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Old 05-11-2015, 07:46 AM   #1
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American Idol announces its Retirement!

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/american-...115948970.html

Season 15 (next year) will be the last. Frankly, I'm a little surprised it's going for another season, but I guess contracts may be in place that makes it cost effective to run the show rather than pay to end them prematurely.

I suspect it means a lot of over-blown shows with lots of nostalgia built in.

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Old 05-11-2015, 08:10 AM   #2
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It's about time!!! Good riddance.

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Old 05-11-2015, 11:12 AM   #3
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I stopped watching this a few years ago. Every time there was a contestant I liked, they were quickly voted off.

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Old 05-11-2015, 11:20 AM   #4
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It's about time!!! Good riddance.
You know you aren't forced to watch it.

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Old 05-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #5
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I've been watching the ratings on that thread and I discussed the possibility that it's going to get cancelled, and that these talent contests have run their course (ratings are similarly down on all of them, The Voice, DWTS, etc.). Heck, it's getting beaten regularly by The Middle! Still it was discussed how it might be a relatively cheap show to produce so they might keep it around.

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Old 05-11-2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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Alfer'd in one.

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Old 05-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #7
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I can't even remember the last season I watched. And those last few were only for the auditions. After that I would bail.

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Old 05-11-2015, 01:40 PM   #8
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I actually liked this season, this set of judges looked like they were really having fun and are fun to watch.

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:23 PM   #9
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I actually liked this season, this set of judges looked like they were really having fun and are fun to watch.
This set of judges are the best. Harry is a lot of fun but takes his music seriously.

I just found the contestants this season, that they chose to move the live shows was mostly uninspired. I am not sure it was the judges fault as much as the voting audience.

I hear that Jax is still in the running which is good because she was the most unique.

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:29 PM   #10
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Did it really retire ? Pretty sure it just got voted off.

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Old 05-11-2015, 02:33 PM   #11
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I've been watching the ratings on that thread and I discussed the possibility that it's going to get cancelled, and that these talent contests have run their course (ratings are similarly down on all of them, The Voice, DWTS, etc.). Heck, it's getting beaten regularly by The Middle! Still it was discussed how it might be a relatively cheap show to produce so they might keep it around.
I think The Voice is doing pretty well considering how long it's been on. The issue really is over saturation of similar shows. They may all end up being done, then one could come back and dominate.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
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I laugh - - - because I don't watch cos the judges are 3 self important gasbags.
Harry Connick and his toupee is the worst.
That recent interaction with him and a contestant about how the kid should just leave was preposterous. Simon Cowell he is not.
J Lo is the best and she even can't think of new things to say.

They should have killed this years ago.

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Old 05-11-2015, 03:48 PM   #13
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I stopped watching this a few years ago. Every time there was a contestant I liked, they were quickly voted off.

Yep. I lost interest when they kept churning out the same garbage over and over. The bad singing in the auditions was funny for a little while. Emphasis on little.

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Old 05-11-2015, 04:31 PM   #14
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Yep. I lost interest when they kept churning out the same garbage over and over.
Welcome to most of today's pop and country music. There is little artistry left anymore. It's all about having "the look" and vocal gymnastics. With enough stylists and enough production and a little bit of luck, you can probably make a pop star/country star out of just about anyone.

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All these shows have run out of talent! They dug too deep, too often. Look at Ramsay's (sp?) show for the worst of the worst. The DWTS star list needs a complete descriptive list of the "stars."

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