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American Idol 2012--Live Thread
americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2012

Posted on 01/18/2012 11:41:39 AM PST by silent_jonny



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To: Shelayne

LOL... Oops, sorry.


9,151 posted on 05/17/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: silent_jonny

Well there gos my dinner


9,152 posted on 05/17/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Netizen

Rita Moreno as Anita in West Side Story...and George Chakiris as her boyfriend.......(I forget his name)


9,153 posted on 05/17/2012 6:35:58 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Netizen

Oh sorry....I didnt read the “on the left and the guy in the middle” part LOl I just named the ones I knew...sorry ;-)


9,154 posted on 05/17/2012 6:37:03 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Netizen

That is the fabulous Rita Moreno as Anita in West Side Story. I have no idea who the other people are. The one on the far right is Bernardo.


9,155 posted on 05/17/2012 6:39:12 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: retrokitten

“Nardo” YES!!!!!!!!! Thanks!
Man did I think he was hot....until I found out that hee too, is better known as “Tinkerbell” Sheesh


9,156 posted on 05/17/2012 6:44:20 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: retrokitten

The gal on the left and the guy in the middle just look familiar, but from a more recent perspective. One of those ‘is that so and so’ moments


9,157 posted on 05/17/2012 6:45:46 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: MagUSNRET

The singing and dancing didn’t tip you off? LOL ;-)


9,158 posted on 05/17/2012 6:46:00 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: retrokitten

” I like to be in A-mA’-dika,,,Ok by me in A-mA’ dika..”
EVERYBODY SING!!!!!!!!!!


9,159 posted on 05/17/2012 6:46:24 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: retrokitten

When I first saw the movie...I was too young and naive to know anything about “homo’s”—but I was old enough to know I liked tall dark and handsome Shark more than getting all excited about the fella that also played “Tom Thumb” (Russ Tamblyn I think was his name)...you know...the blond leader of the Jets
And look at me now.....part of my own SNark tank ;-)


9,160 posted on 05/17/2012 6:49:34 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

Russ Tamblyn’s daughter was on House for a season. She looks a lot like her Dad!


9,161 posted on 05/17/2012 6:51:36 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Netizen

Im more impressed that someone my age is able to pull these names outta my hat! Then again...I was all about watching every musical ever produced, when I was younger.


9,162 posted on 05/17/2012 6:56:50 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET

There were some great ones made at that time. “Gypsy” is one of my all time favorites.


9,163 posted on 05/17/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: retrokitten

There is also a large Filipino population here in the states and they are voting like crazy for Jessica...


9,164 posted on 05/17/2012 7:05:41 PM PDT by slugbug (Owebama-you can keep the change.)
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To: floriduh voter

Missed the show due to travel with relatives

Checking comments results at 10pm via the tnread to xee what happened


9,165 posted on 05/17/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: slugbug; retrokitten

In that case.........NASCAR and REDNECKS for P2! ;-) LOL...let’s at least make it a RACE


9,166 posted on 05/17/2012 7:08:36 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: retrokitten

They can vote via Skype, Magic Jack, NetTalk phones and via Facebook.


9,167 posted on 05/17/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: retrokitten; All

Just read that the media is showing everyone there how to vote illegally for Jessica. By the way, is anyone watching Touch? I liked it at the beginning but it’s getting soooooo boring. Best part tonight was when Kiefer said—”copy that” into a cell phone.


9,168 posted on 05/17/2012 7:25:19 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: silent_jonny

Thks for results jonny

Still on phone net connect xo missed show and posting

Glad joshua is gone

Pulling for pp now after hollie skyler eliminated


9,169 posted on 05/17/2012 7:38:36 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: floriduh voter

“There are Christians who refuse to sing Imagine or to listen to it.”

Can you hook me up with those people?

This is the most pernicious of songs, to me it is the song that proves that most people don’t even listen to the lyrics. Even when they have to SING them.

The song is a paen to godless communism, pure & simple.

If you know people who are smart enough to realize this, please send me their way!

Hubby & I still think Joshua got robbed tonight, but I have no fear because I know 2nd, 3rd, or even 7th place on Idol is good enough, if you’ve got the chops and determination. And winning is not a guarantee of much.

I continue to wish all the participants well. Hubby’s been a big Jessica fan from the start so I guess we are rooting for her in the final.

(or should I say FINALE?)


9,170 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:59 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Yaelle

“Wasn’t that weird?”

That WAS totally weird. Was it JOshua singing it, it sounded like it could have been.

It was a man, right, it certainly wasn’t etta james.

Creepy big-brother creepy it was.

Romeny’s fault! (let me just start the meme now!)


9,171 posted on 05/17/2012 9:11:36 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: silent_jonny

Glad our Chula Vista girl had a great showing for her home trip. Our mayor, Cheryl Cox, who presented her with a plaque, used to be our kids’ elementary school principal many moons ago.

I don’t recall any American Idol homecoming better than Jessica’s. The stadium, the school, and the USS Midway! What a showing! I wasn’t able to attend, but she sure has done San Diego, and especially Chula Vista, proud.

Our son attended her HS, Eastlake HS, the first year it opened. So glad to see our military represented in such a good light.


9,172 posted on 05/17/2012 11:39:39 PM PDT by b9
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To: b9

That girl is astonishing. What a great kid.


9,173 posted on 05/17/2012 11:53:34 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga

She really is.


9,174 posted on 05/17/2012 11:58:30 PM PDT by b9
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To: retrokitten

Me too! “Sing out Louise!”


9,175 posted on 05/18/2012 12:13:26 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: retrokitten; MagUSNRET; silent_jonny

Jonny — Good Evenin’ Guv’nor!

Retro & MagUSN: The funny thing about “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” is that every groom has shown up late to their own wedding because they are drunk off their asses.

The brides look like Cinderella on acid and the dresses look like an Alice in Wonderland nightmare.

Aside from some Oriental cultures, this is one group of people that I cannot understand, yet feel compelled to watch with fascination — and they ‘weird me out’.


9,176 posted on 05/18/2012 3:29:10 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Miss Didi
They can vote via Skype, Magic Jack, NetTalk phones and via Facebook.

After working in telecom for 13 years, all I thought about was the routing on the toll-free #. LOL You kids and you're newfangled technology!

9,177 posted on 05/18/2012 5:18:25 AM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

I completely agree and I think a lot of people share our opinion. I had it on one day and my husband kept asking me if this was in America. “Are you sure? This doesn’t seem very....us.” LMAO

I do occasionally watch Sister Wives, for the same reason. It’s so completely foreign to me.


9,178 posted on 05/18/2012 5:41:25 AM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: silent_jonny; All

Hi Jonny!! and all........SOOOO GLad that Joshua is gone. I had deja vu of the Fantasia year....I still can’t believe she won....ugh. Glad my favorite two made it. HAs anyone watched Americas Got Talent? I started watching it to see how Howard Stern would fit in and I have to tell you, it is now on my list of shows to watch. I think he’s very good and funny!


9,179 posted on 05/18/2012 10:10:06 AM PDT by Fawn (Rush Babe on Board.)
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To: patriotspride

Tried posting this comment on Yahoo but it got pulled. Not sure why. They allow all kinds of outrageous stuff to go thru...Guess you can tell I’m a Phillip fan..lol—”According to the geographic data on dialidol.com, Jessica gets alot of votes from states like Texas and California—probably alot of ethnic voting and Naval votes from her dad. She will probably get alot of pre-teen girls voting for her too. Also the dirty old man vote, those who enjoy seeing a 16 year old girl dressed like someone much older singing Mariah Carey songs about spending the night together.(Shame on the Idol producers.) International voters are also claiming on social media sites that they are voting using things like Skype. Team Phillip will have to vote early and often. If its even close, Idol producers will give it to Jessica because they want a female winner, not another WGWG. It will also justify the awful “save” rule. If its just about the voice, then Jessica would be good on a show like “The Voice.” Phillip has the “it”factor—artistry, musicality, humility. That’s what an “American Idol” should be.....”


9,180 posted on 05/18/2012 10:26:33 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: retrokitten

Yea, my husband gets livid when I watch this “trash”.

I tell him that, since I’m watching another TV set three floors up from where he sits and watches television, that he should not concern himself with my TV viewing habits.

I have somewhat of a stressful life, and watching these shows kind of calms me down and unwinds me (along with a nightly glass of Merlot!)

Happy Weekend, My Friend!


9,181 posted on 05/18/2012 11:10:00 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: jocon307
John Lennon was an artist but he had some wild ideas about theology and peace, etc. Yoko Ono can't sing worth a damn.

I'm not rooting for either of them but Jessica has the chops and PP needs a lot of work to develop what he's got imo. He's so lazy trying to get some not high notes but I guess for him, they seem high.

9,182 posted on 05/18/2012 11:11:59 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: patriotspride

Well, Lisa Marie Presley has a low voice but she’s consistent and I liked the spooky looking set she had. It was very swamp like and I can’t get enough of swamp atmosphere down here. Lisa could choose to do nothing she’s such a rich girl. Props to her for doing something - anything. She’s not a Kardashian in other words.


9,183 posted on 05/18/2012 11:14:15 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: Fu-fu2

IMO, P2 has potential BUT imo, he’s a lazy singer and there’s a difference between mellow style and moments of laziness where he could try for more intensity in his mellow. When P2 sang We’ve Got Tonight, he was pitchy and it wasn’t that high. PP if he wins will have to step it up cuz lazy doesn’t sell no matter how “it” he may be.


9,184 posted on 05/18/2012 11:17:02 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: Shelayne

r & b only sells if you are Jamie Foxx or look and dress like Beyonce.


9,185 posted on 05/18/2012 11:19:14 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: RummyChick

Yeah, why can’t P2 do Ford commercials? I wonder what the blogophere knows about that? Some of the Hollywood blogs know that kind of stuff.


9,186 posted on 05/18/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

If Jessica WINS, what do you bet the first thing they do is send her to get invisible braces????? or veneers or something? Her teeth are not dentally correct for what she may about to be doing.


9,187 posted on 05/18/2012 11:27:56 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: MagUSNRET

Whatever he is smuggling needs to be put on the ‘do not want list’.


9,188 posted on 05/18/2012 11:53:58 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Netizen

Busciemi rocks. Boardwalk killed its first season. The second season was weird. It was like they decided, if you like anyone from season one, if there is any decency in any of the characters, we will remove all traces or just kill them. I fully expect the opening scene of season 3 to include fonzie, packing heat, jumping off the boardwalk over a shark in the water below.


9,189 posted on 05/18/2012 1:24:45 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: floriduh voter
Yeah, why can’t P2 do Ford commercials?

According to TMZ...

Phillip Phillips -- one of the finalists on "American Idol" -- has been URGED by his personal doctor to get surgery immediately ... but Phillip wants to work through the pain and the risk so he can win next week.

Multiple "Idol" sources tell us ... when Phillip went back home to Georgia last Saturday ... his family doctor spent almost the entire stay by his side and was alarmed by what he saw -- Phillip wasn't eating and looked horrible.

Phillip suffers from severe kidney problems and at the beginning of the competition it got so bad he had a stent put in as a temporary fix until he could have surgery. But the condition has worsened and Phillip's doc told him he needed surgery now. Phillip said he was not going to drop out of the show so the doctor told him he ABSOLUTELY had to go under the knife immediately after the finale.

We're told the recovery time for the surgery is at least 6 weeks.

Phillip's condition is taking its toll -- we're told the medication causes dry mouth, and it's had some impact on his singing.

Phillip has also missed some of the field productions that are shot for the show -- including the Ford commercials. Our "Idol" sources tell us they felt that making him go on location for these shoots were just too taxing.

9,190 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:40 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: AmusedBystander

Thanks, I was just going to post this. Amazing that he has been able to do as well as he has. I know from his audition video to now, he looks like he has lost weight and is not well.


9,191 posted on 05/18/2012 1:55:50 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Fu-fu2

Tried posting this comment on Yahoo but it got pulled. Not sure why. They allow all kinds of outrageous stuff to go thru...Guess you can tell I’m a Phillip fan..lol—”According to the geographic data on dialidol.com, Jessica gets alot of votes from states like Texas and California—probably alot of ethnic voting and Naval votes from her dad. She will probably get alot of pre-teen girls voting for her too. Also the dirty old man vote, those who enjoy seeing a 16 year old girl dressed like someone much older singing Mariah Carey songs about spending the night together.(Shame on the Idol producers.) International voters are also claiming on social media sites that they are voting using things like Skype. Team Phillip will have to vote early and often. If its even close, Idol producers will give it to Jessica because they want a female winner, not another WGWG. It will also justify the awful “save” rule. If its just about the voice, then Jessica would be good on a show like “The Voice.” Phillip has the “it”factor—artistry, musicality, humility. That’s what an “American Idol” should be.....”


Good summary. Thanks for the comments/opinions


9,192 posted on 05/18/2012 8:35:53 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: floriduh voter

She’s not a Kardashian in other words.

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So true


9,193 posted on 05/18/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: Fu-fu2
Phillip has the “it”factor—artistry, musicality, humility.

Jessica Sanchez has artistry in spades, musicality most singers will never know, and so much humility that she couldn't believe she made it through to the final two. After she made the finals she said, "I have never in my life thought I'd be in this position. Thank you so much!"

She's a Navy kid who obviously couldn't afford to have her teeth fixed prior to the show. She has said that she has very few friends and that all she knows how to do is sing. She is shy, she's an object lesson in humility...and she's 16 years old with an astonishing gift, which could go to most teenagers' heads.

When she was saved by the judges and JLo grabbed the mic, she thought the reason they weren't letting her sing was because they hated her and wanted her off. She said this. Anyone suggesting otherwise is projecting their own duplicity onto an innocent.

It sounds like she meets all your criteria to be an Idol.

Suggesting that she's attracting the "dirty old man" vote is cheap-shottery at its most disgusting.

9,194 posted on 05/18/2012 11:06:09 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: floriduh voter

Imagine has a nice melody, maybe someone should try and do new lyrics to it.

I get what you mean about Phillips, but I am a little pleasantly surprised that such an off-beat kind of singer has made it to the final.

He’s not a healthy person, isn’t that correct? Doesn’t he have some kidney problems or something?

Is that why he hasn’t been in those Ford commercials lately?

I think we all got a kick out of his dad with his “open carry” shot the other day.


9,195 posted on 05/19/2012 1:49:33 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

The tweens are voting for PP cuz he’s cute and non-threatening. They are voting for his hair style imo. Off beat singers have gotten pretty far before like that guy that did beat box. PP passed a kidney stone during the competition.


9,196 posted on 05/19/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: Chunga; Fu-fu2

Yes, that comment was pretty harsh - cruel even.

Defending Jessica isn’t too popular around here, which is kind of a head scratcher for me. I don’t get it.

We were always told when raising a daughter, find something she really loves and give her every opportunity to shine, which seems to be what the Sanchez family has done. It worked well for us, too, and kept our daughter focused and happy. She now has a successful career doing what she loves.

Jessica obviously loves singing and is well on her way to being as successful as she can handle. It sure won’t be easy with all the temptations of fame and fortune, but I pray she says grounded.


9,197 posted on 05/19/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by b9
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To: floriduh voter

PP passed a kidney stone during the competition.

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He’s not our favorite out of the competitors, but we will give him major
credit if he passed a stone, and hung in there.

Having had that medical condition, it’s not one to be taken lightly.


9,198 posted on 05/19/2012 6:37:57 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: floriduh voter

Passed a kidney stone, received a temporary stent and will have surgery right after the end of the competition.


9,199 posted on 05/19/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: Chunga; b9

I’m not suggesting anything....even Jimmy Iovine criticized the way they were dressing her and the song choices. What was J-Lo thinking giving her that Mariah Carey song? You may think its a cheap shot, but the reality is that’s the kind of person who would be watching.....

Jessica has been singing all her life. She was on the first season of America’s Got Talent. According to her very professionally written and extensive entry on Wikipedia, she has cut a few songs professionally. I prefer the Carrie Underwood stories from Idol—that unknown plucked from obscurity to go on to a successful career. That’s what I see for Phillip. But his health problems may determine the outcome this week. The script for the season was for a female winner. Phillip will need 4-6 weeks recovery from surgery. Can’t have an Idol Tour without the winner. So since I have never seen an official vote tally for American Idol, the only business decision they can make is a win for Jessica.


9,200 posted on 05/19/2012 7:02:17 PM PDT by Fu-fu2
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