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And Skylar went home last week. Anyone still watching? I find Hollie's voice screechy and annoying and Jessica is boring. The men have it. I'd be happy for Josh or Phil but Elise was the best. There is no market for female rockers, but she was versatile. I don't think Idol knows what to do with this market. If people pay to see Gaga, Minaj or Katy Perry, then what are they trying to do with Idol? People buy singles I read and not albums. It seems only country sells and the public sent home the little Reba clone. Not a good as Reba by a mile, I know, nor as pretty. Once again, its gonna be a teen of the moment or someone they can't market. Ledet is Motown. Phil is Phil-some songs are good. I hope he can write well, get his stuff out there if he wins. Hollie annoys me so much. I did not watch the early people, but if someone in their 20's can't win, its just a popularity thing.
I think the Voice has a couple good singers. But no one that sends me to wow. Now Duets will be starting. Summer show that I bet won't see a season two.
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Skylar was kind of a shock. Hollie isn't as bad as some make her out to be, but I wonder what's keeping her in the competition... other than getting beat up every week so it could be a sympathy vote... Skylar's got a career - country music blew up online at her departure, she's got a record deal already I'm sure.
of those left I'm hoping for Joshua to win... Phil is the only one who annoys me, Jessica is just dull but her voice is very good.
I don't get all the disgust towards youth. These young ladies and men have amazing talent and seem so much more poised than a lot of the more adult Idol finalists we've seen over the years.
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Disgust at youth? Umm er, 28 is very young-Elise, and she was older by quite a bit. If only teeny boppers win because of who votes then they should cut the age at 21. That is why they started the Voice to allow older people with talent who were not little 16 year olds. There is so much talent out there-why not market Idol to a different group and allow the age to be 35 and pick really talented people? There is no disgust at youth from me but American Idol's blatant agism and sexism leads to winners who mostly do not succeed.
I suppose it doesn't matter because people like Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Adele, Amy Winehouse will ususally get noticed. There are so many talented people that Idol ignores because they are not teens.
If one must be a teen to get the teen vote, then why allow a token 28 year old into the top 12?
I am a bit disgusted at Idol after all these years-I only watch when it gets to the finals. Too annoying to see good talents get tossed because they don't weigh the correct poundage/look a certain marketable way.
Susan Boyle proved people will buy a whole Album if the singer is good-great backstory I know, but she is a special person with a gift. So rare a 48 year old can succeed in music. More disgust with who gets radio time. I feel bad for people too young to have experienced music in the 60's and 70's when talent was far more important than what you looked like. Then came the 80's and Madonna, and rap and ugh. Sorry, my hmo.
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