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Posts by silent_jonny

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  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 6:03:16 AM PDT · 2,805 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to Yaelle
    Oh no, where is Mister J?? Hope he is OK!

    He's okay! Wet, but okay!

    Something profound just occurred to me, as I lay on top of this dog house ...

    Watching this show alone is like playing a guitar without a bird (living or otherwise).

    Both are possible, but neither are nearly as enjoyable :)

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 5:21:41 AM PDT · 2,804 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to fatima

    (((Thank you))) :)

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 5:12:08 AM PDT · 2,803 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to Mark was here
    I bet the privacy policy for their app is a joke.

    The app is perfectly safe, and I for one, welcome our new mouse overlords.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 5:01:29 AM PDT · 2,802 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to peggybac
    Their answers don’t make any sense to the audience or themselves. It makes them sound like they know what they’re talking about and they don’t. They can’t even be honest about what a crappy job these kids have done at times.

    Honesty would be so much easier--and faster.

    They're tip-toeing around everyone's precious feelz, while one of Simon's "That was bloody awful" would say it all.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 4:55:09 AM PDT · 2,801 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to peggybac
    Gag, I’m a Dreamer. CALL ICE

    LOL, exactly.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 4:51:46 AM PDT · 2,800 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to big'ol_freeper

    Burns: Smithers, why didn't you tell me about this market crash!

    Smithers: Um, well... sir, it happened twenty five years before I was born.

    Burns: Oh, that's your excuse for everything!

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 4:42:08 AM PDT · 2,799 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to twin2; Yaelle
    So....two hours to reveal four are going home. I could do this in five minutes.

    And miss all the drama!? :)

    I was checking TVguide (ah internet, it's glad to have you back) to see if maybe next week's results show would be an hour.

    And it looks like they're going to combine the performances and results into one 2 hour show next Sunday night--no Monday show--with live voting in all time zones.

    But how does that work? Would they allow voting for 10 minutes at the end of the show, like a flash poll?

    And if TVguide is right, 3 will be eliminated. Leaving only 7 singers to torture us with.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 4:18:36 AM PDT · 2,797 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All
    I was watching on Monday night, typing to a Word document instead of FR:

    I’m typing to myself. I feel like Ted Cruz on Twitter.

    Maddie Poppe is great! She Walks Like An Egyptian right into the Top 10.

    Chiquita is dead in the water. Her original song stinks. "I'm A Dreamer". Wink-wink-nudge. Yeah, we get it. Katy Perry says America let her down. Meanwhile, back in Veena-Swayla, people are fighting over a can of beans.

    Marcio walks out on stage like he was facing a firing squad. Marcio is … NOT safe. Time to sing and play the Baby Daddy/Uncle card.

    Surprisingly he doesn’t cry, but his song does him no favors.

    Luke: “Not the strongest thing we’ve seen from you.”

    Marcio takes his seat in the Danger Zone, sitting next to Chiquita who seems oblivious to his pain.

    Cade and his dead bird are escorted slowly to the stage. Seacrest stops him just behind the stage and reveals he’s safe. Yes, the dead bird is safe too.

    His subsequent performance gets Lionel so worked up he must inappropriately touch Seacrest.

    Randy Jackson: “Performance of the night!” (Wait that’s from his Geico commercial)

    Garrett is called out next. And put into the Danger Zone. He sings CCR’s “Have You Ever Seen The Rain”. This has farewell performance written all over it. He and Katy have the same haircut.

    Luke: Way to state your case. Good song choice for you. A little pitchy.

    Katy: This is the best you’ve ever sounded.

    He takes his seat in the Danger Zone as Colin Kaepernick looks on.

    Gabby is safe. Still has to sing a Miranda Lambert song. As with most Miranda Lambert songs, I want this song to end.

    Katy points her rear end at Lionel (?) to ask Gabby what she had for dinner.

    Dennis gets the verdict. RACIST!!! Two of the three black men in the competition are in the Danger Zone. His save-me song is unrecognizable, but miles better than Marcio’s.

    Luke: I’m gonna fight for you, buddy. Great job.

    Seacrest announces starting next week Idol will air live in ALL time zones.

    Other Jonny, to no one’s surprise, is in the Danger Zone. What song will he torture us with? It’s sloooow whatever it is. Flat, off key, lifeless. Maybe your Dad was right (who by the way is in the audience)

    Caleb Lee is in the Top 10. I don’t expect this Garth Brooks voice to come out of him.

    Mara is in the Danger Zone. This ties the judge’s hands (the Disney exec’s hands). They’ve got to save her because she’s clearly good enough to be in the Top 10.

    She’s trembling.

    Jurnee is next. (Saving the Ada Freak Show for last). Whoa! She didn’t make it either. This further limits Ada’s chances. Unless America actually voted the Drag Queen in.

    The judges are confused. How could America get this so wrong (I’m not liking their tone).

    Maybe America doesn’t want a Lesbian Army Wife in the competition, even if she is one of the best singers.

    Up next, Michael J. Woodard. He’s safe! The judges remain standing as he sings. Lionel’s Asian eyes glisten with moisture.

    Only two singers left—and they’re the most annoying in the competition. Drag Queen Ada and Autistic Catey.

    Catey is safe. America rejected the Drag Queen! YES. Sanity rules. Katy yells silently “SH*T!” ABC/Disney will still push Ada on us, but at least we can be satisfied by this result.

    While I was typing, Catey was singing some song about Cuba.

    We’ve got 20 minutes left for drama. Carefully scripted, choreographed drama.

    Ada screams through “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”. Probably so. Wearing a dress. He looks like a baked potato wrapped in tinfoil.

    Of course the judges save the baked potato.

    That leaves three empty chairs to fill.

    And 7 minutes to fill them.

    Jurnee is safe.

    As is … Chiquita? Didn’t see that coming … Oh I get it now. I forgot what show I was watching. It’s not about talent, it’s about ethnicity.

    Dragging out the drama. Other Jonny already knows it’s over.

    Lionel fills time with “You’re already stars” BS. If that’s true they can just end the show now.

    Taking the last chair is …


    He did deserve it, but demographically, it was the only choice to make.

    The rejected Idols are unceremoniously kicked off the stage so everyone can cheer the Top 10.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/25/2018 4:07:48 AM PDT · 2,796 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to slugbug; twin2; Yaelle; peggybac; Netizen; miserare; big'ol_freeper

    I'm here!

    Widespread internet/phone/power outages. High winds and rain for the last several days, almost a week. It's like a tropical storm that won't leave.

    But everything's fine :)

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 7:01:07 PM PDT · 2,605 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to twin2
    Feathers? Can it get any weirder.

    And it looks even weirder when they're all gathered on stage at the end. Come on, America (if America really has a choice in this)

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:59:40 PM PDT · 2,601 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All

    Gabby Barrett

    In the pimp spot with Miley Cyrus' "The Climb". She is excellent.

    Luke: That was my favorite vocal situation of the night. For the first time I feel like you're not playing around anymore.

    Katy: You rode that song well and didn't blow it all at the beginning.

    Lionel: Magical. A star is born.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:53:33 PM PDT · 2,595 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to kjam22
    Ada...... brain surgery. Yeah, I can believe that.

    It would explain a lot.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:50:01 PM PDT · 2,591 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All

    Michael J. Woodard

    Sings "Titanium". He's another one that sings at the wrong time. But he's still pretty good.

    Katy: I met a star today. You sang [that] song incredibly.

    Luke: People are gonna love you. You have a knack for pulling us in.

    Lionel: You, my friend, are a Martian. I keep tuning in to see what you will do next.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:40:52 PM PDT · 2,581 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to peggybac
    This group has been the most tearful group I can remember.

    They've been raised that way. Emotion is more important than anything else. The feels!

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:39:37 PM PDT · 2,580 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All

    Jonny Brenns

    Sings "If You Love Me Let Me Go". I think that's the plan, Other Jonny. He's the worst we've heard tonight. Weak and pitchy.

    Lionel: You were enjoying yourself. If you're having the best time on stage, it's infectious to all of us.

    Katy: This was really fun. I think you're also saying "I'm still here! Wow".

    Luke: This competition is forcing you to attack big notes you're not used to. Kudos to you for having fun.

    Enjoy your plane ride home.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:34:55 PM PDT · 2,574 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to peggybac

    Ballet classes didn’t help his singing.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:34:13 PM PDT · 2,573 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All


    Is this the William Hung classic "She Bang?"

    Luke: Thank you for showing another element, another side.

    Lionel: (exasperated Asian) He liked it

    Katy: I've never seen you move. I think you're an artist now.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:25:57 PM PDT · 2,566 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All

    Maddie Poppe

    Dressed like one of the Golden Girls, Maddie sings "Homeward Bound" by Simon & Garfunkel.

    This is actually beautiful. Unpretentious.

    Standing O from the judges.

    Katy: I thought I was listening to Joni Mitchell. Incredible musical taste and it's showing.

    Luke: I pray the people at home felt what I felt in this room. What a ride! So seasoned. So big time pro. Big time I know what the hell I'm doing.

    Lionel: (Asian Level Mandarin) That's called a career and maybe a winner on American Idol.

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:19:51 PM PDT · 2,559 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to fatima

    (((Hi, Fatima!)))

  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    04/22/2018 6:17:31 PM PDT · 2,557 of 2,812
    silent_jonny to All

    Dennis Lorenzo

    Moving at a brisk pace.

    He sings "In My Blood" by Shawn Mendes. I only know that because it says so on the screen.

    Just waiting for it pass, like a bad headache.

    Lionel: There's a time when a performer breaks through the ceiling and won't get his security deposit back. (or something. Lionel's comments don't make much sense)

    Katy: A little shakey at the start. But you put your body into it. You're like this alternative R&B singer. I love that you have another card up your sleeve.

    Luke: A rock, R&B moment. I'm a huge fan, huge fan.