^Daughty's music has fizzled out over the years though but he still makes good money off touring. In terms of commercial success, Idol graduates still do well, but the show has yet to find someone with enough worldwide appeal and lasting power as their original winner. From May 2011 to May 2012, the highest earning Idols were:
Kelly Clarkson - $8 mil
Carrie Underwood & Chris Daughtry - $5 mil each
Scotty McCreery - $4 mil
Jennifer Judson - $3 mil
Jordin Sparks - $2 mil
Adam Lambert - $1.5 mil
Katharine McPhee & Kellie Pickler - $1.1 mil each
David Archuleta & David Cook - $1 mil each
So I mean, technically Idol still gives potential contestants the best shot because it has credibility. This doesn't mean they will sell out concerts and arenas though. But statistically, Idol contestants make more chart impact than other reality singing show contestants.
The Voice wins in ratings over Idol but their contestants haven't done much if anything on the charts so it makes you wonder. Idol has been around for a while, and The Voice hasn't been able to match Idol's highest ratings, even though it's newer in the public eye and Idol is very old by TV show standards. X Factor (US) is in the same boat as The Voice, only it does worse in the ratings. But it also hasn't produced a legitimate star despite providing winners with a $5 mil recording contract.
X Factor (UK) has credibility though because some very successful acts have come from there (Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, One Direction, Cher Lloyd to name a few).
What can I say? Once that melisma kicks in, I'm out the door. She took an excruciatingly slow rendition of a so-so song and elongated it!
Whenever I'm alo-oh-oh-oh-one with you
yo-we-owie-oo yo-we-owie-oo well yo-we-owie-oo
you make me feel like... you make me feel like
I'm a homa-homa-homa-home again...
Heaven help us.
But she does have a cute voice.
Simmer down sir.
God I love you Nikki Minaj.
Candice Glover is fuckin WOW!
Candice and Kree. I've been calling this since before the final 10. Not sure which I like better. But both are sure to get record deals.
Yes Kree & Candice deserve to be the F2. But we all know it's going to be Kree & Angie because the latter has benefited from some Cassadee Pope type pimpage despite delivering technically proficient performances that never feel true emotionally.
Expect Candice's "shocking" elimination at F3 a la Melinda Dolittle.
Now Jimmy... What did he say? "Candice needs a bigger song"? I thought 'Straight Up' was so much livelier than last week. But what the hell was she wearing? Anyway, it worked for me.
But ultimately Janelle stole show with 'Dumb Blonde.'
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Wow. Anyone else following the awesome/hilarious feud between Angie and Lazaro? If not, check out this and this. Slipintothefog, you should be all over this!
Not that I blame Angie for resenting Lazaro but 1) she always did seem like a psycho bitch to me and 2) I just hope this ruins her Chosen One image so she'll be Danny Gokeyed at F3 and we can have a truly deserving finale with Candice and Kree.
Come on Lazaro! Keep calling the bitch out!
Yeah, I saw it on VFTW and I was going to mention here but I figured nobody cared. lol. Angie is such a donkey-faced cunt though and I want her to go down in flames in the most embarrassing way possible (which can't happen now that Lazaro is gone -- how delicious it would have been if he bumped her out). And it's pretty sad that I have stronger feelings regarding her than the rest of this season's cast put together.
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Angie notwithstanding, I don't HATE any of the rest of these girls but I wish Haley Reinhart were on this season. She'd show them how it's done in terms of singing while having a personality. Naima too. It annoys me that the last time Idol had chicks I liked, they got swallowed up in the hick appeal void of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.but God I've missed you 'round these here parts!
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Let's hate on Angie together then for the rest of the season (like we did with Miss Piggy). I would feel like a winner if she were booted at F3 cuz you know she wants to win SO bad.
Also, in the real life feud between Angie and Lazaro, I'm totally on Team Lazaro.
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But he's not a "reverse-racist" or whatever it is you're trying to imply there. He's given plenty of negative critiques to black contestants (even when Syesha was GOOD he failed to hear it, remember that?) and plenty of over-praise to lousy white ones (Danny Gokey/Lee Dewyze/Casey Abrams).
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Oh slip honey never mind I take it back. I hate Angie but I can't be on Lazaro's side either after watching this fuckery.
Girl completely lacks self-awareness and comes across like an insufferable DOUCHE NOZZLE. I guess Lazaro v. Angie will just have to be like RC v. Abi-Maria. No safe place to rest your sympathy.
I reckon Lazaro could be a photographic model. (I bet there are US neurosurgeons around who could solve his speech issue really quickly.)
Oh my god you guys, he's NOT going to be a model. Next topic please.
Kree in the bottom two this week, WTF? I'd like to slap alot of the people who vote the way they do.
That said, I can see how Kree would wind up in the Bottom Two when there are only five people left, Candice is still riding high from last week, Amber had a memorable closing number, and Angie is still getting insane pimping despite her mediocre talent.
As for the rest of the season? Assuming Kree is definitely winning because of the country voting bloc (which...of course she is) and Amber is definitely out in fourth place (which...of course she is) here's how I predict and hope it will go down.
Candice gets voted out third place in a "shocking" elimination a la Melinda Dolittle
Kree and Angie are in the F2
My Dream Scenario
Angie gets voted out third place in a "shocking" elimination a la Danny Gokey
Kree and Candice are in the F2
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Joseph sayers is very cute
Slipintothefog, I know you find them boring (and I can't really defend them on that score) but since it became painfully clear from tonight's bullshit (why didn't they just have a marching band go across the stage during Candice and Kree's performances?) that the producers want an Angie/Amber final, you should now support Candice/Kree which has the combined benefit of sticking it to the producers and being in line with the finale I most want.
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I gotta say, though, that Amber's Power of Love was the highlight for me tonight and then it tempered off into kinda blah. Then there was Angie doing Cry Me a River and she hit high notes in all the wrong places and her emotional range is about river bottom. Candice did great vocal work but the songs didn't do it for me. She is my favorite of the group. And why doesn't Minaj just go onstage and suck some Amber pussy? And still I just don't like Kree.
I think you mistake me for someone who cares.
So do we all agree that the weird timetable + the surprise Ryan hinted at = no elimination tomorrow? If that's the case, I bet they put Kree and Candice in the Bottom 2 just for the hell of it.
Or will they just do a bullshit Idol Gives Back next week? Probably something for Boston. You know, just to up the cloying meter and to make sure no unfair advantage for the donkey-faced cunt goes unexploited.
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Have you heard the rumors that they not only plan on dropping Mariah after this season (duh, though the rumor that they wanted to replace her for the remainder of this season with J-Lo seems implausible on so many levels) but that they also plan on dropping Nikki Minaj because -- get this -- the old lady biddies who watch this show in the heartland (gag) find her "too aggressive?"
I swear to god if they get rid of the best judge since Simon and keep fucking Randy around for another season, I will send some ricin to Nigel Lythgoe.
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Angie of course is just the absolute worst. Fake emotions, sharp delivery, hitting her notes 75% of the time, burning her crazy-eyes into the camera like it means passion...she's not untalented but she's easily fourth in this group. And personality wise, I hate her at Lauren Alaina level.
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Also I'm glad you mentioned the old lady viewers because it reminded me of the rating demographics I saw a few weeks ago. This show has such an older audience at this point that it gets around 12 million viewers each week and only about 3 million of them are within the 18-49 demographic. I always knew the influence of the younger crowd was overstated for the recent seasons, but wow.
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Last night's show should serve as proof that Candice is not a idol. What could America possibly expect from her in the odd chance that she wins the show? Church-esque songs and lounge-esque performances?
Ten out of ten out of ten!
More fuzzy Math from Randy Jackson.
Personally, I felt that the contestants sang some songs.
So how about that Keith Urban? Is it just me or is he way...
1. Candice OWNED the night again with her second performance. Not that it will prevent her from going out in third place.
2. At least if Amber goes tomorrow we won't have to watch the judges embarrass themselves anymore by pretending she's a) great b) a star in the making and c) anywhere near the level of Candice or Kree.
3. I just FFwd through the donkey faced cunt.
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Well at least "America" had the good sense to dump Amber. Now will they have the good sense to dump Angie next week? Or will Candace get the boot making it an all-white finale? Did I really have to ask that question?
Candice does own her music and her style and delivers every single time. Angie is so bust with me for her fake looks and demeanor. I just don't like Kree as a person, as a singer. She can sing but never moves me.
Now I read this morning that Idol had only 11.5 mil viewers, a steady decline all season. The Voice and NCIS beat them. I think they shot themselves in the ass by going after a girl all the way, eliminating the boys who might possibly have a chance before the top 20 was announced, though I did like Burnell. The 18-49 group is almost gone altogether. Why? There is no guy factor. Idol producers want a female because they most likely will sell records but females don't sell the tv show. They rarely ever have. Idol is so desperate they begged J-Lo to perform at the finale. Notice how they are inviting all the guys who have been reasonable effective market makers back on elimination night.
I think you mistake me for someone who cares.