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

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

  1. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    These judges are trying to sell us on how great these people are. I'm not buying it!
  2. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    I'll have to re-watch for her but it sounded bad to me. Maybe Paul's badness overwrote my ear drums! :D
  3. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    How the heck did an American Idol contestant get Zakk Wylde to perform with him?!

    My wife and daughter were watching last night and I was goofing around on the laptop and then Seacrest said something about See James bring heavy metal to the AI stage, and I thought it might be interesting so I started paying a little more attention.

    The they walked out and i said, "Holy crap, that's Zakk Wylde!" To which my wife and daughter said, who is that?

    Then Stephen Tyler said something about him singing Judas Priest before, so i had to look that up, and I ran across a video on YouTube with James out to dinner with Chris Jericho and The Miz (I can't remember his real name). Durbin is barely in it and never talks, but it's funny.

  4. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    I think his last name is Mizanin.
  5. ADG

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    I guess I'm a bad judge of Paul. I simply don't get him. I would have voted him off weeks ago. But apparently he has a big fan base and a lot of people enjoy both his style and his performing - so what do I know?
  6. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    There is something they can do - they can sign her to a record deal and release it before pretty much everyone forgets who she is.

    Oh, wait, no, 19 is enforcing its unwritten rule that nobody can release anything before the winner's single, and we won't even know who that is until May 25 (remember, the final week is Tuesday-Wednesday) - and nobody who's not involved with 19 can sign anybody until August 25.

    (Then again, having Pia 9th might be an advantage for the two singers eliminated before her, as it gives people an excuse to show up early for the tour shows rather than "waiting until the people we don't want to hear" have already sung. Of course, this is under the assumption that they sing in order of elimination...)
  7. kettledrum

    kettledrum Active Member

    Nov 17, 2003
    Fishers, IN
    I never woulda thought I'd ever see a song by the Red Rocker be sung on AI. Anyone who knows Sammy's music would not classify him as Heavy Metal, but when you're singing a song called "Heavy Metal" featuring Zakk Wylde on the guitar what do you expect people to think? I'm very happy he went with his gut instead of what Iovine wanted.

    On a different dialidol stuff considered spoilers or can it be talked about here?
  8. The Spud

    The Spud Rather be cruising TCF Club

    Aug 27, 2002
    Kent, WA
    I like Paul in small doses. His 1st week performance, Maggie May and last night's song fit his style. I haven't liked his other song choices. Oh, the sax player was hot and her solo was good, but wasn't mixed very well.

    As much as I want to root for the local kid, I have grown to dislike Stefano immensely.

    I like Casey a lot, but didn't like this week's performance.

    I also like Haley and thought she was pretty good, but she's been better.
  9. sean67854

    sean67854 Why?

    Jul 11, 2001
    I agree that Hagar isn't metal, but I don't think the general populace knows the difference. I didn't honestly think that Randy or Jlo knew the difference, then Randy drops Avenged Sevenfold. (love 'em or hate 'em, they're definitely metal)
  10. crazywater

    crazywater USS TiVo NCC-1780

    Mar 7, 2001
    DialIdol has got Casey at the bottom but they were way off last week having Pia in the top 4 so the online voting must be having a big impact on this seasons votes.

    I would send Jacob packing. I enjoy him less and less each week.
  11. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    Top 2 would be James and Casey. I absolutely LOVED Casey's song this week.

    Paul needs to go home. Please.

    Haley can follow him.
  12. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Classification is always a tricky thing. Those who are fans of the specific genre always have a much narrower view of the category than everyone else does. I am not even sure I could define Metal and differentiate it from "Hard Rock" which is what I would have called this Sammy song back in the day. To many people jazz is jazz but of course Jazz purists cringe at some of the artists that are labels as jazz these days.

    Regardless of the category, the performance rocked and Zakk was great, and I am not usually the biggest fan of that style of guitar playing.
  13. Maui

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    You have that as a macro don't you?? I have been thinking of doing the same. His appeal baffles me. He started things off and I remember thining "Hey, he did better this week". Then after the last performnce they played his clip in review first and I was like Oh God, that was bad compared to everyone else.
  14. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    What's up with the blond horn stars? I saw Rod Stewart in Vegas last November and I was sure Paul borrowed Rod's saxophonist Katja Rieckermann. I guess Katja is a bit longer in the tooth but looked and sounded just fine about 35 rows back.

    Mindi Abair


    Katja Rieckermann

  15. frankmint

    frankmint New Member

    Feb 1, 2004
    Again, I want to like Paul, but that was terrible. Worst of the night.

    Jacob, I don't really care for but I thought he did the best with his S&G, despite the drama.

    Casey, had a good vibe going but was all over the place.

    I love old Hagar but I did not like James' version of the song at all. Just... too much.
  16. CatScratchFever

    CatScratchFever Guest

    Apr 14, 2011
    Prescott AZ
    James was the only one who gave me what Jenifer calls goose pimples - to me he is by far the most enjoyable one to watch week in and week out.
  17. Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

    Jan 7, 2004
    Okay I listened to the Paul performance again just to see if I misjudged the Sax lady. I did. Her first couple notes sounded bad but she nailed it after that. Listening to Paul again was still brutal!
  18. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    Just finished a rewatch with the husband (who is asleep by air time) and that band is simply terrible. There is no life, no energy, and no punch at all.
    And the mix that goes out to teevee makes it worse.

    That's IMO nine tenths why everything feels so karaoke.
    They need to get the band down where we can see them and feel some of their energy and get someone to arrange songs so they sound halfway decent.
  19. rrrobinsonjr

    rrrobinsonjr Member

    Nov 25, 2004
    Northern, VA
    What was Randy wearing? Is he Hufflepuff?
  20. David Platt

    David Platt Mouse Master TCF Club

    Dec 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I'm seriously not trying to threadcrap here, but what is the big deal with this guy? I looked at his Wikipedia page, and from what I gather the biggest thing he has done is that he used to play guitar for Ozzy. Is he a big superstar in the heavy metal world or something?

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