SparkPeople American Idol Fans Team Messageboard Fans of the hit TV show American Idol get together and share our thoughts on each season's contestants, judges, and anything else related...while supporting eachother toward our SP goals. SparkPeople American Idol Fans Team Messageboard C Johnson Yeah ! Thu, 22 May 2014 11:29:20 EST We need input for this seasons American Idol. Lets talk about this season,Keiths new hair do. Harry acting like Simon did towards the kids. Of course who are our favorites and who has to go.The season is half way over and no input. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:24:23 EST M.K. I think M.K. should of been saved.She was improving every week.She was a good role model for gay youth.At least she gets to go on tour with the other finalists. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:20:35 EST Looking for a new leader! - Please respond! I don't have time to lead this team anymore. I actually haven't had it for awhile. Having said that, I would like someone to pass the torch to. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in running the team, please send me a private message as soon as possible! <BR> <BR> -StephAnn Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:18:35 EST Charlie Did anybody else has goose bumps when Charlie sang his original song about Blue diamonds?OMG!Apparently they are having a sing off for a spot on the bus(tour).The public has to vote who they want to go on tour with the group.Even the judges gave Charlie a standing ovation.I sure hope the public loved him as much as I did. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:43:03 EST Hi! I'm the New Team Leader And that means you are all in serious trouble because I have no idea what being a Team Leader entails! I'll be learning, but in the meantime, I welcome you patience and any suggestions or feedback you may have for me. <BR> <BR> The season for me is now officially underway now that we're all headed to Hollywood! <BR> <BR> I'd love to hear from you all on what you think of the new judges. Do you think there is real animosity between Nikki and Mariah and will it affect the contestants? <BR>... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 15:45:13 EST Looking for a new leader I have a lot of things going on this year, plus I am not really into the show much anymore due to their recent judge additions. If you would like to be the new team leader, send me a private message. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 00:20:01 EST Casey is a nice guy. Sunday my friend was having car trouble at a gas station in the San Bernandino Mountains in Southern Calif. Casey came by and said he would help her after he moved his car from a gas pump.He had trouble getting back to her because fans kept coming up and talking to him.The gas station owner finally came out and helped her remove the very tight oil cap.Casey was finally able to come back and finish helping her.They started talking and he showed her his bloody fingers from playing at a local ja... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:01:31 EST Who is your dream Idol judge? As most of you already know, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have left American Idol this year. Mariah Carey filled one of the open judges' slots. My question is, if you could pick an Idol judge, who would your choice be? Sun, 29 Jul 2012 04:10:59 EST List of American Idols you have loved in the past Please add your favorites. <BR> <BR> Here are mine: <BR> <BR> Crystal Bowersox <BR> Haley Reinhart <BR> Adam Lambert <BR> David Cook <BR> Danny Gokey <BR> Alison Iraheta <BR> <BR> Here is a list that yours might be on: <link><BR>american-idol-contestant.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I have to add I really didn't start watching American Idol until the season David Cook won. I kinda followed the first season. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:07:28 EST Is American Idol on its way out? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Steve Tyler is going and possibly JLo. <BR> <BR> Last season I just lost interest. Does anyone else feel this lack luster attitude? Or am I just being a grump? Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:44:22 EST 'American Idol' Judge News a 'Beatuful Rumor" <link><BR>9286/adam-lambert-american-idol-judge-<BR>rumors.jhtml </link> <BR> <BR> Which judge would you lose? Who would you like to see as a judge this year? Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:24:35 EST “Idol’s” Gentle Giant Jermaine Jones Disqualified For Not-So-Gentle Criminal Past <BR> <link><BR>idol-gentle-giant-jermaine-jones-repor<BR>tedly-disqualified-not-085739347.html </link> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:35:23 EST Do you think Steven Tyler went to far last night? If you didn't watch the show-Steven Tyler Stripped down to his undies .rolled down the briefsthen turned his butt to the camera and flashed his bottom.Due to delayed whatever,the show was able to fade out his butt.I think AI will do anthing for ratings ,however young children watch this show. Now if the show wasn't in "Prime Time" I would of enjoyed the view.After all Steven Tyler is my age and has the guts to let it all hang out <em>20</em> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:43:01 EST Daily Chit Chat Season 11 Dim the we go...again, American Idol Fans! Auditions are over, and rumor has it that the judges have discovered some of the best talent ever to grace the Idol stage. Here's a thread for us to start sharing, since the show begins on January 18th. If history repeats itself, we're in for some fun discussions! <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>276</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:25:51 EST What Song are You Listening to Now? We all love music here, so I thought it would be fun to share what we're listening to at the moment. I'll start. Right now, I'm listening to.... <BR> <BR> Medley - The Beatles Sat, 8 Oct 2011 09:42:47 EST X Factor OK, we just had the first week of X Factor! What did everybody think? Or did anyone watch? I did...and here's what I think: <BR> <BR> I loved the first night, but maybe it was just because I needed my singing show 'fix'. Halfway through the 2nd night, I was beginning to feel that there was a lot more concern with what the auditience thought and who was 'different' or unique, than actual singing talent. OK, maybe I'm old-school, because I went through college for music back in the '70s, but I... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:40:30 EST New Season Hi American Idol Spark Fans! You may have noticed that I've uploaded a new picture on the team site. I'd like to start changing out the picture every month or so, to reflect the newest Idol news, and create some variety. We'll start with the "cast" for the show in their latest pose. I am looking forward to the new season as an opportunity to re-align with our Spark goals, create some new ones, and celebrate those we have already reached. <BR> <BR> Our beloved American Idol doesn't start yet... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 14:39:42 EST American Idol 2011 Tour Has anyone seen the Idol tour yet? Please share your thoughts here, if you have! <BR> <em>335</em> Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:48:17 EST The Glee Project Has anyone here ever seen this show? I stumbled upon it last weekend (Sunday night on Oxygen), and I found myself enjoying it. There is a lot of the show that is just relationship drama and some dance routines that aren't particularly memorable. But at the end, they take the bottom 3 and ask them to sing solos for the judges. And hey...there were some pretty mad vocals there! Until X Factor comes on, I might have to visit The Glee Project once in awhile to get my 'singing show fix'. <BR> <em... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:38:37 EST Simon Says... At the request of a fellow's a thread for Simon Cowell. Now, bring it on! I think he got engaged, what's up with that? Whose hearts are going to break this year because of it? Not mine...I enjoy watching him, but I don't <em>26</em> Simon Cowell. Fri, 27 May 2011 16:59:55 EST Daily Chit Chat This is just a place where we can talk about all of the good gossip out there...auditions, info about changes to the show (hopefully, not many this time)...and anything else about the next season...which will be here before we know it! Fri, 27 May 2011 13:14:21 EST Goals between Seasons...and Beyond Hey Everybody! <BR> The 6 months between the end of Season 10 and beginning of Season 11 will be a perfect time for us all to concentrate on what brought us here to Sparkpeople to begin with--our desire for healthier, fitter, longer, and more fulfilling lives. <BR> <BR> So, here's a place for us for post whatever we want to say about our goals. Sparkpeople recommends creating short term goals as we move through our journey toward longterm achievement. If you're new to the program, it's time... Fri, 27 May 2011 13:12:17 EST The Voice I haven't watched this show yet, but have heard a lot of good things about it. This is a new thread for anyone who wants to chat about this new show in the Idol off-season. I'm excited to read the comments! Fri, 27 May 2011 13:04:47 EST 3 songs for the Top 3 this week! There will be 3 songs each this week for Lauren, Scotty, and Haley. <BR> 1. Judges choice <BR> 2. Jimmy Iovine's choice <BR> 3. Personal choice <BR> <BR> Should be good! Mon, 16 May 2011 11:57:44 EST Leiber and Stoller Week Plus Surprises The Top 4 will take to the stage on Wednesday night with choices by songwriting and producing team Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. They will each sing 2 songs again. <BR> <BR> Then, we'll be seeing Lady GaGa as the mentor, Jordin Sparks will return to the Idol stage. <BR> And...last but not least...Steven is going to perform his new, first ever, single "(It) Feels So Good." <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 May 2011 22:58:46 EST Music of Then...and Music Now That's the theme for this week. And they'll each sing 2 songs. What does everyone think? Sun, 1 May 2011 21:01:12 EST The Music of Carole King Week This should be a good week. Carole King did so many great songs, which I remember fondly from my childhood. What does everyone predict will happen? Sat, 23 Apr 2011 10:46:04 EST Music of the 21st Century Week! This should be a week with lots of variety...something for everyone. Hope they all make the "right choices". Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:58:27 EST Alarming Story OK, Idol Teammates! What do you think of this? This morning, one of my friends texted me about a disturbing story she heard on CNN Entertainment. It was about a heavyset girl in the American Idol audience last week...being asked to move to the back row, because 'she was too heavy'. <BR> <BR> While Idol is my favorite show ever...and especially this season...I am a little disgusted by what I found when I did a search online. I know that none of our beloved contestants or judges had anything ... Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:34:05 EST Movie Theme Night is Next! Hey Everybody, <BR> Next week is "Movie Theme" week. Should be interesting..and tons of variety to choose from. What does everyone hope to hear from their favorites? Fri, 8 Apr 2011 23:08:24 EST Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Week The contestants will be singing songs from the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. This should be a great week for James, and an interesting challenge for many of the others. Sat, 2 Apr 2011 10:27:16 EST Casey spirit I was in Idyllwild,Calif. yesterday and the town really has Casey Abrams spirit. They had a banner over the street as you entered town,plus most of the stores carried pictures of him with the saying" Idyllwild is wild for Casey"One store even gave info on how to buy Casey tee shirts. <BR> It was very sweet to see how the town is favoring him. <BR> I don't want to see him voted off,So I will give him 25 votes and Scotty 25,my faves this season. <BR> Happy Idol watching tonight. <BR> PS: Has an... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:19:42 EST What is Everyone Listening to Now? I thought of this post, because I'm listening to "I Love the 70's" on my cable TV now. Currently, Rod Stewart's version of Maggie May is playing. I keep thinking of Paul and what a great job he did with it. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 10:57:52 EST You may be a true American Idol fan if... every good song you hear makes you think about which one of the contestants should sing it! Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:53:35 EST Elton John Week Next week we welcome another legend to the Idol stage...Elton John. Should be a great show! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 22:46:26 EST Motown Week What are your thoughts? This seems like a perfect week for Jacob to shine! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:58:52 EST Weekly WooHOO!!! Show some luv to ROCKYCPA and HOT4FITNESS who topped the charts at number 1 and 2 for both Spark points and Fitness points this week! <BR> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>209</em> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 09:51:37 EST Songs from the Year they were Born This week, the contestants will be singing songs from the years they were born. This will be the music of the '80s and early '90s...a really good time for all genres...rock, country, pop, jazz, and blues. What's everyone hoping to hear? Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:49:58 EST Poor Casey! As I sat down to watch the Elimination of American Idol and noticed one of my favorites gone. I was sad to hear Casey was sick again and in the hospital! I really look forward to seeing what he is going to do each week. <BR> <BR> My favorites this week were...Casey, James, Scotty, and Pia ! Can't wait to see next week! Fri, 11 Mar 2011 01:23:32 EST Hi Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. Have started back to watching American Idol after not watching it for awhile. I actually watch it while at the gym as it is always playing when I am there those days. It helps me get through my workout and is entertaining. I look forward to meeting some of you and hearing your opnions on this group! Tue, 8 Mar 2011 11:27:38 EST Hello From 29 Palms! Hello! Im Ashley, long time Idol Fan! I currently live in California, Im 23, and happily married to my hubby Eric. I hope to get to know you all! <em>137</em> Mon, 7 Mar 2011 08:11:37 EST OH MY!!! I soooo wish ya'll lived in Illinois and could be here! Look at what they are doing for Juli... <BR> <BR> It has just been confirmed that Chris Medina, Caleb Hawley, Jerome Bell, AND Carson Higgins will all be performing at Juli's benefit! American Idol party!!! Do I feel a Cee Lo number comin' on? <BR> <BR> Medina Maniacs invite you to " Benefit with a View" <BR> Location: ý115 Bourbon Street <BR> Time: ý5:30PM Wednesday, April 13th.. Thu, 3 Mar 2011 20:51:24 EST Say something nice about ourselves each day... I'll start... <BR> I have been sticking with my program really well. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 10:42:54 EST Facebook voting <link><BR>-idol-to-officially-offer-online-votin<BR>g-starting-march-1/# </link> <BR> <BR> They really don't explain how this works. But I will vote again if it does. Didn't vote at all last season. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 14:01:21 EST Idol News Here's a new post for us to share anything about the show, contestants, judges, etc. that the team might enjoy. <BR> <BR> Here's the first news: <BR> <BR> Scott MacIntyre (from Season 8) just got engaged and will be getting married later this year to Christina Teich. He also has plans for a new book and a new record. <BR> <BR> Jennifer Lopez has a new single called "On the Floor". It's now available on iTunes. <BR> <BR> For Siobhan Magnus (Season 9) fans: She has a show coming up; June 18... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:31:55 EST Week 3 Weigh-in is March 7 Post your weight or change here by noon on March 8. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:54:04 EST Week 3 Weigh-in on March 7 Post your weight or change here by noon on March 8. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:52:10 EST Week 2 Weigh-in is Feb. 28 Post your weights (or amount of change) here by noon on March 1. <BR> <BR> Go Team Steven!!! <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:50:01 EST Week 2 Weigh-in is Feb. 28 Post your weights (or amount of change) here by noon on March 1. <BR> <BR> Go Team Jennifer!!! <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 12:48:48 EST Workout songs A-Z I was just downloading some new songs to my iPod and thought of this idea. Let's post some songs that we love to work out to. I'm always open to new ideas! <BR> <BR> I'll start with letter A: <BR> Almost Paradise--by Loverboy (great for cool-down time) Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:13:12 EST Who are your Top 10? Since we're now getting down to the top contestants who will be moving on into the actual season, who are your top 10 favorites? <BR> <BR> Here are mine, in no particular order: <BR> Clint Gamboa <BR> Chris Medina <BR> Carson Higgins <BR> Carlton Dixon <BR> Brett Lowenstern <BR> Casey Abrams <BR> Lauren Alaina <BR> Jacob Lusk <BR> Julie Zorilla <BR> Jacee Badeau Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:44:42 EST Weekly Congrats!! For the week of Feb. 19, special congrats go out to: <BR> <BR> Spark Points top 5: <BR> ROCKYCPA, THINBUCKEYE, RONNIEHUEY, HOT4FITNESS, and SHERYLP461 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes top 5: <BR> ROCKYCPA, HOT4FITNESS, LINDY36, CALIMAN1, and TRACIETC <BR> <BR> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>242</em> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 12:17:31 EST Where's everybody from?? Hello, from Kentucky here!!! Sat, 19 Feb 2011 10:29:30 EST Who misses Simon? A few months ago...I never thought I'd be saying this...but I don't miss him one bit! <BR> <BR> Randy cracks me up. Some of his facial expressions are so funny. He seems to really be enjoying himself, now that he only has to listen to the good ones! <BR> JLo is as beautiful as ever, and I've always been a huge fan of hers. She seems to be the perfect mix of honesty and compassion. <BR> And well, what can we say about Steven? He's amazing! I'm a child of the '70's, and I loved him back then.... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:32:29 EST Beatles Week Let's start some threads about the various themes as they come up. What does everyone think about the Beatles tribute next week? Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:24:25 EST I am proud of myself, because... I don't give up when there's something I really want. Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:02:03 EST Who has read The Spark? Hello Team, <BR> I just purchased The Spark and can't wait to receive it. Who has read it, and what are your thoughts? I think it's just what I need to kick-start some changes in the rut I've gotten myself into. <BR> <em>305</em> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:00:30 EST Team Steven Week 1 Weigh-In Please post the results of your weigh-in here by noon on February 22th, if you are on Team Steven Tyler. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:57:29 EST Team Jennifer Week 1 Weigh-In Please post the results of your weigh-in here by noon on February 22th, if you are on Team Jennifer Lopez. <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 13 Feb 2011 11:56:19 EST Today is... <em>52</em> Sat, 12 Feb 2011 09:34:52 EST Team Steven <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Please do not post to this thread. <BR> <BR> Here are the members of our Team Steven: <BR> KIMPAINTS <BR> THINBUCKEYE <BR> KATIE3908 <BR> AUSSIEFLOSS <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>192</em> <em>7</em> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:25:49 EST Team Jennifer <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> Please do not post to this thread. <BR> <BR> Here are the members of our Team Jennifer: <BR> RONNIEHUEY <BR> TERRMOR <BR> LIVINMYDREAMS <BR> 56ROSE <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>192</em> <em>7</em> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:24:35 EST Ideas for fitness challenges As a new leader, I would love to hear your ideas for any new challenges for exercise or fitness. I know we're just a seasonal team, but we're all working on reaching our goals, on a year-round basis. After Season 10 is over, it would be fun to keep in touch through the year, and help eachother to be just that much fitter and healthier by the time Season 11 rolls around! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:18:03 EST Goals and challenges If anyone has any other ideas for weight-loss goals, please post them here. When the Season 10 Challenge is over, we can work on some other things between seasons. <BR> <BR> If anyone is interested in doing the Couch to 5K program, for example, I would be open to joining that one! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:16:36 EST Here's the American Idol Challenge! <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Do NOT post to this thread!! <BR> <BR> We have two teams, named for the 2 new judges; Team Jennifer and Team Steven. Teams will be announced on Friday, Feb. 11. There will be a separate forum on our American Idol page for each team. We will start with our first weigh-in on February 14. The results of your weigh-in must be submitted in YOUR team's designated forum each Monday, and no later than noon on Tuesday. Some of you ha... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:13:07 EST What song would you sing if you were on the show? Did you ever listen to the contestants and wonder what song you would choose to sing if you were going to compete for the next American Idol? <BR> <BR> Some of you may have such beautiful voices, that you could try out. I for one, do not, as my poor cat can testify! But I still like to dream... <BR> <BR> What would be your song to perform before the judges?? <BR> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:08:55 EST Daily laugh We all may have read about the effects of laughter and having a good sense of humor, on overall good health and life expectancy. Yet, there are times when we're too stressed, bored, angry, busy, enjoy the little funny things that happen in daily life. <BR> <BR> Let's share our stories and bring a smile or laugh to our teammates here on this post. Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:39:03 EST Idol Cafe This is a place where can all just share what's going on in our lives...our Spark goals, families, jobs, relationships, etc.... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:35:19 EST Emoticon for how you're feeling today... <em>40</em> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:33:48 EST Food confessions I thought it would be be funny to share some of the weird stuff we eat when we're stressed and we just have to have some junk food. <BR> <BR> I thought of this post last night, because I came home after a crazy busy, stressful night at of those where you want to drink heavily...and I'm not even much of a drinker! So instead...I just had to have junk food. However, I had thrown away most of it, thanks to my Spark program. But I did manage to find saltine crackers and chip dip. So.... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:35:08 EST I am proud of myself because... I went to the gym 4 times last week, in spite of working 6 days. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:08:52 EST Favorite excuse for not exercising... My most common excuse is when I'm getting off work, and the gym is closing in less than an hour. I convince myself that there's no point in going. Mon, 7 Feb 2011 11:05:29 EST Goals for 2011 Since we're only a month in to the New Year, and those resolutions we made as that giant ball dropped in Times Square....let's share our new goals with eachother, and talk about how they're going, so far. <BR> <BR> I'll goal is to reach my realistic goal weight by Christmas of 2011. My scale is stuck right now, and I'm not sure why...because I've been faithful to my workouts, and I think I've been eating much better. But I've been slacking on entering all of my food into the track... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 10:50:33 EST Keep Your Eye on the Prize I taught instrumental music students for many years, and one of my favorite tasks was helping them prepare for competitions and auditions. As we progressed through the weeks of practice and preparation, I always told them to "keep their eye on the prize"...that medal, coveted first chair, or that letter of acceptance from a college music program. I asked them to 'envision' themselves playing beautifully for the judges, and then receiving the award for a job well done. They loved this exercise... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:54:23 EST TV Workouts Even though our team is based on a TV show, our goal here is to support eachother with our health, weight loss, and fitness goals. I, for one, am terrible about flopping down on the couch, remote in hand, when Idol (or any other show) comes on. <BR> <BR> I am going to start lifting with my free weights and getting my reps in. What are some other ideas out there to share with the group? <BR> <BR> Let's get up and start moving...burn some calories...and get fit while watching our favorites! ... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:38:45 EST Steven Tyler's New Book For those of you who are Steven Tyler fans, he has a new autobiography due to be released in May, 2011. "Does the Noise in My Head Bother You: A Rock and Roll Memoir". It can be preordered in hardcover on Sun, 6 Feb 2011 10:11:41 EST New Challenge for the Team! Sign up now! I'm putting this in the general discussion forum, because it will be noticed better. <BR> <BR> Here's the plan, provided we get enough people to sign up (spread the Spark!!!): <BR> 1. 2 teams to compete against eachother through the entire Idol season <BR> 2. weigh-in every Monday and report your losses or gains on the challenge link <BR> 3. I put them into a spreadsheet that will be (read only)--with a link in the challenge forum <BR> 4. Every week, I will report on the team with the larges... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:14:33 EST New Judges...your thoughts There was a lot of controversy over the judges when Simon left. Initially, I was disappointed and sure that the show was going fall apart without him. But now I'm thinking that the addition of Jennifer and Steven was just the right shot of caffeine that the show needed. Once a diehard Simon fan...I'm now a convert! Sat, 5 Feb 2011 10:54:06 EST Team Challenge Looking for a little feedback here. Who would be interested in trying a "biggest loser style" team challenge during Idol Season 10? I took part in this type of challenge with another Spark team, and everyone had so much fun. If we get enough interest, I'll create a spreadsheet. Please respond by Sunday, Feb. 6, if interested! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>248</em> Fri, 4 Feb 2011 23:11:30 EST Idol Let's think up Idol-related trivia, beginning with the letter A <BR> <BR> A=Adam Lambert <BR> <BR> B's next... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:44:36 EST This or that Pick from one of two words and then select a new set for the next person. <BR> <BR> First one... <BR> This or that: treadmill or elliptical Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:43:21 EST Daily Chit Chat, Season 10 So...what did everybody think of the auditions this week? I was soooo disappointed in the LA talent. I think the judges were, too. What was up with the belly dancer? She definitely had a beautiful voice, though. And those two brothers who sang together were amazing! It looks like San Francisco is going to come through with some great singers next week. Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:11:54 EST How do they inspire us? There are so many inspiring stories surrounding American Idol contests. As Season 10 ramps up, let's take the opportunity to get to know each other better by sharing our thoughts on that topic. We're all on a journey toward reaching our goals of better health and overall, better quality of life...just as the Idol contestants are going after their dreams of musical stardom. Like all of us, they work hard, develop new skills, face up to adversity, and sometimes they need to stray completely out... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:08:26 EST So happy to be your new leader for Season 10! Hi everyone! My name is Cindy, and I am so excited about being the new leader of this team. Season 10 auditions are now underway, and it's time to join in the fun with the forums. Over the next few days, I'll be creating some new challenges for all of us to participate in during the Idol season, and beyond. I'm open to some ideas, too! I look forward to cheering each other on with our goals, and to chatting about the new season, judges and contestants. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <em>252</em> ... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 20:25:46 EST Season 10! Season 10 started last night. Our new judges are sure different.J-Lo tries to be nice;like Paula.Steven Tyler is really different.He appears to be on some kind of "happy pill"Don't get me wrong,he is very entertaining,just different.Steven made one kids day by singing along with his audition,plus keeping beat on the table top.Tonight the auditions will be in New Orleans.What do the rest of you think about the new judges? and the opening season Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:22:33 EST Let's get active! AI starts it's new season soon.I for one can't wait.It will be kind of weird without the regular judges,except Randy Jackson.I didn't care for Simon ,but he was part of what made up the show. <BR> Now I need to find out when the new season starts. <em>9</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:15:40 EST Brooke White Movie-"Change of Plans" Brook White stars in a movie on the Fox channel.I think Randy Jackson produced it.Brook is a surprisingly good actress.The movie is cute and makes you feel good.The DVD comes out in March and of course,includes new songs. <BR> The movie is called Change of Plans.See it if you get the chance. Sun, 9 Jan 2011 12:25:52 EST Season 10 When is Season 10? Will this forum be renamed? Should we go to another forum? <BR> <BR> Inquiring minds want to know. ;) Tue, 26 Oct 2010 13:27:13 EST Brook White Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing Brook White(Season 7 finalist) at a California /Utah Woman's(Mormon) concert.Brook is talented ,funny and down to earth.She played the piano shoeless of course.Brook made a few funny comments about Simon. <BR> If you ever get a chance to see her,I urge you to do so-You won't be bored! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 11:10:34 EST Lee Dewyze upcoming album can be pre-ordered now! Who's excited? I know I am! I love his album 'Slumberland'. It's available on itunes! Mon, 30 Aug 2010 14:22:53 EST Excited Well, the wait is almost over, how are you all feeling about this week? Mon, 24 May 2010 21:03:48 EST Who do you think is going home this week? I think it is going to be Casey. Wed, 5 May 2010 18:56:11 EST Simon's Replacement This week's issue of TV Guide has some "front runners" on who Fox is looking at to replace Simon next year. Guess who's leading the pack? Jamie Foxx. <BR> I was surprised. Howard Stern was in the Top 5, too, but I'd stop watching if he came on. Paula Abdul was listed and two music producers I'd never heard of. <BR> <BR> My own best pick to replace Simon would be Barney--I mean Doogie Howser--I mean Neil Patrick Harris! I thought his stint as guest judge during the auditions was awesome! Fri, 30 Apr 2010 09:51:49 EST Casey James I was so moved by his performance last night! I'm a fan once again! <em>276</em> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 19:18:51 EST Lee DeWyze Last night, as I watched Lee continue to grow as a performer right before my eyes, I was struck with how he's a perfect blend of Kris Allen and David Cook. He has that "aw shucks, old world gentlemanly charm" of Kris Allen combined with that laid back, simmering sensuality of David Cook. All three are guitarists and vocalists. Does any body else see this? Lee's making a run for American Idol, folks! Watch out Crystal. Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:30:49 EST Who's Your Top Three OK, AI fans---we're halfway home. Of the remaining six contestants, who would you like to see in the Final 3? <BR> <BR> I'd pick, in this order, Crystal Bowersox, Lee DeWyze and Siobhan Magnus. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:38:22 EST Siobhan Magnus Is it just me, or are the judges way too critical of Siobhan? At first, like Simon, I was over that "high note" at the end and the yelling. And in the past two weeks Siobhan has shown me that she has a voice and is capable of delivering controlled vocals. I like that...the shadings of her voice, the range...but Kara's confused by it. What's up with that???? Siobhan has more layers than just someone who can belt out a song and hit ridiculous high notes. I think she's being slammed unfairly. Wh... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:04:52 EST Who Else Is Changing Their Minds? What a season, huh? People you didn't think had a snowball's chance in Jamaica of making it this far are now coming on like gang busters. For weeks now, we've been wondering why Tim Urban is still there when Lacey and Didi are gone, and yet Tim's starting to grow on me. He's not the American Idol, but he's better than I gave him credit for initially. And Katie is growing by leaps and bounds in stage presence, performance and confidence. Lee DeWyze is just on fire. What a season. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:03:08 EST Tim Whatsup with Tim? Will he get voted off any time soon? How does he come back week after week anyway? Mon, 5 Apr 2010 15:35:51 EST What's Up with the Mentors? OK, is it just me? The mentors tend to suck! What's their purpose? Why are they there beyond plugging their newest album or tour or just getting face time? They meet with these contestants one on one--and I assume they have more than 5 minutes with them. Why don't they give them constructive feedback as to song styling, what key it should be in--all the things the judges nail the contestants for? All they say is "So and so is great. Has a wonderful voice." Well, we know that. Then the judges ... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 14:12:45 EST Andrew Garcia Love him or hate him? <BR> <BR> I LOVE him!! = ) Sun, 4 Apr 2010 01:10:15 EST Katie Does anyone here think Katie (can't remember her last it Stevens?) might win? I hope not, but I remember when Jordin Sparks won and I never for one minute thought she would. Sun, 21 Mar 2010 20:39:45 EST Who's your current favorite? Im loving Crystal! Who is your favorite? <BR> Hi all.. Im new to this team. Looking for some thoughts on the current season. I love this show. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 14:53:24 EST Favorite Stones Song - Stones Fans? Never mind American Idol versions. Which is your favorite Stones song? Here is a list of the ones performanded on AI. Choose one of these or one of your own favorites. <BR> <BR> Miss You <BR> <BR> Play with Fire <BR> <BR> All Over Now <BR> <BR> Ruby Tuesday <BR> <BR> Gimme Shelter <BR> <BR> Wild Horses <BR> <BR> Under My Thumb <BR> <BR> Paint it Black <BR> <BR> Beast of Burden <BR> <BR> Honky Tonk Woman <BR> <BR> Angie <BR> <BR> You Can't Always Get What You Want <BR> Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:39:21 EST VoteForThe I am sure that this website (and those who follow the advice there) is responsible for Tim Urban staying on the show following his dismal "Under My Thumb" reggae performance. Anyone familiar with this site? It encourages followers to mess with people's lives by advancing the worst performers. <BR> <BR> Does anyone agree that Tim should have stayed on the show instead of Lacey? Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:13:53 EST LUV AI! Hi, I'm new to this team and to SP in general, signed on last Wed. I have faithfully watched Idol almost everytime it's been on since the 3rd season. I really surprised myself since I don't usually care about reality TV.. I also got pulled into a couple seasons of Last Comic Standing and America's Got Talent. I've gotten pretty good at picking the winners! Even though she was a little flakey at times, I miss Paula, and with Simon gone after this season I just don't know if Idol's got a fut... Sat, 13 Mar 2010 15:04:25 EST Hello from Florida Hi Just want to introduce myself. I am from Florida east coast. My DH and I have been idol fans for years. I think we watched the first one. Love Ellen on the panel. If Simon leaves I doubt I'll watch unless they get someone really terrific. <BR> Sheryl Sat, 20 Feb 2010 18:54:29 EST What Simon has to say.... Here's what Simon said... . <BR> <BR> A lot of people are speculating about who will replace you on Idol next season. How much music business experience is really required for the job? <BR> I think it's really important. It's interesting that when [Idol] first started, we had a record producer, an artist, and an A&R man--we covered pretty much everything you need to do. I would say somebody who's had managerial experience is always very helpful, but you know, in simplistic terms, it's like i... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 16:21:24 EST Contestant Removed Already...<BR>ntestant-removed-from-top-24/36060?nc Thu, 18 Feb 2010 15:45:49 EST Article about Howard Stern I am really sad! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>evision/Howard-Stern-on-Idol-Gig-Theyd<BR>-Have-to-Pay-Me-a-Ton-of-Dough-8385721<BR>7.html?__source=Newsletter-Daily </link> Tue, 9 Feb 2010 16:13:50 EST Howeird Stern to replace Simone Cowell? <BR> The day they do this is the day I stop watching. Can't stand that pig. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oward-stern-the-new-simon-cowell/?cmpi<BR>d=FCST_tvnews </link> <BR> <BR> In Howeird's show all he wanted was for the women to show their breasts. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 16:20:03 EST The Guy that Got Hauled Away Last night the guy who sang Amazing Grace got cuffed and hauled away. Kara, Randy, and Simone were just stunned in amazement. Then Simone said with a straight face, "So, yes or no?" Too funny. Anyone else crack up at this? Thu, 21 Jan 2010 13:05:03 EST Hi - New to the board I was looking at someone's page admiring their cute puppies when I saw they were part of this team - I love American Idol! Fri, 15 Jan 2010 05:30:33 EST Hello from Arkansas!!! Hey, Everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm Wanda and I'm a huge American Idol fan. I don't answer my door or phone when it's on. Yep, I'm that addicted. I'll be seeing you here lots this season. It looks like it's off to an interesting start. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:46:58 EST Hello from Arkansas!!! Hey, Everyone: <BR> <BR> I'm Wanda and I'm a huge American Idol fan. I don't answer my door or phone when it's on. Yep, I'm that addicted. I'll be seeing you here lots this season. It looks like it's off to an interesting start. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:46:11 EST hello Hello, <BR> I love American Idol, so will be checking in with everyone's opinions. Don't have as much time to post as I do in the summer but enjoy reading everyone's opinions. <BR> Jennifer <em>239</em> <em>239</em> <em>239</em> <em>239</em> Thu, 14 Jan 2010 09:20:23 EST Who was your favorite on the first show? My favorite singer was the girl with the Down Syndrome brothers.I don't remember her name. <em>224</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2010 04:17:57 EST AMERICAN IDOL SEASON 9 Now that we are getting ready for another exciting season of American Idol, let's take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and get some chit chat going. <BR> Let's have some new topics and thoughts perhaps we can get ourselves back up on the leader boards like last season. <BR> HAPPY IDOL!! Sun, 10 Jan 2010 02:38:58 EST ADAM LAMBERT I would like to ask that you guys vote for Adam Lambert for best breakout artist of the year. I realize not everyone likes him, this is a just a favor and if you don't vote that's fine. <BR> Please don't start any negative comments or remarks. <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and Happy New Year. <BR><BR>.jsp?source=widget&utm_source=wi... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 12:44:33 EST H1N1 Tips I received the post below in one of my leadership teams and wanted to share it with you............ <BR> <BR> I work in the healthcare industry and this was shared recently at a business meeting...thought you may be interested.... <BR> <BR> <BR> In a global epidemic of this nature, it's almost impossible to avoid coming into contact with H1N1 in spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. <BR> <BR> While you are still healthy and not show... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 15:16:21 EST Ellen Degeneres on Idol Haven't seen this topic, yet so I thought I would post. What do you all think about this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>n_tv/us_tv_american_idol_degeneres </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Sep 2009 09:15:23 EST Paula's Twitter About a half hour ago Paula Abdul sent a tweet that she would not be returning to Idol next season. I don't know if it is true. <BR> <BR> Haven't they already filmed some of the auditions? <BR> <BR> There is nothing about it on her official website but there is an article saying that she might judge SYTYCD Tue, 4 Aug 2009 23:26:39 EST Top Ten Tour Experience Hi everyone, <BR> Last Friday I went to the Top Ten Tour concert. Had a fantastic time. Michael started the show. He was solid. Then Megan came out. I have to root for the underdog here on these boards. I enjoy her show. Lil and Anoop performed really well. Anoop improved I think. He did really well. Matt did well. I enjoy his style. Allison, my second favorite, put on a really good show. She sang Barracuda. Loved it! <BR> <BR> Danny added some extra dance moves. I think he has ... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:54:03 EST Paula not returning? <link><BR><BR>angry-may-not-return-idol-20090718; </link> <BR> <BR> I am fine with it. I think Kara does a better job. <BR> <BR> However I am a big Paula Abdul fan, just not so much as a judge. <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:29:06 EST auditions in denver the past 2 days there has been registration for auditions here in denver. the local news have been interviewing people in lines and asking them to sing. there have been some pretty good ones! it makes me want season 9 to start! Mon, 13 Jul 2009 08:35:10 EST Michael Jackson Theme Repeats Tonight! Michael Jackson-themed 'American Idol' repeats tonight: Set your DVRs! <BR> Jun 29, 2009, 03:03 PM | by Michael Slezak <BR> <BR> In the days since the sudden and shocking death of Michael Jackson, my inbox has rapidly filled up with emails announcing tributes to the King of Pop that were sweet, strange and (in a few cases) deeply cynical. But one that struck me as decidedly appropriate was Fox's decision to present an encore presentation of American Idol's season 8 Top 13 performance show, d... Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:09:10 EST Live Chat with your American Idol Favorites. You may chat through a moderator. Interesting link to chat with your favorite idol. <link><BR>doltop10chat/ </link> <BR> <BR> Anoop, and Scott will be chatting today 1pm and 2pm PST. <BR> <BR> Post Script: You all missed Megan's chat :P Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:35:49 EST Allison Iraheta Signed! Here's a article from Michael Slezak who's a big fan of Allison and also interviews: <BR> <BR> Allison Iraheta: Rocker signed! Rocker signed! <BR> Jun 9, 2009, 08:08 PM | by Michael Slezak <BR> <BR> I have just cracked open an ice-cold Labatt Blue -- thanks to my brother Andy for leaving a six-pack in my fridge this weekend! -- to celebrate the news exclusively broken by my most excellent colleague Tanner Stransky over on our Hollywood Insider blog: Allison Iraheta, the season 8 rock... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 21:57:10 EST Thank you Thanks for voting for me... <BR> <BR> I did not win. Oh Well - as it turns out I know one of the judges. Mon, 8 Jun 2009 02:25:02 EST Adam Lambert To Front The Band Queen? Caught a glimpse of Conan O'Brien last night where Ryan Seacrest was a guest. He stated that Adam Lambert was invited to tour with the band Queen. I deeply admire and respect Adam, as I do Queen (RIP, Freddie). I am anxious to see when and if this will take place. Anyone else heard anything about this? Sat, 6 Jun 2009 12:18:01 EST Words that Strike a Chord Hi Everyone. Can't wait to see the Top Ten Tour. Well, Just love good music, and good lyrics. I listen to music while I work and now and then I hear some words that strike a chord in me. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> "All your money won't another minute buy" -Kansas from Dust in the Wind. <BR> <BR> I know there are many more and hard to narrow it down without quoting a whole song. Just want to see everyone's take. Fri, 29 May 2009 12:35:25 EST Vote for me I am trying to win a trip to the Tony Awards. You can help me win by giving the 3 pictures I have in the contest a 5 star rating. <BR> <BR> Below are links to the pictures. You can vote once a day until June 3rd <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ontest/photos/2009-05-13/2009051312421<BR>91594.html?glryid=page_19 </link> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ontest/photos/2009-05-13/2009051312421<BR>91601.html?glr... Wed, 27 May 2009 11:27:51 EST L;ARRY KING LIVE Did anyone watch part 1 of the Idol's last night? Part 2 is on Monday night. Sat, 23 May 2009 11:03:24 EST Dream On - Off Topic Everytime that I look in the mirror <BR> All these lines on my face gettin clearer <BR> The past is gone <BR> It went by like dust to dawn <BR> Isnt that the way <BR> Everybodys got their dues in life to pay <BR> <BR> I know what nobody knows <BR> Where it comes and where it goes <BR> I know its everybodys sin <BR> You got to lose to know how to win <BR> <BR> Half my life is in books written pages <BR> Live and learn from fools and from sages <BR> You know its true <BR> All the... Fri, 22 May 2009 12:12:13 EST spoiler 05-20-2009 What a great show! <BR> I am thrilled Kris won. <BR> I think all the finalists deserve alot of credit <BR> they put on an amazing show. <BR> Danny is still my fave, I loved his solo song tonight. <BR> Anyway Yeah Kris!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 20 May 2009 22:36:13 EST 5/19/09 Performances Chat Here are my thoughts: <BR> <BR> Kris and Adam picked the right song for themselves, however I think Kris sounded much better. <BR> <BR> The songs picked for Kris and Adam by the producer were horrible, IMO, not their performances, the song choices. They both sounded OK, but nothing special. <BR> <BR> The last song was horrible, I have only liked Kelly Clarkson's and David Cook's winning single, most of the time they are such dumb songs. I wish they would write the winner a song that you w... Wed, 20 May 2009 09:30:01 EST Sorry, American Idol Poll in wrong spot To participate in poll follow link: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x7183x256<BR>29324 </link> Mon, 18 May 2009 13:06:49 EST Poll on who will be the next American Idol Okay, yes, I can't wait. <BR> <BR> Tell me who you are voting for. And rate the amount of time you are willing to put forth by a scale of 1 to 3. <BR> <BR> 1 if you will vote for about 1 to 20 minutes. <BR> 2 if you will vote for 21 to 45 minutes. <BR> 3 if you will vote for more than 45 minutes. <BR> <BR> Be honest and realistic. Assume you get through at the same rate as you last voted and you are redialing non stop. <BR> <BR> Here is my vote: <BR> Adam = 2. <BR> <BR> I would like to... Mon, 18 May 2009 12:58:36 EST SPOILER DETAILS -5-19-09 Details are beginning to emerge about this week’s final American Idol shows. <BR> <BR> On Tuesday’s performance show, Season 4 winner, Carrie Underwood will sing the Season 8 boot song, Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home.” That’s in addition to the Top 2, Adam Lambert and Kris Allen, performing 3 songs each to compete for the Idol crown. <BR> <BR> Wednesday’s finale features Season 7 winner, David Cook. <BR> <BR> Lionel Richie, Carlos Santana, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah, Black Eyed Peas and K... Sat, 16 May 2009 07:50:43 EST SONGS FOR FINALE - 5-19-09 Justin Guarini, Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin and later, Sanjaya Malakar talk Idol on Larry King Live. Ryan Seacrest joins the panel later by phone. <BR> <BR> Nobody wants to call a winner. Plus, Ryan describes how the song rounds will go down Tuesday when Adam Lambert and Kris Allen compete for the Idol crown: <BR> <BR> * Round One - The Contestant’s Favorites - Favorite song from the season is how Ryan described it. <BR> * Round Two - Simon Fuller’s Pick <BR> * Round Three ... Sat, 16 May 2009 07:48:38 EST Hi from Alabama Hi new here. Look forward to meeting everyone. Sat, 16 May 2009 01:16:32 EST spoiler 05/13/2009 Wow! I am totally shocked.I was hoping Danny would go all the way. He is still my favourite but I am really happy for Kris. Adam will probably win. All three are very talented and will do well in what ever they do. <BR> I still think Danny rocks! Wed, 13 May 2009 22:16:55 EST 5/12/09 Final 3 performances chat My thoughts on tonight: <BR> <BR> Danny: Didn't like the judge's pick for him. I LOVED his choice he did an awesome job <BR> <BR> Kris: I thought the judges pick was good, I much preferred his choice though, he did an outstanding original job on that song, as Randy said, I preferred his version over Kanye's <BR> <BR> Adam: I liked the judge's pick for him, and I liked the beginning but the middle and end was terrible for me; I thought he did a terrible job on his song choice also <BR> ... Tue, 12 May 2009 23:00:54 EST American Idols Live! Tour 2009 Who else is going to the Tour? We are goin July 17th, Ontario, CA. <BR> <BR> Wooohoo! Tue, 12 May 2009 14:26:28 EST Pics From SP Convention! Here's a message we received from a member from our Team For Team Leaders-Business Only Team: <BR> <BR> A bunch of us who attended the SparkConvention in San Diego have all pooled our pictures together at Flikr at the following url: <BR> <link><BR>l/show/ </link> Mon, 11 May 2009 04:41:54 EST 5/13/09 Result Show Jordin Sparks & Katy Perry Next week will mark the latest return of Season Six winner Jordin Sparks, who will perform her new single, "Battlefield." <BR> <BR> Also ready to sing on that May 13 episode is Katy Perry, doing her single "One Of The Boys." While this will be Perry's first "Idol" appearance, her hit single "Hot N Cold" was covered as an "Idol" Group Sing earlier this season. Sat, 9 May 2009 07:49:10 EST Happy Mother's Day A bit off topic but, <BR> <BR> Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mother's out there! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Fri, 8 May 2009 14:46:38 EST SONG CHOICES - 5-12-09 Next week each of the 3 finalists will be performing 2 songs. One chosen by the judges and one they get to choose themselves. Fri, 8 May 2009 09:52:07 EST ...And Now There's Three! After Allison's stellar rock performance she's sent home instead of Kris so trying to figure the outcome of this season with such talented finalists is impossible. I think the show will be boring without Allison's amazing voice but she will go far anyway. So now there are only 3...and I cant imagine anyone other than Allison able to compete with Adam besides Danny. Thu, 7 May 2009 15:13:14 EST 5/5/09 Show discussion n--Spoiler Alert!! My favs have been Kris and Danny from the beginning. However, I have to say Adam was the best tonight--I know you Adam fans are excited. I thought Kris did really well and so did Allison (although her song choice was boring for me). I was so disappointed in Danny's song choice--who can hit that high note!!! I'm not sure Adam could have hit that either! Uggghhh, I'm afraid for Danny this week based on the performance. I enjoyed both duets and didn't think any one was better than the other... Tue, 5 May 2009 23:32:27 EST Final 4 Perform Duets? According to Top Idol the top 4 will not only be performing solo renditions of classic rock songs from the 1970s and 80s…the even number means there will also be "DUET" performances. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Tue, 5 May 2009 05:58:04 EST ADAM COOK LOSES HIS BATTLE TO CANCER After a long and valiant struggle with brain cancer, “American Idol” winner David Cook’s brother Adam died at 1 a.m. this morning at a hospice in Terre Haute, IN. <BR> <BR> A family friend told exclusively, “Adam passed away peacefully. <BR> <BR> “He was surrounded by his family, including his wife Kendra, his children, his father and his step-mom, among others.” <BR> <BR> David was rushing back on a jet when his beloved brother died. <BR> <BR> “The family thought that Ada... Sun, 3 May 2009 13:22:36 EST 5/6/09 Show Slash, No Doubt & Daughtry Perform No Doubt: <BR> <BR> After 23 years together, No Doubt has accomplished it all. Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, a Super Bowl Halftime Show and tours with U2 and The Rolling Stones are a few of the highlights of their stellar career. The ska-punk band <BR> from Orange County, CA, crashed the grunge party of the mid-1990s with hits like “Hey Baby,” “Hella Good” and “Don’t Speak” and never looked back. The band returns to the road this summer while finishing their upcoming album, which i... Fri, 1 May 2009 04:13:22 EST Final Four Hi Everyone. Thought I would start this new and not put it in Chit Chat. <BR> <BR> SUSANJADEJORDAN is right on when she said this will wake up America. I think many people didn't vote for Adam, like I didn't, because they just assumed he is safe. Now, I know there are a lot of people that flat out don't like his singing, but I feel many do. <BR> <BR> I still think he will be the winner. <BR> <BR> Yay, for Allison. Wow! Good for her. She can't relax now. I think she has a chance o... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:20:41 EST Stand by Me Here is one of those things that gets passed around by email: <BR> <BR> Below is a link to one of the best pieces of sound engineering work I think I have ever seen. It is a composite audio/video of song whereby additional tracks were laid in by different singers and musicians from different places around the world. The finished product is tremendous! The song itself is that classic standard "Stand By Me" originally released in 1955 by The Staple Singers and released again in 1961 by the D... Thu, 30 Apr 2009 11:34:53 EST SPOILER FOR 4-28-09 * Matt Giraud - “My Funny Valentine” (according to a Michigan radio station) <BR> * Kris Allen - “The Way You Look Tonight” (via poster who spoiled Kris’s song correctly last week) <BR> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:25:13 EST Jamie Foxx Mentor for 4/28/09 Rat Pack Show! So is it because when we think of the Rat Pack we think of Jamie Foxx...LOL <BR> <BR> Okay...what happened to Michael Buble or Harry Connick Jr? <BR> <BR> I don't get it! <BR> <BR> By the way the singa's are only singing one song. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:18:44 EST Danny Gokey Danny Gokey.. All the way. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 13:59:32 EST Save Allison She ROCKS! Send some votes her way if you want her to stay. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Al Tue, 28 Apr 2009 12:31:13 EST DAUGHTRY WILL APPEAR ON AMERICAN IDOL Chris Daughtry will return to American Idol with Slash from GNR (Guns N Roses) to perform their new single. <BR> The date isn't confirmed but rumor has it they will be on in two weeks. <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:21:55 EST Hey There! :-) My name is Michelle. I am a 37 year old single mom of a 2 year old boy who is the love of my life. I live in New Jersey. I am looking to stop the gaining/losing pattern and get healthy once and for all. I am a big Danny fan and I don't get the infatuation people have with Adam :) I am looking forward to getting to know everyone! <em>213</em> Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:55:58 EST RAT PACK STANDARDS - 4-28-09 Each contestant will be singing two songs this week. <BR> What would you like to hear them sing? <BR> I would love to hear Adam sing Frank Sinatra's songs. Fri, 24 Apr 2009 10:06:14 EST TAYLOR HICKS 4-28-09 The soul patrol returns next week on result's night for a guest appearance. Can't wait to see Taylor. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 10:44:10 EST Daily Chit Chat I thought it would be great to have a thread just to chit chat about the show or whatever else we want to talk about. Most other teams have them and they are GREAT. <BR> So, what did everyone think about last night's result show? I thought, based on the performances this week, that the right 2 were voted off. However, I do think that overall Anoops is better than Matt. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 09:22:12 EST Another Newbie!! I am so glad I found this team, although with the Team Logo I thought this was for last year's show! <BR> I absolutely LOVE American Idol and I think this year's contestants are the best yet. I look forward to the discussions, etc. Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:34:00 EST Adam Lambert number i this year? <BR> I truly hope so.He is by far most original,polite friendly always giving credit where it belongs agentle man creative smart and leads the pack in my opinion <BR> even if fans neglect to vote like Paula said its a wonder he has not already been snapped up.rebacca 7 <BR> <BR> Did you guess who without the name no one else like this. <em>285</em> He deserves this <em>285</em> keep <BR> voting now is the most important time Wed, 22 Apr 2009 08:54:54 EST 4/21 show discussion/s spoilers.... IMHO I thought Kris Allen was the best performance of the night, he took that song, made it his own and sounded great. Lil was not good and I hope she is one of the 2 that go home. I wasn't impressed by Matt or Adam this week. I know there are allot of Adam fans here but his performance was boring...didn't do it for me. Danny was good, Allison was OK and Anoop was OK but boring. <BR> <BR> I predict Lil and Anoop will be going home, although Matt might be a close 2nd. Wed, 22 Apr 2009 00:02:00 EST THEME FOR NEXT WEEK 4-28-09 Next week's theme will be big band music, such as Frank Sinatra, etc. Don't hold me to this I read it on the Idol boards. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 12:39:52 EST Hi from Florida! I'm fairly new to SP and look forward to getting to know other American Idol fans! Toni Mon, 20 Apr 2009 18:10:24 EST Result Show 4/22/09 David, Harry, Thelma & Freda David Archuleta will be on the show performing his song "A Little To Not Over You." <BR> <BR> Plus: Disco Icons Harry Wayne “KC” Casey, Thelma Houston and Freda Payne perform. Thu, 16 Apr 2009 12:00:20 EST Mixed feelings Does anyone else have mixed feelings about what happened last night? Don't get me wrong, I really like Matt but he has been in the bottom two a couple of times already and, in my opinion, he isn't going to be the last one standing. Now, next week two go home!!! That's going to be really tough on everyone. Funny thing, I thought for sure Anoop or Lil were going home this evening. I was kind of shocked!!! <BR> <BR> Next week should be fun! Even if you don't like disco, it's filled with e... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 08:46:59 EST NEXT WEEK'S THEME IS DISCO I am probably in the minority here but I love disco music. I don't know who the mentor will be but rumor has it that Paula will be choreographing the group number. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:29:29 EST 4/14/08 Show discussion I was disappointed in the show overall, no real standouts IMHO. I thought Danny and Kris did the best. Adam was OK for me. I was surprised by the judges positive comments about Allison's performance, I thought it was her worst, it almost seemed like she had been sick and was struggling. I like her, but thought it was not good. I'm hoping Lil goes home, I thought she was the worst of the night. Tue, 14 Apr 2009 22:24:20 EST Carrie Underwood on Oprah! For those fans of Carrie Underwood or who just enjoy country music she's going to be on Oprah Tuesday 4/14. Also Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Darius Rucker (Hootie) will be on the show. <BR> <BR> I love Carrie Underwood! Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:58:50 EST A nice article about Scott He certainly isn't feeling sorry for himself! He's a terrific guy, and I hope he has nothing but success. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>s-piano-man-sent-packing--235 </link> Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:54:01 EST 4/14 show theme According to an ad I saw last night, the theme this week is songs from the movies, and the mentor is Quentin Tarantino. <BR> <BR> Quentin Tarantino? Can he even sing? Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:38:57 EST Result Show 4/15/09 Jennifer Hudson & Miley Cyrus Season Three finalist Jennifer Hudson returns to the IDOL stage to perform her new single, “If This Isn’t Love." <BR> <BR> Miley Cyrus will sing “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Fri, 10 Apr 2009 09:26:54 EST MENTOR FOR 4-14-09 Quentin Tarantino is the mentor this week and I have to read about him since I don't know anything. The theme I believe are show tunes. Fri, 10 Apr 2009 07:23:58 EST Flo Rida I've always liked the song he did last night (can't remember who did it first). But OMG, who was the woman in red singing with him? She's FANTASTIC -- I want to hear more from her! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 19:37:47 EST 4/8 results show (spoiler) <em>51</em> <em>51</em> <em>51</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, I know I'm in the minority as a major Scott fan, but I truly thought he was much better than the judges gave him credit for. I held my breath until the last second hoping they'd save him. <BR> <BR> What a class act, and what a talent. I devoutly hope this isn't the last we hear of him. I am actually crying right now. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 01:09:23 EST HAPPY PASSOVER To any of my Jewish friends celebrating the Jewish holiday I would like to wish you a healthy and happy Passover. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 16:18:10 EST This Week's Show I never know exactly WHERE to post! So I thought I'd start a new thread for "this week's show".... whichever week it might be! LOL Hope it's okay. <BR> <BR> I thought EVERYBODY did well last night! Each has a great chance at a career. <BR> Lil did much better than the criticisms the judges gave her... but she DID sound a lot like the great Tina! <BR> <BR> And then there was ADAM! OMG! It's a good thing he was last. He was truly in a league all by himself. That performance actually t... Wed, 8 Apr 2009 06:32:06 EST WHO DID YOU VOTE FOR - 4-7-09 I voted for Adam again, although my other faves are Allison and Danny. Wed, 8 Apr 2009 04:26:41 EST 4-7-09 Show---Don't look if you haven't seen it! Well overall I was disappointed in tonight's show. My favs are Danny and Kris but they were a bit lacking (vocally fine, but boring). I wish Kris would have done a Bryan Adams song. I thought Anoop did OK, but the best tonight by far was Allison. I know most probably liked Adam's performace, but it was just OK for me. I'm REALLY tired of Lil. <BR> <BR> The worst, IMO tonight were Scott, Lil and Matt. I think it's time for Scott and Lil to go home, would prefer that it be Lil first, don... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 23:19:11 EST Spoiler Alert--- -Rumored songs choices for 4-7-09 Don't know how true these are, they are RUMORS, but here's a list of the rumored song choices for tonight: <BR> <BR> Theme: Songs from the year the singers were born....... <BR> Kris - Heaven <BR> Lil - Let’s Hear It For the Boy <BR> Adam - Edge of Seventeen <BR> Scott - You’re the Inspiration <BR> Anoop - Who’s Johnny <BR> Matt - Part Time Lover <BR> Allison - Tears in Heaven <BR> Danny - Crazy Little Thing Called Love Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:57:01 EST SONG CHOICES - 4-7-09 Does anyone have a song that they would really like to hear their favorite contestant sing? Mon, 6 Apr 2009 19:18:52 EST CARRIE UNDERWOOD - WINS CMA AWARD Country Music Entertainer of the year 2009 is Carrie Underwood. She is the first female to win since the Dixie Chicks. <em>243</em> Mon, 6 Apr 2009 06:00:21 EST HOW MANY LOG IN POINTS DID YOU GET TODAY 2 <em>453</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2009 08:02:14 EST Result Show 4/8/09 Kellie Pickler Season Five finalist Kellie Pickler returns to the Idol stage to perform her new single, “Best Days of Your Life.” <BR> <BR> Kellie Pickler’s gold-certified album, “Small Town Girl,” became the best-selling debut in 2006 by a solo country artist. Two of the album’s singles, “I Wonder,” and “Red High Heels,” placed on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 15 chart. Pickler’s self-titled sophomore album recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart, making her only the sixth count... Fri, 3 Apr 2009 07:07:06 EST Songs of the year you were born. Here is a site for songs by year. Which song would you pick to hear or sing? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Mine would be Monster Mash (I guess) Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:54:19 EST Theme 4/7/09 "Songs From the Year They Were Born" Paula Abdul tells the crew at the KISS Phoenix John Jay and Rich show that next week’s theme is “Songs <BR> from the Year They Were Born” <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s 80’s week on American Idol! 1985 is going to get a workout. <BR> <BR> Adam Lambert - January 29, 1982 <BR> Allison Iraheta - April 27, 1992 <BR> Anoop Desai - December 20, 1986 <BR> Danny Gokey - April 24, 1980 <BR> Kris Allen - June 21, 1985 <BR> Lil Rounds - November 14, 1984 <BR> Matt Giraud - May 11, 1985 <BR> Scott MacIntyre - Ju... Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:04:19 EST Who's your all time favorite Idol contestant? Mine would have to be Jennifer Hudson. She has a wicked voice and didn't need to win Idol to have a lot of success as a singer, and wow to win an Oscar. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 02:38:33 EST 4-1-09 Results show-Spoiler Alert So Megan went home tonight, I think most of us agree that was the right one to go home. I was surprised that Allison was in the bottom. I really like Matt but I thought based on his performance last night he would have been in the bottom 3. I'm glad he and Allison will get another chance. <BR> <BR> Now on Megan. Her behavior was very odd tonight and annoying, until the end when in my opinion I think she wanted to go home--she missed her son very much. When I felt that was the case, she ... Wed, 1 Apr 2009 22:08:18 EST WHO IS GOING HOME TONIGHT - 4-1-09 I think it might be Megan Joy. Wed, 1 Apr 2009 17:58:35 EST 3-31-09 Show--Spoiler Alert Well I have to say that my top 3 performers tonight were Danny, Scott and Kris, with Kris being the best. <BR> <BR> I was very disappointed in Matt's performance tonight and would have loved for him to sing what one Judge suggested-Apologize. He did sound like he was making his voice grovel to sound like the lead singer of the The Fray. <BR> <BR> Anoop and Meghan were horrible tonight,IMO. I look forward to seeing what Adam is going to do each week but he's not my fav. and I don't imagi... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 21:42:40 EST SONG CHOICES - 3-31-09 Do you have any songs you think your favorite or the contestants will sing? Mon, 30 Mar 2009 07:16:22 EST Vote for the Worst Just my opinion here but I don't think VFTW has any influence at all on this years compatition. There are no terrible singers. It's not like Tatiana is still on. No Sanjaya's. No dopey JPL like a few years ago. I went to their site to check it out. They were bragging that they saved Megan. How silly. I know so many people who voted for her and love her singing. <BR> There is too much talent this year for a site like that to exist. I put no credit in it at all. Sun, 29 Mar 2009 14:41:11 EST Newbie to the AI Team Didn,t realize there was an AI Fans team til today. I have been on SP over 2 months now and loving it!. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <em>247</em> Trudy Sun, 29 Mar 2009 11:37:04 EST Result Show 4/1/09 (David Cook and Lady Gaga) David Cook will return to the American Idol stage for the first time since being crowned the Season 7 champ, performing on the Top Downloads theme week's results show airing Wednesday, April 1. <BR> <BR> Cook will ask you to "Come Back to Me," singing the latest single off of his self-titled debut album. <BR> <BR> <BR> Performing on Idol that same night is Lady Gaga, singing "Poker Face." Lady Gaga's debut album, The Fame, was released in 2008, and its first single, "Just Dance," netted a ... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:45:03 EST Theme For 3/31/09 " iTunes Downloads Top 100" They are going to have plenty to choose from! Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:34:18 EST Next Weeks Show Does anyone know what genre the show's going to be? Sat, 28 Mar 2009 10:07:23 EST Megan's baaaaaaaaack! I had to laugh when i read DENONNIE's message "Megan's baaaaaaaaack!LOL" I was totally shocked but . . . i guess lots of people like her (?) Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:46:58 EST REMINDER OF GROUP RULES Remember we are all adults here and we will have different opinions on who we like or don't like, including the judges. Please respect everyone and don't argue here or trash a contestant that you may not like and someone else does. Last but not least if you have nothing nice to say perhaps think twice before posting. I would like to keep this a friendly environment as it has been before it takes a turn for the worse. Remember America votes not the judges. <BR> Thanks for doing this. Fri, 27 Mar 2009 12:24:27 EST What was America smoking this week? Two gawdawful performances in three weeks, and Megan finishes AHEAD of Matt, Michael and Scott? What is THAT all about? <BR> <BR> And I know a lot of people wanted to see him go, but I got tears in my eyes when Michael was eliminated. As Seacrest said, a thorough class act (and I really like his singing). Fri, 27 Mar 2009 11:54:15 EST Do you like the Save method? <spoiler> Michael was just standing there too long to hear the final news. I think they should each write down on a piece of paper "save" or "no save". No decision is a "no save". The contestant doesn't need to know how many voted against him or her. <BR> <BR> I just didn't like the circus at the end. <em>198</em> Fri, 27 Mar 2009 10:39:15 EST Result Show 3/26/09-Spoiler ALERT I can NOT believe Matt was in the bottom 3, I suppose Vote for the Worst saved Meghan again (sorry to those who like her). I'm glad Michael went and he wasn't saved, they need to "save" the save for a better contestant. <BR> <BR> I was disappointed in Reuben's performance--very off key in spots Thu, 26 Mar 2009 21:48:11 EST Adam looks LIKE? My husband mentioned last night and I have to agree...Adam looks a bit like Kirt Russell with black hair. <BR> Does anyone else think so? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 12:54:45 EST Did anyone else feel awkward when... Danny didn't sing "You're alright", "You're Out of Sight" as Smokey told him he should do. He agreed Smokey was right and knew what he was talking about in the video then when he sings it last night he doesn't do it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Danny and thought he did a great job, but the video set up and him not following through made me feel a little weird....anyone else? Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:38:03 EST Bye! Bye! . . . Megan hummm . . . interesting. Can't quite find the words to describe that . . . disaster!! Good-bye Megan Joy! Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:16:37 EST 1 year <em>503</em> i'm not new. today is my 1 year anniversary on SP. today is my rededication day. i have fallen off the wagon in the last couple of months. have not made good food choices and been slackin on my exercise. today i will start over. Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:13:51 EST David Cook on American Idol David Cook and his band will perform on the April 1st result show. Can't wait!!! Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:11:33 EST Jennifer Hudson Returning To American Idol! The Grammy- and Oscar-winning actress, singer and "Idol" alum is scheduled to tape a performance in front of the studio audience on Wednesday after the live broadcast has ended, says a person close to the show who did not want his or her name used because the person was not authorized to speak to reporters. <BR> <BR> Hudson's appearance will air on an upcoming segment, the person says. It will be the 26-year-old superstar's first time as a performer on the stage that made her famous since th... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:33:55 EST President bumps Idol show! Okay I think that it is probably important what he is planning on saying, but why does it have to be during the time frame when Idol is supposed to be on? <BR> <BR> Is anyone else MAD about this? <em>28</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:54:23 EST Hi From Ohio!! Hey, guys,I was browsing teams when I saw this one. Count me in! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you and making some friends in the process. This AI season has been a great one so far! Look me up and don't be shy!! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:40:26 EST My Band List I guess you have to be in your 40s to relate: <BR> <BR> The Animals <BR> <BR> The Rolling Stones <BR> <BR> Jimi Hendrix <BR> <BR> The Doors <BR> <BR> Led Zeppelin <BR> <BR> David Bowie <BR> <BR> Pink Floyd <BR> <BR> Jefferson Airplane <BR> <BR> Queen <BR> <BR> Heart <BR> <BR> Janis Joplin <BR> <BR> Boston <BR> <BR> Meat Loaf <BR> <BR> Pat Benatar <BR> <BR> Fleetwood Mac <BR> <BR> Eagles <BR> <BR> Chicago <BR> ... Tue, 24 Mar 2009 10:59:45 EST Adam and Danny I really like Adam, I think he is unique and has a great look, but I think he is going to have to go a little main stream if he wants to stay in the competion. I think his Ring of Fire was a little to freaky for most people. <BR> My favorite is still Danny, I got goose bumps when he sang the chorus of Jesus take the wheel. I love his voice and his look ( although the white jacket was not a great choice)I hope he goes all the way! <BR> <em>240</em> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 20:01:16 EST Lil Rounds Am I the only one who thinks she's fantastic? I really think this lady has huge amounts of talent and I don't think she is as appreciated as much as some of the others. <BR> <BR> I remember when Shyesa was a contestant and they didn't give her much credit and she made it into the top three!!! <BR> <BR> Anyone agree? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 09:07:05 EST MOTOWN THEME - 3-25-09 Do you have a favorite song that you would like one of the contestants to perform? <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2009 06:13:22 EST Result Show - 3/26/09 (Smokey and Ruben) Motown legend Smokey Robinson will perform. Smokey Robinson began his storied Motown career in the late 1950s when he met Motown founder Berry Gordy in Detroit. Gordy signed Robinson and The Miracles to Motown in 1960 and they had a string of hits that decade, including "Shop Around," "You Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby" and "I Second That Emotion." Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. <BR> <BR> <BR> Former Idol winner Ruben Studdard will also be per... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 04:01:58 EST American Idol Trading Cards! 'American Idol' New Trading Cards due out in April - "American Idol" fans will soon be able to trade Clay Aiken for Jason Guarini. <BR> <BR> The "AI" production company Fre-mantleMedia and trading card giant Upper Deck have combined on launching a new line of trading cards featuring American Idol images. <BR> <BR> The 138 card sets will be sold in packs of five and will feature all of the top twelve contestants from the past seven seasons and the top 36 contestants from season eight. <BR> ... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 03:47:25 EST Jango Here is my Jango Station. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Check it out. Make your own. I like it better than Pandora. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:21:21 EST Artist who have passed on. (Off Topic) I was just listening to Janis Joplin and thought what a tragic loss. <em>39</em> <BR> Great Artists we lost too early: <BR> Janis Joplin <BR> Jimmy Hendrix <BR> Jim Croce <BR> John Lennon <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:14:00 EST Theme For 3/25/09 "Motown" (Berry & Smokey) Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson will be the mentors. <BR> <BR> In Motown’s old Studio A, Detroit icons Berry Gordy Jr. and Smokey Robinson will mentor the show’s 10 finalists through a series of Hitsville song selections with a focus on the 50th anniversary of Motown. Thu, 19 Mar 2009 02:14:24 EST GRAND OLE OPRY WEEK - 3-17-09 What songs would you like to hear the contestants sing? <BR> I can't say I don't know much about country music. Mon, 16 Mar 2009 10:20:16 EST Result Show 3/18/09 - Brad, Randy & Carrie Brad Paisley, Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood will be performing on AI. <BR> <BR> Paisley will perform his new single, "Then," for the first time on national TV. <BR> <BR> Travis and Underwood will perform a duet "I Told You So," which Travis wrote. His version reached No. 1 on the country charts in 1988. Underwood's solo version is her current single. <BR> <BR> I love country music! Carrie Underwood is one of my favorite country singers! Sat, 14 Mar 2009 00:04:57 EST Theme For 3/17/09 "Grand Ole Opry" (Randy Travis) Randy Travis is going to be the mentor for this theme. Michael Sarver should be comfortable with this category. The 11 can choose only artists that are a member of the Grand Ole Opry. <BR> <BR> To name a few: Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless, Ricky Skaggs <BR> <BR> What do you think? Fri, 13 Mar 2009 23:31:43 EST Last night's results IMHO, America got it half-right. I agree with eliminating Jorge (although he's adorable), but come on! Jasmine was miles better than Megan. I think that one was a mistake. Thu, 12 Mar 2009 08:59:42 EST New Rule - "The Judges Save" The new rule was explained! The judges can save an eliminated contestant, up until the Top 5. But, they can use it only once. The week the judges use it, nobody goes home, the next week, 2 will be eliminated. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts on the new rule? Wed, 11 Mar 2009 21:25:33 EST Adam stole the show!!!! unbelievable!!! haven't seen anyone that good on this show for awhile . . . he was definitely memorable! so sexy!!! Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:12:13 EST 3-10-09 2 HOUR SHOW TONIGH - MICHAEL JACKSON THEME What are you looking forward to on tonight's show? Any favorite songs and who would you like to hear singing them? Tue, 10 Mar 2009 04:00:40 EST Theme Show for 3/10/09 "Michael Jackson" So I wonder who's going to be performing: <BR> <BR> Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough <BR> Rock With You <BR> Working Day And Night <BR> Girlfriend <BR> She's Out Of My Life <BR> Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' <BR> The Girl Is Mine <BR> Thriller <BR> Beat It <BR> Billie Jean <BR> The Way You Make Me Feel <BR> Man In The Mirror <BR> Leave Me Alone <BR> Black Or White <BR> Gone Too Soon <BR> Dangerous <BR> Ben <BR> <BR> Just to name a few! These are not easy songs to perform. I hope the 13 can br... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 12:49:43 EST Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West on 3/11 Results Show Season 1 “Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson will perform her new hit single, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” on March 11, during the Wednesday results show. <BR> <BR> In addition to Kelly, hip-hop star and 12-time Grammy Award winner Kanye West will also be on the “Idol” stage Wednesday, performing his hit single, “Heartless.” Sat, 7 Mar 2009 13:29:49 EST What would YOU sing? What song would YOU sing if you were to audition for American Idol? We hear all the time that the contestants pick the "wrong song." What song would you pick? Fri, 6 Mar 2009 16:25:23 EST Interesting info on Scott I thought this was really interesting! Scott is a serious guy - apparently brilliant in more ways than one. College at 14, Rhodes scholar, etc etc. Amazing, talented young man. Now that is an idol I can get behind. I think we could even safely say he would be an outstanding role model. Not too many celebrities are nowadays. Here is a linky to the article: <link><BR>03070.asp </link> <BR> <BR> I just found this because I am a homeschooler and belo... Fri, 6 Mar 2009 02:15:08 EST Back from MA - Hey all - I'm Joanna and I live in Western MA. I've actually been a part of this group for over a year, but slacked GREATLY for awhile - when I started gaining back all I had lost I decided it was time to get back in the saddle so to speak! Looking forward to catching up with old friends, and making new ones! <BR> jo Thu, 5 Mar 2009 21:36:58 EST TATIANA -- Duo Personality ??? Who knew . . . she has a Spanish accent?!? At first I thought it was french but she informed us that it is spanish. What a performance tonight!! and I mean "acting" performance! I think She may have more than one personality; possibly more than two . . . what do you think??????????? <em>100</em> Thu, 5 Mar 2009 20:49:01 EST Wild Card Show 3/5/09 Here are the judges Wild Card picks for tomorrow night. Some will agree and some will not. <BR> <BR> <BR> * Von Smith (Randy Picks) <BR> * Jasmine Murray (Kara Picks) <BR> * Ricky Braddy (Paula Picks) <BR> * Megan Corkrey (Simon Picks) <BR> * Tatiana Del Torro (Randy Picks) <BR> * Matt Giraud (Kara Picks) <BR> * Jessica Langseth (Paula Picks <BR> * Anoop Desai (Simon Picks) <BR> <BR> These 8 will sing for the final 3 spots in the Top 12. America will not have any voice. The final 3 slots ... Thu, 5 Mar 2009 00:32:57 EST TATIANA !!! Oh my God Tatiana is back with the wild cards!!!!HELP!!! and she's still crying!! <em>46</em> so am I. <em>198</em> Wed, 4 Mar 2009 21:01:24 EST Fourth Group - 3-4-09 Ok gang ready for tonight?? Wed, 4 Mar 2009 11:29:49 EST Tuesday - 3-3-09 Here we go, next round. Are we ready? Who is going to wow us? Tue, 3 Mar 2009 08:10:15 EST AMERICAN IDOL'S SCHEDULE THIS WEEK MARCH 3,4,&5 Tuesday <BR> Wednesday <BR> Thursday <BR> <BR> Posted 02/26/09, 2:30 PM GMT by Andrew Scott <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> After weeks of head-scratching, 'Idol' is finally stepping in to explain how the Wild Card round will work. <BR> <BR> The judges will each select two contestants from the top 36, reports MTV News, bringing the grand total to eight "or possibly nine" wild cards. <BR> <BR> <BR> From there, the wild cards will sing for their lives, where the judges will then make the final deci... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 15:35:39 EST Wildcards Does anyone know how the 3 wildcards will be selected? Will the judges just pick 3 or will there be a show of the judges pics for them to sing and America to vote again? Fri, 27 Feb 2009 14:18:34 EST Nick/Norman Along with Simon, I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief that he didn't get put through (although I kind of figured it out when they had him stand with rock star in training Adam Lambert!). <BR> <BR> What seriously frustrated me about him is that when he sings as himself, he's really talented. There was just no need for that ridiculous comedy routine of his. Fri, 27 Feb 2009 09:39:02 EST Third Group Up 3/3/09 Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Alex Wagner-Trugman, 19, Studio City, Calif. <BR> Arianna Afsar, 16, San Diego, Calif. <BR> Felicia Barton, 26, Virginia Beach, Va. <BR> Jorge Nunez-Mendez, 20, Carolina, P.R. <BR> Ju'Not Joyner, 26, Bowie, Md. <BR> Kendall Beard, 23, Austin, Texas <BR> Kristen McNamara, 22, Napa Valley, Calif. <BR> Lil Rounds, 23, Memphis, Tenn. <BR> Nathaniel Marshall, 18, Malone, N.Y. <BR> Scott MacIntyre, 23, Scottsdale, Ariz. <BR> Taylor Vaifanua, 16, Hurricane, Utah <BR> Vo... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:24:54 EST WHICH 3 CONTESTANTS ARE GETTING THROUGH TONIGHT I think Adam, Allison and I don't know who else. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:27:16 EST I do not think this season is so Great! What do u all think?? I do not see anyone that i think is outstanding.. I hope it gets better for me--I do like the new judge they added --she is good. <BR> <BR> Enjoy watching the show tonite <BR> <BR> God Bless you all <BR> Susie SMith from PA <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:20:28 EST AMERICAN IDOL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK 2-25 and 2-26 Don't forget the schedule has changed this week and Idol will be on Wednesday and Thursday. <BR> President Obama will be on TV tonight. Tue, 24 Feb 2009 07:27:12 EST Jennifer Hudson Has anyone bought her CD? I've had it for a couple of weeks but hadn't had a chance to listen to it until yesterday. It's great! She has such a powerful voice. There's a song on it called "You Pulled Me Through" that is one of my favorites. She performed it at the Grammy's. At the end of it she pointed to the whole audience and finished with you pulled me through. I got so emotional because the lyrics said everything she has been going through over the loss of her family. Her cd came ... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:30:02 EST Second Group Up On 2/24/09 Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Adam Lambert, 26, Los Angeles, Calif. <BR> Allison Iraheta, 16, Los Angeles, Calif. <BR> Jasmine Murray, 16, Starkville, Miss. <BR> Jeanine Vailes, 27, Sherman Oaks, Calif. <BR> Jesse Langseth, 25, Minneapolis, Minn. <BR> Kai Kalama, 26, San Clemente, Calif. <BR> Kris Allen, 23, Conway, Ark. <BR> Matt Breitzke, 27, Bixby, Okla. <BR> Matt Giraud, 23, Kalamazoo, Mich. <BR> Megan Joy Corkrey, 22, Sandy, Utah <BR> Mishavonna Henson, 18, Irvine, Calif. <BR> Nick Mitche... Thu, 19 Feb 2009 03:53:17 EST Hey! Hi everyone, I am Brenda from Ontario. <BR> I am so excited that Danny is in the top <BR> 12. I hope he goes all the way! <BR> Can't say I am sorry to see Tatiana go. <BR> Any way looking forward to a great season. <BR> <BR> Brenda <em>240</em> Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:00:53 EST First Group Up On 2/17/09 Here's the 6 guys & 6 girls for the first group up: <BR> <BR> Alexis Grace, 20, Memphis, Tenn. <BR> Anne Marie Boskovich, 22, Nashville, Tenn. <BR> Anoop Desai, 21, Chapel Hill, N.C. <BR> Brent Keith, 28, Blanchester, Ohio <BR> Casey Carlson, 20, Minneapolis, Minn. <BR> Danny Gokey, 28, Milwaukee, Wis. <BR> Jackie Tohn, 27, Silver Lake, Calif. <BR> Michael Sarver, 27, Jasper, Texas <BR> Ricky Braddy, 25, Nashville, Tenn. <BR> Stephen Fowler, 26, Beachwood, Ohio <BR> Stevie Wright, 16, Phelan... Tue, 17 Feb 2009 04:40:16 EST FEBRUARY 17, 2009 - FIRST 12 FINALISTS PERFORM Can't wait for Tuesday. We are finally getting to the great part of the show. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:01:32 EST AMERICAN IDOL TV SCHEDULE <BR> # Reports: 'American Idol' Won't 'Give Back' This year <BR> # Zap2it's Guide to 'American Idol' <BR> The Hollywood round will get two weeks' worth of shows this year, up from only a week in recent seasons. It will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 3 and conclude with the announcement of 36 semifinalists -- up from 24 in the past -- with a two-hour show on Wednesday, Feb. 11. <BR> <BR> The increased number of semifinalists is probably the biggest change, at least in the preliminary rounds, to "Ido... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 14:31:32 EST HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY Do you have special plans today? Is anybody worried about over indulging on sweets? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 08:00:07 EST Joanna Pacitti Kicked Out of Top 36's the latest news: <BR> <BR> Last night on American Idol, we saw Joanna Pacitti advance into the top 36, but not before being questioned by Kara Dioguardi on how many trys will she need before she makes it in the business and Simon Cowell angrily harping back, that she will make it when someone gives her a break. It looks like she isn’t getting a break afterall, she has been kicked out of the competition and replaced by Felcia Barton. <BR> <BR> <BR> A Fox press release which ann... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:49:39 EST Melinda Doolittle Do you remember Melinda Doolittle from AI season 6, 2007? She had so much talent and I loved her voice. It took her 2 years but she just released her debut album last week. She got really good reviews. I bought her cd today and it's great. If any of you are fans of hers I thought you might want to know this info. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 03:49:31 EST 2009 Top 36 Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Adam Lambert <BR> Alexander Wagner-Trugman <BR> Alexis Grace <BR> Allison Iraheta <BR> Ann Marie Boskovich <BR> Anoop Desai <BR> Arianna Ayesha Afsar <BR> Brent Keith <BR> Casey Carlson <BR> Danny Gokey <BR> Felicia Barton <BR> Jackie Tohn <BR> Jasmine Murray <BR> Jeanine Vailes <BR> Jessica Langseth <BR> Jorge Nunez <BR> Junot Joyner <BR> Kai Kalama <BR> Kendall Beard <BR> Kristen McNamara <BR> Kris Allen <BR> Lil Rounds <BR> Matt Breitzke <BR> M... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:58:52 EST Will somebody please get the shepherd's hook and pull Tatiana Nicole Del Toro off the stage and out the door. She is just waaaay over the top for me. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 01:59:19 EST Hollywood Week 2-10-09 Can't wait as Hollywood week starts to wind down. Tue, 10 Feb 2009 07:43:51 EST "Heads Up" There is a Valentine's Day virus going around. Read about it at Sounds like it's a very serious virus. Thanks. Sat, 7 Feb 2009 16:13:22 EST New from PA Hi there all! I am Heidi. I am a huge fan of AI and very much enjoy chatting about it! For Example - I am glad Bikini Girl is gone and I am not being able to stand that girl that laughs so strangely and who gave the speech in tears at the end of the Wednesday's show! Fri, 6 Feb 2009 10:08:51 EST EARLY FAVORITES Adam sticks in my mind probably because I like rockers. I know it's too soon to tell. Thu, 5 Feb 2009 07:40:11 EST NEW FORMAT What do you all think about the new format? They have a voice coach, hair, makeup and clothes before their auditions. I was also shocked to see that they had been mentored by Barry Manilow. <BR> I think these are some good changes to the show. Wed, 4 Feb 2009 08:04:02 EST Rumors-Don't look if you don't want to know Here's a link that shows you the pictures and names of the top rumored 36. Don't look if you don't want to know. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>mericanidol/pp_20090130_idol_36/photo2<BR>9.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Angela Tue, 3 Feb 2009 23:23:50 EST Hollywood Week Starts 2-2-09 It's finally Hollywood week and I can't wait for later. <em>244</em> Tue, 3 Feb 2009 05:18:48 EST TRACKING YOUR GOALS Do you exercise daily? If so log in with how many minutes. Mon, 2 Feb 2009 11:12:42 EST SUPER BOWL SUNDAY Do you have a favorite team? Are you worried about overeating today? <BR> Jennifer Hudson will make her first appearance today since the tragic loss of her family members singing the National Anthem at the game. Sun, 1 Feb 2009 04:01:42 EST 7th Show - 1-29-09 Wonder what tonight will bring. We finally get to Hollywood next week. Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:25:57 EST FEBRUARY GOALS It's new year, we have a new President and I was wondering how everyone is doing with their weight loss. Has anyone reached their goal yet or close? <BR> What are you doing to make this a better year? Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:24:35 EST 6th show - 1-28-09 Ok let's hear about tonight's show after we watch it. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:14:27 EST 5th Show - 1-27-09 Three nights of American Idol starting today. <em>236</em> <em>184</em> <em>410</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 05:45:43 EST Idol Fan Hello Team I'm Deb Another Idol fan looking forward to the Hollywood shows! <em>224</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 14:56:45 EST AMERICAN IDOL REWIND Does anyone watch American Idol rewind? What was your favorite season? Sun, 25 Jan 2009 08:25:07 EST Hi! Just joining... Just wanted to introduce myself before I join in the discussions. I'm super excited about this season of American Idol and I'm looking forward to talking about it and weight loss with you all. Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:58:46 EST 4th Show 1-21-09 I was disappointed in the show and the producers last night. . . From the commercials, everything was leading up to threats from someone who auditioned. . .That was the NOT what that man did. . . Here in the South, people say things like "Hello", "have a good day", "Be Safe", "Be Careful", etc. . . It think Paula totally lost her mind when she jumped up at the table and accused him of threats, and then when he tried to explain, she was still accusing him. . . That was just CRAZY! Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:10:35 EST hello hi..i am new here..glad the season finally started.. Wed, 21 Jan 2009 12:34:48 EST 3rd Show 1/20/09 So I guess I'll start <BR> <BR> I liked the last guy and I really like one guy they only showed a clip of, he was white, curly hair, tan shirt.., the guy with the 2 sons was OK but I don't think he'll last <BR> <BR> The girl that tried to sound smart but was totally stupid, couldn't pronounce anything and definitely couldn't sing was quite annoying <BR> <BR> I did not like the first girl with the crazy dress and annoying laugh, I'm irritated they let her through, she could not sing Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:26:03 EST New Season 8 TV Schedule For those who have wondered or asked: <BR> <BR> Here’s the American Idol Season 8 Schedule from American <BR> <BR> Jan 13 & 14 - 2 hour audition episodes each night <BR> Jan 20 & 21 - Auditions <BR> Jan 27 & 28 - Auditions <BR> Thur, Jan 29 - Final Audition Episode <BR> Feb 3 & 4 - Hollywood Week <BR> Feb 10 & 11 - Hollywood Week <BR> Feb 17 & 18 - Top 36 Semi-Final Round <BR> Feb 24 & 25 -Top 36 Semi-Final Round <BR> Mar 3 & 4 - Top 36 Semi-Final Round <BR> Thur, ... Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:19:29 EST IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED David Foster and Will I Am wrote a beautiful song called "America". Oprah was live from Washington today and Faith Hill, Seal and Mary J. Blige joined the two of them and Bono via telecast to perform this song. If you go to Oprah's website you can download it for free for the next 24 hours. Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:07:20 EST Tomorrow's Show (1/20/09) According to tomorrow's schedule on the fox network the inaugural coverage will be from 8:00am until 12 noon. After that it should go back to regular programming. So hopefully we'll get to see AI at the regular time...WooHoo!!! Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:23:08 EST PRESIDENT OBAMA'S INAUGURATION Are you excited about our new President and will you be watching the Inauguration on TV? I know I can't wait. <em>652</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:47:40 EST Have you ever been to an audition? Who here has ever tried out for American Idol? Has anyone ever endured the long lines and slept on the hard ground in order to try out for the show? If you haven't, do you know anyone who has? What stories can you share!!! <BR> <BR> This past July I saw the A.I.7 live concert tour in Vegas and sat next to a really nice gal that said she tried out for the show. She sang in front of at least 5 panels of judges before getting to the main judges!!! (Paula, Simon and Randy) She said the last set ... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:43:09 EST Do you have a favorite(s) yet? Mine are the guy who lost his wife a month before AI and the other is the very talented blind contestant. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 16:01:42 EST 2nd show - 1-14-09 What did you guys think? I really like the last girl when the show ended and there were a few good ones last night. Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:56:30 EST Newbie! Hey all! I'm new to this team. I'm sitting here watching the season premier of AI and was wondering if there was a group for this show, so here I am! <BR> <BR> I started getting really into it last year when my boss demanded (jokingly) that I watch the show and I fell in love with it! <BR> <BR> I'm a huge David Cook fan. I was SO happy that he won last season. <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! Wed, 14 Jan 2009 23:07:54 EST 1st show 1-13-09 I enjoyed the first show. I enjoyed the flashbacks in the beginning especially. There were some good funny ones. I liked the 16 yo cute girl-sang "Put your records on"--I think that's the name of it? Anyway, she had a nice voice. The rocker girl was OK. The blind guy had a nice voice and of course a nice story. What did everyone else think? Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:25:59 EST Hi I'm new & I LOVE American Idol!!!! Hi I'm Ravyn. I'm new to Spark People & I hope that with Spark People & other's insight, I will be able to stay motivated & reach my goal! "CARBS" are definitely my problem. Five years ago I reached my WEIGHT GOAL (which at that time was 108 lbs.) & I felt great!!!...I maintained that weight for 2 years...Then I unbelievably gained it ALL back plus +++ more...The weight gain has mostly been in this past year & I feel so down & unhealthy! I really never thought it was possible for me to gain i... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:09:33 EST Bikini Girl OMG!!! I can't believe that she wore that, but to me is seems like she was that desperate to get Simon and Randy on her side. Yes she had a great body, but did you agree with Carra (did I spell her name right) and Paula that she sucked? I actually didn't think she was that good, so what did you think? Wed, 14 Jan 2009 02:25:53 EST changes to the show <link><BR>idle--77 </link> <BR> <BR> I found this article about the upcoming changes to the show. They sound promising for the most part. What do you all think? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 14:18:15 EST Hello!!! Heyyyy Everyone! <BR> I'm Sammy.. i'm 21 years old and i'm from Michigan. <BR> I just joined the group today, and i'm very excited for the season to kick off tonight!!! <BR> <BR> Simon is my favorite judge, as i find him very attractive! :)) <BR> <BR> If you would like to know more about me, please feel free to check out my sparkpage, add me as a friend (I love it), or just message me. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day, and best of luck! I look forward to chatting about this season of Idol! <... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:42:28 EST Hi Everyone--Happy that American Idol is tonight! Hi Everyone! I am happy that American Idol begins tonight! I am also a member of The Biggest Loser At Home Team and the Biggest Loser is on at the same time as American Idol so I will be flipping between the 2 shows tonight and then watching American Idol tomorrow night. As American Idol progresses into the Top 24 and Top 12 and the better singing begins, I will watch more American Idol. I have been watching American Idol since Season 3 and I have seen American Idol Rewind Seasons 1 and 2... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 09:39:18 EST hello Hello all Idol fans! Thanks, Spiceny for letting me know you are here! <BR> We've just finished a series of X-factor in the UK - Simon was his usual self, and it was a lot of fun. Alexandra was a worthy winner, imo. It's my light hearted relief at the end of a tiring day - or we watch the American Idol re-runs on a Sunday lunchtime. <BR> Looking forward to some laughs on here! <em>30</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2009 06:49:58 EST Hello! I just joined SP yesterday and this group today but I have been losing weight for about 3 weeks so far at a total of 16.5 pounds as of today. I LOVE American Idol. I have auditioned twice and this past year made it to round 3 and to the executive producers. So I saw scary ole Ken Warwick face to face. He said I had a decent performance and voice but I just "wasn't what they were looking for thi year". I'm sure plenty of people were told that... <BR> Anywho check me out at... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 07:26:24 EST Idol Fix! Has anybody besides me been getting their 'Idol Fix'by watching Idol Wrap and other Idol type shows on the TV Guide Network. I have been having fun all week watching all the past Idol contestants and what they are doing now.I have only been watching since Season 5.So I have been meeting people from Season's 1-4.and of course catching up onmy favorites on Season's 5-7.So hurray-up Tuesday ,I'm ready to start watching. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 12:26:42 EST SNACKS What's your favorite snack to eat while watching Idol or any other TV? I normally have fruit or pretzels. Sometimes WW ice cream pops. <em>474</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2009 07:44:04 EST