For everyone complaining about Melinda...

United States
May 17, 2007 10:05am CST
I have a question for you. What about Phil Stacey? Was he not a great singer? Why did he go home? If you can answer that, well then, Melinda went home for the same reason.
7 responses
• United States
25 May 07
SereneSecrets, Phil and Melinda BOTH went home 4 the SAME reason: NEITHER 1 of them has the "it" factor. Sure, they both can SING, but being an "idol" is about way MORE than just a great voice! Can u honestly picture either 1 of them selling out an arena??? I know I can't! U have 2 have stage presence, charisma, be a GREAT PERFORMER, AND, have that indescribable "it" factor. ALL the GREATS in music have the WHOLE "package", NOT just a great voice! In fact, MANY of the GREATS DON'T even have a "technically" great singing voice! Jordin WON, because they c "marketability" in her. But, personally, I don't c her as a "pop" star. She'll do better on the Disney Channel, or Nickelodeon. But, she'd better hurry up, 'cuz she'll only be young and "cute" 4 SO LONG! LOL!!!!! Truthfully, the REAL STAR this season, REGARDLESS of all the "flack" he received, is SANJAYA! He has that energy, and that LOOK in his eyes! Him NOT being the best singer is IRRELEVANT, because MANY superstars, as I said, are NOT great singers! Anyone remember Paula Abdul's past success???
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• United States
25 May 07
The first sentence of this response is the exact point I was trying to make with this discussion. The way you said it made it seem like you were telling me something I didn't know. Maybe I just read it wrong tho.
• United States
25 May 07
Actually, I didn't "get" that MY point was also YOUR point! 2 ME, it seemed like u were a Phil fan, and were upset because he got sent home, like it was "unfair" that 2 good singers didn't make it 2 the end. So, I wasn't trying 2 be condescending, and I apologize if it came off that way. This just goes 2 show u that EVERYONE interprets information DIFFERENTLY! I misinterpreted your question, as u misinterpreted my response! I hope this clears things up!
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• United States
25 May 07
haha, yeah my point with this discussion was your point with your response. I agree with you, those are the reasons why they both got sent home. :)
• United States
17 May 07
I don't think you can compare Phil to Melinda. Phil had a good voice but he lacked orginality and he wasn't that great of a performer. That is what the judges told him over and over again but he never made a change. There are plenty of good singers in the world but you have to bring something unique to the stage to really stand out. Melinda has a GREAT voice and she is a GREAT performer. She brought orginiality to each song that she did and she was the most consistant. I know she will get signed and have a great career. She was the most talented contestant but we all know that doesn't mean that you are guarenteed to win. I think Jordin & Blake are both more marketable and that is why they are staying around.
• United States
17 May 07
Just as I said in the post, what you said about Phil goes for Melinda too. She was a great singer, but NOT a good performer, and definitely not original in any way. Not everyone is going to agree on this obviously. We all have different opinions and tastes and that's what makes American so wonderful :)
@patgalca (15562)
• Orangeville, Ontario
17 May 07
Gotta agree with terry11, it is always a popularity contest more than anything when it comes to the viewers voting. I thought for sure it would be Melinda and Jordin in the final two. In fact, I had Melinda pegged right from auditions. I was stunned to see her leave last night. I am comforted in the fact that I know she will have a great career ahead of her regardless.
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@mari610 (360)
• United States
17 May 07
How can you even compare Phil Stacey with Melinda? He may have had a few good performances, but he is no where near the vocalist Melinda is. I would call him a mediocre performer at best. To say that she went home for the same reason he did, is an insult to Melinda. Phil may have been your favorite and that's fine,but, comparing the two is just plain ridiculous.
• United States
17 May 07
No, Phil was not at all my favorite. What I am saying is Phil got voted off because of the way he looked and acted. He was older, married, and didn't appeal to a younger crowd. Melinda had many of the same problems. Again, this has very little to do with singing. The reason Melinda went home is not because she was the weakest singer. She went home because of her personality, demeanor, performance ability, looks...the overall package. It's not an insult to Melinda's singing because the reason she went home had nothing to do with her singing. I'm sorry you misunderstood the discussion.
@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
17 May 07
He was great country week and also on bon Jovi night, but other than that I did not find him that great. I am not sad that Melinda is gone, I am hoping that Jordin will win, that the people voting for melinda now will give their votes to Jordin instead =) I have been hoping for her many many mnay weeks now =)
@alilswt (388)
• United States
17 May 07
he gave it his all when he sang county and it was great but he did not seam as comfortable with other songs he was a great singer and i think he will get a country contract
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
17 May 07
I thought that Phil was only good once Country night came. Ever since then he shined and showed his true talent. Melinda has been great every single show. I am surprised that she went, but I am also glad that she is gone. I think that both Melinda and Phil will have great careers in music.