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  • WildforFilm
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    Extremely disappointed the judges didn’t use their save on Walker this week. Inexcusable!

    I probably will stop watching now, since we’ve officially come to the point where the more-talented are leaving and the less-talented are staying.

    Vocally and performance-wise, Walker and Alyssa were leagues above Wade and Alejandro, and to a lesser extent Laine this week. I like Alejandro but there is zero growth from week to week. He’s becoming more and more subtle. Laine needs to show some range or variety in song selection to prove himself as more than just a charmer. Wade just needs to go. His voice is so pitchy.

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    vinny
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    Alejandro but there is zero growth from week to week. He’s becoming more and more subtle.

    I agree he phoned it in this week.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Eh, I think it more comes down to the band drowning out Alejandro. He works better with minimal band accompaniment IMO.

    Plus, I think he excels better with original songs and not covers, hence why some people are thinking he’ll be eliminated soon, even though I think he is talented enough to make covers his own, while it is still more challenging for him than originals.

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    vinny
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    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/em-american-idol-em-top-125753444.html

    So Inspirational Songs Sounds Pretty Wide Open SOng choice wise BUT Woodstock got me thinking and I looked up who was there and Just what I would pick for them based on who was there:
    Alejandro: Joan Baez seems like the best match musically for him and he can kill all of those songs but hoping for “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word”
    Laine: “Black Magic Woman” by Santana
    Jeramiah: Anything from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
    Lacy: “Ruby Tuesday” (Melanie performed it at Woodstock way before the Rolling Stones I think? I feel like I heard that on Jeopardy)
    Maddison: “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin
    Wade: “With A Little Help From My Friends.” since Joe Cocker was there.

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    Jeremiah’s elimination is a true shock for many reasons.
    1) He is a great singer.
    2) Because Katy Perry is a huge LGBT advocate, I was shocked that they did not give him the save and fear of looking “homophobic” or “bigoted” to the SJWs (some of whom inhabit GoldDerby… sorry not sorry)
    3) He actually did really well this week.

    But it does further prove my theory that America tends to not really vote for openly LGBT individuals, especially with a large portion of the voting demographic being in Bible Belt America. Sure he did grow up Christian, but I think that may have irked them more.

    Though I am happy that Laci was saved because she is great too.

    Sorry folks, it looks like this year there is going to be another straight American Idol winner (unless one of them is closeted, but I doubt that anyone would really be closeted nowadays). Better look next year.

    Wade Cota survived elimination again! Like I said before, he is a strong underdog and looks like he is here to stay. This could bode well because an underdog has won the previous three seasons, though my money is still on Laine Hardy to win.

    Alejandro Aranda was my MVP this week though.

    Let Jeremiah’s elimination prove that NOBODY is truly “safe” and everybody needs their votes. If you love someone, VOTE!!! I can’t because I live outside the United States, but if you do live in the U.S., VOTE!! For the love of God, folks, VOTE!!! Particularly for Alejandro if you can…

    Like I said last week, we have a ball game folks. May the best contestant win!

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    Inb4 all the SJWs come onto this thread accusing American Idol of being “homophobic” even though it was the voting public who eliminated him and not the show. Besides 6th place out of all the people who auditioned this year is nothing to sneeze at IMO.

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    vinny
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    Ok so I’m going to do my rankings tomorrow BUT (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) I think this was wade and laine ‘s night and they owned every performance.

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    I’m going to start with Jerimiah who I think was great last night but at the same time….last week I figured his fan base wasn’t as large.

    Woodstock Round:
    1)Wade Cota: YES! That was AMAZING. Not his biggest fan but even I have to admit that if he nailed song choice like he did with this and his second song, this season could have been more than a race between Madison, Laine, and Alejandro.
    2)Laine Hardy: Awesome and just an unexpected song choice.
    3)Madison Vandenburg: This was a great performance from her all around.
    4)Alejandro Aranda: Awesome job. Killed it.
    5)Laci Kaye Booth: Not a good night for her. She sounded good on this one not great.

    Inspirational:
    1)Laine Hardy: This was a blast to watch. Easily my favorite performance of the night…and the entire season.
    2)Madison Vandenburg: This was incredible.
    3)Wade Cota: He wasn’t playing last night. This was amazing.
    4)Alejandro Aranda: I Hated this song. Good performance but his Woodstock one was easily his best of the night.
    5)Laci Kaye Booth: Wrong song. This was not good.

    Saying all of that, This is what I think will happen next week:
    Laine, Madison, and Alejandro sail through to the finale and Laci and Wade are eliminated. Alejandro still has that insane fan base support so I think that will save him after that horrible second song.

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    So they have to sing Elton John, a song chosen by Bobby Bones, and a tribute to their heroes….on mother’s day so expecting ballads. This is what I would choose for each of them in regards to Elton and Bobby’s pick:
    Laine: “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” and “Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard
    Alejandro: “Your Song” and “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias
    Madison: “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” and “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield
    Laci: “Candle in the Wind” and “I Hope You Dance” by Leann Womack
    Wade: “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues” and “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

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    Alejandro is finally going to perform his original song “Blesser” tonight, which, while I have not heard it yet, I keep hearing from social media that it’s face-meltingly good.

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    Nice to see Alejandro finally step it up in his performances this past week. I can’t shake the feeling that we’re in for a shocking elimination tonight, with either Wade or Laci (or perhaps even both) making it to the finale; then again, this season has been packed with so much insane talent (enough to satisfy two seasons!) that it seems like every week there was a shocking elimination. I’m rooting for Madison and hoping she prevails (she would be the youngest ever American Idol winner, correct?), but at this point, it’s really anyone’s game.

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    vinny
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    If I recall correctly, the youngest winner so far has been jordin Sparks….I think if Maddison wins she would be the youngest and if Laine wins he would match it. Not sure how old Alejandro is lol

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    YES! My dream final three! Doing my ranking tommorrow but honestly this is exactly how I thought it would all play out for the finale. That winners single is going to be the one to either win it or lose it for them now since it’s that tight.

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    Ok so I’m splitting this into rounds:
    Round One:
    1.Laine: Killed it.
    2.Alejandro: Loved it
    3.Madison: My least fav from her.

    Round 2:
    1.Laine: Loved it
    2.Alejandro: Loved it
    3.Madison: Loved it

    Round 3 (Ugh thank god for Laine this round):
    1.Laine: Loved it.
    2.Madison: Good song choice BUT I wasn’t feeling it.
    3.Alejandro: Nope. Awful Song.

    And the others:
    Wade: great in the last round but not the first two
    Laci: Great in round one but the others not so much.

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    I could not have asked for a better Top 3. I cannot think of three contestants that are this evenly matched in terms of sheer talent. I mean any one of them could viably win this if they play their cards right.

    As a bit of an Idol historian, if history is any guide, there does seem to be a pattern emerging from previous years. The straight, white, male, good-looking, guitar-playing singer has won more times than any other archetype (David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Nick Fradiani, Trent Harmon). So this bodes incredibly well for Laine Hardy. Again, if was a betting man, I would double-down on Laine, but I think that if he truly knocks it out of the park, then I think Alejandro has a very real chance of usurping the win. It really just depends on a number of factors, including the Idol coronation songs and their overall song choices and performances. If he does win, Alejandro will make history as the first Hispanic Idol winner.

    Though another similar archetype has emerged recently, the “underdog” has won the previous three years (Nick Fradiani, Trent Harmon, Maddie Poppe). Now, I am not saying that Madison is a real “underdog” because she has a strong enough chance on her own of winning as the other two, but I do call her the weakest of all the contestants in terms of fan support. Every time I am on social media, I see people talk mostly about Laine and Alejandro but seldom about Madison. Not saying that she’s bad, it’s just that I think Laine and Alejandro’s fanbases are bigger than hers. Though I suppose if the stars aligned and Laine and Alejandro really crapped the bed, then she could win.

    Ultimately, while I think there is a viable chance for any of the three to win, I think I will have to play it safe with my finale predictions. If the voting public was daring enough, the “safe” choice could falter, but this year, I think there is one contestant who I believe will best the two.

    FINAL PREDICTIONS
    1st: Laine Hardy
    2nd: Alejandro Aranda
    3rd: Madison Vandenburg

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