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Danny Noriega performs “Jailhouse Rock” on American Idol Top 24

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velocitygirl
velocitygirl

does he remind anyone else of ryan ross from panic at the disco? the hair, clothes, all we need is eye makeup.

bethany
bethany

I just...no, can't get past his....just, no!

chercat
chercat

Jailhouse Rock if a really hard song to sing - check out others trying to sing it and you'll prob. agree.

That aside , I agree it was not the best song choice for a powerhouse voice like Danny but he gave it his all and I think he will stay on.

I love Danny - his audition alone showed us that he is amazing . Why he did not choose a Motown song is beyond me - he would have rocked it out !

shadow25
shadow25

He should grow up a bit, but he's funny to watch. This season, I've noticed it has more gay people than past seasons. It would be sad with Paula and Simon keep on making indirect jokes to the kids (since the ones that seem gay are the younger ones, not saying they all are, but I think Danny may be). Where did the colors part come in with Paula?? It was so random.

Jodi
Jodi

Feh. I stand behind what I said about this kid, until he proves otherwise, in future viewings, that he's not a pouting, posing twit.

sprout
sprout

i'm actually a tad nervous for danny cuz if he advanced further, the homophobia will be so thick you couldn't cut it with a chainsaw, lol. i can feel it already.

sprout
sprout

i love how people are still talking about sanjaya. his claim to fame? haters who can't stop talking about him for one. some of you need to check out the convo he had with rickey so you're all caught up.

as for danny, i didn't like the performance. didn't like him sulking as ryan was talking, but LOVED the backtalk he gave. after last year's cruelty, i think each contestant should line up and put each of the judges in their place, lol.

derrius
derrius

HE WAS

FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bettysline
Bettysline

Sorry, I agree with Simon on this one. I wasn't "likin' it" either. Simon is entitled to his opinion, good bad or indifferent. The attitude of this young man just showed me a lot about this young man. Obviously he needs to grow up.

hapi
hapi

bad but the kid can sing we know..one mo' chance or two to knock us out

vlollis
vlollis

Hmmmmmm. Danny's got a fun rock and roll look but the voice did nothing for me. It's all about the song, the song, the song.

davedc
davedc

I agree with Spriggzoid, that Danny's "SOME judges weren't LIKIN' it" comment was hilarious and it was good that it made Simon laugh.

I wish Danny would quit making odd faces so much, though. That is going to kill him if it continues.

Danny is only one of 3 gay contestants in the Top 12 Men, I do believe. I hope these contestants don't start getting Simon's insulting "cabaret" and "put on a dress" comments.

mistercarter2u
mistercarter2u

I liked Danny's earlier performances (auditions & Hollywood week), but thought this performance was THE PITTS! I also despised his sassy, pissy, little attitude. If he hangs around, I hope he loses some of that... I fear he may become this season's Sanjaya, and LORD KNOWS, WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE!!!!

moderndukes
moderndukes

this was fun to watch. I hope he stays on a little longer. I think he did a great job on the song. still acting diva like but I guess that's entertainment.

imcrazyce
imcrazyce

He should stay just for the head snap. I think ive watched that part at least 35 times.. its hysterical! I love DANNY!...
The song.. not so much, I mean, bc there is not much you can do to make Jailhouse Rock, modern.
Again.. Love Danny!

feaqs
feaqs

If we're going to be doing 2 snaps etc, etc...we needed Blane Edwards, Antoine Merriweather, and RuPaul as judges last night...to give us their infamous critiques....which I think we would have heard last night...***HATED IT!*** .

Danny, Danny, Danny...as Paula stated, you have a great voice...and you did NOT showcase that at all last night. I found the performance rushed...with you being not quite in beat with the rhythm (and no one mentioned that).

If you make it past the elimination...you need to chose more wisely or you'll be gone, baby, gone! {SNAP SNAP}

justlovinlife
justlovinlife

Hope i dont have to suffer thru an entire season with this twit.. many more deserving contestants on this show , and this young man is an undeserving ingrate, there is funny , there is sarcasm , and then there is danny.U came off like a spoiled rotten little brat with no talent and it would be an injustice if u make it thru past this round of voting.Vote for the voice ppl , not for the sanjaya's of american idol.Attitude doesnt sell records.. voices do , and really asides from the TV guide channel what is sanjaya's claim to fame since idol?

Spriggzoid
Spriggzoid

His comment when the criticism got hot that "SOMEbody didn't like it!" was great. It made Simon grin...he couldn't help it. Performance, song choice, attitude aside, that's the way to handle a tough moment.

Denny3d4n
Denny3d4n

Kinda knew it wasn't a right song. But he was fieeeerrrrrccceee so I don't really give a damn. haha. He's gonna stay anyway, there's VFTW and he had airtime for fanbase so ... yeah.

anakayam
anakayam

ok..I have to agree with Simon. During heis singing, I feel tired. Why ? Because I feel he sang the song so fast like he was in some kind in a race. It make peoples who listen to him feel tired. Just my opinion though

joyous
joyous

I think that he has a huge career ahead of him, regardless of his success on this program. That said, I would be very disappointed if he wasn't around a long time this season. He is extremely talented and entertaining!

Thorin
Thorin

This kid HAS TO GO !! He behaves like he is filming Birdcage and is over confident besides having not the greatest voice.

oOo
oOo

I loved him ! You can keep your Davids and your Michaels. I'll take this kid. Very entertaining and I love his attitude !

obamagate
obamagate

JODI, Danny Noriega is a much better singer than David Archuleta.

aprylette
aprylette

LOL! I figured Danny would be entertaining!

I was surprised at this song choice but figured Danny wanted to change his repertoire up a little. I didn't enjoy the JailHouse Rock performance, but it doesn't matter because I have heard his early auditions & he has singing talent.

However, I agree with Jodi above regarding the 1st time watching the show. If this 1 performance was what I would base my vote or non-vote on, Danny would be on the verge of *outta there*! Luckily, many of us have seen the preliminaries including Hollywood week auditions.

amber
amber

GO DANNY NORIEGA!!!

keep the tight pants coming, yee-ow!

i think this kid is entertaining. and i was totally not into the sanjaya thing, but i hope danny sticks around for a few weeks at least.

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

I thought it was fun, I liked it.

I'm sorry, but I HATE that they weren't able to choose their own songs. Why 60s only? Aren't theme weeks for Top 12? I was so pissed.

clickchick
clickchick

Dreadful. Pull it out next week, Danny. Had this been the first time I ever heard him, I would have thought TPTB had lost their collective minds.

Fioux
Fioux

You betta work! Its Elvis meets the Scissors Sisters. Love it!

vegasbabe
vegasbabe

i laughed when i heard his comment. and yeah, i saw Simon smiled, too.

oboeadam
oboeadam

Ugh, I expected an amazing performance from this kid! His Rendition of "When I Need You" was so amazing, and I wanted to hear his vocals soar. I don't want him to go home, but I know quite a few people who don't start watching until his round, and based on that I would have voted him off. I hope he stays...

jenniegoh
jenniegoh

please don't judge someone on just one bad performance
if you haven't seen him before, then don't act like you've heard and seen everything there is about him
it wasn't his best night
and i love david archuleta too he was amazing
but you don't need to be comparing him to him

Jodi
Jodi

See, I got all riled up that I misspelled little David's last name. Archuleta. Yes. Whatever.

No matter how you spell it, that little kid beats this little twerp, hands doooooown.

TainaAzteca
TainaAzteca

Jodi,

You really don't know Danny at all, do you?

Jodi
Jodi

Okay, so this is my first night of watching this show this season. I don't know anything this kid has done before tonight, and I don't really care. I don't care if he sang like angels trained by Ella Fitzgerald before. I don't care if he was charming before. I don't care if he rollerskated out on stage while wearing a hula skirt and brandishing fiery bowling pins and eating a bowl of spaghetti carbonara. All I noticed tonight was a pouty little brat who, when criticized, chose to poof out his lower lip like a five year old and to point out his stupid boots -- like that should make up for a woefully subpar performance. Please.

He is the anti-David Arlucheta.

StickyKeys
StickyKeys

I thought it was a great, surprising, hype performance. His attitude was perfect and he did an excellent job. Thanks for the vids and pics Rickey!

Hirolvr
Hirolvr

AzIdolFan, if that was the case, then how did this song make the list. Oh well, I think Danny is a capable singer but this perfomance did not showcase his talent at all.

TainaAzteca
TainaAzteca

First of all, no more comparisons to Sanjaya!

Sanjaya wouldn't have been able to pull that song off any better than Danny.

Besides, as someone mentioned, Simon likes Danny. Not so much Sanjaya.

I was disappointed in the song choice. It didn't show off his voice very well at all.

But man does he know how to work the crowd!

As for the person who mentioned that the song was from the wrong decade. Don't get mad at Danny for choosing it, get mad at Nigel for putting it on the list.

laff
laff

hahahaha, Danny's like a snippety, bitchy Sanjaya. But Jailhouse Rock? Come on, nobody in the world can make that sound current and hot.

richie
richie

Danny forgot his own advice, and that was to be more himself and less what is expected. Bad song choice, and where did the sassy boi go during the song?

And I think we would all do well to think less about his sex life and more about his singing.

AZIdolFan
AZIdolFan

i enjoyed danny's performance and his vocals. i'm voting for him.

Hirolvr - didn't nigel pick 50 songs from the 60s and those were the only songs they could pick.

DJJayito
DJJayito

Oh. My bad... I meant to also comment on the fact that simon smiled at Danny's comment. Simon LIKES Danny, and we have to remember that. He's trying to CHALLENGE Danny to do better.

DJJayito
DJJayito

THE ONLY PROBLEM with Danny's performance is that he chose a song in which he could NOT showcase his vocal abilities. Was it bad? Yes, but that's the only reason. DANNY DANNY DANNY... Please choose songs that showcase the fact that you CAN SING! The best thing about Danny is he goes from "talking so queeny" to "singing so butch". LOVE DANNY!

BUT! If David A. doesn't win, I'm gonna be SHOCKED! They already started PIMPING HIM!

jenniegoh
jenniegoh

why is everybody hating on danny~
it wasn't his best performance
but the boy can sing
isn't that what matters?

Hirolvr
Hirolvr

Ok, I thought they were singing songs from the 60's. I didnt think this song was from the 60's and it isnt. "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. The song was first released as a 45rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock. So why was he allowed to choose this?

DJ Ryce
DJ Ryce

Danny's only 18! 18!

Nope. Not the same.

Hirolvr
Hirolvr

This kid needs to be bitch slapped! That performance was awful!

hybrid1971
hybrid1971

Too much like a wanna be chick. What's up with that girly hairdo??? You better change it up Danny or homophobic America is going to vote your nancy butt off before you even have a chance. Hot Rickey??? Really. Me thinks NOT.

laureldj
laureldj

I didn't think this was his best performance, but he's fortunate that people have seen his audition and Hollywood week. I certainly didn't agree with Simon that it was horrible, but I did think that he kept it safe.

His double-snap at Simon at the end was hilarious!! Simon couldn't keep from ginning. Now that's the way to take horrible criticism from Simon and make it work for you in likability points. Jacuzzi, were you watching? :-)