American Idol Season 5 Preview-Part 2-The Guys
I've covered the girls, now it's on to the guys, who will perform on Wednesday.
||The little girls will love his wild, untamed hair, while the slightly older women will dig his generally good voice (his vocals on "Emotions" in the Hollywood rounds were fantastic).||Hmmm, he reminds me of someone. Could it be...Constantine? American Idol wasn't so kind to Constantly-Dirty. Is there any reason to think Ace will do better?|
||Looks like he might be fat & funny. America loves fat & funny.||I can honestly say I have no idea what he sounds like. Isn't that important in a singing competition?|
||Bucky! If you want to be a Badger then come along with me...||Wait, you mean he's not a lovable mascot, he's a Kurt Cobain lookalike? Well that's a disappointment.|
||Best singer in the competition so far, and he has a good backstory. One of the favorites.||He's not very cute. He's attractive, but not cute. Cute gets votes.|
||Old fashioned crooner may get a lot of votes from Moms and Grandmas.||The crooning will get old. Plus, the segment of viewers he appeals to goes to bed too early to vote.|
||Excellent voice and a likeable personality. Anyone who foiled one of the Brittenum twins is bound to be a fan favorite.||He's a little plain and a little ethnic.|
||As one of only two black guys in the competition, he may be one of the only contestants to bring the funk (or the soul or the R&B).||Who? He's had virtually no airtime.|
||Could appeal to the Latino segment of the AI audience.||Doesn't have an appealing personality (of course, neither did Savol).|
||America loves nerds almost as much as it loves the fat & funny.||Nerdishness can take a contestant to the finals, but even if he makes it there he won't last long with a relatively weak voice.|
||Tons of airtime so the audience is already very familiar with him.||Middling performer with a scary-huge Adam's Apple.|
||"Grey Leno" is on the express train to the final. He's immediately recognizable, talented and just different enough to get votes from people who don't want the same old-same old.||Simon doesn't like him and the audience could eventually be influenced by his negative comments.|
||Cute as a button and he has a great voice. I get serious shivers the first time I heard him.||Teenyboppers will love him but folks who consider themselves more serious music fans may be turned off by his Donny Osmandness.|
My very early predictions for the Final 12.
Girls: Paris, Kellie, Mandisa, Becky, Lisa & Stevie
Guys: Taylor, Will, Chris, Ace, Patrick & David
Posted by at February 20, 2006 12:14 PM
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|# February 20th, 2006 12:45 PM james|
|grey-haired-guy will bring more soul than both brothers combined -- didnt you see/hear his performances? he's gotta be ray charles re-incarnated. umm, pre-incarnated. ;-)
i'm a big fan of grey-haired-guy.
im not sure that simon doesnt like him, btw - simon only said that randy and paula "wouldnt put him in the final to be judged by america." the context may well have been "i really like you, but....."
|# February 20th, 2006 12:51 PM BVBigBro|
|Simon also remarked about one contestant, identity unknown but presumed to be Mr. Hicks, that "Half of me doesn't understand what he's doing in this competition, the other half can't wait to hear what he's going to sing next" , or words to that effect. |
|# February 20th, 2006 12:51 PM kris|
|I like Grey Leno too, but I think Simon sees him as a novelty contestant, not as someone who can have a career.
I think it'll come down to Paris v Will in the end
BV-I can't believe you're watching this. I'm SHOCKED
|# February 20th, 2006 12:55 PM BVBigBro|
|Hey, I watched this show before you ever did. I remember telling you all that you had to see the first episode, because that's when they had the truly horrible singers. Hicks is the first singer they've had in the final 24 who can sing anything other than throwaway pop songs and bubblegum music. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:01 PM kris|
|Oh come on, Kelly was/is awesome. She's way better than anyone would have expected to see on a show like this. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:20 PM james|
|you're forgetting about paris, bv - she's the first "real" singer they've ever had. didn't you see the audition video? |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:22 PM kris|
|and technically, Frenchie made the top 24 (she was then booted before we ever had a chance to vote for her). |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:24 PM james|
|you need to stop saying "grey leno" right now, kris. it's lame. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:27 PM kris|
|Really? It's the TWOP nickname of choice for him. Well, help me think of something better then, please. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:29 PM james|
|hmm, that host sucks. i rehosted the video here. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:32 PM james|
|maybe twop sucks now that yahoo owns it, much like the onion started royally sucking in 1997? but i never really read twop, so maybe it's always sucked. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:45 PM kris|
|it wasn't officially TWOP, just someone on the forums. i'm open to any and all nicknames of the contestants, so bring 'em on. |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:49 PM james|
|im gonna call ace young "flash"
|# February 20th, 2006 1:50 PM james|
|and corvais.. he looks like that creepy dude in sleeping with the lambs. cna i just call him "clarice?"
|# February 20th, 2006 1:50 PM kris|
|does Ace need a nickname? Isn't "Ace" his nickname?
Paris is "Ringer"
Will is "Donny"
Bucky is "Cobain"
Kellie is "Carrie"
|# February 20th, 2006 1:51 PM james|
|bobby bennett can be "fats" (after the domino)
or "chubby" (after the checker)
hmm, maybe another game-related name. like "token."
|# February 20th, 2006 1:51 PM kris|
|Mandisa is "France" |
|# February 20th, 2006 1:53 PM james|
|why are you calling paris a "ringer?"
ringer defined: " contestant entered in a competition under false pretenses"
paris is good, not cheating. man, you're harsh. and a little mean, too.
|# February 20th, 2006 1:54 PM kris|
|that's true. she can have something else.
we'll have to publish a list of our nicknames for future reference for recaps
|# February 20th, 2006 1:56 PM james|
|um, no. i think you can just work your nicknames into your story, not declare "these are the official nicknames." you take it too far so its not even funny anymore. not all contestants get funny nicknames. im just telling you, "grey leno" isnt funny |
|# February 20th, 2006 8:15 PM Daddy|
|BRING BACK WILLIAM HUNG!!
SHE BANG! CHEE BANG!!
OH, BAYBE, CHEE MOO!! CHEE MOO!!
I know....He stank! He stank!
But, I watched. I watched.
|# February 20th, 2006 11:05 PM Squibbly|
|Has anyone else noticed how Will looks eerily like Fred Savage? Every time I see him on Idol I have to start humming the them song from The Wonder Years.
|# February 21st, 2006 1:38 AM Squibbly|
|Oops! Sorry about the big picture. I meant to post a link to it. |
|# February 21st, 2006 6:58 AM kris|
|no worries, Squibbly, post away and let us know what you think after tonight's show too! |