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  1. Ah, yes, that. I even noted on the previous page that the jump between preliminary and final ratings brought him from "not even able to edge out Grace Leer for 5th in the event that Just Sam gets cut at Top 20 (which was doubly possible because prior to normalization, she was tied with Cyniah)" to "able to beat out Sophia James for 5th even in the event Just Sam does make it." But with the decay curve dropping like crazy, I was wrong on two points: Jonny couldn't beat out Sophia, and Grace wouldn't have beaten out Kimmy in Top 11 anyway.
  2. Whereas Lauren Spencer-Smith would've become the first CSAB winner to not make the real finals. Except probably not really because it looks like Johnny would've made the finale?
  3. Beautiful. Went back and listened to her performance of this song on Idol for comparison, and while it was of course good, it wasn't one of her best, and I feel like she wasa trying too hard to imitate Janis. And then this cover sounds like pure Haley, no one else. She knows who she is, and she's a treasure.
  4. And CSAB is off! The counselors did ultimately rule that they'd be taking 11 contestants, not 10, which means I think the final punchline may involve the U.S. and Canada at war.
  5. American Idol hasn't been "buzzworthy" for years. The pandemic put a huge damper on the season; we literally had fewer total performances this year than seasons 4-7 and 9 had semifinal performances (also 12 if you count its "quarterfinals" and 15-17 if you count the celebrity duets). Count that up; that's 9 out of the 17 seasons that preceded this where we saw more live(ish) performances before we even had the Top 10/12 than we got from this entire season (not that they were really live, either.)
  6. And we've got gold! The s.d. for the season was so low that they said that a "proper" normalization would put the top performances of the year in range of the all-time record, and the bottom performance of the year at a negative 4. So they literally "flattened the curve". As for CSAB, we do have a conclusive 11th place finisher for the Top 20, and it is indeed Just Sam (still at a 49; Cyniah's dropped to a 48.) So yeah, the decision whether to go with 10 or 11 coming out of that episode will literally decide the winner. And if Sam is cut there, it would indeed be LSS, her lone perf
  7. I think you've captured it perfectly. I was surprised at first because of how minorities rarely do well on this show, but there were a lot of things working in her favor. Yes, her "feel-good story" factor was being cut into by Dillon, but she stood out in a lot of ways in the Finale. Lone female contestant, lone black contestant, and yes, there's the New York City factor. Funny thing about NYC; when there's a crisis, the whole country puts aside its usual attitude towards them. Just look at 2001, when the country that loves an underdog instead deemed an overbearing dynasty a "sentimental favor
  8. So ratings for the Finale have gone silver...If Just Sam makes the Top 11, she wins CSAB, too. If it's Cyniah who makes the Top 11, or if there's only a Top 10... I think it's Lauren Spencer-Smith. The fact that there was a reprise round means she does get a leg up on Makayla, and Francisco's performances were 50 and 37. Her reprise would be right around 50 as well, and her last projected rating would still be in the 40s. Edit: Oh, huh, I still have a tab with the bronze-star ratings. Here's the changes: The big movers were Arthur's "I Don't Want To Be" and
  9. All of this makes sense. Mountain Time Zone was Carmen's home state, and LaKisha had had back-to-back poor performances in Top 7 and first Top 6, but brought it back in the second Top 6.
  10. Small sample sizes. We had a good cast this year, and America was mostly on point with their eliminations.
  11. This is the unpopular opinions thread. This opinion has no place here.
  12. Let's calm down on the hyperbole, wgm. Nobody's challenging Kelly/Carrie.
  13. So in the end, the discussion about whether to honor any "perfect games" is all but moot. Only two finalists actually ended with perfect games, one of whom needed a "save" just to avoid being a semifinalist. Back when they first conceived of the idea of a "perfect game", they said that the easiest way to do it would be to make it through the semifinals, then put up a forgettable performance in the low 50s early in the finals, noting that some contestants had come close to just that, with their final performances being their first sub-50s and still being very respectable (I believe
  14. You clearly haven't watched this show in quite some time then! The virus kind of wrecked it, but the talent this season was at its highest since they performed a Y-chromosomectomy on Season 12 Season 11. Unless you only watched these past two weeks. Then your criticism is fine because the judges kind of dropped the ball in crafting a Top 20 and the voters really dropped the ball narrowing those 20 contestants down to 11 and then 7. I'm probably in the minority here, but I'd put the cut from 11 to 7 this year right up there with Season 9's 16 to 12 cutdown for worst quad-elimination
  15. Nice catch. I hadn't even registered that all three of them were West Coasters. Also, hooray for the Northeast finally getting a winner that's worth a damn picking up their second champion! The South has always dominated this thing, and the Midwest has largely picked up the scraps. I think we're actually ahead of the West now; they've had their fair share of runners-up but Jordin's the only one that closed the deal (and we were guaranteed a Western winner in that finale; WA vs. AZ). Just wish it didn't have to be NY pulling through for us (I'm just joking about the fir
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