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  1. Elliott Yamin Rankings 11-6 11. Alright Elliott Yamin - Alright 10. You Are The One Elliott Yamin - You Are The One 9. Train Wreck Elliott Yamin - Train Wreck 8. Find A Way Elliott Yamin - Find A Way 7. Take My Breath Away Elliott Yamin - Take My Breath Away 6. I'm The Man Elliott Yamin - I'm The Man
  2. I'll resume this tomorrow. Anyone who wants to submit rankings for Elliott's first album have until tonight at 11:59 PM EST to do so.
  3. Still one of my favorite television moments. I was rooting for Fresh Prince of Bel-Air to win (that was my #1), but I have no issues with Boy Meets World (my #4) winning.
  4. I guess Top 3 isn't too bad. Friends is winning this, isn't it?
  5. * Remembers when Jen and Elise both sang One And Only in the Top 12 Girls Round with Elise's version being vastly superior, resulting in Elise advancing to the finals and Jen being picked to sing and stinking up the joint in the WC Round. *
  6. Round 2: Aaron Marcellus - Never Can Say Goodbye Erika Van Pelt - I Believe In You And Me Erika Van Pelt - New York State Of Mind Elise Testone - Bold As Love
  7. Yes to Seinfeld being in the Bottom 5! I never got into the Seinfeld craze. Ugh at Sister, Sister just missing out on the Top 10. Double ugh at Saved By The Bell and Married...With Children missing out on the Top 5. Considering how much dislike SBTB seems to have, I guess I should be happy it made it to #7. Tiffani Thiessen and Lark Voorhies before she went off the deep end.
  8. #7! The Clues: - Could have something colorful in common with another Top 10 act - Has a license to kill anyone with vocals - Was eliminated in another show in a week in which the buzz should've been strong 7. Bee/Gladys Knight Season 1: Third Place Bee - Chandelier Bee - Locked Out Of Heaven Bee - Wrecking Ball Bee - What’s Love Got To Do With It Bee - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman Bee - I Can’t Make You Love Me Bee Unmasking Coming in at lucky #7 is an insect that brought a lot of sweetness to TMS! Bee was certainly one of the more impressive acts during S1 and in general. The costume was designed well outside of the mask. If I had to pick my favorite parts, they would be the wings and the open stinger with the four thin black legs on it. Finally, the honeycomb-like collar was a nice design touch. Beyond that, Bee gave us some of the strongest vocal performances on the show. Speaking of which, let’s get right into it. Bee began her TMS run with Chandelier, which is a difficult song to sing. However, she gave a strong vocal, and I was very familiar with the voice from the get-go. She followed that with Locked Out Of Heaven, which was a lot of fun. My favorite parts were the “uhs” and Joel McHale's booty shaking dance. With that said, the drapes in the background were kind of distracting. Bee then gave one of my favorite vocal performances the next time she took the stage with Wrecking Ball. Funny enough, I’m not a Miley Cyrus fan, but WB is a song I’ve always liked. It’s in my Top 5 S1 TMS performances, and I’d go as far as saying Bee’s version is my favorite rendition of the song. She came back the next time with What’s Love Got To Do With It. She was vocally strong as always; however, my favorite parts are the hip shakes during the pre-chorus and Ken’s actions during the whole performance. Next was A Natural Woman, which was a very soulful performance. With that said, the main thing I noticed was her mouth moving underneath the mask’s mouth. In addition to this, Kelly kind of spoiled me on the song because all I can hear is the whistle note during the “you make me feel so alive” part. Back to Bee, she would make it to the finals where she sang a really pretty version of I Can’t Make You Love Me. If there was anything to criticize over this performance, it was the rising platform and the creepy looking dancers. Having said that, I hoped she’d at least finish in the Top 2; however, she placed third when it was all said and done. I think the main thing that hurt her was the perception of the performance not being as dynamic as Peacock’s or Monster’s; then again, who really knows how the voting works in this show. Regardless, she was unmasked as R&B/soul legend Gladys Knight. I knew it was her from the beginning. I picked up on the hints from the first clue package, with the main one being empress because her nickname is The Empress of Soul. Hearing her sing from the first note confirmed it. I loved how almost everyone, from the regular panel to the guest singers, knew it was her almost instantly. Kenan Thompson was all “everyone knows that’s Gladys Knight”. Speaking of whom, I liked his speech to her after her unmasking. Of course, Ken had to be contrarian and was adamant about Bee being Anita Baker. The last thing I’ll say is that I would definitely buy any recordings of the songs Bee sang because she still has the voice, plus I think she’s the best of the soul divas to do the soul and slayed her more contemporary performances. Overall, Bee was one of the best acts of S1 and one I highly enjoyed. 07. Bee/Gladys Knight: I'll explain the first clue. The something colorful in common was referring to the colors black and yellow. Bee's costume was black and yellow, as are bees in general. In addition, Black And Yellow is a song by Wiz Khalifa AKA Chameleon, who is in the Top 10 of this ranking along with Bee. The other two clues were already explained. The Sensational Six: Monster Fox Rottweiler Frog Sun Seahorse The clues for #6: - Fell short against it natural rival in another habitat - Microphone checka, swingin' sword lecture; closin' down the sector, supreme neck protector - Was invited to fill up a tank and hit the road with a band
  9. No, it was a joke! We just need someone who's as over the top as Donny! How dare they make the video of such iconic television not available?! Whoever did such a thing has no taste! Happy to see you're happy! Oh, I guess I wasn't paying too much attention when they referenced it. I don't have much argument regarding his performances. I kind of noticed you like to bring the drama once in a while. I understand the reasoning of why Archie's was more devastating. I think it has to do with the level of investment because the voters determine who wins whereas it's only a few groups who determine the winner of TMS. Plus the stakes are higher on Idol because the prize is a recording contract whereas it's a trophy and bragging rights on TMS. There's nothing wrong with tooting one's own horn at such an accomplishment! Oh no, you didn't mess up anything. I've been so busy I haven't been able to churn out any rankings or write-ups at the pace I want. Ah, the wonder that is life. 08. I can definitely see how the face can be creepy. I had a feeling this was an act you wouldn't care for. The panel hypes everyone! I didn't feel she was hyped more than most. I'd probably have to check myself in therapy if there are any more lips-based costumes. As you know, I'm not afraid to be critical of acts or people I'm a fan of. Seeing that Frog has yet to be ranked, I like him over her as well; however, I still am a fan of Night Angel. Well, you were the only one to try to guess the clues. I'll try to post #7 tomorrow. I'll see if I have the time. We'll see about the guesses for the clues...
  10. It's fine to submit rankings. I haven't received anything from anyone.
  11. I've been super busy the past few days. I'll get back to this when I have more spare time.
  12. It's time for #8! The Clues: - Amanda Avila, Pia Toscano, and Hollie Cavanagh - Like to just kick it among the stars in a dark environment - Placed some tender, love, and care on a hit single 8. Night Angel/Kandi Burruss Season 3: First Place Night Angel - You Give Love A Bad Name Night Angel - Million Reasons Night Angel - Shout! Night Angel - Rise Up Night Angel - Man! I Feel Like A Woman Night Angel - Black Velvet Night Angel - Last Dance Night Angel - How To Love Night Angel - River Deep - Mountain High Night Angel Unmasking At #8 we go from the S3 runner-up to the S3 winner. Night Angel’s costume was interesting to say the least. The purple, pink, and gold color scheme shouldn’t work, yet it fits together. With that said, I don’t think the train was necessary, especially with the wings. Finally, the open mouth face was kind of creepy. Based on everything written, it appears I’m not the biggest fan of the costume. However, she is here because I enjoyed her performances enough to offset the costume. Performance wise, Night Angel had a nice balance of slow and up-tempo songs. She certainly got off to a strong start with You Give Love A Bad Name. She displayed some great power and had a strong stage presence. She followed that with a more subtle performance of Million Reasons, which happens to be one of my favorite Lady Gaga songs. She advanced to the Group C finals where she sang Shout. The performance may have been campy, but the song itself calls for it to be campy. The only downside was the lips costumes the dancers wore (Obviously, I’m not a fan of costumes based off of lips ). From there she sang Rise Up which was solid and she showcased her range well; however, as I’ve said a number of times I can go multiple lifetimes without hearing that song again. One of the things that stood out was Nicole’s open mouth reaction (I don’t know why; I’m weird like that). She went back to an up-tempo song with Man! I Feel Like A Woman which was a lot of fun, plus she showed off some nice dancing. She followed that with a gritty performance of Black Velvet. With that said, my favorite parts of the performance were the dancers who cracked me up and Nicole who looked like she was really feeling the song. Night Angel gave a fun and infectious performance of Last Dance the next time she took the stage. Following Last Dance she gave an intriguing performance of How To Love to say the least. I liked how she dedicated the song to Robot aka Lil Wayne, who was the first act eliminated that season. Having said that, I’m not really a fan of the song, so I didn’t enjoy this as much as some of her other performances. What made the performance intriguing was how it started off as a ballad before adding a trap beat and becoming more up-tempo during the last portion of the song. In the finals, she sang River Deep - Mountain High, which was a great showing. The most memorable part was the long note she held at the end. With that said, as good as it was, I felt it was the weakest performance of the three despite not liking the song Before You Go. I thought she would place third like the female contestants before her in the previous two seasons; however, she won the whole thing, which I understand was highly controversial at the time. I, for one, was happy to see her win, which may be an unpopular opinion (what's new there? ). She was unmasked as Kandi Burruss, and I can’t remember if any of the panelists thought it was her early on. Overall, I think Night Angel may be underrated because of her win, but she was a strong act and one of my favorites when it’s all said and done. 08. Night Angel/Kandi Burruss: An explanation of the first two clues for Denise: - The three women in the first clue were AI contestants. However, the main thing they have in common is all three of them sang River Deep - Mountain High on Idol. Of course, Night Angel sang the song during the S3 finale of TMS. - The "just kick it" part was a reference to the Xscape song Just Kickin It. Kandi was a member of Xscape. The stars in a dark environment is a reference to her Night Angel outfit. You mostly see stars at night, and angels are known to fly. The Magnificent Seven: Monster Bee Fox Rottweiler Frog Sun Seahorse I'll just post the clues for #7 here: - Could have something colorful in common with another Top 10 act - Has a license to kill anyone with vocals - Was eliminated in another show in a week in which the buzz should've been strong
  13. Well what do you know? You were correct unfortunately. Hey, I don't want any crying here! I'm sure it will be worth it when it finally happens. - This will never get old! I don't know if there will be anything to top it should there be another season! - Yeah. There could be three permanent panelists with the fourth one rotating and the fifth being the guest singer of course. It is amazing! You can love the third person for the both of us! As I mentioned in the opening post, I'm a weirdo. I guess that explains why I'm able to do such a thing like separating the two. Don't sell yourself short; you're probably better at it than you think. 09. I can see them quite clear. What can I say? You should know to expect the unexpected from a Crisis thread by now. At least you're happy about his spot and not crying about it. Putting it that way, it did seem like a punk-rock version of it, which is pretty much the opposite of who he is. Why am I not surprised you enjoyed all of his performances? He did do a great job of showcasing his voice and his entertaining side. I didn't realize I wrote a lot about other people's reactions in the write-up. The dance breakdown was something to see. Happy to see you like my comments on Fix You; however, it doesn't appear you cared too much for my comments on Before You Go, especially since it's your favorite. Oh no, we're now seeing dramatic Denise. I know the end result was heartbreaking for you. Now I'm curious, which was more devastating: Turtle or Archie? You don't have to answer if you don't want. At least you appreciate me saying he was the most consistent. It is a great montage, and it's great it has over a million views. It looks like it has over 14,000 likes as well. I just realized I didn't post his unmasked video; I'll take care of that right now. I plan to post #8 some time today. We'll see if you're right or not. It doesn't look like I'll finish this before S6, so I'll just update when I have the free time.
  14. It's been a long and difficult week at work, but I'll try to reply to this and everything else in all of my threads tomorrow.
  15. The clues for #8: - Amanda Avila, Pia Toscano, and Hollie Cavanagh - Like to just kick it among the stars in a dark environment - Placed some tender, love, and care on a hit single
  16. Casey Abrams "I Put A Spell On You" Kendra Chantelle "Georgia On My Mind" (2) Hayden, Weedy Pia Toscano "Don't Let The Sun Go Down O Me" Jacob Lusk "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word" Paul McDonald "Folsom Prison Blues" (11) Gigi, rdhaley96, QK, Wallace, Victoria, Priscilla, Akshar, Diana, Amanda, Lily, JORDAN_FAN Lauren Alaina "Anyway" (8) Chris, Alex, Steven, Sola, Andrew, Elliott, JC, Crisis
  17. Time for #9! The Clues: - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael... - Began on a road of subconsciousness - Hung out with a now disgraced family figure 9. Turtle/Jesse McCartney Season 3: Second Place Turtle - Kiss From A Rose Turtle - Say You Won’t Let Go Turtle - There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back Turtle - Higher Love Turtle - Let It Go Turtle - Stay Turtle - Fix You Turtle - Jealous Turtle - Before You Go Turtle Unmasking Coming in at #9 is the reptilian S3 runner up. Normally, acts like this aren’t my style; however, he was a really strong, versatile, and consistent performer that I knew I had to place him in my Top 10. With that said, the costume wasn’t one of my favorites mainly because I didn’t think it resembled a turtle; if anything it looked more like an iguana. I wouldn’t have known it was a turtle if not for the shell. Nonetheless, it wasn’t enough to prevent a high ranking; besides, the performances were strong enough to overcome any costume issues, if they can be called that (it’s just me nitpicking ). Turtle got off to a great start with Kiss From A Rose. It doesn’t hurt that I love the song. With that said, the thing I remember the most from the performance was Ken going whoa in the middle of it. He followed that with a strong performance of Say You Won’t Let Go. I think it was his best performance from a technical standpoint. After two solid ballads, he came out and gave a lively performance of There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back in which he showed some nice dance moves. In addition, as with Astronaut he made me enjoy a Shawn Mendes song (I guess anyone can tell I’m not a Shawn Mendes fan ). He sang Higher Love the next time he took the stage, which was another lively performance. After two up-tempo numbers, he sang another ballad with Let It Go. Next, he performed another fun up-tempo with Stay; having said that, the look on Nick’s face while dancing to it in the audience is what comes to mind when I think of this performance. It’s completely random, but what have you. Following that was another ballad with Fix You. Now I am not a Coldplay fan nor do I like the song; however, this is one of the more heartfelt and emotional performances of the season. It’s between this and Let It Go at least IMO. He returned to a more up-tempo number with Jealous the next time he took the stage. The performance was fun to watch; however, Jealous is a song I grew tired of listening to because I’ve heard it so many times. He easily made it to the finale where he gave a very strong performance of Before You Go. Nevertheless, I didn’t enjoy it too much because this is another song and artist I am not a fan of. If there’s anyone I like less than Shawn Mendes, it’s Lewis Capaldi. To be honest, I thought he was going to win after that performance; however, he placed second and was unmasked as Jesse McCartney. I believe Nicole was the first one to pick up on him. I was happy Night Angel won (she has yet to show up after all. Also, I know a certain mod will vehemently disagree with me here ); however, Turtle winning would’ve been something I wouldn’t have complained about. If I’m being objective, he was the most consistent act; it’s just that I enjoyed two others from the season more. Nonetheless, Turtle was an act I enjoyed when it’s all said and done. 09. Turtle/Jesse McCartney: The Elite 8: Monster Bee Fox Rottweiler Night Angel Frog Sun Seahorse Clues for #8 coming soon!
  18. It's just in general. I'm not upset over Summertime, but I hoped at least one of For All We Know or Dancing In The Street made the finals. I wouldn't have minded Umbrella, but I had a feeling that wasn't going to make it.
  19. I'm surprised You Oughta Know wasn't cut. This was going to be my cut. Cut Scotty McCreery "Always On My Mind".
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