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    American Idol Finale...

    For me anyway, last night was a HUGE dud compared to the top 3 last week. What was Bo thinking???? I think he handed it to Carrie.

    Anyone else?

    DG

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    Doggygirl, I haven't watched every episode of AI but have watched a few times. I would vote for Carrie just based on her raw talent. She does have a beautiful voice, very clear. Bo has too many gimmicks, carrying the mic around, winking and waving and then winking and waving some more. His showmanship will win the comp for him, not his singing. Who will be voting, mostly women I think and who will win, probably Bo. I will keep my fingers crossed for Carrie.

    Dee

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    Here are my thoughts:

    Bo #1 - The song needs fine tuning. There was a part where his voice didn't stand out from the backup singers. That wasn't good. I don't know if it was intentional or not. It was weird to hear an Idol sing a full length song though.

    Carrie #1 - Great! She really got into the song.

    Bo #2 - (The redo from the season) "Vehicle" Eh. I was not really impressed the first time around with this song. I felt the same way this time.

    Carrie #2 - "Independence Day" - She was off. I don't know if she has the range or what, but the chorus, starting with "Let freedom ring!" was off. She did not hit it. She could've blown the roof off the place with that song and she missed her chance. I know how that song should be sung and I can sing it closer to the origional than she did last night. Not a good choice for her. It could've been much better. I wonder if she'd had the chance to sing the whole song if she would've been on in the second verse and chorus. I thought she should've done "Crying" also. I don't know why she didn't.

    Bo #3 -The same song as Carrie's first. Weird. I don't get it. Why did they have both of them singing the same song? Is this going to be the winner's first release or something? Did they do this the first season with Kelly and Justin? I thought they were supposed to be singing origional songs. Clearly, this one was not an origional. I liked his version of the song. I would buy both his and Carrie's versions. I still don't get it.

    Carrie #2 - Great!

    Overall, I would give the night to Carrie. Like Dee said though, Bo will probably win b/c of the female factor.

    I'm so glad Carrie will be singing with Rascal Flatts tonight. They're one of my favorite groups. I wonder what they'll sing. I can't wait for tonight!

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    From what I've read Bo has the flu & today it's been reported that he has lost his voice. It was a very boring finale, IMO. I've said it before & I'll say it again, Carrie does not stack up well against the female contestants on Nashville Star. An 18 yr old girl (Erika Jo) won it this year & is head & shoulders above Carrie Underwood. If Carrie wins she'll need all the help that A.I. & Clive Davis can do to make her successful. She is not a great country artist.

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    Rambling personal opinion:

    ~I didn't think either one was exceptional. I don't think any real 'star' will rise from this season. Sure, they'll both sell some music, but neither is truly exceptional.

    ~With all the songs in the world available for selection, I don't understand them both choosing the same mediocre one.

    ~Carrie forced the songs through her nose and only redeems herself by the 'glory notes', perhaps hoping we'll all forget she was either painfully sharp or dead goat flat leading into them?

    ~Bo's 'Vehicle' was almost drowned out by an overly ambitious horn section - maybe his 'Vehicle' was caught in a traffic jam, but that's okay - it wasn't a great choice anyway.

    ~Now to the judges. They were extremely partisan. Standing ovations by judges should be reserved for when they're genuinely earned. Happy Hour should begin after the show.

    'Guess I'm not a fan this year.

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    ITA, what a bummer of a finale. Tonight, both singers were average, the song choices were DREADFUL, and that "AI 'signature song' " was not the most memorable I've heard.

    Which brings me to something I've noticed all season....ALL the contestants seemed to be off pitch at some time or the other. Tonight was no exception. I don't see the singers with a playback earpiece (a device you see often with singers, about the size of a hearing aid that helps the singer keep tone and hear the orchestra/band). No "feedback" monitors (those amps at the base of the stage that do the same function, but old fashioned) and a goodly distance from the players. This is not a good recipe for producing a good song from a singer.
    If you notice, the really good singers shine in the smaller face off auditions because they are in a smaller room with closer proximity to the piano/musicians.

    All of that being said, one night does not a career make. Both these wonderfully talented people will have long careers that will most likely surpass the "flava' of the year" song stylists. I see Nashville totally embracing Carrie and I see Bo either having a great solo career and he could well make it in Country music too, since so much of it is actually country/rock. He could even front a band of his own choosing and do well. The one thing that these two have in common is that real and down-to earth appeal...minimal glitz, glamour and vocal acrobatics....real raw talent.

    And I'd also like to say that I would mind if either wins, because in the long run they already have. As a matter of fact, I think these two have the potential to be the closest selling finalist of the series. That would not be hard to do, however I think you may see sales for both singers that approach a "kelly/clay" matchup as far as success. Good luck to both of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707
    Doggygirl, I haven't watched every episode of AI but have watched a few times. I would vote for Carrie just based on her raw talent. She does have a beautiful voice, very clear. Bo has too many gimmicks, carrying the mic around, winking and waving and then winking and waving some more. His showmanship will win the comp for him, not his singing. Who will be voting, mostly women I think and who will win, probably Bo. I will keep my fingers crossed for Carrie.

    Dee
    How can Bo carry around the mic and wave and wink and sing? He's more talented than I thought! I am obviously for Bo, but I wish them both the best!!

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    This was odd...

    I get up at an ungodly hour - my alarm goes off each day at 4:20 AM, whether I'm ready for it or not. You can imagine that it's not always easy to get moving at that hour, but CNN Radio woke me right up this morning at 4:30 by announcing that Bo Bice had won the fourth season of AI.
    Then they started an interview with some friend of the family and cut the piece off while the man was in mid-sentence. ("The first time I heard Bo sing..." Click.)
    My guess would be that CNN had a piece ready for whoever won and just played Bo's fourteen hours before they should have, but I'll be watching tonight to see if CNN was correct.
    xoxo,
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    Well, it's over & Carrie won. I'm probably crazy for posting the following but I have a gut feeling that Scott Savol is going to have a truly hit recording sometime in the next two or three years. By "truly hit" I mean one that is not generated by American Idol fans. More like a new standard song? A song that other people will cover over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee4707
    Who will be voting, mostly women I think and who will win, probably Bo.
    Well, that's the first time I was happy to be wrong.

    Dee

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrywidow
    I'm probably crazy for posting the following but I have a gut feeling that Scott Savol is going to have a truly hit recording sometime in the next two or three years.
    AACK!! The only thing worse would be if William Hung and Michaela sang backup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aloft04
    AACK!! The only thing worse would be if William Hung and Michaela sang backup.
    ITA with that!

    I thought Mikayla (however it's spelled) was rather cute doing her "red carpet" commentary. With some training, I think she could be a comic at some level.

    They should NOT have let her near a michrophone while music was playing.

    I enjoyed the show last night much more than Tuesday evenings boredom. Carrie makes a "pretty picture" as an idol, and I suspect the ink is already dry on Bo's record contract.

    DG

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    enjoyed the show last night much more than Tuesday evenings boredom. Carrie makes a "pretty picture" as an idol, and I suspect the ink is already dry on Bo's record contract. DG

    True that! I also imagine there are little long haired Bo Bobbleheads sitting on the dock in China, too! :sheesh:

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    Ugh - I should've watched Lost instead of the Final Reveal show. Too much cheese - the show should've only been an hour - not 2. At least Lost is on my TiVo.

    In every Idol Finale, I believe there are 2 original songs written just for the particular season of Idol. I really didn't care for either. Inside Heaven was announced as the 1st release of the winner before the winner was declared.

    By having to sing the same song, it really allows for a direct comparison of the 2 finalists. By using original songs, it makes more money for the Idol's 1st release since they aren't paying someone else to use their song.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merrywidow
    Well, it's over & Carrie won. I'm probably crazy for posting the following but I have a gut feeling that Scott Savol is going to have a truly hit recording sometime in the next two or three years. By "truly hit" I mean one that is not generated by American Idol fans. More like a new standard song? A song that other people will cover over the years.
    Oh Please....you must be kidding!!! Scott Savol? I think his thirty seconds of fame will be over soon.


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