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American Idol’s All Female Top Four: Who Will Win?

americanidoljudgesI think this is the best top four in American Idol for quite a few seasons. I can honestly see any of these girls win.  Candace is very versatile and has a powerhouse voice. She was fabulous this week. Amber is  very pretty and sings very well and has a big fan base on twitter. I really, really like Angie. I think she is spectacular when she sings and plays the piano. I loved her tribute to Boston. Kree has been a huge favorite of the judges all season. I like her too. She is sort of a 70’s throwback to me. A Janice Joplin just stand there and sing type. She’s fabulous but doesn’t usually go for the huge belting songs. I don’t think we could go wrong with any of these four as the next Idol and overall the females were MILES above the males. It seems AI may have stacked the deck to insure a female winner. Continue reading

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American Idol: You Be the Blogger…

nicki_minajWhile I am Internet Handicapped (sometimes I have service at night) I wanted to put up an Idol post where y’all can talk to me about last night’s Idol (and tonight’s too!).  I am dying to hear what you guys thought about THE BIG FIGHT last night. I went through a Mariah stage back in the day like everyone else, but sort of got over here. I have never been a Nicki Minaj fan and really don’t even listen to that much music (because of my TV addiction!) So I feel unbiased in the conflict. That said, I totally think Nicki has done nothing wrong other than reacting a bit strongly and immaturely to Mariah and Randy (!) acting like her opinion is not important.  Plus, she seems to be running the panel telling people when to start and stop and her interactions with the singers are the most interesting. Continue reading

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American Idol Returns *Yawn*

AIJudgesMy homeboy and American Idol winner, Phillip Phillips has gone triple platinum with Home. Yet he says that song is way too pop for him and not his cup of tea. We’re off on a new season of American Idol. I am mainly watching to see what Nicki Minaj does with Mariah Carey. This will be random thoughts more than recap. Let’s get started! Continue reading

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What Going On With Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey?

One of the things I say her a lot, and often in not the nicest terms, is that I blog about what interests me. I’m not one of those bloggers that I call Rebloggers. Rebloggers are people who just drag everyone else’s blogs over to their blog (often copied word for word.) I blog about things I have something to say about. I’ve been reading the tea on the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey throw down on the set of Idol the other day. I’m interested in the story and following it closely. But, I don’t feel like I have an opinion yet on what is going on. What the hell is going on? So I decided to ask you guys whose side you are on. Continue reading

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Did American Idol Shoot Itself in the Foot Last Night?

American Idol is really going all out trying to get me to watch this season. I remember back when the show first started and some guys from a board I used to post out started votefortheworst.com. Born from a group of people (*cough*) who enjoy spoiling reality shows in general and Survivor in particular, the board was created for the sole purpose of screwing with American Idol.  Perhaps their biggest accomplishment was keeping Sanjaya around for so long.  Some people believe this site was responsible for Idol’s format change to add a judges save component to override the tomfoolery when necessary. You know, just in case a whole bunch of people keep voting for the Sanjayalike contestants like this year’s  Jermaine and Heejun. Heejun was clearly on the show for the comedy aspect making jokes about P.Diddy Puffy Daddy Sean Jean being drunk at the mentor session. And hey, clearly there is nothing funny about  P.Diddy Puffy Daddy Sean Jean. The judges didn’t seem particularly fond of Heejun.

Anyway…VFTW is back at it this season and is pretty gleeful that they managed to get Jessica Sanchez in the bottom three (allegedly). Idol hasn’t had a really successful winner since Carrie Underwood in season five and they are tired of letting America get it wrong. Which brings us to last night.  Two big production things occurred behind the scenes this week. First of all, it’s VERY clear that Idol wants Jessica Sanchez to win this year. She’s pretty and young and has a good voice. She’s marketable to the teen/young adult market. But how to make that happen? Keeping reading for the production manipulations…

Well, first of all, the judges have got to use their save or the season won’t end on the right date. And what better way to freak everyone out than to use it on their favorite claiming she was voted off. But they didn’t stop there. They ACTUALLY CALLED HARVEY LEVIN AT TMZ and told him that they were going to have a judges save so that everyone would tune in to watch. Was this really a good idea? There are were people who still believed that the judges don’t know who is going home each week. Now that cat is out of the bag. From the moment the show opened and Ryan asked Randy if he was nervous about the elimination we knew what was coming. Later, Stephen Tyler blurts out that the judges will definitely use their save before the at risk contestant was even identified. Bless his heart.

And use it they did. Jessica Sanchez was clearly mortified when, before she got three notes out of her song, all three judges bumrushed the stage. J-Lo begins repeatedly screaming at her to go sit down and Randy lectures the audience to VOTE FOR THE BEST!  Jessica was horrified and poor Holly, who should have gone home last night, was praying for the floor to open up and swallow her. It was a ridiculous blunder that exposed the whole show as a fraud. It makes me wonder if, despite every talk show discussing Idol this morning in a windfall of free advertising, the whole thing backfired. Instead of maintaining the usual facade, which would have caused kids all over the country to vote more religiously for Jessica, they were straight up told that Jessica, Joshua and Elise were the ones they should be voting for. Is this going to cause a backlash against those contestants and leave us with Atlanta local Phillip in the finals with Colton? Probably. Way to go, Idol.

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My Top Five Guy Picks for American Idol



Joshua Ledet

Two singers from Georgia are among the top 24 contestants in this season of American Idol. Aaron Marcellus from Atlanta and Phillip Phillips from Leesburg competed on Tuesday night’s show. I’m banking on both of them getting through to the top ten. I worry a bit about Aaron after hearing Joshua Ledet. Aaron and Joshua hit the same fan base and this could pull votes from Aaron.

So here are who I think (hope) will be the top five guys.

Aaron Marcellus sang Never Can Say Goodbye. This violates my rule about singing songs about leaving on a competition show. That said, he did very well and got the first standing ovation of the evening from the judges. He owned the stage and seemed comfortable playing pat-a-cake with the groupies in the mosh pit. He seemed happy and relaxed with no nerves and that is always a good thing. I didn’t get chills or teary-eyed.  (7.5)

Phillip Phillips sang a haunting version of In the Air Tonight. Kind of like if you were really, really stoned listening to Phil Collins. I sort of felt like I was a sloth on quaaludes listening to sing. I am tryinng to remember what I heard him sing before. It was vocally really good. He’s cute. (8)

DeAndre Brackensick sang Reasons relatively well. I didn’t like it as much as the judges but I liked it a lot.I think he overuses the falsetto thing. I like how he sounds in his normal range. He will go far this season with a good voice and great looks. (7.5)

Creighton Fraker sang True Colors and gave me the first goosebumps of the evening. I loved it. I love the song . The judges silly little happy comments referred to hating to have to lose someone with such a great voice. Randy and Jennifer both practically said he’s weird. (he is) On vocals alone though he was my favorite so far. (8)

Joshua Ledet stole the show with You Pulled Me Through. He was perfection. I wasn’t planning on giving a ten, but if that’s not a ten I don’t know what is.  We can just end the show and give him the title. (10)

Who do you agree or disagree with? Leave me a comment!

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The Lighting of the Great Tree at Lenox Square



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 Scott McCreery, the country music crooner who won season ten of American Idol, performed three songs at the lighting of the great tree at Lenox Square Mall last night.  McCreery headlined the event which included performances by Marietta’s own Melanie Moore winner of So You Think You Can Dance, gospel group Mary Mary ,and Atlanta native and rising country music star, Erica Nicole. However, neither the tree nor McCreery had an easy journey to the venue.  The original tree split while being hoisted to the roof and an understudy had to step in to play the role of the great tree. McCreery spent Thanksgiving morning in NYC lip-sinking “The Trouble with Girls”  on a float for the Macy*s Day Parade  where he had some trouble with his earpiece and was unable to start singing with the music.  Actual journalists treated this like big news as if we all thought that singers were actually singing on TV live on a float in the middle of a parade. The eighteen year old sang live at the Atlanta event and posed for pictures with throngs of his adoring public. I think he’s gonna be fine despite the negative press.

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