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Posted on 01/12/2009 5:57:19 AM PST by silent_jonny
I didn't know I was interupting your therapy. Most people on FR know their comments can be replied to by those who diagree. That is the nature of things here.
This is the only thread I've seen where a therapy group doesn't want disagreement. You should post a "Group in Session" sign.
OK..Possibly I was too harsh..it wasn’t my intent. Just that we’ve been doing this for several years now..we do all sort of know each other..and while we do cover a wide range of topics..it is a sort of escapism for us...and while of course your comments are welcome, well dude..they did seem a tad snippy..so if I may suggest, do come back..jump in, but dial it back just a tad..and you’ll enjoy yourself immensely. YOuy also must realize that for most of us..well, watching the screen AND reading the thread, AND typing responses at the same time..well...we’re all not that good at multitasking..
I noticed this week there was a lot of "he's so gay" and I thought other irrelevant comments. I summarized in one comment and got flamed by a small group of posters.
I'm not so shy and I won't let people posting false information drive me off a thread. skate and kitten, and silent could have stopped at any time, as I had nothing more to say, except to respond to their personal attacks.
I suggest a chat thread for those in the inner sanctum who don't want to risk that someone who is not here to be their best bud will come in and say one of their posts didn't make sense.
Then I was accused of being a woman who is a Prince fan, because apparently I signed up at the wrong time. Foloowed to a call to mods to investigate me (you can see where that went). We'll I've been here much longer than most here, except you.
I will continue to point out when people who attack me do so with false information. However, if they don't address me, the war is over. I will respond to show opinion and post my own.
Best wishes and thanx for the civil post.
I'm not one to get involved in disputes between posters, but I will disagree that some of those comments are irrelevant.
American Idol is not, and has never been, a "singing contest", no matter how many times they try to say that.
It is a marketing competition, where the contestants are trying to "sell" themselves to a voting (and eventually music-buying) public. Singing well, of course, is a part of that -- a very important part -- but all aspects of the contestant's image matter. Only those with the "complete package" (or reasonably close to it) are going to do well, and it isn't always (or often) that the best actual singer wins.
So look, style, originality, and the ability to connect with the audience matter. A lot. A contestant who comes across as "so gay" has an image problem, and that's going to hurt them in the "marketing" aspect of the competition (and in their future singing career, if any) even if they are the best singer from a purely objective basis.
I just want to take a sledge harmmer to that guy, or gal, or whatever it is.
Everything old is new again! ;-)
That’s your next American Idol, right thre!
That is so wrong on so many levels!!!!!
In the end it's the difference between britney spears who doesn't have the chops or Christina Agiuilara who will be around much longer.
I remember liking Scott’s voice but wasn’t overwhelmed. His handicap may in fact get him into the top 12, we will see.
Oh please forgive the unintended pun.
Everything you said is so true. Often the judges talk about the ‘whole package’. Gayness does matter. If they don’t believe it, maybe they should ask Aiken.
What in the name of Hussein Obama happened in here last night? GEEZUZ! Remind me to put out the Prozac salt-licks before I leave next week (and I hope someone is changing the locks on the doors to keep the knuckleheads out—I mean its one thing to act horrified at our comments, but it is another thing when you do not truly appreciate the humor in our horrific comments, huh? “NUFSED” (PUN intended ;-)
Glad I left just before it started. Pretty bad, huh? Did you see 7612? Conbabe let it fly!
Yep, I read it....it was a beautiful piece of prose ;-) LOL
Here’s what happened. Your friends over reacted and kept the personal attacks going. They were shown to be making false statements. Now you’ve come along and added to the name calling.
With all due respect
A) Grow up.
B) do not address me further.
C) All of the above.
Thank you and Good night
If you don’t want to be addressed, don’t reply. You’ll be amazed how simple it is.
Thank you! She has a unique voice, is VERY camera friendly, and has a Novel tat on her arm that would take weeks to figure out just WTF it read, not even to mention the contemplation which would have to take place about it!
She is made for celebrity, maybe not AI, but there's something about something there.
I think they should sing a different song each time. No more repeats. Some of these people sang songs that they either auditioned with or sang during hollyweird week.
Grab the pet stain remover and we’ll see if we can clean the place up before jonny gets back. ;)
By the way, I meant to add that I think Megan will get a wild cars spot.
I’m not exactly sure how they are going to do the wild cards. Sometimes it sounds like they can bring back someone from any point, including pre top 36, which would be stupid, because if they would good enough for the top 36 then they should have been there already.
Just a heads up...I heard that Jason Castro will be singing on Idol on Wednesday! I am happy about that but I know I’m in the minority!
Each Idol judge will pick two top-36 contestants for Thursdays wild card round
The rumors, speculation, and contradictory information about American Idol 8s wild card round has been cleared up, mostly.
During Thursdays results show, Simon Cowell said, Were going to bring back a selection of people who we think deserve a second shotmaybe they chose the wrong songs. I think were all in agreement, maybe a couple even from tonight youre going to see again.
Earlier, after talking to a show rep, MTV News reported that each judge can pick two contestants from the top 36 from which everyone is eligible and those eight (or possibly nine) singers will perform a song on the one-hour March 5 show, with three advancing into the top 12. The same rules apply as during the audition phases, with majority picks winning the day and judge Simon Cowell casting the tie-breaking vote should there be a 2-2 deadlock.
That will all happen next Thursday. And yes, skeptical people who have e.mailed me from anonymous e.mail addresses, the wild card episode (singular) does air next week, the same week as the third and final semi-final round. The semi-final performance episode will air Tuesday, results come Wednesday, and the wild card round airs Thursdaywith performances, judging, and selection apparently taking place in a single hour. Crazy. Then again, I bet theyll still find time for some filler.
LOL! Is that the Cookie Monster??? What’s he doing with all that fruit?!
Simon Cowell's critical eye goes beyond American Idol singers. He says this season's first live outing was "a bit flat."
Last Tuesday's show "didn't quite gel. There were some audio issues. The lighting felt too light, too daytime," the Idol judge says. "We know what went wrong and what we're going to do to fix it."
'IDOL' CHATTER: Follow all the action in our blog
Last week's singers don't get off the hook, either. Cowell praised some performers, calling Alexis Grace a welcome "dark horse," but says "there are better singers to come" as 12 compete again tonight (Fox, 8 ET/PT) and Tuesday.
Overall, Cowell is happy with Season 8, saying changes to the semifinal structure, including the return of judges' wild-card picks, will yield better finalists. In next Thursday's wild-card round, the judges bring back eight or nine singers not necessarily just from the semifinals and pick three to round out the Top 12. "I think when we put the 12 together, there will be more personality, more interest and just more diversity," says Cowell, who wouldn't specify standouts.
There is a woman in my office whose license plate reads IMAKN-4-CLAY!!!
You know I love her too, but her performance and song were kind of weak. I expected her to be at the very least a little more polished.
I knew there was someone on here besides me that loved Jason...I thought it was you! I was a Cook fan as well and voted for him and Jason. Apparently Jason has a song coming out called Love Uncompromised. It will be on iTunes for download on Tuesday...I imagine that’s what he’ll be singing on Idol.
Hopefully Jamar will be back then! Maybe Michael Castro too...oh and to Jonny’s chagrin-David Osmond!
Most of the recent articles don’t act like they will be picking from outside the top 36, which is as it should be. imo
I am hoping Novel Tat Arm is a wilcard because I really like her presence, She stands out even without the tat!
Even though I don't even like Amy Winehouse, Megan is jumpin off on her singing style and it makes her interesting to listen to, and watch.
BTW, she's also quite easy on the eyes.
Whatever they "fixed", it didn't work. It seemed like several of the contestants couldn't hear the monitors.
I don't care for his style, but he's an excellent performer. Randy was spot on when he said that Adam is very much what's happening right now.
Oh. Wow. LOLOLOL
For some reason I imagine she also has thimble collection and wears Quacker Factory sweaters.
I thought that they initially said it was only the top 36? Maybe they are realizing how boring this group is, too.
I hope you're right because I personally think she has it! She really might not be the "best" singer, but there's something about her that just screams subtle quirky talent...it needs to have a chance bloom.
LOL! Yep that's a nuthouse scheduled segment if you ask me! They really screwed the pooch this year with this insane format. I'm not saying it's real bad, it just seems there's no conformity. Thanks for the link.
ROTFLMAO! I don't know about the thimble collection, but...You nailed it on those sweaters!!!
Maybe it’s not thimbles. Possibly spoons.
I took it to mean that he was talking about this past week and that they haven’t fixed it yet.
I think the article at 7676 is probably the correct one.
Oh my daughter, the one that wrastled me on AI night one this year, stole my remote, and sent me to my room, loved mophead, ganja boy!
Good news...can’t wait to see Dreads. ;)
I have to agree; I was very disappointed. Like I said a few posts back—it’s like she holds herself back.
I have a couple of questions.
If they are going to pick 8 or 9 out of the remaining 36, do those 8 or 9 know in advance so that they can prepare a new song or will they sing the same bad choice that no one liked before?
LOL! We both know it's got to be something metallic!
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