I have watched Idol sine the second season and find Nicki Minaj to be the worst judge yet. e need someone like Simon back that can really judge. I'm so tired of watching her negative attitude and the faces that she makes along with rolling her eyes. When Nicki gives a comment it should be constructive and not to destroy their self-esteem. Last night 3/27/2013, Nicki yelled at the 3 guys that sang in the group number and told them to get off the stage. Is this how she was treated when she started out? If she was then shame on her for not learning from that treatment. I hope Nicki is gone or this will be all the Idol that I will be watching. I hope not, because I enjoy watching the improvement of the contestants from week to week. American Idol needs to make a judgement call that is good for the contestants as well as the fans and that means GOOD-BYE NICKI MINAJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
With the show being portrayed as American Idol, can the show explain what part of Idol does Nitki fit in? She is no idol . Just because she shows explicit parts of her body and dances in an adult show , does not make her a star. I dont care how much money she has earned! And Poor Keith, he has to sit there and have her stare at him instead of looking at the contestant. She is like a "oh, pick me, pick me"
I have never rated a show before but I felt compelled to rate this one because I used to love it and I afraid it's gonna come to end soon. Every time I talk to anyone about this show they say its become a pain to watch. I still love Randy. Keith is great, could be a little more critical but he is so likeable who even cares. Mariah is better tonight but has appeared lazy and uninterested in the previous shows. As for Nikki ,what were you all thinking? Did you want this show to fail? It's obvious to all that she doesn't care about anyone but herself. These people are performing hopefully for a life change and she is not emotionally present! Her comments don't make sense, she has a terrible voice, looks at her phone all the time, and is only focused on herself. She also has strange looks sometimes like she is on acid or something. Very bizarre. I'm not watching anymore until she is gone. Sorry, but I can't take it anymore. The show doesn't seem legitimate anymore. Seems like half the judging panel would rather be somewhere else. Poor contestants, what a disservice.
I cannot stomach watching and listening to Nicki and haven't watched AI since the first show, and won't until they get rid of her. Instead of "celebrity" judges, the show should seek out professionals with real abilities. It used to be fun to watch this show and now it is too depressing and painful. Let the judges be qualified and let the show focus on the TALENT, not the "celebrity" judges, most of whom add nothing to the show except annoyance.
Ryan Seacrest is the ONLY one worth keeping, and maybe Randy. The others should be replaced with smart people who know what they're doing.
I have been a long time fan of Idol. Year in and out it's something We look forward to. DVR and have a family night discussing each performance and genuinely falling in love with a couple contestants each year.
This years talent is subpar. Judges have been awful. Keith Urban is way to nice and cares far to much about people liking him and not hurting feelings, how can they be great if youbhurt their feelings Keith? Mariah is very much like Keith (steven tyler) as well she often seems like shes on some prescription pills and is alerted to speak, they do not hold people to high standards and its transparent and a huge turn off. I honestly don't really mind Nicki she's at the very least out spoken and aggressive something this coddling snuggleville group of judges need. While I don't always agree with her I understand the need for her personality type on this show. Randy gonna randy.
Talent is abysmal. They honestly couldn't find one male who had talent? It's dreadful to watch this lineup of people. I spent a winter in Bulgaria last fall and they debuted their Bulgarian X factor that awful show had as much talent. Get it together Idol or you will lose loyal fans to The Voice.
I cannot believe that the leadership at Idol sat down and talked with Nicki Minaj to see if she had the competetence to handle the position she was given. She so obviously does not. I was not overly familiar with her before Idol but quite honestly I have a hard time watching the show with her on it. If she is getting anything close to the reported $12,000,000.00 this season, then it shows not only where Idol is heading, but out country as well. If someone as talentless as this person can make that amount of money for doing such a horrible job, we are all in trouble. The average American would have been fired from their average kob, making their average salary if we performed as bad as she does. Randy is still great, Mariah is surprisingly good and Keith is honest, funny and the perfect fit. Idol producers, please make the changes you know need to be made!
OK, I tried, but I am saying goodbye to Idol. I tried to either mute or fast forward through Nicki, but t's stupid to have to do that. She is horrible and if I had kids, there is no way I would let them watch her. The voice is starting on Monday and I guess that is what I will watch. I have been with Idol from day one, never missed a show, but it is so bad now. Get rid of Nicki and I might be back. Sorry!
I think Nicki is not a good judge. She is to concerned about her fake hair and what the singers are wearing. Her reviews are sometimes incoherent and if it one of the men she makes advances that are cheap not cute. She says the same thing over and over and she us too loud
Everyone trashes Nikki on this. I think she's a great judge. She's interesting and accurate. I thought she'd be a disaster and instead she's the most interesting part of the show.
Keith Urban is very good and is great at leading off the reviews. Randy Jackson is the same as always and is getting stale. Mariah Carey is a diva. Daaaarrrrling! She says nothing and is too into her persona. Ryan Seacrest is by far the best host on television.
It seems to me that Mariah Carey's somewhat confused as to whether she should dress for Primetime television or bedtime? Her recent outfit would be more appropriate for a Bride on her wedding night than for a judge on American Idol. Sadly she forgets that the forum of viewers are teenagers who may be looking up to her as an example. Shame on the Producers as well! Certainly they have some control over their camera direction?! Don't worry, Mariah! We certainly won't compare you to Mother Teresa, since she had class and you do not! However, I will cut you some slack, since it is possible that you are simply trying to distract the public from your meaningless comments. I wish they would bring Steven Tyler back since even he made more since than you!
Keith and Ryan you should not be associated with this mess. This year has definetly shown a racist side of idol. The judges are trying to ensure a black idol since we have not had one for quite a while. They have allowed way more talented people to go home and kept some very scary people whom I would never want to call AMERICAN IDOL! Get rid of Nikki and BACK SIMON and sad I was such a loyal AI but no more can not watch, it is sad, sad, this show!
Don't really know what to say....... the show just missed the mark this year. Compared to last year's talent and level of competency of the judges, this year's show should be removed from the telly. It's that BAD. And, Nicki - what idiot chose her for the show? She has absolutely nothing worth hearing and she's rude & crude. Does she even have any talent herself or is she just one of the "gimmicks" that are currently popular??? I couldn't tell you - I don't know one of her songs, have never even heard of her or seen her perform before now. And why FOUR judges??? It's bad enough having to listen to three of them prattle on.... I just record the show and fast forward to the next one who sings. And, now I can barely tolerate that. Whoa - did we find ALL the talent in the US and there are none left???? UGH!
Why do producers/directoris feel that more is better as a tv show ages? Seems every show with judges start adding bodies as the seasons progress. And not for the best. Three judges is just fine thank you very much. Too bad they don't get meaningful bodies to fill those judges chairs. It seems to me that Keith Urban is really trying to be professional and make valid remarks and suggestions. The remainder are 1) a female egomaniac more interested in hearing her own nasaled voice than making constructive statements, 2) a judge who has been on the show too long and just filling a seat, and 3) an apparent nice woman who can't seem to say anything bad about anyone.
If this year's contestants are any indication, America has reached the end of the available talent pool. I use one yardstick when I view the contestants auditions. "Would I pay to see them in Vegas?" Alas, not one of the current group would get my money. Sorry AI, but you're a has been and no amount of shock value and politically correct contestants and judges will fix that. Look back to your roots and learn or wither away and die. You don't have too much longer to get it right.
This is the first season since the beginning that I cannot watch because of Nicki. What do the producers not get? Do loyal fans mean nothing? I am not the only person that has quit watching because of Nicki. This is the worst year ever. I am so looking forward to the Voice and X-factor.
Sorry to say, but American Idol has gone down hill first of all when they hired Nikki Minaj that was the worst thing they ever did, she is absolutely the worst, and on top of that there is no talent this year, talent is very poor, sorry I won't be voting for anyone first time ever not voting.
I am done with AI. I just don't know what to say. Nigel? The queen of no talent, judges? The producers really need to read the viewers opinions and do something about it before it is too late to pull the show out of the toilet. I am going to miss you Ryan.
I finally gave up on the show. Nikki is just too much to deal with-Not worth my time. I will find out who wins on the news! AI is probably fixed anyway My husband says she is totally obnoxious she distracts from the show and what it is about and he is not willing to watch as long as she is on
Iv been watching AI since season 4. In this years top 20, I saw two that sounded good. When I think of great, I think of Melinda Doolittle, Crystal Bowersox and Adam Lambert, who rocked the house. There are 3 in particular, this year, that I don't consider professional at all. I saw a lot of contestants sing off pitch and not get called on it. IF a singer cant sing in pitch effortlessly, how can they possibly connect with the audience on an emotional level. Its sad to see so much stage fright on the show. I'm NOT a vocalist but I am a self produced instrumental guitarist with a highly train ear and I love to hear a great vocal performance. I will likely hold off on watching the show until the grand finally. I wish them luck.
Is anyone else hanging with AI this year just to vote out Zoanette and others that should never have gotten past Hollywood Week? My family have been w/AI since season 1. Sadly, we are leaving this year - right after we get to vote and show the judges what we think of their dramatic and "spirited" "performers" (can't call all of them singers). As others have said, we expected Randy to be the "head" judge, and continue to show judgement based on singing ability. It seems that Nicki has other ideas, and Randy just lets her make a mockery of all things Idol. If Nicki is back next year, and (presumably) much of the better talent is sent packing again, Idol will be done. Too many are upset, and no one is listening. Hopefully our votes will send a message.....
Very disappointed with the pick of judges. Keith Urban and Mariah Carey are great and fair. Niki Manaj is to high on herself to judge fairly and Randy has been all over the place on his judging this year. I usually watch every episode but not this year. The picks have been terrible with many talented contestants eliminated. This is the last season I will watch for sure....
ZONETTE. WOW She is a horrible singer. The direction of this show is clear. NO WHITE STRAIGHT AMERICAN BOYS. The only saving grace of this show should be Angela Miller. They should give her the crown right now for her song. Hey Randy, say bye-bye to that sweet paycheck. This is an awful show to watch. By the way, the best judge is sitting in the audience.
I like many of you have watched AI since the very first year. I am so very disappointed this year that most of the people the judges are putting through would never have made it out of Hollywood week in seasons past. It has been hyped up again and again as "The best ever talent in 12 seasons" what a load of crap. There are SOME talented people but not nearly the talent that has been shown in past seasons. What are the so called "judges" listening to? With the exception of one "judge" the others are not putting people through for their singing ability clearly. Zonette????? Are you kidding me???? I cannot believe they put her through - however; there are others that are just as bad they have put through. They keep talking about the contestants "back story" and how touching it is - back story?? I thought this is a singing competition not a pity party? I may or may not continue to watch this season - more likely I will not watch because it is unfair to contestants that got cut and shouldn't have however; the only reason I would watch is to see the terrible, untalented, poor pitiful mes voted off right away.
I hate the show now! The judges are doing a horrible job. Keith Urban is the only one who gives a TRUE PROFESSIONAL opinion of the contestant's singing ability. Randy Jackson has lost his voice and continues to defer to Mariah. Mariah is an idiot and never really says anything of value, except how she loves their "spirit" (hello this is a singing competition) and Nikki can't stop primping long enough to actually care about the show she is supposedly judging. Fire all Nikki, Mariah and Randy and bring back Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and keep Keith Urban! Otherwise, the show will NOT recover!!!!!
I think they eliminated one of the best talents of the show. The 15 year old who played guitar. Nicki herself said she had "found her voice". She was original! She moved me emotionally more than any other on the show. No she didn't do vocal aerobics and blast it out like all of the others but it was beautiful coming from her heart and soul. Who was the winner last year? someone with an average voice who played guitar. I think the judges made a big mistake by not letting this orginal artist have her shot with the american audience.
Mariah has compassion when critiquing the contestants and always gives them something positive to take away. Nikki, on the other hand, is a stone idiot. She only cares about herself. Please do not invite her back next year. You need someone like Steven Tyler, who is knowledgeable, funny, compassionate, and knows what life is about.
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