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Soccer Mom
05-16-2007, 06:09 PM
Okay, I'll be back to rank the singers, but I wanted to get this poll up.

ETA: Okay. Time to rank the performers.

ROUND ONE (I'll be Simon):

1. Melinda: Another great performance. Consistently good.
2. Jordin: The arrangement could have been better, but your vocals were excellent.
3. Blake: If I'm being perfectly honest, it was sort of an imitation. I'm all on board with Paula choosing a Sting song, but out of his whole body of work, when I heard which one she chose I thought, WTF? How many painkillers did she take today?


ROUND TWO: (Now I'll be Paula)

1. Melinda: You're a shiny, shiny star and we love you cause you make shine me happy.
2. Blake: We love you and your spirit pretty shines sing me lovely song.
3. Jordin: Such a smiling young lady and love you we do cause, SImon stop laughing, and you're shiny. Love. Fluffy bunnies.


ROUND THREE: (I'll be Randy, this time)

1. Melinda: Yo, check it out. My girl blew it outta da box. That was hot, baby.
2. Jordin: Dat was da bomb. You can really blow.
3. Blake: Not my favorite. It was better dan awright, but, Dude, I don't think you can catch the girls.


Now being myself: Blake belongs with a band, while the divas both belong as solo acts. I expect to see them battle it out.

mdin
05-16-2007, 06:33 PM
We can't choose two. :p

Soccer Mom
05-16-2007, 07:12 PM
:tongue Goofy. Pick the one that has the two you want.

Sage
05-16-2007, 09:03 PM
I honestly can't choose between Blake & Jordin. But I want Melinda in the final. Jordin is better, but Blake is different & still pretty good, so I'm happy with either beside her. I'll post my round by round thoughts later.

Meerkat
05-16-2007, 09:07 PM
Of the three, Blake seemed the most contemporary. And I think that me be what these young-uns want. I think Jordin will end up winning the whole thing, following careful selection of the final song choices.

Sage
05-16-2007, 09:17 PM
IIRC, the contestants choose one song for the finals, & there are two written for them. Actually, now that I say that, I think it was different last year, w/ two songs they chose & one that was written "for them." I'm sure either Melinda or Jordin would do wonderfully on the type of songs they make for the finals. Unless they mix it up a little (& I've not seen the final every year so maybe they do), Blake might not do so hot at that point.

pink lily
05-16-2007, 09:39 PM
I see Melinda as more R&B diva than pop singer. I hope Blake wins the whole thing but I won't be dismayed if Jordin gets it. Blake is the freshest face, his sound is unique. Melinda is great... as great as all the other great divas. Jordin has so much promise and can go so far; I really hope to hear more from her in the future.

kristie911
05-16-2007, 09:50 PM
I would like to see Blake and Melinda in the finals. I love Blake but I don't know if he's got the following to push him past Jordin. Doesn't matter though, he'll get a record deal out of it anyway and probably a better career than if he wins.

Melinda is definitely the most professional of the bunch. But, frankly, I've gotten so sick of the, "You guys think I'm good?" routine, it wears on my nerves. Come on girl...you know you're good and if you don't then someone needs to smack you in the head.

Jordin is cute, young and a great singer. Like Blake, no matter what happens she's got a great career ahead of her. But I don't feel she's as commerical as Blake is. Not that it matters in this competition...who knows what the hell America was thinking when we voted.

I voted for Blake but I wish I could have voted more! :)

louisgodwin
05-17-2007, 01:52 AM
I predict Blake will go bye-bye tonight.

But who will win between Jordin & Melinda? I think it'll be a very close race next week.

Cassie
05-17-2007, 01:57 AM
Go Doolittle!

Can't wait to see Taylor on the Finale next week!!!! Woooo!
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/castut/DSCF0261.jpg

I'd like to see Melinda and Taylor do a duet ....

MattW
05-17-2007, 02:46 AM
If I go by talent alone, Melinda and Jordan have to go on.

If I go by market appeal, it's Jordan and Blake.



As much as I like Melinda, I don't think the world needs another singer with a big voice. There's little appeal for me. Jordan works because of her youthful exuberance, while Melinda grates with her humility. Blake is a risk taker and could do some innovative stuff with the right coaching (and seems like he and I have the same taste in music). Innovative and modern are not two words I'd use for Melinda.

I know I'll be disappointed tonight. Probably by Jordan.

MattW
05-17-2007, 02:48 AM
I love Blake....Doesn't matter though, he'll get a record deal out of it anyway and probably a better career than if he wins.

Jordin is cute, young and a great singer. Like Blake, no matter what happens she's got a great career ahead of her. But I don't feel she's as commerical as Blake is.
Agreed on all counts.

Sage
05-17-2007, 04:08 AM
Top 3:

Round 1, the judges' choices:

Jordin: Excellent choice from Simon, at least with the way Jordin did it (even if she didn't do it how he wanted ;) ) She started off sounding a little nervous, but after that she pulled it together and sounded awesome.

Melinda: I missed about half of this one & I must have missed something awesome 'cuz the judges loved it. But I wasn't as excited by what I saw/heard. Maybe it's just my expectations being too high....

Blake: Interesting choice from Paula. Sometimes his voice got swallowed up by the background music/singers and I didn't like the background singers as it was. Really nice from Blake. What is it with Blake sounding just like the original singers? Simon needs to stop reading my mind!


Round 2, the producers' picks:

Melinda: Don't know this song at all, but she rocked it!

Blake: Oh, don't mess up my song, Blakey! Whoo! That was great. He took my fave song, made it sound different, but still was awesome!

Jordin: Thought it was really good.

I'm with Simon. This was an awesome round! Go producers!

Round 3, the contestants' picks:

Melinda: Another awesome performance from Melinda.

Jordin: Another awesome performance from Jordin.

Blake: LOL, I love the clip before the song with Sir Mix-a-lot. Perfect song for Blake, IMO (though "This Love" was good too).

What I loved about this round is that the styles they each chose are exactly the same kind of styles I expected them to love.

Seriously, stop reading my mind, Simon! Melinda needs to move on to the final. I'd be happy with either Jordin or Blake beside her.

Sage
05-17-2007, 05:45 AM
My boys are gonna be on! That might almost tide me over until the cd is delivered...

pink lily
05-17-2007, 05:58 AM
Yay! Melinda is going home, and Blake and Jordin are the top two!

kristie911
05-17-2007, 06:05 AM
Wow!

Cassie
05-17-2007, 06:09 AM
Melinda will be fine. She is a great talent, IMO.

Can't wait to see Taylor next week --
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/castut/Taylor%20Pics/THhipsway.jpg

Southern_girl29
05-17-2007, 06:57 AM
I hate it that she went home. But, I know she'll be fine. She'll have a good career ahead of her. I hope Jordin wins it all.

I also can't wait to see Taylor next week. Love him, love him, love him.

Soccer Mom
05-17-2007, 07:05 AM
Honestly, a shocker. But telling about the AI demographic.

Cassie
05-17-2007, 07:35 AM
I hate it that she went home. But, I know she'll be fine. She'll have a good career ahead of her. I hope Jordin wins it all.

I also can't wait to see Taylor next week. Love him, love him, love him.

Hi Southern.girl29! I'll betcha I love him more .... (sorry, just had to show off).
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/castut/2007%20Taylor%20Tour/Taylor%20Philly%20April%2011%202007/DSCF1122.jpg

Cassie
05-17-2007, 07:37 AM
Honestly, a shocker. But telling about the AI demographic.

I agree, Soccer Mom. AI is all about the Pop (except last season, which was exceptionally exceptional).

Soccer Mom
05-17-2007, 08:03 AM
Last season was completely different. AI is about the POP. I expect Jordin to win. She's got the makings of a Pop Diva.

Cassie
05-17-2007, 08:11 AM
Last season was completely different. AI is about the POP. I expect Jordin to win. She's got the makings of a Pop Diva.

You could be right. Jordin is overall darn likable.

Blake, on the other hand, has sort of pegged himself into a limited genre, which appeals to a certain group (which is what Taylor did last season - and won - hmmmm). I know that Blake has a huge following, but I think America likes Jordin better.

IMO, Jordin has more talent. My money's on Jordin.

louisgodwin
05-17-2007, 08:57 AM
Melinda's out? WTF? :Huh:

MattW
05-17-2007, 03:19 PM
Thinking of overall net benefit for the contestants, this outcome is fine. Even better if Jordin wins.

Melinda will get no better and truly was the most gifted singer. She will go on to other things.

Blake could cut a CD today and for people who like him, he would be successful.

Jordin, OTOH, is very skilled but needs some coaching in song choice. Because she is young, the extra career attention you get as Idol winner will do her well. Her personality is also great for the show - Melinda too humble, and Blake a little dorky.

Soccer Mom
05-17-2007, 05:29 PM
Thinking of overall net benefit for the contestants, this outcome is fine. Even better if Jordin wins.

Melinda will get no better and truly was the most gifted singer. She will go on to other things.

Blake could cut a CD today and for people who like him, he would be successful.

Jordin, OTOH, is very skilled but needs some coaching in song choice. Because she is young, the extra career attention you get as Idol winner will do her well. Her personality is also great for the show - Melinda too humble, and Blake a little dorky.


Totally agree. Jordin needs the most managment at this point. Melinda is a total pro and this exposure is all she needed to get a contract. Blake belongs in front of a group doing his thing.

wyntermoon
05-17-2007, 05:36 PM
Jordin has a great voice and very likable, I'm shocked that Melinda was voted out but have no doubt she'll be taken care of. Did you notice the judges didn't look too surprised?

Writer14
05-17-2007, 05:38 PM
Melinda...i just can't believe she isn't in the finals, but in the end she will have a CD just like the Top 4 of AI last year did.

Blake won't win just because Jordin is viewed by many people as the 'total package' because she's young, pretty, and can sing.

Sage
05-19-2007, 10:32 PM
Jordin, OTOH, is very skilled but needs some coaching in song choice. Because she is young, the extra career attention you get as Idol winner will do her well.
This is a very good point. Since the AI people will be in charge of her songs, at least the first few, it will give her time to mature as an artist.

Although I think Jordin would make a better American Idol than Blake, I am much more interested in the album he'd put out. Her being the AI (as I suspect she will. Most of Melinda's votes will go to her & she was already pretty popular) will work out better for me 'cuz Blake's & Melinda's albums will probably come out first while she's doing the big American Idol promotion stuff they make the AIs do. Then she'll have grown into the star she can be & put together an awesome album, hopefully with more variety than Kelly Clarkson's "I can't trust because of you" songs ;)

BTW, has anyone else noticed that American Idol has taken over the pop stations? It's like: Carrie Underwood, Justin Timberlake, Daughtry, Elliot Yamin, Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Akon, Fergie, Katherine McPhee, JT again, The Fray, Carrie again, Hinder, Daughtry again... & so on. I had to laugh the other day when a DJ said after playing a Daughtry song, "Here's another AI alum..." & I'm thinking prolly Kelly or Carrie, but no, it's Elliott (the first time I had heard it).

Meerkat
07-17-2007, 12:47 AM
Mark my words: there's going to be a recount, and Sanjaya is GOING TO WIN THE WHOLE THING!

Soccer Mom
07-17-2007, 03:27 AM
Leave it to my favorite Meerkat to revive the most obsolete thread possible.

:ROFL:

Meerkat
07-17-2007, 03:54 AM
Thread killer!

Wait....D'oh!