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American Idol - Season 5


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#1 of 1486 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 16 2006 - 03:29 PM

Yep, the biggest karoake contest is back for 2 hours of auditions on Tuesday night on Fox.

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#2 of 1486 OFFLINE   Mikah Cerucco

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Posted January 17 2006 - 01:36 AM

The show starts Tuesday at 8ET and runs Wednesday at (I believe) the same time. You might want to keep this link handy as the season goes on: http://www.idolonfox.com/

If you get bored, you might also want to keep an eye on this one: http://www.votefortheworst.com/
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#3 of 1486 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 17 2006 - 02:46 AM

I was a little loopy from so much "24" in so short a time span, I thought last night was Tuesday night for some reason. Initial post corrected.

I think tonight will be the Chicago audition (not sure if there's another site to be shown as well in the 2 hours for tonight).
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#4 of 1486 OFFLINE   AnthonyC

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Posted January 17 2006 - 02:50 PM

It's been over for almost an hour and no posts? That about sums it up. A lot of people praise Fox for only doing one season a year to ensure it's not overkill, but they forget how excessive the season is the 4-5 months it airs.

The first few results shows go against Survivor and Everybody Hates Chris, so my two VCRs are taken up. Oh well.

#5 of 1486 OFFLINE   David Galindo

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Posted January 17 2006 - 02:50 PM

Pretty funny start...AI is at it's best in the early auditions. After that I lose interest. Posted Image

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Posted January 17 2006 - 03:05 PM

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It's been over for almost an hour and no posts? That about sums it up. A lot of people praise Fox for only doing one season a year to ensure it's not overkill, but they forget how excessive the season is the 4-5 months it airs

It's only the auditions, which I haven't found to be that enjoyable anymore. There'll be a lot more discussion when it gets beyond these first several episodes.

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Posted January 17 2006 - 03:07 PM

What was with that Paris-wannabe and her mom. Posted Image
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#8 of 1486 OFFLINE   Mikah Cerucco

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Posted January 17 2006 - 04:04 PM

Last year was my first year watching, but I have to assume there was some good talent that made it through that they didn't show. It looked like they only chose a few people, and if the few they showed were all Chicago had to offer, that's a pretty damning indictment of Chicago's talent base. I think the overweight black woman had about the best voice, but we all know she isn't going to go far. The Twins were decent, but they won't go anywhere, either. If it narrows down to one of them quickly and he chooses decent songs, at best he can be a Scott Sabol (which would be fine for me). I'm looking forward to that period of time in Hollywood when they're in the closed space but before performing on the big stage in front of the frantic audience. Those were my favorite performances last year in terms of presence and sound.
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#9 of 1486 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted January 17 2006 - 04:56 PM

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It's only the auditions, which I haven't found to be that enjoyable anymore. There'll be a lot more discussion when it gets beyond these first several episodes.
Man, I'm the exact opposite. Once the auditions are over, I'm out.

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Posted January 17 2006 - 09:37 PM

We already have a ringer like Carrie from last season. That slender long haired blonde girl they show in various clips looks to be another set up somewhat like Carrie was last year. I bet on the first show she appears they will just happen to have an up close and personal backstory all shot in HD.
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#11 of 1486 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 18 2006 - 12:14 AM

The dark-haired girl in pink/fuscia had a better voice than the blonde ringer girl.
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#12 of 1486 OFFLINE   Dave Miller

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Posted January 18 2006 - 02:45 AM

Some of my favorite moments from last night:
  • Both sets of twins were impressive. The 16 yr olds were better, IMHO.
  • The suntan girl and her mom were hilarious.
  • The guy that brought his grandmother was downright bizarre.
  • The psychotic nut at the end will be something that Paula and Randy will come to regret. That boy is going to hurt himself or someone before this is all over.
  • The guy that kept singing "I shot the sherriff" over and over and over again cracked me up.
Fun stuff! Looking forward to tonight.

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#13 of 1486 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted January 18 2006 - 04:56 AM

You have to wonder if Simon's sometime real nasty (although funny) comments will end up causing someone to physically go nuts and attack either him or others?
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#14 of 1486 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted January 18 2006 - 05:34 AM

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Both sets of twins were impressive. The 16 yr olds were better, IMHO.

I felt just the opposite - that the first husky set of twins, Darrell & Terrell, were the best singers of the night, in fact.

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The guy that kept singing "I shot the sherriff" over and over and over again cracked me up.

Every time it went on for another chorus I just laughed louder.
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Posted January 18 2006 - 06:51 AM

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Man, I'm the exact opposite. Once the auditions are over, I'm out.
So am I. The auditions offer the best of AI, the laughs.

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Posted January 18 2006 - 01:01 PM

I prefer the show after the field is narrowed down to 48 or thereabouts and it becomes a real competition. I'm finding the audition rounds quite annoying, as they are NOT funny anymore and just a rather mean way of humiliating people. I'm tired of seeing people mouth off to the camera about how the judges will regret their decision after the singer becomes a star, how they're better than another applicant, or wearing stupid outfits to get attention. The judges seemed excessively snippy last night as well.

If none of the contestants appeal to me by the cut, I think I'll bow out of watching this year. At least I'll have a second season of "Rockstar" to look forward to -- MUCH better talent and my type of music.

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Posted January 18 2006 - 01:06 PM

"you look like the incredible hulk's wife"

do add any effects to these people to enhance their voice during taping.
maybe i just never noticed before but it sounds like a reverb or echo has benn added.
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#18 of 1486 OFFLINE   David Williams

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Posted January 18 2006 - 02:34 PM

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maybe i just never noticed before but it sounds like a reverb or echo has benn added.

It sounds to me like the space they were using in Denver for auditions introduced it's own echo... It sounded like a cavernous space, like maybe a ballroom. It's hard to tell with all the backer boards in place to create the audition 'set'.

I have to say I was totally blown away by the performance of Lisa Tucker this evening. I think she'll definitely make the Top 12.
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Posted January 18 2006 - 11:30 PM

I felt just the opposite - that the first husky set of twins, Darrell & Terrell, were the best singers of the night, in fact.

I liked them too. Too bad they're now on lockdown.
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Posted January 19 2006 - 01:59 AM

I felt the bit of playing "The Crying Game" for the last audition was over-the-top cruel to that kid; yeah, he didn't get in, but why spend so much effort poking fun at his sexual orientation.

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