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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    Isn't that EXACTLY the truth!! Anyone with any sense of self-awareness would realize that Steven is to be ignored if he tells you that your singing was beautiful!! Only people desperate for a compliment would listen and believe!!
    Yeah, all Steven seems to notice is how 'hot' the girls look.

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    How much advice can they give them in the few seconds they have to talk? I think all the advice giving is done off camera. All reality shows have scripts they follow, why would we think this one is different? We all get too worked up about it, should just mellow back, forget what the judges say, and enjoy the performances.
    We agree. The comments on camera by the judges have been pointless. I do think in the time they are wasting joshing each other or Ryan or mooning over yet another soulless performance by Lauren, they could squeeze in a few constructive comments. As far as I remember, tho, the judges are not permitted to give advice off camera to the contestants until the show is over (Paula got into hot water for that in an earlier year). It's really the mentors who are hired by AI to serve the advice role. I think Jimmy did his sincere best with all of the contestants. It was up to the kids to take advantage of it--or not.
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Misty8723 View Post
    Steven has never told anybody they were anything other than beautiful. I would take what he tells you with a grain of salt.
    Isn't that the truth! Steven has done nothing but drool over the contestants--especially the girls--for the entire season. I would take him as seriously as Paula. JLo was doing the same until last week, so it was absolutely stunning to hear her and Randy finally saying something that a lot of people were thinking. Yes, Randy went over the top comparing her to MJ and saying she was worse than the others. However, his and JLo's basic point was true: she sounded terrible and it was a lousy choice of song.

    Somebody mentioned Adam not doing well. Adam Lambert? From what I've read, he's been one of the most successful contestants post-Idol.
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Babbred View Post
    Isn't that the truth! Steven has done nothing but drool over the contestants--especially the girls--for the entire season. I would take him as seriously as Paula. JLo was doing the same until last week, so it was absolutely stunning to hear her and Randy finally saying something that a lot of people were thinking. Yes, Randy went over the top comparing her to MJ and saying she was worse than the others. However, his and JLo's basic point was true: she sounded terrible and it was a lousy choice of song.

    Somebody mentioned Adam not doing well. Adam Lambert? From what I've read, he's been one of the most successful contestants post-Idol.
    I agree - Steven really hasn't been much of a judge. He's just been there for our entertainment really. Rarely has he said anything negative about the contestants.

    No, Adam is not one of the most successful contestants post-Idol. Certainly not in terms of air time on the radio. “Whataya Want From Me” reached #9 of the Billboard Hot 100 awhile ago, but that's been it. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry - now they've been the most successful contestants post-Idol. Adam can't compare at all. At least up to now. Maybe that's why Adam is so insistent in putting his 2 cents in regarding the current contestants - that's the only way we know he's still around.

    - I hope Adam gets some new stuff out soon so he can stop obsessing over AI this year. Plus, I really did like his one song that hit the charts.
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    We agree. The comments on camera by the judges have been pointless. I do think in the time they are wasting joshing each other or Ryan or mooning over yet another soulless performance by Lauren, they could squeeze in a few constructive comments. As far as I remember, tho, the judges are not permitted to give advice off camera to the contestants until the show is over (Paula got into hot water for that in an earlier year). It's really the mentors who are hired by AI to serve the advice role. I think Jimmy did his sincere best with all of the contestants. It was up to the kids to take advantage of it--or not.
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    Right, I agree. I was thinking more of Jimmy and whoever is doing the mentoring giving the advice than the judges. The judges are only there for entertainment value. I have actually heard the judges give some constructive advice this season, but there never has been much of that on this show regardless of who the judges are. It would almost be better to mute the part where the judges are talking, or at least just ignore it, as I think the contestants should do.
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

    He wants the same name recognition as Led Zeppelin has. Yes, yes, he does.

    JAMES DURBIN GETS HIS OWN HOMECOMING, SAYS HE'LL GO THE DAUGHTRY ROUTE

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    Meanwhile, James is already making his post-American Idol plans. He says he's "definitely" going to go the Daughtry route and form a band, not just be a solo act. He tells ABC News Radio, "I wanna be one of those prestigious band names like you never forget." He adds that he wants the kind of name recognition that Led Zepplin has, but as of yet, he hasn't come up with a name for his future legendary ensemble. "I'm open to suggestions," says James.

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    Thanks Froggy, I needed a laugh tonight.
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

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    Thanks Froggy, I needed a laugh tonight.
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

    Oh, people, he's just a kid .... remember yourselves at that age? We all want to conquer the world and think we can do it. I do think he should go the Daughtry route and do a band. I counted the other day in a 2 hour span I heard Daughtry 6 times on my radio (different stations).
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    Re: James Durbin Season 10

    Nah, he's not a kid. All three contestants left on the show are younger than him. Also, Casey Abrams who was voted off earlier is only 19 and he hasn't made any statements hailing his own magnificence or claiming that he will "force radio" to play his genre of music. Durbin uttered that gem in his exit interview. I think he's just delusional and a legend in his own mind who bought all the hype the judges were lobbing at him. A rude awakening awaits.
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