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American Idol top 12 guys – my rankings, predictions, polls

Who did you like the most?

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No wonder the judges are pimping the girls. The guys, overall, were dismal. This may be the weakest male pool since season three.

It’s hard to decide who will get booted because half of them could go home and I wouldn’t blink an eye.

My prediction of the bottom two: Todrick Hall (early and way too weird with that Kelly Clarkson song) and Tyler Grady (just grating). If not them, Jermaine Sellers is out for missing 87 notes in 90 seconds.

The top two were the final two as the producers expected: Casey James and Andrew Garcia.

My rankings:

1- Andrew Garcia – So he tried to add melody to a song without much in Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar, We’re Going Down.” I thought it worked well. I enjoyed it. He brings personality and at least some unique style, as well as confidence. He’s in for sure.

2- Casey James – Speaking of confidence, Casey exudes a casual calm and professional sheen. He takes Bryan Adams’ “Heaven,” gives it a country makeover and enough sexual energy to make Kara keel over and say, “Come to mama!”

3- Michael Lynche – There’s a major Lynche backlash going on right now but Lynche’s easygoing soulful Hootie-ish feel works well. Can he stretch it over the coming weeks? We’ll see.

4- John Park – Almost out of default, he is in fourth. He has, as Shania noted, great lower tones and fine looks. This dull Michael Buble song didn’t help give him any level of distinction,though.

5- Joe Munoz – Thanks to how poorly most of the guys did, the man who nobody has seen before might survive. He didn’t embarrass himself and that’s high praise tonight. He has decent enough vocals. Let’s see if he can step it up next week.

6- Todrick Hall – I admire the fact he pretty much made up a Kelly Clarkson song in his head. Sure, it wasn’t as good as his original tune but he is memorable.

7- Tim Urban – Not a horrible version of “Apologize.” That’s the best I could say. He was the “sub” who came in for Chris Golightly. He might slide through this week.

7- Aaron Kelly – The fact he’s eighth shows how badly the night was for me. I wasn’t impressed with him but he was the best of the rest. He reminded me of subpar David Archuleta.

9- Alex Lambert – The poor kid has performed in front of a crowd five times before and it sure sounded like it. He at least has some potential and seems utterly guileless. That should keep him around another week.

10- Lee Dewyze – I hated him at first but it got tolerable toward the end. I absolutely detest this song, too. The judges loved him far more than I did.

11 – Tyler Grady – A faker 70s rocker. It’s as if the Gap reimagined Bo Bice.

12- Jermaine Sellers – Just ruined that beautiful Oleta Adams song. See Justin’s version below.

Here are the coveritlive poll numbers, ranked on highest percentage who would vote
1- Casey James 78% would vote 17% good enough but not vote 4% no vote
2- John Park 42% would vote 47% good enough but not vote 11% no vote
3- Andrew Garcia 35% would vote 65% good enough but not vote 0% no vote
4- Lee Dewyze 25% would vote, 44% good enough but not vote, 31% no vote
5- Aaron Kelly 12% would vote, 65% good enough but not vote 24% no vote
6- Todrick Hall 11% would vote 11% good enough but not vote 78% no vote
7- Michael Lynche 6% would vote 72% good enough but not vote 22% no vote
8- Joe Munoz 6% would vote 94% good enough but not vote 0% no vote
9- Alex Lambert 5% would vote 25% good enough but not vote 70% no vote
10- Tim Urban 5% would vote 0% good enough but not vote, 95% no vote
11- Tyler Grady 0% would vote, 44% good enough but not vote 31%
12- Jermaine Sellers 0% would vote 14% good enough but not vote 86% no vote

That awful Jermaine Sellers version of “Get Here” made me think of Justin Guarini totally killing the song eight years ago. (Gulp! Yes! It was eight years!)

Who did you like the least?

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RK

February 24th, 2010
10:03 pm

I can only vote for one I like least? Oh, the choices…

woodpappy

February 24th, 2010
10:10 pm

Casey James was head and shoulders above everybody else. Lets get rid of 4 girls and 4 guys tomorrow and it won’t be sooooo boring.

Mike S

February 24th, 2010
10:24 pm

Well, now we know why randy, Simon, et al have been saying this is going to be the girls year, because other than two or maybe three guys this night was a pathetic mess. Terrible performance after terrible performance.
Here are my rankings, although to be honest, there are only a couple that matter:

TOP TWO:
1A. Andrew Garcia – Sugar, We’re Going out Swinging – I thought this was a fantastic performance. It wasn’t a showstopper by any means, and Andrew can do a lot better; but this was quality singing.

1B. Casey James – Heaven – Loved everything about this performance. Casey is going to be in this competition for a long long time. He may be the next American Idol.

SECOND TIER:
3. Michael Lynche – This Love – Not Big Mike’s best, but his soulful voice and sheer joy for performing shone through. Lots of room to grow.

4. Lee Dewyze – Chasing Cars – I love the Raspy voice, but this performance was all over the place. Great in spots, awful in others. But there is a lot of potential here. Sort of a Gokey Jr.

5. Alex Lambert – It’s A Wonderful World – Surprising to me, I actually liked Alex’s voice. I see potential, but this song was horrible. Not his performance, it was OK, but the song is horrible. Another example of today’s utterly terrible song writing
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6. Tyler Grady – American Woman – This was better than the judges thought in my opinion, but it was just good, not great, but Tyler gets lumped with Big Mike, Lee and Alex in the “Has Potential” group.

THE REST – Doesn’t really matter how these are listed because the all SUCKED big time, but I will list them in order of how bad they made my ears bleed.

12A. Tim Urban – Apologize – Tim got swallowed up by this song. You have to have a strong falsetto to sing this, Tim doesn’t.

12B. Todrick Hall – Since You Been Gone – OK I am in the minority I am sure, I actually liked the arrangement Todrick did. HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean it was a good performance. It Wasn’t.

12C. John Park – God Bless the Child – You need a big voice, a lot of soul, and mucho amounts of feeling to sing this amazing song. John has none of the above, and he destroyed one of my favorite songs of all time.

12D. Joe Munoz – You and I – This was just painful. Offkey, whiney, teeth grinding painful. But not as bad as the next too.

12E. Aaron Kelly – Here comes Goodbye – GOODBYE can not come soon enough for this terrible singer. This was beyond painful. This was torture. Nasally, Whiney, off key. Sounded like someone killing a cat with a rusty chainsaw. BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD BAD.

12F Jermaine Sellers – Get Here – I only thought Aaron perfected Bad. Jermaine resuscitated the cat Aaron killed, chopped it into itty bitty pieces and put it in a blender. I can’t even describe how awful this trainwreck was.

SHOULD GO HOME: TIM, TODRICK, JOHN, JOE, AARON and JERMAINE. Please!!! Get rid of them all right now. They all suck canal water through a straw.

WILL GO HOME: Does it really matter? As long as it isn’t Casey or Andrew the order they get voted off is a moot point. Six will be gone soon, and the other 4 will be the first 4 voted off in the final 12.

Lowdown

February 24th, 2010
10:29 pm

Where’s that Idol blog crowd that meets here for group therapy? Show’s off 25 minutes and no regulars – that alone tells you something. IMO this season is leaning toward pathetic. Tomorrow night Allison Iraheta and Kris Allen will remind us what good singers we had last year. Either one would win against this year’s thin crop.

RK

February 24th, 2010
10:37 pm

Probably got it all out during the live blogging.

Pitiful

February 24th, 2010
10:54 pm

worse ever—-both nights! Take the crap off TV…I am not believing this was the best they could find…

Spirit are Ninnies

February 24th, 2010
11:22 pm

I hope it was the nerves cause the last two nights stunk. No great talent or originality shown. Painful to watch Ellen fumble for something intelligent to say after each singer. Maybe AI has simply run its course- Simons no fool and he’s leaving. The magic seems gone.

RxDawg

February 24th, 2010
11:28 pm

RxDawg

February 24th, 2010
11:33 pm

What’s sad is they are going to actually force this into 6 guys into the top 12. Maybe, MAYBE two of them belong. I mean come on guys, out of all those people that auditioned that’s the best!?

JTesla

February 24th, 2010
11:44 pm

Deirdre: Tyler Grady = Jim Morrison (credit to Rickster at least as my source).

This show is awesome. If it can’t be good it might as well be really really bad. I can at least laugh at it that way.

Noel

February 24th, 2010
11:46 pm

They kept the wrong Jermaine…heck, they kept a whole lot of wrong guys.

Negativo

February 25th, 2010
12:02 am

The worst night of performances ever. Terrible, pathetic, disgraceful. The judges had to have purposely stacked the deck with zero talent from the guys, because this was beyond bad.

However, even worse than the guys performance tonight was Ellen’s disaster at judging. Please, somebody just make her shut the hell up and go away already. SHE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO SAY, BUT CAN’T STOP TALKING!

Neg’s rankings:

1. Andrew Garcia – Clearly the best by a mile. A serious artist with real talent. A pleasure to finally hear and see someone who actually knows what they’re doing. The only guy worthy of this competition.

2. Lee Dewize – Average performance, but at least he’s current and a bit edgy.

3. Aaron Kelly – Archuletta light. He sang well enough, but is completely limited to ballads and is utterly forgettable.

4. Casey James – Pretty boy with mediocre talent and a nervous stage presence.

5. Todrick Hall – Good voice, confident stage presence, atrocious arrangement. What was he thinking?

6. Michael Lynch – Mediocre across the board.

7. Tyler Grady – Cliche and copycat with sub-par vocals.

8. Joe Munoz – Who? What? Bad scarf, worse performance. Completely forgettable.

9. Tim Urban – Cuteness cannot hide his weak, wobbly voice and amateurish presence on stage. Could barely hear him.

10. Alex Lambert – Dear meet headlights. Brutal.

11. Jermaine Sellers – Terrible everything, but the shrieking and screaming was especially painful.

12. John Park – If he were a dog they’d have shot him. One of the worst performances in Idol history. I could not hit the fast-forward button quickly enough.

Eddie Cook

February 25th, 2010
12:57 am

I divide the group of guys who performed tonight into two halves – those that showed promise and those who came up a bit short.

In the fop half in order my rankings are as follows:

Lee Dewyze – Chasing Cars (He had my favorite performance of the night, closely followed by Casey James and Andrew Garcia)
Casey James – Heaven (He will be around for awhile)
Andrew Garcia – Sugar We’re Going Down (I thought he was much better than the judges seemed to think)
Joe Munoz – You and I Both (He can sing; hopefully, he will look more comfortable next week if he’s around)
Alex Lambert – Wonderful World (After a rocky start I actually saw some promise in this kid; he definitely needs to get more comfortable)
Michael Lynche – This Love (Effervescent personality, but I didn’t care for his reaction to Simon’s critique, his bouncing around was a little uncomfortable and distracting, and he was not as good as he has shown in previous telecasts, but he does have a lot of charm)

Like Mike S, I too had a tough time ranking the rest, because they were all kind of similar in their shortcomings.

Tyler Grady – American Woman (I am a big rock and roll fan, so I am always pleased to see someone take on classics from the 60’s and 70’s, but I agreed with the judges – a little more style than substance)
Aaron Kelly – Here Comes Goodbye (I didn’t care for it)
Tim Urban – Apologize (I’m not sure why he chose this song, because he could not hit the high notes)
Todrick Hall – Since U Been Gone (I didn’t get it)
Jermaine Sellers – Get Here (I felt he was all over the place)
John Park – God Bless the Child (He seems likeable enough, and although I appreciate the sentiment of the reason he chose the song, this is not the time to choose songs to perform based on personal sentimentality; you need to be able to sing them extremely well)

My predictions for who will be going home: John Park and Tim Urban.

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
12:57 am

What a great show. A laugh a minute. I can’t rank something that bad. Even more decent judging, Randy: “for me for you” step it up because the others have. However, I’m sick of the Casey/Kara thing.

The Good:

Casey James: that would be good even if everyone else didn’t stink. The whole Kara/Casey thing ok enough. Michael Lynche: tonight that is good. He reminds me of Michael Clarke Duncan, I like Michael Clarke Duncan. Andrew Garcia, he could have phoned it in tonight.

The Decent:

Aaron Kelly: the country fan contingent of my house liked it. Not my thing, but there were far worse.

The Fodder:

Tim Urban: I wish he wouldn’t have answered the phone for the call back. Lee Dewyze you made the top 24 so that the good people could make the top 12. Alex Lambert: they didn’t even try to hide the fact that you are not worthy.

Jose Munoz: Wait… he spoke Spanish and has family in Mexico. America will embrace an over the top gay singer, they will not tolerate someone from Mexico. Not something I like, but sometimes reality is ugly.

The Bad:

Todrick Hall: what is curious to me is that he chose a song called Since U Been Gone because Kelly Clarkson has a song with that same name. I wonder if she knows that there is a song out there that has the same name as her song? Good thing it doesn’t sound anything like hers, in fact it sounds like crap. I wonder what K&Cfan thinks of there being two Since U Been Gone’s out there.

Tyler Grady: dude I hate you. Oh and you suck. It’s like someone fused Constantine and Ace together yet whatever talent those two have was siphoned off. Boom there is Tyler.

John Park: challenged Jermaine for the worst of the night he even failed at that.

Jermaine Sellers: Best laughs of the night. For everyone else I can say “well there were worse singers” can’t say that for Jermaine. LOL he needs to come back next week for more laughs.

Who was the worst: Jermaine and John. Who should go: Tyler Grady and Tyler Grady, eliminate him twice to make sure that he is really gone.

Eddie Cook

February 25th, 2010
1:02 am

Rodney,

Educate me on the Michael Lynche backlash. Is it because the word slipped out that he had made it to Top 24 before it was supposed to?

Thanks.

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

February 25th, 2010
1:32 am

hey guys, sorry i abandoned you … had a weird couple of nights, managed to dvr and watch later both shows…. frankly i am NOT overall impressed with the top 24 — the judges kept saying the usual BS: do something current, but do it different — but when someone DID that (one of the guys near the end) they said “you made it TOO different” blah blah woof woof. same ol same ol from the NO LONGER “JUDGES” but “common taters” or at the least “critics”….

Hey, cast of Four…YOU PICKED THE TOP 24. So don’t complain if they don’t do as well as you think they should…you let a few really GOOD talents go, and kept some of … “this”. So eat your own words, bozos!!!!

best guys, Casey and Lee and Andrew, and Aaron was actually ok, and the new A.Lambert surprised me, he wasn’t SO bad; best gals: um Paige and Crystal, with pretty good showing by Lilly, Katelyn, Didi and Katie, imho. did not like Ashleigh at ALL. did not like Jermaine at ALL.

i’ll TRY to be around tomorrow during results….but not sure I’ll make it. Hubby’s new off-nights are Wed and Thurs now, so we will see how it goes. At least he lets me watch, LOL!!!

i have 2 24s and a Lost to catch up on as well. Olympics are interfering, i am a HUGE ice skating fan, and enjoy a few of the ski things, especially jumping, always amazes me. so i guess i’m grateful that all the networks are running basically re-runs during this 2 week period so i don’t have to try to catch up with EVERYthing, LOL!!!

I haven’t read ANYONE’s opinions during the shows yet, may not get a chance to until the freaking weekend
and
i need to get SOME sleep so away i go

nite everyone (JT, everett, if you’re still up…. at least i have a CHANCE of crossing paths with you guys, LOL!!!

byeeeeeee

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
1:41 am

Yay Linny! Olympics keep eating into my time as well… not the figure skating, but everything else.

jimmyHump

February 25th, 2010
2:50 am

Where do I sign up to read more from Mike S :) I’m pretty sure (don’t have names memorized yet) I agree with your analysis 100%. It is amazing to me how poor the talent pool seems based on this first round. However, you have to allow for nerves affecting performances; although I can’t seem to understand how some of them were allowed to make such horrible song choices. James is a force of nature – we’ll see how well his singing holds up. I am surprised by how many people are missing the potential of Alex Lambert; that guy has some serious pipes and is very likeable. He’s this season’s Elliot Yamin (sp?)

everett

February 25th, 2010
3:02 am

Well, hey linny! Of course we’re still awake; it’s not even midnight here yet.

Everyone else has pretty much summed up tonight’s show – so I won’t go into boring details of my incredible insight. But I really did like Casey James.

And if the guys on this blog can slobber over pictures of their favorite females, why can’t Kara be allowed to wax rhapsodic over an obviously charismatic male she’s seeing in person? Just askin.

Judy

February 25th, 2010
4:25 am

sorry I missed the show. Still cant imagin guys were worse than the girls.

Ms.Simon

February 25th, 2010
7:12 am

Noel, I agree they did keep the wrong Jermaine. Please send Jermaine Sellers home NOW. He’s annoying me SO MUCH.

I actually like Tyler for some reason. He’s fun.

I actually liked Toderick too

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
7:30 am

Morning!

We’ve been missing Nana for 2 days. Harm, can you check it out for us.

Not much to say about last night.

1. Andrew Garcia. He’s got a really good voice and style. Bad song choice.

2. Casey James. He’s very good and he seems to know how to pick a song

3. Aaron Kelly. The next 3 or 4 guys I’m going to chalk up to nerves and bad song choices. This guy has potential.

4. Lee DeWyze. Another potentially good one.

5. Joe Munoz. Time will tell whether he’s any good or not. IF he gets time.

6. John Park. I heard a good voice somewhere in that disaster.

7. Alex Lambert. was ok except for the boy band nasal

8. Tyler Grady. potential is there but the performances was….cheesy

I’m really struggling now
9.Michael Lynche. I think his voice is weak and shaky and he is not a very good singer.

10. Jermaine. NO

11. Todrick. What was that? NO

12 Tim Urban. He’s just flat out gone!

Mike S

February 25th, 2010
7:30 am

Well, after thinking back over both shows it is becoming fairly clear to me what Idol’s plan is for this year. As in years past they have picked thier final 2 and are going to do thier manipulative best to ensure it happens.

In the past the voters have blown those plans apart at times, and this year they may again. here are a couple cases in point:
MISSES:
Season 5 – From Day one everything was in place for a Katherine/Daughtry final. They were sure Taylor and Eliot would cancel each other out. The voters decided differently.
Season 8 – Last years was guys year, and the picks were Danny and Adam. Kris came out of nowhere to slide in.
SUCCESSES -
Season 7 – This was David and David from day one. I think AI wanted Archuletta to win, but they got thier final 2
Season 8 – They wanted Blake and Jordin. Melinda was the best singer, they knew that so they loaded the field with “Diva’s” to siphon votes from each other. For once it worked and they got the final and Champion they wanted.

I see much the same manipulation this year. They have decided it is a”girls year”, but I think they also want Casey in the final. In my opinion the AI plan this year is a KATIE/CASEY final. Thier alternate is Soibahn. They have loaded the men’s side with duds to ensure a Casey and his ladies top 4 or 5.
Andrew is a wildcard, but they have loaded the field with the same coffee-house style singers — Andrew, Crystal, Didi, Lilly in hopes they will all siphon votes from each other and cancel each other out. Big Mike is here just for the feel good story. They also threw some “sweet kids” in there for the boy band lovers (Aaron, Tim, Joe, Alex) in the hope one of them will catch on and at least represent that demographic.
Michelle is the “Diva” demographic bone for this year. She is polished enough that if she makes a run AI won;t be horribly upset, but she is really just plan B to keep those viewers watching as long as possible.
Siobahn is the true backup plan to Katie. She is different in a darker way, and can step in to the lead female role if Katie stumbles — But AI wants thier POP princess.
Casey is eye candy for the female voters, and is also the Country fall back if thier other annointed ones falter. AI knows they can always count on good country sales, and Casey has the package to make it big.

Mike S

February 25th, 2010
7:34 am

Wow did I screw up the years — David and David was Season 7 not 8, And Jordin/Blake was season 6 not 7. UGH.

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
8:01 am

I’m not sure that’s the only thing you screwed up, Mike. ;-)

I can’t imagine that Idol wanted Blake in the finale. I think they thought of him as unique and fun but not a potential winner.

I’m still going to give these guys a second chance. I saw a lot of deer in the headlights last night. I’ve never seen a group of guys who looked that scared. It was almost like Idol didn’t prepare them well enough(and that could have something to do with it being a “girl’s year”)

I heard voices on some of them…deep within the fear.

Lara

February 25th, 2010
8:01 am

At this time, I still haven’t connected names with the performers. But just like girls night, I was not impressed enough to take notice of anyone! I felt like it was imitation night….filled with Jason Mraz and Michael Buble wannabes….
NEXT!

terri

February 25th, 2010
8:03 am

idol is dead. last night was the worst top 24 performance night i’ve viewed in over 8 years of watching. no spark, no discernible star power or charisma from any on the guys, or the girls the previous night. it was so bad, i’m beginning to think it is deliberate – some simon sabotage or something going on. and the judging panel is not clicking at all.. ellen looked nervous, and unsure of herself, like she knows she’s a little out of her depth here, kara and casey, that whole exchange was nasty, embarrasing, and pathetic. simon doesn’t give a damn, it’s evident, and his comments the last two nights have been bordering on just plain cruel…not constructive in any way. the thrill is gone, and i’m afraid this really is the end for this show.

Taylor

February 25th, 2010
8:12 am

By top 24 week in season’s past there was always some inkling of some real talent, and those who would be around for the finale. There is no excuse for nerves of the degree shown in both sets of contestants on Tuesday and last night, none. They have survived hell up to this point, and should be professional enough to deliver a performance solidly. Simon and Randy have crucified contestant in the past for this, so this group cannot get a pass for having stage fright or nerves at this stage – it doesn’t get any less stressful.

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
8:26 am

Taylor…I agree with you. that’s why I think there is something fishy going on. I’ve seen plenty of nerves in the past but this was above and beyond. Even the really good singers looked like they were going to s**t a brick. Something different was done with this group than has been done in the past. I’d be curious to know what it was.

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
8:39 am

BTW, Rodney thanks for the Justin video. I was never a big fan but I loved his version of Get Here.

Mercedes S.

February 25th, 2010
8:40 am

NYT says Idol beat the Olympics Tuesday. Bet that wasn’t the case last night. Can’t remember if there was a male equivalent to Angela Martin, but there must have been – half of the guys last night were beyond bad, and it can’t all be blamed on nerves. After this season is over, after Simon has left the show, I would like him to explain the “strategy” behind picking this year’s 24.

Additional “Oh no, Adam, why are you doing this”: he’s agreed to appear on Jay Leno’s new-old show.

Rickster

February 25th, 2010
8:41 am

After the first two live shows, all I can say is it looks like Paula got out just in time, and Simon is getting out one season too late.

Both nights were a waste of time. That’s four hours of my life I’ll never get back.

Harriett

February 25th, 2010
8:46 am

Ah, a mystery to contemplate! Good morning, everyone. I am missing Nana, too, D. Today is suppose to be the last day at work for her.

sam

February 25th, 2010
8:46 am

Casey for me by a l o n g shot! Really good voice and can actually play the guitar well. If Kara will just stop acting like an idiot and possibly turn people against him, he should be here til the end!

Also like Lee and Aaron. The rest suck big time for me. The dude that slaughtered “Since U Been Gone” needs to “B Gone”, and the pants on the ground dude with the hat and butt-cracker pants should be #2 to go.

My top 3 finalists at this time: Casey, Crystal & either Lilly or Katie. Hated Lilly’s “Fixin a Hole”, but now find I’m singing it in the shower – can’t shake it.

sam

February 25th, 2010
8:54 am

Oops – forgot about Siobhan – replace Lilly with her in my top 3 dream team

Mercedes S.

February 25th, 2010
8:57 am

Rickster, if it weren’t for coveritlive I would have recorded the last two shows and so only wasted 2,5 hrs of my life… but the instablogging made the Idols bearable. Misery is company, or whatever the saying is.

Rickster

February 25th, 2010
9:00 am

The only redeeming moments for tonight’s show will be seeing who gets to go home (I’m pushing the mute button during the sure-to-be-insipid group sing) and Alison Iraheta.

Hopefully she’ll show these Idol wannabes how to perform on a stage.

Simon Says

February 25th, 2010
9:07 am

Lee Dewyze was by far the best, Actual if you have him listed 10th you have no business bloging about AI.

Then James singing Heaven, then Aaron Kelly

John Park going home – I felt sorry for him he’s out of his league
other going home is between Sellers and Munoz

kelly&carriefan

February 25th, 2010
9:08 am

“I wonder what K&Cfan thinks of there being two Since U Been Gone’s out there.” JT, LOL. LOVED your assessment…Um, I think you can ask all who were on the coveritlive chat. Let’s just say I wasn’t exactly cheering. I belive my first words might have been: “Awwww, hail noooooooooo!” (Yes, I might have busted out my “Southern” accent for that!)

Sam, “slaughtered” indeed. My ears bled. IF he makes it to next week, AND tries to “kill” Carrie as well, I might have to cut a bitch. What? I speak Adam. ;)

Nana, if you’re out there, we all miss you, hope the blog babies are thriving. But I think (hope) that it’s just that she’s been to busy training/shifting to her replacement at work.

Simon Says

February 25th, 2010
9:09 am

Oh, and Ellen is a waste of time, has no business being on AI, just drop her and go back to 3 Judges.

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
9:09 am

Morning, gang.

Haven’t seen last night’s complete show yet. (Promised to wait and watch it tonight with Heather.) But I did catch Michael Lynche as I was about to head out for work. I think he’s getting some negative backlash from some corners because of the backstory pimping that AI has done with him thus far. But that’s not his fault.

He’s clearly not the best of the male singers but I thought his cover of Maroon 5’s “This Love” was good. Sounded like Maroon 5 with a Luther Vandross flavor. (No, I’m not saying he’s anywhere near the singer Luther was, I’m just commenting on the tone of his arrangement.)

kelly&carriefan

February 25th, 2010
9:12 am

Mercedes, I’m right there with you! If it had not been for the liveblogging, I definitely would not have hung around for the guys!

MomPossible

February 25th, 2010
9:14 am

Two questions/comments from me and mine:
Casey James looked like he could hardly sing for smiling so hard…
And did Crystal Bowersox’s teeth already look like they were improved?

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
9:14 am

Also, I have to say it seems very strange to read the blog and not see posts from so many of the regulars who have gone over (to the dark side??) to the coveritlive link.

The blog just doesn’t seem the same that way. :-(

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
9:20 am

No coveritlive tonight thank goodness. Last night was easier but it still isn’t easy.

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
9:20 am

Crystal has definitely already had some whitening done.

Trivia note: I may be wrong but I believe last night (while “critiquing Jermaine”) was Randy’s first use of ‘Dawg’ this time around. Don’t remember him using it at all during the girl’s performance show. (And he’s never been gender specific with it before, either!)

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
9:24 am

Last one for now…

Nana, if you’re out there and just have time to peek in, hope all is well with little Robin (and Robert) and your absence (as K&CF said) is simply from being too busy wrapping things up at work.

Harriett

February 25th, 2010
9:25 am

Actually, last night was pretty much fun on the coveritlive. I think we got the hang of it better. I still don’t like not being able to read all the comments. It is too much trouble to try and keep scrolling back, when the next comment comes in and takes you there instead. But, I liked it, for the most part. It is more spontaneous, which can be bad or good. :)

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
9:31 am

If I recall, today is Nana’s last day in the working world… Congratulations! Hope all is well.

K&Cfan… Todrick LOL I’m still laughing at how bad that was. He heard it in his head!

Rosita

February 25th, 2010
9:37 am

Great posts today. Last night was like watching two hours of William Hungs. To me, Lee DeWyze was the most promising. Casey’s hot-looking but so vanilla and so full of himself. Not that great a singer.

I think the format and the fourth judge are making it more difficult for good performers to perform well and it’s a fruit-basket turnover at this point.

It’ll need to get much better next week or I just might have to find a midweek basket-weaving class.

Mercedes S.

February 25th, 2010
9:39 am

Off to celebrate birthday at an orchid show, so I won’t have the dismal Idols on my mind for a few hours. Hope there’s news of Nana by the time I get back.

timthebrave

February 25th, 2010
9:44 am

My picks
1. Lee Dewyze-missed a few notes but I like him
2. Andrew Garcia-He has potential
3. Casey James-the way the judges acted really distracted me

100000. the rest were horrible

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
9:48 am

Everett: 3:02am – guys here can drool over the girls, girls here can drool over the guys. The Idol judges drooling over bikini girl was not appropriate, Kara drooling over Casey is compared to that, not to us. I got the impression that Kara is really dreading that focus.

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
9:49 am

Happy birthday Mercedes.

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
9:58 am

Happy Birthday, Mercedes!

I agree JT. Kara made a fool of herself with Casey at the beginning and is living to regret it. Tim is right, not only did that whole slightly sleezy set up for Casey distract the audience, it also distracted Casey. Foolish on the judges’ part.

kelly&carriefan

February 25th, 2010
9:59 am

Mercedes, Happy birthday!

JT, well said re: drooling. It was quite uncomfortable to watch, I’m thinking even Kara might have realized that? She did go back to give a more appropriate commentary. I do hope they drop this for next week. BTW, if Toddrick is hearing things in his head, perhaps we can ship him off to Shutter Island?

Deirdre

February 25th, 2010
10:03 am

I’m off for a dress fitting! All wedding, all the time, at this point!

JTesla

February 25th, 2010
10:07 am

Deirdre: it’s not too late for Vegas.

Since it is difficult for me to remember names Casey James will now be known as Bucky II.

Rosita

February 25th, 2010
10:07 am

Happy birthday, Mercedes!

Harriett

February 25th, 2010
10:09 am

We will miss you, D! Happy fitting!

Harriett

February 25th, 2010
10:11 am

JT, that is the first thing I said last night–Casey looked like Bucky as the guys were being introduced. Someone did not like the comparison–can’t remember who.

Happy Birthday to Mercedes.

Negativo

February 25th, 2010
10:17 am

Is it possible they cued the loser auditions video last night by accident? I have one message for AI: “Pants on the ground. Pants on the ground. Lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground.”

Woodpappy

February 25th, 2010
10:20 am

If I were Kara’s new husband I believe I would be saying,” Kara, WTF is going on here”.

KPH

February 25th, 2010
10:22 am

Hi folks! Sorry but none of the contestants are really showing much at this point. I hope it is nerves and the show gets more entertaining. Speaking of entertainment how about those USA mens and womens hockey teams. Great defensive game for the men yesterday and the women are going for the gold! USA! USA! USA!

Harriett

February 25th, 2010
10:26 am

KPH!! Woodpappy!! Hey!

Negativo

February 25th, 2010
10:32 am

Kara seemed very uneasy with the way the “sexy Casey” cougar schtick played out. I would guess we’ve seen the last of that routine…it’s not doing either one of them any favors at this point.

BTW, Kara herself is friggin’ smoking hot.

Negativo

February 25th, 2010
10:37 am

Looking at Rodney’s poll, who the hell is stuffing the ballot box for John Park? He was so bad my FF button clicked on its own just to get him off the TV screen.

kelly&carriefan

February 25th, 2010
10:51 am

Speaking of the poll, I couldn’t bring myself to vote for who I liked the most. The least? Well, that was hard too…but I did vote!

Rosita

February 25th, 2010
10:51 am

Deirdre. . . I’m SO going to miss you!

Negativo

February 25th, 2010
11:07 am

I’m considering putting forward a class action lawsuit against American Idol for stealing two hours of life from millions of innocent Americans last night?

everett

February 25th, 2010
11:08 am

Hi JTesla. I hear what you’re saying. Guess I’m questioning why there are different standards. If I indulge in a particular behavior what rationalization do I use for criticizing another person for indulging in that behavior?

Agree that Kara is probably embarrassed since the whole deal has gotten out of hand. And I agree her behavior is no more explemplary than the male judges and bikini girl last year. Just don’t want to hold folks up to standards I don’t meet.

As the Marx Bros said, “Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three rights make a left.” :)

Rodney Ho

February 25th, 2010
11:12 am

New blog entry up about Cover it Live. Feel free to jump over when you’re in the mood. I will be doing regular blogging tonight. No Cover it Live for the results show. Seems sort of pointless.

RxDawg

February 25th, 2010
11:33 am

Mike S, I don’t agree with everything you said, but I do agree with the principle point. I think Idol has been doing too much behind the scenes. If shows like last nights continue, they will lose viewers. It might be time for a different philosophy. The show works by itself. If you stick in talented people and let the public vote, it will work. I swear some of those guys are in because of persona they represent, and not their voice. Idol seems to be pushing for diversity for the sake of PC. They also seem to be pushing for style over substance. I could care less what they look like vs how good they sound. I’m thinking Ricky Brady last year is a fine example. If Idol keeps giving us crap like that, I’m going to find my fast forward button more often. I’m also going to look a little less foward to the next episode. Eventually there will be a tipping point.

That said, I do think they put through several good girls.

Keisha

February 25th, 2010
11:40 am

I actually thought the guys overall were better than the girls. I’m not impressed with anyone this season. The guys who are good this season all sound like previous idols. What kind of picking did the judges do this season? Maybe they need Paula back.

Perkle

February 25th, 2010
11:52 am

I would send them all home except for Andrew, John, Casey and I would give another shot to Todrick.
The rest are just beyond terrible. What’s with the praise for Lee? Don’t get it.

KPH

February 25th, 2010
12:03 pm

Hey Harriett.

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woody

February 25th, 2010
1:20 pm

Been watching american idol for many years. I dont like this year. I havent been agreeing with the judges much. i was dissappointed with the girl didnt even watch the dudes. probalby wont be watching much this year. i lost interest.

Satch

February 25th, 2010
1:25 pm

I think all the girls and guys were all awful and they should cancel the show on tonight. last years show was full of talent, this year isn’t even worth watching…..which I won’t. I was hoping Ellen would add some entertainment value, but she add nothing.

BRian

February 25th, 2010
3:46 pm

I thought most of last night was dull, dull, dull, dull….I kept thinking, this group couldn’t have possibly have been the best 12 guys. They had better pick it up next week…

ted

February 25th, 2010
3:51 pm

Too bad it has to be 2 girls and 2 guys, mhy not 4 guys!

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
4:27 pm

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday, Mercedes, happy birthday to you!

Highlander

February 25th, 2010
4:28 pm

Re: last post. …Sorry, but I don’t know of any emoticons for music notes.

Andy

February 25th, 2010
5:57 pm

Hello everyone! I have been a long time reader, but am a first time poster. I agree with most of you on this group sux. I seriously think they should have brought back the the heavy young guy that they said “you didn’t do anything wrong” to instead of Tim Urban. I think he was a much better singer but I guess he just didn’t have the look they want.
But all in all, this is by far the worst group I have ever seen on the show but, the judges kept saying, in the picking of the top 24, that there was so much strong talent this year??? Are they listening to the same people we are? I just don’t get it.

Graham

February 25th, 2010
8:40 pm

apparently polls are always wrong

Suzanne

February 25th, 2010
10:32 pm

You are absolutely bonkers. Lee DeWyze was better than everyone except for Casey and Andrew. He should be #3.

All Over It

June 21st, 2010
3:20 am

All in all the only thing Garcia sang well was his Abdul “Straight Up” in the hollywood round. He just got worse and worse (depressingly for me since that “Straight Up” cover straight up ruled.) until I was praying for his demise.