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American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« on: May 09, 2009, 07:22:32 PM »
*SPOILER ALERT FOR FINAL 3 JUDGES SONG PICKS

Danny Gokey - "Dance Little Sister" by Terence Trent D'Arby

Kris Allen - "Apologize" by Timbaland and One Republic

Adam Lambert - "One" by U2.


And, i've lost all interest in the show now with Allison gone. It's like getting the soul sucked out of my body.

 :funny: Not that bad. But i don't like Danny because i think he's weird. I don't like Kris because i think he's overrated. I don't like Adam because i think he's really really good. (Is that even a valid reason????) :funny:

And so, i'm whining because Allison is GONE!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

But anyway, i'll only take an Adam win. Anything other than that, i'll be pissed.

I hope it's a Danny and Adam F2 now. Because Kris would hands down lose to Adam.. at least Danny can help make the finale more interesting.
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 11:32:16 PM »
Milwaukee (Including Grandma!) Cheers Danny Gokey’s Return



Danny Gokey is so busy these days that even his grandmother can’t get in touch with him. But she finally did see the American Idol finalist — along with tens of thousands of other wildly screaming, shouting, sign-waving, cheering fans — during his hometown visit to Milwaukee on Friday.

“Your grandma’s here!” a crowd shouted as Gokey emerged from an AT&T store, where a text message from judge Paula Abdul popped up on a tricked-out cell phone he was handed, designed just for the Idol Top 3, telling him his song selection for next week. “I don’t know that,” he said. “I’m going to have to learn it.”

When he saw his grandmother, Dottie Stelter, 73, all they had time to do was exchange hugs and “I love you’s.” “They keep him so busy I have no chance to see him,” she said. “The public deserves to see him too, but at least I got my hug.”

After early morning stops at TV and radio shows, Gokey, 29, appeared at Faith Builders International Ministries, the church where he served as a musical director and where, just 10 months before, the funeral service was held for his wife Sophia, who died four weeks before his Idol audition of a congenital heart defect. Gokey sang two Christian-themed songs, joined at one point by his friend Jamar Rogers, who had been eliminated from Idol competition in an earlier round. It was all part of the Idol’s tradition of sending the finalists home again, with Adam Lambert going to San Diego and Kris Allen returning to Little Rock, Ark.

“Pray for my voice,” a hoarse-sounding Gokey told the crowd of more than 800 people packed inside. “You want me to be honest with you? I’m not that good.” The crowd clearly disagreed, responding with thunderous applause and shouts of encouragement.

His jam-packed day also included a parade through downtown Milwaukee streets and visits to such city landmarks as the Harley-Davidson Museum, a bronze statue of Fonzie of Happy Days fame and the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Thousands of fans lined the streets and crowded around him at each stop. Gokey also performed a mini concert at the Summerfest fairgrounds, belting out a handful of songs including “PYT (Pretty Young Thing)” and “September.”

More than 25,000 fans, holding an array of signs including eyeglasses-shaped ones in honor of Gokey’s trademark look and others declaring, “Go! Go! Gokey!” and “I love your scream!”, went wild when it was declared Danny Gokey Day in the state. “It’s amazing. It’s unreal,” said Austin Grandinetti, 10, as he rocked out with his mother and brother. “He just seems like a really cool guy.” Another enthusiastic crowd greeted the singer as he threw out the first pitch and sang the National Anthem before a Milwaukee Brewers-Chicago Cubs game.

“My success came from this city,” Gokey told PEOPLE. “It gives me more incentive to show up when I sing,” he said. “I want to win the gold for my city.”

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/05/09/milwaukee-including-grandma-cheers-danny-gokeys-return/

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 11:42:05 PM »
Kris Allen Rocks Arkansas in Frenzied Hometown Reunion



“It’s him! He’s here!” squealed the teenaged girl.

Right on both counts. For 24 frenzied hours, the young woman and tens of thousands like her got as much Kris Allen as they could maneuver themselves to see, hear and touch. Fresh from the latest round of Internet balloting that left him as one of three American Idol contestants still standing, Allen had come home to Arkansas. “It’s great to be back,” grinned the diminutive singer and guitarist.

Allen had little time to savor the comforts of home. From the moment a chartered Gulfstream jet returned him to Little Rock on Thursday night, Allen’s breakneck schedule — seen to by a phalanx of security men, minders and Fox television crew members — afforded him not much more than a few hours of solitude with family and friends.

The jet’s engines barely had stopped screaming than a motorcade delivered Allen to hundreds of shouting fans awaiting him at the Fox affiliate at Little Rock, which made a Kris-fest of its evening newscast: a lengthy live studio interview, the presentation by municipal officials of keys to the cities of Little Rock and Jacksonville (a nearby suburb where Allen spent part of his boyhood), and, naturally, a quick performance. Allen and his guitar delivered the Beatles’ storied “Come Together.”

“It’s a lot of pressure, but it’s a lot of fun, too,” Allen told PEOPLE, smiling as he autographed his way to his limousine though the station’s fan-crammed corridor. Surveying the throng, he added: “It’s definitely more than I expected.”

Allen’s expectations of the following day were, by that standard, likely undersized. The audiences were not: More than 3,000 fans filled a Little Rock riverfront amphitheater to overflowing for a free, if brief, concert with Allen relying on personal favorites: “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Falling Softly” and “Ain’t No Sunshine.”

A half-hour away at Conway, Allen’s hometown, 1,200 tickets for a second free concert were gone minutes after the box office opened, dispensed to fans who began lining up before dawn. First in line were two 14-year-olds (escorted by the mother of one of them).

“You can tell from the way he sings and acts that he’s very humble and a good Christian,” said, Alexis LaPlante, who attends the same church as Allen. “He remembers where he came from,” agreed her companion, Brianna Swindle, also a resident of Greenbrier, Ark., near Conway.

“I grew up that way. My parents raised me that way,” Allen told PEOPLE. “It’s not trying to push God on people, it’s just being who I am.”

( Similar hoopla greeted the hometown visits of Adam Lambert in San Diego and Danny Gokey in Milwaukee.)

One performance remained in Allen’s homecoming, a finale that attracted an estimated 20,000 people to a downtown park and brought the small town to a standstill. Then came more official honors, from the Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives and the city of Conway, and more music: “Man in the Mirror,” in addition to “Softly” and “Works Hard.”

“He’s got the prettiest smile, and he’s just a nice person, “cooed Jean Dozier, 64, waving goodbye as Allen departed the stage. “He deserves every bit of this.”

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/05/09/kris-allen-rocks-arkansas-in-frenzied-hometown-reunion/

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 11:49:09 PM »
Adam Lambert Gets an Idol’s Welcome from His Hometown of San Diego



Before Adam Lambert hopped into the stretch limousine that would take him all over his hometown of San Diego, the American Idol contestant was asked if he was ready for what the day had in store.

“I don’t know if I am,” he replied with a look of trepidation.

If Lambert, 27, wasn’t ready for the utter fan-demonium that lay ahead Friday, he handled it like a pro, from his 7 a.m. impromptu attempt to read San Diego’s Fox 5 News viewers their weather and traffic reports on a green screen, to holding up his limo’s departure from the Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, to comfort a crying little girl who wanted to meet Lambert.

“I feel so much support and love,” he told PEOPLE at the end of the day. From the 7,000 screaming fans who turned up at Mount Carmel High School to the fans who pounded on the windows at the studio of his local radio station, 94.1, where he was interviewed by the station’s popular Jeff and Jer, Lambert got plenty of support — even from those who didn’t receive it (even literally) from him earlier in his life.

Alison Bretches, now the artistic director at the Metropolitan Educational Theater Network in Poway, Calif., recalled performing with Lambert when they were both kids. “I remember (doing) The Wiz. He was the scarecrow, and I remember him dropping me on my head,” she laughed. “We were doing a partnering cartwheel and he dropped me on my head!”

Bygones are bygones, and San Diego’s community was so thrilled to have Lambert return to his hometown that the city’s mayor declared May 8 Adam Lambert Day. (Frenzied crowds also greeted Idol finalists Kris Allen in his hometown of Little Rock, Ark., and Danny Gokey in Milwaukee.)

Lambert’s reaction? “I didn’t expect all this,” he explains. “We live in this little TV studio. I didn’t realize it was so far-reaching. I guess one of the things I didn’t realize is how people were so excited about me being who I am.”

While Lambert says he got choked up many times throughout the day, his mother Leila wasn’t able to hold back tears once they arrived at his high school. “I’m happy for him,” she said. “Everything he’s done. All the times I’ve been proud of him have built up to this. I’m so proud of him.”

http://tvwatch.people.com/2009/05/09/adam-lambert-gets-an-idols-welcome-from-his-hometown-of-san-diego/

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 01:48:04 AM »
Tens of thousands fans = Gokey
7000 fans = Adam
3000 fans = Kris

We all know who's the F2. :(
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 05:00:31 AM »
Tens of thousands fans = Gokey
7000 fans = Adam
3000 fans = Kris

We all know who's the F2. :(

poor kris. ):
well, at least he isn't the person that looks good but not that good in singing. >.> and i agree btw, that Gokey is weird. and kris is overrated. and adam is too good.
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 09:18:19 AM »
Tens of thousands fans = Gokey
7000 fans = Adam
3000 fans = Kris

We all know who's the F2. :(

Well I'm still hoping for a Kris/Adam   F2......  With Kris winning   :hearts: :jumpy:   It could happen and I will not stop voting and hoping ........ and in the article it mentioned Kris performing to a crowd of 20,000.....similar to Danning and I'm sure Adam   

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2009, 09:49:53 AM »
Even though I don't really want Danny to last till the final two, I agree with Joab, the finale will be more exciting with Adam vs. Danny. That's why it's really weird that Allison got voted off. It just left us with the weirdest final three ever. One who really outshines the other two, leaps and bounds, in star quality. I thought Allison had so much more star quality than Danny and Kris. Oh well... Adam'd better win!

Would like to comment on the song choices. I'm glad that Simon chose for Adam, cos we all know Simon makes the wisest choices. I'm not sure about Paula's choice for Danny, but I think Randy's choice for Kris could potentially kill him. For one, that song is still relatively new, it's so, so, SO overplayed, SO popular, there's bound to be immense comparison. And I don't think Kris has the vocal capabilities to kill it, with all that falsetto. So unless he does a fantastic re-arrangement, I foresee him to be in trouble. But thankfully, there's another song choice for them. I wish they'd sing three songs though.

I'm utterly bored with the final three, I'm only looking forward to Adam's performances now.
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2009, 10:12:48 AM »
wow will ty ty ty :hearts: :hearts: and to the spoiler omg i can't wait, all so the kris song might put him in the top 2. :yess: i hope it is perfect for him and every one has heard the song , so that is a hugh thing for this show, and that is a real plus, joab lol never say never, u got the best info ever!!! so did u will thease articals made my mothersday, :thankyou: :partie:
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2009, 10:25:33 AM »
ruth more than 1/2 of the songs this season have been over played omg she work hard for ehr money the beatles songs i was getting anoyed for a while there cause in my day i heard thease songs way to much omg i am old lol so the one song for kris i am thinking will give him a leg up bc ppl like me or in my age group the over 50 crowed.. that have heard that song and love love it, i have it on my ipod!!! willl pick up the phone if he does a good job. i think i hae been right every week on who is going home but this week i realy don't no :duno: i was thinking it would b kris but that song could realy make him f2, jmo
i realy love all 3 and i am so glade they r the f3, i don;t think adam is going any were so it will come down to kris and danny..and i am still convenced that adam was not realy in the bottom three that one week they just wanted adams fans to blow up the phones,again jmo they went from 47 mil to 64 million votes in one week after that huuummmm
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2009, 04:53:40 PM »
Help me guys, we are traveling this weekend. Do we know the song choices by the judges? It seems like you do but I didn't see them posted. (Maybe I missed it??)   :umn:
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2009, 05:31:44 PM »
Help me guys, we are traveling this weekend. Do we know the song choices by the judges? It seems like you do but I didn't see them posted. (Maybe I missed it??)   :umn:

Danny Gokey - "Dance Little Sister" by Terence Trent D'Arby (Paula assigned this one)

Kris Allen - "Apologize" by Timbaland and One Republic (Randy assigned this one)

Adam Lambert - "One" by U2. (Simon assigned this one)

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 07:48:29 AM »
OMG. I am still okay with this season & anyone winning, but funny thing is, I can see the judges' picks potentially kill all of 'em. (Yes, even Adam, although he'll pull it off in the end. ;))

And unlike Joab & Ruth, I don't want a Danny/Adam F2. There's a 50-50 shot of Danny winning there. At least with a Kris/Adam F2, Adam wins hands-down. :lol: And unless Kris pulls off a miracle, the Danny/Kris F2 is the least pleasing scenario for me.
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 08:13:18 AM »
Thanks Will.  :-*

I can see them all singing these songs.  (Unless Raymond is right and they kill em...)  :lol:

At this point I don't know who will be Adam's competition, probably Danny but Kris has surprised me, making it to final 3.

Can't wait to see how they do!
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 10:04:01 AM »
I agree with Raymond, a Danny and Kris final two will be the worst finale ever, for me. Sigh if only it were an Adam and Allison final two. We know that Allison will lose to Adam for sure in the voting, but at least we'll have a very good show. We can't deny, Allison has always been performing really well. But well, I should stop thinking of that already. Can't wait to hear their performances!
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 10:38:58 AM »
i love kris and danny and kris could kill it in a good way with apoligise, it is very popular, to the point of over sung but if he does his kris spin on the song it will b fab i am looking fw to that song the most. he has been a big suprise i would love to see a danny/kris f2 i think that would b awsome and it would b a lesser slam dunk jmo. i think adam will win no matter who he is in the final with, i am goning to enjoy the last few weeks can't wait for tuesday night...
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 11:08:22 AM »
Personally I'm pulling for an Adam/Kris finale.....don't really care for Danny, don't get me wrong, he is good but he doesn't impress me as much as the other two. Kris really surprised me this season....he got better every week and I always enjoyed his stage presence. but I know Adam is going to win this hands down!

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2009, 05:30:02 PM »
I would like to see a Danny/Kris finale.  Adam will have enough fame as it is!

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2009, 07:17:25 PM »
yea there all awsome at this point and i totaly agree with u about kris will...some how we agree a lot yea!!!! and go team mahony!!!!
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2009, 12:29:35 AM »
Glad to see very different opinions on this thread. Keeps the discussion alive. :lol:
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2009, 10:05:31 AM »
Hmm, Danny's the only one who can give Adam a run for the title now. I mean, we all know he has LOADS of fans! But maybe he'll do an Elliott Yamin and get cut at the final three. Yeah Kris doesn't really have the final two "swagger" but who knows? Or maybe Adam gets cut at final three and then I'll cry buckets.
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2009, 11:05:46 AM »
 :hugs: No need to cry buckets Ruth, Adam's not going anywhere. The fight will be between Kris and Danny. (Unless no one votes for Adam and spend their time voting for Kris/Danny!) :ascared

I just saw an interview from Simon, predicting an Adam win. I'm not predicting anything so as not to jinx anyone. It all depends on how well they perform tonight. (Danny and Kris, Adam has never had a bad night has he?)
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2009, 11:16:52 AM »
(It ain't over till the .....)

Simon Cowell: Adam Lambert will win 'Idol'

May 11, 10:51 PM (ET)

CHICAGO (AP) - "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says he thinks Adam Lambert will win this season of the popular singing competition show.

Cowell told Oprah Winfrey on Monday's episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that his money is on Lambert because the contestant is fearless, unique and "he's got swagger."

Winfrey also featured Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle, who is competing on "Britain's Got Talent." Boyle told Winfrey she's "loving every second" of her newfound fame.

The 47-year-old Boyle became famous after she shocked judges and the audience with her version of "I Dreamed a Dream" from the musical "Les Miserables."

One of those judges was Cowell, who wished Boyle congratulations and wished her "best of luck" on the rest of the competition.

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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2009, 08:09:16 AM »
After watching the performances, I gotta say: W.O.W.

And normally, I'd think that the own choice would lower their chances of winning, but it's actually been the opposite this time. I felt that the Top 3 shined more on the personal choices than the judges' choices. This is going to be an exciting finale.

And I can't wait to see who among the Top 13 could have successful post-Idol careers. I could see a great future for this season's Top 5. Who knows? Maybe someone like Sarver, Megan, Jasmine, Jorge or Alexis could make a comeback and have a more successful career than the rest of the cast. :D :D
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Re: American Idol Final 3 Pre-Performance Discussion
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2009, 08:15:58 AM »
W.o.w is right! I think it's too close to call for the final 2! I almost wish I hadn't listened to what the judges had to say and just enjoyed their performances.  :tup:

This has been one of THe best AI seasons, you're right Raymond. A lot of them will be successful! This isn't the end of the road at all.
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