I no longer know how many people are singing or what the hell is going on.
So, I saw a number of people suggesting that a huge score on Votefair should imply near certainty to be safe, and while I appreciate the sentiment, I just have to disagree.
This may be a bit philosophical, but feelings shouldn’t be incorporated with no empirical justification.
And there really isn’t much of an empirical justification. Jessica Sanchez was huge on Votefair and had to be saved. Angie Miller was never not #1 in S13, but she finished 3rd place.
It’s certainly true that Clark is huge on Votefair, and that may or may not indicate he is perfectly safe this round. But how would I know that? What number should I assign to that feeling?
An honest statistical analysis shows that Votefair is probably insignificant at this stage. I know that seems counterintuitive. But if I were to assign a value to the judgement of Votefair, I would just be making shit up.
That’s some Sam Wang crap right there. I’m not going to treat my readers with that amount of contempt..
I’m disappointed that I can’t find an animated gif for that Jack in the Box tacos reference/joke
You can tell Sam Wang is a serious scholar because he just blocks his critics on Twitter.
Also because he predicts things to have a 10^-34 chance, and those things actually happen.
Jax’s jacket is mesmerizing
Jax is safe.
Jax is singing Lust for Li…I mean Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl
(if you’re not old, the joke is this song is practically identical to Iggy Pop’s Lust for Life)
(if you are old, you’re welcome to stay on my lawn)
The drummer is really laying off the hihat. Wassup with that?
That seemed a little uncomfortable and stilted. It was fine.
My favorite is not safe 🙁 You can tell ’cause she was voted off last week 🙁
Thanks for reminding me, Ryan Seacrest
Nick is safe.
Nick is doing some Maroon 5 song I don’t think I’ve heard before. That I’ve been mercifully spared from.
It’s very noisy
Nick was previously seen on America’s Got Talent, apparently.
Lot of heavy lifting by the backup singers there. That was competent. Not thrilling.
What on earth are the criteria for what makes an “anthem”?
Loving that we aren’t seeing the behind-the-scenes stuff like usual. Just the ol’ school personal reel followed by the performance.
Clark is safe.
Shockingly our two WGWG are safe
Seriously? “My voice changes people”?
“Yesterday” is not an Anthem. Clark is fired.
Also he’s not singing this especially well
Are you interested in seeing how Celine Dion would sing “Yesterday”? Well, there you go.
Clark is getting a bit too big for his britches.
Oh, screw that. Yesterday is a song about being demoralized, being torn apart by something. It’s not about yelling and screaming. It’s about being cut down.
I hated that.
Can Rayvon best Tyanna or Quentin in Twitter voting? I would guess so.
Interestingly, Rayvon could be the lowest vote-getting contestant ever to make the Top 6. He hasn’t had to be even close to anyone else in three weeks.
Noooo not Tyanna!
It’s an interesting dynamic though. The voters vote Rayvon out and Twitter votes him right back in.
Tyanna is safe. Idol Sausage Fest 2015 is cancelled.
Tyanna is doing a Miley Cyrus song even though she can actually sing, unlike Miley
The upper register is so dead-on, pitch wise, that it’s weird how flat she is in her lower register. Mixed.
Quentin was slightly more popular than Tyanna on Votefair this week, FWIW.
Is Quentin the black Jim Morrison?
(He’s doing The Doors’ Light My Fire)
These verses are killer.
This might be the best we’ve heard from Quentin, for me. I actually really liked it.
That Quentin “yelling” at Harry thing is actually on the Wikipedia entry for this season. Was that a really big deal?
Rayvon sounding pretty good on a kind of horrible song. Sam Smith is a scourge upon the airwaves.
uhhhhhhhh, yeah Rayvon might win despite being in the bottom 2 three times even though nothing like that has ever happened. Why is that plausible?
Nick shot out of a cannon here on Maggie May. Sounding really good.
Perfect song choice, perfect pitch. That was really really good.
The next poll on this site might be “what’s your Bayesian prior on whether Rayvon can win?”
Tyanna is singing Bryan Adams’ Heaven.
That was really well executed. I can’t say it really moved me. I’m also surprised that they didn’t do the key change (what Randy called “the modulation”) which I want to say the original did. It was strong, but not amazing.
Sadly, I think Quentin is going to pay for last week’s outburst. That, plus Rayvon’s fans being so organized, is not great.
Clark is singing a Justin Bieber song. God help us.
Real talk: dude kinda has a five-head.
Speaking as a guy who’s been playing for about 20 years, Clark is probably the best guitar player we’ve ever seen on Idol.
That opening was played hybrid style with a pick, and it was really clean. I liked it more than Harry did, I guess.
Harry’s not even right about it being all blues scale.
Jax is singing White Flag.
Speaking for myself, that was easily the best performance this season.
It helps that the Dido original is a song that oozes the kind of sour melancholy only experienced at the meeting of two old lovers. I don’t think Jax knows any of that, but it was extremely well-executed.
Quentin’s singing Shake it Out
Quentin seems to have gotten his pitch way under control. He hasn’t any fall-down moments all night.
Dude’s doing just about everything he could do here. Let’s hope it was enough.
That is bull. No records released are not compressed, auto-tuned, and with quantized drums. The labels won’t put them out.
Rayvon is singing Go Your Own Way
This is a theme park performance if there ever was one.
I would pay money to have the Songstar pitch meter over that last note. It was all over the place.
#savequentin because chainmail.
Rayvon wins Twitter again. Quentin is eliminated.
Somebody organizing that kid’s social media deserves a raise.