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Kirkus
03-17-2010, 08:27 PM
I got tied up with IW coverage this year, so we'll be starting our annual AI contest with the top 10 contestants - March 30th broadcast.

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How it works.
Each week you will choose who you think will be voted off the island that week. You will have between the end of the performance show and the beginning of the results show to post your prediction in this thread. Now, "the beginning of the results show" means as soon as the first note of the AI theme is heard on the live broadcast (Eastern Time), that week's predictions are closed.

Each week will be worth a possible 10 points.
You can predict either 1 or 2 performers who you believe will be going home that week (through week 9). If you choose 1 performer, and you're correct, you will score 10 points. If you choose 2 performers, 1 of which is correct, you will score 5 points.

Bonus Points.
Each week, in addition to predicting who you think will be eliminated from the race, you will also predict 1 performer to win the whole shebang. The whole kit-n-kaboodle. The whole maryanne. You can predict the same winner every week, or you can predict a different winner every week. Or you can mix and match. For every time the actual winner appears as one of your weekly predictions, you will receive 2 bonus points. For instance...

You've picked Crystal 3 weeks as the winner, Keith Tim Urban 2 times, and Paige 4 times. If Crystal wins you receive 6 bonus points. If Keith Tim Urban wins you receive 4 bonus points, and Paige = 8 bonus points.

That's it!

If you have any questions, ask them in this thread.

Charlie02123
03-17-2010, 09:07 PM
http://www.stevebennettart.com/art/PeteyDragon.jpg

Kirkus
03-17-2010, 09:17 PM
http://www.stevebennettart.com/art/PeteyDragon.jpg

:hyst:

Kirkus
03-30-2010, 09:29 PM
Any who want to participate, you have until the live results show begins on Wednesday to post your prediction(s).

Aaron Kelly
Andrew Garcia
Casey James
Crystal Bowersox
Didi Benami
Katie Stevens
Lee Dewyze
Michael Lynche
Siobhan Magnus
Tim Urban

dryrunguy
03-30-2010, 09:39 PM
Tim Urban

Winner: Casey (or Kasey, can't remember)

Kirkus
03-30-2010, 09:45 PM
Tim Urban

Winner: Casey (or Kasey, can't remember)

I'm waiting to watch it later tonight, then I'll make my predictions. Right now we're sitting through the excruciating "Sherlock Holmes" movie. :lipsrsealed:

dryrunguy
03-30-2010, 09:53 PM
I'm waiting to watch it later tonight, then I'll make my predictions. Right now we're sitting through the excruciating "Sherlock Holmes" movie. :lipsrsealed:

And I'm flying by the seat of my pants. I missed everyone before Lee, most of whom seemed pretty awful on the recap.

And I just don't get the Tim Urban/eye candy argument as long as some of the other guys are still around. Besides the fact that the guy can barely carry a tune.

Kirkus
03-30-2010, 09:54 PM
And I'm flying by the seat of my pants. I missed everyone before Lee, most of whom seemed pretty awful on the recap.

And I just don't get the Tim Urban/eye candy argument as long as some of the other guys are still around. Besides the fact that the guy can barely carry a tune.

I think Urban's too pretty.

dryrunguy
03-30-2010, 09:55 PM
I think Urban's too pretty.

Good pretty or bad pretty?

nelslus
03-30-2010, 09:57 PM
And I'm flying by the seat of my pants. I missed everyone before Lee, most of whom seemed pretty awful on the recap.

And I just don't get the Tim Urban/eye candy argument as long as some of the other guys are still around. Besides the fact that the guy can barely carry a tune.

Nelslus had always hoped for The Tim Urban Take on Anita Baker. Finally, nelslus had his chance tonight. :cheesy:

nelslus
03-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Good pretty or bad pretty?

.....as if that matters to Kirkus.....:lipsrsealed:

shtexas
03-30-2010, 10:04 PM
Nelslus had always hoped for The Tim Urban Take on Anita Baker. Finally, nelslus had his chance tonight. :cheesy:

Thank God they announced he was taking on Anita Baker before the long commercial break. It gave me a chance to compose myself.

nelslus
03-30-2010, 10:06 PM
Thank God they announced he was taking on Anita Baker before the long commercial break. It gave me a chance to compose myself.

.....Actually, we only got to hear him in the show-ending performances recap. 'Twas enough for me.

Kirkus
03-30-2010, 11:25 PM
You know, he's on the razor-sharp edge between good pretty and bad pretty. One too many boy-next-door smiles and it could push him over the edge. What's sad about Tim is that I don't think the judges realize he's doing his best. They keep giving him suggestions like they think he has any control over it.

Crystal sang one of my all-time favorites tonight. Between the song and her interpretation of it, I actually got a little emotional over it. LOL. I love me some Crystal!

I'm going halvsies this week.

To go home: Didi Benami or Tim Urban.
To Win: Casey James

waylandboy-tw
03-31-2010, 02:36 AM
To go home: Tim Urban

Winner: Crystal

Jay
03-31-2010, 02:43 AM
To go home: Tim Urban.
Winner: Casey James

zephblabs
03-31-2010, 06:44 AM
Go home: Tim Urban
Winner: Lee whatever-his-last-name-is.

omess
03-31-2010, 07:41 AM
To go home: Tim Urban

win:Crystal Bowersox

shtexas
03-31-2010, 08:31 AM
Going home: Tim Urban

Winner: Lee Dewyze

Kirkus
03-31-2010, 09:31 AM
I'm changing my prediction:

To go home: Tim Urban
To Win: Casey James

Charlie02123
03-31-2010, 09:33 AM
Sigh! I may change my mind later.

Eliminated: Tim Urban

Winner: Didi Benami (who may be elimanted :P)

shtexas
03-31-2010, 01:18 PM
The raw numbers (as opposed to the score) on dial idol had it right the last two weeks. In fact, top 12 week, they had Lacey at the bottom, with Paige bottom two, and Tim bottom 3. That was exactly right.

Last week they had Paige at the bottom, which was right, and Katie bottom 3, which was right. They were wrong, though, having Andrew bottom 2, when it was Tim.

Still, 5 of 6 isn't bad.

If the raw numbers are right this week, it's Aaron, bottom 3 - Didi, bottom 2, and going home - Michael. I think they have to be wrong.

Kirkus
03-31-2010, 01:25 PM
The raw numbers (as opposed to the score) on dial idol had it right the last two weeks. In fact, top 12 week, they had Lacey at the bottom, with Paige bottom two, and Tim bottom 3. That was exactly right.

Last week they had Paige at the bottom, which was right, and Katie bottom 3, which was right. They were wrong, though, having Andrew bottom 2, when it was Tim.

Still, 5 of 6 isn't bad.

If the raw numbers are right this week, it's Aaron, bottom 3 - Didi, bottom 2, and going home - Michael. I think they have to be wrong.

This will be interesting to see. I can see how Michael wouldn't get as many votes. He's good, but I think he's boring. And Tim is still going to have the teenage girl vote.

Tscott415
03-31-2010, 01:27 PM
Elimenated: Tim
Winner: Didi

shtexas
03-31-2010, 01:34 PM
This will be interesting to see. I can see how Michael wouldn't get as many votes. He's good, but I think he's boring. And Tim is still going to have the teenage girl vote.

I certainly don't go rushing to find Michael's videos on youtube. But, he was quite good last night.

shtexas
03-31-2010, 07:07 PM
:(

Kirkus
03-31-2010, 07:11 PM
I'm going halvsies this week.

To go home: Didi Benami or Tim Urban.
To Win: Casey James


I'm changing my prediction:

To go home: Tim Urban
To Win: Casey James

Son of a bitch! :mad:

shtexas
03-31-2010, 07:15 PM
The year of the women! :p

Kirkus
03-31-2010, 07:41 PM
WEEK 1

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0



WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|3|2|2|0|2|0|0|0


I'm going to insist that I technically have the lead for my almost 5 points for voting for Didi before I voted against her (I should think about a career in congress ;))

In actuality it's a dead heat because Tim is the Sanjia of 2010.

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Do you guys mind if I combine this thread with our AI 2010 discussion thread?

MeganFernandez
04-01-2010, 05:58 AM
The year of the women! :p

Still will be. The two best women are stronger than all of the men combined. The top 12 should have included Lilly Scott and Katelyn Epperly, and maybe even Angela Martin. That field of women would have slaughtered the guys. Overall, though, I think men have always done a little better on average than women, right? More male finalists than female, for instance. Probably says something about the preferences of the voting block.

Charlie02123
04-01-2010, 08:32 AM
I'm going to insist that I technically have the lead for my almost 5 points for voting for Didi before I voted against her (I should think about a career in congress ;))

I thought very seriously about splitting between Tim and Didi, but still picking Didi as the overall winner. I didn't want to be risky so soon, though.

I also try to supress my extreme Gemini-ness most of the time.

zephblabs
04-06-2010, 07:03 PM
Can I post now? I'm planning on sleeping tomorrow. It wasn't a bad show. I honestly do not get the Tim Urban is so pretty craze. If I see him walking down the mall I wouldn't even look at him twice. On the other hand if Lee Dewyze walks past me and into a Hot Topic store, I would so stalk him. I actually find Andrew Garcia more attractive than Tim. Speaking of a whole lot of crazy, I really thought Andrew could win this thing, but I don't know why he can't think like Mama-Sox and just stay true to what he does best, him and his acoustic guitar.

On that note:
Go home: Andrew
Win: Casey

Jay
04-06-2010, 07:20 PM
Can I post now? I'm planning on sleeping tomorrow. It wasn't a bad show. I honestly do not get the Tim Urban is so pretty craze. If I see him walking down the mall I wouldn't even look at him twice. On the other hand if Lee Dewyze walks past me and into a Hot Topic store, I would so stalk him.

Seriously? :p
There are tons of Lee look-alikes here. I definitely wouldn't look twice at him.
Tim is good looking, but I also don't get the craze, either.
I don't think he's that "DAMN!" kind of hot. He's cute, to be sure, but not super hot.

JTContinental
04-06-2010, 07:22 PM
Seriously? :p
There are tons of Lee look-alikes here. I definitely wouldn't look twice at him.
Tim is good looking, but I also don't get the craze, either.
I don't think he's that "DAMN!" kind of hot. He's cute, to be sure, but not super hot.

The hottest guy on that show this year is Ryan Seacrest, and that ain't saying much. They're playing Casey up as pretty, but he's average at best, IMO.

zephblabs
04-06-2010, 07:57 PM
Seriously? :p
There are tons of Lee look-alikes here. I definitely wouldn't look twice at him.
Tim is good looking, but I also don't get the craze, either.
I don't think he's that "DAMN!" kind of hot. He's cute, to be sure, but not super hot.

True. Which probably explains why I've been in and out of A&F (even if I don't understand why one would pay 60 dollars for a checkered shirt) lately. Casey just doesn't do it for me, y'all know how I feel about long hair in men.

shtexas
04-06-2010, 08:30 PM
Casey was great tonight. Plus, he made the most original song choice.

dryrunguy
04-06-2010, 08:59 PM
Casey was great tonight. Plus, he made the most original song choice.

I thought everyone did well. Even Tim.

Kirkus
04-06-2010, 10:49 PM
I'm just all screwed up after this week.

I never noticed Katie before tonight. I thought she did really well. I thought Randy judging Tim in his own category was way disrespectful and mean (although I understand, I wouldn't have said it out loud). I thought it was sweet that Simon had positive things to say to Tim. I also thought it was adorable that Simon called Aaron "sweetie". LOL.

I just can't like Andrew or Michael.

Mama Sox is still my favorite, and Lee is making points against Casey on Kirk's "hot" list. ;)

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Bye bye to Tim (it's got to happen eventually).

Winner: Casey

dryrunguy
04-06-2010, 10:57 PM
The longer I keep picking Tim, the longer he'll stay.

So, for the cause:

OUT: Katie

Winner: Casey James

waylandboy-tw
04-07-2010, 04:51 AM
Out: Andrew Garcia
Winner: Crystal

Charlie02123
04-07-2010, 08:34 AM
Out: Andrew Garcia

Winner: Nobody. I have to pick? Sigh. Fine. Lee DeWyze.

shtexas
04-07-2010, 08:54 AM
Out: Andrew Garcia

Winner: I'll take Crystal this week.

MeganFernandez
04-07-2010, 09:07 AM
What is this game you freaks are playing? What qualifies as a winner week to week?

MamaSox is one of the top 5 contestants of all time, I think. She's so good, it's going to be hard for her to earn the reviews she deserves. So Lee or Casey could swoop in there and win. Anyone but Tim, Michael, Katie, Andrew, or Aaron, please. (Yes, I know what I just said.)

shtexas
04-07-2010, 09:23 AM
What is this game you freaks are playing? What qualifies as a winner week to week?

MamaSox is one of the top 5 contestants of all time, I think. She's so good, it's going to be hard for her to earn the reviews she deserves. So Lee or Casey could swoop in there and win. Anyone but Tim, Michael, Katie, Andrew, or Aaron, please. (Yes, I know what I just said.)

We are predicting who will ultimately win the whole thing. We get bonus points for the number of times we pick the person who ends up winning AI.

Charlie02123
04-07-2010, 10:10 AM
What is this game you freaks are playing?
:hyst:

omess
04-07-2010, 11:49 AM
out: andrew garcia

winner: cassey james

Tscott415
04-07-2010, 04:27 PM
if im not too late...

out: andrew garcia
winner: siobhan

Kirkus
04-07-2010, 07:25 PM
I'm working nights this week at my old job. I'll get the scores done, but it will be late. :(

dryrunguy
04-07-2010, 07:39 PM
I about died when Katie was safe (though I figured she probably was, I just didn't know in which direction to throw the dice).

Glad they saved Michael.

But I'm bummed that my "get rid of Tim by picking someone else" strategy didn't work.

Kirkus
04-07-2010, 11:48 PM
WEEK 2

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0


WINNER PREDICTIONS:
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|1|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|1|0|0|0|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|0|1|0|0|1|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|2|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|1|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|1|0
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TOTALS|0|0|7|4|2|0|3|0|1|0


After week 2, it's neck and neck with everyone bunched together at the top of the leader board. ;)

Michael received the least number of votes but was saved by the judges.

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Please let me know if you believe I've made a mistake in the scoring.

shtexas
04-08-2010, 08:24 AM
No way Michael should have gone home yet. I knew they would use the save before he opened his mouth to sing. But, I consider Michael the 5th best on the show right now. I just worry that with a double elimination next week, one of the people I consider top 4 (Crystal, Lee, Casey and Siobhan) is going to accidently go home.

Charlie02123
04-08-2010, 08:56 AM
No way Michael should have gone home yet. I knew they would use the save before he opened his mouth to sing. But, I consider Michael the 5th best on the show right now. I just worry that with a double elimination next week, one of the people I consider top 4 (Crystal, Lee, Casey and Siobhan) is going to accidently go home.
I wouldn't worry about that too much. I think two of the "oh they're still here?" people will get the ax. Tim is almost a sure thing. I would actually think one of the teens (Katie/Aaron) will go with him, but I'd love to see Andrew go.

Charlie02123
04-08-2010, 08:58 AM
Actually, I feel inspired to make my picks early! I reserve the right to change them, but I don't get to watch the performances until the weekends anyway, so why not?

Eliminated: Tim Urban and Katie Stevens

Winner: Lee "Someone is pointing an invisible gun at my head at all times" DeWyze

shtexas
04-08-2010, 09:03 AM
Actually, I feel inspired to make my picks early! I reserve the right to change them, but I don't get to watch the performances until the weekends anyway, so why not?

Eliminated: Tim Urban and Katie Stevens

Winner: Lee "Someone is pointing an invisible gun at my head at all times" DeWyze

:cheesy:

Kirkus
04-12-2010, 12:13 PM
If this week is indeed a double-elimination, you're allowed to make 2, 3 or 4 picks this week only. (If it's not a double-elimination, there is no change -- pick 1 or 2.)

DOUBLE-ELIMINATION RULE:
If you make 2 picks, each correct pick will be worth 10 points (20 points possible). If you make 3 picks, each correct pick will be worth 7.5 points (15 points possible). If you make 4 picks, each correct pick will be worth 5 points (10 points possible).

Make sense? Good luck!!

Charlie02123
04-12-2010, 12:53 PM
If this week is indeed a double-elimination, you're allowed to make 2, 3 or 4 picks this week only. (If it's not a double-elimination, there is no change -- pick 1 or 2.)

DOUBLE-ELIMINATION RULE:
If you make 2 picks, each correct pick will be worth 10 points (20 points possible). If you make 3 picks, each correct pick will be worth 7.5 points (15 points possible). If you make 4 picks, each correct pick will be worth 5 points (10 points possible).

Make sense? Good luck!!
This week is going to separate the men from the little girls.

(In IdolLand, all power is held by tween girls, so that's actually the power position.) ;)

dryrunguy
04-13-2010, 07:12 PM
Did Siobhan every-so-politely smack the crap outta them or what? :hyst:

Tscott415
04-13-2010, 07:29 PM
We make picks here? Right?

Winner: Siobhan

Out: Aaron and Tim

Kirkus
04-13-2010, 10:11 PM
Did Siobhan every-so-politely smack the crap outta them or what? :hyst:

I missed it! I was fast forwarding through everything but the performances so I could get to Glee faster.

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Goin' home: Katie and Aaron
Winner: Casey James

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They're confusing the hell out of me. For the first time I really liked both Michael's and Tim's performances. I thought Siobhan's song was terrible. And Crystal, Lee, and Casey are easily my favorites from this season.

dryrunguy
04-13-2010, 11:22 PM
Going Home: Andrew and/or Michael and/or Aaron

Winner: Casey

zephblabs
04-14-2010, 06:30 AM
Going home: Andrew and Aaaron
Win: Lee DeWyze

waylandboy-tw
04-14-2010, 07:06 AM
Out- Katie and Andrew

Winner- Lee

shtexas
04-14-2010, 08:35 AM
I believe Siobhan is in some trouble. But, I have to think a little longer before I actually decide she is in enough trouble to be the surprise elimination tonight.

Charlie02123
04-14-2010, 09:45 AM
Actually, I feel inspired to make my picks early! I reserve the right to change them, but I don't get to watch the performances until the weekends anyway, so why not?

Eliminated: Tim Urban and Katie Stevens

Winner: Lee "Someone is pointing an invisible gun at my head at all times" DeWyze
Well I'm changing my mind!

Out: Andrew and... Katie or Tim

Winner: Lee "Performing Gives Me Flashbacks of 'Nam" DeWyze

shtexas
04-14-2010, 10:31 AM
I may change this, but:

Out: Andrew and Aaron

Winner: Casey James

omess
04-14-2010, 11:12 AM
Out- Katie and Andrew

Winner- Lee

Jay
04-14-2010, 11:32 AM
Going home: Andrew and Aaron
Winner: Lee

shtexas
04-14-2010, 12:35 PM
I missed it! I was fast forwarding through everything but the performances so I could get to Glee faster.

Did you miss when Ryan Seacrest told Adam Lambert that Adam's tongue was more talented than his?

Kirkus
04-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Did you miss when Ryan Seacrest told Adam Lambert that Adam's tongue was more talented than his?

I did see that! The wonders of live television. :cheesy:

Kirkus
04-14-2010, 01:48 PM
Goin' home: Katie and Aaron
Winner: Casey James

I'm changing my prediction.

Out tonight: Andrew and Katie
Winner: Casey James

Kirkus
04-14-2010, 10:11 PM
WEEK 3

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|0|0|0|0|0|0|7.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Jessie|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Kirkus|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Charlie|0|0|15|0|0|0|0|0|0|15
Tscott|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0|0


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|1|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|0|0|0|1|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|2|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|1|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|1|0|0|1|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|0|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|2|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|2|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|4|2|0|8|0|2|0


It took us 3 weeks to get points on the board!

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

dryrunguy
04-14-2010, 10:15 PM
Well... Thanks, kirk. That was unpleasant. :o

Charlie02123
04-15-2010, 07:54 AM
Dear Kirkus, Omess, and Waylandboy,

You may think that you're going to deny me what's rightfully mine- a third consecutive non-existant-but-still-immensely-satisfying Idol Contest Trophy- but I want you to know: I have you right where I want you.

I will also not be denied the ownership of 'longest sentence.' :D

Charlie02123
04-15-2010, 08:10 AM
How hilarious is it that Tim Urban is still in the competition? He wasn't going to make the top 24, and now he's in the top 7! He cracks me up so much.
...
Has anyone else noticed that these contestants have no respect for previous 'Idol Moments'? Kris Allen has been particularly ignored. WHY would you sing 'Apologize' or 'Ain't No Sunshine' or 'Hallelujah?' There are a bunch of others.

shtexas
04-15-2010, 09:09 AM
How hilarious is it that Tim Urban is still in the competition? He wasn't going to make the top 24, and now he's in the top 7! He cracks me up so much.
...
Has anyone else noticed that these contestants have no respect for previous 'Idol Moments'? Kris Allen has been particularly ignored. WHY would you sing 'Apologize' or 'Ain't No Sunshine' or 'Hallelujah?' There are a bunch of others.

Aaron is a repeat offender. I Don't Want To Miss A Thing (David Cook and Allison Iraheta), Ain't No Sunshine (Kris) and The Long & Winding Road (Archuleta). All three of these were after the top 12 started. At least Tim's were earlier.

I think Tim could end up as high as #4. The fans have turned on Michael once. I think they may turn again in the next two weeks. Aaron cannot last much longer. If Siobhan continues her freefall, I could see her going out at #5. And there he is! Top 4! Ugh...

Kirkus
04-15-2010, 10:00 AM
Tim's biggest assets are that he was a lucky loser and his smile. I think voters still feel a little sorry for him because it's so obvious that he doesn't belong there. And, if it's the female (and gay male) tweens who make up the majority of voters -- which is what I believe -- his smile could easily take him to the top 4.

Charlie02123
04-15-2010, 10:16 AM
Tim's biggest assets are that he was a lucky loser and his smile. I think voters still feel a little sorry for him because it's so obvious that he doesn't belong there. And, if it's the female (and gay male) tweens who make up the majority of voters -- which is what I believe -- his smile could easily take him to the top 4.
As hilarious as that would be, I don't think so. Crystal, Casey, and Lee are the three people he absolutely won't last longer than, but I don't think he can beat out the other three. A Siobhan 'shock elimination' is possible at this point, and Big Mike probably won't last much longer. Still, I think Tim will end up 7th or 6th.

I still think Aaron can be the runner-up!

Wild predictions

7 Tim (gets a decent spot (for once!) in the line up and okay reviews, but still goes home, ala Katie Stevens)
6 Big Mike
5 Siobhan
4 Casey
3 ... I don't know!!!!
...
3 Crystal (it's bound to happen, people!)
2 Aaron
1 Lee

dryrunguy
04-15-2010, 10:23 AM
Oops. Wrong thread!

Jay
04-15-2010, 10:25 AM
Nole is hitting with more purpose again. That's good to see.
lol wrong thread.

dryrunguy
04-15-2010, 10:28 AM
lol wrong thread.

I haven't done that in SO long. It was bound to happen. But my original statement is relevant here as well, with some minor tweaks. Here goes:

Tim is singing with more purpose again. That's good to see.

:cheesy:

Charlie02123
04-15-2010, 12:47 PM
That was all a tricky way for Dry to segue into talking about Tim Urban, his one true love.

dryrunguy
04-15-2010, 01:16 PM
That was all a tricky way for Dry to segue into talking about Tim Urban, his one true love.

Oh yeah... Every night I have the same dream... Where I'm chasing Tim Urban around the bed with....





















A pair of electric clippers. ;)

Scotty
04-15-2010, 01:19 PM
Oh yeah... Every night I have the same dream... Where I'm chasing Tim Urban around the bed with....


belslus.








:p

dryrunguy
04-15-2010, 01:32 PM
belslus.








:p

:cheesy:

Charlie02123
04-15-2010, 03:44 PM
Oh yeah... Every night I have the same dream... Where I'm chasing Tim Urban around the bed with....
...
A pair of electric clippers. ;)
I didn't realize they were called "clippers" nowadays.

dryrunguy
04-15-2010, 03:54 PM
I didn't realize they were called "clippers" nowadays.

I'm so old that I just barely missed knowing Jesus personally.

I'm sure you young whippersnappers call them something else now. ;)

Kirkus
04-15-2010, 07:09 PM
I'm so old that I just barely missed knowing Jesus personally.

I'm sure you young whippersnappers call them something else now. ;)

They call them 'non-existent'.

Kirkus
04-20-2010, 10:20 PM
I'm gonna have to think about this one for a while. I came into the contest with the decision to put all my eggs in the Casey basket. But after tonight I may have to get another basket. I thought Lee was in a class by himself. Then Crystal performed and one-upped him.

shtexas
04-20-2010, 10:48 PM
I'm gonna have to think about this one for a while. I came into the contest with the decision to put all my eggs in the Casey basket. But after tonight I may have to get another basket. I thought Lee was in a class by himself. Then Crystal performed and one-upped him.

I think Casey is in trouble. What a shock if that happens.

Kirkus
04-20-2010, 11:16 PM
I think Casey is in trouble. What a shock if that happens.

:yes: I think you're right on both counts.

waylandboy-tw
04-21-2010, 06:25 AM
Going home- Casey
Winner- Lee

zephblabs
04-21-2010, 07:34 AM
Going Home- Michael Lynch (Something about him rubs me the wrong way. The way he reacts when he gets bad criticism?)

Winning: Lee (I'm putting all my eggs in his basket, pun intended since I so have a crush on him)

shtexas
04-21-2010, 08:39 AM
Out: I'm going for half-credit - Tim or Casey

Winner: Lee

Kirkus
04-21-2010, 08:51 AM
Bye-bye to Tim
Winner: Lee

Charlie02123
04-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Half Credit: Casey or Tim

Winner: Lee "People Are Only Crushing On Me Because Kris Allen Isn't On This Season" DeWyze

Tscott415
04-21-2010, 02:32 PM
Out: Tim
Winner: Siobhan

dryrunguy
04-21-2010, 05:17 PM
OUT: Tim

WINNER: Crystal (I've decided that I think she can get it done)

Jay
04-21-2010, 05:18 PM
Going home: Tim

Winner: Crystal

Kirkus
04-21-2010, 06:51 PM
OUT: Tim

WINNER: Crystal (I've decided that I think she can get it done)

I agree. It was a tough decision for me between Crystal and Lee.

shtexas
04-21-2010, 09:14 PM
Happy Days are here again.

The skies are clear, there is no Tim.

Kirkus
04-21-2010, 10:24 PM
Happy Days are here again.

The skies are clear, there is no Tim.

That actually kind of rhymes. LOL.

Kirkus
04-21-2010, 10:36 PM
WEEK 4

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|0|0|17.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|0|0|0|20
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|0|0|0|15
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|0|0|0|30
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|0|0|20
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|10


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|1|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|2|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|1|0|0|1|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|3|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|1|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|1|0|0|2|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|1|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|3|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|0|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|6|2|0|13|0|3|0


And every one is on the board!

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

Jay
04-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Tied for second. yay! :p

Charlie02123
04-28-2010, 09:04 AM
Anybody watch it?

I didn't, so I'm just guessing.

Out: Big Mike

Winner: Lee

zephblabs
04-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Winner: Lee

Out: Mike (I'm putting his name here until he leaves)

dryrunguy
04-28-2010, 09:16 AM
Out: Michael

Winner: Crystal

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 09:47 AM
Where was Casey last week when I switched my eggs to Lee's basket!!? I thought Casey was outstanding.

I'm very very much over Shiobhan and Aaron.

Out: Michael
Winner: Lee

shtexas
04-28-2010, 10:14 AM
Out: Michael

Winner: Crystal

shtexas
04-28-2010, 10:22 AM
By the way, I thought it was unfair that they allowed Shania to review Michael, giving him a fifth positive review, when no one else received that accommodation. It is clear they are trying to get him to the top 3.

He has a nice voice, but I'd swear I heard him sing last night's song before. The phrasing, when he decides to hit the high note, the walking around the stage, the knee bends and scrunched up, sincere look on his face. I've seen it too many times already. The judges correctly get on Siobhan, Casey, Katie (who also moved around the stage the exact same robotic way most weeks) when they offer nothing new. But, not Michael. I say, send him home.

jjnow
04-28-2010, 11:27 AM
I watched from Crystal til the end last night. I thought she was great, and loved her very pure, unaffected take on that song. That's something I would actually download.

Funny that they disliked her, and heaped praise on that Siobahshgan, whose performance just sounded like a bunch of frantic screaming to me.

waylandboy-tw
04-28-2010, 12:09 PM
Out- Michael

Winner- Lee

dryrunguy
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
I was all set to take Siobhan this week to get the boot but saw folks taking Michael. I'm actually anxious for her to leave so we can hear her cover Aretha one more time. :)

::

At the beginning of the top 24 or so, I was convinced that the girls were going to dominate the show this year. And while one MIGHT still win, the guys have surprised me. Of course, picking 9 or 10 of what turned out to be the WRONG women from Hollywood week hurt the ladies' cause.

::

Shtexas, I hear you about Michael. I get the same sense... Every week it is some strange form of deja vu...

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 02:13 PM
By the way, I thought it was unfair that they allowed Shania to review Michael, giving him a fifth positive review, when no one else received that accommodation. It is clear they are trying to get him to the top 3.

He has a nice voice, but I'd swear I heard him sing last night's song before. The phrasing, when he decides to hit the high note, the walking around the stage, the knee bends and scrunched up, sincere look on his face. I've seen it too many times already. The judges correctly get on Siobhan, Casey, Katie (who also moved around the stage the exact same robotic way most weeks) when they offer nothing new. But, not Michael. I say, send him home.

Perfectly stated. All of it. :yes:

omess
04-28-2010, 02:23 PM
Out: Michael

Winner: Crystal

Jay
04-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Out: Michael

Winner: Crystal

Tscott415
04-28-2010, 04:16 PM
Winner: Siobhan
Out: Mike

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 07:34 PM
I was all set to take Siobhan this week to get the boot but saw folks taking Michael. I'm actually anxious for her to leave so we can hear her cover Aretha one more time. :)

Way to call it Miss Cleo. :thumbsup:

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 07:39 PM
WEEK 5

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|0|0|17.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|0|0|0|20
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|0|0|0|15
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|0|0|0|30
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|0|0|20
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|10


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|2|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|3|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|2|0|0|1|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|4|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|2|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|2|0|0|2|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|2|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|4|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|1|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|11|2|0|17|0|3|0


Everyone predicts Michael to go home, so Siobhan gets voted off the island. In other words: the scores stay the same.

If left up to this week's votes, the final two will be Crystal (5) and Lee (4).

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

shtexas
04-28-2010, 07:44 PM
The year of the women is now down to the year of the woman. Apparently, the viewers AI has lost since its peak used to vote for female contestants. Get ready for a Michael/Aaron finale. :eek:

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 08:02 PM
The year of the women is now down to the year of the woman. Apparently, the viewers AI has lost since its peak used to vote for female contestants. Get ready for a Michael/Aaron finale. :eek:

Stop it!

Jay
04-28-2010, 08:17 PM
I really, really hope Michael and the kid go home next.

dryrunguy
04-28-2010, 08:52 PM
Way to call it Miss Cleo. :thumbsup:

:mad:

Kirkus
04-28-2010, 11:46 PM
:mad:
:(

;)

dryrunguy
05-04-2010, 06:52 PM
Winner: Crystal

Out: Casey

zephblabs
05-04-2010, 07:08 PM
Winner: Lee

Out: Aaron

zephblabs
05-04-2010, 07:19 PM
Winner: Lee

Out: Aaron

I'm changing my mind. Cougars can't save Casey.
Win: Lee
Out: Casey

Tscott415
05-04-2010, 07:52 PM
Winner: Crystal
Out: Mike

Kirkus
05-04-2010, 09:09 PM
Go with my heart? Go with my head? Go with my heart? Go with my head?

I have to think about this one for a while.

::

Although I love this genre, I don't think I like it for American Idol. No winner will ever record this kind of CD -- it's just not commercial enough -- so why make the contestants sing it? Especially ESPECIALLY when there are only 5 remaining and they each need kick-ass performances at this stage of the game.

mwoods
05-04-2010, 11:15 PM
I can't believe we missed the hilariousness that could have been in Tim singing Sinatra. :mad:

shtexas
05-05-2010, 09:44 AM
I thought Crystal was very good last night. I also think she was right to say you don't sing loud just because you can. And I agree with Kirkus that no contestant can sing like they are in it to win it when they are forced into this genre. So, I hated their criticism of Crystal along those lines.

I also hate the fact they actually said Mike was in it to win it. I don't get the push for Mike. I just don't.

I also don't get the baby gloves treatment Aaron gets. They were tough on similarly aged girls like Katie, or Allison last year. Why are they afraid to say anything too critical to Aaron?

All that being said, I thought Lee was very good last night. Kinda cool vibe to his performance.

It seemed Casey was singing one note too high through a good portion of his song. Too bad. Overall, I like him better than Mike and Aaron.

Oh, well -


Out: Casey

Winner: Lee

nelslus
05-05-2010, 09:50 AM
I thought Crystal was very good last night. I also think she was right to say you don't sing loud just because you can. And I agree with Kirkus that no contestant can sing like they are in it to win it when they are forced into this genre. So, I hated their criticism of Crystal along those lines.

I also hate the fact they actually said Mike was in it to win it. I don't get the push for Mike. I just don't.

I also don't get the baby gloves treatment Aaron gets. They were tough on similarly aged girls like Katie, or Allison last year. Why are they afraid to say anything too critical to Aaron?

All that being said, I thought Lee was very good last night. Kinda cool vibe to his performance.

It seemed Casey was singing one note too high through a good portion of his song. Too bad. Overall, I like him better than Mike and Aaron.

Oh, well -


Out: Casey

Winner: Lee

TOTALLY agree with you. I thought that Crystal's performance was beautiful, and true to that song. I was SO pissed off with their reactions. AND for me, Mike, especially with that stupid hat last night, too often comes off as smug- albeit I'm not saying that he's untalented- he CAN sing. But, I felt no connection with him and that genre of music.

mwoods
05-05-2010, 10:07 AM
Speaking of smug, how drippingly proud of himself was Harry Connick Jr. last night? Unpleasant.

And come to think of it, it seems like that's probably why a few of the contestants last night couldn't "stay true to themselves," because Connick Jr. insisted on doing the orchestrations, leaving no room for the contestants to "do something" with the song and bring it into their own style. In summary, Shania: WIN. Harry: FAIL. :cheesy:

Kirkus
05-05-2010, 10:18 AM
TOTALLY agree with you. I thought that Crystal's performance was beautiful, and true to that song. I was SO pissed off with their reactions. AND for me, Mike, especially with that stupid hat last night, too often comes off as smug- albeit I'm not saying that he's untalented- he CAN sing. But, I felt no connection with him and that genre of music.

That's my problem with Michael - I feel no connection. He can sing, but I just don't care for him, and I wasn't sure why.

I'm going with my head.

Out: Casey
Winner: Lee

shtexas
05-05-2010, 10:27 AM
TOTALLY agree with you. I thought that Crystal's performance was beautiful, and true to that song. I was SO pissed off with their reactions. AND for me, Mike, especially with that stupid hat last night, too often comes off as smug- albeit I'm not saying that he's untalented- he CAN sing. But, I felt no connection with him and that genre of music.

The hat! The second they announced the genre, I knew he would be wearing that hat. The last time someone was that obvious was when Brooke White performed "Here Comes The Sun" wearing a yellow dress with a giant sun behind her.

nelslus
05-05-2010, 03:10 PM
Speaking of smug, how drippingly proud of himself was Harry Connick Jr. last night? Unpleasant.

And come to think of it, it seems like that's probably why a few of the contestants last night couldn't "stay true to themselves," because Connick Jr. insisted on doing the orchestrations, leaving no room for the contestants to "do something" with the song and bring it into their own style. In summary, Shania: WIN. Harry: FAIL. :cheesy:

Co-sign yet again.

Not to mention how botox-:gorgeous:-ish Harry's face now looks. :cheesy:

Kirkus
05-05-2010, 03:40 PM
I liked Harry on Idol last night.

Charlie02123
05-05-2010, 03:45 PM
Sigh.

Out: Casey

Winner: Lee

omess
05-05-2010, 04:25 PM
Out: Casey

Winner: Crystall

waylandboy-tw
05-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Out- Casey

Winner- Lee

dryrunguy
05-05-2010, 06:53 PM
Teenage girls with unlimited texting plans saved Casey. Unfrippinbelievable.

But I can't be that upset, seeing as I'm fine with either Mike or Aaron hitting the road.

Jay
05-05-2010, 06:56 PM
Who ended up going out?
Ts is the only one who picked someone else other than Casey (Mike)

I love it when almost everyone chooses someone who doesn't go out during the weeks that I forget to make a pick :p

dryrunguy
05-05-2010, 07:02 PM
Who ended up going out?
Ts is the only one who picked someone else other than Casey (Mike)

I love it when almost everyone chooses someone who doesn't go out during the weeks that I forget to make a pick :p

Aaron got the axe. I guess America wants him to finish puberty first.

::

Who thinks he'll get a deal? I'm not sure he will.

shtexas
05-05-2010, 07:12 PM
Looking at the whole season, the right person went home. He did nothing memorable.

As far as a deal, he is young and he clearly fits into country. The problems - voice is pretty generic, and I think most male country artists play an instrument and write their own stuff...Danny Gokey aside. :cheesy:

dryrunguy
05-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Looking at the whole season, the right person went home. He did nothing memorable.

As far as a deal, he is young and he clearly fits into country. The problems - voice is pretty generic, and I think most male country artists play an instrument and write their own stuff...Danny Gokey aside. :cheesy:

Danny's only instrument was his dead wife. :o

Kirkus
05-05-2010, 07:18 PM
I should have gone with my heart.

::

I don't think Aaron will get a recording contract. I don't think he or Michael should have outlasted Siobhan. If Michael goes home next week I'll think they got the top 3 right this season.

::

I'll do some scoring (like it will take that long this week) and get a new leaderboard posted in just a bit.

Kirkus
05-05-2010, 07:20 PM
Winner: Lee

Out: Aaron


I'm changing my mind. Cougars can't save Casey.
Win: Lee
Out: Casey

Yikes! :(

Kirkus
05-05-2010, 07:31 PM
WEEK 5

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|0|0|17.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|0|0|0|20
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|0|10
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|0|0|0|15
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|0|0|0|30
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|0|0|20
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|0|0|0|10


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|3|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|4|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|2|0|0|1|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|5|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|3|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|2|0|0|3|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|3|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|5|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|2|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|14|2|0|22|0|3|0


zephblabs is the only one to pick Aaron to go home -- then switches to Casey.
Sorry, zeph. :(

If Michael goes home next week, TATeurs will have correctly predicted the top 3. As of this week: Lee (22), Crystal (14), Casey (10).

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

zephblabs
05-06-2010, 06:16 AM
Yikes! :(

can I get half a point? Lol. Damn those cougars.

Jay
05-11-2010, 08:40 PM
Casey and Michael need to go home already :p

Kirkus
05-11-2010, 09:08 PM
I'm sure I'm reading way too much into it, and probably because I don't care for him, but I thought Michael's "My goal was to get into the top three" crap was a not-very-transparent ploy for votes.

I think he knows he's in trouble. And I agree.

Out: Michael
Winner: Lee "Hottie Hot-in-tot" Dewyze.

Tscott415
05-11-2010, 09:22 PM
Winner: Crystal
Out: Mike

Jay
05-11-2010, 09:46 PM
Out: Michael
Winner: Lee

zephblabs
05-12-2010, 06:43 AM
Out: Michael
Winner: Lee (I have put too many eggs in his basket, so I'm crashing and burning with him on this one)

shtexas
05-12-2010, 08:23 AM
I thought I was going to be picking against the grain. But, I guess not.

Out: Michael

Winner: Crystal

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Well, it's make or break. I gotta do something different.

OUT: Casey

WINNER: Crystal

waylandboy-tw
05-12-2010, 10:47 AM
Out- Casey
Winner- Lee

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Out- Casey
Winner- Lee

Bitch.

Kirkus
05-12-2010, 11:29 AM
LOL.

Threw a wrench in your strategy did he?

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 01:24 PM
LOL.

Threw a wrench in your strategy did he?

Darned young whippersnappers! They got no respect for the elderly!

Charlie02123
05-12-2010, 03:54 PM
I didn't come here to make friends! I came here to win!

OUT: CASEY

WINNER: LEE

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 05:44 PM
I didn't come here to make friends! I came here to win!

OUT: CASEY

WINNER: LEE

BITCH! (Emphasis on the all caps. Yeah. I'm screaming.)

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 06:20 PM
:hyst::hyst::hyst: (@ wayland, charlie, and I)!

shtexas
05-12-2010, 07:10 PM
Good final three!

Kirkus
05-12-2010, 07:47 PM
Who went home? Casey?

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 07:57 PM
Who went home? Casey?

Of course not. :mad:

Kirkus
05-12-2010, 08:00 PM
Oops. My bad. Must have been Michael.

I forgot to record it from the East coast so I have to wait until it airs here... unless someone wants to tell me now. :)

dryrunguy
05-12-2010, 11:21 PM
Oops. My bad. Must have been Michael.

I forgot to record it from the East coast so I have to wait until it airs here... unless someone wants to tell me now. :)

Well, you've watched it by now. :)

Adios, Michael!

Stupid teenage girls kept Casey. I should have nothing to do with contests. I'm horrible at them. I was only good at them back in the days when 5 people played. :(

Kirkus
05-13-2010, 03:50 PM
Well, you've watched it by now. :)

Adios, Michael!

Stupid teenage girls kept Casey. I should have nothing to do with contests. I'm horrible at them. I was only good at them back in the days when 5 people played. :(

Excuse me? I attached something for you. :p

::

I totally forgot to update the leader board last night. :o

I never watched the results show so it was like out of sight out of mind. I'll get it updated tonight.

nelslus
05-13-2010, 05:12 PM
Excuse me? I attached something for you. :p

::

I totally forgot to update the leader board last night. :o

I never watched the results show so it was like out of sight out of mind. I'll get it updated tonight.

......Is Kirkus gay? :gorgeous:

Kirkus
05-13-2010, 07:21 PM
......Is Kirkus gay? :gorgeous:

Not anymore. I spent the weekend with George Rekers.

Kirkus
05-13-2010, 07:34 PM
AFTER WEEK 6

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|0|0|17.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|10|0|0|30
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|10|0|0|20
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|10|0|0|25
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|10|0|0|40
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|0|0|20
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|10|0|0|20


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|4|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|5|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|2|0|0|2|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|6|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|3|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|3|0|0|3|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|4|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|6|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|3|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|17|2|0|27|0|3|0



TATeurs have correctly predicted the top 3. As of this week: Lee (27), Crystal (17), Casey (10). Who needs DialIdol? :p

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

dryrunguy
05-13-2010, 07:48 PM
You all are bitches.

shtexas
05-13-2010, 09:41 PM
Well, at least they are thinking big.
__________________________________________________ ________

Elton John Turns Down Simon Cowell’s ‘Idol’ Spot

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --

With Simon Cowell’s exit from “American Idol” fast approaching, the search to fill his spot at the judge’s table is heating up. Access Hollywood has learned that Sir Elton John is one candidate who will not be taking over for sharp-tongued Brit.

Elton, who was a guest judge on Season 3 of the hit FOX reality series, has turned down a whopping $33 million offer to be a judge on “Idol.” It is not known if the massive payday was for one season or for a multi-year contract.

A rep for FOX told Access they had “no comment” about Elton being offered the job and a rep for the singer was unavailable for comment when contacted by Access.

According to Entertainment Weekly (http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/05/11/simon-cowell-american-idol-replacement/), Cowell’s replacement will not be named until after the May 26 finale.

http://www.accesshollywood.com/elton-john-turns-down-simon-cowells-idol-spot_article_32232

shtexas
05-17-2010, 09:21 AM
Judge song choices:

Crystal: Ellen has chosen Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

Casey: Kara and Randy have chosen Daughters - John Mayer

Lee: Simon has chosen Hallelujah (again!?)

Kirkus
05-17-2010, 09:33 AM
Judge song choices:

Crystal: Ellen has chosen Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney

Casey: Kara and Randy have chosen Daughters - John Mayer

Lee: Simon has chosen Hallelujah (again!?)

"Maybe I'm Amazed"? Where the hell did that come from?

"Hallelujah" is one of Simon's favorite songs. Lee, with that song, has the potential, imo, to give us a "moment". He's got the perfect voice for it. (Although no one will ever out due KD Lang's version.)

I've never heard of "Daughters".

shtexas
05-17-2010, 09:40 AM
I've never heard of "Daughters".

A song of the year Grammy-winner a few years ago. Hate the song. Didn't deserve the Grammy.

But, they obviously want to hear Casey's sensitive side. So, this will do it.

mwoods
05-17-2010, 11:24 AM
"Hallelujah" is one of Simon's favorite songs. Lee, with that song, has the potential, imo, to give us a "moment". He's got the perfect voice for it. (Although no one will ever out due KD Lang's version.)


Or Tim Urban's! ;)

Kirkus
05-17-2010, 03:07 PM
Or Tim Urban's! ;)

:vomit:

mwoods
05-17-2010, 03:11 PM
:vomit:

But it was "Tim good"!

Kirkus
05-17-2010, 03:23 PM
But it was "Tim good"!

LOL. Mmmmmm.

shtexas
05-18-2010, 09:43 AM
"Hallelujah" is one of Simon's favorite songs. Lee, with that song, has the potential, imo, to give us a "moment". He's got the perfect voice for it. (Although no one will ever out due KD Lang's version.)

This in from a rehearsal:

"Singing a soft, harmonic staple chosen by Simon Cowel, Lee strummed his guitar while standing behind the mic stand in sneakers, a blue sweatshirt and red baseball cap. A chorus line of background singers surrounded the rocker on each side."

Background singers!

Sounds like he has chosen to do it differently.

Kirkus
05-18-2010, 09:57 AM
This in from a rehearsal:

"Singing a soft, harmonic staple chosen by Simon Cowel, Lee strummed his guitar while standing behind the mic stand in sneakers, a blue sweatshirt and red baseball cap. A chorus line of background singers surrounded the rocker on each side."

Background singers!

Sounds like he has chosen to do it differently.

Oooooh. Sounds excellent!

shtexas
05-18-2010, 10:00 AM
Oooooh. Sounds excellent!

Or cheesy.

Kirkus
05-18-2010, 10:06 AM
Or cheesy.

Or cheesy. :yes: LOL.

shtexas
05-18-2010, 07:17 PM
Certainly not cheesy.

Lee was phenomenal.

Tscott415
05-18-2010, 07:21 PM
Winner Crystal
Out Casey

zephblabs
05-18-2010, 07:39 PM
Out: Casey
Winner: Lee

How cute was Lee? I so have a crush on that kid (btw, I think he's still older than me). Casey just didn't do enough to get to the finals.

dryrunguy
05-18-2010, 07:41 PM
Out Casey

Winner Crystal

jjnow
05-18-2010, 07:42 PM
I saw the last two performances tonight. Crystal and Lee are both really talented. But my pessimistic side says that neither has the right look to have a decent career. :undecided:

zephblabs
05-18-2010, 07:45 PM
I saw the last two performances tonight. Crystal and Lee are both really talented. But my pessimistic side says that neither has the right look to have a decent career. :undecided:

Really? I think Lee is quite good looking. I would rather look at him than Justin Bieber (aside from the fact that Bieber is not even legal).

Kirkus
05-18-2010, 09:21 PM
Please indulge me for a moment...

I think tonight's performance episode was one of the most blatantly obvious acts of producer/judges manipulation I've ever seen on American Idol.

I don't think Casey stands a chance of winning the thing. But just to make sure, I think he was thrown under the bus tonight. How can they criticize his first song choice as forsaking the 'most important night of his life' then give him "Daughters" by Maher? Yet in the same show, they give Lee "Hallelujah", arguably one of the most emotionally charged songs in recent history -- it just screams for a strings section and choir!

One of the judges told Casey that "when he leaves the show", this is the kind of music he should pursue. Then later, Simon admits that he chose "Hallelujah" for Lee because "this is his night" and he wanted him to have a "moment".

It was a moment. I thought it was beautiful. But the way it came about, I think, was bullshit.

::

Out: Casey
Winner: Lee

Kirkus
05-18-2010, 09:30 PM
Contest Note: Tonight's predictions are the same -- who's going home and who's going to win. You can still pick 2 contestants for half the points.

After next week's performance show you'll be predicting the winner. One name - who you think will win -- for 12 points (winner=10 points, plus 2 bonus points).

nelslus
05-18-2010, 09:34 PM
It's interesting- and I STRONGLY suspect that I'll be in the minority here (and elsewhere)- but, for me, it was a mistake to have a choir and 587-piece orchestra come out to back up Lee on "Hallelujah." I totally get the inclination to want to do SOMETHING different with this song, as it's now been done by everyone short of Judy Garland. I just think that the more simple and personal this song is kept, the better. Having said all of this- of course he sounded great, and did terrically under these circumstances. Lee and Crystal have amazing voices. And, hell, Kelly's never been a conventional star- so, I say there's big-time room for these two.

I also totally co-sign Kirkus' post on Casey. For Lord's sake, I'd rather have had him sing Oscar Mayer. Casey is not untalented, he's definitely easy on the eyes (albeit, I'd take Lee over Casey, too)- at least he could have been given something that had more to it. I certainly think that Lee and Crystal belong in the final. But, give Casey a freakin' break. John Mopey Mayer- UGGGGGHHHHH.

mwoods
05-18-2010, 10:04 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Lee often sings off key? I mean, I get the love for his raspy tone, and in today's music industry, you don't really need to be in tune (they have computers for that), but I'm baffled that no one (judges included) ever seems to mention his pitch issues.

nelslus
05-18-2010, 10:17 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Lee often sings off key? I mean, I get the love for his raspy tone, and in today's music industry, you don't really need to be in tune (they have computers for that), but I'm baffled that no one (judges included) ever seems to mention his pitch issues.

I actually recall the judges pointing out his "pitchiness" here and there.

To my ear, he's generally fine with being on key enough for the sake of the songs he sings. Rock (and for that matter singing wtih a lot of emotion- not sayin' Lee does this, mind you) often doesn't get sung with perfect pitch- it ain't opera, where you had BEST stay on key. Plus, his tone, dynamic shifts and genuine performance quality IMO more than make up for when he may not be perfectly on key.

It actually "hurts" me when singers go way off key, but I haven't gotten that feeling with Lee- albeit, I haven't watched all of his performances.

Kirkus
05-18-2010, 10:31 PM
It's interesting- and I STRONGLY suspect that I'll be in the minority here (and elsewhere)- but, for me, it was a mistake to have a choir and 587-piece orchestra come out to back up Lee on "Hallelujah." I totally get the inclination to want to do SOMETHING different with this song, as it's now been done by everyone short of Judy Garland. I just think that the more simple and personal this song is kept, the better. Having said all of this- of course he sounded great, and did terrically under these circumstances. Lee and Crystal have amazing voices. And, hell, Kelly's never been a conventional star- so, I say there's big-time room for these two.

I also totally co-sign Kirkus' post on Casey. For Lord's sake, I'd rather have had him sing Oscar Mayer. Casey is not untalented, he's definitely easy on the eyes (albeit, I'd take Lee over Casey, too)- at least he could have been given something that had more to it. I certainly think that Lee and Crystal belong in the final. But, give Casey a freakin' break. John Mopey Mayer- UGGGGGHHHHH.

Agreed 100%.

::

"I'd rather have had him sing Oscar Mayer". LOL.

::

It's been obvious, I think, for a while that Casey isn't AI winner material. But I'd probably buy his CD before Casey's. Although neither one would find himself sleeping on the couch for eating crackers in bed. Just sayin'. ;)

dryrunguy
05-18-2010, 11:11 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Lee often sings off key? I mean, I get the love for his raspy tone, and in today's music industry, you don't really need to be in tune (they have computers for that), but I'm baffled that no one (judges included) ever seems to mention his pitch issues.

He's routinely off.

::

His bigger problem may be that America often doesn't respond well when the judges heap worship on a contestant. This bothered me about Crystal earlier in the season. I thought it may kill her. I don't think it will cause him problems this week. But if it persists into next week, watch out. America doesn't like to be told what to think, especially from a monumental twit like Kara DioGuardi.

mwoods
05-18-2010, 11:30 PM
His bigger problem may be that America often doesn't respond well when the judges heap worship on a contestant. This bothered me about Crystal earlier in the season. I thought it may kill her. I don't think it will cause him problems this week. But if it persists into next week, watch out. America doesn't like to be told what to think, especially from a monumental twit like Kara DioGuardi.

Ha! This reminded me of how strongly that phenomenon plays out on Australian Idol, in a culture that is noted for resisting authority, not liking being told what to do, supporting the underdog, and (most of all) cutting down the "tall poppies." I learned while I was there that the obviously worse contestant of the final two has won almost every single Australian Idol. It's hilarious. :cheesy:

shtexas
05-19-2010, 08:51 AM
I disagree with almost everything in the last 5 or so posts. Lol!

Kirkus
05-19-2010, 09:13 AM
I disagree with almost everything in the last 5 or so posts. Lol!

You're not Australian are you? ;)

shtexas
05-19-2010, 09:48 AM
I guess I better make my pick:

Out: Casey

Winner: Lee

Jay
05-19-2010, 11:55 AM
Out: Casey
Winner: Lee

Charlie02123
05-19-2010, 12:23 PM
I was ready to predict Crystal going out because it's my only hope, but that looks silly.

Out: Casey
Winner: Lee

waylandboy-tw
05-19-2010, 12:27 PM
Out- Casey
Winner- Lee

Kirkus
05-19-2010, 12:31 PM
DialIdol has Casey going home big time.

shtexas
05-19-2010, 12:34 PM
DialIdol has Casey going home big time.

It's the first week they have a real prediction. All the other weeks, pretty much everyone was going home or staying. Easy to have a perfect "prediction" performance that way.

Kirkus
05-19-2010, 03:46 PM
For Zeph:

http://dailypostal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Lee-Dewyze.jpg

Kirkus
05-19-2010, 07:32 PM
AFTER WEEK 7

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|10|0|27.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|10|0|30
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|10|10|0|40
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|10|10|0|30
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|10|10|0|35
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|10|10|0|50
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|10|0|30
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|10|10|0|30


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|5|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|5|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|2|0|0|3|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|7|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|3|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|3|0|0|4|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|0|0|0|5|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|7|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|4|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|19|2|0|32|0|3|0



One week to go! This coming week you will be predicting the winner. One name for 12 points.

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

waylandboy-tw
05-20-2010, 05:07 AM
I think I have Lee picked 6 times and Crystal 2. Not that I have a chance, but let me know if I have that wrong.

zephblabs
05-20-2010, 07:11 AM
For Zeph:

http://dailypostal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Lee-Dewyze.jpg
:smitten:

And he has ink too. My mom will have a heart attack if I bring a guy that looks like him for dinner. Lol. :)

dryrunguy
05-20-2010, 07:16 AM
For Zeph:

http://dailypostal.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Lee-Dewyze.jpg

Are those his Camels on the table?

zephblabs
05-20-2010, 07:22 AM
Are those his Camels on the table?

How can you even look at the table? Lol.

Kirkus
05-20-2010, 09:25 AM
There's a table?

dryrunguy
05-20-2010, 10:51 AM
Sluts.

shtexas
05-20-2010, 10:55 AM
FYI: Crystal won the coin toss and elected to go second.

JTContinental
05-20-2010, 12:55 PM
:smitten:

And he has ink too. My mom will have a heart attack if I bring a guy that looks like him for dinner. Lol. :)

Mostly because of the way he takes care of his sofa...

Kirkus
05-20-2010, 02:08 PM
There's a sofa?

nelslus
05-20-2010, 04:18 PM
Nelslus don't know nothin' about no Camels- but nelslus is imaginin' SOMETHIN' thanks to that photo that he'd like to pull out of a box. (....Nelslus would continue with this thought, but guests are arriving.) :thumbsup:

nelslus
05-20-2010, 04:20 PM
There's a sofa?

P.S. Nelslus would also gladly take the place of that sofa. :cheesy:

Kirkus
05-20-2010, 04:29 PM
P.S. Nelslus would also gladly take the place of that sofa. :cheesy:

Kirk understands completely. :yes:

Kirkus
05-25-2010, 05:46 PM
Don't forget, unlike the previous weeks of the contest, when you make your predictions following tonight's performance broadcast, you're predicting the winner.

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 05:55 PM
I can only assume that the powers that be at Idol want Crystal to win. Either that or they completely dropped the ball on the Executive Producer's pick or the single that would be released if Lee won. I just don't understand what they were thinking. If I had missed the entire season and only watched the final, I would be left wondering how Lee got here. And not one bit of it is his fault. I think he'll get a lot of votes simply because people will feel sorry for him after what was done to him tonight.

WINNER: I'll stick with Crystal. That's where my heart is anyway. But I'm tempted to text a vote for Lee simply out of spite.

jjnow
05-25-2010, 06:08 PM
I can only assume that the powers that be at Idol want Crystal to win. Either that or they completely dropped the ball on the Executive Producer's pick or the single that would be released if Lee won. I just don't understand what they were thinking. If I had missed the entire season and only watched the final, I would be left wondering how Lee got here. And not one bit of it is his fault. I think he'll get a lot of votes simply because people will feel sorry for him after what was done to him tonight.

WINNER: I'll stick with Crystal. That's where my heart is anyway. But I'm tempted to text a vote for Lee simply out of spite.
Didn't he get to pick the songs he sang tonight?

I was surprised that the winner doesn't get an original single this year. Was it the same deal last season?

shtexas
05-25-2010, 06:09 PM
I kinda agree Dry. REM and U2 back-to-back. His gravel voice just doesn't show up on those songs.

But, Crystal's last song was a stunner. How can she not win?

I'll make my official choice later.

Kirkus
05-25-2010, 06:11 PM
I don't get the producer's choice for Lee, either. But I love his rendition of "The Boxer" and I really really like his original song.

Having said that, Crystal is one hell of an artist. Her original song literally brought tears to my eyes. And it's so obvious that she has a Janis Joplin thing going that "Bobby McGee" was a no-brainer. I'm already awaiting her first CD.

::

I'm sure Jessie's lurking about waiting to see who I'm going to pick so he can go the other way. :p

I don't think I've picked her once to win but I'm going to throw all my bonus points away and pick Crystal.

Winner: Crystal

Kirkus
05-25-2010, 06:12 PM
Didn't he get to pick the songs he sang tonight?

I was surprised that the winner doesn't get an original single this year. Was it the same deal last season?

The singer picked the first song, the producers the second, and the third songs were both originals for the winner to record as his/her first single.

Tscott415
05-25-2010, 06:14 PM
Winner: Crystal

I've watched about 5 songs this season, two were the two original songs. Lee sounded terrible, Crystal was pretty great. I don't think either will be that successful other than their initial CDs

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 06:15 PM
I don't get the producer's choice for Lee, either. But I love his rendition of "The Boxer" and I really really like his original song.

Having said that, Crystal is one hell of an artist. Her original song literally brought tears to my eyes. And it's so obvious that she has a Janis Joplin thing going that "Bobby McGee" was a no-brainer. I'm already awaiting her first CD.

::

I'm sure Jessie's lurking about waiting to see who I'm going to pick so he can go the other way. :p

I don't think I've picked her once to win but I'm going to throw all my bonus points away and pick Crystal.

Winner: Crystal

Point of order. Were they restricted from picking anything from the "pre-season"? Do those not count? Because I was sure she'd whip out "Natural Woman." I hadn't seen her at all before that, but it was her rendition of that classic during Hollywood week that made me fall in love with her and want to bear her children.

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 06:17 PM
Oh, and kudos to Crystal for the brilliant decision on the coin toss.

jjnow
05-25-2010, 06:18 PM
The singer picked the first song, the producers the second, and the third songs were both originals for the winner to record as his/her first single.
Aha.

But neither of those last songs are technically original to them. Lee's song is by U2 and "Up to the Mountain" belongs to (the amazing) Patty Griffin. I was wondering if they got to choose their own single this year instead of having one written for them, or if the producers picked those songs.

dryrunguy
05-25-2010, 06:34 PM
Aha.

But neither of those last songs are technically original to them. Lee's song is by U2 and "Up to the Mountain" belongs to (the amazing) Patty Griffin. I was wondering if they got to choose their own single this year instead of having one written for them, or if the producers picked those songs.

Yes, both of the final songs were covers. As for your latter point, I don't know.

waylandboy-tw
05-25-2010, 07:47 PM
Winner: Lee

Jay
05-25-2010, 07:57 PM
Winner: Lee
(Kirkus was right :p )

Kirkus
05-25-2010, 08:01 PM
Aha.

But neither of those last songs are technically original to them. Lee's song is by U2 and "Up to the Mountain" belongs to (the amazing) Patty Griffin. I was wondering if they got to choose their own single this year instead of having one written for them, or if the producers picked those songs.

Oh. I'm sorry, JJ. I'd never heard either of those last songs before. I thought they were typical AI originals. My bad.


Winner: Lee
(Kirkus was right :p )

Ooh, God. I hope I don't change my pick at the last minute. :p

shtexas
05-25-2010, 08:07 PM
I am thinking Lee will still win. His genre of music has broader appeal. Girls vote for cute (or cute enough) guys. Guys like rockers too.

Whatever happens, it probably has little to do with the performances tonight.

Crystal deserves the title. She always has. But, there is something to be said for a guy who timidly performed Chasing Cars top 24 week growing into Hallelujah last week.

But, I'll officially pick later.

Jay
05-25-2010, 08:10 PM
Ooh, God. I hope I don't change my pick at the last minute. :p
I was thinking about that when I made my pick.

Bastard

:p

shtexas
05-25-2010, 08:25 PM
Oh. I'm sorry, JJ. I'd never heard either of those last songs before. I thought they were typical AI originals. My bad.


Beautiful Day was Record of the Year Grammy winner around ten years ago.

nelslus
05-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Not negating what anyone has already said here- but, my sense was, the pressure of the final chances tonight inhibited Lee a bit- while Crystal just tore the night apart. These things happen.

In any case, truly, I'd be happy with either winning. I think that they're both wonderful.

nelslus
05-25-2010, 09:02 PM
My mom will have a heart attack if I bring a guy that looks like him for dinner. Lol. :)

P.S. BABY, if you ever let your mama screw up your chances with beef like Lee- nelslus is gonna have to slap you AND your mother. (P.S. Were nelslus single, Lee'd never make it to dinner. :shocked:)

zephblabs
05-25-2010, 09:18 PM
I have put all my eggs in the Lee basket, so Lee Dewyze for the win. I think I can afford voting for him a couple of times. :)

Kirkus
05-25-2010, 09:32 PM
Not negating what anyone has already said here- but, my sense was, the pressure of the final chances tonight inhibited Lee a bit- while Crystal just tore the night apart. These things happen.

In any case, truly, I'd be happy with either winning. I think that they're both wonderful.

Very well said.

::

Either way, both will have CDs out this time next year. I honestly think Crystal could go big; Kelly and Carrie big.

shtexas
05-26-2010, 08:05 AM
Winner: Lee

Charlie02123
05-26-2010, 11:15 AM
Lee to win. :)

dryrunguy
05-26-2010, 07:05 PM
I figured it was going to be Lee when shtexas and charlie picked Lee, since they check Dial Idol. But I was hoping for a miracle.

Happy for the guy, though. He seems like an awfully good sort. :)

Kirkus
05-26-2010, 07:29 PM
I figured it was going to be Lee when shtexas and charlie picked Lee, since they check Dial Idol. But I was hoping for a miracle.

Happy for the guy, though. He seems like an awfully good sort. :)

I'm not sure I agree with the vote, but I'm certainly not upset. The guy's talented for sure. And, unless I'm forgetting someone, he did the best "I just won American Idol and now I have to sing in front of a gazillion people" performance.

I'm so very much looking forward to Crystal's debut CD. :cheesy:

shtexas
05-26-2010, 07:35 PM
I think for what was considered by many pundits as the worst season of Idol ever, we ended up with a terrific final two. I am anxious to hear what either will release.

I loved Lee, Crystal, Casey and the Siobhan of the early weeks. Her Paint It Black was, IMHO, the moment of the season. But, then, she lost her way.

shtexas
05-26-2010, 07:53 PM
I thought Paula Abdul looked great.

Not sure about Janet Jackson's short, short hair. But, the skin-tight outfit she wore was WOW!

Kelly Clarkson has gained quite a bit of weight.

Where was David Cook?

Archuleta looked better with a little longer, messier hair.

They just interviewed Tim and Casey on our local news. Casey is quite stylish.

How about Bret Michaels?!

Alanis coming on the show was a surprise. I bet she said yes because of Crystal.

Kirkus
05-26-2010, 07:53 PM
And the winner of TAT's 2010 American Idol Contest is (drum roll please)....

Me!



AFTER THE FINAL

WEEKLY SCORES:
NAME|Wk 1|Wk 2|Wk 3|Wk 4|Wk 5|Wk 6|Wk 7|Wk 8|Wk 9|Total
Dry|0|0|7.5|10|0|0|0|10|0|27.5+0=27.5
Waylandboy|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|10|10|40+14=54
Jessie|0|0|10|10|0|0|10|10|10|50+8=58
Zeph|0|0|10|0|0|0|10|10|10|40+16=56
Omess|0|0|20|0|0|0|0|0|0|20+2=22
Shtexas|0|0|10|5|0|0|10|10|10|45+10=55
Kirkus|0|0|20|10|0|0|10|10|0|50+10=60
Charlie|0|0|15|5|0|0|0|10|10|40+16=56
Tscott|0|0|0|10|0|0|10|10|0|30+0=30


WINNER PREDICTIONS
NAME|Aaron|Andrew|Casey|Crystal|Didi|Katie|Lee|Mic hael|Siobhan|Tim
Dry|0|0|3|6|0|0|0|0|0|0
Waylandboy|0|0|0|2|0|0|7|0|0|0
Jessie|0|0|1|2|0|0|4|0|0|0
Zeph|0|0|1|0|0|0|8|0|0|0
Omess|0|0|1|3|0|0|1|0|0|0
Shtexas|0|0|1|3|0|0|5|0|0|0
Kirkus|0|0|3|1|0|0|5|0|0|0
Charlie|0|0|0|0|1|0|8|0|0|0
Tscott|0|0|0|5|1|0|0|0|3|0
||||||||||
TOTALS|0|0|10|21|2|0|40|0|3|0



Lee Dewyze - American Idol Season Winner!

Please let me know if you think I've made a mistake.

shtexas
05-26-2010, 07:55 PM
Well done, Kirkus!

And Charlie is 4th! :cheesy: ;)

Kirkus
05-26-2010, 07:56 PM
I thought Paula Abdul looked great.

Not sure about Janet Jackson's short, short hair. But, the skin-tight outfit she wore was WOW!

Kelly Clarkson has gained quite a bit of weight.

Where was David Cook?

Archuleta looked better with a little longer, messier hair.

They just interviewed Tim and Casey on our local news. Casey is quite stylish.

How about Bret Michaels?!

Alanis coming on the show was a surprise. I bet she said yes because of Crystal.

I just couldn't sit through 2 hours of it. LOL. I waited until the last 10 minutes then turned it on live. I recorded it though and will go back and watch Kelly Clarkson and Archuleta.

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Sorry Jessie :(.

I knew I had it locked up last week if I took Crystal to win. Good job, though!! Only one point separating us. :overhead_clap: