American Idol

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    Jan 16, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    So are you watching American Idol this season. Do you think that the ones that are terrible really know they are or are the just that out of touch with reality?
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:28 PM GMT
    They have really wicked friends that say..."oh, you're good. You should try out" ...then laugh their asses off!
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    I think a lot of them live in some sort of alternate-reality bubble. Very often tone-deaf people don't actually know they are tone-deaf.
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:46 PM GMT
    Who cares if your terrible. If your terrible enough you can still end up on TV, the radio, and make some money off it.
  • drakutis

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    Jan 16, 2008 11:49 PM GMT
    I just can't bring myself to watch it. Not until later when they narrow it down!! I just can't!!!!!icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    yup...can you say "William Hung"?

    And now I'm going to check that thermometer again.
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    I argee with Carlson, People should be honest. But then again some of these awful singers should listen to themselves. I couldn't carry a tune if it had handles. It also has never crossed my mind to try out.

    But then again some might do it just to meet the celebs.
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    This may seems backwards, but I can only watch the begginning episodes where the show is funny.

    When it gets serious and people start crying...oh man, I just can't handle that type of drama after a long day. Plus I get emotionally invested in certain individuals...and I constantly question the sexuality of others. It's a shit-show.
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    Jan 16, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    yeah i agree with you, zrs106, i only watch the beginning when it's freakin hilarious.

    once it's serious i really can't stand it. and the music is so crappy. my god.
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    Jan 17, 2008 12:24 AM GMT
    Back in the day, i.e. when I watched television, it was the audition episodes that sucked me in, and then after, when they're in Hollywood for the rest of the season, I'd quickly lose interest – my favourites always got cut early on.

    With regards to the truly terrible singers, all of those thousands of hopefuls go through preliminary auditions before they get anywhere near the cameras. Those first rounds of judging are to filter out the unremarkable wannabes––they're just plain boring. The ones that make it before the cameras were all chosen as the stand outs; some were selected for their exceptional musical talent or charisma, and the others were picked for their superlative musical mediocrity or some tragic aspect of their personality, given false hope with insincere praise and advancement to the next round of auditions, and then, finally, they are brought before the cameras and fed to the lions so that millions will laugh at them when the tears of humiliation stream down their cheeks.

    Perhaps it's the viewers that are out of touch with realty, not the doers.
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    Jan 17, 2008 1:42 AM GMT
    Just thought I'd bump with a question:

    Sound was off so I missed it but was that a gay couple on the show tonite? The pair with the matching key and lock necklace set?
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    Jan 17, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    American Idol is a torture to me. I'd rather be hammering nails into my legs.
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    Jan 17, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    I missed the first hour of the show tonight, was watching Wichita State Mens Basketball team playing, but there was a bunch of male cross dressers on that didn't do to well.
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    Jan 17, 2008 3:21 AM GMT
    I watch TV with a very jaundiced eye anyway... but no show more so than "American Idol." I was taught never to take anything at face value, and that's why when I see the piss-poor auditions where it's clear that the person can't sing or dance or anything (in particular the ones where they get enraged at Simon and Company and swear up a storm), all I can think is that someone paid them to blow it to make the show more interesting. No really, think about it... The overall premise of the show is a three-month audition for the next big pop star, and they've gotta find a way to make it interesting from the start because auditions are often boring and tedious to watch. So it's not hard to imagine that someone behind the scene has the job of walking up and down the long line of hopefuls and offering them $500 bucks to deliberately blow it so that the American public will be entertained at Simon's smug remarks. I think that's why I get so disillusioned when Todd eagerly tunes in to to watch the auditions... He thinks it's funny, but I think it's fake.

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    Jan 17, 2008 3:22 AM GMT
    The two guys with the key and lock were actually father and son. Apparently the son has never kissed a girl and is saving himself until his marriage day to kiss his first woman. Boy, is that going to be an awkward hot mess.

    Also, the father is keeping the lock so that he can give it to the girl that his son eventually marries. If this doesn't seem creepy enough, check this out: the father was staring at his sons hair during an entire scene between them. I couldn't help but think that this is a "traditional" West Virginia family unit. It's like a bad gay porno.

    They would've made a cute couple if they didn't share so many chromosomes.
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    Jan 17, 2008 2:45 PM GMT
    That father/son, lock/key thing was the creepiest thing I have ever seen on that show, or almost any show for that matter. I wondered if the father/son thing wasn't just a gay daddy/son thing. Either way, CREEPY!
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    Jan 17, 2008 2:51 PM GMT
    I just can't watch that show, or any other "reality" shows. Drinking the stuff under the sink would be less painful.
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    Jan 17, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    I rather have a catheter removed. It would be a lot less painful then watching another season of that show!icon_rolleyes.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 17, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    JonnyFreestyle saidyeah i agree with you, zrs106, i only watch the beginning when it's freakin hilarious.

    once it's serious i really can't stand it. and the music is so crappy. my god.

    Agreed on both counts. Some of the people who audition sound drunk. I could never be a judge on the show, I would die laughing every night. Then again, I hate the show, because they only want drama queens.
  • art_smass

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    Jan 17, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    I watched about an hour last night while I talked on the phone. It was painful, although I did see one cute guy in Wranglers and a dopey hat.

    Nevertheless, the auditions for Canadian Idol are coming to the big mall by my house. Last time they were here, I accidentally chose that day to go shopping. It was like someone had unlocked the doors to the insane asylum.
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    Jan 17, 2008 3:16 PM GMT
    A likely story, art. I take it you didn't move on to the next round. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 17, 2008 3:24 PM GMT

    Art_smass-

    They did it's Called "AMERICAN IDOL! or "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"!

    The folks in charged are: Ryan, Randy, Paula & the "Nurse Ratched" of the bunch is called Simon.icon_biggrin.gif
  • art_smass

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    Jan 17, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    Okay, I'll admit it! My broadway-style medley of Shania Twain songs featuring beatboxing and interpretive dance didn't get me very far.

    Maybe this year...
  • Artesin

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    Jan 19, 2008 6:43 AM GMT
    I hate the concept behind this show, thata person can basically get famous without all the hard work that comes with it. It's like a one trip ticket to selling out really, which is quite horrible.

    Anyway I think half the people know and just want to make a scene on tv so they can have their 5 minutes in the spotlight before going back to their pathetic mediocre lives that has no significance whatsoever. I have no sympathy for the ones that go there and then whine when they get turned down because they are so horrible, one of my parents likes to watch it which makes for some very aggravating background noise. Personally I'd rather rip out my eyes than watch it.
  • Moishendlishu...

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    Feb 25, 2010 6:25 AM GMT
    So I used to watch it all the time. Too busy working out though to follow this season. Happened to catch the top 12 guys tonight.....um wow....they should just put this show to bed. They were pretty much all TERRIBLE. I heard most of the girls last night were too.....so yeah, I won't be following along this year. Anyone else?