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(Some Guy)   Harry Connick Jr. to American Idol contestants: You're doing it wrong   (nextavenue.org) divider line 113
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2013-05-06 06:11:28 PM  

The Why Not Guy: farkeruk: There's the world of music, featuring people who got there by talent and years of effort, and I don't care if you're talking about Adele, Radiohead, Beyonce or Rammstein, that's how they got there, and then there's this heavily-edited, semi-scripted reality TV that creates fake drama, but happens to be about music.

I agree with you, but keep in mind that having musical talent and paying your dues doesn't guarantee success as a musician. Adele and the others you cited are gifted, for sure, but they also got lucky. I can see where standing in line for a day or two for a chance at screen time on AI would be tempting, even for people with talent and effort under their belt. If I was a serious musician it would not be how I'd prefer to make it big, but I probably wouldn't be above using it as a jumping off point.


At times I feel it is best not to win AI but come in 2nd-4th place. Seems those folks can go on to explore the avenues that best suits their talent without all the pressure that comes with winning AI.
 
2013-05-06 07:24:13 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Just because a person is knowledgeable about music, doesn't mean they are a great performer.


Not necessarily, no.  But your qualifier doesn't apply in Connick's case, so why bring it up?

I'm going to give you, and anyone else disparaging Connick, the same advice Connick gave to these singers (which they apparently ignored):  go look up Connick's resume and pedigree and career timeline.  If you're going to bring it against Connick, you better bring something big.  I just don't see that happening in an internet thread, ever.
 
2013-05-06 07:45:22 PM  
I'm not sure the fans of American Idol are interested in understanding or authenticity. They want the next big hit. They'll pay 99 cents for it, tire of it in three weeks and move on to the next big thing.
 
2013-05-06 07:54:40 PM  

whatshisname: I'm not sure the fans of American Idol are interested in understanding or authenticity. They want the next big hit. They'll pay 99 cents for it, tire of it in three weeks and move on to the next big thing.


I think you under estimate the viewers. This Connick/AI issue has been about the only interest generate this year with AI.
 
2013-05-06 07:55:58 PM  

RminusQ: ecmoRandomNumbers: Melisma kills songs. The Star-Spangled Banner is NOT 8,000 notes. If you were to transcribe a typical modern power-diva's rendition of our national anthem, it would read like a Rachmaninoff concerto.

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I <3 you.
 
2013-05-07 03:26:39 AM  
If you can't may HCKj the song is true or YOURS, then you take his advice to heart. Or you fail.
/would love a chance to background with him, recorded or not
//his "Danny Boy" and Christmas albums not my fave
/// "She" kills it!!
 
2013-05-07 05:19:39 AM  

atcomm1: If you can't may HCKj the song is true or YOURS, then you take his advice to heart. Or you fail.
/would love a chance to background with him, recorded or not
//his "Danny Boy" and Christmas albums not my fave
/// "She" kills it!!


Pricipal sayof wat?
 
2013-05-07 10:14:21 AM  

GreatGlavinsGhost: And then they ignored him.


If there'd been any male singers around they would have paid attention. Harry has been waking up next to Jill Goodacre for the past 20 years.
 
2013-05-07 11:03:46 AM  

Gulper Eel: GreatGlavinsGhost: And then they ignored him.

If there'd been any male singers around they would have paid attention. Harry has been waking up next to Jill Goodacre for the past 20 years.


Truth!

Ai judges did a great job not picking decent male contestants for this years show.  I've never seen such a obvious bias against one gender on AI before this year
 
2013-05-07 11:33:19 AM  

Waldo Pepper: Ai judges did a great job not picking decent male contestants for this years show. I've never seen such a obvious bias against one gender on AI before this year


It's my opinion that Idol has turned into The View, only with more screeching. And we thought such a thing wasn't possible.
 
2013-05-07 11:55:29 AM  

Gulper Eel: Waldo Pepper: Ai judges did a great job not picking decent male contestants for this years show. I've never seen such a obvious bias against one gender on AI before this year

It's my opinion that Idol has turned into The View, only with more screeching. And we thought such a thing wasn't possible.


now this is funny.

I feel sorry for Keith Urban, he appears to be a nice guy and has to deal with those bozos. As annoying as Nikki is she gets it and knows this isn't about the singing.
 
2013-05-07 03:10:35 PM  

farkeruk: GreatGlavinsGhost: I don't know why real musicians ever give shows like that any of their time.

THIS

I've said it again and again: American Idol and so forth are reality TV shows, not musical shows. The product isn't great singers, it's a dramatic show about the rise to fame of a great singer. It's why I'm utterly indifferent to them. There's the world of music, featuring people who got there by talent and years of effort, and I don't care if you're talking about Adele, Radiohead, Beyonce or Rammstein, that's how they got there, and then there's this heavily-edited, semi-scripted reality TV that creates fake drama, but happens to be about music.

In the UK, I think 2 have lasted beyond an album, and neither is exactly a great. You aren't going to find the next Gary Barlow, Prince or Bono via one of these shows.


I've said it again and again: American Idol and so forth are reality TV shows, not musical shows. The product isn't great singers, it's a dramatic show about the rise to fame

FTFY.
 
2013-05-07 03:13:15 PM  

RminusQ: ecmoRandomNumbers: Melisma kills songs. The Star-Spangled Banner is NOT 8,000 notes. If you were to transcribe a typical modern power-diva's rendition of our national anthem, it would read like a Rachmaninoff concerto.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x560]


Close, but not the same.
 
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