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  1. 1 hour ago, 1234567890 said:

    One of the single most overrated Idol performances of all-time. Here we have BB Chez singing a song that requires a lot of passion and feeling, yet she brought none of it to this performance. She looked like a little girl throwing a temper tantrum over not getting the doll she wanted instead of a desperate woman trying not to lose her man. I laughed out loud at her trying to show emotion during this performance. I couldn’t believe all of the accolades this performance received because it was just average, IMO. The only reason this isn’t #20 is because Colton is in the finals. I’d rather listen to Ashthon Jones’ version than this. - @Crisis








    It finishing first just made my point. 😘


    I guess I am asking for punishment, but I'll play S12 although I'd rather skip the next three seasons and go straight to S15. :haha:

  2. Time for #6.


    The clues:

    - Fell short against its 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



    6. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry

    Season 2: Second Place

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    Rottweiler - Maneater

    Rottweiler - Love Runs Out

    Rottweiler - Castle On The Hill

    Rottweiler - Grenade

    Rottweiler - Someone You Loved

    Rottweiler - Mr. Brightside

    Rottweiler - Alive

    Rottweiler Unmasking


    To paraphrase Baha Men, I let the dogs - or in this case, dog - out. :haha: Barking and roaming his way into the #6 spot is Rottweiler. The costume is one of my favorites of the series. I liked the mask, coat, jeans, hat, and shoes. I also liked when he wore the Santa hat along with the Christmas sweater. What I found the most interesting was the reason he picked the costume, which was to help him overcome his fear of rottweilers. Outside of the costume, Rottweiler was a consistent act who gave his fair share of great performances on the show and from what I understand, considered to be a favorite to win the whole thing. With that said, on to the performances.


    He started his impressive run with a great performance of Maneater. Along with the strong vocals, he showed some nice swag when moving with the dancers seeing that he isn’t much of a dancer normally. As with Bee, I was familiar with the voice from the beginning, especially that unmistakable vibrato. The performance was enough for him to beat Tree in the head-to-head and emerge from Group B. The next time Rottweiler took the stage was the fifth episode in which he sang Love Runs Out, which was a performance very similar to Maneater. Next, he took on the Ed Sheeran single Castle On A Hill, which was another solid effort on his behalf. Following that, he gave an explosive performance of Grenade (ducks tomatoes thrown at me) that I enjoyed despite being tired of hearing that song. That performance won him the head-to-head against Flower and allowed him to advance to the next round. There he stepped away from the up-tempo performances and sang the Lewis Capaldi ballad Someone You Loved. Unfortunately, this is my least favorite performance of his; however, it has nothing to do with Rottweiler himself. On the contrary, he sang the song and emoted it really well. Also, it has nothing to do with being a ballad. It’s just that, like I mentioned in Turtle’s write-up, I am not a Lewis Capaldi fan and I like Someone You Loved even less than Before You Go. OK, enough of my Lewis Capaldi grumblings, time to move on to the next performance which was Mr. Brightside. This was a rather interesting performance. It started off as a ballad, and I thought the rest of the performance would be the same. However, it became the more up-tempo version it’s known for during the chorus. Regardless, it was still a strong performance and it was enough for him to advance to the finals alongside Flamingo and Fox. There he gave, which was not only my favorite performance of his, but one of my overall favorite TMS performances with Alive. It helps that I love the song (funny enough, not when Sia sings it). In addition, the dancers were both great and hilarious, especially at the beginning of it. It was certainly a great final performance of the season and one that would’ve been worthy enough to win it all. Nonetheless, he was the runner-up to Fox and was unmasked as Chris Daughtry. I was surprised none of the panel got him; I like to think they were unfamiliar with him because anyone who was familiar would’ve known it was him from the first performance of the season. :haha: From what I understand, there were complaints about him not winning the season, but it is what it is. Regardless, Rottweiler is one of the best TMS acts when it’s all said and done.



    06. Rottweiler/Chris Daughtry:


    The Fab Five:







    #5 to come some time.

  3. 11 hours ago, 1234567890 said:

    Tamyra, Fantasia, Carrie, Chris, Melinda, David Cook and Crystal have also all had 6. :haha: The contestant with the most representation in the finals was Kelly with 7. :yes:


    I meant in general. :haha: I would have three, maybe four Jessica performances in the finals, not six. Personally, I would have no more than five performances per contestant in the finals. I understand Kelly and Tamyra in S1 since they carried most of the season, and I expect Candice to dominate S12 and the same for Trent and La'Porsha in S15.


    13 hours ago, Weedy_Speedy said:

    ^ Yeah, the Jessica fans really took advantage of all the other fanbase in-fighting. Touché to them. :haha: 


    I expected Jessica to be targeted more than she was and a Jessica/Hollie fan war for some reason, but Jessica got through pretty much unscathed. :haha:

  4. 12 hours ago, *Chris said:

    Regarding Cupcake - I can see why people think those two. One is way too big of a star atm to be afforded to be on this - could it be someone who replaced him on a certain Broadway show? Maybe.  Regarding the other one? The other one refuses to way drag in public so I don't think he would sign up for the show :haha: 


    Well, I'll go with my left field third guess if it's not my first two. :haha:


    9 hours ago, *Wallace said:

    I was surprised about Dalmatian being Tyga. Robin was guessing Nelly, but I didn't get a Nelly sound from him at all, lol.


    I noticed Robin don't get the people he worked with or was associated with in some form or another. :haha: He didn't guess Robot or Giraffe correctly despite collaborating with the former on a couple of songs and was a childhood friend of the latter. Now he add Dalmatian to the list. :haha:

  5. Steve Harvey?! :dead: Seriously Jenny?! :dead: I thought Nicole's guess being one of the Lil rappers was absurd. :haha:


    It was a solid group, for there were no obvious weak links here. With that said, I thought it would be between Cupcake and Dalmatian. I had no idea who Dalmatian was, but the clues made sense looking back at them. 


    As for the surviving acts of Group B:

    Queen Of Hearts: I'm going to say Jewel. It sounds like her. I think she'll be around for a while, which is unfortunate because the costume is ugly.

    Mallard: No idea

    Cupcake: I want to say RuPaul, but he appears to be taller than what Cupcake looks like. I'll guess Billy Porter; however, I'll throw something out there and guess one of The Pointer Sisters. I get that vibe for some reason.

    Banana Split:


    I'll eat my laptop if they aren't Katharine McPhee and David Foster. :haha: I thought it was them from the clues; however, it was the voice that definitely gave it away. I know that voice from anywhere. :wub:

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  6. Colton Dixon "Decode" - (3)  Andrew, Priscilla, Kevin

    Joshua Ledet "I Wish" - (1) Crisis

    Skylar Laine "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" - (2) Hayden, Richard

    Erika Van Pelt "New York State Of Mind" - (7) Alex, Andrew, Derek, Hayden, Kevin, Megan, Crisis

    Colton Dixon “Piano Man” - (2) - Priscilla, Richard

    Skylar Laine "Gunpowder And Lead" - (3) Alex, Megan, Crisis

    Phillip Phillips "Still Rainin'" - (1) Kevin

    Colton Dixon "Love The Way You Lie" - (2) - Priscilla, Richard

    Phillip Phillips "U Got It Bad" - (6) Alex, Andrew, Derek, Hayden, Megan, Crisis

    Jessica Sanchez "Try A Little Tenderness" - (2) Alex, Priscilla

    Skylar Laine "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" - (1) Kevin

    Jessica Sanchez "Proud Mary" - 

    Joshua Ledet "To Love Somebody" - (2) Derek, Richard

    Phillip Phillips "Home" - (4) Andrew, Derek, Hayden, Megan

  7. Elliott Yamin (Rankings 5-1)


    5. Free


    Elliott Yamin - Free



    At #5 is the second inspirational track on the album. I prefer Free to Find A Way because the track is more uplifting, plus I think the material and singing are better. I really love the message of the song, which is basically let yourself go and don't let any inhibitions hold you back. To me, it was clear this is a song that means a lot to Elliott with the way he sings it, especially in the chorus and bridge. I would've loved for this to be a single, but it's still a great song at the end of the day.


    4. A Song For You


    Elliott Yamin - A Song For You



    Coming in at #4 is the song that was Elliott's signature performance on Idol. A Song For You is a song that means a lot to Elliott seeing he sang it at every opportunity he got. While the live version is considered to be one of the greatest all-time Idol performances, the recorded version is no slouch in its own right. It is beautifully sung, and it has a lot of feeling in it. It's a great way to end the album.


    3. One Word


    Elliott Yamin - One Word



    At #3 is One Word. One Word was the second single released from the album. It was also the first song on the album that Elliott sings about love in a positive way. I thought he came across as very sincere when singing about how much this person meant to him in his life. The melodies of the verses and choruses sound incompatible; however, they worked well together. One Word is definitely one of the better songs on the album.


    2. Movin' On


    Elliott Yamin - Movin' On



    At #2 is the lead track from the album. Movin' On was initially leaked as a promo to help generate buzz about the album; however, it could only do so much seeing that the album was released on an independent label. As for the song itself, I found in interesting in some ways. Usually, the verses are more laid back than the choruses; in this case, however, the verses were sung higher than the choruses. With that said, I think it works because the verses have this urgency in that Elliott is expressing his feelings towards someone but that someone doesn't seem to get it. On the other hand, the chorus is him resigning himself to not waste any more time if this person isn't willing to reciprocate his feelings. It's a good song and a great way to open the album.


    1. Wait For You


    Elliott Yamin - Wait For You



    Topping the list is none other than Wait For You. At first, I was going to put Movin' On at #1. However, I decided to be basic and place Wait For You at the top instead. With that said, WFY is definitely a great song and one that became a hit for Elliott. The song is about Elliott's significant other leaving him for some reason, but Elliott is confident that she will return and therefore, he vows to wait until the day she does. Elliott does a great job selling the eagerness and emotion of the message the song is trying to get across. In addition, the rapid fire verses do a great job displaying the urgency and disbelief he is feeling. Finally, the chorus is an earworm that can get stuck in the head for days. It wouldn't surprise me if WFY tops any other rankings from the album as it does here, for it is certainly the most memorable song.


  8. Finally got around to watching the first two episodes.


    I had a feeling Octopus was Dwight Howard and Mother Nature was Vivica A. Fox. Both were fun, especially the former, but they were the weakest of the group. LOL at Ken getting his First Impression guess right first. Ken has always been good with the athletes, so it was no surprise he got Octopus correct. Disappointed Pufferfish is already out. I thought either Baby or Hamster was weaker, oh well. Back to Pufferfish, I knew she was Toni Braxton from the beginning. As much as she tried, she could not disguise her voice from me. :haha: I found Nick's disbelief at the panel not guessing her kind of amusing. :haha: Her performing with two masks on was certainly impressive, especially considering other acts talked about how hot those costumes are.


    As for the remaining acts, I'll put my guesses in spoiler tags. These are without me reading any spoilers.

    Baby: I'm getting a strong Larry The Cable Guy vibe from him.

    Bull: I'm leaning towards Todrick Hall. He sounds and moves like him. I think Nicole knows who he is based on her body language and words.

    Hamster: I don't have anything for him thus far.

    Skunk: I'm thinking this is Faith Evans. Her voice sounds a lot like her.

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  9. Elliott Yamin Rankings 11-6


    11. Alright


    Elliott Yamin - Alright



    Something has to be last, and Alright is the track that has this dubious dishonor. Here we have Elliott's attempt at a club banger. The problem is Elliott is not that type of artist, and I don't think he did anything to convince anyone he was otherwise. I think this song would work if anyone who specializes in this style of music did it, but it feels out of place on this album.


    10. You Are The One


    Elliott Yamin - You Are The One



    The album has a fair share of love songs. However, I think You Are The One is the weakest. It's not a bad song per se; it's just that it's the least memorable track on the album IMO. It has a nice melody and Elliott sounds nice, especially in the chorus, but it doesn't really have anything to pull me in and really catch my attention.


    9. Train Wreck


    Elliott Yamin - Train Wreck



    We're at the point where each song has something I like in some form or another although the bottom two aren't all that bad. Train Wreck is a song that has its qualities, with the chorus being my favorite part; however, I don't think it quite measures up to the others I ranked above it. The main criticism I have is I think the subject matter could've been more interesting given the title.


    8. Find A Way


    Elliott Yamin - Find A Way



    Find A Way is one of two inspirational songs on the album. With the first two tracks being kind of somber, I guess the next track was supposed to be somewhat uplifting. However, FAW is somber in its own right. I believe I understand what Elliott was going for, but I don't think he quite hit the mark. With that said, it's still a solid song overall.


    7. Take My Breath Away


    Elliott Yamin - Take My Breath Away



    Take My Breath Away is a nice song. It's not the best song, but it isn't the worst either. It did a good job of getting the album back on track after the detour that was Alright. The verses' melodies were unconventional, but Elliott sold the song well to offset any inconveniences. Somewhere in the middle is a nice place for it IMO.


    6. I'm The Man


    Elliott Yamin - I'm The Man



    I'm The Man is a song I love listening to when listening to the album. The verses have great melodies and the lyrics are well-written. In addition, Elliott does a great job of selling the song. Finally, the chorus is a really strong point. It's one of my favorite songs and I wish there were enough room to put this in the Top 5, but I enjoy the songs I have above it more.


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