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raddronald
May 15th, 2006, 05:10 PM
Taylor, Elliot, or Katherine?

Kat is probably the most marketable.
Taylor is the most entertaining.
Elliot, most soulful.


I'm predicting $$$ over other talents.

Kat to win!

Helen Lawson
May 15th, 2006, 05:22 PM
I vote on looks, so Taylor Hicks has received multiple votes from me every week. HOT!!!

I think the chick is the best overall, in terms of looks, body, voice, and stage presence. Hicks isn't that great a singer, and the Eliott guy, fabulous singer, but as someone I know told me, he looks like the troll from Chronicles of Narnia.

The girl will be the most marketable, easily, but I'm hoping Taylor wins.

Sally Struthers
May 15th, 2006, 05:39 PM
Taylor hot? whatever floats your boat I guess Hel :o

Helen Lawson
May 15th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Taylor hot? whatever floats your boat I guess Hel :o

He's not Vic Tayback/Barney Frank hot, but as far as the girlie-men on American Idol go, he's as good as it gets.

vertigo
May 15th, 2006, 07:29 PM
Taylor is annoying to watch. He needs a slap.
Katherine is excellent and should win!

BigB08822
May 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM
I am completely rooting for Elliott! He could sing anything and sound amazing! Kat will probably win though.

Viktymise
May 15th, 2006, 10:35 PM
Im surprised these are the final 3 because at the star i would never have picked those to be the semi finalists, to me unfortunatley there is nothing really great about any of them and this years american idol has been a dissapointment really

firehorse
May 15th, 2006, 10:44 PM
I am not watching it anymore..since there is fixed voting anyway....not true fans' voting..all controlled by FOX..I wont be shocked if they let Kat win since she is weakest one..she even could not memorize the lyrics....I hope Elliot win...Taylor? I hate his behaviors....so annoying!!

DemWilliamsGulls
May 16th, 2006, 02:07 AM
I stopped watching it after Paris was voted off....but out of the 3 remaining I think Elliot is the best singer...he is very talented...Kat is too but she is on and off sometimes...same with Taylor but he does not have the vocals like Elliot and Kat

greenfunkTHREE.
May 16th, 2006, 02:12 AM
I say katherine would win. I think chris should have when further than elliot.

raddronald
May 16th, 2006, 06:11 PM
3 songs each tonight! so exciting! anyone have song spoilers?

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Randy picked "You Are So Beautiful" (Joe Cocker) for Taylor Hicks.

If I was a judge, that McPhie chick would be donning a blond, ringlet wig and be singing "I've Written a Letter to Daddy."

V-MAC
May 16th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Im surprised these are the final 3 because at the star i would never have picked those to be the semi finalists, to me unfortunatley there is nothing really great about any of them and this years american idol has been a dissapointment really

couldn't agree more.

Though out of this lot Katherine should win it. She has a good voice but she lacks that certain star quality :shrug:
Just as long as Elliot doesn't win, he annoys the hell out of me :fiery:

V-MAC
May 16th, 2006, 06:19 PM
Randy picked "You Are So Beautiful" (Joe Cocker) for Taylor Hicks.

If I was a judge, that McPhie chick would be donning a blond, ringlet wig and be singing "I've Written a Letter to Daddy."

Is that Elizabeth Taylor in your avator? I thought she was rather good in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" back in her heyday. A good film overall ;)

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 06:21 PM
If McPhie can pull off Baby Jane, she deserves the title!

http://www.meredy.com/meredysplacewallpaper/wpbdbabyjane_th.jpg

http://www.deutsches-filminstitut.de/caligari/dp2fc4837_01.jpg

http://cmoore.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/babyj01.jpg

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Is that Elizabeth Taylor in your avator? I thought she was rather good in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" back in her heyday. A good film overall ;)

Yes, dear, that's a picture of the lovely Elizabeth Taylor on her wedding day to Richard Burton (the first time) where he told her to dress like a "real" woman.

raddronald
May 16th, 2006, 06:35 PM
scary

Princess Fiona
May 16th, 2006, 06:36 PM
I think Taylor Hicks is hot too... *blushes* ;) He's got such a lovely, handsome face...

I really like all three of the contestants remaining. I think this is a great top three. :)

I think Elliott will win - I loooove his voice. He's got the story and as much as I like him I don't think he was a favourite to win at the start (I didn't watch until the semi-finals), so he has that 'come from behind' tale. :) (Excuse me if I am wrong) I can't really see Taylor winning (Soul Patrol!!) and I'm not too sure about Kat winning either because women have dominated "AI" with female victories in three out of the last four seasons...

(I think Kat is so beautiful as well... Oh, to look that beautiful... *sigh* )

I would have put money on Chris winning, so I wouldn't give too much credit to this post y'know... :unsure:

Good luck to everyone's faves. :) :)

Viktymise
May 16th, 2006, 07:09 PM
couldn't agree more.

Though out of this lot Katherine should win it. She has a good voice but she lacks that certain star quality :shrug:
Just as long as Elliot doesn't win, he annoys the hell out of me :fiery:
Ye definatley, none of them have any star quality for me and whoever wins itis going to have the worst career of all the idols IMO they just dont scream superstar, i liked Paris and Lisa because they were young and had potential to be great if under the right tutor but the 3 now just cant get any better really i dnt think, its a shame they are the final 3 but good luck to them all the same :) also the person i pick in these taent shows never wins esp in American idol asin 04 i was so rooting for Latoya she was superb she at least deserved to be in the final, and last year i was for Vonselle and out o the final 3 she should have won but i think that Simon Cowell just didnt like her, any brilliant performance she gave were randy and paula gave standing ovations he just looked at the negatives and tthats why i think she didnt win lol i completley went off the topic :)

raddronald
May 16th, 2006, 08:51 PM
i went sniffing for this:

Taylor’s songs:
You are so Beautiful – Randy’s Pick
*Dancing in the Dark – Clive’s pick
Try a Little Tenderness


Katherine’s songs:
*I Believe I can Fly – Clive’s pick
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Simon’s pick

Elliott’s songs:
*Open Arms – Clive’s pick
*What you won’t do for Love – Paula’s pick
You Don’t Know Me

*confirmed

Helen Lawson
May 16th, 2006, 09:11 PM
She's not going to do Somewhere Over the Rainbow as good as Judy Garland, that was cruel. Everyone has seen the movie and heard the Garland version, she will sound awful in comparison.

shap_half
May 16th, 2006, 09:17 PM
Someone just said Katharine lack star quality. I think she's the most marketable and the most starlike out of anyone who's ever done Idol. From the very beginning of the season she's displayed incredbile poise, grace, and charisma.

Unfortunately, she's been the most inconsistent performer this year. Eliott's had a great run -- improving every week. Taylor's just been a crowd favorite from the very start. I heard the judges and Clive have chosen songs that will be very difficult for Katharine to sing. I hope they aren't trying to sabotage her considering Clive chose "Open Arms" for Eliott -- rangy, but not a vocally complex song.

shap_half
May 16th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Vonzell was not that great a singer. And Lisa Tucker is basically awful. Paris, however, I love. I thought she was fantastic. I would have loved a Mandisa-Katharine-Paris Top 3.

firehorse
May 16th, 2006, 09:29 PM
Chris, Paris , Elliot and Mandisa are top 4

Brooks.
May 16th, 2006, 10:14 PM
i went sniffing for this:

Taylor’s songs:
You are so Beautiful – Randy’s Pick
*Dancing in the Dark – Clive’s pick
Try a Little Tenderness


Katherine’s songs:
*I Believe I can Fly – Clive’s pick
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Simon’s pick

Elliott’s songs:
*Open Arms – Clive’s pick
*What you won’t do for Love – Paula’s pick
You Don’t Know Me

*confirmed

I believe I can fly...what the fuck :rolleyes: ...why don't they just not sing tonight b/c there's no way in hell she's getting to finals if she has to sing I believe I can fucking fly :mad:

Brooks.
May 16th, 2006, 10:16 PM
katharine could be amazing on somewhere over the rainbow ...what's her choice???

raddronald
May 17th, 2006, 08:45 AM
Clive's choices weren't very good.

I enjoyed Katherine the most tonight...Taylor's last song was his only song that I enjoyed tonight. Sorry Elliot, songs chosen for you and song self chosen was not very good....should have saved "A Song For You" for tonight.

Helen Lawson
May 17th, 2006, 01:39 PM
Clive's choices were terrible, was he trying to give us bad stuff?
Apart from that, all three were great! The girl really did ok with Somewhere Over the Rainbow, so I have to say, good for you, hon.

There's this dial idols cite, www.dialidol.com (http://www.dialidol.com), it tracks how busy the lines are and predicts the "loser." I heard about it on the news after Chris got the boot, because it predicted that very result that week when the lines closed. Anyway, the cite says that Taylor got far and away the most votes, with the McPhie barely edging out Elliott.

We'll have to see tonight!!

Viktymise
May 17th, 2006, 02:50 PM
Vonzell was not that great a singer. And Lisa Tucker is basically awful. Paris, however, I love. I thought she was fantastic. I would have loved a Mandisa-Katharine-Paris Top 3.
Vonselle was better than the rest in series 4 and she is definatley a better singer than Katharine, Lisa just wasnt mature enough yet t handle such a big stage even the judges were debating whether to put her through in early rounds because they didnt know whether she could handle it and the said of everyone lisa probably had the biggest career ahead of her. Anyways this series has been the worst esp compared with its highlight year season 3 :)

¤CharlDa¤
May 17th, 2006, 03:47 PM
Elliott was the weakest last night, i think the nerves got to him. His songs were blah. I hate taylor but he was the best last night. we should get Taylor vs Kat final.

sunset
May 17th, 2006, 04:11 PM
I say katherine would win. I think chris should have when further than elliot.

I'm loving it. :lol:

azmad_88
May 17th, 2006, 04:36 PM
honestly

randy and paula are bias and being unfair to Katherine..

randy and paula if they like someone they will give them a good comment..

when kat sang well...for randy it was alright..

paula will say u look beautiful

thank God simon said "Randy yOur Are being unfair"-which is soo true

Katherine..u have the star quality..win it

we dont want another ruben studdard for this season im sure

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 17th, 2006, 04:59 PM
I hate Taylor. :rolleyes: He wishes to bewitch us all. He's a freaking witch. Well, not me. I am in no way enchanted by his, spectacles

raddronald
May 17th, 2006, 05:30 PM
randy, especially, does not want kat to win. he is bias pro-taylor. why should he be a judge then? anything taylor does is 'hot'....i thought he was a bit off on the springsteen and crocker numbers. but amazing with the last song

tterb
May 17th, 2006, 05:43 PM
Ye definatley, none of them have any star quality for me and whoever wins itis going to have the worst career of all the idols IMO they just dont scream superstar, i liked Paris and Lisa because they were young and had potential to be great if under the right tutor but the 3 now just cant get any better really i dnt think, its a shame they are the final 3 but good luck to them all the same also the person i pick in these taent shows never wins esp in American idol asin 04 i was so rooting for Latoya she was superb she at least deserved to be in the final, and last year i was for Vonselle and out o the final 3 she should have won but i think that Simon Cowell just didnt like her, any brilliant performance she gave were randy and paula gave standing ovations he just looked at the negatives and tthats why i think she didnt win lol i completley went off the topic

Agree that LaToya should have made it MUCH farther than she did. I never cared for Fantasia - she may have been a good performer, but her voice never did it for me. I would have preferred LaToya win it that season.

I think Paris definitely should have been top 3 this season. She has a lot of talent. Lisa, on the other hand, had little personality on stage and she had a nice voice, but not stand-out material (a bit thin-sounding to me).

Vonzell was a great performer with a very good voice, and I think she should have been in the final with Carrie Underwood. But her voice wasn't better than Carrie's. Still, she outshone Carrie in the personality department easily, IMHO.

As far as this season goes, the top 3 are a bit weird - I would have picked Paris, Katharine, and either Mandisa/Chris/Elliott as my final three. But there are clear weaknesses with each of the top 3 - Taylor comes across as gimmicky and cheeseball, Katharine is inconsistent and prone to oversinging at times, and Elliott is really lacking in stage presence and song choice (most of his performances are solid, but not truly memorable). Katharine is easily the most marketable, based on looks and singing style, and she's my favorite of those left. I don't know if she has much of a chance versus Taylor, but hopefully I'm wrong.

CondiLicious
May 17th, 2006, 06:14 PM
Out of the 3 that are left I prefer Katharine but I'm really not that crazy about her. Her performances are too hit and miss. She was really good singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow though. Elliott is alright but he's no idol. And Taylor is okay for somebody to laugh at but he'll go nowhere but the cruise ships. And I'm sick of him shouting out "Soul Patrol" every 5 seconds.

I'm just kind of sick of the whole show. I loved last season because Carrie is my favorite singer. I know all the criticisms about how she has no stage presence but her voice is amazing and she sings my favorite genre - Country.

Gonzo Hates Me!
May 17th, 2006, 06:14 PM
randy, especially, does not want kat to win. he is bias pro-taylor. why should he be a judge then? anything taylor does is 'hot'....i thought he was a bit off on the springsteen and crocker numbers. but amazing with the last song

tell me about it. Randy's such a freaking sabotaging douche. He did it to Paris, and now Katharine. No matter how amazing their performances, he would call them "okay." Yet Taylor, whose *voice* is clearly not overwhelming on every performance, nor is it overwhelming period, which is the high standard he has held Paris and Katharine to perform at each time, gets "you were a hot one tonight! woo woo" no matter how drabby and dreary his performances are.

CondiLicious
May 17th, 2006, 06:18 PM
Randy's such a freaking sabotaging douche. He did it to Paris, and now Katharine. No matter how amazing their performances, he would call them "okay."

He did it last year with Carrie. It's all well and good saying she has no stage presence cause well... she just stands there and doesn't even move her arms hardly! But her voice was always way better than the rest and she never sang out of tune (aside from the finale) but all Randy could say was "That was just alright for me... a few pitchy moments..." WTF? She was IN tune. It's her thing... she has an insane voice and she's always in tune. Even when she did "Alone" and was vocally perfect he hardly praised her. The only time he ever really went OTT with praise for Carrie was the finale and ironically it was of a performance when she DID sing out of tune. Muppet!

Viktymise
May 17th, 2006, 08:39 PM
Agree that LaToya should have made it MUCH farther than she did. I never cared for Fantasia - she may have been a good performer, but her voice never did it for me. I would have preferred LaToya win it that season.

I think Paris definitely should have been top 3 this season. She has a lot of talent. Lisa, on the other hand, had little personality on stage and she had a nice voice, but not stand-out material (a bit thin-sounding to me).

Vonzell was a great performer with a very good voice, and I think she should have been in the final with Carrie Underwood. But her voice wasn't better than Carrie's. Still, she outshone Carrie in the personality department easily, IMHO.

As far as this season goes, the top 3 are a bit weird - I would have picked Paris, Katharine, and either Mandisa/Chris/Elliott as my final three. But there are clear weaknesses with each of the top 3 - Taylor comes across as gimmicky and cheeseball, Katharine is inconsistent and prone to oversinging at times, and Elliott is really lacking in stage presence and song choice (most of his performances are solid, but not truly memorable). Katharine is easily the most marketable, based on looks and singing style, and she's my favorite of those left. I don't know if she has much of a chance versus Taylor, but hopefully I'm wrong.
Ye i get what ur saying, Latoya was the best singer in season 3 and shud have been least in the fianl, when she sang Dont Rain On My Parade after she was voted off i was in tears, she sang it like a pro and she was so dignified in defeat she was still smiling, what a shame bout that

Reuchlin
May 17th, 2006, 08:56 PM
It's all about who the voted off person's votes will go to.

shadowsecret
May 17th, 2006, 09:03 PM
Out of the 3 that are left I prefer Katharine but I'm really not that crazy about her. Her performances are too hit and miss. She was really good singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow though. Elliott is alright but he's no idol. And Taylor is okay for somebody to laugh at but he'll go nowhere but the cruise ships. And I'm sick of him shouting out "Soul Patrol" every 5 seconds.

I'm just kind of sick of the whole show. I loved last season because Carrie is my favorite singer. I know all the criticisms about how she has no stage presence but her voice is amazing and she sings my favorite genre - Country.

i agree! with pretty much everything.. i mean taylor? american idol? that just won't work in a long run.. but randy seems to want him to win and paula wants elliot which i'm not surprised considering she's always supporting any XY chromosomes..
this season i have no faves because imo, this "group" they picked isn't exactly the best group they've been saying.

Joseosu19
May 17th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Taylor is not good. He has a mediocre voice, horrible dancing, horrible entertainment, horrible image. I have no clue how he is still left.

Elliot is alright. He sings well, but I think something about his voice bothers me. He also has a slight lisp, and lacks star quality. He doesn't exactly have the image either.

Katherine should be the winner out of the three left. She has a strong and talented voice, but is very inconsistent. I feel the show wants her off, though. They made her sing 2 Elvis songs last week, when she was the only girl left and clearly at a disadvantage.

Helen Lawson
May 17th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Do you think Taylor would do like a Playgirl spread or sex video ever?

raddronald
May 17th, 2006, 09:28 PM
elliot is a great singer, taylor is a fun performer, and kat has the whole package.
if taylor wins, how would they market him? can we hear his ray charles/joe crocker songs on kiis fm (top 40) or like the star 98.7 (alternative)... ??
he's not country enough...so what would idol do for him?

practiceboy
May 17th, 2006, 10:19 PM
I agree that Randy is really biased and not even ATTEMPTING to be objective in assessing Taylor and Katherine. I agree that Elliott was off last night, but Taylor was not nearly as good as Randy made him out to be, and Katherine was really a lot better than Randy made her out to be. You could tell Katherine was getting really frustrated at their comments because she knew she had done really well for most of the night

CondiLicious
May 17th, 2006, 11:09 PM
Katherine was really a lot better than Randy made her out to be. You could tell Katherine was getting really frustrated at their comments because she knew she had done really well for most of the night

Well, it's like the week she did "I Have Nothing". She wasn't amazing/incredible but she was good and all 3 of them totally slaughtered her as if she'd sung every note off key and was just dreadful. It was WEIRD. I dunno... maybe it's a personal thing... maybe they just don't like her and can't be objective.

raddronald
May 18th, 2006, 12:35 AM
elliott to be booted?

Drake1980
May 18th, 2006, 05:39 AM
Elliott:hysteric:

azmad_88
May 18th, 2006, 06:58 AM
its obvious paula and randy dont want kat to win!..

go SIMON!!..i LOVE U!
ive always did and will always do!
ur the only judge that speak up your mind..and FAIR

Helen Lawson
May 18th, 2006, 12:44 PM
My man's in the FINAL!!!! Go Taylor!!!

Too bad for Elliott, he had a lovely voice (the best of the 3 remaining imo) and I'm sure he'll get a contract.

Princess Fiona
May 18th, 2006, 04:17 PM
Well, so much for that prediction on the last page... Who was that Princess Fiona poster again? :rolleyes: She knows NOTHING... :o :o ;)

Sorry that Elliott is out... I love his voice and he seems like such a sweet, lovely man. I would love an Elliott album, and I hope those record companies are getting busy as I type... :)

So it's Taylor *swoon* ;) and Kat? Looking forward to watching this week's shows and the final next week...

(Though I'll need the tissues - I'm a big baby when it comes to watching people go home. And it being the lovely Elliott, whaaaa... )

shap_half
May 18th, 2006, 05:30 PM
Vonselle was better than the rest in series 4 and she is definatley a better singer than Katharine, Lisa just wasnt mature enough yet t handle such a big stage even the judges were debating whether to put her through in early rounds because they didnt know whether she could handle it and the said of everyone lisa probably had the biggest career ahead of her. Anyways this series has been the worst esp compared with its highlight year season 3 :)

I really disagree with your assesment of Vonzell. I think she's great, but I don't think her voice is as great as you've made it sound. She is in no way the best singer of last season: Carrie, Anward, and Jessica Sierra were all better singers than Vonzell. She had better likeability and a fun personality, but she really wasn't a better singer than any of them. She is often pitchy and sounds strained. She also falls short when the song becomes too big -- losing control of her voice.

I think that Katharine is a far superior singer than Vonzell. Katharine's range is amazing. The song "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" is a rangy enough song, but she actually sang it an octave higher than KT Tunstall does. The tone of her voice is also very pure. I think it's interesting to note how most of the guest musical figures have said the same things about her voice: pure, powerful, and great range. I also think Katharine has given us some of the most memorable performances of the season (and the series) with "Someone to Watch Over Me)," "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "You're Bring out the Elvis in Me." I'm not suggest Vonzell is not a great singer/performer, but I think Katharine has proven several times that she is better.

Lisa Tucker showed great potential. I remember watching the initial audition, I thought her voice was sooo great. But unfortunately she wasn't exactly shown the same greatness since then. I absolutely hated her "I Am Changing" performance. I love Jennifer Holliday! She is a stage legend. Lisa Tucker is not. Jennifer's voice is soooooo BIG and she emotes so much during a performance. Lisa Tucker's rendition was bland, flat, and awful. She never really got to showcase her talent the way she did in her audition. I think she was the weakest female contestant in the top 12 this year and couldn't leave soon enough.

:inlove:
May 18th, 2006, 07:50 PM
Hoping:

3rd: Taylor
2nd: Katharine
1st: Elliott

Thinking:

3rd: Elliott
2nd: Taylor
1st: Katharine

raddronald
May 19th, 2006, 07:55 AM
please win kat! i don't see myself buying a taylor cd or concert ticket.

Asif_Nawaz
May 19th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Go Kat!!You're Amazing!!!Taylor is so annoyingg!!!!AND Elliot looked like a leprechaun.I loved Kats Come Rain,Come Shine I have Nothing and Over The Rainbow.