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    I saw bits and pieces of a couple of the audition shows, but skipped them for the most part. I'll probably skip watching all future audition episodes.
    Missed the first couple of finalist shows too. Five hours a week? Too much.
    Finally down to three hours a week. Watched tonight's show. Six of the 8 girls are totally forgettable. Didi Benami was okay, but Crystal Bowersox is miles ahead of the other 7. Overall the weakest group of female AI finalists that I recall seeing.
    Hopefully the guys are better. Won't be able to see it live tomorrow night but will DVR it.
    Anybody else watching this season?
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    I thought Didi Benami was wonderful tonight. Shook my certainty that one of the men will be THE Idol this year.

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    I was working with AI on in the background tonight. During the auditions, the judges proclaimed this was the best group of girls...ever. Seems they got rid of them before the top 12 (girls) were selected! Crystal Bowersox rox! So far, she's the one to beat.

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    Just watched the Wednesday night episode of the guys. Michael "Big Mike" Lynche was easily the best.
    Overall, nobody this season jumps out at me as a future star or as a reason that I look forward to the next episodes. There's no Carrie Underwood or Adam Lambert this time around. Too bad.
    Having only seen all of them only once, I'd say it's between Big Mike and Crystal Bowersox to win this season.
    I doubt my opinion will change as they start doing the different genres and styles, but we'll see.
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    I'm nervous for my top three men (not including Big Mike) since everyone has to sing a Rolling Stones song next week. Never mind the Idol band just isn't up to the challenge.

    I hope Aaron Kelly goes with "Angie".

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    The good thing about this season of AI is that our kid is learning how classic rock songs were actually sung/played, not just all the TV commercials & rap versions.

    She wouldn't have learned about Ann & Nancy Wilson if it wasn't for one of the AI contestants mangling a Heart song, and now she'll learn about Mick Jagger explaining why she cain't awlways get whut she wahnts...
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    Another waste of two hours of my time. This is really a weak season. You can find just as much talent on any given weekend at Ala Moana's Center Stage.
    Crystal is the only original, the rest are pretty much just singing words.
    Big Mike was still good, and Didi and Siobahn might be interesting to watch and see of they develop. Tim will likely get a ton of votes from AI's primary audience, young girls. Lee's voice sounded good, but he doesn't have personality or the looks to win it.
    Weak season.
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    Well, Aaron did sing "Angie" and did a fine job with it. Tim Urban, on the other hand, really flunked out with "Under My Thumb".

    But I think Crystal Bowersox is the most likely Idol this season.

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    It's well-hidden in the Star-Builletin Web site, but we're blogging the season:

    http://hilife.starbulletin.com/archives/3265
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    Quote Originally Posted by buzz1941 View Post
    It's well-hidden in the Star-Builletin Web site, but we're blogging the season:
    I think you're doing it for the unprecedented opportunity to use words like "homunculi"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nords View Post
    I think you're doing it for the unprecedented opportunity to use words like "homunculi"!
    If the word fits, use it!
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    big mike voted off and saved by the judge



    This could save you an hour of overproduced fluff and needless drama.
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    Did Simon have a fist fight with Seacrest Out?

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    The finale airs tonight, here... but it already aired farther east and the winner is known. I intentionally checked to see who won, since I have to leave shortly to play a show tonight, so I'll watch it tomorrow on the DVR. I'm not going to even post a spoiler here.
    Tomorrow I'll have some comments.
    If you're waiting to watch, be careful where you go on the internet. The result is everywhere.

    One thing I can safely say now is that American Idol is a rapidly falling show. Why, you ask? For last season's finale they had 88 million votes... for tonight's finale, less than half that amount. Hmmmmm.
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    If you don't want to know the results.
    It's close your eyes time.
    Gotcha!
    Last edited by Walkoff Balk; May 26th, 2010 at 07:48 PM.

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    The wrong person won. Just like last year, when Adam Lambert should have won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimo View Post
    The wrong person won. Just like last year, when Adam Lambert should have won.
    The disadvantage of winning has been discussed previously. Adam Lambert seems to already have the career advantage over Chris Allen (hmmm...is that's Chris' last name...I've forgotten already). It'll be interesting to see if that scenario repeats itself with Crystal Bowersox because she's not tied to the Idol winner's contract. Just my 2¢...

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    http://tv.yahoo.com/american-idol/sh...n-idol-moments

    Will the show survive without Simon?

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    Finally watching the American Idol finale show that I DVR’d.
    Seacrest (can we vote him off?) introduced Lee and Crystal. Lee had that ‘deer in the headlights’ look on his face. He looks terrified. He’s an “idol”?
    Loved seeing Alice Cooper and the former AI contestants in their little Catholic schoolkid outfits. But, at the very end they all gather around Alice and Siobahn (remember her?) dropped to one knee and… well, she should’ve worn a longer skirt. Pretty X-rated for a few seconds there. And does anyone know who that HOT blonde lead guitar player was?
    Last season's winner Kris Allen sang next. Listened for about 20 seconds then fast-forwarded, bored.
    The BeeGees. I was never much of a fan, but they’ve aged well. Siobahn and David sang with them. Siobahn sounded great and she should’ve gone farther in the competition. Longer skirt this time and no kneeling, but the cleavage was quite entertaining.
    Oh yeah, baby! Michael McDonald and Big Mike with “Taking It To The Streets”! Cookin’!
    What is this, The Siobahn Show?!? There she is again, with a few other female contestants and Crystal. This time Siobahn’s in spikey high heels, shredded fishnet stockings, a tiny miniskirt, and even more cleavage. I think I saw her on a corner late at night on Kalakaua Avenue one time. Oh, good, there’s Christina Aguilera joining in the song.
    Several of the male contestants are singing, and one or two are even on key and not pitchy. Oh, good, there’s Hall & Oates!
    Crystal’s singing a solo, and rocking it. She… should… have… WON. Stupid voters. Oh, there’s Alanis Morisette. Crystal’s singing better than Alanis!
    Carrie Underwood sings her newest single. I hope all the contestants and wannabes are watching and learning.
    Lee and Crystal sing a duet and sound darned good together, like they did on their duet a couple of weeks ago. Lee is a good backup singer, not a soloist.
    Casey James and his acoustic guitar start something, then Bret Michaels comes out to join him and gets a huge ovation. What a great story Bret is living! Thank God he's living at all.
    Lee comes out to sing a medley of hits by the band Chicago… and with the band Chicago. Lee is robotic and pitchy.
    “General” Larry Platt does “Pants On The ground”… then gets joined by William Hung. Hilarious!
    Paula Abdul. Looking great, sounds great, funny material.
    Seven of the eight former Idol winners came out to sing; one was head and shoulders better than the rest. They could call this segment Carrie Underwood And Some Other People.
    Nice tribute segment for Simon Cowell.
    Janet Jackson. Seems like she’s intentionally trying to sound like her brother. She’s wearing a headset microphone but using a handheld mic to sing into. Huh? And then she sings a second song, still sounding like Michael.
    Lee and Crystal sing “With A Little Help From My Friends”. Lee is pitchy, Crystal is rockin’ it! And Joe Cocker joins them! WooHOO! (Side note: did you know that Joe Cocker runs a B&B in Colorado now? Google Joe Cocker and you’ll find a link to it. My sister lives right down the street. She called me several years ago and asked if I knew who Joe Cocker is. Well, duh, sure! She’d never heard of him but people were telling her that he was a famous rock star. Uh, yeah.)
    Final results are about to be announced. Lee looks like he’s gonna throw up. They announce his name as the winner. He sings a song and is severely off key.
    I stopped the recording and hit Delete.
    Seriously, can we vote off Seacrest?
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    we have to remember that this really boils down to a popularity contest in the end.
    who are the ones that vote the most? i think its females from 8 to 28 yrs old.
    mamasox was definetly the better singer. she wanted to stay true to herself and that meant semi fashionable dreds and a style of music that is not very current with the main core of voters. she had to have been advised that if she wanted to win that she needed to lose the dreds and sing some current and varied styles. she choose not to. she hid the dreds a few times and tried a song or two that was different but she stayed who she was and didnt win in the end.
    i thought lambert was the better singer as well but he stayed over the top with his identity and the core of voters wasnt ready for it as their idol.
    the name 'american idol " connotes mainstream america and niether lambert nor sox fit that groove.
    now sox and lambert oughtta get together and that would be interesting.
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    Wasn't there a discussion in another AI thread about how it's best to NOT win so as to not be tied to the AI contract? Crystal won't be impacted negatively by being runner-up. Adam wasn't. Clay wasn't. And whatever happened to him, anyway?!!!

    Carrie is the AI Poster Child. She has it all and has seemed to maintain a squeaky clean image, to boot. And, whoever her wardrobe stylist is deserves equal recognition! I didn't recognize Kelly Clarkson altho' I still like her vocal chops.

    LN...agree with you about the Crystal/Alanis duet. Crystal was noticeably better. Disagree with you about Seacrest. Hosting a show, in general, and AI, in particular, is a really tough gig...even with cue cards. Ryan is incredibly good at what he does. Yes, he can get smarmy and let his guard down but, overall, he's done one helluva great job over 9 seasons...imnsho!

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...ican_idol.html

    Ellen Degeneres being an American Idol judge made as much sense as her being the lead in Mr. Right.

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    http://specials.msn.com/A-List/TV/Lo...l'%20judge

    Anymore ex-flygirls who could be a judge?

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