Wednesday, April 05, 2006

America, America, America...

First George Bush and now this. America I am so disappointed in you. All of my favorites (Elliott, Paris, and Mandisa) were in the bottom three. I can't believe Mandisa is leaving "American Idol". Well, off I go to complain to everybody I know...


49 comments:








SoulSister1

said...

She was one of the best singers but you know how whites are. She is overweight, black, and a woman. She doesn't look like those flat booty cokeheads Lindsey, Mary Kate, and Hilary Duff. Three strikes against her. They're trying to get rid of all the sistas. Fantasia and Ruben had their turn. There cannot be another Black American Idol. The whites won't allow that.





Anonymous

said...

Sorry that Mandisa left.I thought Paris should've been the one to go.She can sing,but It's something about her that I just don't like.





Anonymous

said...

^^^I know what you mean about Paris,just can't put my finger on it.





Anonymous

said...

^Yeah it is something about Paris that annoys the hell out of me. I think it's because she acts so damn goofy all the time. And she tries to act like Fantasia sometimes..sorry paris honey there is only 1 Fantasia.



Mandisa was okay, but she had a messed up lower register. But you know there is not about to be another black winner anytime soon. So enjoy the 2 we have Ruben & Fantasia. And I am really enjoying Fantasia--that girl can saaaaang I love her.





Anonymous

said...

i love her but she chose the wrong song and she is just too friggin big. it's okay to be thick but she is morbidly obese people. hate me if you want to but i speak the truth. she put in some fantastic performances so AI was a good showcase for her singing ability.

now she needs to go and handle that weight and start recording. and paris is just too young to handle this shit but that little bitch can blow, without question.

chris is gonna win and taylor will be second runner up...





Anonymous

said...

American idol sucks we will never have another black person to win this competition even if that black person is the best he/she wont win.Face it you guys us black people will never get respect in this country.White people dont like us they didnt like us back then and they still dont like us now.They all think we are the same.They think all of our females are whores who have babies and live on welfare and they think our males are all thugs who rob,beat and rape our woman.





Anonymous

said...

This was so FIXED!! One of the djs here on a White station was CONVINCED Mandisa was getting voted off tonight he even was willing to take bets. He wouldn't say how he know but just kept saying "Trust me, I know"..makes you go hmmmmm.............





Anonymous

said...

mandisa was NOT good last night. she CAN be brilliant but she was not good last night and the fact that she is so fat doesn't help her one iota.

now she must get to work...and white people HATE testimony, so all of her religious rhetoric sunk her too. there was just no winning with this one.

fantasia overcame many obstacles to get to the top of american idol and she was by far the BEST singer her year!





Saundrajt

said...

Someone previously said that America wouldn’t allow there to be another BLACK American Idol. Well the truth is Black America won't allow there to be another Black American Idol. We assumed that because Mandisa was damn good and because the judges liked her that she was safe. Remember the upset with Latoya London going home. American Idol is supposed to be about the better singer white or black. If we are going to watch American Idol then we must support those we feel are the better singer. We must COMMIT to their success on the show without fail. I for one have watched the show for a few season's and can honestly say that I have only voted 4 or 5 times. Think about how many more of us there are that give the network our ratings by watching and then we don’t support or people by voting. We'd rather say that there is a problem with the system or say we are not watching any more. The only people that we affect are those like Latoya, Jenifer and now Mandisa. All beautiful voices!!!! Now, on the other hand, all those ladies are better off without American Idol because they don't have any restrictions, and they don't have to play by the rules of American Idol. Don't think that Mandisa's phone ain’t ringing off the hook! We will soon be reading here that Mandisa got a deal!!!! I digress!





Anonymous

said...

Baby girl is wrong as hell for that shirt.





Anonymous

said...

1. I need Mandisa to never,ever, ever, ever wear that shirt again in life. The AI stylist needs her ass beat for letting Madisa go on national tv with that on.

2. That whole bottom 3 was some bull. Did black folks hear that it was Country Week and just decide not to watch? Because the 3 people getting the black vote were in the bottom 3.

3.Saundrajt you were speaking the truth. I am still shocked that Ruben and Fantasia managed to get enough votes to win. Not only do we not commit to their success on the show, we don't commit to their sucess after the show. Then we wonder why the two black winners have sold the least amount of cd's. Because the bootleg man made some good money on Fantasia's "Free Yourself" cd.





Anonymous

said...

Thank you anon 11:47pm. I'm so sick of us complaining about thinks being so racist. And then we managed to not get off our ass and support. There is no reason why Fantasia the best singing woman out now should be slept on.

Sometimes I sit and think how the hell did Ruben & Fantasia win? I know how Fantasia did because she was the best damn singer & performer that show had ever seen. But it still amazes me how Ruben won--glad he did though.





PrInCe Of GaNgStA & bLuEz

said...

Mandisa has been see at the Kirl Franklin concert this week behind stage pictures with her,kirk,and mary mary so she already about to do her thing.





Anonymous

said...

Typically racist comments flying! Aren't there enough of black people to keep Mandisa in by voting? However Mandisa did say -Believe in God and he'll "make you change your lifestyle and addiction". I believe God loves you no matter what. Right there she lost all of her gay fans (and faghags) and she sure did have many. However her second two song selection were quite out there and not so good. I was sad to see the best singer leave the show and so were many of my white friends.





South

said...

I was mad after that because all 3 of my favorites were in the bottom 3 but if 1 had 2 go im glad it was her because shell get a gospel contract and elliot needs it more then both of them and paris shes just gonna take it all





Anonymous

said...

^ Sorry, Paris is not winning. She is a mini-Fantasia. And there is already 1 Fantasia, so there is no point in having another one. A white male will win tis year and it is either Chris or Taylor, most likely Chris.





Miss P AKA Her Royal Cliqueness

said...

Agree with anon about Chris or Taylor winning.

But it's all good for Mandisa. Getting into the top 10 should help her career and she'll get to move on without as many restrictions as she would if she had to stay with that AI tag for a year or two.





Anonymous

said...

sorry to see Mandisa go, with non talents like that damn Bucky still there, we as black people have got to support each other like the whites do..Fantasia was the best to come out of that show but she doesn't have the support like ANON 12:00 a.m. we got to support our artists and get behind them..

we some bootlegging fools..





Gemini

said...

They're getting rid of all the women on the show, one by one. This year a guy will win, trust me. Even if Mandisa had made it to the final 2, she would not have won. There has only been one guy winner in all these seasons and even though they say it's up to America to vote and pick the winner, you better believe there's some politics behind the scenes, discarding votes and whatnot. Chris will win and either Elliot or Katharine will be runner up.





kitty

said...

I don't think her wight ir what she wears should even be brung up, i can't belive what some of you are saying. it is sadi to see that american idol is a popularity contest. it is not abouit the best singer, it is about who looks the best. yeah she had a bad night but hell ace and bucky have sucked since they have been on the damn show. amreican idol is dead to me now. i don't even understan how elliott was in the bottom three. for a man who is deaf in one ear he is amazing. then people are on mandesia cause she did a gospel song so what. everybody need a little jesus in they life. she was the best female singer there and it is ashame that because she is overweight and sung a gospel song she went home. all i hear people say about her is thats he is fat so the hell what she can sing. but why does this surprise me about americans becuase they are same idots who voted for bush as the president.





Anonymous

said...

Mandisa had a huge backlash from a lot of gays and lesbians who were "offended" when she sang the Mary,Mary song that referenced "overcoming lifestyle" they immediately assumed she was talking about homosexuality..





Nee

said...

I just wasn't that impressed with Mandisa. I REALLY, REALLY tried but she just didn't do it for me. And no--it didn't have anything to do with her weight and yes--I am black.





Sweety

said...

Yes us black people should participate more but.Come on now you guys know there is some person behind the scences discarding votes and what not.They have some say so in that mess,dont be foolish.

Im not trying to be funny because mandisa can sang..But why is she shaped like that? Her body is hugee and then you go to her head and its sooo small.Paris will be the next to be voted off





Julia_Claudine_Deveraux

said...

She had too much class to be associated with AI. Maybe she'll get a real contract where her talent will be truly appreciated.





Anonymous

said...

Okay she is gone but God will make a way. Paris is still young someone will pick her up. Elliot looks like an elf. Chris is the next American Idol. He has the looks and the voice for America. He is what they call Marketable....





Cori

said...

Nee--I agree. Mandisa just didn't do it for me. Her voice was so overrated.


Now Fantasia--that's my girl, she was the only one I voted for and continue to support. Everybody else has just been lackluster for me.





Leah

said...

AI is fundamentally a popularity contest... so when you don't vote... look at what happened to Katherine McPhee the other night... she was in the bottom 2 even though she did a decent job.

I also vote for Elliot (and sometimes Paris)... I never vote for Chris or Taylor because I know they'll be fine i the voting. The rest I could care less about.

Country night overall was TERRIBLE. Even the good singers (I thought Paris and Elliot were the best and that wasn't saying much)...

I'm convinced Kelly and Bucky are going to make it to the final 4 along with Taylor and Chris with Chris winning it all... not because they are good but because those two are the most popular and folks VOTE overwhelmingly for them... on www.dialvote.com they're always in the top 4 for votes.

Very sad to see Mandisa go, but I believe she'll do well in the gospel circuit, which is where she wanted to go.





Nee

said...

I've already commented but I just have to add that leah's assessment that AI is fundamentally a popularity contest is correct. But we have to understand that being an AI is not all about singing because the music industry is not all about singing--it's a popularity contest too. I'm not naming any names because everyone has their own opinion as to what they like, but think about all the people out there that are popular as hell, selling millions of records, and really, actually, sound like shit...It's just the nature of the beast...





Anonymous

said...

There is not alot of blacks watching AI due to lack of hip hop friendly looking blacks on the show and the Jaime Foxx special controversy from a few weeks ago. Not saying that Mandisa, Paris, and the others couldn't sing. But they don't have that hip hop look and the white devils will curse you for being spiritual. But cheer up my black people all the blacks and latins on the show have better success than any of the whites. For instance, Frenchie on Broadway, Jennifer in Dreamgirls, Tamayra, Fantasia, Ruben, Lisa Tucker will be on the OC next week, Mario Vasquez and the twins who got signed to So So Def. Kelly Clarkson & Carrie Underwood can't get a break from the music; hollywood wouldn't give them a movie deal, and their album hasn't hit double platinum like Fantasia's.





Anonymous

said...

hate to brake it 2 you but Kelly Clarkson is the most successful Idol in the history of the show. do your research kelly clarkson went multiplatinum with her first album and her last album went triple platinum. Mandisa is one big bitch but she can sing





Anonymous

said...

white devils?





Anonymous

said...

Anon 2:39 your whole comment is untrue. Yes a couple of the black contestants have went on to perform on Broadway or tv but none of them have had the kind of recording success that they went on A.I to get. Frenchie, LaToya, Jennifer, and Tamayra combined don't have a million albums sold. Some of them still don't have a record deal. Carrie Underwood sold more albums in a couple of weeks than Ruben and Fantasia did in more than a year. Why? Because we don't support.

These comments that Mandisa will be fine, that record companies will be beating down her door, are funny. We say this same thing every year when a black contestant is voted off too soon and we never hear from them again.





Anonymous

said...

Most of ya'll are close minded. What does it have to do with color? The American Idol is supposed to have the whole package. Or at least most of it. Voice being most important, personality and looks. Everyone's alowed to vote, so what does it have to do with white or black? How can you argue with that?





Anonymous

said...

she is tooooo fat





Anonymous

said...

Too much hatred on this blog..I honestly don't feel it was a racial issue. her performances haven't been great and the country performance was poor





Anonymous

said...

This girl is to dam big,dam lose some fucking weight.Im suprised the stage didnt cave in with her big ass on it.Dam!!!





Anonymous

said...

That shirt she should not have worn she look like and indian teepee





not2nitebaby

said...

I too, am black and I don't think it had anything to do with race at all. Mandisa can get loud and hit some high notes, but she ain't all that. I think in the beginning she stayed out of the bottom 3 because America sympathized with her (because of what Simon had previously said). Anyway, she wasn't ever one of my favorites, but I know good and well that damn Ace Young don't have no business being there. He is so untalented. Chris, Elliot, Paris, and Catherine are my faves.





Anonymous

said...

what is that???





Anonymous

said...

Anon 2:39, i agree with you about the support we are saying Mandisa will get a deal and maybe she will but if black folks don't support our own, then what, i think its a shame that Ruben and Fantasia didn't sell 3 million cd's but Carrie and Kelly did, WHY, because the bootlegg man is not in there neighborhood. We need to go out and invest the $10 and support all of our artists.





Anonymous

said...

Carrie hasn't sold 3 million she's sold 2.5 million. Also anon3:49pm Carrie did NOT sell more in 2 weeks than Fantasia & Rubven did in a year. These white message board kids like to make it seem like Carrie is so successful when in reality Carrie Flopped hard when trying to cross over to mainstream radio with "Some Hearts." Anyway I do totaly agree that black folks don't support the idols we do have I mean Fantasia gets hated on more than Ashanti on some boards. I guess people like listening to garbage singers instead of the real ones.


It's also true that EVERY year someone says oh they'll be okay record companies are going to sign them up. Sorry..but there have been lots of singers with still no record deal. Jennifer Hudson being one. She may be in Dreamgirls now, but no recrod company is going to want her afterwards because she still isn't marketable.





Anonymous

said...

I'm black. Hated Mandisa. Don't care if she's black. NOt supporting something i don't like just because she's black





Anonymous

said...

anon 12:00 i heard on television this morning that carrie is triple platinum meaning she probably shipped that amount... and to be honest when i go in the record stores i can't find Fantasia's cd, its like they are not stocking it anymore so i had to go to amazon to get it which is a shame cause i see Kelly's cd all the time on the shelves. you guys are right we don't support our black artists we support the bootlegg man which i believe Fantasia and Ruben would of gone triple platinum if it wasn't for that..they don't do that in the country market and the white area's i'm sure..
But getting back on topic i do wish Mandisa well and all those that love her on the show go out and support her when her cd comes out..





Anonymous

said...

She's not talented enough. She is no where as good as Fantasia and Frenchie, not even as good Jennifer or Kimberly Locke. Her views on gays and her saying she would feel uncomfortable performing in front of a gay audience makes know I'm not going to support her.

She's hanging out with Kirk Franklin? Maybe she can cure him of his porn addiction, and he can cure her of her eating addiction.





Rockstar

said...

WHOA!!! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT MANDISA WAS THAT BIG! Her name fits her size though.





Anonymous

said...

OMG THAT GIRL IS HUGE!!!!





Anonymous

said...

Sad she's gone, it should've been Paris...her character is really ugly. And her "lean wit it, rock wit it" dance is super corny. Get a grip little girl. And I actually thought she was cool in the beginning. :-(





Anonymous

said...

I KNEW SHE WOULDN'T MAKE IT. SHE TOO HEAVY SET. I WISH HER THE BEST OF LUCK IN THE FUTURE THOUGH BECAUSE I THINK SHE HAS GREAT POTENTIAL.





Bri

said...

ok first...BUWAHAHAHAHA@that shirt and her actually wearing it on tv. please dress with your mind and body shape in mind.

next, i wasn't at all impressed with her. she's cute, huge and her voice is aiight.

i'm actually bored with American Idol, i only like the auditions to hear simon burn new assholes into people. =D

♥bri