2018 'American Idol' Reboot

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  1. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics! Thread Starter

  2. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    South Florida
    Gonna be tough to recapture the magic of the original show’s early years — the ones that brought us Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood. I wish them luck, though.
  3. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Forum Resident

    Ugggh....just let it die already.
  4. mace

    mace Well-Known Member

    If there is a penny to wring from that rotting carcass, Ryan Seacrest will find it.
  5. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    The early years of American Idol were fun. The early audition rounds some some impressively good and some impressively bad singers was enjoyable. The top 12 was perversely enjoyable due to the randomness of some of the eliminations, and producers really knew how to mix things up in terms of delivering results to keep things unpredictable. As the seasons wore on, however, the show tried to take itself too seriously even though it generally didn't feature contestants that most people would want to hear once the season ended. All the fun was taken away. Even though The Voice has yet to actually produce an extremely successful artist, at least the back stage work between the coaches and contestants is interesting and the show has managed to attract some good talent. For that reason, The Voice ended up being the singing contest show to watch while Idol just seemed dated and boring. I don't have much hope for this reboot unless they figure out how to do something different than they did during the last few seasons the show was on the air. Harry Connick Jr undoubtedly was able to give constructive feedback to contestants, but because of the show's format he was limited to a sentence or two per person per week. It was all just so unrewarding. And it was much more fun to watch Paula Abdul be loopy, anyway.
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  6. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Resident

    Jersey Shore
    Just not feeling it dawg.
  7. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    As long as people watch and ads are placed, it's a viable format isn't it? No one really gives a s**t about the singers. If they make a bit of money for the label it's sort of like a bonus. I wonder how the deals with labels works. No way their taking 100% of the risk on the winners or contestants.
  8. Texastoyz

    Texastoyz Forum Resident

    Texas, USA
    I prefer Katy with longer hair but I'll check it out.
  9. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics! Thread Starter

    Yes, check them err her out!
  10. Mike Rivera

    Mike Rivera Active Member

    They lost me when they announced "Katy Perry" ...
  11. goodiesguy

    goodiesguy Boulful Sallad

    New Zealand
    But didn't it only finish like a year or 2 ago?
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  12. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Not impressed...
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  13. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    american karaoke returns.....what a waste of TV time.
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  14. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics! Thread Starter

    Only if it's a show you don't want to watch.
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  15. Alan G.

    Alan G. Well-Known Member

    I can't believe we used to actually vote on those early Idols. Then it just got ridiculous when each voter could vote a million times just so Ryan could say, "We got fifty-six billion votes last night; a record!" Time to have the on-show judges vote and be done with it.
  16. Musicman1998

    Musicman1998 Forum Resident

    They're still trying to keep this going?
  17. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    I enjoyed the first couple of seasons of AI, it was fun to see young folks with some talent get a shot in the music biz. I watched some of the early seasons of Survivor too but I got so burned out on all these singing and competition shows that I now avoid all of them. OK, I still watch Amazing Race but it's more for my interest in travel than seeing who's going to win. Note: I'm somewhere between 15-30 years out of the desired demo. What I think doesn't matter to the marketing world. :)
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  18. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Just keep the original.
  19. Edwin Hawley

    Edwin Hawley Forum Resident

    Okobojo, SD
  20. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    we can only hope that no one will watch and it will be done after one shot.

    and while we are there i will ask:

    what is ryan seacrist' talent? i'm serious, how did he get where he is?
  21. shokhead

    shokhead Let's get back to basics! Thread Starter

    I hope it's good and something worth watching.
  22. saturdayboy

    saturdayboy Forum Resident

    I don’t see any reason why this show can’t be good again, they just need to take it back to it’s roots: a good old fashioned talent show - not a career booster for judge/performers.
    People can hate on Idol all they want, but that show has produced more successful artist and hits than the rest of the shows combined.
  23. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR!

    Hollywood, USA
    To this day, I still say, "yo, a little pitchy, dawg" when I hear bad singing.
  24. lv70smusic

    lv70smusic Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    I think Ryan Seacrest did a good job hosting Idol. He looked good and spoke clearly without getting tongue tied. He also was able to play the role of being supportive to contestants as they were being harshly critiqued, put in a position of possible elimination, or actually being sent home, having their dreams crushed. What was Ryan supposed to be able to do as host of Idol that he did not do well?
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  25. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    you completely ignored my question, completely.

    what is ryan seacrist's talent? how in god's name did he get where he is? inquiring minds really want to know.
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