what first drew you to american idol ? I'm a singer myself and was hearing all the hype about it over the course of the first season so I tuned into the first season halfway in...I immediatly became hooked, but I didn't have a favorite contestant on it like I did for season 2.
did you watch both seasons ? Half of season 1, watched all and I do mean ALL of season 2. haha
which did you like better? why? Season 2... two words-Clay Aiken
which idol did you like better, kelly clarkson or ruben studdard ?
Kelly Clarkson ...But in my opinion Clay Aiken was the real american idol of season 2.=)
In the first season, who was your favorite? why? I'll go with Kelly because I thought she had a warm sweet personality and her voice was incredible. I definatly thought she had "Star" appeal.
Between Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why? Kelly... I think because I thought she was just a better vocalist than Justin and more people watching could relate to her. I thought Justin's appeal wasn't concentrating as much on his talent and voice, but in his looks. And when it comes to music, I always stick with talent over looks.
In the second season, who was your favorite? why?
Clay Aiken. hahah I don't even know where to begin. Let's just say the moment I saw him walk into the audition in Atlanta and open his mouth to sing, something clicked with me. I bonded with my mom over him and she called me freaking out about his voice. I thought I had never in my life heard any voice so amazing. He had the warm funny personality that only comes around once in awhile. He wasn't putting on a front. He was genuiune, sweet and you could tell he really just WAS a good guy. I was so excited to see his transformation as the season went on. He truly did have a fairytale movie script like story unfold over the season and I think America definatly fell in love with him, whether they liked it or not.
Between Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard, who did you want to be the American Idol ? why?
haha This I think has already been answered by me, But Clay Aiken of course. Because I honestly thought he had the better voice than Ruben. I also thought that if you wanna make it as a music star and performer you have to have the media savy attributes along with the personality. Clay is ALL personality. I could listen to him talk for days. He draws you in to his world and his life when you see him doing interviews and I thougth this guy is really gonna make it.
Who was your favorite judge? I'll go with Simon. I know alot of people either love him or hate him. But I love that Simon has turned being mean into something cool. I think he really does have a good heart and cares about the contestants that he believes in. I really do. I think he's pretty damn sexy too. haha
If Simon wasn't your favorite judge, what did you think about him? n/a
Did you go to any of the American Idol Tour Concerts?Yes actually. I went to both. I worked for a radio station in College when the first american idol tour with Justin and Kelly came to town, and I got to help out backstage at it. And I went to the American Idol 2 tour this past summer to see Clay.
What did you think? It was amazing. I was in awe and I loved every minute of it. One of the best nights ever.
Did it change your opinion on any of the contestants?It did actually. I really wasn't a huge fan of Carmen before the concert, but after meeting her... I thought she was very sweet.
Have you met any of the Idols of either season ? Yes I met all of the season 2 contestants from the tour.
Clay and Me
If so, what did you think of them ?
Kim Locke-She was ok... I love her voice and everything but she actually came off alittle bit snobby to me... I think she was just tired.
Carmen-Like I said before,I wasn't a huge fan of hers before I met her, but she was so sweet and nice to me, so my opinion changed.
Charles-He's from near my hometown here in ohio, so I told him welcome home. He was a sweetheart and seemed like a really genuine guy.
Kim C.-Very nice, very easy going and cool. She was great to her fans.
Julia-She seemd tired as well, but she was really nice.
Ruben-I don't really have much of an opinion on him, he was nice to me,kinda of boring to talk to,he complimented me on my louis vuitton purse haha.
Trynece-She was very nice and actually very pretty in person.
Rickey-One of the nicest out of all the idols, So down to earth, and so cool.
Clay-Clay is absolutly amazing. He was so sweet and so nice to me. And he even remembered me from the meet and greet before the show and told me when I got to go backstage. I wasn't disapointed with him at all. He was gracious, kind and even cuter in person.
Have you ever stalked any of them ? No.
What do you think of Kelly Clarkson's music career now ? I think it's going well. Other than the world idol thing. But Kurt was awesome.
Do you have her cd ? If so, what do you think ?I do have her cd, and its so great. I love all the songs on it. My layout of my lj is actually set to the lyrics of her song "Beautiful disaster" which is one of my favorite songs.
What do you think of Clay Aiken's music career now ? I think Clay's music career is better than ever. He's amazing. I think he's really here to stay.
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ?Of course I do. haha I actually got an advanced copy of it a few days before it came out and I knew as soon as I started listening to it that it was gonna be huge. I think I'd like to see him grow alittle more musically on his next cd, and even take a stab at writing some songs as well. I love all the songs on the cd, esp. "touch" it's nice to hear him sing something that is more "Out of his box".
What do you think of Ruben Studdard's music career now ? I don't really have an opinion on Ruben's career. I'm trying to be careful with my words because I don't want to offend anyone. I really am not a huge fan of his music. I think the people that watched him on AI2, loved him for the R&B ballads he sang and the motown stuff. I don't think alot of people will be happy with all the rap and music like that on his new cd because they are used to the things he sang on the show.
Will you buy his cd ? No I won't
What do you think about Justin Guarini's music career now ? I feel sorry for Justin I guess. Esp. after RCA dropped him from the label. But I really think that he'd be great on Broadway or doing things like that. I just don't think he had a solid enough fan base to have a huge music career and sell alot of records. They waited way too long after AI to release his cd as well. The interest had already been lost on him, and peaked on the new contestants on AI 2.
Do you have his cd ? If so, what do you think ? No I don't have it.
What do you think about his record label dropping him? Do you agree ?See above answer.
Your Opinion of...
Kimberly Locke : Great voice. Not so much a fan or her personality.
R.J. Helton : I don't know a whole lot about R.J. I think he's adorable and I think he's doing gospal music now? I could be wrong.
Frenchie : I think frenchie would have won AI2 if she hadn't of been kicked off the show. I think she's really suited for broadway and her voice is too big for words. She's awesome.
Kimberly Caldwell : I have mixed feelings on Kim. I do like her though. I think she has more of a tv personality than a voice. Her voice is good, but I think if she ventures into acting, she might have some success.
Nikki McKibbin :I wasn't a big fan of Nikki's. I thought her voice was awful and I was devastated when she made it to the top 3 and Tamyra was kicked off. That was so wrong.
Tamyra Gray :Tamyra was incredible. I really think it should have been a Kelly/Tamyra finale. She's not a bad actor either. (Boston Public)
Trenyce :Trenyce is cool. She didn't have much of a personality on AI 2 and I thought she was holding back alot of things and alot of words on AI2 just to save face. I think she has a great voice though.
Carmen Rasmusen : Like I said, Im not a big fan of Carmen's voice. But I think she really is a genuine nice girl.
Charles Grigsby :Charles is awesome. I don't think he was AI winner material. But I think he had a great personality and always brought a smile to my face.
Christina Christian :I never really was a fan of Christina. I didn't think her voice was all that great and she actually kind of put me to sleep.
Julia DeMato : I think Julia's cool. I didn't think her voice was amazing.
Have you ever tried out for American Idol ?Nope
What was your experience ?
Are you planning on trying out next season ? Actually I am. I was going to try-out this past season but it didn't work out. I do plan on trying out for sure though this coming summer for AI4.
Are you excited for next season? What do you expect ?Yeah it starts tomorrow actually. I'm sure the auditions are going to be hilarious. I don't think anything will beat AI2 though.
Any other opinions you want to include ?I guess just to say that the whole reason I fell in love with AI is Clay Aiken. I love the show, I love seacrest, I love all the amazing people I've met through AI and Clay.
Do you consider yourself an "OBSESSED" American Idol Fan ?! I don't consider myself to be obsessed with american idol. I might be borderline obsessed with Clay. I'm not an insane obsessed fan though. I'm mature about things for the most part. And Clay just brings alot of happiness and laughter into my life. I've met some of the best friends through AI and Clay and I hope I can keep on meeting more.=)