I started watching AI during season five and was incredibly (and naively) invested in Chris Daughtry. I was devastated when he was unceremoniously kicked off. My daughter, who has been watching since the first show, just laughed at me and said I would learn.
And I did learn - not to care so much and if someone is good it doesn't matter because they will be fine. Losing didn't hurt Daughtry and winning hasn't helped some of the winners all that much.
By the time I fell (hard) for Adam, all I prayed for was that he make the top three or four. There is no way that talent was not going to be grabbed up by a record company. I have never followed anyone the way Adam has kept me captivated for the last two years. I started lurking on MJs, found PF and have been following his life daily on Atop since Q3 opened this place for business.
Last year AI was an excruciating bore. There was no one I cared enough about to even download an itunes ditty to show support. You have to be LOOKING for boring, unenthusiastic singers to come up with that bunch though I must admit Crystal has some good songs. I love Mumford & Sons - I was a student in Boston at the end of folk music era and first husband was a musician. I love the folk genre and am so pleased to see it making a resurgence.
So this year the only singer I have a visceral dislike for is that little Alana (Alaina ?) girl. She just sort of creeped me out singing to ST that way - eewwww factor! And where are her parents? That costume (cleavage) was not age appropriate during the green mile episode. I know people think she is uber talented but I ain't buying what she is selling, not yet anyway.
I don't know if any of you ever visit the American Idol website - I find it a truly frightening place. Talk about invested fans..... It would be nice to have a place to talk about AI without fans wars!
Looking forward to tonight though female singers do nothing for me. Don't know why but 95% of the music I buy is male. Of course, I love Pink but she isn't all luv, I will luv you forever, you make my life worthwhile, I would die without you, don't leave, come back. Like a woman with a spine and a little FU in her attitude. Exception - Glitter In The Air - I would swear that one of Adam's lovers wrote the lyrics!
You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice....Bob Marley
I cannot believe all the praise they are throwing at the Rodrigues girl....I thought she was barely meh.....good grief. But the first few boys were nasty too. And I was/am really predisposed to liking Rachel. oh well
"In the response of the audience, that is where the power of performance lives".
Well, I tried to watch it tonight. Recorded it so that I could fast forward thru singers who I didn't like after the first 16 bars. But, even fast forwarding, I couldn't make myself watch the whole thing. Got thru 5 and then checked here to see what incredible performances I should fast forward to. I'm not seeing anyone blown away on this thread.
Frankly, I was bored. True, no one was cringingly bad -- which I can't take. But, there are just so many female pop singers and pop divas on the scene these days, we don't need any more. There was nothing here that was new or exciting. It may be that I am thoroughly jaded by this time. I know how the producers manipulate the back stories, manipulate the kids, manipulate the results. I don't believe the best vocalist wins. Tonight was just one lounge singer after another. Sorry. Won't be watching much. Please let me know if there is someone in particular worth checking out.
After watching all the ladies, It was all just meh. I didn't see anyone that made me perk up and imagine them recording an album that I would like to hear.
I agree with you Cassie, it was all just lounge singer, high school auditorium performances. I did see some potential in Lauren T and Naima as far as personality. Thia sang well, but that was so disney. I thought Lauren A gave her worst performance of the season so far. I don't know why Pia got a standing ovation. Her performance was fine technically, but it didn't move me.
The ladies did not inspire me to want to watch more of Idol this year. Steven and JLo live almost everything. Randy is all over the place. I beginning to think that idol doesn't have a clue about selecting a commercially relevant artist.
This is for major Adamtopia announcements. If you want to discuss Adam, start with today's Daily News & Information thread.
mszue: IMPORTANT NOTICE for atoppers going to Vegas Sept 14...Please go to the private member's QAL Vegas meet-up thread for meet-up information and to "sign up" IT'S COMING, IT'S COMING.....YEAH
Jun 23, 2018 16:21:59 GMT -5
phronni7: For person looking for that particular version of
Aug 7, 2018 21:28:34 GMT -5
phronni7: For the person on page one of today’s thread wanting to know which version of “Runnin’ medley, I am pretty sure it is Gasometer ( Vienna) 2016. It is definitely my favorite version. Wish I knew how to bring it over.
Aug 7, 2018 21:32:06 GMT -5
phronni7: FIRST CRUSH: Andy Gibb—oh, that poster with him in a white suit, almost all the way buttoned shirt, I think necklace, beautiful health hair and white, white teeth ( maybe that’s why I liked Adam in the white shirt where the comment were all over the plae
Aug 11, 2018 18:48:47 GMT -5
irish1139: bamafan, let me know if you got a message from me. Yes, Iwant the calendar. I will do anything to get it.
Nov 29, 2018 17:11:01 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I have it. And I want to kiss those lips. I can't wait to see you in Florida, I hope. Thanks for all you have done for me.
Dec 5, 2018 19:53:18 GMT -5
irish1139: Bamafan, I hope to see you in Florida. Thanks for everything. I have to get a new computer. This one is 15 years old and doesn't work well. I hope no one has read the stuff I have typed today. It is nutty.
Dec 5, 2018 19:54:42 GMT -5
bamafan: Irish.....Just happened to look down here....I never do. lol. So glad you got it! Not going down to Florida this time, but hope you can go to a QAL show in Tampa or Sunrise.
Dec 5, 2018 23:52:25 GMT -5
nannygoat: Just heard this parody of Bohemian Rhapsody. Thought everyone would enjoy it. Amazes me how people can be so creative. ow.ly/p9ZH30niDPS and did I mention how much I am enjoying all the 'goodies' we got lately? "Feel Something" is gorgeous.
Mar 10, 2019 17:28:10 GMT -5
suzysuzy79: Never done this before-- can you tell? I want to learn how to chat with you exceptional ladies that I've followed and been thrilled by, since 2014. Somebody teach me how to talk with y'all, please. Thanks for help.
May 22, 2019 14:12:12 GMT -5
cassie: No one reads the shoutbox regularly. To chat with us, type in the QUICK REPLY box above the shoutbox. Or to reply to a specific post, click on QUOTE in the right top corner of the post and start typing your reply. Welcome! Join in.
May 23, 2019 0:49:47 GMT -5
atomom: Adam's artistry is in full display: the surprise of hiccuppy gasps right before "new eyes", the sensuous tongue, one-two punch of "damn" smile, head thrown back, body drops to heavy guitar beats, a lusciously looking Adam--all make NE a visual/aural feast.
May 26, 2019 15:08:34 GMT -5
Q3: ladyregent: The Shoutbox is really for announcement -- if you want to discuss Adam, go to the Daily News Thread for today. You will be able to post there.
Jun 20, 2019 23:22:56 GMT -5
Jablea: Tonight's the night!
Jul 10, 2019 20:59:08 GMT -5
LindaG23: Front page has a mxlr, is there a streamer?
Jul 10, 2019 21:43:56 GMT -5
jason90405: The complete MTV Pride 2 hour special "Adam Lambert's Fierce Pride Anthems". I did miss the first 30 seconds when he was talking about performing for Cher but you can watch or downloads the whole thing here: drive.google.com/file/d/1H3NfgxeBpk0H
Jul 14, 2019 22:54:29 GMT -5