Thursday, February 26, 2009

American Idol Group 2 Results

So, do I know America or do I know America?

Who should have advanced: Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert

Who I predicted would advance: Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert

Who did advance: Allison Iraheta, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert

What do you know? I went three for three in my predictions after all. Furthermore, these were the three I had at the top of my rankings for last night's show. They were even presented as advancing in the order I had it, on the program tonight, although I am certain that Lambert was the overall vote winner.

I just wish now I would have put some money on this after last night...

Since I described last night why I thought they would advance, I have no real need to repeat things, but I suppose its a feel good story of sorts, especially for underdogs Allison and Kris. I really liked the way they performed their songs last night (apparently James Morrison has a recent cover of "Man in the Mirror" that I did not know about, but nonetheless I think I prefer Kris's version over that one and Michael Jackson too in a way). Allison can flat out sing. She delivered again tonight on "Alone" in encore and proved it was not a fluke. Both of these now Finalists reacted with what seemed to be genuine appreciation and at least limited surprise.

The same can not be said for Adam Lambert, who it was a foregone conclusion (like the Gokey vs. Tatiana final pairing last week) when up against Nick Mitchell in a formulatic repeat. Adam did not appear to be very surprised or overwhelmed by emotion when he made the Finals, but I think it's good that he did not fake those things. He definitely has an ego, but if you can back it up, there is not anything necessarily wrong with that. I just think I could embrace his vocal stylings more if he were to put those screaming skills to use on some good '80's hair metal and not come across as being too Broadway.

As for the final group of 12 next Tuesday, I would bet money that Lil Rounds will have the pimp spot and I think she will be the top rated female (before I hear any singing of course.) Visually challenged Scott McIntyre I will say will win a spot in the Finals as well. The third choice will be harder. I think it might come down to Felicia Barton, Von Smith, and Alex Wagner-Trugman.

Now, Alex is probably not going to be among the three best singers next week, but I almost have a hunch that his sense of humor and dorkiness may get him a lot of votes. Is he Jewish? I don't know for sure, but I am sort of under that assumption. We all know how tough it is for Jews to break into show business (especially on American Idol), so maybe a celebratory dancing of the Hora might be in order for some if he achieves what only Elliot Yamin has on Idol thus far.

Of course, I just want the best ones to get in on merit.

Then, it will be time for the wildcard show and another chance for Anoop Desai and others (Ricky Braddy from last week probably and likely Matt Giraud and Jesse Langseth/Megan Joy Corkrey from this week). I still think Anoop will probably get in the finals, but now I have some other options to maybe root for as well, especially Allison and Kris.


At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lambert should win. While listening to him sing, my leg gets so numb because that thrill runs up my leg like a bolt of lightning.

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservative Democrat:

Gomer, as I've said on other threads, backlash against the men has to happen sometime, and this year may well be the case. I expect a woman to win, if not just to shock the 4 Judges.

At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey, my comments on the Burris scandal was blocked by Haloscan, saying "Invalid User".

Is it the computer crashing down that's causing the problems ?

At 4:41 PM, Blogger SE-779 said...

Yeah, I was just checking Politics1 and that stuff is screwy. I think their server is crashing or somebody hacked into their server or something else.

At 4:48 PM, Blogger SE-779 said...

If Hackers could hack into SoapBlox, then they surely can hack into Haloscan.

At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey, I think Ron needs to figure out what's going on with the Haloscan because it's messing everyone up here today.

Burris is gone regardless if Quinn pushes a special election but some of Burris' supporters, mostly African American Chicago Aldermen are threatening to TORPEDO the election bids of Quinn and Madigan and everyone else.

It looks like the Illinois Democratic Party is going to fall apart before our very eyes, thanks a lot Rod Blagojevich: it's his fault that the IL Dems are one the verge of political extinction, gotta be embarrassing for President Obama seeing his home state decaying like this.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corey, Bernie Mac's masuoluem at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, Illinois, his tomb is at the bottom with the other crypts:

At 10:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Corey and Gomer, the Haloscan CRASHED again.

Ron needs to figure out what's going here because I just got back on half an hour ago and Daniel G., is the one who is crashing it.

At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I am able, I will be posting the IL-05 results tonight. My prediction is this: Fritchey wins by 3%.

At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It appears HaloScan is crashing again.

At 4:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, well, well CD, It appears you're at your antics again on Politics 1. You claim to be a Conservative Democrat who will reach across the aisle and equally respect the viewpoint of others, but when somebody disagrees with your viewpoint, you act as if your life is threatened and lash out at the person and tell the Moderator to ban the person. Either you are overly sensitive, easily ennerved by opposing viewpoints, or just a simple troll. You decide.

At 7:52 PM, Blogger SE-779 said...

About 2/3 of the vote reporting
Chicago: 327 of 486 precincts reporting
Suburbs: 57 of 92 precincts reporting

Quigley: 8,393
Fritchey: 6,535
Feigenholtz: 6,140

At 7:56 PM, Blogger SE-779 said...

(IL) U.S. House District 5
Precincts Reported: 414 of 578
Mike Quigley 8,932
John Fritchey 6,917
Sara Feigenholtz 6,712
Patrick O'Connor 4,837
Victor Forys 4,633
Charles Wheelan 2,633
Tom Geoghegan 2,328
Paul Bryar 833
Jan Donatelli 646
Frank Annunzio 578
Cary Capparelli 517
Carlos Monteagudo 335

(IL) U.S. House District 5
Precincts Reported: 414 of 578
Rosanna Pulido 734
Tom Hanson 630
David Anderson 528
Gregory Bedell 455
Daniel Kay 294
Jon Stewart 284

(IL) U.S. House District 5
Precincts Reported: 410 of 578
Matt Reichel 130
Deb Gordils 108
Mark Fredrickson 54
Alan Augustson 47
Simon Ribeiro 22


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