American Idol discussions are almost as bad as politics!

United States
May 17, 2007 5:56pm CST
haha. I've gotten some heated responses to my American Idol discussions. You'd think we were talking politics here. I guess people have their favorites, preferences, and tastes and they are sticking to them no matter what. It's all in fun for me, remind yourself it is only a TV show, afterall. That's what is so great about America though, so many different types of people with different opinions, all ready to voice them at the drop of a dime. Just wanted to let everyone know that whether you like Melinda, Blake, Jordin, or whomever else...I still like you, as long as you are respectful. I hope you'd respect my opinions as well. Thanks guys. Have a great day :)
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• United States
18 May 07
I know, what is up with that?LOL! You wouldn't think people would be that attached to the American idol finalists, but your post from yesterday proved that that is untrue! I am so glad that you mentioned that you still like and appreciate everyone else's opinions as long as they aren't rude about it. That is where it starts getting to me. You are right, there is no need to be nasty or rude for voicing anyone's own personal opinion, and btw, I think you handled yourself beautifully in the debates about it:)
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
17 May 07
I have seen some of the heated discussions. I like and value everyones opinnion. Everyone has an oppinion and just because it is not what I like that is their perogrative. I personaly like all three of the top american idols. I liked Melinda, Blake, and Jordin. I do believe that some of these shows are a popularity contest. A lot of time american keeps people around just because they are popular. But I do think Blake, Melinda, and Jordin were the top three and that was good they made it this far.
• United States
17 May 07
Since the subject of politics is too serious for me, I think talking about American Idol (and other shows) in that way is a good way to debate when there is nothing important at stake. My family just went out to supper and what did we talk about while waiting for our food? Why American Idol of course! My dad still insists it's JUST a singing competition... When it's obviously a popularity contest since America has made it that way.
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
17 May 07
I've never watched American Idol and I seldom discuss politics. Yes, considering this site has people from all over the world the different opinions and ideas that will be here will be quite varied. No matter where you live everyone has their own preferences just as you do and everyone should respect each others.
@alilswt (388)
• United States
17 May 07
i am not bothered every one has there own opinion and it is all in fun i do wish all three of them my best :)
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
17 May 07
I think the most shocking thing of all is that there are more votes cast for American Idol contestants than presidential candidates. People have their priorities in teh wrong place. And I like the show as much as anyone else.
• United States
17 May 07
Oh I know! Isn't that horrible? I wish that weren't true. It's an embarassment to our country.
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@NatashaG (100)
• United States
18 May 07
It is an embarassment but also remember you can vote multiple times and people under 18 are voting as well.. (sorry if it sounds rude.. not meant to be.. just thought I'd add something..)
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• United States
18 May 07
Yes people under 18 can vote, have to take that into consideration...but when they say 60 million people voted I thought that meant 60 different phone lines, not 60 million votes...no? Not rude at all, btw :)
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
18 May 07
It is amazing to me how a tvshow can involve so many people. I mean millions and millions of votes, more votes than there are people in my country =) However I do also like AI, and I watch it and I am hoping for Jordin to win and I have for a long time. I think Blake is great as well, but there is just something about Jordin that gets to me =)
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
18 May 07
I know what you mean. It is so funny. I guess we all want something to be passionate about be it tv or politics. Sometimes as I watch AI I think to myself, 'I am sitting here on my butt watching someone else live out their dream!' Sometimes people latch on to other people's dreams when they feel powerless to do anything to achieve their own.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 May 07
Oh don't you know it. And all the conspiracy talk all the time. "The show is rigged" or "no way America voted her off" It's been like that since the first season. We all have favorites, and different taste. I absolutely HATED Fantasia, but she won, and America voted for her. It's just a show, and since evryone has a different opinion, sometimes people that I think are good go home. That's life.
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18 May 07
Quite right, at the end of the day it's mostly down to personal taste. Or even down to song choice, you might not vote for someone if they sing a song that you hate? It also depends a lot on who is actually voting, I tend to think that girls/women will probably vote more than boys/men (of course I could be totally wrong). As huge a fan I am of American Idol, I have actually never voted nor for Pop Idol (our British counterpart)!
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@rudz006 (209)
• Malaysia
18 May 07
It is normal when we have two opinion on somebody.One more thing I wanna say is just imagine even one candidate cant sing well but they will get high votes because they are handsome.
@pranav04 (67)
• India
18 May 07
all american idols are not so good.all td=v programm and media all shows political news.
• Philippines
18 May 07
I think you're view of politics is too constricted of politics being intrinsically evil. Secondly, discussions on American Idol are not wretched as others may see it, simply because multiculturalism, pop culture and people's right to freedom of expression. True that people complain too many things about American Idol (on the contestants, judges and the results), but that doesn't mean they shouldn't be labeled wrongly for their opinions. As you've said it, it's a matter of respect.
• United States
18 May 07
American Idol stinks and is a complete joke, I do not know why people watch it beyond the fact that there may not be anything else good on television and that is all there is to watch. Three of my friends all tried out for that show and they were professionals and they all got rejected. These people have great voices and they did not even make to Simon, Paula, and Randy.