'Something Pitchy:' Why's Everybody Always Hatin' on Haley?

by Hilary Rothing, posted May 5th 2011 11:50AM
Tonight, the 'Something Pitchy' crew was truly a house divided. While a certain someone loved the Top 5 performances, especially James Durbin's tearful emoting and Jacob Lusk's split personality, others felt "Now and Then" was more like "Never Again!"

But there's one thing we can all agree on; Haley Reinhart is getting hoodwinked! Yes, Randy and his two new friends finally gave it up for Haley, but the praise was long overdue.

As for those of you who say we're too hard on Jacob Lusk, be warned! We tried to hold back, but the Lusky stank was just too strong, tonight!

Find out what myself, Rickey Yaneza (Rickey.org) and MJ Santilli (MJ's Big Blog) had to say about tonight's "Now and Then" two-for-one special in this post Top 5 edition of AOL's 'American Idol' talk show, 'Something Pitchy!'

'American Idol' airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET on FOX.

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Rickey is hilarious XD with the way he seems like he can't stop laughing for nearly the entire vlog.. Personally, altho I usually like the way they all "perform" (minus any screaming, growling, warbling, heh) because of their personalities that shine thru, after listening to the studio versions of various songs from previous weeks (not this one yet), I can't really stand anyone as the type of songs/voices you'd listen to casually- with the exception of Pia (ppl may call her a "boring" performer but her voice was truly the best) & Scotty, at least when his songs aren't (almost comically) sped up, what's up with that? Basically, most of the studio versions don't feel radio-ready at all, which they should, because isn't that the point of doing studio versions? Oy.

And I definitely agree about Haley, she's been singing the same from day one, I never really understood why they ever talked her down (& all that crap about "find out who you are, be yourself, blah blah" as if they're trying to squeeze her into some tiny lil single-genre box; why *can't* she do both country (a la LeAnn's Blue) & whatever else she's good at? For her voice, why is being "all over the place, genre-wise", a bad thing? Sheesh..) so it's nice to see her finally get some long-overdue recognition. I also like Lauren too, but mostly performance-wise.. I'm 50/50 on her studio versions too (probably need to try letting them grow on me? lol); same with James- his performances are interesting to watch, but don't really care for his voice on the studio tracks.. eh well.


May 06 2011 at 12:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Enough already!

Once again, the Judges appear to be oblivious to pitch problems and bad performances. They have one mode, and that is everyone is great. Where is Simon when we need to hear some reality. This is still reality TV. I am on team Haley.

May 05 2011 at 7:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Why do you even include Rickey!? Whatever he said is BS! He loves everything even when the contestants are horrid! Get rid of him already!

May 05 2011 at 1:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to laneyjones1's comment

LEAVE RICKEY ALONE!!! You guys give us grief when we criticize and then when someone tries to be postive, you want him to get the boot? LOL!

May 05 2011 at 1:23 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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