American Idol - Season 12

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  1. Yee-Ming

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    I'm surprised too that Devin tanked so early. His voice is quite good, and I thought he'd appeal especially to the Latin audience -- although I suppose that was split with Lazaro, who has the sob story appeal as well.
     
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    I am so tired of Lazaro's sob story at this point. He's so not ready for this English-spoken singing contest.

    Angie and Candice are 1-2 in EW's odds maker to win this season. The judges have been pumping up Kree, but I still think it's Angie's to lose at this point.
     
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    I don't care who wins, but I do want Amber and Candice to stick around so I can hear more performances from them. I do sometimes see young Whitney in Amber. Then it'd be Kree followed by Angie. But that's not any type of objective assessment of vocal tone or ability. It's heavily influenced by the type of music I like.

    I like Lazaro, but he's in over his head. I hate to agree with Nicki, but my favorite male singer (Curtis Finch) already left. I can see why, though. He had a great voice, but he had a lot of other things working against him (much like Jacob Lusk).
     
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    I can certainly see why Angie is the favorite (heck I put her as the winner in our prediction challenge): she's young and appeals to the teens and even tweens, she can actually sing, and she's even a pretty good songwriter, which wins props from the older crowd. And she's reasonably attractive
     
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    Sad that I found the non-singing segments more entertaining than listening to these 7 remaining contestants trying to rock out.
     
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    I just watched the rock episode. I miss James Durbin ("Heavy Metal"). And Josh Krajcik ("The Pretender") from The X Factor. Those are the two best "rock out" performances I've personally seen on a talent show (that I can recall). And for a somewhat softer/southern (?) rock, Bo Bice. We occasionally hear, "You can sing anything," on the show, but I seldom find it true.

    Lazaro is kind of reminding me of Sanjaya Malakar at this point. Still, I have to applaud the human aspect of his story.

    I like seeing the behind the scenes things about the singers. Kree's made me like her even more.
     
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    I saw Lazaro's performance last night. I actually thought it was pretty good! He "made the song his own" (as they say) by taking it down to his range without losing the gist of it.
     
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    No notes on this weeks performances yet... guess AI really has lost steam.

    Anyway, if anyone isn't watching, they are missing out on a few incredibly talented female singers.

    Candice Glover has one of the best voices to ever appear on American Idol.
     
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    There have been some good voices, but the problem with AI really is that the format is such that it really is disinteresting in comparison to something like "The Voice" (which never seems to get a thread here)
    The reason why I say that is that on AI, the critiques rarely provide the audience with any real insight and the interaction between the judges and contestants are minimal; in comparison to the concept of a tutoring program to strengthen the competitors.
    This year on AI, they've done more of the coaching and have shown it, but it's surprisingly bad, and as often as not competitors just ignore what they are told.
    You're right about some good voices..

    I also have to say, Mariah Carrey is a HORRIBLE judge. After previously pointing out how many Beatles songs she has never heard (She's Leaving Home, etc.) she went on this week and said she had never heard Garth Brooks "The Dance". I'm not even a country music fan, but damn, that song has been on a ton of soundtracks and commercials, a superbowl ad.. I mean, it's not that obscure.
     
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    It is quite unusual: all the guys have been knocked out already, leaving an all-girl top 5. I don't think anything close to that has every happened before? Maybe an all-girl top 3 IIRC, but that's about it. (And not the other way around either.)

    Agreed about Candice: Love Song is such a bore by the Cure, but her take on it was simply jaw-dropping. For once the standing O was fully justified.
     
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    If Simon was still judging, I think he'd characterize Kree as "old-fashioned", Kree bores me to tears at times.
     
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    I'm a fan of Candice and Angie: the other singers don't do it for me.

    Anyone getting irritated at the number of times the judges give "standing ovations"?

    Thought it was funny that three of the four judges stood up for Amber, yet Randy and Mariah (who stood up) still pointed out flaws in the performance. Sheesh, don't stand up if you didn't think the performance was near flawless.
     
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    ^^ Agreed: too many standing ovations diminishes its worth. As my sister once observed, contestants would really be encouraged by compliments from Simon, because he rarely gave them and was the harshest critic of all.

    I guess they never clarified when the judges' save was no longer available, if Janelle was still singing for it, whereas in previous years once we got to the top 5 there was no more save. When it got down to Kree and Janelle as the bottom 2, I figured they'd snuck it back in case one of their favoured top 3 'accidentally' wound up last.

    Anyone else think Clay Aiken looked a bit odd? As if he'd either done botox, or even had work done? Yet surely he's too young for any of that, what is he, just past 30 only?
     
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    Looks like Clay got veneers.
     
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    You can tell how this season is going that there are no comments on a Thursday OR by Friday morning..

    did like Keith's "I am the Stig" shirt.

    That's about the best comment I have. Ongoing fight between Minaj and Carrey would be good, but Carrey is so blah that it's just not interesting. As weeks go by, I realize the problem with AI right now really is the format.
     
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    Kree should have gone home, she's been boring the hell out of me. Angie Miller will win. Candyse has probably the best recording voice, though Amber has crazy range, but her stage presence is still an issue, though she was getting better.
     
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    Kree is getting the residual country vote, being the only one left that would appeal to that genre. Amber has to split the R&B genre with Candice.

    I'd agree, Angie will probably will it now, she alone has never been in bottom 3 (or 2) the entire season, both the other 2 have had a stint there.

    Curious that she didn't sit behind the piano for her 'standards' song, but I suppose she has to do at least one song without the piano crutch, for variety.
     
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    Well, that sob story pushed Kree in the finals, though I find she's been waning lately, almost sleep-walking through her performances. Too bad for Angie, but she might end up being the most successful of all of this year's contestants.
     
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