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  1. 3 hours ago, miss denise said:

     

    :giggle: 

     

    LOL I don't remember those things, but what's funny to me is that I wasn't huge on either Phillip or Elise, yet loved those duets between them. :haha: 

     

    007. Crystal Bowersox: Unfortunately, I was never really a fan (but fortunately - you are posting all my least favorites of the top 10 first, so pretty soon I'll have more love for who shows up :haha: )  I do admire that she had a clear musical style and stuck to that the whole season. I guess it didn't particularly interest me and I couldn't connect with her, but I know she is talented.  Also, she is the only member of the Top 10 who I didn't get to meet on the tour that year, so I have to hold that against her forever. :giggle: Just kidding. She was sick. :( 

     

     

    I might actually be right this time. :haha: 

     

    😁

     

    That is funny now thinking about it. I thought those two had the best duets out of everyone that season.

     

    007. Fair enough; hopefully, there will be at least some people in my Top 10 you like. Now that I think of it, there are two that were mentioned; we'll just see where they'll end up. 🤭 Back to Crystal, I guess she wouldn't connect to certain people if they're not interested in her music style. It's too bad you didn't get to meet her on tour due to her being sick. :(

     

    To quote Ellie Goulding, anything can happen! 😅

  2. 5 hours ago, laumopera said:

    It was my first time to guess but my prediction was not counted :(

     

    For the next one, I'm pretty sure that it would be David Cook. @Crisis Please count my guess this time!!! 😠😠😠🥺🥺🥺😁😁😁

     

    Sorry, I thought it was a reply to another poster instead of a guess. I fixed it and you've been rewarded. 😁

     

    The current guess will certainly count! 😁

     

    5 hours ago, anonymouskid_35 said:

     

    I kept on shaming myself on this topic lmao. I'm sorry! I did not read the part where you said that, been inconsistent on reading this thread as I've been busy the last few days. But yeah, it's okay! 

     

    I'll look forward on your write-up about the remaining contestants, all were good!

     

    It's fine; there's still time to tag me if you're still interested because I'm not posting the next entry until tomorrow evening at the earliest! 😄

     

    Thank you; I hope these write-ups are enjoyable to read! 😄

  3. 9 hours ago, miss denise said:

    I'm already going to make my guess as David Cook again because I know he didn't originally plan to audition for Idol and was there to support his brother. And then, he definitely showcased his creativity in song arrangements throughout the season.  @Crisis

     

    Will comment and catch up tomorrow. ❤️ 

     

    😂 at again! He may very well show up this time around!

     

    I look forward to your comments. 👍

     

    3 hours ago, Bk1234 said:

    Definitely the most consistent contestant during Season 9. I really enjoyed her performance of People Get Ready because it gave us some much needed vulnerability from her. In terms of losing to Lee, I can see why it happened. Lee was more likable, plus he had Kristy predicting his win, so it was bound to happen! 😂 I actually think Crystal is probably the most happy just being a regular musician. It never really seemed like fame was her goal anyway... 😅

     

    @Crisis Definitely, David Cook. 

     

    Not much to say but pretty much agree with everything here. Yes, the prophet would not be denied in predicting the winners! 😂

     

    2 hours ago, anonymouskid_35 said:

     

    This is the first time that I'll be commenting bc this is the one I'm really sure about, it is none other than David Cook.

     

    He originally planned to support his younger brother (Andrew) on Nebraska auditions, but he fortunately tried it out and made an art out of his performances 😍, sadly his brother did not made it to the Hollywood.

     

    I became a fan of David when I heard his version of Always Be My Baby, man that was my jam up until now 😂

     

     

    Nice guess; however, in order to officially be a part of this, I have to be tagged in the post, or it won't officially count. 🙁

  4. It's time to reveal #7. Here are the guesses, though from this point forward as mentioned I would like for anyone to tag me when making their official guesses so I can see who's playing and which post to reward:

     

    @Bk1234: Crystal Bowersox

    @blackfield: Crystal Bowersox

    @miss denise: Crystal Bowersox

     

    Thought to have been best of season
    Yet fell short for some reason

     

    7. Crystal Bowersox: Season 9 (2nd Place)

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    It’s time for Mama Sox to nurture everyone with her presence in this ranking! With her entry, S9 is in the books. Crystal is considered to be one of the most consistently great contestants in Idol history, and I have to say I find it hard to disagree with this statement. In what I feel is one of the weakest seasons in AI history, Crystal was someone I looked forward to on a weekly basis because though she had some nights that were better than others, there was no doubt she would deliver a quality performance; it was as if I was watching a concert of hers every time. Another thing I liked about her was that no matter what the theme was, she always stayed true to herself and made few, if any, compromises. I thought she was head and shoulders above everyone that season, yet she finished second. I think a major reason she didn’t win had to do with her perceived personality. There were times where she may have come off as standoffish and therefore, the audience couldn’t really embrace her. Also, I’d like to think some of her banter with the judges may have turned off some potential voters. Regardless, based on her run, she would’ve made a very worthy winner. Speaking of which, she started off with a solid performance of Hand In My Pocket, which included a harmonica solo. I disagreed with Simon when he said it was something he could’ve seen in any coffee bar; if that was the case, it was more of an indictment on the rest of the girls because I thought it was better than everyone that night with the exception of maybe Siobhan. She would follow that with a gospel-inspired version of Long As I Can See The Light, which was a significant performance because she was in the hospital prior to it due to complications from her diabetes; it was nice to see her in better health though it appeared she was still not feeling well. The following week she did Give Me One Reason, which started off nicely with just the acoustic guitar, then the rest of the band kicked in with kind of a funk/soul arrangement which I completely dug. I thought here Crystal established herself as the one to beat that season. She started her run in the finals with You Can’t Always Get What You Want, which I thought was another solid performance though the judges didn’t appear to be too enamored with it. She would follow that with a strong performance of Me And Bobby McGee; I especially loved the build-up the performance had, plus it looked as if Crystal was loosening up some. It was after this performance where Kara suggested she should try performing without her guitar, to which Crystal replied she had big plans for the following week, which may have come off as arrogant because there was no guarantee she would be there. That wouldn’t be the case because she made it to the following week indeed where she sang Midnight Train To Georgia. She did put the guitar away and tried her hand at the piano (which BTW, LOL at Usher blowing her surprise). It was another great vocal from her and managed to show a nice head voice during it. I also enjoyed Come Together the following week, though it took me some time to get used to the didgeridoo (which when I finally did, thought it was all sorts of awesome) and felt that she shouted a bit at the end of the performance. This would be followed by Saved, which some thought was better than the original, and I’m pretty much in agreement with those thoughts. It would be the following week, which happened to be Idol Gives Back, is where she would give my personal favorite of hers with People Get Ready. I thought the a cappella intro was absolutely lovely, and I also loved it when the band kicked in. She did get emotional at the end, which mainly had to do with seeing her father in the audience for the first time during the season, but it was still good to see her be vulnerable once in a while. Unfortunately, I can’t say I cared too much for No One Needs To Know; it was certainly one of her weaker performances. The following week, however, she gave what I thought was her most underrated performance with Summer Wind; at least I thought it was better than judges gave it credit for. I’m Alright was a solid performance, though I thought she shouted at the end a bit. The following week, she sadly gave what I thought was her weakest performance of the season with Come To My Window. It sounded as if the arrangement started too low for her because she was barely audible at the beginning, then I felt she tried to overcompensate by shouting some of the parts. Furthermore, there wasn’t much singing or melody in the performance. It’s unfortunate because I thought that was a song Crystal could’ve done really well on. 🙁 Fortunately, she would follow that with a great performance of Maybe I’m Amazed. I liked how passionate she sounded throughout the song, plus she didn’t change any of the pronouns (seeing that she has since come out as bisexual, it makes sense for her not to 😆). Finally, I liked how softly she ended it after all of the passionate singing. She would then go on to give three solid performances in the finals. The first, the reprise of Me And Bobby McGee, while not as strong as the first time she did it, was still solid. Black Velvet was the weakest of the night, but it was still a strong vocal. She certainly saved the best for last with Up To The Mountain, which I felt was easily the best performance of the night, though as an aside, I thought it was weak to give Lee and Crystal other’s people songs instead of coronation tunes; at least they should’ve let the two write their own coronation songs since both appeared to be competent songwriters. Also, it was great that UTTM would be the last Idol performance Simon would comment on rather than Lee’s Beautiful Day😅 Speaking of which, despite what I thought had the best run of the season let alone the best night, as mentioned earlier Crystal would become the runner-up to Lee, which I wasn’t too happy about at the time to say the least. Regardless, Crystal seems to be doing well for herself post-Idol as a working musician, which seems to be what she wanted because I got the feeling she just wanted to make a living making music rather than being a star. I listened to and enjoyed her albums and am waiting for the new one to come out, whenever that happens. Overall, I really enjoyed Crystal and to me she was the brightest light of S9. Also, I managed to bang out this write-up on her birthday, as @Bk1234 mentioned earlier! 😁

     

    007. Crystal Bowersox

     

    Updated season favorites list:

    S01:

    S02: Kimberley Locke

    S03: LaToya London

    S04: Bo Bice

    S05:

    S06: Haley Scarnato

    S07: David Cook

    S08: Allison Iraheta

    S09: Crystal Bowersox

    S10: Pia Toscano

    S11: Elise Testone

    S12: Candice Glover

    S13: Jessica Meuse

    S14: Quentin Alexander

    S15: La'Porsha Renae

    S16: Jurnee

    S17: Laci Kaye Booth

    S18: Jovin Webb

     

    The remaining six:

    Kelly Clarkson

    Tamyra Gray

    LaToya London

    Katharine McPhee

    Elliott Yamin

    David Cook

     

    It looks like this one wasn't too difficult after all. :haha: Here's the clue to #6:

     

    From not planning on being a part
    To displaying a creative art

     

    I won't post the next one until Thursday evening at the earliest, so there'll be some time for others to catch up or try their hands at guessing who'll appear next.

  5. 29 minutes ago, CarmenSandiego said:

    Elise was someone I liked okay, although not nearly as much as Jessica or even Hollie.  Unfortunately, she failed to connect with viewers and was somewhat inconsistent, being up one week and down the next.

     

    Fair points about her not seemingly connecting with viewers and being inconsistent.

     

    17 minutes ago, Bk1234 said:

    I do have to admit, that out of the Top 6, she seemed to have the least “synergy” with the group, from what the show showed us (which may be :censored: for all we know). I connected with her for some performances and didn’t for others, but was always impressed by her vocal ability. 😍

     

    Considering she was the oldest of the group, she probably had the least amount in common with them which may explain her lack of "synergy". Another explanation for the lack of "synergy" may be the group appeared to be an energetic bunch and Elise appeared to be more low key. Fair points about the last sentence.

     

    I managed to knock out the write-up for #7 and should post it within an hour, so this is the last chance for anyone who wants to take a stab at guessing who it will be because unless I reply to someone else, my next post (though I'm hoping at least one more post happens so I can post it on the next page :haha:) will reveal the who lucky #7 is. 👍

  6. 5 hours ago, Bk1234 said:

    To start off, it is time for some Idol birthday shout-outs! Happy Birthday Jessica Sanchez and Sonika Vaid! 🎉🎁

     

    Elise Testone- My fourth favorite S11 finalist (which is really good considering how talented the group was 👍). I think I’m Your Baby Tonight is one of the most underrated performances in Idol history! 😅 I love listening to it! I was disappointed to see that Elise was the bottom girl instead of “I-flunked-an-oversang-song Magrane.” The run at the end of Vienna was spectacular, and I think that’s when I really started to look forward to Elise. I like Whole Lotta Love enough, but it just doesn’t do it for me like it obviously does for you (yes, I was shocked when you said it was your all-time favorite performance 😂)! The yelling and weird arrangement just doesn’t appeal to me. I was pleasantly surprised to see her outlast Colton, but I knew she wouldn’t be able to outlast the five other remaining contestants. 😕 Overall, Elise was a contestant I enjoyed for the most part. 🙂

     

    I originally thought that this clue was difficult, but then I really looked into it and found that it wasn’t that hard (unless I’m wrong 😅). Tamyra Gray wouldn’t fit because she was in constant competition with Kelly, and LaToya London wouldn’t fit because she was in constant competition with Fantasia. My guess for this clue is Crystal Bowersox. In a season as lackluster as Season 9, Crystal was considered the greatest (even though Katie will always be my favorite ❤️), but she fell short because she lost to Lee, which was a huge mistake in my opinion (sorry @Elliott)... 

     

    Yes, Happy Birthday to those two! 🎂 🎉 🎁

     

    Elise: Nice to see someone enjoyed her version of IYBT, even if I didn't! With that said, I agree with Shannon should've been the bottom girl instead of Elise. The run at the end of Vienna was spectacular indeed. ❤️ As for WLL being my all-time favorite Idol performance, based on everything that's been in this thread so far, nothing should really be that shocking anymore. 😂 I was pleasantly surprised to see her outlast Colton as well, but her outlasting the other five would've been tough to do though I thought she would outlast Hollie at the time.

     

    We'll see about the guess...

     

    5 hours ago, blackfield said:

    can I change my guess to Crystal? 

     

    Yes, you can change your guess as many as times as you'd like before I announce when I'm ready to post the next finalist. Speaking of which, I'd like anyone who's taking part of this to tag me in their posts when they make their official guesses so I'll know which one to reward should they be correct. 🙂

     

    2 hours ago, miss denise said:

     

    "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to 😢 " :giggle: 

     

    Aw, I might check into it, but at the same time it makes me really sad. :(  I did! I kept thinking it reminded me of someone, and I think it is Alicia. :haha: 

     

    008. Elise Testone: I'm not a huge fan, and I'm not sure what it is, but maybe what you mentioned about the lack of connection with her personality. I do feel that way, but I wasn't obsessed with her voice either - although she's got a great tone for the style of music that I think suits her best. She did give many strong performances, even if I didn't love them as much as others. I do really remember liking One and Only, and maybe some of the others you mentioned - Let's Stay Together, Vienna, and Whole Lotta Love are ones I remember, but don't actually remember how much I liked each of them. Wow, WLL being your favorite performance in Idol history is huge! Thanks for sharing that.  LOL her and Steven Tyler having similar pants. Oh, I think You And I was one of my favorites as well.... but actually, I think my very favorite Elise performances were the duets. I really enjoyed both of her duets with Phillip - Stop Draggin' My Heart Around and Somebody That I Used to Know. :yes:   I think she is someone that could maybe grow on me with a rewatch, but I do think she's talented, even if not a favorite.

     

    I posted my guess for the next clue in my previous post, but I'm going with Crystal for now. At least you are stopping me from guessing David Cook again. :dead: 

     

    "Cry if I want to, cry if I want to

    You would cry too if it happened to you" :haha:

     

    While it was great to see them together, it was unfortunate it had to be because of that. :( I think Alicia as well.

     

    008. Fair enough about Elise. I think a lot of people felt that way about her, which may partly explain her many B3 appearances. Yes, as mentioned WLL is my all-time favorite Idol performance, which appears be another curve-ball in this thread. :haha: Her duets with Phillip were great, though I thought she was the better of the two and as @Bk1234 mentioned, Phillip looked awkward without his guitar. Now that I think of it, I remember his awkward movements during SDMHA🤣

     

    We'll see about the guess. As for #7, I probably won't have it up until tomorrow evening though I managed to knock some of it out during some downtime. I'll let everyone know this evening whether or not I'll post it tonight. 👍

  7. 18 minutes ago, miss denise said:

     

    You succeeded. :haha:  omg that would make me cry. :dead:  I'm being dramatic. Gabby was close to that though. 

     

    Awww... I didn't hear about them all getting together. :(❤️ I listened to both songs already and really liked them! I think I may have actually heard Wrong before. The music video looks familiar, at least. You Don't Have to Be Strong reminds me of Alicia Keys. 😮 

     

    I'm excited to see who it is. :shiftywave:

     

    No we can't have anyone crying on their birthday, at least not the sad kind! 😉

     

    :stealth: about Gabby...

     

    I believe Kimberly C. posted some pictures of them on some of her social media platforms, but I could be wrong about that though I do remember the pictures. Happy to see you liked both songs! Now that I think about it, YDHTBS does have an Alicia Keys vibe to it.

     

    Well, the wait is over because #8 has been posted!

  8. Here are the guesses that I know of; if I missed anyone, please let me know:

     

    @Bk1234: LaToya London

    @blackfield: Crystal Bowersox

    @miss denise: David Cook

    @Elliott: Tamyra Gray

     

    Without further ado...

     

    The talent of this finalist was unfurled
    Often said to be out of this world

     

    8. Elise Testone: Season 11 (6th Place)

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    I think it’s about time to add some Testownage to this ranking! :mrgreen: With Elise’s appearance, all of S11 has been accounted for. With the powerful raspy voice that suited the soul/rock vibe she had going for her perfectly and her stylish 60s/70s fashion sense (plus I thought she was kind of attractive :stealth:), there wasn’t anything about Elise I didn’t love, or I certainly can’t think of anything if there was. :haha: If there were any knocks I could think of regarding her, one is that she was perceived to have an attitude problem; this was especially the case regarding I’m Your Baby Tonight. Outside of her perceived attitude, it was thought that she wasn’t as expressive with her feelings as much as the other contestants that season, and she was unable to connect with the audience from a personality standpoint, which may be one explanation why she was unable to really garner any support during the season. Because of this, I think Jimmy Iovine hit the nail on the head when he said more than anyone that season Elise was the one whose vote totals depending on her performances those given weeks, which was too bad. I don’t remember what Elise did prior to the Vegas Group Round performance of The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, but that is where she caught my attention. I thought she was the best of the group, though this was one of the few times Reed was tolerable and I was dying at how into the performance Eben was. 😂 Then there was her solo of It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World which I was very impressed with, so when it came to the semifinals, she was someone I was looking forward to hearing from. Needless to say, she delivered big time with One And Only; I found it interesting she and Jen Hirsch sang the same song that evening with Elise’s version being vastly superior, which may have played a role in sinking Jen’s chances of advancing any further despite being considered a favorite that season. Anyway, back to Elise, she would advance to the finals where she would unfortunately give an underwhelming performance of the aforementioned I’m Your Baby Tonight. She originally wanted to sing Greatest Love Of All; however, Jimmy suggested IYBT which I honestly thought was the better song for her. With that said, it was clear Elise wasn’t comfortable with the song, thought to be fair she only had two days to prepare according to her. She would find herself as the lowest female vote getter that week and thanks to the twist in which the judges decided who to keep out of the lowest male and female vote getters, Elise would be the one saved, in which I was grateful for because it wouldn’t have surprised me if she received the fewest votes that week, which if true... 🥶 Fortunately, Elise would redeem herself the following week with Let’s Stay Together, which was clearly a song she was more comfortable with. I really liked the intro when it was just her and the piano and personally wouldn’t have minded if the rest of the performance was like that; however, the part where the rest of the band came in was great as well. Despite a strong performance, Elise would find herself in the B3 that week but managed to hang on to sing another week. Next, she would sing Vienna, which I don’t believe is one of Billy Joel’s most known songs; however, I thought she gave a fun performance which I thought was the best of the night. I especially liked that sensual run she did at the end of it. Fortunately, Elise managed to avoid the B3 that week, which I was really happy to see. It would be the following week in which Elise had her biggest moment. She came out and said, “Adam Lambert who?!” with a kick:censored: performance of Whole Lotta Love, which not only is my favorite performance of Elise’s or my favorite performance of the season, it’s my all-time favorite performance in Idol history :wub:; that is one performance I can watch multiple times and not get bored of it. :wub: It had virtually everything: the strong vocals, showmanship, stage presence, sexiness, etc.; I could go on and on. Outside of the performance itself, the other thing I remember was she and Steven Tyler wore the same type of pants that evening. :haha: Finally, I also loved the pre-performance video where she and Stevie Nicks sang Dreams together. Unfortunately, Elise would take a step back the following week with I Want To Know What Love Is. It was pretty rough with the first 2/3 of it sounding out of tune before fixing it somewhat towards the end. After two weeks of being safe, Elise would find herself back in the B3 but lived to sing for another week. You And I was fine all things considered, though while it was miles better than the previous week, she’s done better; I will say it looked like she felt the song really well. I felt the same way about her first performance of No One the subsequent week. Let’s Get It On, on the other hand, was perhaps her weakest performance outside of I’m Your Baby Tonight. It sounded as if she played around with the melody a bit but took out the sensuality the song was known for. The following week, Elise would give one of the better Queen performances of the evening with I Want It All, which would be a much needed and appreciated return to her rock roots; her voice really sounded strong on that one. Next, she would give what I thought was her most underrated performance of the evening with Bold As Love. First, I was happy to hear Jimi Hendrix on Idol, so I loved the song choice. Second, I thought she did a great job with it; it appeared the main issue was the song being too obscure for the Idol audience and thus, Elise may not have resonated with the viewers. This seemed to be the case as she would be eliminated the following night. Post-idol she’s released a couple of albums. I listened to the first one, and it had this old school blues/rock/soul feel to it; I’ll have to find time to listen to the second one should I get my hands on it. Overall, in a season as strong as S11 was, Elise was the one that stood out to me the most and thus is my favorite of the season.

     

    008. Elise Testone

     

    Updated version of season's favorites:

    S01:

    S02: Kimberley Locke

    S03: LaToya London

    S04: Bo Bice

    S05:

    S06: Haley Scarnato

    S07: David Cook

    S08: Allison Iraheta

    S09: Crystal Bowersox

    S10: Pia Toscano

    S11: Elise Testone

    S12: Candice Glover

    S13: Jessica Meuse

    S14: Quentin Alexander

    S15: La'Porsha Renae

    S16: Jurnee

    S17: Laci Kaye Booth

    S18: Jovin Webb

     

    The magnificent seven remaining:

    Kelly Clarkson

    Tamyra Gray

    LaToya London

    Katharine McPhee

    Elliott Yamin

    David Cook

    Crystal Bowersox

     

    It looks like the last clue stumped everyone pretty good. :haha: What I was going for was in the last line when I said often said to be out of this world, I was referring to alien, or extra-terrestrial, which can be shortened to E.T., which happens to be Elise's initials. I will say the LaToya London and David Cook guesses were really good and could've applied to the clue now looking at. Since I'm only doing one at a time now, I didn't want to make the clues too easy; however, this one may have been too much. 😅 To make up for it, I'll reward everyone who guessed a trophy and toss what should be a softball for #7:

     

    Thought to have been best of season
    Yet fell short for some reason

     

  9. 10 hours ago, Bk1234 said:

    I also remember him singing The World I Know, so I considered him, but I don’t really consider Cook’s talent to be out of this world. I felt that his strengths were his artistry and his personality.
     

    @Crisis I’m still sticking to LaToya London. 

     

    It could very well be David Cook or LaToya London; we'll find out soon enough...

     

    2 hours ago, Elliott said:

    I'm guessing Tamyra for #8 since she was the original judges' favourite and that's what the clue makes me think. :haha:

     

    Maybe...

     

    1 hour ago, ~Tom~ said:

    I dont really know many of the latter semifinalists so might just skip those. :ph34rwave:

     

    010. Quentin Alexander - I loved I Put a Spell on You, but I feel he peaked there with the only other performances of his I loved being Sound of Silence, Master Blaster, and Jammin. Still pretty good for S14 standards though and I would've liked him to last longer. LOL @ the Sam Smith shade. :haha: 

    009. Kimberley Locke - She should've won season 2. A lot of my faves from her are underrated like If You Ask Me To, Emotion, and Home. I obviously loved SOTR, New York State of Mind, My Heart Will Go On, Band of Gold and Inseparable too. Would've liked to see her in the finale instead of Ruben because her performnaces had a little more variety.

     

    Honestly, I don't blame you because there isn't much to remember about them though I managed to find some. 😆

     

    010. Fair enough about Quentin. Ha, my biggest issue with Sam Smith is that they seem to always sing about not wanting to be lonely and needing love, plus their songs are usually sung in this melodramatic way I don't care for. I guess it's not my thing. :haha:

    009. I wouldn't have been mad if she did win. She did have a lot of solid performances and more variety than Ruben, so though I like Ruben, it would've been understandable had she made the finale instead of him (there was practically no chance Clay was not going to be in the finale :haha:).

     

    1 hour ago, miss denise said:

    Thanks so much! :wub: :hug: 

     

    Aww it would be sad if you didn't love more than just a few contestants out of all these seasons. :( 

     

    LOL you saying my favorites being spared is a birthday present when they are in your top 8 all-time favorites. :lmao: 😛 I'm fine with wherever they show up, but thank you. :hug: :teeheebounce:

     

    I understand that! Ah yes, I think that whole group was close. ❤️ I'm not familiar with Wrong or the other song you mentioned in your write-up, so I think I'll check them out soon. :yes:  

     

    I tried. :haha: Probably wrong, but I did my best. 

     

    You're welcome! :hug:

     

    Yes, it would be sad and invalidate this list as a whole. :(

     

    Well, I was having fun and trying to lighten the mood. :mrgreen: At least it's the Top 8 and not the Bottom 8. :haha:

     

    It did appear the whole group was close; this was most evident when most if not all of them got together to unfortunately celebrate Rickey's life after his death. :( I hope you'll enjoy the songs should you decide to check them out. 😁

     

    We'll see...

     

    Speaking of which, I should have #8 posted within an hour or so. 👍

  10. 10 hours ago, blackfield said:

    The talent of this finalist was unfurled
    Often said to be out of this world

     

    for this clue. I say it is Crystal.. 

     

     

    We'll see...

     

    7 hours ago, miss denise said:

    I'd say you love her a lot. :teeheewave: But I'd say that about anyone in your top 10!

     

    Nope! 😄 I remember her being introduced as one of the singers and recognized her right away. I wish I could find some clips. But I loved that show. It was so fun. :haha: 

     

    Oh okay. :haha:  I'll try to guess if I can. Looks like my final guess for #9 was right! And I just barely made it in here today, but I am indeed here on my birthday night. :haha:  Thanks for not posting one of my top favorites (not that you did it for me lol) :giggle: 

     

    009. Kimberley Locke: I do really like Kim, but I think I have less of a connection with her compared to others. I like her voice, but maybe the lack of melisma or runs you mention made me slightly less interested in her singing. I don't know, but I do like her tone and thought she had many strong performances, even though I'd prefer to rewatch/relisten to other people's more. I can't quite put my finger on what it is exactly. Maybe she didn't excite me enough. LOL I remember this exchange between her and Simon in the semi-finals. I do like her personality and I think I remember her and Clay being close friends, which I liked. I also want to mention that I was so obsessed with her song "8th World Wonder." Wow, I haven't listened to it in forever now, so I'm going to have to change that soon. :haha: 

     

    Gosh, I have no idea how to interpret this clue. Maybe I'll go back to David Cook just because... I feel like his talent was more "unfurled" compared to some of the other names and he gradually started showing himself as a creative artist with his song arrangements. And he sang the song "The World I Know", which has "world" in it. :haha: I have no other ideas to figure out what this riddle means.

     

    First, happy belated birthday! 🎂

     

    Seeing as we're in the Top 10, I better love them or there'll be some serious problems...😂

     

    Yeah, from the little I watched, it was a fun show. Now I wished I paid more attention because I'm certain I would've recognized her if I did. 😅

     

    Yes, they were spared...for now 👹 Consider it a birthday present. 😁

     

    009. Fair enough about her. I don't mind melisma or runs all that much; it's just nice to see contestants sing without using them too much once in a while. It did appear she was close to Clay and Ruben; I think she even mentioned something along the lines of that during Top 3. Yes, 8th World Wonder and Wrong were the two songs off of the first album I played out but haven't heard in some time. I may have to join you and relisten to them. :haha:

     

    Interesting guess. I'll post #8 tonight after work, so we'll see if it's right or not. :shiftywave:

  11. 2 hours ago, ~Tom~ said:

    Season 6
    A.J. Tabaldo - He should have lasted much longer for being one of the better vocalists, period. 
    Leslie Hunt - I didn't like her as much as others did but I would've had her last to top 16 at least.
    Sabrina Sloan - She was definitely robbed but that was easy to see coming as Melinda, LaKisha and Stephanie were virtual locks at that point. 

     

    Season 7
    Alexandrea Lushington - I liked both her performances, yes If You Leave Me Now as well. I think she would've done well with 80s.
    Kady Malloy - I liked her YouTube covers but she was a let down on the show. Would've done better with free choice.

     

    Season 8
    Ann Marie Boskovich - I liked her at first due to her audition and MySpace songs, but she was a big disappointment in the semis.
    Felicia Barton - Ugh she should've gotten a wildcard spot over half the people they did pick.
    Kristen McNamara - I wish she'd sung more pop-rock like Kara suggested from the outset; she might've gotten a wildcard that way.
    Ricky Braddy - Also robbed. I was glad to see him on the Voice last year. 

     

    Season 9
    Alex Lambert - While I think he would've had a hard time adjusting to the big stage, he so should've been in over Andrew. 
    Joe Muñoz - One of the better performances on top 12 guys night, mega robbed due to lack of screen time. 
    Katelyn Epperly - I like Katelyn's first two performances and I think she could've made it far had she scraped through the finals, which she deserved over Paige. 
    Lilly Scott - Another pne who could've made season 9 a lot more interesting even if se might not have doneamazing with every theme.
    Michelle Delamor - Michelle had some potential, and then she sang Creed.

     

    Season 10
    Julie Zorrilla - I liked Julie's auditin and Hollywood performances but yeah Breakaway sucked. Even if it's a guilty pleasure song of mine.
    Lauren Turner - I too loved Seven Day Fool. 
    Tim Halperin - I liked his duet with Julue from what I can remember? 

     

    Season 6

    A.J. - Agreed

    Leslie - Fair enough about her

    Sabrina - Yeah, she was a victim of too many similar singers. She might have fared better in a different season.

     

    Season 7

    Alexandrea - I think she could've done well with the 80's as well

    Kady - Sadly, I can't say I disagree with what was written here

     

    Season 8

    Ann Marie - I didn't she was that bad in the semis; however, she could've been better than what she was

    Felicia - Ugh, tell me about it ☹️

    Kristen - She may very well have, though I liked what she did sing

    Ricky - Yeah, I would've liked to see him go further as well. I didn't watch him on The Voice; I may check him out there

     

    Season 9

    Alex - Pretty much agree here

    Joe - Again, pretty much agree

    Katelyn - Can't say I disagree here

    Lilly - Agreed with her making S9 more interesting had she advanced

    Michelle - Pretty much agree, especially with her singing Creed 🤮

     

    Season 10

    Julie - Agreed

    Lauren - Yeah, I thought it was good enough for at least a Wildcard callback

    Tim - Fair enough

     

    2 hours ago, blackfield said:

    A finalist who was mostly great - Crystal Bowersox: out of those who were in the finals. 
    A universal marvel, maybe the eighth - Kelly Clarkson: the only one with international career. 

     

     

    so your season 1 fav is tamyra.. 

    season 5 - kat.. 

     

     

     

     

    What was written was an introduction to Kimberley Locke's write-up; it was a reference to her song 8th World Wonder. The next clue is at the bottom of the post; also, it refers to only one finalist.

     

    We'll see if these are my two favorites from their respective seasons...

     

    16 minutes ago, Bk1234 said:


    Kimberley Locke- I don’t have much to say about Kimberley since I haven’t watched Season 2 (yet...), but I just recently watched her performance of Over the Rainbow, and I was very impressed! 😁 Like you said, I loved how she didn’t have much of a focus on the riffs and runs, but she still had a powerful and commanding voice that could carry its own! 👍 

     

    If I had to guess, I’d say LaToya London for this one. 

     

    Kimberley - Happy to see you were impressed with her SotR (though as great as that was, it would be upstaged by a better version three years later *hint, hint*). She really did have a voice that could carry its own! Hopefully, if you get around to watching S2, you'll enjoy her other performances as well. 👍

     

    Interesting guess; we'll see what happens...:shiftywave:

  12. The time has come to unveil #9. Here are the guesses:

     

    @Bk1234: Crystal Bowersox

    @blackfield: Elise Testone

    @Blirel: Kimberley Locke

    @miss denise: Kimberley Locke

     

    We'll see if any of these are correct. Without further ado...

     

    A finalist who was mostly great
    A universal marvel, maybe the eighth

     

    9. Kimberley Locke: Season 2 (3rd Place)

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    Showing up at #9 is the final S2 finalist to appear in this ranking. Kimberley, or K-Lo, was a beautiful (at least I thought she was) and powerful singer who I thought also had a great personality contrary to what Simon believed. 😁 What I loved about her is that she didn’t use a lot of melisma or runs to enhance her singing, for she didn’t really need to; she could sing a song straight without all of the bells and whistles yet still impress vocally. She had a bit of a slow start at the beginning of the finals; however, she improved every week to where she was considered a viable contender for the crown and in any other season, I think she could’ve very well won the whole thing. I don’t really remember her audition; however, I do remember the Band Of Gold duet she did with Frenchie (#justiceforFrenchie) during Hollywood, which was one of the highlights of those rounds. From there, K-Lo would make it to the semifinals where she would sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow as a part of Group 2, in which I thought she was tied with Ruben for the best of the night. It was a nice simple performance that still showcased her vocal ability. With that said, the most memorable thing about it may be her exchange with Simon at the end of it. Simon rated her personality a 4.5 out of 10, to which K-Lo replied by rating his personality a zero and saying (going off of memory here) “I used to think you were sexy, you suck!” :dead:; I thought it was hilarious and great (though not as great as Juanita Barber’s exchange with the judges later in the season :wub:). She would be voted through to the finals where she got off to a rough start with Heatwave. I didn’t think it was a good song for her because it didn’t allow her to showcase her voice, plus I felt she lacked the energy needed for it. Then there was Simon saying it reminded him of a Burger King commercial because of the flaming background. :lmao: She would land in the B3 but managed to make it to another week. She would redeem herself the following week with Home, though I personally find the song boring; still, I preferred K-Lo’s version to Melinda’s. The most impressive thing about it was the long note K-Lo held at the end, showing she could very well do so if desired. The following week she sang I Can’t Make You Love Me, which I felt was classy and stunning; of course, Simon complained about the song being neither country nor rock, which would be the norm since he hates country music. She would follow that with a fun performance of It’s Raining Men, which I thought was the best version ever done on the show (Kelly’s was sadly underwhelming, and do I need to say anything about Jasmine, LOL). What was more impressive was that she sang this challenging song while plagued with strep throat, which had to have been a :censored:. The following week she sang My Heart Will Go On, which was fine but not one of my personal favorites of hers. It would be the next week where she gave what I thought was her best performance of the season with New York State Of Mind. It was a beautiful, classy, and elegant performance in which I felt established her a dark horse (as an aside, it’s weird to remember Lionel Richie was a guest judge this week seeing he’s now a permanent judge :haha:). If You Asked Me To was another solid performance, though it may have come off as a bit underwhelming compared to what she did the week before; although I said she didn’t need to rely on vocal gymnastics, she showed some in this performance with the held note at the beginning of the last chorus and showcasing her beautiful head voice at the end. She then followed that with what I felt was her most underrated performance of the season with the Gladys Knight version of I Heard It Through The Grapevine. I thought it was fun, though Randy and Simon thought differently; I guess it was too safe and predictable for them. 🤷‍♂️ She followed it with Where The Boys Are, which was sung really well although it’s another song I personally find boring. The following week K-Lo would take a step back with her two performances of I Just Want To Be Your Everything and Emotion; the former’s problem was that it was a song that couldn’t be taken anywhere and as for the latter, though I felt it was the better of the two, it wasn’t much to write home about either. She would make it to the next week where she gave three solid performances. The first, Band Of Gold, was the best of the three as she showcased her vocal prowess while giving a fun upbeat performance despite the subject of the song not being as fun. Simon made an asinine comment after the performance when he said she didn’t deserve to be there; if that was the case, then Josh, who had a far worse case than K-Lo, would’ve been in the Top 3 instead. 🙄 Anyone Who Had A Heart was the weakest of the three, yet I felt it was still a solid performance, though K-Lo may have not done herself any favors by saying she thought the song choice was terrible at first during the post-performance interview. 😂 The final performance, Inseparable, was another lovely performance of hers which showcased her range beautifully. Despite what I felt was a strong night, K-Lo would predictably be eliminated the following night because it was clear to see it was going to be a Ruben/Clay showdown in the finale. If I were to be objective, I thought K-Lo should’ve been in the finale instead of Ruben because she appeared to be getting stronger whereas Ruben was stagnant if not outright declining, plus she had a better night of the two; however, a solid case could’ve been made for any of the three being in the finale. It appears K-Lo has been quite busy post-Idol, with her releasing a few albums (I’ve owned the first two at some point; I especially love the song You Don't Have To Be Strong off of her second album :wub:) as well as appearing in and hosting or co-hosting a number of TV shows, including Celebrity Fit Club, Don’t Forget The Lyrics, and currently Dr. And The Diva. She also was a spokesperson for Lane Bryant and Jenny Craig for some time. So yeah, when it came to my Top 10, K-Lo’s entry was pretty much a no-brainer.

     

    009. Kimberley Locke

     

    Here's the updated list of my season's favorites:

     

    S01:

    S02: Kimberley Locke

    S03: LaToya London

    S04: Bo Bice

    S05:

    S06: Haley Scarnato

    S07: David Cook

    S08: Allison Iraheta

    S09: Crystal Bowersox

    S10: Pia Toscano

    S11: Elise Testone

    S12: Candice Glover

    S13: Jessica Meuse

    S14: Quentin Alexander

    S15: La'Porsha Renae

    S16: Jurnee

    S17: Laci Kaye Booth

    S18: Jovin Webb

     

    The remaining contestants:

    Kelly Clarkson

    Tamyra Gray

    LaToya London

    Katharine McPhee

    Elliott Yamin

    David Cook

    Crystal Bowersox

    Elise Testone

     

    It looks like @Blirel and @miss denise were right this time! As for clues, after sleeping on it, I've decided to go ahead and do one for the next finalist and see where it goes from here. If I continue with this, it'll only be until the Top 4. Here's the clue as to who may appear next...

     

    The talent of this finalist was unfurled
    Often said to be out of this world

     

  13. 1 hour ago, blackfield said:

    can you write the clue for the next one to help us guess who it is?... 

    my guess either, elise or crystal or eliot...

     

    I won't post a clue for the upcoming finalist since there have been some guesses already. I'll think about it when it comes to the others. I didn't want to post any clues since I'm posting these finalists one at a time and it would be easy to guess who would show up next. As for your guesses, only one finalist can be guessed at a time; otherwise, it'll be too easy. 😄

     

    47 minutes ago, Blirel said:

    I’m going to guess Kimberley Locke as #9. @Crisis

     

    Noted.

     

    I'll post the next finalist some time tomorrow morning. Unless I'm replying to anyone, my next post will give everyone the heads up before the finalist is posted in case posters want to change their guesses. Here's what I have so far; if I'm missing anyone, please let me know:

     

    @Bk1234: Crystal Bowersox

    @miss denise: Kimberley Locke

    @Blirel: Kimberley Locke

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  14. 1 hour ago, CarmenSandiego said:

    Quentin is a sad example of how not to follow the rule of avoiding any arguments with the judges, no matter what.  While the producers and Harry certainly weren’t blameless in the matter, Quentin could have resisted falling into the trap that the producers laid out for him; or at least resisted a whole lot better than he did.  The moment that he got into that argument with Harry, I knew that Quentin was doomed.

     

    Sadly, I agree with everything here. He got caught in the heat of the moment, and it ended up costing him big time.

     

    24 minutes ago, miss denise said:

    My only reason to guess David next is because I feel like the musical style of the other artists is aligns more with what I've sense @Crisis prefer throughout this rankdown, but then again, he has shown to have such a wide variety of taste that that is probably not true. :haha:  I actually don't really see Quentin and David ranking back to back the more I think about it. It would also leave Elliott as the only guy in the Top 8... which could happen, but I don't know. 

     

    I'll switch back to Kimberley for now. :dead: 

     

    11 minutes ago, Bk1234 said:

    I hope you’re right. I think David Cook’s winning personality could bump him up over others. 

     

    I could very well plunge all the guys in the next two postings 😉; I'm currently working on the next write-up as we speak, so we'll see who's next...

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  15. 1 hour ago, Bk1234 said:

    Quentin Alexander- Aah, I was wondering when this guy would appear... 😅 I had a feeling he would be #10 since I couldn’t imagine him surpassing the other nine finalists in your Top 10, except maybe Crystal Bowersox. Personally, I think you ranked him too high, but it’s your opinion, so I’ll respect that! 😁 I actually just recently watched Quentin’s performance of Master Blaster (Jammin’) for my game, and I liked it way more than I remember. I think a rewatch would do Quentin some good, but I’ll have to finish some other seasons first. 😅 I remember liking how unique and interesting Quentin was. Ironically, him and Joey, arguably the two most unique contestants of the season, were good friends! 😂 In terms of the conflict with Harry, I agree with everything you mentioned. It really was everyone’s fault except Ryan’s, since he was told what to say. 😕 I’m curious what the other judges were thinking in the moment though... 🤔

     

    Prediction for #9: Crystal Bowersox 

     

    Quentin😡 at thinking I ranked him too high (J/K  😜); at least you respect the opinion. 👍 Fair enough about everything else. It does seem ironic that the two most unique of the seasons were close friends. 😅 Another connection between them is Quentin is from New Orleans and I believe Joey lives there now (before she called it a second home to her). Pretty much agree with the thoughts about the conflict with Harry.

     

    We'll see about your prediction...🤔

     

    1 hour ago, miss denise said:

     

    I don't remember if I thought anyone specific, but maybe someone like Melinda or Katharine. :haha: Kat makes sense since she got a lot of hate at one point, and I figured you loved her. 

     

    So looks like we most agree on A.J. :haha: Yeah. :( She was on multiple episodes of The Singing Bee because she was one of the singers on the show. 😄 

     

    Look at me staying caught up on a weekend. :giggle: 

     

    010. Quentin Alexander: Unfortunately, he never really did much for me and I wasn't a fan. :( He definitely had an interesting style, but I guess I didn't connect with him. My opinion could change on rewatch, as I don't really remember his performances all that much. "Rolling In The Deep was one of his weaker performances, not to mention an interesting song choice because it’s not one that comes to mind when thinking about party starters" :lmao: Oh and also, yay the Dark Side love because I love that Kelly song too. :wub: 

     

    Ah so sorry you're disappointed in the lack of predictions! I really have no idea how to guess. :haha: Was that clue for Quentin posted earlier? I didn't see it. I can randomly guess who will appear at #9, but I have no method to this. *thinks* I'll go with Kimberley or David... I have to pick one, so I'll say Kimberley, since a guy was just posted. Actually no, I'll go with David. :lmao: Also, tomorrow is my birthday, so please don't post Kelly or Elliott. :giggle: Just kidding, you can post whoever you want, lol but I'll keep my fingers crossed. 

     

    OK, those two make sense. Seeing that Kat hasn't shown up yet and we're in my Top 10, I do indeed love her.  😉 The question now becomes how much...🤔

     

    Yeah, we do mostly agree on A.J. I thought he should've lasted at least another week. Oh, I thought she was a contestant and not one of the singers 😮; it shows how little I was paying attention to the show! :dead:

     

    Well, I'm not blasting through the list like I normally do since we're in the Top 10. I'm taking my time here, so it should be pretty easy to stay current. 😉

     

    010. Fair enough. He's one of those contestants that others either connect with or don't. Yeah, RITD was certainly a peculiar song choice given the theme that week. Yes to the Dark Side love! ❤️

     

    Yeah, maybe I expected too much when I did that. No, it wasn't a clue; it was something I just came up with to introduce him. I'll try to do so for the remaining nine as well. It looks like another guess was just posted, so I'll look at that one. As mentioned, multiple guesses can be made until I announce I'm ready to post the next contestant. 👍 We'll see who shows up next; I have a feeling we'll be in contact tomorrow, so I won't wish a Happy Birthday just yet! 👍

     

    1 hour ago, Bk1234 said:

    I hope it’s not David Cook... Today is a sad day for Season 7... 😢

     

    Ugh, it sure is...😭

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  16. It looks like only one poster decided to guess the order of my Top 10. :( I'll change the game some; since I'm about to post #10, anyone can guess who they think will come next. Multiple guesses can be made until I post the finalist, in which the last guess will be the final one. I'll let everyone know ahead of time when I'm ready to post said finalist. Whoever gets it right first will get a trophy.

     

    Let's see who comes in at #10 (hey, that rhymes 😛) :

     

    A singer who's first performance put many in a trance

    Who later on that season decided to take a stance

     

    10. Quentin Alexander: Season 14 (6th Place)

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    Hopefully everyone’s in a festive mood because we’re all heading down to the home of Mardi Gras to kick off the Top 10! With Quentin’s appearance, S14 is officially in the books. From his eccentric fashion sense to his intense, brooding, and atmospheric song interpretations, Quentin was certainly one of the more stylistic and intriguing contestants Idol has ever had, in more ways than one. While there were some that may not have been as good as others, I don’t think there was a single performance of his I did not enjoy in some form or another. With that said, there were two main criticisms regarding Quentin. One was he had his fair share of pitch issues, though I didn’t think they were near as anywhere bad as Harry made them out to be, especially compared to some of the some of the other singers from that season (I believe Harry even suggested auto-tune for him at one point 🙄; of course this wouldn’t be the worst exchange Quentin would have with Harry); with the way he constantly talked about them, you’d think Quentin was as bad as CJ Harris (who I like, but his were so flagrant they were impossible to ignore). The second criticism is that it felt most, if not all, of his performances were of the same variety and as a result, they all blended together. I could see how they could come off that way, though it didn’t bother me all that much; besides, this certainly didn’t hurt the winner from that season, just saying. 😜 He certainly got off to a great start with his first semifinals performance I Put A Spell On You, which I felt was the best of the night, for the song certainly lent itself to the dark treatment Quentin placed on it. He followed that up with Master Blaster (Jammin’), which was one of the few times he moved around on stage; it looked like he really had fun with that number, and I enjoyed it as well. Despite this, he wouldn’t be voted into the finals; however, the judges used one of their two WC picks to advance him, which I was happy to see. From there, he would reprise his audition of Royals, in which I felt his slowed down interpretation of it was one of the best of the night despite him choking up a bit and being unable to finish in the end. Rolling In The Deep was one of his weaker performances, not to mention an interesting song choice because it’s not one that comes to mind when thinking about party starters; however, I still liked the bouncy flavor he brought to it. The following week he did the Lo-Fang version of You’re The One That I Want, which fit his intense brooding style to a T, though it would’ve been interesting if he did the original version. In The Air Tonight was another strong performance of his which once again tailored to his strengths the best, plus that jacket was all sorts of awesome, and I wanted to know where I could find one like it. He would follow that up with Dark Side, which I felt was the best Kelly Clarkson song for him, plus it didn’t hurt it’s my favorite song off of the Stronger album; it was my second favorite performance of the night behind only Clark’s The Trouble With Love Is. He would then go up-tempo with Latch the following week, which would be the first time I ever enjoyed a song with Sam Smith singing on it. Next, he would rock out with Are You Gonna Go My Way, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Of course, it was after this performance when he had his infamous exchange with Harry, and I definitely have some thoughts on that, which I’ll come back to later. He would follow that by returning to his intense brooding ways with The Sound Of Silence, which was another solid effort from him. Quentin would then go on to give two more performances the following week. The first one, Light My Fire, would be my favorite of the two; I especially liked the bouncy jazz-like arrangement it had. The second one, Shake It Out, was Quentin simply in his element, though to be honest, I felt he was capable of doing more. These would be his last two performances of the season because he would go on to lose the head-to-head Twitter Save against Rayvon at the end of the night, which I sadly saw coming. This one burned not only because it meant that I lost my favorite contestant of the season, it also meant that Quentin wouldn’t be able to participate in the summer tour since only the Top 5 could do so, and I bet Quentin would’ve been something to experience live. 😐 The season became a lot less interesting after his departure (though there was still Clark to root for, as he was my second favorite that season). At the end of the day, Quentin is one of the most captivating contestants Idol’s ever had and is one of my all-time favorites.

     

    Before I end this write-up, as mentioned, I want to share my opinions regarding his spat with Harry. I know earlier in the thread I placed the majority of the blame on Harry; however, after re-watching the exchange and thinking about it for a while, I’ve come to the conclusion everyone involved was at fault. First, there was the producers who I’m sure instructed Ryan to ask Quentin about his feelings and to keep prodding until Quentin finally caved in, for I think they knew the whole situation had the potential to be watercooler talk regarding the show, which in this case happened to be true since it was all over the news and all. Next, there was Quentin himself, who first of all should’ve pulled a Didi Benami and double down in not answering the questions no matter how many times Ryan asked him. Furthermore, in hindsight he could’ve expressed his thoughts more clearly so there wouldn’t be any confusion as to what he was talking about, though I knew what exactly he was referring to the first time; however, I understood he was highly emotional and probably wasn’t thinking clearly. Finally, he could’ve addressed Harry in a better way rather than walking to the judges’ table looking like he was going to slug him, though I knew he wouldn’t do it. All of this made Quentin look bad. Lastly, there was Harry’s role. Though I said Quentin could’ve done a better job articulating what he meant, I thought it was clear he was upset over one of his friends leaving the competition. I’m sure Harry thought Quentin was disrespecting the show in general; however, I thought he went about it the wrong way. First, there was him ensuring the show wouldn’t go to commercial because he wanted to scold Quentin for his perceived disrespect on live television, as if he was thinking “let me dress down this disrespectful little punk on national TV”. Moreover, instead of immediately jumping on him, he could’ve asked Quentin what he meant by his comments, which I’m sure Quentin would’ve clarified if given the chance; I think that could’ve gone a long way to prevent the scenario that eventually happened.

     

    Overall, the whole thing was a shame because I thought it severely hurt Quentin’s chances to go farther into the competition. I knew he was screwed once he was in the B2 with Rayvon because of it, not to mention Rayvon winning every Twitter save up to that point. I’m pretty sure Quentin understood how the show ran and that there could only be one winner, which meant someone would be leaving every week; still it doesn’t mean it wasn’t painful or disappointing to see contestants he developed friendships with potentially leaving any given week. He obviously wore his heart on his sleeve, which in this case severely hurt him. Hopefully, he was able to take something away from whole thing and use it as an educational experience moving forward. 👍

     

    010. Quentin Alexander

     

    The updated list of my season's favorites:

    S01:

    S02: Kimberley Locke

    S03: LaToya London

    S04: Bo Bice

    S05:

    S06: Haley Scarnato

    S07: David Cook

    S08: Allison Iraheta

    S09: Crystal Bowersox

    S10: Pia Toscano

    S11: Elise Testone

    S12: Candice Glover

    S13: Jessica Meuse

    S14: Quentin Alexander

    S15: La'Porsha Renae

    S16: Jurnee

    S17: Laci Kaye Booth

    S18: Jovin Webb

     

    Who's remaining:

    Kelly Clarkson

    Tamyra Gray

    Kimberley Locke

    LaToya London

    Katharine McPhee

    Elliott Yamin

    David Cook

    Crystal Bowersox

    Elise Testone

     

    I'll try to have #9 in later on this evening, as I have yet to start on it. If not, it should definitely be up tomorrow. Until then, any guesses can be made. 👍

     

    @Bk1234 got the first one right! We'll see how the rest goes...

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  17. 12 hours ago, miss denise said:

     

    Oh no, I did not. :haha:  I had no idea she would rank this high. 

     

    From the rest of the semi-finalists, my favorites are A.J., Sabrina, Alexandrea, Felicia, Ricky, Katelyn, Julie, Baylie, Layla.  Ugh, and I was furious at most of them missing out on the finals.  I think I was especially upset about A.J., Sabrina, Ricky, and Katelyn. I would say Baylie too, but I understand based on the performance. :( I also loved her from S6 and had seen her on another show too (The Singing Bee). 

     

    To be fair, I don't think anyone did. :haha: Now I'm curious who you thought it was.

     

    Pretty much agree about your opinions on the semi-finalists. The ones I was the most upset about that you posted were A.J., Alexandrea, and Felicia. Yeah it was too bad Baylie bombed as badly as she did because I really wanted her to do well. :( I didn't know she was on The Singing Bee; I've seen a few episodes and obviously missed the one she was on. :haha:

     

    Barring anything else, my next post should be my #10 finalist. 👍

  18. 52 minutes ago, psterina said:

    Semi-Finalists.  I didn't watch S1 - S6, and came in mid S7, after the semi-finalists so ...

     

    Everyone that I mention, is someone that I thought should have made the Top 10 (2 of them, are not on your list)

    S 8 - Felicia Barton & Jackie Tohn

    S 9 - Alex Lambert, Lily Scott, Katelyn Epperly  - If these 3, would have made the Top 10 .... S9 would have been so much better, overall (just my humble opinion) 

    S 10 - 

    S 11 - Jen Hirsch  - I listen to her at least a couple of times a week, to this day

    S 12 -

    S 15 - Stephany Negrete - LOVED her version of " Mama Knows Best" so much, and her stage presence. Cannot believe she didn't make Top 10. 

    S16 - Effie Passero - Strong Vocalist. Glad to see she is out there doing music

    S17 - Ashley Hess - She is my 3rd favorite idol contestant EVER.  I will NEVER understand how she didn't make Top 10.  Granted ... "Sir Duke", was not the best song choice, but overall ....       she is  amazing! That voice is GOLDEN. And the ease, with how she sings, is so lovely. I listen to her almost every day. . 

     

     

     

     

    S8. I completely agree about Felicia. I was ambivalent towards Jackie; with that said I don't think I would've minded if she made the finals.

    S9. Can't say I disagree with S9 being much better if these three were finalists.

    S11. As I mentioned earlier, I wasn't a fan of Jen; however, I understand how she could appeal to others.

    S15. Completely agree here. I thought she should've been in the Top 14 at least.

    S16. Again, completely agree here.

    S17. You did mention she was your third favorite Idol contestant overall. :haha: Outside of this, I agree with just about everything here.

     

    I'm currently working on my #10 finalist. The main list should resume some time tomorrow. 👍

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