American Idol 2012 Extends Performance Shows

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Get ready for more filler! I mean, more American Idol! The decision makers at FOX are now planning to forgo the usual shortening of the American Idol 2012 season when the finalists pool drops below any rational justification for a two-hour performance show in April.

Originally FOX was going to use Idol as a lead-in to their struggling “I Hate My Teenage Daughter” (an endearing title, to be sure) but instead they’ll keep that full two hours all to American Idol on Wednesday nights.

“But wait,” you might be asking, “how can FOX fill 2-hours with an average of six finalists performing 2-minute songs?” 120 minutes of air time to 12 minutes of performance time is a tough ratio to beat, but we’re here to help and have compiled a list of ideas on filling that extra block.

American Idol Net’s suggestions for FOX on how to fill 30 mins:

  • Randy presenting his various lapel pins and showing viewers how they can make their own at home too.
  • JLo detailing her latest project and why everyone should be very interested even though they’re not.
  • Steven models his favorite blouses and explaining how to pick the best colors to match your hair feathers.
  • Ryan continues his stand-up routine consisting mostly of self-deprecating, vertically-challenged jokes.
  • Jimmy tears apart eleven seasons of asinine, pointless, and rarely helpful judges’ commentary.

Of course my vote goes for more Jimmy Iovine. He’s the best part of the show this season and I’m quickly seeing why he was upset with Heejun Han’s joke-making: entertaining the audience is Jimmy’s role.

What do you think of FOX’s decision to stretch American Idol out? How would you like to see Idol fill all that extra time?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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  1. make the songs last longer.
    do something fun and let us get to see 10 to 15 min of them living in that huge house.
    we saw it in season 10 cuz lauren fell down.

    • Having them do longer songs is a mixed bag.  If they’re very good, swell.   But If they’re very bad [looking at you Heejun] it’s torture.

      • True, but by Top 5 or 6 these are usually the decent performers right? I know not necessarily, but generally speaking it should be that way.

      • I would agree that it is a mixed bag…and the longer songsmay also contribute to blowing out of vocal chords (Lauren Aliana, Jessica Sanchez)  That being said, it would definately help them prepare for the American Idol tour, as well as more live shows. 

    • I think you’ve misunderstood me.  I was commenting positively on Jimmy Iovine critiquing the judges’ commentary like he did this week when calling out Randy on his contradictory feedback. My suggestion was to give him more screen time to continue doing that since he’s the only one willing to give honest and useful feedback to the singers. I even said Jimmy was the best part of the show this season.

      • I love the anti-chemistry Jimmy brings to the show, its one of the best things the AI team has come up with. The Mentor vs. Judges vibe is very compelling, almost like the audience is constantly shifting opinions on who to agree with, who to BOO and who to CHEER, like a bloodthirsty crowd at a gladiator match.

        I look at it as a better solution to The X-Factors awkward combination of Mentor/Judge in one individual. Both roles are conflicting by nature and should be kept separate. I agree, I say MORE JIMMY!

    • I think they should let Jimmy be the critic. It usually ends with money. I think the 3 Judges aren’t after the money only. They may be afraid to be criticized for criticizing.

    • I think they should let Jimmy be the critic. It usually ends with money. I think the 3 Judges aren’t after the money only. They may be afraid to be criticized for criticizing.

  2. have all the contestants do two full songs a piece. At 6 contestants that’s 4 minutes give or take per song. So that equals 48 minutes plus about 40 minutes of commercials and the rest is judge’s commentary, a little Ryan, a little Jimmy and there you have it. 2 hours of pure …uhhhhh….well i guess we’ll have to wait and see just exactly how pure and of what substance wont we….:-)

    • Hi Taymaro,

      I am glad you are back in to form.  Good suggestion.  Although what kind of  “PURE” are we talking about?  ha ha

      • Well my other suggestion would have been to have a meet and greet with all of JLo’s goosies. Even those that are flying under the…..uhum “radar”. I almost forgot this is a family forum. Oooops! That should take a pretty good while.

      • Were you talking about me when you said “friend”. I don’t know if you have e-mail notifications turned on but I will post this as something to contemplate in reply to you just in case you have them turned on. I posted it above but not sure if you would catch it. So here goes.

        I am sorry if I am reopening a can of worms here but since the eventual winner is not chosen by expert judges I really don’t consider it a singing competition per say. It’s a popularity contest with singing as it’s platform. The judges narrow down the field based on vocal ability and marketability and who they think can make the show more interesting to watch. After that it’s about who ever can acquire the largest fan base. Yes, some people are judging and voting based on vocal ability but I think the large majority are just picking a favorite based on a wide array of  factors and sticking with that person through thick and thin. The proof is in the pudding. Look at Jessica’s and Joshua’s voting results the past two weeks on this site. Steven was right when he said, “You’re only as good as your last performance.” It proves that a lot of people are voting based on that singer’s last performance and not their actual vocal ability.  Just because you fall short on one particular night doesn’t mean your “vocal ability” has somehow changed. It just means you had a bad night.So all that said let’s get out SalvX’s machine and let’s debate on who is the best “technical” singer in this crowd and then let’s debate who can take what ever vocal ability they have and deliver a palatable  performance more often than not. Wait…I guess that would depend on one’s personal opinion. But there has to be some way to do this. I hear so many people who say, “They sang it well but it’s not my cup of tea. I tend to like this type of music or that type of music.” Well how do you fix that issue on deciding who is the best singer when there are so many different styles and tastes? I guess it all depends on which style is most popular among the listening audience and voters. There’s that annoying little word again, “popular”. So I guess this has nothing to do with a person’s technical singing ability then right? It is who ever can appeal to the taste of the biggest segment of the voting pool.  That sounds like a popularity contest to me. I would like to know who among this crowd is the best technical singer. I mean if you take a song and sing it exactly as originally written or performed. Which of these can hit every note, maintain the right tone and sing it exactly as it is supposed to be sang without any mistakes or cracks in their voice? Even though that has nothing to do with who is eventually gonna be left standing at the end of the day. So all that writing and I am still left debating if it’s a singing competition or a popularity contest. I guess it’s what ever you want to view it as in your own mind. 

      • HiTaymaro,,,
         I am with u , not everything u said for sure . U say that AI is a popularity contest . It was a singing cometiton before and now .. u know . We must take the general Idea of creating the show ..WHY did they create the show ?? TO SING FIRST , then they come to other factors such as personality, popularity, stage presence .. etc….
        Heejun will go home for sure the next few weeks. although he is funny but truly ,he is not a fine singer at all . The judges especially Randy always commenting on his performance . basically , Heejun’s Vocals…. To me, The contestants should sing first … If I’m gonna audition for the show , First , I must SING . The voting system  may reflect the exact opposite of the Idea but (that’s not the producers
        fault “Arguable” ). It’s fair and unfair at the same time. 

      • Hi Taymaro,

        Swooooosh, you just went too fast for me and my little wee of a brain did
        not catch it all . LOL.  I catch your drip, but being a stubborn , son of a gun that I am , I still see it as a singing competition. 

         Until the singers stop singing every week and starts doing crazy stunts instead, like Heejun wearing eyewear without lenses, or Philip starts wearing a tutu and starts dancing Swan Lake with Jessica, Hollie doing backflips while singing Adelle’s latest hit song, Deandre starts his own hair salon on the side and bring back that hair style and finally bring back Jermaine so he can star his  own new show called, “Jermaine Jones , Private eye” .  I will stick to the singing competition for now.

        Hi Ali,

        Thanks for the back up, you are still the greatest !!  😀  

  3. If they reach TOP 6 , Every contestant should perform 2 songs.
     one song = at least two minutes . After all, the main reason for all the contestants is to SING .

      • Hi Ali,
        Say it one more time for me my friend!     ” Singing competition”

        I like it     😀

      • amen, its a singing competition, not a popularity contest.  If it was a popularity contest,  then you can go out there and do the armpit fart and cartwheels on the stage and as long as you had good stage presence and people liked you, then you would win!  Wow!  I think i will try out.  🙂

      • I am sorry if I am reopening a can of worms here but since the eventual winner is not chosen by expert judges I really don’t consider it a singing competition per say. It’s a popularity contest with singing as it’s platform. The judges narrow down the field based on vocal ability and marketability and who they think can make the show more interesting to watch. After that it’s about who ever can acquire the largest fan base. Yes, some people are judging and voting based on vocal ability but I think the large majority are just picking a favorite based on a wide array of  factors and sticking with that person through thick and thin. 

        The proof is in the pudding. Look at Jessica’s and Joshua’s voting results the past two weeks on this site. Steven was right when he said, “You’re only as good as your last performance.” It proves that a lot of people are voting based on that singer’s last performance and not their actual vocal ability.  Just because you fall short on one particular night doesn’t mean your “vocal ability” has somehow changed. It just means you had a bad night.

        So all that said let’s get out SalvX’s machine and let’s debate on who is the best “technical” singer in this crowd and then let’s debate who can take what ever vocal ability they have and deliver a palatable  performance more often than not. Wait…I guess that would depend on one’s personal opinion. But there has to be some way to do this. I hear so many people who say, “They sang it well but it’s not my cup of tea. I tend to like this type of music or that type of music.” Well how do you fix that issue on deciding who is the best singer when there are so many different styles and tastes? I guess it all depends on which style is most popular among the listening audience and voters. There’s that annoying little word again, “popular”. So I guess this has nothing to do with a person’s technical singing ability then right? It is who ever can appeal to the taste of the biggest segment of the voting pool.  That sounds like a popularity contest to me. 

        I would like to know who among this crowd is the best technical singer. I mean if you take a song and sing it exactly as originally written or performed. Which of these can hit every note, maintain the right tone and sing it exactly as it is supposed to be sang without any mistakes or cracks in their voice? Even though that has nothing to do with who is eventually gonna be left standing at the end of the day. So all that writing and I am still left debating if it’s a singing competition or a popularity contest. I guess it’s what ever you want to view it as in your own mind.   

      • This is a reply to Taymaro’s reply down there. 

        “”Well how do you fix that issue on deciding who is the best singer when there are so many different styles and tastes? “”

        One vote per device. 

        The voting power is spread back over the entire demographic! 

        “”So all that said let’s get out SalvX’s machine and let’s debate on who is the best “technical” singer in this crowd and then let’s debate who can take what ever vocal ability they have and deliver a palatable  performance more often than not.””

        If you are asking my opinion who is the best technical singer in the competition currently…based on our calculations….I am.  Just kidding…here is the current breakdown.

         
        Joshua Ledet – 9.5
        Hollie Cavenaugh – 9.2
        Jessica Sanchez – 8.8
        Elise Testone – 8.7
        Skylar Laine – 8.3
        Heejun Han – 8.2
        Erika Van Pelt – 8.0
        Colton Dixon – 8.0
        Phillip Phillips – 7.9
        Deandre Brackensith – 7.6

      • Salv, I for one love what you do. And factor the true impact of that statement as you look at Salv’s ranking and compare that to my personal favorite: Deandre Brackensick.

        My favorite has ranked lowest according to his audiophile. Salv is very clear and straightforward about that result. However, I have NEVER felt in any way degraded or looked down upon by Salv and his team just because they shares this simple, measurable fact, that my favorite contestant ranks the lowest. It is, according to his research, a fact, and nothing more than that. And it is also a fact that I still prefer Deandre as my American Idol.

        I feel that these rankings are fascinating and informative, it gives me an idea of who really does have the vocal chops, and it makes me admire the hard work that these kids put out for the viewers every week. I also love seeing how they compare to music’s greatest legends.

        At the same time, I still know, deep down inside, that I am entitled to MY OWN OPINION of who is most entertaining and who isn’t, and I refuse to let that right go. That doesn’t mean however, that this audiphile ranking stuff is completely useless, it’s informative for sure.

        We all have our opinions, and we are allowed to measure those opinions according to whatever standards we see fit. So let’s all just be friends, sit back and enjoy the show!

    • I really think two songs would be great, it gives the viewer a better opportunity to really see what the singer can do….it would increase voting and keep the viewer more in tune with who they think really sings the best and how they preform.  They will be going on tour and need the expeierence … I have been to three tours in the last two years, and it was so good last year went twice in two different areas.

  4. How about full length song track? I’d love to hear a whole song, so the artists can take on the ups and downs of the arrangements the way they truly imagine it to be, instead of always sounding slightly rushed.

    • Hi, oh mysterious one,

      Now you are talking my language!  Every time I hear a song that I like
      and being performed by a really good singer, it is like a big let down when they don’t finish the song.  It is like a cake with no icing.
      Of course I could come up with another analogy but it is x-rated.  LOL

      • Haha, it’s not I know who is mysterious… it is 808 😉

        I know what you mean by being let down, (in an un-iced cake kind of way, of course. NOT in an x-rated kind of way.)

        I hope the producers come up with this bright idea on their own!

    • It’s a good suggestion but I think it will cause a problem u might forgot or ignored . The studio recording !!! Who is gonna buy them .. I know  that singing the whole song would be great for them and it will be amusing  for us * I hope *   but in terms of investment , It’s a bad strategy. That’s why I said they should sing two songs … That will be good if not an excellent way of avoiding the problem.
      what do u think ??? 

      Ed … SINGING COMPETITION ….
      .ALL CAPITALZED ONLY FOR U ..  LOL

      • Hi Ali

        You’re the best!!  now let’s have some fun, don’t forget to vote for Elise
        next week.  LOL

      •  I buy the studio versions only because I want the whole song, not a short clip.  But they ought to keep the studio versions either close or better than the live version, not a horrible totally different version life some have turned out to be that I have paid for.

    • These whole preformances are usually available on itunes.  The studio “practice” versions of the songs.  I bought all of Pias and Lauren Alianas last year.

      • I buy these studio recordings off of iTunes all the time, and I know a lot of others who do so as well.

    • That could backfire spectacularly if they keep doing the same old tired songs.  Imagine having to sit through all of the verses of Hallelujah by a mediocre singer.  Or all of Stand By Me in Heejun’s monotone.

      •  That is also a beef of mine. I’ve stuck with Idol since the beginning and there have been many singers I would have purchased more songs from, but I really don’t need 10 versions of the same song! With millions of song choices available, can’t they give the contestants more than 50 to choose from?

  5. Just watch Joshua
    Made me cry
    So fantastic
    Someone make a cd of this guy he is one in a million

  6. I really disagree with your comment about “Jimmy Iovine being the best part of the show.”   I find Jimmy Iovine obnoxious, rude, narcissistic, egomaniacal, dogmatic, controlling, full of certitude……There is no gray area in Iovine’s dismissive rants…He is also creepy-looking with his dark glasses and his redneck caps….People who are unsure of themselves act rigid and have the attitude they are always right….They do not listen to others and always lack uncertainty…People like Iovine do not have too much formal education and due to their insecurities act like they know it all…..AMERICAN IDOL would be a much more enjoyable show if Jimmy Iovine was not a part of it….

    • Redneck cap?????? You mean those baseball caps that are worn by most of the men in the US?   Easy to tell where your prejudices are…….

    • Hey Karen, what kind of cap do you expect men to wear ?  a Fedora? maybe a touque? what? perhaps wrap a bandana around our heads, oh wait ,how about those victorian style hats with feathers on them??  You gotta be kidding, right?

      • Did someone get offended by the term “redneck” here?….LMAO. Southern and proud! Redneck? Maybe. Not offended though. Of course I never have been a hat wearer though. She is entitled to her opinion however misguided it may be. 

  7. I believe they will try to keep Heejun very far in the competition, at least till top 3. They will push him to make funny comment or picture in Twitter everyday so they could display it during the show. 
    They could also put “Heejun comment” after Jimmy/mentor before contestant performs. That will be hilarious.

    • No it won’t be funny because it cheats a very talented singer out of a chance to sing good.  And that is what they all (except Heejun) came to American Idol to do. Get rid of Heejun as a contestant and Then let him come back and be funny!

      • You should know AI history very well that most talented singer was eliminated early from the shows. 
        It calls “idol” anyway and many “idols” in music industry are not vocally very talented.

  8. keep the show shorter. Let the finalist do more singing. Together, duets, and alone. show us what the finalist have to do all week.

  9. And Ryan Secrest has a difficult job to do and does it well, you may be tired of seeing him up there after all these years but I don’t think it’s right to bash him for it.

  10. Okay, are all of the wednesday night shows going to be 2 hours long.. or just until the top 8 performance week in the first week of April? If it’s just until the top 8. Then, that week of the Top 8 they could just have 8 performances from the contesants and then have each contestant do a duet together, making 4 duets and then there would be 12 performances in the 2 hr show. But, if they are going to do this for the rest of the season, then I think they will just make the contestants start singing 2 songs at the Top 6 or 7 rather than at the top 5.

  11. This is an easy one… Simply alow the contestants more performance time.  They are what this show is supposed to be all about anyway!  They can either alot them the time to perform a whole song (not a shortened 2-minute arangement) or make them perform twice. 

  12. Off the subject here a bit, but how do we contact the admin of this site.  I’m curious to know what everyone’s favorite & least favorite moment of Idol was.

    My least favorite was the day Haley got eliminated.  I didn’t even watch the final last year.  My favorite was when those little kids from Africa sang on one of the Idol Gives Back shows.  My favorite Idol performance of all time would be Siobhan’s Paint it Black. 

    • My least favorite was when Kris won over Adam.  My favorite was when Clay came out singing behind the kid who resembled him.  My all time fave performance is a tie, Adam doing Mad World and David Cook doing Music of the Night.  As for Siobhan, my fave by her was Across the Universe. [Love Siobhan].

    • My best, everything Adam, I have his AI performances on disk and periodically watch them but once I watch one it’s hard not to watch them all..lol.
      Worst…hard to say and I know I’m in the minority being a Haley Reinhart fan, but our two boring country singers last year, if only they had taken a risk and gone out on a limb during their performances.

    • My least favorite was Carly Smithson getting eliminated, my favorite moment was Pia Toscano singing Stand by You.

  13. Judges was so sicky nice all time till this Wed. I am a muusic major. & frankly listening to all praise and no constructive criticism was not enjoyable. I do not think any statement strong enough to turn voters completely off should not be made , however, criticism or no real acknowledgment could be made. Jimmy is 90% right on!! I miss Simon, for 90% was correct comments plus wit.

    • I love Steven but clean up his mouth & no more moon shining. This is a family show … I’m a Grandma, my children & spouses (8) and grandchildren (10, ages 8 to 26) watch this show. This is a family get together so make it clean!!!!

    • hmmm…or song requests!  🙂  They could do polls and whatever song wins, they have to do!  But…that would get complicated because everyone would vote for Rick Astley’s “Never gonna give you up”

  14. I would suggest lengthening the songs, or introduce a weekly “duet” round.  For weeks with odd number of contestants, one group could be a trio. 

    • If we want to watch someone good why invite Scotty.  There are so many others who are way better.

  15. Allow some original songs if they have any. Let jlo and jimmy sing and how bout we let our critic Randy sing for us that would be a twist.

  16. I’d say as the season goes on and more and more contestants are eliminated have the remaining contestants sing full sings, and not just one verse and a chorus. 

  17. Last year I really enjoyed watching them during their “off” idol time in the mansion.  I think that is why i went to see them last year because I felt like I knew them.  I enjoyed hearing about James and their band, Loren falling down the stairs, Scotty throwing baskets from the balcony.  We dont see any of that this year.

  18. I enjoy Jimmy’s technical comments.  Enough with the touchy feely stuff the judges often dole out.  Jimmy’s explanation of Jessica’s mishap, falling behind the percussive beats was masterful

  19. song duration is one thing, but this may only mean twice the number of errors if the singer is incapable of handling the song

    pairing them in 2’s or more may as well help viewers/judges, good singers at times finding it hard to sing with other peers or are only good when they are performing alone

    spice up by adding production numbers such as Glee-ing, a combination of song and dance routines

    AI should avoid adding more of that interview thing as its getting boring at times, this is not helping contestants at all, moreso the viewership. People tend to do something else whenever such are being shown onscreen

     in addition, AI should also start to remove most of the songs in their library, its a fact that those songs are not free and that AI are paying the song owner for fees/royalties, a fresh line up of songs that will suit audience and contestants will definitely help in the rating and viewership

    in most times, contestants are being compared to previous groups that handle the song they’ve chosen, this is simply because its being use repeatedly, good songs may get too boring if used often (like every season)

    another suggestion is for AI to add new themes, those that are being used are REPLAYS of what has done in the past, enough of Stevie, Estefan, birth year songs, etc

    AI production ppl must look for fresher and bolder themes… 

  20. Very easy,lift some of the great dancing from So You Think You Can
    Dance.In my opinion a far better show than American Idol.
    Nigel Thompon
    Phuket
    Thailand

  21. Jimmy is like pop-corn without butter.  What I mean  by that is he tells it like it is, good or bad.  No dressing , whether he makes the wrong call or not,
    no excuses , live with it type of guy, My kind of guy.  But this guy knows music and lives with it daily.  Does he know the music business, guess??

    Without him , who else will tell those singers the right advise??

    • I’m not so sure he gave Erika the right advice in her last performance. But for the most part you are correct. He is very Simonesque to coin a term. I hope he is the one who changed the judge’s attitude toward the rainbow and butterfly comments they were engaging in last season and at the start of this season. Either Jimmy or some of my comments here finally got their attention. JLo told one contestant that if they weren’t honest they were doing them a disservice. It was almost as if she were being apologetic for what she was about to say and that she had somehow finally came to the realization what her job really is and that it’s not to be a cheerleader unless she really likes the performance. I like the change and I think the judge’s being honest will improve the competition and I think at the end of the day the contestants will appreciate the good advice.   

      • I agree with Erika, I think Jimmy also realized that, but he is definitely
        not perfect.  But his honesty is refreshing and this is where I miss Simon.  Ooooops, I just said a bad word. LOL

  22. They could do polls and whatever song wins, they have to do!  But…that would get complicated because everyone would vote for Rick Astley’s “Never gonna give you up”

  23. I would prefer to see more of what the contestants go through during the week, not about the judges. It’s about the contestants accomplishments and struggles.

    • I agree with you. Maybe from Top 6, have contestants sing at least two songs- one from whatever theme they have and another one of the singer’s choice.  That way people will have a better basis for voting, in case they are really voting for who they think performed best instead of just voting for their favorites.

    • It isn’t Jersey Shore.  It isn’t about their journey.  It’s a talent/personality competition.  I don’t want to see rehearsals, struggles etc.  Learn the song, sing the song, wait for results.  Eezy peezy.

  24. I think they should have a dance off/sing off with the cast of Glee or they could challenge the Kardashians to mud wrestling. Maybe Hee Jun could marry a Kardashian for a full 23 minute and Martha Stewart could plan the wedding and get in a lot of product placement. Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez could pretend to sing and sell her Kohls crap. After the break, Ryan could have a botox party with Kathy Lee and Hulda (spell?) The eliminated contestant could take a trip to the Pawn Kings and sell their AI memorabilia to conclude the show. That ought to drag it out. . .oh and they could have a special Teach the World to Sing Moment in a Self-parking Ford Focus with Special Guest Sponsor Product Placement Video. Questions?

    • I take it that you detest the commercials as much as I? I’m a tad behind on the controversy (Jermaine) so here’s a little advice to all – never, ever give a fake name to law enforcement! It can, will and with Jermaine, bite you in the buttocks!

    • Everytime I hear the name Heejun I want to say “Bless you!” I think America’s fascination with him is coming to a close. He is gonna need a stellar performance to stay in. And they need to give him some glasses with lenses too. I think I already said that one time. 

  25. I would like to see more of the old idol top 10 people and what they are doing now. DID THE SHOW HELP THEM  with thier music careers? A “Where are they now?”segment!!!

    • I would love to see this as well. But, American Idol might not want it know that the majority of American idol performers, usually end up with the same, quiet life they had BEFORE American Idol. Can you all say Ruban Studdard?

  26. I have an idea…Why not this season must be called ‘DOUBLE TROUBLE’?

    1. Each contestant must perform two songs (according to the theme)
        First Song – Performer’s Choice
        Second Song – Judge’s Choice (A challenge song must be given to the   performer)

    Voting System

    1. Vote to SAVE
    2. Vote to ELIMINATE

    A heartbreaking ‘double trouble’ treat to the Idols!

    🙂

    • Vote to eliminate won’t work.  The maniacal teens will pick out their favorites biggest competition and power text to eliminate the rival.   Way unfair.  The only fair approach is to limit the votes per device.

      • the overall percentage of the vote to  SAVE will be added/subtracted to the percentage of the vote to ELIMINATE. The performer who got lowest  average will bid farewell. Computations below:

        Elise       – SAVE – 3.75%  ELIMINATE – 23.50% – AVERAGE = (-) 19.75%
        Joshua  – SAVE – 13.75%  ELIMINATE – 9.50% – AVERAGE = (+)  4.25%
        Jessica – SAVE – 43.15%  ELIMINATE – 1.05% – AVERAGE = (+)  42.10%

        SAFE – Jessica and Joshua
        ELIMINATED – Elise.

    • I think they should do it [Judges’ Choice] on the elimination day–with the Judges giving them their song challenge days before the battle.

      Vote to ELIMINATE won’t work. I go to vote to SAVE per device or not [I know AI is also after the money].

      • the overall percentage of the vote to  SAVE will be added/subtracted to the percentage of the vote to ELIMINATE. The performer who got lowest  average will bid farewell. Computations below:
        Elise       – SAVE – 3.75%  ELIMINATE – 23.50% – AVERAGE = (-) 19.75%Joshua  – SAVE – 13.75%  ELIMINATE – 9.50% – AVERAGE = (+)  4.25%Jessica – SAVE – 43.15%  ELIMINATE – 1.05% – AVERAGE = (+)  42.10%
        SAFE – Jessica and JoshuaELIMINATED – Elise.

      • Finally. thanks JoeLando208! Maybe we can address this voting format to the concerned. Dunno how to 🙂

      • I didn’t quite get what you meant at first. It is okay, though. However, maybe they won’t be getting your proposal at this point, yet since it already has started. They may buy that one for the next season.

  27. Just DVR the show and watch it later.  Skip to the performance and comments only and then you will not have to waste 2 hours of your time.

    • that’s what i do twice a week. even though i know the results before watching the shows, i get rid of all the fluff this way and not have to fall asleep in the middle.  too much superfluous junk otherwise

  28. I would like to see American Idol fill their time/space by bringing only previous idol contestants to perform on each show. We don’t need to see celebrities that are already famous. Please, please keep the contestants away from Adele songs because no one can even come close. She is in a league of her own.

  29. Sometimes, I’m not pleased by how they judge.
    Judges! Just a tip: If you think you won’t be impressed with the contestants’ presentations, at least, you should have the politeness to clap. And, open your eyes and broaden your ear drums. You are afterall——musicians.

  30. Let the contestants finish their songs..,so at least we can appreciate the songs. Btw, Jimmy looks young when he smiles.

  31. Why don’t you have some of the top ten preformers of years gone by preform who  are still working at singing.  Telll us what some of them are doing if not working at singing.  Also tell us what they are doing now, how their lives are have changed from being in the top ten and what last years top ten are doing. Many people do not receive your reviews and do not know what happens to them after idol.  Have current stars preform.

     

  32. I think they should bring Simon Cowell back to critique the job the judges are doing. Now that would be entertaining!

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