Official Season 12 American Idol Discussion Thread
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Official Season 12 American Idol Discussion Thread
Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/9 at 9:04 am




There have been several changes between last season 11 and this year's season 12. The judges panel looks almost completely different. New faces include Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Randy Jackson continues to be the last remaining judge from the original panel. Jimmy Iovine should be back to mentor this season as he has in season 10 and season 11. Ryan Seacrest is also back to host.

There are all kinds of reports Minaj and Mariah Carey feuding. Apparently they have made up but I can't see that not continuing once they get to the live shows.
Other things of interest are the audition rounds and tie breakers with 4 judges.

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2. Tie-breakers are tricky: Despite the producers’ best efforts to balance the judges’ opinions, veto and golden ticket power seem to be an issue. As executive producer Nigel Lythgoe explained, in every audition city, when the vote was split two and two, they would alternate which of the judges “would carry the vote across.” Be the experiment turned out to be incredibly predictable. “It didn’t work because whichever way that particular judge voted, they continued to vote that way [and] not send them through, so two people were always pretty angry about that.”



Another problem American Idol has been dealing with is criticism because of their latest string of winners only being "white guys with guitars". Idol has attempted to fix the situation to allow for more competition.

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5. WGWGs? Check. Lythgoe readily acknowledges, “We had a real spate of ‘white guys with guitars.” To tackle the problem, the show will be dividing potential finalists by gender, putting through an equal number of guys and gals until they reach the Top 10. Also new: a “nominate a loved one” option, which Randy Jackson helms during auditions, giving several lucky auditioners a jump to the front of the line. But ultimately, it’s about giving the contestants time to develop and finds their own voice


Not sure how I feel about just keeping an even number of guys and girls. I usually like the judges to narrow down the best of the best to get us to the live shows. But I see that they need to do something to try and get a different style of winner again.

Previous Winners :

Kelly Clarkson - Season 1
Ruben Studdard - Season 2
Fantasia Barrino- Season 3
Carrie Underwood- Season 4
Taylor Hicks - Season 5
Jordin Sparks - Season 6
David Cook - Season 7
Kris Allen - Season 8
Lee DeWyze - Season 9
Scotty McCreery - Season 10
Phillip Phillips - Season 11

All signs point to this being the season for a girl to break through and win again. Idol is trying hard to make that happen.

Starts next Wednesday night.



This post was edited on 3/13 at 7:18 pm

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Posted by SaintEB on 1/9 at 9:12 am to BeeFense5
You can't take votes away from 11-14 year old girls.



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Posted by polarbehr on 1/9 at 9:17 am to BeeFense5
How anyone watches this amazes me


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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/9 at 9:20 am to SaintEB
I think they should limit the text voting and keep the phone calls unlimited. You can only make so many phone calls in the 2 hour window. But you can mass text for 2 hours. That definitely throws off voting results.


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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 1/9 at 9:26 am to polarbehr
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How anyone watches this amazes me
prepare to be amazed



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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/9 at 9:30 am to Fearthehat0307
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Fearthehat0307


Been a long time bro

Thoughts on the upcoming season?


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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 1/9 at 9:32 am to BeeFense5
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Been a long time bro
yep

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Thoughts on the upcoming season?
panel has me not excited at all. i may wait until after the auditions to start watching, i really dislike this panel



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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/9 at 9:37 am to Fearthehat0307
I'm not a fan of the judges either. I'm in it for the singing. I like the mentor sessions with Jimmy too.

I'm not too crazy about the other changes with the way they are getting down to the finalists for the love shows or the way they are handling tie breakers in auditions.

They also brought 276 singers to Hollywood Week this year. Wow.



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Posted by SaintEB on 1/9 at 9:54 am to Fearthehat0307
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panel has me not excited at all.



I respect Kieth Urban and expect him to be good.

Mariah is a great singer, but can she judge talent? I don't mind finding out. She intrigues me, at least.

Minaj has no business being there.



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Posted by LSUTygerFan on 1/9 at 10:08 am to BeeFense5
first time in years i won't watch. i refuse to listen to nikki and mariah


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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/16 at 8:46 am to LSUTygerFan
It's back tonight


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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 1/16 at 8:50 am to BeeFense5
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It's back tonight
who watches this garbage



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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/16 at 9:40 am to Fearthehat0307
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who watches this garbage





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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 1/16 at 9:58 am to BeeFense5



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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/16 at 6:28 pm to Fearthehat0307



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Posted by iluvdatiger on 1/16 at 6:58 pm to BeeFense5
that cat is funny!

I guess I'm in for another year



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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/16 at 6:59 pm to iluvdatiger
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I guess I'm in for another year





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Posted by BeeFense5 on 1/16 at 7:10 pm to BeeFense5
Mariah needs to choke out Minaj.


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Posted by Fearthehat0307 on 1/16 at 7:19 pm to BeeFense5
dvring idol. hawnits here dey come


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Posted by iluvdatiger on 1/16 at 7:19 pm to BeeFense5
This girl from Camp Mariah


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