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  1. I guess it really depends on how you use the scale right. For instance, "average" for a lot of people here seems to be like a 7 or 8 and kind of equating those similarly to Cs and Bs in school. But on a 10-point scale you can just as easily argue the "average" performance should be a 5. Some episodes - and seasons - would be comparatively better or worse, but those folks would likely have about an even numbers of 4s and 6s, a slightly smaller number of 3s and 7s, 2s and 8s, 1s and 9s, and the fewest 0s and 10s reserved for h best and worst of the season. I'm not sure either system is any b
  2. Joanna Serenko - "Lean On Me" 6 Micah Iverson - "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" 8 Todd Tilghman - "Love, Me" 8 Zan Fiskum - "Never Be The Same" 5 Thunderstorm Artis - "Home" 8 Megan Danielle - "What Hurts The Most" 5 Allegra Miles - "Overjoyed" 6 Toneisha Harris - "Because You Loved Me" 5 CammWess - "Rainbow" 9
  3. I want to say Louis. He deserved to be gone already and I would've preferred Makayla, Jovin or Sophia over him in the Top7. I think America hopefully comes to the senses this time around. The other one is a tougher call...I feel like it might be Just Sam, partially because this was kind of a solid but not spectacular week from her and partially because African Americans have a poor track record of being pushed deep by the public in recent seasons. If it were up to me, I'd cut Francisco and Louis instead, though I did truly like the former for the first time tonight since his audition on his
  4. 1. Julia Gargano 2. Jonny West 3. Just Sam 4. Dillon James 5. Arthur Gunn 6. Francisco Martin 7. Louis Knight
  5. EXCELLENT: 1. Julia Gargano - “Sweetest Devotion” (Adele) VERY GOOD: 2. Jonny West - “Amazing Grace” 3. Dillon James - “Hang On, Hang On” (Amos Lee) 4. Jonny West - “Almost There” (from The Princess and the Frog) 5. Francisco Martin - “River” (Leon Bridges) GOOD: 6. Just Sam - “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” (from Cinderella) 7. Arthur Gunn - “Hey, Ma” (Bon Iver) GOOD ENOUGH: 8. Arthur Gunn - “Kiss the Girl” (from The Little Mermaid) ALMOST GOOD ENOUGH: 9. Just Sam - “I Turn to You” (Christina Agu
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    Top 3: Thunderstorm Todd Allegra Middle 3: Joanna (winner) Micah Toneisha Bottom 3: Zan CammWess Megan
  7. 1. Just Sam - “Grandma’s Hands” (Bill Withers) 2. Julia Gargano - “New York State of Mind” (Billy Joel) 3. Sophia James - “In My Room” (The Beach Boys) 4. Jonny West - “Faithfully” (Journey) 5. Makayla Phillips - “The House That Built Me” (Miranda Lambert) 6. Jovin Webb - “Voodoo” (Allen Stone) 7. Louis Knight - “In My Place” (Coldplay) 8. Arthur Gunn - “Take Me Home, Country Roads” (John Denver) 9. Francisco Martin - “Falling Like the Stars” (James Arthur) 10. Grace Leer - “Over the Rainbow” (Judy Garland) 11. Dillon
  8. Enjoyed Most: 1. Lauren 2. Jonny Solid Enough: 3. Arthur 4. Julia 5. Makayla 6. Just Sam 7. Kimmy 8. Dillon 9. Cyniah 10. Grace Almost Solid Enough: 11. Aliana 12. Sophia 13. Faith 14. Francisco A Bit Meh: 15. Nick Something Amiss: 16. Jovin (too bad, too, because he was one of my early favorites so I still voted for him) 17. Louis 18. Olivia 19. Franklin Good Voice, Failed Arrangement: 20. DeWayne
  9. I went: Michael - 10 votes Nelson - 9 votes Samantha - 3 votes Todd - 0 votes
  10. Out here on the Westside, earlier this evening Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties just issued statements saying face masks will be required when going out in public starting at 12:01am on Friday and that social distancing requirements will likely extend into June. If it was anything more than a pipe dream before, that's a pretty strong indicator there won't be anything resembling live shows in this city...at least not if they hope to do it before summertime.
  11. Wait....how are they going to do a 4-way knockout with fan voting if the show isn't live anymore? Is it voting on pre-taped performances? And when does the voting happen? Do those four skip the knockouts and vie to get into the playoffs? Or do they skip they playoffs too? I'm so confused...
  12. Probably lots of reruns of Ellen's Game of Games or some other such shizz...
  13. As a Los Angelino myself, I'm gonna say that feels unlikely, at least at this point. Of course, much of it will depend on how things trend over the next couple months. But to make it happen, things would have to get to the point where it's starting to feel OK to have people flying again. You'll be asking scores of people that work for the show, from producers, to the judges, to the band, to vocal coaches not to mention all the set people and other production crew...asking them all to get back to work. And once even one person tests positive, they probably have to shut it all down again and q
  14. AWESOME SAUCE: 1. Chris Blue 2. Alisan Porter 3. Maelyn Jarmon USUALLY LIKED A LOT: 4. Sawyer Fredericks 5. Sundance Head 6. Tessanne Chin 7. Josh Kaufman LIKED WELL ENOUGH: 8. Brynn Cartelli 9. Cassadee Pope 10. Javier Colon 11. Chevel Shepherd 12. Jordan Smith 13. Danielle Bradbury 14. Chloe Kohanski 15. Jake Hoot MEH: 16. Jermaine Paul WAS HARD FOR ME TO STOMACH: 17. Craig Wayne Boyd
  15. Not 10, and not in ranked order, but here's my list: Katie Kadan, "Baby I Love You" (top 10) Brennan Lassiter, "You Are My Sunshine" (top 10) Will Breman, "Say You'll Be There" Kat Hammock, "Vienna" (top 10-ish) Kyndal Inskeep, "Never Been To Spain" (top 10) Max Boyle, "Wayfaring Stranger" Mendeleyev, "Girl From The North County" (top 10) MaryBeth Byrd, "Angel from Montgomery" Gracee Shriver, "Rainbow" Kyndal Inskeep and James Violet, "I Could Use a Love Song" (top 10) Max Boyle, "when the party's over" (top 10) Rose Short, "Big White Room" Kat Hammock, "Kiss
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