American Idol "Top 5 results show" 5/5/2011 *spoilers

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  1. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

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    i only have 2 words to say to you:
    Allison Iraheta
     
  2. etexlady

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    I like Scotty but I love Haley. Scotty has become somewhat boring, IMO, lately. I also enjoy Lauren. James, and I know I am in the minority, I don't care for at all.
     
  3. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

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    She's not gone forever.
    She was terribly difficult to market- Jive didn't have a clue how to package an adult voice in a teen body.

    As far as any other of the also-rans this season (hell, even the winner), it's a crap shoot out there for new acts- no one can predict who's going to hit and who's going to miss. Things have to align almost perfectly with the right songwriters, savvy management, adequate label support, and exhaustive work ethic from the artists themselves.
    Only time will tell who can take this exposure and run with it well enough to establish a viable career.

    If there is one thing we have learned from Idol it is that viewers and voters do not equal record buyers.
     
  4. Cainebj

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    My point was that being popular in the final 3 does not a career make.
    In fact - even winning doesn't make a career.

    Lauren might do OK given her country appeal (Kellie Pickler anyone?)
    James will probably have a career depending on what kind of CD he puts out.

    I am unfortunately resigning myself to the thought that Alfred E Newman will win this season even though I mostly fast forward through him cos I haven't been able to stomach him since the beginning. Not my personal taste.
     
  5. GoodSpike

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    Scotty should not have worn the plaid shirt. It made me realize he looks like Alfred E. Newman!
     
  6. Cearbhaill

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    Or, as in Allison's case, coming in fourth ;)

    Yeah, I know- Gokey is easy to forget :D
     
  7. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

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    It took you this long to realize that? :) I really hope he doesn't win. IMO it will taint AI to an extent and reaffirm that America really doesn't know much about talent. Not that I'm saying he doesn't have any but it doesn't compare with some of the other contestants.
     
  8. appleye1

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    I believe Scotty is more traditional country than the pop country stars people like today. I'm not sure there's a market for it, but from the traditional standpoint (which I'm a fan of) he show a LOT of promise.

    A lot of people who think they're country fans can't stand the twangy steel guitars and low southern-accent style vocals of artists like Johnny Cash, Waylon, and Hank. They're just "sorta" country fans in my opinion. :)

     
  9. nyny523

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    See - I am a HUGE country fan. I own Cash, Waylon, Hank, George and the like - and I don't think Scotty holds a candle to them. Part of it is his age - he hasn't lived enough to really feel what he's singing. He has a nice country voice, but to be a great, traditional country singer - IMO - you have to live the music. I don't get the emotional connection to any of Scotty's songs the way I do with a Hank Williams or a George Strait song. He should improve with age, but I just don't feel it right now.

    Just my opinion...
     
  10. appleye1

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    Oh, you're right. Fans of traditional country music are very picky. You do have to have lived the music to get any respect. My cousin (Ray Scott from the video) has a very good voice and is a wonderful songwriter (he's written songs for Randy Travis and Clay Walker), but he's been in the recording artist business only 8 years. Plus he is still pretty young in age, compared to most of the artists in that sector of country music and that's where that respect for life experience come in.

    His best effort so far is the song in the video, which made it to 37th on the singles chart. But it might be 10 years more before he gets really noticed, and starts selling records based on name recognition alone. (At least that's what he probably hopes. :))

    But I do think Scotty will be very successful some day, perhaps after a long slog like my cousin Ray, but he'll make it. If he wins AI I would be surprised but I wouldn't be that upset. There's been lot's worse winners in the past, that's for sure!
     
  11. MNoelH

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    I think I wanna meet your cousin. ;)
     
  12. appleye1

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    Hah-hah, too late. He's very married. :p

    (Hmmm...but it does seem that his most rabid fans are females. Wonder why that is? :))
     
  13. Cearbhaill

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    There's plenty of market for it but Randy Travis isn't dead yet.
    And after that Josh Turner is next in line.
     
  14. Johnny Dancing

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    I listen to Johnny Cash, Cash is a favorite of mine, Scotty is no Johnny Cash.

    Scotty is not winning this thing on talent, he is winning because of his boyish good looks and ah shucks charm.

    BTW: Maybe Scotty can turn into a Josh Turner one day but he needs a lot of work to get to that point.
     
  15. Cainebj

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    Johnny Cash and Hank Williams are a way step above traditional country. They are in a league of their own.

    As is Patsy Cline.
     
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  17. Jayjoans

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    I don't like him because he holds the mic like a flute.. NTTIAWWT if you know what I mean.
     
  18. appleye1

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    Of course, you do know that no one, including me has said that Scotty is in the same class as Johnny Cash right? I only said that he sings the same style of country music.
    And that was exactly my point. He has potential.
     
  19. Tracy

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    I think Scotty has gotten too cocky lately and it is turning me off. I'm sure it is difficult to remain unchanged by the sudden rush of fame, but it seems to be going to his head.
     
  20. timckelley

    timckelley run of the mill TCFer

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    I'm glad that when Ryan asked Scotty to pick which two were safe (one pair on his left, the other on his right), he didn't pull a David Archuletta by wimping out and sitting on the stage. He showed some nuts and walked to the group that obviously should have been, and was, safe.

    My other comment on the judging.... I was most impressed by the judging comments made by the mentor in the baseball cap (don't know his name). I found myself agreeing with his comments more than any of the 3 on the judging panel.
     

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