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American Idol 2011--Live Thread
americanidol.com ^ | January 18, 2011

Posted on 01/18/2011 5:53:18 AM PST by silent_jonny



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1 posted on 01/18/2011 5:53:21 AM PST by silent_jonny
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2 posted on 01/18/2011 5:54:00 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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“Is it Wednesday yet?”

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As always, if you want on or off this ping list, just let me know :)

3 posted on 01/18/2011 5:54:42 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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Big Changes

No Simon.

No Clive Davis.

No Tuesday nights.

No celebrity mentors.

No weekly genre themes.

No (traditional) semi-finals.

With the dead weight cut from the judges' table, the only familiar faces left are Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and producer Nigel Lythgoe who has nearly overhauled the entire show for it’s tenth season.

“Once something works, you don't mess around with it too much," he [Lythgoe] said. "We're now being given the opportunity -- we are ten years old -- of recreating the magic that we started with."

"All these shows have to evolve. You know, if you keep on the same thing for ten years you're going to suffer. And this is an evolution, it's a brand-new thing and it really feels that way," Fox reality programming chief Mike Darnell added. (source)

The evolution includes two new judges (Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez) a new music director (Ray Chew) and a new permanent mentor (Jimmy Iovine) who will be just as visible on the show as the judges.

The competition itself will offer new challenges.

"We are no longer going to get the country singer to sing rock and the rock singer to sing folk," Nigel Lythgoe said ... "They are now going to stay with what they believe and what Jimmy believes is their genre that they need to work in."

"No mentors. Jimmy is the resident mentor, so mentors -- Miley [Cyrus], or anybody else -- [are gone]," Lythgoe said. "The styles of music are going to be more decades rather than individual artist's music. And that's, I think, is really important -- to be able to develop what they are good at."

"Every week, they need to progress. You can't just tell someone, 'Hey, you know something, you sounded better last week.' Well what are you going to do about it? They have to be coached and brought forward."

"They need to present themselves a lot better," executive producer Ken Warwick added. "For example, last year we got, as producers, to be honest, sick to death of them standing there hiding behind a guitar and just singing... it's going to be a big step-up musically. And so far the talent we've seen -- and I know we say this every year -- but it's surprised a few people."

And about the semi-final round ...

While he didn't offer any specifics, Lythgoe also told reporters the producers are also considering changing the format of American Idol's middle rounds.

"I think those middle rounds, we're looking at finding other ways to do that so that we actually present to America who we think the best singers are," he said. "The middle rounds have always felt a little uncomfortable to all of us."

AmericanIdol.com adds:

The contestants who make it through Hollywood will then head to Las Vegas for the first time ever to perform Beatles songs on the Cirque du Soleil LOVE stage Wednesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The auditions will conclude on Thursday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) when the judges reveal – in an exciting new twist – 20 semifinalists (10 guys and 10 girls).

It's usually 24 semifinalists. How they'll widdle 20 down to 12 (6 guys, 6 girls) is a little unclear.

To make it even more confusing, according to this article out of 325 kids in the Hollywood Round (the largest number ever), 60 will travel on to Vegas, then 40 will return to LA where (I guess) the judges will hand-pick the 20 semifinalists.

4 posted on 01/18/2011 5:56:25 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: silent_jonny

More useless TV.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 5:56:25 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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New Faces

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us JUDGE Stephen Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948), better known as Steven Tyler, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and the frontman and lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion. He is also known as the "Demon of Screamin'" and is equally known for his on-stage acrobatics. During his high-energy performances, he usually dresses in bright, colorful outfits with his trademark scarves hanging from his microphone stand ... (read more)

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us JUDGE Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969), often nicknamed J.Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. She is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes, and the most influential Hispanic entertainer in the U.S. according to People en Español's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics" ... (read more)

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us MENTOR James "Jimmy" Iovine (born March 11, 1953) is an American music producer, entrepreneur and chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M. Born in Brooklyn, Iovine began his career as a recording engineer in the mid-1970s, working with John Lennon and Bruce Springsteen. He went on to produce albums for U2 (Rattle & Hum), Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stevie Nicks ... Nigel Lythgoe: "I think Jimmy Iovine will bring a lot of toughness... he's the type of guy who can stand there, look you in the eyes when he's heard your CD, throw it in the bin and say 'Not good enough.'" ... (read more)

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us MUSIC DIRECTOR Ray Chew (born c. 1968) is an American musician who specializes in keyboards and contemporary and orchestral arranging. Chew was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1980 to 1983. As of the late 2000s, he is the music director for the syndicated television series Showtime at the Apollo, and the bandleader on the The Singing Bee ... Chew was the bandleader during the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Barack Obama Neighborhood Ball in 2009 ... (read more)


6 posted on 01/18/2011 5:57:46 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: All

The Aerosmith Playlist

Dream On

Walk This Way

Sweet Emotion

Walk This Way (with RUN D.M.C.)

Dude (Looks Like A Lady)

Rag Doll

Angel

Love In An Elevator

Love In An Elevator (Live)

What It Takes

The Other Side

Monkey On My Back (Live)

Janie’s Got A Gun

Livin’ On The Edge

Cryin’

Crazy

Amazing

I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing

Falling In Love (Is Hard On The Knees)

Come Together

Jaded

Fly Away From Here

The Grind

You Gotta Move

Eyesight To The Blind

Just Feel Better
(Santana & Steven Tyler)

.


7 posted on 01/18/2011 5:59:21 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: silent_jonny
Glitter Words

8 posted on 01/18/2011 6:03:50 AM PST by maggief
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To: silent_jonny

(undoctored photo :)

A few J-Lo Tunes

If You Had My Love

Waiting For Tonight

Talk About Us

No Me Ames (with Marc Anthony)

9 posted on 01/18/2011 6:03:52 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: maggief
MAGGIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FR is slowwwwwwwww, LOL :)

10 posted on 01/18/2011 6:05:37 AM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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Thanks, Jonny, for being our fabulous host another season! Just set my dvr this morning and will be joining the party later. Kara was on with the Friends this morning...she has a new show for competing song writers on Bravo.
11 posted on 01/18/2011 6:13:25 AM PST by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the ping! Looking forward to another fun season!


12 posted on 01/18/2011 6:25:33 AM PST by LA Woman3
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To: silent_jonny
Hi Jonny! Does this start this week already?

JLo's got some cellulite junk in her trunk. lol

How does this guy fit in? MENTOR James "Jimmy" Iovine

13 posted on 01/18/2011 6:28:41 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: Miss Didi

I guess I got to get a dvr...


14 posted on 01/18/2011 6:29:28 AM PST by Fawn (CANCER SUCKS)
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To: silent_jonny

I only watched the try outs which was the best part of the show,imo. Simon Cowell was American Idol.


15 posted on 01/18/2011 6:52:04 AM PST by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: silent_jonny
Is it me, or does Paula look really bad this season?


This season doesn't even interest me. Without Simon, the show just isn't American Idol. IMO

You can keep me on the ping list though, as I love reading through ya'lls comments. ;)
16 posted on 01/18/2011 7:35:03 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: silent_jonny

We’re back!!!

After reading of the changes, I think it will be a good thing. I’m kind of excited.

Sorry, I know it’s the first day and all...but I have a meeting Wednesday night and will arrive late:)

I will need that hall pass thing-y.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 7:49:01 AM PST by twin2
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To: Lucky9teen

I think Ozzy would have been pure gold for this show.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 7:51:09 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: Lucky9teen

Sure does have a purty mouf.


19 posted on 01/18/2011 7:51:31 AM PST by RetSignman ("It's about saving our Republic, STUPID")
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To: silent_jonny
What a tuchus.....

Old joke, lay her face down on the ground, and use her butt for a bicycle rack...

20 posted on 01/18/2011 8:07:28 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: silent_jonny

JONNY!!!! YIPPEE!!!

Thanks for for the thread....((((hugs))))


21 posted on 01/18/2011 8:07:38 AM PST by Jrabbit
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To: silent_jonny
Hi Jonny have missed you all Not sure if I'll watch or be able to hang with the whole season. I'll try to remember to watch tonight.

We all will miss Simon & Paula of course....I am not a Jennifer Lopez fan either

22 posted on 01/18/2011 10:12:37 AM PST by SunnyUsa (I'm not one of those "who are we to judge?" people)
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To: silent_jonny

Whose the guy on the far right? Does this mean we are still stuck with 4 judges? :(


23 posted on 01/18/2011 10:25:06 AM PST by Netizen (Oh dear me, I was multi-tasking and can't be held responsible for my actions.)
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To: silent_jonny
Chew was the bandleader during the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Barack Obama Neighborhood Ball in 2009 ... (read more)

Oh joy! lol

Tomorrow's my birthday, so I think I'll spend it with friends. I'll be here. :)

BTW, its nice that you mention those that have passed. Sometimes if you're gone for a couple days you miss these things. They will be missed.

24 posted on 01/18/2011 11:09:03 AM PST by Netizen (Oh dear me, I was multi-tasking and can't be held responsible for my actions.)
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To: SunnyUsa

I think it starts tomorrow night.


25 posted on 01/18/2011 11:14:06 AM PST by Netizen (Oh dear me, I was multi-tasking and can't be held responsible for my actions.)
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To: silent_jonny

Hiya Jonny!! I wasn’t going to watch without this thread, so now I guess I’ll have give it a try! ;)


26 posted on 01/18/2011 11:42:32 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the ping, Jonny! All the retooling makes me feel like I’m about to watch a video that could either be from EpicWinFTW or FailBlog!


27 posted on 01/18/2011 1:19:09 PM PST by VampireStateNY (Bleeding taxpayers dry since 1788!)
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To: silent_jonny

Wooo Hooo! It’s AI time! Glad you’re keeping the thread going Jonny-I’ve missed everyone!


28 posted on 01/18/2011 1:26:15 PM PST by slugbug (A taxpayer voting for Barack Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders.)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi, jonny! Thanks for the ping. It’s good to see a lot of the old FR crowd is back!

I will follow the thread, but can’t promise to watch the show because I don’t like the new judges.

But I may watch, just to see the train wreck that will probably be the last season of AI.

That’s perverse, isn’t it?


29 posted on 01/18/2011 2:00:32 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: silent_jonny

I like the idea of only one mentor, and also letting the contestants stick to their own kind of music.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 2:06:03 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: silent_jonny

I will be missing Bahbah and Carolinamom.


31 posted on 01/18/2011 2:07:01 PM PST by Palladin (Obama, go back to Hawaii! Better yet, go back to Kenya!!)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the Link! MAN have I missed you and this thread!! I look forward to yet another year of irreverant comments, hysterical sarcasm, laughing til I puke.....and just being here among FRiends :-) (Face it, we all need this brief respite from the daily CRAPPOLLA in DC and mainstream media!)
ANd about that picture....introducing the thread.....thats a whole lot more teeth than in the entire state of Arkansas!! ;-)


32 posted on 01/18/2011 2:43:17 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: silent_jonny
SmileyCentral.comReporting for duty Jonny!!
33 posted on 01/18/2011 2:57:21 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: Lil'freeper

Ping


34 posted on 01/18/2011 3:00:36 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: silent_jonny

What up, dawg?


35 posted on 01/18/2011 3:35:14 PM PST by Lil'freeper
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To: Lil'freeper; big'ol_freeper

What up, Big and Lil :)


36 posted on 01/18/2011 4:27:01 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: silent_jonny

We’re great Jonny. Looking forward to tomorrow night!!


37 posted on 01/18/2011 4:31:00 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("[T]here is nothing so aggravating [in life] as being condescended to by an idiot" ~ Ann Coulter)
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To: maggief
FR seems to be cooperating now, so I can give you a more proper greeting:

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:)

38 posted on 01/18/2011 4:34:25 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Miss Didi

Hi, Didi! :)


39 posted on 01/18/2011 4:38:13 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: LA Woman3

Good to see you here :)


40 posted on 01/18/2011 4:39:49 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Fawn
Hi, Fawn :)

Does this start this week already?

Yeah. It's actually starting a week later than usual, which turned out to be a good thing. We probably wouldn't have been in much of an LOL mood last week.

41 posted on 01/18/2011 4:47:24 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Lucky9teen

ROFL! I wish I thought of that caption :)


42 posted on 01/18/2011 4:50:41 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: silent_jonny

((((((((((((((Jonny)))))))))))))))))))))) Can’t wait because of this thread!!!!


43 posted on 01/18/2011 5:05:30 PM PST by peggybac (In the contemporary world, they pulled a pearl harbor. We need to pull a hiroshima.)
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To: twin2
I will need that hall pass thing-y.

Sorry, you've exceeded your limit of hall pass thing-ies. But we'll let you in anyway :-D

44 posted on 01/18/2011 5:08:21 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: ken5050

LOL! Tuchus :)


45 posted on 01/18/2011 5:09:24 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Jrabbit
((((((JRABBIT)))))))

Howdy!

46 posted on 01/18/2011 5:11:58 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: SunnyUsa

Hello, Sunny! Good to see you again :)


47 posted on 01/18/2011 5:16:08 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Netizen
Tomorrow's my birthday, so I think I'll spend it with friends. I'll be here. :)

Aw :) Well Happy Early-Birthday, Net! (I'll save the fancier birthday stuff for tomorrow :)

48 posted on 01/18/2011 5:18:58 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: Netizen; Fawn
Whose the guy on the far right? Does this mean we are still stuck with 4 judges? :(

No! Only 3 judges. But from what I've read, Jimmy Iovine is going to be just as visible on the show as the judges. And he'll probably have as much influence on Idol as Nigel Lythgoe.

49 posted on 01/18/2011 5:28:48 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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To: stylecouncilor

Hi, SC! :)


50 posted on 01/18/2011 5:30:18 PM PST by silent_jonny ("Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing." - 1 Thess. 5:11)
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