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Old 02-06-2014, 12:05 PM   #61
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The bus gimmick they did last night is the kind of thing they do on AI which just makes me appreciate The Voice even more.....
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.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:30 PM   #62
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I hate the group drama. Some year I think they should just assign groups.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:45 PM   #63
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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.
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:33 PM   #64
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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).
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:19 PM   #65
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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?
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:08 PM   #66
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Both were on the bus that went back to the airport.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:23 PM   #67
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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.
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:29 PM   #68
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Old 02-06-2014, 03:41 PM   #69
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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...
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:02 PM   #70
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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.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 PM   #71
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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.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:41 AM   #72
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:06 AM   #73
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Girl needs to change either the spelling or the pronunciation of that name if mistakes annoy her so badly...
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:35 AM   #74
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
They said the judges went back and reviewed past performances and decided which ten would be performing and the other five would go home.
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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.
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.
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The title of the episode was "15 girls perform"
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:52 AM   #80
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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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The girls were obviously nervous and not that well prepared, it showed.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #82
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they made a comment about how they (girls) had a limited time to prepare, I wonder what was up with that?

maybe scheduling around Randy and his crew?
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Wouldn't Randy waiting around for Idol to call? I doubt he's in a position to have Idol schedule around him.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:59 PM   #84
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Wouldn't Randy waiting around for Idol to call? I doubt he's in a position to have Idol schedule around him.
He's still got his hands in a lot of pots, plus I wouldn't be surprised if this mentoring gig was part of the deal that included his vacating his judge's seat.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:01 PM   #85
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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.
I assume the 13 chairs refer to the 13 finalists - the top 5 women, the top 5 men, and each judge's wild card.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:05 PM   #86
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I was enjoying this season until Randy came back. I think this judging panel is great and I like the young talent. The only thing that could mess it up is too much Dawg and his words of wisdom.

I like it that AI has an age limit and that this season is skewing even younger than normal. I'm much more of an AI fan than a Voice fan because AI gets the young, raw talent that has the potential to be great (Kelly, Carrie, J-Hud, etc) while the Voice seems to get the older industry rejects who are more polished but got dropped by their labels for a reason.

I hated to see Keri Lynn Roche go home last week and I think she would have done well if she had a shot to go on. Her last performance was a little over the top, but she has a great voice and to me she just needed a little coaching on her performance. (Not from the Dawg, though.)
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I was enjoying this season until Randy came back. I think this judging panel is great and I like the young talent. The only thing that could mess it up is too much Dawg and his words of wisdom.
That's what the FFW button is for.
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Yeah, I did not watch a single mentoring section.

I really like Harry's honesty so far. I like that he keeps reminding them that he won't be impressed by big notes simply to get applause or vocals runs just for the sake of adding a vocal run. He has a great sense of humor but he is seripous about the music. This is exactly what I kind of expected after he butted heads with the judges last year while he was an mentor.
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Harry had told one of the girls that she had picked the wrong song at one of the local auditions. So she goes and sings it again at the live performance last night. He called her on it again and he should have told her she isnt going anyplace if she can't follow good advice. When some one like Harry gives you advice you should follow it.
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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.
I had the same problem with the songs. I got the impression somewhere that the music would be more current this year--no more Beatles. I see why they want to do that, but it makes the show less enjoyable for me.
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