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American Idol - Season 8

Reality TV Show based on a singing competition

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This season is TMTH, and not in a good way

  • Mar 18, 2009
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I know it's been fashionable to hate on American Idol since... well, since the beginning.  But I have never been a hater.  I became a huge fan during season two, and I continue to be a fan today.  But Idol, you have let me down in so many ways.  Let me name three:

1. Idol has stopped treating viewers with respect.  I don't think anyone watching really believes that the judges just couldn't make up their minds, that "sing-offs" were necessary, or that the Top 12 just had to be expanded to a Top 13.   Give me a break, this season could have easily been narrowed to a Top 5 right from the get go.

2. The contestants this year aren't as talented or interesting as in years past, and it's not that good people didn't try out.  Leneche, the amazing girl who auditioned in Lousiville with her original song Natty?  Cory, the gothy kid who also makes his own horror movies?  Jason Castro's brothter?   All three would've spiced up the Top 12 (I mean Top 13).

3. Kara whatshername.  Idol might as well have added Elizabeth Hassleback as a judge.  Just as annoying.

But yeah, I still watch, and I avoid Facebook and Twitter and the internet from 5 PM on PST on Wednesdays, less any east coasters post spoilers.  What's wrong with me?

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April 01, 2009
Hi.....nothing's wrong with you. I still watch too. At first I didn't like Kara at all, but there's something very sincere about her....she's serious, but all in all, they definitely don't need 4 judges on that show. I have to agree with Design Dude.....Adam is absolutely killing it.....he's so consistent. So, I guess I'll just hav to stick it out until the end of the season, now that I'm this far along!
March 19, 2009
I know what you mean about avoiding the east coast spoilers! Maybe you could add some facts about the show in the wiki section, like the judges names, etc.
March 19, 2009
Hahaha, so true about "Kara whatshername"! I'm not sure why AI decided that they needed an extra judge this season.
April 08, 2009
I gather it's because they wanted to audition her as the lone "girl judge" for next season when Abdul leaves.
April 09, 2009
I also think they needed someone more relevant to the CURRENT music scene.
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Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this reality TV series is a competition for who will be America's next singing superstar.

Season 8 Judges – Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and new addition, Kara DioGuardi. 

The judges critique every performance, but it's the viewing public that determines who will advance to the next round of competition and who will go home. Voting via telephone and text-messaging begins immediately after each performance show, and the results are announced during the following night's broadcast.

Eventually the competition is narrowed down to two finalists who compete for a major recording contract and the American Idol title. Past winners Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks and recently crowned David Cook have become household names and have risen to the top of the recording industry.

Emmy Award-winning AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment. The series is executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

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