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Last night got off to a really rocky start (I thought). I wasn't sure if there woudl be 5 guys worthy of the top 5 (and I was still bummed that they let some really good talent go).

My Top 5 Guys:

Casey Abrams
Clint Jun Gamboa
James Durban
Paul McDonald (loved him!)
Stefano Langone (loved his smile - he should move forward based on joie do vivre, alone)

Scott McCreery did a good job last night too - though I find him kinda creepy.

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I Love Rocker James Durbin. I think Jordon Dorsey will be first to go.


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Who's watching?

Last night got off to a really rocky start (I thought). I wasn't sure if there woudl be 5 guys worthy of the top 5 (and I was still bummed that they let some really good talent go).

My Top 5 Guys:

Casey Abrams
Clint Jun Gamboa
James Durban
Paul McDonald (loved him!)
Stefano Langone (loved his smile - he should move forward based on joie do vivre, alone)

Scott McCreery did a good job last night too - though I find him kinda creepy.

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Looking forward to the girls tonight
1)Casey Abrams
2)Jacob Lusk
3)Robbie Rosen (from my part of Long Island)
4)Brett ,the wild haired guy
5)Paul
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Top women :

Pia
Karen
Lauren
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I'm not crazy about the elimination process this year. The show has a decent crop of singers who already appear to have stage presence compared to previous years of the show. It's a shame to eliminate 14 at once based on a one song presentation.
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1)Casey Abrams
2)Jacob Lusk
3)Robbie Rosen (from my part of Long Island)
4)Brett ,the wild haired guy
5)Paul

Your list is VERY different from mine! I don't get Jacob Lusk at all. I will admit that I fast forwarded most of his performance. I don't care for vocal olympics and I can't bear to watch his facial contortions while he sings. Not my cup of tea. Robbie Rosen is cute in a Ralph Machio sort of way, and he has a good voice ... but I can't see him havign any star power. Brett, well, I expected him to get crucified by the judges and let's just say that I think Jim Morrison rolled over in his grave the other night.

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I totally agree!!!!! I liked it better last year, when two of each sex got kicked off each week. I liked it even more in the early years, when from every group of 10, 3 moved forward, until they hit the top; REGARDLESS OF SEX.
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My Top 5 Girls:

Ashthon Jones
Karen Rodriguez
Lauren Alaina
Pia Toscana
Thea Megia


There were certainly others that were good; but only 5 can move on.


The one I most miss, was the short chubby guy with the long curly hair; the guy whose girlfriend was in a car accident. He deserved a spot in this week's competition.

They need to give an Audience Wild Card ..... the chance for the Audience to vote a few people into the Top 22
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My Top 5 Girls:

Ashthon Jones
Karen Rodriguez
Lauren Alaina
Pia Toscana
Thea Megia


There were certainly others that were good; but only 5 can move on.


The one I most miss, was the short chubby guy with the long curly hair; the guy whose girlfriend was in a car accident. He deserved a spot in this week's competition.

They need to give an Audience Wild Card ..... the chance for the Audience to vote a few people into the Top 22
Re: the contestant with the injured girlfriend. I did not see it on T.V. but my friend said he was on a news show and received a recording contract.
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I don't care for vocal olympics and I can't bear to watch his facial contortions while he sings. (this was part of a previous post)

Not sure of names. If you are referring to the big guy that wears a "tail", a lot of expressions are involuntary as he has Tourettes Syndrome. If he makes it through, I wonder if he'll be a spokesperson for the disease, showing others how the disease does not have to hold you back, an inspiration to others.

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Your list is VERY different from mine! I don't get Jacob Lusk at all. I will admit that I fast forwarded most of his performance. I don't care for vocal olympics and I can't bear to watch his facial contortions while he sings. Not my cup of tea. Robbie Rosen is cute in a Ralph Machio sort of way, and he has a good voice ... but I can't see him havign any star power. Brett, well, I expected him to get crucified by the judges and let's just say that I think Jim Morrison rolled over in his grave the other night.



I totally agree!!!!! I liked it better last year, when two of each sex got kicked off each week. I liked it even more in the early years, when from every group of 10, 3 moved forward, until they hit the top; REGARDLESS OF SEX.

I believe that Morrison more likely rolled over in his bed . All of the other members of the Doors believe he is still alive but burnt out. Nobody was allowed to see his body before it was buried ,not even his parents .

I do believe that Brett destroyed the song but he will get the teeny bopper votes as will Robbie.
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My Top 5 Girls:

Ashthon Jones
Karen Rodriguez
Lauren Alaina
Pia Toscana
Thea Megia


There were certainly others that were good; but only 5 can move on.


The one I most miss, was the short chubby guy with the long curly hair; the guy whose girlfriend was in a car accident. He deserved a spot in this week's competition.

They need to give an Audience Wild Card ..... the chance for the Audience to vote a few people into the Top 22
With exception of the 15 year old and 16 year old ,they are women ,not girls .
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After we see the group of 10 each of the remaining 14 will sing a song and the judges will pick 2 as wildcards .
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Re: the contestant with the injured girlfriend. I did not see it on T.V. but my friend said he was on a news show and received a recording contract.
Thank you! I'm thrilled to hear that. Their "story" was soooo sad. And he had a great voice.

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I don't care for vocal olympics and I can't bear to watch his facial contortions while he sings. (this was part of a previous post)

Not sure of names. If you are referring to the big guy that wears a "tail", a lot of expressions are involuntary as he has Tourettes Syndrome. If he makes it through, I wonder if he'll be a spokesperson for the disease, showing others how the disease does not have to hold you back, an inspiration to others.
No, not at all. The guy you are speaking about (with the tail) ....is James Durbin. I love him. I think he's a great singer, and his story makes him all the more remarkable and yes, he is very inspiring. The guy I am referrign to is Jacob Lusk. If you follow the link from the original post, you can see a picture of him there.

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I believe that Morrison more likely rolled over in his bed . All of the other members of the Doors believe he is still alive but burnt out. Nobody was allowed to see his body before it was buried ,not even his parents .

I do believe that Brett destroyed the song but he will get the teeny bopper votes as will Robbie.
I'm not a huge doors fan, but perhaps you are right, and the rumours of his death are greatly exaggerated". Oh, and touche on the girls comment.
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Jacob is a great God given singer. Best if he controlled himself more!! But, hard to watch while out of control as he's been.
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Hi might very well have a great voice .... I just can't watch him sing. It's not my style, but I can see where others might enjoy it.


Is American Idol about finding great singers, or about finding great performers? or is it about finding pop stars? I'm guessing its the latter, which is why performers are often told "I don't see you in this competition, I see you on Broadway."
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In the 9 seasons ,in my opinion ,the best singer did not win.
Lee DeWyze over Chrystal Bowersox is a joke
Kris Allen over Adam Lambert another joke
Taylor Ticks over Katheryn McPhee still another

Only Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson deserved to win
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I'd agree with you for the most part.

But in my opinion, just being in the top 10, is winning. And, you're far better off to come in #2 than to win. Its the exposure and fan reaction that counts.

When you win, you are locked into the "idol' contract and management for a period of time. The others, just complete their top 10 tour, and then they are "free agents".
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i'd agree with you for the most part.

But in my opinion, just being in the top 10, is winning. And, you're far better off to come in #2 than to win. Its the exposure and fan reaction that counts.

When you win, you are locked into the "idol' contract and management for a period of time. The others, just complete their top 10 tour, and then they are "free agents".
how true!!
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In my area every year there is a Reach For The Stars Talent show for teenagers .The judges are prominent people in the music industry who live in the area .In 2009 Robbie Rosen won .I believe Joan Jett was a judge .Last year I think Alicia Keys was a judge .This year they hoped to have Jennifer Lopez but that would have conflicted with AI.

I agree re the second place finisher doing better and in the case of AI its also the 4th place :Jennifer Hudson ,just to name one.
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Clay Aiken went on to do quite well (whatever happened to him?). Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler have both gone on to great success as well.
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In the 9 seasons ,in my opinion ,the best singer did not win.
Lee DeWyze over Chrystal Bowersox is a joke
Kris Allen over Adam Lambert another joke
Taylor Ticks over Katheryn McPhee still another

Only Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson deserved to win
Well, then you must like Lauren Allaina who Randy described as a cross between both stars. I think I would agree with him in that assessment. I was drawing my own comparison to Kelly Clarkson before Randy made his comment.
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Pia is my favorite of the females. Wow what a voice on her.

Tonite on the show is the premiere of JLo's new video for the song "On the Floor" which features Pitbull can't wait for that.

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I, for one, am really dissapointed with the first two nights. I was so excited for this season, i thought they picked some incredible talent...i actually CRINGED through most of both nights. They were HORRIBLE with a few exceptions, mentioned above. They did let some great singers go....This season needs Simon...While i like J Lo and Steven Tyler, both are too afraid of saying anything negative.

As for the winners versus runners up...has anybody ever heard a Chris Allen song on the radio??? Adam lambert, however, is a huge star. Fantasia?? Taylor icks??? (no typo) Rueben Studdard?
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Adam Lambert was not going to be allowed to win .That was such a joke that Kris Allen won .
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The top 13 -any surprises ?

I was surprised that the male 17 year olds did not make it .I thought for sure that they would get the teeny bopper vote .

Some people are suggesting that the show is rigged .That is a possibility always .
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With the except of Clint Jun Gamboa ..... all of my 10 made it in, though some by the skin of their teeth.

The only one I questioned was Stephen's pick - Naima. Yes, she has a great voice, but is she the American Idol? If I remember her story, she is very poor and has young kids, so I hope this gives her a start in life; but I don't think she'll go far. Hopefully she gets a job as a lounge act somewhere.

The two that I felt bad for were Jovany and the woman with the long blond hair. Jovany "nailed" his version of Angel. If only he'd sung that the night before instead of trying to do a country song. The woman with the long blond hair reminds me of Diana Krall. I don't think she would have won either, but with the exposure she coudl have gone on to a good recording contract (and hopefully she still does).
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Adam Lambert will be singing on next weeks results show ,

I am rooting for the following:

Pia ,Thia ,Karen ,Casey ,Jacob ,Paul ,Stefano
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I think its pretty safe to say that the idol is on that list.

If I had to go with just one, my money is on Karen.
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