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

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  1. Apr 8, 2011 #41 of 110
    gossamer88

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    This list of course is my opinion. Descending order by success. I felt I had to add just one loser to represent each season.

    Success by Winners
    Season 4: Carrie Underwood
    Season 1: Kelly Clarkson
    Season 3: Fantasia
    Season 9: Lee DeWyze
    Season 7: David Cook
    Season 8: Kris Allen
    Season 6: Jordin Sparks
    Season 5: Taylor Hicks
    Season 2: Ruben Studdard

    Success by Losers
    Season 3: Jennifer Hudson (6th Place)
    Season 5: Chris Daughtry (3rd Place)
    Season 8: Adam Lambert (Runner Up)
    Season 2: Clay Aiken (Runner Up)
    Season 4: Constantine Maroulis (5th Place)
    Season 1: Justin Guarini (Runner Up)
    Season 9: Crystal Bowersox (Runner Up)
    Season 7: David Archuleta (Runner Up)
    Season 6: Sanjaya Malakar (6th Place)
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 #42 of 110
    nyny523

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    I LOVE the song Pia sang -River Deep, Mountain High was a very popular Tina Turner song. It was a classic example of Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" technique. It was a HUGE hit in it's time. I am the same age as you and I know this song very well.

    That being said, Pia's version lacked a lot of the "umph" of the Turner version. Tina blows the lid off when you listen to the original recording. Pia's voice is very "thin" in comparison. I agree that it was NOT a good song choice for her - she is NO Tina Turner. You are correct that Pia would have done a better job with a Diana Ross tune - their vocal style is much more similar...
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 #43 of 110
    photoshopgrl

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    My only argument would be the switch the top 2 on both lists and move Lee down a few notches (unless I'm missing something) and you're golden.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 #44 of 110
    photoshopgrl

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    Not sure how old either of you are but I agree with you, that song was a huge hit and I remember it well even though it was a hit before I was even born.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2011 #45 of 110
    Ekims

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    I will be one of the lone voices here that actually like Paul. I was shocked by Pia going home though.. You could tell on her face that she couldn't believe either. She was awful nice to look at too... :(
     
  6. Apr 8, 2011 #46 of 110
    nyny523

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    Carrie Underwood is more successful than Kelly Clarkson.
    Jennifer Hudson is more successful than Chris Daughtry.

    As for the rest, none of them are even on my radar, so I could care less...:D
     
  7. Apr 8, 2011 #47 of 110
    gossamer88

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    For me as well. I had to go to Wikipedia to remind myself.
     
  8. Apr 8, 2011 #48 of 110
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    David Cook has had way more success than Lee or Fantasia. I think Jordin should probably fall behind David as well.
     
  9. Apr 8, 2011 #49 of 110
    Maui

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    I guess it is just selective memory on my part. I was more of a rocker in those days.

    I still think that it was probably the least well known song by a pretty large margin.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2011 #50 of 110
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    The expression on Stefano's face was priceless. Almost as good as Katharine McPhee's face when Daughtry got the boot.
     
  11. Apr 8, 2011 #51 of 110
    uncdrew

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    I miss Sanjaya. What's he up to these days? Please say hi to him for me.
     
  12. Apr 8, 2011 #52 of 110
    uncdrew

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    I'm with you.

    But Paul is boring me. That "Blackbird" he did as a duet in Hollywood was amazing. The Rod Stewart was solid too. But I can't keep having to refer back to those. He needs another awesome performance ASAP.
     
  13. Apr 8, 2011 #53 of 110
    photoshopgrl

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    He clearly said it as his opinion. I don't care which one actually sells more. IMO Kelly and Daughtry are more successful.
     
  14. Apr 8, 2011 #54 of 110
    kettledrum

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    Too bad the voting can't be against a contestant, huh? While Pia is certainly better than some of the rest, she wasn't my favorite, and didn't get my vote.

    I agree that without criticism from the judges a certain segment of the population won't be swayed in the proper direction.

    Did anyone here vote for Pia?
     
  15. Apr 8, 2011 #55 of 110
    Kamakzie

    Kamakzie Are you serious bro?

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    I usually throw her a few votes but honestly forgot to because I started playing Red Dead right after Wednesday nights performances.
     
  16. Apr 8, 2011 #56 of 110
    gossamer88

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    I believe that's what I said. :)

    That's your opinion! ;)
     
  17. Apr 8, 2011 #57 of 110
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    Your cowboy gaming is why she's on a flight home...Way to go. :)
     
  18. Apr 8, 2011 #58 of 110
    Cainebj

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    I agree with you on Kelly and kindof agree with you on Daughtry although I think Hudson has had a different kindof success due to Dreamgirls and winning an Oscar.
    Her choices of material for her albums has been really bad in my opinion.

    Sorry - has David Cook had ANY success?
    The only time I ever hear of him or see him is when he appears on American Idol (for example recording the outgoing song for this year).

    At least Jordin Sparks had ONE huge hit with No Air.

    Lastly - I distinctly recall be gobsmacked when Jennifer Hudson got eliminated and equally shocked when Daughtry got the book.

    Last night. Just didn't care one way or the other.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2011 #59 of 110
    Cearbhaill

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    It's impossible to do these types of rankings unless you keep criteria very narrowly defined- singles chart ranking, single sales, albums chart rankings, album sales, all of the above USA, all of the above global, tour gross, etc.
     
  20. Apr 8, 2011 #60 of 110
    snowjay

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    Absolutely... Just a week after winning Idol "The Time of My Life" broke some Billboard records. That song could be heard several times a day on the radio for almost a year. He released "Light On" later that year followed by "Come back to me" a few months later. They all have gotten lots of air time. I've heard more David Cook on the radio than I have Adam Lambert since he finished Idol, I was still hearing DC after Lee won. It's probably dwindled to once or twice a week now unless I pull him up in my iPod.

    Oh and Jordin had two hits, Tattoo and No Air.
     

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