So who's paying off Randy and Simon, and why?

Either Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson are absolutely insane or they are on the take.

They both panned Ricky’s performance.  Ricky Braddy was easily the best singer in the entire competition this year, no question.

Randy called Ricky’s performance “self-indulgent.” Huh?   I could understand that if he were talking about Tatiana del Toro, but not Ricky’s performance.  Simon thought it was “a little karaoke.”  I’ve long since decided that Simon has absolutely no idea of what cabaret is, the way he pans any cheesy, overdone performance as “cabaret” (the cabaret singers I know of are the most talented interpreters of song you’d ever want to hear–cabaret is not synonymous with “unctious lounge lizard,” as Mr Cowell seems to think).  Now I think he has no idea of what karaoke is either.  Go hang out at a Holiday Inn some time and hear some real karaoke, Simon.  What Ricky did was nowhere near karaoke.

Ricky should have been the first one picked tonight.  Now he is out.

At least Melinda Doolittle made it to the top three.  She deserved to win the whole thing, but at least she made it to the top three.  Ricky didn’t even make it into the top twelve.  There is something very, very wrong with this picture.


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8 Responses to So who's paying off Randy and Simon, and why?

  1. Cap'n Whook says:

    I would like to subtract one from the Top 12 + 1. 🙂

    Ricky was definately shafted (it’s bad when Paula is the best judge).

    We seem to be having lots of tessitura problems this year and the chrome mics are distracting.

  2. For what it’s worth, I thought Ricky Braddy was lousy and breathed a big sigh of relief when Simon and Randy made their comments.

    The real mysteries to me in this competition are America’s decisions to put through Michael, Scott, and Kris. They’re all straight vanilla as far as singing talent goes.

  3. RevJATB says:

    Lousy? Really? When he was the only singer of the top 36 besides Lil Rounds who was NEVER off pitch? Scott McIntire, who has apparently been crowned as the darling boy by the AI producers, had some fingernails-on-the-blackboard pitch moments, as did Danny Gokey, another who has received more than his share of promotion through AI backstory clips.

    They did Ricky wrong. First, no screen time whatsoever, then after his first time to sing on screen, which was as near perfect as it could be, they panned him (again, mainly just the guys) because “we don’t know anything about you” or “we cant see your personality.” Hardly his fault. And he wasn’t that ill at ease. Certainly not as ill at ease as that big stoner from last year, Jason Castro.

    So they want to see him look more confident. So he goes for that. They say it’s over the top and self-indulgent. Hmm, you mean like Adam “High School Musical Four” Lambert? Ricky’s performance had about 1/16 the amount of over-the-top-ness of Adam’s little time on stage, which was just one jazz-hand away from an Opryland performance.

    I don’t get Michael either. Scott got the sympathy vote, IMO. I know that will sound mean, but as you said, he’s pretty mediocre, really, as a singer. No mystery about Kris: I think all the girls in the US voted for him because of his looks.

  4. Cap'n Whook says:

    I just had a horrible thought: Jorge singing “Copacabana.”

  5. RevJATB says:

    Hehe. That would be great.

    HOW RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUS was Tatiana last night? Just the night before they told Jorge it was cool that he had an accent. Then all of a sudden, little Miss Tatiana, who had sounded like she was from Long Island the whole time, all of a sudden sounds like Charo from an old Love Boat episode.

  6. Cap'n Whook says:

    “Lemme ‘splain chu yu, Simon, cudn’t get no stinkin’ clearances!”

  7. Had forgotten to come back here after that last comment. Probably no need to continue debate on Ricky, since he’s long gone (and I still maintain he was mediocre).

    My favorites at this point are Danny, Alisson, and Megan – I’m a big fan of all three. I agree with you on the Scott sympathy-vote, as mean as that’s supposed to sound. Can’t stand Adam, Michael, or Kris. That last dude, what’s his name, had a good performance tonight at the end there.

  8. Cap'n Whook says:

    Scott’s intonation was pretty mediocre, last airing. AI’s piano is nice–doesn’t have the typical “dry turkey” Yamaha tone.

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