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American Idol - Season 13

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by JLucPicard, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Jan 16, 2014 #21 of 338
    That Don Guy

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    My guess is, they announce the final 12 (The Futon Critic says 13 this year) on February 20. Fox has already announced a "special Tuesday episode" for 2/18, and usually Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday is the final semi-final rounds.

    This also allows the show to wait until after the Olympics are over before starting the finalist rounds. (February 19 & 20 are when the ladies' figure skating takes place.)
     
  2. Jan 16, 2014 #22 of 338
    Jstkiddn

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    For me it will be the former because all those excessive runs get on my last nerve. That's why I usually cannot stand to listen to the likes of Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey. They are both EXTREMELY talented vocalists, but STOP with the vocal gymnastics already!

    I hope he gives 'em hell for it.

    My daughter mentioned that this morning on the drive to school. I hadn't really thought about it until she mentioned it, but you are right.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2014 #23 of 338
    Balzer

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    I agree! In years past, the main focus of the auditions was on the crappy or joke "singers" who were just there to get their 2 minutes on TV, with just a few of the good singers featured. I hated that crap. I wanted to see more of the good ones that got through and even the mediocre auditions that didn't make it.

    Last night was a good sign. I hope it continues.

    And as others have said, so far I really like this year's panel of judges.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2014 #24 of 338
    tem

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    going by ew.com's recap the ages of the contestants they showed were (I didn't check to see which ones advanced, I know at least 1 didn't)

    17
    23
    18
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    16
    15
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    15
    21
    24
    22
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    15
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    average: 19.7
     
  5. Jan 16, 2014 #25 of 338
    JLucPicard

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    Just got done watching night 1...

    I was wondering if they had increased their liability insurance that covers (a) injuries to Ryan Secrest and (b) injuries caused by Ryan Secrest. Oh, and less Ryan Secrest was definitely a PLUS in my book!

    I know the show is edited, etc., but those three really seem to like each other and enjoy each other's company. What a huge improvement over last season!
     
  6. Jan 16, 2014 #26 of 338
    mostman

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    Big improvement.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2014 #27 of 338
    rich

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    Who knew that Harry Connick Jr was so hilarious? I was ROFL when he and Keith Urban were doing the "audition".
     
  8. Jan 23, 2014 #28 of 338
    Maui

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    Wow, I am amazed just how much more enjoyable it is with Harry Connick Jr on the panel. It seems like the coaches really get along and Harry usually keeps them cracking up but he is honest and direct in his critiques.

    His fake audition for Keith last night when J-lo was out of the room was hilarious.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2014 #29 of 338
    Jstkiddn

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    LOVE the judges this year!!
     
  10. Jan 23, 2014 #30 of 338
    Fahtrim

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    JLO was a drama queen tho last time she was on the show.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2014 #31 of 338
    Cearbhaill

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    That's only because Steven Tyler was asleep and Randy was oblivious- she was allowed to run rampant.

    This year it looks to me like Harry shuts her down and gives Urban the balls to do the same.
    So yay that.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2014 #32 of 338
    Maui

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    Compared to Nikki and Mariah (and even Randy sometimes) I am sure that to Keith J-Lo probably seems tame in comparisom..
     
  13. Jan 23, 2014 #33 of 338
    Cearbhaill

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    I hope so.
    I guess he does have experience dealing with high maintenance women.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2014 #34 of 338
    Maui

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    Here is Harry's audition

     
  15. Jan 23, 2014 #35 of 338
    sushikitten

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    Just stated watching the Detroit auditions. So so so much better already in the first 30 minutes.

    I have t watched AI in a few years...I think I'm sucked back in.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2014 #36 of 338
    mostman

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    It really is the lack of all the sucky people. I used to think that it was fun to see the sucky people, but this more serious Idol is better. The chemistry between these judges really comes out.
     
  17. Jan 24, 2014 #37 of 338
    JLucPicard

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    Was J-Lo wearing basically just a flannel shirt for a while there? NTTAWWT

    I kept hoping one of the contestants would go in for one of those over the table hugs. ;)
     
  18. Jan 24, 2014 #38 of 338
    Fahtrim

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    So the story we all appear to agree on in different words is, previous years had huge drama queen issues, this year it is looking like and we are hoping that HC and KU will be able to make this a more pleasing adult type judging panel.

    :D :up::)
     
  19. Jan 24, 2014 #39 of 338
    jr461

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    I agree. And last year with all the histrionics between the 2 divas,it seemed Keith was stifled but he actually provides what seems like honest certainly constructive feedback.

    Very enjoyable panel. I liked Harry mocking JLo's lack of flying commercial airlines. He is very funny and knows his stuff musically.
     
  20. Jan 24, 2014 #40 of 338
    rich

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    And oh yeah, there have been some good singers too.
     

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