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Live 'Idol' chat tonight!

IdolposterEver watched an “American Idol” performance and not agreed with what the judges said? Ever want to scream at the TV in frustration when your favorite contestant is criticized or your least favorite praised? Well, now there’s a way to have your voice be heard — live!
With Prospect’s own Lee DeWyze now in the top five on “American Idol”, the school and community are buzzing.Β  With that in mind, ProspectorNow is trying something new tonight: a live “Idol” chat to let you share your opinions of the performances.
Just log on tonight at 7 p.m. and Prospector bloggers Emmy Lindfors and Maddie Conway will lead the chat.Β  To participate, simply scroll to the bottom of this story and post your comments — they will go live instantly!
Good luck to Lee, and we’ll see you all tonight!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    And yes, everybody, come back next week!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Exactly! It’s so awesome to think we’ve been right by the same paint shop that SIMON COWELL is talking about on NATIONAL TV

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    TallynMay 4, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    and ps I hate to burst your bubble, Mads.
    But I just stopped in to say HEY, cause Glee’s on now.
    Jonathan Groff <3

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Thank you! Thanks for everyone who came! We had a blast!

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    TallynMay 4, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    bahahahah
    Maddie is right by my house.
    When he said it I was like “That paint shop, Simon? That one on the corner? The one I can see from where I’m sitting?”
    oh yeah
    THAT ONE

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    this was great idea thanks maddie and emmy

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    TALLYN’S HERE!!!

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    TallynMay 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    oooooh my gosh..
    okay that was great and the judges made it like three times better.
    step off, crystal.
    step off!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Bottom 2: Aaron and Casey
    Good-bye: Hm. This is tougher. Probably Casey, actually. Wow.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    NOW EVERYONE GO VOTE
    FOR LEE
    Yes, Simon, he started in a paint shop! Right by Tallyn’s house! (And Emmy’s, yours, too, right?)

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    lee naling it for good and he did great vote for lee

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Well done! This is great.
    GO ELLEN! YES! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR! LEE WINNING! YES!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Amazing. So good. Love Lee. LEE LEE LEE YAY!

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Lee <3

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Interesting. This is different than anything Lee’s done before.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I like the vocals from the first note — I’m not such a fan of the piano being right there, but the arrangement seems pretty good so far.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Ha. I like this guy as a mentor. He’s funny.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    LEE

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Lee is here let see how he does.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Yeah, thanks, Block! This was such a great idea — glad we’re doing it. It’s fun! And a great way to get other people involved.

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    mike did great lee is next go lee

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    And I agree, Amanda: This song suited Mike’s genre, but he can’t sing much else. And that’s why I wish he’d go home this week.
    And I love this song in the commercial! I love the original “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!”

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    haha maddie, i lOVE your refrence to “Wizard Angst”

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Now Lee has to do insanely well or he will pale by comparison. UGH.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY
    I AM HITTING MY HEAD AGAINST THE WALL LIKE IN THE POTTER PUPPET PALS “WIZARD ANGST” VIDEO
    Well, not really. But metaphorically.
    He did do well tonight — but that doesn’t mean that he is better than anyone else tonight. He just had an OK week in a very challenging theme.

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    mikey look good

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Agree, Amanda, definitely a lot of pressure. Sinatra was so amazing that it’s hard to live up to it.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Ok.. so i actually like this…alot… better than crystal??? good job, Big Mike….good job.

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Okay so I love the song Big mike is singing but hes kind of killing it… He doesnt sound that good

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    OH NO
    HE’S DOING WELL
    NOOOO

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    i like his hat it cute

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    If Big Mike ruins this song, i’m going to HAVE to kill him!!! this IS my FAVORITE song by Frank Sinatra!!!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Hey, I just realized something — we need to celebrate! There’s a night without Timmy AND that freaky Siobhan… YEah!
    And hopefully, next week, there’ll be no Big Mike. But I have a feeling that this theme might suit him well.

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Big mike had a band??

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Big Mike — please leave. NOW.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    IDOL!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    And oh my gosh, that’s so cute — a tatoo of her son! So sweet.

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    i dont think mikey will do go. go lee

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Amanda: Yeah, it’s definitely a difficult night for everyone. It’s not a modern genre, which always makes it hard, just like Rat Pack week for Season 8’s Top 5. I hated that week. Although I’m biased because that was when both Adam Lambert and Kris Allen were in the Bottom 3. But still.

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    sinatra songs seem to cause some sturggles tonight

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Emmy: No wayy! haha
    there’s someone in the audience with a vote 4 lee shirt!! yayy!

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    AMMEEEEEEEEN crystal! she told it how it SHOULD be πŸ™‚

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I do agree with Simon that it wasn’t her most amazing performance — but it was still better than anyone else so far. Not to mention “OK” for her is “WOWWW” for almost everyone else…

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Oh and for the record, the judges have really cool coke cups this week:)

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    crystsl did great tonight

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I like her dress! I mean, it’s different, but it’s pretty!
    And dawg! I think it was good. Yes, it was more subdued, but it’s the right week to be subdued.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    As always, GREAT JOB!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    I love crystal. I think she could be really pretty but her hair and that chin/lip piercing bother me…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Vocals are just so powerful. Crystal is easily the best so far.

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    i dont like crystal dress one bit

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    vanilla with chocolate chipps!! haha

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Em: Verdict on Casey: Eh. Yuck. Missed his guitar. (he did, I mean)

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Wow crystal sounds good already…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    She is going to do phenomenal. So just for the record, it’s recorded that I called it.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    CRYSTAL CRYSTAL CRYSTAL!! maybe my ears can FINALLY take a break from BLEEDING.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hi, Amanda, welcome to the chat!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Hey maddie!!! haha

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Vanilla w/ chocolate chips:)

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Hey, Jenna again!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    I hate commercials…

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Just took a break to get ice cream from the kitchen:) and now its sitting here melting, because I cant eat it after hearing casey sing. I completely lost my appetite.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    And hi, Alex. Welcome, everyone…

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    i am not voting for casey but let see how crystal does

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    And yeah, I bet he’s missing his guitar.
    CRYSTAL NEXT! Finally, some REAL entertainment…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Yeah, so what if it’s hard to hear? You learn to hear yourself when your job is to sing on stage. Deal with it.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    And I agree: Stiff is the right word. Awkward, too. Not that good.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Ah, Ellen. How you liven up the show.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    CALL 911 we have a 3rd degree MURDER on the american idol stage!!

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    casey did great

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Eh. It could have been good, but it was just OK for me.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    His voice and its southern twang is actually fitting the song moderately well — never mind, yuck. It was, but his vocals are epically failing. PITCHY

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    its true…. and it goes for his interpretation of the song.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Is he wearing a BUN???

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    And HA HA LIZ

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    I mean, I know he has a southern accent, but he says it weird, not because of that.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Casey go home. Go do that gig. We don’t want you here anymore.
    And dude, he says “TV” like “Tee-VEEE”

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    yeah. so Casey pulls off looking like sinatra like poop comes off as birthday cake.. AKA it DOESN’T happen.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Em: He’ll have problems because he’s obsessed with an electric guitar and fast bluesy music — this theme will be a stretch for him, a seriously big one. Or so I hope.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Yeah I predict Casey bombing. But I guess we’ll see.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    YES I TOLD YOU ALL ARCHIE = FISH

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    casey is next. let see how he does

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Should I bother with the correct grammar in a comment thing? Hmm….

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Casey is going to have serious problems with this theme. YAY! Maybe he’ll finally leave!

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Blah. i dislike him…… greatly.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Just because of his lack of charisma, I mean. Although people do like him because he’s the Archie of Season 9.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    The Verdict: Pretty well-done. Vocals: solid. Arrangement: Fine, not that he had anything to do with it, anyway.
    And yes, Ellen, definitely not country!
    Good, but not my favorite — I’ll agree with Kara here. But he’ll also probably stick around, although he’s definitely in the range of the bottom three.

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I’m pretty sure aaron is just trying to look like frank sinatra..

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Jenna: i got it for christmas but i think it was from hot topic πŸ™‚

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Aarron was great

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    NONONONONONONONONONONONONONO!!!
    he just RUINED one of my FAVORITE Frank Sinatra songs!!!!
    BLAHHHHHHH

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    @liz: OMG I WANT ONE WHERE CAN I GET ONE? haha:)
    emmy: i do like big mike but I dont want him to win:) (go lee!)

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Aaron’s hair is… not an improvement. His vocals aren’t half bad, though. His threat will be being forgettable — it’s not exactly the most exciting performance I’ve heard…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I don’t think that I’m a fan of the mentor choosing the arrangements. It takes away from the idea of the contestants being artists.

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I still think aaron should go before big mike though

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Jenna: i have a SHIRT that says that i’m a gleek πŸ™‚

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    HA HA, Aaron is the farthest thing in the world from Big Mike…

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Same here, Maddie. I’m LOADED with projects AND the AP test :/ sorry Glee, but you will have to wait…

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    I’m DEFINATELY watching glee. lol. I’m a gleek… πŸ™‚

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Ugh, yuck Big Mike. He’s so BORING and was NOT worth a save…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Anyone watching “Glee” after this? I’m going to watch online probably this weekend when I actually have time… AP World…
    IDOL!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Big Mike? I love Big mike! I dont think he’ll win though…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    And ha ha Liz yeah.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Aaron very well might go. Although I personally am more sick of Michael.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Hey, i say get the worst over first… that way we don’t have to ruin good performances by listening to horrible ones after!! πŸ™‚

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Welcome, new chat member!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I agree with Maddie… I think Aaron should go next. haha!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Oh, I know! I hope that Big Mike fails miserably. But I have a feeling that he may not…

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    tomMay 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Go Lee

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Aaron first. That’s bad (for him, good for Lee) — first is always the most forgettable, and Aaron already struggles to be remembered anyway.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    The key to taking on these songs will hopefully be them not murdering them, as Casey and Big Michael have a habit of doing… And Aaron… Just not Lee and Crystal…

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    I agree with maddie! It’s suiting that they got all dolled up tonight πŸ™‚ fits the theme!! excited for Frank Sinatra night! I can see Crystal doing well, but idk about big mike… it depends. i’m not the biggest fan of him.

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Thats so weird! Henry Conick Jr is going to be on stage with them performing! I dont think theyve ever done anything liek that before…

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Ryan is such a good host — he just IS “Idol.” Almost as much as Simon — ALMOST.

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    And yes, Jenna (hey! And Emmy!), love the dress!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    haha emmy!!!
    I’m so excited theyre doing frank sinatra 2night its gonna be awesome! Cant wait to see what Lee’s gonna do

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    And the look evaluation: Aaron looks about six years older; Crystal looks elegant — gorgeous dress, if a little more sophisticated than here usual getup; Big Mike is basically the same (surprise there); Lee’s lookin’ cool; and Casey… well, at least his hair is up.
    And Sinatra should be a great theme — but challenging. I predict Crystal — and possibly Big Mike — doing especially well with this theme.

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    LOVE Harry Conick Jr.!!! πŸ˜€ amazing singer and greattt actor!

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Who is that guy? Never heard of him

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    Jenna MastrolonardoMay 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Maddie Conway!
    did u see crystal’s dress???

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    And hi Liz πŸ™‚

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Lee… Crystal looks pretty!

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    Maddie ConwayMay 4, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Hey all — Maddie here. “Idol” is about to start — comments below!

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    LizMay 4, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Heyaa πŸ™‚ can’t wait to watch in a few minutes!!! gooooo lee!

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