This show is good in some ways, but horrible in others. It's good because it gives a chance for people to show off their talent and try to become a star. Don't get me wrong: I like the results of this show because Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, and Jordin Sparks are some of my favorite singers and they're who they are because of this show. This show is also bad because there's too much drama! There's always something on the news about this show, whether it's connected with drugs or alcohol, or about obscene pictures on the internet. I also don't care for the judges. Paula is a good singer, but I can't stand to see her on this show. Simon just gets on my nerves - no surprise why. The other judge is alright, but I disagree with most of what he says.
I am extremely impressed with the male talent this time around. Wow - what a difference when compared to seasons past (I'm thinking Sanjaya Malakar, Kevin Covais, Bucky Covington, Chris Richardson, Phil Stacey).
When watching last night's performances (March 4, 2008), I was again struck by how enjoyable some of these guys really are to listen to and watch (this crew is definitely more "easy on the eyes" as well - think back to every top 12 guy of past seasons - EXCEPT Ace Young). To break it down: Luke Menard does well in the attractive category, but isn't that good of a singer - kind of falsetto and weak. David Archuletta is a toughy. Notice how when he is praised, he turns all shy and giggly, yet when criticized, he immediately loses the "sweet" and argues for his own choices. Hmmmm... I think he has incredible natural talent, but seems to have a split personality when judged - little bit fake. Danny Noriega is obviously this season's crazy contestant. I'm not crazy about his voice (average) and his over-the-top theatrics are annoying. David Hernandez is again, very attractive, but for me, nothing amazing vocally. He seems to sound great in the lower notes, but appears to scream out the louder ones and lose the key a bit. Michael Johns is amazing. He is adorable, polished and completely point on perfect in every performance. Would buy his CD today if he had one out. David Cook is a tough one, like Archuletta. His problem lies more in his appearance, where Archuletta's lies more in his attitude. Cook sounds amazing in each one of his songs - last night's version of "Hello" was, I think, one of the 2 stand-out performances. His horrible Donald Trump hair needs a makeover - I say just cut it short and get over it. Look at Daughtry. Those long spears of hair on top that appear to come from the nape of his neck are just distracting. I know it's not a beauty contest, but American Idol is kind of the package deal. Anyway, moving forward, Jason Castro was unbelievable. He delivered the other stand-out performance of the night. The thing is, Castro's artsy appearance, soulful eyes and rich, emotional voice all work together in a beautiful way. He seems like the real deal to me. Would buy his CD today, as well. Love, love, love him. Finally, Chikezie, for me, is the weakest link. Outdated in his sound and appearance, I'm just not inspired by him at all. Based on last night's performances, I feel that Luke Menard and Chikezie are expendable, with Danny Noriega and David Hernandez coming in a close 2nd for elimination. If any of those 4 performers got the axe, I wouldn't be devastated. My personal favorites for talent alone are the 4 not just mentioned, with Jason Castro and Michael Johns slightly favored in the quartet when you throw in the likeability factor.
American Idol has turned out fewer stars than can be counted on one hand. For the most part, the show is a joke. With Paula and Randy making off the wall comments that essentially mean nothing and Simon being booed for speaking his mind, there is little actual critique taking place. Not only that, but the concept of letting America vote has been flawed from the very beginning. However, we keep tuning in by the millions to watch a show that hasn't changed since the very first time it aired. It is EXACTLY the same episode week after week for years. Occasionally there are good singers, but the best rarely win. The person with the best personality wins. Perhaps if they changed the name to Mr./Miss Congeniality it might be more accurate. I look forward more to the careers of those voted off than those who actually win. I think this is the last season of American Idol I will watch. It's old. And stale.
In the United States, it is difficult to meet anyone who hasn't seen at least one episode of American Idol. Some watch it to laugh at tone deaf singers during the audition process, while others tune in to enjoy the talented ones. Out of all the reality competitions on tevelision, AI seems to be the only one that produces actual stars (Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, etc). The series is also home to the one and only Simon Cowell, the best of all British judges on American TV. Everyone should check this show out at some point. If you don't, well, you're definitely in the minority.
Why is such an annyoing, fake show still on Fox? Simon's behavior is completely scripted. None of the votes are counted in this show. The writers deicide who win. There is no such thing as reality TV anymore. Everything is completely scripted. If reality TV was 100% real they'd just stand there and look at eachother. I just don't get it. Why? Why? WHY? Why is this show still on TV? Why? It has no point at all? Why do people still watch this show? Why do they lie about how many people vote to off a character? Why has this become worse than Friday Night Smackdown? Why? Why can't they just cancel this show? It seems as if the writers are runing out of ideas, just like Smackdown. Why is this worse in comparison to Smackdown? I'll tell you: Smackdown Is Actually Fun To Watch Sometimes!! It actually has a likeable plot most of the time! It has some humor! So just give it up. This show has just lost it. It has nothing to live up to anymore. Just finish up this season and cancel it. Then the madness can end and they can put in a TV show worth watching.
Mainly my thoughts of how I thought the girls did tonite and that they are far more better then the guys. That right now it is to close to call who might possibly be the winner of the show. Clearly Simon is the same him, especially with his critism.
I thought that all the girls did a really good job tonite. There where some that steped up there game tonite and there is some that has got the game and gone with it. I also think that the girls are out doing the guys by a long shot. I wish they didn't have to pick two girls and two guys, they should just pick the ones with the lowest votes period. May the best girl win. May the best guy win. I thought that Simon was a little hard on some of them, but that is just the way he is. Paula is just her she wants to be happy for every about and thinks that all of the singer are good.
this week the top 10 boys performed. i don't know which one i liked.but this is mt favorite episode so far because it was secret night because so of the secrets a really funny.my favorite guy secret was the guy who said he did gymnastics when he was yonger.i liked it because i love gymnastics it is one of my favorite sports.i really surprised that danny secret was that he was in a rock band in 9 th grade because he doesn ' t seem like that kind os person to me.today the top 10 girls perform i can't wait to hear all of the girls secrets. see ya
Simon had said no to this guy and he plans to prove him wrong
He makes really creepy faces and I am glad they cut away to the back up singers during the pauses. He needs to go to the Kat McPhee/ Constantine school of smoldering looks.
I agree with Simon's initial reaction. This guy can't win.
I don't even think he can make the top 12.
OUCH. The last two notes are rough!
Randy says he can definitely blow and proved it – but fell apart at the end.
Then, Randy says, "Baby, way to start it off, yo."
Paula says he is "lovely" and "really cool."
Simon says he was better than expected. Liked the beginning, middle was "rabbit in the headlights", didn't like the end. This dude must be short b/c he's level with Seacrest.
Either that or Ryan is wearing three sets of lifts this year.
Contestant #2 –SHUT UP! This guy's name is Chikezie. Are you kidding me? Sings I love you More Today than Yesterday.
Starts a bit rocky.
He sounds cabaret amateur to me.
Wow. He has really tiny teeth.
I don't like the arrangement of this song.
I think it will hurt him b/c it's not even recognizable.
Nothing about his performance impressed me.
Randy says it was "pretty good" and "awright."
Nothing makes Paula happier than seeing Chikoozie on stage. I call BS! Simon absolutely hated the whole song.
He calls the suit hideous…the wink hideous…the "WOO" hideous.
Chicootie keeps interrupting Simon.
Simon continues calling the performance old fashioned, corny, cheesy…and something that could have been filmed 40 years ago.
Cheezie looks sad.
Now he is trying to explain himself.
Never a good idea.
Take the criticism and move on, Chatahoochie.
What's this kid's name again?
Contestant #3 – David Cook - The next Chris Daughtry…or not.
Sings So Happy Together
He is kind of Daughtry.
Except that he is kind of creepy.
He sort of has a joker mouth.
He don't suck.
If I close my eyes I kind of dig him.
Randy says it was a little weird at the start but he worked it out and it was "CRAZY!"
Paula says it was worthy of great praise.
Simon thought it was a good and almost believable.
Contestant #4 – Jason Yeager - a singing server from Grand Prairie, TX
Sings Moon River
Pretty impressive so far.
He seems pretty relaxed and comfortable.
My favorite so far.
Randy tells him this is a tough song to sing. There were a couple of pitch probs. I couldn't hear them on TV – but there are always differences live.
Paula's first ballet performance was to this song. Ummmmm. Does anyone care? I think not.
Simon thought it was very "cruise ship." And calls him a "dependable old dog."
Yikes. He responds well to the criticism.
I think he's safe despite Simon's dislike.
Contestant #5 – Robbie Carrico – the long haired rocker who once toured with Britney Spears as a member of Boyz-N-Girlz United. He's also rumored to be Britney's first boyfriend.
Sings One is the Loneliest Number
I don't like this song but he sound okay.
It's not arranged like a rock song so why is he moving like it is – and why is he wearing a do rag and pocket chain on 60's night?
It's not bad but it's not turning me on or anything.
Randy says he loves this Three Dog Night "joint" and that Robbie moved him, "baby."
Paula thinks it was the perfect song and that it was "authentic."
Simon says it's the only performance tonight that made any sense. He's struggling with the authenticity and wonders aloud, "Are you a rocker or a pop singer?" I'm guessing he's asking that b/c the kid used to be in a group called Boyz-N-Girlz United. Ryan compares him to Timberlake. Perhaps he's thinking about how they were both Britney's "first." Contestant #6 – David Archuleta – the 17-year-old Mormon kid who talks like Kermit the Frog…though not purposely.
Sings You Better Shop Around
Not bad at all, but I liked his tryout performances better.
I think he's nervous – and who could blame him. He's 17!
It's amazing how he can sound so much like a Muppet when he talks and sound so much like a superstar when he sings.
Randy thought he was "amazing" and loved it.
Paula said it was brave, bold and confident. She has really been hitting the thesaurus in prep for this season. Good job, Paula.
A smiling Simon says, "When you got it, you got it." And that was, "the best performance of the night." Contestant #7 – Danny Noriega – the guy who REALLY creeps me out.
Sings Jailhouse Rock
I can't get past the way this guy looks.
I do not think this was a good song choice.
Oh, this is not good.
This is terrible.
Make it stop.
I'm embarrassed for him.
OK, it's over.
Randy begins with a drawn out, "ahhhh." Not a good start.
He tells Danny he knows how to have a good time.
Danny says, "I bring the house down wherever I go" and laughs incredibly creepily.
Randy says it was OK and "kinda hot." Is he kinda high?
Paula thought it was warm…almost scalding. She loved hearing how his voice goes in and out of these beautiful colors. She is definitely high.
C'mon, Simon. Let's give this kid the dose of honesty he so desperately needs.
Simon doesn't understand a word of what Paula just said. I'm with you, brother.
Simon thought it was verging on grotesque. I LOVE SIMON!
He says the whole performance was hideous and awful.
After much debate/arguing between the judges and Danny's response, the poor creepy kid looks defeated.
Contestant #8 – Luke Menard – a carpet cleaner from Indiana.
Sings Everybody is Talking at Me(?)
He's pretty weak.
Yeah, this is lame.
There is nothing special about this guy.
I'm so bored.
Bad falsetto note at the end.
Randy thought it was pitchy and sharp. For the first time tonight, he says, "Gotta keep it real."
Paula is trying to stroke his ego but she is stretching for nice things to say.
Simon says it was forgettable. Exactly. Contestant #9 – Colton Berry – the other guy who REALLY creeps me out. Also known as the guy who screams like a little girl.
Sings Suspicious Minds
OH, NO! More Elvis. AND, it's an Elvis song Chris Daughtry sang perfectly.
Tough sell kid.
I see a cruise ship in this guy's future.
He's not horrible.
He's better than the last guy.
But he still creeps me out.
Randy says he did a pretty good job.
Paula thought it was nice and says he gave it "an eager and fun attempt."
Simon says it was "OK" and that he might have a career is musical theater.
Contestant #10 – Garrett Haley – the kid introducing a whole new generation to the Leif Garrett look.
Sings Breaking Up is Hard to Do
He has about eight hairs on his upper lip and I find it very distracting.
This is yet another forgettable performance.
He has a pretty voice but I am terribly bored.
Still distracted by the literal hair lip.
He ends with a deep gaze into the camera.
He too needs to attend the Kat Mcphee/Constantine school of smoldering looks.
Randy loves the song but thinks he didn't do anything with it.
Paula says the slow tempo brought the performance down.
Simon says it was boring, whiney, he looked terrified and was "verging on haunted."
Contestant #11 – Jason Castro - The guy with the dreads.
Sings What a Day for a Daydream
The first guy to play his own instrument for the public vote.
He looks kind of cute strumming that there guitar.
Not a fan of those dreads though.
You know the stylists are hoping he makes the top 12 just so they can give him a drastic makeover!
It's a bit pitchy but it's OK.
Randy liked the vibe and agrees with my previous statement.
He blew Paula away. WATCH OUT! He could be the next Corey Clark.
Simon thought it was in the top two performances of the night. Like David A., he's "got it."
Contestant #12 – Michael Johns - The Stunner from Down Under
Sings Light my Fire
Anybody happen to know when Buckhead became its own town?
He keeps listing the Atlanta community as his city of residence.
He's definitely the best looking.
Damn. He's married.
He's not great but he's got charisma– and he will get plenty of votes.
Randy loves him. Awwww. Says he is the bomb and that was HOT!
Paula thought he set everyone on fire.
Simon says he is the most consistent and that he has "the natural charisma of a lead singer." He also says he has "got it." Simon needs to borrow Paula's thesaurus.
My votes go to Jason Yeager, David A., Jason Castro and Michael Johns.
Now bring on the chicks!
TOP 24 Night 2 - Girls 60's Theme Night Seacrest intros the night by giving the girls an excuse for bad performances. In case you live in a hole – Ryan wants you to know the flu is going around. Contestant #1 – Christy Lee Cook – the girl who sold her horse. Sings Rescue Me Too slow. I'm already bored. She's trying way too hard with the facials. Bored. What a weak start to the night. I feel like I'm watching a soloist at a 9th grade choir concert. Still bored. Randy says it was not her best performance. Paula says something about shine and performance and emoting. Whatever. Simon calls her robotic and says it was the complete wrong choice of song. Aww, man. Now I have the Pizza Hut jingle in my head. Bring on the next song. Contestant #2 –Joanne Borgella – the plus-sized model Sings Say a Little Prayer It's OK but a bit weak. Randy should definitely not say "You can BLOW!" She needs more charisma on a song like this. She is no Rupert Everett. Randy mentions nerves and says it was pretty good. Paula tells her she needs to get it together and pull through. She didn't love it. Simon did not like it at all. He calls it a very average cabaret version of a caberet song. Seriously, borrow Paula's thesaurus. Aww, man. Now I have Cameron Diaz singing in my head. GET OUT, GET OUT, GET OUT! Contestant #3 – Alaina Whitaker – the youngest contestant Sings I Love You More Today Than Yesterday It took me a minute to figure out what song she was singing. It's a bit "pitchy." Wow. She looks quite a lot like Carrie Underwood. She's pretty darn good for a 16-year-old. The gap in her teeth is a bit distracting but she's good. I dig her. Randy says it is the year of the young ones. Paula talks about Diana Ross. Huh? She says it was the best ending she has heard on that song. S
imon hated the song but he thought she was quite good and says she will sail through to the next round. Contestant #4 – Amanda Overmeyer – the Janis Joplin wannabe
Sings Baby Please Don't Go(?) She's skatting to an electric guitar. What is she singing? The guitar is upstaging her. This is bad. Who told her this was a good idea? I have never heard this song. I took a stab at the title, BTW. Yuck. Randy loved it. Seriously? Paula loves everything that she do. Really? Simon really likes her. Wow. I must be missing something. Contestant #5 – Amy Davis – the chick who's from THE REGION! Sings Where the Boys Are OUCH. She stars off on a REALLY flat note. I have goose bumps - and not in a good way.
She's REALLY pitchy/sharp/flat – is that even possible?
EWWW. And she slides from note to note. This is nails on the chalkboard bad to me. Randy says, "YO YO." He points out how she "scoops up" to the notes and mentions lots of pitch probs. Paula says the camera loves her. She always seems to point out to the bad singers that they are pretty. Simons says there isn't much to add – but, of course, finds plenty of mean things to say. Though she does deserve the harsh criticism. I still have goose bumps. Contestant #6 – Brooke White– the nice nanny Sings So Happy Together Her movement looks really forced. She OK but she's not knocking my socks off. This is a song Kelly Clarkson would have really rocked. They have so much makeup on this chick she looks like a totally different person. Not a bad performance – but not great either. Randy says it started rough but she worked it out at the end. He says something about "sleighing it" which apparently means killing/smashing it. Paula mentions her "originality." Does Paula even listen to them sing or does she just float around the stage on a happy cloud wafting in and out of their auras? Simon feels like he's in a commercial for "washing up liquid." He thinks she sang quite well though. Contestant #7 – Alexandrea Lushington – the one who really likes her boyscout shirt
Sings What Goes Up She sings/looks/performs nothing like your typical 17-year-old. I dig her do. She's pretty good. I like her. She has some rough notes but once she works through her nerves I think we will really hear her "blow." Randy mentions the youngins again and says she "blew the doors off." Paula loved how she took control and then calls her outfit "dope." (insert your own snarky remark here) Simon didn't get it. He did not think the vocals were great and it reminded him of a horrible 60's musical. I usually agree with Simon but not this time. Simon has not heard an outstandingly good vocal yet tonight. True. Contestant #8 – Kady Malloy – the one from Houston
Sings A Groovy Kind of Love (is this song actually from the 60s? Or did she just think so b/c it says "groovy?")
Cute girl. Decent voice. She crushed a few notes, but overall it was good. Randy liked the Britney impression. Me too. He thought the song was OK. Uh, oh. Paula called her pretty. Kady looks sad. Simon says he agrees with Paula but then compares the performance to "night of the living dead." Ouch. Poor Kady. Contestant #9 – Asia'h Epperson – the one whose dad died
Sings Piece of my Heart She starts out really flat. This is not her best performance. She can do better. OK - the chorus is a bit better. The second half was decent. Randy loved it. Paula said she had some really good moments. Simon calls it his favorite of the night. He and I are totally not N'Sync tonight. Contestant #10 – Ramiele Malubay – the small girl with a big voice
Sings You Don't Have to Say you Love Me So far, she is MY fave of the night. I like her voice. I like her look. I like her style. She's my fave. Randy loved loved her build up and liked that she stayed away from the runs. Hehe. He said "the runs." Paula says she is a force to be reckoned with. Simon did not like her when he first saw her but tonight she outsung every single person. Finally, Simon and I agree on something. Contestant #11 – Sayesha Mercado – the one with the GREAT hair
Sings Tobacco Road UH OH. This one's a force to be reckoned with too. We got a competition! SHE can blow. I love her. Not Randy's favorite performance but consistent. Paula blabbers some praise. Simon agrees that it wasn't her best performance but it doesn't matter b/c she is one of the most talented girls in this competition. Contestant #12 – Carly Smithson – the tattoo artist
Sings The Shadow of Your Smile She can definitely sing – but what tough acts to follow, dawg. She's a bit pitchy. It wasn't bad – but I don't think it was the best performance to end the night on. Randy says this is what the show is all about and calls it the best vocal of the top 24. I don't agree. Paula talks about the tenderness of her voice and the beautiful inflection. Blah blah blah. "Mr. Wonderful" disagrees with the wonder twins. Everything about it, for him, was a let down. Agreed. I did not finish watching in time to vote. But, had I been able to, my votes would have gone to Alaina, Alexandrea, Ramiele and Sayesha.
I live in New Brunswick, Canada and I always enjoy watching American Idol, however, I was very disappointed when Amy Davis sang "Where The Boys Are", and Randy said it was a Patsy Cline song and neither Paula or Simon, seemed to know that this was wrong. This song was performed by Connie Francis in 1961, and Amy did a very good rendition of it. Since they thought that it was a Patsy Cline song, they would not have recognized that she actually did a good job on this song. Since these two singers sounded nothing alike, I feel that the judges misjudged this performance. Perhaps the judges should have to listen to the original recordings, so they know what it did sound like when it was recorded. I feel that the judges incorrect comments, may have been a contributing factor in Amy going home the first week, and although I have not seen enough to know if she is star material, I would have liked the opportunity to see more. I think that the judges should have a listen to Connie Francis singing this song and they may have a different opinion of how well Amy actually did. I hope that this girl was not cheated out of a chance of a lifetime, by the judges lack of knowledge, and maybe she should be brought back and given another chance. I am only one viewer, but, I hope that my opinion counts.
Sincerely, and disappointed in Canada
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I think you are very good in what you do Simon, but you need a new haircut, and Hair is what i do. I believe i can help. Don't have much to say and I'm sorry if I'm offending you in anyway, that is not what i want at all. I admire you and your work . So please don't take this in a wrong way. Try me! music, hair, fashion, Paris, New york, tokyo, Los Angeles, Runway, Linda , Naomi, Hot, Brazil.......
Simon,Paula and Randy have chosen a variety of talent this year who have more potential then last year. We will have to see if the comments from the judges produces the same kind of furor it has in the past.At times Simon is right on but brutal!
Without Simon this show would not be such a hit. His comments although sometimes brutal are right on! In judgment of real talent he knows what he is talking about. It is amazing how diverse the talent is this year. At times it becomes a popularity contest and not a real measure of true talent. Simon, Paula and Randy need to look for real talent and not turn off the audience with over the top comments that cause them to vote not on talent but just to go against the judges opinions. The audience also has an obligation to vote on the singer's voice and stage persona and charisma. As Frank Sinatra once said about Vic Damone "He had the best pipes but lacks charm on stage." That "it" quality is important. A good singer becomes great if they have "it"!
Simon check out Donnie Iris on the web at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donnie_Iris He had song hits "THE RAPPER" "LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK" PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC" AH,LEAH. Your gut feeling about letting KYLE go was right.
Better check out http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Donnie_Iris
Simon's gut feeling about KYLE was right!!!! DONNIE IRIS had hit songs"THE RAPPER" "AH,LEAH" "PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC"
"LOVE IS LIKE A ROCK"
Donnie Iris still packs them in at concerts Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Erie, etc. He is so popular at colleges all over. KYLE looks just like him !!! It's so eerie!!!! I'm surprised that Randy Jackson didn't say something about him looking like Donnie Iris. Just check it out American Idol you will be shocked!!!!!!
I don't even think Kyle knows who he looks like a famous musician singer. Donnie was in the groups "The Jaggerz" "Wild Cherry" and "Donnie Iris and the Cruisers"
American Idol needs to be better this season it's getting really boring and old and needs to be spiced up a bit. Some of the singers stood out but most of them are mediocre. Maybe when the top 12 come it will be a bit better. Simon is also the best judge on this show but lately he has been nicer to the contestants I like it when he's mean but it comes as a bit of a shock when he brings out his nice side. Keep up the good work and as I said make it a bit better because everyone's getting bored with the old stuff.
not really my personal favorite.....i just like to watch the auditions :P. i honestly think that if american idol started showing the show from when they already auditioned and they're trying out in hollywood, then the show would DEFINITELY lose fans. the only reason me and so many other people watch the show is because they like to see people audition and get harshly criticized especially by simon. When it gets to the part of the show where people slowly get eliminated until it comes up to the final 2, people stop watching it. People start watching it again when theres only 2 people left so they can see who the next big star is. So really if u ask me, i only watch it for the auditions and the big moment....
Pros: It's funny to watch the horrible singers, I like hearing the good singers also, Simon Cowell's a great judge, I love music
Cons: They make you feel bad for each individual's heartwarming story, They embarass the bad singers so they can never walk outside unnoticed, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson gotta go, whenever I listen to the songs I like and a bad singer covers it, I can never listen to the old one without the memories, and get rid of ryan seacrest!! He doesn't add to the show he just gets paid for sayin welcome to american idol and being nice. I'm nice, but hell I dont get paid!
I give this show 6 stars because as you hopefully agree it needs some work. If you're bored and there's nothing on though, this show could be much better, but please, do not waste your time on this show!!!
I like watching the show and seeing all the talented singers we have out there, but I feel so sorry for those people who honestly think they could sing. Who encouraged them to do this? They do more harm than good. Simon is always right!
I like it but I think we should only be able to vote once for each person we like. Taylor Hicks? Who voted him in? It's not that I don't like the guy but look at Chris? How does this happen? If we only got to vote once then maybe it would make it more than how many times families can vote and stay on the phone and about who is the most talented. I also think it would be great if Simon, Paula, and Randy had a say whether the votes were fair or not and negate them if necessary and chose their own person to go home.
I truly love American Idol and Paula, Randy, Simon & Ryan, but I find that it is getting more and more ridiculous. All the best singers should be given exposure and not the people who are just auditioning to get media attention. Real talents are robbed.:(
American Idol was a very good show, but it really needs to get back to true talents. American Idol should not emphasize on people who do not have talents vocally att all. Too many are acting and dressing stupid, as well as singing badly just to get media attention.
I am certain that among the thousands of people in the crowds that only the best of the best contestants should be chosen.
Perhaps singers should all be screened in order to pick the top best singers to go in front of the judges: Paula, Randy and Simon. Too many talented singers are being robbed by the non talented ones. ;)
This show has the best of every emotion. Laughter, sadness, excitement, disappointment and all around roller coaster ride. Sent to make anyone easily watch this and find themselves just like one of the idols judges.
American Idol is to damn funny this year. I love the outtakes of the singers and "wanna be singers" and "wanna be on tv and get there 15 seconds of fame acting like an ass". But, its always entertaining and its interactive and very easily a must see tv show. Just wanting to see what Randy or Paula or Mr. Simon Cowell has to say and I often think the same thing as Simon. So, I guess it the hard, cold truth no one wants to hear but someone has to say it?
I think Simon is the best thing since slice bread. :)
Your wondering why I think its underappreciated, because it is. People who don't watch it are missing out on the best of entertainment t.v. Thats too bad. But, as the season goes on you'll see the celebrities who attend and is one of the the most "GO TO" shows in Hollywoodville.
OK, American Idol doesn't reinvent itself each season, or bring new features on the show, but it's great nonetheless. The auditions, are, in my honest opinion, one of the best shows to be seen on TV, and a vital part of the show. A lot of the contestants are hilarious, from the random Texan weirdo to the suburban girl who thinks she just sings like Mariah Carey. And what's even better is the sheer disbelief of the judges and their critique, which is amazing. And American Idol, unlike America's Next Top Model (which deceived me so much this cycle) truly values talent, and whether you like it or not, the past winners are great singers. A guilty pleasure of mine, especially the auditions.
American Idol is my favorite reality show. I love the judges so much. My favorite is Simon Cowell. He is so open and honest. He always tells it how it is. My favorite part of the show is the auditions. It is so funny to listen to those people who can't sing at all. I always get a good laugh out of it! Once it gets down to the final 24 or final 12, everything gets really interesting and exciting. I love how it gives a chance for completely normal people to become super stars. It's amazing! I think American Idol is arguably the most popular reality show on television, and I can see why. It's got the humor, drama, and everything a cool reality show needs.
Well I don't know think about this is a good example, but this show can be off the wall funny! The auditions are funny, the judges sometimes can be funny, I guess.
I enjoy the show alot, but it's real sad how some don't get picken. But at the end, someone has to win American Idol right? I think this show is competitive, but still needs more fixing, on the show. And yesterday's American Idols are today's American heroes. Such as Kelly Clarkson or Jordin Sparks or Taylor H. and many more. This is my tv review for American Idol. -TGH3, Peace out.
American Idol is my favorite show. I love to sing in real life, so I especially enjoy this show where I can watch other people sing too. The auditions are so funny. I don't want to be mean, but gosh some of these people can not sing! And yet they get on tv and make a fool of themselves. Why don't their family or friends stop them? I love the judges on this show. Each of them are unique and make the show better in their own way. Randy is really cool and can be funny. Paula can be annoying at times because she doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings. But still, she's funny, pretty, and cool. Simon is my favorite! He is so funny! And he tells it exactly like it is! I like Ryan too. He's very cute and super funny! I like when it gets down to the voting round. I usually vote several times for my favorites. I love American Idol and think it has definitely changed reality tv.
American Idol is one of the most important shows ever made. We would've never known about the talents of so many people if this show was never made. It has produced so many stars that have changed the music we listen to every day! It's so neat to watch this unknown person go from auditioning to a major superstar that is later making #1 songs and becoming a pop-culture icon. American Idol's contestants always vary in their genre of singing. Without American Idol, we may not have had music from Kelly Clarkson(Pop/Rock), Fantasia Barrino (Hip-Hop/R&B), Carrie Underwood (Country), Chris Daughtry (Rock), or Jordin Sparks (Pop/R&B). American Idol is an amazing show that is changing the face of pop-culture and music as we know it. Although I don't know how much longer it will last...
Ok I am sorry but it's enough already. I will make a deal if you stop hyping up the show then you are aloud to keep it going as long as I don't have to hear about it. It's so dumb... The last few shows the winners that the viewers picked SUCKED!!! I mean really, I like Kelly Clarkson, the country singer girl & Chris Daughty (who didnt win along with the beat bop guy) I think it's great that we are getting some new talent and songs. But, I would prefer it if America didn't have to vote because the last winners were terrible and should not have been allowed to continue. The thing is that the only parts that are actually worth watching, is when Simone rips the contests to shreds especially the ones that can not sing worth a dime and are only on there to get a quick spot on TV. So, if this show went away for good, I would not be sending peanuts to bring it back, I would send flowers with a thank you card.
Well, i don't like the show but i always watch the worst auditions. They are really funny.
I saw some of the worst and i got lots of laughs so i went youtube and saw all i found. They are fantastic. I tried to find the worst participants of the spanish show but they are really bad and there is no humor. So the best ones are the USA ones.
I remember Randy and Simon trying not to smile with a man singing "like a payer", or a fantastic video of a lot of people singing "lady marmalade".
American Idol has been the most popular show on Fox ever since it started. It features 3 judges, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdule and Randy Jackson. They go all around America searching for singers. The best go on to the next round and the others, well, don't. The best singers go into different rounds, and the 3 judges iliminate them to 24 or 25, where the boys and girls split up into two different episodes, one group preforms on Tusday and the other, Wensday. On the ilinimation episode which is Thursday, one boy and one girl get iliminated until it's down to 10 where they come together. The bad part about the show, is that it's sometimes fixed.
I love watching this show. From watching the awful auditions at the beginning to watching the contestants failing to make the grade in boot camp to watching the live shows and them cringing at the judges comments.
i love watching the live shows and the different catergies. i have to say that normally you can see the winner right from the start but i really didn't know who was going to win this year. I really liked both the finalist but i was glad that Jordin won. but it provesthat the show does work becuase they have both brought out brilliant albums that showcase their talents really well.
For me the only let down are the judges, especially the catty fights between Simon and Paula because i can find her really inmature sometimes. but other then that the show is great and will prob carry on for years to come!!!
Really, I don't like this show THAT much. I just watch it for fun. If there's nothing else on. But I always record the first rounds. It is just amazing how some people think they're good singers! They suck! I think these people must have a brain tumor or something. This is just crazy. But really, that is what gets me watching American Idol. The first few rounds are just funny, funny, funny! Then occasionally they show the pretty good ones, but come on! Like 95% of them are like Drew Carey! I mean come on. Listen to yourself people! You stink! But really I watch it for the fun of the first rounds. Pretty good. But it's not awesome.
American Idol has been hit or miss over the past few seasons.
I tune in each season (although not always for the waste of time auditions), and about half the time, there is some great talent to watch. Other seasons, it's almost a waste of time with no quality singers.
The judging is getting old as well. It's getting old to see Paula say that she loves each and every performer.
The show needs a face lift, but seeing as how ratings continue to dominate season after season, I don't see that happening any time soon.
But, the show continues to provide entertainment one night a week for the family, so I'll keep watching.
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