American Idol Top 12

I finally started school this week and as a result I did not catch up on my tivo-ed American Idol episodes until today. Luckily I found little I was that interested in commenting on. As for the top 12 I was a little disappointed to see Nikko and Travis Tucker leave. They were both very talented and lost out to several inferior competitors. A similar phenomenon happened with the women. Amanda Avila would certainly have been a stronger top 12 contender than Lindsey Cardinale. Nevertheless the top 12 is far from disappointing. The semi-final round this year proved to be far better than years past where the top 2 made it through rather than cutting the bottom 2.

I can recall many faces (though at this point not many names) of contestants in years past who lost out in the semi-finals because of who they were grouped with, or because of a contestant they were up against who got more attention and exposure than themselves. This year we are starting the top 12 stronger than we ever have. I still think Constantine is one of the weakest competitors, though he certainly has charisma, and I was disappointed to see Anthony Federov make it through for another week. Though Anthony improved substantially over previous weeks he still cannot match the performances of either Nikko or Travis, who were cut tonight.

Here is the top 12 presented in the order of weakest contestant to strongest (in my opinion).

Lindsey Cardinale
Anthony Federov
Constantine Maroulis
Jessica Sierra
Scott Savol
Vonzell Solomon
Mikahlah Gordon
Mario Vazquez
Anwar Robinson
Carrie Underwood
Nadia Turner
Bo Bice

They are a diverse group with many different backgrounds, styles, and personalities. It should make for a great competition.

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Mikala put in the worst

Mikala put in the worst performance of the top 24 tuesday night, for all three weeks. Really off key, don't know how she made it this time. She should have been gone for inconsistency.

Janay sucked on every song she sang, so no surprise.

How on earth did Nikko get voted off? He was one of the best, if not the best. Constantine sucks. How did he beat him?

I don’t understand the

I don’t understand the antagonism against Constantine. He’s got charisma and a bit of talent. That’s more than boy scout Anwar has.

Charisma?? He's incredibly fake, he exudes a staggering narcissism, he stole his look from Eddie Vedder (hence the Scott Stapp / Creed references) and he is not much of a singer. He should be brought up on charges for what he did to "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic". What's more, I don't sense a bit of true charm or passion from him - he's a born showbiz rat who probably won't be upset at all if he winds up in "Tiger Beat" rather than "Rolling Stone." There's no art in him. Contrast that with Bo or, yes, Anwar - they seem more like they're up there on stage to make music, not just to become teen screams. In fact, I personally think that in a more perfect world, they would just declare Bo the winner now. :argue:

Constantine reminds me a bit

Constantine reminds me a bit of Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan circa 1993.

I agree about Travis. That

I agree about Travis. That performance Monday night illustrated all that is evil and decripit in the world. I'm glad he got booted.

I don't understand the antagonism against Constantine. He's got charisma and a bit of talent. That's more than boy scout Anwar has.

I'm curious to see how Bo Dice does during the theme nights. Whether or not he can show adaptability will determine if he proves Simon right - that he's the favorite to win it all.

Among the females, I think Carrie Underwood has been the most consistent.

This is by far the most talented top 12 they've had in all the seasons.

I'm not at ALL sorry to see

I'm not at ALL sorry to see Travis go; he's not at all talented as a singer, and his half-assed beatboxing Monday night was simply embarrassing. He shows some promise as a dancer, but this isn't a dance contest. Really, he shouldn't have been in the top 24 to begin with, and neither should have Janay. I am sorry to see Osbourne Smith Jr AKA "Nikko" go, but the sad fact is that he never established much of an onstage personality, and that killed him because the other men are so strong. Mario reminds me of a boy-band singer although a pretty good boy-band singer. Slingblade Scott fascinates me and I'm glad to see him come so far. America's ongoing infatuation with the entity known as Constantine (or Constanstink, Constantslime, Constantcreed, etc) also fascinates me but I don't like the guy myself. He's an actor playing at being a "rock star." Bo Bice is the real deal, and I want him to go just far enough to get a good record deal for himself, not necessarily the deal with 19 that the winner of AI gets.

The girls don't interest me nearly as much. I guess I'm rooting for Nadia and Jessica.

Mikalah is Fran Drescher on

Mikalah is Fran Drescher on steroids! I'm glad Janay is gone. Constantine can't sing a note, and Nikko- although mediocre- shd have been there instead. Scott has potentially the best voice, and is actually a far better singer than Ruben Studdard, but his personailty sux. Nadia blows Fantasia away. I'm glad there are no Gospel belters like Fanty or Jabba the Hud from last year. I knew Amanda was a goner once Simon expressed a sexual interest in her. He did that last year with the big boobed bikini model and this year with the showgirl. All the fat insecure and bulimic wannabes hate girls that are naturally beautiful.
Here's my picks weakest to strongest:

Mikalah
Constantine
Lindsey
Vonzell
Mario
Jessica
Scott
Carrie
Bo
Anwar
Nadia
Anthony

Although the Top 4 is a real tossup. Mikalah is this year's version of the Evil Hawaiian- not Jasmine, but the other girl who couldn't sing a lick. Constantine got this far because of young girls, and mught make Top 5 because of it, but he's a hack. Lindsey is just dull and took Amanda's slot. Mario will lose out to Nordic Anthony in the little girl meter, and is not as good a singer. Jessica is solid, but has little range. Scott is Fat Clay/White Ruben on vocal chops, but has no personality. Carrie's blonde Farm Girl looks will get her far, but lack of range dooms her, and the Top 4's a tossup, with anyone able to win. But, the guys are better this year, although I think the top 6 are stronger singers than all the past 3 winners, and only Clay Aiken could beat them.

My Final Five

My Final Five prediction:

Anthony Federov
Anwar Robinson
Nadia Turner
Carrie Underwood
Mario Vasquez

Early favorite to win it all: Mario

Other thoughts:

Constantine will go farther than Bo, even though Bo is better.

Mikahlah is painful to watch, particularly her Nanny personality. But for some reason I look forward to seeing what she does.

Carrie's definitely the cute small-town Girl Next Door I could've definitely seen myself going after back around that age.

Scott is a good singer, but he's also attracting votes from those who like his un-glitzy oafish persona. A refreshing change from the others.

Jessica might win the 'Hey Everyone Look At Me And How Hot I Am' award. To get into the top twelve Tuesday, she all but completely showed America her two large, er... eyes.

What's Mikalah doing NOT at

What's Mikalah doing NOT at the top of the weakest-to-strongest list, let alone being in the top 12 at all?? Her voice, personality and fashion choices all make me want to slit my wrists whenever I'm subjected to her. :wall: Also, I think Jessica is a stronger performer and contender than her or Mario, if only because cleavage can take you a long way in the entertainment industry (see also Charo, Pamela Anderson). Finally, I'm glad Scott made it, following in the footsteps of Reuben in striking a blow for Ugly Power! :grin:

Cause underneath it all its

Cause underneath it all its a popularity contest. Nikko having not gotten the kind of air time some of the other contestants got in the earlier episodes (such as Constantine and Mikahlah) was at a disadvantage going into the top 24.

Hey, Constantine is by far

Hey, Constantine is by far my favorite, because i think he sings the chorus on every song good enough to be one of the best. Plus, charisma counts for most of it, because you need to feel comfortable on stage, you need to sing, and you need stage presence/charisma to win this thing. He'll take the top five. I think the top five will consist of in order of 5 to 1.
Constantine
Mario
Anthony
Bo
Anwar
It will be all guys no question about it. Lindsay will be the first one to go next week and it'll just grow from there. I was pissed that Scott made it and Mikalah because they should of left and it should have been Nikko and Amanda getting the last few spots. But whatever. Those are gonna be the top five and they're the best. And i'm gonna keep voting for them regardless of performance every week because they're my top five favorites. So we'll see. Anwar will take it all. and by the way, why in the hell was Jon Peter Lewis in the top 8 last year? someone answer that please!

>> "and by the way, why in

>> "and by the way, why in the hell was Jon Peter Lewis in the top 8 last year? someone answer that please!"

Because he was rememberable. Aside from Fantasia, I can only think of a couple other contestants' names from last season... and Jon Peter Lewis is one of them. JPL had the sort of goofy unpolished anti-star quality that, ironically, helped his potential to become a star. He wasn't a very good singer, but he stood out in people's minds. To be a pop star, that's basically all you really have to do.

I was mad that Mikaylah made

I was mad that Mikaylah made it to the top 12,I hate her voice!I think the only reason she's in the top 12 is because people like her personality, but she can't sing.I was sad when Mario quit he was one of my favorites!And also a bit mad when Nikko came back I never liked his voice, but I loved Travis Tucker sad to see him go.Here is a list of who are my favorites from least to greatest.

Mikaylah
Nikko -I really hope Mikaylah goes this week but I have
Bo a feeling she'll make it into the top 5 if not
Constantine further!
Anthony
Lindsey
Nadia
Scott
Jessica
Vonzell
Anwar
Carrie
(Mario was my favorite though)

i can believe is people

i can believe is people actuLY TINK ANTHONY IS WEAK DEY R INSANELY MADANTHONY IS NOT WEAK he is damn stron and has a gud voice unlike vonzelll solomon hate her voice ,like nadia's singin only her hair is kinda blowned up but i tink she will make in de top s here is my list of top 12 startin from weak to stron

Lindsey
Anwar
Vonzell
Nikko
Nadia
Scott
Jessica
constatine
Mkalah
Bo Bice
Anthony
Carrie

so people hu wrote dis is so wron anthony is not the weakest at all stupzz people :furious:

Okay, this last person who

Okay, this last person who left a comment is totally dumb because how in the hell can you think Anwar is one of the weakest? He is a music teacher for crying out loud and no one can keep a note going as long as him. He's by far the best singer in the competition. With Bo and Anthony not far behind him. It's gonna come down to those four guys, Nikko, Anthony, Bo and Anwar. Anwar will crush the competition. Is everyone dumb in here. Mikalah has the most annoying voice in the world people! Last weeks' bottom 3 were the best bottom 3 that could of been picked. I hope they are both in it again and this time it'll be Mikalah. I won money on Lindsay last week because I called it and I am going to win money on Mikalah this week again. I'm telling you, if America was smart, they'd vote out the girls one by one. the last girls standing are gonna be Nadia and Carrie and Carrie will best Nadia at least by a week or two. But right now, my final four stand tall and they will to the end. Constantine will be in the top five but that's as far as he'll go, and Scott will be gone with the girls. You can bet ur ass on these predictions. Take care for now. Ippity Skippity to ya!! Ciao!

Well Dan, I agree with you.

Well Dan, I agree with you. I think of the males Anwar and Nikko are the strongest. Of the females I think the clear leader at this point is Nadia.

I think the weakest at this point are Mikalah, Scott, Constantine.

:BO IS THE BOMB !!!! HE'S

:BO IS THE BOMB !!!! HE'S EARTHY AND SHOULD BE THE AMERICAN IDOL !!

CONSTINTINE IS WAY TOOOOOOooooo IMPRESSED WITH HIMSELF !!!!!
A REALLY NAUSEATING PUKE !!!!

:BO IS THE BOMB !!!! HE'S

:BO IS THE BOMB !!!! HE'S EARTHY AND SHOULD BE THE AMERICAN IDOL !!

CONSTINTINE IS WAY TOOOOOOooooo IMPRESSED WITH HIMSELF !!!!!
A REALLY NAUSEATING PUKE !!!!

:furious: ok for 1 you are

:furious: ok for 1 you are an idot if you do not like Constantine i cried when he got voted off i was so (POed) if u think that he is to impressed with himself i do NOT agree that freakin sucks he got voted off i love him to death i wish he could have made it all the way and became the next American Idol. He was way good. his band isn't going to take him back after what he did i fell sorry for him i hope that5 he gets another record deal because i would like to see him again and again and again LOVE HIM
sincerly Casandra

I am very pleased that

I am very pleased that Constantine is gone. Amwar was my favourite but I think that Scott has a great voice too. I also like Anthony. People are very critical of Scott because of his looks. His voice is fantastic and the show should be about talent not looks. Constantine should have been gone 2 weeks ago. Vonzell and Carrie are very good too. Bo's music is not what I like but he does sing well. I think that Paula should learn how to conduct herself in a professional manner. Constantine was a candidate and she should not carry on like he is her boyfriend.

Thank you.

My predictions for the top

My predictions for the top twelve were this from weak to strong.

Mikayla
Scott
Lindsey
Constantine
Anwar
Nikko
Bo
Anthony
Jessica
Nadia
Vonzell
Carrie

I used to think Mikayla was good but she sucked in the top 24. Ive never liked scott. The rest were pretty good