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  1. Gel

    Season 16 Discussion

    Rod was a nice surprise. Maelyn sounded great vocally, but I only understood every third word or so. Are you only supposed to vote for one or the other? Or how is that going to work? For those of you with a better ear, was keeping tempo with the band somehow an issue that threw some of them off pitch?
  2. Gel

    Season 16 Discussion

    What is it about going to lives that makes them all go off pitch? Is it the change in studio? Nerves? It’s beyond frustrating that the Blinds is too often the best performance for so many, imho.
  3. Gel

    Season 16 Discussion

    Are the current season Blinds and Battle Rounds no longer available on iTunes? Or do they come out later?
  4. Gel

    Season 16 Discussion

    Beth vs. Jej was impressive for pure singing ability. Kudos.
  5. Gel

    S01.E08: Semi Finals: Double Unmasking

    Is it just me or did the Lion not sound as good as previous nights? I have always been favorably impressed with her singing, but last night both she and the Monster sounded off to me on a couple of notes.
  6. Gel

    Season 15 Discussion

    This cannot be said enough. I would happily lose the runs and the “big” notes in exchange. If the basics are not there, adding more crap to it doesn’t make it better.
  7. Gel

    Season 15 Discussion

    Thanks, PhD-Purgatory15. I remember the bird obsession, but sadly not the actual audition song (had to look it up on YouTube). Downside of actually watching the bios this time around? They seem to have cut down on the sob stories, thankfully.
  8. Gel

    Season 15 Discussion

    Did I miss when Blake used his block? They kept saying Jennifer was the only one who had one to use.
  9. Gel

    S14.E16: The Live Playoffs, Night 3

    That was a whole lot of angsty screaming. It’s almost as if they got coached to emote on one setting: pain. Question for those who know, were a lot of these guys flat, pitch-wise? They sounded off. So many of them sounded off that I started to wonder if it was a sound check equipment issue, or not being accustomed to the stage, or something systemic. All efforts to make the song “their own” was not helping, either.
  10. Gel

    S.14.E07: The Battles Part 1

    I have no idea who these mentors are outside of Trace Adkins. And it’s a sign of old age I’m just resigned to that.
  11. Gel

    S11.E25: Live Final Performances

    Anyone but Josh. Yes, Josh would fit in with country radio right now. And as a longtime country fan, I say, what happened to you, country radio?!
  12. Gel

    S11.E23: Live Top 8 Performances

    Thanks for the links and explanations on the in-ears. I guess learning to use them and initial nerves could explain why so many of the singers sounded so bad during the first of the live performances this season. It's sort of interesting going back to look at the Battles, they're not wearing the in-ears there.
  13. Gel

    S11.E23: Live Top 8 Performances

    You made me laugh because I was thinking exactly the same thing last night when Blake sang for Sundance's study tape. Billy and Aaron are frustrating opposites for me--it's like Billy does all songs well but none of them keepers, whereas Aaron does most songs badly but has a few real gems (YMMV). Frustrating. I tend to think Billy needs to stop singing to The Audience and sing to someone. Aaron needs to stop being on the show, but more because I think it is just not the right venue for what he does best. I liked Wé's song, but I always feel like she's having to outsing all the production, which detracts from the overall thing. This is probably just me, but it drives me batty when performers with guitars abruptly stop playing the guitar mid-song and more so when they do this for long periods of time, Josh. Lastly, what are those little earpiece thingies they wear? I noticed Billy took one of his out in the middle of his duet with Christian. Does it affect how they perceive pitch? Because aside from the nerves and the lives aspect, a lot of these guys sound horridly pitchy on stage to the point where it's just weird. They don't sound like that on the iTunes snippets or in rehearsal.
  14. Gel

    S11.E22: Live Top 10 Results

    I wonder why the show didn't mention Courtney's vocal injury when they were all over Kylie's? At least Courtney seems to have a very lovely and positive attitude about the whole experience, which was nice to see.
  15. Gel

    S11.E22: Live Top 10 Results

    It's the guitar. Austin should've brought his guitar. It's also getting kind of funny watching Aaron and Miley try to come up with new last parting words as demanded by the formula.
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