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Old 01-06-2013, 07:51 PM   #21
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...And then there is this one, which is so touching!
probably one of the best "moments" from last season. And IMO hugely better than the Jennifer Hudson rendition.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:59 AM   #22
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probably one of the best "moments" from last season. And IMO hugely better than the Jennifer Hudson rendition.
I think so too. I thought very first time she sang it on Idol was the best, because it was so soon after Whitney's death and so full of emotion. So, I edited my post to change it to that version, instead of the "best moments of this season" when she sang it again later on.
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I think so too. I thought very first time she sang it on Idol was the best, because it was so soon after Whitney's death and so full of emotion. So, I edited my post to change it to that version, instead of the "best moments of this season" when she sang it again later on.
+1 I liked the competition version better as well.
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I watching the premiere show tonight. I'm already wondering if there is setting on my DVR where it could recognize the portion of a program where a person with rainbow colored hair is speaking, then designate it as a commercial for fast-forwarding purposes.
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I watching the premiere show tonight. I'm already wondering if there is setting on my DVR where it could recognize the portion of a program where a person with rainbow colored hair is speaking, then designate it as a commercial for fast-forwarding purposes.
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I watching the premiere show tonight. I'm already wondering if there is setting on my DVR where it could recognize the portion of a program where a person with rainbow colored hair is speaking, then designate it as a commercial for fast-forwarding purposes.
I was pleasantly surprised - she wasn't nearly as bad as I thought she would be - but it is still very early so I'm withholding judgement for now.

I thought Keith Urban was funny when he said he felt like a cat post sitting between those two.
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I only saw a few minutes from last night, but thought the two female judges were talking over each other too much.
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The best part for me is the contestants. I really like this young lady.
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Thanks for the video, Purron! I watched the whole show but was out of the room for just one brief moment, during which this contestant sang. So, I only heard it just now. I agree, she does seem very good.

Nicky Minaj was OK, I guess, but I reserve judgment until we have seen her a few times. She might have been on her very best behavior. Mariah was more patient with her than I thought she would be.

There were a few that didn't make it, that I enjoyed listening to. And then there was that girl that sang "Summertime" - - which in my opinion is the easiest song to sing that has ever been written. She was good but I didn't think she was *that* good or original. Still, they raved over her and sent her to Holllywood. Oh well! The judges probably know what will sell, and what won't.
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Kez Ban. Love her voice and orginal song. She's knows she won't win but sure is interesting. Kez Ban, Auditions Chicago ~ American Idol 2013 - Video Dailymotion
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Kez Ban. Love her voice and orginal song. She's knows she won't win but sure is interesting. Kez Ban, Auditions Chicago ~ American Idol 2013 - Video Dailymotion
I enjoyed this audition although they have already used it as a ratings ploy. Not sure where that (music) style fits in the whole "Idol" genre but it will be interesting to follow. I think that song could be recorded now.
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The best part for me is the contestants. I really like this young lady.
I agree. Great control and she's a homey.
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Bah. I watched the premiere. I'm not sure if I'm just growing tired of this or if it moves much more slowly than before. I got bored listening to all the lead-in, lead-out and storytelling.

I briefly tried to watch the second show but quickly got bored and went to do something else.

I picked up the show in season 6 auditions when a relative was watching and I overheard a montage of contestants murdering Prince's "Kiss".

I've been okay with the judge changes so far, even though I didn't expect to like J-Lo and Tyler, I wound up liking them on the show. After show 1 this season none of the new three have grown on me yet. Maybe I'll try again next week, or maybe I'll wait until the city auditions are over. Or maybe I'll quit wanting to watch.
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It seems to me that they've gone back to showing more train wrecks. It seemed to me that a few years ago they made a change spending more time on the great auditions and paying only token attention to the bad auditions, but now they've gone back. I think we'll be just zipping through the auditions.
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Thanks for the video, Purron! I watched the whole show but was out of the room for just one brief moment, during which this contestant sang. So, I only heard it just now. I agree, she does seem very good.

Nicky Minaj was OK, I guess, but I reserve judgment until we have seen her a few times. She might have been on her very best behavior. Mariah was more patient with her than I thought she would be.

There were a few that didn't make it, that I enjoyed listening to. And then there was that girl that sang "Summertime" - - which in my opinion is the easiest song to sing that has ever been written. She was good but I didn't think she was *that* good or original. Still, they raved over her and sent her to Holllywood. Oh well! The judges probably know what will sell, and what won't.
I disagree, she has a vocie that is incredible. She went to school at the Berkeley School of Music in Boston, which is a very prestigous place. She has all the vocal tricks and tone to go a long way. When Mariah Carey likes your voice, you have a good voice.........
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I enjoyed this audition although they have already used it as a ratings ploy. Not sure where that (music) style fits in the whole "Idol" genre but it will be interesting to follow. I think that song could be recorded now.
Agree. Great song. Kez Ban would do great if they had a Tom Waits week Yeah, her making it to the top group or a Waits theme week are not gonna happen.
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I think we have a front runner. This original song could be on the radio right now.
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Utrecht, she was terrific! Right now she is #1 for me, although I can't really pick a favorite until we hear more.
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Utrecht, she was terrific! Right now she is #1 for me, although I can't really pick a favorite until we hear more.
+2 That was a special "moment" but it is early and there is a long ways to go. It seems to me that the girls are rockin' this year.
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The girls are doing well this year.

I have noticed they (the judges) seem to be giving a lot of lee-way. Forgetting lyrics seems to be no problem. They let some girls go through that hummed the whole song! Reading the lyrics on your hand? They might have been dressed down for that, but still went through.
Simon must be spinning in his grave (or X-Factor show).
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