.

  502. ut I am most upset at the lack of respect and consideration heà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s given as the reigning American Idol at AI this year. Sorry I canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t hide that. It sucks that his picture on the wall is not more prominent – he IS afterall the latest American Idol.

    You know, I honestly don’t see anything wrong with the way they put the pictures on the wall. I don’t think Taylor should get any preferrential treatment from AI. IMO, he went on the show to help his music career. He was fortunate enough to win and finally got that elusive contract. AI gave him the platform and they don’t owe him anything. He is now an artist in my eyes. Not an AI contestant. I would love to see Taylor on AI just for sheer entertainment value and sell some more cds not because I care for him to be there or he deserves it because he’s the winner. He will always be part of the AI family but he has moved on.. I want to see Taylor succeed on his own merits. Even if he has to do it one cd at a time. AI loves success stories and as far as they are concerned his isn’t right now. They got their man to be the success story. That’s fine..

    That rumour of Chris’s single being the booting song has being out there since his cd dropped. The song is so not right for the moment but Chris’s is like Tamyra. They are both AI babies. If they see Chris as their cash cow, then so be it. Chris is making tons of money for them without them putting a lot of money behind him. They tried with Tamyra but it did not work. He is the best thing that has come along for AI in a while, as far as the amount of money they are making off of him. You know they are going to squeeze as much out of this cd as they can. Chris is what AI is all about. Taylor isn’t… No big deal, IMO..

  503. With not much promotion and probably not alot of $ spent on his album, Chris is becoming HUGE. He could possibly be another Carrie for them. He will be multi platinum for sure. In fact, it is quite likely than Chris in his (9th/10th?)week will sell more than Kat in her first. And her CD is expensive and will be highly promoted.

  504. Has it been officially announced that Home will be the boot song on AI? or is it a rumor? If ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s true, I think Chris will become the à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“unofficialà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  winner of AI5. I guess they needs his success to keep the franchise going.

    JPfan, question, Justin T has outsold his Star Search alumni, does that make him the unofficially winner the season he lost? How about Destiny Child?

    Since there is no real mentioning of Chris this season except the beginning and in a passing comment every now and then. I doubt he is really helping AI in anyway outside of making some instant money for them with is cd.. I hate to say it, but Taylor’s insults draw more attention to AI than anything positive they say about Chris.. AI knows how to use all their contestants..

    You know, for some strange reason, I think you are just being very funny..LOL

  505. It is one thing for the AI / Sony machine to push or milk Chris or any other idol , but it is another thing to belittle an idol, let alone their champ.

  506. Isn’t right, terry – just isn’t right any way you look at it. Isn’t right it’s Chris’ song. It’s no more right to use his song than one of Kat’s, or Kellie’s, for instance.

  507. I don’t have the time to cut and paste, but while reading, I saw that someone hinted to the fact that Chris did not seem to upset about “dropping” his band mates from Absent Element.

    Well, I talked to two guys from Absent Element, both of these guys were not going to even audition for the new band. They also said that another guy from the band was not interested. As far as I know only one guy tried out for DAUGHTRY, and heck, he may not have.

    None of them really wanted the fame that was going to come with the band. They had families, and were content being a North Carolina band.

    Just thought I’d share that. Chris didn’t just drop his band, and also, Chris has posted bulletins talking about how the guys were all ok with it, and wished him nothing but the best. Still love there.

  508. With not much promotion and probably not alot of $ spent on his album, Chris is becoming HUGE. He could possibly be another Carrie for them. He will be multi platinum for sure. In fact, it is quite likely than Chris in his (9th/10th?)week will sell more than Kat in her first. And her CD is expensive and will be highly promoted.

    I personally don’t care how successful Chris gets. I will see him as a leader of a pre-packaged rock band. He is building his success on someone else’s spotlight. When he does something original and succeed at it, then I will have some respect for him. I would not be surprise if years from now when his spotlight fades, he will be trying to tear down the next rock band who’ll be taking his place. But for now, he does not seem to have a problem doing it to someone else. Taking credit for some else’s hardwork seems to be quite normal for Chris.

    I promise myself I will not waste my energy talking about Chris and I am. So, I think I need to go to bed now..

    Goodnight JPFan and everyone..

  509. I didn’t mean to be funny. I’m not belittling Taylor. He won AI and deserves to be treated like the winner. But AI needs to keep producing people who sells alot of records or the whole premise of the show falls apart. Having Chris’ song played weekly will give him a tremendous boost from the show. That’s all. I hope Taylor’s single and video give him a higher profile. His “people” are not on the ball IMO. Maybe he and Clive had disagreements. Who knows?

  510. As for Leno, she was never on before and all the others have been I think, so ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s great sheà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢ll be singing two of her songs Monday night. Ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to be some fun days coming up for Kat Phans. :)

    I still donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t like her! LOL

    ____________________________
    And I think it’s great that I am NOT going watch her..

  511. No offense meant to Chris or his fans. Just me venting my extreme frustration at the lack of continued support of Taylor’s cd. He has The Firm and Mandy Moore’s manager and I thought this bode well for Taylor’s career. I know, that many will be pleased for a long quiet “niche” career for Taylor. I had hoped that he would make a splash out of the gate and then settle in to his niche. But who am I?? an unknowledgable fan, who fell in love with a voice and grew to admire the man who came with the voice.

  512. But AI needs to keep producing people who sells alot of records or the whole premise of the show falls apart.

    AI is suppose to be an Entertainment show. A Reality Singing Show. They should stick to what the show was originally all about and leaving the artist creating career to those in the music business.. One of the many reason why these Idols are so hated by those in the industry.. As far as they are concerned, AI is just using these singers to make more money for the franchise by pre-packaing them and pushing them into the mainstream waters to sink or swim. Not letting them cultivate their own talent and succeed on their own.

    Again, I will say goodnight.. :smile1_ee:

  513. i haven’t been able to be around here much lately, but thought i’d stop by tonight, and i don’t understand all the negativity about taylor.

    kudos to chris and kat. i’m a taylor fan who has come out right from hearing their early snippets to say that their stuff was going to go down really well. and why not? they have great talent, great producers, work in established genres. what’s with all the sour grapes?

    taylor has been in a rough spot, winning the title and trying to give tptb what they want (mega-commercial-success), all while being a singer-songwriter working in a genre that is outside the mainstream of teen radio. even so, his quickie debut CD had some great songs, well produced, which i hope will see airplay down the road (The Deal, The Right Place), one potential commercial hit that is a lovely pop song (Just To Feel…and i can’t wait for the video, that’s gotta help) and some other tracks which were decent, and others that i would count as genial experiments with a powerhouse producer who nevertheless may not have been the very best fit. nevertheless, taylor is a great artist. he touches a place deep in our souls and illuminates all the hidden corners. he has a rare gift. it’s hard to fit that into an industry that is fixated on the bottom line. i don’t mind that other people working in established commercials genres are seeing some good success. i mean, good for them. what does it have to do with anything? i know we want everyone to see what we see, and maybe a different producer could have hit the nail on the head on every track, but it’s all gonna be okay.

    taylor is forging a path here. he’s in it for the very long term. it’s a huge blessing that he now is in a place where he doesn’t have to worry about his rent and he can concentrate on music. give taylor time to try different producers or produce himself. to take a breath, to savor the times ahead when he will be done with the tour and can go away and take a break and write some new songs. i really think he can come up with a CD that will breakthru into the megabucks level, but in any event, i am expecting wonderful things from him straight down the line. so be happy, guys! the competition is over. he knows who he is. he doesn’t have anything to prove. and as fans who know what we like, neither do we.

    ps i don’t get sundance head either.

  514. Preston – I disagree à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’

    Youà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re being tossed out on youra$$, your dreams are crushed, forget the Mustang and groupies. Clive says: à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹I know what will make for à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“good televisionà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬  à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s sing a song that will make them bawlà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ ¦.live! Canà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t beat that for ratingsà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢.

    That song is a downer so letà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s kick à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã‹em when theyà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢re down.
    *****************************************

    Crying is a natural emotion. So what if they cry; it’s good for them. I want to see people who are real, and real people do cry.

    Besides, to me the song is an encouragement.

  515. You know, I honestly donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t see anything wrong with the way they put the pictures on the wall. I donà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t think Taylor should get any preferrential treatment from AI.

    Well, maybe I’m only imagining things, but it seems like last year, Season 5, Carrie’s face (Season 4 winner) was prominently displayed on the wall behind the contestants – the year before that it was Fantasia (Season 3 winner) whose face we saw most prominently behind the Season 4 contestants, and the year Fantasia won, it was Ruben pictured front and center, so to speak.

    Makes sense to me, each year they have the reigning Idol’s picture front and center, pushing ‘back’ a notch the previous champ. The least they can do, I would think, but no, not this year – the American Idol Season 5 is shoved off beyond the camera’s range as the Season 6 contestants audition.

  516. With not much promotion and probably not alot of $ spent on his album, Chris is becoming HUGE.

    I have to imagine they have spent a lot of money on this cd and in particular on promotion. His face is everywhere and they have strongly pushed Home on radio. It’s paying off for him, but I think it had to have cost a good bit of money.

  517. Ladybug-I think Taylor is one of the clear musical talents Idol has ever produced. It has given us great singers, no question. But Taylor is a complete musical package and he has had his voice heard and I truly believe he is here to stay.

    He will be following a much different track than all the chosen ones, though, and I am fine with that.

    I want more Taylor Hicks music à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬’  live and recorded (which I will get). That makes every vote I cast for him worth it to me.

    I agree Ladybug and Sexgirl with what both of you said.

    For me…I just want to see him perform his music. Everything works out the way it is suppose to, I really believe that. He needs to make the most of what is available and I think he is doing just that.

    We do not know what is ahead for Taylor…but I believe it will be great. I decided a couple of weeks ago to just let go of my expectations and enjoy Taylor’s music, the tour and any other appearances he makes. It is all good.

    By the way…I liked the “drink a spin” game…quite funny today as I was reading at work. You guys keep me laughing.

  518. And I think ità ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s great that I am NOT going watch her..

    LOL! Well, I’m not either, emeralgem! But kat fans have every reason to be excited.

  519. My secret hope is that Taylor realized that Clive was throwing him under the bus so he agreed to sing the half of the record that was pablum as long as he got the two songs he wrote on the album too. Consistently these two songs are pointed out as the best on the record. This way he is the singer-songwriter.

    So as he jumps through all the useless monkey hoops that Clive is putting him through (that have nothing to do with selling more records or getting his music on radio), he has his legal team finding out how to get out of his contract early and is secretly writing all the songs for his next album.

    Oh yeah, I think we can achieve world peace too.

  520. I really think it’s too soon to worry about what the AI show will do with Taylor this season. I imagine it will be similar to previous seasons and at the very least, he should appear in the finale. He won, he got a commercial & a book, has been in various magazines, made a ton of appearances, ….. so I think it’s a little much to say he can’t catch a break.

  521. If the rumor is true that AI is going to use a song of the fourth place finisher for the boot song this year , what is the point of the competition ? To me it is like AI is promoting a 4th place finisher as the winner. In other words , ” America got it wrong so we’re fixing it.” Don’t get me wrong , I like Chris but I don’t think they should use his song . AI knows very well that they can pimp this song and get big results. Look at ” Bad Day ” from last year , it wasn’t even a good song and with that exposure sales exploded. If AI is going to promote anyone other than the winner then what is the point of winning or voting ? JMHO.

  522. I don’t get you people. Your guy won and has gotten a ton of things for winning yet you still think they owe him more? I don’t remember them doing all that much for some of the AI winners. I’m sure Taylor is very happy with what he’s received already from being the AI.

  523. It wouldn’t matter who would have won AI5 , it just makes the competition and the voting pointless if TPTB pimp a non winner by giving a prime promotion spot for their cd. It makes the show pointless. In other words ” It Ain’t Right.” I think they should use a song from someone who isn’t involved with the show.

  524. I couldn’t sleep. Does anyone have a myspace? Do you have to have a myspace to leave comments on Taylor’s myspace?

  525. Mad, I’ll have to do it tomorrow. Hubby is trying to sleep, so I have my sounds muted. I’ve saved the url, though, for tomorrow. :)

  526. Chris’s band is not just for show. They are very good musicians as well as nice guys. The fans have embraced them, but Chris is the star, as it should be.

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