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#1 OFFLINE   dettxw

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:51 AM

The new season has started, tryouts today at the Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City!
(Good thing they're inside the arena rather than outside where it's scheduled to hit 109 degrees today.)

Not sure what happens to the talented and lucky ones who make it through the preliminaries to the TV round - no judges!
Maybe that'll be delayed until later?
Who will replace Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez?

Here's wishing my daughter-in-law Emily well at her tryout, she's going to sing Cry Me a River by Diana Krall.
It's about time we had another blonde-haired blue-eyed small town Oklahoma girl in the competition! :D
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#2 OFFLINE   Henry

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:54 PM

AI has an opportunity to re-invent itself. While I really liked Steve a lot, I disliked the other two judges (JLo and Randy) quite a bit.

JLo's tenure was blatently self-serving. Someone (I don't remember who) said she was using it to make a comeback. I tend to agree. Since coming on AI, she has released a number of videos using AI as a launch pad; she has appeared in a few commercials and hosted a show on hispanic music. Now she's over exposed but asking for more money (as if she needed it). Her judging abilities were questionable, to say the least. I am glad that Fox fired her.

The only sad part about this "empty bench" is the departure of Steve. I saw him as a refreshing voice of reason and his humor was well timed. If he were to somehow return, I certainly welcome it. One has to wonder why Fox fired him.

Like someone else said, "Randy represents the old AI". I agree with this, too. Nuff said there...

The upcoming season will probably continue, but if they don't fill the judging bench in time, I would imagine they can go ahead without airing the auditions. I'm sure the Fox (or whoever produces it) has the cash to lure just about anybody.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

They just finished auditions in New Orleans earlier this week and the local Fox station said that these auditions were to select contestants to be auditioned by the executive producers who will then pick who goes on to the celebrety judge round. So once they get the new judges, they will call those selected back.

Today’s auditions required contestants, who range in age from 15 to 28, to sing a cappella in front of show producers, usually for a minute or less. The process moves quickly, with judges auditioning four people at 12 tables every 3 to 5 minutes

Show staff would not reveal the number of contestants who made the cut today, but Lynn said typically 300 to 500 singers move to the next round, in which they audition for executive producers. That round will likely take place in Baton Rouge in August or September, staff said.

Typically, about 60 to 120 of those singers earn a chance to audition for “American Idol’s” celebrity judges, “whoever those are going to be”

http://www.nola.com/...ans_audi_2.html

Actually, this is pretty much the process every year. The celebrity judges don't get involved until late in the process.

Edited by say-what, 20 July 2012 - 01:14 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

Too bad Fox won't take this crap off the air... same for the other networks that copy these 'talent' shows as they are too lazy/cheap to develop good programming. These sing-song talent shows, I feel, have long surpassed their usefulness. Maybe it's just me.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:57 PM

I think I have had enough of it. I have watched it since about season 3, (I was not living in the U.S. during season 1 and 2) and although I think Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are excellent judges, and play on each other very well.... but another judge change?

I think they have milked it for what it is worth.... I may or may not watch it, we'll see.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

Too bad Fox won't take this crap off the air... same for the other networks that copy these 'talent' shows as they are too lazy/cheap to develop good programming. These sing-song talent shows, I feel, have long surpassed their usefulness. Maybe it's just me.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:56 PM

The show has been fun at times, its strength is the couples thing, you can talk over and make snide comments or rave about great performances without losing anything. There's almost zero content to compete with.

The show lumbers on, barely, but from what I'm hearing, their short list of potential judges for this season is mind-numbingly bad. I could like the show with Dawg and Jimmy and couple of smart, informed judges. But this list is like a bevy of torpedoes aimed dead amidships. Failed non-producer middle-aged desperados.

We'd like to watch. But how low can they go judges-wise?

A save for me would be sticking Jimmy right on the judging panel. Or at least adding a Will.I.am or other such "made guy" credible producer onto the panel. Then they can go the bimbo route with the last pick and it'll still have credibility.

I've noticed a bunch of folks saying that just like me, they jump straight to the Jimmy segments and skip the rest. Hopefully that's a hint hint to the producers.

Edited by Maruuk, 28 July 2012 - 02:13 PM.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

The show has been fun at times, it's strength is the couples thing, you can talk over and make snide comments or rave about great performances without losing anything. There's almost zero content to compete with.

The show lumbers on, barely, but from what I'm hearing, their short list of potential judges for this season is mind-numbingly bad. I could like the show with Dawg and Jimmy and couple of smart, informed judges. But this list is like a bevy of torpedoes aimed dead amidship. Failed non-producer middle-aged desperados.

We'd like to watch. But how low can they go judges-wise?


Mariah has signed on. That's the singer part of the panel.

Jimmy should sign up as a judge. That would be the Production side of it.

And Steve (or Fox) should reconsider. That would be the entertainment side of it.

Other than that, maybe Nick would consider ... nah, Ryan won't let that happen. :P
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:18 PM

After Mariah (shudder) they NEED a Jimmy directly on the panel. It's MANDATORY!

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:45 PM

Too bad Fox won't take this crap off the air... same for the other networks that copy these 'talent' shows as they are too lazy/cheap to develop good programming. These sing-song talent shows, I feel, have long surpassed their usefulness. Maybe it's just me.


Nobody is making you watch.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:21 PM

After Mariah (shudder) they NEED a Jimmy directly on the panel. It's MANDATORY!


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 09:23 PM

Nobody is making you watch.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Starts January 16th.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:07 AM

Looks like the OKC auditions will be in next week's show.
Hope that they won't try and make OKC look too redneck.
Maybe it won't be too bad as the first rounds were held at the Chesapeake Energy Arena where the Thunder play, and the TV judging was done at the events center of the Devon Boathouse.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

Looks like the Friday Night Fights have moved to Wednesday and Thursday.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I thought this was interesting/telling

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Not suprised that ratings for show are sliding. We stopped watching 3-years ago, seems that the best singer were being cut while they kept those who provided "drama." http://www.usatoday....gs-fox/1842239/

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:15 PM

Yeah Jerry, I can't believe anyone still takes this seriously. Needs to riffed and mocked as often as possible. Too bad this won't turn into a snarky thread.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:11 PM

I'm still an Idol fan, but, if the first show is an indication of what we're in for this season, I don't know how much of Mariah and Nikky I'm willing to endure. Hopefully the producers will intervene. Listening to them blabber made me appreciate The Voice judges a lot more.
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