Thia Megia - Thia Megia Becomes American Idol Favourite

Thia Megia has become the overnight favourite to win this year's American Idol after delivering a note-perfect performance on last night's Motown themed show.Thia Megia, the 15-year-old finalist on this year's American Idol, stunned the judges on yesterday's show and was immediately being talked of as the new favourite to win the reality singing contest, reports Yahoo News.Megia bounced back from the heavy criticism that she received last week to perform an upbeat rendition of the Martha & The Vandellas hit 'Heatwave', which drew unanimous praise from the judging panel. Jennifer Lopez was particularly complimentary, saying, "It was great to see you let loose like that". After coming under fire for her apparent reliance on 'big ballads', Megia had hit back at Randy Jackson, saying, "I can do so much more than that, though. I mean, I'm not just a ballad singer", and she proved her versatility on last night's show.
Although Thia Megia drew the most positive comments from the judging panel, Scott Mcreery continued his good form in the competition and Lauren Alaina's performance was also well-received. Stefano Langone is heavily fancied to depart in tonight's elimination show, after his rendition of Lionel Richie's 'Hello' was roundly criticised.


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@Seelmeyef8: On the contrary, I think Thia is actually one of those singers who live and breathe music. Pay attention! Aside from Colors of the Wind, has she done any other overly poppy songs???? No, she said so herself (in a tv interview, where she performed, complete w/ guitar, her OWN COMPOSITION AT 14!) that she is a lover of the old style of music. I don't know what you stereotype or generalization you used to inaccurately base your ignorant opinion on...but she is a true appreciator of music. Pay attention.
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the finalists learned so much now!!! they are our champions no matter what .....!!!!!, the finalists learned so much now!!! they are our champions no matter what .....!!!!!, the finalists learned so much now!!! they are our champions no matter what .....!!!!!
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You go girl! Mature more and wow more!
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B.S.! She forgot the words to the friggen song last night. She has been boring the entire seson and now she's going home, and not fast enough. This is total B.S.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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She was not the best one last night by a long shot! Granted, she improved solidly on previous dishwater-dull performances, but that wasn't hard to achieve.Also. Stefano's critique was hardly the drubbing you imply. The judges said that he should improve his contact with the audience but all agreed that he sang well enough.
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Funny how people commenting on here, says that an understated elegant performer like Thia is boring. Thanks goodness - she's not over acting in her performances and she doesn't need to do unnecessary runs and belting in songs that don't need it. Sorry to inform you, that there are actually people like me out there who likes this quality in her. And, as for Stefano, Thia in all her 16 years has more stage presence than he has. Perhaps it's him you meant is dishwater-dull.
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Well said Janey! While she may not have done her very best last night...it was good ol' Thia again. What's boring to some people like me, are generic performances and overdone songs. I tire of those types of performances quickly. But it's difficult to tire of a quality voice like Thia's. She's also a singer/songwriter who seems to be a truly appreciates music - hence she has so far stayed away from obvious poppy choices (except for Pocahontas, but '95 is a tough year!). She seems to have her own style, but I agree when people say that she is sometimes having trouble reconciling that with the AI stage. I say just go for it Thia! Keep working at improving yourself! Just do you! Like Casey! Don't think too much!
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Well said, Janey. Some people just do not get that.
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yeeaahh go Thia!
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Finally, get out of that cage, girl. Looking forward seeing you here in the Philippoines. So very proud of you
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