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Melinda? Kidding me, right? What successful record has she done?
And didn't Jennifer say earlier this year that AI should exit gracefully? Now she wants to be a judge?
1 day, 10 hours ago on Jennifer Hudson may already be a judge for ‘American Idol’ next season – Report
So often she swallows/throws away the last word or two of her phrasing for effects and it annoys me. It works on a quiet song but these loud upbeat songs, it sounds like she forgets the words or something.
4 days, 11 hours ago on Michelle Chamuel – Just Give Me A Reason – The Voice 4
Please no! AI! No! I would stop watching. The only AI contestant worthy of being a judge is Kelly Clarkson. And she only.
4 days, 16 hours ago on Adam Lambert wants to judge ‘American Idol’ – Video
She looks great!
4 days, 17 hours ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – Live with Kelly & Michael – Video
@Klope62 @IdleTime @Trey_ The "country" thing is overstated, IMO. Whatever the reasons, Iovine has been modestly successful with his years' winners, which was not the case with the 2 previous years before he was on. "Home" initially was thought of as a mediocre song. It wasn't until it caught the Olympics magic that it lit the radio. How do you think the song was chosen as the Olympics theme? Surely Iovine the producer had some influence on it. Being a good producer goes beyond the recording studio.
5 days, 19 hours ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Video
@Klope62 @Trey_ Relax. It's just a coronation song. They had, what, a few days (hours?) to record it. Jimmy Iovine has a decent record with Idol winners. He is 2 for 2 with hit albums. And surely he loves Candice more than he did with Scotty and Phillip.
5 days, 20 hours ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Video
She sounds fantastic here. She'd make any song worth hearing.
5 days, 21 hours ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno – Video
It's about a lot of things, but the judges' chemistry is a big part. The reason that the dog-and-pony show The Voice is more popular (though not by that much) is the incredible chemistry between their judges. They should pay Levine and Shelton big money for their cool and easy-going rapport. Having a hot Usher in the mix was a big deal too.
But it and X-Factor have produced ZERO recording stars, despite having five total outings. So if I were a singing contestant, I'd stick with AI. They are invested in your recording career and much more connected to the industry. Candice is going to have an album in 2 months. It's in the top 10 on iTunes right now. Where are Cassadee Pope and Steven Tates' albums?
5 days, 23 hours ago on Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Finale down 44% from last year – 5/17/2013
Why can't we focus on the positives and report that AI was the #1 show of the night? :)
1 week ago on Ratings: ‘American Idol’ Finale down 44% from last year – 5/17/2013
@Mikhail XO @IdleTime @KariCook lol. whatev. i don't really care. she also posted in the other topic forum that candice will be dropped by the label after selling a few thousand copies. she's obviously not a fan and thinks she can see the future. I can't disagree with her b/c I, unlike her, I'm not Miss Cleo.
1 week ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – Full Winner’s Single Listen
@khaleesi @IdleTime You come back. I'm not going to come back and prove anything to you. I'm just pointing out your iTunes chart ignorance.
@Mikhail XO @IdleTime @KariCook Kari didn't "disagree" with anything. She just said that there's no place for it on the radio. As if she knows the future of this song's life. If she had said she didn't like the song, I wouldn't rebut.
@khaleesi @IdleTime the song is just available in 12 hours. The rankings is a rotation of at least 24 hours (or more). So the fact that it's #11 in 12 hours is not an indication of poor sales.
@khaleesi You obviously don't know how iTunes chart works, so just zip it.
@KariCook Whatev, Debbie Downer. It's tough for *any* record to get on the radio unless you're established or get big push by the label. And radio play for your first single is not end all and be all of a singer's career.
Maybe this was impactful at her AI audition, but it's a rather rambling of a song here. She's not soulful enough to do these types of "inspirational" song. She tries too hard.
1 week, 1 day ago on Angie Miller – You Set Me Free – Full Single Listen
I was prepared to hate this cuz couldn't connect with it at all during the show, but it's actually pretty groovy. Will download it.
1 week, 1 day ago on Candice Glover – I Am Beautiful – Full Winner’s Single Listen
Nick – Want to take this moment to congratulate you on a job well done with these live recaps this season.I love following them.Your reports are always thorough, funny and objective (your mad Kree love notwithstanding).You're a bright spot in this site.Hope Rickey pays you the big bucks!You deserve it!
1 week, 1 day ago on American Idol 12 – Finale and Winner Results – Live Blog and Recap – 5/16/2013
She is adorable when she's not self-conscious. But as Keith said, connecting that lively, natural personality with the performance personality is *not* easy. How to be yourself fully on stage takes a lot of self-possessness. Kelly Clarkson and Fantasia were good examples of this connection.
1 week, 1 day ago on ‘Idology’ exit interview: Amber Holcomb on fashion, why she avoided uptempo songs, her Top 4 edit, more
It's silly to gripe about who won which/what round. It's whoever gave the best/most impactful performance (out of the 6) is what matters most.
Round 1 and 2 were rather forgettable for a general audience. I personally think Candice edged Kree on both of those rounds. She had a better song in "Pavements" and while Kree had a (slightly) better coronation song, she was pitchy and straining throughout it. But as I said, those rounds didn't decide things either way.
In round 3, Kree gave her best performance of the whole season with UTTM. It was her most complete and virtuoso. Angelic and powerful at the same time. It was a winning performance that could have gotten her the title. She had the same effortless power that Carrie had in her finale. This was her only great performance of the season, IMO. Man! I was worried for Candice, especially in the first 2 rounds she was kind of sleepy like Kree.
Then BAM! Candice shut the contest down with her IWHN. This was a "moment" in week 10, and Candice found a way to up it. I've said it b4, she is one very smart contestant. A strategic player who has all the resources at her command. Taking the risk of singing accapella at the most crucial moment paid off big. It was the finest, most impactful finale performance that I can remember (they are usually so anti-climatic). She didn't need flawless vocal for it b/c she constructed an epic story that has a beginning, middle and dramatic end. To do so in a 2 minute time frame speaks volume for her genius artistry.
I would be flabbergasted if she doesn't take the crown tonight.
1 week, 2 days ago on American Idol 12 Top 2 – Who Will Win American Idol? – Poll