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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: stylecouncilor

LOL! Saving that :)


8,651 posted on 05/13/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: retrokitten; twin2
I just looked at my tivo and there are seven episodes of Touch to watch

They are all the series premieres.

ROFL!

I could save you some time and summerize each of the premieres:

Jack Bauer follows his son around, saying "Jake! Jake, wait! Don't go in there, Jake!".

An annoyingly persistant social worker follows him saying "You're a bad parent! You're going to lose custody of your son!"

Inevitably, Jake leads them all into a dangerous situation which causes someone to grab the kid for his own protection.

The kid screams like a howler monkey until he's let go.

Jack Bauer whispers: "Why won't you talk to me?" (cue tender music)

There's also some stuff about numbers, Danny Glover, the Smoke Monster from Lost and some mystical crap that we're supposed to care about, but never do.

The end.


8,652 posted on 05/13/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: MagUSNRET
Im right with you kiddo.....only reason to be here is to SNARK..

And to enjoy the company of the Snarkers ;)

8,653 posted on 05/13/2012 12:55:05 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Netizen; Aurorales
Guess I’ll vote for Phillips, now. Stick AI with a ‘one note’.

And another straight white guy--he'd be the fifth one in a row, LOL. The producers would have nothing to hang their socially-conscious hats on :)

8,654 posted on 05/13/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: retrokitten
They were all happy that I got all A’s this semester.

That deserves a sparklee :)


8,655 posted on 05/13/2012 1:30:46 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: retrokitten; MagUSNRET
It pains me to say this...but as much as I hated X-Factor...I am hoping (and passing jonny a $50) that we have a thread...if for no other reason, than to give some of us a reason to live through this election cycle :-) THANK ME!

Don’t do it Jonny!

LMAO!! I won't, but I'm keeping Mag's $50 ;)

8,656 posted on 05/13/2012 1:36:33 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Netizen; MagUSNRET; retrokitten
LOL I think Jonny ran away already. :)

I fled to my Doomsday Bunker. I'm locked inside with a year's supply of beans and Mag's $50.

It's cramped, dark and poorly ventilated (especially after I eat the beans) but I'm not coming out until X Factor is over. Or canceled :)

8,657 posted on 05/13/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: MagUSNRET; Netizen; retrokitten
RAN???????????? he left skid marks!

Again, only after I eat the beans :)

8,658 posted on 05/13/2012 2:05:39 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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8,659 posted on 05/13/2012 2:12:16 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: silent_jonny

Ok pal...move over...I get the top bunk..OH........and here...have a bowl of beans ;-)


8,660 posted on 05/13/2012 3:21:37 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: silent_jonny
There's also some stuff about numbers, Danny Glover, the Smoke Monster from Lost and some mystical crap that we're supposed to care about, but never do.

LOL, thank you, you have just saved me seven hours of torture:)

8,661 posted on 05/13/2012 3:53:11 PM PDT by twin2
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To: Chunga
Hey it is not me but you here trying to convince everyone that only you have the musical credentials to know who is the best talent on the show and that anyone who disagrees with you doesn’t have a clue about music. And it doesn't look I wasted anything you took the time to read those 3 paragraphs. And you have no one but yourself to blame it was you who played the race card and called everyone morons. No double standards it is your own posts that betray you. Like you said everyone has opinions and I am just telling like it is. But that is the double standard you don't seem to like is when someone takes you to task for your own statements.

But lets review some your posts and it does not take a English Major to understand what your saying.

Say post your words #5982
“Holly's supporters favor her over Sanchez for cultural reasons, not artistic ones.”

Your words Post #6010
“The thought that Idol is trying to ram Jessica Sanchez down America's throat because there's a PC agenda to force Americans to be more tolerant of Hispanic illegals is loathsome to me, and I've read those sentiments on this thread and nobody says a word.”

Your words Post #7835
And I can tell you exactly what these posters really don't like about Jessica, but I'll refrain, because it'll do no good, and no one will read it anyway.

Your words Post #7836
America Loves Mediocrity, Especially If It’s Blonde

Your words Post #6413
America is teeming with musical morons.

Your words Post #6410
Once again, America demonstrates it has the musical taste of a 12-year-old girl, and is damned proud of it.

Your words Post #6010
And artistically, America has no class.

Like I said your made yourself irrelevant with just those and I could go on with more here where you insulted freepers and all Americans by calling their intelligence into question because they have different musical tastes as opposed to yours. But then again these statements you made could just be outward projections of your own inner insecurities and prejudices towards other people.

8,662 posted on 05/13/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: skateman

“Chunga is such a waste of electrons. And thanks for reading thus!”

Wise words Skateman and so true. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you been on the road. Keep those sticks pounding Skateman.


8,663 posted on 05/13/2012 10:07:07 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: skateman

“Chunga is such a waste of electrons. And thanks for reading thus!”

Wise words Skateman and so true. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you been on the road. Keep those sticks pounding Skateman.


8,664 posted on 05/13/2012 10:07:19 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond
I'm not sure you understood my post.

You said that I called everyone who disagreed with me a racist. I asked you to post where I called everyone who disagreed with me a racist. You have yet to do that, and instead seem to be attempting a mind-meld.

Next!

8,665 posted on 05/13/2012 11:25:15 PM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: silent_jonny

I’m laughing so hard over here!


8,666 posted on 05/13/2012 11:28:13 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Chunga
Here is another prime example where you showed you have no creditablility.

Post #7499
I've never thought he deserved a shot, and not only is he the worst singer of the five remaining, he has the worst voice of the five remaining...and this has been true

Post #6422
No matter though. We'll probably get Phillip Phillips. Hooray for American Idol viewers who vote 150-200 times each for the cutest person in their demographic!
Really! Jimmy Iovine? He's made tens of millions of dollars as one of the most successful record producers in American history. What the hell does he know? He needs to buy a new flat screen TV so he can be more in line with the AI posters at FR (and reflect the taste of the 12-year-old demographic). Randy Jackson? Steven Tyler? What a couple of know-nothings! What a couple of failures!

Wow so Jimmy Lovine, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler are your standards as to who knows talent as good as you. But wait a minute was it not Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez the ones who picked all of the talent on the show for America to vote for? And have they not each week pointed out how talented and how they all deserved to be there and have a shot at being the next American Idol?

So Jimmy Lovine, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler are your bench marks as to who knows the most about talent but the last time I checked Jimmy Lovine, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, and Jennifer Lopez have been singing the praises of Phillip Phillips, Colton Dixon, Holly Cavanagh, Erica Van Pelt, Elise Testone, etc as the BEST talent they have ever had on the show ever week. So how is it that Americans have no class, can be moronic, love mediocrity, vote for the worst singer, only like their own culture, and yet America agrees with the judges and mentors, the ones you sighted as knowing the most about talent, disagrees with you and think Phillip Phillips, Holly Cavanagh, etc are the best talent and they voted for them. Looks like the Judges and Mentors have the same taste in music and talent as most Americans do.

So the judges, America, and the mentors totally disagree with you on knowing what talent is, except for Jessica Sanchez, so are you now saying that Jimmy Lovine, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, (your bench mark as people who know talent) are tone deaf, would not know talent if it bit them, your own words there, and that they are moronic, lovers of mediocrity, have the musical taste of 12 year old girls, and that Randy, Steven, Jimmy, and Jennifer have no class? So how can Americans who are voting for what the judges are calling the very best talent they have ever had on the show be wrong and you be right? So which is it, either they know talent or they don’t, you can not have it both ways.

8,667 posted on 05/14/2012 7:31:05 AM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Captain Beyond

IMO, the finalists are better than many years of contestants but while they are emotionally bringing it, they need some training on when to do certain things and when to just sing as written. That goes for Josh and Jessica. As far as Phillip Phillips goes, he’s just a beer joint musician and I do not know how he got this far except for the tween voters who vote more than the rest of us who are older than 15.


8,668 posted on 05/14/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: Captain Beyond
The judges and Jimmy are acting as A&R reps for the show. They're interested in finding talent who can sell records. Iovine talks about this every week. The problem is not that the judges don't recognize talent, because they do, and their standing ovations and comments reflect their personal taste as well as who they believe is marketable.

Tyler obviously believed that Skylar would be a great winner because he loved her singing, energy and marketability. He felt the same way about Lauren Alaina last year. The judges are frequently stunned when the singers with astonishing talent are voted off prior to those who should be also-rans. This year they have stated that they didn't believe that certain singers had deserved to land in the bottom three on many occasions, and they saved Jessica Sanchez (to howls on this thread) because she didn't deserve to be eliminated. So your suggestion that the judge's belief that this is the best year for talent in history is somehow in conflict with my statements that America has poor musical taste isn't pertinent, or even relevant. Simon Cowell demonstrated the judges' mindset a few years back when a guy named Tim Urban kept stinking up the theater week after week, voted through because of his smile by teenaged girls. Cowell said, ""I don't think it makes any difference whatsoever what we say, you're going to smile, the audience is going to vote for you, nobody cares, and you'll be here next week. So well done."

Indications were that Colton and Phillips were splitting 50% of the vote as far back as the Bottom 8 week, and it continued until Colton's elimination. This was due to tween and teen girls (and their moms) voting for their heartthrobs. Colton was an extraordinary talent. Phillips wasn't. Yet they split the tween/teen girl vote. This isn't a musical competition. It's a popularity contest and with teen/tween girls (and their moms), contestants can fall in and out of favor weekly, based on something as musically insignificant as whether their favorite has a girlfriend or not.

Jimmy's comment that he needed a new flat-screen TV meant that he couldn't fathom the decisions of the viewers, because he and they weren't seeing the same performances (i.e. he didn't understand why they were voting the way they were).

Now you may have the musical taste of a teenaged girl. That's fine with me. And the fact that you are defending America's taste in popular music puts you squarely in line with that demographic, which is still the demographic targeted by the big record companies as the group most likely to buy records. But the fact that earlier this season America voted Jessica Sanchez off and kept Phillip Phillips on is enough to disgust any lover of good music and good singing.

If Sanchez or Ledet beat Phillips this year it will be a testament to the sheer overwhelming force of their greatness, not to the suddenly excellent musical taste of AI voters. Remember. AI voters chose Kris Allen over Danny Gokey, Lee DeWyze over Crystal Bowersox and Taylor Hicks over Katherine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler and Elliot Yamin.

America's collective musical taste is horrifyingly bad. AI knows it and puts through marginal singer/songwriters like DeWyze (already dropped by his label!) and Phillips to increase viewer participation among the tasteless.

8,669 posted on 05/14/2012 11:37:51 AM PDT by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: silent_jonny; All

Ray Chew Live
Rehearsal set list - Top 3
Contestant/Judge/Jimmy song picks

Imagine - John Lennon (blech)
My All - Mariah Carey
No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
We’ve Got Tonight - Bog Seger
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Beggin’ - Madcon
I’ll Be There - Jackson 5
Disease - Matchbox 20
I’d Rather Go Blind - Etta James


8,670 posted on 05/16/2012 9:24:21 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: silent_jonny; retrokitten; peggybac; All

I just read that J-ho is going to leave Idol because she’s “too busy!” I don’t believe everything I read but I’m hopeful that this is true! :)


8,671 posted on 05/16/2012 2:45:08 PM PDT by slugbug (Owebama-you can keep the change.)
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To: slugbug

Too busy my right eye. More like a case of Iwantmoremoneyitis.


8,672 posted on 05/16/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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8,673 posted on 05/16/2012 4:57:52 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: silent_jonny

HIya! :-)


8,674 posted on 05/16/2012 4:58:53 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: silent_jonny

evening jonny

anything to escape the news blabbing about O


8,675 posted on 05/16/2012 4:59:09 PM PDT by Cudjo
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To: silent_jonny

Hi jonny! I see by the ping the snarkiness has started early:)


8,676 posted on 05/16/2012 4:59:20 PM PDT by twin2
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To: retrokitten

I won’t miss her a bit.


8,677 posted on 05/16/2012 4:59:26 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: silent_jonny

What is Jennifer doing in that picture? It looks like she’s having some kind of fit and Randy is screaming in terror.


8,678 posted on 05/16/2012 4:59:55 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Imagine - John Lennon (blech)

That has Forehead Vein written all over it.

8,679 posted on 05/16/2012 5:00:45 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi jonny!


8,680 posted on 05/16/2012 5:01:00 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: Netizen

She won’t give you a chance to miss her! I swear she is on at least one channel at any given moment of the day. I’m pretty sure if you have $100 she’ll endorse your product.


8,681 posted on 05/16/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: silent_jonny

This week we get performances from Glambert (Adam Lambert) and Lisa Marie Presley.


8,682 posted on 05/16/2012 5:01:50 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Netizen

Maybe they should get Bette Midler to be a judge...she does have talent, and she can be funny as hell (AND snarky! :-)


8,683 posted on 05/16/2012 5:01:56 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I can see I will be spending most of the show in the kitchen ;-)


8,684 posted on 05/16/2012 5:02:43 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: CounterCounterCulture
This week we get performances from Glambert (Adam Lambert) and Lisa Marie Presley.

sounds like bathroom and kitchen break

8,685 posted on 05/16/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: retrokitten

Looks like someone told Jessica “Cover that chit UP!” hence the LONG gown this evening....however, the show is but a mere infant...so we have time to see something shorter than Adam Lamberts career


8,686 posted on 05/16/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: MagUSNRET
Hi, Mags :)

A commercial already?

8,687 posted on 05/16/2012 5:04:12 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Marking my spot.
Can’t watch Idol tonight, but I can read this thread when I watch the DVR of it later. That should be fun.


8,688 posted on 05/16/2012 5:04:28 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: MagUSNRET

She could be good!


8,689 posted on 05/16/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come.)
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To: silent_jonny

Evidently they need to sell more commercial time, so they can pay J-Ho what she will demand in order that she may grace us with her presence next season (I had trouble typing that without gagging)


8,690 posted on 05/16/2012 5:05:49 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: silent_jonny

Love it, Jonny! That really is spot-on—at least from THIS perspective!

Good evening, everyone! Somewhere around here I have my 3 Musketeers candy bar. It’s fluffy, not stuffy. LOL.


8,691 posted on 05/16/2012 5:06:05 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Cudjo

Evening, Cudjo :)


8,692 posted on 05/16/2012 5:06:21 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: MagUSNRET

Love the color, hate the dress. It’s too pageanty.


8,693 posted on 05/16/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: twin2

Hi, Twin! :)


8,694 posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:03 PM PDT by silent_jonny ("We love Him because He first loved us." -- 1 John 4:19)
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To: Shelayne

3 Musketeers bar = yum!


8,695 posted on 05/16/2012 5:08:56 PM PDT by slugbug (Owebama-you can keep the change.)
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To: retrokitten

Do you suppose those arm flapping idiots think that if they just keep doing that, THEY TOO can have arms like Moochell Obammy?


8,696 posted on 05/16/2012 5:09:48 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: silent_jonny; stylecouncilor
This song was in Cadillac Records that starred Adrian Brody, so I am going to use that as an excuse to post this gif...


8,697 posted on 05/16/2012 5:10:10 PM PDT by retrokitten (It took so long to see that truth was all around me. - Ray LaMontagne)
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To: MagUSNRET

oh my we must give him a standing O


8,698 posted on 05/16/2012 5:10:41 PM PDT by Cudjo
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To: MagUSNRET

Joshua....a whole lot more of the same old same old...


8,699 posted on 05/16/2012 5:10:41 PM PDT by twin2
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To: slugbug

I’m trying to see... did he do that without monitors????


8,700 posted on 05/16/2012 5:10:41 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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