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    Re: 5/12 Elimination Show Discussion *Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Jojo47 View Post
    The finale will be dull without James. Not really much else to say!

    After the shock wears off James will realize he'll be okay. When his phone starts ringing (and it will) he'll come to the conclusion that it was alright not to win. The guy can sing, he can perform and he has a story ~ everything a record label will be looking for during times when a record deal isn't the easiest thing to come by.
    I think you are right. I am heartbroken he left. I just don't understand it. I believe that James has acting potential too. I hope that Anthony Hopkins or some other actor can pull him under their wing and get him a role in some movie or tv show that would allow him to sing. He just needs a break and I think he would run with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by razorbacker View Post
    If you are looking for scape goats, don't blame Gaga, that was a paying audience (probably big bucks) blame the Idol producers for putting it on.
    I think it is sad that Gaga has to "prostitute" her talents to make it in this industry........I think she is talented. I just think her performances are tooo far over the top! Way too graphic for family tv.

    As far as blaming AI producers, YOU got that right!!! I do blame them, I think Nigel should be taken to task for bringing in or allowing the show do be on this trend. (Lady Gaga, Iggy Poo, etc.)

    I agree with that.

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    Have any of you read this week's blog on ew.com by Adam B. Vary?? He writes about what we missed by watching it on TV. I love his audience viewpoint.

    Wednesday night he says that Rupert Murdoch was there -- Head of Fox Network -- and Adam surmises why some of the issues happened that night. His most salient observation, though, is that when James sang (and the crowd went wild) Rupert put his head in his hands and obviously didn't enjoy the performance! Hmmmm....

    Read it -- maybe I am just projecting my interpretation of the article!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love_Me View Post
    Are James fans going to vote for any of the remaining three contestants or are they done now that he was eliminated? Will Haley gain votes now that James is gone? Do Lauren fans split their votes and throw a couple Scotty's way?

    I think when it all comes down to it the order all the contestants left this season won't really matter. Scotty has IMO been the number one vote getter and therefore will end up winning this season.

    Now I was wrong about Haley leaving last night and I consider myself a huge fan. So I don't mind being wrong again if she did end up winning this season somehow.

    It should be interesting how it all plays out!
    As a James fan, no I won't be voting for anyone else. This is actually the first season that I have been so actively voting for a contestant. I'm not a country fan, and I don't get the Scotty love, because to me, he's a pretty one note performer. Haley is too hit and miss for me, and I think she growls her way through too many of the songs. Lauren, is adorable and I love her voice, but I wish she'd stop always singing country. So, basically, I have never had a reason to vote for anyone else during the competition, and just because James is gone, doesn't change that fact for me.

    I am done watching until the finale, and only so I can see the contestants perform with their idols, they have so much fun that night. I don't really care who wins at this point. The show just became completely dull and boring for me. Scotty is going to win. They might as well have the finale next week.

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    Re: 5/12 Elimination Show Discussion *Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    Have any of you read this week's blog on ew.com by Adam B. Vary?? He writes about what we missed by watching it on TV. I love his audience viewpoint.

    Wednesday night he says that Rupert Murdoch was there -- Head of Fox Network -- and Adam surmises why some of the issues happened that night. His most salient observation, though, is that when James sang (and the crowd went wild) Rupert put his head in his hands and obviously didn't enjoy the performance! Hmmmm....

    Read it -- maybe I am just projecting my interpretation of the article!
    Rupert Murdoch is 118, of course he isn't going to like the heavier side of rock.

    Please provide a link to the article you reference.

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    Re: 5/12 Elimination Show Discussion *Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Tammi View Post
    Have any of you read this week's blog on ew.com by Adam B. Vary?? He writes about what we missed by watching it on TV. I love his audience viewpoint.

    Wednesday night he says that Rupert Murdoch was there -- Head of Fox Network -- and Adam surmises why some of the issues happened that night. His most salient observation, though, is that when James sang (and the crowd went wild) Rupert put his head in his hands and obviously didn't enjoy the performance! Hmmmm....

    Read it -- maybe I am just projecting my interpretation of the article!
    The article I read was about the results show and was a very interesting read. When James was left on the stage with Scotty, I think he knew his fate. But I'll say it again, there are good things on the horizon for James. He just needs to get thru these next few days of not "winning the show" to realize he has still won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juls2 View Post
    I'm bummed. James was fresh and original every week - certainly something we can not say for either Lauren or Scotty. Lauren and Scotty have both become a huge snorefest and Scotty's version of Young Blood was the weakest song last night. There was nothing special about it and he totally ignored everything Lady GaGa said to him (because he is clearly closed minded to people that are different than he is). Total snorefest now ... Haley will get kicked out next week and it will be a Lauren/Scotty finale and frankly, I could care less who wins ...
    Yup - there goes the fresh talent, I wish we'd waited to get the tour tickets, we might have passed...but I did the early pre-order.

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    Re: 5/12 Elimination Show Discussion *Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by yourefired View Post
    I'm kinda interested in all of these people saying Scotty will have a huge career. I'm not really sure of that. Looking back at Idol over the years, we have really only seen 3 huge careers with any longevity -- Kelly, Carrie, and Chris. And I think Chris' star has fallen some with that second album.

    I can't help but compare Scotty with Josh Gracin. IMHO, Josh had a stronger voice with more range. And when he got to Nashville and learned how to properly sing country music as opposed to just twanging everything out, he grew so much. Josh did have some moderate success, and he is still performing for a living, but his career isn't huge. In fact, his last single barely got any radio play at all.

    Two more Nashville bound Idols -- Kellie Pickler and Bucky Covington -- found early success as well but then saw the success fade rather quickly. Another reality star turned country star, Julianne Hough, also only had one or two hit singles.

    Country is kind of a fickle genre. What people like today is in the past tomorrow. Sure there are some great long term success stories, and Carrie Underwood will be one of them. I just don't see any of the country Idols being the next Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Rascal Flatts, etc. The good thing about Nashville though is you can still make a living at it playing casinos and state fairs even if you're not blazing the charts.
    I do believe that Scotty will be more in the Carrie range of country stardom (not pop/nationwide, but Country, Nashville, etc.), not because he's an AI alum, but because his voice is so different, and that low low quality that is pure and powerful is fairly rare.

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    Re: 5/12 Elimination Show Discussion *Spoilers*

    Quote Originally Posted by Juls2 View Post
    Lauren and Scotty have both become a huge snorefest and Scotty's version of Young Blood was the weakest song last night. There was nothing special about it and he totally ignored everything Lady GaGa said to him (because he is clearly closed minded to people that are different than he is)....
    Not here to comment on either Scotty or Lauren, BUT Lady Gaga was completely inappropriate to both of them. I am a high school music teacher, and if I spoke to my students like that I would be fired on the spot!

    To Lauren she said, "You are 16 - you are not a girl any more!" Excuse me, but she is JUST a girl -- she may dress matronly, but she is socially just a kid. Lady Gaga may have been a slut by age 16, but Lauren is not, nor should she be.

    She completely made a fool of herself with Scotty when she turned his microphone into a sex toy. He, too, is just a kid and that is a good thing. At Scotty's age, it is nearly impossible to decipher good advice out of crude speech. No wonder that his visit with Gaga proved less than helpful.

    The purpose of bringing in a mentor is to assist the contestants, not further your own agenda or career -- too bad Lady Gaga did not get that message.
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