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My first ‘Idol’ assessment on video

This is a grand experiment this year: me on camera talking about “Idol” on top of writing about it. Sorry, the coding was incorrect before. Here’s my first try with host Brittany Umar of Cinesport:

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Deirdre

February 28th, 2011
11:39 pm

Sorry Rodney, I cant get the video to play.

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Ringer

March 1st, 2011
7:01 am

Hodie ho ho!!

Nana ™

March 1st, 2011
7:33 am

Good Morning!

I can’t get the video to play.

I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes I received yesterday, so many thanks and I appreciated them…

My list of the top 12: (Guys) Casey Abrams; Robbye Rosen; Tim Halperin; Stefano Langone; Jacob Lusk; Paul McDonald; (Girls) Lauren Alaina; Naima Adedago; Julia Zorrillo; Thia Megia; Pia Toscano; Ashton Jones.

Gag Me With a Spoon

March 1st, 2011
8:35 am

I think I’ll barf if Paul McDonald makes it! He is b-o-r-i-n-g! Reminds me too much of Michael McDonald as far as style. Are they related? This guy is toooooo conservative. Adult contemporary. He will be ANOTHER Kris Allen and couldn’t sell his way out of a popsicle stand! Plus he looks too much like David Cook after David grew the beard. Thia and Pia are also too boring. Pia’s friend who was one half of her duet was a much better entertainer, better voice, better stage presence. She just wasn’t as pretty so I guess the judges chose pretty over talent.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 1st, 2011
8:40 am

Hey y’all,

I can’t get the video to play either! :(

Harriett

March 1st, 2011
9:06 am

Morning! Rodney, add me to the list that cannot play the video. I took a look at Joe’s spoilers and was not really surprised. Thanks for posting the link, Rodney.

Mercedes S.

March 1st, 2011
9:20 am

Black screen here too, Rodney…

Meanwhile, good for Miss Furtado who’s donating to charity the $1 million she was given to perform for the Ghaddafi/Khaddafis… will Usher, Mariah Carey, Beyonce and others follow suit?

JTesla

March 1st, 2011
9:30 am

Last blog I saw the video off to the side, almost like an ad —->

Not on a device that can view it now.

Woodpappy

March 1st, 2011
9:36 am

Wether the video is on or off….my company has it blocked! Yuk…

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
9:37 am

Umm… add me to the “I can’t see it” list.

Deirdre

March 1st, 2011
9:52 am

Morning!

mj has posted a list of song spoilers for the girls if you’re interested.

Harriett

March 1st, 2011
9:56 am

Thanks, D. I don’t like several of those choices.

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
10:24 am

Have meetings tonight and Thursday… so I’ll have to DVR through the performance shows tomorrow, and then DVR through the results show Thursday when I get home.

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
10:29 am

Gotta start warming up my FF finger!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 1st, 2011
10:30 am

Rodney, does the coveritlive start tonight? Or are you saving it for when we have the Top 13?

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
10:58 am

Hey! I can see it! Rodney… were you taping from the super-secret, undisclosed, highly-secure but oh-so comfy bunker? ‘Cause it sounds like your broadcasting from a deep hole.

Rodney Ho

March 1st, 2011
10:59 am

Audio–not so great! That’s the limitations of my laptop.

Rodney Ho

March 1st, 2011
11:00 am

I haven’t used coveritlive in so long. I’ll try it out tonight, see how it goes…

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
11:03 am

(And yes… I realize I should have used “you were” rather than “your”.)

Deirdre

March 1st, 2011
11:05 am

Yay! The video works! Good job Rodney! You answered each question thoroughly and didn’t let your host look scared that she couldn’t fill the time. Good answers, too although I think you surprised her just a bit with the “Barbra Streisand nose” comment.

Deirdre

March 1st, 2011
11:07 am

Great! My first chance to use coveritlive ans I’m on the west coast. That’s ok, no problem!

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
11:07 am

Rodney Bite the bullet & buy yourself a plug-in, external mic.

(You can write it off as a business expense.)

wreckedpizza

March 1st, 2011
11:22 am

Can we keep Brittany Umar? Please?

Great job on the interview, Rodney.

Harriett

March 1st, 2011
11:27 am

Hey, Rodney! Really enjoyed that. D, you will just get the scoop early! Coveritlive is great fun.

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
11:34 am

Not real impressed with Brittany. Heck.. there are at least two girls (Pia Toscani?) and Julie Zorilla who are prettier and more articulate. :-)

Harm

March 1st, 2011
12:17 pm

Happy Belated Birthday NANA!!!
@Nana, the answer to your question from the other day is June Dorothy.

Sam-A

March 1st, 2011
12:23 pm

Nana: Agree with your girls, ie Pia, Julie and Lauren. Guys, the only one I’m sure I like right now is Tim. Really dislike a couple of yours, but undecided on some of the others.

Mercedes S.

March 1st, 2011
12:33 pm

Rodney, that was great! Look forward to next one. And I have no problems with the Streisand bit – she has admitted that for many years agents and producers tried to talk her into “fixing” her nose but she was afraid it might change the tone of her voice. Smartly, she kept nose, voice and career.

Deirdre

March 1st, 2011
12:40 pm

Now if she could just keep that nose where it belongs(entertainment as opposed to politics) I’d continue to love her. Can’t wait to see her as Mama Rose in Gypsy…it’s like the role was written for her.

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
12:51 pm

Nana…. when’s the surgery?

Rickster™ © ®

March 1st, 2011
12:53 pm

Want to make sure to say an extra special prayer the night before & morning of.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 1st, 2011
1:22 pm

Rodney, enjoyed the interview. I’m with wreckedpizza on keeping the host.

Question, are any of the contestants still 15? They mentioned last week that Lauren Alaina is 16. And Brett, Robbie, and Scotty were 16 when they were introduced? I guess the only one left is Thia? Sure, that might be a lot of young kids, but at this point of the show, they are the ones who really wanted to audition and hadn’t had the chance.

Also, Nana, sending prayers and happy wishes your way today!

Deirdre

March 1st, 2011
1:30 pm

I believe Nana’s surgery is today or tomorrow.

Rodney Ho

March 1st, 2011
1:48 pm

Just saw the Joe’s Place spoiler assessments of the women we’ll see tomorrow (but taped yestereday. Two of the ladies I liked earlier did not do well last night. One gal I did not particularly like at all was among the top 3 in terms of positive reaction. JTesla will be pleased by at least one of the three.

JTesla

March 1st, 2011
1:56 pm

Hmm I have mixed feelings about the preview of the girls, but it’s all good.

I did like Brittany, but I was only watching to see Rodney. Oh Rodney, take the post-it-notes off the walls before you do the next interview.