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Is Katharine McPhee The Misunderstood American Idol Finalist?

May 18, 2006 11:34 PM by Joe Blackmon

Mcphee_misunderstoodAs Katharine McPhee has advanced to the final two of the competition, she has been coming under a lot of fire lately.  The judges have not been kind to her over the last several weeks, and it’s a wonder that she survived the numerous theme weeks that favored the male singers in the competition.  Worst of all, during her hometown visit, Katharine McPhee didn’t get a parade or a meeting with the Governor like the other finalists.

The media has not been particularly kind either.  TMZ.com has uncovered a video of Katharine McPhee auditioning for a play that they write about under the sub-headline of “Idol finalist gets a little racy on a mattress.”  Star Magazine reports on possible links to scientology, while conjuring up images of people ingesting cooking oil.  (For the record, other reports say that Katharine McPhee has denied being a scientologist.)  And yes, even Reality TV Magazine reported that some Elliott Yamin fans are upset over the reaction of Katharine McPhee and her family after Elliott’s elimination.   

Does Katharine McPhee deserve all this criticism?  No, she probably doesn’t, but it is par for the course of what a contestant can expect when they chase the American Idol dream.  When you consider the dirt that has been reported on some previous finalist, the stories on Katharine McPhee are actually fairly mild in comparison. 

So what of Katharine McPhee’s celebration after Elliott Yamin’s elimination?  While our original article was meant to report on the backlash from Elliott fans over the way it appeared on TV, it was not meant to suggest that Katharine McPhee was celebrating Elliott Yamin’s elimination.  Rather, Katharine McPhee was celebrating making it through to the next round, and Taylor Hicks did a better job of controlling his emotions.  Katharine seems to have a bubbly, excitable personality, and many of her fans have pointed out that what many think is conceit is actually just enthusiasm.  On camera, it looked bad for Katharine McPhee, but in reality, the most she is guilty of is getting excited over moving forward in the competition and not realizing that she would come across better by controlling her expression. 

Pointing out that Katharine McPhee’s hometown celebration paled in comparison to that of the other finalist isn’t a reflection on Katharine, but a call out that her state should be doing more for her.  Katharine McPhee deserved a parade, and she deserved a meeting with the Governor.  Sure there is a lot going on in California, but of all states, they should recognize the importance of television. 

In the end, all of the American Idol finalists have the talent level that the majority of the world can only dream about.  Part of the appeal of American Idol is watching these talented individuals pursue their dream, and as viewers, it’s fun to analyze the show and the various conspiracy theories.  With so much bad news in the world, the controversy of Idol is a welcome relief.  We would be very lucky indeed if all the world’s scandals were as minor as the ones reported on American Idol.

The fact that the biggest dirt that has been uncovered on Katharine McPhee is that she got a little racy while practicing for a play, some vague link to scientology, and that she smiled at an inappropriate time probably signifies that she’s led a pretty clean life.  We hope that win or lose that there’s a big parade for Katharine McPhee in her hometown after the American Idol finale, and we hope that Governor Schwarzenegger is on hand for the celebration.

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145 Responses to “Is Katharine McPhee The Misunderstood American Idol Finalist?”

  1. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:15 am

    lol…being a scientologist is dirt now? Funny stuff

  2. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:17 am

    The problem is that Katherine is not too “misunderstood” but that she is too well “understood” to the point where she is the exact same as every other barbie doll pop star on the market. The true question is, how many seasons will it take to topple the mainstream music nonsense we find? I think we finally have a shot with a popular person, singing GREAT music, who is something the industry has not seen in over 20 years. American NEEDS Taylor…American does NOT need another Katherine

  3. mr roboto Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:40 am

    She went to Catholic school so she’s probably Catholic, but she is not religious. As for controlling her emotions, well she is an actress and she’s familiar with this whole Hollywood stuff and she perfectly knows what she should and should not do. I guess her mom can also learn from that. Either way she put herself first before others and that’s a little selfish, but then again she should be thanking God she made it THAT far. As for the judges, they’re not been hard on her, because she forgot her lyrics and she had some pitchy notes except for “over the rainbow”.

  4. IMO Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:51 am

    I think it would matter more the fact she’s lying about what she believes in. I don’t think people care whether she believes in God or whether she is a scientologist, as long as she’s honest about it and say “I believe in this and respect it”. Apparently she could be a scientologist, or she just doesn’t have a religion nor a spiritual belief. On her interview she doesn’t mention God at all not even that she would thank Him if she ever wins this competition.

    About her “emotions”, this girl is an actress and she would know how to fake it really well or what she’s supposed to do and what she is not supposed to do on cameras. IMO she changed a lot since Kellie Pickler left the competition. Before she really was Katharine Mcphee, after Kellie’s elimination she completely change and became a clone of Kellie, per se. She probably thought that would get her far in the competition and would get Kellie’s votes, which apparently she did. If the case is that she just didn’t control her emotions, then she’s an unexperienced ‘celebrity’ that needs a lot of work. And yes not being able to control yourself is a weakness.

  5. handsomeprince Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:56 am

    It’s not just the media being unkind to Katherine, BUT ALSO THIS WEBSITE! Take a look at all the headlines and comments by the writer of this site. It is all so one-sided as if that Elliot’s elimination is Kat’s fault. By showing Kat’s enthusiasm pix is like showing a negative side of a person. Just like when a politician made a speech, a reporter took certain parts of the text that he dislikes and makes the politician looks bad or puts him in a bad light. This is what we call “distorted reports” or “bias reporting”.

    For example, “…the most she is guilty of is getting excited over moving forward the competition…” This line shows very clearly that the intention of the writer is to put Kat as being self-centred and disrespectful. Come on, this is a competition not a funeral. In any competition, the winner will surely jump for joy or rejoice. The same way, Kat is too happy that she is in the final. Of course, at the spur of the moment, one will sure rejoice when she found out the news.

    Even if Kat contains her expression, will you writers say a kind word about her? I don’t think so. You may probably say, “Kat knew she is the one to be eliminated and not Elliot. That is why she stood right there as if the news announced shocked her.” In other words, whether Kat rejoice, stay cool, or sad looking, the media (including this website) will sure have something to say about her.

    Wake up. Be fair to her. She is harmless and deserve to be in the final. While I don’t deny Elliot is a kind and humble person at heart, it doesn’t mean that Kat is wicked and disrespectful either!

    Stop this smear campaign against Kat!!!! Give her a chance to prove that she can give Taylor a fight for American Idol. And that is what we call “fair game”! Good luck to both Taylor and Kat…..

  6. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:05 am

    Check this out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_McPhee

    That will clarify the whole Scientologist stuff.

    She’s a little bit of a hypocrite. I mean c’mon she says she would thank America/fans if she wins American Idol, yet on the Radio show she said she loves God and thank Jesus?

  7. fdsfdsfsd Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:10 am

    This ‘pitchy’ thingy by Randy is overused he should change his line…Kat’s talent is undeniable she needs to find restrain like Christina who often oversing to prove that they can really sing…but what’s wrong with that…I doubt taylor has the range of Kat if she nails it…Sometimes she tries too hard to convince haters how gd she is…and it really saddens me…I really hope she can find peace and pot of gold over that rainbow…Well wishes to Kat you are a star…Taylor u r a gd performer AI bashers love perfomers..remember Bo? Taylor has got a parade and pple on his home welcoming…Kat fans are feeling guilty

  8. iuopi Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:16 am

    Why aren’t people critical of Taylor? Hmmm..I’m not sure about the dancing thingy…juz dun get it…Anyways Kudos to Kat…hope she can turuntables next week…

  9. sdds Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:18 am

    My God..who is that person who picks on tiny winy details about Kat being a scientologist? Does it matter?

  10. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:19 am

    Taylor was not celebrating (was in fact smirking) when it was announced that Elliot was out because he wanted Kat to be the one to be eliminated.

  11. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:23 am

    Who cares whether she is misunderstood, what she believes in – I just can’t stand her. I base this on seeing her on AI. She should not have gone this far. Nevermind, its an unfair world – I only hope now is that she doesn’t win AI.

  12. pip Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:41 am

    I hope she wins and i like it that u are bitter about it hahah…it works better this way hahahahahaa

  13. Katie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:41 am

    People, what are you talking about. Why are you still bashimg Kat. She’s a great singer and you not gonna change it. Maybe runner-up place is better for her cause in case she wins, everybody ( Talor’s and some Elliott’s fans) will hate her for ever. It’s not fair!!!
    BTW she wasn’t happy about Elliott’s elimination !!!!!!!!!!!
    Check this out:
    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=429352
    The guy was there and saw what had really happened. The camera just made it look bad.
    See, now all of you KAT haters who were bashing her for her reaction after Elliott’s elimination should now apologise. That would be a class.
    The author of all these articles is pro- Elliott’s and now Taylor’s as well. It’s kind of him to protect Katharine from these false rumours. I really appreciate that.

    MCPHEEVER RULEZ. ( I like Taylor also).
    Good luck for both.

  14. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:42 am

    The picture that shows Kat smiling was not taken during the announcement that Elliot was eliminated. Reality TV Magazine is not telling the truth!

  15. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:42 am

    I don’t know why she’s still in the competition. She had 2 bad weeks and forgot her lyrics. Why gave her another chance when you didn’t give those who were eliminated also? Be fair people, choose talent over beauty.

  16. posfjsif Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:43 am

    What is unfair? Men song themes throughout the season…It’s just so unfair to kat…I hope she wins too

  17. Katie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:17 am

    People I repeat one more time : Kat has a true talent. I’m not picking her because of her beauty!!! I just hear a great voice of a great person. I’m not writing it to start another stupid argue, that’s the way it is.
    I love other contestants and I think all ( esp. last 4) are incredible. I gave Kat another chance cause like every fun I wanted her to get higher and higher. Obviously it worked.

    GO KAT GO !!!

  18. May Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:19 am

    Since MNET SERIES was unfairly pulled off our cable tv (I live in Bangladesh, mind you, I hate it here!), I will not able to watch the show anymore, but what’s all this going on? I’ve seen Catherine perform, and she’s a damn good singer. I’m not a fan, (that’s ’cause I’m still into Mandison/Paris/Chris) but I think what people are trying to say about McPhee is completely untrue. She’s sweet and her singing talent is enormous. I like Taylor, infact, I love him, but I’m not going against Catherine now, because everybody deserves a fair treatment and chance!

    “Worst of all, during her hometown visit, Katharine McPhee didn’t get a parade or a meeting with the Governor like the other finalists”

    Now, that’s just unfair on AI’s part!

  19. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:20 am

    We have nothing to apologise for. We hate Kat and hope she doesn’t win AI.

  20. Katie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:28 am

    Oh, I think you should. It’s not nice to offend people, I’m sure you don’t like it either. Show a little bit of humanity, c’mon.

    I like Taylor too, and I won’t argue who is better. It’s a tough decision . They all are great, great and no one has right to deny it.

    KAT YOU”RE MY AMERICAN IDOL.

  21. Clyde Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:41 am

    I think Elliot fans need to go back and watch the tape of when Paris was eliminated. Now that was a celebration.

    And Taylor Hicks fans should look at this picture: http://www.americanidol.com/photos/?cat=27&sct=66&pic=12050

    So for fans of either one of those contestants to gripe about Kat or her mom’s celebration, they should go back and take a closer look at their own favorites. People are happy, and they celebrate. Kat did, her mother did, Elliott’s mother did jubilantly when Paris was eliminated, and Taylor Hicks did just two weeks ago. Get over it.

  22. dean Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:46 am

    Problem with Katharine, she cannot take criticism. She argued about Country weeks telling Simon “admit you don’t like country music”, this week, coplained “you have been hard on me the last few weeks”, and then said “I never chose the song”. She has an insincere personality which people pick up on. Taylor never answered back when constantly put down unfairly, just laughed or took it.

  23. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:55 am

    Dean is right. Kat can’t take criticism and she is such a phoney. I hope she doesn’t win.

  24. givemeabreak Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:57 am

    What is this crap-shoot about Kat being a great vocalist???

    Last two weeks even SHE did not expect herself to advance to the next round! And thats why she was smiling her guts out! That shows a lot of confidence??? raaight!

    If she doesnt believe in herself, how come all this whore-loving people talking about she being the best singer???

    Someone plz explain…

  25. katie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 2:58 am

    you guyz are being inconsiderate! kat is not disrespectful,it’s just showbiz thats making her like that! they are editing stuff out of the show,she wasnt happy when elliott was going home, and believe me because i watched it! even though you guys like taylor, you should also show some respect to kat! i dont vote her because she’s beautiful, but because i know that she has a very good voice! taylor is good too but his style is not for american idol! i know he has a very good voice. i respect his talent. you should apologize for everything bad you said about kat,because shes not like that! GO KATHARINE AND TAYLOR!

  26. willeveryonelisten Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:09 am

    c’mon guyz i know why your like that! because you cant accept the fact that kat is a much greater singer than taylor! taylor is good in a certain genre of his own and so is kat! c’mon america will you think for once in your life! your not respecting kat! when paris was voted out elliott and his mom celebrated too!kat wasnt happy when elliott was out because they’re like family, the show was just edited by rude people! go to this site this will prove everything!

    http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=429352

    even though she had 2 bad weeks, did you watch this week?! she was great! thats why the people love her! just give her a chance!

  27. Donna Lane Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 3:11 am

    Oh, yea. What this whore bashing all about? You guys love that fat slob retarded daddy Taylor. So what? Or that ugly retarded hideous beastly looking Elliot. So what? I can tell you this whore has much more talents than that SISSY FAGGOT S&M TYRANT BALD-HEADED Chris. Call me RUDE & A CHEAP WHORE. I don’t give a Sxxxx to what you all feel. Now Big Mama can hug that Mentally Retarded Elliot as he is seen crying backstage after performance. Cry BABYYYYYYYY! GOO GOO GA GA!!!! Big Mama loves it especially that MENTAL RETARDED BEAST is gone!!!! Now face the fact – all you MORON SUPPORTERS OF THAT BEAST. You can be a MAMA’S BOY like him….hahahahahahahaahhahahaahah!!!! (oh, my pills…I need my pills now. The nurse is calling me..gotta go)

  28. bobby, manila, philippines Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 5:04 am

    HELLO AMERICA! PLEASE VOTE WISELY NEXT WEEK. THERE’S NO DENYING THAT KAT IS A BETTER SINGER THAN TAYLOR THOUGH I ALSO LOVE HIM BUT I PERSONALLY FEEL THAT KAT SHOULD WIN CAUSE THAT’S WHAT AI IS ALL ABOUT. IT’S ABOUT GREAT TALENT, GREAT VOICE AND THAT’S KATHERINE MCPHEE! LET’S FACE IT, TAYLOR IS THE ENTERTAINER BUT KAT IS THE SINGER! THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE. I WATCHED KAT’S REACTION LAST NIGHT AND I DON’T SEE ANYTHING WRONG OR DISRESPECT. IT WAS A SMILE OF RELIEF! I WOULD BE OUTRAGED IF I SAW HER JUMPING WITH JOY BUT SHE DIDN’T OK! SO PLEASE KAT HATERS WILL YOU CLEAR UP ALL YOUR CLOUDED MINDS! ALL OF THE GUEST ARTISTS OF AI FROM STEVIE WONDER TO CLIVE OWENS ALL HAVE HIGH PRAISES TO KAT AND THEY PREDICTED THAT SHE’S GOING TO BE HUGE! SO WIN OR LOSE, KAT WILL MAKE IT BIG! BIGGER THAN KELLY CLARKSON!

  29. Donna Lane Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 5:12 am

    To the poster who keeps signing their name as me, what you are doing is illegal and I hope you go straight to jail! Stop with your filthy gutter mouth! There are kids who read this site!! YOU ARE SO RUDE!!!

    As for Kat, she deserves to be in the final more than that pompous worm Chris Daughtry!! She has class, he was a no-talent loser who sang every song the same way and ended up screaming every song! He was awful! And I saw him picking his nose at Graceland! DISRESPECTFUL!! It’s true, Kat screeches almost all her songs like some sort of banshee out of hell, and yes, she dresses like a low-class tramp to get votes, but she has a small amount of talent- I just hope to God we see it before the competition ends.

  30. Voice of Reason Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:04 am

    You people are taking all this stuff way too seriously. Elliott is great and will have a career. Taylor is great and will have a career. Katharine is great and will have a career. Personally I will be voting for Katharine. She deserves to win.

  31. LASunsett Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:05 am

    She has been coddled all of her life and now she seems to have risen above some truly good performers, with far more talent than herself.

    Misunderstood?

    Maybe by you, but certainly not me.

  32. debbie england Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:06 am

    kat should not be in the final elliott was robbed, he was set up to go and no wonder he did not looke surprised. on the other hand kat did look happy indeed thats what family connections get you a shoe in to the final

  33. uma_badingerZ Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:11 am

    “While our original article was meant to report on the backlash from Elliott fans over the way it appeared on TV, it was not meant to suggest that Katharine McPhee was celebrating Elliott Yamin’s elimination. ”

    yeah right! you are such an asshole Joe Reality! you’re posting this one just to clear yourself out off the issue. whatever bastard!

    “it’s fun to analyze the show and the various conspiracy theories.”

    yeah, that’s what you’re good at! bashing people when there’s nothing to bash them about. you’re just making things up to ruin people! you are such an ASSHOLE!

    “We hope that win or lose that there’s a big parade for Katharine McPhee in her hometown after the American Idol finale, and we hope that Governor Schwarzenegger is on hand for the celebration.”

    yeah, because if she doesn’t win, website owners such as this will be shot by firing squad! go joe! go shave your freaking ass antics! you are such a bastard! i hope you die in your bed tonight!

  34. Darsha Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 6:48 am

    I THINK CHRIS WAS ROBBED WHEN HE WENT HOME INSTEAD OF KAT. ELLIOT HE SHOULD OF WENT HOME WEEKS AGO, I STILL DON’T GET WHY PEOPLE LIKE HIM SO MUCH AND PAULA, HE MAKES ME CRY TOO, BUT NOT BECAUSE OF HIS SOLUFUL SINGING, BECUASE I HATE HIS SINGING, AND I CAN’T STAND HIM ON SEEING IN MY TV SCREEN. I THINK ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE KAT IS JUST FULL OF IT, BECUASE LIKE YOU SAID SHE CAN FAKE IT? RIGHT? SHE IS A GOOD ACTRESS, BUT THAT’S ALL! SHE IS THE WORST CONSTENT ON AMERICAN HISTORY! I HOPE TAYLOR DESERVES TO WIN, AND I HOPE ALL THE TAYLOR FANS VOTE FOR HIM! KAT CAN GO BACK TO HER PHONY LIFE! I CAN CARE LESS.

  35. Mark T Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 8:45 am

    Anyone who thinks that Katherine’s smile when she found out she made the finals is inappropriate should look at the previous week’s show when Taylor Hicks gave a Rebel Yell and a pump fist when told that it was Chris and Catherine who were in the bottom two.

  36. G Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:38 am

    Go home Katharine. PLEASE. And what is the purpose of this article? Whenever they were negative about Kellie Pickler or Chris Daughtry or whoever, no article was posted “apologizing” for any negativity. Yet Katharine gets that luxury. Guess we know who the writers for RealityTV magazine are pulling for. Figures. I don’t like Katharine and I hope she loses. She IS conceited. Just watch her for the past 12 weeks … every week she has some little comment to say that further cements the fact. I’m not exactly a fan of Taylor’s either, but I WILL be voting for him like crazy just to see McPhee lose.

  37. American Idol Fan Site | Idol-Mania.com |Who got voted off American Idol Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:44 am

    American Idol Katharine McPhee Backlash

    The USA Today reported on American Idol Anti – Katharine McPhee sentiments by both the American Public and the AI Judges themselves.
    Yes Kat has talent, Yes Kat uses her sexuality and looks to get her further in the contest.  Yes Kat has fans.  Will …

  38. Dave Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:52 am

    Kat has the whole package! She’s beautiful and has that fantastic, rich, dead-on voice. Sexy on stage without over-doing it. Taylor is a great performer. I’d pay to see (Emphasis on see) him anytime, but I would buy Kat’s tracks. Go Kat GO

  39. Sabrina Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:11 am

    VOTE KATARINE!!!!!!! She deserves it after everyone is being so mean to her lately.

  40. Jimmy Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:41 am

    I just can’t wait to see the Kat bashers seethe with anger after she wins (she deserves to win). You bashers have this irrational hatred of her and write mean, personal attacks about her. Carrie Underwood had her share of bashers but the venom spewed at Katharine astonishes me. But if Taylor wins, I will politely applaud and wish him congratulations. But you Taylor fans, please tone down the repetitive “SOUL PATROL”s

  41. GW Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:41 am

    Elliot Yamin is a star.

    On Wednesday result show, he was gracious and eloquent when he was eliminated. That moment showed that his immense talent was only exceeded by his character.

    That is a tough act for the final two contestants to follow.

    Good Luck!

  42. janice Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:27 am

    Lets get real.. who has the best voice and vocal talent? Mcphee!!
    Taylor is a performer, and finally showed some vocal talent when he sang “”You are so Beautiful”. Other than that he is musically talented but dosent have near the voice that McPhee has. When people say she has been pitchy…excuse me…I have never heard her sing a pitchy note. The dog needs to check his hearing…What would be great is to pick a song with range and have them both perform the same song….then the truth would be out of who has the best voice. Do any of you remember his audition? I was amazed he made it…Simon didnt like him but went along with the other two.

  43. Joanne Wilkinson Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:41 am

    I want to thank you for this wonderful article about Kat. I feel every thing you said is so true. The judges have been very hard on her also there is something in the way they said and did their comments that really brought down her confidence along with their mixed messages which have totally confused me..what has it done to her?? There is something about the way this was done that does not seem right or fair. The judges tell you to make the song your own and when she does they tell her the songs were over song?? Other people pick their songs for them and direct them in how to sing them… then the judges tell them it was not the right song for them and they did not sing it right. Makes no sense to me. Why do they bring in these popular singers and have them work with then just to get told all the negetive thoughts. Kat has a great voice every one that has come on the show has said it. I think she would be the one to succeed as the American Idol making & selling lots of CD’s. I love to watch Taylor he is very intertaining and a great performer. If I lived close to him I would go see him perform in a night club. Elliot was a gem. How can it be Kat’s fault Chris got the boot or Elliot, she had nothing to do with it. The people vote not her. Some one has to go each week, it is sad to see any one voted off but that is how the show works. A lot of people are not into the hard rock kind of music, Chris did great in the all songs he sang but he did not make it with enough of the voters. Hard rock music does not have the largest group of fans. We saw that with Bo and Carrie. There are a lot of older people voting that do not care for the rocker stuff I am one of them. I can not understand why some of you people out there want to say such terrible things about any of the contestants. None of them have done anything to deserve such treatment and to make fun of things that they can do nothing about is really cruel. If you are not mature enough to handle what happens in the voting of the show do not watch it and spare us all your hurtful, angry, hateful, immature remarks. Lastly, Kat reacted first to getting to stay on the show,second to her saddnes for Elliot. That was a perfectly normal reaction or are some of you people numb out there?? Kat has been through a lot last week you could tell she was scared to death she was the one going off the show. This week she was not sure but you could tell she had prepared herself for it. Give the girl a break she has done nothing to deserve the cruel remarks and gossip. Lets be fair to every contestant they are the reason there is a show we can all watch and be entertained and pick our favorites.

  44. Leedee42 Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    This sums it all up!

    http://nashobapublishing.com/groton/ci_3842271

  45. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

    The difference:

    When Taylor gleefully pumped up his arms, he said he thought he was in the bottom two that week. When he found he and buddy, Elliot, were safe, he whooped, and then gained composure and had the appropriate demeanor (in fact, displayed shock like most others) when the lowest vote-getter (Chris) was actually announced.

    Displaying joy when hearing that you’re in the safe group is far different than displaying happiness when someone is being ousted.

  46. BigJakeIce Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    Not only does Katherine have a great voice, great smile and terrific figure, she has a perfect rear end! Fantastic! I may be a male chauvinist pig, but I think she has what it takes to be an American Idol. Talent, looks, energy, etc. Did I mention that perfect rear end? WOW!

  47. Bama Grandma Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    Katherine and her family are typical of the California Rich. Most who live in Sherman Oaks are wealthy. Daddy can buy her anything. She is a spoiled,”I get what I want” daddy’s little girl. Daddy happens to be a tv producer for “guess what network”, Fox. Her mother (who has less class than her daughter for acting the way she did when Elliott was sent home) has appeared in various shows for Fox, and he produced the Fox New Year’s Eve show, and guess who was the the host, Ryan Secrest. A little odd that she “happens” to always beat out the other one in the lower two. I hope that Taylor wins not only because he is a good singer, entertainer, connects with the audience, etc.etc., but he is down to earth and “real”. What you see is what you get. Quite honestly he is a breath of fresh air compared to her. I can’t imagin how conceited she would get if she won. Go Taylor

  48. Katforpres06 Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:26 pm

    oh u want to talk about bad lyrics…HOW COME ELLIOT MESSED UP HIS LYRICS and the judges didn’t even say anything (during open arms)…biased? I think so…

  49. alison Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:29 pm

    Katharine is the Real Singer in this competition!! Her person has been attacked since the top 10 because of the threat that she was the BEST SINGER! It’s a shame she has gotten this kind of negativity. She needs NO GIMMICKS to sing she just sings with that AMAZING VOICE she has! She deserves to win this competition. I am sad that American Idol lets this kind of bashing get out of control! It’s a shame someone that is just following a dream is getting all this crap!
    I believe in Katharine, her TALENT is incredible and undeniable! Her fans voted her in thats the way it goes, they believe in her and we will stay strong and Vote for the win. Win or Lose she has won and she will be the big seller you just wait and see. Katharine will be a Big Artist that will be around for Years to come, I have no doubt in my mind. And if your being honest everyone knows that is the truth!!

  50. alison Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    Yes! The judges have made it tough on Katharine almost every week! Her fans see through this and have SUPPORTED HER because she deserves it. Katharine is IT!! Katharine is a awesome vocalist, Katharine is a great performer, Katharine is Beautiful, Katharine deserves to WIN!!!!! ~ Katharine we Believe in you ~ KAT you are OUR “AMERICAN IDOL” Stay strong !! GOOD LUCK KAT!! YOUR FANS LOVE YOU!

  51. shy Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    If you want to BLAME someone for Chris or Elliott being gone BLAME THE JUDGES. They praise the GIMMICK SINGER, THE KAROKE SINGER and the real talent gets voted off. It’s not Katharine’s fault she deserves to be there. She is a REAL SINGER just like Chris & Elliott. They didnt use GIMMICKS TO WIN PLEASE VOTE FOR THE TALENT NOT GIMMICKY mediocre talent! Katharine is the only true talent to vote for!!!!

  52. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:41 pm

    Pictures don’t prove anything. The results show were on air LIVE, meaning they couldn’t edit anything. Katharine was happy because she went through the next round, but people are arguing here about the fact that she didn’t control her emotions knowing that she should. Katharine is immature for her age, she acts more 18 than 21 by not being able to accept criticism.

  53. Katluva Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:54 pm

    Personally, I don’t care if Katharine is conceited or overly joyful or what-not. What matters is if the contestant is truly…. and for the 20% of the time when she is not screeching and singing off-key, this girl actually has a decent voice. And when you give her the right song and she’s on her knees, this girl sells sex like no tomorrow. Go Katharine! Go!

  54. Kandie Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    It don’t really matter.. We can vote all day for Taylor.. But she will still win.. It’s been fix that way from the beginning..Fox and old Daddy will make sure of that.. So don’t know why everone is fussing about it..

  55. poop Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    dude, Kat suks and when taylor wins ill laugh at u. chris should of wone but who cares.Later

  56. Anniemr Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 4:42 pm

    I’ll tell you what – I will care about the bad treatment of Katherine when all the other contestants get personal apologies from Simon Cowell for all the nasty things he’s said to them. And I’ll feel sorry for her when her daddy stops harassing judges into giving out those apologies – on national television I might add.

    Less than a month ago Katharine was being called the future prom queen of American Idol, now she is its victim and oooh, how said, people have been ruff on the poor thing. Wah wah wah.

    Does she know that she is vying for a spot in show business? Do you? Because if you think that isn’t some dog-eat-dog business you’re both about to have a big shock.

    Is Katharine misunderstood? No, I think she’s been nailed pretty accurately – a typical self-absorbed young woman who thinks it is always all about her. Yeah, she’ll go far in show business for sure. She’s got the right attitude.

  57. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 5:33 pm

    Katharine knows pretty well what she’s doing. This is the same thing that happened to Kellie Pickler. It wouldn’t surprise me if the show was fixed for her. You can tell she would do anything just to get votes (remember how she kissed the judges on the lips?).

  58. Maxine Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    Kat is not the misunderstood idol

    We all UNDERSTAND what she really is and represent

    Simply put, you cannot make so many noticeable mistakes in a singing competition. Especially when it’s down to the wire. It is just not fair!

    Carrie & Bo were not like Kat at this crucial point.

    She does not like criticism, nor can she take it

  59. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    If the vote is fixed for Katharine, then I I’ll say is…I’m glad I’m not a Taylor fan!

  60. hammer87 Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:26 pm

    This was posted by Yaminit4ever at Idolforums:

    I never posted on these boards before but I decided to sign up because I wanted to tell you guys what happened last night. I was in the audience last night and watched the show on tv today, and I have to say what the Camera does to people is not right. I for one was never a Katherine fan, I found her to be rude and nasty. But after attending the show for the first time last night and then watching it back on tv it is not what it seems! When they announced Elliott was going home Katherine put her hand on her heart (i guess she was nervous) and then she put her arm around Elliott and was saying something to him and like rubbing his back so it looked to me as if she was consoling him, then he said something and Taylor and Katherine were smiling. Then today when I watched it on tv it just looked like Katherine didnt care. Another thing is when Katherines family was smiling I think it was at the point Katherine and Elliott kissed because the whole crowd went wild (not kissed like in a “I want you” way but in a friendly way)..They made it look really bad on tv and it wasnt. After the show Elliott was crying and said that he is so happy he got to be a part of the show and he thanked everyone then they rushed him off the stage but he came back out and the judges were hugging him and then Taylor and Katherine and him had a group hug for like 10 minutes and wouldnt let go lol then I had to leave so I didnt see what else happened. Aside from Elliott leaving it was a great show. Their voices sound 10x as amazing in person then on tv as well. They look like they really love each other and they got really close it was good to see. If anyone has any other questions ill be happy to anwser

  61. hammer87 Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:28 pm

    I hope that the post above can put to rest any criticisms that Katharine got regarding her reactions when Elliot was eliminated.

  62. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:41 pm

    Oh yea and I was on the show, too. I think that person should actually give REAL proof, because here words don’t count. Anyways, it’s not just about what happened this week. This is about how she survived even after forgetting her lyrics. Mandisa was voted off after one bad night. Melissa McGee was voted off because she forgot her lyrics. Kellie Pickler was voted off after having 2 BAD nights and I guess the whole “truth about kellie pickler” stuff. So people are questioning whether Katharine did something to get that far after doing a bad job for weeks, and not forgetting the fact she has been in the bottom 2 before. So we all have to keep an open mind here about everything.

  63. Andrew Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    Katharine cannot accept criticism. Instead of trying to find excuses, she should keep in mind that she isn’t perfect and that there is always room for improvement. She probably believes she’s better than Whitney Houston. She needs to grow up a little and show she really is 21 before people start questioning whether or not she really is 21 and not 17.

  64. popsicle dreams Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    iam sorry but kat shouldn’t be up there, there were people much better singers than her who unfairly left,mandisa,chris and elliott. kat pee has shown her true self a conceited , selfish little brat. she needs to stop whining that the judges are too hard on her hello kat! its a contest and thats the judges job to give thre comments . she shouldn’t backtalk the judges she should take what they say and improve on it.her rents are morons we all know that they made the judges apologize to kat and she even admidted it in an interview she said “they had to apologize”. its obviouse that she has gotten everything handed to her . her rents are scraey and they shouldn’t of been waving there amrs and saying pcfeaver into the cams. show some respect mcrents . i’ll admidt if elliott was elimanted i was gonna vote for kat. well after seeing the real her my votes go to taylor, he has shown class and love to the elimanted contaestants .
    good luck taylor !
    rot in your litter box mcphee

  65. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:28 pm

    I think Katharine should’ve stood up for those who needed an apology, not only her. She’s not the Queen Bee of AI and she should get it through her head. I bet her parents threatened AI with a lawsuit if they didn’t put Katharine in the top 2 and apologized. At least her dad shows some respect, but her mom is just like her and like the say, kids act like their parents. The only reason Katharine is like that it’s because she has seen this behavior at home or in the family. I think it’s time for her to stop acting 12 and be a 21 year old decent woman. When I first saw her I liked her, but thought she was 17 until I actually saw she was really 21. She has changed during this whole competition for the worst. She’s a good singer, but could sell a lot more if she was at least a better person and not a hypocrite: “I love God and I thank Jesus. I have only taken those Scientology programs because of a lover”. “Who would you thank if you won this competition? Kat’s answer: America/fans”.

  66. Marcy Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 10:44 pm

    The bashers can say all they want. Katharine is in the finals and the fact is more people voted for her than Elliott. Fans of other contestants should just accept it. There’s nothing you can do about it.

  67. geewindu Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    Katharine shouldn’t have made it to the finals but she did & the only thing we can do about it is vote, Vote, VOTE for Taylor.
    I think she has a good voice, I just don’t particularly care for her style. I may not like her style but I don’t think anyone should tear her down like that.
    Saying you don’t like her, okay that’s your opinion but sayin all that nasty stuff is not called for.
    If anything I heard about this show is true than most or all of the contestants became really good friends. And I don’t think any of them would want you to say bad things about any of the others.
    Anyways Katharine if you’re reading this have fun & enjoy every moment,you too Taylor.
    GO TAYLOR!

  68. Anonymous Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:41 pm

    The bashers can say all they want. Katharine is in the finals and the fact is more people voted for her than Elliott. Fans of other contestants should just accept it. There’s nothing you can do about it.

    Sorry, but do you have documents to prove that she really got higher votes than Elliott? We’re just assuming based on what they have told us. Either way, this doesn’t mean she has more fans than anyone, it just means her fans voted more times.

  69. Robert Says:
    May 19th, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    We all know the main reason Katharine is in the top two…

    …is because of her top two.

  70. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 12:26 am

    I think they bought her the spot for the top 2 since the beginning of the competition. Maybe that’s why she kissed the judges? Anyways, I love Taylor and I have always supported him!

  71. Mike Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:30 am

    Do some of you people know how ridiculous you sound?

    A bunch of retards assuming everything about Katharine.

    I’d estimate i’ve seen over a hundred different accusations about Katharine on this message board, and of course everybody’s right in their mind about her.

    You guys are retards, plain and simple.

  72. AI Fan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:34 am

    Honestly, I feel that Katharine McPhee is more deserving of the American Idol title, as compared to Taylor Hicks. An entertainer, I give it to him. But what an Idol really needs here is the voice, talents, marketability, and personality. And Taylor Hicks happens to lose out in those factors.

    Seriously, you don’t want a young-old man that dances like a drunkard with two left feet and behaves as though he is having fits during up-tempo songs and acts as though he is constipated during slow-tempo songs to be the next American Idol. It’s embarassing.

    Snap back to reality people. You need someone better than that to be the new Idol of Americans. Taylor Hicks just isn’t Idol material.

    Vote for Katharine. We don’t know for sure if her personality is as bad as certain people make it out to be. But one thing is for sure, she can definitely carry the title well.

  73. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:36 am

    Retards are those who are not afraid of speaking their mind, even if it’s a negative comment. This is the way Hollywood works and if you don’t like it, feel free to lock yourself in a room and never get out.

  74. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:40 am

    But what an Idol really needs here is the voice, talents, marketability, and personality. And Taylor Hicks happens to lose out in those factors.

    Sorry, but Taylor has never been in the bottom 3 and according to DialIdol he has been given the highest number of votes, and that isn’t marketability ? Don’t expect him to have the same personality as the rest of Hollywod and this is what makes him UNIQUE. An American Idol is supposed to be unique, someone’s style we have never seen before. What about the way he dances? Oh yea as if you actually danced better than him, and anyways this is how he is and accept it. If Simon said he liked his dance, you wouldn’t say he dances like a drunk person. This isn’t a beauty contest, sure vote for Katharine if you want because she has better looks than Taylor -_-’

  75. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:41 am

    By the way, a true Idol doesn’t forget his lyrics ;) and doesn’t have pitchy problems for 2 nights in a row. At least you can teach someone how to dance, but not the rest.

  76. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:44 am

    If Katharine wasn’t pretty, you people wouldn’t be defending her so much and calling her a true AI because of the way she looks. If it was between Mandisa and Taylor, I’m sure you would’ve picked Taylor.

  77. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 3:03 am

    You guys should just wait until next week to find out what happens. You know maybe Katharine won’t win. And if she does, then I really don’t want to imagine what could happen, but I’m telling you that Chris’s fans and Elliott’s fans are seriously angry at her for stealing their spots when she was the one who deserved to go. So I’m sure they won’t vote for her nor buy her cd since they cannot take away her title if she wins this. I mean put yourself also in Chris’s and Elliott’s situation. They both worked really hard to get far, but then some girly forget her lyrics and sing pitchy songs and still wasn’t eliminated? How would YOU feel if that happened to you. Melissa, Mandisa, Kellie, Chris, Elliott, and Paris all had 1-2 bad nights and still were eliminated without mercy and were never given a second chance, actually a third chance which is what they gave to Katharine. Imagine if you still went to school and you were a good student, getting A’s and B’s, you graduate and apply for a University scholarship, but someone who got D’s and C’s in school gets the spot because they want to give that person a chance and because that person is better looking than you. Is that fair?

  78. Katie Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 3:15 am

    People, could you all calm down !!!
    What is that stupid argue about. Stop making up this silly conspiracy theories. I’m a Kat fan and I think that Taylor will be a winner because of a bigger fanbase, it’s unfortunatelly ( for McFans)a fact. This top 2 is very special and unique. Each of them has good and bad sides. No one is perfect. Katharine’s fans are responding to threads just to protect their Idol. There are too many posts which offend Kat. Taylor or Elliott are not offended so often as Kat is. In addition you’re doing this in such cruel way. Therefore you shouldn’t be suprised that McFans are so angry at you.
    Just give Kat and Taylor a break. They’re fantastic people. It’s just a competition. You’re acting like it is the most important thing in your life. Kat and Tay are already winners. They both will have a fantastic future in show-business. It’s not a race who will sell more CD’s. I think we all should take a credit for this. Then everything will be fine.
    GOOD LUCK TO BOTH !!!
    ( McPheever is spreading !!! Watch out!!!)

  79. robreels70 Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 3:50 am

    I am a big fan of Kat’s, and it makes me angry to see so many immature and/or cold-hearted people attacking her the way they have. People keep calling her a bitch or worse, but when they do, it’s all too obviously the pot calling the kettle black. If they want to see someone truly insensitive, I suggest they look in the mirror.

    Kat is not perfect, and she does not think she is. I’ve noticed that she ususally acknowledges when the judges say she made mistakes e.g. Against All Odds. She blew that one and she knew it.

    Yes, she has been inconsistent lately–she let her nerves get the better of her. But she made a MAJOR comeback with “Over the Rainbow,” and anyone who can impress even her detractors with that performance deserves to be in the finale.

    I still do not believe Kat will win. Elliott’s votes will go to Taylor, who was the heavy favorite anyway. But you know what? That’s fine with me. To me, Kat’s already a winner, and I can’t wait to hear her CD. It’s just too bad some people around here can’t or won’t show the same class of their AI favorite.

  80. Ivana Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:17 am

    Katharine is a GREAT SINGER and also GREAT PERFORMER and she deserved to enter Final with Taylor…please guys..appreciate her hard work…don’t be that rude…Actually, I am KAT fans but, whoever win will not matter for me…Both of them are good …so, please…don’t be so cruel to her…

  81. Maxine Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:46 am

    Order in the court please!

    I think everyone would have a better opinion of Kat if she earned her place fairly and squarely. I used to love Kat too.

    When I saw Daddy McFever cry, I thought – wow is he a good dad and what great family ties they have.

    But it all started after learning that McDaddy went to a party with Ryan Seacrest. That he is/was a fox TV producer in the same town/area as American Idol.

    She got an apology and was reprimanded by McDaddy to AI during the commercial break. Paris, Elliot, Taylor, Chris received criticism. They didn’t get an apology.

    Kellie knew she was going home because of her errors. And she did. Kat has made a million errors and is in the FINALS? This is what bothers me!

    However Kat came out untouchable to leave AI. She looked enervous many weeks because she was always in the bottom three or two, and poof SAFE

    The other night, look closely, she did not look nervous at all.

    She knew that she was safe before the vote announcement (which was bogus anyway)

    Chris was in the bottom two, with Kat,great voice and people liked him – voted off – she stayed.

    I personally think that if a contestant has a parent with ties to the music/tv industry, their child should not be allowed into a competition like this.

    America has been fooled. AND HEAR ME AGAIN – Yes kat is pretty, can sing, but has made a zillion errors.

    I didn’t see Paris’ family with musical ties demanding apologies. Her family has class.
    Paris, Mandesa, Melissa McGhee and Kellie were all better than Kat. They are all gone and it’s not because of their mistakes.

    If this competition was based on mistakes, Katherine McPhee would have been gone a long time ago.

  82. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:49 am

    I think having a negative comment is not a bad thing as long as they’re expressing opinion without bashing someone. I think Kat should’ve been eliminated. Sure she made her “comeback” with “over the rainbow”, but no one gave a chance to past contestants to make a “comeback” so yes it’s unfair that she actually got a chance for being “prettier” than Paris and thinner than Mandisa.

  83. B S Yeo Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:55 am

    The contestants deserve our respect. There is no need for anyone to question their credibility. Certainly, Katherine does not deserve the bashing she is getting. It’s a shame that there are so many people who get carried away emotionally with their comments. Eventually, the voters will decide the next American Idol regardless of all the comments posted.

  84. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:56 am

    “Paris, Mandesa, Melissa McGhee and Kellie were all better than Kat. They are all gone and it’s not because of their mistakes.

    If this competition was based on mistakes, Katherine McPhee would have been gone a long time ago.”

    Sorry, but people are voting for Kat because she’s prettier than all of the names you mentioned. I think this was fixed for her since the beginning. Maybe not to win, but to be on the finals, which means she will get a record deal even if she loses against Taylor.I don’t like her personality:

    1)she can’t criticism
    2)she acts as if she didn’t know what Hollywood and the media are.
    3)she can’t make up her mind about religion. It doesn’t matter what she beliefs, but at least she should make it clear once and for all. She took 2 programs in Scientology because of a bf I think, then she says she loves God, but she never mentions him, not even on her list of future thanks if she ever won this competition. In front of Clyve she acted mature, like a 21 year old woman, but on stage and on interviews she asks 10.
    4)She wore provocative clothing.

  85. Maxine Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 6:02 am

    To those who think Joe Reality prints BAD stories. No Joe Reality prints the truth.

    MSNBC has knocked Taylor on a daily basis

    FOX has knocked Taylor on a daily basis

    Paula on CNN last night – when Larry asked her about Kat – she said Kat is great “when” she gets it right.

    Sorry but most of the other contestants had imperfections not as severe as Kat’s and they are gone.

    Sorry, but at this stage of the competition all past Idols have gotten it right!

    Call Taylor retarded, but he has gotten this far on his own merits, loves his fans, has humility

    Call Elliot ugly but he has the right stuff. Where did he go for his homecoming? To the pharmacy where he worked. Humility, talent etc.

    Chris was a little arrogant – you would be too if they were telling you that you were going to win. He too was trying to make it on his own.

    Kat – well, I’m NOT going to repeat myself.

  86. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 6:02 am

    I don’t think it’s fair that Katharine’s fans have always bashed US for voting for another contestant and our favorite ones, calling us jealous for no reason at all, and now that we have something to talk about Katharine and question her we can’t?

  87. Katie Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 7:08 am

    No one is saying that you can’t express your opinion. It bothers me that you just can’t let go. Just leave them all alone. C’mon it’s finale can’t we just be happy about that, without this bashing?
    You shouldn’t accuse people for things you can’t prove. I’m sure that they all are great and have talent. It’s not about beaty, but talent. I chose my fav contestant, because of having that “it” factor.
    As Kat’s fan I wish her the best.
    Taylor is also great and wish him best too.
    Did you notice that Kat and Kat’s fans are under attack all the time ? Why Taylor is not? He wasn’t the best all the time. He also had pitchy problems .You seem not to notice that. Leave the past behind, that’s the way it goes.
    GOOD LUCK TO BOTH,
    ( GO KAT GO !!!)

  88. clarence Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 7:09 am

    I heard a music producer that was interviewed in NBC y’day tat of e two last contestant, she will give e music contract 2 Kat..cuz she’ll sell more CD than Taylor! haha!

  89. Maxine Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 7:46 am

    How many reading this have a great voice or know someone who has?

    How many of these people have fathers that are producers (friends with AI judges/host etc/)

    How many of these people cand afford to have pr firms voting for their winner

    How many of these people have a mother who has appeared in movies, etc?

    So it’s not about how awful Kat is. It’s about where she comes from and how she got there and STAYED – while all others have gone.

    America wants truth and compassion in their winner. If Kellie was still there – none of this controversy would exist.

    I have always loved Taylor. Really liked Kat up until all the truth came out about her and her family. This ruined her!

    GO TAYLOR HICKS THE NEXT AMERICAN IDOL – IF VOTES ARE PROCESSED IN AN HONEST WAY

    GO SOUL PATROL

  90. Mikey Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 9:19 am

    Maxcine, Oh, Ye of little memory…Kellie got as much or more of her share of controversy about how she plays the dumb blonde “Jessica Simpson” card, so if by some miracle she was still here, everyone posting would say “she only got here because of her dumb blonde act, she’s faking”. No one in the public eye is immune to this. Just wait until someone finds a Taylor Hicks early porn movie..

  91. Jimmy Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 9:23 am

    Oh dear – the Katharine is an overprivileged princess argument again. If you want to talk about former idols with privileges, note that: Taylor’s dad is reportedly a dentist. If he does cosmetic procedures like power bleaching and porcelain veneers then his is doing very well financially. Lisa Tucker starred as “Nala” in “Lion King” at the Pantages theater in Hollywood. Ayla Brown’s dad is a lawyer and Massachusetts State Senator and her mom is a TV reporter. Nikko Smith (Season 4) is the son of one of the greatest baseball players of all time (Ozzie Smith).

  92. Jimmy Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 9:25 am

    Oops. I called Taylor a “former idol.” I have to call him that NEXT week after Katharine wins!

  93. Maxine Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 11:05 am

    Guess those with very miniscule minds cannot comprehend what I am saying.

    A CONTESTANT SHOULD NOT HAVE FAMILY TIES TO THE SHOW OR GET SPECIAL TREATMENT!!!!!

    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make the horse drink it!

  94. Claire Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 11:39 am

    Hi everyone, first-time contributer from Ireland! AI is shown on Saturdays over here, but I’ve been Googling like mad all week so I know what’s going on! All I can say is, one wet Saturday(Wet?? In Ireland? Never, I hear you cry)I was bored out of my wits and turned on the TV. Now usually I steer a million miles away from reality TV, but something froze my finger on the button. That something was a tall, gray-haired buy belting out Ray LaMontagnes ‘Trouble’ like his own heart had just been broken. I had been vaguely aware of AI before that, but this was genuinely the first time I sat down to watch it. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Now, of course, I’m hooked. Yes, I’m a Taylorette and proud of it. However, much as I’m excited that he’s in the finals, I have been a little surprised at some of the reactions to Katherine on many of the forums I’ve read.
    Please can we try to remember that this is a SINGING competition, and dammit the girl can SING! Can anyone really deny that? Say what you like about her personality, her on-screen reactions, her family, blah blah, but the girl would probably put every single one of us to shame in a sing-off.
    But I do have a problem. I really, really want Taylor to win, (cos I lurve him) but I can’t get rid of this niggling worry that if he does, he will be forced by the AI contract to compromise his uniqueness to sell records to the masses. I feel this would be less of a problem for Katherine, as she has more of a ‘generically’ lovely singing voice. Taylors voice, on the other hand, might lend itself less favourably to, as I have seen it phrased on many websites, ‘cookie-cutter’ pop. So there’s my dilemma: support Taylor with all my heart (even though I can’t vote for him!), or secretly hope in a tiny corner of my heart that he loses so that he can freely pursue his Soul Thang after his obligations to AI are over? Either way, both himself and Katherine are set. His huge fan base will guarantee success no matter what happens in the final, and Katherine has such a great voice that she will undoubtedly be a star, win or lose.
    So what do you think? Does anyone share my concerns about my Taylor-man and his music if he wins?
    By the way – Elliott rocks!

  95. Gavin Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 12:40 pm

    No matter whether you like it or not, Katharine is arguably the Best Singer in the whole competition! She has the whole package to be the next American Idol! She deserves it & I believe very strongly that she will make it! I’ll absolutely buy her album! Kat, sing well & show them!

  96. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:45 pm

    Oh dear – the Katharine is an overprivileged princess argument again. If you want to talk about former idols with privileges, note that: Taylor’s dad is reportedly a dentist. If he does cosmetic procedures like power bleaching and porcelain veneers then his is doing very well financially. Lisa Tucker starred as “Nala” in “Lion King” at the Pantages theater in Hollywood. Ayla Brown’s dad is a lawyer and Massachusetts State Senator and her mom is a TV reporter. Nikko Smith (Season 4) is the son of one of the greatest baseball players of all time (Ozzie Smith).

    Taylor doesn’t live with his dad. Lisa was “Nala” when she was little. Ayla didn’t make it to the top 12. Nikko Smith didn’t win this competition nor was in the top 2. Katharine’s dad is a producer and now Katharine IS in the top 2. See the difference?

  97. Anonymous Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    Did you notice that Kat and Kat’s fans are under attack all the time ? Why Taylor is not? He wasn’t the best all the time. He also had pitchy problems .You seem not to notice that. Leave the past behind, that’s the way it goes.

    A lot of people have bashed Taylor since the beginning. You might want to go to the AI forums to look at all the Taylor bashing from the past. Sorry, but we have proof of what we’re talking about. She did take two Scientology classes. There IS a video of her acting ____. And we’re talking about the impression we have gotten. Do you think it’s fair for her to be in the top 2 after butchering the songs and forgetting her lyrics, when other contestans never got a chance to sing again and prove that was just only a bad night they had?

  98. nicole Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Source: http://myidol.idolonfox.com/Boards/topic.aspx?tid=405292

    Posted by TODDLJ on 05-18-06 at 06:43 PM

    Note to my fans, haters and those who don’t know who the heck I am: Sorry I have been lax again about posting my Gay Idol Journal, my day job here at the Mousehouse has me running like a severed-headed chicken. Needless to say, I am still watching Idol. And I stopped by to check things out here… only to be infuriated by what many of you are saying. So I had to speak up.

    In Defense of Katherine

    Over the past few weeks, and particularly in the last 16 hours, I have read some pretty severe comments on this and other Message Boards about AI5 finalist Katherine McPhee. Common words used in these posts include: snotty, arrogant, rude, slutty, mean, two-faced, evil, fake, and, worst of all, ‘entitled.’ Furthermore, according to these self-proclaimed ‘critics,’ Kat’s parents, close family, friends, and anyone who likes her at all, are also all of the above things and more. They don’t like the faces she makes when she gets negative comments from the judges. They don’t like that she was happy when Elliott was voted off. In short, they think she is a cruel heartless biatch. (Hell, I think they would accuse her of being the anti-Christ if they had any evidence of that fact.)

    I happen to have a bit of knowledge of Kat, and of her mother and boyfriend as well, and I felt forced to speak out in defense of these attacks on her character. As I have stated in previous columns, Kat is the opposite of arrogant. In fact, she is perhaps the least confident idol finalist this year. Much of her life, she has been a ‘theatre geek.’ Well-liked, but not overwhelmingly popular, and a bit shy around groups of people. Performing is a way to ‘come out of her shell’ for her. She may come off as being over-confident, but this is all a defense-mechanism… a shield she puts up to cover her self-doubt. She has also fought weight issues, and recently lost a bit of weight. She has never thought of herself as truly sexy… or even attractive… and the attention she is getting this season is all new to her.

    Consequently, this is all a bit hard for her to adjust to. Praise is unexpected. And being criticized harshly in front of millions of people would be difficult for ANYONE, but it is especially hard for her. She is her own worst critic, and so when the judges criticize her, she takes it very personally, feels she has failed, and becomes immediately defensive. When she is criticized for being ‘pitchy’, this hits her especially hard, because questioning her musical ear, something she is somewhat confident with, causes her self-doubt to get even stronger.

    I wonder if any of you ‘critics’ have ever performed before an audience before? I have on numerous occasions, and let me tell you, it ain’t easy. The nerves and adrenaline propel you through, and frequently you can’t remember what you have just done when it’s all over. If what you do remember is that it was a pretty good performance, only to be told later that you sucked, it can be pretty annoying and disheartening. Ever heard back a tape of how your voice sounds? Most people’s initial reaction is “Ick! Is that how I actually sound?” It is impossible for a performer to know exactly how they look and sound. Criticism (especially from people, like Paula, who are not good with words) can be very hard to understand. The ’tilted head, quizzical eyes’ expression Kat gets is just that… she doesn’t know what she’s being told, or how she can fix it for next time. It doesn’t all compute for her.

    Kat was not in any way expecting to get this far. Her reaction last week, at Chris’ elimination, said it all. The judges savaged her. She fully expected to go home. This week, she expected the same. So, when it was Elliott instead, she reacted with joy. Please, people, can you really blame her? Would you not be joyous in the situation? And it’s not as if she jumped for joy (like Paris did every week.) She simply smailed and looked in the direction of her parents. Of course, Taylor appreared to handle it better. But the truth is, Taylor knew full well it wasn’t going to be him. The judges have pumped him up for weeks. He had plenty of time to prepare his “Oh I’m sorry for Elliott” response. Kat, however, was caught completely off guard for the second week in a row.

    In summary, I feel that the criticism of her ‘attitude’ is completely innacurate. Notice I am not criticizing those who call her ‘wooden’ or ‘plastic.’ ‘Plastic’ is sometimes an accurate description of her. When she is nervous or doubtful, she pastes on a big smile to cover her emotions. That fake smile is not the real Kat. Feel free to criticize her for that… she is working on it, like all performers, but has a ways to go.

    Feel free to criticize her if you don’t like the tone of her voice, or if you don’t like the style of music she sings, or if you feel she has let her nerves get it the way of her performance. But before you attack her personality, take a moment to consider the fact that your assessment of her personality is being formed with little actual evidence of who she is. And I think this is unfair, innacurate, and sometimes downright mean.

    Note to my readers: I have read so many posts from those who dislike Katherine because of her ‘cocky’ attitude and ‘beauty pageant’ demeanor. This perception couldn’t be any more wrong. What many people don’t know is that Katherine has struggled with her weight (she recently lost 30 pounds) and does not see herself as beautiful or pageant-worthy. She wears frumpy clothing often because she thinks that’s all she can wear. She is still trying to get used to the fact that she is pretty and that others view her as such. The stiffness we see, and her forced smile, comes from trying to feel comfortable in her own skin, not from overconfidence or entitlement. The fact that she is sometimes unable to fully commit vocally and emotionally to the song comes from this same place of insecurity. Try to view her next time with that knowledge, and see if it changes your opinion of her.

  99. iamagenius Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you for this article. Katharine McPhee is EXTREMELY understood. But why?? Well, most of us, in our daily lives, do not encounter beautiful people with liekable personalities. It seems we do not want to accept that someone CAN have both traits. So what do we do instead? Well, we view them in every negative light possible. We take Katharine’s sarcastic sense of humor as rudeness and her smiles as arrogance.

  100. castle Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 5:41 pm

    Nobody is saying that Katharine isn’t pretty nor that she cannot sing. This is all about her attitude. Shy? I doubt it. Just look at the video of one of her rehearsals in theather, that’s far away from being shy. That’s just an article of someone who has a different opinion. Still it doesn’t prove whether she is or not what people have been talking about. I’m not saying it is true that she is arrogant, but you have no solid proof that she isn’t one either. Insulting her is very uncalled for, but if most people got the wrong impression, then there is something she did wrong, whether or not she didn’t mean it. Instead of defending her as if she was perfect, you have to keep an open mind that she could not be the person you thought she was. And to those who don’t like her, you also have to keep in mind that she might not be who you think she is. The all bad arrogant and whatever else you called her. She might actually be a good caring person who just doesn’t control her emotions much.

    You in this case nobody is 100% right. Look at what happened to Kellie Pickler. At first we all thought she was an innocent person (or that’s what her fans said) but look at what came out later on. A picture of her on her prom dress showing off her pierced belly. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s a whole rebel who goes to sleep with every man in town, but it was something a lot of people weren’t expecting.

  101. onefan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 6:35 pm

    i guess that katharine mcphee is this season’s jasmine trias, except worse because she made it to the finals….so hate is tripled for her….too bad..i would just go home if i were her…save face…

  102. John Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    People who put down Katherine are people who are unhappy with themselves. Jealousy among girls who have the misfortune of being ugly is evident.

    We all know that Katherine is very talented and beautiful. There’s no need to bash her because it will not get you anywhere. You are just embarrassing yourselves. I pity you.

    I have to admit that I don’t like Taylor but I have never, ever, bashed this performer. Go figure.

  103. Kath Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Katharine is nothing new. There is nothing special or unique about her. Talentwise – she is marginal at best. She sounds like every other pop tart out there. She oversings her songs and is often out of tune.

    Taylor, on the other hand, is unique, fresh and passionate about his music. I would pay to see him in concert any day of the week.

    AI NEEDS Taylor as their next idol. He has it all. If his song came on the radio, you could tell his voice right away – it’s that distinctive. If you heard Katharine on the radio, you could name half a dozen female singers before distiguishing it was her.

    Personally, as a parent, I was heartbroken when she said last week that she “hardly ever talks to her family”. How heartless! They are 20 minutes away compared to Taylor and Elliot’s friends and family. How much time does it take to pick up the cell phone and say hi to mom and dad?

    I haven’t liked her from day one – she’s always come across as pretentious. She is NOT the American Idol. America needs Taylor’s humility and grace – something that seems to be born and bred in the south. Just look at Bo Bice, Clay Aiken, Fantasia….these people were genuine, humbled to be in the finals and grateful for every notice, every fan, every mention on TV or radio. THAT is a true American Idol.

  104. tvfan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 8:31 pm

    Did anyone notice that Taylor and Elliott both live in the capitals of their states? Katharine lives nowhere near Sacramento. Virginia and Alabama’s governors didn’t have to do so much as to step out their front door. Give California a break!

  105. idolfan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 10:09 pm

    if katharine would have done the decent thing and relinquish her spot in the top 3 to chris, i know she would have so many haters – it would have been the right and humble thing to do.
    Sometimes you have to do the right thing even if you really don’t want to…people will at least respect you and like you….if i can give up a promotion at work because i think someone else is more deserving then katharine can give up her advancing to the next round of american idol….she would have a better career if she had done the right thing….she has left too many people despising her now….

  106. idolfan Says:
    May 20th, 2006 at 10:11 pm

    sorry, meant to say that if kat gave up her spot, she would NOT have so many haters.

  107. mr showbiz Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 6:48 am

    Katherine McPhee is everything we have asked for in American Idol. Why invest in a guy who looks like Steve Martin dancing in “The Jerk” over a girl who has the potential to be the best female artist ever discovered on American Idol. She’s that good! WAKE UP AMERICA! Katherine is the one…..the only one!

  108. Maxine Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 7:58 am

    Misunderstood, Understood

    Contestants with a father who is a producer – socializes with Ryan Seacrest – mother who is an actress and singer –

    THEIR OFFSPRING IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE — Plain and simple.

    Two simple facts:

    1) she cannot take criticism

    2) if daddy doesn’t like how she is treated, he demands an apology

    I call this special treatment and why? Because of her mother and father’s ties to American Idol.

    Conflict of Interest
    Conflict of Interest

    No one is jealous of Kat
    No one is making fun of her
    Everyone knows she is pretty

    She is not a consistant performer.

    Remember, when they select a song, it is rehearsed and rehearsed and rehearsed. At what point does she think “maybe I’m oversinging.” Maybe I should listen to the “judges” – Never because her songs come out the same way, week after week – one good out of THREE – hit or miss!

    How much work is she going to be for the producer?

  109. G Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 11:32 am

    I didn’t realize her McPhee’s father was a Fox producer .. well that EXPLAINS A LOT right there. Now I know why she has survived as long as she has with the minimal talent that she has. Figures. I thought Taylor had a chance, not so much anymore. Katharine will win it, it has been planned since the beginning.

  110. Kristin Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 12:53 pm

    Kat is just an emotional person. No one could blame her if she is. She doesn’t deserve this things said on her face. People are just so insensitive, she already said it, she felt a little shity about people saying infront of her face that she should be the one out of the competition not Chris.

    But people just dont get it, Kat is far more better than any other person in the competiotion. And she is still in this because, America loves her. Not because her father works on Fox. Come on people!!

    Taylor is a fun performer, he sings soulful music very good. They are not really in the same genre that Kat is. Kat is in the genre that 70% of the people would love to hear. And the 30% would love soulful music. But if you’re a record dealer, who would you choose, the girl who has the heart of the 70% of the people or the guy that dances horrible and only has 30% of the people???

    correct answer…..the girl!!

    She’ll nail this one, and who needs that lousy actor Arnold…
    She can do this on her own and the mcpheever fans will back her up!!!!
    GO GET ‘EM KAT!!!!

  111. Batsange Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 3:20 pm

    I honestly can’t believe how nobody seems to notice how much more humble Katherine McPhee is than Taylor Hicks. He’s so full of himself! Hollywood is showing on him! It was completely unfair to Katherine that her homecoming didn’t include the same “perks” as Taylor or Elliot. I thought she handled that extremely well. If it was me, I would have wanted to cry at witnessing the blatant unfairness in front of millions of people. Why should it be an issue as to her religious beliefs? Isn’t that something we pride ouselves on in America, the right to believe what we want or not to beleive at all? Isn’t she free to change her mind on who to thank if she wins? They filled out those questionaires MONTHS ago! Look at the Oscars. The winners aren’t reserved with their reactions! Is the winner of AI supposed to have NO reaction to winning? All the critisism about Katherine’s reation is just a bunch of poor losers pointing fingers. If anything, I think Taylor always acts like he knew he had no worries of elimination. He’s always acted like he knew the outcome. Remember when Ryan had him choose the bottom 3? When Ryan turned to him and told him he was “safe”, he actually nodded as if he was reasuring Ryan that he was correct in his statement. Come on you guys, get real! Open your ears! Katherine clearly has the best voice! Hands down!!

  112. Anonymous Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 4:22 pm

    TO ALL YOU KATHARINE FANS, THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL YOU ARE GOING TO CONVINCE TAYLOR AND ELLIOTS FANS THAT SHE IS JUST AN INNOCENT,TALENTED LITTLE SWEETHEART.NONE OF US WILL BUY THAT.THE ONLY WAY SHE CAN WIN IS IF YOU CAN CONVINCE US OF THAT AND WE WON’T,THERE ARE TOO MANY OF US WHO LOVE TAYLOR AND ELLIOT AND THAT’S ALOT OF VOTE’S.ELLIOT SAID IN ANOTHER WEBSITE THAT TAYLOR WAS HIS BEST BUD AND I TRULY BELIEVE ELLIOT HOPES TAYLOR WILL WIN.ENOUGH OF KATHARINE!GO TAYLOR AND ALL OF US IN THE SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Batsange Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    I also wanted to point out how they have been showing favoritism to Taylor Hicks by having him sing one of the songs from the night before at the beginning of the Wed. night show. They have given him way more air time! They give some people more opportunities to be seen and heard than others by having a “sit down” with Ryan before they sing. I don’t remember them doing that with Katherine like they have done with so many others! So, how do you figure she is getting special treatment? If you call being too harsh on her “special treatment”, then I guess that’s true.

  114. lorin Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:05 pm

    “It was completely unfair to Katherine that her homecoming didn’t include the same “perks” as Taylor or Elliot.”

    No it wasn’t. Their visits were announced on local newspapers and even online. It is the state, the city and the people who organized the events. If California of Sherman Oaks didn’t plan anything big for Katharine, it’s simply because they didn’t want to or thought someone else was going to.

  115. Anonymous Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:07 pm

    But people just dont get it, Kat is far more better than any other person in the competiotion. And she is still in this because, America loves her. Not because her father works on Fox. Come on people!!

    If America loved her, America would’ve voted on the polls that she will win this competition. If America loved her, they would’ve planned a parade for her. Remember that 1 person can vote as much time as he wants so just because, she got more votes than Elliott does not mean she has more fans, it means people voted more times.

  116. Anonymous Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:17 pm

    If Katharine’s dad didn’t have any power, do you think he would’ve been able to get her daughter a PUBLIC apology?? Hollywood is a dark business and it is not what they portray it. You think people are moral and clean in Hollywood? Why do you think inspiring young actors choose Disney? They get paid the same as they would if they worked in Hollywood, the only difference is that they don’t have to sleep with people to get a role. Not saying Katharine slept with anyone, but she did kiss the judges and that came out of nowhere. Remember that she’s an actress and might be able to fake this whole thing well. Anyways, notice how she was very nervous and afraid of being eliminated the weeks before Chris’s elimination? But after that she seemed very relaxed as if she knew she was going to stay?

    My point is, people who have power can do absolutely ANYTHING. And if indeed Katharine’s dad made an agreement to put her in the finals, then that’s her dad’s fault for having the idea and Katharine’s for accepting it. She’s 21 and old enough to make her own decisions and accept the consequences of her actions. If she doesn’t want people to criticize her, then what is she even in this competition? At least Ayla Brown knew what criticism was all about and accepted it and improved. Katharine doesn’t want to admit that she needs to work more on her singing. She probably thinks just because she went to the prestigious Boston Academy for music that it makes her automatically a perfect singer.

  117. sarah Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 5:58 pm

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. jelly Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 6:46 pm

    Maxine,very well said..It’s nonsense..KATHARINE is genuine than your Louis Vuitton…..

  119. Anonymous Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    She’ll be doing porn in a month.

  120. andrew Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    This was posted by Yaminit4ever at Idolforums:

    I never posted on these boards before but I decided to sign up because I wanted to tell you guys what happened last night. I was in the audience last night and watched the show on tv today, and I have to say what the Camera does to people is not right. I for one was never a Katherine fan, I found her to be rude and nasty. But after attending the show for the first time last night and then watching it back on tv it is not what it seems! When they announced Elliott was going home Katherine put her hand on her heart (i guess she was nervous) and then she put her arm around Elliott and was saying something to him and like rubbing his back so it looked to me as if she was consoling him, then he said something and Taylor and Katherine were smiling. Then today when I watched it on tv it just looked like Katherine didnt care. Another thing is when Katherines family was smiling I think it was at the point Katherine and Elliott kissed because the whole crowd went wild (not kissed like in a “I want you” way but in a friendly way)..They made it look really bad on tv and it wasnt. After the show Elliott was crying and said that he is so happy he got to be a part of the show and he thanked everyone then they rushed him off the stage but he came back out and the judges were hugging him and then Taylor and Katherine and him had a group hug for like 10 minutes and wouldnt let go lol then I had to leave so I didnt see what else happened. Aside from Elliott leaving it was a great show. Their voices sound 10x as amazing in person then on tv as well. They look like they really love each other and they got really close it was good to see. If anyone has any other questions ill be happy to anwser

    Posted by: hammer87 | May 19, 2006 at 10:26 PM

    I hope that the post above can put to rest any criticisms that Katharine got regarding her reactions when Elliot was eliminated.

    Posted by: hammer87 | May 19, 2006 at 10:28 PM

    Oh yea and I was on the show, too. I think that person should actually give REAL proof, because here words don’t count. Anyways, it’s not just about what happened this week. This is about how she survived even after forgetting her lyrics. Mandisa was voted off after one bad night. Melissa McGee was voted off because she forgot her lyrics. Kellie Pickler was voted off after having 2 BAD nights and I guess the whole “truth about kellie pickler” stuff. So people are questioning whether Katharine did something to get that far after doing a bad job for weeks, and not forgetting the fact she has been in the bottom 2 before. So we all have to keep an open mind here about everything.

  121. Anonymous Says:
    May 21st, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    GIVE KATHARINE MCPHEE A BREAK. SHE’S 22..SHE’S JUST EXPRESSING HERSELF UNLIKE LINDSAY LOHAN AND PARIS HILTON AND HER GANG!!!!!!

  122. j.dormand Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 4:22 am

    To the people who think Kat’s voice is as smooth as an 82 Chateau Margaux, I respectfully disagree.

    Kat is usually out of tune. She tries too hard to sing like Aguilera. Have you ever heard her crunch her voice in her throat so that it comes out really grating and whiny? It sounds like file on rusty iron. Please listen carefully.

    AI can’t have a clone as its winner. The contest is all about discovering a UNIQUE singer, not a copycat. I agree that Kat’s voice is good if only she used it well. The bottom line is she doesn’t.

    One more thing that I can’t stand about her is how she can’t stand criticism. Does she really have to answer back?

    Kat fans are blind. They can’t see that she should’ve been voted off during the Elvis week, and again during the Clive week. She’s still there, and, like it or not, conspiracy theories will come up. How can Kat be possibly in the top 2. If it’s any indication, check out the message boards and count the number of posts in Taylor and Elliot’s respective sections. They are way ahead of Kat.

  123. Maxine Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 5:34 am

    Please do not compare Kat to the former female winners. They had class and did NOT wear dresses with boobs hanging out. Disgusting – and a rehearsed waldrobe malfunction? Who does she think she is?

  124. Jay Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 8:48 am

    Katharine may win the contest, but she’ll be one Idol not worth looking up to.

    As she secures her place each week in the competition, she is also growing ruder to the judges.

    It doesn’t matter whether she’s good or beautiful. It also doesn’t matter whether or not she’s under a lot of stress. She’s facing the same things her competitors are, and they have handled it with much more grace and class than she has.

    Funny that just a few weeks ago, in the nationwide eliminations she was begging the judges to give her a chance in the contest. And now she snaps back at them.

    If it weren’t for Randy, Paula, and Simon, she wouldn’t even have gotten through in the first place.

    Now she’s just being sweet to her fans because she still needs her approval. Once she gets what she wants, imagine how she’d treat them when their opinion of her doesn’t quite agree with her opinion of herself.

    Ingrate.

  125. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 9:28 am

    Come Wednesday sweet little innocent Katharine will be singing the blues.We will all be celebrating with Taylor Wednesday!GO TAYLOR AND THE SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. jaysucks Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:04 pm

    NICE POINT OF VIEW..YOU’RE NONSEND. REALITY CHECK??CHECK YOUR MIRROR FIRST AND LOOK WHO’S TALKING!! YOU’RE A GAY FUGLY SLU*..

    KATHARINE MCPHEE RULES. SHE HAS THE TALENT THAT SOME OF YOU DOESN’T HAVE.

  127. jaysucks Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:05 pm

    NICE POINT OF VIEW JAY..YOU’RE NONSENSE. REALITY CHECK??CHECK YOUR MIRROR FIRST AND LOOK WHO’S TALKING!! YOU’RE A GAY FUGLY SLU*..

    KATHARINE MCPHEE RULES. SHE HAS THE TALENT THAT SOME OF YOU DOESN’T HAVE.

  128. SCREWYOUALL Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:08 pm

    STOP BASHING KATHARINE MCPHEE..HER FANS ARE NOT BLIND BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY,KAT HAS THE TALENT AND SHE’S IN TOP 2 AND WILL WIN AI..
    JUST ACCEPT IT,KAT IS SUPERB THAN TAYLOR GEEKS!!!!!!!!!

  129. janet Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:11 pm

    I’m one of Katharine’s fan. She will win AI because she deserves it. That’s all I can say.I’ll vote for her till my fingers bleed!!

  130. caleb Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    KATHARINE MCPHEE MISUNDERSTOOD??
    WELL SHE’S WELL UNDERSTOOD THAT’S WHY I WILL VOTE FOR HER NON STOP THIS TUESDAY. KATHARINE HAS THE AMERICAN IDOL MATERIAL THAN TAYLOR. HE’S GOOD BUT AVERAGE PERFORMER THAT YOU CAN SEE ON HOTEL LOUNGES..
    THINK GUYS,HE DOESN’T DESERVE IT.
    VOTE FOR KAT..AI 2006

  131. arcee Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    What the F* is the matter with you people? Can’t we just all get along? Kat and Taylor are in the Top 2! What’s to complain about? These 2 are good people! You can’t just judge them on whatever little airtime they’ve had? I mean come on! Let’s be rational here … At this point, I really don’t care who wins AI because it’s a given that Kat and Taylor already have recording contracts and are stars in their own right … I’m really just excited for the finale. I know all performances will be spectacular … Now, please give the rest of the world breathing space to watch the show IN PEACE!

  132. Michael Jenkins Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 1:00 pm

    Katharine mcphee is a great singer. she has the right kind of vocals but as far as her becoming america idol is just not her. i mean she can sing but to me some of her performances be average. the reason why average because she be trying to sound better than the singers that made the song choice, which is good you should want to change the song around to please the judges and the fans. but on that song by whitney housten i have nothing that somg was to big for her; to tell you the truth in my opinion I do not think taylor or katharine should be the next america idol. but it is America choice but if the judges decided i think they would have kick off taylor and katherine a long time ago but like I said it is america choice who knows katharine might just be the next america idol, it is up to america to decide.

  133. Anonymous Says:
    May 22nd, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    All you Taylor fans tomorrow get on the phone and VOTE,VOTE,VOTE!!!!!!!!GO SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOUL PATROL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WE LOVE YOU TAYLOR!!!!HICKS CHICKS

  134. Kissy Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 6:48 am

    all I want to know is who in the hell is Al?

  135. Gavin Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 9:54 am

    Remember to Vote for the Better Singer who is none other than Katharine McPhee!!!
    Vote! Vote! Vote! For McPhee!!!
    Remember non-stop!!!

  136. Desiree Says:
    May 23rd, 2006 at 2:46 pm

    How can any of you pass judgment on someone you don’t even know? You have far too much time on your hands. Do you even know the source of your information? Everyone talks about Kat’s Dad being a producer for FOX yet when I try to find this information I am unable to do so? It is so rediculous to me that you have no problem absolutely tearing this girl to shreads based upon nothing more than “your gut instinct.” Maybe she is rude, maybe she isn’t. Why is it so important to you that she be evil? Despite many pictures and testimonials to the contrary, you still must believe that she is the devil?
    Yes, others did mess up in the competition last year. Yes, Carrie Underwood forgot her words on a few occassions. Yes, Elliot Yamin messed up Open Arms with no mention of it by the judges. Are you all mindless drones going by only hearsay and the judges wonderous critiques? Funny how they never offer real constructive criticism. Like, work on this next time. Or pick a song that emphasizes this. They’re advice is make the song your own one week and then stick to the melody the next.
    This show is entertainment with a prize at the end. The contestants are made into whomever the producers want them to be. I used to be overweight and I too use sarcasm as my choice of humor. I too smile as a defense mechanism and I too don’t know how to take a compliment or critcism. (Watch Shallow Hal, it’s called the ugly duckling syndrome.)People have told me that I come off as Prissy or arrogant before they get to know me because I am always worried that they are judging me.
    As for the brilliant person(s) who wrote that Katharine said she was a scientologist but then thanked God…who really gives a rip and what the hello was your point? If you’re a christian,which I’m sure many of you claim to be, you wouldn’t be on here posting-passing judgment. In the meantime, you’ll be overly critical of anyone who doesn’t agree with you, talk trash about eachother, announce to all what a real American Idol should be, all the while declaring Katharine to be an egotistical, bitch who can’t take criticism. HA. How’s that for hypocrisy?
    By the way,coming from American Idol, you really have to prove that you can appeal to the masses…that actually buy music in this decade…Not those whose last purchase involved an 8 track. While those of us over 30 may declare the music of our yesteryear to be the best music ever..the only music with depth and soul, we’re not the ones making the majority of the purchases. PEACE I’m OUTTA HEEYA.

  137. Jay Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 8:59 am

    Katharine is NOT misunderstood.
    In fact, many people DO understand her: those who don’t think.

    And sometimes, they can’t even spell. Right, Jaysucks?

    Anyway, it’s over now. Taylor won, and it’s all for the best.
    :)

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    May 25th, 2006 at 9:01 am

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    May 25th, 2006 at 9:02 am

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    May 25th, 2006 at 9:04 am

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    May 25th, 2006 at 9:09 am

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    May 25th, 2006 at 9:10 am

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  143. Anonymous Says:
    May 25th, 2006 at 1:12 pm

    i’m from malaysia. i think kat’s really talented. and yeah, she can’t quite take criticism, but maybe it’s coz she thinks she performed well. i dont think she’s arrogant or conceited.. if u have talent, flaunt it! and just cos she kinda celebrated after elliot was eliminated, doesnt mean she’s being disrespectful. i dont think anyone for that matter, is obliged to break down and cry or look grim after a contestant is booted out.it would only look fake.and about her not having a parade and a Governor’s visit?sure, it’s unfair but who cares? as long as her fans stay true to her,nothing else matters. i don’t have anything against any of the contestants and i think taylor deserves to win. he has showmanship and is hell of an entertainer. i’m just worried that his album won’t sell well.btw, does anyone know how the votes were split? can’t wait for the sixth season! peace!

  144. Sauria Says:
    May 30th, 2006 at 1:06 pm

    So Katharine was happy when she made it through to the final two. After Elvis week which favored the male singers, after constant criticism by the judges for weeks. Heck I’d be jumping up and down. Selfish? Well no one went in to American Idol wanting to loose did they.

  145. sarah Says:
    June 14th, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    i am so sick of you B*tchs I AM NEVER VISITING THIS SITE AGAIN why you a**s have know respect for anyone you dirty bigots wish you would all shut up and i am in my fireball temper so FEAR ME

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