#1
***to skip the rant just scroll down, I just felt the need to for some reason haha. It gives some context though.

Frankly this show has gone downhill so badly, I'm not sure if it can be fixed... The judges for the most part are way too nice and afraid to hurt people's feelings, which is not only unhelpful to the goal of finding the best talent, they don't give helpful criticism to the contestants (or at least give them a reality check) who suck or aren't ready for a career. There's always some crappy act that has no business making it to the top three. This year it seems to be that Alex Preston kid (Yeup, I've actually watched a couple episodes this year). His voice is weak and he's stiff, yet people love him. The other two blow him out of the water.

Also, only two winners have ever made good successful careers for themselves, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. As far as I know this is how it works: the winner gets a record deal from a big label - that means they get an "album" (or probably just a set of singles) complete with all those working at that label - this means their musicians. Chances are most of these winners have a room full of people from the record label writing their music for them. So they might get one hit single. However, they didn't win a life long record deal, this is limited time. When the label is done with them and they've been given a little push into the water to swim on their own, the idol winners almost never achieve notable success, let alone have another song anyone has ever heard of.

I could go on and on about what's wrong with it... Many people are looking for a crappy act to laugh at rather than talent, bias towards those with good looks rather than being purely talent based, etc.


So here is my proposal: if this show is to produce people with successful careers, they shouldn't just be able to learn songs fast and sing well under pressure, they should be able to write their own material, to be original. I think there should be a later phase of the competition where contestants need to write their own songs and perform them live. If the goal is to make winners that can sustain successful music careers, they need to be able to make original music, not just do karaoke.

I'm not totally certain this would fit the format of the show or how, but I believe this would truly prove who can actually attain a successful music career, and those who should go home and make covers for their friends or sing in bars instead. Opinions? Ideas? Go!
#2
The whole premise of the X-factor/american idol type shows has always been stupid, and it always will be stupid.
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#8
So here is my proposal: if this show is to produce people with successful careers


The show is not meant to produce people with successful careers (though I'm sure it's beneficial for everyone involved if it does). Regardless of what the stated concept of the show is, the real purpose is to make money. It's insanely profitable as it is and there's absolutely no reason to change the current model as long as that is true.
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Idol has been downhill from the very beginning.


Saying that implies that it was ever on a hill in the first place.

Maybe 'over-the-hill'
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#10
Yes, because all the other famous pop stars write their own songs, right?
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#12
wtf is an american idol. we dont have those, we have capitalistic kings.
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#13
Idolatry is a sin.
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#14
i dont knwo what is funnier

the fact u think anyone cares

or ur username
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i dont knwo what is funnier

the fact u think anyone cares

or ur username


Eh, it wasn't very likely anyone would... This is the pit anyway, where people like you show up. Screw this show though, it has no hope.

Nice username yourself bro, some of the coolest people I know are addicted to tuners.
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Eh, it wasn't very likely anyone would... This is the pit anyway, where people like you show up. Screw this show though, it has no hope.

Nice username yourself bro, some of the coolest people I know are addicted to tuners.

But like literally no one cares or is going to read all your bullshit. So why did you even post it?
#18
American Idol Would Be Better If There Were More Metal Singers Am I Right Or Am I Right ? \m/




#19
It's the AC/DC of TV shows.....You know it'll always be the same, but you just wanna keep listening for some reason
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#20
American Idol has produced 345 Billboard chart toppers. And there is absolutely no success mentioned on this page of awards and nominations won by American Idol contestants at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_awards_and_nominations_for_American_Idol_contestants

American idol, like most things, may be about making money, but to say the winners almost always have no notable success is a stupid thing to say.
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#24
The point of American Idol/X Factor/BGT is to make money for people who own the shows, not to give randoms successful careers.
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#25
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Eh, it wasn't very likely anyone would... This is the pit anyway, where people like you show up. Screw this show though, it has no hope.

Nice username yourself bro, some of the coolest people I know are addicted to tuners.



yeah but people like that only show up when there is a stupid ass topic to post in. if you didnt post drawn out obvious shit no one is going to read anyway, you wouldnt get answers like that
#26
Quote by evhledzep5150
Eh, it wasn't very likely anyone would... This is the pit anyway, where people like you show up. Screw this show though, it has no hope.

Nice username yourself bro, some of the coolest people I know are addicted to tuners.

You really don't get it, do you?
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#28
u guys are jerks. just here him out. american idol has a chance, look at chris daughtry he ROCKS!!!!!
#30
The American Idol winners don't usually DESERVE success. So who gives a ****? It's just that many fewer shitty singers I have to listen to when I walk through Wal-Mart to buy my Mountain Dew and processed hamburger meat