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Ranking the top 13 ‘American Idol’ contestants: Casey Abrams, Scotty McCreery, Laurnen Alaina top 3

9360222-largeI have a pretty mixed record ranking the finalists at this point in the competition. Naturally, I remember my biggest snafu was 2009, season eight, when I ranked Kris Allen 13th, Allison Iraheta 10th and Adam Lambert 9th.  I placed 11th placer Alexis Grace as third. Whoops!

Last year, I did much better, placing eventual runner up Crystal Bowersox at No. 1 and Michael Lynche at No. 2 (he finished fourth). My third place pick Siobhan Magnus finished at No. 6. I placed eventual winner Lee DeWyze at No. 4. Casey James was my fifth pick and he came in third.

Why is it so easy to be wrong at this stage? Because we have not seen truly enough of them. Some people grow and become better (see Elliott Yamin, Kris Allen) while others stagnate and lose steam (Danny Gokey, Justin Guarini).  The variables are way too high and given how good this year’s crew is,  I anticipate I may be more wrong than right.

So here’s my shot at prognostication redemption, based partially on my own feelings and how I think people will vote:

1. Casey Abrams. I know the leader at this stage of the game almost never wins. I had  David Archuleta season 7, Danny Gokey season 8 and Crystal to win season 9. But I love this guy and he should finish top 3 no matter what happens. He has a unique, vibrant personality. He has mad vocal skills, as Randy said. He seems really savvy, especially for a 19 year old. I’m placing him here simply because it’s hard to guess who else is going to win.

2. Scotty McCreery. He may draw the teens and the middle-aged Middle America moms. He’s charming in a heartfelt innocnet way and a rare bass singer in a competition that has never had one. Sure, he’s imitation Josh Turner and may or may not have much range beyond that, but he’s fun and “Idol” will likely allow him to stay in his wheelhouse week in and week out.

3. Lauren Alaina. She has the voice, the persona and the confidence to win. She has a country tilt like Scott but may have potential for more stylistic range.  She is also very young, like Scott. So this is very much a guess.

4. Pia Toscano. A smoking beauty with depth and intensity, she could be this year’s Katharine McPhee with a bit more pop potential. She came out of nowhere last week to grab the “pimp” spot. She has sudden momentum, especially with Julie Zorrilla out.

5. Jacob Lusk. He is clearly the type of person you either love or hate. You love him for his pure passion for singing and his vocal calisthenics. You could find that very essence of him equally annoying. I don’t know if he will be able to grow a big enough voting bloc to get much further than this no matter how well he sings.

6. James Durbin. Like Jacob, James is a divisive figure, which is the type of person you like to have on “Idol” rather than forgettable. (I’d take Constantine Maroulis or Adam Lambert over Michael Lynche or Casey James any day). He has an incredible voice and an intriguing stage presence. Others think he mis-uses his voice for absurdist screeches and his hard rock tastes may turn off a good portion of the voters as well.

7. Stefano Langone. He has sex appeal. He has heart. He seems likable. He stumbled a bit last week with Bruno Mars but redeemed himself during his “sing for your life” segment to get a wild-card spot. He could go much further than this, but the competition is tough this year. This is Michael Johns/Ace Young territory here.

8. Naima Adedapo. I’m placing Naima here because Nadia Turner, who had a similar sensibility from season four, finished eighth. Turner’s song picks were sometimes suspect. I’m curious to see if Naima’s song selections will hurt her or propel her further. She isn’t the best vocalist in the top 13 but sings with maturity and depth.

9. Thia Megia. She is a bit like Lisa Tucker from season 5, who finsihed 10th: an extremely precocious young singer without any discernible “personality” off the stage. But from a vocal standpoint, Thia is far better than Lisa. She is also far better than third-season third-place finisher Jasmine Trias, too. So I could be way off placing her this low but again, it’s a rough year and simply a good voice won’t get you too far.

10. Paul McDonald. He is quirky. Quirky works sometimes. (See Taylor Hicks.) Quirky doesn’t always get you too far. (Megan Joy anyone?) He has an unusual voice and some level of hippie charm, which again provides plenty of good/bad debates. I love those! I’m not fully convinced he’ll be mass appeal enough to last more than a few weeks.

11. Haley Reinhart. She reminds me of folks like Gina Glocksen and Amy Adams who have big voices but hard-to-define personas. She knows the technical aspects of singing but does she really know the meaning behind what she’s singing? We’ll see.

12. Karen Rodriguez. She clearly knew how to market herself as the Latino girl in the competition by singing bi-lingually and referencing her heritage incessantly. Again, she has a pretty voice and is arguably better than many who landed in the 11th-12th place region (Lindsey Cardinale, Stephanie Edwards, Leah Labelle). This says a lot about the talent this year.

13. Ashthon Jones. Cannon fodder. She’s all attitude and has the least interesting, least engaging voice in the top 13. Randy Jackson was clearly enamored by her so there ya go. We’ll see if the voters beg to differ.  As you can tell, I would have preferred Robbie Rosen, Kendra Chantelle or Lauren Turner in this slot.

I mentioned my early picks at this point of the competition for seasons 7 to 9. Here they were for seasons 1 to 6 at this point based on my semi-faulty memory: Justin Guarini was the favorite season 1, with Tamyra Gray second. People didn’t even notice Kelly Clarkson until the top 10 performances.  Clay Aiken season 2 was an early favorite though Ruben was already getting plenty of love.  Fantasia was an early leader season 3 but hardly a guarantee with others rooting for LaToya London or Jennifer Hudson season three. Season 4, I had my eye on Bo Bice at this point, though Carrie Underwood already had lots of fans. Season 5, Taylor Hicks was hardly a shoo-in to win, with Daughtry fingered to win. Season 6 was not a year with an obvious leader at this point though Lakisha Jones and Melinda Doolittle were standing out and Blake Lewis had already caught our eye. I don’t think Jordan became a serious contender until we got to the top 10 portion.

MJ’s power 13 isn’t that different from mine – except she’s far more optmistic about Paul McDonald’’s pull.

-She also saw that the show will be pre-taped again this week on Tuesday for airing Wednesday. Nigel Tweeted that this is because of the new judges and a new director. So one thing’s for sure–Wednesday will finish on time!

-Last week, I handicapped the top 24. I placed 7 as guaranteed in unless they really screwed up. Julie Zorrilla and Robbie Rosen were the two that I thought were shoo-ins and didn’t make it.

I placed  11 in the fuzzy middle. 7 of the 11 made it through.

At the bottom, I placed six goners for sure.  I got five of them right. The only one who made it through was Karen Rodriguez.

74 comments Add your comment

JTesla

March 7th, 2011
6:10 pm

“Allison Iraheta as fourth out” which is where she finished ;)

Working on my list, but you have some good reasoning behind your picks Rodney.

Deirdre

March 7th, 2011
6:11 pm

You’re very brave to make these predictions Rodney. With this group I’m just not sure how it is going to go(as opposed to last year when I really didn’t care) There’s a lot of talent here and it’s very diverse.

Casey is fascinating and extremely talented and I, too would put him first right now. However, his hospital stay with a rumored transfusion has be worried about his staying power.

Pia will have to introduce herself to the Idol audience since the producers didn’t see fit to give us much info in the early stages.

Lauren is a very talented young lady who has put her foot in it a couple of times. She has turned some people off and will need extra effort to turn them back on again. If she focuses on her singing and drops the flirting with the host and the judges, she’ll probably do very well.

My problem with Scotty(sweet kid with a great voice) is the one-trick pony aspect. If he continues to expand his repertoire then he will do well.

Rodney Ho

March 7th, 2011
6:12 pm

Yes, Allison was fourth place. I ranked her fourth out, meaning 10th place. I ranked Kris 13th place and Adam 9th place!

Rodney Ho

March 7th, 2011
6:16 pm

MJ and I are more or less on the same wavelength except she has placed Paul at No. 2 right now. I have him 10th. Hard to pin down his popularity or staying power in my mind. Could go either way.

Deirdre

March 7th, 2011
6:24 pm

Jacob’s over-abundance of enthusiasm can wear out the viewers after awhile. And his voice isnot veery well controlled with an odd tone to it. I like him but don’t think he can win.

James……I don’t know what to say about James…I think he might have the best voice this season but he needs to show us that voice and right now he hides it behind the screams.

Thia has a beautiful voice with a very pure tone. She’s a blank when it comes to showing us her personality…if she could borrow some of Lauren’s enthusiasm, we could kill two birds with one stone…tone down Lauren and rev up Thia.

Pageant-bot Karen is a good singer but not an excellent singer. If she keeps milking the Latino influence, she’ll get a lot of somewhat deserved votes…I’m pretty sure she can’t win but she’s a factor that can’t be ignored.

ACE OF HEARTS

March 7th, 2011
6:29 pm

I think Scotty will indeed have to prove he is not a one trick pony. Casey leading the pack is a good call but who will be the dark horse this year, the one who comes out of no where with great performances? Look for James Durbin to surprise some folks.

Deirdre

March 7th, 2011
6:31 pm

Paul…hmmmm, I’m not sure about him. I liked his Maggie May but many people didn’t. I liked his Beatles duet a lot but I just don’t feel like I’ve seen enough of him to make any kind of judgement yet.

Stefano is kinda the same for me…I’m just not sure who he is but I am sure that his voice is not quite good enough to be in the running…he may surprise us but I doubt it.

Naima is really good, imo. I’m looking forward to what she plans to show us.

Haley is Ms Scarnato 2.0. She’s a better singer but not quite as attractive or leggy so who knows how long the guys will keep her in.

Ashton is not talented enough to be in this group…not sure why she is but everyone else has twice the talent she has.

Simon Says

March 7th, 2011
6:44 pm

I-Ninjakicksback

March 7th, 2011
7:00 pm

Ladies love WGWG Paul and MJs blog is a nest of the middle age white female demo that dominates voting.

KA

March 7th, 2011
7:04 pm

I like Scotty and Lauren for top two.

JTesla

March 7th, 2011
7:06 pm

Sorry Rodney, read that wrong.

As for my ranking (without much comment as most are just a gut feeling):

1. Casey Abrams

2. Lauren Alaina

3. Jacob Lusk, the unenviable, “kiss of career-death” spot 3rd.

4. Paul McDonald, quirky will get him far, but the ‘music skills vote’ goes to Casey.

5. Scotty McCreery, a solid run, and for country he doesn’t need to place that high.

6. Pia Toscano

7. James Durbin

8. Thia Megia, 15 and cute won’t take you to the top.

9. Karen Rodriguez cracks the top 10 causing conspiracy theories to be born regarding how the entire nation of Mexico voted for her, yet ironically she is not Mexican.

10. Naima Adedapo

11. Haley Reinhart, someone had to take this spot. She could make it further, but it would make many people unhappy.

12 Ashthon Jones

13 Stefano Langone, who?

JTesla

March 7th, 2011
7:10 pm

I thought that we debunked the “middle age white female demo that dominates voting” myth last season?

Deirdre

March 7th, 2011
7:44 pm

Ninja is obsessed with it.

R Plenty

March 7th, 2011
7:55 pm

I think James will run away with it. He has an fantastic voice and a great story. He is an actor and dancer as well as a singer, and if you go on the web you will see his rendition of the Beatles “While my guitar gently weeps” which is awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA_aRNm0YdM

Mo Schreibman

March 7th, 2011
8:22 pm

I do not see this Casey boy winning the Idol contest. While he is not annoying like some of the others are his kooky guy act will wear thin and will lose support of the television audience. I did not think Truman would win either even though Dewey had a mustache but do not get me started please even though Casey has one of those beatnik beards and the Scotty fellow does not yet shave apparently.

[...] Rodney Ho at Atlanta Journal Constitution: 1. Casey Abrams; 2. Scott McCreery; 3. Lauren Alaina; 4. Pia Toscano; 5. Jacob Lusk [...]

JTesla

March 7th, 2011
9:50 pm

By the way, nice promo picture there, way to feature the sponsor by showcasing the vehicle.

Deirdre

March 7th, 2011
9:51 pm

There’s a vehicle?

Mercedes S.

March 7th, 2011
10:16 pm

R Plenty, enjoyed the link! James Durbin sounds like Adam and looks like – a young Brando.

I-Ninjakicksback

March 7th, 2011
11:29 pm

The ratings show that demo is the largest one in the viewing audience. The ratings also show idol has lost a chunk of tween viewers since AI7. The tour crowds and morning show appearances reflect high 40-60ish women interest in the show. The show has made changes in age and personnel to get younger viewers. We have shows like Cougar Town and Desperate Housewives catering to the middle age female demo. But oh no its the fickle tweens who give us Kris, Casey, and Lee instead of the cougars who supposedly don’t exist in mass numbers.

JTesla

March 7th, 2011
11:40 pm

But my argument isn’t that cougars don’t exist. You seem to be taking an uncompromising all or nothing approach and since we’ve had years of reading that the vote was controlled by “texting tween girls” I’m kind of over those generalizations, regardless of it is generalizing the vote controlled by young girls or old women. The generalization that cougars are unified in their voting is wrong, and the generalization that they control the voting is wrong.

The power of the cougar gave us Paul? Really? Then were did all those other people come from, because the best cougar bait was left by the wayside last week, and it’s already been WELL established that Lee is not cougar material.

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
12:51 am

Seriously! Lee….yuck!!!

[...] American Idol [...]

Maryann

March 8th, 2011
2:58 am

Ha ha ha… wha?

“Naturally, I remember my biggest snafu was 2009, season eight, when I ranked Kris Allen as first out, Allison Iraheta as fourth out and Adam Lambert as fifth out. Yes, that was the ultimate top 3. …Whoops.”

No it wasn’t. Whoops, again. I’d congratulate you, however, for forgetting Danny Gokey if you hadn’t mentioned him later in the article. But Gokey did, in fact, come in third during season eight, and Allison came in fourth.

I love Jacob Lusk and while, yeah, he’s got the approximate energy of your average nuclear power plant, that’s a great deal of his appeal. He toned it down last week so we know he can. I think he could and should win this thing. Durbin’s good but I don’t think he’s all he’s cracked up to be. He’s beginning to feel over-hyped to me already. He might do better, take it further, if he can work of finesse and control.

Casey Abrams could win, but if he did, he’d be the next Taylor Hicks. He’s great at what he does and immensely lovable, but unfortunately, the music industry does not run on the things that make a reality show contestant appealing. Any kind of music he could possibly make would have extremely limited commercial appeal, he doesn’t have any physical sex appeal, and he looks much older than he is. It really should sound familiar at this point.

Lar

March 8th, 2011
7:41 am

I like Scotty but I don’t think he can win and how can you not pull for Lauren.

Chris

March 8th, 2011
8:10 am

If Twitter followers are anything to go by, it’ll be:
1.Scotty 2.Paul 3.Casey 4.Thia (!!!) 5.Lauren 6.James 7.Stefano 8.Pia 9.Jacob 10.Karen 11.Haley 12.Naima 13.Ashton
Scotty’s way ahead with 15000 followers.

Harriett

March 8th, 2011
8:18 am

R Plenty, thanks from me, too, for posting that link. It is what was already suspected–James has a terrific voice, but we have not seen this kind of versatility from him yet. If he shows that side of himself, he will go a lot farther than anyone thinks. I think the sensitivity shown on this song (link) will surprise some people. Can’t wait for him to demonstrate it on the show.

Mercedes S.

March 8th, 2011
8:37 am

America loves suffering folks overcoming bad odds and/or physical impairments (”King’s Speech”), so I think James will be with us for a while… plus, he has an amazing voice.

wreckedpizza

March 8th, 2011
9:01 am

Dear Ninja:

We get it; you think cougars rule the world. What we don’t get is your perspective on anything else to do with “Idol”. C’mon now, tell us how you feel about Ryan, the new “Idol” intro, no Simon Cowell, the gorgeousness that is J.Lo, etc. Anything will be fine.

By the way, if Paul wins this season (due to cougars or whatever), I will eat Rodney’s hat! :D

Your pal,

wreckedpizza

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
9:34 am

Good morning!

“There’s a vehicle?” Too funny. Deirdre, all you can see is a little of the grill!

I predict Scotty not winning which will be a huge plus for him because now he can get a recording country music deal and not be locked into FOX!

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 8th, 2011
9:36 am

Hey y’all,

Well this is a fun guessing game. If we get a girl winner this year, I’d go with Pia or Lauren. As far as ranking, this is what I’m going with:

1. Lauren Alaina
2. Casey Abrams
3. Pia Toscano
4. Scotty McCreery,
5. Paul McDonald,
6. James Durbin
7. Jacob Lusk,
8. Thia Megia
9 Stefano Langone,
10. Karen Rodriguez
11. Naima Adedapo
12. Haley Reinhart,
13 Ashthon Jones

Tho, for as long as I’ve seen the show and all the trivia I might know, my prediction powers are not the greatest. So, we shall see… but that’s what makes it so fun!

Heather MacDonald

March 8th, 2011
9:58 am

K&C Fan, I like your choices best. I think Lauren’s natural stage presence is going to take her far. She also has what I like to call the “cute little Pickler factor.” Heck, y’all, Pickler flirted with Simon, sang songs to Randy and hugged up on Ryan all the time. Lauren’s cute, she’s silly, she’s young, she’s got a GREAT voice and loads of natural poise on stage.

JTesla

March 8th, 2011
10:02 am

Pitchy, they are all locked in now, or at e least the new lable that Idol is using has first right of refusal if I understand it correctly.

Maryann this isn’t the Danny Gokey show, Rodney is discussing his guesses for Season 9 at this stage. At this stage of the competition most people had Gokey on top.

Thanks for the list Chris!

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:03 am

I can’t hold this any longer….The Event was excellent last night. Love this show and the writers. A great use of my 2hrs. I did hate finding out she’s not human!!

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:04 am

They’re locked in NOW, but not once the show is over. At least I don’t think so. Then, Scotty will be better known to the industry and may fare better when he loses AI.

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
10:07 am

Morning!

Pickler hadn’t just turned 16….just sayin’. There’s an ewwww factor that is turning some people off.

I will be taking the red-eye back to Atlanta tonight and will be back on EST for tomorrow night’s show. JT, I promise that I won’t forget!

RxDawg

March 8th, 2011
10:08 am

Hmm, I’ll give it a shot.

1. Casey- just simply too talented. Not only can he sing his but off, he can play too. I’d pay to see this guy play right now.

2. James Durbin- hate it up ye haters of the “yell”. This guy is the best rocker type Idol has ever had.

3. Thia- just a nice pure beautiful voice. I’m afraid her lack of versatility will get the better of her though.

4. Pia- excellent voice. Lot of control. Sounds like she really knows what she is doing. But will she be likeable?

5. Laurne- Shes really good, nothing much to complain about. I’m not in lover with her like the judges are though.

6. Scotty- I’m afraid he’s a one trick poney so to speak. He’s good at the baritone country, but I think the genre rounds will get the better of him. Still, he should go far on the girls vote.

7. Naima- I love this girl. I’m surprised at how little support she gets. I’m guessing her look has something to do with it. But this girl can blow and I’m looking forward to her next performance.

8. Stefano- to me, he’s a huge dark horse. he’s very ameturish, but I think he’s got a lot of room to grow. He could be one of those contestants that just get’s better and better every week.

9. Jacob- yeh, ok the guy can hit a lot of notes. But I really don’t enjoy listing to him. He sings almost in a comical/silly way to me. I’m guess that Jacob is the yin to James’s yang. Most people that really like one won’t care for the other.

10. Karen – she was one of my early favorites, but now she is leaving me a little empty. Pushing the latino thing will be her downfall. This is American Idol, not Latino Idol. She would be wise to embrace that.

11. Haley- I enjoy her, but she does oversing everything. Haley should watch Thia sing and take note.

12. Paul- I just don’t really like this guy that much. His voice is just too soft for live performances. Maybe in the local coffee house he’d be ok.

13. Ashton – terrible singer from what I’ve seen so far. The only one that really doesn’t belong here. The judges messed this one up.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:11 am

Everyone seems to have nailed it right…Ashton dead last.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:20 am

I just noticed, Jacob has on lavendar sneaks!

JTesla

March 8th, 2011
10:33 am

Pitchy: someone else might know the details better, but the last few years they’ve been on the hook for months after the show ended. It doesn’t mean that Scotty won’t find the right fit, but it isnt just the winner that is stuck.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:35 am

Thanks, JTesla.

RxDawg

March 8th, 2011
10:38 am

“I like Scotty and Lauren for top two.”

lol you think somebody likes country music? =D

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 8th, 2011
10:49 am

Heather, glad you like. We’ll see how close I can get…

Pitchy, Jacob seems to have snuck into Justin Bieber’s closet…

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
10:58 am

@k&cfan – with his big teeth and wide smile, I think he needs to tone down the colors a little.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:02 am

His effeminate mannerisms doesn’t need any help with the pastel colors.

RxDawg

March 8th, 2011
11:10 am

k&c fan, that reminds me. I heard on the Elvis Duran radio show driving to work this am. They were interviewing HYSTERICAL teenage (at least I hope they were teenage) girls right after a Bieber show. I think they got to meet him backstage and they were all crying while the radio guy asked them funny questions like “why are you crying, did Bieber hit you?” or “was Bieber ugly?”. It made for some pretty entertaining momements. I gota give it to the Bieb, he knows how to appeal to his audience.

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
11:13 am

LOL! Did Bieber hit you? I often wonder why teen girls cry about everything…must be the hormones.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:15 am

@Deirdre – naw, don’t think it’s the hormones. They’re just silly twits crying over a young boy who doesn’t know them from a can of sardines. I never thought it cool to idolized anyone to the point of hysteria.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:18 am

Always marveld at footage when I see the girls screaming, falling, fainting over Elvis, Michael Jackson and The Beatles…just a bunch of rubbish!

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
11:18 am

Except the Beatles…that’s what you meant, right? Except the Beatles! ;-)

wreckedpizza

March 8th, 2011
11:19 am

Well, if they ain’t crying over the Biebs they’re flirtin’ with Steven Tyler. Whatcha gonna do with them???? ;-)

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:38 am

@Deirdre – :lol: :lol: Even The Beatles. Sorry Perhaps if I’ve drooled over a singing senstation, I might understand. :lol: :lol:

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
11:41 am

Actually, the crying has more to do with group hysteria than anything else. It’s kinda like doing the wave at a stadium…you may think it’s stupid, you may not want to do it but somehow you find yourself standing up and lifting your arms just like everyone else.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

March 8th, 2011
11:42 am

RX and wreckedpizza, LOL!

I’ve never gotten the crying hysterics and I was a teenage girl at one point. The biggest mysteryL There was girl who cried over Sanjaya….SANJAYA! :?

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:49 am

You know what, Deirdre? That makes perfectly good sense to me…just caught up in the moment of all the other nuts around you (LOLOL).

Excellent point in question, k&cfan! She was entirely too young to be crying over Sanjaya (but I really did like him). And liked him even more after watching Celebrity Get Me Off this Island (or whatever the show was called).

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:52 am

Dang, did anybody what The Event???

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
11:55 am

watch, watch, WATCH…..Sheesh!

wreckedpizza

March 8th, 2011
12:00 pm

Naw, didn’t watch Charlie Sheen last night. Oh….you’re probably not talking about that Event!! :?

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
12:01 pm

I’m pretty sure that Harriett watched The Event, Pitchy but she’s quiet this morning.

JTesla

March 8th, 2011
12:02 pm

“It’s kinda like doing the wave at a stadium…you may think it’s stupid”

The wave is epic!

Sorry Pitchy, does it involve aliens? Does it involve a government conspiracy? If you answered yes to either of those questions than I will never watch it. Of course if the aliens drop in like meteors and destroy civilization that is a different story. One I don’t buy into, but one that I will be entertained by.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
12:07 pm

Good one, wreckedpizza!

@JTesla, these aren’t real aliens…they’re human and apparently die just like humans. Nothing alien about them from the surface. They can even have human looking babies (lol). It’s an excellent show. Too funny, u will watch those trying to destroy our civilization…you are evil man, pure evil…you ain’t even WINNING!

Sam-A

March 8th, 2011
12:08 pm

Pitchy: I saw it – it was good. I too was sad she is Alien, but who knows, she may end up saving mankind!

D: I never cried or screamed over the Beatles even though I saw them 4 times – too afraid blurry eyes would affect my ability to see my 4 beloved guys and screaming would mean I couldn’t hear their glorious voices. So I sat with my bino’s (Gater bowl and Atl stadium) and just gorged my eyes and ears with the fabulousness that is The Beatles!

Watchin What I Want

March 8th, 2011
12:12 pm

If I want to watch the event, I’ll watch it! Otherwise, quit TELLING me to watch it! I aint gonna and I aint interested. p.e.r.i.o.d.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
12:14 pm

Thank you Sam-A. I was sad too. The only way for her to make her decision was for her to wake up and he was gone. That was a given. Despite everything he went through last night, I’m not given up on my thought of the President’s right hand man.

Pitchy ™

March 8th, 2011
12:17 pm

Watching…reading is fundamental. I wasn’t telling anyone to watch it, I was correcting a word in my previous post!!!! Get a life…p.e.r.i.o.d!

wreckedpizza

March 8th, 2011
12:30 pm

New blog entry up!

Watchin What I Want

March 8th, 2011
1:33 pm

And telling someone to watch a show they aint interested in is NOT fundamental. NOW you’re understanding. Good girl! Catch!

Rascal

March 8th, 2011
3:52 pm

I think, believe it or not, Casey has been holding back. I’m hoping he will perform a Queen song and steal the competition. Whatever he does I don’t think we’ve seen his best yet. Also same thing goes for Pia, I think she has played this very smart and she will come out with a performance that will at least put her in the top 3. I think the fact that she hasn’t had a lot of screen time is an advantage also, she really has a winning personality and if she can show it off more now it will get her votes. Also, the fact that Rodney has her at #4 probably means she will win. And on that note, Rodney could you move Casey to #13 on your list? I really want him to win.

Deirdre

March 8th, 2011
4:30 pm

LOL! Rascal!

Rosita

March 8th, 2011
5:01 pm

Hi, alla yawl. Death in family Sunday but backreading here is therapeutic.
Deirdre, godspeed home!
How is Nana, anyone know?

Iremember

March 8th, 2011
9:01 pm

Hey, get with it. Taylor had and still has great sex appeal. People Mag didn’t make him sexiest bachelor for nothing. There was a reason there was a ton of internet boards and blogs devoted to pics of him And he still has more than most by the way. And also great voice, great performer, awesome band. His only problem was pissing some people off at the record company, and he had to go on without support. But not to worry, hes having a blast out there. I’d remark on these other people but I just really don’t care. Whatever. ;-)

zach

March 8th, 2011
11:31 pm

Rascal

March 9th, 2011
1:24 pm

Well I’m glad someone appreciates my twisted sense of humor. Thanks Deirdre :)

Moonstone

March 9th, 2011
11:31 pm

Here’s my prediction based on their performances from auditions till the selection of top 13:

1) Lauren Alaina
2) Casey Abrams
3) Scotty McCreery
4) Pia Toscano
5) James Durbin
6) Karen Rodriguez
7) Jacob Lusk
8) Thia Megia
9) Stefano Langone
10) Naima Adedapo
11) Paul McDonald
12) Ashthon Jones
13) Hailey Reinhart