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Posted on 01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST by silent_jonny



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1 posted on 01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST by silent_jonny
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Having internet connection issues (again). Posting the thread while I can, with what I can.

2 posted on 01/14/2014 11:01:08 AM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: silent_jonny

Thank you. I had 6-8 extra IQ points I wasn’t doing anything with.


3 posted on 01/14/2014 11:01:54 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Whoo-Hoo.

Top 100.


4 posted on 01/14/2014 11:02:40 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: silent_jonny

Seriously, how is this “show” even still on the air?


5 posted on 01/14/2014 11:03:57 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: svcw

Because of the hundreds of thousands on this thread who watch it...


6 posted on 01/14/2014 11:06:47 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: silent_jonny

Whoo-Hooo!!!!!


7 posted on 01/14/2014 11:07:27 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

So that means you’re running at 75% of capacity, right?


8 posted on 01/14/2014 11:08:09 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks - I watch even the cringe inducing early “auditions” but I’m usually in delay so I can blow through the commercials so I don’t post much “live” but the comments are always interesting - well almost always ... Thanks again for your good work! ;-)


9 posted on 01/14/2014 11:13:21 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: silent_jonny

It’s on tonight? I thought it started tomorrow night (Wed.)

??


10 posted on 01/14/2014 11:14:11 AM PST by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: silent_jonny

bump for later....


11 posted on 01/14/2014 11:14:13 AM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: silent_jonny

We always watch the first few episodes, some for humor but you can sense the excitement when a very talented nobody brings it. People who criticize this show have no soul.


12 posted on 01/14/2014 11:14:19 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: svcw

I’ve never watched the show. I loathe any reality show.


13 posted on 01/14/2014 11:15:41 AM PST by simonjo
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To: svcw
Seriously, how is this “show” even still on the air?

Ratings. That's how.

When a show still continues producing a large audience, why would any network give up on it.

It's like anything else: if there's a market for it, continue catering to that market. It's just smart business sense.

Plus, Idol is still a very entertaining show, whether you like it or not.
14 posted on 01/14/2014 11:16:03 AM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: silent_jonny

Hiya Jonny!!


15 posted on 01/14/2014 11:28:38 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi jonny, missed you last year....


16 posted on 01/14/2014 11:29:22 AM PST by just me (GOD BLESS AMERICA Amen)
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To: ken5050

100’s of thousands - hahahah


17 posted on 01/14/2014 11:37:00 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: simonjo

I watched once, that is 15 minutes I’ll never get back.
The premiss is stupid, there is no reality in “reality” shows, except Duck Dynasty maybe (probably the closest to real).


18 posted on 01/14/2014 11:40:07 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: adorno

That is true.


19 posted on 01/14/2014 11:40:50 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: silent_jonny

If I want to sit and watch fags fawn over bad singers I’ll.... Well, I don’t.


20 posted on 01/14/2014 11:43:36 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: svcw
there is no reality in “reality” shows, except Duck Dynasty maybe (probably the closest to real).

Really??? Duck Dynasty is the most contrived and scripted 'reality' show on all of TV.

21 posted on 01/14/2014 11:46:41 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: Bullish

So that Christian family living their Christian life and multimillion dollar business are not real? ok then.


22 posted on 01/14/2014 12:00:47 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: svcw

IDOL is a ‘reality’ show, it’s a talent competition. One that has sold a LOT of CDs. It’s family friendly, clean cut appointment television. And with the judging panel they have assembled this year, IDOL is BACK.


23 posted on 01/14/2014 12:02:05 PM PST by Hessian (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: svcw

No, I’m not saying that at all. Do you think they sit around and do nothing but stupid comical stuff at work all the time like the show always portrays?

That is NOT reality, that is made up and scripted to make a comedy show out of it, which is all it is. it’s Not reality, not even close. Unfortunately, no one’s ‘reality’ is that much fun and funny all the time.

I still like the show but to think it’s real is quite naive.


24 posted on 01/14/2014 12:09:12 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: silent_jonny
AI has discovered a lot of real talent, and made superstars of many deserving contestants. It would be interesting to know how many others who've been on the show who have gone on to have singing careers (backup, local clubs etc) that we don't hear about.

I started liking the show less when three things happened. First, after a few years, it became less about "raw" talent. Contestants prep for this show so much that most now come across as kids playing a role. Second, it began feeling more "rigged". I thought Jordan Sparks, born into privilege, was one example (there are others) who got some advantage from their pedigree. Third, I really liked the Paula/Simon antagonism. They were both so extreme in opposite directions, together they often got it right, especially with Randy staying focused and sane.

I hope it comes back. It just isn't as much fun as a brand. They aren't evaluating raw talent anymore. All that being said, how can anyone deny that the number of talented singers who got their start on AI is impressive?

25 posted on 01/14/2014 12:11:29 PM PST by grania
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To: ken5050

Explain your math, if you can.


26 posted on 01/14/2014 12:20:39 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Hessian
IDOL is BACK.

I hope so. They spent so much time talking last season it got real boring. Having four judges plus the baseball cap all saying the same thing was torture. Hopefully they will return to singing rather than 80% critique.

27 posted on 01/14/2014 12:49:08 PM PST by aimhigh
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To: silent_jonny

Thanks for the reminder.
Forgot it was even starting.


28 posted on 01/14/2014 12:52:02 PM PST by TheConservativeParty
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


29 posted on 01/14/2014 1:08:05 PM PST by windcliff
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To: silent_jonny

We don’t usually watch Idol, but a friend of our sons is going to be on this year. Very talented young lady named Ali Henderson. Our son shot this video of her singing, and he is her personal photographer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of2y9qiT5kA


30 posted on 01/14/2014 1:46:51 PM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: silent_jonny

Who are those people and what did they do with American Idol?

The are liars, they sit on a thrown of lies!


31 posted on 01/14/2014 2:03:35 PM PST by dangerdoc (I don't think you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: silent_jonny

Looking forward to the new judges and “seeing” the old crowd back for another year:)


32 posted on 01/14/2014 2:55:52 PM PST by twin2
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To: silent_jonny

Forbes has released its list of Top Earning American Idols for 2013:

1. Carrie Underwood – 31 million (83 million over the past 5 years)
2. Kelly Clarkson – 7 million
3. Phillip Phillips/Adam Lambert (tie) – 5 million
5. Chris Daughtry – 4 million
6. Scotty McCreery – 3 million
7. Taylor Hicks – 2.5 million
8. Fantasia Barrino/Kellie Pickler (tie) – 1.5 million
10. Katharine McPhee/Jennifer Hudson (tie) – 1 million

Here’s a list from Forbes of total gross income since 2009 based on how many years they’ve each made the Forbes annual list

Since 2009:

1. Carrie Underwood = 83 million (5 years)
2. Kelly Clarkson = 33.4 million (5 years)
3. Chris Daughtry = 27.2 million (5 years)
4. Jennifer Hudson = 14.5 million (5 years)
5. Kellie Pickler = 14.3 million (5 years)
6. Adam Lambert = 12.5 million (3 years)
7. Jordin Sparks = 11.8 million (4 years)
8. Scotty McCreery = 7 million (2 years)
9. David Cook = 6.8 million (4 years)
10. Clay Aiken = 5.7 million (3 years)
11. Fantasia Barrino = 5.5 million (2 years)
12. David Archuleta = 5.5 million (4 years)
13. Phillip Phillips = 5 million (1 year)
14. Katharine McPhee = 3.1 million (3 years)
15. Taylor Hicks = 2.8 million (2 years)
16. Kris Allen = 1.7 million (1 year)

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2014/01/14/top-earning-american-idols-2013/


33 posted on 01/14/2014 3:13:46 PM PST by lonevoice (We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality)
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To: twin2

Me too :) Our crowd more than the judges though, lol


34 posted on 01/14/2014 3:46:14 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: ken5050

Hi, Ken!


35 posted on 01/14/2014 3:46:43 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Hello! Yeah, it’s tomorrow night. My inter-web connection has been choppy lately, so I posted it early from another computer.


36 posted on 01/14/2014 3:47:56 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: Tunehead54

Thank you! Good to see you here.


37 posted on 01/14/2014 3:48:38 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Hiya, Big!


38 posted on 01/14/2014 3:49:38 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: aimhigh
Having four judges plus the baseball cap all saying the same thing was torture.

Very true. I had an article bookmarked somewhere that says how they've listened to the fans and are streamlining the show and cutting out the boring parts. I'll try to find it.

The head of FOX Sports has also taken over the production, so it should be faster paced. Unless they have to repeatedly check the singers for concussions like during a football game.

39 posted on 01/14/2014 3:54:26 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: lonevoice
Carrie Underwood = 83 million

That's Heisenberg money! (give or take a stack :)


40 posted on 01/14/2014 3:54:54 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: silent_jonny
SJ...missed you, guy...need a distraction, big time, from the mess Zero is making of our beloved country. I'd rather have Nicki Minaj in the Oval Office..

Hope your computer problems are fixed..you should know that your legions of loyal fans here expect a REALLY, REALLY BIG OPENING for the thread tomorrow..

FYI..I have already foregone any and all hope of winning the 5,000th post..it's just not meant to be..

41 posted on 01/14/2014 4:12:00 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: silent_jonny

Feel like I lost a few IQ points.

Last year was so rigged for a girl to win. It was OBVIOUS


42 posted on 01/14/2014 4:20:44 PM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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To: All
Here's the article about the Idol changes this season.

http://tv.yahoo.com/news/tca-american-idol-listened-viewers-changed-format-ep-224906107.html

We listened to the viewers and they told us they’re fed up with the middle rounds after Hollywood Week and before the live shows, so we’ve shortened all of that down, condensed the middle round into one week – we’re calling it Rush Week,” American Idol exec producer Trish Kinane told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2014.

They’ve also added something called The Chamber, where Idolettes go after host Ryan Seacrest tells them that in a couple minutes they’ve got to “give it their all,” Kinane explained, where we’ll see them pray, sing, check their armpits for sweat — whatever. “It’s a very intimate moment,” she told critics. “We didn’t want to do anything radical,” Kinane said of the many changes in store for this year’s competition. “The original format really works,” she said. But “we went back and examined every single element of the show, from the talent search right through to the finale,” she said. The end result? “It’s still absolutely American Idol. But it’s a million tiny decisions and little refreshments that make a fresher whole.”

Fox and the producers are tinkering because the show last season suffered a second consecutive 20% dive in overall audience, as viewers fled the caterwauling and antics of judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. The singing competition also lost the demo to NBC’s The Voice for the first time. In response, judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey both discovered their schedules were too busy to return for another season [LOL], Jennifer Lopez returned after one season off, new judge Harry Connick Jr. was brought in, Keith Urban became last season’s sole survivor and Randy Jackson was moved over to the mentor slot.

Jackson will be featured heavily during Rush Week. “It’s a new part of the show not done before, a sort of Randy Jackson workshop,” Kinane explained. “Randy is going to be hosting a two day workshop in which the kids who got through will be taught things like how to choose a song, what’s your style, how do you want to look…how to look after their voice.”

But ultimately, TV critics wanted to talk about last year’s train wreck and this year’s judge panel, for what’s being billed as a kind of Kumbaya Year for the show. Urban got asked if sitting between Minaj and Carey was as uncomfortable as it seemed to be, watching at home. “No, Ryan and I worked it out.” “We’re good,” added Seacrest, rounding out the well-rehearsed-here’s-how-we’ll-handle-The-Question moment.

One critic noted Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly confessed earlier in the day that he wished The Voice would “go away,” and asked them to ruminate as to why that show is now more popular, etc. Connick jumped in and said that when he went on his honeymoon, there other honeymooning couples at the hotel, but, “I promise I didn’t look and wonder how they were so happy and how we were going to stack up against them. I married the woman of my dreams, and I didn’t see another couple,” he told critics, thoroughly stumping them. “It’s a blast. It’s so much fun. It’s the only thing I’m thinking about,” he continued, throwing in for good measure, “Yeah man! We’ve got to keep it real!”

In an August phone call with investors after the company released its Q4 results, NewsCorp CFO John Nallen said, “It’s a fact that Idol did not deliver as we hoped,” and discussed the effect the veteran reality series’ last season had on ad revenues. “We’ve made some steps and put new leadership directly in place,” he said of the addition of David Hill to oversee the show, and X-Factor, after the departure of alternative programming president Mike Darnell. “It’s still a profitable show and still a Top 5 show and we think there is an opportunity to reamortize that. But there’s no question that Idol affected our broadcast business.”

American Idol debuts with a two-night, four-hour premiere Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16.


43 posted on 01/14/2014 4:26:45 PM PST by silent_jonny (Luke 8:39)
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To: silent_jonny

I am SO GLAD to see you again! Let the SNARKFEST BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)


44 posted on 01/14/2014 5:57:31 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: ken5050

OMG...I can’t believe y’all are still here! I’m stuck at work, not able to watch yet. Then it occurred to me you guys might be blogging it live...and here you are! Well, not much news yet about the actual, you know, contestants. But even the snark made me feel right at home again.

BTW...will we be doing LIVE 24 threads later this year???!!!!! Those were fabulous fun.


45 posted on 01/14/2014 6:28:55 PM PST by Timeout (Two Americas: those who WORK for a living and those who VOTE for a living.)
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Oh, it’s tomorrow night. I keep thinking this is Wednesday.


46 posted on 01/14/2014 6:31:59 PM PST by Timeout (Two Americas: those who WORK for a living and those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: svcw

Seriously then why are you commenting in this thread?


47 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:29 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: svcw

Seriously then why are you commenting in this thread?


48 posted on 01/14/2014 6:32:29 PM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: silent_jonny

Hello!

Well, it’s that time of year again, AI ~ thanks for always being such a wonderful thread host!

Hope to drop in when I can, still in the (too) many hours job, but at least I have one!

:)

MOgirl


49 posted on 01/14/2014 6:35:45 PM PST by MOgirl (STAND)
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To: 38special

Why not?
I peaked your interest, just saying.


50 posted on 01/14/2014 6:39:01 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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