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2/18: American Idol recap – Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver, Danny Gokey in

As expected, Alexis Grace and Danny Gokey make it in. And Michael Sarver snuck in ahead of Anoop dawg. Tatiana looks like she’s about to collapse as Gokey sings “Hero” again. (I can’t help but laugh maniacally at her as she cries and cries and cries and cries…)

Next week: the show is Wednesday and Thursday instead of Tuesday/Wednesday. Pres. Obama has scheduled his first “State of the Union” address next Tuesday at 9 p.m., which would be a major conflict with a two-hour “Idol.” “Bones” will have a special 8 p.m. showing that day. 

The performers for the second round of semifinals: Megan Corkrey, Kris Allen. Mishayonna Henson, Matt Breitzke, Allison Iraheta, Matt Giraud, Jasmine Murray, Kai Kalama, Adam Lambert. Jeanine Vailes, Nick “Normund” Mitchell and Jesse Langseth. The favored kids are the two Matts, Jasmine and Adam, while Nick has had the most airtime. Kai, Megan and Jesse have had a little bit of time. Cannon fodder: Allison and Jeanine. 

The group sing left me with very little impression beyond Stevie Wright holding a high note and Alexis Grace looking a bit like an extra from a Janet Jackson video circa 1990.

Who’s out first? Casey “wink like Sarah Palin” Carlson. No shock. I bet she had the fewest votes period. Then Stephen “Shouldn’t have done Michael Jackson” Fowler is out next. I bet he probably got the fewest votes among the guys. I don’t expect either to be back for the wild card. 

First one in? Alexis Grace. She earned it. I know I wasn’t a huge fan but she was the best female and seems like a sweet gal. And here’s a switch. The winner gets to sing her song. (Her dad who resembles Meatloaf is crying!) And honestly, I did enjoy her the second time around.

Jackie Tohn and Ricky Braddy are up next. Both are goners. I’m sure Ricky will get a shot at the wild card. Jackie? Maybe based on her quirky personality.

Now it’s between Michael Sarver and Anoop Desai. Sarver is in. Dialidol fans rejoice! The site got it right. Don’t worry, Anoop fans. He will be back for the wild card show guaranteed.

Break time: former Buckhead denizens Carly Smithson & Michael Johns from last year are back! Carly gets to talk about losing her luggage (and weave). Michael gets to namedrop his new album out in May and single in a couple of weeks. Then they sing “The Letter.” Kind of random of a song to pick from the Box Tops. But the do it well.

Now they get rid of Ann Marie Boskovich, Stevie Wright and Brent Keith lickety split. They don’t even get to go to the center of the stage. Says a lot about their chances of making it to the wild card. Not.

The producers smartly pair off Danny Gokey with Tatiana Del Toro. As we all know (via dialidol.com), Danny is the man with the most votes. He is through, of course. But we know Tatiana will be back for the wild card. How could the producers resist one more day with her???

238 comments Add your comment

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
6:44 pm

It will be nice to see Michael Johns perform. That is one good thing that they will fit into the hour format. Keep me informed if there is any sort of group sing, otherwise I’ll be here for the spoilers.

Mike S

February 18th, 2009
7:03 pm

yeeha.. fun weather in Montgomery.. tornado warnings just west of us. lots of lightning and wind here at the moment. Reports of golf ball sized hail about 3 miles west of us.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
7:07 pm

Ok..we just had something come through…while I was running myself and the dogs down to the basement something loud took my outdoor umbrella and dropped baseball size hail. It was here and gone in 10 seconds…no damage but I still can’t find my umbrella.

This was about an hour ago but I didn’t know we had moved to another thread. Looking forward to Idol tonight…and Lost!

harriett

February 18th, 2009
7:48 pm

Wow, what weather! They say it won’t be here to Columbia, SC until way up in the morning around 3 AM. That always scares me, because you don’t have a chance to get to a safe spot if you are asleep! Anyway, I am glad all of you came through it ok. Idol and Lost! Can’t think of anything better!

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
7:54 pm

Everyone stay safe down there. I would love to be in that type of weather, that’s the thing I miss from my college days in Wichita.

Hopefully tonight Idol will have a group sing and we’ll get to see Tatiana vamp, then Ryan will make her cry! I usually wait to get this hostile until the top 16, but we don’t have that this year.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:04 pm

JT!!! Group sing!!!!!!

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:06 pm

It was really good! Only minimally cheesy!

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:06 pm

A reggae group sing? Total crap!!

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:07 pm

:-) Obviously WE and I have totally different takes on the group sing.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:08 pm

BTW…if anyone fines a dark green yard umbrella in their tree…that would be mine.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:09 pm

Finds…I know how it’s spelled…I just can’t type.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:21 pm

Alexis is IN!!!!!! Stephen and Casey are out.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:24 pm

Mike S – Yeah! that weather is here now…

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:24 pm

Alexis Right On!!! People do have ears…

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:26 pm

Deidre – I to have a dark green umbrella, however mine is in place for now, though last spring I had to buy the green one to replace a tan one I found on the roof.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:32 pm

Michael is IN!!!!

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:32 pm

Crap! Now I hear sirens going off.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:33 pm

where are you WE?

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:33 pm

south of the city?

harriett

February 18th, 2009
8:34 pm

I guess dialidol had it right. I don’t agree that he was better than Anoop last night. Simon pimped him big time. He’s good, but I don’t Michael in the top five even, unless he brings something more.

tnecvolfan2001

February 18th, 2009
8:34 pm

oh, poor anoop-dog; maybe he’ll get another chance

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:34 pm

I’m in LaGrange

harriett

February 18th, 2009
8:35 pm

WE you still hearing sirens?

Rodney Ho

February 18th, 2009
8:35 pm

Just thunder and lightning here in East Atlanta. Dialidol gets props for picking Michael Sarver correct. I got it wrong!

Racer

February 18th, 2009
8:36 pm

Wow no Ricky Braddy – this new system sucks! Michael made it – I didn’t see that one coming.

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:36 pm

Just a tornado warning until 9:15 EST

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:37 pm

Michael sang his song even worse than he did last night.

Rodney Ho

February 18th, 2009
8:37 pm

And yes, I’m sure Anoop and Ricky will be in the wild card show. I’d say Jackie Tohn, based on her personality, might get a shot, too. Casey and Stephen? Nope. I doubt Stevie will get a chance in the wild card either. Or Ann Marie.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:37 pm

WE I guess more on the way to Dekalb then… my dogs hate this!

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:37 pm

I hope Ricky Braddy is a wild card pick…he deserves it.

Rodney Ho

February 18th, 2009
8:39 pm

Don’t worry folks. Wild card means three more slots for folks like Ricky and Anoop. It’ll be interesting to see whether the producers will bring back Tatiana…

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:39 pm

I’ve got a lot of thunder and lightning here with a severe thunderstorm warning.

Well…we all know who the third pick is.

IdolWatcher80

February 18th, 2009
8:39 pm

Between Michael and Anoop? Anoop!! How crazy!! And I’m afraid it’s going to be Danny at the last spot but I don’t agree. I actually think Tatiana should be there. She has talent, even if she is a little odd.

Andi

February 18th, 2009
8:40 pm

Hi All,
I’ve been lurking for a while and finally have time to jump in. This is a great group.

I was definitely surprised that Michael got in over Anoop or Ricky. I guess the lack of airtime for Ricky and the poor song choice for Anoop did them in. For now anyway.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:41 pm

Danny fo’ sho’

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:42 pm

Welcom Andi, TX is a big state I’m sure he got all the votes there…

harriett

February 18th, 2009
8:42 pm

I hope Ricky gets wild card too. Also, Annop. I don’t think they can pass him up, even though he wasn’t great last night.

Andi

February 18th, 2009
8:44 pm

I see Carly still has the black tights going.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:44 pm

Carly Smithson and Michael Johns are better than anyone we’ve heard so far.

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:44 pm

They had to bring back Carley and Michael to remind us why they didn’t win last year.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:45 pm

Storm seems to be movin south now…. good

IdolWatcher80

February 18th, 2009
8:45 pm

Oh yeah, Ricky..I forgot. He was like, the best guy yesterday. I can’t believe America sometimes…

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:45 pm

Welcome Andi…what took you so long??? :-)

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:46 pm

LOL WE I was just thinking that, more about Carley than Michael, must have been the only ones available.

IdolWatcher80

February 18th, 2009
8:47 pm

Rodney, you probably know better than us–what will happen with the wild card show? Do they bring back the top vote getters or do all 27 castoffs sing again? It seems really weird this year.

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
8:48 pm

Sarah, they save the better performers for later in the season.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:50 pm

WE – they think they do…

Andi

February 18th, 2009
8:50 pm

Thank you Deidre and Sarah. I usually don’t get home from work until after the show. By the time I eat dinner and watch the DVR you guys are done for the night. And I have no internet access at work.

I’m recuping from surgery right now so I have lots of time to join in.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:51 pm

better be Danny…

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:53 pm

Andi, whaat kind of surgurey? You OK?

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:53 pm

Actually, Carly and Michael were part of the boot camp that was held during Hollywood week. Their scenes were cut to save time and they were invited to come sing tonight as a thank you.

harriett

February 18th, 2009
8:54 pm

Just me, maybe, but I hate the way Ryan goes on and on about what Simon said bad about a contestant that already is obviously not going through. They’ve already rehashed what Simon said earlier in the review. Just seems excessive to me. Tatiana looks like she’s going to pass out.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:54 pm

Deirdre – to much time on your hands huh?

Rodney Ho

February 18th, 2009
8:54 pm

I expect the wild card will include 8 to 12 of the 27 who didn’t make it. They sing again and the judges pick the top 3 to insert into the top 12.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:55 pm

Just joking…

Andi

February 18th, 2009
8:55 pm

I’m good, thanks. I had a torn tendon in my elbow. I can’t go back to work for a while cause I need to be able to lift (equipment and my patients) at work. No light duty allowed.

tnecvolfan2001

February 18th, 2009
8:57 pm

goodbye crazy tatiana

IdolWatcher80

February 18th, 2009
8:57 pm

Dang. Danny is NO David Cook. Sorry.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:58 pm

Andi, physical theripist or Vet?

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
8:58 pm

I’m off to watch Lost!

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
8:59 pm

Me too Deirdre but I let it cue up to skip commercials for about 20 minutes.

GAgirl

February 18th, 2009
9:01 pm

What the heck??? Michael over my guy Anoop? No way!!! I demand a recount!!! Lordy mercy, I’ve got to have another margarita…..

Andi

February 18th, 2009
9:02 pm

Actually I’m an O.R. nurse. Lots of intstrument pans, monitors, etc. and the patients who are asleep and need to be moved or wheeled down the hall.

Andi

February 18th, 2009
9:04 pm

What an odd group mix next week. We get to see whether Nick or Norman shows up. Someone suggested that when they had the singoffs in Hollywood week, they should have had Nick and Norman sing against each other.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:11 pm

Good one Andi – and that is one messed up group for next week I don’t remember any of them being particularly good.

Justin

February 18th, 2009
9:13 pm

OK guys.

The group song was ok. I really like that song, but as a group, eh not so much.
Alexis is the first into the top 12. Check. You know, I get so lucky somtimes. She is one of my favorites in this group of 36 and I didn’t think she was as popular as the others in her group, enough so to get her to the top 12, so I was kinda bummed. Same thing with last year. Syesha was my favorite of all of them and after being at the bottom of the votes so many times, she still pulled through to a fantastic top 3! That is definitely something to be proud of. She probably never thought she would go that far and she did so she should be proud. Now hopefully Alexis can continue this streak rather than many who do well then falter right after. Michael gets through eh that’s ok. He’s a chill guy.

Ok so I think they realize they are pimping Danny too much so they try to fool us in that Michael got the highest of the guys but yo idol we ain’t that dumb- can’t fool us. I do wonder why they save danny for so long. That makes the rest of the results so predictable. or maybe they just want him to singout the show again. what a surprise. That’s annoying; I do like danny but i dont like when they force people down our throats. It makes me grow sick of them. It happened with Archie last year. But hopefully it will stop b/c I like Danny alot.

Is it just me or does Michael Johns look mad skinny. My dad has horrible memory by the way- he and I’ve been watching since S3 and he didn’t even know who carly was til he really though about it- oh yeah the girl w/ tattoos. Then he asked if she made top 12. He remembered Michael though because he was his fav. to win.

The other day my sister was talking about Kat McPhee and he said he has never heard of her. Hm funny since last season when she guest sang he said he liked her during her season lol.

K. I wonder what people would have done if Tat made it over Danny. That would be not only the incorrect choice but people would be beyond outraged. Anyway, Dan The Man made it through. Check.

My posts are gettign way too long… that I can’t even feel comfortable typing anymore. But hey I think they are interesting posts so read ‘em!

GAgirl

February 18th, 2009
9:14 pm

Sarah B…from next weeks group Matt Giraud was pretty good in auditions.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:15 pm

Hang on Harriet the weather is coming your way now.

Anne

February 18th, 2009
9:15 pm

I am so glad Tatiana isn’t automatically in the Top 12!!! She does have a good voice, but everything else is so over the top! If I had to watch weeks & weeks of her, I’d scream!!! Alexis is great – has so much soul in that little body. Michael….well, maybe there is potential, but….and Danny, he is great! Joe’s already picking Alexis as The Winner – we’ll see. He did pick David C last year – not this early, but about 1/2 way thru. It was great to see Michael and Carly again – those 2 just rock together.
Tucker didn’t get too much of the bad stuff tonite – lots of quick pouring rain and some wind, but we were in a pocket that just didn’t get much. Definitely enuff to flood our yard a bit, but we kinda needed that.
Hope everybody has a great nite!

Sandy PR

February 18th, 2009
9:16 pm

It really blew me off how Micheal Sarver won over Anoop Desai. I just hope 2 see him and Tatiana win the Wild Card!

Justin

February 18th, 2009
9:17 pm

I wanted to post this last bit in a separate one to not get too lengthy. First off, I wonder why they didn’t mention wildcard to anyone tonight. Let them know they’ve got one more shot (possibly)

Now, next week’s group of 12 is… well, amazing! Another one of my fav’s from there, Jasmine Murray, is competing against all girls who IMO are unmemorable. I like Megan Corkrey, but we haven’t seen her since the auditions so I can’t see her going through. Anyway, so that makes it a good shot that Jasmine will go to the top 12. I hope so. The guys will probably rule out again since they got a weird group of girls this round. Adam Lambert and…. oh crap I forgot the other male I spotted that will probably go through. W/e just know that next week again 2 guys and a one girl will probably go through. Meh. Oh and let’s hope for MUCH better song choices.

harriett

February 18th, 2009
9:18 pm

On a commercial break from Lost. I will be back–that is, if the weather doesn’t get me!

Sandy PR

February 18th, 2009
9:19 pm

Oh by the way WILD CARD would be great for RICKY, ANOOP & of course we all need some drama TATIANA.

Nana

February 18th, 2009
9:22 pm

Gosh dang it. lost the satellite dish the last five minutes. I didn’t see who made it, but from reading the posts, Danny did. What was Tatiana’s reaction? Looks like most of us had it right on the top 3. Boy, are we good or what?

Carley and Michael was a delight to see again. I noticed she had her tats covered. As far as the group song, nah, didn’t like it.

We are still having alot of rain, thunder, lightening, and hail. The hail hitting the house sounds like a herd of wild horses. My puppy is beside herself. Still no TV.

I want to welcome Andi to our elite blog. Hope you stay a while and blog while you’re home recovering from your surgery. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope all goes well.

Sarah B: How are you feeling tonight? Better I hope.

WE: I spoke with my dad in LaGrange a few minutes ago, and while I was talking to him I heard the sirens. Has it all passed over yet?

Justin

February 18th, 2009
9:23 pm

It’d make sense for wildcard for them to pick 4 from each group who got cut. Well.. maybe not.

Something I forgot to mention… I love Kara as a judge. She is so much more a smooth talker than Paula. Paula had all summer and fall to work on her phrasing and speak more clearly and she still can’t do it. I still like Paula don’t get me wrong (I know some people hate her), but she needs to just speak. Kara knows what she’s talking about for the most part and gives great feedback

Andi

February 18th, 2009
9:32 pm

Sorry if someone said this already, don’t mean to be repetetive. But when they pick the wild cards are they supposed to be making the genders even out? Especially since the #3 from each group is up in the air.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:32 pm

Nana much better today although I did forgo bowling tonight – didn’t want to be out in that, I guess it’s back to work tomorrow.

Pushkin

February 18th, 2009
9:33 pm

Once again this is not a singing competition everybody. Otherwise, Rick Braddy would win hands out and so would David Archuleta, of course. BTW, who was that hamburger cook last season anywho?

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:35 pm

David Gaychuletta didn’t stand a chance against Cookie

Nana

February 18th, 2009
9:36 pm

From this group, I think the wildcard pick will be Anoop or Tatiana. The only others that I think would qualify would be Ricky, Brent and maybe Jackie.

Nana

February 18th, 2009
9:38 pm

You got that right Sarah. Cookie was tops all the way.

Nana

February 18th, 2009
9:40 pm

Andi from what I’ve heard, the genders this season won’t be even. Just the top vote getters no matter the gender.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:42 pm

Oh, also I have no issues with Gays, just thought that was funny – he acts like no one knows!

Nana

February 18th, 2009
9:43 pm

Okay, i think the storm has passed over, so I’m off to the shower, then to bed with a good book.

Have a great night and I see ya tomorrow.

Sarah B

February 18th, 2009
9:44 pm

Night Nana, Night all…

Andi

February 18th, 2009
9:49 pm

Thanks Nana. I’m glad they’re doing that. Meanwhile, next week should be interesting. More so because I can’t remember who almost half of that group is. I remember Adam, Jasmine, Megan, Nick/Norman, and Matt the welder dude. The rest, ???

Anne24

February 18th, 2009
9:56 pm

Well the first 50 minutes were enjoyable then I watched Danny sing with the mute button on just to watch Paula act like she wants to go down on him again. This is one sexually frustrated women and she will drewl over him like an Elvis fan every time he sings. Did you see them lock eyes during the applause? I see another “Paula banged a contestant” scandal on the horizon.

Thoroughly enjoyed watching Michael take down the Dawg!
Did you see how shocked Randy was? I loved it!
I know Noop gets a free pass from Randy which is great because I get to see Randy’s defeated look again when his Dawg gets voted out the final 12.

Poor Ricky Braddy. The best male singer in the group taken down by the Hollywood Week diss. I wonder how many of the 24 million would have voted for Ricky if he was the one Paula, Kara and Randy spent a month climaxing over instead of Danny.

Matt Giraud is my favorite for next week but the question is can he make an impression without his piano? He blew the room away when he performed with it. And since Michael made it through, Matt Breitze should have a chance too. Adam Lambert could be great or tank. He’s shown the potential to do both. Jasmine Murray would have to sing a Taylor Swift song to not beat the girls.

GAgirl

February 18th, 2009
9:58 pm

Hopefully Anoop will make a wildcard

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:10 pm

I see both Anoop and Ricky in the wild card group. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that the judges will use their 3 wild card picks to even out the gender gap.

Mike S

February 18th, 2009
10:11 pm

If I had to bet .. I would say Anoop, Ricky, jackie and tatiana will all get another chance in the Wildcard show.

It was pretty clear that Danny and Alexis were going to be in. Apparently Michael and Anoop were 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th in the voting. Ryan said after he announced Michael in that he was only 20,000 votes ahead of Anoop. When you figure 24 Million votes, that is less than 1%.

I was very impressed with Carly tonight, I thought she sounded great. I liked her much more tonight than I did at all last season. Michael sounded great too, but that was expected.

Group sing was cheesy, but not horrible.

Next week is another tough one – Matt Giraud, matt brietzke, Adam Lambert and Kia Kalama. Gonna be close between the 4 of them, although i give the edge to Matt G and Adam. I think the girls will come down to a battle between Jasmine and Megan with jasmine having the edge right now. I am pretty confident it will be 2 guys and 1 girl again next week.

harriett

February 18th, 2009
10:12 pm

GAgirl, I dont’ think we have to worry about Anoop. He will definitely make the wild card. Then, hopefully, he will be more careful about his song choice. I have been a Danny fan from the first time I heard him sing, but I have to admit to growing a bit weary of the pimping going on and his seeming “can’t lose” aura.

Just got through watching Lost, and all I can say is Lost!!!!

harriett

February 18th, 2009
10:19 pm

Gone for tonight. JT and everette, et al on the west coast, talk to y’all tomorrow. GAgirl, you’ve been with us. Not leaving you out!

tnecvolfan2001

February 18th, 2009
10:26 pm

anyone else noticed how each of the three embarrassing ‘a$$-clowns’ (tatiana, norman and that other hideous drama queen) are each placed in the three separate groups? tatiana down, two more to go!

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
10:28 pm

I think someone on the blog tonight is a little sexually obsessed, and for once it is not me.

Hope the storms have died down for all of you.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:29 pm

G’night everyone and hello west coasters…enjoy! I think the storms are finally leaving. Lost got interrupted 3 times by the emergency alert system. Fortunately, my kid, who lives where the storms had already left, filled me in on the bits I missed.

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
10:29 pm

ve to give Anne24 an big LOL on the “I watched Danny sing with the mute button on just to watch Paula act like she wants to go down on him again” comment.

I would have gotten at least a warning for that.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:31 pm

I DID notice that, JT but was trying to ignore it. You remember how much trouble I can get myself in.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:33 pm

WE…I think Rodney skips over the long winded posts. You need to learn to say more! :-)

Anne24

February 18th, 2009
10:33 pm

Justin wrote: I love Kara as a judge. I still like Paula don’t get me wrong (I know some people hate her), but she needs to just speak.
—————————————————
That’s the tranquilizers or whatever she’s popping doing the talking.
Kara is a breath of fresh air. I don’t know how I endured the Three Stooges before she arrived.

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
10:37 pm

Am I the new jackass on this blog since flats got kicked off?

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:39 pm

tnecvolfan…what the heck does your name mean…I’ve been trying to figure it out all night and I’m failing.

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
10:40 pm

WE you are in a category all to yourself. Nice to see you back in force.

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:42 pm

Please WE…..you have no worries…no one could top the sheer jackazziness. Why, did you want the job?

flbravesgirl

February 18th, 2009
10:42 pm

Well, that was the 3 I expected. Too bad for Ricky that it was the first time anyone saw him.

I actually thought that song worked well for a group.

Matt Giraud is the one I’ve liked best out of group 2. Adam has a good voice but he’s a tad over-dramatic for me, maybe he can tone it down a bit.

flbravesgirl

February 18th, 2009
10:44 pm

WE, I don’t always agree with you but I know your posts are always worth reading & often amusing.

Harm

February 18th, 2009
10:46 pm

I made it safely through the multiple never ending storms unscathed, I can not say the same for my nerves. The tornado was spotted in the same area that was hit last March and May, around the University of West GA. The area is just a few miles to my south. My lights flickered during idol and I was starting to get upset, the lights stayed on, but the news people kept breaking into and interrupting LOST with weather news. The nerve! I heard that there was a 50 car pile up on I-20 not far from where I live ,that was weather related. I have not seen your umbrella Deirdre, I think it is probably in East Ga somewhere.

Tatiana getting eliminated from idol-PRICELESS!!!

Talk to everyone tomorrow and I hpoe you all made it through the storms ok!!!

War Eagle

February 18th, 2009
10:47 pm

I could never fill flats shoes>

But I have a hard time being “politically correct”

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:52 pm

Glad to hear you’re ok, Harm!

WE…there’s a big difference between being politically incorrect(which you are frequently and hilariously) and deliberately making your fellow bloggers miserable. You would never do that. You’re often harsh but you’re always fair and you don’t pick on people just for the fun of it. You could never be the blog jackass!

And I’m really glad you’re back, too!

Harm

February 18th, 2009
10:53 pm

Hey War!!! Good night WAR!!!

Harm

February 18th, 2009
10:54 pm

Thanks Deirdre!!! Good night Deirdre!!!

Deirdre

February 18th, 2009
10:57 pm

Gotta go empty the dogs. See y’all tomorrow!

GAgirl

February 18th, 2009
11:06 pm

D, I was thinking tnecvolfan2001 might be Tennessee Volunteer Fan????

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
11:11 pm

That group song was better than ANY of the group songs from last year. They weren’t overpowered by the background singers. Oh and last years group just couldn’t sing together.

Tatiana, seriously… sleeves! If those arms were legs the celulite would keep her out of bikinis.

Negativo

February 18th, 2009
11:20 pm

I would have liked Jackie over Sarver for the final 3…the competition needs an earthy, gritty, spunky female and she has talent. Tatiana had the best vocal among the ladies, but was just too annoying to continue. Danny was the class of this group and the voting reflected it. I am not sold on Alexis. She was straining badly to reach that song, though she does have a nice voice in general. Simon said she reminded him of Kelly at this stage, but he’s wrong. Kelly can sing circles around her, and Simon forgets that he did not like her until much later in the competition. He simply hates spunky, confident chicks…

Mike S

February 18th, 2009
11:39 pm

Well the storms are not over for us in Montgomery.. straight line squalls moving through again,. Lots of lightning, rain, wind and the sirens just went off again. yeeha.

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
11:40 pm

If Carrie Underwood released a CD of Fleetwood Mac covers I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

JTesla

February 18th, 2009
11:54 pm

Sorry for the flurry of posts, but the look Danny gave to Tatiana when they first went to center stage was priceless. He knows that she is the crazy. I have a feeling that some stories will be coming out regarding her backstage antics, Danny seems like too nice of a guy to give someone a “you are the crazy” look to just anyone.

GAgirl

February 19th, 2009
12:06 am

JT, I most definitely agree with your comment about Carrie/Fleetwood Mac

everett

February 19th, 2009
1:30 am

GAgirl, you are perceptive and intelligent! Yeah, I agree that the user name, tnecvolfan2001, means Tennessee Volunteer Fan.

War Eagle, you aren’t even close to being the blog jerk.

I’ll arm-wrestle anyone for the right to be offended by some comments that go way past the arena of political correctness and veer dangerously close to vulgar. My observation is that war eagle doesn’t fall back on stupidity to make a worthy comment. I’m not a fan of gutter talk. And I’ll reserve the right to object to it anytime it appears. Yes, I’m a grown-up and, yes, I’ve heard it all before, but the fact remains that I AM a grown-up and well past the stage of juvenile vernacular.

I digress…had a lot of fun watching tonight’s show and I am so happy that I got to read all y’alls comments before we got to see it out here on the left-hand side.

American Idol is becoming more enjoyable and I’m happy with tonight’s results. I’m even happier that I get to read your comments at 6:15 my time. Isn’t it fun to have an emotional commitment in these singers already? I thought tonight’s results were correct. Really like Alexis and Danny and Michael.

I sincerely hope you all are safe…my younger son lives in Atlanta and I follow your news and weather faithfully. Bless you.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
6:46 am

Well, good morning to each and every one of you.

Today’s Quote: “Worry looks back, Trouble looks ahead, and Faith looks up.”

Have to agree that War is not the jackazz on here. In the past couple threads, there have been things posted that shouldn’t have been and IMO was offensive. But I consider myself adult and mature enough to overlook some words, but I will say that one needs to be more considerate of other bloggers on here, after all, there are kids that read this blog as well as adults. So…………just be careful what you print.

Out of next week’s group, My favs are Matt H and Jasmine, as of now. That may change later, Will have to wait and see the performances Tuesday.

Harm: I heard who Jason picks and how he went about it. You will be surprise, because I was. If what I heard was true, that is.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
7:51 am

After seeing next weeks group, that makes the third weeks group :
Females – Arianna Asfar, Felicia Barton, Kendall Beard, Kristin Mcnamara, Lil Rounds, Taylor Viafanua
Males – Alexander Wagner, Jorge Nunez, Ju’not Joyner, Scott McIntyre, Von Smith
Little Miss Priss Drama Queen Emeritus : Nate Marshall

That should be an interesting group as it contains some of the better females. Week Three might be the week of 2 girls, 1 guy.

We know Danny, Michael and Alexis are in. I will be wrong on a couple of these I am sure, but here is my best guesstimit for the others

Week 2 : Matt Giraud, Adam Lambert, Jasmine Murray
Week 3 : Lil Rounds, Kendall Beard, Scott McIntyre

Battling for the 3 wildcard picks : Ricky Braddy, Anoop Desai, Tatiana Del Toro, Matt Breitzke, Megan Corkrey, Kai Kalama, Kristen McNamara, Ju’not Joyner, Jorge Nunez.

They have not revealed how many will be eligible for the wildcard or how they will be picked, but I personally think AI will do it this way ; They seem to be stuck on THREE’s this year. So, we have 3 for sure in from each week. I will venture that THREE people from each week will be picked for the wildcard round, and ONE person from each group of three will get a wildcard entry into the finals.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
7:51 am

Morning!

I took a walk around the neighborhood this morning and still can’t find my umbrella. Some people are missing shingles, there’s a few trees down and I saw one broken window from the enormous hail we had.

I’m in some agreement with everett and Nana on the “choice of expression” issue. The old blog had a filter that would change certain words to only suggest what the word is. I told Rodney about the incident Tuesday night and he was very surprised(like I said last night, I don’t think he reads the long winded posts, just scans them). He said he assumed that the filter was installed here. That being said, I encourage everybody to use the “report this comment” button if you think a particular word or description has gone too far. Those of us here may all be adults but this is not a private blog, so it’s open to anyone who wishes to read it. I was of the belief yesterday morning that the previous night’s post had been a one time oops but I was proven wrong last night.

That being said, I’ve always been an advocate of freedom of expression. I would hate to see this place turn into thought police heaven, where every time somebody says something we don’t like, we get huffy and hit the report button. If you are having issues with the way a particular poster expresses him/herself, email Rodney at rho@ajc.com and let him know what you’re thinking.

Many people think that Rodney moderates this blog but he’s a working reporter with barely enough time to write the blog. He will read our comments when he has time but sometimes, he just doesn’t.

JJ

February 19th, 2009
8:05 am

Good Morning all!!!!

I am glad to see that most of you had gotten around some of that nasty weather last night!!! We have a fire station that backs up to my office in Forsyth County and the last hour at work yesterday we were pretty much blasted out by the tornado sirens. Luckily, the storm went a little north of where we are.

Anyways, on to Idol….I was not surprised whatsoever by the top 12 picks. However, I really did enjoy watching poor little Tatiana (see annoying drama queen) cry and act absolutely devistated. That was quite enjoyable in my own little sadistic way. Next week will be interesting…looks like they did not really do a good job of spreading some of the talent IMHO. I think that this week was too stacked while next week will probably have some good ones… (I agree with Nana – looks like Jasmine is definitely going to be a favorite) but nothing like this week was.

And I also really enjoy everyone’s opinion….even if it is something that I don’t necessarily agree with, I still think that this is a forum to express them and if you (the collective that is reading this) has a problem with it, well, tough. It is what it is…a place to express opinions. Lighten up and quit with the name-calling. Not appropriate.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
8:21 am

JUst a word of warning to the regulars — Blog is on the front page this morning, so we could get a run of riff raff soon.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:27 am

JJ, my kid lives in Forsyth Co…that’s why he could fill me in on the bits and pieces I missed on Lost last night. Your storms were over by then.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:41 am

Where was there name-calling? I must’ve missed it.

harriett

February 19th, 2009
8:45 am

Good morning all! The storms went south of Columbia, SC last night and early this morning. I went to bed at 11 PM with lightening flashing and a little thunder rumbling in the distance, but all the really bad weather–hail and high winds–missed us, thankfully. From the sound of things,D, I should probably be looking for the green umbrella somewhere around here! We usually get the same weather as you–only several hours later.

Yes, Mike, some of the newbies have not experienced the blog when it is on the front page.

I did get to watch Lost uninterrupted, thankfully. What a great show!

Suzee

February 19th, 2009
8:52 am

Good morning everyone.

Just thinking out loud. I have a great TV, but last night when Tatiana didn’t make it and started her emoting, I didn’t see a single tear. Did anyone else? Do I need to get a refund on my TV?? Just wondering…

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
8:54 am

Suzee…LOL, good point, I just remember her looking really upset and I was wondering if she’d get off the stage so Danny could sing…but I don’t remember seeing tears.

Suzee

February 19th, 2009
9:01 am

Deidre

Thought the same thing, but they kept panning to her and then Ken Cook jumped in to tell us about the weather conditions. Good thing we got to hear Danny the night before.

Maybe she thinks if she doesn’t make it, she might win an Emmy as a consolation prize.

Suzee

February 19th, 2009
9:02 am

Deirdre

Sorry for the mispellin your name. Can’t type this morning.

Woodpappy

February 19th, 2009
9:11 am

D, I think I saw your green umbrella this morning on my way in to work. About 30 feet up a large oak tree just East of Athens ! What a wild evening. Like Nana I was thinking my satellite is gonna go out at 8:30 and come back on at 9:01pm…..But it didn’t and I got to see Tatiana cry and pout at the back of the group……Poor Baby Waaaaaaaa

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:12 am

“an Emmy as a consolation prize.” LOL!!!! She is a drama queen..no doubt about it!

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:14 am

harriett…happy to hear you didn’t get our storms last night. We still had stuff going on as late as 10pm…the tornado warnings were done but the thunderstorms were still pretty powerful.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:18 am

woodpappy…thanks for the umbrella sighting. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it made it that far. I thought it might have gone to Oz and impaled the Wicked Witch of the West.

It was as bad as I’ve seen it in years. I have to give props to Comcast however, the cable never even flicked here…there’s something to be said for living in a community where all the utility lines are buried.

Woodpappy

February 19th, 2009
9:23 am

Before I moved to the country, I was in a neighborhood with all the lines underground. Out here in the B & W (Bushes and Woods)it’s which pine tree goes next. I dodged a bullet 2 weeks ago with a 60 footer uprooted and fell away from my truck instead of ON IT ! I am blessed !

KPH

February 19th, 2009
9:30 am

Good morning good people! Quite a night with the storms last night. We had a metal roof installed on our home 2 years ago and last night was the first time we had hail since it was put on. It sounded like we were in a steel barrell with someone dumping gravel on it! We were freaked out for about 5 minutes the sound was deafening. My poor Dogs and Parrots went berzerk! Upon inspection this morning all I could see was one large tree limb down. Thank God we got through that one ok. I hope everyone else came out as well as we did. Did anyone else notice that Tatiana shed crocodile tears last night. She went through all the motions but no tears came out. What a drama queen! GO GOKEY!!

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
9:31 am

sorry i couldn’t join you guys last night — we had sirens and storms and all, but nothing went out — but i had stuff i had to do, and it was hubby’s night off — i DID get to watch the show, and linny pats herself on the back i only voted for 3 people (repeatedly): Danny, Alexis and Michael. Noop disappointed me, but i was certain he’d at least have a wild-card chance, so did not worry about him. My fourth choice would have been Ricky Braddy — i was impressed by him.

As for tonight — Figure Jasmine and Adam unless they just flat out blow it, should be in. I figure our welder, Matt, probably WON’T get in because Michael DID get in, and i doubt the voters will want both of them (tho’ I could stand it, LOL)

ok, I’m swamped here again, so I’ll catch youse guys later.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:42 am

Close call, Woodpappy!

Hubby and I are moving to the B & W in a few years. I think we’ll probably get a generator. I don’t mind a couple of hours of no electricity but a couple of days kinda annoys me.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:47 am

linny…I voted for Ricky and still hope that he gets a shot at a wild card.

And I agree with most of the speculation for next week’s rounds. Jasmine and Adam and Matt should be the top 3 but those nerves get in the way. Adam is a seasoned stage performer so, while that might help, he might also get freaked out by the cameras. Don’t know how much experience the other 2 have so..we’ll just have to wait and see.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
9:50 am

Sorry about repeating the crocodile tears thing. When I am posting at work sometimes I start a post get interrupted and dont finish it for 10 or 15 minutes. :-)

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
9:58 am

No problem, KPH…it looks like a lot of people caught Tatiana “faking it”.

kelly&carriefan

February 19th, 2009
10:03 am

Well, good morning, y’all! Last night’s results weren’t really that surprising…I agree with them. Though, Anoop and Michael were sort of interchangeable for me (at this point). I figure whichever one didn’t make it will be back for the wildcard. Paula has talked a bit about Ricky, so I’m thinking he’s already a wildcard. ;)

JT, Carrie and Fleetwood Mac would be awesome! Also, have you heard her cover or Paradise City and Sweet Child O’ Mine? I think she could do those, and throw in Alone as well. Not that the girl needs to do a cover album, but it sure would be fun.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
10:06 am

UGh… please do not use the words Tatiana and “faking it” in the same sentence. It conjurs up mental images that I don’t need this soon after breakfast.

Must cleanse my mind ; mmm Carrie mmm Kat mmmmm Alexis mmmmm BEyonce mmm Jessica (Alba and Beal)…. ahhh much better.

ROFL!

kelly&carriefan

February 19th, 2009
10:07 am

Ok, next week is Matt G! I’m excited for this kid, and hope he can handle being without the piano. Jazmine should be good, unless the nerves get to her. As far as Adam, I don’t know. He still feels very theater to me…and like I said, I think Twilight: The Musical every time I see him. :S

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
10:15 am

Sorry Mike! :-)

k&cfan..I agree with you on Matt G. We saw little of him during prelims but what I saw, I really liked. Adam has a great voice, he needs to tone down the theatrics or Simon will be on him non-stop about being too Broadway..although, I might agree with Simon about Adam. If he just sings, his voice is amazing.

Rif Raf

February 19th, 2009
10:15 am

So Mike S….I remember you criticizing Alexis Grace because she had pink hair. Pink and all, she’s hot! You are too conservative to know a good thing when you see it. You must be over 50 because your comments show it. Old man. So shut up and accept the youth group. Not everyone aspires to be a dweeb like you.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
10:20 am

So…over 50 is like the end of the world to you, Rif Raf? Just know that someday you’ll be there, too and someone will tell you to shut up because he thinks your opinions are worthless. What are you now…12?

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
10:24 am

YOu know Rif Raf laf laf your comment would be much more salient if I had not commented about how hot Alexis was just 3 posts above yours. But don’t let the facts get in the way of your need to justify your pitiful existance by attacking others. :-)

harriett

February 19th, 2009
10:30 am

They’re HEEERREE!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
10:35 am

LOL! Do try to keep up Rif Raf.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
10:37 am

YOu know D, I dreaded 50 for a long long time myself. Now that I am approaching it, I am taking a different approach. Still have 2 and a half years before I get inundated with AARP mail though. LOL

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
10:45 am

Mike be careful — someone punked me and turned my name in to AARP when i turned FORTY — so i got freaking mail 10 years i shouldn’t have, LOL!!!

RxDawg

February 19th, 2009
10:47 am

I’m happy that Alexis and Danny got in. I think it’s a travesty that Ricky Brady didn’t. This is a singing competition and he was perfect. I haven’t seen any of him in holywood week and I was blown away by that performence. I really hope he gets a wild card slot. Anoop is allright. He wouldn’t make it real far if he got in the top 12, but I do think he should of been there over Michael. I like Mike, but he was aweful last night.

WE – I’m in LaGrange too. Don’t know why they blew the sirens last night. It never really hit us, just around us.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
10:50 am

My Wife and I were talking about the new format last night of the three groups. She brought up the fact that she thinks it is unfair to the first group and somewhat to the second group because they have less time to practice plus the second and third groups get the advantage of seeing what the other performers do and what the voters reaction was. The group going last has three weeks to prepare vs. one and two weeks for groups one and two is that fair? What do you guy’s think?

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
10:55 am

I actually thought about that too KPH. I would say it depends on what Idol has done though. The singers still have to pick songs from a list provided by IDol, and the second & third group may not be allowed to pick thier songs or rehearse them until the week of thier performances. At least, I would hope that is what they are doing.

There is also a flip side to it. The other 24 got to see what the judges did to some of the contestants, so while they have longer to prepare they also have longer to get nervous.

GAgirl

February 19th, 2009
11:04 am

Morning all,

Glad you are safe and sound after the nasty weather. D, the Santa Ana’s are blowing out here and I think I may have seen your umbrella fly by. Looking forward to seeing Jasmine and Matt G next week. Even Jorge..see ya’ll later..I’m off to the dentist..GRRR..I’m such a wimp when it’s comes to the dentist. I’ll definitely be sniffing the gas.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
11:07 am

Maybe you are right Mike that AI has done something to even it out. Not Allowing them to pick or practice their songs until the week before they are going to perform is the only way to take that advantage away. Maybe Rodney could inquire if that is what they are doing or if they have thought about this.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
11:14 am

It is definately an intriguing question KPH.

I would also love to know exactly how they are going to do the Wildcard show. How are they going to decide who performs, how are they going to decide who gets through. Since it is 3 people and 4 judges it is obviously not an “each judge gets to choose a person” scenario. Will they vote after the performances? Inquiring minds want to know!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
11:20 am

What surprises me is that after 7 years people still put no effort into song choice. The Police? Really? I still can’t get over that one. I feel that the second and third groups will be judged more harshly by the voting public based on song selection. The contestants know, as we do, that song selection was key in week one, if they can’t learn from that they fail.

Extra time to prepare probably does not equal extra time with the band and on stage. The band and stage time is most likely allotted to the current group, so group three contestants can sing to themselves all they want, but they are not getting extra time to practice with the arrangement that will be used on performance night.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
11:28 am

Those AARP people will stalk you when you turn 50,they have been stalking my husband for a year now!

Deirdre, I’m glad your umbrella has been spotted in Athens, there is at least a chance you can get it back if someone is willing to climb the tree and retrieve it for you.

NANA, I need more info on the Bachelor, give me some kind of clue as to who it is. You don’t need to reveal a name, but I really do want a clue!

My daughter got me 12 meals at Dinner Afare for Christmas, I am going there tonight. Anyone ever used Dinner Afare before?

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
11:31 am

GAgirl…lol! I’m starting to be jealous of my umbrella…it gets to travel more than I do!

Y’all are making good points and asking good questions. I wish they’d be more forthcoming about how they’re running things this year. No one can really figure out how the wild card round is going to work or how the contestants are chosen or how the judges will pick the final 3. I guess we’ll just have to wait and find out.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
11:37 am

True JT they probably dont get the band to practice with but there are plenty of karaoke options available and they all probably can get their hands on a boom box. You are dead on about some of the song choices. There are some artist that just shouldnt be covered on this show and Sting is one of them he is just too unique with his vocals. Especially for a woman. More good questions Mike. Looks like we have given Rodney some investigative work to do. :-)

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
11:38 am

I agree JT. The Police choice by Casey may jusy be the absolute worst song choice since Antonella Butchered “Put Your Records On” — with a big honorable mention to Sundance attempting “jeremy”

kelly&carriefan

February 19th, 2009
11:39 am

JT, the song selection was horrible for group 1. I think that’s what disappointed me the most.

As far as the other groups having an advantage for going later. Yes, and no. More time to pick better songs, but more expectations and time to freak out!

Y’all ain’t old. Heck, I am in my 20s (I guess I’m the “baby” of this group?) and even I have gotten stuff from the AARP. I was still in college at the time! LOL.

GAGirl, your mention of Santa Ana totally bring Jeff Dunham to my mind! He is a riot! “Sanata…ana!”

BTW, Mike, I love your “mind cleansing” trick. Ha. But it must have been horrible for you, ’cause I wouldn’t think I’d need to get past the first one. ;)

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
11:40 am

one other point to question: If, by some chance, each of the 3 weeks we vote it ends up 2 guys and 1 gal, the presumption will be that there WILL be 3 femails picked in wildcard week if…IF… they are maintaining the evenly divided sex grouping. That also seems hardly fair, since it’s pretty obvious that, as has been touted over and over, the guys are predominate in skill and talent this year. It would mean that people like Ricky Braddy, Anoop Desai, and others will have virtually NO chance to make it even WITH the much-ballyhoo’d “wild card” week.

INQUIRING minds want to KNOW!!!

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
11:41 am

KCF – She was first for a reason. :-D

IdolOverEasy

February 19th, 2009
11:43 am

I didn’t get to see the show last night, but glad to see my predictive powers have not left me. I told my wife I thought Danny and Alexis would make it through, and the third choice was a toss up between Michael, Anoop, and Ricky.

I didn’t comment on the previous show, but man, there were some AWFUL performances! And I truly hate this “top 3″ out of 12. I am just thinking what about the poor slob who comes in 4th one night, but is better than any of the 12 from another night? And what is up with having to take the top girl and top guy, then the third? What happens if 3 girls get the most votes, but one doesn’t make it because they have to take the top guy? Once again, AI is proving it doesn’t really care about getting the best singer, just the best ratings.

I have a prayer…”Please Lord, don’t let them pick Tatiana for wild card…Please Lord, don’t let them pick Tatiana for wild card…Please Lord…”

Take care everyone.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
11:44 am

AMEN IOE AMEN!

IdolOverEasy

February 19th, 2009
11:45 am

One other thing I meant to add…I am very worried about myself. I make comments to my wife during the show, and then Simon echoes them almost word for word. If he and I think that much alike, I think I need professional help…

kelly&carriefan

February 19th, 2009
11:48 am

LOL @ Mike! Smart man.

Hate to break it to y’all, but unless the next 2 groups have some amazing singers…I have a strong feeling that Tatiana will be back.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
11:49 am

IOE, LOL!!!! No, I’ll bet that while the words are the same, you don’t quite smirk the same way Simon does — there’s venom in his attitude MORE than his words usually!!! But I have to confess, it happens to me too much too — he actually, WHEN he does straight critique, is pretty dead-on. It’s just that when he doesn’t like something, he so frequently reverts to acid-toned insults. Ah well.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
11:53 am

If they bring Tatiana back,look on the bright side,we get to eliminate her again!!!

kelly&carriefan

February 19th, 2009
11:54 am

Y’all are scaring me…but I have to agree. Though, I have to say that Kara has quickly become my favorite judge. She’s honest, not overly mean, but she tells it like it is. And she seems like a cool chick. Plus, really, anyone who’s worked with Kelly on 8 songs can’t be that bad. :)

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
11:57 am

Personally I think we are trying to create a wild card scenario that is too strictly defined. I don’t believe that the final three wild cards will be selected based only on gender or be separated by the group they sang in. So if the judges feel that two of the wild cards need to be Ricky and Anoop, I’m certain that those will be the two that are selected.

The problem for people like Anoop and Ricky, is that I’m assuming that there will be one or two people like them in each of the next two groups. It’s quite possible that the blog consensus will have six people selected for the wild card spots. If the wild card round is 12 people singing, and we like six of those, we are still stuck with the fact that only three can get through. Bummer.

For me the worst case scenario is if Group 3 tanks so badly that someone like Ricky would have easily won that group, but there is too much competition, or he messes up, so that he doesn’t make the wild card spot. In essence his fate would come down to the group number he was assigned. Of course it would stick with the tradition of having some fodder in the top 12 to insulate the true talent.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
12:03 pm

I dont mind admitting that I am an AARP member and I reap all the benefits I can. I consider it my reward for staying upright this long. LOL!

KPH

February 19th, 2009
12:10 pm

I see the Braves have been jilted AGAIN! Ken Griffey Jr. is going to sign with Seattle after giving all indications he was coming to Atlanta. Jtesla if you get out to one of their games this season will you boo him for me? :-) I am starting to wonder if our new GM Frank Wren may be incompetent!

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
12:14 pm

My hubby won’t let me join AARP. he doesn’t like their political stance and he hates that they are anti-gun…since he just made me get my concealed weapon permit…you can imagine his thoughts on the subject.

Unfortunately Harm, we have no say in who the judges pick for wild cards which prevents us from having the pure joy of eliminating Tatiana again.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
12:26 pm

First, I’m with Deirdre about the so call name-calling on here. I also missed it, and I have re-read the last two threads and still didn’t see any name calling.

Now on to the topic…..If they are to have 3 wildcards to make up the top 12, does it mean that Simon won’t have a vote unless he is the tie breaker? Also, are they going to bring back one from each group or three in general? If they bring back one from each group, that would seem more fair than to bring back three from one group. Pray tell, just how is this going to work?

Harm: He proposes to one and after she accepts the ring, he changes his mind and proposes to the other. DeAnna plays a part in his decision.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
12:28 pm

That’s just it, Nana…we don’t know how the wild card round is going to work. It’s frustrating!

Nana

February 19th, 2009
12:28 pm

I forgot one thing. If Mike S is OLD, then I must be dead given my name on here.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
12:34 pm

Nana, I still don’t know which one he picks, I don’t like Mo, I hope he picks Me. Please tell me he picks Me!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
12:35 pm

KPH, there are going to be a lot of disappointed people up here with that news. People from Portland actually looked forward to the three hour drive to Seattle just so they could boo him. The whole Pacific Northwest area kind of fed off the Ken Griffey Jr. hate, now what do we do?

Wait, Deirdre is packing? Watch out everyone!

KPH

February 19th, 2009
12:35 pm

D. I didnt know they were anti gun. I will cancel my membership today as I am also a Life member of the NRA and a shooting enthusiast. I just signed up with AARP last month and I guess I should have checked them out a little better. I dont want a dime of my money going against the second amendment.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
12:40 pm

Very funny, JT!!!

KPH…I don’t know details, hubby just goes into a rant every time the AARP is mentioned. They are too liberal for his taste.

JJ

February 19th, 2009
12:49 pm

D…..you make me laugh. Thanks for that.

AARP has sent me stuff for the last 10 years as well, just like K&CF….and I just turned 30!!! I think that they are just looking for members.

It’s going to be really interesting to see who the judges pick to be in the wildcard show. I sincerely hope that the drama queen doesn’t get near the show, although I have a very foreboding feeling that we are going to see her there.

IdolOverEasy

February 19th, 2009
12:50 pm

Yeah, but Diedre, who else will get me discounts on my walker, Depends, and Geritol????

Nana

February 19th, 2009
12:50 pm

He picks Me, then he picks Mo.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
12:51 pm

My son-in-law is a policeman and he said if they were ever told to go take guns away from law abiding citizens that he and all the other policemen in his city would resign from the force.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
1:02 pm

Jason will probably not get married to either one of them! He is too indecisive. I think he played eenie MEenie minee MO, with his decision.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
1:14 pm

Your son-in-law sounds like an intellegent man Harm. I dont think they will actually try it but there are a lot of people in office right now that would like to do it. If they did try it I think the military as well as law enforcement would flat out refuse. They realize that we all deserve the right to defend ourselves.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
1:16 pm

AARP, kph, is EXTREEEEEMELY liberal. and yes, anti-gun. there is supposed to be a conservative equivalent, complete with insurance tie-ins and discounts, but i cannot remember their name right now.

WHAT? WHAT??? i thought Jr SIGNED with the bravos. i need to check this out!

IdolOverEasy

February 19th, 2009
1:21 pm

Linny, you are so right about Simon. Funny thing is, I think sometimes he says terrible things just to get Paula going. If you ever watch him, when he throws out one of his pattented zingers, often he is looking sideways at Paula to see her reaction. I think sometimes he doesn’t even mean what he is saying, he just likes to get her riled.

I think if Simon and Paula were ever to get married and have children, their offspring would be….Eddie Izzard!

Harm

February 19th, 2009
1:21 pm

I don’t think they will try to take our guns away either, they know all heck would break out.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
1:22 pm

Harm I will say one thing, there is no way in heck that I would have bungee jumped from 800 ft bridge!!!!!!! No way, no how, that ain’t gonna happen. You will be surprise.

AARP is not what it’s crack up to be.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
1:22 pm

JJ…I make you laugh????? I’m not sure how to take that! :-)

IOE…I like the hotel discounts. And I figure I can get a hand-me-down walker from my mom.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
1:29 pm

Nana, now I have good reason to be mad at Jason! First he gets rid of Stephanie, then he does that nasty thing to Me, uncalled for! He should have had his mind made up before he proposed to either one of them.

harriett

February 19th, 2009
1:30 pm

I just don’t like the idea of AARP, period. Nothing to do with their politics. Don’t see where they do that much good. This comes from the blog’s resident liberal.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
1:32 pm

Is anyone tired of me yet? I haven’t spent this much time on the blog in awhile.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
1:43 pm

No way Harm. Girlfriend, you just keep on blogging. We all do and I know that people get tired of me, but I’m still here.

I wished that he had kept Jillian since he let Stephanie go.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
1:46 pm

Thanks for the skinny on AARP everyone. I had signed up on a 30 day trial and as of about 3 minutes ago am no longer involved with them. Linny as you know I am NOT EXTREEEEEMLY LIBERAL! ;-)

Harm

February 19th, 2009
1:46 pm

KPH

February 19th, 2009
1:51 pm

JT I guess folks up in your neck of the woods are still upset with Griffey Jr. for leaving the first time?

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
1:53 pm

Soon as people figure out that our fore-fathers gave us guns as a basic right in order to protect ourselves from our own gov’t and to keep our gov’t from getting too big for it’s britches then they might understand. Think about the war we had just been through before the constitution was written…it was because of the British crown trying to usurp our rights and our freedoms. The size of the new gov’t was foremost in their minds when they wrote the constitution. The country was supposed to be for the people by the people and gov’t was not supposed to interfere with the rights handed down to us…..

Deirdre steps down from the blog soapbox, takes a deep breath and shuts up.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
1:54 pm

Just wanted to say that I am not tired of any of you. Blog on people blog on!!!! :-) :-) :-)

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
1:57 pm

Hubby is taking me to a movie this afternoon and then out to dinner(we used to do dinner THEN a movie but I can’t stay up that late anymore) Yes, it’s a special occasion and no, I don’t want to talk about it! :-)

KPH

February 19th, 2009
1:57 pm

AMEN DEIRDRE!!!! Preach on sister! AMEN!!! :-)

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
1:59 pm

HArm, I do think you have passed the time limit you are allotted without giving us an Asa update … :-D

As for my lil angel, Elizabeth has learned how to wave BYE-BYE. As soon as she gets put in her car seat she starts opening and closing her right hand in that little baby wave. It is so cute.

And, she is definately saying Paw-Paw. WOOT!!! Says it every time I walk in the room, she will look up at me , reach out her arms and go “paw paw”.

7 1/2 months old and she already knows who is going to hook her up with all the cool stuff. hehehehe

Nana

February 19th, 2009
2:00 pm

Well Dierdre, enjoy your date!! :)

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
2:02 pm

Mike…that’s so sweet!!!!

harriett

February 19th, 2009
2:03 pm

I can’t see how anyone could get tired of either Nana or Harm.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
2:04 pm

Mike S, isn’t being a grandparent fun? I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Just wait till she gets big enough to ask for change, then the next thing it’s dollar bills. I let mine do things that I would never let my children do, like play on the bed after it’s made up.

Deirdre

February 19th, 2009
2:04 pm

Heck…I don’t even get tired of guys like Rif Raf! :-)

harriett

February 19th, 2009
2:04 pm

Mike, they are definitely a gift! I am sad that mine is grown now.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
2:05 pm

Nana, You notice that we have become our parents. LOL.

I think Bill Cosby said it best, “These are not the people I grew up, these are old people trying to get into heaven now” LOL ;)

KPH

February 19th, 2009
2:06 pm

Mike you sound like one proud PAW PAW… congrats.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
2:07 pm

I have said this before, and I truly believe it — Grandchildren are God’s gift for a life well lived.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
2:14 pm

I just spoke to Asa on the phone, it was his first phone call. I told him that I would see him a little later today, I have a date with his mother. I don’t
think he wants us to leave him alone with his dad tonight, he wants to come with us, he told me so! I taught him to write Tuesday,I expect that he will be speaking full sentences by the time I get there tonight.

Nana

February 19th, 2009
2:15 pm

Mike I couldn’t have said it any better. They are our just rewards. I can look back when my children were small and my Mother would let then get by with anything. I would tell her not to and she would tell me, “Just wait until you have grandchildren and you too will do the same.” How right she was.

Thanks Harriett.

KPH

February 19th, 2009
2:16 pm

I have been blogging on here 5 years now and there have been only 2 regulars that I got tired of and they are no longer around. :-)

Nana

February 19th, 2009
2:31 pm

Short story; About 8 years I was keeping my daughter’s 4 y/o twins for the weekend and Jessica kept hitting and pulling Robert’s hair. I told her that if she did it again, I would spank her bottom. She dared me and hit him, so I spank her once on the bottom. She looked up at me with tears rolling down her face and said, “Nanas not supposed to spank us. They are just suppose to love us.” To this day, I have never even scolded her, and she (they) will 13 in June. They know just how to get to you.

Sorry for all the grandparenting talk Deirdre.

Harm

February 19th, 2009
2:45 pm

I’ve had fun talking to all of you today, I must go now to get ready for my date with my daughter and to see Asa. I have a date with my youngest daughter tomorrow, it will be her 22nd birthday and I still have no clue as to what I’m going to get her!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
2:50 pm

KPH: The fans were still upset about that still, but I guess now Mariners fans are just desperate for a winning season. And, you’re not extremely liberal? Who knew :)

I’ll get back to everyone in about 25 years regarding this grandparent stuff.

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
2:53 pm

If we had an edit function I’d take back one “still”

Anne24

February 19th, 2009
2:54 pm

Nana, you said you didn’t see any name calling on here either but I believe this is what JJ was referring to.

nana wrote: Have to agree that War is not the jackazz on here. In the past couple threads, there have been things posted that shouldn’t have been and IMO was offensive. But I consider myself adult and mature enough to overlook some words, but I will say that one needs to be more considerate of other bloggers on here, after all, there are kids that read this blog as well as adults. So

Nana

February 19th, 2009
2:56 pm

OMG, time has slipped up on me and its time for me to go home. Be safe, be happy and be careful when out on the roads.

Later…..

Anne24

February 19th, 2009
3:06 pm

Hmmm, looks like something chewed up the last paragraph. Oh well. Just said that women usually aren’t called jackazz’s.
Please call me a more gender specific word. Yeah that one. LOL.

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
3:08 pm

I’m still not seeing name calling. Well aside from WE possibly calling himself a name, and if we can’t call ourselves names then maybe I should leave now. Of course I’m not going to leave, I’m too much of a loser. 24/7 baby!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
3:19 pm

Anne24 regarding your 3:06 post: I know that Nana can defend herself, but she has left. To be honest I actually don’t feel that she needs defending. The “jackazz” reference was originally intended to refer to a long time blogger who is not here at this time. I get the impression from reading the portion of Nana’s post that you quoted that she is referring to that, as she is well aware of that topic. She then goes on to state that some things in recent threads were posted that shouldn’t have been. I think what is lacking in her post is a paragraph break between the “jackazz” portion and the “past couple of threads” portion. I’d emphasize the portion where she stated that she considers herself an “adult and mature enough to overlook some words, but…” PERHAPS that was pointed at you, but as you can see it lacked the name calling. It was a simple request.

So to break it down: “jackazz” was a reference to an inside joke that WE made and Nana understood. Be considerate was the veiled message to you (in my opinion).

With all that said, it is refreshing to read your view of Idol. Of course I don’t agree with it, but you would probably say that I am one of those people who get all orgasmic when Danny sings. Please pass the tissue.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
3:31 pm

Anne – trust me, you are not the Jackazz that was being referred to. that is reserved for one certain blogger and maybe a couple of close seconds. No way have you ever said anything to be considered in that light.

Now, the reference to language was to everyone. We all have slipped at times, and we all need to be reminded from time to time to watch what we type.

All of us have no problem with being “expressive” or even with some off-color comments, but we all try not to say certain words and phrases, and we would appreciate it if everyone did that.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
3:33 pm

Well, I am out.. everyone have a great night. Time to go brave the 5 o’clock 500 — at 2:30 LOL.

Anne24

February 19th, 2009
4:22 pm

LOL at your last paragraph JTesla. Passes the tissues. :)

You know how every forum has its own standards. I’ve been a member of a number of Idol boards but posting has slowed at a higher pace than the show ratings. So I looked for a board that still had a pulse and found this one. Almost 350 comments Tuesday night! That’s more than most get in a year these days. VFTW gets alot of action but all they do is make foul mouthed comments that make me look like a Mormon.
Anyway, I know what the tone of your forum is now so I”ll play fair but I’m still going to bash the judges, especially Paula, for doing another Taylor brainwashing on you all. And look how he turned out. Yeah, Broadway’s a good gig but I told everyone he was going to bomb in the recording industry.

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
4:35 pm

Anne24, I’ve said this a few too many times over the past few years, but Taylor who?

You’ll find that we can be very critical of judges and contestants; we just try to avoid words that would normally get blocked by a filter. Sometimes we get a little too raunchy and that is when we either get reeled back in or we corrupt someone and bring them over to the dark side.

Oh and watch out for War Eagle. ;)

harriett

February 19th, 2009
4:37 pm

Hey, Anne24. You came too late to the blog to know who we are all talking about, but suffice to say the blog is a much more pleasant place these days. We all feel free to disagree with each other, but observe civility in the process. The “unnamed” former blogger was mean-spirited, racist, sexist, you name it, and he enjoyed attacking unmercifully. Glad to say we are better off. That’s to whom Nana was directing her remarks. I know, enough already! Welcome.

linny ,,,=^..^=,,,

February 19th, 2009
4:59 pm

Heya Anne24 — welcome to the nuthouse! we love it here! and invite you and many more to come on in and blog to your heart’s content!!! we fought for a long time to create an atmosphere of friendly rivalry, some ribaldry, discussion, disagreement (civilly), and discourse — Rodney, our Host with the Most, is a sweetheart, and we absolutely luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv bashing in a friendly way.

We WILL get drive-by types who shoot off at the mouth with everything from stupidity to vulgarity, but overall, you will see a lot of in-depth discussion of AI-related issues, and in between times, of issues of all sorts!!!!! Everything from other reality shows to other TV genres to music to style to …. well … **laughing** just about everything!!!

harriett

February 19th, 2009
5:00 pm

Linny is so right! Gotta run. Talk later!

JTesla

February 19th, 2009
5:04 pm

Rodney: regarding the difficulty of seeing recent posts, has anything been discovered about this?

When I first load the comments I am missing the two most recent posts
REFRESH – the two most recent posts show up
REFRESH – they are still there
REFRESH – the two most recent posts disappear.

The comment counter appears to be accurate, but the post populating is in flux. That’s about as technical as I can be with it. The oldest post, of the two twilight zone entries, was 25 minutes old.

Mike S

February 19th, 2009
6:20 pm

woot, finally a little good news for braves fans. Tom Glavine has signed a 1 yr $1 million dollar contract. he could make $4.5 Mil with incentives.

A lot of people think he is too old, but I think he completes what should be a really formidable rotation. Lowe, Vazquez, Kawakami, Jurrjens, Glavine. It may not be Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Avery; but it is a rotation with no glaring weak spots. I am very happy.