Concert Review | American Idol Live!:...

Concert Review | American Idol Live!: Bowersox the real deal; Lynch...

There are 38 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 27, 2010, titled Concert Review | American Idol Live!: Bowersox the real deal; Lynch.... In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The top-10 finalists from Season 9 of American Idol did their thing last night in a half-full Nationwide Arena, as legions of young voters, accompanied by their folks, screamed whenever their favorite vocalist did a couple of tunes.

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Crest Hill, IL

#2 Jul 27, 2010
Seems like you went in with a bias toward Crystal. I saw the concert and felt that in their own way, they all actually exceeded what my expectations were compared to what happened on the show. For me it was the 2nd half with Mile, Casey, Crystal and Lee that impressed. But you are the music critic-so what do I know...
d strothers

Columbus, OH

#3 Jul 27, 2010
I went to columbus to see the Idol tour. I thought it was GREAT. Chrystal is still my favorite. They were all good but I was really disapointed with Siobhans music. UGH. Aaron Kelly really stood out. So glad I got to go. I was hoping Crystal and Lee would sing together.

Santa Maria, CA

#4 Jul 27, 2010
When you write that "Crystal was robbed" and then go on to put down Lee, it is obvious that you are not writing a review, you have a grudge. Where did you go to journalism school? What a joke! Crystal has a good voice, but she doesn't have what it takes to be an "idol". Grow up and get over it!

Ogden, UT

#6 Jul 28, 2010
Here it is - the perfunctory "our state was robbed" undying devotion to the contestant from your state who you thought should have won. In case you didn't get the lesson in junior high, cutting down someone else doesn't make your person look any better. Just an FYI. Lee has been getting rave reviews in every city where the reviewer doesn't already have preconceived opinions. Crystal is good, but so is Lee. Simple as that.
Southern Girl

Mount Airy, NC

#7 Jul 28, 2010
"But he didn't own them" ~ What show were you at dude? You are clearly hearing impaired. Casey James owns every song he plays. Hippy Chicks got nothing compared to him. I am actually laughing out loud right now at this review!!!!! Hahaa!

Salisbury, MD

#8 Jul 28, 2010
Casey "owns" all of the songs he sings. He is an awesome guitar player, and an amazing singer! Maybe your ears were clogged up or something!

United States

#9 Jul 28, 2010
Are you kidding me?! Casey didn't "own" those songs??? He owned the whole flippin' stage! He had the most diverse selection, and his guitar skills are SICK!! I realize you are rooting for the hometown girl and that is ok. But seriously...

Basildon, UK

#10 Jul 28, 2010
Seriously! Casey James did not "owe" the songs? I realise you are paid to have an opinion but are you sure you were even listening?
Jennie B

Dallas, NC

#12 Jul 28, 2010
Dude!! You're crazy!! Casey is the one who was "robbed" & he totally owned his songs & the STAGE!! Seriously...If you dont know REAL talent like Casey James when you hear it (which apparently you can't hear a thing!) then PLEASE find another job & quit this one ASAP! Casey James is the best thing to ever grace the Idol stage & I (among many others) believe Idol is lucky that Casey James discovered them & vice versa! Really..see a doc about those hearing issues you're having & then go see another show! You would be HIGHLY impressed by Casey! ;)


#13 Jul 28, 2010
Why are you talking like that?! they are all talented and great and million time better than the show .
And YES! Casey definitly own the stage & he is the one who robbed! he has THE MOST SEPERATED PRONOUNCED PERSONALITY! in the show . HELL! who can play 6 guitars in 5 songs!
Appearantly you were at a different show!


#14 Jul 28, 2010
Casey James not only owned his songs, he stole the show. Not sure how you could possibly come up with a statement like you did. Were you at the same concert everyone else was watching???? Reviews and recaps are fine, but let's get real here and recognize Casey for the true talent that he is.

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 28, 2010
I thought they all did an awesome job and have improved as singers and performers even since the show. They are all very talented but the ones who stood out to me were Aaron, Casey, Crystal and Lee.


#17 Jul 28, 2010
Errr, Tim got a good review while Casey James got a boo?! Nuff said.

** no offense to Tim's fans

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#18 Jul 28, 2010
You MUST be kidding. Ever review just about has stated that Casey James is one of the very best parts of this show!! Not own the songs?? Preposterous. The excitement he creates during I got Mine is astonishing...were you watching the same show??

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#19 Jul 28, 2010
Casey ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!Enough said! You, on the other hand, know a big fat zero about music my friend.

New York, NY

#20 Jul 28, 2010
You are kidding right? I know Crystal is from your area BUT I don't even think you went to the show.... I was there and Crystal has a nice tone to her voice butshe is a slug on stage. They night was dragging until Casey hit the stage. He wowed me and everyone near me! HE set the stage for CB and LD.... He got the crowd into the IT!. Aaron really surprised me> He is very very good. Him and Casey are the ones that got robbed.

Since: Mar 10

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 28, 2010
If you like punk rock at all then you loved Siobhan Magnus. If it's not your style of music then you didn't get into it...

One thing for certain she has the voice (and talent) to carry her deep into the music industry.

For all the critics of AI9 remember most of them had little to no experience prior to American Idol and even now are covering other people's music (with a couple of exceptions from Lee and Crystal).

Wait until they do their own stuff before you throw them under the bus.
Karen W

Hackensack, NJ

#22 Jul 28, 2010
Sounds someone's a sore loser that Crystal lost! I saw the show in Hershey PA and thought they all did a good job!

Hackensack, NJ

#23 Jul 28, 2010
You showed your bias as soon as you said Crystal was robbed. I happen to be a Lee fan and I feel he deserved to win. Obviously the fans voted and made their decision so get over it!
Smiley Miley

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#24 Jul 28, 2010
Actually, I enjoy listening to this group of kids and I like to read about how they are all doing. Unfortunately, you can't get anything from this article because it's lacking a key ingredient... effort from the writer. I mean, why did you even bother... really. They deserve somebody that at least has the passion to do their job well. Crystal happens to be an Ohio product and that's the best you can do? Buy yourself an energy drink and get some rest. You must be worn out.

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