Who needs writers, anyway? It's the OFFICIAL AMERICAN IDOL 7 THREAD

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It premieres on January 15th!!!!!!!!!!11111

What's new:

-because the the writer's strike, in February (and perhaps beyond) the show will air Tuesdays, Wednesdays AND Thursdays
-during auditions, we may see some contestants accompanying themselves w/ instruments
-fewer mentors/guest judges (yay)

Also, my cousin knows Ryan Seacrest's hairdresser (who is bff with Ryan) and this is supposedly his last season on Idol. Dish!

musically, Monday, 7 January 2008 19:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Time to make a move:

'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest ready to find that special someone

UPI News Service, 12/29/2007

"American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest said recently he intends to find a romantic interest to provide balance in his life.

The popular 33-year-old TV host said during a recent advertising photography shoot that his busy career has left him wanting more balance, People magazine reported Saturday.

"I think, in a way, my goal is to focus on a little bit more balance," Seacrest said. "I really haven't been out with anybody. ... This week I'll literally work seven days, and I'll get home at 10 p.m."

When asked about his upcoming "New Year's Rockin' Eve" appearance alongside TV personality Dick Clark, Seacrest said Clark did not appear to be feeling any aftereffects from his 2004 stroke.

"He and Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas) and I were doing a photo shoot, and Fergie couldn't have looked better," Seacrest said of his time with the TV icon and pop singer. "Dick gave some vintage looks to (the) camera when he saw her gorgeous legs and body in this little skirt."

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm totally psyched. So, do we Xpost everything between here and Teenpop? Or keep music observations there and other stuff here?

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Spoilers: http://mjsbigblog.com/top-50-update-rumors-and-spoilers.htm

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:34 (sixteen years ago) link

Naw, all music talk here (as usual), right?

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:35 (sixteen years ago) link

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b361/tapestore/whyshouldibesad.jpg

Just like a Tattoo...

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:44 (sixteen years ago) link

I just looked at some insider blogging--apparently this year's final 24 is full of industry ringers--an Alicia Keys back-up singer, some chick who already has a career in Ireland (they tried to get her on the show two years ago but ran into visa issues), kid who won Star Search, etc.

mulla atari, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Jordin Sparks was enough of a ringer already. If they stack the entire show with ringers, I might give up after the auditions.

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Irish girl, right?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0xEvNlF42I

Lots of Missouri people in the Top 50...I want to hear "Asia'h E."

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 03:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Anyone remember Lisa Leuschner?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoAOokBULwo&feature=related

Tape Store, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 04:05 (sixteen years ago) link

I've read about the interesting group they've got in the semis...I think Fantasia's brother made it? But generally I've been trying to avoid the spoilers.

Anything related to American Idol is welcome here, music-related, show-related, contestant-related (former or current), etc. There's always some xpostage w/ the teenpop thread but generally the rolling ILE Idol thread is the main place of discussion.

musically, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 04:22 (sixteen years ago) link

How many former Idols are going to get dropped-excuse me, part ways with their labels, before the show premieres?

-Taylor Hicks
-Ruben Studdard
-Katherine McPhee
-...

musically, Thursday, 10 January 2008 20:46 (sixteen years ago) link

MEH

Tape Store, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 01:48 (sixteen years ago) link

At this rate, there will be nothing left of Randy Jackson by Season 7. He will be two-dimensional.

-- MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Tuesday, January 18, 2005 8:05 PM (2 years ago) Bookmark Link

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 03:01 (sixteen years ago) link

Fashionable Thoughts:
Joey Catalano - EWWWWWWW. I don't give a shit if you can blow, button that goddamned shirt.
Ryan Seacrest - Nice t-shirt
Yukon - I want a girl who's nice from head to nipple, too. Don't listen to those assholes. You could totally join a gypsy punk band! Now keep your head in the sky and your gap-toothed grin hidden.
Melanie Nyema - intrsting voice. I don't actually remember you.
James Lewis - Damn! Thanks for the roffles. You remind me of that broken tape recorder in the basement. Y'know, the one we stole from blind people?
Zhengzhong Yu - Nice name. No William Hung, though.
Jose Candelaria - Speak English, Mark Anthony.
Jonathan Baines - Oh, God.
"I Love Rock N' Roll" Montage - For fucks sake

Tape Store, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 05:30 (sixteen years ago) link

then i zoned out

Tape Store, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 05:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Simon seemed really exasperated tonight. I would have been too...Philly's a big city and they didn't seem to find anyone amazing.

Oh, I totally forgot to mention this...a few weeks ago, who should board my bus on the way home from work but the bush baby's buddy from last season?? He was even wearing the same hawaiian shirt! Someone get me the Gawker tip line!

musically, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 06:05 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.pagesix.com/files/gallery/Ret_SpamalotClay173.jpg

Nicole, Wednesday, 16 January 2008 21:30 (sixteen years ago) link

"Simon goes down on everybody"

musically, Thursday, 17 January 2008 04:11 (sixteen years ago) link

"I'm a hardcore rocker, I'm into rockin"

musically, Thursday, 17 January 2008 05:35 (sixteen years ago) link

taped this...not sure why

Tape Store, Thursday, 17 January 2008 05:40 (sixteen years ago) link

was it good?

Tape Store, Thursday, 17 January 2008 05:40 (sixteen years ago) link

no :( There was only one really good audition, a short-haired black woman who did a Gladys Knight song. Simon proclaimed some random blonde to be the "best so far" but it was BS.

musically, Thursday, 17 January 2008 06:03 (sixteen years ago) link

yeah Pia (I think that was her name) was my favorite as well.. but even her audition didn't really blow me away. Besides the "you are my brother" guy, I was annoyed more than amused by the bad auditions.. and the people that got through for the most part were really bland.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 17 January 2008 06:05 (sixteen years ago) link

oh and I think I liked the former-Meth Addict but tbh I can't really remember her audition.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 17 January 2008 06:12 (sixteen years ago) link

oh and finger-nail collecting guy... WTF

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 17 January 2008 06:15 (sixteen years ago) link

"Simon goes down on everybody"

My favorite line of the night -- it was a pretty dull night of auditions.

Nicole, Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:02 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm mildly curious from some of these descriptions, but I really have no patience for these 2 hour freakshow audition episodes. Wake me when they get to Hollywood.

Alex in Baltimore, Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Besides the "you are my brother" guy

That guy fucking ruled.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 17 January 2008 16:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I will probably like that song a whole lot more than the first single the next American Idol puts out.

Nicole, Thursday, 17 January 2008 16:07 (sixteen years ago) link

This portion of the show is always a bag of dicks.

HI DERE, Thursday, 17 January 2008 16:10 (sixteen years ago) link

I will probably like that song a whole lot more than the first single the next American Idol puts out.

This is undoubtedly true.

B.L.A.M., Thursday, 17 January 2008 16:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Simon groupies are gross.

musically, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:31 (sixteen years ago) link

"He's talented in many ways: artistic, creative, floral..."

musically, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 04:44 (sixteen years ago) link

That last girl was their "ringer"? I fear for this season.

musically, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 05:00 (sixteen years ago) link

this is my favorite audition of all time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJt67RVDCtA

gr8080, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 10:39 (sixteen years ago) link

lol guy w/ pregnant wife is named "Oliver Hymen"

gr8080, Friday, 25 January 2008 06:24 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.pagesix.com/files/gallery/Ret_SpamalotClay173.jpg

^^ looks pretty confident that you'll never find his lucky charms ^^

chicago kevin, Friday, 25 January 2008 06:30 (sixteen years ago) link

This is getting crappy...how many more weeks of auditions?

musically, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 06:03 (sixteen years ago) link

i haven't watched this in two weeks. i guess it's for the best?

Tape Store, Wednesday, 30 January 2008 06:39 (sixteen years ago) link

Holy shit that girl.

govern yourself accordingly, Thursday, 31 January 2008 01:53 (sixteen years ago) link

this girl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwGQHSpZGlg

<3 <3

gr8080, Thursday, 31 January 2008 10:32 (sixteen years ago) link

I felt she was screaming rather than singing, but that's what the judges like so there you go.

musically, Thursday, 31 January 2008 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

That girl from American Juniors was frightening, the rest of the auditions were pretty meh.

Nicole, Thursday, 31 January 2008 15:50 (sixteen years ago) link

she is annoying and her singing was totally sharp and she has no control and she was basically screaming and her voice isn't that interesting.

Pia FTW.

The Brainwasher, Thursday, 31 January 2008 15:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Anyone watching this tonight?

musically, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 01:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Anyway, I think tonight's was probably the most "watchable" audition episode yet. Lots of awkwardness...the girl whose father died during the first round of auditions, and the long haired nerdy guy who reminds me of so many guys I went to school, which got painful near the end. The dancing girl falling down was one of the only LOL moments of the season so far. The first guy who went through was not very good at all, though.

musically, Wednesday, 6 February 2008 05:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Hollywood week!

Full thoughts in a little bit. First thought: young David Archuleta is a tad bit overhyped, yes? Not that impressed...too soulless for my taste, though he appeared to move some people.

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 04:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Did they give the contestants lollipops? I saw lots of blue tongues, especially on Carly, the Irish girl. By the way, I'm still looking for an explanation as to how she can be on the show when she had a record contract and released a major label CD....I thought that was not permitted? And I have my eye on the Australian guy...cute, good voice, and don't underestimate the effect of an accent on American girls.

But more importantly, NO GROUPS ROUND?? Has the groups segment ever let us down??? Hollywood week has always been my favorite part of each season for the groups round.

musically, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 06:06 (sixteen years ago) link

I couldn't stand the cowboy group last year...dragged out the round. But ultimately, i wish they had kept the group component. It's fun watching people melt (remember that country singer from last year? Bailey something?)

I was also confused about the tongues, too. Lollipops seems like a good guess.

WTF was with the Josiah hate? When it comes to personality, he's fucking annoying, but vocally, his second song sounded just as good to me (it's not like "Stand By Me" has as many switches as "Grace Kelly," so it was harder for him to blow them away...for that reason, i can see why you'd criticize him for song choice, but calling it bad?) They were just penalizing him for asking the band to leave, right?

Syesha Mercado (girl who lost her voice), Michael Johns (Australian guy who performed "Bohemian Rhapsody"), Carly Smithson (no idea how they'll justify that, but they obv. thought about it in advance...it could be a genius strategy; use Idol as a jumping point, have her disqualified and then release a CD. What a wonderful and likely theory!) and David Archuleta seem like shoe-ins for the Top 24. Crossing my fingers for Amanda Overmyer (Janis Joplin girl w/ great personality).

Tape Store, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 06:38 (sixteen years ago) link

GREATEST THING EVER OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 05:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I was really pissed that dadchuleta didn't look pissed though. That reaction shot was roughly 27% of the reason I voted for DC.

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 05:16 (fifteen years ago) link

I was looking forward to the rumored DC/Mariah duet, but oh well. And Carly & Michael's duet was really outstanding.

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 05:24 (fifteen years ago) link

omigod y'all I am really fucking happy.

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 05:35 (fifteen years ago) link

And Carly & Michael's duet was really outstanding.

Best part of the entire 2-hour show.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 22 May 2008 06:00 (fifteen years ago) link

^^ I was going to say the same exact thing - it made me wish they were the final two.

I did enjoy David's winning moment/sing-out, much more than I would have expected.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 22 May 2008 06:40 (fifteen years ago) link

The song is a lot better than last year's. Is it getting a physical release?

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 07:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Randy has certainly become cartoonishly 2-D (Barry Bruner still OTM above) this season. He called last night "the battle of 2007" and no one seemed to notice.

Maybe I should mention that I was commenting on Randy's surprisingly rapid weight loss during that season? But he's definitely "2D" in other ways too, so I still agree with you!

Randy has always been the judge with the biggest identity crisis ... Simon is the mean (but perceptive) judge, Paula is the nice judge, and Randy falls somewhere in the middle but even he can't figure out exactly where. There were plenty of times this season that it felt as though he was being contrarian just for the sake of saying the opposite of what people might expect him to say.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:11 (fifteen years ago) link

Randy's supposed to be the judge who speaks to the musical component of the performance. Lately he's been the judge who's a bigger waste of space than Paula.

HI DERE, Thursday, 22 May 2008 13:41 (fifteen years ago) link

well, it appears that all that time my wife, mother-in-law, and i spent dialing 40 votes for DC paid off...

Beatrix Kiddo, Thursday, 22 May 2008 15:37 (fifteen years ago) link

I've really been pondering the psychology that went behind Tuesday's ep. Did the judges really want DA to win? Was it some sort of reverse psych to mobilize DC's fans? Tuesday's ep seemed like the David Archuleta show..."winning" every round and so on. But on Wednesday, it was David Cook's night from the beginning; a Nickelback song as the duet that was obviously in his wheelhouse, and he got the best lines IMO on Heaven (and his one opening line was DIVINE) and Father Figure. And before I get too fangirly I must say DC is the king of stealing the show with one line...remember the "Don't Stop the Music" performance on Idol Gives Back?

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 18:22 (fifteen years ago) link

237 days until AI8! See ya then!

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 18:23 (fifteen years ago) link

So disappointing!

daavid, Thursday, 22 May 2008 18:42 (fifteen years ago) link

to thoses who don,t think david archuleta is talented, you have a hearing problem. that boy is only 17 years old and singing like that... hats off to you david... as for david cook... as far as i,m concerned i think he did decerve to win but in my opionon they both deserve to have won... there is no dought in my mind that david archuleta will end up with a contract of his own.... BUT DAVID,S DAVID NEED,S TO BUT OUT... and let his son sing his heart out.... great season as always....looking forward to season 8 in january... barb young lloydminster,alberta, canada

J0rdan S., Thursday, 22 May 2008 19:49 (fifteen years ago) link

it is amazing how the DC fans have nothing but hate for DA, but DA fan respect and like DC. what is it that make you DC fans feel the only way someone can win is by make the other a losser, DA is clearly the better signer, DC is a nice guy and a good entertainer. just like Clay Akins, was a much better signer the Rubin, but Rubin had an appeal with the audiance. Hopefully DC will have a better post idol run then Rubin, but he is not going to do on vocals, it will be on entertaining.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 22 May 2008 19:50 (fifteen years ago) link

Are you getting those from the Zaba predictions site? I had to stop reading it at work because I was starting to choke with laughter.

musically, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:16 (fifteen years ago) link

Any dude that duets with ZZ Top, and doesn't look like a fool in the presence of their sheer awesomeness, is ok in my book.

Bill Magill, Thursday, 22 May 2008 20:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Archuleta just signed to Jive!

Tape Store, Friday, 23 May 2008 02:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Okay, so final thoughts on the season? Keeping in mind that my memories are slightly rose-tinted due to the first time in history my favorite actually won (and I love scrolling through this thread and seeing how my opinion of DC went from prick->amazing), I think this really was one of the best groups the show has had. I'm even considering going to one of the tour stops, which had never even crossed my mind in the past 7 years. I think the finale sealed it for me...there was Archie doing Apologize, and for the first time EVER I saw him doing something contemporary. Brooke and Jason were lovely and completely in their element, and Carly and MJ were totally fierce (sorry, but I have to use that word). In retrospect, rather than in earlier seasons where I gave contestants too much credit, I feel that I underestimated people this time around, like Chikezie and Carly (and Cook in the beginning). Even Kristy Lee was improving week by week.

Fav 5 performances (no particular order):

-Chikezie: She's A Woman
-David Cook: Hello
-Michael Johns: It's All Wrong But It's All Right
-Carly Smithson: Superstar
-Jason Castro: Daydream

:( What is on TV this summer? Should I start watching SYTYCD?

musically, Monday, 26 May 2008 23:06 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd say it was a decent season, definitely better than last year. I ended up liking Cook more than I did in the beginning of the year. I would've liked to have seen Michael/Carly go farther than Jason/Syesha, but you can't have everything.

SYTYCD was great fun the past two years.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 27 May 2008 02:38 (fifteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Ok, so over a month later, I still think Archuleta deserved to win, but OMG re: interviews. He's wayyyyyy too pure. So ridiculous. I might cover the Kansas City concerts, but I don't even know if I would want to talk to him.

Tape Store, Saturday, 12 July 2008 18:21 (fifteen years ago) link

Also, that David Cook song should be in a Budweiser commercial.

Tape Store, Saturday, 12 July 2008 18:22 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_9827594?source=most_emailed

lol

Tape Store, Saturday, 12 July 2008 18:26 (fifteen years ago) link

that setlist is terrible, btw

Tape Store, Saturday, 12 July 2008 18:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I think i'm saying this for the third time or something, but if you replaced david hernandez, kristy lee cook, carly and syesha (or ramiele) with alexandrea, asia'h, alaina and danny n., this season would have been the best/most interesting ever.

-- Tape Store, Friday, March 28, 2008 12:42 AM (3 months ago) Bookmark Link

Tape Store, Sunday, 13 July 2008 02:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Michael/Carly doing "Pride" is probably great.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 13 July 2008 13:12 (fifteen years ago) link

I went to the Tacoma concert last night...my seats were ridic, 3rd row, in the aisle right next to the catwalk. I could see their pimples, sweat, razorburn, and in Syesha's case, up her dress. Good times. Brooke's parents were sitting right by us, and were as lovely as you can imagine. When Brooke was performing her mother was smiling so hard I thought her face was going to split open.

-worst solo set: Syesha; everyone else sounded a lot better live, but she just cannot stay in tune
-best solo set: Carly
-the "i surprisingly didn't hate it" award goes to Kristy, whose set I enjoyed and whose new single is pretty good too (weird, huh)
-Chikezie was sweating something fierce
-every single one of the females was about 50%+ covered in glitter and sparkles, and even the guys were getting in on it somewhat
-Brooke cannot rock heels, she kept looking at her feet during the group performance
-only one group performance? (the Pride performance only included the Chikezie through Brooke)
-and David Cook didn't do Always Be My Baby??
-no encores???
-and way too many commercials and promotion things, I mean, come on, I am not going to cheer on a dancing poptart
-number of 10 year olds I elbowed so I could stand against the railing for David Cook: many

musically, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:39 (fifteen years ago) link

Kristy already has a single?! I'm off to Youtube!

Oh, and what was the best current cover? Last year, Gina surprised me with a pretty fantastic version of "Who Knew."

Tape Store, Sunday, 13 July 2008 22:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Ramiele's version of "If I Never See Your Face Again" was actually very good. And David A did "Apologize" again, which I absolutely loved during the finale.

Also, I forgot to mention that people kept throwing these orange wristbands that say "DAVID IS MY IDOL" at the Davids. There was a cute David A moment where he picked up a bunch of them and was asked "what am I supposed to do with these?".

musically, Sunday, 13 July 2008 23:23 (fifteen years ago) link

*picked up a bunch of them and was asked "what am I supposed to do with these?"

musically, Sunday, 13 July 2008 23:24 (fifteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll41/AFoDA/davidarchuleta_tease.jpg

Things are going quickly! Didn't it used to take a year so or for Idol finalists to release their singles?

musically, Friday, 1 August 2008 04:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Guys, this is going to be a hit!

Tape Store, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Like I LOVE this

Tape Store, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

even soft rock stations can jam it

Tape Store, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

...Elvis Duran?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Wow. I tell you. How many of us have ever felt the song you just sang. There are so many girls saying, 'Wow. He wrote that because he knows how I feel.' I hate it when they call you little because you're the biggest man in town.

I am, like, in tears. You are absolutely amazing. You have no idea. You're so talented. You're going to have an amazing career.

Tape Store, Friday, 1 August 2008 15:07 (fifteen years ago) link

It reminds me a lot of Tattoo. It's not a Stargate prod, is it?

Also, like Tattoo, if Jason Nevins gets his hands on it I will jam that remix like it's going out of style.

musically, Friday, 1 August 2008 17:30 (fifteen years ago) link

I was about to compare it to Tattoo!

Tape Store, Friday, 1 August 2008 19:54 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080825/ap_en_mu/tv_american_idol

jaymc, Monday, 25 August 2008 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

three months pass...

Guys, just a warning: don't criticize Archuleta/Cook in a publication, like even a one-sentence review. You'll get emails.

Trik Turner Fan Club President (Tape Store), Sunday, 30 November 2008 08:18 (fifteen years ago) link

six months pass...

Carly Smithson is joining the original guys of Evanescence, who are re-launching as a hard-rock band called The Fallen. They’ll make a formal announcement Monday in Hollywood, with a press conference and first live performance. The band’s debut song, Bury Me Alive, will be available at that time for free download at wearethefallen.com.

The lineup consists of Smithson and three of the four original members of Evanescence — guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray — as well as bassist Marty O’Brien, whose recording and touring credits include Disturbed and Kelly Clarkson.

“This band is going to be theatrical and in-your-face and huge,” Smithson says. “Everything that we do is just going to be big.”

Smithson had been working on a solo project of her own until connecting with Moody a few months ago. Now, she says, “I couldn’t be happier. Creatively we’re all on the same page. Visually, we’re all on the same page. We want a massive stage production. We watch the same TV shows, everything. It’s almost weird, that we’re like an awesome family all of a sudden.”

master of karate and friendship for everyone (musically), Thursday, 18 June 2009 14:44 (fourteen years ago) link

Good for her...she sang an Evanescence song on tour so this collaboration seems fitting.

master of karate and friendship for everyone (musically), Thursday, 18 June 2009 14:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Wooo!

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 18 June 2009 14:49 (fourteen years ago) link

nine months pass...

Okay, so this really was top-to-bottom the best season of the show, right?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 April 2010 04:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Absolutely it was. It's the only time I ever went to the concert and there's absolutely no way I would have sat through the top 10 of any other season. There were some people I really loved last season but weighing that against having to sit through Michael Sarver/Megan Joy/others who I thankfully have forgotten it didn't outweigh the bad. Even the "bad" ones of season 7 (IMO Kristy Lee and Syesha) were rarely trainwrecks and capable of very good performances. I have noticed the conspicuous lack of "this is our best group ever" from Ryan this season.

musically, Thursday, 15 April 2010 06:03 (fourteen years ago) link

I have noticed the conspicuous lack of "this is our best group ever" from Ryan this season.

Ryan, nor any judge, nor anyone else associated with the show in any way has said that, on camera or off. They know they fucked up S9 in a huge way.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 15 April 2010 06:25 (fourteen years ago) link

5 > 7 imo

nu bay deejoning (some dude), Thursday, 15 April 2010 09:57 (fourteen years ago) link

three years pass...

Just for anyone who needs the flashback but Danny Noriega is over here now...

http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/02/25/rupauls-drag-race-season-6-premiere-react/

http://www.logotv.com/video/misc/984832/meet-the-queens-adore-delano.jhtml

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:26 (ten years ago) link

ten years pass...

Danny Archuleta has had a hell of an arc. Really enjoyed this interview.

https://www.musictimes.com/articles/101950/20240401/david-archuleta-controversial-coming-out-song-hell-together-saves-someones-life.htm

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 April 2024 22:28 (three weeks ago) link

Ha, Danny. DAVID, sorry about that.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 1 April 2024 22:29 (three weeks ago) link


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