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  • American Idol 2019--Live Thread

    03/03/2019 6:14:06 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 3,310 replies
    ABC.Go ^ | 3-3-19
  • Here's Why People Now Think 'American Idol' Is Racist(WUT?!)

    04/30/2018 7:12:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies ^ | 4/30/2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    "Good job at being racist and homophobic, American Idol." Those aren't my words, but they're the sentiments of plenty of fans after Sunday night's Disney-themed episode. After last night's votes were tallied, four of the show's minority contestants found themselves in elimination contention. Ada Vox, a drag queen, Jurnee, an openly gay and black contestant, Michelle Sussett, an immigrant from Venezuela, and Dennis Lorenzo, an African-American male, received the least votes after their performances. Jurnee was the only one to escape elimination. These four contestants were in the bottom because this is "Trump's America," according to some upset viewers.
  • American Idol 2018--Live Thread

    03/11/2018 5:22:20 AM PDT · by silent_jonny · 4,087 replies
    ABC.Go ^ | 3-11-18
  • Vanity: Our favorite performances from the Gong Show

    09/17/2016 5:56:32 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 27 replies
    We at and the new England Alliance for liberty and Free markets noticed that there have been a lot of uploads of episodes and sketches from The Gong Show. YES! Everyone's favorite reality show from 1978 and 1977 from before anyone heard of Simon Cowell, before American Idol, before there was America's got Talent, there was THE GONG SHOW! Here now is our favorite sketches. The best we saved for last! 1. Billy and the Billetes 2. RICK CUTLER (MAMA WONT LET ME ON THE GONG SHOW) 3. Michael foster Rivera (MAGICIAN WITH THE PET CHICKEN) 4. FRED TYSON...
  • My children die from a lack of knowledge[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/08/2016 9:59:54 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    Bible. Holy Spirit ^ | 8-8-16 | Bible,Jesus The Word
    My children die from a lack of knowledge from rejecting My Spirit for as My word speaks truth the denial of it grieves me and My Messenger of Truth their comforter. So do not despise the gift of prophecy or any other gift for they all come down from the Father of lights and these are all found in My Spirit of Truth and to deny Him is to deny Me as well for I and The Father are one . . . 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 20 Do not scorn or reject gifts of prophecy or prophecies [spoken revelations-words of...
  • The company behind 'American Idol' just filed for bankruptcy

    04/28/2016 2:48:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/28/2016 | Jethro Nededog
    Core Media Group, the company behind "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York. According to court papers, the company says it owes $398 million. That includes money owed for loans, back payments to former employees, and investors, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "American Idol" was the company's biggest breadwinner. And now that the show has ended at Fox, the company is unable to find a similar source of revenue. The company has been seeing losses from a decline in "American Idol" ratings for several years now, however. In 2014,...
  • 'American Idol’ Series Finale: Ryan Seacrest Explains His Cryptic Sign-Off

    04/10/2016 5:26:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    US Magazine ^ | 04/09/2016 | Nicholas Hautman
    Seacrest out! Ryan Seacrest left fans confused and speculative after he gave his final sign-off on the series finale of American Idol on Thursday, April 7. With tears in his eyes, the host ended the show with a cryptic goodbye, which he later explained on Twitter. As season 15 winner Trent Harmon celebrated his victory with fellow contestants, an emotional Seacrest, 41, stood off to the side and told the audience, “One more time — this is so tough — we say to you, from Hollywood, goodnight America,” before slyly adding, “For now.” “I didn’t want to say goodbye last...
  • Fox calling an end to ‘American Idol’

    05/11/2015 7:48:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 11, 2015 10:32 AM EDT | David Bauder
    Fox is lowering the curtain on “American Idol,” ending a series that dominated television throughout the 2000s and made stars of the likes of Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. The network announced Monday that “American Idol” will go off the air after its 15th season next spring. The cast from the past seasons, with Ryan Seacrest as host and Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. as judges, will return for a season-long celebration of the show’s history. “American Idol” faded over the past few years, eclipsed in the music competition genre it pioneered by “The Voice”...
  • Will FOX Pull the Plug on American Idol?

    04/18/2015 5:35:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Idol ratings hit a series low last week, dropping to a 1.4 in the desirable 18-49 demographic. Even when head to head competition with The Voice was no longer a threat (the rival show aired a special results show at 8 pm) the numbers stayed flat this week. Once the highly rated FOX show, Empire left the Wednesday night lineup, the show began to falter. The Wrap notes, however, that Idol is still ahead of the final season of the cancelled X Factor. Heading into this week the two regular editions of “Idol” were averaging a combined 2.9 rating...
  • American Idol 2015--Live Thread

    01/07/2015 5:36:35 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 4,563 replies
  • ‘American Idol’ Should Call It Quits After Next Season: Here’s Why

    05/23/2014 9:19:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    MTV ^ | 05/23/2014 | Gil Kaufman
    I haven’t done the math, but just spitballing it, I’ve spent somewhere in the vicinity of 800+ hours watching “American Idol” over the past 13 seasons. Do you know what you can accomplish in 800 hours?! Okay, i’m terrible at math, but that’s more than a month of my life on the couch watching everyone from Kelly Clarkson to that “Pants on the Ground” guy, Phillip Phillips and everyone in between.Bottom line is this: I know “Idol,” and so I feel perfectly comfortable saying that next season should be the show’s swan song. After 20 percent audience dips for the...
  • Will Ryan Seacrest Leave American Idol?

    04/11/2014 2:19:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    MJ's Big Blog ^ | 04/11/2014
    A new analysis from Variety reminds us that Ryan Seacrest’s contract to host American Idol is up at the end of the year. The question is, will he re-up in light of the aging show’s diminishing ratings? His contract with NBC is also up at the end of 2014.During his last negotiations, Ryan signed a two year contract at 30 million dollars. One way for the producers to cut costs would be to hirer a younger host for less money. With the judges panel constantly in flux the past few years, would it be a good idea to cut Ryan...
  • Clay Aiken officially joins NC Congressional race

    02/27/2014 12:39:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 2:27 PM EST | Gary D. Robertson
    Former “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken officially filed Thursday to run for Congress in North Carolina, saying that he wants to help end the gridlock in Washington and that no single political party has all the answers. The performer, a Democrat, turned in his paperwork at the State Board of Elections to seek the 2nd District seat currently held by Republican Renee Ellmers. Aiken, who lives in the Raleigh-Durham area, announced his bid three weeks ago and must first try to win the Democratic primary in less than 10 weeks. …
  • American Idol 'will LOSE money this year for the first time in show's history

    02/24/2014 5:03:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/24/2014
    American Idol had made billions of dollars in profits over the years. Now comes word that the hugely successful show will be operating in the red this year for the first time in it's history, TMZ is reporting. It all has to do with 'the bottom line' which includes the fat salaries paid to keep it's bigger stars Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Seacrest happy. Jennifer inked an incredible $17.5 million deal to return to her post a third season, as MailOnline previously revealed, a substantial raise from the $15 million she was making when she left the show in 2012....
  • Clay Aiken for Congress?!? Here the perfect slogan for his campaign...

    02/07/2014 2:19:45 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 23 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-7-14 | The Looking Spoon
    So Clay Aiken is running for Congress, and he's off to a good start with messaging, when asked if he had a slogan he gave a pretty incoherent answer.I've got one for him.
  • American Idol: Why We're Just Wild About Harry

    01/15/2014 8:48:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    TV GUIDE ^ | 01/15/2014 | By Hanh Nguyen, TV GUIDE
    American Idol has recaptured its magic, and Harry Connick Jr. is responsible for casting the spell. On the Season 13 premiere Wednesday, the new Idol judge not only obliterated the memory of last year's mockery of a panel, but also revitalized the spirit of the show. It's an impressive feat when you consider that Idol has been on a downward trajectory when it comes to ratings and its image. Although it's still too early to tell if Connick's charms will translate into an uptick in viewership, we're completely sold on him. What's so great about the new Idol judge? Here...
  • American Idol 2014--Live Thread

    01/14/2014 10:59:55 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 8,524 replies
  • Top Earning American Idols 2013

    01/14/2014 9:37:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/14/2014 | Zack O' Malley Greenburg
    Carrie Underwood has come quite far since winning American Idol in 2005—and it’s safe to say the show has made good on its titular promise.Underwood tops this year’s list of the highest-paid Idol alums, pulling in $31 million thanks to platinum-selling Blown Away, extensive touring and endorsement deals with the likes of Olay. Not only is that more than any Idol contestant, but it exceeds the annual earnings of last year’s judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.All in all, Underwood has earned $83 million over the past five years, and she’s one of many acts continuing to profit...
  • "American Idol" Racial Discrimination Suit Moves Forward

    09/23/2013 2:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    KMBZ ^ | 09/23/2013
    As American Idol begins its 13th season with a new judges' panel, new producers and a whole new slew of hopefuls, the show's business practices are under scrutiny as a discrimination lawsuit filed by 10 black former contestants continues to wind its way to court. The plaintiffs, all of whom were disqualified from the show over six seasons for reasons other than singing -- including criminal history -- were recently issued notices of "right to sue" by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, allowing the 429-page lawsuit they filed in July to move forward. In response, American Idol, FOX and the...
  • Harry Connick Jr. Lands Third 'American Idol' Judge Spot

    08/31/2013 6:26:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 08/31/2013 | Kim Masters, Sophie Schillaci
    <p>The singer joins Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the upcoming panel.</p> <p>Harry Connick Jr. is returning to American Idol -- this time, in a judge's seat.</p> <p>The singer, who has appeared on the Fox reality competition multiple times as a mentor and performer, is inking a deal to serve as a judge alongside Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez on the upcoming 13th season, a source close to the show tells The Hollywood Reporter.</p>