American Idol

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  1. Peet

    Peet New Member

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    I just cut my grass for the first time this year and had a couple (4) wheat beers, and I'm posting under the influence or I'd never admit this. I enjoy watching American Idol :) I just watched (speed watched) a few hours of AI and was curious if any other adults watch or will admit they watch this program. Some of these kids are phenomenal. The last show I watched had a 13 or 14 year old girl that I wanted to hear belt out some Janis Joplin. If I could sing half as good as these kids,= I'd be happy to sit in my living room and crank out music for the few years I have left :)
     
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  2. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    My wife enjoys watching this show...I personally don't care for it just from (in my opinion) the over-saturation of singing competitions and talent shows. I will say, I did notice a couple seasons ago there was A LOT of PRS content on that show. If I remember correctly, the backing band had a couple in them and a couple contestants even played them on stage. For that reason alone, I would watch those performances.
     
  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'll usually tune in for the beginning rounds of this, and the Voice, if I'm not into something else. I like hearing talented people. I enjoy it now more than when they always showed the goof balls.
     
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    I occasionally go on binges of watching The Voice and/or .......'s Got Talent.

    American Idol I don't think I've seen since season 1 or 2.
     
  5. gush

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    I have watched AI a few times and noticed prs on stage too. I don't watch a lot of TV, mostly when I go to bed. Set sleep timer and BOOM zzźzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
     
  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    I watch Katy Perry.

    Heh heh heh heh.
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Because I’ve seen the contract they use with artists who agree to go on that show, I’ll simply say that it’s not artist-friendly. The producers tie the performers’ hands.

    I’m sure it’s a good vehicle for the fame part, but not necessarily for the deal part.
     
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  8. drdoom8793

    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    I like the Voice and AGT, but American Idol is #2 on my list of TV Reboots that were completely unnecessary.
     
  9. Peet

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    I do speed watch and skip the banter. I'm not actually watching American Idol, I just appreciate the talent.
     
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  10. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Kelly Clarkson will always be THE American Idol. My interest in the show waned after the first couple of seasons, although I did watch a little when they had Harry Connick, Jr. and Nikki Minaj as judges for the amusement factor.


    Kelly Clarkson won Idol in 2002. She released her seventh and final album on the deal in 2015. When she was on Jimmy Fallon supporting her eighth record in 2017 (with a new label and a new deal), she mentioned that this was the first time she had control.
     
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  11. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    I don’t do Idol, but I’ll admit to having binge watched the Queer Eye reboot. The first episode is a tear jerker.
     
  12. kes7u

    kes7u Wife's husband and Dog's dad

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    Holy crap!! 7 records from the American Idol deal?? I'd almost rather be runner-up. Many of the accolades, but presumably without the strings attached??

    Kevin
     
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  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m aware of a similar scenario with shows in the UK, where the participants are expected to sign over a large percentage of their life’s income gathered from performing/recording.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s not that onerous here. But there are strings attached that surprised me.
     
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  15. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    Didn't see this particular episode, but saw a picture on Yahoo and figured I post it here...
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  16. Peet

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    PRS website has a link to video. The female guitar player in the band also pulls out a PRS on some songs.

     
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  17. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m jealous!
     
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  18. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Admitted “guilty pleasure”. I think this has been the best Idol yet, and the top ten talent had some really good ones. On the other hand, I’ve found this season’s Voice to be really disappointing.
     
  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Actually, the producers get options on all the contestants. Doesn’t matter if they win.
     
  20. Huggy B

    Huggy B It's just a snack.

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    American Idol (like drum machines) is the root of all evil.
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