Top 6 liveblog

Arena anthems. Goody.

Seriously: arena anthems?

Reuben April 15, 20157:55 pm

The thing about “arena anthems” is that they refer to a few songs that you’ve heard thousands of times.

Jessica April 15, 20157:57 pm

Oh wow. This should really be something.

Reuben April 15, 20157:59 pm

The people have spoken.

Reuben April 15, 20157:59 pm

Like the rest of the season, overall it’s meh.

Reuben April 15, 20158:00 pm

This season is basically a lengthy coronation rather than a contest.

Reuben April 15, 20158:01 pm

Unless somebody here turns into a Kris Allen. But Allen pulled Gokey votes to best Lambert.

Jessica April 15, 20158:03 pm

Ugh Gokey.

Jessica April 15, 20158:03 pm

Oh good, I still root for Tyanna. She has such a sympathetic backstory!

Jessica April 15, 20158:04 pm

(Tyanna is safe)

Jessica April 15, 20158:05 pm

This is an odd song choice

Jessica April 15, 20158:05 pm

(Tyanna is singing Why Do Fools Fall in Love)

Jessica April 15, 20158:06 pm

That was… competent?

Reuben April 15, 20158:07 pm

Nothing special about that. Can’t believe somebody voted for that song.

Jessica April 15, 20158:07 pm

Yeah she was really hampered by that super cheesy song

Jessica April 15, 20158:09 pm

Clark is safe

Jessica April 15, 20158:09 pm

What crappy song will he be singing?!?!?!

Jessica April 15, 20158:10 pm

Hm. Superstitious. I don’t know that I would have chosen this for Clark. 

Jessica April 15, 20158:10 pm

Like ugh America what were you DOING?

Jessica April 15, 20158:12 pm

That was bland and whatever.

Jessica April 15, 20158:12 pm

A workmanlike performance

Reuben April 15, 20158:14 pm

That song has been sung so many times.

Jessica April 15, 20158:20 pm

Jax is safe and singing Piece of My Heart

Reuben April 15, 20158:22 pm

I thought that was pretty good. I’m not jumpin up and down, but it was good.

Jessica April 15, 20158:22 pm

Yeah, that was good, and especially in comparison!

Reuben April 15, 20158:22 pm

Jax did seem to be kind of stomping around in a weird way, but the theatrics really don’t matter. I just found it distracting.

Reuben April 15, 20158:25 pm

I admit to perversely hoping that Joey will be in the bottom 2 just to see if Twitter would save her. Joey has a lot of haters, but also a lot of people (like myself) who love her.

Reuben April 15, 20158:29 pm

Nick is safe.

Jessica April 15, 20158:30 pm

Scott Borchetta seriously asked a white guy with guitar if he could win.

Jessica April 15, 20158:31 pm

Oh and Nick is singing American Girl

Jessica April 15, 20158:32 pm

This is a decent cover band in a nicer bar rendition

Reuben April 15, 20158:32 pm

Wow, he sang both verses and two choruses. This is kinda country-fied compared to the original. Like 7/10 for me. Not amazing, but nothing wrong with it.

Jessica April 15, 20158:32 pm

America is making TERRIBLE song choices for these poor kids

Jessica April 15, 20158:33 pm

Like music their parents would love

Reuben April 15, 20158:38 pm

Quentin is safe. Joey and Rayvon are the bottom 2.

Jessica April 15, 20158:39 pm

Lenny Kravitz’s Are You Gonna Go My Way is a fairly obvious choice for Quentin

Jessica April 15, 20158:40 pm

I do love his outfit

Reuben April 15, 20158:40 pm

This sucks.

Jessica April 15, 20158:40 pm

Yeah, pretty much

Reuben April 15, 20158:41 pm

Kravitz’s original is already basically just talking, but this is even more like that. Screaming in no particular key.

Reuben April 15, 20158:43 pm

Nice interjection from Quentin there. Class.

Jessica April 15, 20158:44 pm

Gee we kept two WGWG, leaving one woman and one black man in the bottom two. Shocking.

Jessica April 15, 20158:44 pm

Quentin’s right, and it’s cool that he said so.

Jessica April 15, 20158:45 pm

I think Quentin is scolding America

Jessica April 15, 20158:49 pm

Joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey joey 

Jessica April 15, 20158:49 pm

Save Joey!

Jessica April 15, 20158:50 pm

Oooh Joey is doing My Funny Valentine

Jessica April 15, 20158:51 pm

The only thing is, I don’t know to what extent this will endear her to Twitter

Reuben April 15, 20158:52 pm

Well, it wouldn’t be a season of Idol unless my favorite was voted out less than halfway through.

Reuben April 15, 20158:53 pm

Does Joey kind of look … hot … tonight?

Jessica April 15, 20158:53 pm

Yeah!

Reuben April 15, 20158:56 pm

As a technical point, I can’t actually ascertain the Joey’s or Rayvon’s sentiment to any degree of certainty. It would take a much larger data set than Twitter allows me to collect. So far I’ve just settled for positive or negative tweets. But that’s not the same thing.

Jessica April 15, 20158:57 pm

Rayvon was singing the doobie brothers because apparently my mom was choosing everyone’s songs

Reuben April 15, 20158:58 pm

In reality the sentiment (very positive, mildly positive, negative, very negative) could also be judged from tweets, but it’s tricky.

Reuben April 15, 20158:58 pm

As a technical point, I can’t actually ascertain Joey’s or Rayvon’s sentiment to any degree of certainty. It would take a much larger data set than Twitter allows me to collect. So far I’ve just settled for positive or negative tweets. But that’s not the same thing.

Reuben April 15, 20159:05 pm

That was the longest commercial break that ever happened.

Reuben April 15, 20159:05 pm

Joey elected not to go with “Hi, tweet for me, screw that guy.”

Jessica April 15, 20159:06 pm

Can I throw out Clark and keep Rayvon and Joey?

Jessica April 15, 20159:07 pm

Clark is singing Moon River, which I actually love, but still. So old.

Reuben April 15, 20159:07 pm

I fell asleep. What did I miss?

Jessica April 15, 20159:08 pm

He is screwing up this second verse pretty badly in my opinion

Jessica April 15, 20159:08 pm

There’s a third verse but it’s the same as the second so…

Reuben April 15, 20159:11 pm

Me, during that

Jessica April 15, 20159:12 pm

Joey would’ve done it better

Jessica April 15, 20159:15 pm

Wait, if arena anthems is next week, wtf is this week?

Jessica April 15, 20159:15 pm

Songs Old People Love?

Reuben April 15, 20159:16 pm

Tyanna’s thigh gap is pixelated. I’m just saying.

Jessica April 15, 20159:16 pm

Oh actually yes: “American Classics” is the theme

Jessica April 15, 20159:16 pm

Tyanna is singing Proud Mary

Reuben April 15, 20159:17 pm

A rousing romp of a performance by Tyanna there. Maybe her best so far.

Jessica April 15, 20159:18 pm

She was definitely channeling her inner Tina Turner

Jessica April 15, 20159:18 pm

Incidentally I can barely distinguish Clark and Nick

Reuben April 15, 20159:20 pm

I’m getting a weird psychoanalyst vibe from Scott Borchetta tonight. It’s bizarre. I wonder if he’s hoping one of them will open up about a secret trauma.

Jessica April 15, 20159:20 pm

Nirk is singing Only the Good Die Young

Reuben April 15, 20159:21 pm

This song is supposed to be a grimy guy talking a chick into bed. Doing it this earnestly is stupid.

Jessica April 15, 20159:21 pm

Not Nirk? Click? Clack?

Jessica April 15, 20159:21 pm

Narck?

Reuben April 15, 20159:21 pm

Oh, f**k that.

Jessica April 15, 20159:23 pm

His jacket has stupid 3/4 sleeves

Jessica April 15, 20159:23 pm

Which I did not appreciate: I thought they were normal sleeves rolled up. Nope.

Reuben April 15, 20159:24 pm

Harry just went up a couple points in my book. Don’t cover a song in a way that undermines its central point. Almost as bad as David Archuleta doing Imagine as a christian song (when the song is actually an atheist, communist anthem).

Reuben April 15, 20159:27 pm

How do they count it if I tweet #screwRayvon?

Jessica April 15, 20159:28 pm

Hmm they have Quentin singing The Sound of SIlence

Reuben April 15, 20159:28 pm

Man, it sucks to be someone in the Mountain/Pacific time zones, or not to use Twitter. Your opinion is not valued.

Jessica April 15, 20159:28 pm

And it’s actually pretty good

Jessica April 15, 20159:29 pm

Aside from some REALLY bum notes

Reuben April 15, 20159:29 pm

I don’t get this at all.

Reuben April 15, 20159:30 pm

Sounds of Silence to me is primarily a song about alienation, not despair. That was maudlin. Bleh. And the guy is just not a good enough singer now.

Jessica April 15, 20159:31 pm

I kinda dug it 

Reuben April 15, 20159:32 pm

“No disrespect”, that’s New Jersey for “go f**k yourself”.

Jessica April 15, 20159:33 pm

Jax is bringing back those tattoo necklaces from the 90s, of which I approve. I never had one in the actual 90s. I should get one now.

Jessica April 15, 20159:33 pm

Wow, Jax is doing Beat It

Reuben April 15, 20159:34 pm

Did Jax touch a Tesla coil during that performance? Why is her hair so staticy?

Jessica April 15, 20159:34 pm

Wow that turned into a big hairy mess

Reuben April 15, 20159:35 pm

That was pretty mediocre.

Reuben April 15, 20159:37 pm

This is going to be a controversial decision either way.

Reuben April 15, 20159:38 pm

It’s still kind of amazing that they wasted the save on Qaasim. Think about that.

Reuben April 15, 20159:42 pm

I think Scott Borchetta might have delusions of grandeur. Taylor Swift was a model who could write songs. He didn’t make that.

Jessica April 15, 20159:43 pm

NO Alway On My Mind

Jessica April 15, 20159:44 pm

This is a lovely rendition of a CRAP song

Reuben April 15, 20159:46 pm

If Votefair is anything like an accurate bellwether, Joey’s fans are fairweather. When she’s up, they vote. When she’s not, they abandon her.

Jessica April 15, 20159:48 pm

Joy is singing Jefferson Airplane’s Sombody to Love with a mandolin

Jessica April 15, 20159:48 pm

Oh oops, only four nylon strings: that’s a funny-lookin’ ukulele

Reuben April 15, 20159:49 pm

Joey wasn’t able to put her best foot forward tonight.

Jessica April 15, 20159:49 pm

That was actually super fun

Reuben April 15, 20159:49 pm

I liked it. I’m not saying it was bad. I’m saying that Rayvon might have a leg up.

Jessica April 15, 20159:50 pm

And I loved her Texas dress

Jessica April 15, 20159:50 pm

I mean not that I would ever wear it but on her, you understand

Jessica April 15, 20159:51 pm

But yeah I dunno that that will work for The People of Twitter

Reuben April 15, 20159:54 pm

Neither hashtag is trending here in Atlanta. Idol might have a deal with Twitter to suppress it, though.

Reuben April 15, 20159:56 pm

“Must be 13+”. How the hell do they enforce that?

Reuben April 15, 20159:59 pm

Twitter saves Rayvon with 52% of the vote.

Jessica April 15, 20159:59 pm

Jessica April 15, 20159:59 pm

Children of America YOU HAVE FAILED YOUR PARENTS

Reuben April 15, 201510:02 pm

This season is in freefall at this point.

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  • ROXY & JEN

    Only ARENA ANTHEM I can think of that would be cool (but difficult to pull off) is SEVEN NATION ARMY by The White Stripes (now just Jack White)

  • Janine Gilbert

    I just found this and I’m totally cracking up…