American Idol "Top 9 results show" 4/7/2011 *spoilers

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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #21 of 110
    Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    Oh happy day! Am I in an alternate universe? My hero, Iggy on Idol letting his freedom flag fly? Amazing, amazing - don't get me wrong, I understand that Idol fans don't get him. He definitely is not main-street AI material.

    Pia going home was GREAT for AI long in the long run - and even though they all suck and would not be on this show if they had what it takes, I think there were several others that should have gone long before Pia. But a systematic problem with the judging has started to rear it's ugly head.

    Poor Jennifer with the teary eyes. Well maybe if she (and the rest of the judges) actually judged these people instead of saying how great everyone is, the 13 year old girls could be swayed into voting some the lesser talents out first? According to what the judges were telling the viewers, EVERYONE was just amazing yesterday. But still someone needs to be voted off and with no direction from the expert judging panel, that could be a non-voting person 18-49 demo favorite.

    Lopez was the one constantly saying how great Stefano was, even today, when Randy said his opinion did not change after viewing the tapes and that Stefano was rough at the beginning yesterday, hardly tough love, she said he was crazy.

    Then Pia gets voted out over Stefano and she is shocked? Amazing. So she wanted Stefano to go? Then she needs to be a judge and not be a cheerleader. Why the love for Stefano and the tears when he stays? Poor Stefano, should he feel bad because he beat out Pia?

    Not to just pick on Jennifer, Steven Tyler LOVEs everyone. Re-watch Wednesday, he did not say a bad word about anyone. Randy tries to actually judge but he is not strong like Simon was to go against the other two and their glowing appraisals of everyone. Face it, even if you actually like someone, most people are willing to admit their favorites stink it up on occation. I kind of liked Paul for a while, but he has sucked the last few weeks and still got great reviews for our panel - even when his messed up voice was barely a whisper a two weeks ago and this week when he made a serious Cash song a lump of sticky syrup.

    The great thing is, the judges may be told they need to actually judge the contestants rather then say everyone did amazing no matter how bad they sucked. If they gave honest reviews to Stefano, Paul, and Jacob one of them would have gone home a Pia would have easily moved on this week.

    If they don't snap out of it, next it could be Lauren getting the boot, and she is the only idol in years that has a chance to actually be a pop star and sell more than 100k records. With the AI machine behind me, I could sell 100K records reading the dictionary in Pig Latin.

    Expect more shockers if they continue to slather the love on both good and bad performances. Already Casey and Pia got the shaft before lesser talents. Those who actually vote are easily swayed by the judges, but if judges say they all are great how do they know who to vote for?

    Bottom line, 13 year old girls are not going to vote for a Vegas lounge act no matter how many notes she hits unless the judges give them reasons to vote others out.

    I am ready for real judging to start next week. Let the fun begin.

    This is why I watch reality TV and Idol. It sure is not for the talent, it is for the drama. We got a big dose of that tonight, that's what it's all about. Anyone that says they are not watching because Pia got voted out does not understand what reality TV is all about.

    Still POOR Stefano, I really feel sorry for him, he moves on and gets no love and almost gets treated like a villain. I think he deserves an apology next week - even though he really does suck, he played within the rules and moved on.
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #22 of 110


    Feb 12, 2005
    I wont remember who Pia is in a year.
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #23 of 110


    Feb 12, 2005
    Hell, I dont even remember who Casey is (not gonna Google it either)
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #24 of 110

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    I'm happy they saved Casey rather than Pia. I stand by my statement above: Pia == boring. Casey may not be a great singer, but he's interesting: you're not sure what he's going to do. With Pia, you always know exactly what she's going to do and exactly what it will sound like.
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #25 of 110

    MarkofT ****

    Jul 27, 2001
    Where Texas...
    I haven't seen the show yet and I was going to try and not peek at the results this week. Then I read Ellen Degeneres's tweet "Are you watching Idol? I am shocked and sad." So I had to come here to check it out. Not terribly surprised at the results.

    And contrary to the general opinion, no one has really sucked in the last few weeks. Sure several performers have a specific style or personality that polarizes, but none of them I would ever think, don't quit your day job. For the most part, the biggest criticism the judges can say is "for you, for me, it wasn't the right song". I think pretty much each of the contestants have been pitchy in parts of at least one of the songs this season. None of them have picked up a song they just couldn't do at all, just songs that just plain don't stand out.

    I would say Pia is gone because she just plain wore out her welcome. Even this weeks song wasn't really upbeat. Just a slightly faster ballad. There was nothing musically interesting in her singing. Wish it were Jacob 'tho. Pia is easy to ignore. Jacob is just too annoying to ignore. And the only thing I've like that came out of his mouth was during the wrestling conversations when he perfectly deadpanned "I'm not going to talk about wrestling."
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #26 of 110

    DLL66 Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Correct me if I'm wrong. The save could not be used after the Top 10? If so, it wouldn't mattered if the save was used or not.
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #27 of 110

    DLL66 Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    Didn't seemed to hurt Carry Underwood.

    Will be seeing Pia again.
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #28 of 110

    JLucPicard Active Member

    Jul 8, 2004
    West St....
    I never paid that much attention, but I thought the save was available until it gets down to about five or six? I'm sure someone will come along with a definitive answer.
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #29 of 110

    brettatk Thread Killer

    Oct 11, 2002
    While I disagree with Pia being sent home last night, I do not believe she had a chance to win it all. We all know it's far more than a singing competition. It does blow that Jacob, Paul, Haley, and Stefano are still there and Pia is gone though.

    And I guess it's safe to say I'm not an Iggy Pop fan. Maybe that's just his thing but it appeared like AI didn't screen his performance at all. The whole thing seemed uncomfortable.

    I think Pia looked outstanding last night. Probably trying to make up for what Gwen Stefani made her wear on Wednesday night. I never thought she could look bad but that outfit did a fine job at it.
  10. Apr 8, 2011 #30 of 110

    lambertman Incrediburgible

    Dec 20, 2002
    How are the 9th-place finishers doing?
  11. Apr 8, 2011 #31 of 110


    Feb 12, 2005
    Iggy Pop was creepy and gross. Wrong venue, wrong crowd.
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #32 of 110


    Feb 12, 2005
    Jessica Sierra was in rehab and released a porno last year.

    I forgot about her until the sex tape showed up.
  13. Apr 8, 2011 #33 of 110

    ADG Allan

    Aug 19, 2003
    New Jersey, USA
    IMO all 9 were good and there was no easy choice, but Pia was certainly one of the 3 or 4 best singers. She would have been cut eventually, but ahead of Paul? Stefano? Casey? Hailey? Regardless, I don't think it will hurt her career. I'm guessing that if she Iovine doesn't already have her signed to a record deal he will soon.
  14. Apr 8, 2011 #34 of 110

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista TCF Club

    Nov 22, 2008
    Boring Ohio
    They could have used the save at any point up to the finale or top 3, not sure which.
  15. Apr 8, 2011 #35 of 110
    Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

    Jun 7, 2006
    The "judging" is all cheerleading and has been since the live shows began. That will be the kiss of death moving forward... if it does survive another season. It's not really that surprising that they have been exposed with Simon off the show... just disappointing.

    Tyler is just worthless. He'll interject a stupid catch-phrase at the wrong time. Terrific. Randy is still as awful as he's always been and I just tune out Lopez altogether since she believes everyone can pump out gold records by simply breathing.
  16. Apr 8, 2011 #36 of 110

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
    The top 5.
  17. Apr 8, 2011 #37 of 110

    Maui Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Decatur, IL
    Now that this has a had time to sink in I still feel pretty much the same way but can see the reasons.

    1. I still blame the judges. Their opinions go a long way to influence the vote. The only criticisms I remember from performance show was Randy criticizing the opening of Stefano's number and Jennifer trying to imprpve Pia's stage presence. Look who were the bottom 2. Everyone else got unqualified raves
    2. Pia Song choice - I didn't even know that song very well and I am older than most. With all the uptempo songs she could have chosen she picked the least known song of the night. I love Pia but I did not love the song. Ain't No Mountain Hiigh Enough would have been a better up tempo number with mountains and rivers.
    3. The Audience - For choosing style (Paul) over talent (Pia).
    4. Gwen Stefani - Just because I still think she did an lousy job as style consultant. :)
  18. Apr 8, 2011 #38 of 110

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    My back yard
    Best shock boot ever- right up there with Daughtry's disbelief :D
    That was great TV- schadenfreude at its finest.
    She so thought she was safe.
  19. Apr 8, 2011 #39 of 110

    pjenkins God bless Texas :)

    Mar 8, 1999
    Plano, TX, USA
    a year? more like a week for me. she was very bland.
  20. Apr 8, 2011 #40 of 110

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    I'm as surprised as anyone, but people, remember, it's NOT a competition, it's reality TV!

    Stefano goes home, no surprise, Pia, water-coolers are hummin'!!

    If a singer is good, they'll make it. Just BEING on this show will get them noticed and all of them are almost certainly guaranteed work in the music biz, if not a recording contract.

    Daughtry probably did a lot better going out when he did (AND turning down the job of lead singer for Fuel) as it gave him more musical freedom to do his own thing. Maybe the same is true for Pia.

    Remember, just because we're not hearing about them all the time doesn't mean they're not working.

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