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    Erika Van Pelt - American Idol
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    I have enjoyed her since her audition and was happy to see her selected as a WC. I hope she follows Jimmy Iovine's suggestion in practicing restraint. I know J-Lo wants to push her but I thought she pushed a little too hard in Edge of Glory and her vocals faltered because of it (IMO)

    However - please get her to the stylist ASAP! That awful purple bubble dress was doing her absolutely zero favors. It's ugliness and figure-destroying silhouette was almost distracting.
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    I thought she had a great voice.
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    Agree that her vocals were strained in that Edge of Glory performance because she took JLo's advice. She could develop laryngitis. I don't think she has enough range to go over the top as JLo wants her to do. Restraint is what Jimmy wants. Nontheless, I would have preferred Jen Hirsh over her but I like her better than Skylar or Shannon. Right now she is struggling to get votes as you can see from this poll

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    Guys, vote for her as she is competing with Shannon in last place for the girls.

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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    I was blown away by her 'Edge of Glory' performance. I didn't hear the strain - but she was the only one where I stopped what I was doing and was 'Wow'd'. She gave me goosebumps.
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    At least you didn't say "goosies" like Jennifer Lopez! That drives me crazy!

    Agreed that Erika is very good.

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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    LOL! Isn't that annoying?
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    I can't believe they made this poor girl look like the worst, old fame-whore in Holly wood.
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    HAted the new look. She did not come off well either for her complaints about not knowing what the judges wanted her to do.....their advice was contradictory.
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    Re: AI 11 Erika Van Pelt

    Quote Originally Posted by ibot2much View Post
    HAted the new look.
    So did I. Both the very short length and the jet black color were unflattering, and made Erika look both older and heavier.

    On the other hand, I enjoyed her singing and think it's terrible that the ultra ridiculous Hee Jun is lasting longer than Erika. My ideal ranking of that bottom 3 would have been Erika first safe, DeAndre second safe, and HeeJun mercifully leaving. But to paraphrase Mick Jagger, we can't always get what we want...

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