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Old 01-27-2008, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default What's So Wrong About American Idol...I Want to Know...

They have made some successful stars out of that show. Why do so many people dislkie it because of it's success. Is it because:

a. It's WAY too commercial

b. The singers (even the winners) can't compete with current stars and legends (i.e. Fantasia Barrino versus Aretha Franklin, or Ruben Studdard versus Luther Vandross).

c. It lacks any core element such as soul or star power.

d. It's annoying.

Comparison

Idol Winners:
Kelly Clarkson
Ruben Studdard
Fantasia Barrino
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Hicks
Jordin Sparks

or

Mariah Carey
Luther Vandross
Aretha Franklin
Patsy Cline
Ray Charles
Whitney Houston

Is this a good comparison?
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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*sigh*

It's is a trash magnet for every crappy karaoke singer who ever stood in front of a mirror and sang along with a Righteous Brothers record.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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i only watch the begining of american idol

the rest is gay
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:06 PM   #4
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There are only two winners of AI that become real stars: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The rest of winners have already faded into obscurity. The other success story out of the rest of AI competitors is Oscar-winning Jennifer Hudson. And that is it.

The shows take too long and in the end we get nothing.

this is true, the show should actually be called "the cookie cutter person of whatever is hot at the moment idol"

it's not about singing at all, it's about who can sing POP, and it's basically all about the first 3 weeks when the *bad* singers get their 15 minutes of fame.

want proof? william's hung career is more well known than clay aiken's, and clay WON.

i would go on idol with a tshirt promoting my website, there's an INSTANT 4 BILLION hits right there
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:09 PM   #5
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want proof? william's hung career is more well known than clay aiken's, and clay WON.

Clay didn't win. Ruben did.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:14 PM   #6
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Clay didn't win. Ruben did.

you're right, now that i think about it they postered clay's face everywhere.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:18 PM   #7
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you're right, now that i think about it they postered clay's face everywhere.
I know, that douche was everywhere...
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:21 PM   #8
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i would go on idol with a tshirt promoting my website, there's an INSTANT 4 BILLION hits right there

they would not let you do that, they would just block it out if you got on tv or just not put you on tv altogether.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:11 AM   #9
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its the opposite of what people like kurt cobain stood for. its a quick cheap cash making scheme designed to take money from stupid poor people to put it directly into the pockets of fat executives.

the fact none of these winners have done very little outside television shows that its a waste of everyones time. the bewildered morons we all laugh at, at the beginning are just being exploited, and the average winners usually lack any star quality which is what is needed to make it in the business to begin with.

in australian idol i think we have just have the runner up of the first series who is still doing well. and i dont think any of the winners from series 2 onwards have made more then a debut album.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:24 AM   #10
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The show almost speaks irony, if you think about it.

Finishers in the top 10 all have record contracts of some sort, and the contracts are all air tight, well written, and pure BULL****. Same as that whole signing-your-soul-away bid. It basically says you are to sing and record nothing else except for what we put in front of you, and most of the time, the songs really suck, because they're basically cookie-cutter, or even worse, just bad songs. Anyone remember Ruben's first single, "Sorry 2004"? The friggin' song was called SORRY 2004! It was destined to go right in the can after a year! Soon as Kelly leaves American Idol, she starts making much better music. Anyway, before I stray away from my point:

Legends like the OP mentioned, Luther, Aretha, Ray, they all were legends because of how they innovated music, not copied it, or dictated it. That's why they were American idols. American Idol basically makes just enough effort in the actual music industry to keep the show from looking like Star Search (anyone remember any winners that became famous? there were plenty of losers who did), and make most of their money off of the actual show.

Americans are stupid for this reason.
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