American Idol, baby!

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  1. ithaca_deerslayer

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    So, who's going home tonight?

    I'm thinking maybe the young high school girl, Katie, is about gone.

    That long-haired blonde guy, Casey, was pretty good. I figure even if he doesn't win, he's really given himself the opportunity, sort of like Chris Daughtry.

    This is all big stuff for these contestants. My wife and I were trying to figure out at what point they really make it. She thought top 6 was pretty much the cut-off. Anyone who makes it that far is now on the road to fame. What do you think about that?

    I think Crystal is still headed toward the win, but as the field narrows, others will become popular too.
     
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    Hmmmmm... Can't really remember the top 6 from previous seasons.
    Usually the top 3, i'm thinking. They fade away pretty quick.
     

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    Possibly, but my wife can name off a bunch and what they are doing. They don't all become national favorites of everyone, but they find a niche. Some in R&B, some in country, some in rock, some on Broadway, stuff like that.

    Certainly, if you look at it from the perspective of the kids, they have sudden opportunities that they never would have had otherwise. Straight from church choir, or part-time job, to a singing career that they can make a living off of (assuming they don't just squander their money).

    How many kids can say they make a living off singing?
     
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    The winning order: 1st - Casey
    2nd - Lee
    3rd - Crystal
    4th - Big Mike
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I realize this is the most popular show on TV but for the life of me I can't understand the allure of reality TV. I only stopped in to see if the title was laced with sarcasm; exit stage right.
     
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    Is American Idol reality tv or talent show?

    Is there a difference?

    I watch it because it is a talent show. I also like seeing new talent getting discovered. New talent that just sort of sprouts up from the millions of wannabes.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Good question.

    I suppose I'm just not tolerant enough to wait for them to weed out the obvious offenders. It offers me little joy.
     
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    Crystal
    Lee
    Casey

    There's your top 3

    Oh and I think Tim is going home
     
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    I'm not a real big AI fan, but after season 8 with Adam, it holds no interest for me anymore. His singing talent simply blew the doors off everyone else.