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@CamMartin While I think the producers could be blamed for several things, the lackluster winners seems to be a bigger issue for the audience and/or the voters, who have failed to support the last several post-win.

4 weeks ago on Caleb Johnson is worst-selling ‘American Idol’ winner of all time

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Somehow, I feel there could be a new record next season...

4 weeks ago on Caleb Johnson is worst-selling ‘American Idol’ winner of all time

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@Izikiel@jpfajardo Wow, that is what you got from what I wrote. Go figure. Merry Christmas, then.

9 months ago on Bristol Palin Defends Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

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@Izikiel@jpfajardoWhat is often misused is the concept of free speech. I don't see the issue here as being a matter of free speech. After all, Phil Robertson has not been jailed for the statement, has he? No one in this great country is granted the right to express an opinion, and take away the right of anyone else to express their opinion. And it seems to me the Palin family and their supporters certainly weren't preaching about free speech when Martin Bashir expressed his opinion.

9 months ago on Bristol Palin Defends Phil Robertson of ‘Duck Dynasty’

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It saddens me that a former candidate for the job of Vice President of the United States of America has such a misunderstanding of free speech. Well, at least when it comes to people they don't like. However, when journalist Martin Bashir spoke freely about her, her supporters all demanded MSNBC take action. I guess Sarah's freedom of speech only applies to Conservatives. They are the only people who cannot be held responsible for what they say.

9 months ago on Sarah Palin Defends ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson

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I totally agree, Barbara!

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice – Season 5 – One Last Note

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@Klope62Thank you, my dear.

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice – Season 5 – One Last Note

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@Rickey@BWStephensI think after that season, they made the Top 10 rule, where the songs in the Top 10 counted 10X. And, I would be remiss if I did not mention a certain recapper for Rickey.Org called Jermaine's victory. :)

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice 5 – iTunes Chart Ranking – Top 3 – 12/17/2013

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@NachitoPixiIt looks like it - Tessane has a remarkable 12 songs in the iTunes Top 200. But we won't know until the announcement is made tonight!

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice – Live Performance Review – 12/16/2013 – I Have Dreamgirls

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@sweety_lassWell, voting is over now, so all that is left is the announcement!

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice – Live Performance Review – 12/16/2013 – I Have Dreamgirls

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@Rickey@ArchieSueNever pick a favorite from Team Cee-Lo. Never works out well.

9 months, 1 week ago on The Voice 5 – Who will win? – Poll

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Well, I must admit I have albums from Shayne Ward, Joe McElderry and Marcus Collins in my collection...

9 months, 2 weeks ago on ‘The X Factor UK’ Study Reveals Short Shelf-Life For Finalists

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Thanks for offering your opinion. It is funny how we all react differently to artists. To be honest, I haven't seen/heard a single performance by Jacquie since her audition that has worked for me. And I think Will has had some of the most interesting song choices of the competition. LOL

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/9/2013 – Power to the Voters!

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Thanks for stopping by and reading. I agree, Tessanne is such a gifted performer, she it hard to deny. It should be interesting to see who makes it to the final next week!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/9/2013 – Power to the Voters!

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Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the post. I could live with Tessanne winning as well!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/9/2013 – Power to the Voters!

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Thanks for stopping by and offering your opinion!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/9/2013 – Power to the Voters!

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So glad you found a favorite and are cheering them on. However, I will point out reviews are not factual, but opinion-based. I wish you and your contestant well!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/9/2013 – Power to the Voters!

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I liked last season. It was the All-Star season that nearly killed me!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 6 Cast Revealed – Video

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Your loss...

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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She is not a lyric soprano, which is how the role was written.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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Audra FTW!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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The sound is not great - they haven't balanced the dialog at all.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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Canned laughter/applause would be helpful.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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And Audra is giving me goosebumps!

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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I think she is way better than I thought she would. I am enjoying it.

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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Honestly, this is not nearly as bad as I feared it would be, but I wish there was more Audra McDonald. Cause, she's amazing. 

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sound of Music Live – Live Blog and Videos

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@ElleKay @hrstump @Carly123 So far, it iTunes sales are any indication of the voting patterns, people are reacting on a week-to-week basis, leaving everyone to up their performances or chance going home.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/2/2013 – Stolen Dreams

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@Carly123 I would not be surprised if he did go home...

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/2/2013 – Stolen Dreams

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@spicegirl @Forever504 I think she was clearly the best of the night tonight.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice – Live Performances Review – 12/2/2013 – Stolen Dreams

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@krbcan @ArchieSue Well, Matthew was in the bottom 3 last week, and didn't do anything to change it this week.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice 5 – Recap – Top 6 – 12/02/2013 – Video

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@ArchieSue Man, I don't get what some people are buying...

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice 5 – Recap – Top 6 – 12/02/2013 – Video

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@jazch Well, as far I can tell, James and Cole have been doing very well on iTunes.

9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice – Review – Top 6 Revealed

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As the poll results stand now, I think the Rickey.Org readers are off their Bottom 3 streak.

9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Voice 5 – Top 8 – Who’s Going Home? – Poll

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@jbeee I, too, am old enough to remember the original recordings, but thought Caroline's version was just without energy and focus. She has to start delivering again.

10 months ago on The Voice – Review – Season 5 Top 8 Revealed – Sexiest Show Alive

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@Carly123 Well, I will say that I did fear she could be in the bottom for her sleepy performance of "Leaving On A Jet Plane" - she is way better than that. I did pick Austin & Kat, and thought maybe Jacquie would be the 3rd, instead of Caroline. I hope she picks better material next week. 

10 months ago on The Voice – Review – Season 5 Top 8 Revealed – Sexiest Show Alive

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@Rickey @Prof Fate @NickRoman1 Yes, it was clear on the pre-performance tape that this was a song that was special to Caroline, she sang it with her parents, so she wanted to sing it. While I blame Cee Lo for many mistakes, this one was on Caroline, and he tried to warm her off it...

10 months ago on The Voice 5 – Results – 11/19/2013 – Top 10 – Video

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Hmmm, where was Austin Jenckes on the charts? At the moment, he is #102....

10 months ago on The Voice 5 – iTunes Chart Ranking – Top 10 – 11/19/2013

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@ArchieSue @Forever504 At best, I thought both were fodder for the Knockout Round.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Voice 5 – Recap – Knockouts #1 – 10/28/2013 – Video

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Who'd a thought those boys could top anyone or anything. I mean, really...

11 months ago on One Direction Tops List of Richest British Celebs Under 30

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@HaiHi188 Those folks have not come thru the Philadelphia area, at least to the places I go and see music. 

I was not trying to get into a discussion of one show versus the other, as my point was about complaints made about the steal. To me, that is much like complaining about Lazaro should have gone home in 8th, not 6th. Doesn't matter in the long run. 

I feel I must mention, however, that of your list of other successful alums, only Jordin & Scottie still have their contract with their original record label. And with PP, we shall see - it is usually the second album that is the killer.

 But when all is said and done, I wish them all the success they can earn. I enjoy watching the television shows, but don't really expect to find my music on TV. I expect to watch some entertaining TV.

11 months ago on ‘Reality Check’: Are the ‘Voice’ Coaches Screwing Up the Steal?

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