American Idol "Top 8 performance show" 4/13/2011 *spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Kamakzie, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I feel like every time he sings I'm being preached at but that was the most preachy yet. That being said it wasn't too bad.
  2. snowjay

    snowjay 40mph couch potato

    Mar 26, 2007
    Almost in...
    Ok, James rocked... and to have Zak Wylde playing with him. Pure awesome.

    It also helps I'm a Sammy Hagar fan and was singing right along.
  3. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    I really can't predict bottom 3 this week. If I had to guess I'd say Paul, Jacob and Haley.... but honestly I think Paul's fanbase will carry him so it might end up being another shock or Casey/Stefano again.
  4. etexlady

    etexlady Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2002
    East Texas
    I don't think any of them did themselves any favors tonight. I don't care for heavy metal or James. Casey just sings strange to me with that little squeezy sound at the end of every line. I like Scotty but he has become too predictable. I thought Haley struggled a little. Not the best song choice for her. Lauren was alright. Stefano, who cares. I fast forwarded thru Paul and Jacob.
  5. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    Scotty: "I'm going back to my Country roots" :D Too bad he switched songs. I love "Everybody's Talkin'"
  6. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Two guys made great decisions by going against Iovine's ideas and one did great by listening to Iovine. Casey and James, way to stick by your guns and do what you want. Jacob, Best performance since God Bless the Child.

    The Songs

    Paul - "Old Time Rock and Roll" - Paul, go home. The weakest performance of the night by far!!!

    Lauren - "The Climb" - Very good. maybe she appealed to the young voters by singing Miley.

    Stefano - "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men - One of the better Stefano performances but I am not sure it is enough to lift him out of the bottom 3.

    Scotty - "I Crossed My Heart" - Scotty is Scotty. Very damn good at what he does, which is country. He has the country vote locked up the question is are there enough Idol country fans to keep him in it until the end?

    Casey - "Nature Boy" - Loved, loved, loved that he stood his ground and did the song he wanted to do!! I really enjoyed it but I think I am more jazz oriented that the average Idol fan.

    Haley - "Call Me" - Good but I don't think it was good enough. She was really belting out at the end but the beginning was forgettable. Hopefully jennifer's pleas to keep the girls will keep her around another week.

    Jacob - "Bridge Over Troubled Water" - Best Jacob performance since God Bless the Child so many weeks ago.

    James - "Heavy Metal" - That was a pretty damn EPIC performance!! Thank God he stuck by his guns and did what he wanted to do. Just Amazing. Whether you like Metal or not he is by far the best Performer of the bunch.

    So my opinions for what they are worth:

    Top 2
    James - By a large margin
    Casey - For sticking with his gut and going against the grain

    Middle 3

    Bottom 3
    Paul - He has become the Tim Urban of this season for me.

    After punishing me by sending Pia home last week America please do me the favor of sending Paul home finally!
  7. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    I am thinking the same! I may vote for the first time ever just to support Casey's decision to stick with the jazz number.
  8. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    We will need to put you in the bottom three for this mistake, the sax was HOT. :cool:
  9. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    Top 2

    James - He is like Adam Lambert with balls. He won't be making a dance record when he releases. Any AI that rocks out Sammy Hagar and Judas Priest is tops with me.
    Lauren - Made a bad song enjoyable by adding a great vocal.
    .... Can't think of a third.

    A bunch of decent performances, no judging to help. I think the judges suffer from front row syndrome. Concerts are almost always great when your way up close.

    My bottom 3

    Scotty The One note wonder. Country is cool, just not his country.
    Jacob Nails on chalk board.
    Casey - Nice swing in a miss so he gets some credit. He looks like he is really sick, I thought he was throwing the performance to get out of the competition. Looks like he is done.

    America's bottom


    Thinking Jacob may go home and Haley being a girl getting the only negative reviews may save her with sympathy votes. Would hate to see her go. As @Kamakzie says she is the only Hottie in the competition (even with screen minimized and not watching he realizes she is hot)
  10. JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I cannot believe nobody in Production or Wardrobe noticed this, but Jennifer had a HUGE dryer sheet stuck on the front of her skirt when the judges came out in the opening!!!

    Paul - I'd rather see Pia not move than Paul move. MEH.

    Lauren - Thought she did well, but there was something in the big note at the end that sounded a bit rough. I think she does have a decent shot at picking up some of the Pia votes.

    Stefano - Never heard/heard of this song before. Probably sang it just fine, but I was so bored I had to break out the electronic Sudoku during his performance.

    Scotty - I'm a Scotty fan, and a big George Strait fan, but I almost wish he would have done "Everybody's Talkin'". Still liked him, though. I do think he could have done without the back up singers - too many times they actually drowned him out.

    Casey - Sounded like the song choice of a 19 year old child of 60+ year old parents. There seemed to be some really bad notes in there, and sometimes I'm not too much a fan of some of his vocal embelishments. Not sure that was a great song choice in the environment seemingly ruled by tween girls. I mean 62 year old Steven Tyler's mother used to sing that to him when he was a baby?!?!?

    Haley - I liked this, but it wasn't her best effort, either.

    Jacob - He managed to 'over-drama' Bridge Over Troubled Water. I love that song, hated his performance, but I really don't at all like his style so it's hard for me to be objective.

    James - I am not and never have been a Metal fan, but I really, really liked this performance. And a big thumbs up for sticking to his guns!

    I have no idea what America is going to do, but I would like to see a bottom three of Paul, Stefano and Jacob. Any of those three could go home, and aside from a recap next week I probably wouldn't even remember which of them left this week.
  11. Jesda


    Feb 12, 2005
    Jacob manages to turn most songs into cheeseball SNL sketch performances.
  12. brettatk

    brettatk Thread Killer

    Oct 11, 2002
    For the most part I enjoyed last night's show. My bottom 3 this week would be Paul, Jacob, and Stefano. At least Haley provides a little eye candy, besides I don't see another girl going home this week. Hopefully Paul will be leaving although after last week you never know.
  13. jeepair

    jeepair Member

    Apr 21, 2004
    Fifty thousand watts of power... whooohoooo

    ...and we need to keep Haley for eye candy. ;)

    rofl on the JLucPicard's dryer sheet comment.
  14. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    The thing that concerns me and makes me think Haley might go home is the fact that she was the ONLY one criticized at all last night. Combine that with the fact that girls seem to get fewer votes due to the voting demographic and it could spell trouble.

    I hope not and I hope Jennifer's plea to keep the girls helps, especially if it can hasten Paul's exit.
  15. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    IMO Haley was the weakest performer and deserves to go, regardless of gender.
  16. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
  17. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Don't Agree - Paul was the weakest, in my opinion.
  18. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Paul was horrible AGAIN. Please get him gone.

    Lauren best of the night IMO.

    Scotty is my favorite, but I think he picked the wrong song. I'm biased tho as George Strait is by far my favorite county singer, and I've heard that song about 1000 times. Scotty didn't nail it.

    I thought Haley was fun in that performance, but how can you think she was worse than Paul???

    Paul is terrible at this level.
  19. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    But I did agree! ;)

    Paul has the weakest vocal ability but he's one of the better performers.
  20. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    as each week chugs along i am discovering i am not vested very much in who stays or gos and who ultimately wins.

    my biggest disappointment remains Lauren who is probably the most talented but doesn't seem to have the ability to take it to the jugular. she's got the voice is she ever going to slay a song? i am thinking it won't happen.

    casey dawg - that was just bad - on so many levels.

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