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post #1 of 28
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Do any of you watch American Idol?

I started watching it a couple of years ago with my youngest daughter Nikki because it was something that we could do together and we always enjoy it.

Tonight was the first episode with the auditions. I think this is my favorite part of the whole show! I laughed so hard at some of the people who tried out who actually think they can sing! It was hilarious!

The one I was laughing the hardest at though, was the guy who claimed to be Toni Braxton's counsin. I thought I was going to pee in my pants I was laughing so hard!!!
post #2 of 28
I caught the latter half of it.... My "favorite" was Mary. I am gonna try and watch the whole show tomorrow St. Louis.
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by sandra
I caught the latter half of it.... My "favorite" was Mary. I am gonna try and watch the whole show tomorrow St. Louis.

Yeah Mary was a bit psycho I think!!
post #4 of 28
Yes, Robin, I do watch it but the later rounds only. I have to say that I thought Kelly Clarkson still is one of the most talented singers. I have her albums and this latest one is the best, really.
post #5 of 28
I picked up Ruben Studdard's CD when it first came out and I think it is awesome... I also like Kelly too.... Fantasia is okay to me.
post #6 of 28
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Originally Posted by sandra
I picked up Ruben Studdard's CD when it first came out and I think it is awesome... I also like Kelly too.... Fantasia is okay to me.

oh Sandra! I LOVE Fantasia. But alas, I do think she is geting too caught up in what people want to make her into.... I mean when she did Summertime for the first time, I saw it live, and it was incredible. I wish she'd forget the pop and just be herself and sing like Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, and all the greats that she reminds me of when she's not even trying.
post #7 of 28
I'm like Elizabeth, and this year I'll start watching about mid-February after all of the auditions.

I liked Kelly, I thought Clay should have won, and last year I just could never get emotionally attached to any of the finalists. I don't know what it was, but I couldn't get interested.
post #8 of 28
I love American Idol. I've watched it from the very first episode. I really like Kelly. Ruben is great. I just don't hear much from him. I like Fantasia too, but I think she yells into the microphone too much. I always get a kick out of the first episode!!!
post #9 of 28
Ooh, sounds great! AI4 is premiering on local TV tonight (or tomorrow, I think), should watch out for that!

I haven't seen AI1-2, but caught the later eps of AI3. Personally, I think Jasmine Trias sings offkey, especially when she does covers of various songs. If the song is either new or quite unknown, she can sing it well, but sucks if she does her own rendition of a particular song.

Fantasia is ok, but my favorite is Diana de Garmo I think...
post #10 of 28
The national anthem got slaughtered! That Mary character was just that. What is so sad is some of these people really believe they can sing.
post #11 of 28
just got done watching American Idol. It was great. I totally agree with KittyKook... the 'Braxton' gut was a riot!! WAY to full of himself. A bit of a drama queen too. LOL I thought Mary was a bit nuts.. but entertaining. And what was with the guy in purple?? LOL LOL

Ahh.. good times!!

(Just want to add here that my 5 year old son LOVES the show, and while it ws on, he was critiqing the people auditioning, and doing his own little dancing. When I asked him what he was doing, he said, "I'm practicing for American Idol.' LOL LOL What a little honey!! He is SO musically inclined (he loves music and dance), it wouldnt suprise me if he ended up getting into some form of music or dance later in life.)
post #12 of 28
I have never watched the auditions before........OMG!!! These people are horrible! I saw last night and yes, Mary, poor Mary needs psychological help. I'm not being mean, I really think she does.

Tonight, Simon kinda Peed me off, he told a set of triplets that they were fat. I think that that is as low as low can go. It's one thing to tell them they can't sing, that's what they are there to be judged on but to twist the knife?!?!?!? That' just plain mean!
post #13 of 28
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Originally Posted by catherine
I have never watched the auditions before........OMG!!! These people are horrible! I saw last night and yes, Mary, poor Mary needs psychological help. I'm not being mean, I really think she does.
I've never seen past AI auditions, but some people really think they're actually good singers, which is crazy!!

How many times a week do you get AI in the US?
post #14 of 28
Ok... the triplets were NOT fat!! They had a nice shape to them. I have no idea what Simon's deal was... sheesh!
post #15 of 28
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Originally Posted by Jalapeno
I've never seen past AI auditions, but some people really think they're actually good singers, which is crazy!!

How many times a week do you get AI in the US?
I'm not sure, I'm thinking that it will come on every night since the auditions were on last night and again tonight. Don't take my word on it - I was just flipping channels when I found it both nights.
post #16 of 28
Sorry but I disagree, the triplets were chunky- BUT they could have hidden it by dressing better, in looser garb and not that cling on stuff they chose to wear.

I don't think I can ever listen to Over the Rainbow again after tonight
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by hissy
Sorry but I disagree, the triplets were chunky- BUT they could have hidden it by dressing better, in looser garb and not that cling on stuff they chose to wear.

I don't think I can ever listen to Over the Rainbow again after tonight
YES!!! That was just pathetic!! I just can't believe that some of these people are shocked when they are told how horrible they are! And what about the guy who just couldn't believe that he didn't make it? He was walking out of the room real slow and thought that they were kidding!! I don't remember his name but it was horrible!
post #18 of 28
LOL and then he had the audacity to tell the crowd outside that the judges liked him, but he wasn't ready for the big time!
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by hissy
LOL and then he had the audacity to tell the crowd outside that the judges liked him, but he wasn't ready for the big time!
LOL.. I got a kick out of that!!! Oh well... he had his new-found buddy. LOL
post #20 of 28
Nope, I never did watch it and I never will. I hate watching Fox just because I see the commercials.
post #21 of 28
I watched a couple of series of Australian Idol and one of NZ Idol, but to be honest I'm so sick of it now!
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by hissy
Sorry but I disagree, the triplets were chunky- BUT they could have hidden it by dressing better, in looser garb and not that cling on stuff they chose to wear.

I don't think I can ever listen to Over the Rainbow again after tonight
I agree.....those dresses they were wearing were just tacky! They were pretty girls but the way they dressed just made them look trashy. I also agree with whoever said that Simon shouldn't attack these people in such a personal way. It's one thing to critique how a person sings.......but to attack them personally regarding the way they look...is just cruel in my opinion. But I guesss these people know what they are getting in to.....and if they are willing to subject themselves to such open criticism.....they gotta take what they get.

What about all those people who sang Proud Mary? And that guy who said he just found out he could sing a couple of weeks ago? He was hilarious!
post #23 of 28
I only watch this part of the show when they tell people who gets to go to Hollywood. I don't actually watch the countdown...to the winner.

The girl that was on last night, I believe her name was Carrie, maybe, she had a gorgeous voice!! I hope she wins the whole thing!!
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by hissy
Sorry but I disagree, the triplets were chunky- BUT they could have hidden it by dressing better, in looser garb and not that cling on stuff they chose to wear.

I don't think I can ever listen to Over the Rainbow again after tonight
They were chunky! Only because they wore that awful pink dress.
They did sing beautifully.
Mary was a very disturb lady

I really like Simon!!! He tells it like it is.
post #25 of 28
I love Simon--I wish more people would be like him and tell things like it is instead of most people beating around the bush. ( I'm not one to talk though... )
post #26 of 28
Same here, Caprice!!

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Originally Posted by caprice
I love Simon--I wish more people would be like him and tell things like it is instead of most people beating around the bush. ( I'm not one to talk though... )
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by catherine
I saw last night and yes, Mary, poor Mary needs psychological help. I'm not being mean, I really think she does.
My first thought when I saw her was...PLANT!...as many of the seemingly crazy people are on this show. I googled her a bit, and read her posting on a message board (linked below), and I felt better. She seemed much more sane, deluded about her abilities, true, but sane. She was pretty much led to believe by producers that she was great. I think the people who think they can sing, but can't, are set up in this manner. From the sound of her post, it was a three day affair...auditions, interviews, etc., with people telling her the whole way how great and wonderful she was. It's no wonder these people "go off" afterwards. Someday they are going to have someone truly psychotic absolutely lose it! Here's the link:

http://forums.prospero.com/foxidol/m...s?msg=264574.1
post #28 of 28
I can't stand the beginning ones where they show the auditions. UGH those people are awful!!
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