American Idol 2013: I wsh I knew how to quit you...

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  1. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Well-Known Member

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    ok - who is Randy Jackson? I have never watched Idol before, but I wanted some mindless television... we will see how long I last (X Factor lasted me about 4 episodes...)

    Nicky Minaj looks like she is made of plastic.
  2. PeterG

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    ohmigosh, that opening was :yikes: Phillip walks out to sing "Home" (which I have to admit I love). He sings a couple of lines in a pre-recorded bit...and in spite of having the opportunity to re-do this bit as many times as necessary...he is still awful! :eek: But then I think, "give him a shot, he's only sung two lines". And then they cut the pre-recorded "live" bit and go to his music video! They only let him sing two barely decent lines. Poor Phillip!!! :wuzrobbed
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    I actually really liked Nicki. I thought she related to the contestants, whereas Mariah just stroked her hair.

    Angela Miller (the girl who had partial hearing loss) was the only standout for me, although the guy in the plastic Thriller suit was very entertaining.
  4. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Nicki was better than I expected her to be, Mariah worse. Keith is just there. I'll do my usual DVR until the Hollywood rounds... check in here and just listen to the folks that other posters have commented on.
  5. taf2002

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    Completely disagree. I couldn't stand Nicki. I felt like every word out of her mouth was scripted. It's like she decided the show MUST be all about her & it's hard for anyone else to get a word in.

    Randy has really toned it down this year. I found him bearable.

    I'm not much for country music but I loved Keith. Hopefully he will stay sane, although I'm not sure how.

    I have always adored Mariah & I think she could be really good but Nicki won't stand for that. She will interrupt & sabotage as much as possible.

    As for the contestants, my favorite was the girl from the blended family, the girl who sang a song & then did rap, & the girl with the hearing loss. I can't remember any of the guys being good.
  6. merrywidow

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    My feeling was "Welcome to the Nikki Minaj show". Does she ever shut up & let others voice their opinions? I already miss Stephen & JLo.
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    Keith Urban has the best hair among the ladies :)


    I think walking out in front of the judges wearing short when you have one artificial leg is way too obvious an attempt to get sympathy votes.
  8. maatTheViking

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    I found the girl from the blended family to be off key? I was so surprised they liked her.

    The family was adorable though!

    I liked the camp Mariah girl, the hearing loss girl, the jersey country girl and the subway singer guy the best.
  9. Rob

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    I can't tolerate Nicki. I didn't think anyone else could get a word in. I too thought the talent was pretty lackluster. I liked the last girl.

    I thought I had deleted AI from my DVR series manager. But I didn't. So I watched it, then I deleted it from my series manager. I might watch when I come across it, but I am done with taping it and watching all of it.
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    I think if we are going to listen to the Mariah glory runs all season, I will have to quit watching.
  11. kylet3

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    I actually think that we've gotten more discernible talent in the auditions, but Nicki Minaj is driving me nuts. She's a little girl trying to compete against DIVA Mariah.

    Oh and might I say, the gorgeous Johnny Keyser has returned! I thought for sure he'd never go back to Idol, him not making it last year was a shocker, but I think he's a lock for final 10 if he doesn't blow it in Hollywood.
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    I think this street performer has potential. But the boot has to go.
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    stutterer is adorable in his hot pink bow tie. i'd like a season of all attractive people. it cant be any worse than the seasons where they allegedly picked them based on singing.
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    He is absolutely ADORABLE! that bow-tie! How anyone could not fall for that story. I really hope he can continue to progress and do well.
  15. taf2002

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    I couldn't stand Johnny Keyser's voice. I thought he was awful. But the anorexic girl (didn't she look like Salma Hayek?) & the bow tie boy had me crying & I loved their voices, it wasn't just the backstories. Also loved the street performer with the strange boot & I thought her original song was really good. There was a lot of talent tonight.

    I think Mariah & Keith are really sweet and have good things to say. Nicki is beyond unbearable.

    ETA: re the stutter, when I was in my 20's I had a neighbor who became a good friend who had a pretty bad stutter. After a while it became something that I expected to hear so that eventually I hardly noticed it. I find it terribly sad this kid has no friends or few friends. Why are people so shallow?
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  16. merrywidow

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    Kaz-Ban? Is that the street performer? I loved her!
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    I think the stuttering guy was INCREDIBLE brave for going on television like that. And when they interviewed him they did a great job of not interrupting (I can imagine it is very frustrating to stutter and have other people finish your sentences). I am normally not that touched by 'tug your hearstrings' stories in these competitions, since it sometimes seems like they are just manipulating the viewers - but all mu suspicions went away, a truely touching story. And I liked his voice.

    the street performer was awesome. I was expecting a trainwreck, but she could sing, and she had great self reflection, which quite a few of the 'the crazy ones' that come audition don't have. I really liked her rocker voice, no pop diva here. I would by an album of her ballads - the original song was good.
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    Nicki is insufferable. I don't think I can take a whole season of her.
  19. taf2002

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    The first Idology is up on TV Line & it has Melinda Doolittle again. http://tvline.com/ I really enjoy her. They were recapping the first week of auditions.
  20. taf2002

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    Did anyone watch this week? The "big" fight was pretty lame...obviously staged. I'm sure Nicki will have more reason than that to walk out later in the season. But they did find a couple of good ones...I esp liked the fact that Candice Glover is back. I never understood why she was cut last year after her group sang. After all, they kept Deandre. :rolleyes:
  21. merrywidow

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    I tuned in for the walk out but was disappointed that she came back so I didn't bother watching last night. I've decided I'll wait until they get to Hollywood maybe by then Minaj will be gone.
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    One of our local radio DJs said that AI officially jumped the shark when Nicki walked out. Agree?
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    Apparently, the fight that was shown on teevee was not the real fight, and there is footage of the actual fight on the web somewhere, but that it's too intense to be shown.

    If that's true, has anyone seen the original footage? :watch:
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    So they faked a fake fight? Lol
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  27. taf2002

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    I agree with that article to a large degree. I thought at the time that it was pretty ridiculous to get into that kind of discussion with contestants who haven't actually made it in the music business & may not know yet in what direction they want to go. I know that if I had a good voice I would be torn because I love just about all music so I can imagine telling the judges that I wasn't sure if I wanted to be R&B/soul or pop or jazz or indie. When Mariah started out no one put her in a little box so I was surprised at her attitude, also surprised it was Nicki who objected. Nicki & Keith are both in a more limited genre than Mariah. I have never heard either of them step out of their comfort zones. But regardless, those contestants probably don't want to debate that in just that moment.
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    I just watched this episode tonight, and agree. As much as Minaj has annoyed me, she does make good points sometimes, and I did actually agree with her during this whole "fight." The contestant just wants to come in, audition, and get through to Hollywood. She doesn't need a dissertation about what genre she belongs to.
  29. PeterG

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    I remember Dolly Parton charting on the country, pop, easy-listening and disco charts. Donna Summer charted on pop, soul, disco, rock and easy-listening charts. Other artists who charted on four or more charts include Barbra Streisand, Stevie Nicks, Reba McEntire and Michael and Janet Jackson. I really dislike someone saying that an artist should be a ("insert one genre only here") artist. From crap's sake, Mariah has charted on pop, soul, dance and easy listening...and our bAfrican-American dawg Randy played guitar for the rock group Journey... :eek:
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    Minaj makes the show unbearable to watch. I don't care if she's right or not. She thinks the show is all about her. And she looks like a doll :yikes: Can't stand her.
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    Charting on multiple formats has more to do with what those formats are currently playing than with the artists being diverse with their sound. For example, right now most Pop hits are going to chart well on Pop, Hot AC and AC. That is 3 formats right there that all play basically the same kind of music, its just that top 40 is all current hits whereas the other stations mix in a lot of recurrents and oldies. Either way, I think everything about this show is staged at this point.
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    The auditions will be over tonight & unlike previous years I have found them pretty entertaining. They have been showing mostly good or border-line singers, and they have found some terrific ones. It should be a good season, as long as they don't start cutting the good ones in favor of their favs. Last night Mariah & Nicki were late & it was just the 2 guys, which was way too much Randy.

    Randy: "Keith, what do you think?"
    Keith: "I vote yes."
    Randy: "Randy?" I vote yes too - you're going to Hollywood!"

    What an idiot! And he's still calling the women "dude"...ick.

    Then Mariah (& her girls) arrived & Nicki was still missing. I really liked the dynamics with just the 3 of them. I thought Mariah's personality came out more when it wasn't being stifled every time she opened her mouth. But Nicki came in later & for the 1st time I found her not unbearable. The 2 women even sat next to each other without bloodshed.
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    Did they really just put through Star-Spangled Banner- Obama girl? I thought that was one of the worst singers they have ever had on the show. I don't think she hit a single right note.
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  34. moebius

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    Yup and
    she made it to top 40.
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    I came to write the exact same thing! :lol:

    :shuffle: I also didn't think the last kid was all that spectacular, despite the backstory. He was okay, but I don't see him getting out of the first round.
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  36. Angelskates

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    She was DREADFUL, disrespectful, and bizarre. I was embarrassed for her. It was hard to watch. I was stunned when the unanimous vote was yes!
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    Didn't The Pointer Sisters win a Grammy for Best Country Song, one year? Fairytale, I believe.
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    Interesting...it seems to me that Nicki is the one the judges speak over top of most often...or they just ignore her completely.

    I agree with two of your three adjectives. :lol: But how did you feel she was disrespectful?

    Yes, they did. Plus Charley Pride had lots of hits on the country charts, the most successful African-American in the country genre, I believe. (Sorry Darius Rucker, keep at it!) :D
  39. taf2002

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    :huh: In what universe? (Although when the other 3 agree & Nicki doesn't, they do tend to ignore her. But she does take over the critiques a lot & she talks over Mariah constantly.)

    IIRC Charley Pride was not a cross-over from some other genre, he was a country star only. I have to admit though that I prefer Darias Rucker.
  40. Angelskates

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    The craziness, I guess. But also they comments towards Obama, and the "If I don't get invited to the White House..." stuff...
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