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Title: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on March 29, 2012, 05:31:09 PM
Anyone watching?
If so, do you have any favorites or someone you can't wait to get rid of?

My favorite is Hollie. In my opinion, vocally she's the best then Jessica.
Most of the others all need to take some voice lessons and learn how to breath and where the sound should be coming from.
Listening to some of them is like nails on a blackboard.
And I'm sorry but I just don't see why the judges like, I mean LOVE, DeAndrea. He he was a female and auditioned for the show, he would be laughed at and sent home.
His falsetto is horrible.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: keenpatty on March 29, 2012, 06:21:39 PM
I love DeAndre when he sings in his natural voice instead of full falsetto. I love Jessica. Elise brought the house down last night in my opinion. I've been on the fence about her, but last night she proved herself.

The only one I REALLY don't like is the country singer that sang a Miranda Lambert song last night. Can't think of her name right now, but I can't sit thru a whole song with her.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on March 29, 2012, 07:34:49 PM
Patty, it's so good to be able to discuss Idol with you again.
You're right. Elise did bring the house down. I haven't been a fan of hers but she impressed the heck out of me last night. Maybe she needs to stick with Rock n Roll.
And Skylar is the country singer. I'm not a big country fan or a big fan of hers but to tell you the truth, her voice is a lot more pleasant to listen to them some of the others.
As you may remember from other years, I tend to favor the people who sing with deeper and richer tones.
The nasally in the throat tones turn me right off.
Colton is a big offender.
I really wanted to like him cause he's kind cute but this is a singing contest, lol, and his voice grates on my nerves. Same with Joshua.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: keenpatty on March 29, 2012, 10:01:33 PM
I guess Dial Idol was correct with showing Hee Jun at the bottom of the list. I think he burned too many bridges with his attitude in the song he sang last week or whenever it was that he sang that Elton John song. It was so obviously aimed at the judges. Not good to do so early in the season. I think that was the first time I've noticed Steven Tyler get that angry of a look on his face.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on March 30, 2012, 03:31:47 PM
I think this is the first week dial idol has been right about who was at biggest risk to go home but I'm not so sure they were right about who got the most votes unless Idol is making up their own bottom 3.
In any event, I can't say I'm sad to see Heejun go althought I would have much prefered to get rid of a few of the other idols first.
I'm just really glad Hollie didn't go home.
She has such a beautiful voice but her biggest problem is she really doesn't have any personality.
She needs to be able to connect with the audience and make them like her and not necessarily her singing since as we all know, for most people this is more of a personality contest rather the a singing contest.
The average person has no clue what a good voice is. Some people can't even tell when a person doesn't sing in key, lol.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: keenpatty on March 30, 2012, 06:09:48 PM
I think part of being a singer is being able to hold your audience. For instance, my niece went to see Whitney Houston (God rest her soul) when she was at the peak in her career. People in the audience actually boo'd her. According to my niece she kept looking at the band, her watch and even when she was talking, she wasn't really looking out into the audience. I was shocked to hear this, but singing live may not have been her thing or she may have been having a bad day. Who knows? She was a mega talent though and I love her voice.

I guess what I'm trying to say is the biz is all about entertaining and I agree with you that Hollie has to work on that in order to gain new votes. Elise did that and I think she's been bottom 3 twice, but she came back with both barrels this week.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on April 02, 2012, 03:32:02 PM
I like Jessica Sanchez, mind you I'm way behind in watching since I only have time on Sunday afternoons. I got to the first show where they booted Jeremy Rosado off, I think he was better then some of the guys that are still there. I also like Erica Van Pleet, I think that is her name.

Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on April 03, 2012, 09:32:42 AM
Heejun sang "It's my Life", and Patty I think your right, he picked the wrong song.  I like his voice though but he wasn't taking the show seriously.  The judges saw in him some singing ability but he blew it.  Hollie is my favorite but she doesn't have enough stage presence.  Elsie bothers me, I don't know what it is about her, but I don't like her.  Maria, I felt bad when Jeremy was sent home.  I agree with you, I think he is far better then some of the other males on this year.  I am a country fan, but the gal who was runner up is far better singer then Skylar.  And Deandrea, forget about it, sorry but I don't like that high falsetto voice, the judges seem to love it though.  Patty, it's so good to have you back where you belong, here talking about Idol, I missed that last year.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on April 05, 2012, 05:13:35 PM
I totally agree with you Patty about being able to hold your audience.
Hollie just doesn't connect with the audience. I thought she sang well for the most part last night but instead of looking at the judges or guitar player, she should have tried to connect with the audience. I think another problem of hers is one that I thought was a problem with Erica too and that's that neither one of them had a lot of  tone change when they sang. Sometimes you need to emphasize certain words.

I haven't been a Skylar fan but she really impressed me last night. In fact, I thought she was the best out of all of them.
And there must be something wrong with the sound on my TV cause I certainly wasn't hearing what the judges were hearing, lol.
I didn't like Jessica and Joshua's duet because it just sounded like a lot of screaming.

They both scream too much for me and don't always place the sound in the proper place.
I still think DeAndrea is horrible. I just don't get what the judges see in him and I don't like Colton. He sounds nasally when he sings and doesn't pronounce his words clearly. He barely opens his mouth when he sings.
Elise is off my good list again. I didn't care for her singing at all last night.
I have a feeling Hollie could be in trouble tonight just because of that connection problem. If she's in the bottom, I hope they judges save her.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on April 05, 2012, 09:13:33 PM
Yeah! we got rid of DeAndrea. I thought for sure the judges would save him. Maybe Jennifer was the only judge who really liked him.
And when Ryan told Hollie to go back to the couch, I was clapping my hands and jumping for joy.

She better bring it next week or she could be going home soon.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: keenpatty on April 09, 2012, 07:03:18 PM
I was sad to see DeAndre go. Guess my votes will go to whomever sings and entertains the best of that particular night, instead of for overall performances from anyone in particular.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on April 11, 2012, 11:24:37 AM
I am so glad DeAndrea went home.  At least he'll go on tour with the rest of them, but I think he is the worse performer out of the guys.  JoLo I think was the only one who ever liked him.  Skylar was great last week, and I thought Hollie tried to connect, she really was adorable in that outfit, she is so petite.  I hope she brings it tonight.  She and Skylar are my favorties along with Jessica. It's time for a female to take home the grand prize.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on April 13, 2012, 06:34:24 PM
Me again, WOW talk about drama last night!  I wasn't surprised to see Josh, Jessica and Elise in the bottom three.  And I wasn't even surprised that Jess was the one who would go home if the judges wouldn't save her, which of course they did, in a dramatic way if I may add.  Personally, I have never been a fan of Elise, so I wished she would have gone home, would the judges save her???  Good question, not so sure.  Jessica's fan base I would have to think are the much younger crowd and her song choice was the wrong one for them.  It will be interesting to see now who will go home next especially since they don't have any more saves.  Look what happened to Pia Toscano?  It was great seeing James and Jennifer Hudson on last night.  James said he got married but I couldn't hear who his best man was.  I thought Hudson was great, has she certainly come a long way.  At least Simon Cowell can't take bids on "discovering" her.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on April 17, 2012, 10:16:04 AM
I think the judges ruined things for Jessica. It seems the buzz around Idol websites is she'll be going home this week after Randy basically told the America they were stupid and don't know anything.
Maybe it's the other way around.
My problem with Jessica is that she just screams and everything sounds the same. She doesn't place the tone in the right place so it comes off harsh. Same with Joshua.
I'd love to see both of them go.
The only time I liked Jessica is when she sang the Whitney Houston song.

Well this week will be interesting.
Hollie still hasn't connected with the audience. If she doesn't figure out how to do that soon she'll be gone.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on April 17, 2012, 10:30:47 AM
Now that I think back Sheryl, the best performance from Jessica is when she sang I will always love you.  I like Holly, I wished she wasn't so darn shy on stage, she's trying.   I honestly can say I don't really have a favorite this year as I had in previous years.  No one stands out for me.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on April 26, 2012, 11:27:47 AM
I love Jessica and was glad she was saved, I never knew what the judges saw in Colton. I'm  not a big fan of Philip either. Joshua is OK but I think Skyler is getting better and better, she was awesome last night, I have only seen the first performance cause I fell asleep but as soon as I get home today I'll watch. I loved Elise first choice, I really like her. I think the girls are so much better then the guys this year. I'm rooting for Jessica and Skyler but I also love Holly and Elise.

Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on April 26, 2012, 09:10:52 PM
There's only been two nights that I've liked Elise and now she's gone which doesn't bother me.
Hollie is still my favorite and Skylar is second.
I'm sorry but I'm just not a Jessica fan and I can't stand Joshua's voice.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on April 27, 2012, 06:10:15 PM
Maria, sorry I know you like Elise, but I am glad she is gone.  I never liked her from day one, and it's just not the voice, it's her attitude, I just can't explain it.  I am a big country fan, so I would like to see Skylar in the finale.  I also like Hollie.  I agree, the girls are much more talented then the guys this year.  It was great seeing Stefano last night, and what's with the huge beard with Casey?  He looks like a mountain man. :bgrin
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on April 28, 2012, 04:06:36 PM
I was sad to see Elise go, I really liked her, I thought Phillip should go home I thought he was awful on Wednesday and so did Jimmy. Jimmy expected to see him in the bottom three and he wasn't. The young girls are sure voting for him.

Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 04, 2012, 07:58:47 AM
I think America definitely got it wrong this week.
Philip was worse then ever. I don't like Joshua or Jessica and don't think either is as good as the judges say they are but they can usually stay on pitch where as Philip didn't when he "tried" to sing a melody. He can only sing about 5 notes so when he "tried" to sing higher, he was flat and just plain horrible.
Why in the world the judges said they liked his performance is beyond me. At least Jimmie knew he stunk.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on May 04, 2012, 03:47:26 PM
I think Philip should've gone home before Elise did, I don't like him at all and those faces he makes when he sings get on my nerves. I was sorry to see Skylar go as I was starting to like her and she performed her little butt off in the last couple of weeks. Back to Philip, he ruined 2 of my most loved songs of the sixties, first The Letter and then the other song which right now escapes my mind, the title that is. What are these judges drinking? I don't think Joshua is that great either. JLO stated the best voice she's heard in 50 years, she hasn't even lived 50 years. He does not compare to Sam Cook or Marvin Gaye so I don't know what the heck she was talking about. UGH!

Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 05, 2012, 01:12:09 PM
Maria, I think they're all taking some kind of drug before the show starts so they can sit through some of the terrible singing.  :wink1
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 10, 2012, 09:23:44 PM
I think I'm done with this show. I really don't have any desire to watch next week now that Hollie's gone.
I guess I'll have to vote for Philip even though I don't think he has a good voice but his voice is much easier on my ears then Joshua's or Jessica's.
I just don't understand why the judges rave about them when all they do is scream or "growl."
They're both going to ruin their vocal cords.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on May 11, 2012, 01:57:32 PM
I won't vote for any of the three, I prefer Joshua to Philip but I did enjoy Philip the most last night when he sang that song "Volcano" with that backup singer. I think that was the best he did. Although I enjoyed Joshua's "It is a man's world" which I have by James Brown, I didn't think it was the greatest moment on American Idol. I liked Hollie the best and was sorry to see her leave. I think though that she will get far, she has a wonderful voice and I'll miss her. Jessica is just too darn grown for her age and when I think of what I was wearing when I was 16, I shiver when I see what she wears, my dad would've killed me if I wore stuff like that. UGH!  :cry1 :cry1  This are my tears for Hollie.
 
Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 11, 2012, 03:15:44 PM
I thought Philip did an excellent job with Volcano. I never heard the song before but really enjoyed it. I was surprised at myself when I thought that I actually liked him the other night. If he can sing like he did this week, there just may be hope for him.
And as I said, I can tolerate his voice more so then Joshua's or Jessica's. Aside from all the screaming Joshua does, he also sound so nasally. There's just nothing pleasant about the tone that comes out of his mouth.
Sorry, but he does nothing for me.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on May 15, 2012, 10:56:49 AM
I had never heard the song Volcano either Sheryl but it is a beautiful song and Philip did a great job with it. Lets see how he does this week.

Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 15, 2012, 03:31:14 PM
I didn't even want to watch this week since my favorite left but I'm so excited about Thursday night's show. Adam Lambert will be performing.
Now there's a kid with talent.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on May 23, 2012, 10:56:52 AM
Well Johua is gone but I have to tell you, the only song I enjoyed last nite from Philip was the last one he sang. I liked Jessica's first 2 songs but that last one was horrible for her. I hope she wins tonight because I think she is much better then Philip.  :confused :confused
 
Maria
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 23, 2012, 04:57:38 PM
I'm actually rooting for Philip. I don't think either of them are very good but I just can't stand Jessica's vibrato. Plus she tries too hard to try and sound like famous singers and ends up either pitchy or sounding like she's screaming.
I didn't like any of her songs last night. She ruined The Prayer, in my opinion. That songs usually moves me but her singing it did nothing for me.
I didn't like the way she sang the Whitney Houston song. The low notes were too low for her and she screams the high notes. She's definitely no Whitney Houston and that last song was horrible.
Who in the world wrote it? That's one of the worst songs I've ever heard.

I thought the whole show was rather boring. The only song I liked was Philip's last song. It had a catchy beat and had me keeping time to the music the whole time.
I was trying to find it on itunes last night but didn't see it. I forgot to check today. I want to download it. I could listen to that again.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 23, 2012, 11:00:50 PM
Well I must admit, I'm happy with the results.
After listening to Jessica sing with Jennifer Hoilday, I was scratching my head and wondering just why people find all that screaming appealing.
OMGosh. I thought the two of them were horrible. Were they having a contest to see who could scream the loudest?
Maybe they both wanted to beat Fantasia and Joshua's record.
I didn't watch Idol the year Fantasia was on but I heard she won??????? I hope she was better back then.
I couldn't understand a word she and Joshua were screaming.

This was a pretty horrible finale, in my opinion. The only songs I liked were the ones Philip, Skylar, and Hollie sang with their idols.
Well I did like singing the phone book and it was fun seeing Steven Tyler but I didn' care for his first song.

I hope next year is better.
And I found Philip's song on itunes. I bought it and love it. It's the only song from this season that I downloaded.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Princessrose on May 24, 2012, 04:45:06 PM
I was happy that Phillip won.  But this year didn't do anything for me like previous years.  Sheryl, when Fantasia was on years back, she certainly sang better then she did with Joshua.  I agree all that screaming is stupid!  My favorites during this year was Hollie, Phillip was second.  It was fun seeing Skylar sing with Reba.  So all in all I'm glad Phillip won.  As for the finale, it didn't really impress me.
From previous seasons, I only had three who I wanted to win, Clay Aiken was the first one and he didn't, then it was Taylor Hicks, and he did, but his career seemed to die down, then of course Adam Lambert who should have won.   I was a fan of Ace, but that hair, I didn't know he and Diana were even an item, let alone engaged.  He was supposed to appear with Taylor Hicks in Grease in Buffalo last year, but he backed out at the last minute.  Taylor did the Frankie Avalon role which wasn't ver big.
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Sheryl on May 24, 2012, 08:44:03 PM
I started watching the year Taylor Hicks won. In my opinion, he shouldn't have. He's a great entertainer but not a good singer which is probably why he hasn't done much.
Katharine McPhee should have won. I'm so glad she got that part on Smash. She was just fantastic.
There's really only been one person who I ever really wanted to win, win and that was David Cook.
I liked Scotty last year but he wasn't my favorite.
I never liked Philip until Hollie went home. Then it was either root for him or no one but he sold me when he sang the song that will be his single, "Home."
Title: Re: Season 11
Post by: Puchie22 on May 27, 2012, 12:38:53 PM
OMG Sheryl, I just came here to see if anyone had mentioned all the screaming on the Idol finale. I did not understand a word of Stephen Tyler's song, Joshua and Fantasia were awful and like you, I did not see Fantasia win when she did. I don't care for her very much and talk about screaming, Jennifer Holiday and Jessica were screaming so loud I had to literrally turn down the sound on the TV. I like the people you mentioned, Skylar, Hollie and even Philp but the rest was horrible. UGH! I enjoyed JLO a lot though.

Maria