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‘American Idol’ finale live blogging

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Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:03 pm

Yee haw, live blogging

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:05 pm

Jacob is still overdoing everything.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:09 pm

That’s Jacob’s style…look at me, look at me!!!!!!!

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:10 pm

Pia looks smokin’ hot, so do Karen and Haley Born this way song Pia would have lasted a lot longer if she had dressed like that in the competition, instead of that cow dress.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:11 pm

James with Judas Priest!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:12 pm

I wonder if Scotty or Lauren even know who Judas Priest is?

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:13 pm

The screamin’ Durbination will love this!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:14 pm

Seth T.
May 25th, 2011
8:10 pm

Don’t forget, that gourd shaped dress was the idea of Gwen Stefani.

a$$play

May 25th, 2011
8:14 pm

Thank You Idol for Cheesing up yet ANOTHER classic band!

What is Next? Ted Nugent on Idol?

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:15 pm

I remember the lead singer catching some flak when he announced he is gay.

a$$play

May 25th, 2011
8:15 pm

Metallica will open for Justin Bieber on the next season of idol.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:16 pm

After last night’s sedate show, this is fun!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:17 pm

Jacob’s up…..time for a potty break.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:18 pm

I know – Gwen Stafani and the run-around performance pushed-on Pia to “try new ground and push the limits” pushed her out of the competition.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:18 pm

Jacob sings with gospel star Kurt Franklin(whoever he is)

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:20 pm

And Gladys Knight…her I know!

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:20 pm

Still not ready to buy any of Jacob’s songs.

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:21 pm

James with Judas Priest was AWESOME!

And Kirk Franklin is a gospel singer, Deidre.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:21 pm

Am I the only one who starts trying to clear phlegm from my throat when I hear Jacob sing?

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:21 pm

They should have brought Mandisa on…she would have shown Jacob how it’s done!

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:22 pm

Agree with you on that, Diedre. I love Mandisa.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:23 pm

Deirdre
May 25th, 2011
8:21 pm

Absolutely. A lot of ex Idol contestants seem to be migrating to Contemporary Christian music.

a$$play

May 25th, 2011
8:24 pm

Where is KGPowerman 5000? Kung Fu Panda 2 must be produced by Fox entertainment!

Harriett

May 25th, 2011
8:25 pm

Hey, everyone. I am over on the live blog for awhile. I wanted to say hello and bye to some of the folks who blog there and not here. I’ll be back, though. I enjoy this so much more. Loved seeing James and thought Jacob was respectable.

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:26 pm

Casey singing Queen with Jack Black – so funny :)

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:27 pm

Casey! Fat Bottom Girls with Jack Black

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:28 pm

This is great fun!

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:29 pm

Looks like Fat Bottom Fun – not intended even, to be good singing, just fun.

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:29 pm

they coulda at least gotten “fat bottomed girls” for these dancers. Those butts are too toned.

GaPeach

May 25th, 2011
8:30 pm

Glad James didn’t win….yelling and screaming to where you can’t understand a word they say is not talent or singing. Glad America got smart and voted that dude off.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:31 pm

Yep….Ashthon still can’t sing

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:31 pm

Thia shows again that she is a really good vocalist.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:32 pm

Karen is pretty good when she’s not trying to become Miss Hispanic America

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

Oh, the growl – can’t stand that.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

Deirdre
May 25th, 2011
8:32 pm

Harumph, harumph!!

Cadre

May 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

Good show so far. Yukon Cornelious with Jack Black was good. Jack can ham it up.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:34 pm

I can only imagine how good Thia will be in about 4 years.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:35 pm

Love this performance by the girls.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:35 pm

Oh brother….Beyonce again.

Shardas

May 25th, 2011
8:36 pm

They should have Beyonce from the beginning

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:36 pm

Girls were fun, they didn’t need Beyonce.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:37 pm

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:36 pm
Girls were fun, they didn’t need Beyonce.

I totally agree Deirdre – Beyonce got enough accolades, even by the First Lady, on the Billboard awards show a couple nights ago — she should not crash the girls party to get another cameo.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:39 pm

I like hearing all the Idols again way more than watching the guests.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:39 pm

Wow, let’s celebrate Steven Tyler and all his profanity….

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:39 pm

Haley is singing with Tony Bennett

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:40 pm

Steven had a much dirtier mouth than Haley, and he gets extra cameos for it.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:43 pm

Good job pairing Haley with Tony Bennett.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:44 pm

Tony & Haley – super!

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:44 pm

Tony’s a little shaky but Haley is perfect!

a$$play

May 25th, 2011
8:44 pm

Where is Stewie and Brian…That would hae been awesome.

GaPeach

May 25th, 2011
8:45 pm

Haley is good, but Tony Bennett needs to retire! Horrible!!!!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:45 pm

Bennett is 85?

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:46 pm

Why don’t they show the clips of JLO interrupting Randy……Oh yeah, time restrictions.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:47 pm

Who the hell is this?????

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:48 pm

Hmmmm……this group may actually make me wish for Jacob.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:49 pm

Seriously…what does this have to do with the Idol finale…ok, there are some Idols in there

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:49 pm

What color is Karen’s hair tonight?

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:50 pm

Wow, Tim McGraw!

Joe

May 25th, 2011
8:52 pm

Scotty was awesome with Tim McGraw…seemed like he’s been in that spotlight for years!

Cadre

May 25th, 2011
8:52 pm

The elitist country superstars. LOL

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:52 pm

Scotty is singing really well with Tim

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
8:54 pm

Yeah, Tim’s hot :)

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:54 pm

Scotty in pretty good C&W company with Tim McGraw

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:55 pm

Scotty and Tim were great together. Best performance tonight so far.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
8:56 pm

I like Scotty, but I do wish he’d get rid of the “palsy” moves and poses.

GaPeach

May 25th, 2011
8:56 pm

Tim and Scotty was great!!!

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
8:58 pm

When you sign the Idol Audition contract, they can use your embarrasing material, and you have no recourse. I’ve read the contract for some of the folks I’ve worked with that have tried-out.

Angela

May 25th, 2011
8:58 pm

Mark Anthony……why I have a mute button

Joe

May 25th, 2011
8:58 pm

Thought Scotty and Tim McGraw were great! Scotty seemed like he had been in that spotlight for years.

GaPeach

May 25th, 2011
8:58 pm

Well, I wouldn’t worry about Scotty and his “palsy” moves. He’ll soon make millions and move any way he wants to!

BirdDawg24

May 25th, 2011
8:58 pm

scotty was pitchy.not good at all.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
8:59 pm

He’ll outgrow that stuff, Alex. He’s been nothing but a good guy since he made the top 13 and he still has a lot of growing up to do

Angela

May 25th, 2011
8:59 pm

What.The.Hell?????????

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
9:00 pm

And there she is :)

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:01 pm

Uh oh, JLO wasn’t in her chair. Must mean she’s getting ready to shake it on stage.

Angela

May 25th, 2011
9:01 pm

I feel nightmares coming on

Harriett

May 25th, 2011
9:01 pm

Hey, I am back from the live thing. Predictably, I did not care for the Scotty-Tim thing. Tim overshadowed and pointed up Scotty weak vocals,IMO. He is ok, but maybe with some experience and coaching his voice can be made stronger.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
9:02 pm

Some of these posts are posting back about 6 or 7 posts

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
9:02 pm

Happy to have you back, Harriett!

Harriett

May 25th, 2011
9:03 pm

And, Marc Anthony is here why? Oh, yeah.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:03 pm

Deirdre
May 25th, 2011
8:59 pm

Agreed.

GaPeach

May 25th, 2011
9:04 pm

Alex beat me to it. I notice JLO’s been gone about 10 mins now. I bet she’s going to sing also!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:04 pm

Reckon Karen is rocking out to Marc Anthony?

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
9:04 pm

The back posting is a wordpress thing. It’s been doing it for days on the Braves blog.

Deirdre

May 25th, 2011
9:04 pm

JLo is like twice Marc Antony’s size!

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
9:04 pm

Pia and Haley should have performed like Jennifer Lopez just did.

BirdDawg24

May 25th, 2011
9:05 pm

well there u go…. i thought we were going to have to go all-night without hearing mark lopez sing. gggooo j-looo goooooo

Harriett

May 25th, 2011
9:05 pm

I’ll bet she is, Alex! :)

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:05 pm

Were JLO and MA a package deal? If so, AI got took.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:07 pm

HAHA!! Loved the “most shocking” elimination clip.

Seth T.

May 25th, 2011
9:09 pm

That – with Pia, Casey & James — was BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:09 pm

Okay, let’s sit back and get a good, long belly laugh watching Jacob do his choreography.

BirdDawg24

May 25th, 2011
9:09 pm

james that is your song dude.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:10 pm

Stefano nailed the falsetto.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:10 pm

Who the hell came up with James doing Tom Jones?

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:11 pm

mmmm….ahem….mmmghh….why the heck am I trying to clear my throat. Oh yeah, Jacob was singing.

Alex Trebek

May 25th, 2011
9:12 pm

The girls were pretty good.

They guys were lame.

Harriett

May 25th, 2011
9:12 pm

I knew it! Tom Jones!

James shoulda won

May 25th, 2011
9:13 pm

I agree, Alex. This is pretty lame.

Larry Wachs

May 25th, 2011
9:13 pm

Tom Jones looks like Art Garfunkel.