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Who are the two out tonight on ‘American Idol’?

Naima and Thia out tonight!

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Naima Adedapo sang with her heart but her style was a bit too niche for the voting public. CREDIT: Michael Becker/ Fox

Naima Adedapo sang with her heart but her style was a bit too niche for the voting public. CREDIT: Michael Becker/ Fox

Someone on my live coveritlive blog tonight said “Idol” has yet again become a “sausage fest.”

For the first time in “Idol” history, the first four out are women! (That’s with an asterisk since Casey last week was the bottom feeder but was saved.)

Tonight, we lost precocious teen Thia Megia and quirky Milwaukee mom Naima Adedapo.

Neither was shocking departures. In fact, the consensus on Zap2it’s expert panel of “Idol” viewers had Naima and Thia as most likely to go home. My prediction was Paul McDonald and Naima gone with Stefano Langone as the third one in the bottom three. I liked Thia’s performance last night so I let my personal biases keep me from thinking she’d go home.

Let’s study why:

Thia had one of the purest voices ever in this competition. But she had the problem of being a teen who spent a lot of time on stage while not developing her own personality. That lack of connection with the songs she sang limited her fan base. Even though she did connect with “Daniel” last night, a lot of folks had written her off as boring and could not find the emotion last night. She is one of those singers you have to wonder might have done better on “Idol” if she had waited a couple of years.

Naima reminded me of Nadia Turner a few years ago. Both had a very defined, vibrant personality and a good (though not great) voice. Unfortunately, Naima’s appeal was limited, though she did pull off some good performances. Last night’s reggae vocals were risky and may have turned off more people than turned them on to vote. “Idol’ is a mainstream crowd. She is not mainstream.

Why did Paul land in the bottom three? Vocally, he is the oddest of the bunch but also lately has been the weakest. Nothing he did with “Rocket Man” changed that impression. He has good stage presence, though, and that’s gotten him this far.

Chuckles[tm], who is a regular blogger here and seems to have some inside ties with “Idol,” said the 1980s theme we were expecting last week will be this week. Then word that the PR folks made a mistake and jumped the gun a week early on the 80s theme makes more sense. Fox usually sends out the theme and next week’s performers around midnight EST (after the show airs on the West Coast.)

The producers made a good choice dispensing with the group sing and doing smaller duet/trio/quartets. The Lauren Alaina/Scotty McCreery take on the Carrie Underwood/Randy Travis duet “I Told You So” was especially good. It filled more time but in a good way.

Fantasia captivated some, repulsed others as usual. (She has been back on the show more than anybody, hasn’t she?). The Jamie Foxx/will.i.am promo for an upcoming movie was painful.

Here were results from the coveritlive polls

Lauren/Scotty’s “I Told You So”: A- 78% B- 6% C-17% F-0%

“Kryptonite” music video: Cute -59% Bleh 41%

Naima and Jacob’s “Solid” : A-0% B-37% C-47% F-16%

Fantasia’s “Collard Greens and Cornbread” – Delicious- 21%, Mute button- 79%

Thia, Haley and Pia’s “Teenage Dream” Dreamy – 13%, Just okay – 75%, Nightmarish 13%

Who will take up the final bottom 3 seat:
Casey – 5% James 10% Paul 30% Stefano -55% (whoops!)

Which Haley do you prefer?
Reinhart- 67%, Scarnato – 33%

In retrospect, should Kris Allen have beaten Adam Lambert?
Yes! America voted correctly- 33% No! A true injustice! -66%

The backgrounder video of the “Idols” week:
Edifying: 8%, Entertaining but not edifying: 42% Time filler at est: 50%

House band’s “Band on the Run” (Paul, James, Casey, Stefano): A-41%, B-23% C-32% F-5%

Should Paul have been in the bottom three?
Yes -62%, No- should have been Stefano 32%, No-should have been someone else -6%

Jamie Foxx/will.i.am’s “Hotwings”
Great fun- 8% Painful to anyone with hearing – 92%

Group sings vs. what they did tonight:
97% what they did tonight 3% group sings

142 comments Add your comment

Kiki D

March 31st, 2011
9:20 pm

This is really sad…so here we go again…four years in a row. The girls being plucked, one by one, they love me…they love me not…until we’re finally left with only two…Casey and Scotty. Four years in a row…a white guy wins. Pia? Forget about her. She is NOT as good as Casey or Scotty and will not make the finale. I’m just totally disgusted as to how each and ever year the girls are being voted off. WHO is voting? Girls and women only? And they’re voting with their romantic interest toward the guys? Idol needs to completely eliminate the split of 6 guys/6 girls making it through to balance it again. When they first began the show, there was no split…the votes went to the top 12 regardless of male/female. Obviously they need to return to that formula cuz THIS ain’t workin!!!

BrianInVegas

March 31st, 2011
9:23 pm

Kiki, as Rodney stated, Casey was technically eliminated last week, but saved by the judges. I’ll put my swami hat on and predict that next week we will lose either Paul or Stefano.

Rodney Ho

March 31st, 2011
9:30 pm

I’m confident a guy is out next week. Pia and Lauren have built up a lot of goodwill so far and should be safe for awhile.

Alex Trebek

March 31st, 2011
9:30 pm

Kiki D
March 31st, 2011
9:20 pm

Perhaps the judges are partly to blame.

#1. They “saved” Casey. Bad move.
#2. They have critiqued the girls harder than the boys.

Ace of Hearts

March 31st, 2011
9:31 pm

I think in the next three weeks wie will see Stefano, Paul and Haley go home. Not sure what order but it is a good bet. Lauren could get to the finals but I think it will be Scotty, James or Casy in the final.

JTesla

March 31st, 2011
9:32 pm

Can’t say that I’m sad. It’s too bad about Thia, but that’s the nature of the beast.

“Chuckles… said the 1980s theme we were expecting last week will be this week”

Good to know, I was curious as to what happened to it.

AI-addict

March 31st, 2011
9:39 pm

i’m upset Thia is gone. :( she and pia were my favorites.

Snatchandgrab

March 31st, 2011
9:39 pm

It should have been Paul. I also wish James would get eliminated…Really listen to him…he sings off key the entire song and hits a good high note at the end.

Snatchandgrab

March 31st, 2011
9:41 pm

Naima should have been eliminated a couple of weeks ago. She finally sounded good and now’s she’s gone. Not surprised by Thia getting the boot, but I do like her name…Thia Megia.

Alex Trebek ™©®, Esquire

March 31st, 2011
9:43 pm

The next three to go home should all be guys.

Paul then Stefano then Jacob.

After that, Casey and Haley.

That will leave a “Final Four” of Lauren, Scotty, Pia and Jame.

bhead

March 31st, 2011
9:44 pm

Come on Kiki D…racist much? sexist much? “four years in a row a white guy wins”…you racist against white people? you sexist against males? racism and sexism are diseases…seek help

Jason5

March 31st, 2011
10:04 pm

I was hoping Stefano would have been in the bottom three and voted off instead of Thia. Hopes Pia wins it all; she has a real singer’s voice.

A Casual Observer

March 31st, 2011
10:09 pm

PEOPLE…….Get a life, it is only a TV SHOW. The whole thing make “wrasslin” look legit!!!

twin103

March 31st, 2011
10:12 pm

Why is everyone so suprise about what’s going on idol, I’m not. Pia will win idol this year. Just think about it, the favorite has not won for the last three years, why would this year be any different.

Mary

March 31st, 2011
10:14 pm

Am I the only person who thought Fantasia was good? I really enjoyed her.

Alex Trebek ™©®, Esquire

March 31st, 2011
10:16 pm

Mary
March 31st, 2011
10:14 pm

In a word, yes.

Island Girl

March 31st, 2011
10:20 pm

I want Pia to win! I think that she is the best singer of all. But, a co-worker told me today that she is conceited. I see her as assertive, classy, and confident, not conceited. Do you think Pia believes she is the best Idol contestant of all?

mgdawg

March 31st, 2011
10:23 pm

Personally I don’t care if it’s male or female, black or white, I just want the best singers. I’ve got to think whoever it is that gives the winner the record deal is praying casey doesn’t win, we remember what happened to taylor hicks and he sounds so much like taylor hicks part 2. I did like casey when he used to just sing, but this new casey that has came out ever since the live singing repulses me. I predict the final to be either pia or lauren and scotty or james. My favorite is lauren.

mgdawg

March 31st, 2011
10:26 pm

Island girl, I would guess that your coworker is a female, I would then guess that she is jealous of Pia. The girl is beautiful and a talented singer, and I’m guessing that your coworker has never spent any time around Pia. She may be conceited, most talented people are, but I would guess jealousy is the explanation of your coworkers thoughts.

April

March 31st, 2011
10:28 pm

Alls I can say is I am glad Casey is still on the show! I think that boy should win!!!!

Mercedes S.

March 31st, 2011
10:35 pm

Just finished watching my recorded Idol – grateful to be able to FF Fantasia and whatever that circus fantasy was with the two Wills. Fantasia needs to hook up with JHud’s weight watchers, pronto!

Loved Scotty and Lauren’s duet.

Kris Allen looked like a vampire in need of fresh blood – pale, dark and scary.

Wish Paul and Stefano had left the building instead.

RxDawg

March 31st, 2011
10:35 pm

Awe man, I just lost my entire post :(

Bleh, not doing it again.

Enufalready

March 31st, 2011
10:39 pm

Enough of American Idol. The talent is average at best. The money wasted on this show should be invested in giving exposure to really talented artist.

Rodney Ho

March 31st, 2011
10:50 pm

Enufalready – there’s always “The Voice” on NBC or “CMT’s Next Country Superstar” or “X Factor” this fall!

Squirrel

March 31st, 2011
11:17 pm

Hey, I got a great idea. How about a show with real, professional talent. No need for washed-up judges, or waste of time phone calls. Hmmm, I afraid that sounds to much like a 1950’s TV show. Hey, I know what, don’t allow jugglers or opera singers. I’ll make a million!

Mary

March 31st, 2011
11:17 pm

Pia will be the big star from this group.

Katy

March 31st, 2011
11:27 pm

The way I judge the singers is “if I heard them sing a song on the radio, would I know who it is”….and Yes I would know Paul. He has a unique voi_e and he entertains the people. Dont let him get away. And YES Adam Lamberth SHOULD HAVE won, hands down, all eyes on the fries, without a doubt, Adam should have won !!!!!!!!….

JTesla

March 31st, 2011
11:29 pm

Fantasia has completed the transformation into Ruby Rhod from the Fifth Element. She had the voice, now she has the hair, and the clothes. Chris Tucker did the part a lot better, but Fantasia is pulling it off.

Squirrel

March 31st, 2011
11:31 pm

You mean FATasia?

Katy

March 31st, 2011
11:34 pm

Another thought—> Is S_otty able to sing anything other than _ountry???This is Ameri_an Idol, NOT Nashville Star…..LOL….One of my letters on the keyboard isnt working….”a – b – __” guess whih one….LOL

p59w

March 31st, 2011
11:38 pm

I think that was the best Jacob so far, not as screaming and the face and gestures did not seem so out of place.

Perhaps the bottom 3 status of Paul will convince him to go back and try and to do well (or perhaps he made the tour and now he doesn’t much care – we’ll know for sure if Paul breaks out the reggae in the next two weeks – speaking of reggae, have all reggae singers gone home from Idol?)

Actually I think Fantasia should have gone home – I guess we are lucky she isn;t sticking around. Mostly I have problems with the tone of voice I guess more than most.

Beethoven

March 31st, 2011
11:51 pm

What in the heck was that Jamie Foxx nightmare -Made me ill

JTesla

March 31st, 2011
11:53 pm

Someone should have gotten in Jamie Foxx’s face. Oh and the song fron Rio? I wish someone would have launched a big bird or two at the stage.

crass

March 31st, 2011
11:53 pm

Anyone missing a house???? Check Fantasia –I think she ate it.

Wathca talking bout Willis?

March 31st, 2011
11:55 pm

Four girls Pia -Haley- Lauren -and Jacob left— and five guys -sounds pretty equal to me

Libby

April 1st, 2011
1:13 am

Am I the only person who thought Fantasia was good? I really enjoyed her.

I LOVED HER! I think she’s amazing, a world class talent.

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
1:18 am

The only disapointement of the night is that Mobbed won’t be on for a while. That was some good television. I know for some people the hightlight of the night was having Chris Tucker on American Idol singing about food or something, but I’m kind of tired of that Ruby Rhod character.

JASon

April 1st, 2011
1:38 am

Casey’s rendition of Your Song on wednesday was mind-blowing. Seacrest said he got an insane amount of votes, I would be interested to know the number. By the way, I started watching wednesday and now I am hooked for the rest of the season. Lauren is my favorite, I think she is really special. The judges panel are so much better than Simon and Paula. Believe me, I didn’t expect to be impressed with JLo but I was, she is fantastic

UGA75

April 1st, 2011
1:47 am

There is nothing racial about telling it like it is. The best way to handle this is limit people to one vote per phone number, one vote per computer. This auto dial crap is not realistic, and setting up call centers for your home town candidate sucks too. The other suggestion would be to vote for your least favorite, I’d buy a phone franchise to vote Paul off. My wife, sister and sister-in-law hate his singing more than I do. At the moment I think it is James to lose.

dondee

April 1st, 2011
6:13 am

Wow, I don’t remember Fantasia’s talking voice sounding that…….weird! And when she sang/screeched her way through that song, I recalled her doing that when she was an Idol. She was a lot screechier than anyone on the stage last night. Wonder if she’d make it through with the talent that is on the stage this year?

Ex Idol

April 1st, 2011
6:49 am

Why does EVERYTHING have to be about RACE?

Ex Idol

April 1st, 2011
6:51 am

This is about TALENT…not skin color.

mike

April 1st, 2011
6:57 am

Jacob is the best now but b4 was thia she got compared to Michael Jackson and she was fifteen..
final for is Jacob, Pia, Scotty, Stefano

Alex Trebek

April 1st, 2011
7:04 am

mike
April 1st, 2011
6:57 am

Stefano??????

Gee

April 1st, 2011
7:32 am

Sad to see Thia go home. Loved her voice although she didn’t always connect with the songs. My favorites are Jacob and James. I love that Jacob has personality and feels the songs; however, I didn’t like the duet with Naima. Wrong song choice. I like Pia but “Yawn”. I like Scotty and love his voice although I would love to hear him sing something other than country.

I am big fan of Fantasia but the song she sang is not a mainstream song. It has a ol’ bluesy feel to it. I would rather her sing one of her ballads off of the new cd. Hated the hair. IMHO, people need to get over her weight. Just my thoughts.

justjanny

April 1st, 2011
7:32 am

Hey, Stefano can came out of nowhere like Kris Allen. Don’t forget Lee DeWyze, lacked confidence, blah, blah, blah! At least this year, whoever wins is talented. This is such a great pool and I agree, the judges are great. Steven Tyler makes the group more well-rounded although he does come across like Ellen Degeneres at times. And Randy has lost some of the Dawg (yeah!). Jennifer Lopez is really good with technical advice. Kudos to the producers!

Duet

April 1st, 2011
7:33 am

Lauren and Scotty’s duet last night was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on Idol. Made all the following acts look second rate.

Neg

April 1st, 2011
7:40 am

The pecking order right now as I see it:

1. Pia
2, Scotty
3. James
4. Lauren
5. Haley
6. Casey
7. Jacob
8. Stefano
9. Paul

Highlander

April 1st, 2011
7:40 am

Morning!

I can live with the results from last night (as if I have another option? :D ) although I wish it had been Paul rather than Naima. They are both a bit quirky, but Naima sings better and was entertaining. I respect her for the risks she took (African dance last wee, Reggae this week).

dawgfan

April 1st, 2011
7:40 am

Fantasia has always sounded like daffy duck when she sings, now she looks a little like daffy duck

Highlander

April 1st, 2011
7:43 am

Make that ‘last weeK’, naturally!

Kiki D

April 1st, 2011
7:45 am

For the yoohoo poster above (bhead – short for bonehead?) who critized me for being racist and sexist. Facts are facts….
1. David Cook. White – check; Male – check
2. Kris Allen. White – check; Male – check
3. Lee DeWyze. White – check; Male – check
Now – unless you know something about these past three winners that they’re really a black woman dressed in disguise as a white male, then please feel free to correct me. And at this point, Scotty, James and Casey appear to be front-runners. Again, all three are white males. Furthermore, I’m white. Being a racist against one’s own race makes no sense at all.

just waking up

April 1st, 2011
8:05 am

Jacob reminds me of the g-u-y-s and the minister of music at my old church, he has that same singing style. and he screams a lot. tiring. Pia has a great voice but I am sick of her ballads! Does she not know how to sing faster songs sometime? I initially liked Naima, but she was too one-direction in her dress and I tired of it. Her last two performances weren’t great. Oh well…

Harriett

April 1st, 2011
8:13 am

Good morning, all. I really blew it last night, forgetting that Idol aired at 8 PM and not 9 PM. So, I missed blogging with everyone during the show and did not care to turn the computer on afterward. Thank goodness I always DVR it! I am not a Lauren fan, but I absolutely loved the duet with Scotty. I see the producers are already lining up the tour numbers, and that should definitely be a part of it. I really liked not having the group sing.

Looking back, I think this week was boring. Elton songs just do not translate well for individual interpretation, IMO. I hope the 80s week brings out more excitement.

reader

April 1st, 2011
8:28 am

Thank God Clint Howard’s offspring is gone. No more ghetto accent to listen to.

Rickster™ © ®

April 1st, 2011
8:32 am

I’m disappointed but not surprised that Thia went home. I was looking at our list of numbers to which we texted and at the bottom I had written “In Trouble: Naima, Thia Paul”

Sure had that right.

But what was the “you won’t believe who goes home” thing in the intro? It wasn’t a great surprise.

Add my kudos to getting rid of the group sing. I liked the Lauren & Scotty duet. The others? Jacob/Naima: never liked that song anyway. Pia, Haley & Thia: okay. The house band: Horrible.

melissa's mom

April 1st, 2011
8:34 am

I agree with Alex Trebek – the judges do critique the girls harsher than the guys. Even after Paul’s hideous performance, they all loved him. I hoped Naima would stick around longer, but I’m in the minority. I predict Paul will go next.

JT

April 1st, 2011
8:36 am

Some producers are already interested in Naima….so to be kicked off some times means a win.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
8:37 am

Donna received two checks $5,000 + $420 = $5,420 total. It appears to me that the payments are not in agreement with the tax documents sent by Oran. The K-1 indicates taxable income for 2010 of $5,970 (see second attachment) but the payments were only $5,420.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
8:41 am

Oops – that’s not my post. Had it copied – sorry about that. Meant to say:

Dawg – how insulting to ducks everywhere.

Fansleazia was her usual nauseating self! I flipped after a few seconds. Man, that gal has two (2) big butts! Looked like two hot air balloons battling to get out from under a big red tent! What a lovely, modern hairdo! And the lisp and nasal, little girl voice just keeps going downhill.

I almost had a double-header last night – if only Paul had gone instead of Thia. At least rid of Naimi. Next week, Paul; then Jacong – and at that point I’m a pretty happy camper!

melissa's mom

April 1st, 2011
8:46 am

Kiki D – did you forget about Ruben, Fantasia, Carrie, Jordan and Kelley? I don’t think it’s racial or gender biased at all. It has more to do with talent and the music that appeals to most voters.

Rickster™ © ®

April 1st, 2011
8:47 am

And now that we know that Pia can sing something up tempo and move on the stage, she needs to!

Not fooled

April 1st, 2011
8:56 am

kiki D
How can the show be racist when the american people are the ones who decide who goes home?Does the show somehow limit the votes of a certain race?That is one of the dummest things I have ever heard.And the name on your post is Kiki so if your not black sure sounds like you want to be,I am betting you are.

Homer

April 1st, 2011
9:09 am

I am satisfied with the results. Thia should try again though. She might have what it takes two or three years down the road.

I thought the duet with Lauren and Scotty was excellent. So did the judges since it was the only time they gave a standing ovation last night.

Fantasia was pathetic and so was the song from the Rio movie. Two bad choices from the producers.

I think the judges are overall better than ever. However, I do miss Simon and believe that this panel of judges needs to have a little more tough love. That being said it’s possible that the producers have asked them to remain positive with all their comments.

Have a good weekend all.

confused

April 1st, 2011
9:13 am

80’s week….my highlight of the season. Was SO hoping Paul would go…I still say the top 5 will be James, Lauren, Scotty, Pia and Casey. Top 3? James, Lauren and Scotty….but Pia could nudge out Lauren…that’s a toss-up.

Haven’t watched AI for a few years other than an occasional glance. This has been a good season to renew my interest.

A Conservative Voice

April 1st, 2011
9:14 am

@Mary

March 31st, 2011
10:14 pm
Am I the only person who thought Fantasia was good? I really enjoyed her.

Mary, you’re sick……have you been to the doctor lately?

Kiki D

April 1st, 2011
9:17 am

Melissa’s Mom….if you go back and read MY original post which is the FIRST one on this thread, I merely complained about all the girl’s being picked off one by one. I never said anything about race except for the OBVIOUS fact the LAST THREE YEARS in a row a white male has won. I’m not talking about Season 1, 2, 3, 4….ONLY the last three years and now that all the girls are getting voted off it is appearing ANOTHER white male will win this year.

As for Not fooled, I NEVER said the show was racist. Some bonehead said I was a racist and sexist for pointing out that the last three year’s winners have been white males which is a fact. Racist? No. Sexist? No. Facts? Yes. And you’re an idiot for saying my name sounds “black”. What does THAT mean? My mom named me after the duet with Elton John and Kiki Dee “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”…it was her’s and my dad’s “dating” song at the time. You are an absolute idiot!

Renee

April 1st, 2011
9:17 am

Casey is the ONLY reason I’m still watching. If he gets voted off, I’ll stop watching again. I lost “faith” in AI years ago when Chris Daughtry got voted off. If HE can’t win, the show is majorly flawed. I’m hanging in there — and voting for — Casey. The rest are just space fillers till the end as far as I’m concerned.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
9:19 am

Homer, Thia can’t come back. Once you make the top 25 and voting starts, you’ve reached the “point of no return”. Shame she didn’t wait 2-3 years – with added maturity she might have been a top 3 or 4 contender.

Rodney Ho

April 1st, 2011
9:24 am

Thia might have been a much better artist given some more seasoning, for sure. She just isn’t quite ready for prime time because she has no clue who she is yet. She’s in many ways, just stage kid-bot.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
9:24 am

Kiki: This blog is kind of sensitive in nature. And it’s so busy, everyone mostly scans thru posts quickly – and that definitely can lead to misinterpretation of things said sometimes.

Sadly, little tweens and teens seem to control most of the voting, ergo the girls get s-it upon! Wasn’t like that in the early years, though God knows who in the world voted for Fansleazia! There’s not a single demographic I can imagine voting that way!

But, since these little gals seem to adore all the Disney girls and Taylor Swift, you’d think they’d jump on a lovely, talented young girl like Lauren or Thia – just not happening on Idol.

Rodney Ho

April 1st, 2011
9:24 am

So Chuckles was wrong. Not 80s week. Hall of Fame week. Details in my next blog entry.

ashley

April 1st, 2011
9:27 am

Why do some folks continue to gripe about Scotty singing country?? He will be a successful country singer – should James sing country instead of the rock he does, and should the others do something besides their comfort style? If you don’t like his singing, mute it and wait for your favorite. That’s what I do when Jacob and Paul sing.

confused

April 1st, 2011
9:31 am

CRAP!!! I want my 80’s!!!!!

G

April 1st, 2011
9:31 am

Explaination of Naima’s oust stated above by Rodney: “Last night’s reggae vocals were risky and may have turned off more people than turned them on to vote. “Idol’ is a mainstream crowd. She is not mainstream.” I think that comment is spot on from Rodney. I’m CERTAIN Naima will be fine. She’s gotten the exposure she needs to have a chance to be very successful in her niche.

It has also been mentioned that once again the women are being plucked away first. Looks like we’re going to have a “sausage fest” again. This is true and trendy as of late on AI. Although Crystal Bowersox finished runner-up and very talented, I’m sure a lot of women banded together to help push her through.

What’s also true and trendy of AI, is people of color are being eliminated early too. Whether you are of asian, latino, or african decent, chances are all will be eliminated before the final 4. Not trying to make this a racial issue, it’s just the way it is and has been noticable the past couple of years. Hey, it may just be a preference of what the mainstream is comfortable with, and what mainstream will toloerate. If your style does not fit the mainstream, or if the mainstream “doesn’t get it”, then you get no votes. It doesn’t matter if you have the talent or not. AI isn’t all about the “talent”. There’s no right or wrong, it’s just the nature of the show’s base.

Kiki D

April 1st, 2011
9:37 am

Thanks Sam-A….but seriously people need to re-read what they read if they have a problem with it to make sure they simply didn’t misinterpret as they obviously did. And you may be right about why the girls are getting voted off as it has trended now for the last four years. The tween/teen girls are voting for their “crush”. :-)

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
9:38 am

JAMES IS HORRIBLE

Kiki D

April 1st, 2011
9:40 am

Thank you G!!! I’m not the only once who has noticed that the girls will all be gone in a few weeks at this rate with only Pia standing….just as Crystal was left with four guys last year! Sausagefest! LOL…I love it!

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
9:47 am

And the shame of the tween/teen vote is there’s not a single attractive guy on this year! Stefano – meh; Paul – nice teeth, looks about 38; Casey – if you want a 40 year old mountain man, he’s your guy; Scotty – cutish for a friend, crush – no wayyyyyy! Jacob – do I really need to comment?! James – all the weird blinking and squinting mixed with the faux-hawk – nah!

Yet there are some really cute, talented girls, ie Lauren, Pia, Thia, “Legs” girl ( name escapes me).

I don’t think there’s a bias against blacks/hispanics/etc – it just happens that for the last 2-3 years there haven’t been any very talented ones on Idol. Audience votes for the ones they like best – what is racist about that? I voted for LaToya London year 3. And Kimberly Locke was in top 3, along with Ruben, in season 2. I know several regulars here voted for Melinda a few years ago. Send some really talented & attractive (whole pkg) ethnics in and the votes will happen!

bigballs

April 1st, 2011
9:48 am

The Jamie Foxx/Will I. Am mess was unbearable. I went to commercial break. Fantasia turned out not so bad for what it was. Greens and Cornbread. Started weak but got pretty soulful. Not a fan but not too bad for what it was. Cheap entertainment.
The Thia/Naima departure was of course predictable. I was kind of hoping Paul would go. Haley seems to have picked up a little steam. Ok with that. James and Casey down a notch. Scotty=Scotty. Move along, text your vote.
The smaller groups were okay but like seeing the choreography of the group sings.
I’d say Stefano is the man to beat for going home this week.

Deirdre

April 1st, 2011
9:58 am

Morning from sunny, warm California!

Thia and Naima shouldn’t have come as a surprise to anyone. Naima didn’t have the vocal chops and Thia didn’t have the maturity needed for her performance skills.

Looking forward to see the duets. sounds interesting.

I’m very happy that I’ll be able to fast forward through you-know-who.

As for girls being eliminated…..to be honest, I would have picked these girls to go first…with the exception of Paul and Stefano, they just don’t have it. Re previous years…other than Crystal, name one girl from the last 3 years who was Idol winner material. Maybe Allison but she needed more time to mature as well.

boots

April 1st, 2011
9:58 am

I did not care for Fantasia’s song. We kept rewinding to confirm she was singing about collards and cornbread. Probably the dumbest song I’ve ever heard, although I do love both foods. I thought both ladies handled the bad news in a very classy way. It was a classy end and made Casey look pretty stupid for all of his antics the week before. (Please – another doctor episode with Casey??? This guy has some issues.) The highlight of the night was the duet with Lauren and Scotty. It was stellar. At this point, I’m picturing a rock v. country final, although I think it will be Lauren and not Scotty. Scotty has his voters, but he will not be picking up the leftover voters from those voted off before then. Have a nice weekend, everyone!

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
10:06 am

I think people will only be happy if we all just state that America is sexist and racist. This of course ignores what mainstream America listens to and focuses the attention only on Idol. A place where people don’t plot together, but instead simply vote for their favorite. Season 3 had 3 guys in the top 9, they lost because they weren’t that good. Viewers then became wowed by those that could make a song their own or perform a unique arrangement… about the only people rising to that challenge happened to be white guys. It’s not their color or their gender but what they do on stage.

confused

April 1st, 2011
10:08 am

I disagree Kiki…I think Lauren has some staying power….

confused

April 1st, 2011
10:09 am

Sam-A…SERIOUSLY? James has tourette’s….instead of criticizing things he has no control over how about some admiration for overcoming adversity! What a tool!

pebblebeach

April 1st, 2011
10:10 am

PIA..all the way to victory…love me some PIA…

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
10:16 am

I KNOW James has problems. But do his weird facial expressions really appeal to very young girls? Not faulting him, you Tool!

Harriett

April 1st, 2011
10:26 am

Hey, Deirdre! How was your flight? Uneventful, I hope. Guess from your comments you did not have access to tv on your plane. I think you will love the Scotty and Lauren duet. Lauren seems to be listening to someone and has toned down her act a bit. I like her better now, though am still not on the bandwagon.

The duet with Jacob and Naima was awkward, due to Jacob’s having two left feet. They were supposed to dance.

Deirdre

April 1st, 2011
10:39 am

Harriett, no the plane did not have tv’s unfortunately. And the movie was awful, too. One of those Focker movies but we managed to get past Tulsa without incident.

I think(and this is totally different than where I was before) Lauren has the potential to win. IF(note big IF)the producers can get her to stop turning people off by flirting with the judges. She’s not my favorite but I saw sparks of something the country will like during her last performance.

Pia so far is a big voice, a beautiful body and nothing else. No real emotion to speak of, no song interpretations that make her step away from Celine. However, she has the chance to win, too.

Deirdre

April 1st, 2011
10:46 am

Both James and Casey are polarizing. Reminds me of the “Adam screeches:no, Adam sings” debate. I’m not sure that they can win. Jacob also has his polarizing traits….so who does that leave from the male contestants? Stefano? Paul?…Not going to happen. Scotty is VERY popular but he’s soooooo country that I think he turns off a lot of people.

A girl could very well win this year.

aon

April 1st, 2011
10:52 am

For those of you who want to inject color into a talent competition…..blah, blah, blah. It’s about talent, plain and simple. Man up and make a difference instead of whining about how life is not fair. As far as the show goes, I am really disappointed. I don’t think the talent pool is that great and what is the deal with the judges? They add no value at all. Their critique is like watching a bunch a little league moms handing out trophies to everyone so nobody gets their feelings hurt (I’m not against giving little kids trophies, but these “kids” are adults who want to succeed in the music industry shark tank.). I was so looking forwarding to Steven’s spunk and fire, instead he acts like he is on Prozac. Jennifer – she is pretty and I love her lipstick. Randy!! I thought he would have at least kept some of Simon’s honest crankiness. Overall, its all so dull!

Sticky

April 1st, 2011
10:57 am

Don’t have time to read others comments before I post, so hopefully I’m not being too redundant.

LOVED the pairings vs group sing! So much better and it felt like it kept things rolling more. Result shows can get stagnant.

Disliked both “celebrity” performances, and unfortunately can’t get “turnips greens and cornbread” out of my head.

I’m happy with the bottom 2 this week. Interested to see what the remaining contestants do with next weeks’ Rock n’ Roll theme (my favorite genre!).

Sticky

April 1st, 2011
11:00 am

As far as the judges go, I wish Steven would get some of his energy back. I don’t care if he calls everything “beautiful”, but give us something to work with. I too am tired of J-Lo’s intrusions on Randy’s comments. Let him speak! It’s not the “J-Lo’s opinion is the only one that counts and should be heard” show. I like her judging overall though. I think Randy is doing very well.

That’s all.

DavidW

April 1st, 2011
11:03 am

Show has a lot of talent this year – its great to watch – I wish Casey would bring back his Bass- I wish Jacob would sing more luther type songs- I hope Scotty keeps singing low and deep – oh well – It’s just really fun to watch

SimonSays

April 1st, 2011
11:09 am

Glad Paul made it, he’s the best and was in the bottom 3, crazy.

Why would anyone vote for Casey after being saved is crazy, he should have been gone. He remind me of the guy last year who did one nice song in Hollywood week but people kept voting for him based one that one fluke performance.

They should go home in this order
Next Casey Then
Jacob then
Stefano

Then the battle is on

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
11:10 am

While I think the boy’s version of “Band On The Run” was tepid at best, I was very impressed with Casey actually owning a Hofner Bass! Wow! Obviously James is not the only McCartney fan in the group.

And Lauren was great, even brought Scotty up a level.

Dierdre: hope you’re right about a girl winning – I’ve thought the girls were better than the boys from the beginning. And, don’t gloat too much – we’re having sunny and low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday (supposedly). But I do truly love CA! Hey, maybe you can get tix to next week’s show if you’re still out there.

AlwaysAVol

April 1st, 2011
11:12 am

Paul would be less annoying just raking his fingernails across a chalkboard.

Alicia

April 1st, 2011
11:21 am

Fantasia was on the wrong show last night. She should have been on the Gong Show or Halloween Idol.

J911

April 1st, 2011
11:27 am

The girls voted off deserved to be voted off. Honestly, I was disgusted early on when they had to keep 12 gals and 12 guys so they let some great guys go in order to keep some so-so gals. Not fair. Oh, and I am female.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
11:33 am

J911 – I’d been thinking exactly the opposite, ie kept some extremely mediocre dudes and let a couple of really good girls go.

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
11:53 am

Might as well go to page 2…

DG

April 1st, 2011
11:54 am

It’s still too early to say who is going to win, but at the moment I think its Jacobs to lose. Pia needs to sing something other than a ballad if she is going to win. Scotty doesn’t need the show, he can record right now. Lauren gets better every week. James is loving the attention is by far having the most fun. I don’t think he realizes he’s in a competition – which will catch up to him. Casey is the ‘artist’ and performance is what put in the bottom not his voice. I don’t get the love for Haley. She’s a smokey lounge singer. I mean can she sing? I can’t tell she growls through every song. She gets by on her looks as much as Paul does. Speaking of Paul, he looks the part, but eversince he sang that Rod Stewart song that is all I think about now. Joey…er Stephano is actually a really good singer, but he so inconsistant. I don’t think he can string a few weeks together.

DavidW

April 1st, 2011
12:03 pm

who do you all think is
a. the truely most talented musician
b. singer
c. entertainer
d. who do you think would be the most commercialy successful like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, or Jennifer Hudson?

Deirdre

April 1st, 2011
12:19 pm

Just staying for a long weekend, Sam…should be home on Monday.

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
12:27 pm

Scotty is the only one I would actually pay to see right now.

G

April 1st, 2011
12:35 pm

I think at the end of the day; Casey, Lauren, Scotty and Pia will round out the top 4.

Although country is a significant part of the AI mainstream, it’s still not enough to give Scotty the win. He just doesn’t have enough pop in him to cross over. Which leaves Casey, Lauren, and Pia.

I don’t think Pia will pull herself out of ballads in time to save herself. She also doesn’t have enough positive personality to get her over the top (at this point). Instead, her personality is going the opposite direction……arrogance. Did you notice her look when she found out she was safe? (Of course I’m safe) So, this leaves us with Casey and Lauren.

Hard one to call, but I think Casey will prevail. My votes would go to Lauren, but this may not be the year for the female……again. JMO

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
12:47 pm

Can’t see Casey winning AT All. Pia Can’t perform, although she can sing. Don’t think that alone will get her through. Could be Lauren or Scotty.

G

April 1st, 2011
12:49 pm

Posted From DavidW:

who do you all think is
a. the truely most talented musician – probably Paul or Casey
b. singer – Definitely Jacob. He’s my fav
c. entertainer – James and Naima
d. who do you think would be the most commercialy successful like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, or Jennifer Hudson? Scotty will definitely do well in his niche. Honestly, I don’t know if this group has a strong commerical star. I’ll have to go back and listen to Lauren some more.

jOHNNY nAM

April 1st, 2011
1:06 pm

98% of the comments I see here are geared for a personality contest., nothing to do with talent, musical ability. The comments I saw down grading Pia were pitiful. Pia has an extaordinary voice with mant ranges. A true talent . You people would probably vote Celine Dion off. Tjia is still a child…16 yrs. old for crying out loud, very talented and has her whole life in front of her.
And what’s with the boy vs girl stats? that is so adolescent!!
Glad you teent boppers aren’t judges.

Kady

April 1st, 2011
1:08 pm

I like Lauren….BUT PLEASE….Mom,Dad Friends…yes, she is you and immature which is natural…Great talent…but her crying and baby talk and her mother having the same hairdo makes me not want to vote for her..THINK KELLY THE TRUE AMERICAN IDOL…..

Smokey's Mom

April 1st, 2011
1:14 pm

I agree with those think:
1. Fantasia’s song was awesome (if you like the blues – maybe you liked the song and didn’t care about her weight, hair, dress or speaking voice).
2. Pia is beautiful with a nice voice but also incredibly boring.
3. Scotty already has it made in Nashville so he should go home now to avoid being bound by the AI contract)
4. Naima is an entertainer first and secondly a vocalist.
5. Sick of James
6. Jacob can sing but he won’t be part of the last 4 standing.
7. I finally like Haley
8. Sick of the cheesy commercials
9. Truly, truly sick of the racism, no matter who spews it…

melissa's mom

April 1st, 2011
1:16 pm

Kiki D – if your comments were not about race and gender, what was your point in pointing out the last 3 years have been won by a “white male”? If you were merely pointing that out, it sounds like a race and gender issue to me. For the record, I was a fan of Naima and I’m also white.

Not so fast

April 1st, 2011
1:18 pm

Don’t discount Scotty too fast…..many didn’t think Taylor Hicks could win his season either.

That being said, Pia by far as the best voice and I think she’ll shine even more next week.

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
1:35 pm

Taylor Hicks won on charm, totally different from talent

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
1:37 pm

And, well, it is..American Idol, not American Talent, LOL

KPH

April 1st, 2011
1:38 pm

How could anyone think Paul has a good voice? He sounds like a dying calf in a hail storm! Wake up Paul fans this is a singing contest not a toothpaste commercial!

Kiki D

April 1st, 2011
2:00 pm

Melissa’s Mom… I’ll try one. more. time. My point is..the girls are once again getting picked off just as they have the past three years prior. At this rate, it will be four years in a row a white male wins. Now there is nothing racist or sexist in that statement. It is a simple observation and a 3-year fact now working on a 4-year fact. I would like to see some variety in the winners which is why Naima excited me. I hate that she’s gone….so that we have Paul instead? jeez.

BLACKOUT

April 1st, 2011
2:45 pm

WHAT ARE Y’ALL LISTENING TO, NAIMA, HAS A VERY SOULFUL VOICE REGARDLESS OF HER CHOICE OF SONG, THEY’RE NOT JUST THERE FOR THE SONGS THE SING, THE QUESTION IS CAN THEY SING AND THE ANSWER IS HECK YES SHE CAN SING, ON THE OTHER HAND PAUL AND SCOTTY AND THAT ORDER SHOULD HAVE BEEN GONE HOME, PAUL HAS NO TUNE AT ALL AND ALL SCOTTY HAS IS THAT LOW GROWL THAT HE DOES, AFTER THAT HE CAN HANG IT UP TOO.!!!!

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
2:58 pm

Hey Blackout, I think you caps lock is on. Go ahead and push the little button on your keyboard that has the words “Caps Lock”, you’ll find it on the left side of your keboard between Tab and Shift.

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
2:59 pm

And of course, that first “you” means “your”

Sandy

April 1st, 2011
3:00 pm

I think the Judges should evaluate the guest perfomers too. This could be really embarassing but it would increase the ratings and relieve some of the boredom.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
3:25 pm

Did anyone notice if the judges stood up after the freak’s performance last night? (I flipped off the station for a couple mins). Earlier someone said they’d only stood for Lauren/Scotty duet. They usually have stood for former winners no matter how bad the performance/talent.

beebee

April 1st, 2011
3:27 pm

Pia may not be able to “perform” right now, But in time she will be coached, will learn and grow. Some of you people are expecting these amateur singers to be ready-made Carly Simons or something.

I do not like country music. But I enjoyed listening to Scotty and Lauren singing together over everything else last night. Do any of you people know what harmonizing means? Seems like some of you can’t appreciate a great sound. All you care about is a look!

I care about looks too. But learn how to separate yourselves from your personal music tastes and TRY to see the talent that is in a few of those kids.

Like I said, I don’t like country music, but I would listen to duets by Scotty and Lauren on the radio ALL the way home from work. Some days that is!

beebee

JTesla

April 1st, 2011
3:27 pm

They stood for Lauren/Scotty, but Jennifer had to tell Steven to stand (anyone else catch that?).

I don’t know that they showed after Fantasia, I was in too much shock over the caboose that was attached to that train wreck to notice.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
3:55 pm

Yeah, JT: that was a lot of red going on up there on the stage. But it all kind of balanced that big old roll up on the front of the head. Overall, quite a look! Kinda made me want to puke and tear my eyes out!

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
4:11 pm

And that would be after punching holes in my eardrums to quelch the screeching, nasal, whiny noise.

Simple Man

April 1st, 2011
4:23 pm

I was disappointed to see Thia go. Whenever she sang I always imagined she was my little sister or cousin. It would be so much fun if we shared a bathroom, and I did her laundry. She seems like such a sweet girl.

G

April 1st, 2011
4:23 pm

I feel ya beebee. I’m not a country music fan either, but I thought Lauren and Scotty did a goo job. No chance of me listening to it in my casual time, but good for the show. I enjoyed their performance, much like I did Fantasia. Regardless of genre, I know good music when I hear it.

Sam-A

April 1st, 2011
4:45 pm

There’s a new thread up, posted apparently just a couple minutes after this one went up.

Jubie

April 1st, 2011
6:02 pm

bee bee,
i know what you are saying about Pia, but she has to compete now and the others are outperforming her. She is just boring to watch eventhough whe has a beautiful voice. I don’t think she can hang in through finals unless she steps up.

Lisa

April 1st, 2011
6:22 pm

I can’t believe STEFANO is still there, but Naima and Thia went home!! I agree with Steven T., Stefano = Broadway.

My order of faves:

1. James—brilliant, owns the stage anytime he is up there!
2. Lauren–sweet, genuine, beautiful with beautiful voice!
3. Paul–love, love, love his unique voice and style! He is the real deal; an artist. He just needs to get back to basics of showing off his incredible voice–something soft and sweet like the “Blackbird” thing, with a nice, slow acoustic, in order to expand his fan base.
4. Casey–larger than life talent and larger than life personality; bring back the bass and your awesome voice, all you need!
5. Scotty—not a huge traditional country fan; but he has awesome stage presence and everything he does sounds like he is already a professional.
6. Haley–she’s growing on me.
7. Pia–BORING. technical perfection aside; you have to entertain people!
8. Stefano–ditto, ho-hum.
9. Jacob—too dramatic, over-the-top, too emotional. Send him home next!

Lisa

April 1st, 2011
6:32 pm

answers to quiz posted by David W:

who do you think is
a. the truly most talented musician
Paul or Casey
b. singer
James or Lauren
c. entertainer
James, hands down.
d. who do you think wil be the most commercially successful like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson?
probably James or Scotty.

nonya

April 1st, 2011
9:52 pm

Paul is yummy!

BrianInVegas

April 2nd, 2011
3:17 am

I have to admit, I was worried during Fantasia’s performance. I thought if that dress had let go, she could have wiped out the first three or four rows….

ariel

April 3rd, 2011
1:09 am

It is very disappointing that there are no haley fans out there. J lo pointed out that she has the best voice and I think she’s right. Unfortunately, a lot of young girls will see her as a reflection of someone “threatening” that triggers their insecurities and will not vote for her for that reason,

BrianInVegas

April 3rd, 2011
3:17 am

I dunno, I like Haley a lot, I think she could be a dark horse in future weeks…

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

April 3rd, 2011
2:21 pm

beebee, the problem with what you said about Pia being “coached” in the future is EXACTLY her problem; she seems to have been “coached” since she was about 3 years old to be the perfect contestant. on a beauty pageant. She is beautiful. She DOES have lovely singing ability, technically. She has style. She has grace. I’ll bet she could answer “if you win…what would your goal be for the world” quite intelligently and with poise. But as Deirdre said, she has NO DEPTH. I almost expect her to do the pageant/parade wave with her hand any moment while watching her. But if she can be “coached” to have personality, well, i’ll just leave that an open-ended question…

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

April 3rd, 2011
2:25 pm

ariel i am a HUGE hayley fan — she’s jazzy-bluesy-rock-pop all rolled into one, and very versatile and controlled in her ability to use the talent she has. I am/was a huge Casey fan for much the same reason during the auditions, and wish to heck he’d get back to that which he showed during the “Georgia on my mind” audition. That was incredible. I’m a big Lauren and a big Scotty fan — heck, IMHO they should, when eliminated or when they win, or whatever, go on tour together! I can hear either or both of them on the radio right now with what they’ve already done. Even if he DOES look like Alfred E. Neuman (Mad Magazine, remember?) And she looks so much like my office manager’s little sister i had to ASK her (my office manager) if she had relatives in Rossville! but i like ‘em. i really like ‘em.

Reynaldo Decena

April 4th, 2011
12:41 am

Thia Megia saves Casey Abram. Thia is a sacrificial lamb. This is insane rules and regulations

Reynaldo Decena

April 4th, 2011
12:44 am

If Casey out the other week next is Naima then Thia is still competing with AI. Very unfair decision of the judges.

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Rett

April 4th, 2011
9:17 am

Morning everyone, What a relief to find this website, as no one in my household is interested in the show, nor in my opinions. First, I agree with those above that it’s a shame that Thia was voted off the show, it seems that superficial showmanship aspects have won out over talent once again. I think talent has to come first and that it’s the building block of any great star–it is a shame she wasn’t given the chance to develop.

Seems the voting public is greatly influenced by what the panel of judges are saying and they obviously, by their comments, had not shown Thia much in the way of support (especially Steven). On the other hand, Pia, who has enjoyed the panel’s support (until this past week) continues on the show. I do not understand how you can say she is “technically” great? All I hear when she sings is screaming and/or that she projects through her nose. Last week, during the group section, when she was finally required to sing at a softer level, she was totally off key. Yet, much to my dismay, the judges were constantly gushing over her (by the way, I haven’t really seen her do anything except walk up to the center of the stage and sing at the mike–much the same as anything Thia ever did).

I guess my main complaint about the show is that so many of the contestants are constantly screaming and/or singing through their noses. Is that because it’s the only way they’re able to reach a higher range? Now I know there’ve been plenty of huge mega-stars who scream, but they were good at it, and knew when to amp up the volume!

Probably, at the end of the day, that’s why I like Scotty so much, although not much of a country music fan, I find myself really enjoying listening to him. He’s got a round, soft tonal quality that’ll probably take him far.

It’ll be interesting to see who makes it through this week — I’m always amazed.