Skip to comments.American Idol 2005--Live Thread
Posted on 03/15/2005 5:53:32 AM PST by silent_jonny
Bo Bice, 29, of Helena, Alabama, has opened for Warrant and Blackfoot and performed and recorded with Jonny Neal of the Allman Brothers.
Lindsey Cardinale, 20, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, is a student at Southeastern Louisiana University who plays trumpet, guitar and piano and enjoys riding four-wheelers.
Anthony Federov, 19, of Trevose, Pennsylvania, is a Ukrainian-born singer of ballads who is currently in his third semester at Bucks County Community College.
Mikalah Gordon, 17, of Las Vegas is a junior in high school and enjoys cheerleading, dancing and acting.
Constantine Maroulis, 29, of New York City plays in a hard-rock band called Pray for the Soul of Betty and has toured in the international production of Rent.
Anwar Robinson, 25, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is a middle school music teacher who performed at President Bill Clinton's second inauguration.
Scott Scoval, 28, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, is the father of 4-year-old Brandon Scott Scoval and plays the trumpet and the piano.
Jessica Sierra, 19, of Tampa is a full-time nanny who considers her grandmother to be her American Idol.
Nikko Smith, 22, of St. Louis, MO. Son of baseball great Ozzie Smith, he replaces departing contestant Mario Vasquez.
Vonzell Solomon, 20, of Fort Meyers, Florida, is a black belt in sembact martial arts--a combination of karate, jujitsu and tae kwon do.
Nadia Turner, 28, of Miami is a waitress and bartender who performs with Christian rock-soul band the Tool Box.
Carrie Underwood, 21, of Checotah, Oklahoma, is a student at Northeastern State University who loves animals and rescues strays.
American Idol ping! This ping list is assembled (mostly) from names found on other AI related threads. If you would like your name added or subtracted from this list, please Freepmail me and I will abide by your wishes. Next ping will be tonight, between 7:30pm and 8:00pm EST. Enjoy the show!
Thanks jonny...you did a geat job setting this up....this shuld be fun,.
Add me to ping list : )) I like watching this show with my family.
So what happened to Mario Vasquez?
Contract conflicts I heard. He doesn't want to be locked into a repressive AI contract.
They'd be better off signing a 1960's Berry Gordy Motown contract.
:) So very cool of you to do this. Thanks for the ping. And being a roll tider all I have to say is "Go Bo!"
This is great jonny! I keep forgetting some of the names. I heard on Fox that Mario's mother was quoted as saying she didn't know of any family problems and didn't know why Mario quit. Odd.
Bo and Anwar are way ahead of all the others. It should be a two-man race, unless somebody stumbles.
See post #7. I think that's the actual reason too. He has to have a contract already waiting. I hate to see that Anwar sang at Clinton's inauguration. :( I like him. Hope this is not an indication of politics, but more a way to get recognized. If it is politics I hope he listens to Laura Ingraham..."Shut up and sing."
AH, that makes sense, contract problem. I like Bo anyway. I like Constantine too but I don't think his voice is as strong.
Mario was real good. He was "discovered" already and decided to forgo the final portion of his Idol career.
I dont blame him leaving.
Add me please!
Uh oh, it looks like she's wearing a lavaliere. Too bad boys, she's taken.
Speaking of leaving, I think Mikalah is the next one to go. Can't remember how many leave per week after the final 12 but my money says she should go next. Constantine after then.
As in leave on her own or get kicked off? Mikalah is getting annoying to me...if she just shuts up and remains calm, she is fine but her little "perky" personality is starting to get on my nerves...
Hey, cool. thanks for the ping! What fun!
Personally, I am pulling for Carrie Underwood. I love her voice and stage presence. Also, she has a perfect name for country music.
It's a great field of talent this time around.
Bo is my husband's favorite too! He also likes the "rocker" Constantine. I don't think that Constantine is as good as Bo.
If you think they'll have another white girl be the American Idol, you are not living in this world, my friend. This year it will DEFINITELY be a guy and my money, right now, is on Anwar now that Mario is gone. I was sure would have won. He had everything. If Reuben got himself together and lost some weight, we wouldn't even be having this conversation. But it look like Reuben can't even tour for AI because of his health issues. They NEED a black guy for the American Idol "tour." Which now consists of Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aikin (kinda like the runner up who fills in for the 1st prize winner) and Fantasia. It'll be a black person. I know this sounds racist, but it's show business. And for those who say that America votes ... if you don't think they can manipulate the results, well, I have some land to sell ya...
Well, if you're right about it being someone black, I hope it's Anwar. He seems like a great guy, has a great look, and a great voice to boot.
However, they may go in another direction and pick a rocker...Bo.
Still, I think Carrie Underwood has a shot. American people can surprise you! Her girl-next-door charm and the country music background, which is hot right now, may pull her through.
Yes, you are probably right about the politics, as I still believe little gay guy Clay really won.
Carrie is welcome in Nashville anytime I bet.
All said and done I think it's going to go:
Jessica is a better singer than Carrie but Carrie is a close second. I'd be happy with either.
Great, great, thanks for including me in the list.
Chat with you all later!
I, too, think Bo or Anwar will be there at the end. Somebody please get the hook for Mikalah. She is so annoying (think The Nanny.) Vonzell and Constantine are overrated.
My money is on Bo or Nadia right now.
I predict Lindsey, Vonzelle, or Scott as next to go.
I think Mikalah's been trying to hold down her personality. She's only 17 though. I'll cut her some slack for that.
Mikalah owns whatever audience niche people like Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler used to have - I could never understand their appeal, but apparently a substantial number of people like that type of entertainer.
Thanks for the ping! Great job of getting them all together. It's really getting difficult now but for my female choice, I will stick with Nadia. For the male choice, I'm leaning to Bo or Anthony. They're all good though.
Good job Jonny. I'll be back later tonight.
What I'm hearing about Mario from my business (radio) is that he's probably been approached with a contract offer and he just can't discuss it yet. If this is true, next year I'm sure AI will close this loop-hole.
look here, it's AI on FR!
And check out Constantine's Glamour Shot (above)!! Bwahahahahaha!
they might not have to manipulate the results to get a black winner. didn't Ruben beat Clay fair and square?
I am always happy to see Clay doing well, though I don't follow pop music or watch Idol except by accident. Simon is the only attraction, IMO, with his clever acid tongue.
T-minus 10 minutes! (give or take)
Thank you:) If you're not gonna do it right, don't do it at all, I say.
You got a good response to the live thread...Im glad you did this...thanks
Hi, Jon. Could you take me off the list? I don't watch the show, although I should start since there's virtually nothing of interest on television. Thanks.
You encouraged me :)
I'm back! Let it rip!
Hiya! Glad you could make it. Plenty of good seats up front :)
That's too funny!
The 60's...giving everyone plenty of options here
Lt. Dan + twist = vomit.