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Tonight On American Idol:Were Wild Card Picks Based Soley On Race? Some Of The Best Weren't Chosen.

Posted on 03/03/2011 7:38:04 PM PST by JohnThune2012

For those of you who watched IDOL this evening,were you shocked on who the final ten were?,and then even more shocked on who were picked for the three wild card spots? It was bad enough that two of the best female singers didn't make the top then,and then to add insult to injury,Randy,Jenifer&Steve chose the two black female singers of whom were the least impressive of the six wild card contestants. It was so obvious that the judges were more concerned that they would of been declared racists if they didn't have at least one black female singer amongst the final 12. This will likely come back to haunt them. Let's just wait and see who gets eliminated first.


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1 posted on 03/03/2011 7:38:08 PM PST by JohnThune2012
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To: JohnThune2012

I don’t have a television and don’t see American Idol, but you must not have received the memo from Eric Holder-up: America is a Chocolate Country of “My People.” Any other outcome is unacceptable.


2 posted on 03/03/2011 7:41:43 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: JohnThune2012

I missed most of the show tonight.
I did see most of the audition shows.
I am surprised that I do like the additions of Steven Tyler and even what’s her name,,,,Jennifer Lopez. I am sure not a fan of hers musically although a couple movies with her in it were not horrible. I couldn’t even name 2 of her “hit songs”. I like Tyler more now that I’ve seen him. I always loved old Aerosmith songs. Not so much the newer stuff. He’s funny, and entertaining on the show.

I really thought getting rid of Simon would kill the show but, I like it fine without him. I liked his honesty.

Anywho, will watch the show next week and see if I find anyone who stands out as a winner.

PS- if there is such a thing as a FR American Idol ping list and you own it, please add me.


3 posted on 03/03/2011 7:47:08 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: JohnThune2012

I was just totally disgusted. this season we had more than enough great singers. especially with the girls. why didn’t they just pick the best 12 singers,not 6 and 6..just the best 12. you could of easily had 8 girls and 4 dudes. One of the guys chosen for the top ten just didn’t belong there. Something Smells !!!


4 posted on 03/03/2011 7:49:07 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

I thought they ended up with a pretty good demographic mix that represents the American population.

The wild cards picks won’t go far, though, as they were mostly chosen in a sympathy move by the judges, which reflected their own ethnic preferences. One Hispanic; one black; and one multi-ethnic.


5 posted on 03/03/2011 7:51:04 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: JohnThune2012

Your kidding right? FReepers do not waste their time on this liberal crap.


6 posted on 03/03/2011 7:53:46 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: Palladin

you know, you could of had another josh groban and charlotte church in the mix,up against two average black&hispanic girls.and lets say they already picked 12 white singers,and needed to add two wild card picks(like tonight),,what do u think the judges would have done?


7 posted on 03/03/2011 7:54:30 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: TheConservativeParty; silent_jonny

Sign up on this thread, ATT: silent_jonny


8 posted on 03/03/2011 7:54:32 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: Palladin
I thought they ended up with a pretty good demographic mix that represents the American population.

Sort of like affirmative action and not talent?

9 posted on 03/03/2011 7:54:49 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Palladin

Link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2658855/posts?page=6617#6617


10 posted on 03/03/2011 7:55:05 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: mckenzie7

maybe they chose the two black girls at the end because Obama and his Husband Michelle were watching?


12 posted on 03/03/2011 7:57:00 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: mckenzie7

They are all talented and gutsy. Real Americans pursuing their American Dream.

I don’t get this thread. ???


13 posted on 03/03/2011 7:58:09 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

Don’t sugar coat it kid, give it to us straight up.


14 posted on 03/03/2011 7:59:30 PM PST by 23 Everest (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: JohnThune2012

I predicted the wild card picks. My wife poo pooed me - until it happened. Goodbye American Idol.


15 posted on 03/03/2011 7:59:42 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: JohnThune2012

One Josh Groban is enough, and one Charlotte Church is more than enough.


16 posted on 03/03/2011 7:59:58 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: TheConservativeParty; silent_jonny

I think you have another pingee. lol

My mother moved in with us on Sunday after my dad passed away in December. It’s rare I’m on FR these days, really rare. :( I miss you guys on the AI thread. Just came across this poster and thought I’d ping you.

I have AI on my DVR since 2/10, I’ll NEVER catch up!


17 posted on 03/03/2011 8:01:25 PM PST by mplsconservative (Impeach Obama Now!)
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To: silent_jonny

Could you please add me to your American Idol ping list?
Thanks!


18 posted on 03/03/2011 8:03:09 PM PST by TheConservativeParty (POTUS 45 Sarah Palin....Resistance is futile! Prepare to be liberated!)
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To: JohnThune2012

Granted they have a strong crop this year, but I was shocked.


19 posted on 03/03/2011 8:08:42 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: JohnThune2012

for those of you who watched, can we assume that Casey will be in the final two? and that 15 year old Asian Girl THIA is already putting the other 6 or 7 girls to shame!(not that the other 6 or 7 can’t sing,but Thia just blows them away!!!)


20 posted on 03/03/2011 8:08:47 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: JohnThune2012

Who cares? Do you buy “people” magazine too? I’m saddened to know we have FReepers that watch that crap.

For a good viewing experience, I highly recommend Glorious Basterds.


21 posted on 03/03/2011 8:13:40 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: JohnThune2012

I’m still watching..Stefano didn’t get in? He was incredible. Oh well. Just postponing the inevitable. THe winners were already in the top 10. There are some great singers there. Win or lose. Incredible talent this year.


22 posted on 03/03/2011 8:14:22 PM PST by Hildy
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To: JohnThune2012

Freepers watch tripe like this?

Why?

BTW, I don’t even -have- a television in my part of the house....


23 posted on 03/03/2011 8:14:26 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Errrmmm...”Inglorious Basterds”.


24 posted on 03/03/2011 8:15:03 PM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: JohnThune2012

The top 10 are voted by the viewers. Nobody ever said the best singers voted in by viewers. The black girl with the colorful outfit was AMAZING in her second chance audition. They are all good. Just like politics..it’s not the best person, it’s the best performer.


25 posted on 03/03/2011 8:20:35 PM PST by Hildy
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To: JohnThune2012
I quit watching American Idol years ago. The show sucks. Photobucket
26 posted on 03/03/2011 8:22:17 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

you know,the first 5 or 6 choices for the top ten were fair choices,then when they sent two of the better girls home,you knew something was up. now the show will suck because now we have maybe 7or 8 great singers,and the other half closer to Wedding Singer Status. Just once,why can’t we have an American Idol series with 12 Fantastic Singers?


27 posted on 03/03/2011 8:29:55 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: mplsconservative

We miss you too :-| Prayers for all you’re dealing with. I know it must be difficult.


28 posted on 03/03/2011 8:39:57 PM PST by silent_jonny (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Grumplestiltskin
Freepers watch tripe like this?

Terrible isn't it. No real conservative would ever watch any thing like that.

29 posted on 03/03/2011 8:46:22 PM PST by silent_jonny (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: mplsconservative

I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Try and come to the AI thread - it’s interesting this year since Simon is gone. We’re still having fun, though. Prayers going up to you and your mom.


30 posted on 03/03/2011 9:26:37 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: JohnThune2012

I like her but my fav is Pia.


31 posted on 03/03/2011 9:27:57 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: silent_jonny

;-)


32 posted on 03/03/2011 9:29:25 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a Pearl Harbor. We need to pull a Hiroshima.)
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To: lefty-lie-spy
Errrmmm...”Inglorious Basterds”.

That's a Bingo!

33 posted on 03/03/2011 9:31:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JohnThune2012

I thought Kendra was the best of the female wild card contestants. The girl in the colorful dress, Naima (sp?) also did well in her wild card performance. But I think you’re right about the other black wild card girl. I believe she was probably chosen over Kendra because she’s black.

Actually, I’m more annoyed by the Hispanic girl who sang in Spanish and keeps crowing and gloating about “Latino” this and “Latino” that, “I’m going to be the first Latina Idol,” etc. Her mom was shown in the audience holding a Mexican flag. The fine print on the credits says that American Idol reserves the right to pick the winner if the vote is close. I have a hunch the vote was close between the Latina girl and someone else, and the producers chose her for her race. Must be PC, you know, and get every race represented! It’s really getting silly, all this bean counting, but everybody knows it’s happening.


34 posted on 03/03/2011 10:18:08 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: JohnThune2012
I thought the picks were fine. All my favorites got in on the top 10 and I thought the wild cards singers were all pretty comparable.

Overall, I'm a happy camper.

35 posted on 03/03/2011 10:19:43 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: silent_jonny
Terrible isn't it. No real conservative would ever watch any thing like that.

*snicker* Must be an appropriate Charlie Sheen joke in there somewhere. Tap, tap, tap, if only I had more tigerblood I could come up with one!

36 posted on 03/03/2011 10:25:11 PM PST by CAluvdubya (Don't retreat...reload!.....and no, I'm not changing my tagline! Pray for Sarah and her family)
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To: Hildy

Stefano didn’t get in?

A shame. He was a good singer.


37 posted on 03/03/2011 10:33:05 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

Ya know what? They were all very good singers. They were going for people who have a bit of personality and those two gals did have style. By the way, Stefano did get in!


38 posted on 03/03/2011 10:49:15 PM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Great news. I had not seen the show yet as we will watch it tonight (Italy plays the show the following day). I look forward to seeing how it plays out. I of course went to American Idol.com and know basically what happened. lol.


39 posted on 03/03/2011 11:00:27 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

How long have you been in Italy? How come I didn’t know that. I’ve seen you here for years. What are you doing there?


40 posted on 03/03/2011 11:08:35 PM PST by Hildy
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To: JohnThune2012
For those of you who watched IDOL this evening ...

Your first mistake. There are hundreds of great books you haven't read. Why?

41 posted on 03/03/2011 11:16:22 PM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Hildy

I am doing well. I am at the Naval Air Station in Sigonella. However, I will finish in April and retire from the Navy after 24 years. Can hardly believe I have been in that long. lol. I have my retirement ceremony 8 April which is keeping me busy with getting everything done. I think that the reception will be a good time. It is always a pleasure to see you here. I am looking forward to getting back to the states after being in Korea and Sicily for six years. Take care and have a great weekend!!!!


42 posted on 03/03/2011 11:17:22 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: JohnThune2012

I think the right people were selected as finalists. I might have traded Stefano for Jovany, but even that would have been a close call. I don’t think any of the wildcard picks have a realistic shot at winning.


43 posted on 03/04/2011 3:08:20 AM PST by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: JohnThune2012

I do NOT like the girl that keeps singing in Spanish that got picked. This is American Idol, not Spanish Idol. I don’t like Naima whatever her face is; she’s a muslim and I don’t like the idea of promoting that to anyone, particularly young people.

Kendra and/or Lauren should have been picked on the girls side. I like all the guys; Casey is fantastic.


44 posted on 03/04/2011 4:36:28 AM PST by spacejunkie01
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To: spacejunkie01
Are you saying that American Idol is political correct?

Guess thats another reason I don't watch it.

45 posted on 03/04/2011 4:46:48 AM PST by mickie
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To: JohnThune2012

That was my first thought.


46 posted on 03/04/2011 5:09:38 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: CAluvdubya; peggybac
Tap, tap, tap, if only I had more tigerblood I could come up with one!

I can't think of anything either--and I have Adonis DNA! :)

47 posted on 03/04/2011 6:05:17 AM PST by silent_jonny (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: JohnThune2012

in my opinion, only one of the female singers who did not make it to the final 12 actually deserves to be there... of the female wild card picks, i think the judges chose the best ones... especially Ashton... i am glad she is a final contestant... i do think that they should have gone with all three girls from the wild card round and ditched the one guy they chose from the wild card... my faves made it... Thia (she’s a Central Valley CA gal—lives 5 miles from where i live)... Lauren Alaina and Ashton Jones... of the guys i like Casey Abrams and Paul McDonald... Jacob Lusk is really good, but he cries too much for my taste...


48 posted on 03/04/2011 10:59:05 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Nea Wood
But I think you’re right about the other black wild card girl. I believe she was probably chosen over Kendra because she’s black.

Kendra bored me... but i do think she should have been chosen over the guy...

49 posted on 03/04/2011 11:02:05 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Jack Black
There are hundreds of great books you haven't read. Why?

i watched Idol last night... and i am currently studying The Summa Theologica... in Latin... and reading The Odyssey with my sons--who are studying Greek and Latin...

50 posted on 03/04/2011 11:05:29 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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