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Oh, Trey, I doubt you are right. With five girls left and Lazaro, it isn't likely Lazaro had the least votes. He has extremely dedicated followers. Look at the Twitter figures.
The producers reserve the right to overrule the voting tally. And they probably did and probably do it often.
1 month ago on ‘Idology’ exit interview with Lazaro Arbos: ‘There’s no way 5 guys could’ve left in a row’
1 month, 1 week ago on ‘Idology’ exit interview: Burnell Taylor talks audition, trainwreck trio, X Factor, rock week
Do they have to honor the popular vote?
1 month, 1 week ago on American Idol 12 Top 6 – Who’s Going Home? – Poll
Rickey--or anyone else-- does the show have to abide by the popular vote? If they just made up the results, would anyone know? Is this like Quiz Show (the film)? Obviously, they set up the audience for Lazaro's departure and I am sure they are anxious to see him leave; obviously, being the only guy, he could easily get to the finale as the girls compete with each other for votes, and the show would look more idiotic than it already does. So he's done. But I'm just wondering: will he actually be gone because of a low vote tally? Or because they just have decided that they've ridden his bulge long enough?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on American Idol 12 Top 6 Review & Recap – The Bacharach/David Songbook & Singers’ Favorites
how will he sound with a good auto-tuning!? If they were going to put him on the show, at least auto-tune him!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lazaro Arbos – Angels – American Idol 12 Top 6
It was totally vicious of Idol to put him through in the first place. Didn't they have any human consideration for the guy? It was pretty easy to see that he would fall flat on his face and would be assaulted online. They could have given him a year to actually train if they wanted him both on the show but not as the butt of jokes. He needs vocal lessons from an opera coach because he's has breath issues and he needs to listen a wide variety of music. And to do this show he needs to prep for the genres.
They didn't care. They knew they had a variation of the Sanjaya situation and they grabbed it and lied to him about how good he was.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lazaro Arbos – (They Long To Be) Close To You – American Idol 12 Top 6
wow...just by accident?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Dez Duron in Times Square
hahaha, look how much you have learned from Nigel on how to create a pseudo-issue. Well played, Rickey! I love that you've taken Lazaro's side. I feel your oh-so-deep passion for this issue. Hahaha.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Lazaro Arbos – Do the other ‘American Idol 12′ contestants hate him?
Crap...you know, when they started doing these shows, I always figured they'd come up with a lot more awesome cats like this guy who just couldn't get a listen--especially from theater--but it hasn't been so.
This guy is amazing. You know it right away. He knows exactly what he's doing too. It's not random, it's thought out and rehearsed.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Liam Tamne – This Woman’s Work – The Voice UK – Blind Audition
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Liam Tamne – (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Video
Thanks for posting. Would never have discovered w/o that. Finally one of these shows discovers a superstar. Been awhile.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Liam Tamne – Ordinary People – Video
You are right as usual
The show sucks because they're so greedy and basically cruel. It took the reality show concept from the beginning: let's put some legit talent out there but also some people who will "humanize" things by humiliating themselves.
I think the world is over that idea. We want to incredible talent now. So before just putting people out there, Idol needs to take top talent and school them for a year or put them on the road or something of that sort. For example, it is just wrong to take an ice cream scooper with an accent and a speech impediment who doesn't play an instrument and has little experience and zero knowledge of American music history and put him on an oldies show and expect him to be any good...while giving him a sense that he's now going to be a superstar. It's just exploitation. It's really vicious. And Lazaro could be better, a lot better, even if he's never a Cee Lo or anything like that. If Lazaro spent a year or two at a conservatory and got in the top physical shape he could be in--he is always out of breath--you never know what he could sound like or what his real range is. But they just toss him to the wolves.
If you look back to Disney awhile back, they didn't just toss young talent out there. They took raw talent--Timberlake, Aguilera, Britney, Gosling, Demi Lovato I think and so on were all mice at one pt--and put work into them. In England half of the successful musical artists seem to come from the Brit school. So, yeah, you can get a lot of homogenous talent doing it this way, but at least they'll have SOMETHING to show when their turn comes.
Compare Adam Lambert's Tracks of My Tears and Devin Velez's version. Devin's had no pt; there's no way he was going to sing Smokey's arrangement better than Smokey did himself; Smokey had an incredible tone and didn't become a massive star for nothing Adam realized this and did something different with it, something artistic, as he did every week. Because Adam was ready to be on Idol and put out something out there in music about his experience of life.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on 7 Reasons Why American Idol 12 Sucks
it's puzzling that dizzyfeet doesn't realize how idiotic it is to have these themes EVERY week. I mean, they haven't made it past the 70s! That's 40 effing yrs ago. So, if they did this sort of show in the 70s, would they have sung tunes from only the 30s and before? I love this music but to do it exclusively is both insane and friggin weird and sad and delusionary. Rickey, perhaps you can do a vote asking whether Dizzyfeet should retire and list the reasons.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on ‘American Idol’: The two themes for next week are…
@Mikhail XO @Rickey @NickRoman1 hahahahaha...hilarious.
@Rickey hahahahahahhhahahahahahahhahahahahhahaha...rickey so sarcastic and deadly. And funny.
I've mentioned this before, but this show, with all its tired themes and so forth, does do one great thing that the other singing shows dont really do: it gives each contestant a hella lot of time and it hypes them. The show isn't fancy, it doesn't have any pace, it pretty much gives the microphone to the contestants and says go for it. But that gives them a chance to shine. And I'd say that somehow, as dreary as this show has been this year, with inexperienced and unimaginative contestants, it will again produce a few careers. Candice, Kree and Janelle have a chance to do something after the show--especially Candice, because she's a bd who can also sing uptempo. She's actually better than Jennifer Hudson.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on American Idol Season 12 Top 7 Recap – Classic Rock
Lazi's bf was in town last week so of course he didn't have time for lyrics.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on American Idol 12 – Top 7 Perform – Live Blog and Recap – 4/3/2013
@ArchieSue What are some obvious things that distinguish "modern" from "old fogey" besides that you know they were recorded a long time ago? Not being sarcastic. We all know it when we hear it...but objectively do you know what the qualities are?
@takakupo you didn't seriously expect more?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Lazaro Arbos – We Are The Champions – American Idol 12