Its my opinion that both Scotty and Lauren deserve to be in the final two. They're both young and can do some growing, but both are talented and either would make a good winner. Every one has their preferences, and I doubt I would buy a CD of Haley or go see her in concert, but I would for both Scotty or Lauren.
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. - St. Francis of Assisi
Maybe some people are more than a little put off with her attitude and that is why she is gone. Personally she tried to hide her pitch problems and inability to remember the words with the growl she used all the time.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last edited by Gina28; 05-21-2011 at 12:53 AM.
Well, no one answered my question about what drugs Haley was rumored to be on. Then I see a rumor about her having a baby. I can't imagine why anyone would even want to put themselves out there. As long as she is strong enough to rise above the criticism she should be fine. I don't expect singers I enjoy to be perfect. Anytime you put a contestant on a pedestal they are bound to fall. Haley has always proven she can rise again and deliver.
"Treat others the way you want to be treated."
Well it is done. I hope Haley is successful without the AI title. Sometimes, their contracts really hold them back. As to the teenie boppers, they will do just fine.
I just don't think Haley was all that great, as compared to the other idols. Almost all the other idols were as talented as she or in some cases, much more talented then she. So there was no conspiracy against her; she was lucky to have squeaked by so many times. Maybe there was something wrong with my TV speakers because it often sounded liked she screeched parts of her songs, and I couldn't figure out why the judges would gush about a performance that had so many screechy parts. (what the heck was going on with the judges? I FF though most of their comments as they were always the same comments.) As far as past great performers being arrogant, that usually came after huge success. It amuses me when I see singers on AI behaving as though they are big stars. Still I wish Haley some post Idol success as I do most of the idols
What's with all the cracks about Lauren not being tough enough for the business? She's a sensitive 16 year girl whose home town areas have seen unbelievable devastation. If she didn't act like she was moved by it all, people would be posting how she didn't seem to care about all the ruined lives. Whatever. It was kind and sensitive of her to say "I'm sorry" [about all the devastation] to the big crowd who came to hear her sing. It's good to see a young rising star who is not completely self-absorbed.
The Lauren slamming gets to me too. She just turned 16... she's just a kid. I was just talking to my friends' daughter, a 14 year old. She is a part of a school band and went on a "tour" with the band. She described her favourite moments as being all the candy and junk food they ate and also the game of glow in the dark hide and seek they played at a miniputt course. Lauren is just over a year older than this kid and I can't believe how well she's been holding up... over everything... the pressure, the devastation in her home state, and the critcism from viewers. She's doing alright.
As for Scotty, I just think he needs about ten years to grow into his voice. He could be a looker someday, and with that voice to go with it, he could be a huge star. Once again, he's just a kid, and has a lot to learn and is handling himself really well considering his age. I really wish someone would direct his stage presence though... he's just so much cheese.