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#1 rushgoober

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:46 PM

Ok, 11 minutes to the premier of season 6 of American Idol - *woohoo*!

Most parts of the country have already seen it or are watching it now.  We start off with the bad singers - just about as much fun as the good singers later on. tongue.gif

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:49 PM

goob.  I'm staring at my nickel plated pistol and contemplating the unthinkable.  What are you doing watching that garbage man!!!  Did your wife put you up to it?

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:02 PM

The show that gave Ryan Seacrest a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Where's that length of rope I had around here somewhere....

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:59 PM

QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jan 16 2007, 11:02 PM)
The show that gave Ryan Seacrest a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Where's that length of rope I had around here somewhere....

probably right next to my cyanide capsules  wink.gif

perhaps I just don't get it, but why is American Idol so popular?  what is it's apeal really?  I'm not mocking, I'm serious here as I just don't get it.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:21 AM

That was bad. Really bad.

The last guy's rock band is horrible, I can already tell. They are a Nickleback/Hinder clone. I already know that, just from his voice and his pretty-boy looks. Terrible.

I do enjoy watching the bad-audition episodes, but to me this show represents everything wrong with the music industry today: Everything is so formulaic...there's no room for creativity or originality anywhere, and if you don't fit the certain mold of pop-star they're looking for, you don't get through. I'm not at all surprised that Simon called Bob Dylan "boring" this week. Dylan is above American Idol. If he were to audition, he woudl have been shot down. He would have been shown on one of those "look at these weird people that came in" montages. If you aren't totally videogenic, you have no chance. And kids will grow up watching this show, thinking this is all there is to music, this cookie-cutter, assembly-line brand of pop stardom.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:42 AM

Shouldn't this be in NWW?  

I gave this show some credibility in the beginning, but after they had that old talentless guy win last year and we had to put up with that HORRIBLE FORD truck commercial for a YEAR... i would never take it seriously again.  



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Posted 17 January 2007 - 05:51 AM

i can't believe they bump HOUSE for this....... sarcasm.gif



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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:38 AM

QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ Jan 16 2007, 10:21 PM)
That was bad. Really bad.

The last guy's rock band is horrible, I can already tell. They are a Nickleback/Hinder clone. I already know that, just from his voice and his pretty-boy looks. Terrible.

I do enjoy watching the bad-audition episodes, but to me this show represents everything wrong with the music industry today: Everything is so formulaic...there's no room for creativity or originality anywhere, and if you don't fit the certain mold of pop-star they're looking for, you don't get through. I'm not at all surprised that Simon called Bob Dylan "boring" this week. Dylan is above American Idol. If he were to audition, he woudl have been shot down. He would have been shown on one of those "look at these weird people that came in" montages. If you aren't totally videogenic, you have no chance. And kids will grow up watching this show, thinking this is all there is to music, this cookie-cutter, assembly-line brand of pop stardom.

I know, isn't it great?  wink.gif  laugh.gif  

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:39 AM

*patiently waits for the people he knows ARE fans of the show to chime in as they have in previous seasons*

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:53 AM

Hey, people... we know it's essentially trash TV and trash music, but we watch it anyway.  It's addictive, especially once you've become emotionally involved in the contestants' success/failure.  And it's a good time-waster during these cold, barren, depressing winter months; a "simple prop to occupy your time" until spring.

Don't worry, Goob.  Every season of Idol and Rockstar starts out this way at TRF - a thread for it is started, the Music Gestapo chimes-in on how bad the show/music is, and then things finally settle down, with the regular watchers eventually able to freely post about the show uninterrupted.

If the Gestapo is done telling us how bad the show is, we can now get down to actually discussing its content...

Edited by GeddyRulz, 17 January 2007 - 06:58 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 06:58 AM

I'll chime in Goob.
I love the show because it's very entertaining. It has appeal, it's very well produced and it's funny as hell. This makes the 40 million viewers a week watch the show...it's called entertainment.
Idol has produced some huge stars since it began. Chris Daughtry's debut album is the "fastest selling debut Rock album" ever ! Kelly Clarkson has sold over 20 million records, so has Carrie Underwood. Like it or not, American Idol produces stars, most of them are very good. Hell, you don't even have to win to become a star. Look at all the finalists that have major record deals right now, and one of them just won a Golden Globe for best actress!
At one point last year, 5 of the "top 10" albums were from Idol finalists. Now that says something, I think.
The show is the #1 show on television. It got that way because of it's entertainment value and very well executed business moves.

Also, the House Band is probably the best band in the industry. I dare anyone to dispute that.

I'm excited for the new season! Tonight's show, from Seattle will be some funny shit.

Edited by launchpad67a, 17 January 2007 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:05 AM

QUOTE (GeddyRulz @ Jan 17 2007, 03:53 AM)
Hey, people... we know it's essentially trash TV and trash music, but we watch it anyway.  It's addictive, especially once you've become emotionally involved in the contestants' success/failure.

THANK YOU! Sheesh!  wacko.gif

I've said it before and I'm saying it again.  I've never bought a cd from an American Idol contestant, and I never will.  I'm not into well over 95% of the songs they sing on the show.  I just enjoy it for what it is and appreciate people's talent even if it's not my kind of music (unless they insist on singing non-crossover country songs, and then I can't help but exercise the mute button).

It's entertainment.  It's not high culture, and it doesn't pretend to be.  It's cheap, it's entertaining and it's fun.  Nuff said. yes.gif

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:07 AM

BTW Launchpad, thanks for chiming in and reminding me that it's on again tonight!  I would have totally forgot! *woohoo*  common001.gif  

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:17 AM

QUOTE (Necromancer @ Jan 17 2007, 06:42 AM)
Shouldn't this be in NWW?

Yeah, no sh*t.


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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:18 AM

Man, Minneapolis has no talent!  They said only 17 people were approved for the next round in Hollywood, out of the tens of thousands of people who auditioned!  And I heard the Seattle auditions (tonight) were some of the worst ever!  We'll see.

How "formulaic" could the chosen ones be?  Ruben Studdard (winner, season 2) was an overweight black man with zero choreography, and last season's winner was a prematurely gray dude with spastic dance moves.  Mandisa, an overweight and un-sexy black woman, made the top 12, as did Kevin Covais, a geeky high school student with glasses and a little piping voice.  Chris Daughtry, a "rocker" who should appeal to our musical sensibilities, made the final four last year, and was the front-runner to win it all.  

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:28 AM

QUOTE (GeddyRulz @ Jan 17 2007, 04:18 AM)
Man, Minneapolis has no talent!  They said only 17 people were approved for the next round in Hollywood, out of the tens of thousands of people who auditioned!

I think they said that there were about 10,000 people who came to Minneapolis and 100,000 that auditioned in total.  That would make 170 people going to Hollywood if you extend the numbers, so that's about right, and it actually seems a little high.

I don't know quite how all the judging works, but I know for a fact that most people don't appear in front of Randy, Paula and Simon.  I used to work with a woman whose granddaughter applied for Idol, and she was auditioned, but by someone else, and she didn't get through even far enough to see the 3 main judges.  That makes total sense though as it would take weeks to see 10,000 people just them.



BTW, didn't Jewel look f*cking HOT last night?  firedevil.gif  

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 07:31 AM

Intervention time for Paula Abdul?

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:00 AM

QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ Jan 17 2007, 03:21 PM)


I'm not at all surprised that Simon called Bob Dylan "boring" this week.

Who is this f**k named Simon?!   angry.gif  waffen093.gif  

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:11 AM

QUOTE (Jack Aubrey @ Jan 17 2007, 08:31 AM)
Intervention time for Paula Abdul?

that is sad indeed, ive said to my wife for years, she is always hopped up on booze and painkillers, its painfully obvious.

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:30 AM

QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jan 17 2007, 05:28 AM)
QUOTE (GeddyRulz @ Jan 17 2007, 04:18 AM)
Man, Minneapolis has no talent!  They said only 17 people were approved for the next round in Hollywood, out of the tens of thousands of people who auditioned!

I think they said that there were about 10,000 people who came to Minneapolis and 100,000 that auditioned in total.  That would make 170 people going to Hollywood if you extend the numbers, so that's about right, and it actually seems a little high.

I don't know quite how all the judging works, but I know for a fact that most people don't appear in front of Randy, Paula and Simon.  I used to work with a woman whose granddaughter applied for Idol, and she was auditioned, but by someone else, and she didn't get through even far enough to see the 3 main judges.  That makes total sense though as it would take weeks to see 10,000 people just them.



BTW, didn't Jewel look f*cking HOT last night?  firedevil.gif

See, I thought they said 10,000 people auditioned and only 17 made it.

There is an entire "pre-screening" and "pre-audition" process that is in place. They are all video taped too.
Remember, everything you see has been heavily edited. So some of the clips you see are not in the same room with the judges.

And YES Goob, Jewel looked as good as I've ever seen her. Momma!!  wub.gif  




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