American Idol - Season 7 - Page 4 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-14-2008, 10:42 AM   #46
Rock n' Roll Doggie
VIP PASS
 
cruzila's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Somewhere between The Edge, Matt Bellamy and Brian Fallon
Posts: 6,591
Local Time: 09:51 PM
looking forward to tomorrow! yippie!
__________________

__________________
cruzila is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 01:09 PM   #47
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,974
Local Time: 08:51 PM
Rolling Stone

On the eve of the premiere of the seventh season of American Idol, one of the show’s most famous losers, Chris Daughtry, says that the Idol franchise is starting to lose its luster. “I feel like it’s definitely lacking some credibility at this point,” says Daughtry, who came in fourth place on the 2006 season but went on to sell 3.6 million copies of his debut record and be named one of Nielsen’s top ten selling artists of 2007. “It’s in a state of decline and if they don’t do something about it, it’s probably not gonna last too much longer. I’m sure that’ll be used against me, but that’s the truth, you know?”

Daughtry has some numbers on his side: last year’s “American Idols Live” tour played to 68 percent capacity crowds, while the 2006 version was 96 percent sold out. Three top Idols — Ruben Studdard, Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee — have recently lost their record contracts due to poor sales. Ratings also went down one percent last year, marking the first decline in the show’s history. Daughtry blames the show’s woes partially on its emphasis on untalented singers. “People get tired of seeing people that suck,” he says. “It’s funny at first, but come on. They spend three weeks on people that can’t sing, and that’s what they’re banking it on. [They should] find some people that you can really invest in.”

Idol plans on making some minor adjustments this season: contestants will be able to play an instrument in the early rounds and celebrity mentors will be de-emphasized to create more time to tell the contestants back stories. Still, Daughtry, who is currently recording his band’s second album, worries the show faces a more fundamental problem: “After going for so long, who else is out there that still wants to get on the show?”
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 02:31 PM   #48
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,700
Local Time: 05:51 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by MrsSpringsteen
On the eve of the premiere of the seventh season of American Idol, one of the show’s most famous losers, Chris Daughtry, says that the Idol franchise is starting to lose its luster.
Thanks, Captain Obvious.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 04:51 PM   #49
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2isthebest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vision over visibility....
Posts: 12,332
Local Time: 09:51 PM
Nickelback Lite needs to shut up. He wouldn't even have his unfortunate career if it wasn't for "American Idol". That sense of entitlement that Simon always refers to is kicking in, and it isn't pretty.
__________________
U2isthebest is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 04:54 PM   #50
Blue Crack Supplier
 
elevated_u2_fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: I'm here 'cus I don't want to go home
Posts: 31,690
Local Time: 08:51 PM
Nickleback Lite

pot and kettle folks… pot and kettle….
__________________
elevated_u2_fan is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 04:58 PM   #51
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 05:51 PM
So its on tomorrow not tonite?
__________________
Sicy is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 05:13 PM   #52
War Child
 
misfit toys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 913
Local Time: 08:51 PM
Yep, two hour premiere tomorrow night.
__________________
misfit toys is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #53
Blue Crack Addict
 
kafrun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Upside-down
Posts: 19,644
Local Time: 06:51 PM
Ooh, yay! I love watching the auditions :guiltypleasure:
__________________
kafrun is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 08:30 PM   #54
Refugee
 
Slipstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 1,474
Local Time: 06:51 PM
I'm praying there isn't another Chris Richardson...bless him. It was painful to watch when he sang, or tried to sing.
__________________
Slipstream is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 09:40 PM   #55
Refugee
 
ultravioletluvv's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denver
Posts: 1,107
Local Time: 06:51 PM
I'm praying there isn't another Sanjaya..
__________________
ultravioletluvv is offline  
Old 01-14-2008, 09:42 PM   #56
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,700
Local Time: 05:51 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Slipstream
I'm praying there isn't another Chris Richardson...bless him. It was painful to watch when he sang, or tried to sing.
Ooh, I thought I was the only one who didn't like him!
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 01-15-2008, 10:27 AM   #57
Refugee
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Posts: 1,415
Local Time: 01:51 AM
Quote:
Originally posted by Slipstream
I'm praying there isn't another Chris Richardson...bless him. It was painful to watch when he sang, or tried to sing.
But according to him, nasally is a form of singing! Don't you remember?
__________________
Golightly Grrl is offline  
Old 01-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #58
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Tiger Edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Everglades
Posts: 4,740
Local Time: 09:51 PM
It's a party at my dad's tonight!
It's so funny that I really used to hate hate HATE this show until my dad of all people got me into it. He's such a nut!
__________________
Tiger Edge is offline  
Old 01-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #59
ONE
love, blood, life
 
U2isthebest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Vision over visibility....
Posts: 12,332
Local Time: 09:51 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Golightly Grrl


But according to him, nasally is a form of singing! Don't you remember?
PLEASE tell me you'll be doing one of your awe-inspiring recaps tonight.
__________________
U2isthebest is offline  
Old 01-15-2008, 11:03 AM   #60
New Yorker
 
Daddysgonnapay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,701
Local Time: 09:51 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Slipstream
I'm praying there isn't another Chris Richardson...bless him. It was painful to watch when he sang, or tried to sing.
I am praying there is not another Kellie Pickler
__________________

__________________
Daddysgonnapay is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com