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American Idol 2011 - Finale 5/24/2011

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Doug Brott, May 24, 2011.

Who is your 2011 American Idol?

  1. Scotty McCreery

    0 vote(s)
  2. Lauren Alaina

    21 vote(s)
  1. Jun 7, 2011 #101 of 107
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles

    OK .. but there was a very, very heavy dose of implication in your "what are you smoking?" comment.
  2. Jun 8, 2011 #102 of 107

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    It's a stock chatroom response when somebody comes up with something completely out of left field irrelevant to the discussion.

    At any rate, Fox will probably just hold the status quo next year content-wise, but at least we'll see new blood. I just found this year's final 13 or so to be incredibly depressing and devoid of freshness and inspired musical notions. Very slick and professional of course, but very predictable and safe. Even Casey became predictable and grating. Both he and Haley had that forced, ersatz "blues" growl trying to sound funky. Brutal.

    I'm actually looking forward to a whole new fresh crop of talent. Can't possibly be as stultifying as this year. Less NASCAR, more Sheryl Crow/Gaga. Less Glee, more SXSW!
  3. Jun 8, 2011 #103 of 107

    Henry Retired Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Pine, CO
    For the record, I said "...or I misinterpreted your original post."

    I don't like having to be on the defensive with each response I make. You could have said that I misunderstood your post, in wich case I would have quickly apologized and moved on.
  4. Jun 8, 2011 #104 of 107
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    With some sadness, I can say that it's extraordinarily unlikely that I'll give Idol a third try next season. This past season was better, yes. There were even some songs I liked. But... the lack of judging got to me, and really I just don't connect with the 15-30 year old generation. I'm going to give X Factor a try, with the understanding that it's largely supplanted Idol in other countries. I'm hoping to like it a lot more.
  5. Maruuk

    Maruuk Hall Of Fame

    Dec 4, 2007
    I've taken to skimming/speedwatching it to hunt for any gems. But I may end up in your camp quickly if they don't get their act together.

    Just don't stop those killer Mad Men analyses! (though it looks like we'll have to wait for Spring 2012 for them!)

    Man, these series that casually take these 18-24 month sabbaticals--don't they realize they're pitching half their loyal audience into the hopper? By the time the show comes back, you can't even remember the characters' names!
  6. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 2, 2006
    For those who are interested, Scott CD did quite well for it's first week.

    'Idol's' Scotty McCreery Makes History at No. 1 on Billboard 200

    Laurens's CD was released 10/11 We'll see how her first week sales are.
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Quite well? Maybe for a debut country album. Some not so great AI alums had better 1st week numbers... Ruben - 417,000 David Cook - 280,000 :lol:

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