I understand that MeFites don't really do American Idol
, but if you're the rare one who does, then you will probably appreciate the combination of fandom and geekery that produced What Not To Sing
. They look at reviews of AI performances from all over the web, and distill them to provide numerical and star ratings for each AI performance. Every one. EVER. They have a listing of the top and bottom 40 performances
across all 8 seasons, which makes for interesting YouTube searching. If you're curious about all performances of Michael Jackson songs on the show
or just wish to confirm that Sanjaya sucked
, they can help with that as well. The feature currently amusing me is this season's Camp Should-A-Been
, where they judge contestants solely on performance rating, with the lowest rated performer leaving.
posted by booksherpa
on Jul 7, 2009 -
American Idol 5 on Popmatters.
"There are two pre-audition selection rounds before contestants are allowed to meet the judges. Clearly then, the show's army of "talent" spotters deliberately sent Derek
and the others crashing and burning onto national television, in the sure and certain knowledge that humiliation means ratings." Some insights into the corporate machinery behind American Idol, as well as thoughts on the current season.
posted by ludwig_van
on Jan 25, 2006 -
The solemn, the dignified, the high-profile marketing.
On September 11th, the national anthem will be sung on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. By the recent winner of Fox's American Idol
. Days before the release of her new album. Two weeks before the winner's next, though obviously equally significant, "American Idol in Las Vegas
You will also note that this was reported before last night's finale. Meaning, this important symbolic event was arranged without even knowing who the winner was. In other words, Kelly Clarkson is not signing the National Anthem on September 11. "The Winner of Fox's American Idol
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Sep 5, 2002 -