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(Fox News)   "American Idol" producers finally admit that the group performances on the show are lip-synced, blame it on the rain   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2009-03-27 07:00:21 AM  
Duh anyone paying attention could see that they had been doing it.
it's best for the show because of the reasons they stated. balancing all their voices on open mics while they're moving around and stuff would be impossible. plus these kids aren't that used to choreography and singing newly learned songs live at the same time. it's too much to ask of anyone really.

I'm just glad they started letting the muse instruments and earbud monitors. it's improved the show.
 
2009-03-27 08:38:35 AM  
I hope that Congress can come together, set aside their petty bickering over trivialities like the economy, the bailout, and health care, and deal with this travesty. If one of these people is going to be elected to become an idol for this great and struggling nation, he or she should be held only to the very highest standards of accountability.
 
2009-03-27 08:53:04 AM  
Cause the rain don't mind and the rain don't care. You've got to blame it on something...
 
2009-03-27 09:06:35 AM  
They shouldn't worry about it. On the 'results' nights, it's only important to watch the last 10 minutes anyways. All the rest of the show is rinse, repeat.
 
2009-03-27 09:55:59 AM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: They shouldn't worry about it. On the 'results' nights, it's only important to watch the last 10 minutes anyways. All the rest of the show is rinse, repeat.


Seriously. My wife watches the show and she farking hates the results night. It's the only thing slower than "The Biggest Loser". "So You Think You Can Dance" has a much better format - the bottom three each get to do an individual performance of their own choice to impress the judges.
 
2009-03-27 09:56:20 AM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: On the 'results' nights, it's only important to watch the last 10 minutes anyways.


I dunno, they sprinkle the "you are safe, you are not" stuff throughout the show and that's usually worth watching. If you start watching the beginning of the show at 8:35ish (provided you have a DVR), you can fast-forward through all the crap (though they had Stevie Wonder perform last night and that was pretty cool).
 
2009-03-27 09:59:56 AM  
This was already painfully obvious. PAINFULLY obvious. The show is entertaining though, and Megan is hot, so I'll keep watching at least until she gets the boot. Also, how can you not pull for Anoop? That dude is hilarious.
 
2009-03-27 10:01:06 AM  
....says Fox News.

Subby, you just made my day with the source. Well done.
 
2009-03-27 10:03:00 AM  
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2009-03-27 10:06:22 AM  

Hobodeluxe: Duh anyone paying attention could see that they had been doing it.



Why would anyone pay attention, though?
 
2009-03-27 10:09:12 AM  
Yay for the Milli Vanilli reference! That's awesome!
 
2009-03-27 10:19:34 AM  
I'm 99% sure that last night's group performance was not only lip-synched, but also pre-taped. At least that's how it looked as I was FFing through it on my DVR
 
2009-03-27 10:28:33 AM  

Pxtl: "So You Think You Can Dance" has a much better format - the bottom three each get to do an individual performance of their own choice to impress the judges.


The only thing worse than someone still watching American Idol (because let's face it, none of us are going to buy anyone on that show's shiat) are those that watch So You Think You Can Dance... which is not quite as worse as when I read that title as Dancing With the Stars. So you have that going for you.
 
2009-03-27 10:28:42 AM  

haplo53: It's a Sunshine Day!: On the 'results' nights, it's only important to watch the last 10 minutes anyways.

I dunno, they sprinkle the "you are safe, you are not" stuff throughout the show and that's usually worth watching. If you start watching the beginning of the show at 8:35ish (provided you have a DVR), you can fast-forward through all the crap (though they had Stevie Wonder perform last night and that was pretty cool).


Both of you are the reason that television sucks.

Stop watching that shiat. It's not worth it. You're part of the Lowest Common Denominator. You just admitted to watch American Farking Idol. There's no coming back from that.
 
2009-03-27 10:38:27 AM  
I don't watch American Idol, instead I set that time aside for thoughtful contemplation. True!
 
2009-03-27 10:40:02 AM  

Hebalo: Stop watching that shiat. It's not worth it. You're part of the Lowest Common Denominator. You just admitted to watch American Farking Idol. There's no coming back from that.


What's wrong with watching people sing? People cannot spend every hour doing important or productive things. A little mindless entertainment can be good. I hate when people judge other people for what they watch on TV as if TV isn't TV. But you probably don't even own a TV, so I'll stop, cause you're probably solving the economic problems or cold fusion.
 
2009-03-27 10:44:52 AM  
Megan is so hot - Please someone post some pictures of those big ol tities....
 
2009-03-27 10:46:33 AM  
An attache case crammed full of tax-free C-notes sitting on my dining room table. That's when I'll watch that POS show. Or Survivor. Or some dancing show. Or any other 'reality' show. Fark them.

//rant off
 
2009-03-27 10:47:28 AM  

hachijuhachi: What's wrong with watching people sing? People cannot spend every hour doing important or productive things.


I spend after-work hours raising an extremely young person - that's my important and productive thing. After his 7:30 bedtime, TV is a fan-friggin-tastic hobby. I love television, and I love my 46" HDTV.

No apologies here.
 
2009-03-27 10:50:33 AM  
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2009-03-27 11:19:40 AM  

hachijuhachi: What's wrong with watching people sing? People cannot spend every hour doing important or productive things. A little mindless entertainment can be good.


American Idol is one of the lowest of the lows as far as mindless entertainment goes. I used to watch the show. It was fun making fun of the awful singers until you realise they had to go through at least one set of producers before being reamed by Simon. And I might be able to put up with the wannabe Pop Tarts if it weren't for the fact that pop music is in a pretty dire state on its own.

Not to mention that if pop artists are personality first and foremost, I must say, almost no one on AI stands out at all. You have: The Rocker (who will make Creed-esque music if they win), the R&B diva whose just as faceless as the rest of the genre, the country chick (who sings pop music with a slight twang), etc. None of them will write their own music.

It's all so boring and predictable, yet people eat the shiat up as if they never saw it coming.
 
2009-03-27 11:20:17 AM  
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2009-03-27 11:26:47 AM  

Saracuda: Yay for the Milli Vanilli reference! That's awesome!


Boo for American Idol! That is all.
 
2009-03-27 11:32:53 AM  

Coffin_Coroner: Megan is so hot - Please someone post some pictures of those big ol tities....


Don't worry... she'll be doing Playboy right around 14:59.
 
2009-03-27 11:33:48 AM  
Doesn't anyone remember American Bandstand?
They used to lip sync everything.
Some of the songs even fade out at the end and they kept lip syncing until the end.

Those were the days.
 
2009-03-27 11:37:02 AM  

Midnight Rambler: Coffin_Coroner: Megan is so hot - Please someone post some pictures of those big ol tities....

Don't worry... she'll be doing Playboy right around 14:59.


Hopefully. Playboy doesn't seem to capitalize on hot stars of the moment as much as they could. They've been doing a lot of obscure subjects lately. "Women of Starbucks," "Women of racing," etc.
 
2009-03-27 11:47:31 AM  
http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b105197_american_id​ols_megan_ joy_has_porn.html

There is a porn actress with the same name as Megan Joy, so a GIS brings up some pretty great results.
 
2009-03-27 12:00:37 PM  
Wake me when someone has a "OMG my p*ssy fell out" moment.
 
2009-03-27 12:05:30 PM  

Hebalo: Stop watching that shiat. It's not worth it. You're part of the Lowest Common Denominator. You just admitted to watch American Farking Idol. There's no coming back from that.


Unless you're a Neilsen family - what you watch really has no impact on what's on TV.

That said, I'm more of a fan of the dance competition shows than I am the karaoke competitions.
 
2009-03-27 12:23:07 PM  

Caeldan: That said, I'm more of a fan of the dance competition shows than I am the karaoke competitions.


This. "So you think you can dance" doesn't really belong in the same strata of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol - the kids on SYTYCD are often professionals, street artists, and whatnot. Meanwhile, many of the contestants on Idol are just folks who sing in the shower, maybe in a choir or something. "Stars" is the same - the "stars" are not dancers.

There are probably half a dozen people in this thread who could sing as well as the folks on Idol. There is probably nobody surfing Fark right now who can dance as well as the kids on SYTYCD.
 
2009-03-27 12:24:47 PM  
Then just do away with it.
Jesus Christ.
It's not entertaining anyway.
 
2009-03-27 12:24:49 PM  
I don't think AI is any more stupid than any of the other stupid shows on TV. What I hate about it is that it makes amateur singers less hesitant to inflict themselves on undeserving innocents.

Unsolicited public singing is like masturbating in public:
You manipulate a body part until it spews forth.
Even if it's a hot chick, it's a little creepy.
 
2009-03-27 12:25:59 PM  
FeedTheCollapse: The only thing worse than someone still watching American Idol (because let's face it, none of us are going to buy anyone on that show's shiat) are those that watch So You Think You Can Dance...

I wouldn't say that. The audition rounds of So You Think You Can Dance have some really amazing dancers. They put in the retard highlights for laughs like Idol does but the stuff the talented kids can do is amazing to watch. Most aren't ready for full competition in dance though. After the audition part, yeah, it rapidly goes downhill.
 
2009-03-27 12:27:54 PM  

Fact Man: Midnight Rambler: Coffin_Coroner: Megan is so hot - Please someone post some pictures of those big ol tities....

Don't worry... she'll be doing Playboy right around 14:59.

Hopefully. Playboy doesn't seem to capitalize on hot stars of the moment as much as they could. They've been doing a lot of obscure subjects lately. "Women of Starbucks," "Women of racing," etc.


They probably don't have the cash flow they used to have back in their heyday, so they no longer can afford what it costs to get the big stars naked. The internet has hit magazines like Playboy even harder than your typical print magazine, because there is a near infinite amount of freely available spank material out on the interwebs.
 
2009-03-27 12:31:16 PM  

Mad_Radhu: They probably don't have the cash flow they used to have back in their heyday, so they no longer can afford what it costs to get the big stars naked. The internet has hit magazines like Playboy even harder than your typical print magazine, because there is a near infinite amount of freely available spank material out on the interwebs.


Apparently the Playboy empire loses money on their mag. Their income is from the web, the vids, etc. Their flagship, the magazine, is kept around as a matter of pride rather than success. So it's no surprise they don't dump money into celebrity photo shoots.
 
2009-03-27 12:33:41 PM  

Caeldan:

Unless you're a Neilsen family - what you watch really has no impact on what's on TV.


Not quite true anymore. They are gathering viewing data from Tivos and other DVR devices directly now, which I think has helped keep a lot of shows I like on the air. I was just reading an article where they were finding out that the 60 and 90 second ad breaks on Fringe were working by being so short they aren't worth fast forwarding through, data that they gathered from DVR viewing data.
 
2009-03-27 12:34:12 PM  

Pxtl: It's a Sunshine Day!: They shouldn't worry about it. On the 'results' nights, it's only important to watch the last 10 minutes anyways. All the rest of the show is rinse, repeat.

Seriously. My wife watches the show and she farking hates the results night. It's the only thing slower than "The Biggest Loser". "So You Think You Can Dance" has a much better format - the bottom three each get to do an individual performance of their own choice to impress the judges.


American Idol actually did something similar last year; when they announced each member of the bottom 3, that person would get up and perform their song from the previous night (which was a huge improvement over the usual "you just got kicked off, now sing for us" that they usually do). Then, just as quickly as it was brought on, they got rid of it in favor of the live call-in questions as a form of filler.

This season's a little better, though, due to the "Judge's Save" that they arbitrarily made up. Now, when someone gets kicked off and sings their song one last time, at least they're not crying, because they still have a chance of being saved, so it's more like they're still competing rather than singing their swan song.

/Yes, I watch the show
//Because I'm a big fan of VoteForTheWorst.com.
///Megan's been their pick the last 3 weeks in a row. She's known there as Megan joy CAWkrey.
////Yay for her big tits, boo for her huge tat (seriously, can wardrobe have her wear something with sleeves at least once? Nobody liked it last year when you did the same thing with the Irish chick)
 
2009-03-27 12:54:51 PM  
Proudly not watched American Idol since 2002.

(from Mmichael Ian Black but I'm sure he won't mind)
 
2009-03-27 01:02:53 PM  
The group performances would be so much better if they gave the blind guy dark glasses and a cane and just let him wander around while everyone else was dancing.
 
2009-03-27 01:11:57 PM  

icallhimgamblor: The group performances would be so much better if they gave the blind guy dark glasses and a cane and just let him wander around while everyone else was dancing.


I am not anti-blind, some of my best friends are blind, but I hate this guy so much. He farking pisses me off so much with his stupid looking face and stoopid looking half-smile/half-evil sneer thing he does. If I were ever to come across him and he didn't have his stupid handlers around and no-one else was around, I would sit there and punch his stupid looking face with my stupid fists until his stupid looking face looked like Jared Leto's face in Fight Club.

God I hate him so much. Seriously, I want to take a bottle of acid and throw it in his face and then cut his useless eyes out. After cutting his worthless eyes out, I would then take them and shove them in his mouth. I would make him eat his own eyes.

I really really hate him. I wish he would just go ahead and stumble of staff. When he hits the floor, I want him to break his spine, so he is a parapelegic (but not a good one, like Reeves). That way he couldn't walk, use his hands or sing. He would just sit there in his wheel chair, with a breathing tube, not being able to see and looking stupid, while we all run, dance, and enjoy our lives.

God I hate him so much, I just want some one to come up and kick him in his stupid balls. Then after kicking him in his stupid balls, I want the same person to put his fingers on his piano keys and slam down the piano key cover 100 times. After that, I would want that same person to rip the dudes ear's off and stab him repeatedly in his eye. His useless eyes.

/Please don't arrest me.
//These are not threats
///just my hopes and dreams.
 
2009-03-27 01:19:47 PM  

canadianloon: icallhimgamblor: The group performances would be so much better if they gave the blind guy dark glasses and a cane and just let him wander around while everyone else was dancing.

I am not anti-blind, some of my best friends are blind, but I hate this guy so much. He farking pisses me off so much with his stupid looking face and stoopid looking half-smile/half-evil sneer thing he does. If I were ever to come across him and he didn't have his stupid handlers around and no-one else was around, I would sit there and punch his stupid looking face with my stupid fists until his stupid looking face looked like Jared Leto's face in Fight Club.

God I hate him so much. Seriously, I want to take a bottle of acid and throw it in his face and then cut his useless eyes out. After cutting his worthless eyes out, I would then take them and shove them in his mouth. I would make him eat his own eyes.

I really really hate him. I wish he would just go ahead and stumble of staff. When he hits the floor, I want him to break his spine, so he is a parapelegic (but not a good one, like Reeves). That way he couldn't walk, use his hands or sing. He would just sit there in his wheel chair, with a breathing tube, not being able to see and looking stupid, while we all run, dance, and enjoy our lives.

God I hate him so much, I just want some one to come up and kick him in his stupid balls. Then after kicking him in his stupid balls, I want the same person to put his fingers on his piano keys and slam down the piano key cover 100 times. After that, I would want that same person to rip the dudes ear's off and stab him repeatedly in his eye. His useless eyes.

/Please don't arrest me.
//These are not threats
///just my hopes and dreams.


I also think his handlers need to be beaten for allowing him to have a haircut that makes him look like The Greatest American Hero.

/I would shiat my pants if I saw him one night at the piano, singing "Believe it or not, I'm walking on air..."
 
2009-03-27 01:20:34 PM  
The judges save is fake as well. They said they hadnt made up their minds yet. Then they never really reconvened and Simon just said "NO"

Its clearly predetermined.
 
2009-03-27 01:23:16 PM  

Coffin_Coroner: The judges save is fake as well. They said they hadnt made up their minds yet. Then they never really reconvened and Simon just said "NO"

Its clearly predetermined.


Well, he said no because he himself wasn't convinced, and it has to be a unanimous vote to save someone. None of the other judges convinced him (because they were being so indecisive themselves), so he made a judgement call because they were running out of time.

/but yeah, it most likely is fake
 
2009-03-27 01:33:43 PM  

Pxtl: Caeldan: That said, I'm more of a fan of the dance competition shows than I am the karaoke competitions.

This. "So you think you can dance" doesn't really belong in the same strata of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol - the kids on SYTYCD are often professionals, street artists, and whatnot. Meanwhile, many of the contestants on Idol are just folks who sing in the shower, maybe in a choir or something. "Stars" is the same - the "stars" are not dancers.

There are probably half a dozen people in this thread who could sing as well as the folks on Idol. There is probably nobody surfing Fark right now who can dance as well as the kids on SYTYCD.


To clarify, I have a TV a watch it, a lot. What I don't do is watch mindless drek like American Idol, or any farking dance show. Those shows, and their popularity among the mouth breathers, is why we can't get any decent scripted tv these days.

And it's all crap, really.
 
2009-03-27 01:37:45 PM  

Hebalo: To clarify, I have a TV a watch it, a lot. What I don't do is watch mindless drek like American Idol, or any farking dance show. Those shows, and their popularity among the mouth breathers, is why we can't get any decent scripted tv these days.

And it's all crap, really.


Hey, if I had my way the TV would be stuck on Space during the day, and Teletoon at night. However, my wife feels otherwise.
 
2009-03-27 01:46:58 PM  

Hebalo: Pxtl: Caeldan: That said, I'm more of a fan of the dance competition shows than I am the karaoke competitions.

This. "So you think you can dance" doesn't really belong in the same strata of Dancing with the Stars and American Idol - the kids on SYTYCD are often professionals, street artists, and whatnot. Meanwhile, many of the contestants on Idol are just folks who sing in the shower, maybe in a choir or something. "Stars" is the same - the "stars" are not dancers.

There are probably half a dozen people in this thread who could sing as well as the folks on Idol. There is probably nobody surfing Fark right now who can dance as well as the kids on SYTYCD.

To clarify, I have a TV a watch it, a lot. What I don't do is watch mindless drek like American Idol, or any farking dance show. Those shows, and their popularity among the mouth breathers, is why we can't get any decent scripted tv these days.

And it's all crap, really.


Can you please list your nightly viewing schedule, so all of us "mouth breathers" can finally be on the same level as a person of such intelligence, wit, and charm as yourself.

/breathing through my mouth right now
//also picking my nose
///i just farted
 
2009-03-27 02:06:58 PM  

Pocket Ninja: I hope that Congress can come together, set aside their petty bickering over trivialities like the economy, the bailout, and health care, and deal with this travesty. If one of these people is going to be elected to become an idol for this great and struggling nation, he or she should be held only to the very highest standards of accountability.


dude if i ever meet you im going to buy you a drink,
 
2009-03-27 02:07:41 PM  

canadianloon: Can you please list your nightly viewing schedule, so all of us "mouth breathers" can finally be on the same level as a person of such intelligence, wit, and charm as yourself.

/breathing through my mouth right now
//also picking my nose
///i just farted



I'm sorry if you're personally offended by my assessment of American Idol's worth and quality.

But are you REALLY going to try to defend its value and worth? REALLY? It's a farking shiat show made to embrace failure, is cruel and callous at its base level, and markets itself to tweens?

REALLY?

Cuz I don't mind discussing the merits of show on TV that people like or dislike, but American farking Idol?

The next time the show is on, randomly pick any other channel, and the odds are fantastic that whatever you land on will be of more value to your life, more enjoyable, and better on the whole.
 
2009-03-27 02:12:56 PM  
I don't care about the merits of

Hebalo: canadianloon: Can you please list your nightly viewing schedule, so all of us "mouth breathers" can finally be on the same level as a person of such intelligence, wit, and charm as yourself.

/breathing through my mouth right now
//also picking my nose
///i just farted


I'm sorry if you're personally offended by my assessment of American Idol's worth and quality.

But are you REALLY going to try to defend its value and worth? REALLY? It's a farking shiat show made to embrace failure, is cruel and callous at its base level, and markets itself to tweens?

REALLY?

Cuz I don't mind discussing the merits of show on TV that people like or dislike, but American farking Idol?

The next time the show is on, randomly pick any other channel, and the odds are fantastic that whatever you land on will be of more value to your life, more enjoyable, and better on the whole.


I could really care less about arguing about the merits of American Idol.

My point was that you are putting people down for enjoying a popular show and insinuating that your T.V watching habits are not only better, but make you better than the people who watch American Idol. Since likes/dislikes are subjective, I want to know what shows you watch that make you feel so far superior to people who watch "drek" like American Idol, Survivor, etc.

Let's see why your scripted shows are so much better that these reality show. You get on your high horse to put people down on the internet and then you say your T.V watching habits make you better than others.

Since I am a "mouth-breather", but I do like to better myself, I would like to know what you watch so the next time I get on fark with the other low brow morans who watch American Idol, I can be like you and make sure to put them down.

/thanks.
 
2009-03-27 02:19:21 PM  
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