I've watched since season one, but after 5-10 minutes of this year's first episode I've finally given up. I've never liked Randy Jackson. He was the weakest link to me - always. The other two haven't impressed me enough to bother tuning in anymore. I miss Simon and Paula. I'm done after 12 years.
OP = racist
Gotta problem with whites, huh?
Some of my favorites did not make it. Oh well.
Michael Colton Dixon. AGAIN?
He sang at my mom's church last year and did his "testimony" thing about being a Christian.
Yuck, it's so fucking 90s. white kids trying to sing like black 90s artist.
Most Black signers have moved past trying to be Whitney and Mariah, I guess that's why there is so few black kids in the mix.
r6 is right. I mean, look at the first singer, he tried to sing like a young Michael Jackson, and not like Chris Brown.
Since the original American Idol post "no longer exists" I thought I would continue to this one.
Anyway, tonight's elimination is supposed to be those most shocking in Idol History! I'm guessing Hollie.
Oh, my GAWD!!
She may not have the best voice, but I love Hollie. Sad to see her go.
J-Lo's dancing bf is just "NO". All auto-tuned and no substance.
That damn coach Jimmy Idiot is just useless. For the good of the show, they should NOT bring him back next season.
J. Lo....isn't he cute?
American Idol viewers....ah, no!
Who is this Jimmy guy?
Prediction: The cute white boy will win. Teenage girls own American Idol and always go for the cute white boy (this year Phillip).
My prediction: Ryan will propose to his ladylove on the air, and she will accept his offer of marriage.
David Clark looked good, but sang another sucky song. I liked J-Lo's performance quite a bit.
It clearly was Hollie's time, although I'd have preferred Jessica to go.
OMG, I meant David Cook. No idea where Clark came from.
[quote]My prediction: Ryan will propose to his ladylove on the air, and she will accept his offer of marriage.
Oh, how romantic!
r14, I can't remember the spelling of Jimmy's last name but it begins with an I, hence the reason I use "Idiot" because he is. He's the one that "coaches" the singers on their song choices and proceeds to try to tear them down more than encourage him doing his comments. The judges, especially JLo, tend to disagree with him most of the time because, well, he's an IDIOT. He had a major bug up his ass regarding DeAndre Brackensick because, well hey, DeAndre was the most original and one of the best singers they had this season. I can't stand Jimmy and based on most of the blogs, most viewers feel the same.
It's Jimmy Iovine, you twit, and he's only discovered Eminem and Lady Gaga, as well as producing albums for dozens of hit acts. He's also president of one of the biggest and most influential record labels in the world.
What have you done?
"He had a major bug up his ass regarding DeAndre Brackensick because, well hey, DeAndre was the most original and one of the best singers they had this season."
DeAndre was horrible.
Since you seem to be jerking off while thinking of Jimmy r21, doesn't make him less of an idiot. Viewers don't like him. It is what it is. Fuck you!
I was chuckling while watching Ryan stand next to his lady love in the audience, who (by the way) was there pushing her upcoming movie now that she is an A-lister (snark). Ryan has way more chemistry standing next to Phillip Phillips than his very own girlfriend.
[quote]I was chuckling while watching Ryan stand next to his lady love in the audience, who (by the way) was there pushing her upcoming movie now that she is an A-lister (snark). Ryan has way more chemistry standing next to Phillip Phillips than his very own girlfriend
I see NO chemistry with Ryan and his beard, but I would believe Ryan and Phillips. Did you see the way Phillips gave Ryan that sweet hug, when he thought he was "safe"?
The few minutes I've seen of the show make me think that Jimmy Iovine is the only one with any brains whatsoever. I had pretty much stopped watching by the time Simon Cowell left, but tuned in for a bit last season to see what it was like with him gone.
It occurred to me that predictably dickish and unfunny as he was, at least you knew if someone gave a truly bad performance there was someone there who would likely call them out on it. The new panel just seems to be 100% supportive of whatever the singers do, and on the rare chance they have something critical to say, it seems to put them in utter pain to have to do so. It was so cathartic at times to see someone get up there, take a massive dump on the stage, have Randy and Paula noncommitally say it wasn't their best, and then have Simon absolutely tear them to shreds with sadistic glee.
When Randy is the tough judge, it's clear they've given up. So I enjoy that there is at least one qualified professional affiliated with the show who does not seem to be in physical pain should they have to say something less than ecstatic.
I'd be curious to know exactly how the audience demographic has shifted over the seasons - there was a time when I and everyone else I knew in NY was way into the show, watched it in groups, got involved with it. That certainly doesn't seem to be the case anymore, but there are obviously still some people watching it somewhere.
r26, I'm curious. Why do some people, assuming from your post you're one of them, get off on watching jerks like Simon and Jimmy be not just critical but just downright unnecessarily mean, which let's face it, has a lot to do with their own personal egos than with offering criticism. What is wrong with good constructive criticism which I happen to think JLo actually does and Randy does from time to time. Yeah okay, it pains JLo to criticize but it doesn't stop her from getting her point across in a non-egotistical and non-mean spirited way.
Unless the singer has an attitude as well as less than stellar singing, I think the Simon/Jimmy "realness" that so many get off on watching is just tired.
Jimmy is supposed to be the Simon Cowell of judges, since J-Lo, Randy, and Tyler don't want to criticize the singers...they need him.
The judges didn't criticize Scotty McCreery for singing the same shit every week, that's why he won.
Tommy Mottola is impressed with Jessica Sanchez.
Jessica Sanchez is impressed with Jessica Sanchez too.
Tommy Mottola is a perv. Jlo looked pathetic last night with her boyfriend. The leotard looked terrible on her as well.
Allthe laughter all the tears
All the joy all the fear
I want to see Mantasia and his screech
I want to see Phillip and his Phillips
I want to see Jessica and her stringy hair
I want to see Randy and his dawg
I want to see Steven and his teef
I want to see Jennifer and her fake laugh
I want see Bo and his jandras
I want to see Mandesa and her feets
I want to see slobbering monkey
I want to be bumpuzzled
All that and Ryan's lovely new home on tonite's most exciting show Evah!
Vote for Phil so he will make top two
Remember DL we must vote Phil.
I want to see the judges freak out tomorrow if he makes F2.
They are so pushing Jessica and Mantasia it's nauseating.
Phil is no Bob Seger but he was way better than Jess.
Why does Tyler have such a problem with our Phil?
I like Phillip's version of Seger.
None of these can compare to the dog act on Britain's Got Talent.
Jessica's first song was a complete warbling disaster, typical of her low-register singing. It was unlistenable, which made the judges gushing that much more ludicrous. I find her grating in almost every way at this point.
Her best song was the Jackson 5 number, but it was note-for-note karaoke. She can only imitate, not create.
Her home visit was almost sad, being that they took her to the local high school where she's never attended, being home-schooled.
Joshua did stereotypical Joshua on each song. Alternate screaming and gargling, ad nauseum. Over it.
PhillipX2 did fine, and the judges were all wet on the Matchbox 20 tune - he did it very well. His Seger tune was tenderly done, but he was clearly nervous as hell - that free hand was petting himself the entire song (not that this isn't something I imagine regularly).
I thought Jimmy Iovine's picks were the best songs of the night for each; the judges picks were the worst.
Oh, and they should never let KoreanFunnyBoy near a camera again. Apparently he picked up facial tics from his Special Needs kids.
Hot damn, Phillip was sexy last night. I loved the way he rubbed his palm on his leg while he sang. I agree that jessica's home visit was sad. I wonder why she is home schooled. The home schooling explains why she doesn't seem like a normal teenager, and never seemed to click with the other contestants.
"Oh, and they should never let KoreanFunnyBoy near a camera again. Apparently he picked up facial tics from his Special Needs kids."
Every time the camera was on him, he put on an exagerrated pout! I wanted to smack that lower lip right off his face.
Phillip breaking down and crying during his parade was really sweet.
Hejerk just made another special face and the camera immediately panned off of him.
Dialidol.com has jumped the shark.
Can you see another loser singer like Joshua Ledet winning and never hearing from him again?
DL we did it. Our Phil is in the finals.
What songs will he desecrate next week?
I love joshua's voice, but damn I am happy that I will se Phillips hot ass next week.
Phillip is sooooo hot and cute. I wanted josh in the finale too because I like his voice..but his personality was off putting..he seems slow, and his attempts to prove his heterosexuality on the show were creepy
It's abundantly clear that AI wants a female winner.
Joshua was Jessica's biggest competition, and he can sing circles around her. She has no personality, she often hits sour notes, and she's a Beyonce clone. As if we haven't seen her style in a million other female performers like Beyonce, Rihanna, Mariah, Christina A., etc., etc. It's so fucking PLAYED OUT.
Joshua was a unique gospel singer, and in my opinion, the new Luther. He has so much soul and stage presence, not to mention that he can sing the shit out of songs. I guarantee that he will be the Jennifer Hudson of this season.
Like Fantasia, Jessica will fade into obscurity, while Joshua will have a solid career. He has the "it" factor times 100.
I love Phillip, but the guy is so over-matched with Jessica. I can't stand R&B, but it seems to be what Randy, JLo and Jimmy Iovine are cumming over, so Jessica is a perfect fit.
Phillip will deliver three awful performances, and Jessica will be the new American Idol. Yawn.
I hope there's a backlash against her. I know people will be pissed because she was technically eliminated, and then saved by the judges. She should be out.
That said, her father is HOT AS FUCK, and I would go down on him in a second. Okay, carry on...
Agree with most r49 said but Fantasia has not faded into obscurity. Repeated for emphasis - she won a Grammy and her album went gold last year. That is not fading into obscurity.
If anyone from the show equaled her current career, they'd be thrilled.
IMO Randy is holding the show back, he needs to admit everyone else has moved on from over wrought shouting in tone, big ballad 90s r&b. Milking every note, using her hand to signify when she continuously slides up and down the scales, so cliched.
"Like Fantasia, Jessica will fade into obscurity...."
Fantasia is going to be the star of the MOVIE "Mahalia!".
Tired of people judging "popularity" by their own insular ignorance.
I was surprised at how hot jessica's dad was. He looks more Hispanic than Filipino. I think that Phillip will win because he has the teenaged girl vote, and they vote a lot.
FYI r53, the dad is NOT Filipino, he's half Mexican half American.
What is it with these huge rings Jessica and some of the others have been wearing? Her last one looked like a huge orange ladybug.
I had no idea Jimmy produced Damn the Torpedoes and Patti Smith's Easter.
Adam schooled those twerps
Josh's biggest problem is that he and the music he matched up best with were a throwback to another era. Etta James, Sam Cook, James Brown,etc. were the artists he came alive with when he performed one of their songs. Sadly, the young teen voters probably never heard of those performers and Josh lost out.
Yeah, R57, wasn't he great? Every time the judges gush about this year's crop being the greatest singers on the show EVER!!, I think about people like Adam.
Stefano Langone will forever be the hottest AI contestant ever!
And here's why...
Remember final 2 is tonite.
DL we must vote Phillip tonite. I want to see the judges heads spin when he is declared the winner.
Come on we did it last week. We can do it again.
If P2 wins, it just shows America is the dumbest country in the world!
R64, as opposed to the trained monkey, robot, Jessica who looks like a 12 year old hooker with an eating disorder?
Finale just started.
P-Squared just butchered another classic.
Okay, I haven't watched all season. Just tuned in tonight. And... they're both horrible.
Phillip's song was great and he sang great despite having major kidney problems. He will probably be in surgery by Thursday this week.
Phillip and his Phillips for the win.
DL start voting Now!
That's an order.
Neither, thanks... both are way too saccharine for me.
Are we voting?
I think Phillip Phillips just won AI with his last song. That was brilliant!
It is abundantly clear from the "single" choices that the Powers That Be want Phillips to win. His song was well crafted and on trend, while Jessica's song sounds like it was phoning from 1987. Too bad, because he is exactly the same guy that has won for the last 4 seasons in a row. I know people think men think with their dicks, but girls clearly think with their pussies since they keep voting for the sensitive guitar guy over and over. He is awful cute, but truly folks, he can't sing. The winner should have been Joshua.
Phillips is gorgeous, and his song was perfect. But, Joshua should have been in the finals with Phillip.
I wonder if Phillip can act, or if he's ever considered it. I'd love to see him on the big screen, because his face is far too beautiful for him to be stuck on radio.
Why does Phillip Phillips's dad pack heat? Shouldn't they not let you bring guns into the Nokia Theater?
Is Phillip growing taller every week? He started the season the same height as Ryan. Now he's a head taller than Ryan.
Why does Phillip wear his hair like he's hiding a receding hairline? I know he's not going bald so why is he wearing a comb-over look?
No posts at all for the finale? WTF?
I posted in the Phillip Phillips thread.
It was pretty good. I enjoyed Aerosmith the most, Rhianna the least of the guest performers. Most of the medleys by the top 12 sucked, particularly the BeeGess number by the guys. Wow, just awful.
Oh, and Ace really really needs a haircut.
Chaka khan sounded terrible. She looks pretty good for her age though.
R85, that performance was unintentionally hilarious. Jennifer's facial expressions were so completely over the top and strange, that Jessica actually had to laugh and break character at one point.
The performance was definitely the highlight of the night, but for the wrong reasons. It was just weird.
I think Phillip Phillips is adorable. Glad he won.
Was Jennifer Holliday wearing a wig?
[quote] Jennifer's facial expressions were so completely over the top and strange,
They've always been
Wow, R93, she was a blimp. She's certainly slimmed down. Oddly, it makes her bizzarre expressions much more pronounced now than when her face was so bloated.
Omg r85, that was so funny! It is also funny the way Jennifer frowns and moves her head during a good performance.
Ace needs layers in his hair. It's just so long and flat. And gross that he's fucking Diana DeGarmo. Is he a petalfile?
I saw Ace and Diana naked in Hair on Broadway. Seeing Ace's cock every performance must have made Diana go crazy and chase after him and try to land him. I guess she succeeded. She is too ugly for him though.
Wait, I thought Ace is/was gay?
Diana is funny looking.
all the laughter all the tears
I want to see Mariah and her crazy
I want to see Nikki and her crazy
I want to see Keith and his flat hair
I want to see Randy and his dawg
I want to see Phil and his Phillips
I want to see Bo and his jandras
I want to see Mandesa and her feets
All that and Ryan's shiny teeth on tonight's show
Sidenote: Usually the bearer of positivity, I'm not that excited about tonight's show. The new hosts seem annoying and Keith, while not annoying seems bland. I miss Simon.
Is this the beginning of the end of this show?
Is anyone going to actually watch?
There is nothing else on so I'm forced to watch.
Did the red haired country guy just say jandras?
Buh bye papa peaches
Could someone please explain something to me...why do so many of these sob story-telling contestants cry copious tears over how they are auditioning to make things better for their families. I'm sorry, did I miss something, or is the one-in-a-million chance of actually winning American Idol the only way these lazy no-talent fucks can improve their families' lives? How about getting a damn job!? How about working two jobs? How about getting an education so the jobs you qualify for would pay more? No, instead, fantasies of living the life of a pop star is apparently only way dreams can come true and lift their familes out of bondage. Ugh, this uniquely 21st Century, American famewhore mindset makes my blood boil. And what makes it even more ludicrous is when these lazy asswipes can't even remember simple lyrics when it's their time to sing!
No Love for AI tonight?
[quote]No Love for AI tonight?
I didn't even know people still watched this shit.
I thought there were a couple of performances the judges raved over that were complete pandering (the worship leader teddy-bear guy) and others they ragged on that were pretty excellent (the Jolley guy).
Hate this judging panel, although Nicky Minage is funnier than I expected.
[quote]And the whitest season ever. I love me some soul and a big black girl voice.
The latin stutterer has a huge bulge!
[quote] The latin stutterer has a huge bulge!
He's Cuban. Cuban = HUGE uncut cock!
The young crazy kid with the feather earring who pouted throughout his critique, has some nice arms.
I predict he'll be a future serial killer.
I don't get the crazy admiration of Curtis. He over-sang his song, and it really wasn't that good. His runs were awful, and he was - in Randy's words - PITCHY. Yet no one called him out on it.
My fave was the Latin gay kid... Devin. He's very sexy and very Mark Anthony-ish. I think he could win the whole thing.
Everybody else was "meh."