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American Idol Contestant who sang dixie chicks song is AXED
05 Feb 07 | Fightin Kentuckian

Posted on 03/05/2007 6:19:06 AM PST by fightin kentuckian

I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.


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KEYWORDS: americanidol; bushhasser; chicks; ditzichicks; dixie; idol; vichychicks; whatdidtheyaxeher
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I want to hear your comments about the American Idol contestant who sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the dixie chicks and was axed.

I think she chose that song because she wanted to make a statement about the war and thought it would have a wide appeal which would translate into audience votes, however it backfired.

I also believe that the American public is sick and tired of all of the negativism surrounding the War on Terror and largely supports it, that's why she lost votes.

On flip side of the argument, if a contestant sang a song similar to Toby Keith's "American Soldier", how would that song be received?

I believe there was a Marine who managed to make it through a few rounds a couple of years ago. Does anyone know if he sang any patriotic songs and if so how were they received?

1 posted on 03/05/2007 6:19:09 AM PST by fightin kentuckian
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To: fightin kentuckian

Was she a decent singer?


2 posted on 03/05/2007 6:20:22 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: fightin kentuckian
She picked a bad song.... and sang it worse. And she should have been voted out the week before.

She's not very good.

3 posted on 03/05/2007 6:20:29 AM PST by kjam22 (see my band here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCcdHCBTEs)
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To: fightin kentuckian

I think her song choice was damaging, but what was worse was her lack of talent.


4 posted on 03/05/2007 6:20:32 AM PST by ibheath (I liked America better when the threats to our freedom came exclusively from abroad.)
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To: fightin kentuckian

I will never understand the popularity of this show, sadly.


5 posted on 03/05/2007 6:21:28 AM PST by CheyennePress
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To: fightin kentuckian
I was watching it with my wife and thought immediately it was a bad song choice. You do not want to be divisive in this sort of thing.
6 posted on 03/05/2007 6:21:37 AM PST by Hydroshock (Duncan Hunter For President, checkout gohunter08.com.)
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To: ibheath

yep


7 posted on 03/05/2007 6:21:53 AM PST by kjam22 (see my band here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRCcdHCBTEs)
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To: fightin kentuckian

I thought she was horrible. And the fact that she chose a dixie chicks song just added to the train wreck. I suppose others in the tv audience must have felt the same since she was sent packing.


8 posted on 03/05/2007 6:21:53 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: fightin kentuckian
No matter if it was a reflection on her beliefs or not, it is strategically stupid to choose a song that you know will turn off some of your fans.

.. and she wasn't that great of a singer so she may have been booted even if she sang something else..
9 posted on 03/05/2007 6:22:16 AM PST by mnehring (Anyone who is with you 80% percent of the time is your 80% friend, not. your 20% your enemy- Reagan)
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To: fightin kentuckian

She was voted off because she sucked big time, not because of political backlash.


10 posted on 03/05/2007 6:23:50 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: fightin kentuckian

She was voted off because she sucked big time, not because of political backlash.


11 posted on 03/05/2007 6:24:04 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: CheyennePress
I've never watched it, save for one time for about 10 minutes. They should change the name to America Idle.
12 posted on 03/05/2007 6:24:06 AM PST by LIConFem
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To: fightin kentuckian
I believe there was a Marine who managed to make it through a few rounds a couple of years ago. Does anyone know if he sang any patriotic songs and if so how were they received?

You must be referring to Josh Gracin, one of the finalists a few years ago. I don't know what he sang (I never watch the show), but I did meet him once when he sang the national anthem at a NASCAR event.

13 posted on 03/05/2007 6:24:25 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: mainepatsfan

No but she was seriously HOT


14 posted on 03/05/2007 6:25:31 AM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: Alberta's Child

Josh Gracin, the marine, has had a couple hits since American Idol. Not sure how far he made it in the show, but he has apparently been well-received since.


15 posted on 03/05/2007 6:25:50 AM PST by tearlenb
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To: fightin kentuckian

she sucked


16 posted on 03/05/2007 6:26:19 AM PST by Fighting Irish (enter your tagline here ... for only $29.95 per day get noticed by millions of viewers)
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To: CheyennePress

Strange as it may seem, this is one of the few shows my wife and I watch. We don't tune in each week, but will make a point to sit down and watch it if for no other reason than to take a break.


17 posted on 03/05/2007 6:26:26 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: fightin kentuckian

Don't watch the show...but if i did, i'd
]like to think i would vote on how well
she sang it....From what i hear, the
song choice wasn't what got her kicked off.


18 posted on 03/05/2007 6:27:23 AM PST by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: CheyennePress

Taylor Hicks will likely not even break a million albums sold which will be the first time that happened.

4th place finished last year, Chris Daughtry, meanwhile, already has a platinum album and it might go double the way it is going.

The voting is done by the American public but in fairness, there have been a few people who have made careers from it.


19 posted on 03/05/2007 6:27:47 AM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: fightin kentuckian; silent_jonny; retrokitten
Poor song choice, lousy singer, and an even worse attitude. I knew she was definitely leaving, and I was quite glad to see her go.
20 posted on 03/05/2007 6:28:14 AM PST by AnnaZ (I keep 2 magnums in my desk.One's a gun and I keep it loaded.Other's a bottle and it keeps me loaded)
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To: fightin kentuckian

Did anyone notice Kelly Pickler's new boobs? She's done a 180 from being a sweet, naive, long haired country girl to a Hollywood dumb-blond bimbo.


21 posted on 03/05/2007 6:28:53 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: CheyennePress

I've never seen anything more than the ads for it and I'm not sad about that.


22 posted on 03/05/2007 6:28:58 AM PST by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: fightin kentuckian

I disagree. If she had picked it to make a statement, AI wouldn't have allowed the performance to take place.


23 posted on 03/05/2007 6:29:28 AM PST by ShandaLear (Perfect People Need Support, too.)
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To: mnehrling

How many Freepers are calling in and voting on American Idol?
I will wager that 1000 DUmmies vote for every 1 Freeper.
I don't think it was the song, it just sounded worse than the original.
Also, the girl doesn't have any soft core porn photos floating around to keep her on the show.


24 posted on 03/05/2007 6:29:49 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: fightin kentuckian

Did you catch the end of the results show? As the final credits were rolling, the contestant that was singing her swan song commented on how she shouldn't have tried to sing scat because Americans hate jazz. I thought, yep, that is precisely why you are leaving, nevermind your inability to actually sing scat. :P


25 posted on 03/05/2007 6:30:58 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: fightin kentuckian

It wasn't about the song so much as the singing. The song is obnoxious, but this is a singing contest and nothing more.


26 posted on 03/05/2007 6:31:13 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: fightin kentuckian

She sucked, the performance sucked, she sang a politically divisive song.

3 strike rule................... you're history. Dog.


27 posted on 03/05/2007 6:31:48 AM PST by Chuck54 (For those who understand the War on Terror, no explanation is needed.)
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To: fightin kentuckian

"I think she chose that song because she wanted to make a statement about the war"

Hmmm...I never thought of that. I thought it was a poor choice in songs and she is a poor singer as well.


28 posted on 03/05/2007 6:32:19 AM PST by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: CheyennePress
I will never understand the popularity of this show, sadly.

Neither can I. A root canal sounds more appealing.
29 posted on 03/05/2007 6:33:13 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Have patience with me Jesus - I'm trying)
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To: mainepatsfan

Nooooooooooooo. LOL. Bad. Real bad.


30 posted on 03/05/2007 6:33:37 AM PST by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: fightin kentuckian

As soon as she started singing that song, I looked over at my wife and said, "she's gone". Although she didn't sing it all that well, she was much better than that chick who gets the "pretty pass" every week.


31 posted on 03/05/2007 6:33:38 AM PST by JZelle
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To: fightin kentuckian

I think she needed to become famous before making political statements that anger people.


32 posted on 03/05/2007 6:33:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: fightin kentuckian

I find it damn hilarious. I don't watch the show, though.


33 posted on 03/05/2007 6:33:44 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: fightin kentuckian
Josh Gracin is the former Marine. Here is a link to a video.
34 posted on 03/05/2007 6:34:12 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Did anyone notice Kelly Pickler's new boobs? She's done a 180 from being a sweet, naive, long haired country girl to a Hollywood dumb-blond bimbo.

Yeah, I noticed. That didn't bother me as much as:
1) her trading in her gorgeous long straight hair for Dolly-Parton curls, and
2) the junk in the trunk.

35 posted on 03/05/2007 6:34:23 AM PST by kromike
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To: AnnaZ
Poor song choice, lousy singer, and an even worse attitude. I knew she was definitely leaving, and I was quite glad to see her go.

Oh yeah, I agree on all accounts. She bugged me the week before when she was strutting around the stage like a show pony while butchering "Brass In Pocket". Hopefully this week Antonella beats feet out the door right behind her.

36 posted on 03/05/2007 6:34:34 AM PST by retrokitten (Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right.)
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To: misterrob

Taylor Hicks did not deserve to win. Unfortunately, the American public is not necessarily qualified to judge any sort of talent. If they were, we would have been spared from quite a few television shows I can think of.


37 posted on 03/05/2007 6:35:00 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: fightin kentuckian

I'll go tinfoil on this one- she was going to be axed anyhow and was asked to sing that song to help the Dixie Chicks in their Perpetual Professional Victim campaign.


38 posted on 03/05/2007 6:35:46 AM PST by DBrow
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To: fightin kentuckian

Does anyone else find it ironic how many people who "do not watch the show" are posting on this thread?


39 posted on 03/05/2007 6:36:08 AM PST by Ima Lurker
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To: ibheath

I thought her ego was bigger than her voice.


40 posted on 03/05/2007 6:36:31 AM PST by agrace
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
"Did anyone notice Kelly Pickler's new boobs?" How could anyon miss them? ;-)



41 posted on 03/05/2007 6:37:29 AM PST by JohnSheppard
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To: fightin kentuckian

What is "American Idol"?


42 posted on 03/05/2007 6:38:14 AM PST by Redleg Duke (Heaven is home...I am just TDY here!)
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To: misterrob

Picture??

Trust, but verify!


43 posted on 03/05/2007 6:39:26 AM PST by Perdogg (Cheney-Bolton 2008)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

HOLY MOLY..Yeah, how could you NOT notice her new Boobs. Seacreast asked her if she'd bought anything new since the show and she said "Shoes"


44 posted on 03/05/2007 6:39:57 AM PST by mpackard (Proud mama of a Sailor.)
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To: Ima Lurker

Yes.


45 posted on 03/05/2007 6:40:34 AM PST by retrokitten (Whether you think you can or think you can't, either way you are right.)
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To: JohnSheppard
Contrast with this 2005 photo:


46 posted on 03/05/2007 6:42:19 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0 (A Muslim soldier can never be loyal to a non-Muslim commander.)
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To: Ima Lurker

It could be the schadenfreude of seeing anything related to the Dixie Chicks go down in flames.

I don't watch the show either. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


47 posted on 03/05/2007 6:42:28 AM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Paved Paradise

He had a hard core base of fans who voted him in. 10,000 people voting 500 times a night is 5 million. The total vote was higher but his base carried him through.

He is not a pop artist though....


48 posted on 03/05/2007 6:42:45 AM PST by misterrob (Jack Bauer/Chuck Norris 2008)
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To: CheyennePress

>>>I will never understand the popularity of this show, sadly.

Judge Simon being snarky.


49 posted on 03/05/2007 6:44:17 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Every day that goes by that Bill Maher hasn't become a murder statistic, I'm sorry....)
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To: nuconvert
I've never seen anything more than the ads for it and I'm not sad about that.

I got collossally irritated when NEWS SHOWS began to devote entire segments to blathering on about these non-personalities...It's one reason I stopped watching Fox & Friends.

50 posted on 03/05/2007 6:44:29 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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