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Handicapping the ‘American Idol’ top 24

It’s a bit unfair to handicap the top 24 since we have not see any of them perform live  (or more or less live, since this  week’s shows were taped last Friday). But who ever said blogging was fair? We are here to make snap decisions based on limited information!

So here we go:

Likely to go into the top 13:

Casey Abrams - Sure, he’s a bit doughy and looks 15 years older than his 19 years, but he is a classic archetype that can excel on the show. He’s likable, approachable and talented. His bluesy voice has plenty of range. Think a more skilled, less cheesy Taylor Hicks. His ‘Georgia on My Mind” with the stand-up bass is an instant “Idol” classic.

robbie_rosen_210x156Robbie Rosen – The Long Island teen with the Barbra Streisand nose has impressively mature depth and texture in his voice. He could go far in this competition given his consistently smart performances so far.

Jacob Lusk: The R&B/gospel singer got zero airtime during the initial auditions. We first noticed him in the group round of Hollywood when he closed out “People Get Ready” with panache. He then ripped apart “God Bless the Child.” Question: will mentor Jimmy Iovine be able to rein him in?

Stefano Langone: Jennifer Lopez properly said he has “movie star” looks. He also happens to have a vibrant personality and super pipes. In other words, he seems to have the “package” to get him not just into the top 13 but the top five.

Lauren Alaina: Our only Georgia representative has a corn-fed small-town persona (Rossville!), a penchant for cutesy dresses and a deep abiding love for Aerosmith. The 15-year-old also has chutzpah, getting Steven Tyler to sing “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”  with her during her initial audition. She sang it even better during her Hollywood solo. But does she have what it takes to be an artist at her young age?

james_durbin_210x156James Durbin: The guy with Tourette’s and a woe-is-me life has the loudest voice in the competition. He also has a bad habit of screeching like Adam Lambert. His control issues could be a problem. He clearly is one of the most divisive figures on the show. Fans should get him into the top 13.

Julie Zorrilla: This fashionable 20-year-old Colombia native is a siren with an undeniably pretty voice to boot. Her “Summertime” in her initial audition was overly practiced.  Jennifer Lopez noted during the final top 24 decision that she sometimes lacked a connection and emotion to her singing. But she sounded assured during group rounds with “Get Ready” and pure during the solo rounds with “Love Song,” cruising into the top 24.

Borderline calls

Thia Megia: At a mere 15, she possesses Adele-type vocal stylings and beyond-her-years maturity. She took some unusual vocal chances on “Here Comes the Sun” but it worked. Ditto, with “Georgia on My Mind.”

pia_toscano_210x156Pia Toscano: During “Grenade” in the group sing round and “Can’t Buy Me Love” for Beatles Week, she smoldered and vocally, she showed depth and control. But she has not been given much airtime compared to most of the top 24 and has no notable back story.

Naima Adedapo: This mom of two cleans toilets for a living . Reminds me of Nadia Turner from season four.  She dresses with style and sings with heart and soul. In a competition like this, that matters.

Tim Halperin: The man with the crush on Jennifer Lopez, he has an excellent rock-pop style voice. We hardly saw him in Hollywood, save for his wonderful duet with Julie Zorrilla during the Beatles round anda snippet of his original song in the “sing for your life” portion. With good looks and a singer-songwriter vibe, he seems like he’s a potential keeper, but we need more information.

ashthon_jones_210x156Ashthon Jones: She did an excellent job with “And I’m Not Telling You I’m Not Going” and during the group sing of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit’Em Up Style.” Lopez called her consistent. But does she have a truly distinctive vocal  styling that could generate votes and take her beyond merely being a pretty gal with a great voice?

Brett Loewenstern: Carrot Top was picked on in school. The 15-year-old sang “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Let It Be,” a snippet of “The Story” and an original tune. He has an unusual look and interesting intonations in his voice. The kid has passion and real talent. But is he a heartthrob that will draw the votes? Not sure.

haley_reinhart_210x156Haley Reinhart: She has a vibrant vocal tool there but I’m not sold on her for reasons that are hard to define. She is lacking, for lack of a better phrase, that “X Factor.” She is missing stage “pop.”

Jovany Barreto: The shipbuilder with super abs can sing in the higher registers with gusto.  But he may split votes with the warmer, better-looking Stefano.

Paul McDonald: He has one of the most unusual male voices and that is good and bad. Some folks will find him intriguing but otherwise, he seems a bit too much like a street musician.

Scotty McCreery: He has received more airtime than anybody else who made the top 24. That and his incredible baritone country voice should give him plenty of votes regardless of what he did Friday night. He may just be a one-trick pony, though, able only to imitate Josh Turner over and over again.

Going to need to a big-time performance this week to survive:

Jordan Dorsey: Arrogance is not an attribute that endears people to vote. Music teacher Jordan has arrogance (or what he’d call confidence) in spades. He has a  voice (great opening audition with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”), but his personality seems overbearing and that could hold him back.

clint_jun_gamboa_210x156Clint Jin Gamboa: Sure, he has a versatilie voice but being a karaoke host is to his disadvantage. He has learned to mimic many artists’ songs but where’s the artistry? Who is he really? I don’t feel anything behind his vocals, which tend to be overwrought.

Tatinysa Wilson: We did not see her original audition, always a negative at this stage. Our first actual impression of her was not good: she forgot the lyrics of “I Hope You Dance” and sounded off key during the solo round. Yet she survived to the Beatles portion, where she did some R&B riffs on “I Saw Her Standing There.” She made it to top 24 with Toni Braxton as her final song. So far, what we’ve seen hasn’t been anything special.

Rachel Zevita: An opera singer from New York, she was a season six contestant and struck me as arrogant and unlikable at the time. Four years later, she strikes me as… less arrogant but still annoyingly unlikable. Jennifer Lopez actually remembered her as a viewer. Sure, she can sing but she’s missing a connection with the audience.

Lauren Turner: This housekeeper has a big voice but is otherwise pedestrian. At best, she reminds me of Gina Glocksen from season six.

karen_rodriguez_210x156Karen Rodriguez: The lone MySpace auditioner, she was inspired by Jennifer Lopez to the point of singing  “If You Had My Love” and a Selena tune in Hollywood. She seems sweet but unmemorable.

Kendra Chantelle: She received relatively little airtime and has given us very little reason so far to stick in the brain.

Here’s MTV’s Twitterized takes on the top 24.

129 comments Add your comment

Wicked Willy

February 28th, 2011
8:43 am

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
8:44 am

Clint Jun Gamboa looks like Radar O’Reilly’s love child. :-)

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
8:48 am

The description of James Durbin should read “The guy with Tourette’s, no sense of fashion, a horrible hair style and a woe-is-me life has the loudest voice in the competition.”

As for being “one of the most divisive figures on the show,” – so was “The guy who finished second to Kris Allen. (You know, Kris, the guy that actually won?”)

LL Cool J

February 28th, 2011
8:51 am

Momma gonna knock you out!

Woodpappy

February 28th, 2011
9:04 am

I think Tuesday and Wednesday nights will make the picture of choices so much clearer instead of the snippets we’ve seen so far.

Sam-A

February 28th, 2011
9:14 am

Billy Crystal, please come back! So much for the “young and hip Oscars”. Ann H really tried, but just not funny. James F stiff as a board and a total mess.

Why are the two performance shows this week 1 1/2 hours each, but the results show 2 full hours??? Wish they’d go back to 30 mins like in the olden days.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
9:21 am

My question is… I thought these were the “live” shows… but some were taped on Friday?

Harriett

February 28th, 2011
9:22 am

Good morning, and Happy Birthday to Nana!

I am tired of Gamboa and Durbin, too. I just wish Durbin had someone to advise him on his hair and general “look.” It is unattractive at the very least. I think he is someone who might make it a little farther with some taming of his vocals, too. The women? Meh. With the exception of Naima, I do not like any of them. I liked Stefano until Thursday night, when his melisma-infected performance turned me off. But, it is early. Looking forward to this week.

Cyn

February 28th, 2011
9:47 am

Handicap plus for Jovany – he already has an active fan base!

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
10:14 am

With you there, Sam-A, on the boring Oscars… Anne Hathaway tried, mightily, but partner Franco couldn’t keep up. Deer-in-headlights look – maybe he was intimidated. All the awards were so predictable, the dresses toned-down (even Helena Bonham Carter, usually a fun fashion disaster, was sedately dressed)… and only that one f-eruption, from Melissa Leo.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
10:19 am

Anyone watch Crazy Charlie on ABC this am?

As for Rodney’s assessments above, agree, except I really like the girl in the hat (Rachel?). THis may be a “Men Are from Mars” thinhg, like Cate Blanchett’s dress last night. All the women in my Oscar watching group LOVED her dress, all the men hated it.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
10:24 am

Mercedes: I really didn’t like Rachel at all. Everything about her just annoys me.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
10:26 am

Heather, just checked your post from the last thread, and have, ahem, a correction to your correction (yes, I AM a grammer and spelling freak… where is Rosita, btw?)… it’s fiancé (engaged man) and fiancée (engaged woman).

And now I’ll shut up for a while…after saying Happy Birthday to Nana and good luck at the hospital.

Harriett

February 28th, 2011
10:28 am

Mercedes, I did watch the Oscars last night and thought that James Franco’s problem was one of being overshadowed by the enormity of the whole thing. He’s such a laid-back type that he was certainly mis-cast in that role last night. It was apparant from the get-go, with Hathaway enthusiastically swinging her arms in the air, etc. He did not belong, and that is for sure. I do like him a lot, but not there.

I watched the video of Charlie’s interview. I don’t know how his mental illness has not shown before now. I guess the drugs masked it, but wow, it is raw and painful to watch. Who or what will rein him in?

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
10:29 am

It’s a good thing for the people on this list that I’m not a judge. Of the 24, I would have sent fully half home rather than through:

Not making the Rickster Top 24:

James Durbin: Calling him a one-trick pony ought to get the PETA people upset.

Naima Edemame: “It’s not a Lifetime movie” (Katy Perry) Plus, the back tat.

Tim Halperin: Who?

Brett Lowenstern: Combine Carrot Top’s & Blake Lewis and you get Brett.

Hailey Reinhart: Much like “mere alcohol,” Hailey “doesn’t thrill me at all.”

Paul McDonald: A cross between Kenny Loggins and “Whisper” from James Bond.

Jordan Dorsey: Has gone waaaaay over the line between confindence and arrogant. Not as good as he thinks he is.

Clint Jun Gamboa: Radar O’Reilly’s love child… plus obnoxious as all-get-out.

Tatynisa Wilson: I hope you dance your way out of the competition quickly.

Rachel Zevita: Reminds me of the girl that played “Blossom” on that tv show. I hated that tv show.

Lauren Turner: I have absolutely no idea who she is.

Kendra Chantelle: Sounds like a good name for an exotic dancer or adult film star – not the next American Idol.

Harriett

February 28th, 2011
10:29 am

And, Rodney, Rachel gets on my nerves something fierce. Do not like her at all.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
10:53 am

Morning!

Looking forward to seeing these singers for real tomorrow and Wed. What I’m hoping is that we have so many with talent that it will be difficult to narrow down the field.

I think the reason that the results show is 2 hours has to do with the voting results PLUS the judges picking their wild card entries. I know that doesn’t(or at least shouldn’t) take 2 hours but this is Idol. Maybe the judges will have some of the leftovers sing again. Maybe they’ll try to make it all dramatic and torturous by letting us watch the judges struggle to choose….even though they probably already HAVE chosen.

Rachel doesn’t annoy me and she has a nice voice but I don’t see anything in her voice above “nice”.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
10:53 am

So The Rickster Top 12:

Casey Abrams: If I drank, he’d be the guy I’d like to go bar-hopping with. Plus… playing an upright bass? “WhaaaaaaAAAAAAt?” (Randy Jackson)

Robby Rosen: Babs called. Said she was insulted with Rodney comparing her nose to his.

Jacob Lusk: Great vocals… but Simon would call him out on all the facial contortions. My solution? Close my eyes and enjoy the singing. The man can sing.

Stefano Langone:Has the looks and the talent. “The whole package.”

Lauren Alaina: Cute and talented. Plus… love that southern drawl. Needs a fashion intervention from “What Not To Wear.”

Julie Zorilla: Easy on the eyes AND the ears!

Thia Magea: Cute, sings well… and I just like saying “Thia Magea.” :-)

Pia Toscano: Sounds like an Italian dish. And she is! :-)

Ashton Jones: Should be Top 10. Could win it all.

Jovany Barreto: In my Top 12 because he wasn’t in my bottom 12.

Scotty McCreary: Needs to up his game…. and his voice. I doubt the boy has ever heard the term “upper register.”

Karen Rodriguez: See Jovany Barreto

Sam-A

February 28th, 2011
10:54 am

Mercedes: I did not like Cate’s dress, but my sister loved it. Jen H’s dress and body were great, but oh that big pouf of hair on one side of her head – ugh. And she must have been scared last night – sounded almost ghetto when she spoke, and I don’t remember that about her at all. I loved Gwyneth’s sleek Calvin Klein, but her hair was way too straight, thin, full or product, and she really overdid the fake tan stuff on her face, which is rare for her. Loved that “King’s Speech” did so well.

Rick: Leave Tim alone – he’s my fave guy after his great Beatles duo.

I saw Charlie S on Today – what a TOAD! Calling himself a “rock star”, “tiger”, blah blah. He’s an idiot, and I hope they recast his part on that show. Never watched it, but sure it could benefit from an actor with a smaller ego! Martin really needs to send the men in white coats to collect his son and get hold of him like Britney S’s father did.

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
10:56 am

I’m worried about Casey, I remember being burned last season by that one guy who did really well in Hollywood with one song and that one song carried him into the top 10. I think that guy is leading a small nation in Asia now… North Korea I think it is.

Robbie, is Grease the musical still hiring? I’m sure he can sing, but he just looks old school, like 50’s old school or maybe 80’s, either way OLD.

Clint and Jordan, are two more casualties of Hollywood Week. Their Hollywood departure just took a little bit longer.

My top picks, based not on singing, but on my typical standards: Ashton Jones, Julie Zorrilla, Kendra “who?” Chantelle, Tatynisa “too bad you are history” Wilson and maybe Karen Rodriguez.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:00 am

Sorry… the failure to close the bold on Pia Toscano was purely accidental and not because of looking at her picture. :-)

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:02 am

I think Robbie would be a natural for the musical “Jersey Boys.” After all… he’s from Jersey, isn’t he?

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
11:02 am

Roney, you’re annoyed by Rachel but NOT by Clint Jin (the little dictator), Jordan (the big dictator), Paul (the hobbit) or Hailey (the talentless one)??

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
11:05 am

And that, of course should be RoDney. Something is wrong with my “d”.

Prime indicators of extensive drug abuse: matt hair and bad teeth. Someone, point Charlie Sheen to a mirror.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

February 28th, 2011
11:10 am

Hey y’all,

The Oscars: How can a show supposed to recognize so many interesting movies could be so dull? Oy. And honestly, the only way it could’ve been more awkward it would’ve been for them to have asked Kristen Stewart to co-host. If they really want a younger demo, please ask Justin Timberlake to host. Or better yet, bring back Billy Crystal! He’s 47, no? ;)

As far as Idol, I’m ready to get this show on the road. But I do feel like it’ll be almost like sudden death by Thursday. Could be fun!

Rickster, I agree with your Top 12 with the exception of Jacob Lusk. Swap him for Paul McDonald, and I’m in. Sure, Jacob can sing, but it feels to me like he’s trying too hard. Meh.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:11 am

I don’t know how y’all can choose already. There are certain people I like more than others but I don’t have enough info about some of them. Tomorrow and Wed will tell us so much more. Who’s voice works in a controlled situation? Who does the camera love? Who ARE some of these people????

The brief snippets we’ve seen of some doesn’t even begin to let us know how capable they are.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:15 am

RoHo: We are here to make snap decisions based on limited information!

Just following orders, your queeness! :-)

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:16 am

Agree with k&cf about the Oscars…although watching them on the west coast is not nearly as annoying since we saw them live and they were over before 10pm. I may move out here just for that!!!!!

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
11:16 am

It’s easy for me to choose Deirdre, my choices can be made with just pictures. ;)

To be serious: I’m with you. I would love for Casey and a few others to be AWESOME, but they still need to deliver for me. However, it’s easier for me to dislike some due to personality, but that again is based on something other than singing.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:23 am

But Rickster, our info won’t be quite as limited tomorrow…at least we will have seen each of the guys sing a whole song. I’m not sure we’re going to be all that happy with (for example) Jacob Lusk after he screams an entire song at us.

And I wish the “woe is me” guy would just sing something quiet….even Adam did that every now and then and I’m pretty sure it’s what got him to 2nd place.

And I heard enough of Karen or Lauren Turner to even begin to make a decision. What I heard, I liked.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:24 am

And after tomorrow… we’ll all have revised lists! :-)

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:25 am

“haven’t heard enough of” My brain works way faster than my fingers.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:30 am

I’ve heard enough of James Durbin to know that I want to have my finger firmly on the mute button when he sings.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
11:31 am

Oh man.. front page link next to a smiling J-Lo pic.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

February 28th, 2011
11:37 am

D, you have a good point about making snap decisions, but it’s part of the fun for me. Later I’ll go back and revisit to see how far off the mark I was. And sure, the “live” aspect is missing…but this time around, I feel like I have heard quite a bit about the contestants. I don’t feel like I’ll have any Kris Allen “Who IS this guy?” moments.

RK

February 28th, 2011
11:42 am

Awards show are awful. I won’t watch one, let alone the millions of copycats.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:46 am

I agree, k&cf. We’re much better off this year than we have been during some seasons. We at least have heard everyone…no one will be totally new to us. There are a few I would like to have heard more of but Idol is doing its best to “choose” the contestants for us by focusing on some and letting us get to know them.

And I agree with Rickster about the Durbin guy. When I hear his voice I think he’s really good but he lacks control, over sings and then attempts the “screech” Since we’ve already seen the master of the “screech” chances are he will not win any fans with it. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but I have a feeling that Adam’s fans won’t see it that way.

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
11:46 am

Yay, front page link! We should be getting more of those as long as Idol brings the talent.

Rickster, I won’t mute, because I’ll be too busy laughing at the fact that Durbin made it this far based on only screaming. If it weren’t for Jordan and Clint he’d be my least favorite. So there you have it, my bottom 3.

ros

February 28th, 2011
11:46 am

I think Brett is actually fascinating to watch and listen to. I find I cannot take my eyes off him when he sings, something almost mesmerising, because he stands out and is so different and that is what makes a star

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
11:55 am

Technically stars are made of hydrogen and helium, at least for the most part.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:59 am

I like Brett, too. Not sure that he will appeal to a lot of people but he does have a good voice.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
12:08 pm

“Not sure that he will appeal to a lot of people but he does have a good voice”… that goes for Rachel too!

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
12:11 pm

The AJC hired a third party to put together videos of me talking to some host named Brittany. I presume the guys will enjoy the videos… for Brittany, not for me. :) I’ve taped my first video. I’ll post it as soon as it’s edited…

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
12:13 pm

Agree Mercedes, she clearly has a good voice but sometimes a voice trained for opera doesn’t translate well into pop. She’s a lot better than she was when she tried out before but I’m not sure the transition is good enough this time. I still hear an operatic soprano singing pop tunes.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
12:14 pm

I’m not sure what Rodney is talking about.

beebee

February 28th, 2011
12:14 pm

Oscars? Nobody’s saying anything about that near-death Kirk Douglas!
Oscar don’t EVAH do that again!
Old dude took up way too much time. And he sounded horrible!
No, don’t bring back B. Crystal either.
So boring with his singing that wretched old “It’s the Oscars” diddy.

The best thing was that mammoth visual behind the stage!

Don’t know what they need to do to infuse life back into it. But I stopped watching after the first 30 minutes YEARS ago!

beebee

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
12:19 pm

A host named Brittany? What does she host?

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
12:19 pm

Rodney has gone random on us.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
12:26 pm

Tupperware parties?

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
12:27 pm

Pampered Chef?

Kiki D

February 28th, 2011
12:31 pm

Brett needs desperately to tame that mop and please for god’s sake! Remove those silly glasses and hairbands he wears atop his head to keep his hair from his eyes! It is not attractive.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
12:33 pm

There are too many “celebs” for me to keep track of. Is Rodney talking about Betheny?

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
12:35 pm

There’s a Bethenny Frankel, TV-chef amd a Bethany Joy, singer-songwriter.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
12:40 pm

I think he might be talking about Spears…not sure.

Re the Oscars. I think we found our hosts for next year. Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law were fun and interesting. And I was kinda fond of Helen Mirren and Russell Brand, too.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
12:42 pm

Weel no, Spears is definitely not a host but that’s who I pictured in my head when I read the obviously encrypted message.

justin

February 28th, 2011
12:42 pm

“But who ever said blogging was fair? We are here to make snap decisions based on limited information!”

Well that’s basically all reporting is these days anyway!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

February 28th, 2011
12:50 pm

This made me laugh and I think would go really well together:

9/8c | Modern Family (ABC) | Phil spends a day at a spa; I’m hoping for at least one “Kelly Clarkson!!!” moment.

I’m always hoping for those…does this mean I need to hang out at the spa? ;)

Pitchy ™

February 28th, 2011
12:59 pm

Good day!

Happy B-day, Nana!

Russell Brand truly, truly scares me. Although Billy Bob Thorton and Ms. Jolie wore vials of blood around their neck, Russell Brand looks like he would actually drink it.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
1:00 pm

It’s some third-party company that “hosts” video reports for reporters. They basically interview US in a setting that looks kind of like a set. Brittany is the “entertainment” host.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
1:01 pm

I come in via Skype.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
1:01 pm

They’ll send me the video via embed code and I’ll post it. You’ll get it as soon as you see it.

Hank Williams Jr.

February 28th, 2011
1:02 pm

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
1:05 pm

OK…that makes sense now. I was so confused!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

February 28th, 2011
1:07 pm

So, wait, the interviewer is being interviewed? Fun.

Mercedes S.

February 28th, 2011
1:10 pm

Yes to Russell Brand as Oscar host… nobody, not even Hank zzzzzzzzzzz, would snooze through his ramblings. He’s pretty smart too, and can play off people the way Franco sadly couldn’t last night.

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boots

February 28th, 2011
1:18 pm

Rodney, you honestly are not sure if Brett Loewenstern can be a teenage heart-throb? Uh… umm…. uh…. I am a decidedly straight guy, and so none of the dudes will appeal to me on that level. With that said, I think I can safely reach out and speak for 14 to 18 year old girls everywhere and say Brett Loewenstern is not going to appeal to them, and I am pretty sure he doesn’t care about them either.

Light

February 28th, 2011
1:26 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
1:31 pm

Wow! Light doesn’t use the apostophe s here on the west coast either! ;-)

Cheddars

February 28th, 2011
1:33 pm

There’s only way Brett would appeal to anyone – get a new face!

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
1:34 pm

Nope, and I thought it was due to the time difference.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
1:57 pm

If Sanjaya Malakar can be a teen heart throb… ANY one can be a teen throb!

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
2:05 pm

I guess Brett will have to do a faux-hawk.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:07 pm

Hey JT? KK is on Rachel Ray.

sls

February 28th, 2011
2:14 pm

I don’t see the similarity at all between Casey and Taylor Hicks. None. Taylor has a powerhouse blues/soul voice and Casey is a jazz guy with an upright bass. Taylor is a harmonica player and they sound and look nothing alike.

Why the comparison Rodney? Cuz they both sang Georgia? Really?

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
2:14 pm

I would watch it if I were home. And I mean just watch, because I could watch Rachel Ray all day, as long as the sound is muted.

I don’t see why Brett couldn’t be a teen heart throb. Clay was, David Archuleta was, Adam Lambert was, see the pattern? I would actually move Brett up from where Rodney ranks him.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:14 pm

It’ll be interesting to see which male the “Cougar Contingent” rallies around this season.

Sam-A

February 28th, 2011
2:18 pm

Ricky, boy: Do you attend “Pampered Chef” parties, or throw them.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:22 pm

Nope. But I know several ladies in our church that do. Mrs Rickster and I have actually bought some things from them.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
2:24 pm

Why the comparison with Taylor? He’s a little lumpy/dumpy, looks far older than his years, lacks a traditional pop star look, has a deep abiding love for the craft of music and shows that love through his performance. That’s Taylor Hicks, too.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:28 pm

Well said, Rodney!

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:31 pm

Sam…. a favor. Don’t call me Ricky.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:34 pm

I really don’t like being called Ricky.

Rossville Native

February 28th, 2011
2:35 pm

Our only Georgia representative has a corn-fed small-town persona (Rossville!), a penchant for cutesy dresses and a deep abiding love for Aerosmith

Typical ITP comment.

Sam-A

February 28th, 2011
2:36 pm

Sorry, Rick – you the man. No more “y” from me.

Still a bit befuddled with RoHo’s thing about the videos.

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
2:38 pm

Rodney, that deserves a BOO-YAH!

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:41 pm

Thanks, Sam-A

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:42 pm

Unresolved childhood issues, you know. :-)

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
2:44 pm

Hey Rossville… I grew up ITP. (But I smarted up and moved OTP.)

But I still think Lauren Alaina’s “green mile” outfit was too much. Proper attire for a square dance… not a national televison show.

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
2:45 pm

The video is going to be Brittany asking me questions about “Idol” and me pontificating. Another day, another medium.

Rossville Native

February 28th, 2011
2:55 pm

One outfit does not make her corn fed. I see people on national TV all the time wearing something they should not.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:00 pm

Absolutely true Rossville.

Heather MacDonald

February 28th, 2011
3:01 pm

Mercedes, I just have no way of adding the accent marks on my phone. LOL

JTesla

February 28th, 2011
3:02 pm

But not Ashton, she needs to keep wearing them skin tight skirts.

Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
3:04 pm

Calm down Rossville…my son is married to a Ft Oglethorpe girl and she is so far from “cornfed” it’s laughable. Lauren is a teenage princess adored by her parents and trying her darnedest to look all homespun and cute. That’s the image SHE is shooting for so don’t blame Rodney for recognizing it.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:05 pm

Lots of people wear things they shouldn’t. Some folks make their claim to fame that way.

Rossville Native

February 28th, 2011
3:21 pm

Calling her corn fed is inappropriate. Would put $ on whether Rodney has ever stepped foot in Rossville.

Rickster™ © ®

February 28th, 2011
3:21 pm

You know… come to think of it….

“Corn Fed” is usually a term used for beef. Is Rodney saying Lauren’s a cow?

I’m offended!!!

Rossville Native

February 28th, 2011
3:26 pm

Our only Georgia representative has a fat girl small-town persona (Rossville!), a penchant for cutesy dresses and a deep abiding love for Aerosmith

Works the same way as corn fed doesn’t it?

Rodney Ho

February 28th, 2011
3:28 pm

@Rossville Native

Here’s the definition of corn fed I meant:

http://www.audioenglish.net/dictionary/corn-fed.htm

strong and healthy but not sophisticated

I was not implying she was a cow by any stretch of the imagination.