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Tonight, Gwen Stefani!
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Can we post live?
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Let's!

Lakisha looked great. She did a good job! Chris S., eh
post #4 of 87
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Holy mohawk!
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Sanjay needs to go home!!!
post #6 of 87
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Wha????? Simon liked Phil?

Edited to add:

Lakisha (Last dance – Donna Summer) – She is the diva!!!
Chris S. (Every little thing she does is magic – The Police) – Simon was right. It was a mess.
Gina (I’ll stand by you – The Pretenders) – Her voice sounded amazing.
Sanjaya (Bath water – No Doubt) – Holy mohawk. I thought he sounded *gasp* not bad. :
Haley (True colors – Cyndi Lauper) – She was OK.
Phil (Every breath you take – The Police) – He was OK. Did his mom knit that cap? /end of snark
Melinda (Heaven knows – Donna Summer) – Great voice, not my favorite song.
Blake (Love song – The Cure) – OMG! Love The Cure! He was good. No beatboxing tonight.
Jordan (Hey baby – No Doubt) – She rocked it.
Chris R. (Don’t speak – No Doubt) – Whiny, meet squeaky and pitchy. And add the nasal.
post #7 of 87
i missed the first half. i'm gonna have to try to find gina's performance. i really like her and judging by the recap, she sounded good. i'd also like to thank ryan for calling melinda out on her "deer-in-headlights" expressions. melinda, you're good. you know you're good. get over it. end rant.
post #8 of 87
I missed it! What was the theme?
post #9 of 87
I think the theme was pop music, or something like that?

Sanjaya, Sanjaya, Sanjaya...what can I say? Actually, amazingly I thought this was the best his voice has sounded in weeks, too bad he had to distract us with that hair. Honestly I think he has just turned it all into a joke because he knows he isn't the same calibar as the rest and figures he will just play it up and see how far he goes. Because no one who is taking this seriously would have EVER thought that hair was a good idea.

I actually really liked Blake, there was a quality about his singing that I really liked. But I understand what Simon was saying too.

LOVED Jordin! I would be happy if she won the whole thing.

Haley - I like her, but I wanted to see more from her this week, I don't think she did as well as she could have.

Gina - Loved the beginning of the song although I think it fell apart a bit. Still, best I've heard from her in a few weeks. I STILL want to yell at her to work on her diction though, she loses a lot of words and that bugs me more than anything about her.

Melinda - yeah, she's good and all, but I'm kind of tired of the humble 'aw shucks' attitude. I'm sure she's a genuine person, but I'm tired of her acting like she's surprised to get good comments.

Everyone else just kind of blends into 'meh' for me.
post #10 of 87
It's still on here (only 7:30) but OMG Sanjaya's hair was way distracting. I agree with the others that said his voice wasn't really that terrible. We know he has a voice in there somewhere!

I haven't seen Jordin sing yet but my friend and I were talking; we'd both love to see her win, even over Melinda Doolittle. IMO she will appeal to a wider audience because of her age (I'm older than Melinda so not a spry youngin hehe). Plus she's the local gal so I'm really gunning for her.
post #11 of 87
Whoa about Sanjaya's hair. I'm going to do it to Dd!

Loved Melinda, Lakeisha, Blake, Jordin, Gina, and Chris S. (I hope he can find his beat soon...)

Phil was pretty decent, Sanjaya was...himself.

Didn't like Haley. I just can't get into her voice or perfomances at all.

Chris R. is pretty nasally lately. Some of his "runs" are really good though.
post #12 of 87
I think the theme was Gwen Stefani's favorites.

I'm not a Jordin fan for some reason. Someting about her annoys me. I feel badly about it because she is so young, but there is just something about her I am not down with.

Phil scares me. He's just...I don't know. I think it's the eyebrows.

DH bought Gina's version of Paint It Black. He wanted me to do it as he did not want to create an account, but he gave up and did it himself.
post #13 of 87
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Originally Posted by Viola View Post
Phil scares me. He's just...I don't know. I think it's the eyebrows.

Yea I get that too sometimes. If he has a hat on it's better lol. I actually noticed that his eyes are kind of pretty tonight.

He freaks Dd out too. She said that his song choice did not help. LOL (Every breath you take.. I'll be watching you...)
post #14 of 87
Just finished the show and here are some thoughts:

Lakesha: her voice was amazing as usual, but I wished she had smiled at least once during the performance

Chris S: too slury for me--if that makes sense? I didn't enjoy it at all.

Gina: I liked her tonight

Haley: Didn't enjoy her at all--I usually like that song, but not with her singing it

Phil: I really liked his performance--thought he was a lot better than the last few weeks

Sanjaya: Okay, I have to admit that I thought he was a cutie tonight--maybe it was having the hair away from his face that I liked. I didn't think his vocals were that bad and I don't think he is the one that needs to go home tomorrow

Melinda: I didn't enjoy the song, but she is an amazing singer

Chris R: Not for me tonight, well, okay, not any night actually

Jordin: She's a cutie. Although I didn't enjoy her doing the No Doubt song, I think she is really good and would like to see her around longer.

Blake: He is my favorite guy and I would definately like to see him around a lot longer.

Who should go just from this week's performances: Chris S, Chris R, Haley
post #15 of 87
Phil scares y'all 'cause he looks suspiciously like Nosferatu.

Sanjaya's hair made him look like a deranged squirrel. I love how the judges can't even comment on his performances - they all know about votefortheworst.com and Howard Stern's efforts to keep him in to mess with things, but won't acknowledge any of it (smartly.)

Love Blake, but I totally understood Simon's comments about being indulgent. He's so cool, and I love the Cure choice - but if he wants votes he's going to have to go a bit more mainstream and appeal to that mass audience. Then again, Chris Daughtry is doing pretty damn well, thank-you-very-much, for someone who didn't win, KWIM?

Melinda's amazing, and I now think she's better than Lakisha (vocally) but I think I'm the only person in the world who *doesn't* like Donna Sommer and honestly, she bores me. I feel like she's a fantastic singer, but she looks like she's 40 and her performances remind me of someone in that age group - she lacks the freshness of what I look for in AI (this coming from someone pushing 36 herself, BTW )

I'm over Chris S. His humor carried me at first, now I just notice a weird honking quality to his voice and he was totally off-tempo. He's gone from the cool, ironic "outside guy" to a sweaty, nervous wreck.

Haley...eh. I like Gina. I always look forward to her performance (maybe it's the cool hair ) She and Blake are the most "interesting" to me, whereas I'm most likely to fast-forward through someone like Chris R - yawn. Stop attempting to channel Justin Timberlake, son! You're just not there!

If you can't tell, I watch the show like one of the mean old men on the Muppets that sat up in the balcony making fun of everyone. :

BTW, did Gwen share her critiques *with* the contestants, or just to the cameras in the interviews? She seemed sort of passive in their meetings, like an observer more than a coach - but I couldn't tell if that was editing or not....
post #16 of 87
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Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
If you can't tell, I watch the show like one of the mean old men on the Muppets that sat up in the balcony making fun of everyone. :
Is there any other way to watch??? : : :

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Originally Posted by viola
Phil scares me. He's just...I don't know. I think it's the eyebrows.
If Phil had hair he would look like...the runaway bride! :
post #17 of 87
I was ROTFLMAO at Paula calling Sanjaya's hairstyle a "faux-hawk"

I can. not. stand. Chris R.

Although I have several favorites contestants, no one impressed me tonight. Bleh.
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post #19 of 87
Quote:
BTW, did Gwen share her critiques *with* the contestants, or just to the cameras in the interviews? She seemed sort of passive in their meetings, like an observer more than a coach - but I couldn't tell if that was editing or not....
I was wondering the same thing.

I was surprised that I thought Phil was so good last night.

Blake and Gina are the ones who keep me the most interested.
post #20 of 87
I enjoyed the show. I LOVE Gwen Stephani. I noticed that Blake did take her advice & left out beat boxing from his Cure song. So I think it was just the way it was edited.
I enjoyed Melinda, Gina, Blake & even Phil. Who will go home? Should go home is obvious, but will go home, perhaps Chris S or Haley.
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