American Idol 11 – Top 12 Girls – Who’s your favorite? Poll
The American Idol 11 Top 12 Girls performance show was one of the most boring ever, but it did gift us with some of worst performances of the season and one that could make the list of the worst performances of all time for the past 11 seasons.
I know some of you have your favorites from the girls this season, but please don’t tell me it was because of tonight. No wonder the ratings have fallen off the cliff. Casting SEVEN generic blondes – most of whom cannot sing, four other white girls and a single Mexican-Filipino girl has not been the formula for success in the past. Idol really dropped the ball this season.
Who was your favorite? Take the poll and watch the recap (and my Top 5). You can vote for 5 people since 5 will go through on Thursday via viewer vote:
Rickey’s Top 5
1. Elise Testone
2. Jessica Sanchez
3. Skylar Laine
4. Jen Hirsch
5. Shannon Magrane
Wild Card: NONE
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Too bad Shannon made the top 10 instead of Jen or Erika. But since Shannon made it over them, the judges had to pick between Jen and Erika. I thought Jen has the better voice but judges picked Erika for the wildcard. We have too many blondes already...hello!
You don't hear crap singing like we heard tonight on The Voice... I think I'd forgotten how rough the first few weeks of even the Live shows are of AI.
Very "samey" performances not enough variety in vocal ranges/styles for me so far from the girls..are they trying to sink the Idol ship this year? It sure seems like it.
Just a general comment....So out of all the girls that auditioned for Idol this year..these were the best..Hummm??
Wow, there is no love for Shannon Magrane on this website. The judges love her, YouTube viewers love her. There is nothing not to like about her. She is crazy talented and super nice. People need to get over what she was wearing. Did she look bad? I don't think so!
JUst Seen Idol now and, Jessica Sanchez was AMAZING,, My word .. This Girl can sing.. She has some serious pipes.She has stage presence and moves around like she owns the place.. I see her going really far.
I can only base my opinion on last night's show and the green mile episodes where Mo, Larry and Curly chose this Top 24 - I saw very little of this season of Idol. But, of what I DID see I have to say this - what's the deal with all the love for Jessica Sanchez? She's not that good. She has no bottom range - most of her performance last night was indecipherable and mush-mouthed. She has strong pipes, but there's no emotional connect - she defines "pageant". The same for her green mile performance.
Sure, she - and most of the girls - sound like Aretha Franklin in comparison to the horrors that were the boys the night before (and, again, I only saw their green mile performances and Tuesday), so perhaps everyone's just overpraising for some relief of that terrible night. But, come on.Jessica is the clear favorite?
I'm in the wrong realm of reality.
Eh..everyone raving about Jessica? I didn't see it..or should I say hear it. I actually ended up fast forwarding through her.
Shannon..good God. I even said last night..this is something you would see in a pageant. I miss Simon!!!
I liked Elise.
The girl who sang What About Love shows promise too.
But neither night had me jumping out of my chair. Could be a long season.
Wow Rickey u are really bitter towards Idol this year...did Nigel pee in your cornflakes or something.....I agree there are too many barbie dolls but they always do that but there were still some gems among the females...Skylar will be in the finals I will say that now....Jessica ad Hollie and Elsie will be in the final 5 although I really think Ariel who didnt make the top 12 should have been here
Wow,I disagree completely with you,Rickey this year. Although I agree that there are too many blondes this year but they're one of the strongest Top 12 girls in recent years.
Was it me? I thought last night was awful! Worst I seen in a long time!
1. Elise Testone 2. Jessica Sanchez Maybe Jessica may get into the final three.
Thats only two I predict top 6 along with the boys....
I hope some wild card for a girl.
I feel I watching the X factor stage since its being filmed in same studio I read...even though it been revamped.
@joeytad2010 I was shocked that Shannon made the top 10 - I was sure that it would be either Hollie or Shannon - didn't think both could make it in, since they are both teen blonde girls who sang sappy ballads last night. And since Hollie was WAY better, I figured she'd make it over Shannon. I'm also surprised the judges didn't save Jen because she was a clear favorite from the start. But I'm a big fan of Erika and she's certainly different from the other blondes on the show.
@jeffreychristPageanty? You only need to look at Bailey Brown and especially Shannon Magrane (lol wearing a Miss Teen USA dress).
@jeffreychrist I agree with you 100 percent Jeff!
@aquayers They have not had a strong girls top 12 in recent years, and this is more of the same, even less, think about it. Please don't get excited on me---Whitney Week will show us more.
@jewels Oh yes, I have yet to comment on how bad this stage is. An "open stage" is the best, instead of a "closed" one like this. The singers look small surrounded by the wall to wall video cave. And you can't see the band. The best stage was last season - intimate yet still big enough to look at. Another case of Nigel dropping the ball. He literally destroyed the SYTYCD franchise when he changed the stage on that show. It never recovered. Looks like he's done it again this season with Idol.
@Mikhail XO Awkward????????? Your'e the 1st person I've heard say that, Every site iv'e been to ranging from Billboard to E! Online to Entertainment Weekly, to THR, all say she Has the stage presence of a seasoned Pro.Her voice is a breathe of fresh air, and even without all the Judges Pimping, America would still think she's wonderful.. Her race doesnt really matter, to me. IWhat matters is she has a beautiful voice ( amongst the top 4 voices in the competition) and every time i've heard her sing, she's moved me to tears. Honestly she doesn't need to be pimped at all, Her voice does enough for her.
@Mikhail XO Wow! Now you're explaining away the poll numbers by concocting stories about "meaningless* votes? Seriously, the race card as reason she's being "pimped"...you're really going there? Wow.
" It might get ugly here with her unyielding, fanatical, allegiant supporters" Pot meet kettle.. You're one of the nastiest posters I've come across in a long time. Elise...best...blah blah ...powerful...blah blah...,most...blah blah blah.
Here's an idea. State your opinion without bashing others for theirs. Or is that too far beyond your limited abilities?
@Peggy45 It's possible she's as good as everyone's saying, but I've yet to see it. Especially in comparison to Elise, who I thought was miles ahead of everyone last night (even the girl who sang "What About Love" was more solid than Sanchez). Are we missing something? LOL.
@Rickey Someone's gonna fall into those steps in the stage. I just know it.
I agree Rickey !
@Rickey Thanks for your level-headed response. I have been lurking here, enjoying your blog (and mp3s!) for a number of years, but only recently signed up to post. I think it's interesting that all the conspiracy theories abound as to who I am, but let me be crystal clear. I've only one account and I'm an American woman from Virginia (transplanted native Californian). Ethnically, I am a mutt that's mostly Greek, English, and Cherokee. I have no interest in seeing this escalate further. FTR, I was unaware that you get high traffic from the Philippines here as a usual occurrence, so appreciate that added info which adds to my understanding of what's transpired. Furthermore, I am not really that "into" Jessica, as I like quite a number of other contestants as well. I only rose to defend her against what I thought were unwarranted attacks. That said, I've MOVED ON. I have no interest in conversing with Mikhail XO beyond this (even tho' *SHOCKER* we actually agree on other contestants LOL). I am only responding here because I got an email informing me that you had posted and wanted to let you know I read it. Thanks again for your fair-minded handling of this matter. I hope we never have reason to revisit this type of exchange again. :)
@Rickey I figured as much, just wanted to make sure. Thanks for clearing that up. I've been a fan of this blog since I first got into this show around Season 4 and it's always intense, but I'd hate to see it turn into some cutthroat environment. We can disagree without being disagreeable. :)
@Mikhail XO @Rickey I assume you're referring to some other Julie because I literally only started commenting regularly on this blog this week. Before that, I only commented in the Facebook comment section. I never went after anyone or made personal attacks on anyone, just stated my opinion. I'm not one of karmica's "minions" - I just happened to agree with him on the contestants this year. I was a lurker here for years but the drama on this blog is getting to be a bit much for me.
@Mikhail XO Please let me know if you got my e-mail. Thanks.
@Mikhail XO Check your e-mail. :)
@Mikhail XO Can you e-mail me? All your e-mail addresses have bounced on me :(
@Mikhail XO I will look into this.
I actually thought Julie and her friends were really one person, but after some investigation, they were really 3 separate individuals. It shocked me that they were thinking and writing almost exactly alike!
But I understand what you are saying. This fanaticism for Jessica because she belts like Charice is a cancer on the Internet. Let's wait till she comes back. Thanks.
@Mikhail XO @Rickey Dear Rickey, I loved going to MasterClass Lady's site and commenting, but she treated it like a grade school class and one little beotch starting attacking everything I said. All the other little girls sided with her and stormed me. Of course, MasterClass Lady took their side(don't think she read the comments history) and I never went back to her site. That was over a year ago. @Mikhail XO Just turn the page. Or Rickey, show some alligiance and ban her Pinoy butt. To quote McCartney---That would be something, really would be something.
@WaynoCoaster @Mikhail XO @karmica @Joystickenvy Sleep it over karmica, and come back tomorrow when your head is cool. We go through these flare ups all the time. You are taking this issue with Jessica too seriously. Filipino singers like Jessica, have always attracted large amounts of traffic directly from the Philippines on this blog. This is the point that is being made here, as well as the fact that she is the only non-white female in the Top 24.
@Joystickenvy Look, I know alot of you have been playing here before I started commenting, and I've see your exchanges with your buddy, but I am not the one who started this.
For the record...I'm not a dude. I'm an adult and female. But I've had enough of this so I'll just move along anyway. Have fun!
@Rickey I don't know what he's referring to as "beyond" what is here, but I've done nothing more than respond. Please review the exchanges between us before deciding if someone should be banned. I am certain it's fairly clear to any reasonable person who escalated to offensive attacks and name-calling FIRST.
Thanks in advance.
@Mikhail XO I will respond to whomever I choose. You think you get "the last word" just because you demand it? TOOL.
Here is what you said:
She will get full support of the non-voting Filipinos (who reside overseas) on Rickey.org regardless, so the comments and poll numbers we see on here are pretty meaningless. As I stated previously, she is the only non-white in the top 12 girls so she can shit her way through any song and still, you best believe she will be advancing and will be pimped to the max.
So who stooped to calling polls and comments meaningless because of "non-voting Filipinos"? Who called her non-white and said she was gonna be pimped although she could "shit her way through any song"
Maybe you're used to being some big-assed fish in this small pond, but you're a bully and wanker and I will respond whenever I see your crap that deserves one. Big MAN, who attacks a teenager relentlessly on numerous threads AND used her race to unfairly discount her popularity.
GROW UP or STFU. Simple.
@Mikhail XO What a classless piece of work you are. You go suck it...prolly the one that will.
@Mikhail XO My reading comprehension is just fine, thanks. Clearly you don't like being called on your BS. Too bad, you publish is, you own it. Oh, and FTR, I don't think personal attacks (i.e. my lack of intelligence) are in the spirit of good debate. But perhaps you're still just a kid, that's usually how children respond when they can't maintain their end of a debate.
@Mikhail XO Not a chance. Having too much fun calling you on your annoying, hypocritical crap. YOU leave.