American Idol Season 11 - Anyone watching?

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  1. Feb 24, 2012 #61 of 152
    TonyTheTiger

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    They were practically crying when Jermaine was excluded, so my money's on him.

    I agree that if it's the cowboy, I'll pour burning wax in my eyes and ears!! :eek:
     
  2. Feb 24, 2012 #62 of 152
    nyny523

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    Except Johnny didn't even make it to the final 40, so that makes no sense to me.

    It would have to be one of the other three who made it to the final 40, IMO.

    Right?
     
  3. Feb 24, 2012 #63 of 152
    brettatk

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    I think it's going to come down to David or Jermaine. I could live with either of those. IMO I don't think any of the 4 would make it very far in the competition.
     
  4. Feb 24, 2012 #64 of 152
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    Heejun's inability to enunciate makes his singing sound like a joke.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #65 of 152
    photoshopgrl

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    One would think but then again...... why would they pull JUST him to be a wildcard when the other 3 are all from the top 40? Sounds suspicious and that makes me even more convinced it'll be him now.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #66 of 152
    Cearbhaill

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    So we have a Haley, a Hallie, and a Hollie- plus for good measure a Baylie as well.
    All blond girls- their first task is going to be doing something to differentiate themselves from the others.
    There are three other blond girls on top of that- Shannon, Erika, and Elise.

    If I was one of these blond girls I would be seriously thinking about how I would look as a redhead!
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 #67 of 152
    brettatk

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    I just don't know WHY they are doing this. Maybe they are taking a page out of the X-Factor's book when they brought back Melanie Amaro after cutting her. Except in this case none of the 4 have a chance in hell of winning or even making it to the top 12 IMO.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2012 #68 of 152
    photoshopgrl

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    No doubt. Redheads are more awesome anyhow! ;)
     
  9. Feb 24, 2012 #69 of 152
    nyny523

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    SO true! ;):cool::up:
     
  10. Feb 24, 2012 #70 of 152
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    Eben Franckewitz will win it all.

    I am rooting for Hallie Day even though I have not heard her sing yet.
     
  11. Feb 24, 2012 #71 of 152
    Maui

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    It is really early for me to pick my favorite but putting money on Eben would not be a bad bet. Once I saw his and David's final performances I knew there was no way Eben would not go forward.

    Add to that the fact that for the last few years younger guys with some heartthrob appeal have won it based on the votes of teen girls, or at least that is how many of us see it. There has not been a female winner since season 6.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2012 #72 of 152
    photoshopgrl

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    I have thought Eben was a contender from his audition. And you are so right on the teen girls thing. He's all kinds of adorable. I'm sure the girls are going to go crazy for him.
     
  13. Feb 24, 2012 #73 of 152
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    IIRC, four of the final 12 are chosen by the judges (although I would be very surprised if they weren't, well, "influenced" in some way by the producers). If this is still the case, expect the 13th male to make it into the finals - especially as whoever they chose can't come back in future years, while the other three (unless they're 28 years old) can.

    Speaking of finals, if I am counting this correctly, unless there is some sort of pre-emption or non-elimination week (like an "Idol Gives Back," but with no double elimination the following week), the finale will be May 17, so expect a surprise of some sort - for example, having 13 finalists and no double elimination, or a new rule where there will be two saves, and no double elimination following the first one. (If they do go with "two saves," they should add, "The same singer can't be saved twice.")
     
  14. Feb 24, 2012 #74 of 152
    tiellv

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    Same! I was sooooo happy to see him go and if they bring him back it may be difficult to watch the season. At least until he's gone again.
     
  15. Feb 24, 2012 #75 of 152
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    My sportsbook (Intertops) says the odds are higher that a girl will win.

    Winner will be female: -140
    Winner will be male: +100

    Odds for individuals will be posted at Bodog soon. Last year at the beginning the odds on Scotty were 80-1.
     
  16. Feb 24, 2012 #76 of 152
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    I just finished the second Top 24 episode and it cut off at the end because my dish got clogged with a bunch of wet snow. I saw them bring in the three girls at once and announce that. From what I have read here, it looks like they brought in the two young boys and kept the white one and cut the black one? And then they announced that they were including another guy from a group of 4 possibilities including the cowboy, the low-voiced "gentle giant", the young black guy....and one other? And Steven jumped in the water. Do I have that right? Obviously I don't do well with names. :)
     
  17. Feb 24, 2012 #77 of 152
    Maui

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    Yep, that was it exactly.
     
  18. Feb 29, 2012 #78 of 152
    That Don Guy

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    They mentioned there will be 13 finalists - the top 5 men and top 5 women in the votes, plus one wild card from each judge. This puts the finale on the week before Memorial Day.
    Now watch one of the wild cards be David Leathers Jr. They never said that the three wild card finalists have to be from the final 25.

    Then again...
    There is another somewhat valid reason for keeping Leathers out for a year; he's 17. IIRC, the record label has had problems in the past having to deal with parents of 16 and 17-year-olds. Next year, Leathers is 18 - problems averted.
     
  19. Feb 29, 2012 #79 of 152
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    So I've dropped Idol last season. I just couldn't deal with all the multiple hour shows that just dragged on an on. two 90 minute episodes and then an hour results show.. blech... ugh.

    That being said, I'm all bummed out because of what you mentioned... being a huge DMB fan. Keep the thread updated with that guy's progress!

    Did he actually cover a DMB tune (yet) ? what did he sing?
     
  20. Feb 29, 2012 #80 of 152
    photoshopgrl

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    He sang his own, totally unique version of Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight. He has not covered DMB and if he's smart he won't. Ever. He's pretty much an EXACT replication of Dave as it is. He doesn't need to be compared on stage in this competition. (and I say that as a girl with a license plate of "OCD 4 DMB" hee) He wants to present himself as unique as possible and even though the judges didn't give him that much love for how much he changed the song, it was IMO brilliant. See for yourself. :)
     

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