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Old 03-16-2007, 12:42 PM   #226
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I just want to every time Randy says pitchy. It's even more annoying than dawg.

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If you're a devoted Idol watcher, you've heard the word "pitchy" used a thousand times. Randy Jackson even explained the dreaded word no contestant wants to hear during a recent appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. To make things more crystal-clear, we asked New York City-based singer and vocal teacher Carolyn Leonhart (carolynleonhart.com) why even a good singer on Idol can be a victim of pitchiness.

"When you add a sound system and a live band to the mix, very often singers aren't hearing enough of their voice," says Leonhart. "For a less experienced singer, they try to sing louder and that throws off the balance of the voice, which changes the pitch." It also doesn't help that the pressure on the Idols is fierce – and nerves can take a toll on the way they breathe. "Nervousness or excitement affects breathing. If you don't have sufficient breath support, the lack of air flow forces other muscles to work harder than they should – which can alter the pitch," she adds.
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Randy just annoys me period. For all the crap Simon throws out there at least he usually gets it right re: the quality of the performance. Once you factor in his biases (doesn't like rock, country, or big girls), that is. Randy, I swear sometimes he flips a coin.

Oh and the judges hit a new low this week...every damn week they prattle on about how people need to be more original, make it their own, don't just copycat blah blah blah. Well here comes Blake and Chris with new arrangements, and what does Randy pull out? "These are classics, don't change them." Yo dawg, you're a hypocrite. Grr.

Oh and I fully expect a voting travesty this year, along the lines of last year's premature eliminations (Mandisa, Paris, and especially Chris). Either Melinda or LaKisha will get voted off & not make the top 5 even, and my head will probably explode
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:39 AM   #228
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A lot of times when Randy says pitchy, he really means off-key. Singing on key is crucial, and it needs to be mentioned.
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Old 03-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #229
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I wonder if Sanjaya has a large contingency of Indian voters ... that could be keeping him around more than something like VoteFortheWorst.com.



Look at Jasmine Trias in the Fantasia season - all of Hawaii was probably voting a zillion times for her every week.

I still haven't forgiven Hawaii for her sticking around so damn long.
I'm sure every contestant has a large contingence of voters - not sure why you're singling them out.
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Because I'm trying to come up with any excuse possible to explain why Sanjaya is still around.

But really - I think there were articles out back in Jasmine's time about how so many people in Hawaii were voting for her because she was from Hawaii.

It's not out of the realm of possibility that people are voting for Sanjaya because of his heritage. But maybe he has a ton of people voting from Washington because he lives here. Ditto any other contestant - I'm sure a ton of people voting from New Jersey kept Antonella around a bit longer because they wanted to vote for someone from Jersey.
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Maybe - I thought that marine contestant was kept around too long as well a few years ago. He probably had a military contingent.
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Oh, Josh Gracin! Yeah, he was annoying, and I would bet money on the military contingency thing. I think he went on to have a somewhat successful country album or two.

I just think it's interesting trying to figure out why people vote for someone. There's just a whole gamut of voters:

People who actually vote for the singer they think sang the best that week, despite who they usually love.

People who just really love one contestant and will vote for them 500 times each week.

People who find one really cute, despite how they sing that week.

People who vote to try and throw a cog in the wheel.

People who vote because a contestant has an aspect they identify with (home state, ethnicity, military alignment, nerd).

Sometimes I think analyzing American Idol is more fun than watching it.
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Oh, Josh Gracin! Yeah, he was annoying, and I would bet money on the military contingency thing. I think he went on to have a somewhat successful country album or two.

I just think it's interesting trying to figure out why people vote for someone. There's just a whole gamut of voters:

People who actually vote for the singer they think sang the best that week, despite who they usually love.

People who just really love one contestant and will vote for them 500 times each week.

People who find one really cute, despite how they sing that week.

People who vote to try and throw a cog in the wheel.

People who vote because a contestant has an aspect they identify with (home state, ethnicity, military alignment, nerd).

Sometimes I think analyzing American Idol is more fun than watching it.
So much WORD to you post, especially the last point. I think the reason why I keep writing my recaps is because of the positive reaction. Plus I love discussing and debating the show with other AI watchers.

Speaking of my AI recaps, I'm supposed to be interviewed by our local Fox affiliate this Tuesday and it should be on the news that very night.
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Old 03-18-2007, 12:16 PM   #234
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Awesome! You'll have to let us know if the clip makes its way to their local website.

I watch because I'm such a pop culture junkie, I can't NOT watch it.

Two members of my choir (both in their 40s or older, it's worth noting) are into the show now, and I had to talk them off the ledge at rehearsal yesterday, because they were foaming at the mouth about Sanjaya still being there.
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how much stupider can Americans get? its bad enough that people are voting for him, but now they are going on a hunger strike? its just a singing competition. your life doesnt depend on it. seriously...this is going too far.
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I wouldn't take a video on YouTube too seriously.
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