April 26, 2013

"If Candice had been in the bottom, she would be gone and we would be on the way to a stretched out final."

"The fact that they are combining the votes says it all. I just hope that when they get their Angie/Amber final they choke on it."

If you understand what that refers to, you have my sympathy.

24 comments:

rhhardin said...

Terry Southern? Voltaire?

Sdv1949 said...

And it had a lower audience number than Duck Dynasty.

LOL!

David said...

Candice is from St. Helena Island, just outside of our little town Beaufort, S.C. She went to the local high school. She comes from a hard working family which has given her great support all of her young life. She sings beautifully.

Not surprisingly this is big news here. "Go Candice" signs are everywhere. Like nearly everyone else around here, I'm proud of her and rooting for her, even though I can not watch the show because of the loathsome judges and exploitive format.

Go Candice!

rehajm said...

Daenerys and the dragons are badass!

Ann Althouse said...

Thanks, David.

I think everyone could see that Candice was the best, but the producers thought she wasn't modern enough to be marketable, and they thought they could transfer support for her over to Amber, which didn't make any sense (other than in some crazy racial way of thinking about it). Running Candice down and pushing Amber this week was just awful, and when the votes didn't come out right, they put Candice with Amber in a bottom 2 and never told us who was actually the lowest vote-getter, but anyone could deduce that it was Amber.

Astro said...

No idea. Faux reality show I'm guessing.

David said...

Much of what we have around here isn't modern enough to be marketable. That's why it's such a nice place, in spite of all the problems we have.

MadisonMan said...

I have to say that Angie was best on Wednesday. Candice was just a little off. Everyone was way better than little Amber though, darling of the judges.

Candice has been consistently superb though, except for this week's little stumble. I expect her to bring it next week, she'll sing circles around everyone from her non-pimp spot, and Amber will close the show with a Meh performance that gets a standing ovation from the well-paid but hard-of-hearing judges.

Mitchell the Bat said...

Calling it "American Idol" is enough to keep me away.

Ann Althouse said...

"Candice was just a little off."

It was brought out by one of the judges (Nicki, probably) that Candice had a cold.

The TWoP board also speculates that Nicki set up the encounter with Drake, which was special for Candice, and perhaps an indication that they thought she might go. Also on the board over there: criticism of Amber for trying to get Drake to pay more attention to her. (For non-viewers: Candice sang a Drake song, but Amber has reason to assume she's much more attractive than Candice. For weight-sensitive readers: I'm not saying that Amber is obviously more attractive than Candice. I'm willing to argue that Candice is perfectly beautiful and exactly what we should expect a great singer to look like.)

bagoh20 said...

I never understand why people commit suicide, but if I ever have a relevant comment on the subject of this post, that would be good reason. Let me know, and I'll do what needs done.

Beta Rube said...

At times this season, Candice has reminded me of Sarah Vaughn with her range and phrasing. This is not unique among singers, but it is rare and she is obviously the best singer there.

MadisonMan said...

It was Mariah who mentioned on Wednesday that Candice was ailing.

I admit that Amber sometimes sings pretty well -- her closing song last week was very enjoyable -- but the relentless pimping a la Lauren Alaina (still the Gold Standard) is wearying.

David said...

Ella Fitzgerald (to name just one) did just fine without supermodel looks. In Ella's case "just fine" means "best ever."

Candice is a big beautiful woman with a big beautiful voice. Her type plays great in these parts.

Go Candice!

Bruce Hayden said...

And it had a lower audience number than Duck Dynasty.

Noticed this linked at Instapundit yesterday, and it was my first thought when I first saw that this was about American Idol. Never could last more than a couple of minutes with AI, but DD has some allure to me, which has surprised me.

John said...

Seems like of the two, Duck Dynasty is probably the more intelligent show. As someone noted, the ratings apparently show this as well.

Make fun of the rednecks if you want.

As entrepreneurs they did pretty well selling their duck calls. Apparently a good product sold to willing buyers.

They are the kind of people who make this country great.

This was before TV fame. I imagine the show has helped them goose the sales pretty well.

What have the American Idol contestants contributed?

The DD family, for all their foibles seems pretty non-dysfunctional as well.

DD is not my taste in shows but I have watched it 2-3 times and enjoyed it. Anyone who has the balls to wear a camo tuxedo is OK in my book.

John Henry

David said...

Candice's home island is a Duck Dynasty kind of place, except that there seem to be no black people in Duckworld.

Sam L. said...

I don't know, and I don't care. If I cared, I'd already know.

Baron Zemo said...

Way to tip toe around the fact that you hate fat people.

This show has jumped the shark. Nicky Minaj has killed it dead than Clancy's dick.

You can't avoid the results in the popular culture even if you have given up on the show.

I saw Candace on Youtube and she reminds you of every great belter you ever saw. Shirley Bassey. Aretha. Adele. If she does not win we will know the reason why.

Baron Zemo said...

Of course this season is totally bogus because of the affirmative action racism.

They refused to have any WGWG who have won the last five seasons.

Ann Althouse said...

"Ella Fitzgerald (to name just one) did just fine without supermodel looks. In Ella's case "just fine" means "best ever." Candice is a big beautiful woman with a big beautiful voice. Her type plays great in these parts."

True about Ella, but just think of the effect if Ella had also been beautiful. Ella was unusually unattractive. Just not sexy looking at all. It was uncanny, compared to the voice.

Candice doesn't belong in the Ella category. She has a lovely face and is just large. She doesn't seem unsexy.

Ann Althouse said...

They wanted Cree out next. It was obvious in the Wednesday judging.

As the post text says, they want an Amber-Angie final: the 2 thin girls.

Baron Zemo said...

Candice can just sing!

Kelly said...

Amber is beautiful, but she's always been the weakest of all the female singers. In show business that doesn't really matter I guess.