Tuesday, April 28, 2009

okay, I've got to ask...

Do any of you really like Adam? Let me rephrase.  Do any of you think he will make it for real on the radio?  And if that question doesn't make any since to you, then you must not be one of the Idol faithful that I must count myself a part of.  Yes, I am talking about American Idol, and now that we're getting down to the top 5, I'm getting nervous.  

I know that the judges have been touting Adam as the greatest contestant in the universe, and I realize he is very talented, but here's the big question, would you really listen to his album?  There's no question in my mind what Paula thinks about that question, but I'm wondering if there are others, like myself, who think Kris Allen is fantastic, and who would much rather listen to his version of "Just the Way You Look Tonight" than anything else sung in the other rat pack renditions?  I don't know.  There may be a bigger contingent of those who would really listen to a metal album by Adam that I realize, but to me it seems that he might be like others who have won the show, but then go on without hitting the mainstream.

Unashamedly leading questions, I know, but I really am curious.  Does anyone vote? And if so, who do you vote for?  I enjoy listening to what Adam does each week, but I feel like he belongs on Broadway, not the radio.  I also love Danny, but week by week, Kris has won me over.  Allison and Matt both have great voices, but I would be shocked to see either of them get into the top three because they have struggled to stay out of the bottom three for so much of the competition.  

So, to any other idol faithful out there, what do you think? 

25 comments:

Shealy said...

You don't know me, but I am a huge fan of your blog... I have to agree with your thoughts on AI. Adam is good, but it is all too much for me. Have you noticed how many times he's gone last? Kris is my favorite and then I love Danny. I think that is the top 3 right there...Adam, Kris, and Danny. And Adam will probably win, but what kind of album would he make???

Angie said...

You know, Nathan and I were talking about that, how Adam seems to go last or close to it most weeks. Nathan speculated that maybe it was to keep viewership up through the entire program if people do indeed hang around just to see him. Who knows? I always thought it was random, but now that I think about it, I don't remember anybody on Idol claiming that was the case. interesting...

Britt said...

I love Adam!Im not so sure if he will win it though.There are A LOT of judgmental people out there that are going biased off of other things beside his voice.I have really grown fond of Kris.He has amazing talent.Danny has been a favorite since the show first started.My hubby is pulling for him.

Blake and Danielle said...

How sad that I have been following you for years and my first post is on American Idol...forgive my immaturity!!!! But, I agree 100% with the whole Adam bit. He is talented but definitely not my favorite. I really like Kris and Danny pulls at the heartstrings! Honestly, I am really impressed with this group. They are all pretty impressive! Oh, and I haven't voted this year. I think I only did once in the past.

While I am writing...I have been so grateful for your blog over the past few years. It was a source of support after suffering through 2 loses of my own. It is amazing how the Lord can use blogs to help those in similar situation! I am grateful for the blessing I have received by following along in your journey!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Britt- Adam is AMAZING. all that talent! i think it's sad when Christians or others judge anyone, let alone in something like this when only his voice should be judged. I've heard so many Christians bash on him. Adam would make a rock/metal/theatrical album and I'd definitely buy it.

-Sarah

siscaboo said...

I would totally buy Adam's album. He has a great scream. lol. I have loved Danny from the beginning, also. The only way that I can listen to Kris sing is if I am not looking at him. For some reason his face expressions while he is singing throw me off. And I don't know why. But, yep, we vote. I love Allison too. I love a rocker voice kinda like a Janis Joplin and she rocks it.

I love your blog, I have been following you for a long time but, I just don't comment much.

Anyway, those are my thoughts. lol

Have a great day!

Bobbie

Laurin said...

Okay. Adam is definitely the drama queen. (!!!) And just a bit too much for me. I do think he is extremely talented and deserves to win the whole thing, as far as talent goes.
BUT, I think Kris deserves to win just as much along with Danny, as far as talent goes also.
I must say: I would definitely buy Kris' album and I don't think I have ever said that in all my years of watching Idol. So he is definitely my pick!
And how very much was he again singing to his wife!?! He never fails. Way to make her feel so special week after week, buddy!!!!

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Stephanie said...

I agree, I like to watch Adam and see what he does, but Kris is hands down my favorite. I think vocally, it is a great top 5 this year and will be tough- I will be sad to see anyone go at this stage.

As far as the Adam thing, I know it is not my job as a Christian to judge him, which I don't! Again, I think he very talented and very original!!! But on the flip side, we all will have natural biases towards people who seem to uphold our same standards- that doesn't mean we judge those who don't but I don't think that there is anything wrong in this situation with me liking Kris as a whole package- I'm not gonna lie and say the fact that he seems so humble, wholesome, and has an adorable little wife sitting out in the audience doesn't make me want to pull for him all the more!!!

I really do like things about everyone this year though, I am a Matt fan too, and of course love Danny's voice, but sometimes he throws some vibes that throw me off. Can't put my finger on it!

I don't vote but if I did, it would be for Kris!

Jen said...

Okay.... KRIS is TOTALLY my boy. I adore him and would totally buy his album and he is my current fave.

However, it must be said, that Adam blows me away every week. I majored in voice in college and I have to tell you, that boy has INCREDIBLE technical ability. There is nothing too high for him. The power of his voice combined with his range and musicality is really impressive.

I wish he would lose the make-up, and I think that after this is all over, he will be headlining some major broadway shows!

Anonymous said...

I THINK MATT IS GOING HOME TONIGHT AND I REALLY LIKE DANNY. IM WITH YOU ON ADAM. HES NOT MY PICK

Christy said...

We live in Germany (US Army post) so it'll be on here tonight. I am one of the few that seem to not be a fan of Adam's. There are many things I do not like about him. I would not listen to him. Danny or Kris, absolutely and even Matt.

Oh and when we were in the states I would call from time to time.

Anonymous said...

Kris has been my favorite for weeks now. Adam is a drama king with a good voice. I would buy Kris's album in a heartbeat.

Kim Shaeffer said...

I agree 100% Angie!!! I just don't "Get" the Adam thing. There's no question that he is talented but I would listen to Kris over Adam any day!

Kenzie said...

Lots of responses huh? I think we are all lovin' idol this year... they are all so good. The show last night was awesome- Dusty and I both agree about Adam and asked the same question last night, what kind of album he would make?! We have really liked Danny but Kris has quickly become our favorite. Funny but Dusty loved Anoop although we knew he wouldn't win :) All these 5 would blow some of the previous season winners out of the water!

Love ya girl!

krueth said...

I love AI but am with you on Adam. I would Never buy his album, He is just too screechie for me, and I know the judges are trying there best to get people to vote for him, but I love Kris adn Danny also, Kris has really stepped up his game and is doing fantastic, Danny is great also, but Kris is over taking him too...I agree, that Matt and Allison probably won't make it to the final three and I would rather have either of them in it than Adam...

asplashofsunshine said...

Adam is an odd duck, but he certainly is talented (in his own right), and has a huge following. I have never voted for anyone in the many years of watching. If I did vote, I'd vote for Danny or Kris. They are what I call, "singable singers". I need a singer that I can blurt out their songs in the car and so can my kids. Oh no, did I just say that?!

Ben and Audrey said...

hey angie!

my name is audrey. i'm from the memphis area and i'm a stay at home momma! i've been reading your blog for a little while and i love it!! i totally agree with you about adam. i mean he's good, but he's not the idol god they've made him out to be!! my fave is definitely kris allen!! his voice is amazing and he is so talented! i definitely want him to win. i'd love for it to be him and either allison or danny in the finale! i'm so glad someone else shares my opinion!!

Sara said...

Angie,
I don't think I have ever commented before... but I have been reading for at least the past year... a blog stalker I am:) Your sweet little Poppy Joy just stole my heart. Your faith and steadfastness amidst such a difficult time were inspiring. I have continued to come and be encouraged especially since we lost our son Samuel 6 months ago today. He just stopped moving 1 day past his due date. He was stillborn the next day due to a cord accident. My hubby and I and our 4 living children still grieve our loss daily. We praise and thank God for his sweet life, but there is much sorrow. We continue to trust in God's plan for us. We too are embarking on the adoption journey through a crisis pregnancy center here in Oklahoma. We will see what the Lord does. Thank you for your encouragement over the months:)

On the American Idol front... We at the Hintz home just love Danny, and Kris grows on us with each passing week. But with Danny being a worship leader from Milwaukee, my homeland:) we just gotta vote for him:) I completely agree on the Adam situation.
God's peace<><
Sara

www.hintzshappenings.blogspot.com

Jana said...

I just tonight watched the episode from last night and here are my comments on Adam:

1. he looks mildly possessed by Satan
2. it creeps me out that Paula said he makes her feel "better than good"
3. it must a prerequisite for him that his tongue be sticking out at least 1x during his performance

it goes w/out saying that he has an amazing voice, but I think he needs to stick to the Broadway thing - maybe the next Wicked Witch of the West?

Jessica Kenney said...

I think the top 3 will definately be Adam, Kris, and Danny! Kris is growing on everyone every week so it will be very interesting to see who is in the finals. My husband would buy Adams CD in a heartbeat!

patty said...

I really don't understand what the judges see in Adam. My ears hurt from his "shreaking" and I hate that thing he does with his tongue. Love, love, love Kris. I like Danny a lot, too!
I have also been following your blog a long time, and thinks it's funny that I have never posted, yet here I am talking about AI!

Anonymous said...

Kris all the way, Angie! He is amazing...
As far as Adam goes... screaming isn't a talent

Anonymous said...

Adam is a little to dramatic for me. I love Danny and Allison. Allison has such a great rocker chick voice and I'm a rocker at heart.

Anonymous said...

I realize this comment is pretty late but we are faithful AI watchers in our home. We have yet to vote for anyone though.

Danny is our favorite for several reasons!! His story touched my heart from the beginning. His voice is incredible. I love how he can make me smile while watching him sing.

Adam is entertaining. I do not care for his theatrics while on stage. I noticed this week the judges praised him on everything except his voice. If he did cut an album or had songs on the radio, you would not be able to see all the drama/odd dance moves/weird facial expressions that add to his unique style.