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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 18:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So what?

A bunch of kids trying to get a shot to fame will go on stage for 2 hours to sing Queen songs. How is that going to damage their reputation?
Elton John and Stevie Wonder did the exact same thing and nobody is criticizing them, or questioning their legendary status.

Many of us think of Queen as a rock band, but the truth is that many Queen songs have a pop edge too. The fact that Queen is considered important enough to have songs from their catalogue performed on the most popular TV show in America makes me proud to be a fan of this band.
When you think of it Queen seemed pretty much forgotten back in the 80s and 90s. All of sudden there's to a trend of young kids who are listening to Classic Rock and now bands like Queen, Floyd, and Zep have reached a cult status amoung youngsters who weren't even born at the time they were on top of the world.

There will probably some good performances and some not so good ones, but I'm more than looking forward to see this show.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it will damge Queen as a band themselves. It will help them if it affects them at all because I'm sure a lot of AI watchers have never heard anything about Queen before. But I don't know. I know I'm going to be personally dissappointed somehow. I don't know why. You know what? I'm glad I read your post. So what if they suck? Why should I get upset?

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point. Ill add that I think that most people think (may be wrong) that it will make them too mainstrea..... well, newsflash for you, Queen has been mainstream music for a while now

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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 21:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG it wouldn't bother me if american idol didn't suck the big 1 ROLLS EYES...i really don't see what the difference between queen could of been having their own show to find a new lead singer 2 having american idol kill queen tunes ROLLS EYES....


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm just jealous because they get to practise singing with Brian and Roger. I bet that little wretch Kellie Pickler will be all hugging the two, which I have no problem with except for, like I said, jealousy.


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't believe they are doing a Queen theme! Now people are going to think that Queen is some cheap band, because its been featured on American Idol.
Its been a rough week for me, i worry so much that the contestants are going to screw up the songs! Seriously, i barely get any sleep and when i do get some sleep, I dream about American Idol. :(
Is it Tuesday yet??


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I'm just jealous because they get to practise singing with Brian and Roger. I bet that little wretch Kellie Pickler will be all hugging the two, which I have no problem with except for, like I said, jealousy.


Heee. I'm there withya.

At least I'm *much* closer to Brian's and Roger's ages, though. :D


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Posted: 07 Apr 06, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the only thing I can say is I have never wanted to be on American Idol so badly and those contestants are so fucking lucky. Do you think that Brian and Roger will be coaching them?

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 02:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stop whinning about AI, stop whinning about Q+PR, stop whinning about this, stop whinning about that... Seems like I'm again living in the Soviet Union...

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it was electric7 wrote:

the only thing I can say is I have never wanted to be on American Idol so badly and those contestants are so fucking lucky. Do you think that Brian and Roger will be coaching them?


i think they will.. i'm not positive but judging by the WWRY performance on Wed. god damnit they're so lucky

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lets not forget that probably after the show they will sell out some dates!
Lots of kids will go to the concerts and that is what really matters.
Queen never were "underground heros". They´re mainstream, and they allways reach all ages.

In 20years from now it will be the same, because their songs allways sound fresh.

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw the little promo they showed on AI last night. I too felt very jealous that this bunch got to be on a stage with Bri and Rog. Man, I'm in the UK, but I would've killed to be on the show to sing now!

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aladdin wrote:

I can't believe they are doing a Queen theme! Now people are going to think that Queen is some cheap band, because its been featured on American Idol.
Its been a rough week for me, i worry so much that the contestants are going to screw up the songs! Seriously, i barely get any sleep and when i do get some sleep, I dream about American Idol. :(
Is it Tuesday yet??


Are you serious? Cheap band?

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

I saw the little promo they showed on AI last night. I too felt very jealous that this bunch got to be on a stage with Bri and Rog. Man, I'm in the UK, but I would've killed to be on the show to sing now!

Peace,
Adam.


Where is this clip available?

Thanks.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is there a clip online? Really, there's not much to look at. Just wait till next week.

It's just some clips of the contestants dancing around Bri and Rog to WWRY (studio version that is).

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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm in France for a year, and quenn is much more popular here than in the states when I left. They have a show very similar to American Idol over here and they've done queen songs. TSMGO was really good. Not only did they sing but they put on a big show. I don't know if they do it like that on AI but it was very interesting to watch.


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Is there a clip online? Really, there's not much to look at. Just wait till next week.

It's just some clips of the contestants dancing around Bri and Rog to WWRY (studio version that is).

Peace,
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I may still try to find it, though. :)


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

childwhoevery1hates wrote:

I'm just jealous because they get to practise singing with Brian and Roger. I bet that little wretch Kellie Pickler will be all hugging the two, which I have no problem with except for, like I said, jealousy.



Yeah...they are lucky...I can actually sing, and this would have been the season to try out...damn...lol, honestly, I'd be to shy to say anything to them...I mean, I wouldnt go crazy or anything, I'd just smile from ear to ear...lol

I might talk a lot here at QZ...but I'm actually pretty shy in person...lol


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Posted: 08 Apr 06, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B>Jellybean Queen <h6>onelonelypussycat wrote:

childwhoevery1hates wrote:

I'm just jealous because they get to practise singing with Brian and Roger. I bet that little wretch Kellie Pickler will be all hugging the two, which I have no problem with except for, like I said, jealousy.



Yeah...they are lucky...I can actually sing, and this would have been the season to try out...damn...lol, honestly, I'd be to shy to say anything to them...I mean, I wouldnt go crazy or anything, I'd just smile from ear to ear...lol

I might talk a lot here at QZ...but I'm actually pretty shy in person...lol


Ditto for me Child...
And Ditto for me too JellyBeanQueen...

Id probably faint or something... I told my mom id give my right arm to have a hug from them...
lol

I cant wait to see it... I'm apprehensive, but i cant wait to see our lovelies doing what they do best on Wednesday! hehe and hear their comments on Tuesday!!!
I watch AI every week...
Usually im excited, but this week, im UBER EXCITED!!!! AAAAHHH!
Luckies....




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Posted: 10 Apr 06, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DreaminQueen wrote:

<B>Jellybean Queen <h6>onelonelypussycat wrote:

childwhoevery1hates wrote:

I'm just jealous because they get to practise singing with Brian and Roger. I bet that little wretch Kellie Pickler will be all hugging the two, which I have no problem with except for, like I said, jealousy.



Yeah...they are lucky...I can actually sing, and this would have been the season to try out...damn...lol, honestly, I'd be to shy to say anything to them...I mean, I wouldnt go crazy or anything, I'd just smile from ear to ear...lol

I might talk a lot here at QZ...but I'm actually pretty shy in person...lol


Ditto for me Child...
And Ditto for me too JellyBeanQueen...

Id probably faint or something... I told my mom id give my right arm to have a hug from them...
lol

I cant wait to see it... I'm apprehensive, but i cant wait to see our lovelies doing what they do best on Wednesday! hehe and hear their comments on Tuesday!!!
I watch AI every week...
Usually im excited, but this week, im UBER EXCITED!!!! AAAAHHH!
Luckies....





You know, I never watch AI...but I will be rushing home to watch it this week...

If I was a contestant on their, I'd be so shy to say anything to them...man, I would be tripping...but I actually have talked to people how have meant them...and they tell me that you have to act cool..you cant freak out or anything like that...I'd know me, I'd probably be in the bathroom, throwing up or something if I was contestant on their, lol...but overall, I'd try to act cool...lol

Just imagine if Fred was still alive...man, I'd really trip then...lol


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