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‘American Idol’ top 9 live blogging

If you want to live blog (or simply use the comments below), you have two options. Tonight the nine singers will do songs from their idols. To fill extra time since they have stretched what should be a 90 minute show to two hours is some sort of medley of Madonna songs. Or something like that. Nigel has tweeted that Jessica will do Beyonce (not Mariah!) while Hollie will take on Carrie Underwood and Skylar, Miranda Lambert.

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Lil Red

March 28th, 2012
6:06 pm

Thanks, RoHo

kevin

March 28th, 2012
6:15 pm

Already waiting :D

Seth T

March 28th, 2012
6:47 pm

A take on last week or so in downloads from previous Idols, Idol Chatter:

This week, the five top-selling tracks from Idols all belong to women — including Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger at 150,000, Carrie Underwood’s Good Girl at 69,000 and Haley Reinhart’s Free, which debuts with 35,000 downloads, according to Nielsen Soundscan. On top of that, Kelly Clarkson reaches another 2-million milestone with her Don’t You Wanna Stay duet with Jason Aldean.

Scotty McCreery is the Idol guy with the top-selling track, having moved 11,000 copies of The Trouble With Girls last week. Look for new single Water Tower Town to get a big boost next week, since Scotty will perform the song on Idol this Thursday

Seth T

March 28th, 2012
7:05 pm

I won’t be on Live Blog tonight because it locks-up my computer sometimes. I will be on the slow blog from time-to-time, but have a group of about 10 to 12 people coming over soon to watch the show.

Last year, we sometimes had close to 20 people here, so down from last year – kinda reflects the ratings. Better go hide my best stock from the fridge before it’s all gone tonight. If Skylar was here, she could bring us some Venison Steak.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
7:07 pm

It appears that Philx2, Joshua and Heejun will also be a singing trio. Does that mean that Elise and Colton will have a duet?

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
7:08 pm

I have some venison steak in my freezer, Seth. I’d trade it for some of that “best stock” ;-)

Seth T

March 28th, 2012
7:17 pm

Good thought D – although my best stock would likely be the 3rd or 4th choice at a Black Tie affair.

MerleK3

March 28th, 2012
7:36 pm

Can’t believe they have Steve Jones as a guest host on ET tonight.

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
7:48 pm

Present!

Steve J is too silly- acting.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
7:51 pm

Here’s the list of songs that will be sung tonight:

Jesus Take The Wheel by Carrie Underwood
Without You by Mariah Carey
Whole Lotta Love by Led Zepplin
Sweet Dreams by Beyonce
A Song For You by Donny Hathaway
Gunpowder and Lead by Miranda Lambert
Everything by Lifehouse
Sometimes I Cry by Eric Benet
Still Rainin’ by Jonny Lang
Madonna Medley
Michael Jackson Medley
Fleetwood Mac Medley

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
7:57 pm

I pity whoever is singing A Song For You(Heejun?) It will be very difficult to top Eliott Yamin’s version.

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
8:00 pm

Absolutely, D! One of my favorite performances ever on Idol by Elliott.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:04 pm

Philx2 has gone from gray to black tonight.

JTesla

March 28th, 2012
8:05 pm

The only medley they should do is with carrots, peas, and corn.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:09 pm

Colton’s song is not working for me. It feels off.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:12 pm

Randy seems to have given up on the little lite-brite creatures he’s been featuring on his lapel

MerleK3

March 28th, 2012
8:13 pm

Agreed. I think he should be more on the Daughtry style.

JD

March 28th, 2012
8:15 pm

What was Colton’s song?

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
8:15 pm

I liked Colton but not as much as the judges did

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:18 pm

JD it was called Everything, by Lifehouse

Seth T

March 28th, 2012
8:18 pm

Colton was somewhere between a 5 and a 7 to me, (scale of 0 to 10) Give him a 6.

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:19 pm

Didn’t Skylar do this song already?

Jenny

March 28th, 2012
8:19 pm

Hi guys, I am here! I rarely watch live but am tonight, so thought I’d join you! WHO is singing “Without You”?? That’s what I wanted from Hollie or Jessica!

Anyway, 10 min behind, just watching Stevie… will catch up, then jump in.

MerleK3

March 28th, 2012
8:20 pm

Rodney might be right on she is a one horse trick. But, Skylar does that one trick good!

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:20 pm

I still think Skylar is better than first and second placers last year but she’s not nearly as good as some of this year’s contestants

Jubie

March 28th, 2012
8:20 pm

is that really the best song Skyler could pick.

Angela

March 28th, 2012
8:20 pm

I am usually hard on Colton and I loved him tonight!! Go figure :-)

Jenny

March 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

Hey, I called Lifehouse for Colton! Yay!

JD

March 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

Did not know the song, say it on the list but wasn’t sure.

Jubie

March 28th, 2012
8:21 pm

Enter your comments here

JD

March 28th, 2012
8:22 pm

Jon C

March 28th, 2012
8:22 pm

First off, I just wanted to say I’m glad to be back! Missed last week…but I’m here now!

For those who haven’t seen it, Colton sung Everything by Lifehouse when he was touring churches over the last year. It was absolutely beautiful. Go watch that version. The version he sang tonight was emotional, and I couldn’t buy the studio recording fast enough, but he didn’t play the piano. He makes me weep when he plays.

Skylar was her usual spunky self and can really entertain, but her songs are slowly beginning to sound the same to me. She’ll be super safe though.

Angela

March 28th, 2012
8:22 pm

Liked my fellow Mississippian tonight more than last week

Karen

March 28th, 2012
8:22 pm

I was bored with Colton. I think I fell asleep. Yawn

Seth T

March 28th, 2012
8:22 pm

Gunpowder & Lead, fairly new song – her mic is “splashing” as we call it, distorting her voice slightly.
Sound Man didn’t do well in that set-up. Still was upbeat and she moved around with energy on the song. give her a 6 1/2.

Jenny

March 28th, 2012
8:23 pm

Not liking Colton, really.

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
8:24 pm

Totally agree, D. To me she’s the same every week–good, but the same.

Trace

March 28th, 2012
8:24 pm

Colton was awful. I don’t know what the judges heard. Skylar was fantastic!Lots of energy and power in her performance!

Jon C

March 28th, 2012
8:24 pm

Youtube Colton Dixon Everything and it will pop up.

Cliff

March 28th, 2012
8:29 pm

Better than the Lifehouse song he sang

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:29 pm

Stevie suits Elise

Jenny

March 28th, 2012
8:30 pm

Skylar was cute with Stevie, but this song is not good. The nasal twang is just awful.

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
8:30 pm

Love Colton’s voice on the Stevie song

Deirdre

March 28th, 2012
8:31 pm

Nice medley!

Karen

March 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

Skylar was okay but I agree with Harriett the same every week. I don’t know where Randy thinks her range is but that is it. Just what we hear every week. And somebody stop the people with the waving arms. Puleasse.

Harriett

March 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

You called this one D

Jon C

March 28th, 2012
8:32 pm

Oh boy….signed his own death warrant. Elliott literally owns the right to this song. Don’t care how well he sings this. Can’t hold a candle to my boy Yamin. Bye Bye Han.

Nancy

March 28th, 2012
8:35 pm

Elliott Yamin did this much better!

Angela

March 28th, 2012
8:35 pm

WatchingIdol

March 28th, 2012
8:35 pm

What must poor Skylar have done to Tommy H? Last week’s outfit made her look like she was wearing saddlebags. This week’s outfit does the same. At least the garish competing metals on the jacket and red shirt distract from what he has done to her hips.