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American Idol - Season 13

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

  1. SNJpage1

    SNJpage1 Active Member

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    It's a shame that all three of the guys that played together during the down times didn't make it. I would have loved to have heard them put together for one of the group numbers.
     
  2. tem

    tem Active Member

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    Man ... very weak crop of girls this year. The only one we remotely liked was the first girl who played the uke.

    At least there is no Pia/beauty queen/Celine Wannabe to make me want to rip my eyes out.

    Almost all of the guys were way better than the girls. If Caleb can keep the camp to a minimum, he is so much better than them all and should easily make it to the top 4 or 5. We're waiting for him to sing "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" in a duet :)
     
  3. stellie93

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    I wonder if they get any help with song selection. It seemed like usually that was the question the pros asked them first thing. That would be the best help you could get, I would think.

    Also, it seems like often they don't listen to the experts--or the one guy listened to Daughtry and the girl instead of Randy--good move there.

    I liked the final 13 better than I thought I would at the beginning of the week--they weeded them out pretty well. Why divide them male and female? It seems like one or the other is always stronger, and good people go home before they mix them. :confused:
     
  4. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    I liked the kid who did David Gray's "Babylon"

    The rest I forgot about.

    Such a boring season.
     
  5. Cainebj

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    I am happy to say I watched the first ten hours of this season in about 40 minutes skipping entirely any back stories and not listening to one word any of the judges had to say. (yay me!).

    When the got to the eliminations leading into the Top 30, I remember distinctly thinking WOW they are letting some REALLY great singers go. This top 20 must be amazing.

    Then this week happened.
    WTF?
    THAT is the top 13?
    are we being punked?
     
  6. rondotcom

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    While I don't care for the girls, I love Meatloaf, Ricky Nelson, and Larry the Cable guy.. and I'm going with Larry the Cable Guy
     
  7. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I can figure out Meatloaf and Larry the Cable guy, but which one is Ricky Nelson?
     
  8. Cearbhaill

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    Sam Wolfe, the shy younger puppy boy guy with the beaming grandfather.

    Funny, but the first thing I said about him was "Ricky Nelson!"
     
  9. That Don Guy

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    I noticed one of the finalists said, "I get to go on tour!" Unless somebody changed the rules, in years when there are more than 10 finalists, not all of them will get to go on the tour. Back in the days of the "final 12", they made it quite clear that only the top 10 went on the tour, and every year, there was yet still even another online petition calling for all 12 finalists to go on tour (and every year, they were ignored).
     
  10. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    I'm just getting caught up on AI...this happens to me every season. I see some people I think are great and then they get cut in favor of some who are not so great. I was excited about this season during the auditions but that feeling is long gone.

    Seems like there could be a decent show each season - "AI2" - with 10 or so of the rejects. Maybe Randy, Paula and Simon could come back to be the judges. Get Dunkelman to be the host.
     
  11. ADG

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    Couldn't agree more. However, let's be honest. After the initial round of judging it's the producers who decide who moves on to Hollywood, not the judges. They are looking for "good tv", not great talent.
     
  12. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    Very true, but to me, and I have to think a lot of other people, great talent makes great TV. I can't stand the drama, and for those who like it, there are a zillion shows out there for them.
     
  13. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    And again I agree completely. We're on the same page. :)
     
  14. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    Um, has Randy replaced Jimmy or something? I thought we were rid of him.

    Right now, Caleb is head and shoulders above the others as far as his performances are concerned.
     
  15. tivoboyjr

    tivoboyjr Unregistered User

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    That was my reaction to Randy as mentor.

    The one I'm liking is Majesty. Caleb reminds me of Jack Black.
     
  16. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    Majesty is in my top 2 or 3 also.
     
  17. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    Randy is like that 25 year old who still hangs around his old high school and sells beer to the students.
     
  18. Cearbhaill

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    I found the little talking head Randy in the lower corner of my screen to be hysterical- it made watching Idol fun.

    He was like the whispering golf announcers that no one ever stops what they are doing to listen to- the show just kept going. Or the no name TV station "anchor" trying to get a word in edgewise while covering some local event. They're talking, the network people push them aside and then out of frame and they just keep talking even though no one remotely cares what they are saying. Or folks getting played off an awards show stage and continuing to thank people we never heard of.

    Randy just kept babbling right along and no one could hear him or gave two *****s what he had to say, yet he kept talking.

    It just struck a very funny nerve with me :D

    I would stake my life that Randy was given these talking segments purely to get him to vacate a judges chair. He's just too special.
     
  19. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    More like the 60 year old hanging out with HS kids DOGG!!
     
  20. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

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    Okay - so this coming week is when my friends and I will first gather to watch the competition together and pick who we think will win. I, once again, have not watched any of the episodes to this point...

    So, y'all tell me, please. Who should I put my money on to win the whole shebang this year?

    I think I have the last two on the TiVo - and will go watch Majesty and Caleb based on Maui's notes above.
     

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