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Diane
21 May 2006, 01:13
The American Idol Finale, (featuring Meat singing "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" with contestant Katherine McPhee), will be shown on ITV2 in the UK on Friday, 26th May 8-30 pm - 11.15 pm.

The show will be repeated on the following Sunday.

Diane

RSG
21 May 2006, 02:12
In North America, its still Wed. or Thurs. correct?

Diane
21 May 2006, 02:19
I've put it in the forum calendar. The last I heard it will be next Wednesday for North America. Perhaps one of our American members knows what time it will be on.

Diane

vrg
21 May 2006, 03:15
I saw today in the TV Guide for next week that it will be on 8-10PM, Wednesday.

Ross
21 May 2006, 12:35
The American Idol Finale, (featuring Meat singing "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" with contestant Katherine McPhee), will be shown on ITV3 in the UK on Friday, 26th May 8-30 pm - 11.15 pm.

The show will be repeated on the following Sunday.

Diane

Thanks Diane!!

Puritan
21 May 2006, 12:59
It is scheduled for ITV2 not ITV3 on all the listings

Juan Llanos
21 May 2006, 13:17
I hope that someone upload it to YouTube or something similar...

L96
21 May 2006, 13:20
I hope that someone upload it to YouTube or something similar...

So do I. Should we start a petition? :lol:

Diane
21 May 2006, 13:25
It is scheduled for ITV2 not ITV3 on all the listings
Thank you Puritan ... well spotted! My apologies for the typo, which I've now corrected at the top of the page.

Diane

Benny
21 May 2006, 14:05
The American Idol Finale, (featuring Meat singing "It's All Coming Back To Me Now" with contestant Katherine McPhee), will be shown on ITV2 in the UK on Friday, 26th May 8-30 pm - 11.15 pm.

The show will be repeated on the following Sunday.

Diane

Thanks Diane;)

RSG
21 May 2006, 19:03
Thanks

This is magical.

Jayd
21 May 2006, 19:40
I know a site where you can get every episode of American Idol, but I am not sure if I can put the link up here, don't wanna get in trouble, but message me and will tell all to you.

SuperLoafMan
21 May 2006, 21:07
Brilliant, cannot wait!!

chrissylf22
22 May 2006, 15:52
thanks for that will be watching

Jackoutofhell
23 May 2006, 18:16
Tomorrow.... Tomorrow!!!

(For me anyway, correct?)

mszee
23 May 2006, 18:26
Tomorrow.... Tomorrow!!!

(For me anyway, correct?)

I think it's tomorrow for us...AI still has nothing on their page...I will be taping today and tomorrow just in case.

Jeanie
23 May 2006, 18:31
Tomorrow.... Tomorrow!!!

(For me anyway, correct?)


If you live in the US or Canada, MeatLoaf fan 90.. yes, we get to see Meat on AI tomorrow (wednesday).

Can't wait!!! :))


J.

vrg
23 May 2006, 19:25
If you live in the US or Canada, MeatLoaf fan 90.. yes, we get to see Meat on AI tomorrow (wednesday).

Can't wait!!! :))


J.


That's right. What's been frustrating is that there has not been one ounce of publicity about who is going to be in the finale, aside from the contestants (obviously). I can't remember if there was any advertising before the final contest night last year about the 2 guest bands who sang with Bo and Carrie. If it wasn't for Meat himself telling us, we wouldn't have had a clue that he would be on the Wednesday finale until tonight! We owe him a lot, as he has spared us a lot of last minute scrambling.

mszee
23 May 2006, 19:31
That's right. What's been frustrating is that there has not been one ounce of publicity about who is going to be in the finale, aside from the contestants (obviously). I can't remember if there was any advertising before the final contest night last year about the 2 guest bands who sang with Bo and Carrie. If it wasn't for Meat himself telling us, we wouldn't have had a clue that he would be on the Wednesday finale until tonight! We owe him a lot, as he has spared us a lot of last minute scrambling.

AI is presenting it as "a lot of surprises and surprising guests" or something like that...as if this will generate some kind of special interest for AI. Whoever is watching it...will watch it...and whoever doesn't know that their real idols will be on, will have no clue...very strange publicity strategy if you ask me. I am sure they will announce something today...but it appears to be a day late and a pound short...maybe AI just gearing itself to American public who will be watching today...those that actually will buy albums - that's what it's all about at the end of the day for AI.

mariella
24 May 2006, 10:36
http://www.americanidol.com/finale/videos/

RadioMaster
24 May 2006, 11:34
Wow!
Thank You veryveryvery much for that mariella!
Unfortunately I can´t watch it it live because it would be 3am here:-(
But I hope that it will be added to the vids on there.

vrg
24 May 2006, 17:55
Finally, this was found in today's The Mercury News (San Jose):

"...Taylor will be crowned the next American Idol tonight in a two-hour finale featuring rumored pairings of Meat Loaf with Katharine, Toni Braxton with Taylor, the return of this season's Idols, an appearance by season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken, and Chris teaming with Live for I Walk the Line."

mikeloaf
25 May 2006, 00:26
It's not a popular show in the Uk I think due to the rift between Simon Cowell and Pete Waterman over the rights to the 'idol' name.

I am looking forward to hearing Meat sing this duet. Vocally I've no doubt he's the star of the show!

To clarify in the UK it's on ITV2 8:30pm to 9:20pm this Friday. So get the beer's in.

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 01:25
To clarify in the UK it's on ITV2 8:30pm to 9:20pm this Friday. So get the beer's in.

Really?
50 minutes just? With commercials that means time for 1 Meat Loaf song. :cool:

Jackoutofhell
25 May 2006, 01:36
OKay, I must admit, it was pretty short, but for what was there, it was awesome! Meat performed perfectly, and they sang well together. Very exciting, but it only lasted about three minutes. The host mentioned his previous albums, and announced Bat 3 as being "bigger than the legend himself!"

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 01:37
OKay, I must admit, it was pretty short, but for what was there, it was awesome! Meat performed perfectly, and they sang well together. Very exciting, but it only lasted about three minutes. The host mentioned his rpevious albums, and announced Bat 3 as being "bigger than the legend himself!"
Far out! :D

RoknRollJesus
25 May 2006, 03:19
I must admit, it was pretty short, but for what was there, it was awesome! Meat performed perfectly, and they sang well together. Very exciting, but it only lasted about three minutes. The host mentioned his previous albums, and announced Bat 3 as being "bigger than the legend himself!"

WAY too short....but still...what an awesome performance! Meat looked amazing and sounded even better! He's grown a goatee, wearing his hair a bit longer (minus highlights it appears), awesome outfit (just like he described -including the necklace Pearl made for him). IMO, he held himself back a bit -probably a courtesy to McPhee....wouldn't want to see her get blown off the stage in front of 200 million viewers I suppose. :roll:

http://web.wireimage.com/images/Thumbnail/8767381.jpghttp://web.wireimage.com/images/Thumbnail/8767380.jpg http://web.wireimage.com/images/Thumbnail/8767352.jpg

Cheers everyone!
jo

RoknRollJesus
25 May 2006, 03:36
Better pics...
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060525/i/r1557804007.jpg?
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/rids/20060525/i/r3063807677.jpg?
http://us.news3.yimg.com/us.i2.yimg.com/p/ap/20060525/capt.4b651f3d11da44238ee4922d8dd7bf59.american_idol_casm106.jpg?x=380&y=326&sig=WFM99cirNbtH.00FtQaPgg--

shadow1000001
25 May 2006, 03:38
Thanks Jo!!
It doesn't start here for another 20 mins :roll:

Rockette
25 May 2006, 03:42
Thanks Jo for the pics.

Pudding
25 May 2006, 03:43
I guess I'll be one of the few who thought it was a mediocre performance at best. She wasn't bad and the chorus was pretty good but Meats voice was flat at the very start.

Pud :twisted:

vrg
25 May 2006, 04:05
It was indeed way too short. Meat looked great - love the beard - and settled in when Katherine joined the duet. I was amazed as to how she kept up, but I suspect he was holding back some. The arrangement was interesting, and you can get an inkling as to how he will tinker with it, probably with Patti, on tour. Meat put the drama into the stage action, and that was great to see. Just too, too short.

RoknRollJesus
25 May 2006, 04:22
but I suspect he was holding back some

Same here! Still good...but I can't wait to see Patti go toe-to-toe with him on that one!

Found better links....
http://i.today.reuters.com/pictures/galleries/newspictures/2006-05-25T005944Z_01_LAB12D_RTRIDSP_2_LEISURE-AMERICANIDOL.jpg
http://i.today.reuters.com/pictures/galleries/newspictures/2006-05-25T005324Z_01_LAB10D_RTRIDSP_2_LEISURE-AMERICANIDOL.jpg
http://i.today.reuters.com/pictures/galleries/newspictures/2006-05-25T005134Z_01_LAB11D_RTRIDSP_2_LEISURE-AMERICANIDOL.jpg

Can't sleep....enjoy!
jo

shadow1000001
25 May 2006, 04:31
I guess I'll be one of the few who thought it was a mediocre performance at best. She wasn't bad and the chorus was pretty good but Meats voice was flat at the very start.

Pud :twisted:


You probably will be :lmao:

I enjoyed it. I didn't find Meat's voice flat, but to me, it did seem that he was holding back whether it was for her benefit or not I don't know.

Pudding
25 May 2006, 05:30
Crikey, talk about the knives been out

http://www.tvfodder.com/american_idol/archives/2006/05/american_idol_3.shtml
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12962061/
http://www.curlio.com/new_showarticle.php?id=8639&page=last

This from MSNBC:

Lowlight: Meat Loaf. He wouldn’t have made it out of “Idol’s” Hollywood round with the performance he gave on Wednesday. Plus, the pairing with Katharine McPhee singing “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” was just plain wrong on every level. He looked and sounded like a dirty old man singing to the pretty young girl with whom he has no shot.

Pud :shock:

vrg
25 May 2006, 05:58
Well, if MSNBC says that about Meat and Katherine, how about Paris Bennett and Al Jarreau??? Katherine at least is legal age, Paris is not.

LucyK!
25 May 2006, 07:26
Pics looks great, thanks, though it's odd to see Meat singing to/with someone other than Patti!!

Rockette
25 May 2006, 08:08
Crikey, talk about the knives been out

http://www.tvfodder.com/american_idol/archives/2006/05/american_idol_3.shtml
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12962061/
http://www.curlio.com/new_showarticle.php?id=8639&page=last

This from MSNBC:

Lowlight: Meat Loaf. He wouldn’t have made it out of “Idol’s” Hollywood round with the performance he gave on Wednesday. Plus, the pairing with Katharine McPhee singing “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” was just plain wrong on every level. He looked and sounded like a dirty old man singing to the pretty young girl with whom he has no shot.

Pud :shock:

Thanks for the links, Pud. The knives were indeed well and truly, and totally unjustifiably out. I haven't seen the finale for myself, but I am comfortable with the reviews here.

:evil: Feel like I need to huff off now and plan my "neck tie" party. :evil: MSNBC on top of the list. :evil:

dant796
25 May 2006, 08:52
One thing I thought was interesting was that in all the other duets, the AI contestant took the stage first and then introduced the guest star in the middle of the song. In Meat's case, though, he took the stage first - after a nice little plug for Bat 3.

Nice job by Meat's publicist or whoever negotiated that little detail for him!

Sapphire Lady
25 May 2006, 09:12
Saw some clips of it on GMTV this morning. We saw Dionne Warwick and Prince. No sign or mention of Meat though :(

Will just need to wait till tomorrow night to see it.

Ankie
25 May 2006, 09:44
http://kasimsulton.blogspot.com/ contains a 'backstage' review and pics!!

Ankie
25 May 2006, 10:04
Links to both the video and MP3 file are posted on the home page of MOTS.

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 10:10
Found the mp3 and the video on Mirror of the Soul this morning. I thought it was a great performance.

Ankie
25 May 2006, 10:16
I thought it was a great performance.


So did I!

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 10:36
Crikey, talk about the knives been out

http://www.tvfodder.com/american_idol/archives/2006/05/american_idol_3.shtml
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12962061/
http://www.curlio.com/new_showarticle.php?id=8639&page=last

This from MSNBC:

Lowlight: Meat Loaf. He wouldn’t have made it out of “Idol’s” Hollywood round with the performance he gave on Wednesday. Plus, the pairing with Katharine McPhee singing “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now” was just plain wrong on every level. He looked and sounded like a dirty old man singing to the pretty young girl with whom he has no shot.

Pud :shock:
Yeah and those reviews can go where most of these reviews go: straight into the garbage bin. These reviewers are idiots ("my husband left the room" - how professional!), they write as if Meat needs to prove himself. They are biased no matter what people say. What a load of b......s.

Meat looked and sounded good in my opinion and this should be good advertisement for Bat 3 as so many people watch these shows.

Ross
25 May 2006, 10:46
Ok I did not like this performance one bit - hope the recorded version is better than this.

Bart
25 May 2006, 10:55
I am happy voor Loaf that he get this promotion. I feel sorry that he was dead nervous. I am proud of what he has done. But this perfomrance sucked. I have never seen a performance of him that sucked that much. O my god, I shamed every second I have watched it.

Rockette
25 May 2006, 11:02
Having now had the benefit of seeing this twice for myself, here's my two cents.

My take on Idol shows is that the spotlight lies fairly and squarely on the upcoming artists. I felt Meat did not take his usual lead in the song because he was mindful of the need to promote Katherine's talent. I loved the rendition of this song (originally intended for Meat), but look forward to seeing how Meat and Patti handle it.

Screw the critics Meat, you've come up with another winner!

Bart
25 May 2006, 11:06
what?
To promote Kath? He just couldn't sing. The first sentence is hilarious. He couldn't cope with the melody and the notes.

Rockette
25 May 2006, 11:30
Are you on the right forum? I thought we were here to promote Meat, not bring him down.

Cut the man some slack, by his own admission, he was nervous. He was "live", performing a new song, with a singer he had never sung with before. I imagine rehearsals were not as extensive as Meat would have prefered too.

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 11:35
Are you on the right forum? I thought we were here to promote Meat, not bring him down.

I think a lot of people like to spend time with negative views and believe me I'm am not attacking anyone in specific here as I really respect most boardmembers. I'm also not saying you shouldn't have an opinion but my view is this:
If you hate things so much, then move onto something you do like.
That rockman forum for example is laughable at times I find. A lot of posters there don't like Meat Loaf but yet they spend all their free time talking about him. Now does that make sense????? I think not. And yes I do respect Pud's view that Meat is associated with Steinman thus should be discussed but I just had a look right now: I count 12 threads. 2 are about interesting topics, the others are all about some idiot who has been banned and most of them are about slagging off Meat. I don't call that a proper Jim Steinman board.

RadioMaster
25 May 2006, 11:49
Just watched it, here´s my opinion:
It was too short for the song, much to short. And, sure, the show was about KMcP, not about Meat, so he was just the sidekick.
Thatswhy You (or better I) cant really judge about his performance.

And beside:
The new style makes him look younger somehow, don´t You think?
Compare it to some parts of the MSO DVD and You´ll see what I mean.

But all in all it was a good promotion for him/Bat3.

Pudding
25 May 2006, 11:59
Are you on the right forum? I thought we were here to promote Meat, not bring him down.

Cut the man some slack, by his own admission, he was nervous. He was "live", performing a new song, with a singer he had never sung with before. I imagine rehearsals were not as extensive as Meat would have prefered too.

This is a thread to discuss his performance on American Idol is it not? It isn't to promote him at all, and if someone has what they feel to be an honest opinion about his performance then like it or not, it should be aired.

As for Meat being nervous, yeah he might have been, but he's a professional and has been singing professionally on stage in front of thousands for over 30 years.

I hate to have to do it, but I'm siding with Bart on this.

Pud :twisted:

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 12:59
:twisted: *Jumps into the firing line before things exculate, in Slow Mo, NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*

Right oh folks, it's an old argument, and i'm sure most of us know the routine by now :roll: .

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, wether that opinion is good or bad (there is no such thing as right or wrong, well :roll: , unless your a mod :mrgreen: )

That being said, if you do have a negative opinion of something Meat has done, please try and post it in a way that is not going to be inflamatory to other forum users (it is after all a Meat Loaf fan club :wink: )
Incidentlly, I haven't seen anything so far that oversteps the mark as such.
Didn't like it, fair enough.By all means have your say, but as this is a ML site, please don't go too overboard in how you say it.

If you don't agree with somebody else's opinion, then please beg to differ before arguing with someone and trying to change their views.

If you believe that Meat's performance WAS as good as I hear(haven't seen it yet myself) then please suport him by posting your opinions and reviews here rather than arguing with somebody else's feelings.
We know by now that that DON'T WORK :wink:

Up to now, there have been no problems (as such), I just wanna keep it that way :wink:

F.M.

Ross
25 May 2006, 13:02
:twisted: *Jumps into the firing line before things exculate, in Slow Mo, NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO*

Right oh folks, it's an old argument, and i'm sure most of us know the routine by now :roll: .

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, wether that opinion is good or bad (there is no such thing as right or wrong, well :roll: , unless your a mod :mrgreen: )

That being said, if you do have a negative opinion of something Meat has done, please try and post it in a way that is not going to be inflamatory to other forum users (it is after all a Meat Loaf fan club :wink: )
Incidentlly, I haven't seen anything so far that oversteps the mark.
Didn't like it, fair enough.By all means have your say, but as this is a ML site, please don't go too overboard in how you say it.

If you don't agree with somebody else's opinion, then please beg to differ before arguing with someone and trying to change their views.

Up to now, there have been no problems (as such), I just wanna keep it that way :wink:

F.M.

*Applauds FM.* Getting ready for his wedding and still has time to play king solomen.

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 13:07
*Applauds FM.* Getting ready for his wedding and still has time to play king solomen.

:twisted: *takes bow :mrgreen: *

*This post is hoplessly off topic, but I can never refuse a bit of vanity :mrgreen: *

:lmao:

Ross
25 May 2006, 13:14
:twisted: *takes bow :mrgreen: *

*This post is hoplessly off topic, but I can never refuse a bit of vanity :mrgreen: *

:lmao:

OK veering on topic, although I disliked the performance I thought Meat's Goatee thingy looked cool. Well from a Hetrosexual Male POV.

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 13:19
:twisted: I've seen the gotee, and i'm in two minds about it :roll:

On one hand, Meat with a gotee is just a weird thought :shock:

On the other, it does sort of give him that :devil: look for when he's singing The Monster's Loose 8) .

With me, the jury is in deadlock on this one :lol:

Ross
25 May 2006, 13:20
The Goatee is loose

mariella
25 May 2006, 13:36
:twisted:

On one hand, Meat with a gotee is just a weird thought :shock:

On the other, it does sort of give him that :devil: look for when he's singing The Monster's Loose 8) .

I usually dislike a goatee - thought the same, FM...Meat will be a perfect and even sexy 'monster' with the goatee:cool:

Too bad about the very first line, yes - but I just feel Proud today:D

Love,
Mariella

vrg
25 May 2006, 14:53
Thanks for the links, Pud. The knives were indeed well and truly, and totally unjustifiably out. I haven't seen the finale for myself, but I am comfortable with the reviews here.

:evil: Feel like I need to huff off now and plan my "neck tie" party. :evil: MSNBC on top of the list. :evil:


Let me know how the party develops; I'd like to join in. :evil: :angry:

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 15:03
Well, if MSNBC says that about Meat and Katherine, how about Paris Bennett and Al Jarreau??? Katherine at least is legal age, Paris is not.
These guys get paid to write negative stuff about American Idol since it is on a rival channel. If NBC produced it, that review would be completely different. The introduction to the article sets the tone and that is not a positive one according to me.

Meataholic
25 May 2006, 15:06
Exactly Musicman.

I truely thought that Meat's performance was fantastic :D

Yes it was toned down, but his voice was excellent & he looked really good - I loved his goatee & outfit :cool:

Heather

vrg
25 May 2006, 15:08
In MTV news today:


MTV: Did you know who Meat Loaf was?

McPhee: I found out a few weeks before the finale. I knew the name but didn't know what he looked like or anything. It was an interesting experience. He's definitely the theatrical rocker dude. I've had a lot of theatrical experience in my life because I went to school for musical theater, but he was on a whole different level. He warned me he goes full-out every time, and when we were rehearsing he was all in my face.

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 15:29
Let me know how the party develops; I'd like to join in. :evil: :angry:

:twisted: Two steps back please.

Do NOT want this getting out of hand :?

F.M.

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 15:32
Thanks for the links, Pud. The knives were indeed well and truly, and totally unjustifiably out. I haven't seen the finale for myself, but I am comfortable with the reviews here.

:evil: Feel like I need to huff off now and plan my "neck tie" party. :evil: MSNBC on top of the list. :evil:

:twisted: And please do NOT give a negative view to a show that, by your own admission, you have not seen.

Inflamatory and unjustified.

F.M.

mszee
25 May 2006, 15:36
:twisted: Two steps back please.

Do NOT want this getting out of hand :?

F.M.

Off-topic:

you're scaring all the prospective guests...

On-topic:

If there was a fault with performance it was MacPhee...ML is perfect!!!

Jayd
25 May 2006, 16:40
You could see that Meat was nervous as soon, as he walked on stage, and grabbed the mike stand. This was most probably his first performance of a song from Bat 3. The impression I get is, when Meat goes out onto stage live like that, I think he feels he has something to prove, when he doesn't. Negative reviews, and comments don't help a person, it only makes you more nervous. I know we can say, Meat performs to sell out crowds, and he has performed on TV before, but this is different. He is out there, singing with someone he has never sung with before, maybe just a few rehearsals. He is performing a song, which I very much doubt, he has rehearsed himself to sing live, as he would normally do. Also he does not want to take away the limelight of the person he is singing with, very hard, when you usually play to sell out concerts, where everyone has come to see you. There are a load of different factors. This was not one of Meat's best performances, I see that, but critical reviews don't help a person's confidence, last night was about that very beautiful young lady, and the other guy, sorry I don't usually watch AI, so not too familiar with the names, but I know where I am coming from. :D

Jackoutofhell
25 May 2006, 16:41
Not perfect... but close. I'm glad the camera wasn't on Simon when he sang the first few notes, because they were way flat. He improved though.

amethyst
25 May 2006, 17:27
I've just watched it and watched it again, and again. Meat Loaf was a little flat at the start, be it nerves or whatever, but after that he sounded fine.

The applause when he came on spoke volumes though!!

Have to say he looked fantastic and cant wait for the tour for Bat III.;) :-P

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 17:32
Not perfect... but close. I'm glad the camera wasn't on Simon when he sang the first few notes, because they were way flat. He improved though.
It would have been interesting to hear Simon sing with Kat. Then again... nah.

Jayd
25 May 2006, 17:32
It's up om my site for download, on Non-footie page. If anyone wants it for keeps, go there, good quality. But only on there for a limited time.

http://www.afcturfhoppers.co.uk

If I am breaking any rules Mods, please let me know!

SuperLoafMan
25 May 2006, 18:07
I just watched it for the first time....and it was brilliant!!

I got chills down my back when he walked out of the doors and when he begun to sing he was great, :D

Kat was really good too, must give credit to her, of course Meat was going to be a little quiter than her, but my god he put one hell of a show on and vocally was great!!

Well done Meat, cant wait for the full version on the album!!

Ross

P.S Oh, I must say, just watching it again, He definitely owned the stage, you can tell that for sure!

PanicLord
25 May 2006, 18:15
Some observations:

1. I am now looking forward to this song on Bat3 even more.
2. Meat started a little flat for like 3 notes. The rest was great.
3. He looks and sounds in great shape - very promising for what is to come!
4. Most of his songs are like 7 mins long - he didn't have a chance to get into this song really.
5. I agree that Meat was holding back, as it is really Kat's show. I bet once he starts doing shows etc this song will really kick donkey.

Benny
25 May 2006, 18:22
I have just watched the video, and it's awesome!
Meat looked great and sounded awesome!!!
I'm sooooooooo looking forward to Bat III.
Meat you are so awesome :D

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 18:40
I have just watched the video, and it's awesome!
Meat looked great and sounded awesome!!!
I'm sooooooooo looking forward to Bat III.
Meat you are so awesome :D
CHSIB Myself!

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 18:41
It's up om my site for download, on Non-footie page. If anyone wants it for keeps, go there, good quality. But only on there for a limited time.

http://www.afcturfhoppers.co.uk

If I am breaking any rules Mods, please let me know!
Thanks Jayd2. Great quality Divx! Cheers for that.

Jayd
25 May 2006, 18:53
Thanks Jayd2. Great quality Divx! Cheers for that.

Your very welcome. :D

The Flying Mouse
25 May 2006, 18:56
:twisted: Just seen this for myself.
What can I say?
WOW
Some really powerful notes 8) .
Well done Meat & Katherine :up:

needmoremeat
25 May 2006, 19:09
Loved his vocals on "hold me like that" and "see you like this"! Whoo!!!!!:shock: :-P
Also loved his new look!:mrgreen::oops:

AndrewG
25 May 2006, 19:13
The "Baby, Baby" bit was great too. Wayy better than Celine IMO.

foundout
25 May 2006, 20:23
It’s just my opinion.
I think the song was re-arranged not for meat,for her voise ,her tune. and the duet was for BATⅢ promotion in audition program.

And on 1st verse,I could heard that Meat has some wrong tempo. I think it was because of bad condition of Meat himself or TV mixing


Somehow, HE GOT IT GREAT!

It was a good peformance,and biginning of BatⅢ TV promotion.

PanicLord
25 May 2006, 20:40
Off-topic:

you're scaring all the prospective guests...
!

I'm not a guest, and I'm still scared ! :shock: :faint: :lawl: :angst:

tbuck
25 May 2006, 20:50
For anyone interested, caught an interview w/ Kat McPhee today where she mentions Meat, among other things. http://www.thenakedwire.com/media/Foxnews5252006.mpg

It's a large file so takes a moment to download.

T

Lord Kagan
25 May 2006, 22:01
you have to give it to him he still has his ability to pull off a great song and make it even better.

Keep Rocking
25 May 2006, 22:42
This was most probably his first performance of a song from Bat 3.

On the Hair of the Dog tour he performed "It only hurts when I feel" on every show ;-)

mikeloaf
25 May 2006, 23:05
I haven't seen it yet but the responses were as I expected, he was brilliant, his voice was poor...etc. The show isn't about Meat, it's a talent show for people who can't produce original material and so sing old songs, usually badly and hope to make millions in the future and the stupid consumer society throws money at them. I hope Meat made good money from it!

Promotion is a necessary evil. Meat often seems sensitive to critics and I hope he ignores critics of this 2 min performance, to me it's irrelevant, but necessary part of promotion.

Mick Loaf
25 May 2006, 23:10
Just watched it and I thought Meat looked and sounded great!
I don't care what show he appears in, it's great just to get to see and hear him sing.
Well done Meat, and long may the appearances and performances continue!

wizardofodd
25 May 2006, 23:32
this was a good performance just seemed weired with it being so short!!! i cant wait to Bat 3 and the song is awsome thats the first time i have heard it!!!!

vrg
25 May 2006, 23:45
Great comment in US Weekly on discussing what was to come for the Finale:


"...As for Kat making a duet with Meatloaf, I think it will be great. His music has that opera/rock feel that I think would suit Kat’s vocals. Look at the wonderful job Celine Dion did on one of Meatloaf’s songs."


I LOVE the last sentence.

SuperLoafMan
25 May 2006, 23:47
Great comment in US Weekly on discussing what was to come for the Finale:


"...As for Kat making a duet with Meatloaf, I think it will be great. His music has that opera/rock feel that I think would suit Kat’s vocals. Look at the wonderful job Celine Dion did on one of Meatloaf’s songs."


I LOVE the last sentence.
Thats Fantastic, :D

mikeloaf
26 May 2006, 00:05
So is the song 'it's all coming back to me now' going to be on Bat 3?

Ross
26 May 2006, 01:00
So is the song 'it's all coming back to me now' going to be on Bat 3?

Looks pretty likely

Kev
26 May 2006, 01:02
I was shocked how meat looked!!! He'd been looking his age for the last few years but last night you would never have guessed the man was almost SIXTY!!!

Pudding
26 May 2006, 02:19
The "Baby, Baby" bit was great too. Wayy better than Celine IMO.

You'll not be too shocked then if Celine Dions fans have a completely opposite view :lmao: http://www.celinedionforum.com/page-1-t15312-s0.html

Pud :twisted:

shadow1000001
26 May 2006, 02:29
You'll not be too shocked then if Celine Dions fans have a completely opposite view :lmao: http://www.celinedionforum.com/page-1-t15312-s0.html

Pud :twisted:


:shock: Celine has fans?!?! :shock:

Sorry, couldn't resist that :lmao:

Pudding
26 May 2006, 02:48
:shock: Celine has fans?!?! :shock:

Aren't you a card carrying Celine fan?:D must be a Shania Twain fan then :shock: you being Canadian you're either one or the other :lmao:

Pud :twisted:

KrissyLoaf
26 May 2006, 04:17
Aren't you a card carrying Celine fan?:D must be a Shania Twain fan then :shock: you being Canadian you're either one or the other :lmao:

Pud :twisted:
i resent that! personally i hate them both lol
...ya about meats performance on idol...i have been obsessed with idol all season and a huge fan of taylor and Kat and when i heard Meat was gunna be on the finale i like ran around my house screaming...so i watched the show with all my friends who r not meat fans and when he started..they laughed at him and at meat..i just dont think ppl who take the time to know meat and his music and his voice dont really understand it..the first few notes seemed off but as it went on it got better and better and the more i listen to it the more i like it

Pudding
26 May 2006, 07:38
ii just dont think ppl who take the time to know meat and his music and his voice dont really understand it..

When you've only got 3 minutes to perform a song, you're not given much time to build up a rapport with the audience. I think on this occasion, it might have been better if Meat wasn't as Meaty as he usually is, he might have come across with the critics better. Just a random thought.

Pud :twisted:

Bart
26 May 2006, 09:18
I have an impulsive mind.
I have listened to it maybe 10 times. Okay, it is not so bad as I thought it was.
I have been thinking about this performance and the reasons for Meat for doing it.
We all know that he wanted to quit in 2003. Maybe he would do a few concerts every year but that''l be it.
We all know that somebody called him to do another album. Meat said yes, lets do it. The other one somehow for some reason turned his back to him and Meat was stuck with a record contract.
So he records songs. And he ahs to promote. it and along came this opportunity. He couldn't say no, that was out of the question. This was the chance to promote the damn thing. he was forced to do it wether he liked it or not. And that deserves courage. The guy has a lot of courage. And damn, he is brave and damn I feel so sorry for him. I hope the other one watched it and felt ashamed of hisself. Ashamed that HE was weak and that HE let Meat down and that it was HIS fault that Meat had to do this....alone! for 40 mio people and singing a song that was not his and for an audience that was not his.

RadioMaster
26 May 2006, 09:20
:shock: Celine has fans?!?! :shock:
I was as shocked as You are!:shock::shock::shock:

I think on this occasion, it might have been better if Meat wasn't as Meaty as he usually is, he might have come across with the critics better
I am a little confused :confused:. Could You please explain Your definition of Meaty to me?

AndrewG
26 May 2006, 10:05
Not sure if anyone has seen this article yet. Quite interesting:
http://www.tmcnet.com/usubmit/2006/05/26/1660335.htm

"...The series has given big boosts to the album sales of pop stars who have appeared on it...." :))

SuperLoafMan
26 May 2006, 11:34
I wish I had not read the Celine Dion forum.....Ok, some of the reviews were good but others they really pissed me off :evil:

Quote: "OMG Meatloaf cant sing anymore"

The user couldnt even spell Meat Loaf!! :evil:

JacenSolo
26 May 2006, 13:46
I'm a die-hard fan, as most of you are, with over 120 Meat cd's, everything he does, I buy. I'll be honest, I was extremely disappointed, it seemed like Meat's nerves got the best of him, and he was holding back, vocally he was having a really rough night. Kat shined though....either way, everyone's entitled to a case of the nerves or a bad night, or to be sick, or whatever....he's is only human after all, even though he appears as a super-human to most of us.
Just my thoughts...

Diane
26 May 2006, 16:04
Just found this interview (http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/9278704/detail.html) with Meat which I think you should all read.

Anyone who has the guts to walk out on stage in front of a worldwide audience of, I don't know ... 60 million people, and perform a song as difficult as IACBTMN live and for the very first time has my full and utter respect.

When I watch Meat tonight on ITV2 I will be looking at a very brave man. I feel so bad for him for the hell he had to go through to stand on that stage and the nightmarish demons he had to overcome to face the cameras; but he did it and he delivered.

Rock on Meat!

Diane

Jayd
26 May 2006, 16:07
Get this, an Administrator, of all people, on that Celine forum, has said 'LMAO, Meatloaf(can't spell) looks like he has parkinson's disease'. What a nasty thing to say, shows the mentality of that forum, I know we have some bickering here at times, but never nastiness like that. :evil:

dottie
26 May 2006, 16:20
Anyone who has the guts to walk out on stage in front of a worldwide audience of, I don't know ... 60 million people, and perform a song as difficult as IACBTMN live and for the very first time has my full and utter respect.

When I watch Meat tonight on ITV2 I will be looking at a very brave man. I feel so bad for him for the hell he had to go through to stand on that stage and the nightmarish demons he had to overcome to face the cameras; but he did it and he delivered.

well said Diane I was shocked at some of the remarks I have found on the web

Rock on Meat!

Diane[/QUOTE]

JacenSolo
26 May 2006, 16:25
the celine admin should be ashamed of that remark. I did read that little article mentioned above, that explains some of the appearance, still a bit concerned about the vocals, though - I love Meat and that big trademark voice, and am just praying he was sick or having an off night.....

Jayd
26 May 2006, 16:39
I took the liberty of reporting this comment to the Moderator's and other admin about this insensitive remark posted on the celine Dion site. Was very inappropriate and of bad taste. I don't think the administrator realises the pain and suffering, that people who suffer from this horrible disease, and their families go through. :evil:

vrg
26 May 2006, 16:42
Just found this interview (http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/9278704/detail.html) with Meat which I think you should all read.

Anyone who has the guts to walk out on stage in front of a worldwide audience of, I don't know ... 60 million people, and perform a song as difficult as IACBTMN live and for the very first time has my full and utter respect.

When I watch Meat tonight on ITV2 I will be looking at a very brave man. I feel so bad for him for the hell he had to go through to stand on that stage and the nightmarish demons he had to overcome to face the cameras; but he did it and he delivered.

Rock on Meat!

Diane


This says it all, and can't be repeated enough! Thanks so much, Diane, for the link and the commentary. This confirms what I could see in his face right after his beginning solo part of the duet; I knew he was going through hell.

Diane
26 May 2006, 16:49
I took the liberty of reporting this comment to the Moderator's and other admin about this insensitive remark posted on the celine Dion site. Was very inappropriate and of bad taste. I don't think the administrator realises the pain and suffering, that people who suffer from this horrible disease, and their families go through. :evil:
Ignorant remarks like that from other boards are not open to discussion and shouldn't be brought here. It's just best to do as you have done and report it to the administrator/mods on that board and hope they deal with it effectively.

Diane

Jayd
26 May 2006, 16:59
Ignorant remarks like that from other boards are not open to discussion and shouldn't be brought here. It's just best to do as you have done and report it to the administrator/mods on that board and hope they deal with it effectively.

Diane

Sorry Diane, just get's me angry , mindless people like that, but ok, let's get back on topic. :D

AndrewG
26 May 2006, 17:05
Get this, an Administrator, of all people, on that Celine forum, has said 'LMAO, Meatloaf(can't spell) looks like he has parkinson's disease'. What a nasty thing to say, shows the mentality of that forum, I know we have some bickering here at times, but never nastiness like that. :evil:
Well there are plenty of nasty things I could say about Celine Dion and her nasty fans, but get this: I will not scoop to their level! :evil:

RadioMaster
26 May 2006, 17:24
He said he had never sung that song live before, and as he puts it, it felt like he had "an alien busting out my chest."

I think everybody knows such situations like he had to go through. It is too understandable how he felt.

mariella
26 May 2006, 17:45
Just found this interview (http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/9278704/detail.html) with Meat which I think you should all read.

Anyone who has the guts to walk out on stage in front of a worldwide audience of, I don't know ... 60 million people, and perform a song as difficult as IACBTMN live and for the very first time has my full and utter respect.

When I watch Meat tonight on ITV2 I will be looking at a very brave man. I feel so bad for him for the hell he had to go through to stand on that stage and the nightmarish demons he had to overcome to face the cameras; but he did it and he delivered.

Rock on Meat!

Diane
Amen too that, Diane!

Love,
Mariella
...will be watching ITV also

Diane
26 May 2006, 18:11
Well there are plenty of nasty things I could say about Celine Dion and her nasty fans, but get this: I will not scoop to their level! :evil:
Let's drop this now and move on.

Diane

Sapphire Lady
26 May 2006, 18:47
Can anyone tell me how far into the show Meat is on? I don't really want to sit through 3 hours of it :mrgreen:

vrg
26 May 2006, 19:00
He and Katherine are on near the end of the first half hour, if they show the entire program.

mindnick1
26 May 2006, 20:43
Get this, an Administrator, of all people, on that Celine forum, has said 'LMAO, Meatloaf(can't spell) looks like he has parkinson's disease'. What a nasty thing to say, shows the mentality of that forum, I know we have some bickering here at times, but never nastiness like that. :evil:

Not sure if this helps or not but im sure the reason they said Meat had parkinsons was because his hand was visably shaking in places. well its just ignorance as this is a microphone technique that many singers use to get a better vibrato sound

nm

RadioMaster
26 May 2006, 20:48
Not sure if this helps or not but im sure the reason they said Meat had parkinsons was because his hand was visably shaking in places. well its just ignorance as this is a microphone technique that many singers use to get a better vibrato sound

nm

He does it most of the time.
Many times even more intensive than on AI.

I think he said somewhere that it´s caused by the intensity which he put in his songs.

DIZZY DRUMMER
26 May 2006, 21:00
I think "Father Ted" did well


LOL!!!!!

Jayd
26 May 2006, 21:05
Not sure if this helps or not but im sure the reason they said Meat had parkinsons was because his hand was visably shaking in places. well its just ignorance as this is a microphone technique that many singers use to get a better vibrato sound

nm

Like Diane said before, let's let this one lie, at the end of the day we enjoyed the show, and have a great album to look forward too. :D

dottie
26 May 2006, 21:05
Meat will be on American Idol after the break, I wait with bated breath...

still waiting..........

Jayd
26 May 2006, 21:08
I think "Father Ted" did well


LOL!!!!!

Yeh, he does look like Father Ted, well spotted, :lmao:

dottie
26 May 2006, 21:42
Meats on now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben
26 May 2006, 21:46
pretty good performance in my opionion

Jayd
26 May 2006, 21:46
The more I watch It, the Better it is, to be truthful. :D

AndrewG
26 May 2006, 21:48
Just saw Meat on AI on ITV2 here in the UK.

These critics need to see a shrink IMO. :nuts: :retard:

Meat was frikkin' awesome! :cheer:

Ben
26 May 2006, 21:49
The more I watch It, the Better it is, to be truthful. :D



i totally agree!!

Feleena
26 May 2006, 21:49
Faint just seen Meat on AI on ITV2 he was wonderful he is lookin good!

Well done Meat!

Feleena xx

Jayd
26 May 2006, 21:50
If my eyes are right, wasn't the crowd waving and rockin whilst they were singing

:D

ROSIE
26 May 2006, 21:50
I enjoyed it, well done Meat

Rosie

Ben
26 May 2006, 21:50
oh dear!! who just saw the guy murdering bat out of hell on the audition!!

Jayd
26 May 2006, 21:52
That was funny, he won the award also. :D

madonna123968848
26 May 2006, 21:53
I thought it was great. Meat looked good, very good, has he grown his hair?

mikeloaf
26 May 2006, 21:55
He looked good, he sounded like he wanted to scream out the lyrics but it was a graceful performance, Meat did a great job and she sounds really good.
His departure from the stage seemed to 'say' this is her night not mine.

Great performance. A show like that needs some livening up really. A full version of Bat out of Hell would do that!

Ben
26 May 2006, 21:56
That was funny, he won the award also. :D

Yeah i know!! lol :D

Sapphire Lady
26 May 2006, 22:01
Was really good. Meat looked and sounded great :D

Didn't like Katherine's choice of outfit though. Singing It's All Coming Back To Me in a short black dress and stilettos just didn't look right. She would have looked better in a floaty, Stevie Nicks style dress and that would have complimented Meat's look better.

DIZZY DRUMMER
26 May 2006, 22:03
Meats on now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Calm done hun !!!

Yes it's nice to see Meat here - but he is human - keep ure knickers on Dottie. LOL !! The Devinchi Code is another story !! :lol:

Jayd
26 May 2006, 22:03
Was really good. Meat looked and sounded great :D

Didn't like Katherine's choice of outfit though. Singing It's All Coming Back To Me in a short black dress and stilettos just didn't look right. She would have looked better in a floaty, Stevie Nicks style dress and that would have complimented Meat's look better.


No way, she looked dead sexy, what a stunner. :D

BillyPhatu
26 May 2006, 22:07
In my very honest opinion, it wasn't a great performance, but not because of Meat. It was more to do with the poor song choice and the total lack of chemistry between Meat and Katherine. I was enjoying it by the end because it took a while for it to get going. For the first part I was kind of cringing because Meat was seriously off key, but he soon got his act together. Meat was at least looking great with his cool goatee! He looked much healthier for some reason and seems pumped up for all the Bat III promotion. :twisted:

mikeloaf
26 May 2006, 23:35
Meat didn't seem all that comfortable with it. The song was dull. Meat clearly wasn't the lead vocalist and seemed to struggle to sing the song in that role.
I'm not really sure why he chose to do this show. I guess it's a promotion. It wouldn't work in the UK. People would only want Meat on lead vocals and nothing else.

Pudding
27 May 2006, 00:59
I pretty much agree with everything you said. But I think he chose the right show, just the wrong song...IMO

Pud :twisted:

wildcatlick
27 May 2006, 01:26
:D He was great I loved that performance think Meat and Kat worked well. Couldn't help visioning Patti singing that with him though - wow that would be something else.

Loved his new look too!

xx

Nick
27 May 2006, 02:32
oh dear!! who just saw the guy murdering bat out of hell on the audition!!
I know that guy. He lives just down the street from me. In real life he is not that crazy. but yes still crazy. Dont let him represent Good old wexford PA. Remember Christina Agulara Was born and raised here!:D :D :D :D

Jackoutofhell
27 May 2006, 03:13
I know that guy. He lives just down the street from me. In real life he is not that crazy. but yes still crazy. Dont let him represent Good old wexford PA. Remember Christina Agulara Was born and raised here!:D :D :D :D

Christina Agulara? That is NOT a good thing.

Nick
27 May 2006, 13:51
well the girl does have a great voice. the whole Image thing is what Brings her down:D :D :D

tony
27 May 2006, 13:59
He looked good, he sounded like he wanted to scream out the lyrics but it was a graceful performance, Meat did a great job and she sounds really good.
His departure from the stage seemed to 'say' this is her night not mine.

Great performance. A show like that needs some livening up really. A full version of Bat out of Hell would do that!
i totally agree. meat was a real gentleman. he knew it was her night. unlike mary j blige who went all out to up stage here singing partner.

dottie
27 May 2006, 15:55
one bit I spotted was David Boreanaz talking to his son and saying "thats Meat Loaf" good to see that indoctrination starts early.....;)

meatloaf-unofficial
27 May 2006, 17:54
I have pics from the ITV2 Repeat of the show thanks to Dottie for giving me them.:D

http://media.mlxxfc.net/ITV2.JPG

Jayd
28 May 2006, 00:14
Meat has gave his thought's about the performance at meatloaf.net, he said that he could not hear the softer tone he started off with through his ear piece, but was back on track, by the word 'cryin'. He said he thought his voice sounded great after that point, which he was right. :D

AndrewG
28 May 2006, 09:55
Meat Loaf in another article:

After performing a duet from his "Bat Out of Hell: The Monster's Loose" CD with McPhee, Meat Loaf advised potential singers to stick with it. "People will love you, then hate you, then love you again," said the singer, who jokingly expressed relief he wasn't arrested for being a 58-year-old at an otherwise youthful "Idol" show.

http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/news/article/0,1375,VCS_121_4725866,00.html

razorball2002
28 May 2006, 13:26
hi do you know where on the net i can watch this performance? Please anybody, HELP!!!

Jayd
28 May 2006, 14:16
hi do you know where on the net i can watch this performance? Please anybody, HELP!!!

You can download it from my site at

http://www.afcturfhoppers.co.uk

Under non-footie page. :D

Oh, BTW, if anyone would like this video, from my site, please do it today, as it will be withdrawn by later tonight, I say most has seen it now anyways.

Jay

meatloaf-unofficial
28 May 2006, 17:27
here are some more photos from the show. Thanks again to Dottie :D

http://media.mlxxfc.net/ITV22.JPG

I hope you all like them - call it a bit of a suvineer of Meat Loaf in May 2006.

SuperLoafMan
28 May 2006, 17:54
one bit I spotted was David Boreanaz talking to his son and saying "thats Meat Loaf" good to see that indoctrination starts early.....;)
I was wondering what he said, I did think he said to his son that was Meat Loaf.....Gotta be a big fan then!!

BadAttitude
28 May 2006, 18:00
Yes, it was a bit of a slow start as I attributed to the fact that the song had been slow down to accommodate McPhee singing style versus that of Meats.

I also though that after the slow start it was great, at least on Meat’s part; his voice was strong and clear. I did not care to much for McPhee as she did not interact much with Meat, I didn’t feel that Meat had much to feed of off in the duet with McPhee at least seeming to me to be singing off into the distance rather then to Meat. At first, I attributed that to her lack of experience but then after further reflection I felt that I was glad that she lost, if she cannot take advantage of such an excellent opportunity to really get into a song with Meat.

Over all except for Meat’s slow start I thought that he sounded great and I cannot wait for Bat III, also “The Monster is Loose”, has really blown me and my daughter away, Meat’s voice is strong and vibrant.

Not to mention that Meat looked hot.

Great job Meat, thanks for everything.

Charlene (Bad Attitude)

meatloaf-unofficial
28 May 2006, 18:35
I think Meat performed a good song that night and that even though people say he started funny - you just couldn't tell

Caelan
28 May 2006, 19:30
he did a good job...thanks Meat

Pudding
29 May 2006, 00:05
I think Meat performed a good song that night and that even though people say he started funny - you just couldn't tell

Yes it was a good song :lmao:

Pud :twisted:

Ross
29 May 2006, 01:18
I think Meat performed a good song that night and that even though people say he started funny - you just couldn't tell


I don't understand you here - You just couldn't tell? Unfortunetly, I think it was rather obvious something was funny with the opening line or 2.

meatloaf-unofficial
29 May 2006, 10:11
I don't understand you here - You just couldn't tell? Unfortunetly, I think it was rather obvious something was funny with the opening line or 2.


I am sorry to say Ross that - really I must be a to bigger fan that I did not notice or I was too into the song to tell.:D

I hope this answers your question

Jayd
05 Jun 2006, 17:45
Well Kat McPhee must have made an impression, looks like Steven Spielberg wants to cast her as Dorothy in a remake of Wizard Of Oz. This might be off-topic, but I thought I would put it here. http://breathoffreshink.com/steven-spielberg-casts-katharine-mcphee-in-oz-remake

:D

Debbi V
05 Jun 2006, 18:48
I am sorry to say Ross that - really I must be a to bigger fan that I did not notice or I was too into the song to tell.:D

I hope this answers your question

Just saw your post, Unofficial, so this may seem a 'day late and a dollar short".

I have to ask you . . . . why did you find it necessary to bring up the whole "I must be a bigger fan than you" argument? This is in no way intended as a "bash" against you. Just an observation since, in the past, there have been way too many "board wars" over who is the bigger fan resulting in hurt feelings and the loss of some really great people from the boards. I think we can all agree that we're ALL fans - no one of us is any better than the other.

Personally, I've been a fan since the seventies and I can honestly say that there have been some performances where Meat has been, shall we say, a tad "off". I too thought the beginning of It's All Coming Back was a bit, I don't know . . . slow, fuzzy, weird . . . I'm not sure, but it didn't sound quite right. I chalk it up to the sound since it seemed a bit garbled and choppy to me. Meat has already stated that he could not hear the first few bars of the song through his ear piece so let's just leave it at that, shall we?

AndrewG
05 Jun 2006, 20:41
Well Kat McPhee must have made an impression, looks like Steven Spielberg wants to cast her as Dorothy in a remake of Wizard Of Oz. This might be off-topic, but I thought I would put it here. http://breathoffreshink.com/steven-spielberg-casts-katharine-mcphee-in-oz-remake

:D

Quite interesting Jayd. I actualy think it's about time Spielberg directed a musical. Maybe Meat Loaf could be in it??

The Wiz had some cracking songs too; "Ease on down the road" is great, but the movie wasn't so good I thought. No doubt Spielberg would do a great job with this.

Pudding
06 Jun 2006, 08:31
Christ, haven't they already done a remake of the Wizard of Oz :zzz: Besides, I thought Dorothy was about 14 :shock:

Pud :twisted:

Jayd
06 Jun 2006, 09:21
Christ, haven't they already done a remake of the Wizard of Oz :zzz: Besides, I thought Dorothy was about 14 :shock:

Pud :twisted:

I agree, she was about 14 in the film, but the way 14 year old's dress and act nowadays, I suppose Kat McPhee could pass for one. :D

gerard359
06 Jun 2006, 10:32
Hi everyone,

It has been a long time since I have posted, the reason been the last time I posted was deleted, because it was deemed only to cause problems. I will keep this message short, sweet and controversy free hopefully, which will aim at hopefully preventing the messages from being deleted.
Here we are once again, a great divide, people saying how fantastic meat is, then people slating his perfomance. This is a Meat fan club, and although we need to hear both good and bad reviews, we do not need to hear people viciously criticising. I have seen the perfomance, Meats opening lines were a bit flat, but so the hell what? Was it just me thinking that in some strange way, even off key Meat sounded absolutely amazing, with one of the most incredible voices ever? My god, if i could sound near as off-key as he did that night, then i would be straight to the recording studio. We do not need to fight about who is the greatest fan, we do not need to turn a blind eye to the "occasional" slip up, but we need to realise that this is all about enjoy the music of Meat. Silly arguments such as which songs are best are irrelevant. I for one can only imagine that in 6 months time, we will be thanking the stars above, that we now have a version of Its all coming back to me now, performed by who we all love, and dreamed we would here when listening to Pandoras Box original great version.

Bat 3 is coming,
Could we ever dream of anything more. Did we really ever think it would happen?
Please remember what mlukfc is all about.

Gerard A.

Jackoutofhell
06 Jun 2006, 19:01
Well Said - :D

hayley
07 Jun 2006, 00:33
Right on ;)

Debbi V
07 Jun 2006, 05:07
You said it much better than I!! Thanks

AndrewG
11 Jun 2006, 10:35
I don't really like to scrutinise performances but I think all the negative (scrutunising) comments are just forcing me to have a more detailed opinion (sorry folks):

My final scrutunised view on the AI performance:

* Meat sings the second line "That my body frooze in bed if I'd listend to the wind right outside the window" a bit too fast (he said he could not hear himself sing at that point).
* Kat's solo start is excellent
* The "You and I had ever made .... baby baby baby" part is great I think, synchronised and perfectly in tune
* Meat sings the "When you touch me like this... hold me like that" bit quite well. I personally do not like Kat's low dropping answers here (you can especially hear that in the way she sings "That" in this part twice).
* Meat does the middle bit well IMO leading up to the "...Now" bit and if you listen he is singing for around 50 seconds solid with no time for a breath almost.
* The "if I forgive you all that, forgive you all this" bit .. is almost spoken by Meat. Kat complements this really well I think. "Forgive and forget" again is almost spoken by Meat but he then carries the tune really well in "...and it's all coming back to me now". Listen closely and you can hear that it is actually Kat who is almost out of tune here! She sings this part a bit too low than the melody really is.
* Kat quickly recovers with her howling: "It's all coming back to me".
* Meat fills in with "if we forgive and forget" and together they then sing "and it's all coming back to me now". At that point Meat has a little bit trouble with the word "coming".

So that's my opinion. I still think Meat did really well. Fair enough his voice has changed over the last 20 years. I certainly do not think he sung anything flat during that performance. His voice is maybe not just as powerful now as during the 87-93 touring days (at least live - on "monster" he sounds pretty much the same to me as on Bat 2/WTTN/CHSIB). But to me his voice is still very distuingishable and simply is Meat Loaf: Loud, massive range and brings emotion to the songs where it should be. I think all these press reviews of people leaving the room when he was on etc are just daft. There have always been lots of people who do not like Meat Loaf or Steinman (like Meat said himself: "you either absolutely love "Bat out of Hell" or you absolutely hate it). The fact that he was on AI (one of the biggest broadcasted shows he has ever done I think) has just sparked some people to write about him for the first time I suppose. To me personally a lot of people who do not like Meat Loaf / Jim Steinman music are badly informed and have never even given him or the music a chance. For example one of my colleagues is well into Goth rock (Evanescene, Nightwish etc) yet he refuses to even listen to "Monster", why? Cause it's Meat Loaf. Quite ironic as I've listened to lots of stuff he usually plays (in addition of trying these great goth rock bands he gave me cds from Iron Maiden, Metallica etc and I am quite open to new music so played them even if it was just out of respect for the guy. Shame he cannot show that respect back to me but instead make jokes about Meat Loaf).
I just think a lot of negative press came from the fact that it was just Meat Loaf singing with Kat rather than how and what he sang.

Pudding
11 Jun 2006, 10:57
What posts or online articles have you read recently that has forced you to respond?

Pud :twisted:

AndrewG
11 Jun 2006, 11:03
Nothing particular in the last couple of days. I was just re-reading this thread along with the articles you pointed out yourself and other posts on .net and js.com. I think there has been a lot scruntinsation of this performance, I just wanted to post my opinion on all the parts of that short song and why I think there has been quite a few negative online articles.

Retro900
11 Jun 2006, 21:39
Are you people that deluded that you think the AI performance was good.
The Singing was flat, and he could not carry the tune.

Since 1980 i have seen Meatloaf 24 times live, and sad to say this was an apalling performance, and i believe if it was not integral to the show in would have been axed.
The worst i've seen in 25 years, i have subseuetly read the he had "stage fright" which would explain a lot.

But don't delude yourself the performance was dire

djfierce
11 Jun 2006, 22:05
my only thoughts when watching the performance were:
*Kat McPhee's voice didn't suit Meat's
*Meat wasn't fantastic, but i think he would've sounded betterif he sang solo or with Patti.
*I don't think Kat knew what to do with him (she was trying to sing, he was trying to entertain)
I maybe wrong on this my memory of it is pretty vague by now.

Pudding
11 Jun 2006, 22:20
Don't forget that that particular performance should have been all about Meat Loaf supporting Kat MacPhee and not the other way round.

So although I don't disagree with what you're saying about Patti, Kat didn't know what to do with Meat etc It wasn't to put the spotlight on Meat but to put the spotlight on Kat.

Pud :twisted:

Jayd
12 Jun 2006, 10:39
Don't forget that that particular performance should have been all about Meat Loaf supporting Kat MacPhee and not the other way round.

So although I don't disagree with what you're saying about Patti, Kat didn't know what to do with Meat etc It wasn't to put the spotlight on Meat but to put the spotlight on Kat.

Pud :twisted:

I agree here with Pud, I think alot of people forgot who this performance was supposed to be focused on. Meat ain't used to being the support, and he would not have wanted to take away the limelight from Kat. :D

Paul191
15 Jun 2006, 18:52
I think the song was awesome and Meat Loaf sang great! I've actually seen Celine Dion sing that song live and beleive me, it was dreadful. Halfway through the song she gave out a massive wave to the audience and then began to smirk and laugh. She then sang the rest of the song with a gaping smile on her face -Dreadful, Dreadful, Dreadful-.

My point is that Meat sang it with so much more conviction and emotion. Basically, he sang it the way the song is meant to be sung!

AndrewG
15 Jun 2006, 19:10
I think the song was awesome and Meat Loaf sang great! I've actually seen Celine Dion sing that song live and beleive me, it was dreadful. Halfway through the song she gave out a massive wave to the audience and then began to smirk and laugh. She then sang the rest of the song with a gaping smile on her face -Dreadful, Dreadful, Dreadful-.


Sounds like the typical good voice - no idea what the song is about - no idea how to show the emotion/drama that is conveyed in the lyrics and music - singer to me. There's so many of them. None can hold a candle to Meat IMO.

Paul191
15 Jun 2006, 19:11
On another note, has anyone seen this. There are some very good comments about Meat and there is even someone who claims to know him. Check it out.

http://myidol.idolonfox.com/Boards/topic.aspx?tid=487850

AndrewG
15 Jun 2006, 19:19
Those comments are a bit more in line with what most people will have thought IMO. Not this "I love Steinman I hate everything Meat Loaf does" attitude that I have seen posted around. Also the press were having a field day I thought, but they often do when Meat performs, I'm used to that pathetic nonsense.

Paul191
15 Jun 2006, 19:27
I felt in a similar way. I think these comments are what most people would have thought who watched the show.

Ankie
15 Jun 2006, 19:31
Good find, Paul!

Hypnobabe
16 Jun 2006, 13:52
I especially liked the comment from DiamondDude saying Meat's going to be touring next spring.... :mrgreen:

SuperLoafMan
16 Jun 2006, 18:16
I especially liked the comment from DiamondDude saying Meat's going to be touring next spring.... :mrgreen:
Yeah, thats a good one that!! :D