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‘American Idol’ top 6 performance show live blogging

Join us to blog live while the ‘American Idol’ top 6 perform live from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EST, covering Carole King songs, both solo and in duet form. Miley Cyrus will be a guest mentor. Bleh.

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Jubie

April 27th, 2011
6:10 pm

My Suggestion for interesting duets:

Scotty and Hayley
Lauren and Casey
James and Jacob

JTesla

April 27th, 2011
6:24 pm

Jubie… I like those suggestions.

Mercedes S.

April 27th, 2011
7:08 pm

Hope I can join everybody tonight on the live chat… several power outages, messed up cable and computer…grateful the A/C is working!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
7:53 pm

Looking forward to the duets although I’m a little worried about Jacob. He hasn’t been good at harmonizing in any of the other group sings.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:05 pm

Jacob looks “interesting” this evening.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:07 pm

So did I see Haley and Casey as duet partners?

Jacob first….he doesn’t know if he can do it anymore. Jimmy basically says tough sh*t!

Ms. Simon

April 27th, 2011
8:11 pm

Gone GIRL!!!!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:11 pm

Well…I actually thought that was pretty good from Jacob. I don’t like the tone of his voice but it wasn’t a bad performance.

Ms. Simon

April 27th, 2011
8:12 pm

What is Janice errrr Jacob wearing?

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:18 pm

Miley gives Lauren advice. hmmmmmmm.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:19 pm

Perfect song choice for Lauren and she’s doing a great job.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:27 pm

Lonely here in Old Timey Land

But when I peek in at New and Superfast Land the comments are either negative or they’re talking about something else while someone is singing. How can you decide if something is good or bad without listening to it? I guess I’m older than I think.

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
8:27 pm

Lauren looks beautiful tonight, safe song. score = 7 1/2. Jacob got a 6 3/4.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:29 pm

I justs got caught up but my computer is dragging a$$ tonight. I thought Lauren’s song was a bit safe, but she did a good job. I liked Jacob’s song and the way he sang it.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:30 pm

The dynamic duo? Hey, D!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:32 pm

Duet…Earth Move…Casey and Haley are really good together!!!! Haley started off a little off and Casey ended a little off but the performance was really great!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:34 pm

Harriett…thank goodness you’re here…I was starting to feel like I ‘m talking to myself….well…I WAS talking to myself but….anyway YAY!

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
8:34 pm

I like Haley more and more every time I see her. Good duet with Casey, she is clearly the better singer/growler of the 2.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:35 pm

Totally agree, Deirdre! Superb and very entertaining!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:36 pm

Seth..you, too!!!!!! I mean thanks!

I haven’t really been here the last couple of weeks because of a houseful of company so I’m happy to see Idol blogsters!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:37 pm

And Seth, I agree about Haley…she’s one contestant that we have had the opportunity to see grow and improve.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:39 pm

Scotty is singing You’ve Got a Friend

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:40 pm

He’s singing country-style but he hasn’t countrified the song

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:41 pm

I like this voice much better than the Scotty voice

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:42 pm

I hope this show gets over before we all have tornadoes bearing down on us…..to any of you in North GA…please don’t take chances!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:42 pm

I liked Randy’s critique…Scotty was very good.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:45 pm

Scotty finally followed advice and it showed.

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
8:46 pm

Scotty did a very,very good rendition of “you’ve got a friend” A clear score of 8 1/4!

Cat

April 27th, 2011
8:48 pm

Scotty was the best so far..

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:49 pm

Seth, I wanted to say hi to you as well. I really think Scotty did very well for him, but I don’t think I would score him that high. IMO.

Simons minion

April 27th, 2011
8:50 pm

Man….Scotty did OK but he isn’t in the same league as some of the others

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:50 pm

We’re not getting the interviews and the time with Jimmy because of tornado warnings. Don’t know what James is singing yet.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:51 pm

This should be interesting.

Cat

April 27th, 2011
8:51 pm

Can we watch this online????

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:51 pm

Still nor hearing James

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:53 pm

Nope..not going to get to hear James at all…we’ll have to youtube him later

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:53 pm

Heard James’ last note…what did he sing?

JD

April 27th, 2011
8:54 pm

Weather interrupts keep us from seeing any of James until the last two notes.

watchingidol

April 27th, 2011
8:54 pm

Can someone tell Ken Cook that a simple, quick statement and then writing on the screen might be effective?

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:55 pm

Wish I’d heard James

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:57 pm

So should we vote for James based on the last 2 notes…which were very good

Cat

April 27th, 2011
8:58 pm

Sounds like we missed the performance of the season!! Can’t they put weather alerts on the bottom of the screen.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
8:58 pm

Does anyone out there know what James sang???????????

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
8:59 pm

Oh, Deirdre, this was just fabulous. James sang Will You STill Love Me Tomorrow and it brought me to tears. Best rendition I have ever heard besides the original. He actually reminded me of Cookie with his guitar and the delivery.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:01 pm

Thanks Harriett. I’ll vote for him based on your recommendation…he’s one of my favorites anyway.

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:02 pm

We have a group of people here watching the show on our “Idol Watch Night” While James has not been one of my personal favorites, I have to admit that he did a stellar job with the song, had a reasonable look tonight, no mohawks, and surprised me with his performance. 8 1/2 consensus score!!! .

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:02 pm

THe people the were warning about the weather either don’t have power or satellite. My satellite goes out way before any bad weather hits!!!!!!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:02 pm

Lauren and Scotty are dueting AGAIN……does Idol have no imagination?

Up On the Roof

Maybe I'm Hearing Things

April 27th, 2011
9:03 pm

Good grief Ken Cook! Anybody in danger is in their closet or basement and listening to the RADIO – not watching you tell us over and over and over where the tornado is. Make it quick and get off the air.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:03 pm

Good decision, D. Fabulous doesn’t describe it, really. SCotty and Lauren duet up next. Singing Up On the Roof

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:03 pm

Lauren is good…Scotty is pitchy

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:04 pm

THIS we get to see and we miss James???????????

Maybe I'm Hearing Things

April 27th, 2011
9:04 pm

This duet between Scotty and Lauren is very badly out of tune.

a$$play

April 27th, 2011
9:06 pm

I guess everybody is screwing everyone now…Typical reality show. They need to issue these kids condoms like Philly does to 2nd graders.

JD

April 27th, 2011
9:06 pm

Does someone put AI performances on youtube right after the show? I’d like to see James sing his song.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:06 pm

Duet not good. D, you will get to see the playback of James at the end. I am still feeling the afterglow of that performance.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:07 pm

Seth…where are you? Nobody in the Atlanta area got to hear James sing.

Melissa's mom

April 27th, 2011
9:08 pm

Frustrated! Ken cook needs to get to the point and get off the screen!

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:09 pm

James is my favorite and I am really upset that they interrupted it!!! Does anyone know how to see it? I wonder if it will effect his vote.

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:09 pm

I was right dead-center of a tornado many years ago, and have learned to take all precautions now.

Scotty & Lauren’s duet shows a much better range and clarity for Lauren – probably help her more than Scotty in the final voting.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:12 pm

Hi dee Hi from Casey…unique and interesting as always…and really, really good!

a$$play

April 27th, 2011
9:13 pm

You guys aren’t missing anything…I am in Chicago on business. Casey sung some song I have never heard.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:15 pm

We saw Casey…so far James is the only one we haven’t seen

JD

April 27th, 2011
9:15 pm

That was a Blood, Sweat and Tears song and it brought back memories.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:16 pm

Cat, James was so great tonight that I cannot see Atlanta votes or non-votes affecting him at all. I am so sorry y’all missed it. I am in Columbia, SC and we will be getting the weather around 7 in the morning. Just in time for rush hour.

I had not made up my mind until tonight, but I am for James all the way now. Can anyone tell I was impressed? :)

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:18 pm

James is the only one that they totally did not show. That is not right!!!!!

fanofidol

April 27th, 2011
9:18 pm

James was great, you missed a great performance

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:18 pm

Casey’s style is one that is somewhat “polarizing” among our group here. Most of us liked and enjoyed it, some thought it was too much grunting and tomfoolery. Score = 7

Pedro

April 27th, 2011
9:21 pm

Casey might have been OK if had sung ANYTHING. He talk-growled his way through a song that was boring in its best rendition. Lame in my estimation. Bring on Haley.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:21 pm

Seth, Casey is great, but he is a niche performer.

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:21 pm

Thanks Harriett. Stay safe

The Guru Of Good Times

April 27th, 2011
9:22 pm

If anyone finds James’ performance posted tonite on Youtube or elsewhere…please post the link. I get it Ken, the weather’s bad…but you should’ve wrapped it up before the performance.

Maybe I'm Hearing Things

April 27th, 2011
9:22 pm

I wish Haley would have sung Smackwater Jack. This song is not gonna help her too much.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:23 pm

Apparently James and Jacob are going to finish it for us.

I liked Haley better with Casey…this was just ok for me

a$$play

April 27th, 2011
9:25 pm

Hailey was bad… pack your bags. If this was “the voice” every judge would turn around with every performer. I really miss Simon.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:25 pm

Will someone PLEASE tell JLo that Randy is allowed to be negative about a performance!

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:26 pm

Hayley has really grown on me I think she is better than Lauren. Great performance !!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:27 pm

Love James with this song! Jacob wasn’t bad either!

Dan

April 27th, 2011
9:28 pm

Fox5 is really bad tonight…just give the weather update and stop the excessive chatter. Notice the updates are only during the show and not during a commercial.

Maybe I'm Hearing Things

April 27th, 2011
9:28 pm

I liked that duet between James and Jacob more than I thought I would.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:30 pm

I thought tonight’s show was excellent and I will be hard pressed to pick an order preference. I’ll post as soon as I can find James’ performance on line…which may not be until tomorrow.

Pedro

April 27th, 2011
9:30 pm

James has so much fun and his obvious love of song is so infectious that he brings happy tears every time he sings. He is 10 times more natural and as enjoyable as Adam Lambert and any comparisons beyond that are nonsense. Put-on theater VS natural ebullience. No contest.

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:35 pm

Haley could have picked a better song from that catalog, but Idol usually only shows about 20 to pick from. She did a great job with it though, was the hottest looking in that dress, had the most fun.
Score = 9!!

Cat

April 27th, 2011
9:38 pm

My rankings
1 James ( eventhough I didn’t see the whole pereformance I saw recap. Thanks Ken cook).
2 Scotty
3hayley
4 Casey
5 Jacob
6 Lauren.

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:38 pm

In no way did James’ playback of dress rehearsal even touch his live performance. And, Pedro, why do we have to compare? Isn’t there room for everyone? James is his own person, and so is Adam.

Brenda

April 27th, 2011
9:41 pm

Fox5 put the link to James performance on Facebook so I know it is on YouTube. He was awesome. He has my vote all the way

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:42 pm

Thanks Brenda…heading there now.

Brenda

April 27th, 2011
9:43 pm

James Durbin : Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – Carole King : American Idol Top 6
http://www.youtube.com

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:45 pm

Here’s the link to James’ performance:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6tCcdCog4g

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:48 pm

So, D, what do you think?

truthanddarius3

April 27th, 2011
9:49 pm

James sang *Will you love me tomorrow* Gr8 job. My vote is for James!!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
9:50 pm

OMG!!!!!! That was fantastic!!!!!!!

1. James…by a mile!!!

2. Lauren

3. Casey

4. Scotty

5. Haley

6.Jacob

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:52 pm

Deidre – I agree it was a very good show tonight, and everyone did well for their fans.

Harriett – Personally, I like Casey’s niche as I played in a band for many years, currently do recordings with some of our local artists in the area and enjoy doing blues, Old-time Jazz, R&B Pop. We do a lot of Country Music and classic rock as well, so I am not against any specific genre.

We have a group of people watching the show together, over a wide age-span, so it’s interresting to get a group score after each performance. Haley got the highest tonight, even though there are a couple people in the group that didn’t score her very high at all. As we learned from the past, that doesn’t mean she will even be safe this week.

Nana ™

April 27th, 2011
9:53 pm

My rankings:

1. James – even though I only heard the recap
2. Scotty – thought his performance of “You’ve Got A Friend” was really good with the softer touch to his voice
3. Lauren – hought that was a good choice and she did it well
4. Haley – liked the middle to end better than the beginning
6. Jacob – no comment except that I think it’s time for him to leave

Duets:

1. Haley & Casey
2. James & Jacob
3. Lauren & Scotty
5. Casey – Hidey Ho was good with the jazzy New Orleans sound

Harriett

April 27th, 2011
9:53 pm

I am glad you thought so too, D. Talk tomorrow. Linny and I have been on text since she can’t use her oomputer. She said she is going to look it up tomorrow. She was like the rest of Atlanta–did not know what he sang. Nighty night! Voting for James!

Seth T.

April 27th, 2011
9:59 pm

Here’s your chance — if you were personally going to pick one contestant to go home, right now, who would it be?

Nana ™

April 27th, 2011
10:00 pm

Just saw James’s performance and all I can say is WOW and double WOW!!!!!!!!!!

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
10:11 pm

IMO James Durbin gave the best performance of the entire season tonight.

Jacob can go home now.

Deirdre

April 27th, 2011
10:17 pm

It’s still 80 degrees at 10:15 pm. It’s just possible that Glenn Burns means it this time.

Cat

April 27th, 2011
10:18 pm

I called fox5 a link to james’ performance is on their website. Everyone stay safe