I'm really encouraged because last week I was able to get in around 40-50 votes for Elliott--this week, only 20-25 or so. I think Elliott fans are rallying AND I think that last week's preformances garnered him a whole new bunch of fans he was so fantastic!! There are at least two people at my office who hadn't voted the whole show, but after "Trouble" last week, they are now voting--just because he was so completely fantastic.
I really think he got a lot more fans after last week, and I'll bet that's why I had more trouble (in a good way) getting through to vote last night.
I could see that the show was rigged to favor Kat and Taylor last night--song length, judges comments, etc...but who the heck cares?!
It's VOTES that count and I could barely get through last night.
I think TPTB will continue to ignore him after the fact. Clive Davis has already talked about wanting to work with Chris and Paris, but hasn't mentioned Elliott.
Certainly I will continue to follow his career with great interest, but I think he'll have a much harder time getting the backing he needs if he leaves tonight. I'm hoping there's a record exec out there, maybe at a jazz or R&B label, who is an Elliott fan and will sign him.
What TPTB wants, what TPTB gets. I feel sick to the stomach thinking about all the blatant manipulations going on.
I hope I"m surpirsed tonight and he's in the final, but I'm not holding my breath.
On my(well the one I listen too!lol) radio station this morning they were talking about AI...on Wed's they all 4 try to guess who will be gone. 2 people said Kat, 1 said Tay and 1 said E. I hope it is Kat but I can't help but be nervous! The show is a freaking hour tonight....this is gonna be TORTURE!!
I thought WYWDFL seemed awfully short - even by AI's usual, truncated standards. And that kind of song is dependent on rhythm & a soulful "vibe" to work, rather than big vocal flourishes. I think it was a good choice for Elliott - provided they had let him do enough of it to matter.
The minute Kat started off with the frequently-skipped intro to SOTR, I was thinking "WTF?! Why would you include that if you're going to be pressed for time?" Well, the answer was that she wasn't constrained. Simon and TPTB obviously wanted to give her all the time in the world to sell the song.
Elliott got screwed.
I'm calling the shenanigans on this one. Here's the breakdown for the mp3 song lengths:
Elliott = 4:43
"Open Arms" 1:31
"What You Won't Do For Love" 1:20
"I Believe To My Soul" 1:52
Katharine = 5:37
"I Believe I Can Fly" 1:43
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" 2:34
"I've Got Nothing But The Blues" 1:20
Taylor = 5:18
"Dancing In The Dark" 1:35
"You Are So Beautiful" 1:56
"Try A Little Tenderness" 1:47
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