This was her sixth try at AI - having made it to Hollywood Week in a previous audition. She's been hacking away at forming a career for some time...once she has the right contacts, she'll be able to take it anywhere she wants.
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
Survivor - Christina | The Amazing Race - Dave/Rachel | American Idol - Hollie, DeAndre | Celebrity Apprentice - Aubrey | The Voice - Chris, Juliet
It doesn't really matter but Pia said it was her 5th in an interverview. I think it's great that she gets to perform on DWTS. I don't think it's really special treatment because this is the 1st year that AI and DWTS don't compete for ratings and she does have a connection in the show. Mark has been in the audience at AI a couple of times plus talked to Ryan on camera and we normally wouldn't see that.
I'm a middle aged woman who loved and voted for Pia (and Casey). I don't even like power ballads or those who sing them but for some reason just really like Pia's voice. I don't even find her boring other than I wanted her to pick more upbeat songs before she finally did it. She has said she can move around the stage but was worried about it impacting her vocals. I think her being shy also has a lot to do with the boring tag. Not everyone is out there in personality and I think that's a lot of what hurt Pia. I do think it was a shocking boot because a lot of people talked about her being in the f2 or 3.
I see Pia more desperate for fame than anything else. And because she's been told all her life how beautiful she is, and that her name belongs on the marquee, she'll open the door each and every time opportunity comes knocking.
After exhausting all of Hollywood's "get famous quick" avenues, i.e., TV shows, recording contracts, etc., and said avenues fizzle out, she'll make her way down desperation road. That, being, scantily clad magazine layouts in Maxim, Playboy etc.
Point being, she's really not as fabulously talented--musically speaking--as she really thinks she is. The last thing top 40 radio needs is another marginally talented, non-charismatic pop-tart relying on good looks and a series of glory notes alone, to sell records.
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I don't see Pia as being more desperate for fame than any other AI contestant. Each of these contestants will take advantage of any opportunities that come their way after the show, especially anything that gives them visibility. Dancing with the Stars is a perfectly fine vehicle for that. However, Pia doesn't strike me as having much talent in the dancing department, based on her moves on AI. That probably does not matter in terms of her career.
"Tons of surprises, but it wouldn't be 'American Idol' without it, would it?" Cowell told MTV News. "At the end of the day, I could go out and find 12 great singers, but that's kind of boring. The fact that there's people there who shouldn't be there makes it 'American Idol.' "
According to FOX_Research: “#AMERICANIDOL-Wed (4/6/11, Top 9 / Pia’s final perf show) ties Superbowl XLV w/ biggest total DVR playback in TV history (7.3m Live > L+7)”
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I'm actually kind of amazed by the amount of "Pia hate" there seems to be on here. What I see is a talented young woman who is making the most of the opportunities she has. With the music business being what it is and how hard it is to break into it, in my opinion, when that door of opportunity is open, Pia would just be stupid to not make every effort to get herself seen and heard.
History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, Jr.
An previous post mentioned that Pia said she can move around stange but thought it might affect her vocals. Isn't that sort of like being able to chew gum & walk at the same time but choosing to not walk so it doesn't affect your chewing???
I dunno but there was really something about this girl I just never could connect to.