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Posted on 01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST by silent_jonny
Thank you. I had 6-8 extra IQ points I wasn’t doing anything with.
Seriously, how is this “show” even still on the air?
Because of the hundreds of thousands on this thread who watch it...
So that means you’re running at 75% of capacity, right?
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! ;-)
It’s on tonight? I thought it started tomorrow night (Wed.)
bump for later....
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.
I’ve never watched the show. I loathe any reality show.
Hi jonny, missed you last year....
100’s of thousands - hahahah
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).
That is true.
If I want to sit and watch fags fawn over bad singers I’ll.... Well, I don’t.
Really??? Duck Dynasty is the most contrived and scripted 'reality' show on all of TV.
So that Christian family living their Christian life and multimillion dollar business are not real? ok then.
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.
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.
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?
Explain your math, if you can.
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.
Thanks for the reminder.
Forgot it was even starting.
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
Who are those people and what did they do with American Idol?
The are liars, they sit on a thrown of lies!
Looking forward to the new judges and “seeing” the old crowd back for another year:)
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
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)
Me too :) Our crowd more than the judges though, lol
Hello! Yeah, it’s tomorrow night. My inter-web connection has been choppy lately, so I posted it early from another computer.
Thank you! Good to see you here.
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.
That's Heisenberg money! (give or take a stack :)
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..
Feel like I lost a few IQ points.
Last year was so rigged for a girl to win. It was OBVIOUS
We listened to the viewers and they told us theyre fed up with the middle rounds after Hollywood Week and before the live shows, so weve shortened all of that down, condensed the middle round into one week were calling it Rush Week, American Idol exec producer Trish Kinane told TV critics at Winter TV Press Tour 2014.
Theyve also added something called The Chamber, where Idolettes go after host Ryan Seacrest tells them that in a couple minutes theyve got to give it their all, Kinane explained, where well see them pray, sing, check their armpits for sweat whatever. Its a very intimate moment, she told critics. We didnt want to do anything radical, Kinane said of the many changes in store for this years 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? Its still absolutely American Idol. But its 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 NBCs 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 seasons sole survivor and Randy Jackson was moved over to the mentor slot.
Jackson will be featured heavily during Rush Week. Its 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, whats your style, how do you want to look how to look after their voice.
But ultimately, TV critics wanted to talk about last years train wreck and this years judge panel, for whats 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. Were good, added Seacrest, rounding out the well-rehearsed-heres-how-well-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 didnt 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 didnt see another couple, he told critics, thoroughly stumping them. Its a blast. Its so much fun. Its the only thing Im thinking about, he continued, throwing in for good measure, Yeah man! Weve got to keep it real!
In an August phone call with investors after the company released its Q4 results, NewsCorp CFO John Nallen said, Its a fact that Idol did not deliver as we hoped, and discussed the effect the veteran reality series last season had on ad revenues. Weve 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. Its still a profitable show and still a Top 5 show and we think there is an opportunity to reamortize that. But theres 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.
I am SO GLAD to see you again! Let the SNARKFEST BEGIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)
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.
Oh, it’s tomorrow night. I keep thinking this is Wednesday.
Seriously then why are you commenting in this thread?
Seriously then why are you commenting in this thread?
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!
I peaked your interest, just saying.