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American Idol - Season 13

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

  1. Feb 6, 2014 #61 of 338
    ADG

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    It was just awful television. They get off on showing the emotions of the participants. I get off on watching & hearing them perform.

    And they wonder why their ratings keep going down. I thought the new show runner might get away from this crap - but apparently not.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2014 #62 of 338
    sushikitten

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    I hate the group drama. Some year I think they should just assign groups.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2014 #63 of 338
    Donbadabon

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    I agree about the groups. It only serves to manufacture drama where there wouldn't normally be drama. Worst part of the show for me, each and every year.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 #64 of 338
    LoadStar

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    If you enjoy the show, TV Line does a web series called Reality Check that focuses on singing shows like The Voice and American Idol. (They used to do a show exclusively on Idol called Idology, but that got spun into the Reality Check show.) It features editor Michael Slezak and season 6 contestant Melinda Doolittle. It's quite entertaining and worth watching.

    http://tvline.com/tag/Reality-Check/

    If you want to watch only the ones that focus on this season's Idol, start with the January 20 episode.

    Once it gets to that point, TV Line is also likely to do sit-down interviews with contestants from the show as they depart (or win the show).
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 #65 of 338
    JFriday

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    Did the son of 1st season 3rd place finisher make it to the top 200? Also did the son the Woman that toured with Keith Urban make it?
     
  6. Feb 6, 2014 #66 of 338
    David Platt

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    Both were on the bus that went back to the airport.
     
  7. Feb 6, 2014 #67 of 338
    Maui

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    The Hollywood group night I think actually serves a purpose on the show I believe as it really puches the contestants and allows them to see who can hopefully handle the pressure of the competition without cracking. Expecting these young kids to have a grasp of harmony and be able to choreograph for themselves seems like a stretch though.

    Of course since they have the live show contestants do stupid group numbers every week maybe it is a way to screen for those who handle it best.
     
  8. Feb 6, 2014 #68 of 338
    JFriday

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    Thanks.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2014 #69 of 338
    Regina

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    Agree-the bus trick was rude.

    I do appreciate that they are being tougher this year. They aren't giving "second chances" in Hollywood week like they have in years past. They cut a LOT of people right away who they weren't altogether sure of in the audition rounds. If you aren't good, you don't get to stay. Period. At least we may see some real talent shine through...
     
  10. Feb 18, 2014 #70 of 338
    Maui

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    Pretty underwhelmed by the top 10 girls.
    There are a few in there I like (Majesty, Jena) but they did nothing for me tonight.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2014 #71 of 338
    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    1st show of the season I watched. Is it trying to become American Voice? With the mentors and coaches? Some of them tonight were ok, I really liked the gal with the hat?? And Jena.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2014 #72 of 338
    late for dinner

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    It's Je(a)na!
     
  13. Feb 19, 2014 #73 of 338
    Cearbhaill

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    Girl needs to change either the spelling or the pronunciation of that name if mistakes annoy her so badly...
     
  14. Feb 19, 2014 #74 of 338
    JLucPicard

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    I don't know if it was Ryan's voice doing the recap of the names at the end, but even there they said the (Gina) pronunciation of her name. That's going to start annoying ME if the people on the show still can't pronounce it right!

    Not thrilled to see 'The Hills Have Eyes' back, but I guess his gig with The Tonight Show is over, so the man's got to eat.

    I'm starting to hate the manufactured situations to try to get the audience involved - especially when they are totally meaningless! If we are to believe that Ben and Neeco were truly the last two guys in the running for the 15th and final spot to move on, and the judges copped out to make "America" decide, then don't open the next show saying that only 10 of those 15 will actually be performing, with the judges deciding who it is.

    It's almost 'who cares' when the drama plays out at the end of the show over which of the two are part of the 15 because if they truly were competing for the last spot, neither of them should even be performing when the judges whittle it down to ten anyway.
     
  15. Feb 19, 2014 #75 of 338
    Donbadabon

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    This.


    I was so underwhelmed with the women. Part of it was that I only knew 2 of the 10 songs they sang (I guess I am old), the other part is most really didn't bring it.
     
  16. Feb 19, 2014 #76 of 338
    brettatk

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    So how did last night work? Did all 15 girls sing for the judges off camera and then they decided on who would be the top 10? Or did the judges just decide from past performances? I must have missed something FF but didn't really want to go back and watch the first part again.
     
  17. Feb 19, 2014 #77 of 338
    JLucPicard

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    They said the judges went back and reviewed past performances and decided which ten would be performing and the other five would go home.
     
  18. Feb 19, 2014 #78 of 338
    brettatk

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    Thanks for the info. I could have sworn I hear Ryan say something about 13 chairs in the beginning so I guess I assumed that all would perform and 2 would be going home. That kind of sucks for the ones who didn't get called to sing. They could have just picked the Top 20 at the end of Hollywood week. I guess it was still a good experience for the ones who didn't make it. I really can't say I have any favorites so far, nobody has stood out to me.
     
  19. Feb 19, 2014 #79 of 338
    cherry ghost

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    The title of the episode was "15 girls perform"
     
  20. Feb 19, 2014 #80 of 338
    TonyTheTiger

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    I believe they also said that they watched the current rehearsals too.

    The performances were mostly decidedly underwhelming apart from the couple highlighted. I did like MK as well.

    Hope the guys are better otherwise it's going to be a bumpy ride!
     

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