I don't understand people on American Idol?
January 14, 2009 9:18pm CST
So the the new season of idol just started.I'm watching this people who are maing complete fools of themselves "trying to sing". I really don't understand I'm sure they have family and friends that can talk them out of making themselves looks stupid. But that what makes the show so funny to me. Do you guys think they have actors are the show mixed in with people who really can sing?
• United States
15 Jan 09
true, if singing is someone's passion then american idol is a perfect chance for them to fulfill their dreams. however, there are some people who say they sing like brian mcknight or some other famous artist and there are some who are told that they sing like them when they clearly don't. some of them just need a reality check. i want to fly and turn whatever i want into gold, but i know i cant. okay, i love playing basketball, and would like to be in the NBA. realistically, no matter how good i am, the chances of me getting in is slim to none. i'm only 5'2 and most athletes are 6 feet +.
• United States
15 Jan 09
i think they do. i don't know anyone who would go tryout and fool them self on national tv. why else would they broadcast the auditions? not to just showcase the potential, but also make it more enjoyable by having people who are "trying to sing." anyways, i probably wont watch the whole season.. maybe just the last episode to see who wins. usually they find some dirty info on one of the finalist who make it to hollywood, and then they get voted off a few episodes later.
• United States
18 Jan 09
The problem is, if you watch some of these horrid people, they have family and friends there with them cheering them on. Their families are just as shocked and angry when they don't make it as they are. Their families really do think they are good. As for actors, I don't know about that but I did know two people who auditioned in season.... 4 I think, maybe 3, and when they came back they told all about it. At least back then, they had a limit of 50 or 100 "golden tickets" per city (I don't remember now) and it didn't matter if they gave them to the first 100 people who walked through the door, that was it. Everyone else might as well go home. That's why people camp out for days before their city's auditions. The judges will still listen to people after giving away the allotted spots but you had to be exceptionally wonderfully amazing to get a "wild card" spot (I don't think that's what they call it but something like that). Plus they've gone to some cities (Austin, TX, for example) and only taken like 10 people, leaving spots open for people from other cities. Plus, they make it look like everyone auditions for the Paula, Randy, Simon, and now Kara. Everyone goes through a group audition with 20 or 30 other people then they go through individual auditions with a different set of judges. In these two initial auditions the judges will pick the best of the best and the absolute worst to send on to the televised auditions. They will single out people in wild costumes or with a lot of attitude and send them through, basically, for the sole purpose of being humiliated on national television (at least, that's how they did it when my friend auditioned, 6 or so years ago...WOW!). Which is really sad for people who really believe they have talent or who really have a great voice that just isn't strong enough or special enough to give them a multi-million dollar recording contract. But I'm sure there are also people who know how the system works and go there in costumes and sing like a mashed cat and throw temper tantrums just to get on TV. Actually, if you really do have talent, that might be the way to go. Hustle your way in. Put on your best trashy Dorothy hooker costume and screech your way through the first two auditions then put on your real voice for the "final elimination" round.