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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceon6 View Post
    I'm taking a new approach to the auditions this season. I'm TiVoing, then just viewing anyone with good reviews on USAToday or rickey.org. From last night's show, it seems that I only need to view 5-10 minutes, total.
    That's a good idea. Find anyone promising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    That's a good idea. Find anyone promising?
    To my ears, just the last guy, Phillip Phillips.
    btw, if anyone's interested, rickey.org has the Top 42 already spoiled.
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    Thanks, I'll check out Phillip Phillips. (It's like a need a screener the first few weeks.

    ETA: I liked him, especially when he picked up his guitar.
    Last edited by soxxy; 01-19-2012 at 08:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    I love the auditions, so I just tuned in.
    me too.. and I really don't miss the snarks of Simon - just enjoying the audition process.. I like the focus on talent and not making fun of everyone..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheylana View Post
    I'm not tuning in yet, I'm waiting for...the finale


    I watch auditions, skip Hollywood week(s) and tune in again when they get to the live shows.

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    I'm glad we're seeing actual singers and not the nutjobs. However, I see Uncle Nigel is already ramping up the creative edits to make it seem there's a sibling rivalry with the Dixons. I highly suspect there is none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    Find anyone promising?
    My two favourites:

    Ashlee Altise - Ashlee got the edit that made her look like a whackjob...and then she rocks "Come Together". I think she looks to be a lot of fun in addition to beign a good singer.

    David Leathers Jr. - luckily this clip doesn't include his back story, which was somewhat irritating. Of note: David was in a singing contest with Scotty McCreery a few years back where they were the final two - and David won.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aceon6 View Post
    To my ears, just the last guy, Phillip Phillips.
    I thought his first song (Superstition) was awful. For his second song (Thriller), the vocals were pretty good, but the guitar playing - AMAZING!!!
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    Reed Grimm was my favorite last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    My two favourites:

    Ashlee Altise - Ashlee got the edit that made her look like a whackjob...and then she rocks "Come Together". I think she looks to be a lot of fun in addition to beign a good singer.

    David Leathers Jr. - luckily this clip doesn't include his back story, which was somewhat irritating. Of note: David was in a singing contest with Scotty McCreery a few years back where they were the final two - and David won.
    Watching the AI auditions "filtered through FSU" is much better for me!

    I liked them both, and David could turn out to be amazing. He really does look twelve years old, as Jennifer repeated.

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    Not watching AI & having it filtered through FSU is even better. My husband reminded me last year that I said I wouldn't ever watch again. I don't remember saying that but I think I won't watch till Hollywood week is over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceon6 View Post
    Reed Grimm was my favorite last night.

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    I believe he'll go a long way in the competition.

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    I just read that Wednesday night, the premiere had a 25% drop in the ratings from last year. I wonder, is that due to last year's results, the judges, the rise in popularity of The Voice (and to a lesser extent, The X Factor), the fact that this show is now 10 years old and starting to die a natural TV death, or a combination of all of the above?

    Even though I started this thread, I didn't watch any of either night, and I'm still undecided as to whether or not I'll tune in during Hollywood Week, Top 24, Final 12, or even at all .
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    I figure I'll turn in for the top 12 and see what's going on. Though the one time I watched Hollywood Week, it was pretty entertaining.

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    I think it is a combination of all of the things you (Cyn) mentioned. The X-Factor has pretty much the same target audience, and that season was just a few months ago. Fans could be burnt out (one of the reasons Idol is only on once per year -- to make people want it again by the time January rolls around). Also the Voice, while I've only seen it once, is new and fresh and (from what I have heard) is better/more entertaining.

    And any show that's been on for 10 years is bound to naturally bleed viewers. I really doubt at this stage that there's too many people tuning in for the first time ever, so it's really just a matter of current and recent viewers phasing out which is leading to the lower numbers.

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    Constantine Maroulis, top of page, as you've never seen him. I can actually make out some of his features. He's doing quite well for himself:

    www.playbill.com

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    I have been watching this show from the very first episode and I am just sick and tired of the initial audition rounds. Sure, it is a great way to begin forming attachments to contestants but is it worth sitting through the bad auditions and over the top drama which easily take up 90% of the air time? I don't think so any more. I will tune in later. Not sure when, maybe when they perform with Cirque but most likely when they begin going live. Maybe a lot of us have figured this out and quit tuning in. I also think last years numbers were held up because of the new judges, this year there is no novelty to draw people back in.
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    Okay, here's a way out question. Does anyone know the name of the song/artist used in the one of the background music for the Pittsburgh audition? It sounded like The National, but I don't think it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soxxy View Post
    Constantine Maroulis, top of page, as you've never seen him. I can actually make out some of his features. He's doing quite well for himself:

    www.playbill.com
    By the time I opened the link, the top of the page had a picture of Tyne Daley as Maria Callas. And for a moment, I did think that would be Constantine as I've never seen him.

    Then, looking over the link, I realized you probably were referring to the Toxic Avenger photo gallery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless View Post
    By the time I opened the link, the top of the page had a picture of Tyne Daley as Maria Callas. And for a moment, I did think that would be Constantine as I've never seen him.

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