February 21, 2005
Chico: Yes. Well, as a
Canes fan... No. What I'm especially irked at is now that
there aren't any Canes games, there are more State games. Ick.
Gordon: I'm a NJ fan. It would have been nice to see another
run at the Playoffs. Jason, however is a Rangers fan, so he is
spared the agony of another sucky, overpaid team.
Jason: Thank you. I feel honored that Bettman and Co. decided
to spare me.
Chico: With that, we move onto part 1 of play time... Last
week, we went from 100,000 to 24. Here, we sample a few of the
better of the 24 in a segment called... Who's Your Daddy.
Gordon, if you would explain, please.
Gordon: It's real simple. I will be giving you a list of
American Idol singers. You will list them as to who is the
best. Any questions?
Gordon: OK - First singer - Nadia Turner.
Chico: She's what you call in this segment... nucleic. A
focal point, if you will.
Gordon: Great voice, great personality. She's a threat.
Jason: I don't want to speak of some I don't know.
Chico: I liked Nadia a lot.
Gordon: OK - Next up...Mario Vasquez.
Jason: A huge threat. He will be in the top 5 in the men.
Chico: An early favorite. He could easily be in the top five
PERIOD. Simply put, Mario = Nadia's daddy.
Gordon: Agreed. Let's stick Mario on top of Nadia.
Chico: Mario on top of Nadia... That sounds SO wrong.
Joe: ROFL. Why, is Mario gay? ;P(ducks)
Gordon: Next - Mikalah Gordon, she's spunky, and she reminds
me of the next Diana DeGarmo.
Chico: Except her cheeriness is justified. While Diana is
just cheery for the sake of cheery.
Jason: Spunky is good--her talent is ok.
Chico: But cheery is still cheery. She's under Nadia on the
totem of talent.
Jason: Yes under.
Chico: But she's cute, though.
Gordon: Next - Constantine Maroulis - the hard rocker from
Jason: You will need someone to balance the pop aspect. He
will get to the top 10 --fade about 7 or so in.
Chico: This one's a hard call. We have someone who plays on
his strengths and is different. But is he better than the
rest? Better than Mikalah, at least.
Gordon: Mario, Nadia, Constantine, Mikalah?
Chico: Between Mikalah and Nadia, but that's my personal
opinion. Yours may vary.
Gordon: Seems right to me.
Gordon: Next up - Carrie Underwood. She is Simon's pick to win
the whole thing, and she is a bastion of country music. Is she
Jason: Nope. Because there is one purer voice out there. You
haven't mentioned that person yet.
Chico: As you said once before... IF YOU CAN'T EVEN LEARN A
FEW LYRICS, YOU SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ON THE FREAKING STAGE.
Joe: Something tells me Jason and I aren't picking the same
person. Chico's got the idea.
Chico: I got more than an idea :)
Joe: If you don't have the lyrics, you get the boot.
Gordon: I actually think she's a sleeper who is going to get
very far in this - maybe even top 12.
Chico: she's like Carmen Rasmussen.. only she sounds
bearable. I say over Nadia, but not by much. But if she
can't remember her words... That'll be the end of her.
Gordon: Next -
Gordon: Anthony Fedorov - he has a tracheotomy - and he's the
only white male pop person really profiled. How far does he
Joe: Top 12 at least. Anyone with a voice like AFTER a
tracheotomy is a badass.
Jason: Not very... He doesn't have the personality to get
him far enough. Reminds me of John Stevens.
Chico: He looks like Justin Timberlake (five
years ago), and
sounds like Clay Aiken. But still shaky. So right after
Gordon: I think this kid has potential. I'd put him in the
very dangerous category with Mario.
Joe: Except that Timberlake is a TimberSHMUCK.
Chico: Nice compensatory damage there.
Gordon: Next...Amanda Avila!
Gordon: What rules Idol - looks or talent?
Chico: Looks hot, sounds hot... Above Carrie.
Joe: She Mario's Mommy.
Chico: See, when you have both, it's just ... yeah.
Gordon: Unanimous, apparently.
Gordon: For the men next - David Brown, the gospel singer in
the South. Can he carry his faith to win?
Chico: I think so. He's got some pipes, too. Put him with
Mario and Amanda.
Gordon: He's very good.
Jason: Definite maybe.
Gordon: ok. #9....
Chico: I'm guessing this is your pick for final 12.
Gordon: Not necessarily =) Janay Castine - her mommy wants her
to be the next Idol - do you?
Joe: No. lol
Chico: Umm... Not too much of a personality, so I can't
really like her that much. Put her below Mikalah.
Gordon: I have to agree. She's good. Everyone else is better.
Gordon: #10....Anwar Robinson. He can dance, he can sing. Can
he win the whole thing?
Chico: Possibly... yes. Above Amanda.
Jason: He is my pick to win it all.
Joe: BOOOOOOOOOOO! lol
Gordon: We have dissension in the ranks.
Chico: Just so I could hear that reaction.
Jason: He is the best voice and pure talent out there. And he
has that "it"; that I think no one there has.
Chico: And he's really a big musical talent.
Gordon: I think he's good. I think Mario is better, actually,
but we'll get the consensus....
Chico: Damn.. this is a good top 12 right here... You
Gordon: #11....Fantasia Barrino. How does this year's crop
compare to last year's winner?
Chico: The spoiler? =p
Joe: Very well.
Jason: She would not win this year. Period.
Chico: I'd have to say so. Not bad, but some of this year's
talent could make her seem irrelevant.
Joe: Definitely not.
Joe: She would get rolled like a slab of cookie dough.
Gordon: I agree - but where would you put her?
Chico: Below Carrie. Because Nadia's forgettable.
Gordon: I would put her below Nadia.
Jason: Above Mikalah--cant stand her.
Gordon: And finally, #12: William Hung.
Gordon: Just kidding. Finally, we have the Idol from two years
ago, Ruben Studdard.
Jason: Put Ruben at the top, but lets see if the cast can
Chico: Nah. Anwar would give Ruben a run for his money, as
would David, Mario, and Amanda.
Joe: I'll go with Chico's analysis.
Gordon: I think Ruben would have done well. I think this time,
though, his lack of diversity would have been his undoing. I
also think that Clay would place higher than him.
Jason: Did you all see the overreaction of one of the women
Chico: Which one would that be? That could be anyone!
Jason: Oh well.
Gordon: I believe you are looking for Faith Gatewood
Jason: That's out 12.
Chico: I think you were referring to Aa'shia Jackson?
Jason: The one who Ryan consoled on the Wednesday show.
Gordon: The one that Ryan had to console as she ran out of the
hotel is Faith.
Chico: Oh... yeah, Faith, I believe.
Jason: That leads to another question...is the top 24 the
Gordon: Ever? I think so.
Gordon: They certainly had the toughest requirements from all
Chico: If only because it's top heavy in talent, yeah, but I
want to hear what the public thinks and yes, this is a plea
Joe: I'll leave this one for you guys.
Gordon: Mail us your opinions on this at
Jason: Send us mail.
Chico: Next up on the big program, some harsh truths about
the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament. Accuracy or Idiocy? Find
out when we return.
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