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#21 of 1423 OFFLINE   LorenzoL

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Posted January 20 2005 - 04:10 AM

I hate to say it but I was one of them.

#22 of 1423 OFFLINE   LanieParker

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Posted January 20 2005 - 06:05 AM

Just so you all know... Someone I know went down to the Season 2 auditions and stood in line for 6 hours waiting to be seen. The show only let in the first 1500 people, but they had crew walking through the crowd asking if anyone wanted to make a quick buck. They asked people to basically make fools of themselves for the camera. She didn't get a bracelet for a legit audition, but she was approached to sing badly and was offered $100 to do it. She was so upset because they gave atleast 50 people money to go in and sing bad leaving all the "real" singers out in the cold. Her friend got through early (original 1500) because she got there earlier in the day and they have 4 screening sections that you have to get through before you even hit the judges area. Her friend didn't make it to the third screening area and when she met up with her friend later, they were both so upset that they gave spots away to the "bad" singers that all those good singers could have had.

#23 of 1423 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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Posted January 20 2005 - 06:09 AM

I didn't even make it past the national anthem. I think that means I just don't have a high tolerance for bad singing. Not that I don't mind seeing a good trainwreck from time to time but there is something about it being a trainwreck involving bad singing that just makes me want to yell at my TV and change the channel.

#24 of 1423 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 20 2005 - 07:00 AM

This is why it's better to record it, and skip the really painful bits when they come.
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#25 of 1423 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted January 20 2005 - 07:13 AM

Sorry Lanie, but I just dont believe you Posted Image

#26 of 1423 OFFLINE   LanieParker

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Posted January 20 2005 - 08:24 AM

whether you belive me or not that is what happend to them... no skin off my back if you don't believe it.

#27 of 1423 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted January 20 2005 - 02:10 PM

Ok, cool. Posted Image

#28 of 1423 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted January 21 2005 - 04:04 AM

I think the lesson that AI teaches us all is to make sure we surround ourselves with family and friend who care enough to tell us the truth. I am amazed at how many of these folks say, "Well, my friends say..." or "My family thinks I can sing.." Amazing! AI looked and sounded great in HD and DD 5.1. I didn't have HD for the finale show last season, but I do now. Gonna be a fun season. Peace, DM
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#29 of 1423 OFFLINE   MarkMel

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Posted January 21 2005 - 06:03 AM

Message posting purportedly from Scary Mary.

http://forums.prospe....s?msg=264574.1
"and no one seems to understand the glory of guitar, when out of tune, the off timing, the singers who can't sing, - the beauty of flaw!"

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#30 of 1423 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted January 21 2005 - 04:51 PM

Even though Scary Mary has the been the talk around my house for the better part of this week, I can only hope she doesn't end up like William Hung. This girl has some serious mental problems.
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#31 of 1423 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted January 22 2005 - 01:09 AM

She's not alone. Week one was scary. Peace, DM
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#32 of 1423 OFFLINE   Sean Moon

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Posted January 22 2005 - 03:11 AM

There is only ONE William Hung! No one can replace himPosted Image

The best comment i heard all week was "But God put me here on earth to sing! What can you say bad about that?"

Simon replies, "God does not want you to win this competition."
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#33 of 1423 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted January 23 2005 - 07:17 AM

all staged imo
Lo, there do I see my mother, and my sisters, and my brothers, Lo, there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning, Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, In the halls of Valhalla,where the brave may live...

#34 of 1423 OFFLINE   Steven Simon

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Posted January 24 2005 - 01:32 AM

It's funny though!!! Posted Image
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#35 of 1423 OFFLINE   Chris_Morris

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Posted January 25 2005 - 01:03 PM

I have to say, Gene Simmons was a horrible guest judge. His overeagerness to judge the contestants not on talent or ability, but rather on the song they chose to sing was stupid.

Gene, this is not a song selection contest, it is a singing contest.

On the other hand, I can't wait for Kenny Loggins tomorrow night. I hope someone dares to sing "Danger Zone" Posted Image


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#36 of 1423 OFFLINE   Dave Morton

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Posted January 26 2005 - 12:56 AM

I was a bit disappointed with Gene too. He's a very smart guy and definitely knows the business, but as far as judging pop singers, I don't think he was a wise choice. He didn't add too much to the show and he didn't like anyone, it seemed.
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#37 of 1423 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 26 2005 - 02:47 AM

Actually "I'm Alright" would be a funny song to sing for Kenny and see his reaction if it's being butchered.
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#38 of 1423 OFFLINE   Tony Whalen

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Posted January 26 2005 - 02:58 AM

I was really looking forward to seeing Gene do this. He's a no-BS type of guy, and very smart.

It was disappointing as hell. I almost tuned out half-way through.

I'm growing REALLY tired of Paula and Simon bickering. Although it was total BS what they put that last set of twins through. And what they hell was with that "Can You Dig It?" idiot? Jeez! Between him, the twins BS and the bickering, I really didn't enjoy it much at all. Posted Image Posted Image

#39 of 1423 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 26 2005 - 11:03 AM

Three signs you've lost interest in the show:

- You set your PVR to record it, but not in "Guaranteed" mode
- You subscribe to this thread but just wind up deleting the emails without reading them
- You post in the thread, but only to say you're unsubscribing

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#40 of 1423 OFFLINE   LanieParker

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Posted January 26 2005 - 03:17 PM

Yeah I gave up as well. The auditions aren't even worth the time like they were the first year. *it's amazing how many shows I have given up on*




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