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American Idol 2012--Live Thread
americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2012

Posted on 01/18/2012 11:41:39 AM PST by silent_jonny



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To: Yaelle

Those JLo booty photos look like she is one of those human in front, horse in back creatures.

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Excellent. Miss your critiques/summaries when you were able to participate live in past seasons.


9,951 posted on 05/26/2012 5:56:14 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: silent_jonny
jonny!

Once again this thread makes the whole AI experience worthwhile. Your talent in hosting it is amazing. You know when the lurkers voice their praise, you have a great thread:)

We may still hit 10,000 posts, and I really feel this could be my year to win it all!

I was watching the finale with two musician friends who have never watched AI before....

them: "who's going to win?"

me: "the white guy with the guitar"

them: "why?"

me: "the white guy with the guitar always wins"

I read them some of our snarky comments and we cracked up. Getting together on this thread these last few years has been a joy, a distraction, and a beautiful escape.

Thanks again for a wonderful AI year:)

9,952 posted on 05/26/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT by twin2
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To: ken5050

You are right. Duets was boring imo. Why is everything in the key of slow? I like my music with a little gusto. Neil Diamond has no voice left - it was a total trainwreck. Skylar shouldn’t be wearing Santa Claus belts. Maybe Hilfiger did the fifty yard dash away from AI when the ratings were down. Fogarty over botoxed.


9,953 posted on 05/26/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: Netizen

Yes, she was cuter as a blonde. I wish they would have zoomed in on the ring. Maybe that’s why their ratings are down. Whoever is directing the cameras, they are missing good stuff and the audio was bad and JLo ALWAYS lip syncs. The contestants are always better than JLo - it’s a charade that she can sing but she’s the biggest celeb per Forbes mag so who am I to judge?


9,954 posted on 05/26/2012 3:49:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: Netizen

It would have been extremely tacky to mention the jeweler either way. I don’t spent that much time re: AI to do research but tacky to mention the jeweler either way.


9,955 posted on 05/26/2012 3:51:10 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: daisyscarlett
Why thank u for the mention. Lots of reading there. lol

I sing in real life and although I would have liked to turn out to be the torch singer, alas, I'm always "the cute one". I can't change it cuz my voice is all boop boop bee doop. Did you hear about my you tube? Nancy Kay Singer (Middle of an Island). That will drive the other cup of tea up the wall. Don't tell. She's okay by me too. :)

9,956 posted on 05/26/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: floriduh voter

It wasn’t tacky to mention the jeweler since they made the ring to order. It was his way of thanking the jeweler for their work.

I tuned in to Duets but it lost my interest early on so I changed channels.


9,957 posted on 05/26/2012 7:00:02 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Netizen

9958


9,958 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:46 PM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Twelve plus years of quality posting.)
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To: skateman

Wow


9,959 posted on 05/26/2012 8:48:07 PM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Twelve plus years of quality posting.)
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To: Chunga
You are so welcome.

It's obvious that the great majority of Free Republic American Idol thread denizens despise the show...they can't stand the judges, they mock the host and the producers and they root for the performers with the least musical talent each year, reflecting the sentiments of the "Vote For The Worst" website, which has the stated goal of causing the ratings to drop so far that the show is cancelled.

The majority of Free Republic members on this thread have pulled primarily for the same performers "Vote For The Worst" has promoted over the past five years, namely:

David Cook
Chris Allen
Lee DeWyze
Scotty McCreery
Phillip Phillips

The ratings for American Idol were off significantly this year, much to the delight of the Vote For The Worst-ers. America has grown tired of the best singers only being able to place as high as second. "Vote For The Worst" has an acronym for its strategy: "WGWG."

White Guy With Guitar.

Pitchy, marginally talented, unexciting, musically dead nincompoopery masquerading as art giving the female goobers in the hinterland something to get excited about because their faves look good in a pair of jeans.

Anybody who thinks David Cook is a better singer than David Archuleta is deaf.

In my opinion, Kris Allen is every bit as good as Adam Lambert, who has no soul whatsoever. BUT! Anybody who thinks Kris Allen is a better singer than Danny Gokey is a bona fide idiot.

Anybody who thinks Taylor Hicks is better than Kellie Pickler, Chris Daughtry, Katherine McPhee or Elliot Yamin needs heavy psychological therapy.

Anybody who thinks Lee DeWyze is better than Crystal Bowersox or Michael Lynch is a musical sub-Neanderthal.

And anyone who thinks Phillip Phillips is a better singer than Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Shannon Magraine, Colton Dixon, Jessica Sanchez, Elise Testone, Erica Van Pelt, Deandre Breckensick or Hollie Cavanaugh needs to stop listening to music, because the music to which they've chosen to listen is destroying their ability to hear quality...and anyone incapable of hearing quality is playing a part in America's cultural demise.

That's right. I pull for the best and lambaste those pulling for the worst because I love my country.

I know you agree with me here Chunga...and thanks for not reading this!

9,960 posted on 05/26/2012 10:04:29 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga

So, again...you think Phillips is a better singer than Jeremy Rosado?


9,961 posted on 05/26/2012 10:27:29 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga
So, again...you think Phillips is a better singer than Jeremy Rosado?

Yes I do.

Did you hear all that pitchiness in the men's performances of the Bee Gees and Neil Diamond songs? That was pretty much due to Rosado (and to Neil, when he was "singing").

9,962 posted on 05/26/2012 10:31:21 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga
The Fantasia/Ledet screamfest was outtasite...over-the-top insane and sublime vocal control rarely seen on television. I feel sorry for people who don't "get it."

I also enjoyed listening to Reba and Skylar, although Reba's mic was hotter and it made Skylar, for the first time during any AI performance, sound weak in comparison to someone.

9,963 posted on 05/26/2012 10:40:51 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: patriotspride

Aw, gee, thanks. I will have more time no doubt next year. And be less sleep deprived? One can hope. Hugs.


9,964 posted on 05/27/2012 12:34:58 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: silent_jonny; retrokitten; MagUSNRET; ken5050

Jessica Sanchez, runner-up in season 11 of American Idol, is set to receive the lowest payout in the show’s history.

According to The AP, past second prize winners of the Fox singing competition show have received a guaranteed advance of at least $175,000 (£111,000), as well as a full album deal.

However show bosses have produced a new contract in which future runners-up, including Sanchez, will receive between $30,000 (£19,000) to $60,000 (£38,000) in advances for singles or EP records.

The deal also stipulates that winner Phillip Phillips will receive a $300,000 (£190,000) advance upon completion of his first studio album.

He stands to collect up to $800,000 (£510,000) if he is able to qualify for a six-album deal with production company 19 Recordings, who handle all Idol contestants.

Reps for 19 Recordings Inc. and American Idol have declined to comment on the new contracts.

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/s91/american-idol/news/a383776/jessica-sanchez-to-receive-lowest-payout-in-american-idol-history.html


9,965 posted on 05/27/2012 9:13:52 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Netizen

Dwindling payouts, audiences.

Seems like idol is need of some major retooling.


9,966 posted on 05/27/2012 10:18:48 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: patriotspride

The second place payout dwindled. I was wondering if the winners payout went down or went up. They didn’t advertise the celebs that would be on the finale and I think that would have helped their viewership. Umm maybe not some of the ones they had this year. :)


9,967 posted on 05/27/2012 11:05:14 AM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: patriotspride
Seems like idol is need of some major retooling.

If they get rid of the handsome white guys with acoustic guitars their ratings will skyrocket.

9,968 posted on 05/27/2012 2:09:05 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: retrokitten

I’d much rather get Joan applause than a trophy :)


9,969 posted on 05/27/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Jrabbit

(((J))) :)


9,970 posted on 05/27/2012 3:19:23 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Fawn

Hello, Fawn! Have a great summer :)


9,971 posted on 05/27/2012 3:20:50 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Helen
Thank you. I'm glad you enjoy the thread :)
9,972 posted on 05/27/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: tapatio; SilvieWaldorfMD; Nea Wood; slugbug; peggybac; colorcountry; TheConservativeParty

Thank you all very much! I appreciate everything you said.


9,973 posted on 05/27/2012 3:37:51 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: MagUSNRET

:)


9,974 posted on 05/27/2012 3:38:38 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Miss Didi

Grazie mille, bella signorina! :)


9,975 posted on 05/27/2012 3:45:07 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Aurorales; fishtank; freedumb2003; Captain Beyond; mplsconservative; skateman; etabeta; Timeout
From the bottom of my heart I want to say thank you!

That's what I should say to all of you. Thank you.

9,976 posted on 05/27/2012 4:02:26 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Shelayne
((((Shelayne))))

I read your post and I had to step away for a minute ... You can't know how much that means to me. Thank you, my friend.

And God bless you too--abundantly, pressed down and running over!

9,977 posted on 05/27/2012 4:15:17 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: retrokitten
LOL!

I'm a little more sad then I thought I would be about the season ending, because I will miss everyone.

Me too.

9,978 posted on 05/27/2012 4:26:06 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: stylecouncilor
:-D

I hope you, Mr. SC and SC jr. have a great summer!

9,979 posted on 05/27/2012 4:29:55 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper

No need to explain. I’m glad whenever you and Lil can join in. See you next year :)


9,980 posted on 05/27/2012 4:31:49 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Yaelle
Hi, Yaelle! Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Thank you for what you said. It means a lot to me.

9,981 posted on 05/27/2012 4:34:29 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: twin2
Hi!

We may still hit 10,000 posts, and I really feel this could be my year to win it all!

LOL! I was gonna say, it's just sitting there waiting for you to claim it /hint :)

9,982 posted on 05/27/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Netizen
However show bosses have produced a new contract in which future runners-up, including Sanchez, will receive between $30,000 (£19,000) to $60,000 (£38,000) in advances for singles or EP records.

Less money for the runner-up might give them the freedom to sign other promising singers from the Top 13. I don't know--that's a total guess.

9,983 posted on 05/27/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: daisyscarlett

You’re now on the list! :)


9,984 posted on 05/27/2012 5:00:51 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Netizen

Shoulda done a closeup on the ring woulda been nice though... Duets were slow ballads. I am so sick of slow ballads. Ballads don’t have to be slow. Duets is another lullabye show.


9,985 posted on 05/27/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: patriotspride

Is the tween birth rate down? A retooling for an older audience who likes faster music and less screaming just might work..... : )


9,986 posted on 05/27/2012 6:03:27 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: silent_jonny

See you next season, Jonny. I may have showed up late but enjoyed catching up on all the posts. Babysitting a big duck is more difficult than it would seem. If I had a laptop, I could watch him and do this too. Ducks are beautiful people. Remember that, Jonny as my final post to you of the season. quack, quack!


9,987 posted on 05/27/2012 6:06:35 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: silent_jonny

Well, they no longer give the runner up a contract. I wonder if that means the runner up is allowed to sign up with some other label, earlier than in the past.


9,988 posted on 05/27/2012 6:07:31 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Yaelle
After two episodes, where most of the kids ignored him totally, and one chopped off and dyed her hair for Tommy only to be immediately voted off,

Erica Van Pelt deserved better. She was quite good. She had a prominent gumline and was on the chunky side, but she was talented, game and a good sport.

9,989 posted on 05/27/2012 6:09:23 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: floriduh voter

Diana does so many other things, maybe someone will interview her and get a pic.


9,990 posted on 05/27/2012 6:17:36 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: floriduh voter
See Diana DeGarmo’s Engagement Ring!

Photobucket

9,991 posted on 05/27/2012 6:26:20 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Netizen

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9,992 posted on 05/27/2012 6:28:01 PM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Twelve plus years of quality posting.)
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9,999 posted on 05/27/2012 6:32:38 PM PDT by skateman (Celebrating Twelve plus years of quality posting.)
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Really?


10,000 posted on 05/27/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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