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Casey Abrams is out again. And there’s no save for him this time around.

But he didn’t appear upset at all this time around. Given his growly, self-indulgent performances last night, he clearly does not care anymore. He just wanted to move to the beat of his own drummer, not try to cater to a pop audience. More power to him for that.

From day one, Casey was an intriguing fella. “Idol” producers used him as one of the sample auditioners we reporters got to see early on before the show even launched. His natural musicality and joy of singing (plus his scatting) caught the attention of the judges. And voters liked him – up to a point.

He was got the lowest vote at the top 11 but received a save. Thank goodness. The man could entertain. (There’s a reason Vote for the Worst picked him up after Paul MacDonald was off.) Sometimes, his efforts were horrible (notably his karaoke-from-hell Nirvana) but otherwise, he could pull it back well (”Your Song”) or bring fire and light (”Harder to Breathe”). He had some amazing stints with his bass, especially in Hollywood with “Georgia On My Mind.” And despite two hospital stays due to some stomach issues, he persevered. With that beard, he looks 39 but he’s only 19 and sometimes his actions reflect his age.

Just watching him as he did his farewell song tonight, running around the audience kissing and hugging everyone in sight and practically knocking over Scotty on stage reflected that jubilant youthfulness.

He and mentor Jimmy Iovine clashed at times because Casey wanted to take a riskier route e.g. “Nature Boy.” And Iovine cut him hard tonight by saying the growling was turning him off. “The family dog does not vote on this show,” he said.

Interestingly, Jacob Lusk on this blog was clearly the least favorite singer and I really thought he was going home. But when Ryan Seacrest said some folks might be disappointed by tonight’s result up front, we on the Cover it Live blog quickly figured Casey was the likely target. For sure, the producers check the Web to see the public reaction on polls. My guess is Jacob’s fans are not the ones who participate in on-line polls but did vote for him for real.

Although Scotty McCreery was next to Casey when he was eliminated, Ryan never said those were the two lowest vote getters. I suspect Scotty was a diversion. Jacob was also part of the bottom three.

Other moments on the show:

- I love Bruno Mars but his latest song, appropriately titled “Lazy Song,” is not quite up to par with “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade.”

- Crystal Bowersox was back to perform with straight teeth, thinner build and that same warm smile and demeanor. I miss her!

- The group sing was actually pretty good, especially the duet with Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart doing “One Fine Day.”

Cover it live polling

- Bruno Mars “Lazy Song” Love It: 12% Sweet but not as good as his past songs: 29% zzzz: 59%

- Who would you rather see go home tonight: Casey: 20% Jacob: 50% Someone else: 30%

- Ford ad: Cute: 60% Forgetable: 40%

- Crystal Bowersox’s “Riding  With the Radio”: Loved it! 79% Just okay 7% Nah. Skip it. 14%

- Do you think J. Lo will stick around next year: Yes: 64%

- Do you think Steven Tyler will stick around next year: Yes; 50%

- Who will go home: Casey 63% Jacob: 37%

135 comments Add your comment

JTesla

April 28th, 2011
9:34 pm

Bye Angry Man… again.

RaeAnnBarmoy

April 28th, 2011
9:36 pm

I keep wishing Hayley would go home. She has an “attitude” and I’m tired of her smile and growl! Send her home.

Deirdre

April 28th, 2011
9:42 pm

Sorry to see Casey go…I liked him.

Harm…we haven’t heard from Harriett today…her state didn’t get it too bad but doesn’t her grandson live in Alabama? I could be wrong.

AlwaysAVol

April 28th, 2011
9:47 pm

Next up…Jacob. It’s going to be awfully hard to pick between the final four…

GAATTC

April 28th, 2011
9:58 pm

The stage is set for Lauren. I appreciated her shout-out to the South re tornadoes. Haley or Jacob will go next week.

Britt

April 28th, 2011
9:58 pm

Haley has one of the best voices on the show and the most unique one ever. She didn’t have an attitude when Pia left, she was just in shock like everyone else. She’s my favorite girl by far!

Chris65 army

April 28th, 2011
10:04 pm

Its funny the black and gay guy gets to stay double the votes to many whites

JTesla

April 28th, 2011
10:11 pm

Nutmeg

April 28th, 2011
10:11 pm

Sad. There’s nobody left I’d actually buy, unless Haley decides to “find herself” and does so solidly in the jazz/blues corner.

white dude from Marietta

April 28th, 2011
10:13 pm

Good riddance. He was a freak and needed to shave. I’m glad he’s gone. Next get rid of the gay black guy.

Formerly Bored

April 28th, 2011
10:15 pm

If Jacob goes next, America will generally have gotten the final 4 right. From there, I would be OK with any of them winning it, except maybe Lauren.

Kathlin

April 28th, 2011
10:17 pm

Casey’s leaving the AI show is emblematic of the acumen of the people watching. He is by far the most gifted musician I have seen on this show. It is a given that I am a grandparent to most watching – and the kids watching must choose their idol, and they will. Hopefully it is James – as he is the next most gifted on this show this season. Ultimately it doesn’t matter as both Casey and James will have had such exposure that they will both succeed in their desired profession as musicians and singers.
What a thrill to see such delightful talent this season – Haley, Scotty, Laruen, Jacob – and the ones let go – so much beautiful talent – gives a grandparent such faith and hope in the future – and this is just one venue.

Jim

April 28th, 2011
10:18 pm

Rodney,

Close the comments on here before it turns into hate filled racist, homophobic, name calling. Thanks.

Cleve

April 28th, 2011
10:22 pm

I saw The Avett Brothers perform after the Braves game a few weeks ago. Casey would have been perfect playing with those guys. I assume those of you who don’t like Casey also don’t like bands like the Avett Bros.

Lesley

April 28th, 2011
10:24 pm

What is wrong with the peoples ears? Casey is one of the best all around entertainers on American Idol. I am so sorry to see you go Casey. I hope someone gives you a huge contract and you make mega bucks. You will make me happy, because I will buy your work.

Debbie

April 28th, 2011
10:29 pm

We are all surprised that Jacob has lasted this long…He should have left tonight instead of Casey….Jacob has a great gospel voice and will probably sell many gospel albums in the future to people who are interested in that type of voice and music …but it is not the voice of what American Idol is all about…

JASon

April 28th, 2011
10:30 pm

Remember in the top 11 when casey dominated the voting? It is amazing how things change. All I have to say is:

LAUREN SAFE. HALEY SAFE. HOW SWEET IT IS.

Reba

April 28th, 2011
10:32 pm

The top 10 tour—-they are each “The Best” thru out America.–ie>
who cares who gets # 1—if they all 10 do well like usual.
For me–PIA is the BEST voice there.

Jane

April 28th, 2011
10:35 pm

Casey will be fine – with his talent, enthusiasm, and willingness to put himself out there. Minus some of his anger, he’ll be better off. Even after he was voted off, see how much more pleasant his singing was!!

I’m still rooting for Jacob… Wed. night performance was superb. What a voice he has. It’s good to see him learning how to use it to its potential – and I think that Jimmy and Baby Face really helped him learn how to use this gift of his.

Ms. Simon

April 28th, 2011
10:40 pm

America got this one wrong, not that I like Casey (he was creepy to me), but Jacob should have been the one to go home.

truthanddare3

April 28th, 2011
10:46 pm

James all the way!! Was Happy to see Crystal Bowersox again! She should have won last year. America got it wrong last year!

sunshine

April 28th, 2011
10:58 pm

i truly believe lauren need to go home..shouldnt she be in school witha real career..not another dian..or wanna be jorden sparks..come on america/ will i think james and haley need to be the last ones standing..next week have to be lauren 4real..the lil girl need to go home..she do sing good for her age but it stays there…

vitauta

April 28th, 2011
11:00 pm

casey left in a whirlwind of goodwill and with a blazing jet stream of jazz in his wake. casey and his music will be alive, well and welcome on our national music stage–a door has been opened to a remarkably talented young musician with visions galore….

UGA75

April 28th, 2011
11:07 pm

Casey is an entertainer, not a great singer. He will do well in any type of live performance be it concerts, Broadway, or some other live show. He will do fine in his future life, best of luck to him. Haley and Jacob need to go and leave the final to the three people who can be enjoyed listening to them without seeing what act they are putting on. I do not care who wins between James, Scottie, and Laura!

Cecelia Lawless

April 28th, 2011
11:18 pm

Oh my gosh what is wrong with America? How can such a multi talented musician get voted off? None of the the other contestants that remain on the show are as multi talented……..who else plays an instrument other than guitar? Can u say unique….what does America want?

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

April 28th, 2011
11:18 pm

i’m saddened, but as Cleve said, Casey’s talent is at a much higher level than most young people can appreciate — i mean, most of the 30-and-under crowd have grown up listening to schlock, unless they were lucky enough to have parents who continued to play GOOD music, and grandparents, too… most young people haven’t a CLUE what “jazz” is and how complex and yet straightforward the music is.

I’m sad to see him go, but wasn’t terribly surprised, except that i honestly thought Jacob would have to go first.

God PLEASE let it be Jacob next week!!!

Richard Alpert

April 28th, 2011
11:20 pm

Paul should have won this year. BoSox should have won last year. What an awesome duet THAT would be!

RxDawg

April 28th, 2011
11:20 pm

Well, I’m not blown away by Casey being voted off. But here’s the bottom line for me. I’d much rather see what Casey pulls out of his hat than watch Jacob or Scotty do the same thing they always do next week.

Best of luck to ya Casey, you were one of my personal favorites.

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

April 28th, 2011
11:20 pm

CL, unfortunately it’s not “America” as a whole, it’s the young, untrained ears who are also the ones who can text for hours, or dial a number over and over, without getting bored, who do the most voting. it’s part of their culture, and the AI winner will almost always be a product of that generational swing. They didn’t understand Crystal, Adam was too complex (in more ways than one), etc… but that’s okay … Casey is bound to be performing with some incredible people in the future. Any of these guys will do will, no matter what order voted off. yeah, even Jacob has a niche.

katznip

April 28th, 2011
11:24 pm

This from a 70yr old. Sorry kids Lauren needs to go. She is way to immature for a future at this time in music. Send her back to school and let her grow up before throwing her out into the wolves. They’ll eat her alive. James all the way. Casey I loved your music, you are one talented guy. Scottie you are one of a kind. And I like Jacob gospel songs.

Glibone

April 28th, 2011
11:42 pm

Casey was the only one who really struck me from the beginning as someone I’d pay to hear. More recently, I’ve also been impressed with James. I agree with others that Casey’s jazz chops aren’t appreciated by a lot of Idol watchers.

Also, every week I’d hope that Casey would outgrow his growls, but he never did — and they are off-putting and distracting. As he gets a little older, I’m sure he’ll lose the growls and keep the passion in the lyrics and playing rather than emotional growls, but he doesn’t have the discipline yet.

IdolFan

April 28th, 2011
11:42 pm

I liked Casey early on and was glad for the save. He lost it, for me. He got freaky, growled and made faces, seemed to think the judges’ attitude to him meant he could do anything, no matter how strange. He did things that did not show his talent, but seemed to show self-indulgence and maybe contempt for the audience (including me). I love jazz–whether it’s Oscar Peterson, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, or Lucy Woodward. Casey wasn’t doing jazz or anything that mattered over the last few weeks. He was mugging and giving attitude. It was a waste. Even at that, Jacob should have gone first

IdolFan

April 28th, 2011
11:44 pm

One correction. I liked Nature Boy a lot.

Kely

April 28th, 2011
11:55 pm

Haley hAley with a voice like honey!!!! Please do joss for us, please,

Neg's Back for Crystal

April 29th, 2011
12:13 am

Crystal sounded awesome, and I’m sure she’ll get a huge sales bump from that performance. Kind of annoyed, though, that in a show with that much filler they couldn’t have fit a 10 second conversation in with her before or after her performance? Also, Steven Tyler was beyond rude sitting there with that scowling puss after Crystal was finished, not even giving a polite clap.What a total douche.

As far as Casey getting booted…I’m fi9ne with it. His grunting, growling hysterics grew as annoying as Jacob’s gayboy dancing and oversinging. I think he has some real mental probloems…did you see how he was psychotically slapping at the girls hands in the front row? Disturbing.

Anyway, so long as next week brings a merciful end to Jacob the show will have somewhat righted its ship from the Pia disaster..Bet the judges wish like hell they saved her instead right about now.

Bored

April 29th, 2011
12:32 am

I look forward to seeing Casey and his band at Variety Playhouse, while enjoying some PBR’s. That’s the scene where I envision his career going. He certainly won’t be a Philips Arena act, but will pack the smaller venues with diehard fans. I have always wondered what Scotty would sound like, without the twang. I know he can do it, but he affects that accent while singing to put on the country thing. Lauren is cool, but I really think she is very shy — the music business (especially Nashville) is very competitive and I just hope she can deal with all of the criticisms and negativity that come with the territory.

Chris65 army

April 29th, 2011
12:55 am

Once again the only reason jacob is still on 1.he gets the church going people vote gospel 2. The black vote the only one 3. The gay vote I wouldnt be suprised if he won the whole thing good luck selling those records to 50 plus year olds goos money maker

JTesla

April 29th, 2011
1:12 am

Yes Chris, because gospel, being black, or being gay has done so well on Idol over the last few years.

JTesla

April 29th, 2011
1:13 am

Oh and if those groups were going to vote for him to win the whole thing… why does he keep ending up in the bottom 3? Yeah, those votes are really letting him coast to the finish aren’t they?

phredd

April 29th, 2011
1:16 am

Whatever works! If that’s really the case it’s nice to see Church folks, black folks and gay folks work together to make something good happen!! I am really glad that Jacob is still in it. So many people keep ragging on him and wishing he would go, yet he remains. Even though I like his style of performing, I can see how he may not be for everyone. But the same can be said for all of the contestants this season because of the diversity of styles.

As much as people showed so much love for Casey, quite frankly I find him kind of annoying. Same for Paul. And this weeks performance of “You’ve Got a Friend,” being an exception, Scotty’s appeal escapes me as well – and I actually like some country music.

I am not as invested in this season as I have been in the past, but I like Haley and Jacob best out of the remaining hopefuls. They probably won’t be, but I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing them shut everybody down by becoming the final 2!

Joyce

April 29th, 2011
1:34 am

It was very tacky for the judges to show their dissapointment when Jacob’s name was pronounced as safe. There job was done by wednesday and they have no right to demoralizing a contestant by letting their feelings show on thursday which is for America to decide. Jacob is talented and he deserves to be where he is.Personaly I feel the judges are making an effort to lure votes towards James. He too is a great talented kid, but there was nothing spectacular about his performance on Wednesday. He was just okay.

SomeoneWhoKnows

April 29th, 2011
2:39 am

Joyce, you took the words right out of my mouth. I also feel Jacob deserve this spot in the top 5 and I am not black, gay or into only church music! What a bunch of haters…

CW

April 29th, 2011
2:55 am

I am with guys Joyce & Phredd. Jacob deserves to be right where he is. He can sing just as well as the others. I like Jacob and Lauryn. Like him or not America doesn’t agree with the Racist, homophobic opinions and overtones of SOME of these live bloggers because Jacob is still there.

Seth T.

April 29th, 2011
3:09 am

The judges are not above pandering to their favorites in a number of both open and subtle ways. We seen Seacrest encouraging Randy Jackson to come onto the stage and hug James. Encourage girls to come on-stage and hug Jacob, then Scotty on the next show. Haven’t seen any extra positive “situational produced excitement” for the girls yet, Hmmm…. anyone seen the latest Kara DioGaurdia articles about producer forced cuts during hollywood week during her run on the show?

Chris65 army

April 29th, 2011
3:46 am

Jtesla yet they keep winning hmmm

Rob

April 29th, 2011
6:39 am

I think Steven Tyler will be gone, he has no value to the show and he is nothing but a crude Paula…. He looks bored and at times, has that look of WTF am I doing here. They need to make Jimmy the judge………

justme

April 29th, 2011
7:06 am

I woill be happy to see Haley go, She CANNOT sing, all she does is growl and screech. Jacob: great Gospel singer. As an American Idol, don’t think so. James will more than likely take the prize. Scotty and Lauren ARE country singers, so don’t critize them for their type of music, instead focus on how well they do what they do.
Hale has a much too smug attitude. She already has that Diva presence. Lauren is still a child, just turned 16. What were you doing when you were 15-16 yoa?

Donald Trump's Hair

April 29th, 2011
7:14 am

Has anyone else noticed that Scottie looks like Alfred E. Neuman? I think they were separated at birth. Plus has anyone seen his birth certificate?

Highlander

April 29th, 2011
7:25 am

Good morning, gang!

I’m okay with Casey going home (although I, too, would rather it had been Jacob) since I don’t think he could have won the whole thing either. Although he may be the best musician of the group, he really needed to control the growling and stomping around the stage.

Highlander

April 29th, 2011
7:32 am

Not 100% sure, but I don’t think Ryan ever uttered the words “bottom 3″ last night. So, although Haley was sent to safety right away, she may have actually been in the bottom 3 in votes. Likewise, Scotty may not have.

I’m not going to say the same thing about Jacob since he’s been in the bottom 3 so many times that one of those stools probably has his azz-cheek imprint indelibly molded in by now! :lol:

Carrie

April 29th, 2011
7:32 am

Have we seen the judges “steer” the voters?..NO KIDDING !!….all season! There is little question that the production team is leading this “steering” when Nygel Lithgow was giving a standing ovation and encouraging others to do so following James performance this week….he has not done this for anyone else this season ( this was chatted about on Richard Rushfield’s live chat, Thursday on The Daily Beast, with other writers who attended Idol’s show on Wednesday).

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
7:34 am

Morning!

What an amazing diversity of thoughts on the remaining contestants.

Congratulations to James, Haley, Lauren, Scotty and Jacob for making it to Idol’s top 5. They all have their moments. They all have good voices. And they surely have a large number of fans.

What a wonderful season it is when Idol has given us such different singers and opened the door so wide to new things, new styles, new voices.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
7:40 am

Carrie…then what are the judges there for? If their job isn’t to “steer” us…what is it?

And why can’t Nigel have his favorites?

And, most importantly, why would this have any affect on how you vote or what you think of each singer?

How is it James’ fault that Nigel prefers him? Is it Jacob’s fault that Nigel doesn’t like him. Do you vote for Jacob JUST BECAUSE the judges don’t choose him? Do you NOT vote for James JUST BECAUSE the judges like him?

Because, if you do either(not vote because of the judges or vote for someone else because of the judges) you are STLL being guided by the judges!

Wait and see

April 29th, 2011
7:42 am

Jacob seems to have that Sanjaya quality…everyone wants to see him go yet he keeps coming back. And everyone will tune in to see that moment happen. That’s why the producers have kept him on the show. I’m betting the producers allow him to survive one more week before he’s finally cut to get America’s collective panties in a wad. So sorry Haley, you’ll be sacrificed next week. Lauren, Scotty and James will be in the final three….Scotty goes and Lauren will win with “the slimmest of margins” according to Ryan.

Jubie

April 29th, 2011
7:44 am

I agree with Joyce. It makes me so angry when the judges show their feelings in favor of contestants.
J-Lo is the worst. Randy almost as bad. They need to stop.

Highlander

April 29th, 2011
7:44 am

“Hale(sic) has a much too smug attitude. She already has that Diva presence.”

Wow! Projecting much? …I don’t see where that comes from at all. Does someone maybe have a bad history with cute blondes?

Just sayin’. :D

breezy59

April 29th, 2011
8:00 am

I was sorry to see Casey go. He was definitely entertaining and fun to watch. He should go far in the jazz world.

Harriett

April 29th, 2011
8:06 am

Good morning! Thanks for your concern yesterday, D. I was out of touch with all things Internet yesterday and could not get to the computer last night. My company was focused on the NFL draft, so I just watched the show at 10 PM. That’s when I cried “enough!” I was quite interested in the draft, but this was elimination night, for crying out loud!

Oh, and, D, my grandson lives in TX–Dallas/Ft Worth area.

I hated to see Casey go, too, but was not really sad about it. I think seeing it after the fact took some of the pleasure out of the show for me.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
8:08 am

It makes me so angry when the judges show their feelings in favor of contestants.
J-Lo is the worst. Randy almost as bad. They need to stop.

Why? This confuses me so much…why can’t the judges prefer one singer over another. Isn’t that what the word “judge” implies?

And the really funny thing is…the judges this year have done nothing but praise every single singer…even when they sucked! So WHO do they favor?

Or is the problem that we only want the judges to praise our favorite and not the other singers?

Because frankly, I don’t know who the judges are rooting for this year. They seem to be rooting for everyone.

Highlander

April 29th, 2011
8:08 am

Best line of the night – Jimmy Iovine recalling what he thought when he saw Jacob take the stage Wednesday night, …”Oops, he went to the wrong dressing room!” (Mentioning that the DWTS sound stage is right next door.) :lol:

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
8:10 am

Good to hear from you, Harriett. We mothers know that our minds tend to go to the worst. Happy to hear that your grandson is not in Alabama. Missed you yesterday!

Harriett

April 29th, 2011
8:24 am

You are right about that, Deirdre. I missed being here too.

Jean

April 29th, 2011
8:28 am

Casey should have left when he had the lowest votes and not been saved. Haley should be the next to leave.

mgdawg

April 29th, 2011
8:36 am

The people have spoke, again, american idol. He was due, it was past his time, especially after his karaoke performances wednesday night. Hopefully jacob and haley are next.

DC

April 29th, 2011
8:37 am

Cleve is right,

You people probably don’t like Avett brothers or Mumford and Sons (or never heard of them)…b/c you dont understand how much sick talent Casey has…

Simon Cowell

April 29th, 2011
8:45 am

Casey was the American Idol 2011. Different and a great talent! I hope to see him in the future. Another screw up by voters, that’s why I left the show. Folks don’t know talent when they see it. America Idol still sucks!

brant

April 29th, 2011
8:47 am

I thougt Casey was obnoxious and glad to see him go. Jazz in not mainstream and his antics were stupid.Lauren is a real gem and very natuarl with a great future. I hope her parents will guide her and that she avoids the pitfalls of stardom. I think with her is “what you see is what you get”. The last small town girl to win was Carrie and Lauren has thet potential. I would like to see a Lauren/James final.

Sam-A

April 29th, 2011
8:48 am

I am having the hardest time trying to understand the raves about Casey’s “singing”, I like someone who actualy SINGS, be it rough-and-tumble like Janis Joplin, goofy but fit for the songs like early Rod Stewart, beautiful and melodic like Paul McCartney – and I never, ever saw actual “singing” from Casey. When he tried a few notes it was awful, and the screaming, screetching and growling like a feral animal roaming the California wilderness just cannot be called “singing” or “melodic”. Just don’t get it. Some of you talk about what a “talented musician” he is, and he does seem to play lots of instruments, but that’s not at all what American Idol is all about, and why they limited use of instruments this season.

Jacob next, and even though I don’t like Scotty, I’m ok with the remaining four.

DC

April 29th, 2011
8:51 am

I also find it funny how everyone is now an expert musical judge…one judge mentions something about his growling..then all the experts here mention it every week and how they all of a sudden dont like his growling…

Just like stefano closing his eyes…most of you wouldn’t care..but judge mentioned it..so now you care…

Formulate your own opinion.

Personally, I don’t like Jacob..he is a one trick pony…He banks on the high notes to save him week in and week out..his performances lack testosterone..

DC

April 29th, 2011
8:53 am

Sam-A, go listen to the Avett Bros and Mumford and Sons performance at the grammys..thats basically casey but little more of a hybrid..

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
8:58 am

DC…the “growling’ comments were here before the judges brought it up.

I liked Casey a lot. I enjoy jazz done well. I liked Casey’s attitude and his sheer love for music. While his voice was not great, it was pleasing most of the time. It was his creative attitude I enjoyed more than anything else. The boy knew music and, while he didn’t always execute his choices well, he always gave us an interesting performance.

DC

April 29th, 2011
9:05 am

Fair enough.

G

April 29th, 2011
9:08 am

Hawks win! Falcons get Julio Jones! Jacob is safe! Thank you very much and good morning Atlanta!

Like I said last night, Jacob has more fans than we give him credit for. Casey was consistently inconsistent, and it cost him. Jacob has been consistently the least favorite on this blog for quite some time. Good thing for Jacob it’s not indicative of “America’s” vote. I’m sure that Jacob believes that if God is for us , who can be against us?

GO HAWKS, FALCONS, & JACOB!!!!

Harriett

April 29th, 2011
9:08 am

I think Casey’s “Nature Boy” was his best performance. I believe that is exactly who Casey is, musically speaking.

ashley

April 29th, 2011
9:17 am

Did you see Randy’s expression of dismay when Ryan announced Casey was leaving?? That was priceless since it indeed showed his favoritism which judges aren’t supposed to have.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
9:17 am

G on the other hand, Derek Lowe decided to totally frak up last night.

Mitzymy

April 29th, 2011
9:19 am

Scotty should have gone. He does nothing but country, and the way he holds that microphone and tilts his head is just weird. Lauren cannot sing, and the producers are wanting James to win it all, you can see it. When the camera goes to the judges after someone is taken off, they should have no reflection at all. They should do their job at judging on Wednesday, and just sit there on Thursday. They wanted Jacob to lose but he didn’t and I am glad. I think he embarasses them when he sashays on stage, but he can’t help it, he is gay. He can sing, but they will not let him win it all. Look at Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken, they didn’t win it all because they were gay, but they became millionaires anyway. You go Jacob.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

April 29th, 2011
9:19 am

Ok, I love Mumford and Sons and The Avett Brothers….and Casey is neither. He started with promise, but the crazy angry eyes and growling were a total turn off for me. It was time for him to go. Just like next week should be Jacob’s.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
9:19 am

Judges judge…don’t they have to make a decision? Eventually? What is wrong with the judges having a favorite after all these weeks?

a reader

April 29th, 2011
9:20 am

looks like bowersox got it together real well. perfect band for her. tho i couldn’t hear the harp or lap-steel well enough. demonstrates that there’s all kinds of possibilities in the music biz.
casey is a talented musician who also has a decent voice when he chooses to use it. the growl was off-putting from the first time i heard it. when he grows up he’ll mock himself. it doesn’t sound like what he thinks he is doing emotionally. it is not a sexy or wild sound.
so as singers go he was the right one to go.

beebee

April 29th, 2011
9:20 am

you know what people: all it would take for any of these singers is to start with a bona fide HIT record!

That’s the key! I still bop around and get excited whenever “Poker Face” comes on my radio. And the Lady Gaga has SEVERAL hits that are played a lot.

But you know what will happen? To ALL of them that make cds later? NONE of the music will be catchy, memorable, or even GOOD!

I don’t want to listen to that Bowersox girl sing just because she can sing. I want to hear her sing an original song that catches my attention, that makes me move, or makes me feel. I remember absolutely NOTHING about that c.r.a.p that she sang. I didnt’ even stick around to hear it all.

Music being made today is just so bad. Most of it. I know every artist cannot and will not top the charts. But this mess they are making (which included YOU too Reuben Studdard), I just ain’t buying!

beebee

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
9:20 am

And may I please point out that the judges have always been disappointed with who leaves. They don’t cheer when the right one goes…they look disappointed EVERY WEEK.

beebee

April 29th, 2011
9:24 am

Wait. I aint through yet.
These singers sing other well-established hit songs and we think they got what it takes. No they don’t! Not yet anyway.

Think about this: These are words from my favorite hit from last year. Part of it went like this:

“What you want want want is what I want want want. Give it to me baby like Boom Boom Boom!”

Now, how stupid sounding and simple is that? Yet, this topped the Billboard Hot 100 for many weeks! The beat and the music to it was riveting! Need I say more?

Mark my words: Watch and listen out for the first song released by whomever wins this thing. It will be absolutely HORRIBLE!

beebee

Barack Obomination

April 29th, 2011
9:26 am

Speaking of Cyrstal Bowersox……..why does she still have that nasty nappy braider hair? How can you even wash that stuff? Its like when I see the brothas with that nasty thick maggot-infested Rastafarian hair.

None great right now

April 29th, 2011
9:28 am

If I want to hear Jacob-style singing, I’ll go to Eddie Long’s church, or many others in the community. I recognize the “style.” It’ll be an all-girl finale.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

April 29th, 2011
9:29 am

D, don’t even get me started on “D Lowe”! Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! I’m also not liking where the Braves seem to be headed. First McDowell, now Lowe. Come on, Freddi, discipline your staff!

delois

April 29th, 2011
9:31 am

Glad I watched Big Bang Theory last night instead of the results show.

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
9:35 am

Yes! Bobby wouldn’t have tolerated this crap…not for a minute!

Deirdre

April 29th, 2011
9:37 am

I’m all about James right now. Wednesday’s performance solidified it for me. Now next week, if he messes up, things could change.

Which reminds me, a new thread is up announcing YES…TWO songs from each contestant!!!!!

a reader

April 29th, 2011
9:38 am

beebee – sounds like you prefer c.r.a.p.
but, i agree, a hit song would be a good thing for any of them. bowersox writes her own stuff so who knows – she might get lucky. and you are also right that whatever song is chosen for the winner to sing is guaranteed to suck.

G

April 29th, 2011
9:38 am

@Deirdre, I tellya……Being the city we are in Atlanta, that Derek Lowe thing had to happen to balance things off. Braves have been winning too. Uuggghhh!!!!

BTW…I enjoyed seeing Bsox perform again. She’s great. I wonder what the theme will be next week? Chicago? EWF? Eagles? Disco? Tribute to Stax? Tribute to Gamble & Huff?

tiredmom

April 29th, 2011
9:40 am

Interesting to read the different perspectives. Personally I cannot stand Hayley’s voice, it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me; so I was disappointed that she is still in the competition. My daughter’s favorite was Casey because she said he is a true musician and incredibly talented. I agree with her but my favorite is Lauren who is like a breath of fresh air. She is the only one whose music I would be willing to buy.

Barack Obomination

April 29th, 2011
9:42 am

@ None great right now “If I want to hear Jacob-style singing, I’ll go to Eddie Long’s church”

If you are a young athletic black male, I would not recommend going to Eddie Long’s church. You might wake up next to him in a cheap Decatur motel room. But he would buy you some bling and take you on nice trips. I heard he really like to go to Greece. He must be into the Greek lifestyle or something.

RxDawg

April 29th, 2011
9:42 am

D, I love your retorts about the Judge whining.

RxDawg

April 29th, 2011
9:45 am

“Music being made today is just so bad. Most of it”

So says the person that thinks Lady Gaga is great music? You still have some learning to do young one.

a reader

April 29th, 2011
9:56 am

hayley has a very sophisticated musical instrument. by that i mean she has great control over her tone and notes. she just needs a little more coaching about performing and understanding it from the audience’s perspective. i don’t pick her to win AI, but i like her a lot. i enjoy james a lot too. i could dig jacob if he used his man voice once in a while.

str

April 29th, 2011
10:07 am

To me, Casey was a musician but not a great singer. He will find his place.

Was not sure Mamasox would let them fix her teeth and hollywood-ize her, but she did.

plow

April 29th, 2011
10:10 am

I think the chick from Georgia is pretty boring and if the Country guy sings one more cowboy ballad…

Jubie

April 29th, 2011
10:10 am

Deirdre,
Judges should judge on performance night. Not show preference after results are in. That is totally tacky. Judges should not have a favorite contestant.

plow

April 29th, 2011
10:20 am

@Obamination; since you will continue with your snide razist remarks until someone pays you some attention, I’ll bite: KISS MY AZZ AND GO STRAIGHT TO….