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Old 05-13-2009, 08:45 AM   #61
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I think Adam has an amazing voice but that performance was horrible.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:46 AM   #62
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Summed up best by someone else on this thread.

"One should not be screamed."

Started off "ok" then he butchered it.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #63
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I thought it was fine - the screaming on key is what he does.certainly better thatn the performances by the others. It would have been much better if he toned it down but he does not appear to have subtlety in his repetoire. He certainly can sing.

On a more positive note, the audience and judges obviously loved it, Adam and Simon gave it the props it deserves and likely exposed many young people to what many would consider one of the all time great songs.
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Old 05-13-2009, 09:37 AM   #64
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I thought it was fine - the screaming on key is what he does.certainly better thatn the performances by the others. It would have been much better if he toned it down but he does not appear to have subtlety in his repetoire. He certainly can sing.

On a more positive note, the audience and judges obviously loved it, Adam and Simon gave it the props it deserves and likely exposed many young people to what many would consider one of the all time great songs.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #65
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They should have let him sing the song in its entirity, its like 4 min and 38 seconds whereas, he only sang under 2 minutes of the song.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:37 AM   #66
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Fruitcake ruined it. im sure this is the first time he has heard it Duh.
he should just stick to a britney spears or Cher song.
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You sound a little jealous...
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:46 AM   #67
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They should have let him sing the song in its entirity, its like 4 min and 38 seconds whereas, he only sang under 2 minutes of the song.
Uh, yeah - that's kind of an Idol rule - generally not much more than 90 seconds is allowed for any song, sometimes bar finals. You must consider that there's other material for the show in a fairly compact timeslot.

Also, quality thread! Well done! I'm taking you all to the Barossa.
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Old 05-13-2009, 11:39 AM   #68
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The real depressing thing here is that U2 fans watch American Idol.

Actually, it explains a lot.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:14 PM   #69
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The real depressing thing here is that U2 fans watch American Idol.

Actually, it explains a lot.
hahah... actually, speaking for myself, the rest of my family was watching it and called me in because they heard that someone was singing U2. I kind of wish I missed it
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Liking U2 and enjoying some cheesy pop culture are not mutually exclusive.

I listen to U2 and other rock bands, some indietastic bands, and a good bit of cheesy pop music. I have no idea why people keep trying to pigeonhole "U2 fans" like we all act the same way or like the same things.
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:27 PM   #71
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Liking U2 and enjoying some cheesy pop culture are not mutually exclusive.

I listen to U2 and other rock bands, some indietastic bands, and a good bit of cheesy pop music. I have no idea why people keep trying to pigeonhole "U2 fans" like we all act the same way or like the same things.
Agreed. Nothing wrong with guilty pleasures. It would be quite disturbing if we all turned into U2 "Trekies". I would rather watch American Idol with my kids than sit alone in an old tie-dyed Achtung Baby concert shirt watching Rattle+Hum....
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It would have been much better if he toned it down but he does not appear to have subtlety in his repetoire. He certainly can sing.
He did an awesome version of Mad World with all the right subtleties, but I was less than impressed with this performance of One. It's just one of those songs best sung in it's entirety.
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They should have let him sing the song in its entirity, its like 4 min and 38 seconds whereas, he only sang under 2 minutes of the song.
JCOSTER, I know you know this, but with three dudes singing 6 songs....they always do a truncated version of the songs.....In fact, I was surprised he sang as much as he did.

I am also not a fan of Adam's screaming. But....he CAN sing. Not really my style as well....but I thought he made the song "One" his own. It wouldn't really make it memorable to do it exactly like Bono does it. That's the problem. You can't come to American Idol and do it karaoke style....

You have to a) sing it better than the original or b) make it your own style.

What I think is absolutely strategic from a winning standpoint....is Adam had to sing two popular songs by two popular bands.

a U2 song and an Arrowsmith song.

Songs that the majority of American people know.....songs from two bands American people love.

So regardless of butchering it or not. He's got the votes in the bag.

BTW....I'm Canadian...and watch American Idol...despite having our own Canadian Idol......

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I thought he was horrible. Eliott did a much better job a while back...
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